Monday, 31 May 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge#44- The Little Ones

Good Afternoon Everyone. Before I start to tell you about this week's challenge I would just like to say Good Luck to Rob & Tasha who are getting married today. I hope you have a great day guys & we will see you at the reception tonight...providing I can find something to wear in town today!!!!

Right onto this weeks challenge. You all cetainly enjoyed the 3d challenge last week & we were up on entries. This week we want to see cards that are for your Little Ones. All the DT this week have had images to play with from our lovely sponsorThe winner will get to receive 4 fab digi images from the store. Here is the card I created

I have again had a bash at creating a Joy Fold card & I think I have succeeded this time. I forgot to take a photo of it open so will add that later. Below is a close up of the image

The sentiment is a foiled greeting from Letraset. Not sure if I am doing them right as I am struggling to get enough foil on them. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......

Theme........Buttons & Blooms.......Secret Crafter

Papers : HOTP
Image : Raggy Puppy by MelJen Designs
Embellishments: From Stash
Sentiment : Letraset

Pens Used:
Copics :0, 100, B00, E21, E37, E29, R29, YR02,

Sunday, 30 May 2010

OSAAT Challenge#15 - Use Something New

Oh I had fun with this new challenge over at OSAAT this week. The challenge for the DT was to use something
I used this new image that I got from Robyn's Fetish. Isn't he just adorable? I also used my new Grey Promarkers that I picked up half price this week & I edged the papers with my new white gel pen!!! Here is a closer look at the image

I have got loads going on from now until the middle of July but I will be back tomorrow with my card for the Incy Wincy Designs challenge xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch.......Challenge#1.......Pear Tree Designs
Theme.......Anything Goes.......PFP
Theme.......Fruit or Veggie.......Penny's Paper-Crafting
Theme.......One for the Boys.......DU2DS
Theme.......The Boyz are Back.......Crafty Catz
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Daisy Doodles
Theme.......Birthdays.......Little Red Wagon
Theme.......Summer Anything Goes.......Stamping With The Dragon

Papers : Magazine Freebies
Image : Strawberry Mouse by Robyn's Fetish
Sentiment : Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers :Blender, Blush, Cardinal Red, Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 3, Denim Blue, Marsh Green, Moss, Olive Green, Pastel Blue, Soft Peach,
Gel Pen : White
Copics : G17, R29,

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Princess Card

Well we are heading into the last bank holiday for a while & the sun seems to know & has done a disappearing act too. But never's a perfect excuse to do some crafting.

Here is my latest card for Craftycat. Tracy has the most gorgeous Princess Paper Piecing images on the Fantasty Fairytale Paper Piecing cd. I decided to go for the pretty yellow version.

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday but didn't get my card blogged in time so I have missed that challenge. However I'm not too fussed as the sketch is gorgeous & I know I will be reaching for it again. As I said I decided to go for the yellow Princess & I teamed her with the brown eyes & brown hair. I also chose the tiara instead of the hat. Here is a closer look at the Princess

Don't forget you still have until tonight to enter the OSAAT challenge this week & I will be back tomorrow with the new OSAAT challenge xx Clare x

Papers : MME Wild Asparagus
Image : Fairy Princess from Fantasy Fairytale Paper Piecing cd
Ribbon & Sentiment : From Stash
Flowers : From Stock (Please email for details)
Stickles : Star Dust on Dress Trim & Veil, Gold on Tiara

Friday, 28 May 2010

A Little Late......... MAWTT#48

Good morning everyone all be it a day late. This week it was Heidi's turn to choose the challenge & she decided to go for a theme this week rather than a sketch. So the theme this week is Fancy Folds. We have some very good friends of mine sponsoring us this week......Stitchy & Hope Jacare from Stitchy Bear Stamps. If you hurry over to the shop you will catch the last few days of their 50% sale which ends on Monday!!

Well I have to say I had a complete nightmare getting this card made this week!!!! I knew exactly what I wanted to do but it just kept going wrong. Firstly I spent an hour colouring the image only to finish it & decide I didn't like the shades of the colours I had used & that I felt the image was too small. Then I made up the card ready to put the image on only to discover the image was too big!!! So I had to create half a card so I'm afraid there are no real fancy folds on my card.
I coloured my image in using Copics & my gold marker pen. The layout of my card was meant to be using the Joy Fold which I discovered earlier on in the week while commenting on some cards. Here is a closer look at the image I have used

I found some gorgeous oriental paper that I had bought at a show a couple of years ago hidden in a drawer so I added this to the inside of my card along with some Kate Knight papers that I really should use more often.

Don't forget that you have until 8pm Wednesday 2nd June to enter your card into this challenge. I will be back tomorrow with another card for Craftycat xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......

