Welcome to my blog. This is where I love to share all my cardmaking. I'm a DT Member for Lili's Little Fairies,Crafty Emma's Store (CES Challenge Blog) and Dream Valley. I have no willpower and am a hoarder of paper pads, pens and rubber stamps galore. I love visiting other crafters blogs and have gained many cyber friends threw blogland. Thankyou for taking the time to look at my blog today and I love reading each and every comment.

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Saturday, 31 March 2012

"Shy Tilda" Birthday Card


Well I can honestly say I never thought for one moment that I would be making any cards at all this week. I dont know whats come over me but I cant stop colouring!! So late last night when everyone was tucked up I took some time out and this is what I come up with. I'm pretty much a Tilda addict at the moment. You wont see many cards from me where the stamp has been coloured with dark tones. I'm pretty scared when it comes to shading and red is a colour I never usually use. But I love my new "Shy Tilda" and the warm colours on this card make this a real treat for me. I've coloured her with Copics and Polychromo Pencils. Got the set of 120 and hardly used them, and I've remembered to list the colours used. The Postcard Stamp is LOTV, papers are Basic Grey - Kissing Booth and made my own tag.
 I did make this card based on this weeks Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenges and as usual it will fit so many more so here they are;

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Basic Grey Paper Brands
Wags n Whiskers - Say It With Flowers
Just Magnolia - Springtime
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Kaboodle Doodle - Circles & Squares
Diva's By Design - Stamp Something
My Mums Craft Shop - Stamp It!
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Well thats it from me for the time being. Cases to pack, house to clean and a bit of blog hopping.
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter Break.
We'll be returning on the 9th and as I'll have no wifi, will be straight to my computer

Copics
Hair - E02, E31, E34, E71, E77
Dress - R11, R14, R17, R39, E25, E29
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Shoes - E27, E34, E71

Distress Markers
Picket Fence
Tattered Rose

PolyChromos
Dark Indigo
Burnt Carmine

Thanks for looking
Have fun everyone

Hugs

xxx

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Tilda - "Just For You" & Wording Verification Warning UPDATE


SO SORRY WORD VERIFICATION HAD TURNED ITSELF ON AFTER SEEING THIS ON SOMEONE ELSES BLOG SO HAVE NOW CHANGED IT. SO PLEASE CHECK YOUR SETTINGS
I HATE THE THING!


HAVE CHECKED AND THIS SEEMS TO BE A GOOGLE PROBLEM. I WENT OVER TO THE NEW INTERFACE THIS MORNING BUT HAVE SWITCHED TO THE OLD FOR NOW.
FINGERS CROSSED ITS DONE THE TRICK.

Well I cant remember the last time I made a card for a challenge of my choice. Normally I make the card then see what fits but I loved this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge so this was made using this weeks sketch. I'm lovin my Tilda's and I've inked this one up for the second time, if it makes a third it will be a record!!
She's been coloured with Copics and I've used the beautiful papers from Bo Bunny's "Country Garden Collection". Lots of Dies and Flowers all covered with Stickles as usual. A piece of Lace and a Button with a piece of String that was off a clothes tag.
This may be my last card for a couple of weeks. Were off to Center Parcs during half term and I dont know if I will get any craft time before we go. I was hoping this gorgeous weather was going to continue but I think its on a downward spiral. As long as its not to wet and Center Parcs has lots of activities whatever the weather so I'm sure we will enjoy ourselves.

Heres my list of challenges I'd like to enter this card into;
Timbroscrapmania - Buttons & Pearls
Sentimental Sundays - Easter or Spring
Catch the Bug - Colour Challenge
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Use Everything
Joanna Sheen - Spring is in the Air
The Crazy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Diva's by Design - Stamp Something
My Mums Craft Shop - Stamp It!
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Add some Bling
2 Sisters - Spring is in the Air
Little Darlings - Outside
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Stamptacular - The 3 B's
Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Totally Tilda - Tilda holding a Flower(s)
Magnolia Down Under - Bingo (lace,flowers,buttons)
Card Makin Mama's - Buttons
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Spring Fling
Raise the Bar - In the Garden
Crafty Catz - Spring is in the Air
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Spring is in the Air
Truly Scrumptious - Use Lace

I know  I will be passing by some of your blogs before I go and I'm going to see if I can sneak my Copic Holdall in the car, would it pass for a suitcase - lol!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today

Hugs

xxx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

My First Saturated Canary Card....


