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30 May 2014

Red & Green Must Not Be Seen @ Winter Wonderland

Good morning - I'm approaching the end of my week off work and I have to say it's not been one of the best!

It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland.

It's the ICICLES turn this week and the lovely Kelly is hosting this week's challenge with the theme:

"RED & GREEN MUST NOT BE SEEN"

We have two fabulous sponsors this week:


The prize is:

The prize is 3 digi images of the winner's choice.

Please remember, Christmas projects only.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV & Nitwits Winter Wishes Papers
LOTV Pre Coloured Image
Kraft Cardstock
Pearls & Gems from Stash
Craftwork Cards Die Cut Greeting
Stardust Stickles

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

Completely Christmas 13 Anything Goes
52 CCT May Recipe: Blue, Old & New
Christmas Card Challenges 26 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky 218 It's Christmas
Crafty Creations 264 It Is All About "S" (Stars)
Cute Card Thursday 323 Blues & Hues
Daring Cardmakers Wish Upon A Star

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

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

28 May 2014

Lounging Around

Good evening - it's been a very miserable day today and a frustrating one too!  We went to the fracture clinic today, they assessed Mark, put him in a support sling and referred us for an MRI and CT scan which should be through in 2 weeks (it may come quicker as he is a cancer patient) - they will then look in more depth at the severity of the dislocation.  So he is dosed up on painkillers and has been signed off work for 4 weeks!

Anyway I'm here with a card to share.  I have made this for my Dad for Father's Day:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Stamp
Papers & Buttons from Stash
Promarkers
Kaisercraft Greeting Stamp
Stampin' Up Olive Green Ink
Kraft Card
Joanna Sheen Twine

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 37 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too 62 Father's Day
Creative Knockouts 38 Colouring Show Off
Totally Gorjuss 237 Buttons and/or Bows
Suzy Bees 30 One For The Guys


Thanks for popping in this evening, lovely to see you here.


Claire x

26 May 2014

On Your Special Day

Good afternoon everyone - hope you have enjoyed your Bank Holiday weekend even though in places the weather hasn't been great!?

I seem to have spent the majority of mine at the Hospital and Walk in Centre - today my morning was spent at A&E as Mark has been in severe pain with his neck and shoulder for some time, but over the weekend he was getting worse and he had a large swelling and couldn't lift his arm or move much, so off we went - 4 hours later after several x-rays and assessment he has a dislocated clavicle (collar bone) and we have an appointment on Wednesday with the Trauma Team Fracture Clinic to assess how they are going to treat it - it may be likely that he will need an operation!  We don't even know how he has done it and when - we are putting it down to his manual driving job.

There seems to be no let up at the moment, bless him, he is so fed up!

Anyway onto today's card which I made for a friend's anniversary at the beginning of May.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV & Raspberry Road Heartfelt Papers
LOTV Art Pad Set 2
Pearls, Ribbon, Button, Heart & Card from Stash
Kanban Die Cut Greeting

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

Papertake Weekly Oh So Cute
That Craft Place Ribbon/Lace

Thanks for popping in - your comments and well wishes make my day!

Claire x

23 May 2014

Anniversary Wishes

Good Afternoon - I'm here to share a card which I have made for my Mum and Dad's Anniversary which is on 1st June.  They are going on holiday next week to Cyprus for 2 weeks so I will have to let them have the card early.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV & Nitwit Always & Forever Papers
Kanban Romantic Couple Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Dees Distinctively Sprig Dies
Pearls and Raffia from Stash
Britannia Word Dies
Spellbinders Labels Dies
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thank you all for your good wishes for Mark today, the procedure went well and we have been given a diagnosis, but further tests are required to eliminate the cause.

Hope you all have a fabulous Bank Holiday weekend, and if like me you are enjoying a week off on holiday, have a good one!

Claire x

21 May 2014

Anyone For Golf?

Afternoon peeps - hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather?

I'm here today to share the card I made for my Nephew, Tom who turned 22 on Monday!


Card Ingredients

LOTV Playing Golf Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV & Raspberry Road Pressed In Time Papers
Card & Buttons from Stash
Rub on Greeting

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

A Creative Romance One For The Boys
My Time To Craft 248 Outdoor Sports
Sweet Stamps 170 Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday 196 One For The Guys
I Love Promarkers 220 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in - always lovely to see you here.

Claire xx

18 May 2014

Something For Baby

Good afternoon - hope you are enjoying the glorious weather we are having!

Sorry I haven't been around as much or commenting on your blogs, but haven't felt up to it much over this last week.  Mark is having some issues at the moment and he was at the hospital last Friday for an x-ray and he is having a minor op this coming Friday.  Am just worried about him.

Anyway onto today's creation.

