Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Postcard swap

I took part in a postcard swap on the Bubbly Funk forum and sent mine to my dear friend, Gez - please visit her blog here to see the wonderful crafting that she produces - her creativity and talent will take your breath away.

There was a choice of two themes, both inspired by the forum header:

Use any combination of butterflies, lace, bubbles and music
Use at least three of these colours: pale green, pink, grey, black and ivory

As you can see, I went for the colours, but also added butterflies.

I stamped 'rose postcard by Hardenbrook studio, inking with memento tuxedo black and colouring with copics (and one marvy le plume alcohol pen). The butterfly stamps are a couple I've had for ages.

The picture given for Just inspirational 43 showed roses, so this is for that:

This week's challenge on Clear it out is ... well, a challenge (yes, I know the clue is in the word - lol) ... this is what it said:

Our theme is : inspiration (create a project based on something that inspires you-a card, a person, a place, anything) ****to be eligible to win this week you must show us your project AND a picture of what inspired you - Our stash item is: something glittery! 

Well, I was inspired by the Bubbly Funk forum postcard swap (you can read about it here) and the theme given for that - and I used glossy accents which glistens - and, of course, for Clear it out the idea is to use something old ... well, I had the stamp for a long while (much loved).
I added some glossy accents here and there on the rose and butterflies.

Unfortunately, this photo doesn't really show the pale pink in the background:

I've heard from Gez that she's received this, so I know I'm safe to show it now.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Pile it on 35: I spy something with P - postcard and pink
Deep ocean 33: things with wings
Cupcake craft 207: flowers
The house that stamps built DCC829: flowers challenge
Let's craft and create 52: stamp it
Penny's 91: sparkle and shine (glossy accents)
Scrapalicious: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Mad for markers August: anything goes
Everybody art 202: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party


  1. Hazel this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a fab Wednesday. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  2. That's a lovely stamp and the butterflies make a great addition to it. Great PC, Hazel - I'm sure Gez loves it! Thanks for playing along in the swap!

  3. Beautiful postcard and I love your inspiration! Thanks for joining us a Clear It Out!
    sandy's crafty creations

  4. That is stunning Hazel - another great idea for the swap! You clever crafter! I love the muted colours on this. :)

  5. This is simply beautiful , great coloring.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Happy Birthday Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  6. Your postcard turned out so pretty. It caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing!

  7. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Craft your days away, and good luck.

    Caz CYDA DT

  8. Beautiful :) Thanks for playing along with this weeks challenge at Cupcake Craft - Jane x

  9. Another beautiful creation, Hazel!

  10. Hazel, this is another beauty! Thanks for linking up your gorgeous card in our challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

  11. Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

  12. Gorgeous card Hazel, love your beautiful stamp! Thankyou for joining us this month in our Mad for Markers Anything Goes Challenge, take careX:)

  13. what a lovely creation! i just love how you have coloured it! fantastic. thanks for joining us at mad for markers...tara :)

  14. I love collages and this one is terrific. Thanks for joining my Anything Goes Amusing Challenges this week - I'm so glad you joined in on the fun!

  15. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  16. Beautiful, Hazel! I can see why that beautiful stamp is one of your favorites. Love your take on the Clear It Out challenge.
    Thanks so much for joining us. We hope to see you again soon.
    Huggies ~

  17. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Penny's Papercrafty..And good luck.

    Caz PPC DT


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