Thursday, 31 March 2011

Cup with Roses

I have been having a play with a cup sheet today & a robo template that I downloaded last night. I printed off the sheet 3 times to be able to decorate the card throughout.

I used 2 of the gingham pieces from the sheets to create a square. I then cut the matt on my robo. I cut the teapot square from the centre of one of the sheets & decoupaged.

For the left inside of the card, I cut up another main image leaving the teapot & heart corner. I partially stuck this down using double sided tape to create a pocket. To make the bookmark, I cut 2 of the bookmarks out & backed them on to each other trimming off any white bits that were showing. I punched through the hole & attached a piece of pink ribbon.

On the right of the card I used the square from the main image that was left behind after remove the teacup. I placed a white square of paper in the middle to create a jounaling square. I then used one of the single roses across the bottom.

Check back tomorrow for a special posting xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Roses.......ABC Challenge
Theme........Flowers.......Delightful Challenges
Theme.......Spring is Sprung.......Totally Gorjuss
Theme.......For a Special Lady.......Allsorts
Theme.......For Mum/Special Lady........CYDA

The whole card was created using sheet Cup with Roses by Carol Clarke cup30873_359

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

18th Birthday Card

I was asked by a customer of my hubby's if I could make a birthday card for her friend's daughter. Of course I said yes!! I talked her round to a champagne bottle. I love doing these as it gives me a chance to really play :-)

There are quite a few pics so please bear with me. I also apologise if you have already seen this in various places today xxI have used the Champagne Bottle & Box templates from Arty Farty.

I decorated the base card using a Kanban paper. I then used red holographic card as the main bottle.

I decorated the label with red & black roses & 2 different stamens. I also made a hatpin. I then added 2 black organza butterflies & 2 bows using red stitched ribbon.

I added the same ribbon to the outer edge of the box

I then added flurish peel offs to the front of the box xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Special Birthdays.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Sparkle & Shine.......Incy Wincy Designs
Theme.......Sparkle.......The Pixie Cottage
Theme.......Butterflies.......The Lil Red Wagon
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Crafts & Me

Template : Champagne Bottle by Arty Farty
Papers : Kanban
Flowers : Available from my website (please email)
Cuttlebug Dies : Curls & Swirls Alphabet
Peel Offs, Hatpins, Beads, Butterflies & Ribbon : From Stash

Monday, 28 March 2011

Daisy Doodles - Spring

Good Morning everyone!!! I hope you are all enjoying the delights of Spring. All the Daffodils & Blossoms are blooming here in Essex & there is colour everywhere :-) So what better challenge to have over at Daisy Doodles than Spring. We want to see loads of colour this week.

I have created something different this week for my project. I thought I would have a go at altering a wooden shape. I have made this for my Mum for Mother's Day.

I bought a house shaped wooden blank & over a week I added pale yellow paint to it. Every few layers I then sanded the paint back to keep it smooth. After quite a few layers I then printed out SunBeem onto some thin printer paper using a Best setting. I then turned the paper over & drew over the image from behind. This caused the ink to imprint onto the paint. I then drew over the image that was imprinted on the blank with pencil & started colouring the image in. I used Promarkers as my base layer then went over with the Brush end of my Copics.
Once I had done this I decided that the paint was a little too plain so I decided to add the red stripes. After masking the areas I used 2 layers of paint. Unfortunately the paint bled under the masking tape so I edged them with peel offs. I then added these cute bumblebees. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Bring On Spring.......SWTD
Theme.......Back to Nature.......Cardmadfairy's Digi Days
Theme.......For a Special Lady.......Allsorts
Theme.......Mother's Day.......Pear Tree Designs
Theme.......For A Special Lady/Mother's Day.......CYDA
Theme.......Springtime.......By The Cute & Girly

Wooden Blank : The Craft Barn
Acrylic Paint : Pale Yellow, Red
Image : SunBeem by Daisy Doodles
Bees & Peel Offs : From Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Apricot, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cool Grey 5, Dusky Pink, Gold, Mustard, Olive Green, Terracotta
Copics : 100, E37, G17, Y17, YR02,

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Card For Birthday

Evening everyone

Here is another card that I have made this week. This time it is for my Uncle's Birthday.

