Monday, 31 August 2009

Stamptacular Sunday - "Scallop Mania"

Good morning everyone,

I do love a bank holiday! For all you bloggers who are lucky enough to be enjoying one today - have a great time!

The challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week is "Scallop Mania". When I was browsing through Lauren Meaden's tutorials on her blog, I came across this basket and when I saw what the challenge was I thought it was a perfect reason to make it.

I added an card "inner" to give this basket more stabilitiy.

Here's what I used to make it:-

Stamp: from SU! "Fine Prints" - this reads "A friendship grows forever"
Ink: Brilliance - white
Cardstock: red and white from my stash
Tools: Spellbinders "Large Scallop" nestabilities, Flower Creations 2 and "Labels"; Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" punch (yes, I succumbed and got one!); X-Cut small daisy punch, Scor-Pal, "Floral Fantasy" Cuttlebug embossing folder
Accessories: Sakura white pen; spacer from jewellery section in Dunelm Mill

The white ink hasn't given a very good coverage (as usual it looks better in real life!), but I notice that Elyzbells has brought out a new white ink which is supposed to give a good coverage so I think I might be trying that out soon.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and for any comments you may leave (good or bad - say what you think!). I love to read them and they brighten up my day.

Clare xx


Juls said...

Hi Hon,

This is stunning!! Love it so much, love the colour combo, and all the embossed detail, just gorgeous!!

Emma said...

This is so pretty Clare and I love the freshness of the white and red - gorgeous choice :D

Have a great bank holiday Monday :D

Emma x

Julie said...

Hi Clare,
What a cute little basket, the red
and white look great.
Your only going to get great comments you funny thing as your creations are brilliant.
Have a great Bank Holiday Monday.
Take cAre - Ju xx

Kip's Cards said...

Well done you !!!!
This is a Gorgeous basket Clare,Love the embossing too...

Mandy said...

Oooo this is gorgeous. Love the colour combo and the embossed detail. Have a fab bank holiday xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous basket, what wonderful work.
Has yet I've never found a decent white inkpad, I usually use versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.


Good morning clare, wow what a stunning basket hunny, i adore all that fabulous detail. Wow you've been busy since my last visit with so many gorgeous makes, i am absolutely loving them all! hope you've had a good bank holiday weekend so far, hugs Linda x

brenda said...

Hi Clare

What an absolutely gorgeous little bag, a lot of patience making that I'm certain.

Pleased you have had a good crafty day.

B x

Violets Corner said...

Oooh, what a lovely basket!!! I loved your babygro card too! I´m sure you´ll only get good comments :)

Have a great Bank Holiday Monday,


P.S. Here in Sweden we have an ususal Monday :(

Donna said...

This is so pretty Clare, well done you for making this its absolutely gorgeous and the white is just stunning :) Donna x

Jacilynn said...

so cute! What a great basket. i love all the detail!

Danielle said...

Fabulous project Clare - so beautifully done! Love the white with the splash of red - very chic! That flower is awesome too!
Hugs, Danielle

Jules said...

Hi Clare

This is great.

The white with red is just fantastic and I love the stamp with that lovely sentiment.

Love Jules xx

Kat said...

Clare this is absolutely gorgeous. Red and white is just lovely and a really cute bag. I must try to do more than just cards!

Kat xx

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Oh Clare this is just so pretty. Such a cute basket. I think Lauren is fabulous and hope to be her one day when I grow Thanks for playing along at SSC this week!

Liza said...

Such a pretty little basket Clare, I love the red and white colour combo, very fresh. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Riet said...

ohhh wowww Clare,what BEAUTIFUL,i love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Carly said...

What a fabulous project! Great job on the challenge!

Anne said...

What a lovely little basket! Love the embossing and the colours, and especially the pretty handle!

jillyscreations said...

Stunning box. I love Laurens temlates. thank you fr taking part at ssc

jannekescreations said...

Awesome bix ;0)
Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Janneke X

dolcreations said...

Now this is one cute basket. I love the colour red/white combo! What a fantastic idea and a great job!

Marcea said...

what a wonderful creation hun - I love it! So crisp and beautiful

Marcea said...

what a wonderful creation hun - I love it! So crisp and beautiful

Paula said...

What an adorable basket, love the embossing on it and all the scallops...what a fun wedding favor this would make! Thanks for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!


Crafting Joanne said...

WOW what a gorgeous basket and fabulous in the red and white.

Thanks for joiningus this week at SSC.

Joanne x

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a cute little basket! A wonderful idea, as well!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular this week! Hope to see you again soon!