Friday, 31 December 2010

Out with the Old....In with the New

Well 2010 is about to disappear & 2011 is nearly here. I have had my ups & downs throughout the year as usual but I am really looking forward to the next 12 months. I would like to wish all my followers new & old a fantastic New Year & I hope you will all have a successful 2011.
Tomorrow will be my first challenge with my new DT at Ellephantastic Challenges. I hope you will pop by & take part.

To get you tempted here is a sneak peek of my card tomorrow xx Clare x

Monday, 20 December 2010

Sympathy Card

Morning everyone from a very, very, white Essex. I have to say the scenery is stunning here at the moment & my bunnies are having a fab time. However, I am chasing my tail at the moment trying to get myself sorted for Xmas Day lol!!!

I was meant to have got this card made last week for my free card week at Daisy Doodles :-( I did get it finished on Saturday but had lost the light to be able to photograph it. Then yesterday I was running round trying to get some food in for Xmas.

So here is the card completed.

I haven't done any paper pricking for ages but love the way it looks when I do get time. This is a lovely pattern that gives a great effect. The image is of a Floral Cross. This is half price at Daisy Doodles at the moment. I have coloured it using my Copics. I have added peel offs to the corners. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......You Choose - Challenge #38 "Let's Go Digital".......Crafty Catz
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Allsorts

Papers : Selection of papers from my stash
Image : Floral Cross by Daisy Doodles,
Paper Pricking : Paper Pricking Borders by Daisy Doodles
Flat Back Pearls : From Stash
Peel Offs : From my store (email for details)

Pens Used :
Copics : B00, C-3, G05, V04, Y06, Y17,

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Guest Designer - Craft Your Days Away

Evening everyone!! Yesterday was my last craft fair of 2010 & I have to say I have enjoyed them a bit more this year. I wish I could say that I would be relaxing over the Christmas period but I wouldn't be relaxing if I wasn't crafting!!!

I was thrilled on Monday to find out that I had been chosen as this week's Guest Designer over at Craft Your Days Away. This is still a fairly new challenge blog but I love their challenges. If you haven't been over make sure you do over the Christmas period. This is the last challenge of the year & will be running until 7th January so no excuses for not taking part.

The challenge has been chosen by DOREEN & the theme is "Punch It Out"

I have used this gorgeous stamp that I have had unused for 12 months & coloured in using my Promarkers. I then used my Woodware scalloped circle punch & layered onto a circle cut using my creative memories circle cutter. I used my MS punch to create the bands across the centre. The sentiment is peel offs layered onto a scalloped rectangle, layered onto a scalloped square which have both been punched using my Woodware scalloped square. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch.......Challenge#79.......Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Theme.......Christmas Card.......A Spoon Full of Sugar
Theme.......Merry Christmas.......Pennys Paper-Crafty
Theme.......Last Minute Christmas.......Allsorts

Papers : MME Glittered Christmas Stack
Image : Bildermarna
Ribbon & Peel Offs : From Stash
Punches : Scalloped Square & Circle by Woodware, Scalloped Edge by Martha Stewart
Stickles : Star Dust

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Blossom, Denim Blue, Ivory, Lipstick Red, Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, Rose Pink, Saffron, Tan

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

NEW DT!!!!!


I am so pleased to let you all know that I have been chosen by the lovely Helen at Ellephantastic Challenges to become part of her wonderful design team starting in the New Year. I will be there with some familiar faces so make sure you join us all soon xx Clare x

Monday, 6 December 2010

DD Challenge #23 - Festive Colours

Good Morning from a very white & pretty Essex. However, it is the frozen kind of white this morning. We have had freezing fog since last night so it's a tad icy out there today. So what better way to keep warm than to grab a cup of coffee & have a look at this week's challenge.
This week we would like to see you use Festive Colours on your projects & the winner gets a fab $10 voucher for the Daisy Doodle store. Please remember though you need to use a Daisy Doodle image or you won't be entered.