Hello everyone, its been a beautiful day here in Kent and I had the tough decision as to zap the house or sit and craft. Of course I chose crafting, so much more fun!
This is Neveah from Saturated Canary. I dont normally do digi's but am going to give them a go. She has been coloured with Copics. I've listed the colours used at the bottom of the post. She's totally gorgeous and her face is so sweet, love those big eyes. Backing paper from "Pretty in Pink" Glitz Paper Pad, Cheescloth, Stickles, lots of Dies, Punches and Pretty Flowers.

Heres a few challenges;
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen -Spring is in the Air
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Take Time for You - Buttterfly
St Lukes - Spring into Spring
My Mums Craft Shop - Get Digital
Crafty Creations - Photo Inspiration
Incy Wincy - Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (gems,flowers,diecuts)
Scrap Creations - Flowers
Allsorts - Three in a Row
Love to Create -Anything Goes
Unique Crafters - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Birthdays

For those of you who pop in to see what stash I have up on ebay, I've still have stamps/dies on but am not putting anything else on for a few weeks, were off to Center Parcs during the school holidays so will be adding again when we get back. I'll put a post on here no doubt and my sidebar will be updated as and when

 Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I really appreciate it!

Copics Used
hair - E000,E50,E34,E23
skin - E000,E00,E11,R20
Shoes - E71,E27
Eyes - B05
Lips R85
Dress - R83,R81,R000
Colourless Blender

Distress Pens
picket fence
tattered rose
antique linen

xxx

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A Nice Spring card - More Tilda!! (and a bit of ebay help needed) EDITED POST


 Hello everyone, cant believe another week has gone. Time really does get the better of me sometimes. But I here again with yet another Tilda card. Think I've got a bit of a thing for her right now as all I've done in my spare time is colour her up.
So spring is looming and I love looking at the daff s sprouting up in the field. So I have gone with spring colours and made a Birthday Card. I can honestly say I have never used these colours before so colouring the stamp was alotta fun!
Another make it up as I go along. Best way for me. Cheesecloth (as ever), pretty Spring Border Die, Cloud Die, Punches, Jute Ribbon, Stickles and Gems to make this pretty Spring Card.


Now I've taken 2 piccies. One with a dark background and one more in the light. Couldn't decide what looked best so posted both.
And below is a close up of whats on the card. Dont usually do photo heavy posts but this is so pretty IRL.

 
 Heres some challenges;

Little Darlings - Colours of Spring
Deep Ocean - Butterflies
2 Sisters - Spring Colours
Papertake Weekly - One for the Girls or Mum
Crafty Sentiments - Things with Wings
Whoopsie Daisy - Punch it Out
Paper Sundaes - Feminine Flair
Pan Pastel - Girly/Mothers Day
CupCake Craftroom - Spring Bouquet
Our Creative Corner - Tic Tac Toe (flowers,yellow,glitter)
Allsorts - Say it with Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring is in the Air
Totally Papercrafts - My Favourite Thing (copics, magnolia, flowers, dies)
CRAFT Challenge - Inspired by a Song - (Happy Birthday to You)
Aud Sentiments - Happy Birthday
Fashionable Stamping - BIngo (words,distressing,flowers)
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Floral

Sold lots of stash on ebay. Adding everyday. I've got more than I will ever use and at least another 30/40 stamps to go on. Usually update in the evenings if your interested.

Thats it from me today, chores have been neglected so will have a made rush about 1hr before hubby gets home. Done the basics but I want to browse and see what you've all been up to.

