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28 October 2011

Gone Fishing

Good evening.  Can't believe this week is over already ..... back to work Monday!

Here's a card I made for my Partner's work mate as it was his Birthday yesterday.


Card Ingredients:

DSB Alf Fishing Digi Stamp
Promarkers
WRS Polka Dots & PM Capsule Collection Blueberry Papers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Card Candy
Kanban Mirri Card
Rub-on Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz 43 Anything Goes
  Moving Along With The Times 122 No Girl's Allowed 

Have a great evening and enjoy your weekend.

Claire x

27 October 2011

Anyone For Cricket?

Evening peeps, this is my second post for today.

Managed to catch up on some DT work this afternoon, which was good and also a few other cards too, which was a nice change, just because I had the time LOL!


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Cricket Stamp
PM Capsule Collection Blueberry Papers
Die Cuts from Stash
Scallop Punch
Nesties
Pearlescent Paper
Promarkers
PM Gems

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop 131 Sketch
  Simon Says Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

Willow Sketchie Challenge DT Card - 27th October

Good Morning,  it's Thursday and time for another challenge at Willow Sketchie.  Thank you to those of you who played along with our challenge last week - we hope to see you again this week too.

This week it's the turn of the lovely Shell to host the challenge and here's her great sketch with the added request of using stripy papers:


And here's my take on it:               


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Walter & Winnie Christmas CD
Mirri Card Using Sizzix Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
PM Gems

And this week the winner will receive a £10.00 voucher to spend online in the Willow Designs shop.


If you would like to get hold of the CD, it costs £14.99 with free postage and packing and is available HERE!


We look forward to seeing you join in with us this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

 Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:

Secret Crafter 157 Wrap Up Warm

Thanks for stopping by today.
   

26 October 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Back again with my second post of the day.

This time another Christmas card using a stamp I was lucky to win from Little Claire Designs


Card Ingredients:

Little Claire Designs The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Stamp
Promarkers
MME Winter Papers
PM Gems
Trimcraft Cardstock
American Crafts Ribbon
Frosted Stickles
Sakura Glitter Pen

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Little Claire's Monthly 14 Christmas
Make It Monday 60

Carrie Caterpillar

Afternoon everyone - hope those of you who are off this week are enjoying half term - I am certainly enjoying the break and have been playing catch up in the craft room!

Here's my first card for today:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Carrie Caterpillar Digi Stamp
Promarkers
PM Capsule Collection Verde & Blueberry Papers
Trimcraft Cardstock
Card Candy
C4E Greeting Digi Stamp
Nesties
Pearlescent Paper

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of A Challenge 32 Sketch
  Cards For Men 22 Animals

Thanks for stopping by.

24 October 2011

Toby With Presents

Afternoon peeps ... well have been into Birmingham on the train today with the girls to sort out their dresses for the wedding, after establishing what sizes they need, we have success and have ordered online.

My card today is for the Christmas Club and it was Lizzie's turn to host the challenge and she came up with this amazing sketch.


It was great to work with and here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

WRS Toby With Presents Stamp
Promarkers
Milton & Co Christmas Papers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
American Crafts Ribbon
PM Gems
Scallop Border Punch
Nesties

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

My Time to Craft 162 Punches & Dies
  Crafty Creations 140 A Christmas Birthday 
Totally Papercrafts 89 Layer Upon Layer

Thanks for popping in.

23 October 2011

A Nice Recipe

Afternoon on this very windy day!  Glad I am tucked up indoors in the warm!

Firstly I am a huge Moto GP fan and it is with sadness that the sport today lost an upcoming star in the making ..... R.I.P. Marco Simoncelli who sadly was involved in a crash at Sepang circuit in Malaysia.


This is my second post for today and would like to share something I made for my fabulous blogging friend Keryn which was a Pay It Forward gift.

I know she has received it and was absolutely delighted with it, which I was so pleased about.


Ingredients:

A5 Hardbacked Lined Book
Brenda Pinnock Chipboard Letters and Papers
Image Unknown
Promarkers
Stickles
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Mod Podge

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Some Form of Lettering
Forever Friends Anything Goes
My Mum's Craftshop Food & Drink

Thanks for popping in.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 78 - DT Card

Morning, it's Sunday and time for a new challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This week it's the lovely Emma's turn to host the challenge and she has provided the team with this fabulous sketch:


And here is my take on it.


Card Ingredients:

Crafts 4 Eternity Digi Greeting & Mr & Mrs Owl Digi
Promarkers
PM Hampstead A Warm Welcome Papers
Dovecraft Cardstock
Nesties

This week we are sponsored by Crafts 4 Eternity.


Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the team's fabulous creations.  I do hope you will play along this week, we would love to see you.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday
I Love Promarkers Ain't It Cute
C R A F T 125 Autumn

 Thanks for stopping by today.

20 October 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge DT Card - 20th October

Good Morning.  This is a scheduled post, so hope it finds you well.  It's my last day at work today, break up for half term woohoo!

 It's Thursday, which means it's time for another challenge at Willow Sketchie.  Thank you to those of you who played along with our challenge last week - we hope to see you again this week too.

This week it's the turn of the lovely Lis to host the challenge and here's her fabby sketch:


                      
Here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Walter & Winnie Christmas CD
Mirri Card
Pearlescent Paper
X-Cut Scallop Punch
PM Gems
Rub On Greeting

And this week the winner will receive the new Walter & Winnie Christmas CD




If you would like to get hold of this CD, it costs £14.99 with free postage and packing and is available HERE!


We look forward to seeing you join in with us this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

 Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:

Crafting When We Can Christmas Come Early

Thanks for stopping by today.

   

19 October 2011

And The Winner Is ........


........... using Random.org, number 21 - Lis @ My Crafty Blogumentary

Well done hun on winning my 200 followers candy.


Please email me via the link on my page with your address details.

Thank you to everyone else who linked for a chance to win.  There will be another candy in January when I celebrate my 2nd Blogoversary.

Claire x

My 200 Followers Blog Candy

This is a Sticky Post and will stay at the top until 19th October

Afternoon peeps ........ well as promised here is my candy for hitting 200+ followers!

I have to say I am amazed that I have hit this number in only 1 1/2 years of blogging and would like to thank you all for being such super people and friends who always leave fabulous comments.

So what have we got?


6 White Hammered Aperture Cards & Envelopes
Fairies of the Season Set of 7 Clear Stamps
Personal Impressions Flower Mix Clear Stamps
3 x Anita's Peeloffs
OurFourZero Flourishes Clear Stamps
Kraftin' Kimmie Thankful Sentiments
Stamps Away Wedding Stationery Clear Stamps
2 Sheets of Stix2 Pads
4 Doilleys
1 Roll Yellow 13mm x 6mm Ribbon
Lace Flower
2 Bunches of Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
1 Quickie Glue Pen
Set of 12 Twinklette Pens

So if you like what you see and would like a chance to win, then you MUST already be a follower, I am happy if you would like to become a follower but NOT just for the candy prize.  Just add your name to Mr Linky by Wednesday 19th October.



18 October 2011

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 29 - DT Card

Good Morning, this is a scheduled post so I hope it finds you well.

  It's Tuesday which means it's time for a new challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and it's my turn to host this fortnight and the challenge I have chosen is:

"FOREVER AUTUMN"

Use Autumnal colours or images.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Tilda in Windy Weather Stamp
Promarkers
MME Papers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Pearlescent Cardstock
PM Gems
Rose & Die Cut Leaves from Stash

This week's prize is:


Dovecraft Sugar & Spice Decoupage Set & Flowers

I hope you will join in with our challenge this fortnight.  Don't forget to enter you need to use a stamp that is more than 6 months old and NO digi's allowed.   Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers 87 Autumnal Colours
Fab n Funky 94 Fall Colours
Delightful Colours of Fall
Craft Creations 139 3,2,1 - 3 Papers, 2 Embellishments & 1 Image
CES 58 Forever Autumn
Sketch Saturday 177

 Thanks for stopping by today.

17 October 2011

Willow Designs

Well I have just watched the two programmes featuring the Walter & Winnie Does Christmas CD which was launched on Create and Craft today.  I had to record both of the programmes as I was at work.

Sharon was just brilliant and you would have never thought it was her first time on TV - she was brilliant and couldn't have had a better host with her, Dean was just fab.

All the DT samples were just amazing and here are some of my creations that were featured.




Sharon's CD can be found here

Claire x

16 October 2011

Willow Designs on Create & Craft

Afternoon Peeps - just a quick post to remind you, in case you didn't know that Sharon Armstrong will be on Create & Craft tomorrow at 8.00 am and again at 2.00 pm.

Sharon will be launching her new CD Walter & Winnie at Christmas


It's Channel 36 on Freeview
Sky 671
Freesat 813

You can also watch it on TV catchup  HERE! 

The design team are all very excited as we get to see our cards showcased on TV!

Unfortunately I will be at work, so am recording it to watch when I get home!

Claire x

14 October 2011

With Love From Me To You

Evening ..... as I was writing the title of the post it reminded me of the Beatles song and now I have that in my head LOL and even more worrying it made me feel old!

Anyway's onto my next card, which I made quite a few weeks back, but haven't got round to showing.