I used one of the Local Lads & teamed it with one of the background papers from Country Gents. I 3d'd the image & added the Happy Birthday sentiment. A great card that didn't take too much time to create. xx Clare x

Papers, Image & Sentiments: Cuddly Buddly

Friday, 25 March 2011

DD Free Week

Evening All. I am cracking on with the vast list of cards that I need to get done this weekend. Here is the latest one that needed doing. It is my free card for Daisy Doodles. I have followed the sketch from Cards for Men although I can't enter the card.

I have coloured Doodlebug with my Promarkers. I layered it onto dark blue & yellow papers. I also added some gems to the corners. The sentiment is a rub on. xx Clare x

Papers : Blue Collection by Scrapbooking Mad
Image : Doodlebug by Daisy Doodles
Gems : From Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Cinnamon, Cool Grey 1,4 & 5, Cornflower, Denim Blue, Grey Green, Mustard, Pastel Blue, Primrose, Saffron, Tan,
Metallic Promarkers : Silver

Crafty Sentiments New Release

Hi Everyone

I was lucky enough to get hold of the gorgeous Amy from Crafty Sentiments last week. I am however a tad late getting my card done but it is finished!!! You would be mad not to pop over to the blog & grab the freebie that is on offer. While you are there, they have a blog hop too!!!

I have made this card for my Niece's birthday next week. I have coloured Amy with Promarkers. The coloured papers & heart embelli are from a card kit that I found in the drawer which was part of a TSV a few years back. I added a frame that I found in my Robo drawer & added some flat back pearls. I then added the Happy Birthday sentiment along the bottom. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Ribbons, Pearls/Rhinestones,Flowers........ASFOS
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Crafts & Me
Theme.......Happy Birthday........Pear Tree Designs

Papers : Card Kit from HOTP
Image : Amy by Crafty Sentiments
Robo Template : UKScrappers
Flat Back Pearls : From Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers - Amy: Baby Pink, Blush, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Pastel Yellow, Primrose, Rose Pink, Saffron, Satin, Soft Peach

Thursday, 24 March 2011

New Birthday Card

Here is a new card that I have created for my Step-Dad's birthday on Saturday. It is a CUP sheet & features this fab duck fishing.

I have to say the fishing line was a bit of a nightmare to cut out. I always forget to cut the fiddly bits first lol!!! Anyhows, nice & quick card, just cut out & layer up. Simples!!! xx Clare x

Card : From Stash
Image : CUP sheet cup85175_107

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

13th Birthday Card

Yesterday was my son's best friends 13th birthday & this was a perfect excuse for me to play with my new Cuttlebug alphabet dies. I wanted to make a card that was perfect for a teenage boy who wasn't very sporty. I really struggled to find any images so I turned to my trusty cd.

Both the image & the backing paper have been taken from the cd. I backed both onto glossy black card. I then cut the 13 today using my bug x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Special Birthdays.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Happy Birthday........Pear Tree Designs

Paper & Image : Hoodie Boy from Generation TeXt
Cuttlebug Dies : Curls & Swirls Alphabet & Numbers

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Another 2 ATCs

Here are another 2 ATCs. I made these for a swap. They are both using images & papers from the Seraphina Cds.

The 1st ATC is using Mouse Blowing Bubbles. I have coloured him in using Promarkers. I used glue dots to adhere him to the card. I have printed out a background paper after reducing it to wallet size. I added a piece of blue cord tied into a bow. The ATC was cut on my robo.

The second one is using Sleeping Mouse. Isn't she just adorable!! I have layered her onto another backing paper that I resized. I added Liquid Pearls to the centre of the flowers. I again placed onto an ATC cut on my robo. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Photo Inspiration........Crafts & Me
Theme........Springtime........By the Cute & Girly (Mouse Blowing Bubbles)

Papers : From Seraphina Papercrafting Cd
Images :From Seraphina Digital Images
Cord : From Stash
Liquid Pearls :Baby Blue

Pens Used :
Promarkers :
Mouse Blowing Bubbles : Cinnamon, Cobalt Blue, Cocoa, Cool Aqua, Cool Grey 1, 2 & 3, Cornflower, Denim Blue, Pastel Pink, Soft Peach
Sleeping Mouse : Apricot, Blossom, Cool Aqua, Cool Grey 1, Dusky Pink, Ginger, Lavender, Lilac, Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, Pastel Yellow, Rose Pink, Saffron

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Mid Month Inspiration - Ellephantastic Challenges

Good Morning Everyone & welcome to the Mid Month Inspiration that we have for you at Ellephantastic. Hazel & the DT have been working hard on a fab ATC Tutorial for you all. Don't forget there are no prizes for taking part, you get to create for fun!!

