Sunday, 28 March 2010

OSAAT Challenge #6 - Easter Egg Hunt

My egg is here for you to find, be
sure to collect what is in it for
your card.
Do you want to make some extra votes? Do
all of the following and receive votes for it.

Leave a Comment = 1 vote
Become a follower of my blog
(if already a follower, indicate that in your comment) = 1 vote

Use one of the New Release Stamps (that our lovely DT has made cards from this week) and that is worth = 4 votes!!

Do everything on the list and it is worth 6 votes to you.

Now follow the Bunny to (next Blog) to find another egg!

Well we are all getting extremely egg-cited over at OSAAT this week as we approach the grand opening of Stitchy Bear Stamps. The girls have been hard at work creating some gorgeous digistamps for you. I have had the chance to play with one of the new releases from Lil Diva Stamps. I have entered my projects into the following challenge

Theme.......Dimensions.......Cute Card Thursday
Theme.......Easter.......Fussy & Fancy
Theme.......Pink & Green.......Totally Papercrafts
Theme.......Pink, Green & Flowers.......Secret Crafter

Here is a gift bag & card I have created.

I used a template from Splitcoast Stampers to create the gift bag & the card is a simple plate card.

Here is a closer look at the gift bag. I had to make the bag out of 2 pieces of card as I had to increase the size of the template to fit the 4x6 cello bag that I used.

The card is great if you need a quick card as it the basics of the card are 3 nesting circles.

Papers : Fancy Key Lime Papers "Delightful"
Image : The Easter Bunny by Lil iva Stamps
Template : Treat Bag Cover
Ribbon : Stash
Punch : Martha Stewart Edge Punch Scallop
Butterfly & Ladybird : Tim Coffey "Young Girl" Embossed Stickers

Pens Used :
Copics : 0-Blender Pen, B00, BG01, E29, E37, R20, RV02, RV04, Y06, YG03, YR02, YR07
Promarkers : Ivory

Friday, 26 March 2010


Just a quick post to let you all know about a very exciting challenge we have for you starting Sunday. The creators have all been working hard creating some fantastic new releases ready for the launch of Stitchy Bear Stamps on the 1st April.

To celebrate this we will be running an Easter Egg Hunt starting on Sunday. You will travel to each of our blogs & discover eggs that are linked to items in a recipe. When you have collected all the items you will then create a card using 5 of them.

A little confused....... well pop back on Sunday & all will be much clearer...... Clare x

Thursday, 25 March 2010

MAWTT#39 - Anything Goes

Good Morning to all my lovely bloggers. Well we are so excited this week over at MAWTT as we have a fab brand new sponsor. Whats been even better is we have all been lucky enough to play with some images provided.Now a lot of you will know Sally-Ann's wonderful images so if you want the chance to win a fab £10 to spend then you will need to enter our challenge.
Before I show you the card I have made using our lovely Hazel's sketch, I have to tell you that the lovely Susie has decided to step down from our DT. I wish her loads of luck for the future & am sure she will pop by & see us all from time to time.

Right Hazel has created a fantastic sketch this week & combined with Sally-Ann's image I have to say that I am rather pleased with my card.

I have also entered this card into the following challenge

Theme.......Happy Birthday.......Cards For Men

The image I have used is called Just Snoozing & I have coloured using my Copics & Promarkers. I got myself a Copic Blender pen this week & I can't believe how much of a difference it makes. As you can see I have added an age to the sketch instead of a couple of ribbons & this is because it's a card for a family member. xx Clare x

Papers : Papermania Persimmon Collection
Image :Just Snoozing
Sentiment & Journal Space: Papermania Persimmon Collection Paperstack & Flounce Cardstock Stickers
Numbers : Sizzix
Liquid Pearls : White Opal

Pens Used :
Copics : 0-Blender Pen, C-3, E29, E37,
Promarkers : Apricot, Ivory, Moss, Olive, Marsh Green, Orange, Terracotta

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


Oh sometimes I forget just how lucky I am!!! Look at this gorgeous image that I have been lucky to play with. I have found that I can fit it into quite a few challenges which is really great.

Sketch.......Challenge#8.......Totally Papercrafts
Theme........Easter or Spring.......Incy Wincy Designs
Theme.......Spring Into Spring.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Spring.......Crafty Catz
.......Spring Has Sprung.......Secret Crafter
Theme.......Spring Is In the Air.......Allsorts
Wow so many challenges are carrying the same theme this week so I might actually complete my list lol!!!
I have to say I had fun with this image, adding blue tints to her hair. I really thought she needed to be a bit Punky lol!!!

