Inkspirations Challenge #47
JAI43 - Just Add Christmas ...

Stampamemory Challenge #16

I do love Spring, so had to have a go a the current challenge over at Stampamemory.

I've used one of the new products coming soon - Presto Patterns DSP, which a speciality DSP you can customise! How cool is that? You can spritz it, sponge it, brayer it and do all sorts. I've used my Rich Razzleberry Marker and Colour Spritzer to colour mine, and then highlighted the pattern with some extra watercolouring.

Spring layout 

Here's a closer look at the patterned bit with some of those lovely embossed butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die:

Spring layout 2 

I also added some texture to the title (which is the Timeless Type alphabet cut out with my BigShot). I embossed it with the square lattice embossing folder, another 'coming soon' product!

Spring Layout 3 

I'm glad I captured this snapshot of Spring in my garden in 2010, especially the Sweet Peas rambling among the weeds bottom left. These were grown from 3 seeds Sam bought home from Kinder on St Patrick's day in a little pot. It's good luck to plant Sweet Peas on St patrick's Day, so we planted them out and looked after them (well all besides getting them to grow up the trellis, lol) and now they are lovely. I sent a picture in a card to the kinder teacher today as well. Sam is VERY proud of his Sweet Peas!

While we are on the Rich Razzleberry and green colour scheme, here's a quick Christmas card inspired by my lovely downline Sue Madex. I had an embossed ornament left over from my ornament cards I did a while ago, and came up with this in a flash.

Silver Christmas 

Have a happy day and thanks for popping in,

Claire xx


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Stunning layout and card Claire. I love how soft and sweet your layout is and how crisp and bold the card are very inspiring indeed!

Sue Madex

Love the Spring layout. The texture on the letters is a nice touch. Nice quick and elegant Christmas card.


Totally gorgeous LO cant wait to play with my new Presto DSP too! Love that card too!


Love the layout and the new DSP. Tell Sam I love sweetpeas too, such a lovely perfume.

Amanda Hill

Great LO Claire, I really am going to have to order some of that paper it looks great.

Tina Gillespie

Beautiful layout Claire - absolutely beautiful. I can almost smell the flowers.


que ce soit la page ou la carte c'est superbe!!!
bise de la France



Sharnee Torrents

Beautiful Claire,
I love this!!! WOW! Look at your amazing garden, it's sooo pretty! THe sweet peas are such a fav of mine!! What a delight to see in these wonderful time of the year!
SMiles Sharnee :)

Alisha Watson

Claire that page is to die for!!! Its just gorgeous

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