Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Fabulous Friend

I'm really lucky to have lots of fabulous friends but at the top of todays list is Gwyneth.  Not only has she treated me to a hot stone massage but I had my dinner there too.  So I'm fed and completely spoilt, total bliss.
I do have a couple of cards to share with you today.  This one was inspired by challenges at:
The Crafty Pad - rainbow- Cameron's ChallengeOne Stitch at a Time - rainbow - Cameron's Challenge


I got my brayer and a Big & Juicy ink pad  (Happy Birthday) out to make the background for this card.  The white piece is raised with the bird images recessed into it.  I got the idea from the box frames that I've been doing some work on lately.  I made the white strip with a 1" squarepunch.
Stamps - PTI sign language, everyday button bits (sentiment)

This one was inpsired by challenges at:
Chicken Soup - recipe #11
Friday Sketches - sketch #119
The ABC Challenge - D is for Distressing
Cupcake Craft - sketch challenge


The patterned paper was made using cosmic shimmer sprays.  The base card was stamped in worn lipstick distress ink and then more ink was added using cut 'n' dry foam.  It's great as it allows you to build up the depth of colour.
The lovely butterfly is a Cuttlebug die with matching embossing folder
Stamps - PTI - spiral bouquet.

If ever I haven't expalined something or you have a question then just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.

I hope you're as relaxed as me.
xxx

27 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

Simple but beautiful. I love what you did with the paper. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Lucy said...

Just gorgeous..as ever...I expect nothing less from you!

Hope the massage helps..lucky you :D
L xx

Rebekah said...

These are so fab! Thanks for joining in our rainbow challenge at OSAAT this wk! Pop over to my blog and leave a comment for some candy! Hugs Rebekah xx
http://berryliciousblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/osaat-charity-rainbow-challenge-for.html

Clare said...

that butterfly is so beautiful!

laney said...

Super card!! thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you there next week too
hugs
laney

Cathy said...

Beautiful card and I love the colours.
Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
Cathy x

Margreet said...

This is a simple but stylish rainbow card Claire.....thanks for playing OSAAT's Cameron's Autism Awareness Challenge!
xxx Margreet

Chocolate Orange said...

Sich a pretty card. I love the effect that the card gives. Looks sooo good.
Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for Camerons challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x

chrissy xx said...

Oh! You have been spoilt, how lovely. Really gorgeous card. Thank you sooo much for joining us at OSAAT for this special challenge.
Chrissyxx

Debbie said...

Hi Ginger just lurve your rainbow card and your background is very effective. :)


Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Pad this week. :)

xxDebbiexx

Liza said...

Stunning work, I love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Sue C said...

Lovely cards, the colours are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

xGemmax said...

2 more gorgeous cards and love the colours you have used.
hugs and xxx

Margaret C said...

I love your rainbow card - very effective, and you've clearly mastered that technique, mine always looks patchy !

Aimes said...

Now that's a friend worth keeping! LOL!
Fabby cards, Claire! I adore the gradient of those colours on your first one!
Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Dora said...

Beautiful cards you got here. I love how you done that paper with the brayer, looks fabulous. Take care of your friend, not much like those around :) Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love the brayering to get the rainbow effect Ginger and such a sweet, simple card. Also love the colours in the second one.
Such a lovely card to enter into the OSAAT special challenge this week. Thankyou for taking the time and making the effort to support it.
Luv Brenda xxxx

Jayne said...

Awesome card, looks simple but very effective. You certainly 'nailed' our theme this week! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

maxine said...

Hi A lovely card thanks for joining us at The crafty pad this week.

A.J. said...

Great cards, I love the rainbow background!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful cards really colourful and clean. Thanks for sharing with us this week over at OSSAT.

Hugs Jo xxx

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful cards really colourful and clean. Thanks for sharing with us this week over at OSSAT.

Hugs Jo xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. I love the distressed look and the soft subtle colour scheme. The butterfly is stunning. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Carol Ann said...

Fab card so simple but has worked so well! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

Sarah said...

What a beautiful card, I love the simplicity, thanks for joining us a OSAAT, hope to see you again.
xxx
Sarah

Padster said...

Gorgeous cards - thanks for joining us at OSAAT & IDIC this week xx

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

Love your cards as always, that butterfly one is too cute! Thanks for playing along once more with ChickenSoup x

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