Here is a close up of Sprite. She is just one of those images that makes you want to play.

I left the inside of the card fairly plain as the paper is quite busy. xx Clare x

Papers :MME Bloom & Grow, Freebie from Magazine
Image : Sprite by Beary Dust Stamps
Flowers: Prima Painterley, Prima Camelot Roses - Squire, Jewelled Charm Brad
Ribbon : Stash
Misc : Star Dust Stickles

Pens Used :
Copics : 0-Blender Pen, B24, E00, E29, E37, R20, R32, YG11,
Promarker : Denim Blue

OMG The Dove Ad is LIVE!!!!

I can't believe it! You may have seen a few weeks ago I took part in a photo shoot for a new Dove shower creme... well I discovered this morning it has gone live woo hoo!!! If you click on the title of this post it will take you to the Visible care page. You should a large group of ladies appearing. I am the last person on the right in the 2nd row lol!!!! Then if you go to the group shots I am in the 2nd picture, back row, 2nd in from the right......
I am so glad I took part in this.... it really did give me some much needed confidence, so if you get the chance.... GO FOR IT!!!!

Clare x

Monday, 22 March 2010

OSAAT#5 - Vintage

I hope you all enjoyed the recipe challenge last week. It was great to see so many entries & it was even better to see some lovely familiar faces.
This week we have a Vintage challenge for you. Some of the DT were supplied images by this week's sponsor - June at Dezinaworld.
I have also found the following challenge to enter my card

Theme.......Happy Birthday.......Cards For Men

The sketch was used from the following blog although I am too late to enter the challenge now

Sketch.......Challenge Sketch#5.......Critter Sketch Challenge Blog

Aren't these papers just great? I decided to create a vintage card for a man as I find that vintage is generally limited to ladies. The charm was made using a snowflake sequin which I placed behind a lock washer. I fed a star brad through & attached a few jump rings. I then added a motorbike charm.

This is the inside of the card. Again with it being a card for a man I have left the inside fairly simple.
Don't forget you have until Saturday 28th March Midnight (UKTime) to enter your cards. We don't limit you to 1 card per challenge. x Clare x

Papers : Dovecraft Funky Vintage, Papermania Persimmon Collection
Image : Grandads Bike & Sidecar by Stampin Dragon Designs
Charm: Motorbike from Bunny-zoe Crafts
Sentiment: Daisy & Dandelion Diecut messages

Pens Used:
Copics : B00, C-3, E29, E37
Promarkers : Aegan Blue, Sky Blue
Others : Tombow N55, MLPII 21 & 27, Whispers Black

Friday, 19 March 2010

Thank You Card

Here is a quick card for you all today that I have made for the restaurant that we went to for my Dad's 70th birthday a couple of weeks ago.
The waiters were a great laugh & there was no rush with the meal that gave to such a lovely atmosphere. Here is a pic of my Dad.

The card I have made to say Thank You will be entered into the following challenges.....

Sketch.......March Sketch by Caroline.......Craftycardscrappers
Theme.......Spring.......Crafty Catz
Theme.......Green.......Fussy & Fancy

I have used Tracy's dragon again, just adore this image. The main paper is green with red spots but the colour isn't looking too great lol!!! Coloured with Promarkers although I don't have a list of the colours used as it was done a couple of weeks ago... sorry!!!

As you can see from the close up of the image, I have decoupaged the cake & his claws to give a bit of added dimension. x Clare x

Papers : Papermania Persimmon Collection "Reminiscent of a bygone era"
Image : Cupcake Dragon by Craftycat
Sentiment : Papermania Persimmon Collection Flounce Cardstock Stickers
Paper Ribbon : Papermania Persimmon Collection Flounce Cardstock Stickers

Thursday, 18 March 2010

MAWTT#38 - Clare W's Week

Well we had some great non-square cards last week & it was fab to see all those New Home cards.
This week we have got yet another fab new sponsor......

We were lucky enough as DT to have a choice of images to use on our cards again this week. Clare has decided on an open theme this week to go with her sketch so craft to your hearts content.

I have also entered this card into the following challenge ..........

