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Sunday 3 April 2011

Wooo hoooo!! Guest Designer over at CD Sunday :-)

I was over the moon when I was invited to be this month's GDT over at CD Sunday, not only because its such a great challenge but also because I have some good friends on the team too.

This weeks challenge is 'For Someone Special' and its sponsored by Cute Daisy May, and I was lucky enough to be able to use this gorgeous digistamp (you can find her at Whoopsi Daisy). She's such a beautiful stamp, I really enjoyed colouring her, especially all that lovely hair.

When I first started crafting I used CDs a lot but I've got more into stamping and my poor cds have been sat on a shelf in my craft room gathering dust. Anyway I dusted them off and had a good browse and I found loads of goodies I'd forgotten about.  For this cd I've used a bp from Artylicious 'Essence of Nature' CD, I must admit I do use this cd quite a bit as the backing papers are stunning but I had a really good look through it and found all sorts of things I'd never used. I printed the circular frame off twice and decoupage it up to giveit a bit of dimension. I edged the frame and bp with a gold kryon pen. I stamped and embossed a background using tree stamps from Elusive images on some vellum and inked in a sun.

I coloured the image with promarkers and added some glitter to her wings and the flowers in her hair. As its a card for someone special, I added loads of flowers. The large ones are also printed from Artylicious 'Essence of Nature' CD, cut out sprized with glimmer mist and scrunched up before being layerd up with glittery centres. The rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and have been glittered. The lovely little charm is from Bunny Zoe's crafts and the pearls are from my stash

You can see the vellum background and the layered frame a little better in this pic

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Blooming blossoms
By the Cute and Girly: Cute and Girly
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Happy Birthday with lots of pearls
Cardmaking Mama's : Embellish it
Charisma Cardz:Bling and Sparkle
Crafty Calendar: April Showers bring May flowers
Do you stack up? :Clear, light pink and mauve (I hope my vellum counts as clear)
Incy Wincy: Sparkle and Shine
Little Claires: Spring Celebration
Stampin Vacation: Square and circles
Stamp Something: April Digi day
Whoopsi Daisy: glitter and glitz

Thanks for calling by today, I hope you'll dust of those crafting cds and join this weeks challenge over at CD Sunday and of course pop over and check out the DTs fab cards as the ladies have come up with some beautiful creations.
Claire xx


  1. WOW!!! OMG This is stunning. I love it. Hugs Suzanne x

  2. Thanks for being our guest this month Claire and I was bowled over when I saw this card. You have put so much into it and I just love it.
    Jenny xx
    CD Sunday DT

  3. This card is gorgeous - so much lovely detail and those papers are stunning. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  4. Wow, this is gorgeous Claire! I love that background print, and the floral rings for your fairy to sit on. Beautifully colored too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU. Please join us again next week!

  5. what a stunning card . beautiful image and love the circular frames.
    The DP's are pretty and the flowers absolutely fabulous
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa x

  6. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month Claire, you have created a gorgeous card and can tell you have put a lot of thought into making it for 'Someone Special'
    Christine xxx
    CD Sunday DT

  7. GORGEOUS work on the image Claire, love those colors!! Also, CONGRATS on your GDT position, that awesome:) Thanks so much for joining our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY this week. Hugs my friend:)

  8. A gorgeous card Claire and great to have you on board this month. Glad we chose the same image.
    Carol (Cd Sunday)

  9. This is so pretty. Your coloring is wonderful and I just love your whole layout.

  10. wow what an amazing card.Goodluck at charisma this week.

  11. Absolutely stunning Claire and adore your colour combo.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  12. stunning card Claire, it's fabulous and very very gorgeous
    thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week

  13. WOW - stunning card. Love the image, the coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Do You stack Up.


  14. This is a gorgeous card Claire. Love how you have layered things up.
    Jen x

  15. This is gorgeous!! I love the rings she is sitting on and your coloring is amazing. Hugs,Shelby

  16. beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks Bling and Sparkles challenge at Charisma Cardz and good luck! Gemma :)

  17. she is super - wonderful colouring

    kitten DYSU team

  18. Simply beautiful! Gorgeous image, not seen that one for before!

    Thanks for joining in our challenge at Little Claires.

    Kitty xx

  19. Fabulous Claire. There's so much detail on this beautiful card - love all the elements and the way you've put them together so well.
    Beryl xx

  20. Fabulous, Claire! So springlike and fragile!Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at DYSU this week! Hugs Janna

  21. So Pretty!!! Perfect for our challenge at the Crafty Calender this month.
    Caroline DT x

  22. Gorgeous card - I love the image and the colours are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Bev x


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