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25 October 2012

Too Cute To Spook @ MAWTT

Good morning everyone, well today is my last day at work, finally after 8 weeks we break up for half term and even better I am going away to Cornwall for a well earned break with my hubby Mark.

So, it's Thursday and time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

This week it's my bestest blogging buddy Deb's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"TOO CUTE TO SPOOK"

Show us those cute Halloween projects.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Wee Stamps Hazel Digi Image
Promarkers
PM Capsule Collection Papers
Nesties
Computer Generated Greeting
Liquid Pearls
Create & Craft & Kanban Cardstock
MS Punch
Gems & Pearls from NEC Stash
American Crafts Ribbon

We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Downloads


The winner will receive 3 images from he 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:

Dream Valley 43 Halloween
Creatalicious 39< Digi Galore Halloween
The Cutie Pie 29 Halloween
Alphabet S for Spooky
Raise The Bar Which is Witch
Sweet Stampin' Halloween
Whoopsidaisy Halloween
Top Tip Tuesday 88 Halloween
Digital Tuesday 183 Halloween/Spooky
Tuesday Throwdown 121 Halloween

Thanks for popping in and leaving me lovely comments which are very much appreciated.  I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

21 October 2012

With Love from me to you!

Evening everyone, hope you have had a good weekend.

I took the girls to The Warner Brother Studios to see The Making of Harry Potter Tour on Saturday and it was just brilliant.  I have posted some pics at the end of this post.

My card share tonight it one I made for Mark to celebrate 8 years together (when we first met) cos I am soppy like that LOL.

It is also a make using up some of the scraps of paper leftover from my Kusudama Ball (see previous post) as Lisa had set us a challenge to use them up!  I still have a way to go though!



Card Ingredients:

Lili of the Valley Die Cut Square
Kraft Card
Papermania Capsule Collection Sunshine Papers
Pearls - GNPE Stash
E-Z Rub-On Greeting

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lili's Fairies Anything Goes
One Stop Craft 201 Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad 193 Use An Animal

As promised here are some pics from Harry Potter - I took 91 in total!

 










Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

19 October 2012

Kusudama Decoration

Afternoon peeps - so glad it's the weekend, it has been a long week!

My project today is one that was started when I went up to Yorkshire to meet my fellow Moving Along With The Times DT buddies.  Lisa thought it would be something fun and different to make.

I didn't get to fully finish mine on the day, so finished it off at home and here is the end result.

There are several photos in different lights to capture the papers and colours.


A close up, although you cannot really see the glittery edges.



I was going to put some gems in the centre of the flowers, but decided against this for now, I can always add them when I fancy a change!

 Kusudama Ball Ingredients:

Papermania Sunshine Capsule Collection Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
Beads from Stash
Ice Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers Autumn
Anything Goes Make Your Own Embellishments
ABC Christmas U = Up To You
Fussy and Fancy 74 Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts 139 Christmas 9 Weeks and Counting
Crafts 4 Eternity 94 Pumpkin Spice
Polkadoodles 42 Autumn
Winter Wonderland Anything But A Card

If you fancy having a go making one of these, the tutorial is here

Would love to know what you honestly think as your comments are always valued and appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

18 October 2012

Alice Inspired @ MAWTT DT: 18th October

Morning everyone, it's time for a brand new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

This week it's our very lovely hostess with the mostest Hazel who is hosting the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"ALICE INSPIRED"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Digi My World Mad Hatter Digi Stamp
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Dovecraft Tea House Papers
Cardstock & Brads from Stash
Kanban Die Cut Greeting
Nesties

We are sponsored this week by Digi My World and the DT were given some 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:

Friday Sketch Challenge 28
Make It Monday 111
Bearly Mine 57 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown 120 Tea At Granny's

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a lovely day.

Claire x

17 October 2012

Birthday Cheer

Evening everyone, so sorry I haven't been around much, still busy busy busy at work!

Firstly I want to apologise for not being able to regularly comment on everyone's posts, I am trying where possible to get around to you all.  Secondly a big welcome to my new followers, it's lovely to have you here and hope you enjoy your visits.

I am starting to count down the days until half term, it's been an 8 week term, one of the longest ever! I finish on 25th October and then will be off to Cornwall for a few days with Mark, really looking forward to that, but also looking forward to this Saturday as I am taking the girls to Warner Bros Studios to the Harry Potter Experience, not sure who is more excited, me or them LOL.

So onto my card which was a quick make for one of Megan's friends.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Printed Square
Papers from Stash
Dienamics Numbers
Flower Ribbon from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Dovecraft Cardstock
Rub-on Greeting

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons 30 Children's Birthday
Paperplay 41 Simply Cute
Lollipop Crafts 92 Happy Birthday

Thanks for popping in tonight, your comments and visits are always really appreciated.

Claire x

16 October 2012

Oldie But A Goodie: 16th October DT Card

Hello, it's time for a brand new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie.

