Hope your Tuesday is going well so far! It's pretty rainy and cold out here in the middle of nowhere, but I can understand after those past few days of sunshine and blue skies! :)

For this card, I was inspired by this fabulous designer, Ashley Newell, and THIS is the card that inspired me. Not exactly sure how I can go from her clean, crisp card to this slightly messy one. ;)

Inspired by these challenges...2S4Y Bonus Sketch (a rather liberal take), Simon Says Stamp (green is in pp and the swirls - I also used a Basic Grey alphabet), Cuttlebug Challenge, and Hero Arts.

And guess what?
I finally used my Hero Arts flourish stamp! Yes!

I have set myself a challenge of using EACH and EVERY stamp of the three HA sets I own before I buy another set. The only serious obstacle between me and a new HA stamp set was this flourish stamp from "Tree, Birds and Messages", my very first HA stamp set. I am not good with flourishes, but in the middle of this card, I casually said to myself  "Hey, I could use that swirl stamp.....
Thanks for popping in and have a nice day FILLED with mojo! :)
Birth-DAY card recipe
Cardstock: Cosmo Cricket
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket "Girl Friday"
Other paper: recycled chipboard, art paper
Stamp: Hero Art "Tree, Birds and Messages"
Ink: Martha Stewart
Alphabet: Basic Grey
Half pearls: E.
Ribbon: Michaels
Tools: scissors, adhesive, trimmer


  1. Love your card! The style is fab, as is the design! Such pretty paper and love the flowers hun!

  2. Gorgeous card! Love the colours and the details!:)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

    Hugs, Tímea

  3. Your card is stunning!! looks amazing, love the flowers and the flourishes.. did you cut those out.. cause they are so fine and perfect. WTG Clare.

  4. So glad you've used this swirl stamp! Because it looks great on your card!!! I have the same Cosmo paper and really love the way you used it on your card! Your little flowers are super pretty!

  5. this card is gorgeous! Love the butterflies! :)

  6. What a perfectly lovely card!!

  7. Oh wow this is beautiful! The pearls are the perfect touch :)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  8. wow! gorgeous card! LOVE your take on the sketch! i love it!! =) thanks for playing along!

  9. Oh so sweet Clare, love those little flowers with the pearl centres - very pretty! Jo x

  10. That's super cute and creative. I love it!

  11. Oh my, this is gorgeous!! I love the little flowers & pearls. Messy? hmmm, messy doesn't come to mind. Love it Clare :)

  12. Saw your pretty card on the CARDS challenge gallery - congrats on the spotlight!

  13. Beautiful card. I just love your style.

  14. It is a lovely card, and so springy! Thanks for being part of the Cuttlebug Challenge this week! Love the flowers on your card.

  15. Gorgeous card, Clare. Love the flowers... I'm also a fan of Ashley's cards (though I can never make anything close!!)..

    Hugs from India


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