Theme.......Things With Wings.......Totally Papercrafts

I have made this card with my niece in mind, she's into her fairy's so this image is just perfect. Has been coloured with my pens & layered using Nesties & Nellies. I added an organza butterfly.

Here is a close up of the image I chose.

Papers : Freebie from magazine, MME Pretty Please Spring Papers
Image : Fairy with Present by Crafty Fairy
Embellishments : Organza Butterfly from Stash
Diecuts : Oval Nellie from Bunny-Zoe, Oval Nestie
Misc : Gold Stickles - crown, Star Dust Stickles - wings, Ribbon from Stash

Pens Used :
Copics : B00, E00
Promarkers : Satin, Pastel Pink, Soft Peach, Pastel Blue, Vanilla

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

So Where's the Red????

Well I've had an up & down week so far but I think I am back on track today. My latest card that I have created is using an image by Tracy at Craftycat. The name of the image is Little Red Lori but as you will see I have used no red in the image at all although I did use red dps lol!!! I have entered my 1st Copics challenge with this card. It asks you to use your favourite technique that they have featured in the past year so I chose the "colouring your embellishments" technique.

I have included this card in the following challenges.......

Sketch.......Challenge #94.......Sketch Saturday
Theme....... A Feminine Celebration.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Your Favourite Copic Technique.......Copic Creations

I have coloured Lori with Copics mainly & cut round her with my oval Nellie. I used some Jolee flowers & coloured half with my pens.

Here is a closer look at the image I have used.

Here are the pics of the inside of the card. I am still getting used to my new camera so it was easier to take a photo of each side of the card rather than try & get both sides in the one shot.

Papers : MME Pretty Please Spring Papers
Image : Little Red Lori by Craftycat
Flowers : Jolee's coloured with Copic YR02
Misc : Nellie's Oval from Bunny-zoe

Pens Used :
Copics : 100, B00, BG01, E00, E37, R20, RG11, RV10, Y00, YR02
Promarkers : Ivory
Aqua Promarkers : Gold Ochre

Sunday, 14 March 2010

OSAAT Challenge#4 - Recipe Time

Happy Mother's Day!!! Yes it is Mother's Day here in the UK & it is a glorious sunny day. I have had a lovely bunch of flowers & a card from Luc today & Julian is baking me a cake this afternoon. Thank you boys xx

Today is my 1st DT card for One Stitch at a Time & I have loved creating this card. The challenge this week is a recipe....... 2 papers, 1 ribbon & 2 brads/eyelets.
I have also entered this card in to the following challenges

Theme.......Celebrations......Cute Card Thursday
Theme.......Something for the Boys.......Crafty Catz
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Secret Crafter

I have created this card with my stepdad in mind. It will be his birthday card for the end of the month. I have used an image by Cowgirl up & this is available in the store now. The image is coloured with Promarkers & Copics. I added Crystal Lacquer to the water droplets which gives a great effect.

Here is a close up of the image

This is the 1st week that all the new DT girls have posted their cards so please make sure you pop over & see their creations. You can enter up to 3 creations for this challenge. You have until midnight Saturday to get your creations in. xx Clare x

Papers : Freebies from Creative Cardmaking Summer Special
Image : Frog in a Tub by Cowgirl up
Ribbon, Brads & Sentiment: Stash
Crystal Lacquer: Blue from Primary Colours

Pens Used:
Promarkers : Vanilla, Apricot, Grass, Marsh Green, Cool Aqua
Copics : C-3, E37

Thursday, 11 March 2010

MAWTT#37 - My Week

Hi Everyone

Unfortunately this week will be Nicki's last week with us. We have had a great time together but Nicki has decided she needs to commit to her family a bit more. We wish you all the best for the future hun & hope to see you join in with some of our challenges soon.

This week it is my turn to sort the challenge at MAWTT so I decided to do something a bit different. Our lovely Hazel is in the process of moving in to a new home with her 2 lads so I decided that this week's challenge is based around that theme.We would like to see you all create a New Home or Moving House card but here's the twist. We would like to see anything BUT a square card from you all.
I have included this card in the following challenges.....

Theme.......Faux Stitching.......Craftycardscrappers
Theme.......Just For Men.......Allsorts

I took this as a chance to try my hand at a Side Step or Ladder card. You can find a template for this card here . Penny has loads of free templates & sheets so why not have a look around while you are there.

