Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Another Birthday Card

Afternoon everyone. I just can't believe how lucky we still are with all this glorious sunshine. I am loving it. I think it may be responsible for my mojo slowly returning too.

Today I have made my niece Ellie's birthday card. Her birthday is tomorrow, so I have been cutting it just a tad fine......
I have used this gorgeous Smookie stamp that I snaffled from a friend of mine when she came to see me :-)

I have used these gorgeous papers from MME. Smookie has been coloured with Promarkers. The flowers are from my store.

I have carried the papers through to the inside of the card. I have to say I am really pleased with the way its turned out x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Sketch & Theme ....... Cuddly Critters.......The Pixie Cottage
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Cute Card Thursday
Theme.......Spring Into Spring.......Crafty Ann's
Theme.......Spring Is In the Air.......Crafty Catz
Theme.......Things with Wings.......SWTD
Theme.......Spring Is In the Air.......2 Sisters
Theme.......Spots & Stripes.......Totally Gorjuss

Papers : MME
Image : Smookie by Nellie Snellen
Flowers : From Webstore
Ribbon & Sentiment : From Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Budding Rose, Caramel, Ivory, Lavender, Lilac, Marsh Green, Moss, Mustard, Olive Green, Pale Pink

Monday, 26 March 2012

Roger's Funky Birthday

Good Morning Everyone from another glorious day here in Essex :-) I really can't get enough of this sunshine :-) Today I have a FUNKY card for you all. I have made this for my Stepdad's birthday which is today.

LinkI have used this fab image by Lee Jacobs. Isn't he brilliant? I coloured using Promarkers. I placed him onto this amazing Retro Vintage Paper. My wonderful hubby then created the sentiment stamp for me in PSP. If you are a Liker on my Thread-bare facebook page, the stamp is available to download for a limited time. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......Link
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Cute Card Thursday
Theme.......Add a Sentiment.......CDDC

Papers : Retro Vintage by Dovecraft, Bloom & Grow by MME
Image : Night Fever by Lee Jacobs (CUP)
Sentiment : By Richard Chanter
Dies : Scalloped Circle Nestie

Pens Used :
Black, Blush, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cool Grey 1,2,4 & 5, Dusky Pink, Metallic Silver, Walnut

Thursday, 22 March 2012

One for the Boys

Good Morning Everyone :-) Its another gloriously sunny day here in Essex. I have another card for you from my card order. This time I thought I would share a card for the boys today.I have again used another CUP sheet. I love the vintage style to this card. I cut out all the elements from the sheet & layered them up. I then added it to an A5 card which I coloured the edges with Distress Inks.

For the inside of the card I used a sheet of HOTP & used a single layer Jeep in the corner. I again edged the card with Distress Inks. x Clare x

Image :cup83195_543
Distress Inks : Antique Linen, Tea Dye

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Apple Blossom

Good Morning Everyone. I have for you today another quick card & bookmark set that I made last week. This time we have gone very elegant with an Apple Blossom image.

I printed off the sheet twice & layered up the decoupage. I then edged the card with various peel offs. In the centre of the card I added some more of the images & added Liquid Pearls to the stamen.

The bookmark I kept as a single layer & added Gold Stickles to the stamen. x Clare x

Image : cup32949_359
Stickles: Gold
Liquid Pearls: Gold
Peel Offs: From Stock

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Blue Daisies

I had a fairly large card order last week for some cards & bookmarks, so I popped over to CUP to see what they had available. I loved this sheet when I saw it, well it is blue, & immediately bought it.
I printed it out twice so I could use more elements. Added gems, crystal lacquer & stickles.

For the inside of the card I just added a couple of the daisies to keep it from looking plain.

For the bookmark I added some more stickles to the dragonfly & crystal lacquer to the daisies. x Clare x

Sheet : cup90657_359
Stickles : Iced Coffee
Gems : From Stash
Crystal Lacquer : From Stash

Monday, 19 March 2012

Card for Mum

What a glorious Spring Day we have here in Essex :-) I am hoping that it is also the start of my mojo returning. I seem to have been struggling to make any cards recently but I have made a bit more of an effort over the last few days.

The first of which is this card I made for my Mum. I am really pleased with the way the mouse came up & the digistamp is just adorable.

I coloured him using Promarkers & used Nitwit Papers that were free in a magazine. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday & I have added these fab flowers. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch.......Sketch #199.......Sketch Saturday
Theme.......Think Spring.......Digital Tuesday
Theme.......Perfect Pastels.......The Pixie Cottage
Theme.......Someone Special.......Delightful Challenges
Theme.......Pretty Pastels.......Papercrafting Journey
Theme.......Spring Into Spring.......Crafty Ann's
Theme.......Spring.......Totally Gorgeous

Papers : Nitwit Freebies
Image : Sliekje Stamps 101
Flowers : From Webstore

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Almond, Apricot, Black, Blender Pen, Blush, Berry Red, Burnt Umber, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cool Grey 1, Ginger, Gold, Ice Grey 1, Ivory, Marsh Green, Mustard, Olive Green, Pastel Yellow, Saffron, Shale, Soft Peach, Terracotta, Walnut

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Easter Egg Giveaway......Now Closed

Hi Everyone

I popped over to my local Cash & Carry to do some shopping last night & this adorable Thorntons Easter Egg just happened to hop into my trolley :-) So I decided I would give him away as a Candy :-)
Really simple to enter, just leave your comment at the foot of this post & you will be entered to win. If you would like to sign yourself up as a follower then you can but it isn't compulsary. The draw will close on 1st April 23.59 & I will draw the winner through on 2nd April at 6pm
x Clare x