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Saturday 20 July 2013


Good morning folks, its much cooler here this morning so the dogs are enjoying a welcome break from the heatwave.  My card this morning is for this month's challenge over at Lavinia stamps where the theme is to use a die cut.

I've used the front of a shaped card embossed with a prima mask in my GC and inked with distress inks. I've stamped a couple of gorgeous Lavinia fairies and added some foliage with the lovely willow stamp. I layered this up over some card inked with the same greens and lilac distress inks and gave it a bit of texture with a crafters workshop template. I've addeda bird cage die that I embossed with clear sparkly EP over one of the fairies so it looks like her friend is coming to rescue her. To finish off i've added some paper flowers, a bit of bling and a scrap of lace from my stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Dutch Dare: floral frenzy
Incy Wincy: things with wings
Love to Create: fairy tale
Milk Coffee: emboss it

well as always,thanks for visiting and for your comments, they always make me smile
Claire xx


  1. I'm not really into fairies but just love this card - it is so pretty with lovely delicate colours. Love the rescue thought!!

  2. Love the colours you've used on this, and a great idea with the die cut birdcage.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  3. Lovely card Claire, love your use of die cuts. Thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck. Hugs, Pauline, DT member xxx

  4. This is stunning Claire, I love everything about this card.

    Sue x

  5. A fabulous make Claire. I love the colours and the background and your stamping are so beautiful. Great effect with the die cut. TFS and have a lovely weekend
    Annie x

  6. i love this card ,lots of character its beatiful x

  7. Fabulous Claire, love the colours and I adore what yu did with that bird cage!!

  8. Hi Claire this is absolutely beautiful! I love the colours you used!
    Glad it's cooled down a bit too!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  9. Fab card Claire and your birdcage is so cute really nice idea.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  10. Woohoo Claire ... such talented work from you and thank you so much for sharing this in our challenge
    E xxxx

  11. Oh how beautiful Claire. Love the inking and stamping and what a great way to use a shaped card. I've got some 5 inch shaped cards that I've never used - would never have thought of using them as a plaque on a larger card.
    Beryl xx

  12. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  13. Wow, what a gorgeous creation! Love the colors and your design is fab.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member

  14. Love the color combination and the scene that you've created!
    Thank you for joining us at Milk Coffee Challenge!
    Smiles, Kaly

  15. ohhh wow this is really a stunning card. Love the great colors you have used for this.

    Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  16. Lovely card Claire, such a fab idea with the bird cage x

  17. Wow! Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  18. This is so beautiful, I'm a big fan of Lavinia Stamps :)


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