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28 June 2013

June Bride @ Totally Papercrafts

Good morning - it's my first DT posting for Totally Papercrafts today.

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

"JUNE BRIDE (& GROOM)"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

LOTV Nitwit Perfect Pair Papers
LOTV Pre-Coloured Image
Kanban Pearlescent Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Ribbon from Stash
Anita's Peel Off Greeting

We have some fabulous sponsors this week:

Crafty Sentiments

J and C Creations
Prize:

Dustin Pike

Prize: 2 images of the winner's choice

To take part in the challenge you can make anything as long as it's paper craft and fits in with the current challenge theme.

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:

Lili's Little Fairies Easy As 1,2,3 (1 Image, 2 Papers & 3 Embellishments)
Divas By Design Pretty Pearls
Crafty Ribbons 50 Anything Goes With Ribbon

Thanks for popping in today - have a lovely day.

Claire x

26 June 2013

A Bouquet to Say Thank You!

Evening everyone, it's been a lovely day here again in Coventry, which is making a nice change - let's hope it lasts!

My Daughter Megan is off to France with the school in the early hours of tomorrow morning. I'm sure she will have a fabulous time and will look forward to seeing her on Sunday night.

So onto today's card:


Card Ingredients:

The Hobbyhouse Pre-Coloured Image
Dovecraft Cardstock
LOTV Nitwits Bonnets & Bowties Papers
Bouffle Patchwork Embossing Folder
Memory Box Cherry Blossom Die
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Pearl from NEC Stash
Liquid Pearls
Rub on Greeting from Stash

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

Penny's 133 Girl Power
That Craft Place Flowers
Make It Monday 146
Sketch n Stash 116 Sketch & DT Call
Crafty Sentiments Girl Power

Thanks for stopping by - your visits make my day!

Claire x

25 June 2013

Butterflies @ An Oldie But A Goodie

Good morning!

Hope everyone is well and those who are not get better soon!

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

"BUTTERFLIES"

Here's my very quick and simple make - a bookmark:


Ingredients:

Bugaboo Butterfly Border 4 Digi Image
Promarkers
Pearls & Gems - NEC Stash
Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink
Eyelet & Ribbon from Stash

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 and of course it must fit in with the current challenge theme.

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:

Crafting When We Can 47 Keep It Simple
A Creative Romance Don't Be Square
Dutch Dare 222 Things That Begin With B (Butterfly & Bookmark)
Bunny Zoes June Wings
Pennys 132 Anything Goes With Swirls

Thanks for popping in today - have a lovely day.

Claire x

24 June 2013

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

Evening everyone - hope you had a lovely weekend?

Be warned, next part of post picture heavy LOL!

I had a fabulous weekend.  On Friday, I spent the afternoon with my ex work colleagues at Coombe Abbey having afternoon Pimms, tea and scones in the garden room to celebrate Jenny's retirement.

Coombe Abbey Hotel

The Garden Room

Jenny

On Saturday evening, as you know I went out for a family meal @ Ego in Kenilworth.

This it Tom with his cake!
    

My Mum & Dad Cutting their cake

Anyways onto today's card which I have made for my Brother-in-Law's Birthday tomorrow.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Stamp
Promarkers
Papers
Spellbinders Die
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Card from NEC
Buttons from Stash
Kanban Die Cut Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss 189 Happy Birthday
Without Words June Hot Colours
Cards For Men 12 Boys Will Be Boys
Southern Girls Punches or Diecuts
Here Come The Boys 54 Going For A Song
Crafts 4 Eternity 129 Spots & Stripes
Stampin' For The Weekend Anything Goes
My Time To Craft 227 Spots & Stripes
A Gem of A Challenge 85 Male Birthday With Sentiment

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

Claire x

22 June 2013

Let's Have A Snooze

Afternoon everyone - I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted ...... June has been a busy month for me family wise and crafting has taken a bit of a back seat!

I'm off out this evening for a family meal to celebrate my Nephew's 21st (back in May) and my Parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary (beginning of June) - so it should be a lovely evening.

But I am here today to share my latest creation:


Card Ingredients:

Di's Digi Downloads Beer Bear Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Rose Studio For Men Papers
Card from Stash
Anita's Peel Offs
Buttons from Stash
Memory Box Party Lanterns Die
Joanna Sheen Twine

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

Creative Craft We Love You Dad
Digi Galore Father's Day
Totally Gorjuss 188 For Dad
Joanna Sheen Male Card
Dream Valley 59 Male
Make It Monday 145
I Love Promarkers 173 Anything Goes
Fab n Funky 176 Animals
Fussy & Fancy 91 Button Up!

