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Thursday 16 February 2012

The Magic of Mardi Gras

Hi there, we're celebrating Mardi Gras at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week!

 I've struggled to get a decent pic of my project as it is seriously sparkly lol. I made the background using radiant rain paint dabbers, black crackle paint and stickles and matted it on purple glitter card. 
It looks much nicer in real life honest :-)
The image is a stamp from Debbi Moore, coloured with promarkers and die cut with a nestie. I created a faux nestie from more glitter card and then disaster struck ... i used silicone glue from Wilkinsons to attache the image as dst never seems to stick properly to glitter card and the blinking stuff showed through!!! EEEEEk, panic set in but i managed to hide the marks with some diecut swirly bits lol. I've added ribbon and lace from my stash and made a couple of hat pins from headpins and black pearls and purple  crystal beads. To finish off I made some faux black pearls with black cosmic shimmer glue for the corners

i'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenge up your life: tone on tone monochrome
Crafty  Cardmakers: Monochrome magic
Fab'n'Funky : try something new (my background)
Inky Impressions: punches/dies
My Mum's Craft Shop: swirls and pearls
Oldie but goodie: Lace (i've used an old stamp and embellies)
Stamptacular Sunday: Pearls and lace

thanks for calling by today
Claire xx


  1. This card is gorgeous Claire!
    hugs nicolet

  2. WOW, Claire, such a gorgeous colour! Love your card, warm greetz, Miranda

  3. Super card Claire, lovely colours.

    B x

  4. Claire this is beautiful. Love purple and black together. The image is stunning.

    Linda xxx

  5. Gorgeous card Claire, well done with the swirly die cuts. Love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at F'n'F this week.

    Pat xx

  6. A lovely card - wish I could tie bows like that! Thanks for joining us at An Oldie But A Goodie & we hope to see you again soon, Jx

  7. fab card, love the combo
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    céline dt member

  8. Wow , what pretty colors on this card and the pretty bow too.Quite stunning! Thanks so very much for sharing with us this at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

  9. Gorgeous card Claire, the colour is stunning, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

  10. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


  11. What a prefect purple card, lovely! Thank you for joining the monochrome challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck

  12. Your card is lovely! I like purple ;-). Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Challenge up your life!

  13. I love the colours that you have used on your card Claire. Absolutely beautiful.

    Thank you for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week and the best of luck.

    Anne-Marie x x

  14. Gorgeous work, Claire! I loved your earlier pieces too :)

  15. Love the deep rich colors of your design and the bow is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at MMCS


  16. ewwww purple is such a beautiful color and you did such an amazing job on this card!!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Inky Impressions.


  17. Gorgeous card, love the deep lush colours. Thanks for playing along with An Oldie But A Goodie's Lace Challenge. Hugs, Claire x

  18. A gorgeous monochrome design & lovely rich colours. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


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