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20 May 2011

Something A Little Different

Evening everyone, sorry I've not been around at all this week, but its been quite a week and I have to say I'm so glad it's the weekend!  Mark only has one week to go at work and I've been asked if I would like to extend my hours at school - so after a few days of calculations, etc I said yes!  I will be doing more hours from September 8.30 - 4.30 Monday to Thursday and 8.30 - 12.00 Friday.  When am I going to craft? LOL - well I'll still have term time and weekends for lots of playtime :O)

So I did manage to get into the craft room throughout the course of the week as I was asked to make a Christening Banner for my friend whose little Jake will be Christened next weekend.  Well it's the first time I have had such a request and made a banner, so would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious 57 Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts 67 Don't Be Square
Polkadoodles 20 Anything But A Card

It's quite long and very difficult to photograph - click for larger image

Here's a close up

Card Ingredients:

Kanban Pearlescent Cardstock
Kanban Die Cut Letters
Pink Gem Giraffe Stamp
PM Gems
White Organza Ribbon
Holes made using Cropadile

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. That is so pretty claire ! What a lovely keepsake it will be after the event )


  2. Hi Claire, this is gorgeous. What a fab idea and I'm sure Jake's mummy and daddy will treasure it. Love the cute giraffe. I'm sure you'll get some crafty time when your hours change hun. Where there's a will..... and at least we get loadsa hols. hehe! talking of that, only another week. :o)

    Donna x

  3. Hello Matey!

    Long time no speaky! What a beautiful banner Claire, its just so perfect and so personal, Im sure the proud parents will absolutely treasure it!

    Good to hear youve got more hours at work from Sept and I know you'll manage to squeeze in your crafting time too!

    Ive just been offered some volunteering with adult education which I cant wait to start!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Keryn x

  4. Hi Claire. Very pretty, and the giraffe is a great 'spacer' image between the words. I am sure they will just love this banner. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  5. Claire this is wonderful hun...and I sure Jake's mummy and daddy will love it sweetie...!

    Don't worry about craft time...I work 4 very long day's too...7.30 till 6.30pm..but still have time to play lol...

    have a lovely weekend..hugs Vicky xx

  6. Hi Claire, What a wonderful creation, I love it! A really great take on our HOLES challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, thanks so much for joining in! Hugs, Ali x

  7. oh hun this is brilliant you are clever love the design on this,and totally sure they will just adore this to bits hun hugs cheryl xxx

  8. This looks brilliant Claire and perfectly constructed! :) wow.

    How big is it?

    Congrats on your extra hours, its probably come at a good time :)



  9. Think it looks great Claire! What a good idea as well! Jill x

  10. This is gorgeous Claire, love it such a great idea. Glad you managed to get a few more hours. I'm sure you will find time to still squeeze in plenty of
    Well looks like it's going to be a lovely day.
    Think I might nip to Satmpeezee!
    Have a great day.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  11. Lovely! Really pretty :)
    Sam x

  12. Hi wow what a super idea. Absolutely gorgeous. Kitty :)

  13. Claire, that is beautiful,you are such a talented lady! Your friend should be delighted. Glad to hear the bit of positive news about your increase in hours, hope that helps a little. Hugs xx

  14. Oh Claire this is a lovely project, the soft colours work really, really well.

  15. Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our HOLES CHALLENGE! Your project is perfect!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  16. This is lovely Claire! Love the colours and sweet giraffe :o) Lisa x

  17. It's gorgeous, Claire - you've done a wonderful job! Hugs, Marie xxx

  18. Hi Claire,
    This is fabulous,great idea and I love the pearl letters...Have a lovely weekend...
    Mandy x

  19. Gorgeous Claire, great idea too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  20. What a gorgeous banner. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  21. Ohh what a pretty banner Claire! Bet the parents were delighted!

  22. Hi Claire, what a fabulous bunting! love the pearl card really makes the letters stand out!

  23. Gorgeous banner, so sweet!! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  24. Hi Claire
    a fabulous creations, it looks fantastic, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrats this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  25. What a great project - well done on all that hard work !! Thanks for joining us on I &heart; Promarkers this week.

  26. Fab project and great idea, thanks for joing the Polkadoodles challenge.
    Colette xx

  27. Oh wow this is such a good idea! I love it! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

  28. Love it, love it, love it. Bet your friend was thrilled with this.
    Yaaay nearly half term..... make the most of the next half term at reduced hours. Will your role change from September? I work 8.30 - 4.30 every day except Thursday and still manage to craft but not so much blogging these days as you've probably noticed.
    Sam x

  29. this is so sweet..
    Thanks for joining us this week @ polkadoodles .
    Hugs xx

  30. Awe it is just gawjuss hun, lovely job, I bet your friend will love it loads,

  31. Fab project, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

  32. Really lovely project. A handmade one is so much classier.
    Thanks for joining in with my Polka Doodles Anything But A Card challenge and good luck!
    Fliss x


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