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

Claire x

17 June 2013

Free to a good home

I have some stamps I no longer want, FREE to a good home.

If you are interested, leave me a comment and your email addy and I will be in touch for address details if I don't already have them.

Item 1 - GONE TO A NEW HOME

Item 2 - GONE TO A NEW HOME

Item 3 - GONE TO A NEW HOME

Item 4 - GONE TO A NEW HOME

Item 5 - GONE TO A NEW HOME

Item 6 - GONE TO A NEW HOME

Item 7 - GONE TO A NEW HOME

Item 8 - GONE TO A NEW HOME

Claire x

14 June 2013

Golden Wedding

Afternoon crafters, hope you are all well? Well what a miserable week it's been weather wise ...... my Daughter Megs is off camping for the weekend with the school ...... and the school have assured us that it's going ahead whatever the weather! It's absolutely pouring LOL.  I know they will all have a fab time and there are indoor facilities too!  My parents are also back from their 2 week break in Greece today ... they are going to have a shock to the system when they land this evening!

So I am very late posting the card I made for them for their Golden Wedding Anniversary.


Card Ingredients:

Kanban Mirri Card & Paper
Ribbon from Stash
Anita's Peel Offs
Gems - NEC Stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons 48 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Delightful Wedding & Anniversaries
Bearly Mine 90 Anything Goes
Created With Love 45 Anything Goes
Whoopsidaisy Wedding/Engagement/Congratulations
Alphabet I For Image
Ali Craft 1 Open Theme

Thanks for stopping by today - have a great weekend.

Claire x

11 June 2013

Stitching @ An Oldie But A Goodie

Hello, it's Tuesday and time for a new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of Helen to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"STITCHING"

Here's my creations:



Key Ring Ingredients:

Felt
Thread
Buttons
Ribbon
Wadding
Key Ring

(All from my stash)


To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD OR CREATION 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 Creative Romance Anything Goes
CRAFT 210 Anything But A Card
Fab n Funky 174 Let's Get Fruity
Make It Monday 144

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

Have a lovely day!

Claire x

5 June 2013

Felt Owl Hanger & Some News

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

I said I would be back to show you my little owl hanger, I have since made another one and am really pleased with how they have turned out and will certainly be making some more - here he/she is:


Felt, Brads & Ribbon from Stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Friends 1 Anything Goes
The Hobbyhouse Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion 165 Haberdashery Items
Created With Love 44 Anything Goes

And so onto my exciting news!

I have been chosen as a design team member for:


Totally Papercrafts

I am really excited to be part of the team and looking forward to my first challenge which will be in July.

Thanks for stopping by tonight. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Claire x

1 June 2013

Let's Play BINGO @ Heck of A Challenge

Hello, me again and back with my second post of the day.

It's time for a new challenge at a Heck of a Challenge and the theme for this month is:

"BINGO"



It's easy, just choose 3 in a row or  you could be really adventurous and try for a full house!

Here's my card using a diaganol row "Flowers, Die Cut or Punch & Pearls":


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Big Hug Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Rose Studio Vintage Rose Papers
Cardstock from Stash
Spellbinders Scallop Rectangle & Rectangle Nesties
Dienamics Picket Fence Die
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Kanban Die Cut Greeting
MS Butterfly Punch
Coffee Ice Stickles
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:

Alphabet H is for "Happy"
Creative Card Crew 37 Punches/Dies
Celebrate The Occasion 114 Use A Butterfly
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts 169 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in today, your visits make my day.

Claire x

Who's The Daddy @ Ready Teddy Go

Hello and Happy Saturday! Another gorgeous sunny day ahead of us.

It's a special day today as it's my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary!  We can't celebrate yet though as I took them to the airport yesterday as they are spending two weeks in Crete, Greece.  So we will have some celebrations when they are back home.

1st June 1963

24th March 2012

50 years is an amazing achievement and I am so proud of them.

So it's time for this month's challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go and the theme for June is:

"WHO'S THE DADDY?"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Forever Friends Stamp
Promarkers
WRS Gorgeous Ginghams Papers
Kanban Cardstock
Buttons from Stash
Anita's Peeloffs

We are sponsored this month by Meljens Designs


The prize this month will be a choice of 4 digi images from the online 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 and be in with a chance of winning the prize.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cards For Men 11 Dad
Creative Craft 11 For The Fellas
Delightful For Dad
CRAFT 209 Father's Day/Male

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

Claire x

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