Sunday, 31 January 2010

Birthday Candy!!!!! CANDY NOW CLOSED

Big HI everyone. I have decided to out together some goodies to celebrate my birthday at the end of the week. I hope you will all join in & try & win these goodies.

At the moment the candy consists of the following items:

Picture Frame I made for a recent DT Challenge
2 sheets of Popcorn Die Cut Tags
Envelope Template
With Love Cuttlebug Embossing Borders
Ric Rac Spellbinders Pierceabilities
2 tubes of glitter
1 tube of 10 indoor sparklers

If I get loads of entries I will add more candy so make sure you let all your friends know.

Now the rules......

1. Add a link & piccy of my candy to your blog or sidebar

2. If you like my blog add yourself as a follower or sign up to my email alert

3. Add a comment to this post

Please follow the rules for this candy... if I can't find a link I will remove your comment. Candy will close at 6pm Uk time on Sunday 31st January. Winner will be drawn shortly afterwards. If the winner doesn't claim the candy by 5th February I will draw again xx Clare x

Craftycat DT Project

Hi Everyone

Thank you for all your birthday messages yesterday.. they were lovely. Some of you may know that I have been pretty busy working on projects behind the scenes. Well I have been lucky enough to have been asked to join the Craftycat957 DT by Tracy.... thanks hun.....& have been busy creating a few things. Here is the first project that I can show you.

This great set is called Little Lori Devil Dress Up Paper Piecing set & has been created for Valentine's. I have created a fab card file from a tut here that my friend Ildiko told me about.
Here is a close up.

Here is a look at the card that I created

Don't forget my blog candy finishes very, very soon so get your skates on & give yourself a chance to win. x Clare x

Papers : Doublesided scrapbook card, card from stash
Images : Little Lori Devil Dress Up by Craftycat957
Embellishments : Stash
Ribbon : Stash

Thursday, 28 January 2010

MAWTT#31 ....... Nicki's Recipe

Well it's Thursday again so that means we have another great challenge for you.
We had another great response to last week's challenge... & again a huge THANKS to Paula for sponsering us. She will be back again in about 6 weeks to sponsor another challenge.

This week our Nicki (Litteted) is not only providing you with a fantastic challenge but she has also put up this week's prize. Pop over to the blog & see what's on offer.

The card I have created this week also fits a number of other challenges, so here we go

Sketch.......Jay Jay.......Just Magnolia
Recipe.......Minimum 3 eyelets, 3 flowers & ribbon.......MAWTT
Theme.......Celebration.......Craftycardscrappers Forum
Theme.......Freestyle.......A Spoon Full of Sugar

I have decorated the inside of the card but have kept it fairly plain so I won't bore you with it. Don't forget you have until 8pm(Uk Time) Weds 3rd Feb to enter. xx Clare x

Papers : MME Wild Asparagus
Image : Edwin by Magnolia
Flowers : Papermania, Stock
Brad, Eyelets & Ribbon : All from Stash
Sentiment : D&D Diecut Messages

Pens Used :
Copics : C-3, E00, E21, R20
Promarkers : Ivory, Blush, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue, Marsh Green, Cocoa, Burnt Umber

Oh Wow.... Top 5

I can't believe it. I have just found out that I have just made the Top 5 Passionista at PFP. If you haven't seen the card I entered you can see it here. Back later with this week's MAWTT DT card xx

Clare xx

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

My First Miss Anya

I nearly didn't think I was going to get this card done tonight. Boy did I have an issue with the masking technique. It took me 9, yes 9 attempts to create this image. But I got there just in time. This card is for the following challenges

Sketch.......SASSC49.......Stamps & Smiles
Technique.......Masking.......ABC Challenge
Theme.......Hearts 4 Hearts Sake.......Anyone for Anya?
Theme.......Hearts & Flowers.......Allsorts

Clare xx

Papers: MME Wild Asparagus, BG Sugared
Image: Miss Anya Dressy - The Greeting Farm
Embellishments : Ribbon & Charm from my stash
Sentiment : Stash

Pens Used :
Promarker : Marsh Green
Copics : B00, BG01, E00, E37, G00, R20, RV02, Y00, Y06, YG03, YG11

Monday, 25 January 2010

Another Card from Me!!!!

