Tuesday, 10 April 2018


There is something about the colour yellow that just uplifts your mood and if you think about it all the nice things in this world are yellow, its such a happy colour even in the deluge of rain that Mother Nature has lovingly bestowed upon us!

I've made this with the Time Out challenge in mind and took inspiration from the beautiful floral arrangement and the gold cutlery... rather posh, gold :)

I started by just stencilling some pearlescent brilliance gold down the one side direct to the card base.  I stamped the flowers and embossed in white and coloured with alcohol markers, then fussy cut out with my huge dressmaker scissors - can't use those fiddly tiny ones, they squash and annoy my fingers!

The 'beautiful' has been die cut once out of non-shed green glitter card and two other times from plain cardstock then layered together to add dimension.

To finish I added a couple of pearls and a strip of gold glitter card down the spine edge.

Happy Paddling, if you're here in the UK ;)

Challenge Links...

Time Out - Inspiration Photo
Always Fun - Anything Goes
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday - Say it with Flowers
Craft Rocket - Flowers


  1. What a gorgeous card Claire, loving the clean and simple design and those colors are soooo beautiful!
    So nice to have you joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
    "Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

  2. This is quite lovely with that stenciled portion and the golden border! I too love yellow flowers - they refresh my soul with their warmth and scented blooms :)

  3. Gorgeous CAS card, Claire, the colours are lovely and I love the stencilled background. xx

  4. The stncilled background is wonderful! Great job!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#47 – flowers}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#16 – Pastel colours}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#16 – ATG}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  5. This is full of happiness and I agree with you Claire yellow is a cheery colour just like your card, gorgeous too.
    Hugs Babs x

  6. This is definitely a happy card!! The stencilling looks fabulous as a background for that lovely stamp xx

  7. Delicious, Claire ... the gradation from brilliant glitteriness to subtle shimmer to fabulous colouring is gorgeous ... love the way your design draws the eye to that glitzy sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  8. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen


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