Saturday, 11 July 2009

Penny Black "Swirls" and Creative Inspirations "Gems and Pearls"

Hello Everyone.

Firstly, I would like to apologise for not visiting and commenting on any blogs over the last day or two. On Thursday night, after a busy day, I decided not to cook and we got a take-away. 3 a.m. the next morning I was being very poorly and spent the whole of Friday in bed, Graham had to work from home to look after the little one - thank goodness he was able to!

I am back in action now and hope to get blog hopping to look at all your gorgeous cards tomorrow (or tonight if I'm lucky).

Here's a card I have made to enter two challenges - Penny Black Saturday Challenge "Swirls" and Creative Inspirations "Gems and Pearls".

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

Image and Sentiment from Penny Black clear set "Bubbly"
Colouring medium: Distress Inks:- Antique Linen, Broken China, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood, Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo
Designer Paper: K & Co "Baily"
Tools: Nestabilities:- Lables 2, Labels 4, Flower Creations 1
Accessories: gems and pearls from stash, Glamour dust (on bubbles), Enchanted gold embossing powder (on sentiment).

I hope you are all having a great weekend so far. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

Happy crafting.
Clare x


ChristineCreations said...

So sweet! That kitty looks so happy!

Juls said...

Poor thing, soz you been feeling so rotten,hope you on the mend now. Your card is gorgeous, I love that blue. Swirls my fav thing, I may have to run out and buy a penny black stamp! Gorgeous card, I love it!

Rach and Jan said...


Well, this Penny Black image is to die for isn't it?!

These papers are VERY nice and I love the way your embossing shows up so well on the nestie shapes and how you've distressed them; a great card!

Rach x

Larissa said...

So cute! Love this PB image.

tracie said...

Gorgeous card Clare, love this cute iamge and so beautifully coloured... love it. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC.. Have a lovely weekend
Tracie :)x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Clare,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Stamping Seasons said...

Oh no thats just terrible Clare. Im glad you are feeling betetr now.
Great card too by the way.

Cheryl Joshua said...

Gorgeous,love your beautifully coloured image and papers!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Jules said...

Hi Clare

Hope you are feeling well and truly back on form now. It's not nice to feel poorly - especially when there is a little one to look after.

Love your card. That PB image is just so cute and I love your backing paper. Great job!

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

What a sweet card, beautiful papers and love the cute image.

Suzie Q said...

aww poor you its not a nice experience is it x
Beautiful cardx

mueppi said...

Gorgeous card with such a cute image!
Hugs Gisela

Littleted62 said...

Aww, sorry to hear you were feeling icky, hope you're much better now. Love this card, the papers are gorgeous and those flowers are amazing! Nicki, xx.

brenda said...

Great image of course, great colouring and very pretty DP.

Glad your feeling better, always difficult with toddlers around.

B x

Kath said...

beautiful card the swirly papers and that gorgeous image......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC.....Hugs Kath xxxx

Ann said...

Oh, what a sweet image and sentiment!

lisa said...

Oh poor you. Hope your're feeling better now. Sounds like you need spoiling a bit yourself. Your card is great. I love the colours.


Rach said...

such a sweet card love the pretty papers that you have used. hugs Rachxx

Beth said...

This is such a pretty card! The papers are fab and I love the flowers! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!

Beth xx