Friday, 26 June 2015

Birthday Boy

Life is leaving me with very little time to craft at the moment. However, necessity breeds opportunity and I needed to make a birthday card for a friend. It is also approaching the end of the month so I had to get myself in gear to make my entry for this month's Clarity Challenge.

The beautiful wee folk and awesome Word Chains are again making an appearance.

I get so many fabulous comments whenever I use these stamps, so I hope no-one minds me providing a link to Clarity's website, from which these stamps can be sourced. I've heard that Christmas word chains and wee folk are coming soon - can't wait.

Wee Folk (as part of Miscellaneous and Travel Category)
Word Chains (as part of Verses and Words category)

Whilst I've not had much personal craft time I can't say how amazingly humbled, and chuffed, I've been to get four challenge picks this week, for cards I made a couple of weeks ago. Thank you CAS Colours & Sketches, Nacho Average, ABC Christmas and CASE-ing Christmas.

This card is inspired by a lovely simple sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, colours from Colour Q (I know there's a bit of green in there, but I promise it's a blend of the yellow and blue as a bi-product of the clingfilm squidge technique), plus Clarity's "Boys, Boys, Boys".

I surprised myself with how much of a Clarity card this is. Stamps, the clingfilm technique which I learnt from Barbara, the navy background is some of their packaging, and a black micron pen :-) Can you tell I'm a Clarity addict. Barbara is my crafty hero. If you don't follow her blog I can't recommend it more highly. I wouldn't have set this blog up if it were not for her.

Freshly Made Sketches #192
Colour Q #296: Night of Navy, Marine Mist, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and White (I used Adi Butterscotch, and Distress Faded Jeans and Broken China)
Clarity Stamp Challenge - June: Boys, Boys, Boys


  1. What a lovely background you've achieved Claire with the cling film technique. Thank you for entering this month's Clarity challenge. Good luck! x

  2. Charming creation from someone who obviously loves Clarity. Well done! Wishing you success in this month's challenge. ;~}

  3. Nice love the coloured background the die is cut just right for the wee boy good luck clarity challenge xxx

  4. What a great card Claire - glad you found time to make this and I'm sure the recipient will be over the moon with it. A lovely composition, it looks so serene.
    Thank you for entering into the challenge, and good luck x

  5. This is such a fabulous card for a boy! Sometimes they're so hard to make without using cartoons and/or "toy" images. Love your gorgeous background, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. A lovely card, super design and great colours. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  7. Pretty card, Claire, love how your colors flowed one to another. Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

  8. Thankyou for reminding me of the clingfilm technique, it used to be a favourite of mine but other techniques come along. Must try it again. Your design is great, Claire, good luck in the challenge x