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27 July 2012

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: 27th July GDT Card

Morning everyone!

This is my second card as a guest designer for the month of July at Chocolate Coffee & Cards


I would like to thank the ladies for letting me be part of their team for the month.

Today's challenge theme is:


 "RAINBOWS & BUTTERFLIES"
(Use at least 4 colours and include a butterfly)



Card Ingredients:


Wild Rose Studio Butterfly Garden Papers
My Heart Pieces Bird House Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Doillie from Stash
MS Butterfly Punch
Die Cut Butterfly Greeting
PM Gems
Diamond Ice Stickles

The sponsor this week is:

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Make It Monday 99

Thanks for stopping by,  Hope you have a great day!

Claire x

26 July 2012

Digital Delights: Spotlight Guest Designer

Hello again! Second post of the day!

I have finally finished work for the Summer holidays, it's been a manic term and I am so in need of a break.  The weather has been absolutely gorgeous over the last few days and let's hope it continues, it was certainly another hot one yesterday and doesn't look too bad again today!

I was delighted to have won a challenge over at Digital Delights a few weeks ago and part of the prize was  Spotlight Guest Designer.


I could choose an image and made a card, here it is:



Card Ingredients:

Digital Delights Handy Harry Digi Image
Forever Friends The Goodlife Papers
Card Candy
Promarkers
Kanban Cardstock
Rub-on Greeting

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

Claire x

Willow Sketchie: 26th July DT Card

Morning everyone - it's Thursday and time for a brand new 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 "ANYTHING GOES"


Here's my card using the sketch and theme:



Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Winnie in a Pom Pom Hat Clear Stamp
Promarkers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Kanban Mirri Card
Fizzy Moon Festive Fun Papers
Nesties
Ribbon from Stash
Crystal Ice Stickles
PM Gems

The fabulous new range of Christmas stamps are now available in store http://www.willowdesignstamps.com/catalog/


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:

Sweet Stampin' Monochromatic
Crafty Hazelnuts 82 Monochrome
Crafting When We Can 23 Monochrome
Stamptacular 173 To Die For
The Cutie Pie 23 Christmas in July
ABC Christmas O For Open It Up

Thanks for visiting, it's always lovely to see you!

Claire x

24 July 2012

An Oldie But A Goodie: 24th July DT Card

Good morning and welcome to a brand new challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of the lovely Lisa who has given us some:

"PHOTO INSPIRATION"


Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Molly & Tom Digi Image
Fancy Pants Beach Babe Papers
Promarkers
Personal Impressions Greeting Stamp
Brilliance Ink - Pearlescent Pink
Kanban Cardstock
PM Gems

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 challenge:

Dream Valley 37 Summer

Digi Stamp Boutique July
Tuesday Throwdown 108 Tropical Paradise
Creative Craft Summertime

 Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

19 July 2012

MAWTT: 19th July DT Card

Good morning and welcome to my second post of today.

It's a brand new challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week it is hosted by the very lovely Mau who has chosen the theme:

"CELEBRATION - PINK, PEARL & PRETTY"
(Anniversary or special day)

Here's my card which I have made for my the in-laws Anniversary:



Card Ingredients:

LOTV Love Grows Stamp
Promarkers
Cardstock from Stash
American Crafts Ribbon
Dovecraft Tea House Papers
Nesties
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Pearls - NEC Stash

We are sponsored this week by Crimson Cloud and the lucky winner will receive 3 packs of die cuts.


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 98
Love To Create 24 3 of Something

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

Claire x

Willow Sketchie: 19th July DT Card

Morning everyone - it's Thursday and time for a brand new challenge at Willow Sketchie!

Thank you to everyone who played along with my challenge last week, there were some fabulous entries.

