Birthday wishes

...sorry my post titles haven't been very interesting lately - it's hard to keep thinking up new, fun ones! ;)

A little something I made for this weeks Waltzingmouse sketch challenge - I haven't played along with one of their fun sketches in awhile, and Sarah Martina's fabby sketch finally gave me the push I needed. I have to admit, ever since the 2 Sketches 4 You challenges (which I loved) closed, I was pretty bummed. Then I discovered the Waltzingmouse challenges - now my favorite place to find sketches! :)
So I was a little loose with the sketch this time, but still had lots of fun! Thanks to the Mischief Makers for the inspiration and sketch!

Trying to use up these flowers I got from Michaels to use on the bridesmaids headpieces for my sisters wedding back in July - I removed the center of the flower and replaced it with an orange mini rose.

Oh, and I have to say - I got the banner idea from the PTI die that was released recently.

Wow, I feel like I haven't used my good ol' Martha Stewart butterfly punch in a looooong time (the card I last posted I made a couple months back, so yes, it's been a while!)

Anyways, I gotta dash - making school preparations, getting ready for a volleyball scrimmage tonight, gotta try getting some stuff out in the mail, and then tomorrow, off to Scranton to take my younger brother to his new high school! Only gonna be five of us at home, which seems soooo small after eleven. :(

Thanks so much for dropping in - I really appreciate your kind words, and once I get a little more time, I'll be sure to return the favor! :)

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe", GCD Studios "The Great Outdoors"
Stamp: Waltzingmouse Stamps "Fancy Phrases"
Ink: Ranger 'Walnut Stain'
Flowers: Recollection
Pearls: Recollection
Die cut: Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe"
Doily: stash

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, sewing machine, Glossy Accents


  1. this is a gorgeous card Clare. Did you see that Basic Grey is looking for card designers too? check it out! And thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. What a gorgeous card! I love how soft and feminine it looks. Thanks for playing with us at WMSC! :)

  3. This is such a pretty card Clare. Love the soft feel of it. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

  4. I love how this came out, Clare! Beautiful colors and the sketch is a great one!

  5. beautiful card~what a fantastic sketch!!

  6. Oh my this is so delicate and lovely! I just love the soft papers and colors, and that doily with the flower is amazing! Awesome job, so glad you could play along this week!

  7. Wow, soooooo pretty! You did such a great job! Love every bit of this! I loved 2s4y too. My all time fave :)

  8. so soft and so beautiful!! i am in love with this one, girl! just adore your style! =) good luck with school and have a beautiful weekend! =)

  9. This is gorgeous, love the paper and the beautiful flower.

  10. So feminine and vintage-like! Beautiful!
    p.s. I'm with you...won't buy copics!

  11. How pretty is this, lovely job with the round element, thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

  12. How pretty, I really like the pearls.

  13. So gorgeous in every way! Love the romantic feel and the colors are so lovely!


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