Right I have managed to combine my card with a few challenges again & I have to say I did enjoy making this card. my mojo has been a bit flat recently so it was good to feel it seeping back.I have used the Poinsettia image & coloured it using my Promarkers & Copics. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday. I used my bug to make the snowflakes as well as add some texture to the card. I have to say also that my dining room is now officially a glitter room as there is Glamour Dust everywhere lol!!!! Don't forget to pop by the other DT blogs & spread a little festive cheer this week xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch ........ Challenge #132 .......Sketch Saturday
Theme.......White & Splash.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Christmas.......Secret Crafter
Theme.......Sparkly Christmas.......2 Sister's Challenge
Theme.......Winter Wonderland.......Pear Tree Designs
Theme.......Texture.......Craft Your Days Away

Papers : Card From Stash
Image : Poinsettia by Daisy Doodles
Snowflakes : Spellbinders Create a Flake 1, Glamour Dust, Twinklets Diamond Dust, Snowflake & Circle Brads
Sentiment : Design House Papercrafts (email for details)
Stickles : Star Dust
Others : Swiss Dots Folder, Lace bands

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Cardinal Red, Lipstick Red, Saffron
Copics : R29

Thursday, 2 December 2010

MAWTT GD - Someone Special

Morning Everyone from a cold & snowy Essex. However where we are we seem to be getting off quite lightly with the snow. I hope you are all coping wherever you are.
I can't believe we are into December already. I hope you have all got your Advent Calendars! As it is the 1st week of December that means I have stopped by at MAWTT & created a GD card. This week the team are being sponsored by Whimsie Doodles
As a special treat we were given some fab images to play with & these will be available to purchase from the 5th December. Anyhow here is my card

I have used the image of the little boy with the candy cane. This card is going to be put aside for my hubby I think. I have used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. The lace was originally white & I have coloured it in blue using my Copic Pens.
I hope you will all pop by the challenge & support the girls xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch.......Challenge #78.......Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Theme........Christmas Card.......Cards For Men
Theme.......Dreaming of a White Christmas.......Crafts & Me
Theme.......Christmas.......Crafty Catz

Papers : Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses
Image : By Whimsie Doodles
Ribbons & Lace : From Stash
Snowflakes : Cut on Cuttlebug

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Aegan, Blue Pearl, Blush, Cardinal Red, Cinnamon, Cobalt Blue, Cocoa, Cornflower, Denim Blue, Grey Green, Lipstick Red, Saffron, Satin, Soft Peach, Tan
Copics : B29

Monday, 22 November 2010

Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes

Good Morning Peeps!! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I had a busy weekend doing a Christmas Fayre & sorting out bits & pieces for Christmas.

This week at Daisy Doodles we have a nice easy challenge for you - Anything Goes!!! Well, almost anything lol!! The only thing we ask is that you make sure that you use an image from Daisy Doodles or this week's sponsor

Right onto my project. I thought I might try some more treat bags for Christmas & remember seeing last year some bags of Reindeer Poop!!! So I have come up with my alternative - Polar Bear Poop lol!!!!

I printed the Polar Bears onto paper & coloured with Promarkers. I cut 2 scalloped ovals on my bug. I then popped some mini marshmallows into cello bags & tied the tags on with organza ribbon. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme....... Blue & White.......Incy Wincy Designs
Theme.......Ribbon & Bows.......The Pixie Cottage
Theme........Handmade Xmas Gifts.......Secret Crafter
Theme.......No Flowers.......Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays

Papers : From Stash
Image : Perry the Polar Bear by Daisy Doodles
Ribbon : From Stash
Dies : Scalloped Oval

Pens Used:
Promarkers : Aegean, Cardinal Red, Cool Grey 1 & 2, Lipstick Red, Satin, Sky Blue

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Daisy Doodles Digi Release

Welcome to an extra post from me this week for the special release of The 12 Days of Christmas over at the Daisy Doodles Store.The girls on the DT have been working hard this week on making cards to showcase this fab set & there is a raffle going on too so make sure you check it out. Today, is my card & I created another of my Easel card calendars.

