Thursday, 16 July 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Blossoms and Butterflies

Good morning everyone. How's your week been? I can't believe it is Thursday already - where does the time go?

This morning I've been having a play with my inks and embossing powders. I've used a flower stamp and a butterfly stamp so will enter my notelet into this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge where the theme is "Blossoms and Butterflies".

As usual, the embossing doesn't show up as clearly on the photograph as it does in real life, but I hope you get the idea. (If you click on the picture you can see it better).

Here's what I used to make this notelet:-

Stamps: "Butterfly Poppy" plate from Elusive Images, Inkadinkadoo Swirls, Papermania Clare Curd Sentiment
Colouring medium: Distress inks "Spiced Marmalade", "Pine Needles" and "Weathered Wood", gold glitter pen
Embossing Powder: Heat it Up "Enchanted Gold" and "Holographic"
Tools: Water spritzer, heat gun and masking tape

I enjoyed making this, I like playing with inks, it's fun seeing how a project turns out as I never have a clue when I start!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love reading all your comments and visiting your blogs in return.

Clare x


Juls said...

Hi Clare, This is just stunning! I always think it is more fun, to play with inks and poweders e.c.t Just difficult to get the time! You have done a great job, think this is amazing!

Anke said...

WOW Claire, what a wonderful card.


Sam said...

Amazing! I love what you have done here with the inks and stamps.
Thanks for visiting my blog, the second card on today's post is quite straight forward, I'll post some instructions or send you an email soon.
Sam x

brenda said...

Lovely work Clare, looks great the way you have masked and stamped the swirls off the edge.

B x

NormaJean said...

Oh Clare, I just love the way you did this card its so pretty.
Hugs norma

Donna said...

This is such a beautiful card Clare, you have embossed the background and butterfly beautifully, so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCC :) Donna x

lisa said...

Hi Clare. The weeks are just flying aren't they.
Your work of art is just stunning. I love it. The colours are great and those stamps are gorgeous.
You've made me want to have a play, it's always fun to see what you end up with isn't it!


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Clare,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Wendy said...

This is such a pretty card
Wendy x

Karina said...

Hi Clare, I occasionally landed on your blog and like what I see here. You do wonderful artwork! And so I will make a visit again on your place from time to time to see what's new.
Love from Switzerland,

CraftyC said...

Wow Clare, this certainly is pretty. Love the background and the overstamping and the gold swirl is very elegent. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CCC

LINDA said...

Clare, This is just gorgeous!! Love it.. I have a little something for you on my blog..
Hugs, Linda

Violets Corner said...

Oh, what a stunning card!!! So beautiful colours and fab embossing!


Meahni said...

Gorgeous card Clare. I wish I could make stuff like that!!

The Crafty Den said...

What a stunning card. I love the embossing and the colours you've chosen. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Liza said...

I love this card Clare, it is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

POPPET said...

This is just gorgeous i love the way that you have done this one so eye catching, thanks for joining us at Cupcake, hugs Pops x

Alison said...

This is a stunning effect, a really beautiful card.

Ida / Little said...

Hi Clare, gorgeous effects on the card, really beautiful :) Thanks for joining us at CCC! :)

Hugs Ida