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Tuesday 29 May 2012

You are my sunshine

Hi there, today's card features the new Sunny Sunflowers stamps from Chocolate Baroque, perfect for this gorgeous sunny weather we're having but I think they'll be those stamps that you reach for all year round as there are so many fab flowers AND the most beautiful leaves too!

To create the flower I stamped the large flower and small flower twice on white card with clear embossing powder and coloured with Diarylide yellow panpastel before cutting out. The flowers are layered up with 3d foam and a little glitter in the centres. These stamps are perfect with PanPastels as they pick up the detail and shade the flowers without any effort at all.

The background was a bit of an experiment, I had some Heidi Swapp Invisibles in my stash which I'd been hoarding for ages. I just swiped Diarylide yellow panpastel over the top and then buffed up with some tissue. I added a computer generated sentiment and a couple of die cut swirls created using  a Die-namics fancy flourish die.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Fashionista: Simply summertime
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Do something you're afraid off (using my invisibles paper)
Aud Sentiments: Any sentiment

We're certainly having some beautiful sunshine here in my little corner of the UK but I'm not feeling too sunny at the minute as my poor darling fur baby Mia is very poorly and we've been backwards and forwards to the vets over the last week or so. Apologies for being a bit quiet on the blogging and commenting front, I need to spend as much time as I can with my sweet girl while she's poorly.

Do keep an eye on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog though as my teamies have come up with some amazing projects with these beautiful new stamps, Glenda also has a giveaway too so you might be in with a chance of winning too!!
Claire cc
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Very pretty Bright sunny card Claire..gorgeous flower and swirls..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. A lovely sunny card to go with the weather - stamps are now on my wishlist which keeps growing

  3. Hi Claire a gorgeous sunny card. Love the background and the die cuts set off your stunning flower. Crafty hugs :)

  4. Hi Claire, what an amazing and beautiful sunny card. I love the colour of that PP, so perfect for the sunflower. Love, love, love that die. So sorry to hear about Mia, hope it is just this heatwave making her ill and not something more and hope she is soon on the mend. Crafty hugs to you both, Anne x

  5. The sentiment in the red font works beautifully to bring out the warmth of this design & I love how the white of the die-cuts really catches the eye & draws one into the flower.
    Paula (PEP)
    PS - your experiment worked beautifully with the Invisibles.

  6. You've been very creative, great cards.

  7. Perfect Summer Colours. Wonderful die cuts and backing paper.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fashionista Challenge this month. Good luck with the Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  8. Super fresh summer card, loving the stamp. Caz

  9. This is just gorgeous Claire,love the colours.Thanks for sharing with us at Aud

  10. Gorgeous card - love the background you created and the flower is stunning.
    Fingers crossed it's the heat that has made Mia poorly and that she is soon on the mend.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  11. Hi Claire...what a lovely summery creation you have made...I LOVE IT!

    We appreciate you joining in this challenge at Fashionista! Good Luck!

    Rina Fashionista

  12. Claire, this is really beautiful! It is soooo bright and sunny...who wouldn't be cheered up just to receive it!? Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We appreciate your participation and the addition of this marvelous inspiration! Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

  13. Hi Claire, this is really Cheery ~ puts a smile on my face *Ü* Love your colors, love the embossed flowers and the fancy flourishes are so beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges *Ü*

  14. This is so pretty!! I love all the yellow! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges! Hugs! :)

  15. Claire, you have made a lovely bright and cheery card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx


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