I just couldn't resist using this cute Ragdoll image from the set. I coloured her in with Promarkers & used the sketch from last week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I won't be ale to enter it into the challenge unfortunately but I still enjoyed using the sketch. I had another play with the Metallic Rub on set again & got my trusty bug out too.
Make sure you pop over to the store over the next 12 days to see the other cards created using these fab images xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Dry Embossing.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Use something you have bought but not used.......Digital Tuesday (Nitwit Papers)
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Cute Card Thursday
Theme.......Butterfly or Xmas Card.......Ellephantastic Challenges
Theme.......Christmas.......2 Sisters Challenge
Theme.......Christmas Trees........Craft Your Days Away

Papers : MME Glittered Stack, Nitwits - Keep You in Stitches
Image : Ragdoll - Daisy Doodles
Ribbon, Tassle & Sentiment: from Stash
Calendar Pad : From Store (Email for Details)

Pens Used :
Copics :V12
Promarkers : Blossom, Blush, Gold, Ivory, Pastel Pink, Primrose, Rose Pink, Saffron, Satin, Soft Peach

Monday, 8 November 2010

Daisy Doodles Challenge #21 - Land, Sea & Air

Well good morning to all you lovely peeps in Blogland. Well whaat a horrible day it is here in Essex. The good thing is its a perfect day for keeping warm & doing all those wonderful crafty things.
Right before I get on with this week's challenge I have to tell you about an exciting event that is happening over at the Daisy Doodles store.

Starting today, whenever you purchase something from the store, you will be sent a ticket number. You will get a number per item bought (for sets bought you get 2 tickets), not per order.
So, say you buy a $1 stamp and a stamp set, you will be given 3
ticket numbers.

The raffle itself will start on 10th November, each day a winner will be randomly picked to win one stamp.
Then 23rd November will be the main draw.
One ticket number will be chosen to win an unreleased set entitled
'12 days of Christmas'

Right onto this week's challenge. We are being sponsored this week by Bonibleaux Designs. They are offering you the chance to win 3 stamps of your choice.

Daisy Doodles has this brilliant set of digistamps available called Doodlebug. I know for a fact that I will be playing with these images for a very long time to come. I have a lot of "bug" lovers in my family lol!! I coloured the image using Promarkers & followed the Sketch from Sketch Saturday. I just love the wave designs on the side of this car. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch....... Challenge #128.......Sketch Saturday
Theme........Blue.......Ellephantastic Challenges

Papers : Nitwit - Keep You in Stitches
Image & Sentiment : Doodlebug by Daisy Doodles
Buttons : From Stash
Distress Inks : Faded Jeans

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Cobalt Blue, Cool Aqua, Cool Grey 1,2,3,4 & 5, Gold, Honeycomb, Ivory, Primrose, Saffron, Sky Blue, Vanilla,

Thursday, 4 November 2010


Good Morning Everyone. It is a lovely sunny morning here in Essex, if not a bit blustery. I have a fab card for you all this morning covering 2 DT projects. But to start off with a little bit of housekeeping that I need to get done.

Unfortunately the winner of my blog candy from September never came forward so I have re-drawn the winner on This time comment #22 Angie Congratulations & could you please contact me at with your address.

Right onto this week at Moving Along With The Times. I have great pleasure in not only being asked to take up my regular spot as their guest designer but to be sponsoring them as well so please pop over & join in this week. Hazel has provided a great sketch for you to follow & there is an open theme.

I have managed to combine my card with a Daisy Doodle image so this will be my card for Daisy Doodle this week as well.

I have used these fab MME papers that I got from Debbie last year. Unfortunately the camera hasn't picked up all the glitter on the papers. I have coloured the bear in using a mixture of Promarkers & Copics. I will be glad when the day comes where I have all the colours & only need to use one brand or the other. I added glitter gems to all the scallops on the card although these don't seem to have picked up :-( xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Anything Goes....... Incy Wincy Designs
Theme.......Relish to Embellish.......ASFOS
Theme.......G is for Glitter.......ABC Challenge
Theme.......Use the Colour Red.......Little Red Wagon
Theme.......Winter Wonderland.......Fussy & Fancy

Papers : MME Glittered Stack
Image : Perry the Polar Bear by Daisy Doodles
Gems & Flower : Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Blush, Cool Grey 1 & 2, Lipstick Red,
Copics : R29

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Your Chance to name a digistamp

Pop over to Daisy Doodles & enter the competition to name this digistamp.
The winner will receive the stamp along with any sentiments that may be added from the winning name :D
The more the merrier, so feel free to play along.
P.s. Closing date for suggestions is November 1st

Monday, 25 October 2010

Hello & Goodbye xx

Good morning everyone from a rather frosty Essex. Well I have had so much going on over the last week & I'm not sure it is going to slow down this week either!!

