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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Guest Designer at Little Claire's

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and had a good week.  I have been busy in the garden and haven't had  lot of time for anything else.  But it will all be worth it when the garden is done.

An exciting post for me today.  I entered a challenge at Little Claire's a few weeks ago and was delighted to be asked to be a guest designer for August and September together with the lovely Rachel.  Thank you to Little Claire's for asking me.   Today sees the start of their new challenge which is:
A Mans Birthday Card

Here is the card that I have created using Hot Air Balloons stamp.

I stamped the hot air balloons and the hills onto some white card.  The hot air balloons were then stamped again onto the same paper as the background and paper pieced.  I also paper pieced the hills by stamping onto a couple of different shades of green paper.  The background paper is from my scraps box.  I cut some corners out of kraft card and added a bit of distress ink.  Some ribbon, a sentiment and some large pearly dots finished the card.

I then decided to make a mini card. 

The balloons were again paper pieced and I just added a stamped sentiment and some stickles around the image. 

Here are both cards together.

Thanks for popping by and would love to see you enter the challenge at Little Claire's.  Just pop over for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the creations from the talented design team.

I would like to enter my large card into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Wags N Whiskers - Birthdays
Thats Crafty - Stamping ground
Love to Create - Inspired by a song (Up, up and away)
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes


Jan Ltc said...

Great cards Mags xx Jan

downrightcrafty said...

very classy cards great job
hugs Kate xx

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous card as always beautiful design and full of lots of lovely details Congrats on your guest spot Mags x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Two lovely cards Mags, love that stamp! Susan x

Sue said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Mags.
Your cards are gorgeous. I love the image and fabulous designs.
Sue xx

rachel said...

brilliant make - I love this Mags - exciting days! Hugs rachel xx

cass said...

Lovely designed card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely cards! Thank you for joining our "Inspired by a Song, Book or Movie" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Love to Create Challenge Inspired by a Song, Movie or Book.

Jackie - LTC owner

Avril Ann said...

Oh Congratulations, Mags, how wonderful to be a GDT for Little Claire's...fabulous cards, love the Little and Large..brilliant, hugs xxxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Congrats on your GDT spot! I love both of the cards you've created!
Dawn xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So glad you are our guest designer and these show why. Just fabulous, love the paper piecing, great colours, the green really pops. Great layout too x

Jacqui Robinson said...

I love the paper piecing & the stickles, the mini card is so cute. Jacqui DT Sister Act

linda said...

these are both fabulous! i love the paper pieced images and the designs are great for masculine cards. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful and clever cards.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More;-))m

Lynne K said...

Excellent cards for men, and great designs for your GDT spot! Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations too.