UPDATED



I have recieved this award from 4 lovely bloggers. How lucky am I to think so many of my blogging buddies think I'm so worthy
Thanks to the lovely Frea, Kate, Clare & Judy.

I promise to follow the rules and post this on my blog soon.

Need some help with ebay. I see lots of peeps add piccies to there description.
Been faffing around of an hr now and still cant fathom it out. Got my photobucket up and running again, can see I need the html code under picture but lost from there. can anyone help me.
Email if you prefer  - clairebsd(at)aol.com
Thanks alot

Hugs

xxx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

"Tilda with Daisy" Birthday Card


Hello everyone, yep I managed to have a crafty session this morning playing with this gorgeous new stamp and defo one of my favourites. Say I managed. Hubby is away for a few days so I thought I'd have a me day and worry about the chores tomorrow before he comes home.
So back to my card. Tilda has been coloured with Copics, Cheesecloth which I cant live without right now. Gorgeous Spring Border Die and a few others. Flowers, Stickles, and pretty pearls to finish. I just love the tiny stickers, thought I'd go with a Birthday Theme for a change.
Hope you like.

Heres a few challenges;
Diva's by Design - Favourite Things 
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Spring is in the Air
My Mums Craft Shop - Spring is Springing
Flutterby Wednesdays - Spring Time
The Pixie Cottage - Things with Wings
Kaboodle Doodle - Think Spring - Lets see some Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anythning Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Things with Wings
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Something Old/Something New (old punches/new papers & dies)
St Lukes Charity - Spring into Spring
Crafty Boots - Glitter
PollyCraft - Spring is Sprung
Totally Stampalicious - Spring is in the Air
Wags n Whiskers - Spring Break
Sweet Stampin - Nature, Bees & Bugs
Panpastel - Use a Stamped Image
Totally Tilda - Use Dies & Punches
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Use your Stash
Allsorts - Spread your Wings
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes - (stitch option)
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday card with Sentiment
Stampavie & More - Spring/Easter
Midweek Magnolia's - Hello

Thankyou to all who have been biding on my ebays items listed. Believe me there is so much more. I do have way too much stash and alot never gets inked up. Some of the stamps are no longer available. I've still tons to add so keep your eyes peeled.
MORE ADDED 13th March

Thanks for looking
xxx

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Magnolia Topper - OTT!! Comment problem fixed.......,..

SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMMENT NOW, I DONE NOTHING BUT SET TO NO COMMENTS ALLOWED - EEK.....

Hello everyone, today I'm showing my first ever topper and I think I went a bit mad, even my dining table wasn't big enough to cater for the amount of stash I got out to make this up!!!
I've used Tilda with Bow and coloured her with Copics. The paper is from the Prima Meadow Lark Pad, with Cheescloth ontop. I got the Elegant Edges Cartridge for my new Cricut yesterday and wow its fabulous, will also make wonderful shaped inserts. I've used of the it to extend my topper. Embellishment overload on this one using lots of different dies, flowers, punched butterflies and a small doily I bought the other day.
I last week decided to step down from my DT's. It wasn't an easy decision at all and I still have regrets, but crafting was being more of a chore than a hobby and I want to be able to have the time to work at my own pace hopefully with even better creations. Cant guarantee all the time but I'll try. lol  I've had a good old nose round blogland and gots lots of inspiration so hopefully my mojo will keep. Maybe because spring is looming and I feel so much perkier.
 So maybe one day I'll go back to some DT's, but for the moment I'm happy being mum first and crafter second.

Heres some challenges I'm entering this into;
Bunny Zoes - Celebrations
Clearly i Stamp - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Spring is in the Air
Nadia's Challenge - Spring (3d)
Crafty Catz - Punches & Dies
Just Magnolia & Hanglar - Anything Goes with the option of Stitching
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
The Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Spring Break
Guylous Inimitability - Things with Wings
DYSU - Things with Wings
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
PaperPlay - Something Old, Something New (old punches/dies - new papers, cricut cartridge)
CRAFT Challenge - Mothers Day
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Spring Flowers
Crafts & Me - Pretty In Lace
My Mums Craft Shop - Throw us some Shapes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Lace & Pearls
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenge - Lets Punch It
CYDA - Mothers Day
Allsorts - Spread your Wings
Sweet Stampin - Nature, Bugs & Bees
Totally Tilda - Tilda with Die Cuts & Punches

Thanks for looking, have a lovely weekend and hopefully find some time for more crafting very soon.

