Sunday, 19 July 2009

Stamptacular Sunday and an Award

Good afternoon everyone. I hope you've all been having a great weekend. I've had a productive day today, clearing out unwanted items for the charity shop. There's a bit more space in the house now - um, I wonder what I might fill it with!!

Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to Linda for this wonderful award she has given to me. I am very honoured to receive it. If you haven't come across Linda's blog then it is well worth a visit as she makes very beautiful cards.

The challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday this week is "SHAPETACULAR Card!" you must make a card with an unusual, out of the ordinary shape.

I've made a pouch bag card, this uses 1 sheet of 12" x 12" paper, I got the idea from a TV show and have modified it slightly. A sheet of card goes inside with the greeting on it (I'll be putting some sweetie bars in too).

The paper I have used is Die Cuts With a View from a QVC kit. I used a Fiskars scalloped edge punch to for the handle and trim. The flower has been made using the Spellbinders Flower Creations 2 set, the petals have been inked with Brilliance ink which has a lovely pearlescent sheet, it is held together at the centre with a velvet brad. The sentiment is from the Magnolia Summer Club kit, I've stamped this in blue ink, clear embossed over it and then cut it out with a circle nestie, while it was still in the nestie I inked it over with pink ink.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for all your lovely comments.

Happy crafting!
Clare x


Liza said...

I love making these little pouches, they are so easy but so effective! I love the bright colours and your flower. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Chrissie said...

This looks a really cute pouch! Lovely bright colours.

Skraptacular Designs said... adorable! I would never have thought to do this in a million years! Love the bright colors and the paper you've used! Sooo cheerful!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamptacular!


lisa said...

This is lovely. Those bright colours are great and your flower is like a childs windmill at the seaside. It's
Your last elusive images card is beautiful aswell, that is such a lovely stamp isn't it!


Juls said...

congrats on your award, Love the bag you have created! Hugs Juls

CraftyC said...

So pretty Clare and great papers

Anonymous said...

Oh i love these little pouches I remember making a similar thing when i was at school to use as a cup at the water fountain.
Thank you for taking part at ssc

Riet said...

What a beautiful creation Clare,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Bev said...

Oh this is just fab sweetie, love the bright fun colours! x

Jacilynn said...

This is just too cute! Love the super colors. Great project Clare.

And I would totally recommend the Harry Potter Books. They just get better as you go along. You'll have to tell me what you think. wink.

Ann said...

Oh my, your pouch is SO cute! And congrats on the blog award! :)

Violets Corner said...

Oh this is so cute! I love the petals and the colours!


debby4000 said...

Oh this so cute, fabulous pouch.

Crafting Joanne said...

This is beautiful Clare, wonderful idea for a pouch.

Thanks for joining us this week over on SSC.

Joanne x

Sprytebyrd said...

What a cute idea for a shaped card, I love it!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at SSC! I just love hopping to your blog and see what you've been up to!
Hugs! - Dee

Dawn said...

Awww this is great - love the bright papers and fantastic flower.