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Saturday, 27 February 2010

LOTV Sneak Peak and Challenges


Well I finally got round to finishing this card and am so pleased with the way it has turned out. This is a sneak peak of one of the many new LOTV Stamps that are due for release on the 10th March. Oh, they are gorgeous and just keep getting better!
Originally I just coloured this gorgeous image with Copics but got my TSV yesterday and wanted to have a play with it so distressed the background and covered with a layer of Crackle Glaze.

I then went on to distress all the lovely papers from Fancy Pants.
I've used the MS Butterfly and Leaf punches, flowers from stash and sentiment from a set I found in my draw whilst having a major sortout the other day. Added lots of stickles, string of pearls and a Gold Heart that I rubbed with Distress Inks and then edged with Liquid Pearls and sprinkled with Glamour Dust.


Had to take several piccies as the light is really poor today and I wanted to catch all the glimmer on this card. Its so much nicer IRL

I didn't follow a sketch, just done my own thing but my card does fit in with the following challenges;

SSDS - SPARKLE
CRAZY4CHALLENGES - TEXTURES
A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR - DISTRESS INK, GLITTER & PEARLS
FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY - MOVIES (lump of sugar - (a girl who is band from hose riding)
SCRAPPY FROG - CHALLENGE YOURSELF (used Tim Holtz products)

My craft room is all tidied and am alot more organised. I cant remember how to change the lense on my camera as have a whooper on atm so will post these another time.
Forgot to say, my card below was featured on the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge Blog, and I got another Top 3 Award which I've proudly displayed on my sidebar!
Have a lovely weekend
TTFNxx

Clairexx

65 comments:

Pretty-In-Ink said...

It's truly beautiful Claire! All the distressing looks absolutely fabulous! xx

La Vikinga said...

Lovely card!

La Vikinga

Cheryl said...

this is gorjus hun love all the beautiful detail hugs cheryl xxxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect and so BEAUTIFUL!!

Jeanette said...

This is just gorgeous. What wonderful use of embellishments. Thanks for joining us at FlutterBy this week.

P.S. I'm jealous....my craft area is a mess.

Tammi said...

So sweet, pretty and warm...lovely card! ~Hugs

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
This card is beautifully done. Rich colours and fantastic embellishments. The image is gorgeous and so well coloured.
Hugs,
Fiona x

stampinfrog said...

This card is so beautiful Claire!I love all the sparkle and the oh so sweet image is colored beautifully!Fabulous embellies and distressing!
Hugs,Connie

Dragonlady said...

Hi Claire

Wow this is so stunning, your distressing is fabulous.

Hugs Ali x

Claireabelle said...

Aaaaaww Claire this is so cute!
x

Aloesaloes said...

This is a gorgeus card Claire! And I so love the image and the distressing you did!

Loes xx

Kerry said...

Gorgeous card Claire! The image is perfect xx

angelwhispers said...

Lovely image Claire and looks fab with the distressing techniques xx Love it can't wait to see all the new stamps xx

Vicky said...

Totally gorgeous card...I love the colour combi and all the element's...I think some of these LOTV stamps will be coming home with me next time I visit the NEC...
x
Vicky

Fern said...

Wpw Gorgeous card Claire the design and layout is so pretty!!

Fern xx

treesawardincrafts said...

What a lot of work went into making that card. You look as though you enjoyed it.

pinky said...

Claire this is just gorgeous, love that effect. Can't wait for my Tim Holtz stuff to arrive.
Pinky

Kim Piggott said...

Oh how fabulous Claire!
Such a sweet image and your colours are gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Danni said...

I just love this image, so sweet! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

gina g said...

Hi Claire beautiful card i love these new stamps cant wait to get my mitts on then. luv gina xx

Elisa said...

A beautiful card.So much detail.x

Mina said...

what a fantastic mix of colours Claire, I love this image its so sweet isnt it, beautifully coloured too
Mina xxx

Jennifer said...

Wow, your card is amazing. I love all the flowers and your image is too cute. Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy!

Jennifer

Sheila said...

This is so cute Claire, the image is just adorable, love the layout and all you bling.
Hugs
Sheila xx

April Rose said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the sweet image and all the gorgeous details and embellisments! Thank you so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
Hugs,
April

Linda aka backroads girl said...

I'm going to have to find that stamp! My 5 yr old granddaughter loves horses... she says when she grows up she's going to be a horse rider! And she probably will. Adorable card.