This has been added to my Ebay Shop.
xxx

Sunday, 26 February 2012

"Daisy" So Sweet....


Hello everyone, back with a card using one of my favourite stamps "Daisy" from SN.
She's been coloured with Copics, papers are the new " My Minds Eye, Everyday Flair" Pad.
I'm going to try and be a bit more organised and list the pens and stash used. Even useful for myself at times, so will be listed at the end of the post.


Heres a few challenges
Addicted to Stamps - Birthday Card with Dots
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Anything Goes
2 Sisters -Anything Goes
The Stamp Man - The Colours of Spring/Easter
Stampg for the Weekend - Bingo (top row)
Crafty Catz - Something Beginning with B (Bow,bling)
Cute Card Thursday - Winged Things
MAWTT - Lots of Layers
Stampelsonne - A Flower for You
Cooking it up with Katie - 3 Favourite Things (flowers,dies,copics)
Paper Pretties - Punches or Die Cuts
The Crazy Challenge - Use a Die or Punch
Cutie Pie - Flower Power
Scappy Frogs - Dies Cuts
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

* Grass - YG95, G14, G28
*Skin - E000, E00, E21, E95
*Trousers - B0000, B21, B23, B42
*Top - E04, E50, E51, E53, E93
*Flowers - R46, RV69
*Leaves - G24
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Tim Holz Gold Paint Dabber
Cheesecloth
Assorted Flowers
Gold Viva Pearl Pen
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Stardust Stickles

Thanks for looking

this has been added to my ebay shop
xxx

Monday, 20 February 2012

Magnolia Card..........



Well its taken me well over a week to make this card but here I am at long last and with a card that I am very happy with.
I've a draw of Magnolia stamps that never see daylight. I've been having a good sort out in my craftroom and have added lots on ebay and still loads more to go on if anyones interested.
I went totally OTT with this card and love the final result. Tildas been coloured with Copics and Prismas and dotted around her with a White Gel Pen. The papers are Magnolia, Dies Galore including my TH Weathered Clock, a big favourite right now. Found all my flowersoft in a cupboard so have added to the Magnolia Fence along with lots of MS Punched Butterflies. Cheesecloth, Stickles and a Viva Pearl Pen for a touch of detail and a scrummy piece of lace to.
Forgot to say the tag on the left is removal so you can always add a message there to and the fence has been arched giving a bit of dimension.


This is the inside. Again Magnolia Papers, Flowers, Punched Butterfly, MS Border Punch backed onto Bazzill Cardstock.
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Thats it from me, busy week ahead, Jessica is off to Budapest in the morning. Gotta be up at 3am - eek.

Heres a few challenges;
Just Magnolia - Make A Tag
Corrosive Challenge - Another Dimension
Robyns Fetish Challenge - Pretty In Pink
Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything with Wings
Totally Tilda - Tilda with a Hat On
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - More than 2 Layers
House of Gilli - Swirls, Pearls and Lace
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Lace
Crafty Catz - Favourite Things (flowers, dies,copics)
Totally Papercrafts - Ribbons and/or Bows
FairyTale Challenge - Spring
Guylou's Inimitability - Girly Girly
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
DYSU - Layers
Cute Card Thursday - Flower Power
Pennys Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Diva's by Design - Wings & Things
My Mums Craft Shop - Swirls & Pearls
Simon Says - Tag It
Creatalicious - All About Lace
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Oldie but a Goodie - Lace (magnolia stamp & papers)
Crafters Companion - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Flower Power
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Inspired by a Song (will smith - summertime)

Will be catching up with blogs throughout the week and hope its not too long before I'm back with another card.

