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30 April 2013

April Showers @ An Oldie But A Goodie

Good morning everyone - hope you are all well?

It's time for a new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's my turn to host the challenge and I have chosen the theme:

"APRIL SHOWERS"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Image - Unknown
Promarkers
Wild Rose Studio Girly Polkadots Papers
Memory Box Puffy Clouds Dies
Kanban Die Cut Greeting
Create & Craft Pearlescent Card

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:

Pile It On 17 April Showers
Cute Card Thursday 266 Can't Stop The Rain
Charisma Cardz 16 Polkadots
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Penny's 124 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in - I hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

25 April 2013

For A Baby @ MAWTT

Good morning everyone, hope you are all well and those who are not feel better soon!

It's Thursday and time for this week's challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

This week it's the turn of Team B and it's Marita's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"BABY"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Baby Henry Digi Stamp
Wild Rose Studio Gorgeous Gingham Papers
Promarkers
Create & Craft Gingham Ribbon
Kanban Cardstock
Pearls & Gems from NEC Stash
E-Z Rub-ons
Spellbinders Oval Scallop & Oval Nesties

We are sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps

And one lucky winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to spend at their on-line store.

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


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine 83 Digi Days
Crafty Sentiments Monochromatic
Love To Create 62 Bingo (Sentiment/Ribbon/Gems)
Cupcake 239 Monochromatic
Here Come The Boys 50 Little Boy Blue - Monochrome
Creative Craft World April/May Blues
Stamping Sensations April Special Occasions

Thanks for popping in today.

 I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

24 April 2013

I Like Driving In My Car .... Beep Beep

Recognise the song? LOL - Madness of course!

I'm here with a really quick card I made at the weekend for my Step Daughter's, Boyfriend's Grandad! Nothing like short notice LOL.

I haven't had much time for crafting again this week, been busy on a catch up and my Daughter Meg's has been off school poorly with a viral bug.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Pre-coloured Image
Kanban Cardstock & Greeting
Card Candi
WRS For Men Papers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cards For Men 8 Anything Goes
Make It Monday 137

Thanks for stopping by tonight.

Claire x

17 April 2013

Warm Wishes

Afternoon everyone! Thank you to everyone who sent me good luck wishes via my blog and Facebook for my new job on Tuesday. I absolutely love it and it's great to be back part-time too! Which means I have more time for crafting YAY!

So another of my new stamps ..... I'm getting through them LOL.


Card Ingredients:

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Quinn in her Boots Stamp
Promarkers
Paper Cellar Traditional Christmas Papers
Spellbinders Floral Ovals & Labels 29 Nesties
Memory Box Beaded Snowflake Die
Kanban Mirri Card
American Crafts Velvet Ribbon
Gems and Pearls - NEC Stash
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pennys 123 Use A Sentiment
Papertake Weekly One Papertaker
Scrapology April Bling

Great to see you today - thanks as always for your lovely comments.

Claire x

16 April 2013

Make It Girly @ Oldie But A Goodie

Good morning, this is a scheduled post as I start my new part time job today, so wish me luck!  I am looking forward to being able to finish at 1.00 every afternoon and have my life back again.

Hello to my new follower Ann from Moscow, Russia who gave me a complete insight into Russian Dolls when she commented on my recent card.  It's lovely to have you here.

 So today sees the start of a new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie.

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

"MAKE IT GIRLY"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Hobbyhouse Pre-coloured Image
Papermania Capsule Collection Heather Papers
Gems - NEC Stash
Ribbon from Stash
Fizzy Moon Greeting Stamp
Heart Embellishment from My Crafty Heart
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Dovecraft Corner Punch
Strawberry Ice Stickles
Spellbinders Labels 1 Dies

We are sponsored this fortnight 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:

Make It Monday 136
Sketch & Stash 111 Sketch
That Craft Place For A Child
Pile It On 15 Embossing
Crafts 4 Eternity 119 Wonderful Wings

Thanks for popping in - I hope you have a lovely day and I will catch up with you all later!

Claire x

13 April 2013

Let's Celebrate!

Evening everyone, hope you are all well?

I have another card to share tonight using another of my new stamps - I am gradually getting through the pile LOL.


