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Sunday 27 January 2013

Show some love at FSC

Hi there, how's your weekend going? I've got a long weekend off work, so I'll enjoy Sunday even more without having to think about work tomorrow :-) I'm hoping to spend the day in my craft room but yesterday my mojo was totally awol so I had a lovely messy time making backgrounds and loads of flowers - pics to follow. I've been itching to make some utee flowers ever since I saw Joanna's fab tutorial (have a look here) and I had so much fun making them. We've got a new challenge starting at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time around we've got a love theme, chosen by my lovely teamies Brenda and Joanna. As always we're sponsored by the lovely Marina at Cottage Crafts and don't forget we're a rubber stamping challenge so no digi stamps allowed.

I've used mountboard hearts, the background is acrylic paint crackle using ivory and shell pink acrylic paint, and distressed with tea dye distress ink then stamped with a Chocolate Baroque fragment stamp and embossed with a sparkly ivory EP. The large flowers were made with a Paper Artsy Stamp, the smaller flowers are rolled ribbon roses. 

I've edged the hearts with some pearl trim, what a nightmare trying to fix it on with my glue gun, I can confirm that hot glue hurts when you get it stuck all over your fingers lol.  The larger heart has a Crafty individuals fairy image, framed with spellbinders die cuts. I've added ivory seam binding ribbon, some  pearls, die cut swirls. The buttons have been coloured with Pebeo fantasy paint and I've added a little bakers twine bow to them. Here's a pic of the larger heart which shows the detail a little better.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: buttons
Brown Sugar: valentine
Charisma: hearts and flowers
Jellypark: button up
Polkadoodles: monochromatic
In the pink: distressed

Well hopefully Mr Blogger will post this while I'm tucked up in bed so I'll see you in the morning with my PanPastel DT project. 
Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely comments
Claire xx


  1. Morning Claire. Hope you are enjoying your well deserved lie in. This is a beautiful project - as always - packed with lot of lovely detail and embellishments. Would look lovely in a nice feminine bedroom.

  2. Beautiful project Claire, really delicate colours and love the flowers. Sue C x

  3. Hi Claire, Wow ! Your hearts are gorgeous, love them! The soft colours and all the flowers & details are amazing. Enjoy your Sunday & extra day off ! Shirleyx

  4. Gorgeous hanging, it looks so romantic and I love those flowers.

  5. Claire, such a gorgeous hanging heart project! Love those flowers and every sweet detail! Have a great Sunday!

  6. A paper confection Claire that is absolutely beautiful. Delightful creation. Nicola x

  7. This is brimming with romance Claire.
    What a dream.

  8. An other creation, an other style. What a creativity ! Magnificent vintage decoration ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !

    Hugs from France.

  9. What a totally gorgeous feminine piece Claire, I just love the colours and the finished hearts and all strung together, they look beautiful.
    Hope you've had a good weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  10. Stunning project Claire! The hearts are so beautifully embellished. Thanks so much for joining In The Pink Challenge this time.
    Amelia (GD In The Pink Challenges)

  11. Such a gorgeous and romantic looking creation Claire. The soft pink is so pretty and the embellishing looks stunning.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  12. A stunning heart hanging Claire - so feminine and totally delicious.
    Thank you for joining us at In The Pink - do pop by again!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  13. A beautiful creation Claire.
    Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  14. Awesome project!! Thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar this week!! Hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!
    Alice B.

  15. WOW! This is stunning Claire. I love the design and the colours and details are gorgeous.
    Hugs Sue

  16. Wowww... absolutely gorgeous Claire...I love everything about it.. and anyone would be very proud to hang that on their wall!

    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink... hope we see you again soon!

    Christine x

  17. Your bow is fantastic and so is your button! I love the hearts and how you added texture to them all. Wonderful inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation for us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  18. What a gorgeous creation. I love the colour and all your pretty details.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz and good luck.


  19. This is Stunning Claire, Such pretty detail on it.
    I can agree about the Glue gun..ouch!!
    Huge Hugs mau xx

  20. What an adorable creation! Love all the detail and the dimension. Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma….hope to see you next time too!
    Joyce xx

  21. Oh wow, this is stunning! Gorgeous details, design and embellishments. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  22. Oh Wow!!! the colours are so soft here Claire. Very romantic I think. The burnt fingers are most certainly work it as it is an amazing hanging.
    Dot x

  23. Aaaah I love this, very pretty, thanks for joining our button up challenge at Jellypark, Gaynor x

  24. wow a stunning hanger! love it! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles! Kim x

  25. Hi Claire, just catching up, this is absolutely gorgeous, so romantic. Love everything about it.
    Avril xx

  26. Just been on the In The Pink Blog and saw your wonderful. Relation, a worthy winner.



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