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Sunday 29 December 2013

Chocolate Raspberry and Cream on the Catwalk

Hello my lovelies, don't you just love the week between Christmas and New Year, its the perfect time to relax, catch up on some TV and eat too much lol. Its great for catching up on some crafting too so why not pop over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges and join us for our new challenge which is a colour challenge chosen by my lovely DT Sister Yvonne - 'Chocolate Raspberry and Cream' sounds yummy doesn't it?  Pop over to the challenge blog and check out all the gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and also find out about the fab prize from our sponsor Flonzcraft.

I've made a little book, the colours have really bleached out on the photos unfortunately. I was inspired by this gorgeous project by Rebecca over at the Frilly and Funkie blog and followed the tutorial to create the pages for my little album. I've used stamps from Flonzcraft and Chocolate Baroque. The gorgeous pink papers are from Pion Design. I've added some metal charms and some shabby pink frantage here and there too 

I've added lots of die cuts, seam binding ribbon, lace and added some pretty die cut butterflies here and there too

Some of the pages have punched borders and I've also dusted off my embossing folders to add some texture here and there too

I've made loads of paper flowers, you can't have too many flowers can you?

I've used lots of distress inks in Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Victorian Velvet and Old Paper and added some pearls here and there for a bit of interest

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Girlz: anything goes
Artistic Stamper: anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity: Something new (papers)
Creative knockouts: anything goes
Docerela Creations: anything goes
LEJ Designs: anything goes
Sparkles Forum: anything but a card
Stamplorations: stamps and silhouettes

well done if you've managed to get to the end of this post, I got a bit carried away with the pics lol. 

I hope you're going to join us for our new challenge.
Thanks for popping by, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Fabulous project Claire, a lovely mix of stamping, papers and embellishments.
    Avril xx

  2. Ahh, you had me at "chocolate", Claire ;o) Seriously, though, this is a fantastic project! I love the shabby chic-ness of it all -- the colors, textures, die-cuts, stamping, embossing...Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPlorations!


  3. Gorgeous book Claire! Happy New Year, Shirleyxx

  4. Beautiful detailed work, with so many interesting elements and techniques. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz

  5. Can you believe Claire that I was going to use this stamp for my piece at FSC but then I saw this gorgeous make and changed my mind..

    Started another piece and then I saw that Dot had used the same stamp. Third time lucky I made a male card which I knew I would be fairly safe. lol.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

    Nearly 2014 and I do hope that you and your family have health, wealth and happiness for the coming year.

  6. Beautiful book you've made! A real stunner!

  7. LOVELY project, must have been a lot of work!
    Enjoy the last days of 2013!

  8. Awesome book very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  9. This is stunning.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts
    Hugs Helen xx

  10. Stunning! Love all the die cuts and details of this project. Love the color combo too...perfect!! Love everything about it really. :o) Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

    Amy ~DT

  11. woooow this is such a great album just love the great tags you have done inside.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  12. Love the vintage look and all of your distressing is awesome, not to mention the tags, book, layout and color combo you used. An amazing book! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Creative Knockouts! Hope to see you again next week.

    Creative Knockouts DT

  13. Thank you for taking the time to enter the anything goes challenge over at LEJ Designs. I know a few ladies who would just love a gift like this so elegant and sophisticated. xx

  14. Beautiful album! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Happy New Year! hugs x

  15. Owwww what a yummy album very well made and gorgeous color . thank you for joining in over at LEJ Designs LEJ DT

  16. Stunning memory book. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  17. Beautiful - so elegant and I love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

    Helen x


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