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28 May 2013

Hanging Hearts

Evening crafters, hope you have all had a great day.

It has been non-stop rain all day so I took the girls shopping at Touchwood, Solihull and treated myself to a few things too! As you do LOL.

So I am here with something a little different tonight.  I have got totally hooked on sewing with felt and here are some of the heart decorations I have made so far!


The two above look a little dodgy, but the two below are much better as I am improving with each one.


Ingredients:

Spellbinders Heart & Scalloped Heart Nesties
Ribbon & Buttons from Stash
Love & Flower Dies
Felt

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons 46 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Crafts 4 Eternity 125 Get Into Shape (No Squares)
That Craft Place Dies & Punches
Anything But A Card 20 Dust Off Your Old Supplies
Craft Your Passion 164 Natural Materials

I would love to have your honest opinion on these please in case I am just wasting my time mass producing LOL.

I will be back tomorrow to show you the owl I have just finished making!

Thanks for stopping by - all feedback greatly welcomed!

Claire x

It's Time For A Wedding @ Oldie But A Goodie

Good morning! I hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday, wasn't the weather just fab!?  Luckily for me it's half term so I am off now until Monday 3rd June.

So it's time for a new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of our boss Francesca to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"WEDDING"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Pre Coloured Image
Promarkers
LOTV Nitwit Country Lady Papers
Ribbons from Stash
Cardstock & Pearls - NEC Stash
Magnolia Greeting Stamp
Stampin' Up Ruby Red Ink
Crystal Ice Stickles
Spellbinders Circle Nesties

We are sponsored this fortnight by Pretty Little Ribbon 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:

Make It Monday 142
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Stampavie & More 194 Ribbon or Lace
Pennys 128 Circles

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

Have a fabulous day!

Claire x

27 May 2013

Anyone For Golf?

Good evening, hope you are all well?

I am here with a quick card tonight:


Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Golf Alf Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Portebello Road Papers
Spellbinders Labels One Nesties
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Polkadoodles 21 To Die For
Crafting When We Can 45 Punches and/or Die Cuts
Cupcake 244 Boys

Thanks for stopping by this evening.

Claire x

23 May 2013

Embossing @ MAWTT

Good morning and welcome to a brand new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

Before I get onto this week's details, it's a sad week for me as I have decided to step down from the Design Team, however I will still be in touch with all the fabulous ladies and would like to say a big "thank you" to Hazel for being such a fabulous boss - it has been alot of fun!

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

"EMBOSSING"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Fizzy Moon With Love Stamp
Promarkers
Craftworks Embossed Card
Ribbon from Stash
Bearly Mine Papers - Freebie
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
Crystal Ice & Frosted Lace Stickles
Hobby House Pearls
Memory Box Holly Vine Die
Dovecraft Cardstock

We are sponsored this week by Bearly Mine


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:

Fab n Funky 172 Ribbon and/or Lace
I Love Promarkers 169 Anything Goes
My Time To Craft 222 Christmas in May
Creative Craft 10 Just Checking
Stamping Sensations (May) Embossing & Texture
Bearly Mine Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers 42 Cute

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

 I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

22 May 2013

Never Too Old For A Cuddle

Hello, I'm here with my final commission card to show you.

I have had feedback off my friend and she told me that her Parent's were overwhelmed with their cards, which was so lovely to hear, as I always find commissions are a difficult one to judge.

This 8" x 8" card was made for her Mum to give to her Dad:



Card Ingredients:

Papers from Old Stash
Jelly Park Nan & Grandad on Sofa Digi Image
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
American Crafts Ribbon
Card Candi
Kanban Pearlescent Cardstock Old Stash
Dienamics Number Dies
Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder
Computer Generated Greeting
Spellbinders Labels 29 Dies
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Scrapology May Card Old Stash
Southern Girls Going Spotty Dot
Wags n Whiskers 104 Anything Goes
Allsorts 207 True Blue
Make It Monday 141
Perfect Sentiments 80 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in, always lovely to have you here - enjoy your evening.

Claire x

19 May 2013

Stamps For Sale

I have had a clear out and have some stamps for sale here if you are interested.

Just email me if you are interested in any @ claire69scorpio@btinternet.com with details of your Paypal email addy and I can send you an invoice.

Claire x

Happy Birthday Tom!

Well today is my Nephew Tom's 21st Birthday!! I can't believe where those years have gone.

 

This is a picture of him from my Wedding in March 2012 - either deep in thought or a bit camera shy LOL!

Unfortunately we won't be able to celebrate his Birthday in style yet with the family as he is still at Liverpool University taking the last of his final year exams.

Here's the card I made for him:



Card Ingredients:

Portobello Road Papers
Cardstock from NEC Stash
Spellbinders Labels One Nesties
Kanban Numbers covered with papers

Thanks for visiting - have a great day!

