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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Shaped card at Clarity

Good Morning lovelies! How are you? I'm back from Center Parcs and hoping that things will be back to normal now for a little while. I'll show you a few pics later. First off though here's the anniversary card I made for my mum and dad last week.


I cut the card shape myself using a die - I also cut the mat that I then stamped onto. I stamped the toucan image from Clarity coloured it then masked it.


Next I used a clarity mask of leaves and a variety of distress inks to create the background.


Finally I added a further clarity stamp of the leaves - this came from a finch set. I added the letters to the card last of all - I thought they were fitting for an anniversary!

I would like to enter this into the claritystampchallenge 31 : shaped cards

So here's a few pics from center parcs:


The new climbing walls are awesome - the girls really enjoyed them - and jacqui and myself were very envious - knew we should have booked to do them!


A family shot - fun!


We didn't let the girls get the only fun on the treetop trek though - it was great fun for us too!!!


And we saw three different types of owl - and we all had the experience of a barn owl flying to our arm. amazing!!!!

It was a lovely holiday - my sister has started the journey for home now - it was so good to spend some time with her. We are all going to miss her!

Big hugs

Rachel x




28 comments:

  1. It's a lovely anniversary card Rachel, the pair of Toucan's make a perfect and different focal element for the occasion.

    B x

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  2. Such a fabulous card Rachel, I love the image and wonderful sentiment.
    Fabulous photos, so pleased you had a good time at Centre Parcs.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  3. A fab one of a find anniversary card Rachel, so special !!

    You lot really know how to have fun !! Whats next ?

    hugs Diane xx

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  4. What a great and fun card, I bet they will love it! Looks as if all of you had super fun at the Parc too!

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  5. Lovely card, fun sentiment. Looks like you had a great time, such an adventurous family x

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  6. Absolutely love our anniversary card Rachel, just brilliant. Jac will be at the airport now, long long journey, we will miss her

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  7. I love the card you made your Mum and Dad, the background for the toucans is wonderful. Looks like you had great fun at the weekend, you and your sister look alike.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  8. Love your gorgeous card....Gorgeous pics.xxx

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  9. Love the shape and unusual image too, the colours are fab. Looks like you all had a great time from those pictures.
    Lorraine

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  10. This is fabulous, love the image and design plus the colours and papers are lovely.

    I am helping out in a blog hop if you want to join in and win...details on my blog...

    http://thejourneyisthestart.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/join-in-have-fun.html

    Thanks ♥
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  11. Fabulous card for your parents and loving the play on words. Looks like you all had a wonderful time too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  12. A fabulous card Rachel, such a brilliant design.
    It looks like you had a fun time at Center Parcs, we spent a lot of time there when the boys were young - it's brilliant isn't it.
    Pauline
    x

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  13. Aw Rachel, I'm so pleased that you've had such a wonderful time with your sister, she is such a long way from you, good for the girls too to spend time with their aunt. The photos are brilliant, the climbing wall looks fab, and owls, flying on to your arm, well it just doesn't get any better.

    Brilliant card for your mum and dad, Love the image and colours, Kate x

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  14. A great card design and loving how you have used this stamp. Thank you for entering the challenge and the best of luck. Xx

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  15. Love the anniversary card and what a terrific play on words! Glad you had a fabulous time with your sister!

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  16. Love your play on words, Rachel;, and a great card for your mum and dad. Best wishes in this month's Clarity Challenge. ;~}

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  17. What lovely work you have done here the shape the colours love all about it good luck in the clarity challenge xx

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  18. Beautiful shaped card and love the leaf background and great play on words
    Carol x

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  19. An absolutely stonking card Rachel!!! Love this so much, gorgeous image, beautifully coloured. You have been one busy bee hun, love your bowl too, and it looks like you and the girls had an awesome time which is good. Just off to see what else I have missed next Karen x

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  20. I bet your Mum & Dad loved their card Rachel - a fab entry for this month's Clarity Challenge. Thanks for sharing your artwork with us and good luck in the draw x

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  21. A beautiful Toucan card, I love the shape and design. I bet your Mum and Dad loved it. Marlene

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  22. A beautiful Toucan card, I love the shape and design. I bet your Mum and Dad loved it. Marlene

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  23. A great play on words Rachel for a lovely card. I'm sure your Mum and Dad loved it. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge this month. Good luck! x

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  24. Love your Toucan card (though I did groan a bit at the pun!) - and great to see you all having such fun at CenterParcs. I can remember going when I was a teenager - when they first popped up in the UK - and we absolutely loved it.
    Alison xx

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  25. Briliant little card Rachel, I bet your mum & dad loved it!
    Loving the photos too!
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  26. Love the floral shape of your card Rachel. Great background too, to me you have really created the feel of a tropical forest. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

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  27. I agree with Barbara a super background and a lively card. Good luck.

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  28. Very clever use of the leaf stencils in the background. Good luck in the challenge x

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