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31 May 2012

MAWTT: 31st May DT Card

Hello, here I am again with my second post of the day.

Firstly I would like to wish my teamie Hazel a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week it is hosted by the very lovely Laurie and she has chosen the theme:

"COOL BRITANNIA" - Red, White & Blue

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Digi My World English Girl Digi Stamp
Papermania Portabello Road Papers
Kanban Card
Promarkers
Pearls - NEC Stash
American Crafts Ribbon
Rub-On Greetings

We are sponsored this week by Digi My World


The DT were given a selection of their fabulous 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 am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away 46 Red, White & Blue
The Crafty Pad 172 Colours of Your Flag
Make It Monday 91
Cupcake 194 Royalty
Creative Craft A Patriotic Colour Scheme (Red, White & Blue)
I Love Promarkers 119 Use A Digi
My Mum's Craft Shop 59 Red, White & Blue

Thanks for stopping by today - have a great day!

Claire x

Willow Sketchie Challenge: 31st May DT Card

Hello, well that was the end of the good weather last night then LOL - it absolutely teamed down here - talk about a dramatic change!!  Typical as we have a Jubilee Party after school today, fingers crossed it will stay dry and bright!!  Today is also my last day at work, break up for a lovely week off! HURRAH!!!

 So it's time for a new weekly challenge at Willow Sketchie!

This week it's the turn of the lovely Shell to host the challenge and unfortunately it's her last challenge with us as she has decided to step down from the DT - we will miss you hun, make sure you keep in touch!

Shell has chosen:

"SKETCH" AND/OR "MAKE YOUR OWN BACKING PAPERS"


Here's my card using just the sketch:



Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Winnie Cards Extra
Dovecraft Back to Basics Papers
Kanban Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Sizzix Corner Die

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:

Totally Papercrafts 118 Animals
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

29 May 2012

An Oldie But A Goodie: 29th May DT Card

Hello everyone, what a fabulous weekend weather wise it's been - it would be lovely if it could continue for when I finish work on Thursday for a week ..... but knowing what happens when half term breaks arrive, it's just not going to happen is it!

So it's time for a new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's:

"ANYTHING GOES"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Stamp unknown (image was given to me by a blogging friend)
Promarkers
Pearlescent Papers & Card from Stash
Sizzix Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Pearls - NEC Stash
Ribbon from Stash
Kanban Greeting
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Die Cut Leaves from Stash

This week's prize is:


To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD WHICH IS 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 challenge:

I Love Promarkers 118 Use Die Cuts

Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a lovely day whatever you are up to!

Claire x

24 May 2012

MAWTT: 24th May DT Card

Hello everyone, I'm back with my second post of the day.

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week it is hosted by the lovely Kim and she has chosen the theme:

"CELEBRATE: HOME, BABY, ANNIVERSARY, ETC" - But NOT Birthday!

Here's my card: I have made this for my Mum and Dad whose Anniversary is on 1st June.



Card Ingredients:

LOTV Die Cut Image
Nitwits Thimbles & Threads Papers
Nesties & Marianne Creatables
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon & Lace from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Computer Generated Greeting

We are sponsored this week by Crafty Emma's Store


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:

One Stop Craft 183 Spring Weddings / Anniversary
My Time To Craft 180 It Takes Two
Creative Card Crew 11 Dimension
My Mum's Craft Shop 58 Recipe: 3 Flowers, 2 Papers & 1 Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today - it's always lovely to have you here.

Claire x

Willow Sketchie 24th May: DT Card

Good morning, hasn't the weather been just gorgeous?!  Let's hope it stays that way until the weekend as being at work all day, you just don't get the benefits and you can guarantee that come this time next week when I am breaking up for the Whitsun holiday there will be no sun!

So it's time for a new weekly challenge at Willow Sketchie?

This week it's the turn of the very lovely Hazel to host the challenge and she has chosen:

"SKETCH" AND/OR "RED, WHITE & BLUE"


Here's my card - I chose to use just the sketch this week:




Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs New Shoes Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Dovecraft Back to Basics Papers
Kanban Cardstock
Gems - NEC Stash
Ice Stickles
Sakura Souffle Pen
Dawn Bibby Designs Greeting Stamp - Shoe-a-holic

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 90
Love To Create 16 Song Inspired: Walking In My Shoes - Depeche Mode

Thanks for visiting, hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

20 May 2012

It's A Wedding

Afternoon everyone!

Well probably not many of you are MotoGP fans, but today was a brilliant race - as a huge fan of Valentino Rossi it was fabulous to see him back on the podium after securing second place.  So I am very happy indeedy today!

So onto my card which doesn't make me so happy, as it's one of those that I am just not happy with, but will show you anyway as it's always nice to know what others think - and I do want your honest opinions.