This week it's the turn of the lovely Anne-Marie to host the challenge and she has chosen:

"SKETCH" AND/OR "CHRISTMAS IN JULY"



Here's my card using just the theme:



Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Just The Two of Us Stamp
Promarkers
Kanban (Dawn Bibby Designs) Cardstock
Kanban Mirri Card
Sizzix Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Wild Orchid Flowers
Ribbon from Stash
Ice Stickles
PM Gems

The DT got to play with the fabulous new range of Christmas stamps available now in store http://www.willowdesignstamps.com/catalog/


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 140 It's Christmas
Creatalicious 36 Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenges 33 Emboss Resist
Stamptacular 172 Wings & Bling
Quirky Crafts 15 Christmas in July

Thanks for visiting, it's always lovely to see you!

Claire x

14 July 2012

Ready-Teddy-Go Midway Reminder July

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

The theme is:

"UP, UP AND AWAY"

To play along, all you need to do is make a card or creation as long as it features a bear and follows the theme! It's as easy as that. A big thank you to everyone who has joined in with us so far!

Here's my midway card:



Card Ingredients:

Bugaboo CB Bear Digi Image
PM Capsule Collection Blueberry Pie Papers
Promarkers
Kanban Cardstock
Buttons & Ribbon from Stash
Sizzix Hearts Texture Plate
Kanban Pearlescent Card

Our Sponsor this month is


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 challenge:

Totally Papercrafts 125 Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

13 July 2012

Chocolate Coffee & Cards: 13th July GDT Card

Good morning!

I am delighted to have been chosen as a guest designer for the month of July at Chocolate Coffee & Cards


Today's challenge theme is:


 "STEAMPUNK - ADD SOMETHING METAL"


I saw this theme and thought OMG I don't do steampunk, just not my style, but I managed to pull myself together and come up with the following card!  I really would like to know what you all think?!


 



Card Ingredients:


Sassy Studio Designs Steampunk Josephine Digi Stamp
Promarkers
MME Hazel & Making Memories Emery Papers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Kanban Die Cut Greeting
Cogs hand-drawn and coloured
Hearts Brad from Stash
Metal Brads from Stash

The sponsor this week is:

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Crafty Creations 178 Free For All

Thanks for stopping by,  Hope you have a great day!

Claire x

12 July 2012

Willow Sketchie: 12th July DT Card

Morning everyone - it's Thursday and time for a brand new challenge at Willow Sketchie!

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

"SKETCH" AND/OR "SUMMER HOLIDAYS"


Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Busy in the Garden Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Kate Knight Totally Tropical Summer Papers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Wild Orchid Flowers
Marianne Designs Leaf Die
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Rub-on Greeting

Anyway 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:

Simply Create Too 17 Summer/Vacation
Totally Papercrafts 124 Here Comes Summer
Card Mad Fairy 37 Summertime
Delicious Doodles 23 Summer Holidays
Make It Monday 97
Tuesday Throwdown 106 Hot Colours
Love To Create 23 Inspired by A Photo

Thanks for visiting, it's always lovely to see you!

Claire x

10 July 2012

An Oldie But A Goodie: 10th July DT Card

Good morning and welcome to a brand new challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of the lovely challenge owner Francesca who has chosen the theme of:

"FLOWER POWER"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Bugaboo Thoughts & Prayers Digi Image
Prima Fairy Belle Papers
Promarkers
Kraft Cardstock
Antinque Linen Distress Ink

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps




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:

Cute Card Thursday 224 Gardeners World
One Stop Craft 190 Summer Flowers
That Craft Place Anything Goes
Digi Tuesday 168 Inside Out

 Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

8 July 2012

On Yer Bike!

Evening peeps - not feeling the best today, what with my hayfever getting me down I now have a cold on top of it.  It has eased off a bit this afternoon, but still have a horrible headache, but it didn't stop me getting into the craft room this afternoon to make a non DT card!

I am on countdown now for the end of term - only 2 weeks and 2 days to go!!  I really need a break.

