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31 January 2013

MAWTT 31st January: DT Card

Good morning and a big warm welcome to my new followers, it's lovely to have you here.

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

This week it's the turn of Team B and it's my very lovely bestest buddy Deb's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"PUNCH IT OUT"



Card Ingredients:

Mayzy Art Carly Digi Image
Promarkers
Papers from Stash
Strawberry Ice Stickles
Kanban Cardstock & Mirri Card
Marianne Creatables Floral Fantasy Dies
Pearls - NEC Stash
Cheery Lynn Birthday Greeting Die

We are sponsored this week by 



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:

Creative Card Crew 28 Girly
Totally Gorjuss 168 Flowers
Love To Create 50 Anything Goes With A Sentiment
Make It Monday 125

Thanks for stopping by.

 I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

28 January 2013

Anyone like knitting?

Evening everyone.

I have the following to give to a good home:


A magazine full of 15 inspirational knits and a pair of chunky 10mm needles which came with an issue of Simply Homemade.

I am not a knitter, so if you would like these, leave me a comment and your email addy - it will be first come, first gets.

Claire x

27 January 2013

My Candy Winner!

Good morning everyone - hope you are all well?

Well it poured with rain last night and all the snow has now gone - hurrah! Glad to see the back of it.

So it's a sunny morning here in Coventry and time to draw a winner.

The lucky person to receive my surprise candy is:

No: 26

Sue @ Sue's Craft Haven

Congratulation sweetie, please get in touch and I will arrange to post it to you.

Thank you to everyone who played along and to my new followers, it's great to have you here.

Claire x

26 January 2013

3rd Blogaversary Candy

Hello, hope you are all well and those who are not are better soon!

As promised I have a large box of goodies to give away to celebrate my 3 years of blogging.  I can't believe where this time has gone and during it I have made some fabulous and amazing friends.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your time and support commenting on my creations, good and bad and life's ups and downs. Here's to another fabulous year!


If you would like a chance to win some fabulous goodies, then all you need to do is leave your name using the Inlinkz tool below.

I will choose a winner by Random.org on Sunday 27th January.

Good Luck!

Rules:

Open to followers old and new
Do not become a follower just for the candy - no candy grabbers!
If you want to share this news with your fellow bloggers and post on your sidebar, then feel free to do so, but it's not compulsory.

Thanks again for your support and for stopping by.

Claire x





Last Day for a chance to win some Candy!

Morning - just a quick post to say this is the last day for you to be in with a chance to win my surprise candy, so if you haven't yet entered, do it today! You never know, you could be the lucky winner of  a very large box of gorgeous goodies.

Enter here

Claire x

23 January 2013

Quick Christmas Makes

Evening everyone!

Have you had any more snow? We've had two lots here today.  It started heavy again this morning and then again at around 3.30 pm and apparently on Friday we are in for a load more!  To be honest I've had enough of it now!

So today's cards - I started these before Christmas and never got around to finishing them until the New Year - some simple CAS Christmas creations - nothing inspiring.




Card Ingredients:

Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree Die
Pearls & Gems - NEC Stash
Kanban Pearlescent & Mirri Caard
Greeting Stamp

I am entering these into the following challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year Round Anything Goes
Crafts For Eternity 107 Punch It Out
Make It Monday 124

Don't forget there are still a couple of days to enter my 3rd Blogaversary candy here

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

22 January 2013

Oldie But A Goodie: 22nd January DT Card

Good morning!

I hope everyone is keeping warm in this cold snap we are having.  I was very lucky to have a "snow day" yesterday, but I am back into work today!

 So it's that time again for our fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie.

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

"GLITZ & GLAM"


Card Ingredients:

Sassy Studio Designs Masquerade 4 Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Rose Studio Letters from Paris Papers
Gems - NEC Stash
Rafia
Kanban Pearl Cardstock
Liquid Pearls
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink

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:


Divas By Design Make It Girlie
Cute Card Thursday 252 Diamonds Are Forever
Stampin' For The Weekend Something Girlie
Dream Valley 49 Girls, Girls, Girls

Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments

I hope you have a great day!

Claire x

20 January 2013

Ready-Teddy-Go Midway Reminder January

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

The theme is:

"SOMETHING NEW"

To play along, all you need to do is make a card or creation as long as it features a teddy 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:

Popcorn The Bear Stamp
Promarkers
Especially For You Papers
Antique Linen & Spun Sugar Distress Inks
Pearls - NEC Stash
Hobbyhouse Ribbon
Nestie
Inca Greeting Stamp

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 challenges:

Creative Craft 1 New Beginnings
Tuesday Throwdown 130 Frame It
Simple Create Too 29 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

17 January 2013

MAWTT 17th January: DT Card

Good morning, hope you are well and keeping warm!

