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29 November 2011

An Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 32 - DT Card

Good Morning everyone, this is a scheduled post so I hope it finds you well.  I don't seem to have posted much lately, had a really busy weekend with Christmas shopping and a day of decorating the lounge and then went to my Sister's Baptism.  And to top it all off we have OFSTED in school  - yesterday and today!

  Anyway it's Tuesday which means only one thing, it's time for a new challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of the very lovely Laurie to host and she has chosen:

"RED & GREEN MUST NOT BE SEEN!"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Skating Snowman Stamp
Promarkers
PM Capsule Collection Blueberry & Dovecraft Back to Basics Papers
MS Snowflake Punch
Ribbon from Stash
Create & Craft Mirri Card
Diamond, Arctic Ice & Frosted Stickles
PM Gems
Nesties

This week one lucky winner will receive this fabulous prize:


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:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 129 Sketch
Charisma Cardz 46 Snowflakes
Totally Papercrafts 94 Christmas
Sweet Stampin Punches & Dies
C4C115 Snow
Totally Gorjuss 108 Sparkle
Dream Valley 21 Sparkle
Stamptacular 140 Anything Christmas

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

24 November 2011

We Are Sailing

Afternoon, this is a scheduled post and my second of the day.

My next card was a commission for a Friend for her Brother's 40th ... I am always wary doing commissions, even though I try to get as good a brief as possible, but luckily she was thrilled with the end result .... phew!


Card Ingredients:

Digi Doodles Sailing Boat Digi Stamp
Promarkers
DCWV Papers
Pearlescent Cardstock Using Sizzix Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Pearlescent Paper
Computer Generated Greeting
Peel Off Numbers Coloured with Promarkers
Trimcraft Cardstock
Nesties
PM Pearls

I also decorated the inside, but didn't take a piccie.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts 93 Black & White
Crazy 4 Challenges 114 Black, White & One Other)
Stamptacular 139 Boy Oh Boy
Creative Card Crew Monochromatic
I Love Promarkers 93 Anything Goes
Fab n Funky 100 Happy Birthday
Sweet Stampin' Birthday

Thanks for stopping by again today.

Willow Sketchie Challenge - 24th November - DT Card

Morning everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Willow Sketchie.  Thank you to those of you who played along with our challenge last week - we would love to see more of you playing, so please spread the word.

This week it's the turn of the lovely Clairebears to host the challenge (unfortunately her last one, as she has stepped down from the DT) and we will all miss her very much.  Here's her fabulous sketch:

With an added extra of 2 ribbons and 1 button. Here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Walter & Winnie Christmas CD
Create & Craft Mirri Card
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Nesties
Button & Ribbon from Stash
PM Gems
Anita's Peel Off Greeting

And this week the winner will receive a voucher to spend in the on-line store 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 am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad 148 Festive Cheer
SOS 27 Christmas or Winter
Papertake Weekly Christmas Crackers
My Mum's Craft Shop 33 Things With Wings
C R A F T 130 Unusual Christmas
MAWTT Ribbons & Bows

  Thanks for popping in - have a great day!
   

23 November 2011

Happy Birthday Megan!

Evening everyone.

Today is my Daughter Megan's 12th Birthday and here is the card I made for her.


Card Ingredients:

Forever Friends Papers
Digi Stamp Boutique Marco With Flowers
Promarkers
Frosted Stickles
Ribbon & Lace from Stash
PM Pearls
Create & Craft Mirri Card
Anita's Peel Off Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Delightful BINGO
Digi Stamp Boutique November Competition

Thanks for stopping by.

20 November 2011

A Big Thank You!

Evening everyone.  I thought I would share the cards and pressies I received from some of my fabulous blogging buddies, I was really overwhelmed and want to say a big "Thank You".

Here's all the crafty goodies:


And here are the amazing cards:

Janice & Clairebears

Carol & Laurie

Sally & Pauline

Debs & Pauline

Lisa Jane, Keryn & Clare

I loved them all - thank you again ladies, you are all so very kind.

