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Sunday 3 June 2012

Mystical and very magical at FSC

Hi there, and a warm welcome to my new followers :-) We've got a new challenge starting at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and our theme this time is 'Mystical and very Magical'. As always our lucky winner will receive a fab prize from our generous sponsor Marina from Cottage Crafts.

For my DT card I've used a fairy stamp from Stampendous, coloured with distress markers. I used distress stains to create the background (worn lipstick and tea dye) and tried my own version of frantage around the edges and across the bottom of the image. I didn't have any of the proper stuff so I just mixed an assortment of embossing powders, UTEE, glitter, micaflakes, microbeads and some tiny stars and sprinkled it on before heating from underneath. I've also added glamour dust to the lovely fairy, you can see her a little better in this pic but as always my photography skills are abysmal lol

To finish off I've added some little pearls, lace and some shabby chic ribbon( from the Funkie Junkie's boutique, this is ribbon that came as part of the packaging!!) and a flower made using a stamp from Chocolate Baroque with more of my frantage mixure in the centre.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles: Loads of bling
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes

Thanks for popping by, do check out my teamies gorgeous projects if you've got a minute.
Thanks to everyone who has been so kind about my poorly dog, its been such a comfort. Mia seems to be doing well on her new medication so far, she's such a brave girl and its lovely to see her starting to trot round again and wagging her tail. She must be feeling better as the other day I caught her stood up with her paws on the dining table helping herself to a plate of chicken, I never thought I'd be pleased to see her pinching my dinner lol
Claire xx


  1. Oh Claire, this is such a stunning card. It is so feminine and glittery...just beautiful. Love the shimmer and the precious image! Hugs

  2. Hi Claire! Your card takes my breath away! It is stunning! I am sorry I missed your dog feeling poorlyand am glad h/she is doing better. My dog is struggling, too. It's hard isn't it? Bet, Yvonne

  3. Hi Claire, so glad that your dog is on the must be a great relief to you!
    How gorgeous is this card with all the frantage creating such a magical effect all the way around. Perfect for showcasing this image. Fabulous card Claire!!!
    Dot x

  4. Hi Clare
    Love what you have done with this ur own frantage mix looks brilliant.

    Beccy x

  5. Such a beautiful card, great image and coloring. Love all the glitter on it.

  6. Beautiful card Claire, love the image, looks gorgeous with the DIY frantage.
    Love the PP card too.
    Hae a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  7. Such a stunning card, loving your home mix of frantage, you will be rivalling Ali Reeves at this rate. Your card really does have a magical quality about it........Anne x

  8. Gorgeous card. thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz this challenge.
    Lisa xox

  9. A gorgeous design and fabulous techniques on this one Claire.
    I hope Mia continues to make progress.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  10. Hi Claire, beautiful card, so lovely and glittery, what a beautiful image. So glad Mia is on the mend. xx

  11. Beautiful card Claire, the sparkle really sets off the gorgeous image. Sue C x

  12. A beautiful card with great colouring and a super load of sparkle. Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles' Diamonds are forever challenge

  13. Stunning card Clare! Lovely colours and the Frantage borders look fab! xx

  14. This gorgeous - a beautiful image,lovely colour scheme and your own version of frantage is very effective. The satmped and molded flower is brill.
    Beryl xx

  15. Claire, this really is a wonderful mystical creation! Love the image and all the shimmer! So pretty! Have a great evening!

  16. Absolutely stunning Claire, your design and colours are exquisite...........such wonderful details are wonderful and your image is so beautifully coloured - this is just so breathtaking!!!!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining in to Simon Says Stamp challenge

  17. Gorgeous, beautiful card Claire, love the colours and the image.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



  18. Love the bling!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week xxx


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