Theme.......Inside Out.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Cute People.......Digital Tuesday

Papers: From Stash & Kate Knight-Amethyst
Image : Miss Weeble by Stitchy

Pens Used :
Copics :100, R29, RV02,
Other : Gold Uni-Paint Marker

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Rak & VDub

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all recovering from the sunburn that you got at the weekend here in the UK. I know mine is finally beginning to subside from Sunday.
Before I show you my latest card I would just like to say a big thank you to Ruby. I won her blog candy last week & she sent me this wonderful wobbler card with it. If you haven't been over to her blog you can find it here

I have been creating for my upcoming Volksfest show in August & found this great VDub sheet over at Craft U Print. I printed it out in A4 then A5 & created these 2 projects with them

In the front of the picture you can see the easel card I created. I used the A5 sheet to create this, cutting round the image, adding the ribbon strip, sentiment & flowers. I also used some HOTP paper for the background. On the main image I added 4 pink gems.

To make the window hanger, I cut round the main image on the A4 sheet, cut round the word "Love", added 2 flowers from the A5 sheet & laminated. I then punched 2 holes through the flowers to add the rubber suckers.
Don't forget you have until 8pm tonight to enter Hazel's Challenge over at MAWTT & I will be back tomorrow with this week's DT card xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Celebration....... A Spoon Full of Sugar

Papers : HOTP from Stash
Image : Sixties VDub Birthday by Sue Turner
Embellishments : Gems from Stash

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Gorjuss Girls

Hi Everyone
I don't normally post on my personal blog about new stock that I get in at the website but I just couldn't resist showing you all these fab Gorjuss Girl Box Card kits. They are £6.99 each & you get all 5 in the kit. I have to say I had all 5 made within 24 hours as they were a bit addictive lol!!! They haven't gone live on the website yet so if you are interested give me a shout & I will get them posted off to you xxx

Clare x

Monday, 24 May 2010

Don't Be Frightened..........

.......... This week at Incy Wincy Designs our challenge is for you to put Buttons on your creations. Whats more is Heather has created this freebie for you to use on your cards

Now I don't want to frighten you all too much but I have created a Xmas card for my DT card this week!!! I had this gorgeous 3d Angel to use & it just screamed Xmas at me......

Doesn't she look so cute? I used this week's sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday & got my Xmas stack out that I won from Debbie last year. The snowflakes are buttons so they went perfectly with the theme. Here is a close up of the Angel

Don't forget that 100% of the money from all the images bought from the Aspire To Thrive Shop goes to Children's Charities. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......

Sketch.......Challenge #50.......Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Theme.......Cute & Girly.......ASFOS
Theme.......Recipe.......Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge
Theme....... 3D/Decoupage/Papertole.......The Pixie Cottage

Papers : MME Wonderful Winter
Image : Angel 3d by Aspire to Thrive
Buttons : Dovecraft Designer Buttons
Ribbon : From Stash

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Furry Friends - OSAAT Challenge#14

Well I hope you are all enjoying this fabulous weather. I am a little late posting this today as I headed out to the beach yesterday & then this morning I went off car booting. I think I have got a little burnt but not too much.

Well onto this week's challenge.... we want to see your cards featuring our Furry Friends....And we have a fab prize for you too. Not only will you get 3 digistamps from the Stitchy Bear store but a great guy named Kevin who runs a fab ebay store has offered a set of SUMMER Promarkers as an additional prize.

Isn't that doggie just gorgeous. I added the flowers as the sketch called for something in the corners. Here is a closer look at the image I used

I hope you will stop by & enter the challenge this week. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to view my 1st Xmas card of the year!!!! x Clare x

Challenges I have entered......

Sketch.......Challenge#113.......Cute Card Thursday
Theme.......Black, White & one other colour.......Magical Crafts

Papers : All from my stash (sorry don't have names for any of them)
Image : Napping by Beary Dust Stamps
Embellishments : Craftybitz

Thursday, 20 May 2010

MAWTT#47 - Hazels Sketch

Welcome to another challenge over at MAWTT this week. We have been sponsored by the fabulous

Now if you haven't seen these images you really need to pop over there & take a look as they are just brilliant. This week the lovely Hazel has created a sketch for you & it creates a fab card. Here is the card that I have created with my image....

How fun is this? I think this image will get used time & time again. I coloured using a mixture of pens but mainly Promarkers. Here is a closer look at the image.

Don't forget you have until 8pm next Wednesday to enter the challenge xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.....

Theme.......Outdoors.......Cards For Men

Paper : Freebies from Creative Cardmaking Magazine, Dovecraft Funky Vintage
Image : Its Hammer Time by Hambo Stamps

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Apricot, Blue Pearl, Chestnut, Cocoa, Denim Blue, Grass, Marsh Green, Moss, Orange, Satin, Tan
Copics : C-3, Y06
MLPII : 12, 82
Whispers : Dark Grey

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Card for Craftycat

I have done something different this time for my card for Craftycat. I decided I would show you how to combine different images from 2 cds. On the front of the card I have used Peeking Boy Bunny.