I am hoping to get some serious crafting down this week & have started with a card for 4 challenges.
Sketch.......Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Theme.......Girls, Girls,Girls.......Passion For Promarkers
Theme.......Colour Challenge.......Secret Crafter
Theme.......Fairies.......Cute Card Thursday

I am so glad I have had a reason to play with this stamp again so soon. I have totally fallen in love with her. I did have to play with the sketch a bit but am really pleased with the result.

Here is a bit of a closer look

Right off to bed now but hoping to get another card sorted tomorrow xx Clare x

Papers : Basic Grey Sugared, MME Wild Asparagus, red card from stash
Image : Charmed Delectable Stamps
Flowers & Ribbon : From my stash
Sentiment : Basic Grey Sugared
Others : Star Dust Stickles

Pens Used :
Tombow : 977
Copics : E00
Promarkers :Ivory, Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink, Blossom, Cocoa

Thursday, 21 January 2010

MAWTT#30....... Sue's Challenge

Oh wow we are so lucky this week to have the wonderful Pollycraft sponsoring us. Paula has been kind enough to donate 5... yes 5 digital images to the lucky winner. So once you have had a look at this card, head straight over & get the deets for this challenge & get your card made.

I have also managed to combine this card with 2 other challenges

Sketch.......Moving Along With The Times
Theme.......Birthday Card.......Craftycatz
Technique.......Layering.......A Spoon Full of Sugar

Well I just couldn't resist using the lovely Moodles for this week's challenge. I have combined him with these gorgeous cheery papers.

Here is a close up of Moodles...isn't he cute

I have taken the papers through to the inside & just couldn't resist adding another image

xx Clare xx

Papers : Basic Grey Sugared, HOTP,
Image : Moodles Gregory Star,
Sentiment : Freebie from magazine,
Others : Corners from magazine,

Pens Used:
Copics : B00, B24, C-3, Yg03, YG11
Tombow : N55

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Blog Candy !!!!!!!

If you want to get your hands on some fab Martha Steart punches then you will not want to miss out on this fab blog candy over at ABC Toys & Crafts. Hurry & put your name down & follow the instructions. You have until Monday 25th January to enter xx Clare x

Friday, 15 January 2010

Sketch Saturday plus more

Quick post tonight as it has gone waaayyy past my bedtime, but I was determined to sort a card for this sketch. Well I also managed to tie it into another challenge.

Sketch.......Sketch Saturday
Theme.......Winter.......Fussy & Fancy

I decided to be brave & use my new Charmed Delectable Stamp. I had been putting off using it until I was a bit more comfortable with my pens & I think I have got to that point.

I am never very sure on this sort of sketch but the design team did a fantastic job of inspiring me.
Here is a closer look at the image.

Papers: BG Sugared, MME Wonderful Winter, blue card from my stash
Image : Charmed Delectable Stamps
Embellishments : Roses from my stash
Punch : EK Success
Sentiment : Design House Xmas Kit

Pens Used:
Copics : B00, BG01, E00, E21, E37, R20, RV02, RV10, Y00
Promarker : Ivory
Tombow : 977

Thursday, 14 January 2010

MAWTT#28 - Heidi's Challenge

Wow what an amazing response we had last week for Hazel's challenge. Let's hope this week's challenge is just as inspiring. Pop over to the blog to check out last week's winner.

This week's challenge has been set by our lovely Heidi & she has also put up this week's prize. The theme for this week's challenge is to create a Spring Card. I have also managed to add a couple of other challenges to this card too.

Theme.......Bright & Sparkly.......CraftyCatz
Theme.......What's New.......Crafty Cardmakers

I have used the gorgeous Denny in Love stamp by Pink Gem Designs. I have these stamps available to purchase so drop me an email to order yours. I am so happy that I am still able to use my gorgeous Christmas papers. These are definately versatile enough to use all year long. The brad is from a pack that I have had unopened in my drawer for weeks.

Here is a close up... check out Denny's cheeky grin xx

Papers : MME Glitter Stack, HOTP Christmas Creations
Image : Denny in Love
Embellishments : L O V E charms, Heart, Gems, Ribbon & Brad all from my stash
Others : Star Dust Stickles

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Ivory, Marsh Green, Cardinal Red
Copics : B00, G17, R20, R29, Y00, YG11

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #31 - Winter Birthdays

Well yesterday was a bit eventful so by the time I finished this card last night I was too wrecked to post it. I have made this card for the Pollycraft Challenge this fortnight & I must admit it was a subject I have not really thought about before.

