Best Wishes

Hi there!

 Would you believe it, but it's SNOWING outside AGAIN! And after those beautiful, warm days we just had! Please, NO snow on Easter! {yes, we've had snow on Easter before!}

Anyways, here my card, made for these challenges:
2S4Y (Lauren's sketch), Simon Says Stamp (pearls), The Cuttlebug Spot, Color Throwdown (yes, there is a splash of red in here, I hope that's okay), and YNS

I finally got an idea for using my beloved (but not very well used so far) Everafter collection, so I am a happy cardmaker. ;)
I cut out the blue paper, sewed it to the chipboard then cut the scalloped border {yes, by hand - I have yet to get that decorative edged scissors!}. Added some brown half pearls for a draped curtain look, while adding a few pearls to the vintage image. Then stamped the sentiment and tied an {unsatisfactory} bow.

You have to check out THIS shop. The cutest things EVER. Who doesn't like owls? ;)

There are still a couple days to PLAY in my challenge - don't be shy!

I hope you enjoyed: have a happy day and thanks for dropping by!


Best Wishes card recipe
Cardstock: Halcraft
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket "Everafter"
Stamp: Sugarloaf
Ink: Martha Stewart
Half pearls: unknown, Basic Grey
Image: Cosmo Cricket
Ribbon: Offray
Other: chipboard 
Tools: scissor, trimmer, adhesive, sewing machine


  1. Stunning!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  2. We had snow too!! My husband was born on Easter in a blizzard. I'm with you, NO MORE snow!!

    I love your card!! It's simply beautiful!! How are you able to combine so many challenges? That alone takes talent :)

  3. It's a beauty, great sewing and I love those little beads/gems on the scallop edge - great attention to detail as always Clare!!! Did you really say snow? Jo x

  4. Beautiful card Clare! I love the pearls where you placed them! It's funny, I have to cut all my scalloped borders by hand too because I don't have a border punch either lol!

  5. Wow, I love it! Great vintage bird card! :)

  6. Very pretty! Love the stitching and that chocolate ribbon~ yummy!

  7. Wow! Great card! I love that splash of color on this beautiful shabby image!

  8. this is gorgeous, Clare!! wow! fabulous design! LOVE it!!

  9. WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!! I love your colouring and the image is beautiful!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!
    Chris & the DT

  10. This is just LOVELY! Wonderful vintage card with all of the great "Clare" touches!


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