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29 March 2012

Willow Sketchie Challenge: 29th March DT Card

Morning, it's Thursday and time for this week's new challenge at Willow Sketchie.

Today I have the pleasure of hosting the challenge and the theme is:

"SKETCH" AND/OR "ADD EMBOSSING"

(Dry or heated)


Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Polly Pickleberry Papers & Image from CD
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Promarkers
Dovecraft Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Sakura Souffle Pen
Buttons from Sew Sweet

One lucky 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.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

28 March 2012

Wedding Photos as Promised

Hello peeps

As promised here are some pics of our special day!


 Danielle & Megan


 The Children: Danielle, Megan & Matthew

 Confetti Time

 My Mum & Sister


 In the Hotel Grounds


Cutting the Cake

Claire x

25 March 2012

We Tied The Knot

WOW what an amazing day!

Everything was just perfect and how lucky were we with the weather?  We could not have asked for a better day.

Thank you to everyone who has sent their best wishes and cards - all gratefully received.


More photos will follow, promise - as you can imagine I am very tired, so just a quick post from me!

PS: Someone did ask where my champagne glass was - I had already drank my 3rd glass at this point!

Claire xx

22 March 2012

MAWTT Challenge:22nd March DT Card

Good morning!

I'm here with my second post of today and what will be my last post now for a few days due to my wedding on Saturday!  I actually can't believe it's here and I am soooo excited!

 So it's a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week's challenge is hosted by the lovely Lisa with the theme:

"EASTER WISHES"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Digi My World Cindy Ears Digi Image
Promarkers
WRS Butterfly Garden Papers
Pearl Cardstock
Flowers from Stash
Gems

We are sponsored this week by Digi My World and the DT were lucky to be able to use some of their images.

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

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Bingo (gems, die cuts, flowers)
Crafty Sentiments Sweet Spring
The Pixie Cottage 113 Easter or Spring
Crafty Sentiments Sweet Spring
My Mum's Craft Shop 49 Let's Get Digital

Thanks for popping in - have a great day!

Claire x

Willow Sketchie Challenge: 22nd March DT Card

Morning everyone, it's time for this week's challenge at Willow Sketchie.

Today's challenge is hosted by the lovely Lisa.

"SKETCH" AND/OR "LET THEM EAT CAKE"

(We want to see food on your cards)


Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Polly Pickleberry Papers & Image from CD
Dovecraft Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash

One lucky 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:

Allsorts 146 Three in a Row
Crafty Creations 162 Photo Inspiration

Thanks for visiting.

Claire x

20 March 2012

An Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 38 - DT Card

Morning and welcome to a new challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of the lovely Francesca to host the challenge and she has chosen:

"EASTER WISHES"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV
Promarkers
 Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Me To You Spring Chic Papers
MS Lattice Punch
American Crafts Ribbon
Computer Generated Greeting
Nesties
Gems - NEC Stash

This week's prize is Easter goodies supplied by Francesca.

To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OLD - this could be flowers, papers, stamps, etc, however you MUST state on your post which item/s you have used.

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 108 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles 11 Animal or Bird
Crazy 4 Challenges 128 Green
Sweet Stampin' Lots of Green
Totally Gorjuss 123 Spring
Dream Valley 28 Easter
The Sweet Stop 150

 Thanks for popping in - hope you have a great day!

Claire x

15 March 2012

MAWTT Challenge:15th March DT Card

Morning, I'm here with my second post of today and with my first DT card for Moving Along With The Times.  I am so pleased to have been chosen as one of the newbies on their DT which is full of such fabulous ladies!

This week's challenge is hosted by the lovely Pami with the theme:

"SPECIAL LADY"

(Card for Mother's Day or any Special Lady e.g. Auntie, Sister, Nan, etc)

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Stitchy Bear FLD Tulips Image
Promarkers
Dovecraft Back to Basics Papers
Ribbon from Stash
Hobbycraft Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash

We are sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps and the DT were lucky enough to have some of their images to use.

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

I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your fab cards!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts 107 My Favourite Things (Flowers)
Crafts 4 Eternity 62 Special Mum
C4C127 Spring Is In The Air
Allsorts 145 Say It With Flowers
One Stop Craft 173 Mother's Day With Ribbon
The Crafty Pad 161 Mum's The Word
Love To Create 6 About The Ladies
Papertake Weekly For The Girls ..... Or Mum

Thanks for popping in - have a great day!

Claire x

Willow Sketchie Challenge: 15th March DT Card

Hello and welcome to this week's new challenge at Willow Sketchie.

Today's challenge is hosted by the very lovely Pauline.