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

"PURPLE, BLACK AND STRIPES"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Little Claire Sleep Tight Stamp
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Papermania Capsule Collection Papers
Kanban Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Glossy Accents
Grape Ice Stickles
Nesties
Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Ribbon from Stash
Rub-on Greeting
Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender Ink
Water Brush

This week we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish


And one lucky winner will receive some images of their choice.


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:

Southern Girls 55 Tie A Ribbon Around It
Simon Says Dies and/or Punches
Stampin' For The Weekend 19 Something Spooky (it has a spooky feel, but remove it if not suitable)
The Crafty Pad 192 Distress Ink
Pile It On 42 Time To Shape Up
Whoopsidaisy Birthday Cards

Thanks for visiting, your comments are always appreciated.  I hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

11 October 2012

Tag It @ MAWTT DT: 11th October

Morning everyone, it's that time again for a brand new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

This week it's the very lovely Pami who is hosting the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"TAG IT"

Here's my very quick and simple tag:


Tag Ingredients:

Sizzix Big Scallop Tag
Cardstock & Paper from Stash
Stitchy Bear Stamps Digi
Promarkers
PM Gems
MS Snowflakes
Ice & Diamond Stickles
Liquid Pearls
Gingham Ribbon from Stash

We are sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps and the DT were given some 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:

Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Cutie Pie 28 Use A Digi

Before I go, I thought I would share some pics of the fabulous weekend some of us on the DT had.  Myself, Debs, Laurie, Pam and Lisa met up in Yorkshire for the weekend.  Lisa was a fabulous host, cooking a roast beef dinner for tea on the Friday and a big breakfast on Saturday morning.  We had a crafty afternoon at Every Crafts A Pound and the weekend was finished off with a day of shopping at the GNPE in Harrogate on Sunday.

Kath, Pam & Laurie

Debs, Me & Lisa

Mandy, Lisa, Kath, Debs, Mandy, Me, Laurie & Pam

Debs, Laurie, Pam & Lisa

We had an absolutely amazing time, lots of fun and laughs and can't wait to meet up again very soon!

Here's a quick pic of all my crafty stash I bought - umm I didn;t quite realise how much I had bought LOL!


Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day.

Claire x

4 October 2012

MAWTT: 4th October DT Card

Morning everyone, it's time for a brand new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

But before we get onto the challenge, there are a few of us girls on the DT who are a more than a little bit excitable today, as there is only one more sleep (as Debs would say) before we meet up!  Myself, Debs, Laurie, Lisa and Pam are going to have a fabulous crafty weekend of fun and I can't wait to meet up with them all.

So onto the challenge which is hosted by the lovely Lisa who has chosen:

"IN THE DARK"

Dark colours - or things that come out in the dark!

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Bugaboo Halloween Brat Witch Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Kanban & Create & Craft Cardstock
Scallop Nesties
American Crafts Ribbon
Pearls NEC Stash
Brad from Stash
Bats drawn and cut out by hand
Liquid Pearls

We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo and the DT were given some 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:

Hooked On Craft 25 Halloween
Make It Monday 109
Heck of A Challenge Spooktacular
Fab 'n' Funky 141 No Patterned Paper
Stampavie & More 178 Halloween
Bearly Mine 55 Halloween

Thanks for popping in today.

Claire x

2 October 2012

Oldie But A Goodie: 2nd October DT Card

Good morning and welcome to a brand new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie.

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

"INSPIRED BY A SONG OR FILM"

Here's my card which I have made for my Step Daughter Danielle who is 16 on Friday based on the song "Happy Birthday Sweet 16" by Neil Sedaka:



Card Ingredients:

Sassy Studio Designs Chrissy's Prom Digi Image
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist Papers
Create & Craft Cardstock
Dienamics Letters & Numbers
Gems from NEC Stash
Liquid Pearls
American Crafts Ribbon
Wild Orchid Flowers

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo


And one lucky winner will receive some images of their choice.


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:

Creative Card Crew 20 Purple
Cute Card Thursday 236 Letters and Numbers
Stampin' For The Weekend Feeling Floral
The Crafty Pad 190 Floral
Natalie & Amy's 2 Birthday Bling
Stamptacular 183 It's Your Birthday
Wild Orchid Crafts 60 Anything Goes
By The Cute & Girly Birthdays

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

Claire x

1 October 2012

Ready-Teddy-Go: October DT Card

Hello and welcome to a brand new monthly challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go.

The theme for October is:

"BROWN, PINK & CREAM"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Beccy's Place Digi Image
Promarkers
Dovecraft Piece of Cake Papers
Kanban Pearlescent Card
Pearls - NEC Stash
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Ribbon from Stash
Liquid Pearls

We are sponsored this month by Birdie Brown


And one lucky winner will receive 3 images from her Etsy Shop.

So what are you waiting for? 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:

Digital Tuesday 179 Say It With Flowers
Southern Girls Show Us Your Spots & Stripes
A Gem of A Challenge 56 For The Girls
Beccy's Place October
The Cutie Pie Challenge 28 Use A Digi

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

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