Some of my cards!!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Stampin' Chic, Creative Inspirations and Sketch & Stash challenges

Well, I'm back to it with a bang! This card I have made for three challenges:

1. The Stampin' Chic blog has always been one of my favourites and I so love the CCSR patterned paper!! The challenge on the Stampin' Chic blog was to use glitter on a card (and also something from the Clare Curd range so I have used the buttons paper and the sentiment).

I remembered when doing this why I don't use glitter very often!!! I love glitter glue and should have stuck to that as I made a right mess with it!! I've stuck the glitter with Anita's clear gloss - think I'll cover it with some more of that later, as Tina on the Stampin Chic DT did this and it gave a lovely finish (and hopefully not too messy!!!).

2. The challenge on the Creative Inspirations blog is to use animals on the card. I thought this stamp fitted perfectly. It is called 'Believe' from the Diane Duda range at Sugar Nellie.

3. Finally I used the sketch from the Sketch & Stash blog (although I have tweeked the sizes a bit!!). My bit of new stash is the 'Believe' stamp, which I bought at the begining of the summer but this is the first time I've used it on a card!!

The stamped image was coloured with promarkers. I've backed it with some gorgeous beige sparkly card from the Papermania Gemstones cardstock pack - lovely!! The white strip across the middle of the card I've embossed using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and then coloured over it with one of the new Papermania shimmer chalks.

Thanks for looking!!

Claire xx


jenny said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love that image and the glitter looks fab x

Jenny x

Beckie Dreyer said...

Great card! And getting covered in glitter is all part of the fun! Thanks for taking part!

angel4031 said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! x

kim-paperbabe said...

Wonderful card Claire and the glittering looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us! HuGs Kim :)


Hi Claire
A beautiful card,
Hugs Dianne xx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi Claire!
Fab card I'm not a fan a messy crafting either lol but love what you've done thanks for joining in with the stampin' chic challenge and look forward to seeing your tale on this week's sketch! :)
hugs amanda x

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love all that glitter too, so girly!
Thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash.

Becky said...

Beautiful card Claire, love the sweet image!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Claire, love your new stamp and the glitter look fab thanks so much for joining in the fun at sketch and stash hugs Jill xx