Happy wishes

...to you!
Thank goodness for scheduled blogging - I have so many cards I need to catch up on sharing with you!

Todays card was made for last weeks SSC Card technique challenge - sewing! I made a little tutorial on that HERE for those who were inquiring about my stitching. :)
Also, there are some new things going on around SSC - first we have a new sponsor (my shoppe, so if you've been wanting to try some goodies, enter the challenges for a chance to win!) and we have a new honors format. Check that out HERE.
Now on to the card...

This uses some paper and a doily from my new kit, and some pretty hand-dyed seam binding...shabby loveliness. :)

Hmmmm...I think that's pretty much it for now. Just be sure to check out the SSC card group today, as there will be a new challenge up, plus a featured card from last weeks challenge!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great hump day!

Card recipe
Cardstock: watercolor paper unknown
Patterned paper: kit available HERE
Stamps: Hero Arts "Thinking of You messages", Waltzingmouse Stamps "Very Vintage Labels 1"
Ink: Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain"
Ribbon: available HERE
Pearl: Prima
Other: doily from kit

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, sewing machine


  1. This is absolutley darling and beautiful, Clare! I love how you paired up the diecuts! The addition of the doily is super lovely! You are really amazing!!!!!

  2. Какая красивая работа!!! Оттенки просто шикарные :)

  3. So gorgeous Claire - I love your shabby prettiness ;)
    Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Ruth S

  4. Beautiful! Your cards are so delicate and pretty Clare, Jo x

  5. Clare, these colors are gorgeous! What a beautiful card!

  6. Such a beauty Clare!! I love the soft colors!!

  7. This was so inspiring on the SSC blog Clare. Love the soft and pretty colouring

  8. Beautiful! Lovely colors on the pp. The stitching is so fabulous and no one uses doilies quite like you do, I love it!

  9. I like the soft colors...pretty.

  10. Hi Clare! It's been a while since I've visited last time! Sorry for it... You're making so many lovely stuff! Just gorgeous! I wanted to say huge congrats! Just saw that you're the Designer of the month in the CArds magazine! Wow! So happy for you! Hugs!

  11. This is a beauty! Love the glittery bird, the pretty patterned paper, and the beautiful layered sentiment panel!

  12. this is so fresh and pretty! beautiful card, Clare!


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