I had a few issues getting a decent piccy of the card as the light kept reflecting off the acetate but I think you get the general idea. I cut the aperture with my rectangle Nellies & placed the acetate behind it. Below is a piccy of the front of the card showing the inside of the card

On the inside of the card I have used one of the texture hearts from the Valentines cd. x Clare

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Insides Out.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Cute & Girly........ASFOS

Papers : Raspberry Champagne by Papermania
Images : Peeking Boy Bunny from Easter Bunny Paper Piecing cd & Heart & Banner from Love Bear Paper Piecing cd

Monday, 17 May 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge # 42 - Blast From The Past

Welcome everyone to this week's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs where we want to see you all "Getting on down" & "Going with the flow" with your "Blast from the Past" lol!!! We are this week being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs

We were lucky enough to get an image each to create our cards & I got the Rock'n'Roll girl to play with.

I had great fun being able to play with the colours on this image. The flowers were from the back of the MME Spring Blooms paper stack & I cut different parts of them out to create this effect in the corner. I am thinking though they maybe need some gems in their centres so I might add these later.

Here is a closer look at the image. As you can see I have distressed the papers using sandpaper. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day & I will be back soon x Clare x

Challenges I have entered......
Sketch & Theme.......Challenge#18 Vintage/Distressing.......The Pixie Cottage

Papers : MME Spring Blooms
Image : Sock Hop Sweetheart from Sassy Designs Studio

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Blossom, Blush, Chestnut, Cocoa, Cool Aqua, Dusky Pink, Pastel Green, Pastel Pink, Satin, Sky Blue
Copics : 0 - Blender Pen

Sunday, 16 May 2010

OSAAT Challenge #13 - Anything But A Card

Well this has been a busy weekend again!!! Yesterday was FA Cup Final day here in the UK so I had to get all my jobs done in the morning so I could watch the match on the TV!!! Well worth it though as Chelsea won, which means they have won the Double for the first time in their history!!!! This morning while the weather was fine I headed off to the car boot. Unfortunately sales were slow but we made a profit so not too bad...
Right onto this week's challenge. We are being sponsored by Steph at Glitterbabe & you can find her creations here I used the image Cute Kitty for the box I created. I was meant to take a before & after photo but never mind. Here is the finished box...

I used an old cotton bud box & covered it in textured paper. I added sequin flowers down both sides & around the base. The lid is edged with ribbon. The image was coloured with a mixture of pens & the bow glittered with Stickles. Here is another view of the box

Enjoy the rest of your weekend & I will be back tomorrow with another creation for Incy Wincy Designs xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered....

Theme.......Anything Goes.......Dare You 2 Digistamp

Papers : MME Wild Asparagus
Image : Cute Kitty by Glitterbabe
Flowers : Kit from Dunelm Mills
Ribbon : From Stash
Stickles : Star Dust

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Apricot, Chestnut, Cocoa, Coral, Pastel Pink
Copics :0, YG03, YG11

Thursday, 13 May 2010

MAWTT#46 - Clare W's Challenge

What a lovely sunny day it is here in Essex, although they are saying it is not here to stay :-( We have a new sketch for you over at MAWTT this week & we are being sponsored by another great companyThe sketch this week is another fab sketch from Clare W. I was unsure at first what image I was going to use but then I remembered that I had got in a couple of fab stamps for the shop & decided I would create my card using that.

I have got a few new shades of Promarkers in over the last couple of weeks & decided to experiment with the hair colour a bit. I am not entirely satisfied with the result but will persevere. Here is a closer look at the image

You have until 8pm Wednesday 19th May to enter your card. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......

Recipe....... 2 Patterened Papers, 1 Ribbon, 3 Embellishments.......Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Recipe....... 3 Embellishments, 2 Papers, 1 Image.......Secret Crafter
Theme.......Unused Stash.......ABC Challenge - Papers
Theme.......Someone Special.......Cute Card Thursday

Papers : Raspberry Champagne by Papermania, HOTP
Image : Chloe Sitting by Pink Gem Designs
Ribbon, Gems & Sentiment : From Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Blossom, Blush, Cardinal Red, Chestnut, Cocoa, Denim Blue, Ivory, Marsh Green, Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, Satin, Soft Peach, Tan
Copics : 0

Monday, 10 May 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge # 41 - Colour Challenge/Photo Inspiration

Well we are at the start of another week here in Essex & I am pleased to say the sun is shining. Now before I go any further today I have to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to 2 very different sets of people that have a huge part of my life. Firstly a big CONGRATS to my brother Bryan & his lovely wife Fee who are in Australia expecting their 1st baby. I hope everything goes smoothly for you both & I can't wait to see the scan piccies. Secondly, a massive CONGRATS to my other love.... CHELSEA FC who won the Premier League yesterday. It feels like it has been a very long season but well done & fingers crossed for the FA Cup on Saturday.Right onto some crafting now.... The challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs this week is to use this picture as your Inspiration for your card.