Claire x

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 82 - DT Card

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


I really enjoyed working with this sketch and here is my take on it.


Card Ingredients:

Fizzy Moon Snow Stamp
Promarkers
We R Memory Keepers Merry & Bright Papers
Die Cut Greeting
Frosted Ice & Diamond Stickles
Peeloff Snowflakes
Nesties
PM Pearls

This week we are sponsored by Digital Delights


And one lucky winner will receive 3 of their digital stamps from their online shop.


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:

My Time To Craft 166 Take 2
Shopping Our Stash Never Been Inked
Moving Along With The Times 125 Let It Snow
Winter Wonderland What A Cutie
CES 62 Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by today.

17 November 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge - 17th November - DT Card

Firstly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me!  Yes I'm another year older and wiser! LOL.  It's a pity I have to go to work!

Secondly, it's time for a new challenge at Willow Sketchie.  Thank you to those of you who played along with our challenge last week - we would love to see more of you playing, so please spread the word.

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


And here's my take on it:               


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Walter & Winnie Christmas CD
Dovecraft Papers
Create & Craft Mirri Card
Cardstock Using Sizzix Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Sizzix Corner Die
PM Gems
Felt Ribbon

And this week the winner will receive a voucher to spend in the on-line store 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 am entering this card into the following challenges:

C4C113 At least 3 papers, embellies & dies/punches
The Crafty Monkey 15 Red, White & Green
Ooh La La 93 Bingo
Digital Tuesday 137 Christmas Time

  Thanks for popping in.
   

15 November 2011

An Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 31 - DT Card

Good Morning everyone, 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 this week it's the turn of the lovely Francesca to host and she has chosen:

"LET IT SNOW"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV James Bear In The Snow Stamp
Promarkers
Deck The Halls Papers
Scallop Punch
Ribbon from Stash
Create & Craft Mirri Card
Diamond & Frosted Stickles
PM Pearls
Wooden Snowflake
Glamour Dust & Glitter

This week one lucky winner will receive a box of Christmas crafting goodies.

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:

Crimbo Crackers 2 Make It Sparkle
The Sweet Stop 134 Sketch
Wags n Whiskers Christmas Themed
Totally Gorjuss Christmas Traditions
Make It Monday 63
Forever Friends Christmas Is Coming
Craft Your Passion 84 Let It Snow
The Cutie Pie 5 Bears
Bunny Zoe's 18 Anything Christmas With Pearls

  Thanks for stopping by today - hope you have a great day.

12 November 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge - Mid Week Reminder

Hello everyone, just a quick reminder to say there is still plenty of time to enter this week's challenge at Willow Sketchie using Lisa's fabulous sketch.


And the chance to win a £10.00 voucher to spend in the on-line store HERE!

We really hope you will join in with us this week and remember you DO NOT have to use a Willow Designs image to enter.

If you haven't visited us before, hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations to inspire you.

Here is one of my creations I made using the CD for the Create & Craft show back in October.


I am entering these tags into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons 6 Anything But A Card
Stamptacular 138 Punch It!

We look forward to visiting your blogs - go on spread the word!
   

11 November 2011

A Special Delivery

Hello, me again!

This is my second post for tonight.

This is another card using one of my new LOTV stamps.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Special Delivery Stamp
Pearlescent Cardstock Using Sizzix Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Honey & Hugs Papers
Promarkers
Dovecraft Cardstock
Ribbon from Stash
PM Gems

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CRAFT 128 Cute
  Crafty Sentiments New Baby
  Lili of the Valley 120 Creature Comforts

Enjoy your evening.

Just Sitting On The Moon!

Happy Friday Evening everyone.  Well what a tiring and long week it has been, so glad it's the weekend.

I am hoping to get some crafting time in this weekend, although no chance of that today as had housework to catch up on when I got home and need to gloss and emulsion the lounge tomorrow!

Here's a card I managed to make one night this week using one of my new Lili of the Valley stamps that I bought last weekend at the NEC.


