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Sunday 15 May 2011

Bouquets of birthday wishes

Hi, I love ching chou kuik's Blue Eye Fairy (from Sweet Pea Stamps) although this time around I've given her brown eyes lol. I love colouring hair and eyes and she is a real joy to colour. I had lots of fun making this card, I got my Starburst stains and mica powders out to make the background and had a great messy time in my craft room lol.

The main image is coloured with promarkers and has lots of glittery higlights. She is matted on some card coloured with Rambling Rose Pink Starburst stain.

The main bp is made from green and pink (ramblin rose pink, alpine ice rose and edelweiss moss green) starburst stains clingfilmed to create the icy pattern. I coloured some 180gsm with green and some with pink  stains and put them through my cuttlebug. I coloured the doiley with golden pear mica powder and added some flowers from WOC dusted with crystal glamour dust. The butterflies are punched from vellum with an Anna Griffin punch and coloured with golden pear and rose hue mica powders. I added some rose pink velvet ribbon, cotton lace, irridescent gems and a little heart charm to finish off. The sentiment is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque, stamped with sepia versafine and matted on a scrap of bp. Here's another pic to try and show the detail a little better.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft us Crazy: Favourite embellies and/or something new (I love WOC flowers and my something new is a new technique - colouring the doiley with versamark and mica powder)
Diva's by Design: anything goes
Dutch Dare: Winged things
Fairy Fun Fridays: here come the girls
I love promarkers: pink and brown ( my image is coloured pink and brown but I've used quite a bit of green too so delete my entry if it doesn't meet the challenge requirements ladies)
Moving Along with the Times: 2B's -  my bees are butterflies and bling
Oldie but Goodie: say it with flowers
Stamp Scrap and Doodle: Old supplies (the starburst stains are years old and this was one of the first sweet pea stamps I every bought)
Stamp something: Anything goes
Sweet Pea Stampers: Showers of Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday: Floral Frenzy

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Your card is gorgeous, as always! :) xo

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous and your colouring is amazing. Stunning card!
    Trudy x

  3. Oooooo I love your design and the spray of flowers is a perfect touch!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood for our 'Let It Shine' Challenge. I look forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations in future challenges!

    One of the 'Sistahs'

  4. Fabulous card Claire, I love this image too, but my colouring isn't as good as yours
    Beryl x

  5. What beautyful wavy hair you have colored.

    Linda B.

  6. Great card the colouring is FAB!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie for Tracy's challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  7. Such a great card!! Love the coloring and the image!
    Thanks for playing along with us on SSDS this week!
    Hope you come play again!
    Tammy, SSDS DT :)

  8. So beautiful Claire, such gorgeous colours.
    Hugs Emma x

  9. Adorable card with lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at DBD x

  10. What a pretty card - fabulous job on your image! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

  11. Wow Claire, this is fabulous. The colouring on the girl's hair is so realistic, and I love the lace and the backing paper, and all the wonderful detail.
    Thank you so much for joining us at MAWTT this week - hope to see you again next time. Sylvia x

  12. This is stunning Claire, just love the layers and the layout. Hope you are ok and not too run off your feet.
    Thanks for joining in our 2B's challenge at MAWTT we are so pleased you have shared this with us.
    If you pop over to my own blog you could stand a chance of winning more prizes
    Click the give-away picture in the sidebar.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  13. beautiful cards, the flowers and doiley are beautiful. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

  14. What a great job coloring the highlights in her hair, nicely done. Nice to have you join us at Divas by Design for our first challenge!

  15. Gorgeous card, great colouring, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  16. so gorgeous Claire!!!
    thank you for joinin us ta SPS this week & good luck!!!

  17. gorgeous card, Claire....your colouring is fab!
    ...thanks for joining FFF's challenge For The Girls!
    xxx Margreet

  18. A fab card Claire, I love the background. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

    Julie W x

  19. Just so beautiful and perfect for our theme! Thanks for joining us over at Sweet Pea Stamps Love Chanelle xx

  20. Claire, my friend, what a gorgeous card you have made here. I've got this image but never managed to colour her in this lovely. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  21. OH Claire, Claire, Claire you have outdone yourself with that background paper! I thought'is that homemade'? Wicked awesome colors together! Thanks so much for joining in our FOR THE GIRLZ challenge at FFF this week. Best of luck to you! Can't wait to see what you bring to the table for next challenge.

  22. HI Claire me again. I am so pleased to see you at my 2Bs challenge giveaway. Thanks for taking the time to enter and good luck.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  23. What a fantastic layou - perfect colours too. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers.

  24. this is classy and pretty. lovely flower placement and amazing colouring

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  25. Great job using that stash!

    Thanks so much for playing with SSDS this week!

  26. Hello Claire!:)

    Just GORGEOUS !! Love this image and your coloring is perfect!

    Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us at "in a sweet pea dream"♥. Hope to see you next time, and good luck!:)
    hugs, Ellen

  27. Congrats on being a winner for this creation over at The Sisterhood!!


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