Saturday, 30 April 2011

Ellephantastic Challenge #26 - Birthday Challenge

Good Morning Everyone. Wow what a month April has been. The weather has been glorious & there has been a real feel good factor about England this month. We have had Easter, St George's Day & a Royal Wedding all within a few days of each other!!!

To carry on this feeling we have a fab challenge for you this month. The challenge is being hosted by Michelle & she wants to see your BIRTHDAY/PARTY projects. Our spotlight sponsor this month is the Digi Doodle Shop & we were lucky enough to get to use some images.

I found this gorgeous image called Cecil Wrapped Up & thought it was perfect. Maybe I should have looked closer. When I printed the image out the wrapping paper had holly leaves printed on it - ooops!!! So I got round it by Paper Piecing the wrapping paper with blue spots!!! I hope you will all pop by & join in & don't forget the Mid Month Inspiration that will appear in a couple of weeks. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Buttons & Bows.......Incy Wincy Designs
Theme.......Circles.......Cards for Men
Theme........1,2,3 (1 image, 2 papers (striped bp & spots for paper piecing) & 3 buttons).......Totally Gorgeous

Papers : Stripes -Freebie, Spots -Seraphina & Friends
Image : Cecil Wrapped Up by Digi Doodles
Buttons, Cord & Ribbon : From Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Blush, Cobalt Blue, Cool Grey 1,2 & 3, Cornflower, Denim Blue, Ivory, Pastel Blue, Satin, Sky Blue, Soft Peach, Vanilla

Friday, 29 April 2011

The Wedding

OMG What a fantastic wedding. I don't know about the rest of you but there is just something so inspirational about Kate & William. I really hope they have a much better life together than his mother had. I am sure that William will be the perfect husband.
I am now off to get some crafting done before the inspiration wears off. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day x Clare x

Monday, 25 April 2011

May Flowers

Afternoon everyone. Yes I know I should have posted this earlier but I took the morning off to go to our local market & pick up some veggies :-)

We have a fab challenge for you over at Daisy Doodles this week. We would like to see Flowers on your cards. I have to say I had great fun creating my card this week :-)

I do like it when I can "go to town" on a card lol!!! I have made a champagne bottle & placed it onto a DL card with has been covered with this gorgeous rose paper. I followed the template instructions although using peel offs I created the trellis effect where the cork is. I added the wedding bells which were coloured using mainly Promarkers. I then added a mixture of flowers to the large label & decorated with stickles. The neck label reads "Congratulations to the Special Couple.

Don't forget you no longer need to use a DD image to enter the challenge, so lets get those flowers out ladies x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......A Royal Wedding.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme......Let's Celebrate.......ASFOS
Theme.......Weddings.......Totally Papercrafts
Theme.......Love & Marriage.......Creative Craft World
Theme.......Colourful.......Pear Tree Designs

Template : Arty Farty Champagne Bottle
Paper: Hearts 'n' Roses by DD
Image : Simple Elegance by DD
Flowers : Red Roses, White Baby Breath, Crystal Stamen, White Rose, Leaves
Stickles : Stardust
Ribbon : Burgundy Wide Organza
Peel Offs : Silver & Gold Line Borders

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Cardinal Red, Gold, Lavender, Lilac, Lipstick Red, Mustard, Satin,
Metallic Promarkers : Gold, Silver
Copics : R29

Monday, 11 April 2011

Daisy Doodles - Easter

Good Evening Everyone. Running a tad late tonight. We have a new challenge for you over at Daisy Doodles this week. We are looking for you to all create some fab Easter Cards.

I have used a sketch that was on a card that I received from a lovely friend. I used a yellow polka dot paper & punched a piece of yellow card & white card. I embossed the white card using my bug folder. I coloured the image using Promarkers & added faux stitching around the edge I finished it off with a bow at the top of the egg & gems. I then printed a sentiment, punched out & added a glittered flower. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Theme.......A Recipe.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Easter Parade.......Digital Tuesday Challenge
Theme.......Embossing........Crafty Catz
Theme.......A Card for a Child........Fussy & Fancy
Theme........Sassy Circles........Stamp Something
Theme........Easter.......Cardmadfairy's Digi Days
Theme........Spring........ 2 Sister's Challenge
Theme.........Easter is Around the Corner.......Creative Card World

