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Wednesday, 25 March 2009

...March Bloghop!!



I love Blog hop - sometimes I can't stay up for it - it's late here by the time it's officially started but I do get round them all eventually!! This months challenge was a great one - background patterns - love this. It might be the graphic designer in me but I automatically reach for letters - I used some of the PTI alphabets. The card above used the Trajan 'O' with simply stationary elements and Journaling lines. This was my favourite pattern!! you can see my 'also ran' card and other patterns below - love doing this - can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Colours are PTI Ocean tides, Ranger distress antique linen, PTI Vintage cream and Ocean tides cardstock. PTI Vintage cream ribbon.

For this card I used the Ambassador monogram 'E' with journling lines elements. Made a flower with beautiful blooms.




Patterns from the top:

Capital 'O' from Ambassador monogram paired with number '8'

Trajan 'O' Simply stationary and Journaling lines

Ambassador monogram 'E' with Journaling lines elements

Guidelines and Ambassador monogram 'O' and 'X'

Hope they tickle.

57 comments:

  1. All of these patterns are gorgeous! I never would have thought to use my alphabet sets. I hope I get home from work in time to upload my creation for the blog hop.

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  2. GASP! My goodness, Claire, you are amazing! I never in a million years would have thought of using letters for a pattern. I also love the colors you have used. Beautiful, all of them.

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  3. Superb, Claire, superb!!!

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  4. Claire, those are just beautiful. I never ever would have guess that those were letters and numbers. Amazing! Beautiful color combos too. I must now get my jaw off of the floor, LOL! -Molly B

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  5. You rock! I knew you'd have something excellent!

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  6. How creative to use the alphabet set! And I really like the soft, subtle color combo. Very nice, Claire!

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  7. These are absolutely gorgeous, Claire!! What an inventive idea to use the letters, too!!

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  8. Wow!! How creative- I totally had to read what was used because I couldn't figure out which stamp sets to use!!!

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  9. Wow how clever are you! Gorgeous!

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  10. These are *so* beautiful!!

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  11. Awesome! What creative uses for those stamp sets - I would have never thought to you them. Just beautiful!

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  12. Claire, you cards just amaze me. Who would have thought to use an alphabet set asa background. Oh wait, you did. You are such an inspiration!

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  13. Claire... you are certainly an out of the box thinker! Awesomeness!

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  14. Holy creative! Who ever would have thought that those are alphas in your backgrounds! Stunning!

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  15. Wow. Just beautiful and very creative!

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  16. Your card is BEAUTIFUL Claire!!!

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  17. Claire, you're so creative! I love the colors and adding the lettes!

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  18. I really like all of the patterns you created. You rocked the background challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  19. I was wondering what the design was :D How CLEVER! I love the one with the "E" - fabulous!

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  20. Well, see, I would never have thought to use letters for the background! I had no clue until you said that. Love it Claire!

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  21. well aren't you clever! wow! love how you used that alphabet set and numbers, just simply fabulous.

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  22. OH my, Claire!!! These are amazing!!! how great is that I've found another use for those alpha sets! Will have to borrow this idea for sure!

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  23. Whoa, these are fantastic!! Great colors!

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  24. These are so cool! You clever girl! And see what you need is a Keurig, heats up water so fast, you'll be able to sip and post almost simultaneously!

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  25. How clever to use the letters! They're beautiful.

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  26. You are the queen of backgrounds! Never would I have thought to use numbers and letters, they all look fab! Great job! And I love the soothing colors!

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  27. Wow! THis is a standout effort tonight! You really worked those alphas on your gorgeous background papers!

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  28. Wow, wow, wow! How very creative of you! Love them all!!

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  29. Beautiful Claire! I love the gold and blue combo! Beautiful and creative!

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  30. Love this. What a great idea to use letters and numbers for the background! I will have to try that.

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  31. Tickly, they most definitely do!! I LOVE that you used alphas to create your backgrounds! These are fabulous stand outs! :>

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  32. These are beautiful backgrounds! And the cards you created with them. Nicely done.

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  33. Absolutely brilliant!! You are one smart cookie and one amazing designer. I love them all!!

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  34. WOW - you rock!! Love you thinking outside that box - so creative.

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  35. Those are amazing Claire! Brilliant patterns and fab colours. Love them.

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  36. Ok, Ranger Distress antique Linen on the shoping list!!

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  37. Claire===LOVED your examples---I ended up missing the hop, but I so, so, SOOOO love what you did with the background papers. I have never felt confident with the backgrounds, but I'm definitely going to try the alphabets turned on their sides---thanks for showing me new uses for my stamps!!

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  38. Oh my gosh, Claire!
    You are so clever to use the alphabet to create your BGs. These are truly stunning and I'm so inspired by them. Your designs are the highlight of this bloghop IMHO.

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  39. Your cards are wonderful Claire - love your so creative deisgn! super color choices too!

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  40. Holy biscuits, Claire, you're amazing! I knew whatever you posted was going to be amazing, but this blew me away! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  41. You always come up with the coolest ideas. I never would have thought to use letters to make backgrounds like that. Great job. Thanks for the birthday wishes too.

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  42. Stunningly inspiring, Claire, but though I'm stunned, I'm NOT surprised. You truly are an out-of-the-box thinker! Fabulous, one & all!!! ;-)

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  43. OMGosh Claire, I have just found your blog and have had a quick look around. It is fantastic! I will be back when I have more time.

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  44. Hello! I just want to say how much I love your work! You do a beautiful job on your projects and I am a huge fan. I check your blog daily to see what new and neat things you've done.

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  45. And tickle they do indeed! Where on earth have I been?! I truly haven't seen such an imaginitive use of imagery before. Thank you for sharing!!

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  46. These are amazing! I love the colours and your imagination!

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  47. Well....excuse me miss smarty pants! LOL...Hey girl-Miss me! :)

    You are too talented for me:)
    You are awsome with your creations! So did you use their (PTI) clear blocks too, how the heck did you get everything to line up???????

    And I'd like to know what set that was that was used for this amazing pattern. Maybe I should email you instead :)

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  48. OMGoodness Claire, these are so clever and beautiful! I would give anything to be "right brained" and able to conjure such lovely things as you.

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  49. So creative to use letters to make your background! Would never have thought of that. Really love your cards!

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  50. Hey Claire. I haven't had much of a chance to visit many blogs these days....been very busy. But I did want to pop in here and tell you how much I LOVE this...you are just so creative...come on...letters!!! are you kidding me?????!!!!! you are brilliant!!!! :D

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  51. Really elegant card! Great job with challenge!

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