Today I have mixed emotions as I am here for my last week with Incy Wincy Designs. I have been on the DT for 6 months & have loved every minute. I will definately be hanging around entering their challenges, so they don't get rid of me that easily. But as they say " as one door closes.....", this is my first week with the brilliant girls over at Daisy Doodles!!!! The girls here are a blast.... no pun intended really. So as I have 2 cards for you this morning we had better get cracking.



This week we were challenged to make a card featuring Lace & Pearls. The winner this week will receive a $10 voucher to spend over at Aspire To Thrive.

I was moosying through my stash & I discovered these great MME papers that were a freebie on a magazine. The image is called Chelsea & I have coloured her with mainly Promarkers. Then I added this fab flower.

I then decorated the inside of the card using a smaller image of Chelsea & just colouring in the rose. I then created an area on the right of the card for writing a message.

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch....... Sketch 72 .......Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Theme....... Use a Freebie ........Crafty Cardmakers
Theme....... Flowers .......ABC Challenge
Theme....... Anything Goes .......2 Sisters Challenge
Theme....... Use A Digi .......Stamp Something

Papers : MME Quite Contrary
Image : Chelsea from Aspire to Thrive
Flower : Made from a Prima Painterely Petal & White Flower with Pearl Stamen, both from stash
Paper Lace & Pearls : From Stash

Pens Used :
Copics : G17, R29
Promarkers : Blossom, Blush, Cardinal Red, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Coral, Marsh Green, Pastel Pink, Rose Pink, Satin, Soft Peach, Tan



This week at Daisy Doodles we thought we would start with a "Bang" so want to see your Bonfire Night projects. Now this is a big English Tradition everyone loves Bonfire Night. I decided that the only thing I could create was "Bangers" Now this isn't my usual sort of DT project but I think it works.

Again if you are not aware of English traditions, we loving refer to sausages as "Bangers". I coloured the rockets in using Paint Shop Pro X & stuck them to wooden tea stirers. I then spelt the word "Bang" with peas.
If you are not familiar with Daisy Doodles challenges make sure you pop over to the blog to see what is going on. Also make sure you check out the other DT as most of us are on our 1st week & would love for you to make us feel welcome xx Clare x

Monday, 18 October 2010

Incy Wincy Designs#64 Pink & Brown

Hi Everyone.... Wow 2 posts in 1 day lol!!! This week over at Incy Wincy Designs we want to see your cards with the colour scheme Pink & Brown. The sponsor this week is Di's Digi Downloads & you could win 5 digi's of your choice. Click on the link below to pop over & see the fantastic range that they have available.

Di was kind enough to send us a couple of images to play with for this week's challenge & this is the card I created. Unfortunately by the time I had finished it was more Blue & Brown than Pink & Brown, but I still have pink on there.....ooops!

I have been having a good play with the distress inks that I got from my friend Sam & I think I am now ready to get another couple of colours to add to my collection. Not sure if you can pick it up but all the border papers have the most adorable flowers on them.