The colours we would like to see used are Mint, Chocolate & Cream.

The DT were provided with images from this week's sponsor who isHere is the card that I created

I found this great paper in a set of freebies from a magazine which meant that the card didn't really need too much else added to it. I coloured the image with Promarkers & then 3d'd it to give some dimension. The roses were added to give the "cream" & I added a bit of bling to the flower centres on the paper. I made the bow & added a flower to the centre.

Here is a closer look at the image. I just love the look on the little boy's face. Don't forget to have a look at the other cards created by the DT & if you have time please leave a comment on their cards as they are all greatly appreciated xx Clare x

Papers Used : Main BP - Freebie, Blue Star Circle - Debbie Moore The Fairy Magic Cd
Image : Contentment by Phindy's Place
Gems & Ribbon: Stash
Flowers : From Stock (Email me for details)

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Blush, Chestnut, Cocoa, Denim Blue, Ivory, Marsh Green, Olive Green, Pastel Blue, Satin, Soft Peach, Tan,
Copics : 0, B00

Sunday, 9 May 2010

OSAAT Challenge #12 - Polka Dots

Well I am hoping that I have done this right & this is posting while I am out today doing a show. The challenge this week over at OSAAT is for you to use Spots & Dots on your cards. The girls at Stitchy Bear Stamps & Creative World have provided the images for the DT & will be providing the prizes.

Don't forget if you like any of the images I use from Stitchy Bear Stamps, they are having a massive 50% sale store wide throughout the whole of May.

Right onto my card...
Aren't these cakes just so scrummy? I have coloured using mainly copics, paper pieced the cake cases & added Liquid Pearls to the icing & cherries. Here is a closer look just in case you need tempting even more lol!!!!

Now I do have a small confession to make about this card. When I list the pens I have used you will see a lot of pinks listed that you can't actually see. Well I coloured the stand & all the hearts around the edge in pinks & just found it way too sickly so I covered them all in Lipstick Red instead!!!!! xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered

Sketch....... Challenge #17....... The Pixie Cottage
Theme.......A Toast To You.......Digital Tuesday
Theme.......Anything Goes........Dare You To Digistamp

Papers : MME Bloom & Grow, Wild Asparagus
Image :Cupcake Stand by Hope Jacare Doodles
Flowers : Prima
Embellies : Swirls & Brad from Stash
Liquid Pearls : White Opal & Ruby Red

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Cardinal Red, Moss, Satin
Copics : 0, R29, R32, RV02, RV03, Y00
Tombow : 977
MLPII : 66

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Miss Cassie & Fred

I just thought I would show you this piccy of 2 of my cats yesterday asleep on the sofa. I just think they look so funny when they sleep together xx Clare x

Friday, 7 May 2010

Craftycat DT Card

Hi Everyone

This card was meant to have been posted last week but my email to Tracy with the card on seemed to float off into cyberspace somewhere & we only realised this week. So this was my 2nd creation for April & I have again used images from Tracy's new Pondlife cd.

I have used 3 different pages from the cd...the little boy, the pond & fish, and the bugs. Hubby came up with the idea of using the wooden coffee stirrers as a sort of decking. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered....
Theme.......Boyz to Men.......CCT

Papers: From my Candy win
Images : Pond Life by Craftycat
Decking: Wooden Coffee Stirrers
Stickles : Star Dust

Thursday, 6 May 2010

MAWTT#45.....My Challenge

Hope you are all enjoying this lovely sunshine here in the UK, unfortunately its not going to last here in Essex. We have the most amazing sponsor for you this week over at MAWTT. But I am not going to spoil the surprise, you will have to visit the blog to find out all about it.

It was my turn to create a sketch for you to follow this week & I am hoping you will all enjoy using it. Here is the card that I have created using an image from our sponsor

I have coloured this image of Dorothy with Promarkers & added just a small amount of Stickles but I am not sure the piccie has picked this up. Here is a closer look at the image.....

Don't forget that you have until 8pm next Wednesday to enter your creation. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered...
Theme.......Here Comes The Sun........Pollycraft
Theme.......Furry Friends.......ASFOS
Theme.......Friendship........Secret Crafter

Papers Used : MME Wild Asparagus, Debbi Moore The Fairy Magic Cd
Image : Dorothy by Sandra Dry Designs
Flowers : Roses from Stock (Email me for details)
Gems : From my Stash

Pens Used:
Promarkers : Aegean, Blush, Chestnut, Cocoa, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, Satin, Sky Blue, Tan
Copics : 0 - Blender Pen
MLPII : 21