Claire x

18 May 2013

80th Birthday Commission

Afternoon crafters!  Hope you are enjoying your day.  It's been a bit miserable here, no rain, but very dull - not the weather you would expect in May.  I did manage to tidy up the front garden though.

So today I am here with my second commission card:

Front

Front & Inside

Inside

Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Grandad Relaxing Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Dovecraft Papers
Kanban  & Kraft Cardstock
Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle Nesties
Card Candi
Dienamics Letters & Numbers

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft 229 Anything Goes
That Craft Place Makes For Men
Chocolate Coffee & Cards 39 Use A Number

Lovely to have you stop by - enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

Claire x

17 May 2013

Feeling Floral

Afternoon crafters, hope you are all well, have had a good week and looking forward to the weekend?!

Today I am showing you the first of 3 commissions for a friend - this 8" x 8" card is for her Mum from her Dad.  It's picture heavy, so be prepared:

Front

Front & Inside

The Inside

The Box

Card & Box

I made the box using my Hougie board and a fabulous tutorial for an 8" x 8" box from Nic. Thanks hun for the brilliant instructions - I will be making many more of these as they are so easy!

Card Ingredients:

Saturated Canary Wedding Bells Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV Nitwits Country Lady Papers
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 Dies
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
My Crafty Heart Pins
Gems & Pearls - NEC Stash
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Computer Generated Greeting
Lace from Stash
Liquid Pearls
Dovecraft Cardstock
Frosted Ice Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz 19 No Digi's Allowed
Delightful BINGO (Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Flowers)
By The Cute & Girly May Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts 76 3 or More Different Flowers
My Time To Craft 221 Show Us The Inside
Cupcake 242 Lots of Layers
Love To Create 65 Flowers, Flowers
Created With Love 41 Birthday Bling It Up
Bearly Mine 86 Lucky Dip: Lace, Die Cuts, Flowers
Simon Says Flower Power
Dutch Dare 217 Recipe: 1 Image, 1 Sentiment, 2 Patterned Papers, 3 Embellishments

Thanks for stopping by today, your comments always mean a lot. Have a lovely evening.

Claire x

16 May 2013

Simply Quick!

Evening crafty peeps - hope you are all well?  This week has flown by again, can't believe the weekend is nearly here!

I've a very quick make to share today:


Card Ingredients:

Papermania Happy Birthday Stamp
Promarkers
MME Summer Splash Papers
Papermania Paper Piercing Tool
Pearlescent Card - Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


My Mum's Craft Shop 5 Spots & Stripes (look closely at the wording and paper)
Sweet Stampin' CAS
SOS 101 Scrap Attack
Crafty Creations 222 Keep It Simple
I Love Promarkers 168 Simply Does It

Thanks for stopping by this evening.

Claire x

14 May 2013

Inspired By A Song @ An Oldie But A Goodie

Hello and welcome to a new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of lovely Laurie to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"INSPIRED BY A SONG"

Here's my card inspired by the song: "Me and My Teddy Bear" by Peter Gabriel


Card Ingredients:

Bugaboo Deacon
Promarkers
Dovecraft Garden Party Papers
Buttons from Stash
Kanban Die Cut Greeting
Cardstock - NEC Stash
Dovecraft Corner Punch

We are sponsored this fortnight by The Papernest


And the winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate

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 140
Stampin' For The Weekend Button It Up
Simply Create Too 37 Anything Goes
Delightful Stash It!
Digi Galore Spring

Thanks for popping in - have a fabulous day!

Claire x

9 May 2013

Charlotte

Evening - well what a change in the weather today, it's been a wee bit windy and rainy here this afternoon, but on a positive note, the week has flown and I can't believe it's Friday tomorrow!

So here's a card I made a couple of days ago, another of my unused stamps.


Card Ingredients

Sugar Nellie Charlotte Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV Nitwit Perfect Pair Papers
Kanban Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 Die
Raffia
Liquid Pearls
Lime Ice Stickles
Kaisercraft Greeting Stam
Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid Ink
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink

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

Cupcake 241 Sketch
Creative Card Crew 35 Bling
The Sugar Bowl 103 Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy Friday 88 Anything Goes
Allsorts 205 Add Some Sparkle
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Crafty Creations 221 Something Old/Something New (New Papers, Old Raffia)
Penny's 126 Diecuts and/or Punches
Simon Says Stamp Things With Wings
CRAFT Birthday

Great to have you visit - your comments always make my day.

Claire x

Clean & Simple @ MAWTT

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

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

"CLEAN & SIMPLE"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Eve Under The Mistletoe Stamp & Greeting
Flexmarkers
Crystal Ice Stickles
Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink

We are sponsored this week by A Passion For Stamps



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:

Divas By Design Anything Goes
Sparkles 28 Favourite Festive Colours
Totally Papercrafts 165 Don't Be Square - Use A Shaped Card
Crafty Hazelnuts 123 Let's Get Sentimental
Christmas Card Challenges 23 Shaped Cards
Dream Valley 56 No Squares Allowed
Make It Monday 139
Anything Goes 92 Shaped But Not Square

Thanks for popping in today.

