Thursday, 8 April 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge

Right, I am about to throw my camera out of the window. Although it probably has more to do with my incompetance than the poor camara. Try as I might, I cannot get a good photograph of this card. I complain when there is no light and now there is plenty of sunlight I am complaining too!

I am entering this into Cupcake Craft Challenges where the current theme is "Make Your Own Flowers".

To make my flowers I used the two smallest dies from the nestabilities "Blossom" set. The smallest die made the small flowers and the second smallest made the bigger flower. I inked the edges of the flowers with memento ink "Summer Sky" and sprayed the completed flowers with a mixture of perfect pearl and water, using a mini mister. The small flowers sit on leaves made from a 5 petal flower punch and the larger leaves are made using a Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch leaf punch.

Thank you for taking a look at my card. I apologise for not visiting my blogging buddies as much as usual. There is lots going on at the moment, but I am hoping things will get back to normal soon.

Hugs, Clare xx


Julie said...

Lovely, Lovely card, the flowers are gorgeous. Good luck with the challenge.
Enjoy the sunshine xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare,
Give yourself a break girl...your a star, we all struggle with pic's and I know how frustrating it is not to have time to catch up due to other can't be helped...
I have been feeling low this week, not had much enthusiasm to craft and it makes me feel guilty...
We have to learn to fit blogging around us and not us around it!!!
And reading what I just wrote I need to take my own

Love your card's so elegant, the colours are lovely, those flower's are perfect...

Beautiful job!!!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare, you are not the only person who carnt take photos for toffees, I have the same problem, and I do try to get it right.
I do love your simple design card its stunning and the flowers are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Stamping Seasons said...

THose flowers are great!!!

Michele said...

Lovely card Claire. I must have a go at making some of those lovely flowers, yours look very well made.


Mandy said...

Hi Claire,
This is beautiful..I love your flowers..I have trouble taking piccs as well..I Have been the same as you these last few weeks not enough time to blog but learning to fit the blogging around family...
Mandy xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Clare

What beautiful flowers, and your card is great. I think we all have problems visiting everyone we would like to. I know I do - don't apologise just keep making fab cards. Take care hun.

Hugs Ali x

Kerri said...

Oh wow, Clare! Those flowers are GORGEOUS!!! I'm going to have to try that! I usually edit my photos with a free program called Picasa~
You can lighten up your photos, auto contrast and auto color. It has lots of other editing options as well and it's free! Just an idea:)

pinky said...

Clare the pic looks gorgeous from here. The blue sparkly flowers are the bees knees! All makes for one beautiful card. Take it easy mrs.

LINDA said...

Such a beautiful card.. Love it!!!
Hugs, Linda

Kat said...

This card is so elegant Clare, I love it. Beautiful flowers. I've had the blossom nesties sitting on my table since I went to the SECC on 7th March and still not opened the packet. Really must open it soon. I feel the same about photos. Never seem to get it right.

Kat xx

Tracy said...

Your flowers are gorgeous, and it's a really pretty card, and the photo looks fine.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

coldwaters2 said...

Clare this is beautiful I think you have been a clever designer here making those gorgeous flowers a focal point your eye is drawn to them straight away this is so elegant.
lorraine x

Danielle said...

What a simply delightful card Clare! Those handmade flowers are stunning and the pale blue is so very pretty against the white!
Hugs, Danielle

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Clare!! I LOVE your flowers and the papers you used! ...thank you for stopping by my blog!

Sandra said...

Such a beautiful card, can't see anything wrong with the photo at all ... really, I can't.

Just love your flowers, they're gorgeous

Saskia said...

So beautiful and so elegant!

Saskia :)

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous Clare,so elegant.

Jacilynn said...

what a gorgeous clean looking card. super pretty Clare!

Francesca said...

Great card , your flowers are wonderful,

itsabrt said...

Oh Clare your card is beautiful, are those some of your hand made flowers? Awesome! Beth

Marion said...

Fabulous card Claire, simply elegant. I love it.