Card Ingredients:

Magnolia Happy New Year Tilda Stamp
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Prima Fairy Belle Papers
Kanban Cardstock
American Crafts Ribbon
Pearls - Hobbyhouse
Liquid Pearls
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Memory Box Precious Hearts Die
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Die
Spellbinders Floral Ovals Die
Fiskars Scallop Border Punch
Personal Impressions Greeting Stamp
Stampin Up Not Quite Navy Ink

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Friday Sketch 41 Sketch
By The Cute & Girly April Vintage
Simply Create Too 35 Use Your Stash

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

Claire x

12 April 2013

Let's Go Skiing

Afternoon peeps - the sun has come out again today - hurrah! It certainly makes you feel better.  It's nearly the end of the hols and I'm back to work on Tuesday in my new job! so going to make the most of the weekend and catch up on some more crafty time.

Hello also to my new followers, Kevin, Alex, Renee & Sonia - lovely to have you here!

I've made another Christmas card - I started this over 2 weeks ago and found it under a pile of craftiness waiting to be finished:


Card Ingredients:

The Stamp Fairy Barry Winter 3 Digi Image
Spellbinders Labels 29 Nesties
Promarkers
DoCrafts Papers
Pearl Card from Stash
American Crafts Ribbon
Pearls - NEC Stash
Anita's Peel Off Greeting
Silver Ice Stickles
Frosted Lace Stickles

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 201 Sketch
Winter Wonderland Red & Green Must Not Be Seen
Papertake Weekly Bingo (Punches, Free, Ribbons)
CRAFT 202 Christmas
Digital Tuesday 205 Boys
A Gem of a Challenge 74 Animals
ABC Christmas G is for Girl or Guy Creations

Thanks for popping in today - lovely to have you visit.

Claire x

I have some news .......

......... I've only gone and been selected to be a Design Team Member for:

I am really pleased to have been asked to join their team and look forward to joining in with their monthly challenge in May.

Hugs

Claire xx

11 April 2013

Tilda in Flip Flops!

Afternoon everyone - hope you are all having a lovely day.  It's not very nice weather wise today - we need some of that sunshine back!

I would like to say hello to my new follower Chrissy! Lovely to have you here - I hope you enjoy your visits and like what you see.

This is my second post for today using one of my new Tilda stamps:


Card Ingredients:

Magnolia Flip Flop Tilda Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Rose Studio Letters from Paris Papers
Martha Stewart Butterfly Border Punch & Butterfly Punch
Kanban Pearlescent Cardstock
Wild Rose Studio Everyday Greeting Stamp
Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid Ink
Spellbinders Scallop Circles & Ovals Nesties
Gems & Pearls - NEC Stash
Hobbyhouse Ribbon
Crystal Ice Stickles
Liquid Pearls

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

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 151 Sketch
Cute Card Thursday 264 Butterfly Kisses
Crafty Ribbons 43 Pink & Green
Created With Love 36 Recipe: 1 Image, 2 DPs & 3 Embellishments
Bunny Zoes April Favourite Colour Combo (Pink & Green)
Simply Magnolia Colour: Pink/Green/White
Totally Gorjuss 178 Anything Goes With Sparkle
Totally Papercrafts 161 Birthday Girl in Pink
In The Pink 18 Let's Fly Away
Marvellous Magnolia 22 Pretty in Pink
Magnolia Down Under Anything Goes DT Call

Thanks for stopping by today - your comments always make my day.

Claire x

Inspired by a Song or Film @ MAWTT

Good morning, it's time for this week's challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

This week it's the turn of Team B and it's Tammy's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"INSPIRED BY A SONG OR FILM"

Here's my creation which is inspired by "The Little Mermaid":



Card Ingredients:

Digi My World Mermaid Digi Stamp
Papers free with a Magazine
Promarkers
Kanban Cardstock & Die Cut Greeting
Liquid Pearls
Spellbinders Grand Big Scallop Circle Nesties
Spellbinders Foliage Two Dies
Artic Ice Stickles

We are sponsored this week by Digi My World

And one lucky winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to spend at their on-line store.

All of our DT have had the chance to use some of Digi My World's digi images.

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


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine 81 Anything Goes
Forever Friends Fortnightly 59 Diecuts/Punches
Craft Your Passion 157 Water, Water, Everywhere
Sweet Stampin' Scallops
The Cutie Pie 41 Favourite Film
Heck of a Challenge April Just Add Water

Thanks for stopping by.