Theme.......Winter Birthdays.......Pollycraft

This really had me thinking as I normally just do a normal birthday card for my friend's around this time of year but I decided to try something different & used some of my Xmas papers on the card.

I have also used the papers on the inside of my card too. xx Clare x

Papers : Eskimo Kisses
Image : Sharing Sherbert "Catch a Star " stamp
Embellishments : Snowflake charm, red ribbon & organza ribbon
Flowers : Prima Painterley, Prima Pearlescent
Others : Star Dust Stickles

Pens Used :

Copics : B00, BG01, E00, E21, E29, G05, R29, Y17, YG03, YG11
Tombow : 977
Promarkers: Ivory, Cardinal Red
MLPII : 18, 76

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Just Magnolia meets Stamps & Smiles

Another card for you today & this time I have used my first new technique of the year. Just Magnolia have a brilliant tut by Mina on how to do Paper Pleating. Once you have seen it, it will probably remind you of the concertina fans you used to make as a child.

Sketch.......SASSC47.......Stamps & Smiles
Theme.......Paper Pleating.......Just Magnolia

I have used my faithful Tilda for this card & tried to colour her slightly different from normal but still ended up using Lilacs. They just seem to suit her so well. Had a white rose that I coloured using Copics & added Stickles to. Have added quite a few gems to this card too.

Took part of the sketch & the Paper Pleating through to the inside of the card & added a circle for the message. xx Clare x

Papers : Fairy Magic cd by Debbie Moore, Amethyst - Floral Prints from Dovecraft
Image : Tilda with Hair Garland
Embellishments : White Rose, Gems & Sentiment from my stash
Others : Star Dust Stickles

Pens Used:
Aqua Promarkers : Light Sienna, Gold Ochre,
Promarkers : Ivory, Blue Pearl, Denim Blue, Cocoa
Copics : E00, E21, G17, R32, V04, V12

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Beary Dust Stamps........1st DT Card

I am so pleased to be a member of the DT for this fantastic digistamp & clip art company. The images are fantastic & I am going to have great fun using them. I have managed to combine it with a couple of challenges so I am really pleased as this card is quite different from my usual plainish style.

Sketch ....... Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Theme.......L for Layering.......ABC

This little lady is called Dreamer & isn't she adorable. These digistamps are available now so pop over to Susan's shop to have a look. They will also be available soon from Digital Ink Co.

Here is a close up of the image

Here is the inside of the card using some of the papers from the front.

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with another card for you to see xx Clare x

Papers : BG Sugared Collection
Image : Dreamer by Beary Dust Stamps
Embellishments : Heart Gems from my stash
Pens : MLPII : 18
Promarkers : Pastel Blue, Pearl Blue, Denim Blue, Cocoa, Burnt Umber
Copics : E00, E21, E37, R20

Friday, 8 January 2010

Allsorts #33.......CCT#94

Well this snow & ice seems to be here to stay for a little while longer so making the most of it by keeping warm & crafting is definately the best way to go. I have made this card for a friend's son's birthday, I can't believe he is turning 20!! I managed to tie it in with a couple of challenges
Sketch & Theme ....... New or Old .......Allsorts
Theme ....... All New!....... Cute Card Thursday

I have used one of my new stamps that I picked up from Personal Impressions & I will be having a lot of playing with this one as it is going to take some practise to get the colours right. I have also used the old theme with having used up some more papers that I have had for a few years now.

Here is a close up of the image.

I will be back tomorrow with my 1st DT Card for Beary Dust Stamps & it is a real beauty. x Clare xx

Papers : HOTP
Image : Personal Impressions Stamp
Embellishments : Gems from my stash
Pens : Tombow : N55, 977
MLPII : 18
Promarkers : Ivory, Cardinal Red
Copics : B00, C-3, E29, G17, Y00, YG11, YR02

Thursday, 7 January 2010

MAWTT#27 - Hazel's Challenge

Well welcome to a very cold Essex today so over at MAWTT we thought we would heat up the temperature with a bit of LURVE. The DT have been fortunate enough this week to have some gorgeous images to play with kindly donated by our new sponsor Crafty Cat. Tracy makes the cutest of images & has some fantastic cds for sale. Click here to pop over to her blog.