Next week will be my last week with the DT at Incy Wincy Designs... I can't believe how quickly 6 months have flown by but I will be starting my DT at Daisy Doodles next week so there will be no rest for me!!! xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch.......From Hetty.......Craftycardscrappers
Theme........Free For All.......Pear Tree Designs
Theme.......Flowers.......ABC Challenge
Theme.......You Got Ink.......Stampin With The Dragon
Theme......Distressing.......Make It Crafty

Papers: DCWV - The Linen Closet
Image: Cherry cake by Di's Digi Downloads
Flower & Ribbon: From Stash
Distress Inks : Antique Linen, Tea Dye

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Blossom, Blue Pearl, Blush, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Coral, Cornflower, Dusky Pink, Honeycomb, Ivory, Marsh Green, Moss, Rose Pink, Saffron, Vanilla,

Some News

Morning Everyone

I have some fab news today that will officially be announced later but we have been given the ok to blab!!! I have been chosen to become part of the fab DT over at Daisy Doodles Challenge blog. If you haven't been over to their blog, now is the time to have a lookie. They have a fab team & some gorgeous digis. My 1st project should be next week so please pop over & join in with me then.

I will be back later with this week's Incy Wincy Designs card so ta-ta till then xx Clare x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Halloween Card #3

Evening everyone. I have had some very exciting news today but I am afraid that is all I can tell you at the moment so you are going to have to wait lol!!!

Before I show you my latest Craftycat cat card I still haven't heard from my blog candy winner so if I haven't heard by Friday I will be making the draw again.

My latest card for Craftycat is featuring this great flying witch. It has again been taken from the Halloween paper piecing cd. I have teamed it with Daisy & Dandelion Halloween backing papers. I have also cut the bats from one of the papers. Here is a closer look at the witch Please don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see this week's challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......So Long As It Flies........Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge
Theme........Something Old, Something New.......Little Red Wagon (Old Papers, New Image)

Papers : Daisy & Dandelion Halloween Papers
Image : Flying Witch from Halloween cd by Craftycat

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Le Chic Gift Set

Good Afternoon everyone. If you have been following me on facebook you will know that I have been playing with some new bits & pieces over the past week. Here is a gift set that I have made using a couple of decoupage sheets....

The hanging calender was made using a gorgeous green gingham material & this is actually the 1st piece of sewing I have done on my machine. Up till now all I have done is stitching on my cards. Here is a closer look

Then yesterday I created a matching card using the same material & gorgeous pink ribbon.
This set will be available to purchase from my ebid shop. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered......
Theme.......Something for a Teenager.......Crafts & Me
Theme.......Not a Square.......Totally Gorjuss
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Ellephantastic Crafts

Image : Le Chic Girl in Pinks & Greens by Ammie Sanders
Material & Ribbon : Hobbycraft
Calendar Pad : From my store (email for details)

Monday, 11 October 2010

Incy Wincy Designs #63 - Faux It Up

Hello from a gloriously sunny Essex. The thermometer is reading 28 degrees in my sitting room at the moment - bliss..

This week at Incy Wincy Designs we want to see anything "Faux" on your projects. The DT girls have come up with some fab samples. Aspire to Thrive are our sponsor this week so make sure you pop by.

I have 2 examples of Faux on this card...faux stitching & faux colouring. The image is MHS 56 from the shop. It is already coloured so makes for a great quick card. The faux stitching was created using my promarker. Here is a closer look at the image...

I have 3d the image & just added some braiding to the card to keep it nice & clean xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Ellephantastic Challenges

Papers : DCWV - The Linen Closet
Image : MHS56 from Aspire To Thrive
Ribbon & Sentiments : From Stash
Distress Inks : Antique Linen

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Cocoa

Monday, 4 October 2010

Incy Wincy Designs #62 - Sparkly Glitter

Hello from a very wet & miserable Essex. I hope you all had a pleasant weekend. I hope I am finally on the mend now so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can actually get some cards & other bits & pieces made.

So onto my first card of the week. This week over at Incy Wincy Designs we are being sponsored by

The DT were lucky enough to have 3 images to create our cards with & these 3 images are your prize. And the challenge is.........Sparkly Glitter ......