The Front - Standing

The Back - Standing

The Front - Lying Down

The Box

Ingredients:

MDF Baby from The Stamp Man
Martha Stewart Antique Linen Acrylic Paint
Frantage
Heart Tag
LOTV & Nitwits Bear Necessities Papers
First Edition Bird Song Papers (The Box)
LOTV All Our Dream Stamp & Greeting
Promarkers
3 types of Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Embellishments, Buttons & Pearls from Stash
Spellbinder Circle & Scallop Circle Dies
Pearlescent Card
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simply Create Too 61 Anything But A Card
Papertake Weekly Pretty Pastels
Divas By Design Anything But A Card
Crafty Ribbons 89 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards 65 Use A Tag
Sweet Stamps Polkadots

Thanks for stopping by, always lovely to receive your comments.

Claire x

16 May 2014

Holly and/or Ivy @ Winter Wonderland

Good morning and happy Friday!

 I am very excited to announce that I was chosen to be on the design team at Winter Wonderland and I am here today with my first DT card.

It's the ICICLES turn this week and the lovely Sally is hosting this week's challenge with the theme:

"HOLLY AND/OR IVY"

We want to see one or the other, or both on your creation.

We have two fabulous sponsors this week:

Crafty Ribbons


The prize is a £10.00 voucher

Crafty Sentiments Designs

The prize is 3 digi images of the winner's choice.

Please remember, Christmas projects only.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Art Pad Set 14 Festive Foliage
LOTV Classic Christmas Papers
Cardstock, Pearl & Lace from Stash
Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle Dies
Craftwork Cards Die Cut Greeting
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen

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

Crafting When We Can 69 Die Cuts
Holly Jolly Christmas Christmas Greenery

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

Thanks for stopping by today, your comments always make me smile.

Claire x

12 May 2014

CRAFT ITEMS FOR SALE

Hi crafty peeps - I have some craft items for sale.

If you are interested in any of the items, please email me with the item number and your details at claire69scorpio@sky.com.  I accept payment by PayPal and can send you an invoice, so will need your email address too.

Postage is FREE on all items.

ITEM 1 SOLD
Memory Box Garden Vines Stencil - Brand New
£4.00

ITEM 2
Memory Box Floral Mask Stencil - Brand New
£4.00

ITEM 3 SOLD
Memory Box Texture Tessatina Stencil - Brand New
£4.00

ITEM 4
Labelled With Love Stamp & Paper Collection
£2.50

ITEM 5
44 Deckled Edge 5" x 7" Shaped Cards 
With Envelopes
£4.00


ITEM 6
Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine
January, February & March 2014 Issues (RRP £4.99)
£4.50

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

10 May 2014

Your Favourite Colour Combo @ A Gem Of A Challenge 119

Good morning, hope you are all well?

Today is a very exciting day as this is my first DT card for A Gem of A Challenge. I was very lucky to be asked to become part of the team by the lovely Janet and of course I accepted straight away as I just love working with her fabulous designs.

So it's the PINKS turn this fortnight and it's the lovely Donna's turn to host the challenge with the theme:

"YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBO"

The prize is 2 individual digi images (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs and don't forget that all of the images and some of the products used are available to buy HERE

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Ozzie In Love Digi Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV/Nitwits Perfect Pair Papers
LOTV Set 58 Grungy Greeting Stamp
Stampin' Up Cameo Coral Ink
Card, Pearls & Gems from Stash
Crafty Ribbons Ribbon
Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle Dies
Spellbinders Labels 29 Die

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

Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Sketch 'n' Stash 138
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper May
My Mum's Craft Shop 17 Lots of Layers
Fussy and Fancy 113 Spring Colours
Scrapper's Delights 22 Anything Goes

Pop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

4 May 2014

New Home

Good evening - hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday so far.  The weather has been lovely, let's hope it stays for tomorrow too!

So here is today's make:


Card Ingredients:

Woodware Tall House Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV & Raspberry Road Shabby Shack Papers
Card, Pearls & Ribbon from Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dream Valley 81 Anything Goes
Natalie & Amy's 20 Rubber Stamping
Dots & Spots
Crafty Ribbons 87 Anything Goes With Ribbon
MAWTT Pretty Pastels
C4E 174 Stamp It
Suzy Bee's 27 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations May Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by - have a lovely evening.

Claire x

1 May 2014

Happy Birthday to a Special Friend

Good morning, hope you are all well?

Just a quick post before I head off to work.  Today is my bestest blogging buddy and fabulous friend Deb's Birthday!

I know it's now safe to post this card as she has already opened it LOL!


The Box

The Card & Box

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Art Pad Set 2
LOTV Nitwits Bonnets & Bowties Papers
Ribbon, Flower Embellishment & Pearls from Stash
Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Spellbinders Scallop Circle Die
Dovecraft Card
LOTV Greeing Set 58
Liquid Pearls

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss 233 Cuddly
Love To Create 113 Pearls & Bling
Fan-Tastic Tuesday 33 Floral

Thanks for stopping by - your comments mean a lot to me.

Have a great day!

Claire x

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All content including text, photographs and design work are © Claire Michele Designs. All rights reserved. Any designs posted are shared for personal inspiration use only and may not be copied for the purpose of publication, design team work, contest submissions or to gain a profit. Thank you for your understanding.