My lovely blogland friends

Sunday 20 March 2011


Hi, I've been getting carried away with my new paint fusion stamps and I thought this daisy background would be perfect for this Sweet Pea stamp, Bess by Elaine Cox.

The main image is coloured with promarkers and Bess has crystal glaze on her eyes and dots of diamond stickles on the background. I've used silver embossing around the distressed edges and a layer of diamond stickles over the top for some extra sparkle. I've layered the image on some vellum punched with a doiley lace MS punch and again edged with stickles. The sentiment is a stamp from Whimsy stamps, I love these faux postage stamps as they come with a matching die to cut them out.

The background is stamped with Sheena Douglass' daisy paint fusion stamps and then painted with a selection of acrylic paints from my stash. I've edged the background with more silver EP and diamond stickles. You can find Sheena's fabby paint fusion goodies here
To finish the card off I've added some white chiffon ribbon, some feathery bits under the white bow for some extra texture  and  a butterfly charm from my stash.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bling it on: anything goes plus a charm
Charisma Cardz: To 'die' for
Crafts and me: photo inspiration plus texture
Crafty Cardmakers: make your own designer paper
Creative Cottage: Spring has sprung
Daring Cardmakers: Going postal
Do you stack up: Add a bow
If the Shoe Fits: Aquamarine
Sweet pea Stampers: Scallops (the vellum is punched with a scalloped edge)

Thanks for calling by today. I'm really going to have to put my paints down and start cooking Sunday lunch lol.
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful card Claire, your daisies look brilliant
    Beryl x

  2. What a great card! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with DYSU this week! It’s been great fun checking out your work on your blog!

  3. Incredibly pretty card! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

  4. Lovely card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  5. Hi Claire! Very sweet card! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at DYSU this week :) Janna

  6. That daisy background is great!

  7. This is gorgeous - the faux postage stamp is fab!

    jo x

  8. Wow this is amzing, love it xx Jan

  9. Love it, well done on creating such wonderful backing papers

    thank you so much for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers

    Judie xx

  10. Hiya Claire what a gorgeous card and the background is awesome.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.we are now a weekly challenge blog.Goodluck!
    Trish (-:

  11. lovely card
    Thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

  12. Your card is fantastic Claire!
    Pop on over to my blog when you get a mo! There's something there for you!
    Dawn xxx

  13. The postage stamp is gorgeous and perfect match with the beautifully coloured image. Thank you for sharing with The Daring Cardmakers.

    Zuzana x x

  14. Lovely card, such perfect colours for our Spring challenge! Fab image & paper! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Shelly x

  15. Gorgeous card I love the image she looks fabulous.
    Thankyou for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me, good luck hun.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  16. Wow gorgeous creation and what a beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  17. Woo Claire your painting really is superb!!! have yet to fave a go with this... this is a wonderful card

  18. Oh Claire this is gorgeous, just what we had in mind with our own BPs spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers, and speaking as a member of Sheena's Design Team too I bet she would just love this!

    Lin xx

  19. beautiful! what fantastic use of the image! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  20. Hi Claire. That image is so stiking! Perfectly set off by the daisy background. A fabby card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Bling It On challenge.
    Sharon xx

  21. Beautiful card hun,thanks for joining us at Bling It On.
    Shell xx


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