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