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Sunday 4 May 2014

Circle the Globe at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hi there folks, well its a busy blogging weekend for me and this card is my project for our brand new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where our theme is 'Circle the Globe' chosen by the lovely Shirley. We want to see some kind of circle on your project, of course as we're a stamping challenge we need to see stamping as the focus of your project too! Our lucky winner as always will receive a $20 voucher from Flonzcraft.

I was a bit stuck for this challenge as I had an idea in my head but couldn't find the stamp I wanted to use anywhere, I hunted high and low but it is definitely hiding lol. Anyway as I was struggling for inspiration I had a little wander around blogland and found that the lovely Astrid had a gorgeous freebie backing paper on her blog, Astrid's blog is always full of wonderful ideas and inspiration so do pop over and have a look.

I used the backing paper with lots of distress inks, a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and Maimeri light modelling paste to create the background and layered this up over another layer of inky stencilled card. The focal image is one of my favourite Flonzcraft stamps, Two Birds on a Branch Engraving. I've watercoloured the image with distress inks and decoupaged the birds 

I've added seam binding ribbon, die cuts, paper flowers and some little berries from my stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Chocolate Coffee and Cards: circles and squares
Country View Crafts: Natures Glories
Eclectic Paperie: get stencilled
Fussy and Fancy: spring colours
STAMPlorations: stamps and flowers
That's Crafty: Spring is in the air

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. stunning textures Claire - fabulous piece xx

  2. Fab card, love the birds and the lovely textured background

  3. Love the textured background you've created, lovely image and embellishments.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Avril xx

  4. WOW das ist wunderschön. Gefällt mir sehr.

    LG Carola

  5. That's a wonderful card, love the birds.

  6. Beautiful card Claire. Love the layering and super design.

  7. ooh I hate it when the very stamp you want has gone AWOL !! You've made a beautiful card though so maybe it was meant to be...gorgeous textures and colours...Esther xx

  8. Amazing card! Very beautiful!

    Thanks for playing the ePlay challenge. Good luck.

  9. beautiful!! fantastic that effect with that stencil and colours.

  10. Lovely piece. Thanks for taking part in the That's Crafty! Challenge.

  11. Wonderful vintage creation, Claire, full of gorgeous texture and detail!
    Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

  12. OMG! Your card is so gorgeous! Loooove the colors, the cute images and the background, so beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! And don't miss the blog hop for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Hugs, ivonne

  13. So much interest on your card. The birds are beautiful, the flowers so very pretty and what a wonderful BG you've created. Thanks for joining us this month at STAMPlorations.

  14. Oh my goodness Claire this is fabulous!! Love the vintage look with a touch of Spring!! Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours"!! Hope that you have a chance to check in with us for our blog hop and a chance for candy on all blogs!!

  15. Hi Claire. You have used one of my all time favourite stamps for this and it looks brilliant! Astrid has some beautiful papers and they look stunning on this!!! Totally gorgeous.
    Dot x

  16. Gorgeous card Claire Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  17. Don't you hate when that happens. Happens to me all the time, problem is that I'm OCD enough that I won't rest until I find it. :-)
    Love all that wonderful texture. It's gorgeous and the flowers add just the right touch. Thanks so much for playing along with the eTeam in our May ePlay Challenge!!!!

  18. Such a great card and I love all the texture and distressing too. Thank you for joining in the Fussy and Fancy Challenge this fortnight.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT

  19. what a wonderful stencil for your background - the curve of it echos the clock die cut so nicely - thank you so much for joining in the eclectic Paperie ePlay challenge!

  20. This is a real stunner Claire and the colours and textures look amazing.
    Thanks for joining in with our That's Crafty Spring challenge and wishing you lots of luck.
    Fliss xx

  21. Ett fint kort med vacker textur. Kortet är sdå levande det händer mycket på kortet, Helt underbart, fint fina färger
    Tack för att du är med oss på Fussy and Fancy Spring Colours shallenge. h. Katharina

  22. LOVE your stenciled BG on this Beautiful creation, Claire! THX for playing with our ePlay Challenge at eclectic Paperie!

  23. Lovely work Claire! Love your textured stencilled background and the way you have used the clock die to frame the birds very pretty. Thankyou for joining us for the ePlay challenge toni x


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