You will have to excuse my pics this week I am waiting for a new camera phone to arrive as mine is no longer behaving. Anyway I decided to have aplay with some gorgeous new papers I picked up last week. The image is from this week's sponsor... isn't that Donkey adorable.

Here is a close up of this fab little guy. I have coloured him with a mixture of pens which are listed at the bottom of this post.

This sentiment is from the same range as the papers. I think its says everything.

I will be back soon with another great treat from Tracy over at Craftycat & also my 1st DT card with One Stitch at a Time xx Clare x

Papers : Papermania "Reminiscent of a Bygone Era"
Image : Donkey in Outhouse by Sew Many Cards
Flowers : Prima Camelot Roses - Squire, Stash
Key : From Stash

Pens Used:
Copics : Boo, E00, R20, RV10, Y00,
MLPII : 21,29, 82,
Tombow : N55, 977
Whispers : Dark Brown

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

My Little Princess

Just thought that as I don't have a card for you today it ought to be the turn of my cats to entertain you. Here is a small video of my little princess..... Miss Cassie. You will have to excuse the fact that the video is on its side... hubby took it & it was the only way to get her all in lol!!!!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Here is Mummy & Daddy

Daddy is a Lion Head x with a Lop we think lol!!!! His back feet are HUGE xx Clare x

Fur Babies

A friend of my son's girlfriend has had to get rid of her rabbits so I said I would take them for her. There are 3 babies & a Mummy & Daddy. Here are some pics of the babies that I managed to take before my phone battery died. xx Clare x

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Sooo Excited

I am sure a few of you know that Digital-Ink.Co closed down last week. Well a few of the girls have got together & are in the process of creating their own store. Among the talent that are there are Beary Dust Stamps (who I DT for), Stitchy to name just 2. The new store is called


The girls are really busy at the moment trying to get all their creations loaded into the store so you will have to be a bit patient. Any way in the meantime I have been invited to join their Design Team for their challenge blog that will run alongside the store. They are already onto their second challenge but the new challenge starts tomorrow.

I have only just joined the DT so my creations haven't been started yet but why not pop over & have a look xx Clare x

Friday, 5 March 2010

Card For My Bro!!!

Here is a card that I made for my brother's birthday this week. I have submitted it to the Sketch Saturday Week#92 challenge as well. I decided to do a card using decoupage for a change today.

You would not believe the trouble I had getting a decent pic of this card this morning. The sun is gorgeous today but for some reason the picture kept going out of focus aargghh!!! Anyway I got there in the end.

Here is a close up of this wonderful cat. Isn't he great

Papers Used: Dovecraft Funky Vintage, Green card from Scraps Box
Image : C'attitude "Cleaning in Progress" by Design House Papercrafts
Sentiment: From Design House Papercrafts Xmas Kit

Thursday, 4 March 2010

MAWTT#36.... Sue's Sketch & Theme

Morning Everyone!!! I am in a Spring mood today. The sun was shining at 7am this morning & it had me bouncing(well hobbling) around the room in a sunny mood.

Thanks to all our entries last week for Nicki's challenge. I will hopefully get round to see all your cards in the next couple of days.

This week we have an amazing prize for all you lovely peeps that enter our challenge. The lovely Paula from Pollycraft has come up trumps again with an amazing prize. There is also a special treat for all you MAWTT followers so please head over to the blog now!!!!

The hardest decision I had was not which papers to use this week but which image to choose from. Luckily I had the theme of "One For The Girl's" that Sue set to guide me. I have also entered this card into Paula's challenge on her blog


I have to apologise for the blurring on the picture.. I seem to have a smudge on my camera lens & can't clear it so if you have any tips please let me in on them!!!

Here is a closer look at that gorgeous image I have used

Hope you all have a fab day & everyone is looking forward to the weekend. We have some more snow forecast here so making the most of this sunshine xx Clare x

Papers Used: MME Pretty Please Spring Papers
Image : Codi with Flowers by Pollycraft
Ribbons : Pale blue from my webstore & brown braid from Dunelm Mills
Flowers : Blue roses from my webstore
Other Details: Star Dust Stickles, Sentiment from Design House Xmas Kit.

Pens Used:
Copics : B00, BG01, E00, E29, E37, G05, R20, RV02, RV10, YG03, YG06, YG11
Promarkers: Denim Blue