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Sunday 6 November 2011

Times gone by at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hi folks, how's your weekend going? Here's my DT project for Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme is 'Times Gone By'. As always we have a wonderful prize from Marina our permanent sponsor from Cottage Crafts

I've taken inspiration from a stunning background, a freebie from Dover Publications which I fell in love with. I loved the wistful look in the lady's eyes and the train speeding away (although i've more or less covered it up on my card lol) made me think of a couple thinking of eachother across the miles.

I've used lots of different stamp for this card, the train track border is from Creative Expressions as are the cogs and sprockets. The silhouette couple stamp is from Joanna Sheen, stamped on acetate and backed with gilding flakes before being framed with a painted nestie die cut. I've added post cards created with Crafty Individuals stamps and a kraft tag stamped with a border stamp.

The black velvet ribbon is from my stash as is the black and gold lace. The flower is stamped on to card coloured with black gold glimmer mist, the stamps are from Chocolate Baroque, Steampunk Christmas. I've added a little metal rose charm from Prima in the centre.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to stamps: vintage/shabby chic
Die cut dreams: So charming
Fab'n'Funky: trains planes and automobiles
Scrapbook Sisters: anything goes
Wags'n'Whiskers: black plus ribbon or pearls

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. I had no idea that was a train track border! All the elements and stamps add so much interest. Love that framed couple! The touches of gold are beautiful!

  2. Oh Claire! Your creation is brilliant! Absolutely exceptional. Bravo, well done! Best, Yvonne

  3. That's a fascinating steampunk creation, Claire. Love the colors and the wonderful flower.

  4. As soon as I saw this in the album post Claire my eyes lit up it is beautiful. So many things to look at, especially love the silhouette couple with the gilding flakes. Your creativity is endless.

    Hugs Shirley x x x

  5. You are amazingly talented Claire. Your vision is inspirational. I am in awe of the depth that you have created and the gold just finishes everything off in such a lush and rich way.
    Dot x

  6. Brilliant, love the cogs around the edges and the flower is beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  7. Awesome creation, so many details and elements to look at.
    Yvonne x

  8. This really is stunning Claire. I just love all the depth and layers on there. Truly amazing detail.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  9. So much to see and admire here love the embossed cog frame that really drew me in to look at more of this fantastic creation. XOXO Zoe

  10. Beautiful card, love the colours and all the added layers. Hugs, Claire x

  11. Ohhh Claire this is just utterly stunning!
    I love it all! The layer and details wow wow wow! Just gorjuss!
    HUgs M xxx

  12. Such a fabulous card Claire with so much depth and detail and and so reminiscent of times gone by.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  13. Fabulous sample Claire, really rich and full of detail. I love the whole steampunk feel and the romantic parting o the couple at the railway station. The colours are gorgeous, Judith xx

  14. Gorgeous card Claire, each time I look there's something else that I see different. The background is just fabulous ! Sue C x

  15. What a beautiful project Claire, so many different elements, its just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Wags n Whiskers this week, good luck! Pami x

  16. Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

  17. Wooow, you always leave me speachless Claire! Beautiful card, love the gold touches and the stamps are amazing!!! xx

  18. It' stunning, amazing and wonderful. Caz

  19. That's such efective placing of the background paper to leave her eye looking out like that - thought-provoking & attention grabbing. I love those golden cogs & wheels from the Steampunk CB Christmas stamp set & the whole has so much texture & interest that you sit for ages seeing more & more.
    Paula (PEP)

  20. It´s so gorgeous! Love the collaging!

    xxx Ellie

  21. Beautiful creation...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....


  22. Stunning cardc with some lovely details. Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week. Hope to see you again.
    hugs Dorte, GDT November

  23. Utterly stunning work thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  24. A stunning creation Claire, love all the different elements going on and the black and gold stamped flower is fabulous .
    Avril xx

  25. Wow Claire, what can I say, this is absolutely stunning. Hugs Suzanne xx

  26. I just love everything about this card Claire
    Trish xx

  27. Hi Clare

    Once again I find myself playing catchup in blogland. I have enjoyed checking out your blog and seeing your fab creations I have missed.

    this is so stunning and creative!! LOVE IT!!! Hugs Juls

  28. Wow awesome creation, lovely detail and images, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

  29. Wow Claire! Gorgeous card and fantastic texture! :)
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week :)
    Lizy DT x

  30. Super stunning card hun!
    thanks for joining us at Diva's this week hope to see you next time too
    Laney GDT

  31. wow Claire I love this amazing piece of beautifully designed...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  32. Gorgeous card Claire, so many beautiful details to look at, love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our Shabby Chic / Vintage challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  33. Just so gorgeous hun...

    thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

    big hugs Vicky xx


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