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

27 comments:

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...
x
Vicky

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.
luv
Debby

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

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,

hugs
Maarit

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!
x

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 up.lol:) 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!
Christine

Marcea said...

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

Marcea said...

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

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!

Pleasantly,
Paula

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!
Dee