Card Ingredients:

Image Unknown - given to me by a blogging friend
Promarkers
WRS Polkadots Papers
Bazzil Basics Card
PM Gems
Bow from Stash
Glossy Accents
Swalk Greeting Stamp

I have to say I wasn't impressed with how the glossy accents came out on the balloons, it looks pitted and I was so careful not to shake the bottle to avoid bubbles!  Never mind.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Craft Your Passion 79 A Card For All Occasions

Just a little reminder that there are still a few days left to enter my 200 followers candy - if you haven't yet entered and like what you see here's the link

Happy 50th

Afternoon everyone, well what a gorgeous sunny day it is here in Coventry - makes such a nice change.

So today's card I made for my friend at work who is celebrating her 50th Birthday today.


Card Ingredients:

Penny Black Brish Lillies Stamp Using Stampin Up Inks
Dovecraft Tea House Papers
PM Gems
Anita's Peeloff Numbers Coloured with Promarkers
American Crafts Ribbon
Frosted Stickles
Pearlescent Cardstock
Dovecraft Cardstock

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

  Penny Black Saturday 172 Age Is Just A Number
  Papertake Weekly Get in Shape - 3 Different Shapes 
CRAFT 124 1 Ribbon, 2 Shapes & Some Glitter

Thanks for popping in - have a fab weekend!

13 October 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge DT Card - 13th October

Morning, hope everyone is well?  This is a scheduled post as busy grafting at work LOL.

 It's that time of the week for another challenge at Willow Sketchie.  The weeks seem to be flying by and the nights are drawing in too!  Thank you to those of you who played along with our challenge last week and we hope to see you again this week too.

This week it's the turn of the lovely Miria to host the challenge and here's her lovely sketch:


You also have the option of using ribbon or fabric on your card or creation too.
                               
So here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Walter & Winnie Christmas CD
Bazzil Basics Card
PM Gems
Pearlescent Paper
Bow from Stash
Ice Stickles - Grape

And this week the winner will receive £10.00 worth of digi stamps.

All the design team have used the all new Walter and Winnie Does Christmas CD and Sharon has added an extra 650+ printable elements to it.  All this for just £14.99 with free postage and packing.  You can pre-order the CD HERE!


The CD is now in stock and available to buy.

And again a quick reminder that Sharon will be appearing on Create & Craft on 17th October 2011!


We look forward to seeing you join in with us this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

 Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 41 House or Home
One Stop Craft 152 Anything Goes
Secret Crafter 155 Anything Goes As Long As It Sparkles
Whoopsi Daisy Let's Do Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today - hope you have a lovely day!

   

12 October 2011

Knocking On Your Door

Evening everyone, for once you haven't got a scheduled post LOL!  It seems ages since I have blogged properly, the weeks are just flying by and time is limited - I have to say I can't wait for half term to arrive next Thursday and have a week to craft and blog to my hearts content.

Work has been so busy and when not working I am catching up on housework and also my wedding plans seem to be taking over too, especially as the date has now moved forward from May to March, so all I can think about at the moment is invites and wedding stationery LOL!

Anyway I have managed to make a card that isn't for a DT and here it is:


Card Ingredients:

Sarah Kay Image
MME Papers
Kanban Mirri Card
Promarkers
PM Gems
Stickles

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

CES 57 Seeing Red
My Mum's Craft Shop 27 Remind You Of A Song - Knocking On Your Door by Erasure 

Don't forget my 200 followers blog candy is still running and there is still time to enter - see here for further details.

9 October 2011

Vintage Milly Design Studio

Good evening everyone.

Just a quick post to promote my lovely blogging friend Emma's new venture Vintage Milly Design Studio.

Em has been working very hard on her designs and will be launching very soon.  If you hop on over to Emma's blog you can test out one of her new images (see below).  All you need to do is email her expressing your interest and she will send it out to you.


Also if you are a Sunday Sketch & Stamp follower you can also obtain the following image.


Again all you need to do is get in touch with her.

These two images are fabulous and I'm sure there are going to be many more amazing ones to follow.  I do hope you will show her your support and join me in wishing her the best of luck with this new venture.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 76 - DT Card

Morning, it's Sunday which means it's time for a new challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This week it's Kathrin's turn to host the challenge and she has provided the team with this fabulous sketch:


And here is my take on it.


Card Ingredients:

Tilda Image - Unknown
Promarkers
Kanban Mirri Cardstock
7 Gypsies Papers
PM Gem Dots
Rub-On Greeting
Flowers - A Recent Win from Marianne's Candy

This week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.

Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the team's fabulous creations.  I do hope you will play along this week, we would love to see you.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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