Card Ingredients:

LOTV Die Cut Image
Marianne Creatables Flower Die
Pearls - NEC Stash
Ice Stickles
American Crafts Ribbons
Card & Papers from Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fetch A Sketch 24 Sketch
Creatalicious 34 BINGO (Flowers, Ribbon, Use 3 Punches)
Polkadoodles 20 Wedding Card
(Something Borrowed: Ribbon Something New: Dies Something Old: Paper Something New: Paper used for Flower)
Alphabet H is Handmade Flowers

Thanks for stopping by - off to the craft room!

Claire x

19 May 2012

Just Pondering .....

...... which is what the little girl on my image is doing.

This is my second post for today.



Card Ingredients:

Image - Unknown - found it in my stash!
WRS Polkadots Papers
Promarkers
Docrafts Cardstock
Nesties
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Pearls from Stash

I am entering this card into:

Papertake Weekly In The Garden
Sunday Sketch & Stamp 106 Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Bingo (Patterned Paper, Coloured Image, Die Cuts)
Secret Crafter 186 In The Garden

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your evening.

Claire x

Mr Snowman

Afternoon - well it's been a miserable day here so far, rain on and off and a bit nippy too! I've just watched the qualifying for the MotoGP and after I have posted this, I am off into my craft room for a play!

This was a card I managed to make one evening this week:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Mr Snowman Stamp
Promarkers
Dovecraft Papers
Nesties
Kanban Mirri Card embossed using Sizzix Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Docrafts Cardstock
Ribbon from Stash
PM Gems
Ice Stickles - Crystal Ice
Rub-on Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Ooh La La 105 Ribbon or Twine
Delightful Add Ribbon
Winter Wonderland Embossing (dry)
Cute Card Thursday 217 A Touch of Sparkle
Christmas Stamping All Year Long 10 Just Ribbon
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 73 A Touch of the Blues

Thanks for popping in, your visits and comments make my day!  Have a lovely day whatever you are up to and I hope the weather is better where you are!!

Claire xx

17 May 2012

MAWTT: 17th May DT Card

Morning folks! I'm back with my second post of today.

Our challenge at Moving Along With The Times this week is hosted by the very lovely Judith
and she has chosen the theme:

"KEEP IT REAL" - No fantasy figures or non-living things

Here's my card: I have made this for my Nephew Tom who will be 20 on Saturday!


Card Ingredients:

Kenny K Bathing Beauty Digi Stamp
Promarkers
WRS For Men Papers
Kanban Card & Greeting
Card Candy

We are sponsored this week by Wild Orchid Crafts


And one lucky winner will receive this fabulous prize!


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:

Make It Monday 89
Crafty Creations 170 Male Birthday Card
I Love Promarkers 117 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in!

Claire x

Willow Sketchie: 17th May DT Card

Good morning!

Did any of you watch the new series of DIY SOS: The Big Build?  I love that programme, but my goodness last nights was the most emotional one I have ever watched, such an inspirational family .... I sobbed my eyes out all the way through it, so so sad.

So it's that time of the week again, are you ready for a new weekly challenge at Willow Sketchie?

This week it's my turn to host the challenge and I have chosen:

"SKETCH" AND/OR "USE 3 DIFFERENT PAPERS"



Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Fairy Jingles Digi Stamp
Promarkers
MME Pretty Please Spring Papers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
PM Gems
Diamond Ice Stickles
Kanban Die Cut Greeting

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:

Totally Gorjuss 131 Pink and Green
Bunny Zoe's 24 Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

15 May 2012

An Oldie But A Goodie: 15th May DT Card

Morning everyone, it's Tuesday and time for a new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of my bestest blogging buddie Debs to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"THINGS WITH WINGS"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Helz Cuppleditch Fairy Cake Stamp
Promarkers
Forever Friends The Good Life Papers
Hobbycraft Cardstock
PM Gems
Ribbon from Stash
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Kanban Die Cut Greeting
Crystal Ice Stickles

This week we are sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop


To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD WHICH IS 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:

Crafty Ribbons 19 Flowers
Wags 'n' Whiskers 79 1 Image, 2 Ribbons, 3 DPs
Crafty Emma's 85 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

13 May 2012

Ready-Teddy-Go May Midway Reminder

Morning everyone, just a quick post to remind you that there is still time to enter our monthly challenge for May at Ready-Teddy-Go.

The theme is:

"BINGO"


To play along, all you need to do is pick 3 in a row, this can be diagonally, horizontally, vertically, etc as long as you include all 3 and state your choices when you post your card or creation.

Here's my midway card - I chose Ribbon, Buttons & Punches or Die Cuts:



Card Ingredients:

LOTV In The Shed Die Cut
7 Gypsies Calais Papers
Kanban Cardstock & Die Cut Greeting
Buttons from Sew Sweet
Twine from Stash
Grand Nesties

Our Sponsor this month is Birdie Brown


One lucky winner will receive 3 of her fabulous images from her Etsy store.

