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Friday, 5 August 2011

Playing with pencils

Hi there, hope you've had a good week well better than mine anyway lol. Still its nearly the weekend and I can escape the horrors of work for a couple of days. Apart from being busy at work, i've also been busy with my 'homework' from My Creative Classroom Colouring 101 course which is amazing! I've got loads of colouring pencils and now I've started using them a lot more. Here's a card made using one of my favourite stamps from Chocolate Baroque, Fuchsia stamp sheet.

I stamped the fuchsia stamp to create the background and for the main image, coloured  with coloursoft pencils and decoupaged the two flowers in the foreground. The main image is diecut with nesties labels 4.  I've used some hot pink card to mat and layer, edged with gold krylon pen. The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons and I stamped the sentiment in copper stazon (I always think this looks more like gold than the gold one lol) on shrink plastic, edged with pink ink and gold krylon and attached with jump rings. The sentiment is also from Chocolate Baroque, 'Words of Gratitude' sheet. Its one of my favourite stamps and it reads "Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom". 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafts and Me: Anything goes
Fab'n'Funky : Friendship
For Fun Challenge: anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink: favourite stamps
Kaboodle Doodles: In the garden
Sassie Studio Designs: Lets get sentimental
Sentimental Sunday: Its a garden party
Sugar Creek Hollow: make your own designer paper
The Paper Shelter: flowers, flowers, flowers

Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Wow, Claire, this is a stunning card!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Clare x

  2. Wonderful card! It's smashing! Thanks for playing with us over at FFC this week.
    Love n hugs

  3. WOW, this is amazing, and to think its done with pencils. Love the sentiment on the shrink plastic and the decoupage. In fact I love it all, x

  4. Gorgeous beautiful card, love the fab floral image and pretty colours.

  5. A-maz-ing. Just gorgeous Claire, I so wish that I had signed up for Glenda's course, but forgot about it until it was too late. That stamp is beautiful, not sure if I've got that one or not must check and see
    Beryl x

  6. This is lovely! I love the pink and purple together and the image is soo pretty. Your colouring is amazing! Well done
    Trudy :o)

  7. OMG - Beautiful coloring. That must have taken ages. Great job!! Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n Funky.


  8. Hi Claire

    Love the background you've created with the same stamp and the decoupaged fuchsia's look stunning.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  9. So so pretty! Your coloring rocks, thanks for playing along with SSD!

  10. Beautiful creation Claire! Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.

  11. This is a gorgeous card Claire your colouring looks great

    Jackie x

  12. Wow beautiful card i love the fuchsia image my fav flower. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  13. This is really beautiful Claire! Love the fuchias - just gorgeous!

  14. Claire this is amazing! Playing with pencils and you created this? Wow! Mad skills! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

  15. I love the way you've stamped & coloured the background using the same image as for the focal panel but accented the latter with decoupaging. Very effective & a glorious combination of colours.
    Paula (PEP)

  16. Lovely card, beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our challenge this week. hugs,Frances.

  17. stunning card your colouring is beautiful

    Thanks for joining us @ The Paper Shelter and good luck with the prize draw xx

  18. What a beautiful image Claire and I love how you have made the background with it as well as the main image. Thank you so much for joining us at LCI and Fab n Funky this week. Pami x

  19. love how you made your own bg paper. A super cute card. You have been busy at work too!! I start a weeks worth of vacation today!! So I'm happy and stressed cause I know work will just pile up!!

    Thanks for playing "anything goes" at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you today as the new challenge was released!


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