BA said...

i claire
this is adorable, love all the little lovely details!!
have awonderufl sunday
xoxo BA

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Scrappy Frogs! Hugs, Stephanie

Jacki Randolph said...

Your card is beautiful, love all the colors, flowers and all the little sparkle you added.
Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

Lena Katrine said...

Georgeous card, Claire! Beautiful colours and details, and the cute image is coloured so beautiful!
Have a great day! Hugs, Lena :)

Jannie said...

Such a pretty cards Claire, I love the colours you've used and your image is adorable.
Have a nice day

Hugs Jannie

alina said...

It's a very pretty card, Claire!
Hugs, Alina

Sarpreet said...

this is gorgeous

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your card is really wonderful! So sweet and so lovely. Beautiful details and colours.
Hugs Jacqueline

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Claire,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

mueppi said...

What a wonderful card, Claire with such a sweet image and great colours!!
Hugs Gisela

Ria said...

What a wonderful card, Claire.
Just beautiful.
Ria

Jodie from Oz said...

Claire, your card is gorgeous, such a sweet sweet image and so beautifully coloured. I love the flowers & glittery goodness. Hope you are feeling better. hugs Jodie from Oz

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, wow what a gorgeous card, that new LOV image is so cute and your colouring is beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Sharon Caudle said...

Claire, this card is gorgeous! I love the distressing you did and the image is precious! Beautiful flowers, too! I love it!
hugs!
Sharon

Paula said...

claire, your card is gorgeous and lovely details.
hugs paula

Randi said...

Gorgeous card Claire!! Such an adorable horse image. Love that beautiful cluster of flowers with the butterfly! Thanks for playing along with FBW this week!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Claire. Love the sweet image you've used and all the yummy details to. Hugs Michele x

cats whiskers said...

I just love this card so cute and fantastic colours and image dear, I have so missed visiting you glad to be back
Hugs Jacqui x

maddy hill said...

very cute card Claire ! what an adorable image too !
maddy x

Dena said...

This is soooo cute Claire! I LOVE LOTV stamps and you just worked magic on this cutie!!!
Hugs, Dena

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodnes, this is gorgeous! I love that image and your coloring is beautiful! I love the flowers and the butterfly element too. Just gorgeous!
Hugs, Christine :)

Debbi said...

What a gorgeous card! I just LOVE that image!!! So adorable!
*smiles*
debbi

Elise said...

Hi Claire! Okay, what a coincidence ... You just left a comment on my blog and I was just here on your blog at the same time! lol! Thank you for visiting me and leaving me such sweet comments! :)
You have a very lovely blog yourself with such beautiful creations! This card is no exception! What GORGEOUS colors and all those embellies?!!! OH ... BEAUTIFUL!!! You've colored this image WONDERFULLY and I love the distressed look of this! :) GORGEOUS!!!
hugs,
Elise

Marion said...

Gorgeous card Claire. That image is just so fabulous. I love all the glitter and distressing. Congrats on being featured on Kraftin Kimmie and on the top 3 award.
Marion

Linda L said...

Lovely card!

Jodi said...

This is a gorgeous colored card! Love the pretty flowers you added too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Pia said...

This card is so beautiful Claire

Alice said...

cute card! I love all the details!
Alice

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Claire and the LOTV stamps are beautiful and this one is so cute. Love your colouring and design, those papers are so pretty too. Hope you're well. Hugs, Chris xx

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Claire! This is so pretty. I love that image, reminds me of my daughter and her love of horses.

Thanks so much for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

very pretty!!! I love all the distressing and glimmer. thanks so much for joining our scrappy frogs challenge!!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Claire, the image is so sweet and I love the embellishments you have added

Scrapmumur said...

Wow....Claire, your card is very gorgeous!!!!
I love the look!!!!!
Your image is so pretty and the colours are fabulous.
Hugs, Mumur

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous hun i love the colours that you have chosen your flowers look really fab, and i am jealous you have that butterfly lol, hugs pops x

Shazza said...

gorgeous card Claire
x

Marina said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!
I love all the beautiful embellies and image and papers are very pretty.

Hugs,
Marina

Nicola said...

You´ve done it again! Made another stunning card Claire - I adore your colouring of this fabulous new image, wow what can I say - I am speechless. Everything is simply awesome.
Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Paula said...

Wow Claire another stunning card wow all the detail is fab and love the image.
Paula xxxx

Henriëtte said...

A beautiful card this is. I like it very much. My daughter will also love this card, she's crazy about horses and loves everything with a horse on it

Henriëtte

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