Monday, 12 September 2016

Feeling Tropical?

Hello, hello,

I managed to get 3 cards done over the weekend for a variety of challenges. Scroll down to the next post if you want to see all three:

The first one for Freshly Made Sketches features two little penguins from Whimsy Stamps with a Winnie and Walter snowy background stencilled with texture paste.

The second one is for The Card Concept in the clean and simple category - it has a rainbow theme this week. The flowery card is for Less Is More. They have the dreaded one layer theme using flowers. One layer cards have never been my strong point!  

This little card was meant to be for the latest Casology challenge too. For some reason I had the word 'tropical' in my mind, then went to go and post it and realised that the cue word is actually 'beach!' Mother brain strikes again. Having said that, the term 'aloha' is Hawaiian and Hawaii is famous for it's beaches isn't it? Plus you get flowers and birds at the beach...yes I know, pushing it a bit isn't.... Melissa, feel free to hit the delete button on Mr Linky!

Have a fabulous week and thanks for calling by!

Claire x


  1. Gorgeous cards, Claire! Those penguins are just the cutest and I love how you've used the sketch.

  2. Two beautiful cards! The first one is a super cute and creative take on the sketch, and your second one is perfect for our one layer flower challenge this week at Less is More. I love the rainbow stripe! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. LOVE the pengies but your LIM card is extra special - fab colours too


  4. Oh my, Claire! No need to delete this beauty!!! When I first saw it in the gallery, I was thinking starfish!!! :) Awesome diagonal design and I'm loving your use of rainbow colors!

    Thanks so much for playing along again over at CASology!

  5. Such sweet cards! I love those little penguins! They are just too adorable! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Hey Claire!! Both of your cards are so pretty. I love the multiple colors in your second card. Nicely done. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology.

  7. Wow...what a terrific design. Love the shading of your colors. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  8. Such a wonderfully CAS yet vibrant panel of colour here. Fantastic inky blending and a great take on the challenge. thanks for playing with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

  9. What a great way to add colour to a one layer card. Love the blend within your masked strip.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  10. 2 beauties, I love the rainbow panel, and the outline flowers! Glad to see you at the Card Concept.

  11. Those little penguins are adorable, Claire ... and what gorgeous rainbow blending ... fabulous with the monochrome blooms! Hugs, Anita :)


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment - they really make my day!