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Monday 18 April 2011

This Genie has attitude!

Hi there, its a beautiful sunny morning here in my little corner of the UK and after a really stressful weekend i've booked a day off work. I'm planning a little gardening and lots of crafting but first I wanted to share this card made another fab image from Digi's With Attitude!
She is called 'Grumpy Gretchen -Genie' and you can find her here

I've coloured Gretchen with promarkers, its the first time I've really tried darker skin tones and I'm pretty pleased with the result (I used walnut, cinnamon, cocoa and tan). The corner stamps are from Chocolate Baroque  and I've matted the image on some red and black card punched with a MS doiley lace punch. The bp is from one of my favourite craft cds, its called Decadent Brocade by Artylicious and you can find it at Chocolate Baroque too.. I've edged the bp and the black mat with a gold krylon pen and added some black and gold ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Anita B: Anything goes
Crafty Ho's: Sketch or use a rubber stamp with a digi stamp (I've used rubber and digi stamps)
Digital Tuesday: Little Women
Kenny K: Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time: Make it Sassy
Paperplay: Photo Inspiration
Sugar Creek Hollow: Monochromatic

Thanks for calling by today, I'm going to do battle with the dandelions now as the garden is full of them at the minute. Why is it weeds seem to grow faster than plants?
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. What a great card love the red
    thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Love Jan

  3. Love the layout of your card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anita Be Stampin Challenges!


  4. Beautifully colored card! Great image!! Thanks for playing along this week at Anita Be Stampin!

  5. Wonderful card, love the image.. Thanks for playing along at Anita be Stampin!

  6. Great card Claire, loved that image
    Beryl x

  7. Fab card! Lovely those colours! Thanks for joining KKKG!


  8. Ooo, like this. Really vibrant colours, x

  9. Thank you for sharing your adorable card with us at Anita Be Stampin.

  10. Very striking card. I can't imagine what sentiment you would use inside! I bet its a dandy. Thank you for joining our Scallop challenge at DYSU. Good luck!

  11. Lovely colors and such a fabulous layout! Thank you for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

  12. Great card - love the image and your colour combo. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

  13. Claire, she sure does have attitude but I would kill for her tummy lol:) Wonderful vibrant colouring.

  14. LOL...not your average "I dream of Genie" it Claire :) Your colouring is always fantastic and the colour combo you chose is soooo striking...suits her perfectly :)
    Hugs xx

  15. Very beautiful! The colors are so perfect together! Love the ribbon!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

  16. Sassy and with tude! Love it, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

    hugs, Marjo

  17. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge, hope you will come back and play along again next week!

  18. Great card! I love the depth of color you achieve in your coloring. Beautiful papers - perfect with the image. This is perfect for the monochromatic color challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. Thanks for joining us this week. Hope you return again!
    Sharon, SCH-DT

  19. Cute card thanks for playing along with the Crafting Ho's this week!


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