Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Couple of Cards

Hi Everyone

I am still really busy at the moment so I apologise for not posting many cards at the moment. I did however get a couple made yesterday. It seemed to take forever though to actually come up with an idea but when I fnally got past my mental block 2 cards seemed to come quite easily.

Both cards are made using sheets from La Pashe. I just love these Wacky Races sheets. I printed a gold square onto the cream card & then pressed out all the pieces. The only thing I needed to do then was add the black gems.

The inside was made using the large pyramid image & I cut out co-ordinating rectangles & edged them with Metallic Gold Promarker.

The second card was made using the Beetle. I added some freebie papers & an acetate sentiment. I added a gold gem. I kept the inside fairly simple.

Hope you all have a great evening x Clare x

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Ellephantastic Challenge #27 - A Sketch

Hi Everyone. I totally forgot all about posting this challenge up on Saturday (slapped wrists!!!) We have a fab sketch for you to follow over at Ellephantastic this month with some amazing prizes. Unfortunately this is my last month with the Ellephantastic team, & I have enjoyed the last 6 months enormously.

I thought I would make a card that was a bit different for me. I have again used an easel card but I don't usually use this type of image.

I coloured the image with Promarkers. I have used these gorgeous summery papers that I am sure I am going to run out of all too quickly. The rest of the card I have left fairly simple as I feel the papers are enough x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Tic Tac Toe (Brads, Ribbon,(Both on Tag) Something Green).......Incy Wincy Designs
Theme.......Here Comes Summer.......ASFOS
Theme.......Here Comes Summer.......Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge
Theme.......Get Fruity.......Totally Papercrafts
Theme.......June Digi Day.......Stamp Something
Theme.......Summer Delights.......Pear Tree Designs
Theme.......In the Garden.......BTC&G

Papers : Picnic In The Park
Image : Strawberry Image by Robyn's Fetish
Gems, Brad & Ribbon : From Stash
Sentiment : Freebie by Bird's Cards

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Berry Red, Marsh Green, Olive Green, Poppy, Saffron, Satin, Vanilla,

Blog Hop Now Closed & Image Winner

Thank you all for stopping by & joining in with the first ever blog hop at Daisy Doodles!!!! If you would like to still pop by & leave a comment on my card you are more than welcome, however you won't be entered into the prize draw.

The winner of the Freddy Happy Birthday image is Kate Downrightcrafty Could you please email me with your details so I can pass it onto the Daisy Doodles co-ordinator x

Friday, 3 June 2011

Daisy Doodles Blog Hop!!!!!!!

Morning Everyone!! Well are you all in for a treat today. It is the 1st ever Daisy Doodles Blog Hop!!!! Miss Daisy has a double celebration so she thought we should all celebrate with her :-) I hope the girls forgive me for not having my post up 2 hours ago like it should have been :-(
Miss Daisy is also having a massive sale in her store. Think its cos she's all lurved up with celebrating her Wedding Anniversary too!!!! You will see that we have some special guests that have joined us for the hop & they will be guesting throughout the month for us too!!!

So without further interruptions, let's get this Blog Hop starrrrted!!!!

Each stop along the way will have a Daisy Doodle image to give away to one winner.
The DT and special guest designers and special guests will have directions
to win their image on each of their blogs.
And AT the end of the hop there will be a random winner chosen

Be sure to leave some crafty good comments all along the way.
The Daisy Doodles Blog Hop will be open for comments
June 3rd through June 5th at 7 pm Daisy's time.
Enjoy the hop.

Kary's Papercrafting and Travels

Sammi's Sammibug's Scrapshack

Tina's Crafty Place

Kathy's Will Stamp For Wine

Cheryl's She Stamps

Liz's Crafts by Liz

Mandy's Made by Mandy

Stephanie's Crafty Teacher

Lucy's Stampin Clearly with Lucy

Jacqueline's Made by Jacqueline

Lawren's AHobby-holic

Nikki's NMCard Creations

Shelly's My Creative Rumblings

Caroline's CJ's Creative Cards

Clare's My Crafty Life

Joanne's Cardology, Etc

Right now I am sure you are all itching to find out what image I have for you here. You can win this image by leaving me a comment on this post. At the end of the hop I will choose a comment at random. So let's see what image I have for you.....

I seem to have a bit of a thing for Easel Cards at the moment. They are just so easy to fit in with sketches. Here is the card that I have created for the hop!!

I coloured my image in using my Promarkers & 3d the cake. I added some Liquid Pearls to the icing to give it a realistic effect. I saw the sketch on The Pixie Cottage the other day & the colours just called out to me. They are so summery. I embossed the background & added gems & a sentiment.

Now leave a comment here so you get chance to win the fab image & then you need to hop your way over to Jo's Blog here xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......

Theme.......Here Comes Summer.......Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge

Theme.......Embellish It........Cute Card Thursday

Theme.......Its An Easel (AGAIN!!!).......SWTD

Theme.......Lots of Circles.......Crafty Catz

Theme.......Card for a Man/Boy.......Fussy & Fancy

Theme.......Father's Day/Special Man........CYDA

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Daisy Doodles - Amy

Afternoon from yet another glorious day here in Essex. I have a busy week ahead of my this week which ends with a 2 day Village Festival at Abridge, Essex. It is a fab weekend & I have so much to do to get my stall ready. But first I thought I would stop by with this week's Daisy Doodles card...... However before I do I have news of a fab Blog Hop starting Friday

I will have a fab prize to give away here on my blog & there are loads of other prizes too......

Right onto my card. I needed to get some Baby cards in to stock so I thought I would use this week to get a card made using the gorgeous Amy.

I used the sketch that was over on SSW this week. I love using their layouts for easel cards as they work so well. The image was coloured with Promarkers. I just couldn't resist adding some lovely flowers & a cute butterfly x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Flower Power........ASFOS
Theme.......It's An Easel.......SWTD
Theme.......Beautiful Baby.......OCC
Theme.......Pink & Girly.......Totally Papercrafts
Theme.......Anything Goes.......2 Sisters Challenge
Theme.......Use 3 or more Flowers.......Creative Craft World

Papers : MME Wild Asparagus, Papermania Raspberry Champagne
Image: Amy by Daisy Doodles
Flowers: From Store & Stash
Laser Cut Paper, Butterfly : From Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Almond, Antique Pink, Baby Pink, Cool Grey 1, Dusky Pink, Rose Pink, Satin, Soft Peach