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Monday 30 January 2012

Ladybird Ladybird

Hi there, today's card features some of the stunning new stamps released this month by Chocolate Baroque.  When postie delivered these stamps I was blown away as they are fab-u-lous. I adore flower stamps and have loads but as always Glenda has come up with some more 'must have' stamps, you can check them all out here and the new stamps are on offer too so don't miss out. This card was quite a challenge as anyone who knows me will tell you I'm a real bodger and not the neatest stamper so getting this frame right was a bit tricky. It might have helped if I'd been able to find my stamp positioner lol.

I've used the large allium type flower stamps from Fragrant Honeysuckle stamped 4 times to create the corners. I pencilled in a line to give me a guide where to stamp and then just went for it lol. I stamped the images with versamark and embossed with black detail embossing powder.  I used a clear ruler and a fineliner pen to create the frame.

The ladybirds are from the same stampsheet. again embossed with black EP and coloured with tinkabella ink and given a coat of glossy accents. The quote is one of my favourites, from Chocolate Baroque's 'Curly Birds' stamp sheet. It all looked a little plain so I masked off the outer frame and  lightly spritzed red and black mica spray. I matted the finished artwork on red and black card before attaching to an 8"square card blank.

i'm entering this card in the following challenges
Crafts 4 Eternity: clean and simple
Fussy and Fancy: polkadots (on my ladybirds)
Moving Along with the times: blooming marvellous

 I hope you like it, there are some amazing new stamps available from Chocolate Baroque again this month so pop over to the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog as my talented teamies have some gorgeous projects to share 

Thanks for calling by
Claire xx


  1. Oh Claire ... I really like this. Beautiful work ... you don't seem a bodger with your stamping to me lol xxxx

  2. This is a clever use of these stamps - love it! I'm trying to resist buying any more but I might just NEED them after all.

  3. Absolutely stunning Claire, please stop tempting me with new stamps.
    Beryl x

  4. This is a stunning card Claire. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Wow! this is gorgeous Claire! what beautiful stamping and embossing. I love the whole design - it's stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Big Hugs!
    Sue xxx

  6. WOW this is stunning what a great card, Love HAzelxo

  7. Lovely card Claire, I love Alliums
    Trish xx

  8. Thats just beautiful Claire. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  9. This is gorgeous Claire and they definitely are "must have" stamps. I've got all 3 sets and can't wait to have a good play with them, so far I've only got them all cut and had a quick play. My plans to play at the weekend didn't happen lol Maybe tomorrow

    Jackie x

  10. Love how you spritzed the middle portion Claire and great design.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  11. I've just ordered my set. I love your idea for those corners - ladybirds are a real favourite of mine & have been for years. Your mica sprayed background is very effective & I love the stylishness of the red, black & white.
    Paula (PEP)

  12. Love the border and great technique. Such a cute ladybird!!!

  13. Beautiful stamping work Claire. I'm tempted to buy one after seeing this. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  14. Beautiful card Claire, really elegant and stylish - well done
    Thank you for joining in at MAWTT for Lisa's 'Bloomin Marvellous' challenge and hope to see you again soon
    Hugs Laurie x

  15. Beautiful stamping work and wonderful creativity. Thanks for joining us at MMCS


  16. A wonderful technique, your card looks fab.

  17. What a stunner Claire, love it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  18. Gorgeous creation Claire with so many fab details, love the technique used under the amazing sentiment and the allium corners - beautiful!
    Thanks for showing us your polka dots for Fussy and Fancy this fortnight and good luck in the draw!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  19. Fabulous card Claire! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x


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