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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Buttons and bows at MPS

White rabbits!! I don't know why you're meant to say that on the 1st but if it brings me luck then I'll say more or less anything lol. Anyway today is the day for a fab new challenge over at Michelle Perkett Studio and our theme is 'buttons and bows'! We will soon be announcing our new mermaids but we thought they'd need time to settle in so look out for their fab cards next week :-)

For this weeks DT challenge card I've used this stunning image from Michelle Perkett, she is called 'Vanessa the love goddess' but as a special treat Michelle did a stamp for each of the DT with our names on!!!!!! Thank you Michelle, its so kind of you!!
 I was so excited i couldn't wait to print her off and get colouring!!!

The image is coloured with promarkers and matted on some pale pink card. I've used a gorgeous bp from K&Co and layered the image over a heart shaped doiley colored with Adirondack Salmon dye ink. I've used some pink lace and green velvet ribbon and added some flowers and buttons from my stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Freshly Brewed challenges: Ribbons and bows
Incy Wincy: Spring is in the air
One Stop Craft Challenge: Spring flowers
Paper Cutz: Spring
PaperPlay: Let's get sentimental
Sentimental Sundays: Anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ: At least 3 buttons
The Pink Elephant: buttons, lace and ribbon

Thanks for calling by, don't forget to check out Michelle's Etsy store for Vanessa and lots more gorgeous images :-). We're finally getting sorted out after our leaky kitchen lol, we did have one more dis-a-ster yesterday when the chap who levelled the floor wasn't sure if it would be dry but after blasting out the heating all night it was fine today. Hopefully when I get in from work later the house will be back to normal, well as normal as things get at my house
Claire xx


  1. Great card Claire, love the bp
    Beryl x

  2. Beautiful image, perfect colouring and fabulous colours and design. Love it Claire.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. Hello Claire. This is gorgeous. Love your image and so beautifully coloured. Fab papers and design and that pink lace is just the perfect touch along with the buttons. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.

  4. This is beautiful Claire! Gorgeous colors and gorgeous coloring. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  5. Oh what gorgeous colour pallet! :) Thanks for joining us at PfP this week!

    Hugs Ida

  6. Awww Claire - how adorable is this! I love the adorable MP image and your colour combo - is delish! Love the flowers and buttons - wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge, we love to see you and appreciate your suppport! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  7. Sorry not been to look for a bit, this is a lovely card as are your previous two, great colours. I do like this image and your backing paper. She is so beautifully coloured too.
    Jen x

  8. What a colorful card, Claire - so soothing, in fact. The image is gorgeous and colored to perfection! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tellen's Place in our "Buttons" Challenge! :~)

  9. Your card is beautiful Claire. I love this stamp. Shelley

  10. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. The image is so beautiful and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  11. This is gorgeous! I love the lace and flowers.

    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  12. stunning card claire.the image is gorgeous and i love your pretty paper and colours.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  13. Gorgeous card Claire. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this wee at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  14. Claire... how fabulous you colored Vanessa... isn't it great to see how we all made her so differently! Just love it that we're still in the same team here!

  15. such a pretty card! thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

  16. This is stunning sweetie..the image is beautiful xx

  17. A lovely card. Great colouring of the image and choice of DP. Gorgeous flowers with those button centres to highlight everything. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you next time.

  18. This is just beautiful! I love how you used the lace for the bow. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  19. Super creation Claire.

    I'm on the slow game of catch up to say thanks so much for your support these last few weeks whilst I have been missing from blogland.

    B x

  20. Such a wonderful card!
    Love the papers and details :)
    Thank you for joining us at PfP,
    hugs from Maya

  21. Lovely card. The papers and flowers and the coloring of the image are just perfect together. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  22. Gorgeous card. Your image is amazing, love it. Thanks for joining us at PfP.
    Hugs :o)

  23. SOOOOO lovely. A perfect spring flower creations for the OSC Challenge. THANKS for sharing!

    Cat, OSCC DT

  24. I really love your card! Really nice colours and a beautiful easel card!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at PfP:=)
    Hugs from Heidi

  25. Beautifully done Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

  26. OMG, Claire, this is amazing! I love how you colored Vanessa, here hair is beautiful! Love the flowers with the buttons and your pretty lace! Thank you for your amazing inspiration for our challenge this week!:)



  27. gorgeous!!! Loving the lace! Hugs Juls

  28. What a pretty little card hun :D
    Thank You for playing at Passion for Promarkers, hope to see you again x


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