Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas

I would just like to wish all my followers a very Merry Christmas. I am soo grateful to all of you that leave me comments.. it certainly makes blogland one of the best places in cyberspace. Look forward to seeing you all in 2010 xx Clare x

Sunday, 20 December 2009

MAWTT Challenge #26 - Nicki's Sketch

Boy am I behind this week!!!! So without delay this week's sketch has been created by the lovely Nicki & we have used the gorgeous digistamp that Helen at Ellephantastic has offered up as her prize this week.

I decided to leave the stamp black & white & added the grey paper which was printed off my new Debbi Moore cd that I am now stocking. The paper with the bears on was from a set bought a couple of years ago. I have added loads of gems.
Sorry for the short post but hubby's birthday is tomorrow & I have loads to do. x Clare xx

Saturday, 12 December 2009

New Candy

New Blog Candy over at Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge. You have until Dec 31st to enter via Mr Linky xx Clare x

Friday, 11 December 2009

This Week's Challenge - MAWTT#25

This week is the first sketch by our newish DT member Susie Sunshine. She has created a fab sketch & the DT have loved creating their cards. There is beginning to be a real festive feel in the air now & if the weathermen are correct England should see it's first winter snowfall this weekend. What better excuse to stay cosy & warm crafting lol!!!!

We need to say a huge THANK YOU to our fab sponsor last week - Digital-Ink Co who gave the DT the most brilliant sesigns to work with ... & thank you ladies for stopping by our blogs to comment on our cards xx

Right this week's challenge has an open theme but Christmas is still on everyone's minds & my card is no exception

The image is Winter Mimi by Pink Gem Designs. These stamps are gorgeous. Due to restrictions I can't sell these stamps through my website but if you would like a catalogue send me an email. I have added Star Dust stickles to her buttons, ear muffs & boot pompoms. I have sat her on MME papers & added some BG Eskimo kisses as the main background. The other papers are from my stash. The flower is a combination of a Craft Works flower & a white flower from Dunelm Mills that I coloured using Copics.

Here is a close up of Mimi

I have taken the 2 elements of the sketch & used them to decorate the inside of the card.
xx Clare x

Pens Used :
Copics : C-3, E00, B00, E29, E37
Promarkers : Ivory, Blush, Vanilla, Denim Blue

Friday, 4 December 2009

It's Viv's Birthday!!!!!!

Pop over to Viv's now & help her celebrate her birthday. While you are there take a peep at her gorgeous cards & possibly leave a comment or 2 xx
Clare x

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Allsorts Challenge........ Buttons

I decided I would make some Easel cards to send to my Brother & SIL & her family in Australia. Now I am normally trying to get these made with a week to go before Xmas so they might actually get them on time this year lol!!!

All 3 cards were made using Diecut Xmas Flowers from Cardcraft Plus. I think I bought these back in about August. I added Star Dust Stickles & white brads dipped in Twinklets Diamond Dust. The papers are MME Winter Wonderland Glitter Stack & BG Eskimo Kisses. I have added buttons (this ties in with this week's challenge at Allsorts), gems, ribbon & peeloffs. The sentiments are all from my DHP Xmas Kit xx Clare x

MAWTT Challenge #24 - Heidi's Sketch

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all beginning to get into the Xmas spirit. I for one am struggling this year. I am usually running round doing Xmas Fairs at this time of year but decided not to this year.... well it definately is not the same.
Thank you all for your lovely comments last week regarding my sketch... it is so nice to know that I am able to inspire people. We wish we could have given you all a prize, but we did choose Marianne as our GD for the next couple of weeks.
We have some exciting news this week...... we have the lovely girls at Digital-Ink Co sponsoring us & they have given you 2 fab digistamps as this weeks prize. The DT were lucky enough to have been given the same stamps to make our cards with this week & all the girls have done it again with their gorgeous creations. We have to say a big thank you though to Heidi as we had her fabulous sketch & theme of a hidden message to help us along.
Please, please stop by & let the girls know how much their hard work is appreciated.

My card this week has been made using the image Guess Who which is available from Digital-Ink Co. I have coloured her using a mixture of Copics & Promarkers & used Stickles to her hat & liquid pearls to her collar. I used my rectangle Nellies to layer her. In the corners I used flat back pearls, 4 white & 4 coloured with Marsh Green Promarker. The papers on this part of the card are BG Eskimo Kisses. The base of the flower is from Papermania & I edged the petals with Twinklets Diamond Dust. I am so in love with this stuff!!! The centre of the flower is a Prima Pearlescent. The With Love is from my DH Xmas Kit, edged with Stickles. This has all been created onto an acetate cover.

Here is a close up of the flower & image

To create the hidden message the next part of Heidi's sketch has been put onto the main card. The papers are from MME Wonderful Winter. The message is from a HOTP TSV & I used my chalks to colour it. The " 'twas the night" sentiment is again from my DH Xmas Kit.

To finish off the card I added another image to the inside & used the papers from the 2 fronts. I punched 2 holes through the acetate & card & threaded a needle with organza ribbon to tie the layers together. xx Clare x

Pens Used :
Copics : E00, E21, R29, Y00
Promarkers : Ivory, Vanilla, Blush, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue, Marsh Green, Cardinal Red