 I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

10 April 2013

Springtime Bear

Hello again, back with my second post of today and one of my newer image purchases:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Springtime Bear Stamp
Promarkers
Trimcraft Up, Up & Away Papers
Liquid Pearls
Pearls & Gems - NEC Stash
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Kasiercraft Mini Greeting Stamp
Spellbinders Eyelet Circles Nesties
American Crafts Ribbon

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

Sketch Saturday 253 Carrie's Sketch
Joanna Sheen Spring into Spring
Dream Valley 54 Happy Birthday
Allsorts 201 Spring has Sprung
Wags n Whiskers Spring
Fab n Funky 166 Spring Colours

Great to have you visit again. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Claire x

Snow Cute

Morning crafters, hope you are all well on this not so sunny morning here in the Midlands.

I was having a tidy up in my craft room yesterday and decided it was time to use my basket of stamps that I keep buying, but have never been inked!

Here's the first one:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Snow Cute Stamp
LOTV Krafty Christmas Papers
Kraft Cardstock
Promarkers
Memory Box Frosty Border
Spellbinders Nestie Labels 28
Anita's Peeloff Greeting
Pearls - NEC Stash
Liquid Pearls
Frosted Ice Stickles

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

52 CCT 16 Sketch
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 119 Use The Word Christmas
Christmas Stamping All Year Long 10 List to Santa: LOTV Stamp, Kraft Card, Memory Box Die
Winter Wonderland Lots of Spots
Natalie & Amy's 8 Monochromatic
Christmas at Sweet Stampin 5 Krafty Christmas

Thanks for your visit - I will be back later with another card.

Claire x

8 April 2013

Russian Dolls

Evening everyone - hope you are all OK?  I can't believe how fast the Easter holidays are going, there are just not enough hours in the day for me to do everything I need to do.

I did manage to make a quick card over the weekend though.  After sorting out my craft room I came across loads of unused Kanban kits - bet you've all got some of those!

So I decided to make a card using one of them, as I am determined to use them - it's not the most inspiring card, but it will be another for my stock.


Card Ingredients:

Kanban Tea Party Dolls Kit
Wild Rose Studio Gingham Papers
Kanban Cardstock
Gems from NEC Stash
Brad from Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Great to see you this evening.

Hugs
Claire x

3 April 2013

Butterflies For Mum

Good evening everyone - hope you are all well and those who are not get better soon!

Another quick card I made today for my MIL's Birthday tomorrow - nothing like last minute LOL.


Card Ingredients:

Wild Rose Studio Floral Papers
Kanban Butterflies (Time For Tea Kit)
Pearls - NEC Stash
American Crafts Ribbon
Dienamics Letter Dies

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Divas By Design Spring Colours
Crafty Ribbons 42 Anything Goes With Ribbon

Lovely to have you stop by.

Claire x

2 April 2013

Transport at An Oldie But A Goodie

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

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

"TRANSPORT"


Card Ingredients:

Lili of the Valley Pre-coloured Image
My Minds Eye Summer Splash Papers
Kanban Cardstock & Greeting
Button - Stash

It's a very quick make!

One lucky winner this time will receive a goodie bag.

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:

A Little Bit Crafty Anything Goes
Make It Monday 134
Crafting When We Can 41 Name That Tune (I Like Driving In My Car - Madness)

Thanks for popping in - I hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

1 April 2013

Ready-Teddy-Go DT: April

Morning everyone, I can't believe we are at the beginning of April already!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

Well I left my job on Thursday and received so many lovely cards, gifts and flowers and now have a two week break before I start my new job!


So onto this month's challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go.

The theme for April is:

"ANYTHING GOES"

Here's my card:


Ingredients:

Di's Digi Back In Ten Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Dovecraft Sugar & Spice Papers
Kanban Cardstock
Kaisercraft Mini Clear Stamp
Papermania Gems
Spellbinders Foliage Two Dies
Memory Box Madeira Corner Die
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers

We are sponsored this month by Di's Digi Stamps


One lucky winner will receive a $10.00 voucher to spend in the 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:

That Craft Place Animals
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz 12 Happy Birthday
Simply Create Too 34 Animals
Crafts 4 Eternity 117 Cute As You Like

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

Claire x

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