"SKETCH" AND/OR "EMBELLISH IT"

(Use buttons, flowers or bling)


Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Polly Pickleberry Papers & Image from CD
Promarkers
Rub-on Greeting
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash

One lucky 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:

Make It Monday 80
Cupcake 183 Going Dotty
Digital Tuesday 151 Think Spring

Thanks for visiting.

Claire x

11 March 2012

300 Follower's Candy Winner

Morning everyone.

Just a quick post to announce the winner of my 300 Follower's Candy.

Thank you to everyone who entered and for your ongoing support and visits, it means a lot.

So, who is the lucky winner?

Selected by Random.org

CONGRATULATIONS

No. 15


Well done hun!  I will get your goodies to you as soon as possible.

Claire x

10 March 2012

300 Follower's Candy

WOW I did it - I have reached 300 followers!!

Thank you so much to all of my followers, new and old - so to celebrate I have a small candy to say "thank you" for all of your continuing support.


Candy includes:

Pack of 50 Anita's Clear Plastic Card Bags
Hero Arts Clings Thinking of You Stamp
2 x Anita's Calendar Tabs
5 x Ivory Deckled Edge Cards & Envelopes
Dawn Bibby Elegant Borders Peel Offs (Silver & Gold)
Fizzy Moon Celebrations Gross Grain Ribbon
Bunch of Creamy White Flowers
Over 50+ Sheets of Various Design Papers (MME, Dovecraft, WRS, K&C, etc)

If you fancy winning this little bundle all you need to do is leave your name with Inlinkz below.

Please only enter this candy if you are currently a genuine follower or want to follow my blog because you like it - NO CANDY GRABBERS!!

I will draw a winner on Sunday 11th March.

Good Luck!

Claire x

8 March 2012

Willow Sketchie Challenge: 8th March DT Card

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Willow Sketchie.

From this week there is a change to the challenge - we still have a sketch, but we also have a theme.  You can use the sketch and/or the theme.

Can we also ask you to please turn off your word verification.  Blogger has made this increasingly more difficult to decipher and it can be extremely time consuming when the DT are trying to leave comments.

Today's challenge is hosted by the lovely Miria.

"SKETCH" AND/OR "USE RIBBON OR TWINE"


Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Crazy Daisy Papers
Dovecraft Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash

One lucky 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:

Craft Your Passion 100 Anything Goes
Make It Monday 79
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes

Before I go, have you been to the Willow Design Store?  There are some wonderful new paper downloads.  The Crazy Daisy (as shown above) and Cool Meadows.  Go take a look at these fabulous designs.

Thanks for visiting.

Claire x

6 March 2012

An Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 38 - DT Card

Good morning, it's Tuesday and time for a new challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of the very lovely and talented Laurie to host the challenge and she has chosen:

"MUM'S THE WORD"

Here's my card which I have made for my Mum for Mother's Day:


Card Ingredients:

Bugaboo Scarlette Presents Digi Image
Promarkers
 Dovecraft Cardstock
WRS Lilac Twist Papers
Sizzix Flowers Embossing Folder
American Crafts Ribbon
Peel Off Greeting
Gems - NEC Stash
Wooden Flowers

Our Sponsor this fortnight is:


To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OLD - this could be flowers, papers, stamps, etc, however you MUST state on your post which item/s you have used.

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:

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop 46 Throw Us Some Shapes
CRAFT 144 Mother's Day
Crafty Ribbons 14 Celebrate Your Mum
Crafts 4 Eternity 61 Digital Element
Dream Valley 27 Mother's Day
The Sweet Stop

 Thanks for popping in - hope you have a great day!

Claire x

4 March 2012

Exciting News!

Morning crafters - well what a miserable day it, pouring with rain, so what better way to spend the day but crafting.

I have some exciting news to share with you all today.

I have been chosen as one of the new DT members for Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge which runs each month and my first card will be for the April challenge.  I am joining a lovely team, some of you who I know already and some that I don't, but can't wait to be part of it.


So I do hope you will find the time to join in with us each month.

See you soon!

Claire xx

1 March 2012

Willow Sketchie Challenge: 1st March DT Card

Morning peeps, hope everyone is well ...... typically I have come down with a cold and feel pants, but at least it's now and not in a few weeks time!!

So it's Thursday and time for a new challenge at Willow Sketchie.

We had an amazing amount of entries for our "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope you will join in with us again this week too!

Today's challenge is hosted by the very lovely Kelly and she has provided us with this great sketch:


Kelly has also asked us to focus on the sentiment and two different papers.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Polly Pickleberry CD & Papers, Image & Sentiment
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
American Crafts Ribbon
Promarkers
Pearls - NEC Stash

One lucky 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 challenge:

Shopping Our Stash 41 Sentiments Required

Thanks for visiting.

Claire x

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