Firstly I have just realised that my Blogoversary was 2 days ago (it seems the bathroom renovation has taken over my life) and to celebrate my 3rd year of blogging, I will pop a post up over the weekend with some candy to celebrate!

So it's time for a brand new challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week sees the turn of Team B and it's the lovely Hazel's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"BIRTHDAYS"

Here's my card which I made for the Father-In-Law:


Card Ingredients:

Stitchy Bear Pop Digi Image
Promarkers
My Minds Eye Stella Rose Papers
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Buttons and Twine from Stash
Kanban Cardstock
Antia's Peeloff Greeting
Round Punch

We are sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps


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:

I Love Promarkers 151 Layer It Up
Bearly Mine 69 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by, it's always lovely to see you.

Don't forget to stop by at the weekend for a chance to win my Blogoversary candy.

 I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

14 January 2013

Sitting Pretty

Evening all - well did you get snow? We did in Coventry ..... all night and all morning, really heavy, then it rained and then the sun came out and now it's bloomin' freezing!!! Talk about a bit of everything.

The bathroom renovation commenced today ... scroll down for a picture which really isn't for the faint hearted!

So today's creation is another one of my calendars - this is the one I made for "me".


Calendar ingredients:

Penny Black Image (freebie with a magazine)
Papers from Stash
Promarkers
Anita's Calendar
Liquid Pearls
Brad & Organza Ribbon from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Hobbyhouse Ribbon
Kanban Pearlescent Card

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts 149 Ribbon
Delicious Doodles 18 Anything Goes Using Favourite Colours
Make It Monday 123
Cupcake 225 Anything But A Card
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Anything Goes

So here's a picture Mark kindly sent me this afternoon whilst I was at work and thank goodness I was LOL


This is taken from my Daughter's room.  When I got home the wall showing on the left was down too!  I now have a very nice open plan clear space which houses just the working toilet - the one and only toilet in the house which opens into a bedroom and the landing - it's all fun and games in our household tonight I can tell you!  Tomorrow will be better as the walls will be back up! I am still smiling JUST!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

13 January 2013

A Gift For You

Evening everyone, hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

Tomorrow sees the start of the bathroom demolition .... oh joy!

So, I have had some crafty time in my haven this afternoon and here's one of my creations:


Card Ingredients:

Wild Rose Studio Tilly With Present Stamp
Wild Rose Studio Strawberry Picnic Papers
Promarkers
Nesties
Memory Box Simple Banner Die
Kanban Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Kanban Greeting
Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Whoopsidaisy Die Cuts & Punches
Ooh La La 121 Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown 129 Shiny & New (New Stash - Dies & Stamp)
Papertake Weekly Happy New .... Stash
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Charisma Cards 1 Happy Birthday
Kathy's Waffle Sketch January

Thank you for popping in - enjoy your evening.

Claire x

8 January 2013

Oldie But A Goodie: 8th January DT Card

Hello, it's Tuesday and time for our first fortnightly challenge of 2013 at an Oldie But A Goodie.

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

"LACE, PINS & PEARLS"

I absolutely loved this challenge - here's my card:

 


Card Ingredients:

Saturated Canary Wedding Belles Stamp
Promarkers
Prima Fairy Belle Papers
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Nesties
Pins & Lace from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Kaisercraft Greeting Stamp
Stampin Up Not Quite Navy Ink
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink

This week we are sponsored by the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop


And one lucky winner will receive these fabulous ribbons:



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:


Paperplay 1 Celebration
Saturated Canary 34 Song Inspiration (Wedding Bells by Godley & Creme)
Crafting When We Can 35 Favourite Things
Make It Monday 122
Craft Your Passion 144 Vintage/Shabby Chic

Thanks for visiting, your comments always make my day.

I hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

7 January 2013

Roses Are Red

Hello lovelies - well I survived my first day back at work and wasn't the only one with the blues I can tell you - think most of my work colleagues at school felt the same!!

So here I am with another one of my calendars - the girls in the office absolutely loved them! Phew!


Calendar Ingredients:

PB Image - free with magazine
Promarkers
Grosgrain Ribbon, Brad & Paper from Stash
Anita's Calendar Tab (new)
Kanban Card (new)
Pearls - NEC Stash
American Crafts Organza Ribbon (new)
Liquid Pearls

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Created With Love 23 Anything But A Card
Penny Black & More January Love Is In The Air
Crafts For Eternity 105 Something New (New Stash)

Enjoy the rest of the evening - thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

6 January 2013

Do Mice Catch Butterflies?

Good evening, hope you are well?  I am very pleased that Dancing on Ice is back on the TV but not so pleased that I am back to work tomorrow after 2 weeks off.  I have been on a real downer today, work blues got a hold of me big time!!