So here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Biker Dan Digi Image
WRS For Men Papers
Promarkers
Kanban Cardstock
Rub-on Greeting
Card Candy
American Crafts Ribbon

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday 167 Kids
Divas by Design 42 Red, White & Blue
Delightful Primary Colours
C R A F T 162 Splashy / Water Themed
Paperplay 27 Happy Birthday
Raise The Bar 108 Red, White & Blue
Friday Sketch 21
Allsorts 162 Red, White & Blue
Digi Stamp Boutique July

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

5 July 2012

Willow Sketchie: 5th July DT Card

Morning all, I'm back with my second challenge of the day!

Welcome to a brand new challenge at Willow Sketchie!

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

"SKETCH" AND/OR "SUMMER FLORALS"


Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Rose Clear Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Rose Studio Butterfly Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
Nesties & Marianne Leaf Die
Dovecraft Cardstock
Kanban Pearlescent Cardstock
MS Daisy Border Punch
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Rub-on Greeting

Anyway 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:

Stampalot July What's Your Crafty Passion? (Stamping)
Make It Monday 96
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, it's always lovely to see you!

Claire x

MAWTT: 5th July DT Card

Hello!

It's a brand new challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week it is hosted by my bestest blogging buddy Debs and she has chosen the theme:

"MAKE IT SENTIMENTAL"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Keep Calm Digi Image
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
American Crafts Ribbon
Vintage Papers
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Pearls - NEC Stash

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:

Totally Gorjuss 138 Sweet & Simple
The Crafty Pad 177 It's Natural
Bearly Mine 42 Ribbon & Bows

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

Claire x

4 July 2012

NEW STAMPS from WILLOW DESIGNS


Introducing Walter & Winnie Owl - take a look at these fabulous stamps!


Our NEW Walter & Winnie Owl Christmas stamps are available to pre-order as from today, check out the website for more details.




Claire x

1 July 2012

Ready-Teddy-Go: July DT Card

Hello again, I'm back with my second post of the day!

 It's time for this month's challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go and this month's challenge theme is:

"UP, UP AND AWAY"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

LOTV Patchwork Bunch of Balloons Stamp
Promarkers
Grand Scallop Nesties
Kanban Cardstock
Papers & Ribbon from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash

We are sponsored this month by Meiflower


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.  We do hope you will find the time to join in with our challenge this month, it would be lovely if you could play along and don't forget you MUST have a teddy on your card or creation to enter.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Charisma 25 Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity 78 Bear Necessities
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards 16 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Scallops

Thank you for calling in, it's always lovely to see you.

Claire x

Mishelflo Creative Crafting: July DT Card

Good morning everyone.

Well what a week? It's been so busy at work - the Summer term always is and the weather on Thursday was just awlful - the kids at school were outside at lunchtime at the time, they looked like drowned rats as did some of the dinner ladies and staff which was quite amusing and then when I got home I found my craft room full of water!

My Megs has been away this weekend on a camping trip with school which will finish off this afternoon with seeing the torch relay on it's way to Coventry - luckily the weather has been really good so far!

Also before I get on with the challenge info, I would like to welcome on board my new followers - I hope you enjoy your visits here and like what you see!

So onto this month's challenge at Mishelflo's Creating Crafting


Thank you to all of you who played along last month, we had a good amount of entries but we would love to see alot more!

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 and remember only 1 entry per person please.

The very lovely Anne is hosting this month's challenge and has chosen the theme of:

"BLOOMING BIRTHDAY WISHES"

We have two fabulous prizes up for grabs this month.

A choice of 3 fabby images from Lindsay at LEJ Designs


and K&C Mira Collection papers and embellishments


Here's my card:





Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Marco With Flowers Digi Stamp
WRS Kate Knight Floral Fantasy & Back To Basics Papers
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Promarkers
Kanban Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Peel Off Greeting

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 challenges:

Seems A Little Sketchy
Fab n Funky Cute & Girly
I Love Promarkers 123 Anything Goes
Stampavie And More 171 Lots of Flowers
Crafty Creations 176 Embellish It
Totally Papercrafts Can You Digi It
Allsorts 161 In Bloom

Thanks for popping in! Have a lovely day!

Claire x

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