For my 1st ATC I used the lovely Barney. I was looking through some fab Tuts for colouring with Promarkers by Debbie Glennie & decided to follow her technique of colouring with your darkest shades first. I have to say I can notice a difference. You can find Debbie's TUTs here. I kept my ATCs fairly simple. I added some glitter brads, ribbon & a ribbon rose.

For my 2nd ATC I stitched around the edge of the ATC using my sewing machine. I have to say that unfortunately 3 other ATCs went in the bin trying to get the stitching right. I think next time I will probably stitch by hand & use a colour that can actually be seen :-( For this one I used the gorgeous Rosaline Bunny. I added 2 sequin flowers with gem centres. I then added a "HUGS" brad.

Don't forget our challenge that runs through to the 1st April xx Clare

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Bring on Spring.......SWTD
Theme.......Anything But a Card.......Secret Crafter
Theme.......Furry Friends.......2 Sisters Challenge

Papers :
Images : Barney & New Rosaline by Ellephantastic
Ribbon, Brads & Flowers : From my Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers :MME
Barney : Chestnut, Cinnamon, Cocoa,Ivory, Pastel Pink
New Rosaline :Antique Pink, Dusky Pink, Grass, Holly, Mustard, Rose Pink, Satin

Monday, 14 March 2011

New Challenge at Daisy Doodles

Good Morning Everyone. It is yet another glorious morning here in Essex. The washing is on the line & the windows are open cooling my living room down.

Right on to this week's challenge. In preparation for St Patrick's Day we would like to see lots of GREEN on your cards & projects. Don't have a Daisy Doodle image to use.... No worries!! Pop over to the store & pick up the latest freebie!!!

I have used the gorgeous Sissy & teamed her with a fence that I took off one of my new cds. I coloured with Promarkers. I seem to be going back to a less is more style card at the moment & I love the lace effect that the laser cut paper ribbon adds.

I hope you will pop by & join in with the challenge. The DT put a lot of effort into their creations & it would be great to see a few more of you join in with us. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......St Patty's Day Green.......Little Red Wagon
Theme.......St Patrick's Day.......SWTD
Theme.......Colour Combo-Yellow & Green........Crafty Catz
Theme.......Luck O' The Irish.......Allsorts
Theme.......Spring Has Sprung.......SSDS
Theme.......St Patricks Day.......Pear Tree Designs

Papers : Nitwit Freebies
Image : Sissy by Daisy Doodles
Laser Cut Paper Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls & Sentiment : From Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers :
Sissy : Apple, Apricot, Blush, Burnt Orange, Ginger, Holly, Honeycomb, Lavender, Marsh Green, Moss, Olive Green, Satin, Soft Peach
Fence : Cinnamon, Cocoa, Tan,
Grass & Sky : Grass, Moss, Pastel Blue

Friday, 11 March 2011

Daisy Doodles - Free Week

I am sure I have not been alone today in watching the dramatic events unfolding out in Japan. I hope you are all safe & that your families & friends are in contact with you x

I have a new card for you today using a really cute image from Daisy Doodles. I just love this bear tucking into his cupcake lol!!

I coloured in Freddie using my Promarkers. I then coloured in a second cupcake & decoupaged it. I then layered it onto a pinky coloured mirri card. The paper is from MME Summer Blooms. I added 2 strips of laser cut paper & stamped a "Happy Birthday" sentiment onto a pink circle of card. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Pastel Colours.......Incy Wincy Designs
Theme.......Food & Drink.......Passion For Promarkers

Papers : MME Summer Blooms
Image : Happy Birthday Freddie by Daisy Doodles
Sentiment : Cuddly Buddly
Laser Cut Paper : From Stash

Promarkers Used :
Freddie : Black, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Soft Peach, Tan,
Cupcake : Antique Pink, Baby Pink, Blossom, Gold, Ivory, Mustard, Rose Pink
Outline : Cool Grey 1

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Garden Fairies

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all well. I thought I would pop in today & post up a couple of cards I created with some new diecut decoupage sheets that I have in store. These are by Doolicrafts & you get enough images to create 2 cards per sheet & an A4 sheet of background paper. Also included on the image sheet are some diecut sentiments.This fairy is called Daisy Bee. I added her to some yellow card. I used some gold ribbon & laser cut paper.

