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8 April 2013

Russian Dolls

Evening everyone - hope you are all OK?  I can't believe how fast the Easter holidays are going, there are just not enough hours in the day for me to do everything I need to do.

I did manage to make a quick card over the weekend though.  After sorting out my craft room I came across loads of unused Kanban kits - bet you've all got some of those!

So I decided to make a card using one of them, as I am determined to use them - it's not the most inspiring card, but it will be another for my stock.

Card Ingredients:

Kanban Tea Party Dolls Kit
Wild Rose Studio Gingham Papers
Kanban Cardstock
Gems from NEC Stash
Brad from Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Great to see you this evening.

Claire x


  1. Ooh Claire, this is lovely, both you and Laurie seem to have a stash of lovely Kanban bits! Jx

  2. This is a gorgeous card Claire. Will give you my mom's address, she loves Russian dols.

  3. Those papers are very pretty Claire. I love the Russian dolls too. X

  4. Gorgeous card Claire. My daughter would love this, she has a big collection of Russian dolls.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Such a pretty card Claire, I love the Russian Dolls!

  6. Luv these dolls Claire a beautiful card.
    Chris x

  7. This is gorgeous Claire! I love the pink Russian dolls they look so girly! Hugs Susan x

  8. This is so adorable Claire ! Those russian dolls are so cute ! I love the beautiful papers you have used ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  9. Gorgeous card,love the image and fab

  10. Gorgeous card hun - love the Russian Dolls - so cute!
    Have a fab day
    Debs xx

  11. Hi Claire
    Gorgeous card... Love the Russian Dolls.... Thanks for your help with the blog ... Still not sorted out.... Some ones says it could be the browser i am using .... Internet Explorer.... But not sure whether to change or not.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  12. 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.
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  13. This is so cute Claire! I love the Russian Dolls and your fabulous soft colors!
    Hugs, Tammy

  14. This is so cute Claire.

  15. Wow! this is gorgeous Claire!! I love the Russian Dolls… they are really cute and pretty… and the paper and embellies are gorgeous!
    I did A Kit last week and really enjoyed it…they are so much fun to do... I'm going to get some more of them!!… :-))
    Hope you're having a good day!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  16. so gorgeous claire.i love the dolls and really pretty colours :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love the colours here, big hugs love Pops x x x

  18. Your card is so sweet. I just love these dolls, cute DP you used. I saw your card on Make It Monday.

  19. lol... i dont have any Kanban stash .. but i do have stuff that lies neglected lol
    Love the Russian dolls - they are really pretty
    Lisa x

  20. What a pretty card! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
    Rene :D

  21. A great birthday card and I love the Russian dolls.

    Thank you for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge this week


  22. This is lovely Claire, such pretty pastel colours. I know what you mean about the kits - I've got loads of them and like you I'm determined to use them.

  23. Claire this is really cute and I love the paper you chose for paper piecing the Russian dolls. It was a nice change to see them in pastels since they are usually in red and black. Your easy card kit is inspirational after all. It caught my eye on MIM. Hugs, Linda

  24. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

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  25. Hello, Claire! I enjoyed your blog full of interesting creations!!! Because I am from Russia, Moscow I was happy to see Russian dolls:) we call them Matrioshki, from the name Matrona, it was very popular in Russia before revolution in 1917. In Greece a woman, who has many children call " matrona" too, and these dolls have several dolls inside, like little children:)
    Excuse for such long reaction, and I am your new reader!!!
    My best wishes from Russia!


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