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Wednesday 8 January 2014

Shabby Fuchsias

Good morning my lovelies, well my week off is nearly half gone so i'm going to make the most of today with lots of crafting and lunch with an old friend. Before I go and get inky I wanted  to share this card made with goodies from Imagination Crafts. I'd never tried their sparkle medium but gave in to temptation and of course a few other goodies fell into my basket lol

Now I've used loads of mediums and pastes but this stuff is gorgeous! Its quite thick which makes it really easy to use and yep its beautifully sparkly although the pics don't do it justice. Its such a nightmare trying to get decent pics this time of year isn't it? 

The main image is a stamp from Imagination crafts, coloured with Graph'It markers and decoupaged, I love fuchsias so I'll be getting lots of use out of this stamp.

The next layer was made with a stencil. also from Imagination Crafts, love this one its so delicate. I inked with bundled sage distress ink and then applied the sparkle medium, such a pretty effect.

The background was made with distress inks, bundled sage, tattered rose and milled lavender and a tiny leaf stamp (from the fuchsia set) stamped with more bundled sage.

I've added some metal butterfly charms, gesso'd and highlighted with a little treasure gold, pretty lace, ribbon, pearls and a little button with a twine bow.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart: anything goes/pearls/buttons
Creative Creations: anything goes
Imagination Crafts: anything goes
Incy Wincy: 3 Favourite embellies (lace ribbon and butterflies for me)
Stamping Sensations: ribbon, buttons and bows
Sugar Creek Hollow: Something new (stamps, stencil and sparkle medium)

Thank so much for visiting and your kind comments
have a good day
Claire xx


  1. It's absolutely gorgeous Claire.
    Beryl xx

  2. this really is beautiful Claire - I love the fuchsia stamp - so pretty - with my DT hat on thanks for joining us at Imagination Crafts! Hugs Rachel xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Claire. Thank you for joining us over at Imagination Crafts for our Anything Goes Challenge.
    Linda xxx

  4. Beautiful card using one of my favourite flowers and a fantastic design

    Patricia xx

  5. I really enjoyed the colors of the flowers. So spring like and with all the snow on the ground right now, it is very welcoming.

    Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs

  6. Beautiful card and love the flowers they are so inviting. Thankyou for joining our challenge at crafting from the heart.
    DT co-owner x

  7. Hi Claire, your card is just gorgeous! Lovely image, embellishments and colours.

    Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving the kind comment - it is appreciated.


  8. Gorgeous card Claire, love the details.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. Thank you for joining us over at SCH as well.

  9. love the image Fuchsias are my favourite flowers love the B.paper and embellishments,distressing and gorgeous bow-thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  10. A lovely card , Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  11. It looks like you had fun with your new creative supplies! Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  12. Beautiful card love the image thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
    Jenny x

  13. such a gorgeous card, love the pretty background, thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow

  14. What a stunning creation Claire! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  15. I just love the card, so many elements to it!

  16. Love this, Claire, such pretty colours, stunning design, and the fuchsias are gorgeous (my favourite flowers!). Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.



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