Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Hopping Mad

Hi folks,

Well I'm not really hopping mad but Australian snail mail failed to deliver my new stamps from Waltzingmouse in time for this months blog hop, despite Claire posting them almost 2 weeks ago. If I didn't have a card to make I'd be crying into my (very large) glass of wine!

Because I was hoping they would arrive, I left the card to the last minute, so I had a little help and used a sketch for my inspiration, this time from Mojo Monday:

The theme for this month is the great outdoors so I immediately thought flowers. I used that gorgeous little Sizzix die cut again - I've been searching for something like this for months but just couldn't find what I was looking for. It's the perfect size for these Nestie labels and makes for a very quick card!

I covered the Nestie label with some Tim Holtz crackle glaze but I don't think it's worked properly. I seem to have terrible trouble with crackle glaze - maybe I'm just not spreading a thick enough layer on? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! The stamps used are from the Very Vintage labels set and Fancy Phrases. My Asian Gardens set would have been perfect for this hop...did I tell you the post hasn't arrived...?

Thanks for hopping by and for any comments - I always love reading them!

Happy Hopping!

Claire x


  1. So sorry your stamps didn't come to you yet! but what a lovely card you created with those you do have! What pretty colors and stampings!

  2. Oh I hate having to wait for the mailman! It's such a letdown to open the little mailbox door to find...only bills :(!! But you sure made an awesome card with what you have! Love the patterns and the beautiful pink ruffled ribbon with your flowers and leafy branch! So pretty layered over the label!

  3. lovely card,Claire! I hate waiting too!!! Love from Holland.

  4. Darn mailman! But necessity is the mother of invention and look at this beauty we would never have laid eyes on!!! Love your pretty flowers and the pretty papers you used! I love those bitty beads as the flower centers - it satisfies the magpie in me!!

  5. Your card is exactly how I want my garden to look, but alas... For now, I'll just stare at your card and day dream. Beautiful creation, Claire!

  6. Yes, waiting for Royal Mail can be trying but, this is a lovely card! I love flowers too!

  7. Just like a summer garden...really pretty!

  8. Wonderful card, love all the romantic papers and ribbons you used!
    I know the feeling of waiting for mail is horrible... one always wish to find out, where is it hanging!! Don't these postman understand, what it means to us????!!!!... I cross fingers, it will arrive soon!!

  9. cute colour combo, and everything works so well together!

  10. Lovely flowers, pretty papers and gorgeous colours. This is fab!

  11. You did an awesome job with the supplies on hand! Love the colors and beautiful flowers--so wonderful for summer!

  12. Just so beautiful and I love the colors, so sweet and romantic.

  13. You did awesome...
    what's more outdoors than gorgeous flowers?!!
    And such gorgeous colors...
    love the papers and that fabby button!!
    US mail isn't any faster for me either...
    still waiting!
    I'm convinced my mailman must hate me! :(
    at least I know they're on their way and I'll have them for next month!
    And Asian Gardens is a personal favorite...
    in fact it's sitting on my table right now! :)

  14. This is gorgeous! Love the papers, and the fab label!

  15. Och sorry we didn't make it in time Claire!! but your last moment card looks like one that I might take hours to put together, beautiful details and co-ordinating!!! and thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

  16. Love the colors and pretty flowers . Beautiful card! Oh love that pretty ribbon too :)

  17. What a bummer that your new stamps didn't come! Your card is beautiful, though, so I am really glad that you took the time to join us for the party anyway! Love your patterned papers!

  18. Elegant card, great choice of patterned paper & love the ruffled ribbon :)


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