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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Sketch Saturday, Magnolia Stamp lovers and a Few More

This card was made with both Magnolia Stamp Lovers and Sketch saturday in mind.  Its been ages since I used one of my Magnolia and I love "Tilda with Rose". 
Before I get onto my card, yesterday Daniel was in a car accident on the way to school in the taxi. He's no injures just a bit shocked. Police were on scene and the car was a bit if a mess. So my mojo was not up to much and late last night I popped in my craftroom and thought I experiment with colouring. I've not done much feathering with Copics but tried it out on her hair and a tinge on her dress. Alot of the shading was done by taking a dark colour off with the nib of the lightest Copic and shading where I wanted. Enjoy this technique and not done that for a while. Now if I had sat down and planned to make this card it would't have worked but I often find doing my own thing unplanned results in a better outcome, funny that.
Zoe had a lovely weekend with 3 of her school friends staying over, a trip to Frankie & Bennys and a lot of noise. Loves her new Ipod, but I don't think I'll be doing a "slumber party" for a few years yet lol

Heres a few challenges;
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Colours
House of Gilli - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Y for Yesterday (R fo Roses April 2011)
PollyCraft - Summer Fun
Cutie Sunday - Summer
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Papertake Weekly - Getting Cute
My Mums Craft Shop - Swirls and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. 5 men in the garden today, cracking on finally. Onwards and upwards as they say!!!!

Copics, LOTV Floral Stamp, Papers-Creative Boutique, Magnolia Doily Die, Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish Die, Whimsey Ticket Stamp, Chalk Ink Pads, Wild Orchid Flowers, Viva Pearl Pen, Stickles, Mini Cherry Blossoms, White Gel Pen, Clear Glaze Pen, Mini Carnations



Dodici said...

Gorgeous card,pretty image and papers!x

Jannie said...

Beautiful card Claire. The image is adorable and the papers are gorgeous.
Have a nice day.

Hugs Jannie.

Monique said...

That is such a cute card Claire.

Hugs Monique

Christina said...

That is a real beauty Claire! Love the colours!
Hugs Kristel

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous sweetie!!

Anonymous said...

So super adorable!! I love the colors and the sweet image hun!! Just wanted to stop by and say hello and hope you're enjoying your Summer!! HUGS

Nancy said...

Was für eine wundervolle Karte, so tolle Farben!!!


Vielen Dank für deinen lieben Kommentar!!

Wishcraft said...

Oh poor Daniel. Glad he's ok, but I'm sure it must have been scary for all of you!

Love your card, it's very pretty and your colouring is fabulous :o) Lisa x

Doreen said...

This is stunning Claire.xxx

Nicola said...

Stunning card Claire, love your colouring and so many pretty finishing touches
Love Nicola xxx

Deb said...

oh wow this is just beautiful Claire!

pinky said...

Oh Claire its gorgeous, love her pretty blue dress;)

Tracey T said...

I'm so pleased to hear that Daniel is OK but the accident must have really shaken him up, poor lad. Your card is gorgeous - what lovely paper and your colouring is just amazing. Hugs, Tracey xx

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful card Claire,love the stamping around the image.
Wendy xx

ah-Kreativ-Werkstatt said...

Hello Claire,
what a beautiful card - I love the colors and the little embelishments.

Fuchsia said...

Sounds like things have been a bit stressful !
card looks fab x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Claire,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Claire, love your colouring and gorgeous added detail! Poor Daniel, hope he (and you) has got over the shock of the accident and isn't suffering any after effects. Hope the rest of the week goes OK for you...good luck at the dentist :) Donna x

Pop's Cards said...

Wow!! This is just fabulous sweetie!! Big hugs love Pops x x x x

Faye said...

Oh Claire, this is lovely, The colours are so pretty and scrummy papers too. :) xxx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love the doily and everything is so pretty.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Nicki said...

Oh Claire, glad to hear Daniel wasn't hurt in the accident but it must have been an awful shock!

Gorgeous card, your colouring is fab - isn't it great when you're just playing about and it all works out beautifully!

Hugs, Nicki, xx

coops said...

so sorry to hear of daniels accident claire but pleased he is ok apart from the shock.
love your card, really pretty colours and image and fabulous colouring :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

Hi Claire - this is absolutely beautiful!! I was admiring your colouring befoer reading your post about using feathering!! Hope Daniel is over the shock now, and you too, over having five blokes in your garden!! Juliexx

Teresa said...

Beautiful card, great colouring and lovely papers too. hugs Teresa xx

Unknown said...

Awww this is stunning, the colours are so pretty. Sorry to hear about Daniel's accident, luckily no one was hurt. Hugs xxx

karen said...

Hi Claire, AT LAST its let me onto the comments section. Gorgeous card, I love the colours, karenx

Emma said...

So gorgeous Claire, love the colours and papers.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Jules said...

Hi Claire

Lots of beautiful layers on this lovely creation .. .. great layout and colours too.

I hope that Daniel is still OK after his accident. Thank goodness no-one was injured .. .. but it can shake you up quite badly can't it. How scary for him.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable and beautiful card Claire, pretty colours and sweet image.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire this is gorgeous I love the deep blue and your whole layout is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxx

Ute85 said...

What a wonderful card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Cutie Sunday


Ute85 said...

What a wonderful card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Cutie Sunday


Rach said...

a gorgeous card Claire, so sweet. love the colour that you have used. hugs rachxx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

I'll hope that Daniële ok is know, terrible!
Your card is beautiful, wonderful colours and your colouring is great.
Hugs Jacqueline

Sazzle said...

So pleased that Daniel wasn't hurt and hope he recovers from the chock soon :-)

Thanks for sharing such a great card with us over at Fussy & Fancy for our summer challenge this week.

xx Happy crafting xx



Donna Mosley said...

Hi Claire, so glad Daniel is ok hun, it really does shake you up, bless him. Love this stunning creation. I'm in total awe of your amazing colouring. Love it.

Donna x

Cheryl said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS and such beautiful papers!!!
Hugs xx

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, love the colouring of the hair it is really effective. Your doily type die cut is beautiful too.
Kim xXx

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear about the accident Claire, must have been such a shock for Daniel and for you. So glad Daniel is ok. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the colours and details x

Stine said...

A wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at cutie sunday.
Hugs Stine

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday.....


Bente said...

really cute card, thanks for joining us at SS this week.
Hugs, Bente

Lou Mac said...

My gosh!! This is beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us over at Pollycraft for our 'Summer Fun' Challenge this week!!

xo, Lou Mac.


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