Sunday, 15 August 2010

Happy Birthday Crafty Cardmakers!

Good afternoon!

Crafty Cardmakers are celebrating their first birthday and have therefore chosen the theme of "Birthdays" for their current theme. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU CRAFTY CARDMAKERS!

My poor fairy's wings look very dull - they aren't in real life. I've heat embossed them with kaleidescope embossing powder and they look wonderful and sparkly but unfortunately I couldn't catch this in the photo.

I've used a Lili of theValley image coloured with Copic Ciaos and a sentiment from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.

I've been put off using my 6" x 6" Core'dinations Gemstones cardstock as I only have one sheet of each colour which isn't enough to make a card with a base layer and a mat - so here's what I did to make it go that little bit further:

I cut the nestie shape for my mat from the middle of the 6" x 6" cardstock before sticking the card onto my base card.

I then cut another nestie shape, the same size, from some plain card (I've got lots of this) and stuck it in the gap left in the middle of the card to make it all level.

Finally I stuck on the Designer Paper. There's no hole for it to fall into and you would never be able to tell would you?

I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend. There's still a bit left to enjoy. I shall have an evening in front of the television watching "Sherlock".

Hugs, Clare xx


Jules said...

Hi Clare

Looks like we have both had our LOTV stamps out this weekend.

You have used yours beautifully and your layout is brilliant.

What a good tip for making special card go a bit further. thanks for that.

Enjoy what is left of Sunday.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Hi Clare

Really beautifull card, your colouring is perfect.

I am really liking the look of these LOTV stamps, they are so sweet.

B x

angelwhispers said...

Love the card Claire the image is orgeous and looks fabulous Chanelle xx

Pink Sunshine said...

Hi Clare,
Gorgeous card, love the way you have coloured the fairy.
I cut the middle out to - makes the gorgeous card go so much further. lol.
Sally. x

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Clare. I love how you've coloured that beautiful image and what a good idea to make your special card go further. Must remember that!

Kat xx

Chris said...

Beautiful card Clare and such a sweet image! Love your colouring and I bet that embossing powder looks wonderfully sparkly IRL. Such pretty papers and design too. Chris xx

Annie said...

now that's crafty! a fabulous card with my favourite fairy!
hugs, annie x

Sally H said...

Beautiful! Well done for making that cardstock go further!

Mina said...

isnt it hard to get photos to pick up bling at all...your card is stunning Clare, I love this LOTV image shes fab
Mina xxx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, I love this little fairy, she's just so sweet. I sometimes do my mats like that too.
Hugz Fleur xXx

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous anyway, even if we can't see the sparkle. Thanks for the tip on the matts!

Liz, said...

Gorgeous card Clare. Heehee I do that with my card too,Liz x

coldwaters2 said...

Awww Clare this is superb that image your colours and design are awesome.
Lorraine x

chris said...

Hi Clare, this is so so pretty, and the bling card really stand out on the photo, will have to try some, I love that image, and you have used my favourite nestie, so this is right up my street.

I too was expecting Sherlock, but it wasnt on, I am so puzzled, I hope it wasnt just in our region that it wasnt on, I have enjoyed it so much.
back soon love chris xx

debby4000 said...

Oh Clare wonderful card and adorable image.

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Clare and I love your paper saving technique to save your bestest card stock! :) Donna x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare, wow fabulous tutorial and your card is stunning, love the way youve coloured it to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Kerri said...

That image is so sweet and your card is beautiful! I'm dying to get some of those LOTV images:)

Cor* said...

Lovely birthday card to share with us at Crafty Cardmakers for our birthday celebration. I find that if you are using natural light, if you turn your card to the side slightly (toward the light), the sparkle shines, turn off your flash and snap away. That always works to catch my bling. Good luck

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Juls said...

so very sweet! I just Love it! Hugs Juls

Sara said...

Such a shame when the camera can't pick up the glitz properly. Bet this looks even prettier IRL. Love the thrifty way you've made this.

Sara xx

Sonia said...

A great card Clare :) I do this all the time lol... Hugs Sonia xx

pink lady said...

What a beautiful card, the stamp is so pretty and I love the girly feel to the card - fab x