This one is called Rose. I layered her onto some pink card & some mirri card. I then just added some pale pink flat backed pearls. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Pastel Colours.......Incy Wincy Designs

Papers & Images :Garden Fairies "Rose" & Garden Fairies "Daisy Bee"
Ribbon, Lasercut Paper & Gems : From Stash

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Ellephantastic Challenge #24 - Cute....with a Butterfly

The sun is out here in Essex & there seems to be a sense of Spring in the air at last!! So what better way to start the month off than a challenge over at Ellephantastic.

Tina is our host this month & she has chosen the theme of Cute....with a Butterfly. We have some awesome prizes for you again this month so pop over to the blog & check it all out!!!

For somene who doesn't tend to make Pink & Girly cards this is my 2nd this week lol!!! I used the sketch from last week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday & thought it was time I created an Easel card again. I have to say I love the way this card has turned out.

Don't forget you have until 1st April to enter this challenge xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Spring is in the Air.......Incy Wincy Designs
Theme.......Sugar Rush.......Passion For Promarkers
Theme.......Spring.......The Pixie Cottage
Theme.......Welcome Spring.......Delightful Challenges
Theme.......Signs of Spring.......Cute Card Thursday
Theme.......Embossing and/or Paper Piecing.......Fussy & Fancy
Theme.......Digi Day.......Stamp Something
Theme.......Springtime.......By the Cute & Girly

Papers : Dress - D&D Picnic Patch, MME Wild Asparagus, Pink Pearlescent Card
Image : Lily with flowers by Crafty Sentiments
Butterflies, Gems, Flowers, Lace & Sentiment : From my Stash

Pens Used :
Copics :RV04
Promarkers : Apricot, Baby Pink, Blossom, Blush, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Holly, Mustard, Rose Pink, Satin, Tan,

Friday, 4 March 2011

Card For Bro

My little brother out in Australia turned 30 yesterday so I made him this fab card from a sheet I bought at Crafts U Print. It is designed as an 18th or 21st but I cheated by turning the number into a badge. I printed out 2 sheets & cut out layering the parrots. I added a Happy Birthday banner to the front.

On the inside I added the 3 cocktail glasses. Then I cut out the parrots from the 2nd sheet & turned the leftover rectangle into a space to write the message. To make the badge I simply cut out the 18, fed through my laminator & added a safety pin to the back xx Clare x

Thursday, 3 March 2011

MAWTT GD - Anniversary

Morning Everyone! Well I have to say I can't believe how quickly February came & went!! I think a lot of you have noticed the same. So today is the 1st Thursday of the month which means its time for my Guest Spot over at MAWTT. They are being sponsored this month by the lovely girls over atHazel is our Hostess this week & she chose the theme.... Anniversary. We were given some fab images to play with by Stitchy Bear.

I just loved this image when I saw it. I coloured Wibur with Promarkers, added Distress Inks & layered the card up. I then found this fab sentiment in my stash. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch & Theme.......Distress to De-Stress Sketch.......OCC
Theme.......Green........Penny's Challenges #48
Theme.......Friendship.......Crafty Catz
Theme......Distress It........Cardmadfairy's Digi Days
Theme.......Card for a Male........Creative Craft World

Papers :MME Bloom & Grow, Nitwit Freebie
Image : Wilbur by Stitchy Bear Stamps
Sentiment : From Stash
Distress Inks : Antique Linen, Tea Dye

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Apricot, Baby Pink, Blossom, Blush, Burnt Orange, Cardinal Red, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Ginger, Honeycomb, Ivory, Lipstick Red, Marsh Green, Moss, Mustard, Primrose, Satin, Tan, Walnut,