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Monday 14 March 2011


Here's another card from my inky playtime at the weekend. I couldn't resist the 'Never land' themeplate from Artistic Outpost and thought it would be perfect for my friends birthday. He's getting on for 60 but is a big kid at heart lol

The background is made using a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper masked and stamped with vintage photo. tea dye and stormy skies distress inks and spritzing with water.

I stamped the row of buildings and John and Michael on some glossy card, masked the images and masked the moon and then inked the background with various shades of blue and black ink and a shaving brush. I added some stars with a white inkssentials pen and coloured the stamped images with promarkers.

The main image and background are mounted on some copper card. I stamped the sentiment (also from the Never Land themeplate) on vellum and embossed with antiquities EP and added a brass button from my stash to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Aly's Sunday challenge: anything goes
Creative Card Crew: No flowers
I love promarkers: Babies (not a baby card but it does have a baby on it so I hope it counts)
Ooh La La: Its a man thing
Sweet stampin challenge: Favourite movie (Peter Pan, I  must have watched it a million times when my son was small but it never loses its magic)

Thanks for popping by, i'd better get my skates on and get ready for work. My Monday blues aren't as bad as usual as I've got a day out of the office as I'm going to an all day meeting with some lovely people AND last time we had the most yummy buffet lunch. I'm totally addicted to buffet food, so for once I'm quite looking forward to work
Claire xx


  1. Your friend is sure to love this wonderful card! Such skillful stamping and inking techniques!

  2. This is just brilliant Claire, I love it
    Beryl x

  3. This is so lovely! I love Peter Pan! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  4. Great techniques, I love the background you created. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  5. Hi Claire. Lovely card using some fab techniques. I think it would be something of a stretch to call it a baby themed card mind you! LOL. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  6. What a wonderful card, Claire. It would have been so perfect for my dad, who died at 65, but was a playful "kid" all his life.

  7. Lovely card really captures the essence of the film

  8. Hello
    wow this is sweet, this is an amazing card. The design and colors are stunning.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    * Karla **

  9. This is just super Claire, I love all your great ideas.
    Jenny x

  10. This is gorgeous Claire and such a great scene. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES & Sweet Stampin Challenges!

  11. This is a great card for a man Claire, I love the colours and images you have used. The watch stamp has worked brilliantly with fabulous masking.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  12. Fantastic card!!! Thanks for joining in with our no flowers challenge at the Creative Card Crew.
    Caroline x

  13. A lovely card, reminds me of my dad, my kids call him Peter Pan, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  14. What a great card Claire, totally love that image, very clever. Thanks for joining in our Male Card challenge at OLL this time. Good luck.
    Dawn x

  15. Oh I really love this! what a fabulous job you have made of that backing paper - the whole concept is stunning. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck
    Laurie x

  16. I'm stunning. This is absolutly fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    Hugs Sandra

  17. Oh wow what an amazing card it's gorgeous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  18. Nice card...

    Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

    Hugs Gurkiss

  19. Wow this is brilliant I love how you have done the backing and the colouring of the image :D
    Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.


    Amy xx

  20. Wow this is beautiful! I love the theme too! Oh to never grow up :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week xxx


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