I had great fun making this card & I think my mojo might finally be returning. I used the sketch from Fussy & Fancy. Not sure if you can see in the picture but I have only used Stickles on the main parts of her dress & also on her wings. Here is a closer look at the image

Don't forget that Incy Wincy also have a DT call running so make sure you pop over there & have a peek. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch.......Challenge #20.......Fussy & Fancy
Theme........Anything Goes.......Make it Crafty
Theme........Open Challenge.......Stamp,Scrap & Doodle

Papers : DCWV The Linen Closet
Image : Willow the Autumn Fairy by Michelle Perkett Studio
Flowers : From my Store (email for details)
Stickles : Star Dust Stickles & Coffee Ice Stickles
Pearls & Ribbon : From Stash

Pens Used:
Promarkers : Apricot, Blush, Burnt Umber, Cardinal Red, Chestnut, Cocoa, Cool Grey 1,2 & 3, Coral, Ginger, Gold, Honeycomb, Olive Green, Primrose, Saffron, Satin, Soft Peach,

Winner of Blog Candy

Hi Everyone

Unfortunately I don't know how to take a screen shot of the thingy so you will just have to trust me!!!!

The number that was drawn is..........#11 which is Connie F.

Congratulations hun. Could you please email me at with your snail mail addy & I will get your prize posted out to you xx

Clare x

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Candy Alert - Triple Celebration - NOW CLOSED

Hi Guys

Thank you for being sooo supportive to me & my blog over the last 2 years. Wow can you really believe it has been that long!!! On Wednesday I will be celebrating my 2nd Blogversary. I have also now got a massive 95 of you lovely peeps following my blog - Wow!!! Not only that but I am only 53 comments away from 10,000 comments!!!!!!! So to celebrate I will be putting together a candy that will run until the end of the month. Each time I hit one of these milestones I will add a piccy of the candy I am offering, so you might get to see some on Weds, but if I reach my comments or followers before then a piccy will go up earlier.......

I don't expect you to do anything on my blog except place a link to my candy on your blog & leave a comment below if you want to......

Take care everyone & again thank you for all your lovely comments & support xx Clare x

** Edited** OMG I have now reached over 10,200 comments & now have 111 lovely peeps following my blog. So here is another couple of pics of my candy xx

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Nitwit Xmas Card

Here is a new card that I have made using a fab decoupage sheet by Denise Rhodes.

It is an A4 DL card, which I have never done before & it is so easy to do. You just print off & cut round. To give it a bit more of a Christmassy feel I added Glamour Dust to the snow. xx Clare x

Image : Christmas on Nitwitty Mountain by Denise Rhodes
Glamour Dust

Monday, 27 September 2010

Incy Wincy Designs #61 & DT Call

Good Morning from a very grey Essex this morning. Unfortunately I'm not feeling too great again today but at least I can get some computer work & cardmaking done.

Before I let you all know about this week's challenge I want to let you know about the DT call over at Incy Wincy Designs. I can't believe my 6 months are almost over. I have thoroughly enjoyed being on the DT & encourage everyone to apply as its a fab team. The DT call is open until the 10th October & the DT will run from November until April so you will have all those fab Xmas images to play with.

Right onto this week's challenge. We have a nice easy one for you this week in the form of "Anything Goes". We are this week sponsored by the Aspire to Thrive charity so please, please pop over to their store. If you are new to Incy Wincy Designs, they use images from the ATT store where all the money taken goes straight to Children's Charities in Australia.

This week I have used this fab pre-coloured Holly image from Mary Helen Sims. I used some red Crystal Lacquers on the berries to give them a bit of shine. I used last week's sketch from Pear Tree Designs. The Holly embellishments were created using Holly Sequins with 3 gems as berries.

Don't forget you have until Wednesday to enter my blog candy if you haven't done so yet xx Clare x

Challenge I have entered.......
Theme.......Anything Goes.......A Spoon Full of Sugar

Papers : MME Christmas Stack
Image : MHS available at Aspire to Thrive
Gems, Sequins & Ribbon : From Stash
Sentiment : DHP Xmas Kit

Pens Used:
Promarkers : Olive Green to colour sentiment

Sunday, 26 September 2010

New Card & Apologies

Hi Everyone!! Huge apologies for being awol over the last week & a half. I have had a few issues healthwise but am hoping I am coming out the other side now. I also decided on Tuesday that working at my desk surrounded by mess was stressing me out, however I didn't expect it to take me nearly 3 days!!!! to sort it all out!!