So check out your stash and search for those TEDDY BEARS and play along!
 We do hope you will find the time to join in.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cards For Men 10 Kicking Back - Relaxing
Papertake Weekly Cute, Cute, Cute
Southern Girls 44 About The Boys
Lili's Little Fairies Your Favourite Craft Tool (Nesties)
Totally Papercrafts 116 No Pesky Girls Allowed
Allsorts 154 Card For A Man or Boy

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

10 May 2012

MAWTT Challenge: 10th May DT Card

Hello everyone, I'm back with my second post for today.

It's time for our next challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week it's the turn of the very lovely Leesa to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"NAUTICAL"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Magnolia Dangling Sea Tilda Stamp
Promarkers
Kanban Cardstock
Nesties
Pearls from NEC Stash
American Crafts Ribbon
Kanban Die Cut Greeting

We are sponsored this week by Sir Stampalot


And one lucky winner will receive this fabulous prize:


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:

Make It Monday 88

Thanks for popping in!

Claire x

Willow Sketchie: 10th May DT Card

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Willow Sketchie.

The very lovely Lisa is hosting this week's challenge and she has chosen:

"SKETCH" AND/OR "HANDMADE FLOWERS"


Here's my card:  I followed just the sketch this week.


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Polly Pickleberry CD (Image)
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Artic & Crystal Ice Stickles
PM Capsule Collection Blueberry Pie Papers
Promarkers
Gems - NEC Stash
Rub-on Greeting

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:

Stampin' For The Weekend Layer Upon Layer
The Crafty Pad 169 We're Girly Girls
Simon Says Stamp Sweet Tooth

Thanks for visiting, hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

6 May 2012

The Big 50!

Evening everyone .... hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend whatever you are up to.  The weather here has actually been really sunny, albeit a bit nippy, but at least no rain!!

So my card today was for a friend of Mark's who turned 50 yesterday.  It's an 8" x 8" card:



Card Ingredients:

Do Crafts Cardstock
PM Capsule Collection Blueberry Papers
Kanban Alphabet Letters & Numbers
Nesties
Card Candy
PM Gems

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Ooh La La 104 Make It Manly
Fab 'n' Funky 119 Celebrating Male-ness
Divas By Design 33 Monochromatic
One Stop Craft 181 Celebrations

Thanks for popping in, it's always lovely to have you here.

Claire x

3 May 2012

MAWTT Challenge: 3rd May DT Card

Morning, back with my second post for today.

It's that time of the week for the next challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week it's my turn to host the challenge and I have chosen the theme:

"SUMMER SUNSHINE"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

LOTV Blossom Stamp
Promarkers
Forever Friends The Good Life Papers
Grand Nesties
Flowers & Card from Stash
American Crafts Ribbon
PM Gems
Rub-on Greeting

We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Downloads


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:

Sweet Stampin' Anything But Square
Make It Monday 87
Craft Your Passion 108 Lots of Texture
By The Cute & Girly - May Spring Is In The Air
Just Tracy's May Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in! Hope you have a great day whatever you are up to!

Claire x

Willow Sketchie Challenge: 3rd May DT Card

Good morning, it's Thursday and time for this week's challenge at Willow Sketchie.

The very lovely Pauline is hosting this week's challenge and she has chosen:

"SKETCH" AND/OR "DIE CUTS AND/OR PUNCHES"


Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Polly Pickleberry CD (Image & Papers)
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
MS Leaf Border Punch
Die Cuts from Stash
X-Cut Scallop Border Punch
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:

Crafts 4 Eternity 69 Spring
Stamptacular 161 Spring Bling

Thanks for visiting, hope you have a lovely day.

Claire x

1 May 2012

Mishelflo Creative Crafting May: DT Card

Me again LOL! With my third post for today and an exciting one too!

It's the launch of a new challenge from Mishelfo's Creating Crafting


You are welcome to use any medium to enter, from scrapbooking, cardmaking, crochet, sewing, painting, the possibilities are endless as long as you follow the theme.

There are two age groups too! 16 and under and over 17 - take a visit to the challenge blog for full details on how to enter.  There are some amazing prizes up for grabs too - 7 in total!

The sponsor this month is LEJ Designs and they have some fabulous digis to win,  For a full list of the prizes visit the tab at the top of the challenge blog page.

So to kick off this month, the theme is:

"CELEBRATION"

This could be a new baby, birthday, wedding, new home, etc.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Kanban Kit
Pearls - NEC Stash

I hope you will join in and play along - hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

SOS 50 Anything "Girly"

Have a great day!

Claire x

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