Paper : Seraphina Papercrafting CD
Image : Bunny by Daisy Doodles
Sentiment : SansDesign Freebie
Punches : Martha Stewart & Xcut
Gems, Ribbon & Flower : From Stash

Promarkers : Baby Pink, Blush, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cool Grey 1 , Gold, Mustard, Saffron
Marvy Le Plume :

Thursday, 7 April 2011

DT Call at Divas By Design

There is a brand new challenge blog coming our way called Divas by Design & they have the most amaing followers candy. Not only that but they have a DT call running. For all the details check out their blog.

The 3 pieces of work I have decided to submit to the call are as follows

My Altered Cappucino Tin

My Craft Robo Card

And my Man's Card

MAWTT GD & Daisy Doodle Free Week

Good morning Everyone. I apologise if I am a bit snuffly today but I have gone down with a manky cold :-( But I am here to brighten your day with a new card that combines MAWTT & Daisy Doodles. The challenge over at MAWTT this week is a lovely sketch by Hazel. MAWTT are being sponsored this week by Crafty Emma's store. She has some lovely images in at the moment that she is selling for Charity. Please see here for details

I have used the lovely Amy. Printed off 2 different sized pink spotty bp. Added 2 embossed panels, ribbon, laser cut paper & coloured flat backed pearls x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Cute & Girly.......By the Cute & Girly
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Craft Your Passion

Papers : Printed from Seraphina Cd
Image : Amy by Daisy Doodles
Sizzix Embossing Folder : Wedding Set #2
Ribbon, laser cut paper & flat backed pearls : From Stash
Chalks : Blender Chalks

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Antique Pink, Apricot, Baby Pink, Blush, Dusky Pink, Gold, Pastel Yellow, Rose Pink, Satin
Copics : RV04

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Just popped by today to wish all Mum's around the world a very Happy Mothers Day. I hope you all have a great day. For those of you that have lost your Mum's I hope you all have a quiet time put aside today to remember the happy times xx Clare x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Ellephantastic Challenge #25 - Tamara's Challenge

Good Morning everyone. It is lovely & sunny here at the moment although we have rain forecast for this afternoon. But the washing is out & the rabbits are enjoying the warmth.

It is time again for another challenge over at Ellephantastic. Where is this year going? Tamara is your host this month & we have got the theme...Anything but a Square or Rectangle. Our Spotlight Sponsor this month is but we have prizes from more great sponsors too. Make sure you pop over to the blog for details.
I had great fun with this challenge as I got my robbie Robo out to create my card.

The card was created using an Octagon template that I stretched out to get the image on a bit better. I then cut a 2nd one out in black, cut round the lattice work, & cut out an aperture to place it in. I added border peel offs, flower peel offs & flat back pearls to the edges. I coloured the image in with Promarkers & attached her using glue dots. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......For the Kids.......Digital Tuesday
Theme.......April Digi Day.......Stamp Something
Theme.......Inspired by an Elvis Song - Good Rocking Tonight.......Crafty Ann's Challenge

Image : Sock Hop Sweetie 2 by Sassy Studio Designs
Robo template : UKScrappers
Peel Offs & Pearls : From Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Antique Pink, Baby Pink, Blossom, Blush, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Rose Pink, Satin, Soft Peach, Tan

Friday, 1 April 2011

Special Image Release!!!!!!!

Good Morning Everyone

We have a very special image release for you today. The lovely Helen from Ellephantastic has created a brand new Ronnie image to raise money with Crafty Emma. The image is available from Emma's Store. If you know Emma, you will know that she lost her Dad in tragic circumstances in 2009. Since then Emma has been fundraising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance service that flew her Dad to hospital.

Well, us Girls on the DT just had to get involved & create some cards to showcase the new image.

I have coloured Ronnie in using my Promarkers. I layered him onto an insert from the Seraphina Cd. I added gems to the corner of the image. I then added Jolee's flowers & leaves to 2 corners & spiral clips to the other corners. I then added a Happy Birthday to the Rub On.
As this is a fundraising card I am not going to enter it into any challenges nor am I going to give any recipe details xx Clare x