However, although not 100% I decided I needed to get some crafting done & here is the creation.This is a gorgeous Easel card kit that I bought this week by Carol Brown. You not only get the card but also the matching envelope too. I didn't really need to do too much to this, just added some stickles to the roses to add a bit of glitz. xx Clare x

Kit : Roses Easel Card Kit by Carol Brown
Stickles : Star Dust

Friday, 17 September 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi Peeps. I am absolutely shattered today but still had plenty to do. Here is a card that I made last night.I made this card using a decoupage sheet by Sharon Trommelen. I made it into a DL card. I created the trim on his hat & cuff using Flower Soft. It was the first time I had managed to get this stuff to stay on properly. The key seems to be plenty of glue!! I then added Stickles to the snowflakes & the white bits on the lettering. xx Clare x

Decoupage Sheet : Warm Winter Wishes by Sharon Trommelen
Stickles : Star Dust
Flower Soft : Ivory

Thursday, 16 September 2010

New Card for Beary Dust Stamps

I have been such a bad DTer for my friend Sue so today I decided to make amends & create a card using one of her images. This is one of the very 1st images she ever sent me & it has been sat in a drawer, already coloured & waiting to go on a card. Well today I have finished it.

I nearly forgot I had these papers & I am so glad I got them out as they are gonna come in useful over the next couple of months for my Xmas cards. I coloured the image with Aqua Promarkers. Luckily I had the sense at the time to write the colours down as I have now sold them! I used distress inks round the edge of the image xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Theme....... Christmas Colours.......Fussy & Fancy
Theme.......Flower.......Totally Gorgeous
Theme.......Girly & Glitter.......CYDA

Papers : Dovecraft Retro Vintage & MME Wild Asparagus
Image : Ballerina by Beary Dust Stamps
Flowers : Red Roses from Store, White Roses & Stamens from Stash
Stickles : Star Dust, Red
Distress Inks : Tea Dye

Pens Used :
Aqua Promarkers : Cadmium Red
MLPII : 18
Tombow : 977

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Happy 2nd Blogversary

Morning Everyone from an extremely warm & sunny Essex. Well today is officially my 2nd Blogversary woohoo!!!! So if you pop to my blog candy here you will see that I have added another couple of pics of the candy. Don't forget that this is running till the end of the month so make sure you let all your friends know xx

Clare xx

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Teddy Cards

Hope everyone is well today. I have a treat for you today, 4, yes 4 cards for you. However they are all from the same set of toppers so were great to make up. All 4 cards were made using this week's sketch challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I just love their sketches. Simple to do but with a brilliant outcome.
All the papers I have used were from Simply Cards & Papercraft Issue 70. I coloured the images with Promarkers & added 3 star shaped flowers to the paper ribbon.

This second card is the same again but I added 3 Jolee Flowers to the paper ribbon.

This was actually the first card I completed out of the set & I wasn't too sure on it to start off with. I am not a huge fan of purple but it has definately grown on me. I added 3 star brads to the paper ribbon on this one.

This is the last of the 4 cards. I added buttons threaded with ribbons to this card. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch.......Sketch Challenge #66.......Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Theme.......Happy Birthday.......PPCC

Papers: All from Simply Cards & Papercraft Issue 70
Images : 4 Colour your own summer bear toppers by Sharon Poore
Embellies :All from my stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers: Card 1: Blush, Cocoa, Honeycomb, Rose Pink, Saffron, Satin, Soft Peach, Tan, Vanilla
Card 2: Blush, Denim Blue, Honeycomb, Ivory, Pastel Blue, Pastel Yellow, Primrose, Saffron, Satin, Soft Peach
Card 3: Aegean, Blush, Cool Grey 1, 2, 4 & 5, Cornflower, Denim Blue, Ginger, Honeycomb, Orange, Pastel Blue, Saffron, Satin, Soft Peach
Card 4: Blush, Cobalt Blue, Cool Grey 1, 2, 4 & 5, Honeycomb, Saffron, Satin, Sky Blue, Soft Peach