Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Blog Candy

Michelle over at Stamps, Papers, Scissors & Donkey Smiles is giving away the most gorgeous Blog Candy. You have until 8th October to enter. See her site here http://www.donkeysmiles.blogspot.com/2008/09/heehaw-blog-candy.html

Monday, 29 September 2008

Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone I thought I would be brave & have a go at another challenge, so I toddled off into blogland & found this one on Sketch Saturday. So here's my effort. I used Black, white & red card from my stash, cream paisley scrapbook paper from Deja Views, black ribbon & silver squares from Stamps.co.uk. The decoupage is from my own stock on my website xx

Thursday, 25 September 2008

ABC Challenge

Hi Everyone. Well this is my entry for my very first blog challenge (totally scary). The challenge is J for Jewels which I have added to the flower centres. The whole card is made from a set called Dianthus For Beth created by Penny & you can view her site using this link http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/d0npen/.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Sketch Challenge

I made 2 cards for a sketch challenge on Craftcardscrappers for this month's challenge. Took a while to get my head round it but I did in the end. Still think there is definately plenty of room for improvement thoughThe card is a sheet of 12 x 12 Bazill Olive Green cardstock cut down to size & the paper is from Papermania's Simply Elegant collection. The "Are We There Yet" is from a K & Co TSV that I bought a year or so ago.

Here is the second card I did for the same challenge.Again I used 12 x 12 cardstock that I cut down to size, the red being the base colour. The corners of the

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Bev's Candy

A very good friend of mine is giving away some gorgeous Blog Candy this week. To view her site click on the link


Tuesday, 16 September 2008

ATC Swap

Have done my ATCs today for a swap that I am involved in. This month were the letters M,N,O & P so I did Disney. I just love doing these ATCs, sometimes they are a lot easier than cards.

The first one I did is Mickey Mouse. I used a yellow card & embossed stars on it using a stencil & light box. I then added blue glitter to the dots. A small "M" dome sticker was placed in the corner.

I just love this Nemo one. I used 4 pictures & decoupaged them up. I had some 3D stickers of morning glory that were attached to some green covered wire, so very carefully I pulled the flowers of & attached the wire to give a seaweed effect. Again a dome sticker featuring the letter "N" was added to the corner.

I used a bit of Poetic license on this ATC. It is Roly from "One Hundred & One Dalmations" I used a plain white ATC & found a dalmation spot background. This was printed onto paper & stuck down. I then decoupaged Roly. As a knitter I have quite a bit of wool lying around I used a short strand of white glitter wool & a strand of black wool, punched a hole then threaded through. An "O" is again added in the corner.

This last one I kept fairly simple. Again pluto has been decoupaged & a small bee 3D sticker was added behind him. The "P" dome sticker was again added to the corner.

Monday, 15 September 2008

I've Finally Given In

I tried to do a blog a year or so ago & didn't have a clue what I was doing so I gave up, but now I thought I would give it a go again. Who knows, it might even work this time. Well I suppose I'd better start off by telling you all a bit about myself. I'm Clare, 35 & married to a wonderful guy called Rich who supports me in all my efforts to try & get somewhere in the world of crafting. I have 3 children, 2 of which live at home with me. I have 2 gorgeous cats & a rabbit. I have always crafted I suppose even when I was small we always had colouring books & I would spend many a summer tracing pictures & then colouring them in. I started doing Cross Stitch when I was living in Lancashire in 1992. I then took up Cardmaking in 2004 after I had exhausted my Cross Stitch by doing my Wedding Invitations. Since then I haven't looked back. I now along with everything else do Knitting & Pinflair as well.