Hazel has created a fab sketch this week but as the images were so adorable I decided it needed something a bit more special than a card so I came up with this.....

I used a plain wooden picture frame & coloured it with my Copics. Added the bp, the love image & teddy donated by Crafty Cat. The flower was coloured with Copics as well & pearls added to add that something extra.

Don't forget to pop over to the blog & check out the other DT creations & maybe take part in this weeks challenge. You have until 8pm 13th Jan to enter. Don't have a blog... don't worry send us an email & we will load your entry for you xx Clare x

I have just noticed... this will fit in with the ASFOS Challenge this week which is Hearts so I am popping over now to add it in xx Clare x

Papers : BG Sugared
Images : Craftycat
Embellishments : Prima Camelot Roses - Vanessa, Papermania, Flat Backed Pearls
Copics : Picture Frame - R29 Flower - R32

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Snow Day Wednesday

Here are just a few piccies of the snow we have had here in Essex. Julian has been off school all day & having loads of fun with his mates. My rabbit loves the snow too xx Clare x

Sunday, 3 January 2010

New Card

Bit late tonight but was at the football all afternoon. I have created this card for the following challenges....

I have used this lovely digistamp from Pollycraft & coloured her in with a mixture of Promarkers & Copics. I am definately loving these cards with each one I make.

Here is a close up without the yellow tinge lol!!!!

I have decorated the inside of the card too. The paper on the left is from the same sheet as the bp on the front. xx Clare x

Pens Used:
Promarkers: Ivory, Denim
Copics : BG01, E00, E37, R20, R29, YG11, YR02

Papers : Urban Lily California Collection - Jazz, Double Sided Scrapbook Paper
Embellishments : Ribbon & gems from my stash

Saturday, 2 January 2010

First Card of 2010

Wow what a way to start the year with a card that fits 5 challenges. I have also used a stamp that has been sat in my drawer for a couple of months & I think he will get quite a few inkings this year. This card fits the following challenges.....

Sketch.......Sketch Saturday
Theme - Something "NEW".......Cards For Men
Theme - Something "NEW".......Fussy & Fancy
Theme - Something "NEW".......Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Theme - Fave Technique/Item of 2009.......Crafty Cardmakers

I have used a High Hopes stamp as I rediscovered stamping in 2009 & really love it again. I used a mixture of pens to colour in my ant. As the card is for a fella I wanted to keep the colours & embellishments fairly simple.

Here is a close up

I took the papers through to the inside of the card. This is the first post I have done since linking my blog to my facebook profile so here's hoping it works lol!!! x Clare x

Pens Used :
Copics: BGo9, C-3, E29,
Promarkers: Marsh Green, Ivory, Terracota
Tombow: 977

Card: Double Sided Scrapbook Paper from my shop
Embellishments: Chipboard Buttons - Crate Paper,
Sentiment: Hand Written

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year & MAWTT

I hope you all had a peaceful end to the year & are raring to get cracking on some fab challenges in 2010.
Firstly I would like to thank everyone that entered our extended challenge over at MAWTT. I am so sorry that I didn't get round to visiting your blogs but I was banned from working by the family so wasn't allowed my lappie on over the Xmas period lol!!!
The winner of our last challenge sponsered by Helen was Liz

This week's challenge has been set by Clare W & we have a fab 3 prizes up for grabs. They are....
1st Prize......... Debbi Moore cd donated by Me
2nd Prize......... D&D stamps from The Glitter Pot
3rd Prize......... A GD Spot for 2 weeks

You have to agree these are brilliant prizes. The challenge this week is to choose a sketch from a previous challenge.I chose one of Hazel's sketches from Week #10.

I used it to create one of my last Xmas cards of the year. The paper is printed from Debbi Moore Glitter & Glitz - Art Deco Christmas Cd. The image has been created by a good friend of mine..... thanks hun. To give it a bit more of a xmassy feel I added Turquoise Stickles to the hat. Don't forget you have until 8pm on Weds 7th Jan to enter. xx Clare x