Anyway today's creation is a calendar which I have made for one of the girls at work.  I have made a load more of these for my other colleagues too, which will pop up over the next week or so.


Calendar Ingredients:

PB Image (free with magazine)
Promarkers
Organza Ribbon, Card, Brad & Grosgrain Ribbon from Stash
Anita's Calendar Tab
Pearls - NEC Stash
K&C Sparkly Sweet Papers
Liquid Pearls

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dream Valley 48 Anything Goes
Anything But A Card 10 Things With Wings (Butterflies)

Thanks for visiting.

Claire x

5 January 2013

Birthday Brat Witch

Good evening, hope you are all enjoying the weekend?

Mine has consisted of shopping for items for the bathroom refit which takes place in a couple of week's time.  Today we bought tiles, down lighters, plasterboards and lots of other uninspiring but necessary bits and pieces LOL.  I can't wait for it to be started and completed!  Mark has booked a week and a half off work to do it.

Anyway onto my card for today, the image was coloured back in October but I didn't get around to making a card with it, so no time like the present!


Card Ingredients:

Bugaboo Halloween Brat Witch Digi Image
Promarkers
Nesties
Papers and Glitter Paper from Stash
American Crafts Ribbons
PM Gems
Kanban Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss Anything Goes With Ribbon
Stampin' For The Weekend Anything Goes
Crazy For Challenges 167 Ribbons and Bows

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

4 January 2013

Frosty The Snowman

Afternoon, I'm back with another make and before you all groan, yes it's a Christmas card .... but I am determined to make an early start this year as I didn't make enough last year and this resulted in me having to buy some!!  Not going to do that again, not only did it cost me a fortune, it didn't feel personal enough for me.

Anyway, here's the card:


Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Henry & Zoe & Snow Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Memory Box Frosty Border Die
Kaisercraft Greeting Stamp
Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy Ink
Pearls & Gems - NEC Stash
Liquid Pearls
Frosted Lace Stickles
Paper & Card from Stash

I am entering this into following challenges:

Sketch Saturday 239
Sparkles 24 Snowmen
Stampavie and More 184 Blue & White
I love Promarkers 149 Monochrome
Charisma 52 Monochrome
Simply Create Too 218 Let It Snow
Delicious Doodles 17 Sparkle & Shine

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

Hope you have a lovely evening.

Claire x

3 January 2013

Sent With Love

Afternoon, hope you are well and those of you who are not, I wish you well soon!

I'm back with another card:



Card Ingredients:

The Digi Garden Kirby's Rose Digital Image
Promarkers
Fancy Pants Beach Babe Papers
Nesties
Cardstock from Stash
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Hobby House Ribbon
Kanban Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid 66 Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop 1 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit!

Claire x

2 January 2013

Sending Happy Thoughts

Afternoon - hope you are all well?

I am making the most of and enjoying my time off work ..... I can honestly say I am not looking forward to going back on Monday .... this is one of my New Year resolutions .... to get a new part-time job!  This will hopefully give me some free time not only to keep on top of the everyday household chores, but also to be a lot more creative.  I still have a sewing machine that I bought back in September to use!  I have so many ideas and so little time to put them into place.

So I have been able to enjoy some time in my crafty haven and this is one of my makes:



Card Ingredients:

Whoopsidaisy Digi Image
Promarkers
Making Memories Cheeky Papers
Swirly Die
Cardstock from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Greeting Stamp
Stickles

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday 121
Forever Friends Fortnightly 52 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown 128 Bright & Happy New Year (Bright Colours)
Bearly Mine 67 Something Old, Something New (Old Papers, New Die)
Digi Galore Something New (New Die)
The Craft Garden January Red
By The Cute & Girly January Cute & Girly

Thank you for popping in - have a lovely day whatever you are up to.

Claire x

1 January 2013

Ready-Teddy-Go January: DT Card

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!

I hope you all celebrated in style and have made lots of new year resolutions.

It's the first of the month which means it's time for our first monthly challenge of 2013 at Ready-Teddy-Go.

The theme for January is:

"SOMETHING NEW"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Special Delivery Stamp
Promarkers
WRS Gorgeous Ginghams Papers
Memento Angel Pink Ink
Kanban Pearlescent Card
Nesties
Ribbon from Stash
PM Gems

We are sponsored this month by My Mum's Craftshop


And one lucky winner will receive £10.00 to spend at their on-line store.

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 and be in with a chance of winning the prize.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop 191 Sketch
Natalie & Amy Your Favourite Things
Totally Gorjuss 164 New!
Fussy and Fancy 79 Furry Friends
Winter Wonderland New Beginnings

Thanks for visiting today, your visits and comments mean so much.

Claire x

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