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Thursday 20 February 2014

Happy birthday from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning my lovelies, hope your'e having a good week. I've been a bit quiet on the blogging front as I've not been too well but I'm back this morning with a card made using the beautiful new stamps Mackintosh Windows  from Chocolate Baroque and fantasy film/fibre. Like a lot of us I have a box full of Fantasy Film and Fibre that I never seem to use and also have a bag of scraps and off cuts so I thought I'd use some up to give this lovely lady a bit of bling. The focal image is from the new stamp set Mackintosh Windows, you can find it here

The background is made with distresss inks (Peacock Feathers, Everngreen Bough and Seedless Preserves) applied to my craft mat, misted with water and then by swooshing some white card stock through the inky puddle several time. 
The focal image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black and coloured with Graph'It Markers, inked around the edges and matted on white and then black card. 
I made the film/fibre embellishments by taking a small piece of Fantasy Film layering up lots of little scraps of film/fibre and then holding that in place with another layer of film. I inked the stamp up with Black stazon, put the film/fibre 'sandwich' on top of that and then a layer of baking parchment. Lastly I ironed it on a medium heat. I don't have a craft iron so I use my ordinary iron with the steam turned off.

To finish off i've stamped the sentiment from the new 'Mackintosh Sentiments' set - some gorgeous fonts on there!! And I've added some little gems and a purple bow

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart: anything goes/ use flowers
Divas by Design: rubber stamps only
Love to Create: make it sparkle
Shopping our Stash: make your own embellishment

thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. beautiful colour combo Claire - fabulous card x

  2. Oooooh a lovely card and that background is gorgeous
    Jackie x

  3. Beautiful card Claire..Hugs Lozzy x

  4. love the way your fantasy film/fibre embellishments bring out the shine of her hair. The mat behind the image is very striking with the way it helps to accentuate the turquoise colours of the image & the double mounting onto white & black is a lovely echo of the outermost two mats. The main distress background has produced a lovely loose mottled effect which contrasts so well with the smoother precision of the image & its background.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Hi Claire, I saw this on the CB blog and just had to come over to say thank you. You have inspired me to have a really mucky inky play session this weekend. What you have created is stunning, a really beautiful piece of art, thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us x

  6. What a fabulous card i love the background, don't have any fantasy file might need to get some to have a play now. Thank you for playing at Crafting From The Heart, hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

  7. Beautiful - love the background. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

  8. Beautiful...I love the background Thanks for playing at Crafting From The Heart, I hope you will join us again soon.

  9. Great card. Thanks for playing at Crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  10. Love the image you used! The bling you added to the image is very nice! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  11. wow this is fab and thanks for sharing it with us at divas this week

  12. Great colours - really like the combo! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

  13. Outstanding card Claire, love all the elements here, many thanks for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart, best of luck xxx


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