 I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

8 May 2013

DT Call @ Ready-Teddy-Go

We are having a DT call at Ready-Teddy-Go and expanding our team.



If you love teddy bears and would like to be part of a fabulous and friendly design team, take a look here for further details on how to apply.

Claire x


7 May 2013

Whooo Luvs Ya!

Evening everyone, hope you are all well and enjoyed the gorgeous Bank Holiday Weekend?

Wasn't it fabulous to have some decent weather for a change.

I managed to get into the craft room and have been very busy catching up with cards and DT work and gradually working my way through all those unused bought stamps!  Here's one of my makes:


Card Ingredients:

Tina Wenke Whooo Luvs Ya! Stamp
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
WRS Vintage Rose Papers 
Kraft Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Spellbinders Circles Nesties
Memory Box Ribbon Candy Border
Frosted Lace Stickles
Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Craft 9 All About Animals
Natalie & Amys 9 Things With Wings
Paula Holifield Kraft It
Cute Card Thursday 267 Come Fly With Me
No Matter Which 9 Things With Wings

Thanks for popping in - enjoy the rest of your evening.

Claire x

2 May 2013

A Birthday Celebration Card & Gift Box

Good afternoon - what a gorgeous day today - it makes such a difference to have some sunshine and warmth.  Let's hope it remains for the Bank Holiday weekend!

So onto today's post - it was my very lovely friend Deb's 50th Birthday yesterday and I made her a card and gift box full of crafty goodies.  Here's the card:



Card Ingredients:

Saturated Canary Blanche Papers
Promarkers
LOTV Nitwit Country Lady Papers
Liquid Pearls
Memory Box Corner Bow Die
Spellbinders Floral Ovals Die
My Crafty Heart - Heart Embellishment 
Pearls - NEC Stash
Greeting - Free with a Magazine
Kanban Cardstock
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Kanban Numbers - covered with papers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sketch n Stash 112 Sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity 121 Perfect Papers
Polkadoodles 17 Birthdays With Bling
The Cutie Pie 43 Lots of Layers
Love to Create 63 Punches and/or Dies
Celebrate The Occasion 110 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine 84 Anything Goes
Divas By Design Add A Number
As You Like It 1 Die and/or Punches (MB Corner Bow due to it's elegant feel)

And here's the gift box which was originally a box of Marks & Spencer chocolates that my Mum had received from my Sister, so I retained the box and altered it by covering up the see through lid, jazzing up the ribbon and adding a personalised tag:

Before

After

Ingredients:

Heart Template
Ribbon & Pins from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
White Card & 12" x 12" Papers from Stash
Kanban Letters & Numbers Covered with Papers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen Recycle
Crafty Ribbons 44 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Allsorts 204 Anything But A Card
Crafting When We Can 43 Personalise It
That Craft Place Altered Item
SOS 99 All About Numbers

Thanks for popping in, it's always lovely to have you here and I so appreciate your comments.

Claire x

1 May 2013

Spring has Sprung @ Ready-Teddy-Go

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

Welcome to this month's challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go and the theme for May is:

"SPRING HAS SPRUNG"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Forever Friends Stamp
Promarkers
Dovecraft Cardstock
Joanna Sheen Twine
Buttons, Sentiment & Papers from Stash

We are sponsored this month by Ladybug Crafts Ink


One lucky winner will receive two cling stamps of their choice from 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:

Cards For Men 9 Animals
Craft Your Passion 160 Well Read
Sweet Stampin' Anything But Birthday
Wild Orchid Crafts 75 Twine
Forever Friends Monthly Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers 166 Put A Button On It

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

Claire x

It's all about Fashion @ A Heck of A Challenge

Good Morning!  I can't believe we are in May already .... where did April go?

I'm here with my first DT post of the day, but be gentle with me, as this is my first DT post for a Heck of a Challenge and the theme for May is:

"FASHION"

Here's my card using the paper piecing technique:


Card Ingredients:

Dawn Bibby Designs Handbag Addict & I Love Handbags Stamps & Greetings
Promarkers
Vintage Papers
Tim Holtz Scattered Straw & Tea Dye Distress Inks
Spellbinders Labels 10 Nesties
Dienamics Bow Die
Hobbyhouse Pearls
Gems - NEC Stash

As always we are sponsored by Every Crafts A Pound


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 can create anything you fancy, as long as it fits in with the theme and the challenge rules.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday 138
Stampin' For The Weekend Die Cuts and/or Punches

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

Claire x

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