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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Little Claire - in the Garden

Hello there lovely bloggers - did you have fun in the sun yesterday? It was absolutely glorious where I am and me and my little munchkins and gorgeous hubby had a lovely day out at the Scarecrow festival - although today we went to the fair - on the last day of the festival a big fair arrives in the village complete with sideshows and an arena for all sorts of thing going on. We got there about 11 and left around 4 - it was fabulous - a beautiful sunny day with lots of fun and friends and I found out that our Rainbow scarecrow got a Highly Commended - so I'm well chuffed!!!!

Today I'd like to share a card with you I made using this months kit over at littleclairesdesigns. You get a set of stamps and you also get a card and some papers cut to size all ready to make up aswell as an inspiration sheet. My card is very similar to obe of the ones on the inspiration sheet - I just wanted to try it out as I liked the look. I've used three stamps - the birdtable and lawnmower and added them to the background. Then I stamped the sleepy man on a separate sheet, cut him out and added him after I had done all of the colouring. I'm particularly pleased with my sky - I kept seeing this on different blogs but didn't know how to achieve it - all I did was have a little think, got a small piece of cut and dry foam and cut a cloud shape from card, then using tumbled glass I just inked on the cloud and off onto the edge of the picture and built up the sky like that!!! Well chuffed.


The sentiment stamp was also part of the stamp set. I've added faux stitching around the edges - just because I felt it looked nice!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet stampinsweetstampinchallengeblog: Create a scene
send a smile 4 kidssendasmile4kidschallenge: Happy Fathers Day
Glittern sparkleglitternsparklechallengeblog: Anything goes
IDICrobynsfetishchallengeblog: Spring Colours
OSAATonestitchatatimechallenge: Anything goes

Thankyou so much for looking - its very good of you to drop by and I hope to see you again soon.
 I feel very luckyat the moment - yesterday I was fortunate enough to be picked by Anne on her blog for a candy win and I also won a creative classroom prize on the housemouse challenge!  Can't be bad! Happy Days!!!

Take care and keep Crafting!

Hugs

Rachel xx


23 comments:

  1. Oh this is so fabulous
    luv
    Debby

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  2. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

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  3. Brilliant image on this one, makes a gorgeous card, congratulations on your highly commended

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  4. I remember my Grandfather doing just this, even had a lawn mower that looked the same. A great card Rachel, a trip down memory lane for me.

    Sue x

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  5. Brilliant card Rachel, you managed to use all of the stamps an what a great scene you've made. Love your colouring and isn't that daisy paper lovely, just right for this image.
    Well done on all your wins, enjoy using the candy, and as you say can't be bad!!, have a good day, kate x

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  6. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

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  7. Fabulous card Rachel. I love the scene you have created using those image. Beatufifully coloured and a great layout too.
    Well done to you and your Rainbows for the Highly Commended award and on your recent blog wins too!
    hugs Sue xx

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  8. This is a fabulous card Rachel, you have created a wonderful scene.
    Pauline
    x

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  9. This is adorable. Great image .. I love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}

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  10. Hi Rachel, our very first lawnmower looked just like that but my Dad would never let me loose with it! A great image and a beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x PS - so glad you got a Highly Commended, the group must be thrilled!

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  11. That's my idea of mowing the grass! Cute card and image!

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  12. Fabulous card Rachel. Well done on being Highly commended at the show. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

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  13. This is great and thanks for joining us over at Sweet Stampin this week
    x catherine

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  14. Fantastic card and your sky is perfect!

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  15. beautiful card hun
    Hugs Kate xx

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  16. Fabulous card!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

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  17. This is fab Rachel, love the scene you've created! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  18. Fab male card Rachel, love the scene. Carol x

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  19. You know I love Little Claire stamps Rachel !! Your card is smashing and well done you on your sky !! Thanks for playing at Robyns Fetish this week !!

    good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  20. Another beautiful scene card. Love 3D on it.
    Thank you again for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Create a Scene” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  21. Brilliant!! It really made my day:-)

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

    Hugs
    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

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  22. Really lovely, fab image and lovely layout and colours
    Lindsay xx

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx