Friday, 26 February 2010

Just Hatched

Wow it's Friday again!!! I have another cute card for you using another of Tracy's gorgeous new Dragon Digistamps. I have combined it with a couple of challenges.......

Sketch.......Sweet Sketch#38.......Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Theme.......Distress Inks (or Glitters & Pearls).......A Spoon Full of Sugar
Theme.......Ribbon Fantastic.......Cute Card Thursday
Theme.......Green.......Cards For Men

I coloured the image in using Promarkers & got my cuttlebug out for a change. I created the Sentiment on my computer as I couldn't find one I liked in the hundreds I seem to have.

Here is a close up of the image. xx Clare x

Papers: MME Wild Asparagus, Doublesided Scrapbook Paper
Image: Just Hatched Dragon by Craftycat957
Ribbon: Blue & Brown Organza from my store
Glitter: Star Dust Stickles
Sentiment: Created in Word

Pens Used:
Promarkers:Ivory, Marsh Green, Pastel Yellow, Vanilla

Thursday, 25 February 2010

MAWTT#35 .... Nicki's Sketch & Theme

Hi Everyone

Well what a hectic 7 days I have had but things seem to be calming down a bit again now. We had some great entries for last week's challenge... I think you all loved the fab prize from Little Claire.

This week we have another fab prize from the talented girls over at Digital-Ink.Co . Make sure you check out their store & blog... they have some fab offers on at the moment.
Nicki has chosen the theme "Babies for her challenge this week & has come up with a fab sketch.
I have also entered this card into the following challenge

Theme....... Tricolour.......Colour Theory Split Complimetary.......Crafty Cardmakers

We were given the chance to use this fab image from Digital-Ink.Co this week. I used my Copics to colour the image & cut out to give the edging which has created a slight 3D effect.

Here is the inside of the card. As you can see I have used the image on the inside of the card too.

Don't forget to pop over & see the other wonderful creations from the DT. xx Clare x

Papers: Freebies from Creative Cardmaking magazine
Image: M&M Designz - Digital-Ink.Co
Flowers : From my Shop
Sentiment: From my Stash

Pens Used:
Copics : E00, E21, E37, R20, R32, RV02, RV04, RV10, Yoo
Promarkers: Ivory

Monday, 22 February 2010

Day Out

Hi All

I have only just had time to get on here to tell you about my day out on Thursday. I was invited to take part in a photo shoot for a new advertising campaign for Dove. They are launching a new Shower Gel & I took part in a trial over the Xmas period.
The day started with us signing in & being offered tea, coffee & biccies will we waited to be seen by wardrobe to check out our tops. Most of us were lent different ones to wear but no biggie. We then went to make up & also had our hair done. Then the photos were started. After a couple of hours of group photos we were treated to an amazing lunch. I think there must of been about a dozen different sandwiches, crisps, biscuits, sausage rolls, choccie bars & loads of coke, juice, tea & coffee.
The afternoon then consisted of some video shoots & some smaller group photos.

So on the 19th May make your way over to the Dove website & see if you can spot me lol!!!! xx

Clare x

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Maria's Blog Candy

Pop over to Maria's blog for some scrummy calorie-free candy. She has 3, yes 3 wonderful prizes on offer. Ends on 26th Febuary xx Clare x

Friday, 19 February 2010

Dragon Cupcake

Tracy has the most gorgeous cupcake dragon digistamp available to buy. I was lucky enough to be asked to make a card for her using the stamp. So I thought I might make a plate card for a change. I have also been able to enter it into the following challenges....

Theme.......Digital Delights.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme......Lots of Spots.......Totally Papercrafts Challenge

I have another project to show you soon using the same dragon.......... x Clare xx

Papers: MME Wild Asparagus, Doublesided Scrapbook Paper
Image : Cupcake Dragon by Craftycat957
Sentiment : From my Stash

Pens Used :
Copics : E00, R29, Y06, YG11
Promarkers : Vanilla, Marsh Green, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue, Sky Blue

Thursday, 18 February 2010

MAWTT#34 - Heidi's Week

Hi Everyone

We have a very special treat for you over at MAWTT this week. As it was half term for a lot of the country we decided to give the GD spot to two very talented young ladies - Georgia & Jazzy. Georgia is the daughter of our very own Heidi & Jazzy is the daughter of a lovely lady that takes part in our challenges. The girls would be thrilled if you stopped by & commented on their cards.

Right onto this weeks sketch & theme. Heidi chose the theme of "Mother's Day" but feel free to make your card for a Mum To Be if you would prefer.

I am just loving these papers & I am sooo going to have to go & pick up some more this week.

Here is a close up of the Debbi Moore image that I have used.

I have had to schedule this post today as I am hoping to have a day out tomorrow. I don't want to say too much about it at the moment as I am sooo nervous, I want to make sure I go through with it first. So I will hopefuly be around later to tell you what I have been up to xx Clare x

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

MAWTT #33 - Hazel's Sketch & Theme

I really don't know whats up at the moment but I am really struggling to focus on what I am meant to be doing. Here is my card that I was meant to have posted up last Thursday.... better late than never I suppose lol!!!!

Hazel has chosen the sketch with a theme of "cute companion". Well I just had to get my little bear back out of the drawer. I haven't used him for ages.

Papers : MME Wild Asparagus, Navy card from Stash
Image : Teddy
Flowers : Papermania, Dovecraft Brad
Cord : from Stash

Friday, 12 February 2010

Sympathy Card

This card was made for my Aunt this week. I used a variation of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday #33.I tried to keep the card fairly simple but keep to the sketch. I just loved the vintage feel to the image of the roses. I did decorate the inside of the card but the picture came out a bit blurry so haven't posted.
The papers are BG Sugared. Image, flowers & ribbon from my stash. x Clare xx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Motivet Free Digi

Pop over to the Motivet store & grab yourself this gorgeous little puddy cat. Isn't she adorable?

xx Clare x

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Birthday Cards

As promised here are the gorgeous birthday cards that I received last weekend. Thank you to the following ladies .....xx




My Mum






Thursday, 4 February 2010

MAWTT#32.... My Sketch & Theme

Well it's another rainy thursday here in Essex but we have a great challenge at MAWTT to make you smile.
This week's challenge has 2 prizes for the winner.... a 2 week GD spot plus a prize from the fabby Tracy at Crafty Cat. Why not check out Tracy's shop for some fab Paper Piecing & digistamps.

It was my turn to create the sketch & come up with the challenge & I hope you enjoy what I have done. The sketch is lovely & simple & gives you plenty of chance to add your own twist.

The theme this week is Childhood Memories. The Dt have come up with some lovely cards so please make sure you pop over & visit their blogs. Links are in my sidebar.

One of my childhood memories is playing with my dolls. I remember my Nan knitting clothes for my Tiny Tears & spending hours in the bathroom washing the clothes belonging to my Sindy & Barbie. I just had to use this lovely new Sarah Kay image that I have now got on my website. These are fab diecut images & they have glitter on them too. Make sure you check them out here.

Don't forget you have until 8pm on Weds 10th Feb to get your entry in. I will be back later today with some of the gorgeous birthday cards I received at the weekend xx Clare x

Papers : MME Wild Asparagus, DS Scrapbook Paper
Image : Sarah Kay
Flowers : Prima Painterley Petals, Papermania, Brad from Dovecraft
Ribbon : Stash

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Stunning Candy Here

If you haven't been to Jacque's blog yet you really have been missing out. There are the most amazing cards & most weeks you can find some amazing gifts & treats available. I get withdrawals if I don't get a fix each week. This candy is the stuff that dreams are made of so make sure you don't miss out on your chance to win xx Clare x

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Blog Candy Winner.......

Evening to all the lovely ladies who left me comments on my birthday candy. The winner of my candy was chosen at arandom using my little random machine Julian. He picked out comment number 9 who is......................


Sam wrote

Hi Clare

Have linked your 'Birthday Candy' giveaway to my blog - . Hope you have a great day.


Thanks to everyone that entered & I hope you will keep popping back to visit my blog xx Clare x

Craftycat DT Card 2

Hi Everyone

Well I had a fab birthday weekend relaxing with hubby so now it is back to the grindstone. I have so much catching up to do I am going to snowed under for a good couple of weeks I think.

Anyway here is my latest creation for Craftycat957. Tracy has created these adorable little dragon digistamps & asked me to create something using one. So here is the card...

Isn't she adorable. I turned to the faithful easel card for the layout & coloured the image with promarkers.

Here is a closeup of the image

I will be popping back later with the winner of my candy so don't forget to chack back. I now have my blog linked to facebook so if you are a member why not add me as a friend to stay up to date xx Clare x

Papers : MME Wild Asparagus, Doublesided scrapbook paper
Image :"Sprinkle A Little Love" Dragon by Craftycat957
Embellishments : Flowers, gems & jewelled charm from stash
Others : Pastel Pink Liquid Pearls added to hearts, Star Dust Stickles added to wings

Pens Used :
Promarkers :Ivory, Vanilla, Pastel Yellow, Dusky Pink, Pastel Green, Marsh Green,