Card Ingredients:

Papermania Papers
LOTV Moonlight Wishes Stamp
Mirri Card
Lace from Stash
Promarkers
Anita's Peel Off Greeting & Snowflakes
PM Gems
Frosted Stickles

I am entering this into the following challenges:

My Time To Craft 165 Sun, Moon & Stars
  Delightful Snowflakes

Lastly before I go, I would like to say a HUGE hello to my new followers and thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy your visits to my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

10 November 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge - 10th November - DT Card

Good Morning it's Thursday and time for a new 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 Lisa to host the challenge and here's her fab sketch:


And here's my take on it:               


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Walter & Winnie Christmas CD
Cardstock from Stash
MME Winter Papers
Nesties
PM Pearls
Frosted Stickles
Fizzymoon Christmas Greeting Stamp
Brilliance Rocket Red Ink

And this week the winner will receive a voucher to spend in the on-line store 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 am entering this into the following challenges:

Penny Black & More November All Creatures Great & Small
Make It Monday 62
Cards For Men 23 It's Nearly Christmas
Papertake Weekly First Christmas

 Thanks for stopping by today.
   

6 November 2011

Feeling Blue?

Yes, I am back again - trying to catch up.  This is my second post for today.

I was messing around with inks, embossing powder, stamps and my heat tool last weekend and here's what I ended up with:


Unfortunately in the pictures you can't really see which parts are embossed and which are not!

They are not my better makes, but not bad for just messing around LOL.

Card Ingredients:

Selection of blue & silver inks from Brilliance
PM Gems
Percy & Penelope Greeting Stamps
Embossing Powder - Clear & Blue
Heat Tool

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

Top Tip 58 Make Your Own Backgrounds
(Top Tip: Heat emboss elements of your card to make it stand out and give it texture)
Crafter's Companion 18 Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Thanks for popping in - have a great evening.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 80 - DT Card

Good evening, I am very late with my post today.

It's a new challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This week it's the lovely Mira's turn to host the challenge and she has provided the team with this great sketch:


And here is my take on it.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Mr Snowman Stamp
Promarkers
Papermania Capsule Collection Blueberry & DVWV Papers
Sakura Blue Glaze Pen
Mirri Card
Frosted Ice Stickles
Peeloff Snowflake & Greeting
Nesties
PM Gems

This week we are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique


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:

I Love Promarkers 90 Glitter & Glitz
Southern Girls 31 Inspired By A Song (Frosty The Snowman)
Lili of the Valley 119 Bright & Sparkly
Delightful A Very Sparkly Christmas
Winter Wonderland Make Your Card Sparkle
Crafty Hazelnuts 45 Bright Colours and/or Sparkle
Elephantastic November Weather Related

Thanks for stopping by today.

5 November 2011

My Day at The NEC

Evening everyone .... well it was a trip to Hobbycrafts at the NEC today and I met up with my lovely blogging friend Debs - it was great to meet up with her after so long as we are in touch regularly via our blogs and by email and she is just as lovely in person and a true friend, we had a fabulous day.


It was extremely busy today, but we managed to get around all the exhibitors and I also met up with Sharon at Willow Designs (I'm on her DT) who is absolutely lovely!

We also visited the Create & Craft Demo Stand to rest our tired feet LOL and watched the wonderful Nigel, Leonie and Wendy (Kanban) - they were very entertaining and had us in bits.  Debs won the card Wendy made in the demonstration and I took a photo of them all together, Debs was over the moon!


Here are some pics of all my goodies, which I can't wait to play with:





Thanks for popping by today.

Claire x

3 November 2011

French Maid

Evening everyone, just a quick post from me.

Firstly I would like to welcome my new followers - thanks for choosing to follow me and I hope you enjoy your visits here!

This is a card I made last week for my Brother in Law's Son Nick who was 18.


Card Ingredients:

DCWV Papers
Pearlescent Paper
PM Pearls
Nesties
Trimcraft Cardstock
Promarkers
Sassy Studio Designs French Maid Digi Stamp
Anita's Peel Off Numbers
American Crafts Ribbon

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

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