Have a good week everyone and thanks for looking.............

Now added to my Ebay

Hugs
xxx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Look What I Got Today!


Been looking at this Copic Storage Bag for a while and yesterday I caved, though  I dont regret it for one moment. I had all my copics (and theres over 300) in 2 Clear Storage Boxes and a draw.


Says it stores 380 bet I think I could sqeeze a few more. Wendy at The Glitterpot gave a fab service. Ordered yesterday and received by courier this morning.

Was going to sort the kids rooms before Jessica gets back from her trip to Budapest and Daniel back from Boarding School today, but think I will label all my Ciao's so I can see them all clearly, then maybe have a colouring session.

Back soon and I've added more bits to my Ebay Store. The craftroom cleanup continues!

xxx


Saturday, 11 February 2012

CES DT Card & Challenges!


Hello everyone, sorry its been so long. Had no time for crafting and I dont even have a reason. Thats families for you aye!!
Today we see a new challenge over at the CES Challenge blog and I was raring to go. 
Love using layers and of course lots of pretty flowers.
This weeks theme is
LOTS OF LAYERS (at least 3 please)

I had so much fun making this card up. The stamp is the adorable "Lovin Turtle" from Whimsy Stamps and has been coloured with Copics. The papers are Basic Grey - Kissing Booth and have used Yellow Bazzill and a Doily from Crafty Emma's Store but I dont think she stocks them anymore but there is lots of yummy papers on pre-order with 20% off so go take a look.
Also used an array of beautiful Dies, lots of Stickles and a piece of ribbon.

As you can see below I have decorated the inside using the same papers and flowers.


So check out what gorgeous creations the rest of my teamies have made.
The kids are now on half term and I'm determined to make a few cards.

Heres a list of challenges.
Daring Cardmakers - Hearts and Doilies
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
The Stampman - Texture
Joanna Sheen - Love is in the Air
Alphabet Challenge - A for Animal Antics
Fussy & Fancy Friday - With all my Heart
The Crafty Pad - Lets see some Fresh Spring Colours
Crafty Anns - Love is in the Air
MAWTT - Cute Critters
Little Miss Muffett - Valentines & Love
Simon Says - Love is in the Air
Paper Pretties - Add Texture to your Card
Little Darlings - Favourite Embellishments (flowers & dies)
Scrapbooks Sisters - Anything Goes
Stampavie - Love
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Lets get Girly
Crafters Companion - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Die Cuts
Basic Grey - Love/Valentines
Pennys Challenge - Love is in the Air
By the Cute & Girly - Love is in the Air
Truly Scrumptious - Love & Hearts
Just Tracys - Project for a female with Something Flowing
Deep Ocean - Love You
MTTC - A for Adorable
Truly,Madly,Crafty - Ribbon & Bling
One Stop Craft - Hearts with Flowers and Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by my blog today
Back soon I hope.

This card has been added to my EBAY SHOP along with a few stamps
(updated 12/02)
xxx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

CES DT Card & Challenges!


Hello everyone, finally the weekend and I see its getting a little lighter. Means I dont have to walk the dog so early in the evenings. Thanks to everyone who took part in out last CES Challenge, loved looking at your gorgeous creations. This weeks theme over at the CES Challenge Blog is 
"CHECK IT OUT". 
So lets see those plaid or gingham papers on your cards/projects.
Now my card turned out nothing how I planned and I am so happy with the final result. I'm not one for skeches and like to see how things lay on the card.  This has to be one of my favourite stamps "Fairies On Tiptoe" from LOTV. The cardstock is Kraft.The dotty paper is a piece of scrap and the gingham is Craft Creation. Used the gorgeous wide MS Border Punch an edged all papers with a Brown Chalk Ink Pad. This is my third attempt colouring on Kraft. The first was just pencils, 2nd copics and this has been done with pencils blended with Sansador, defo my favourite so far. Lace, Viva Pearl Pen, Cheesecloth, Stickles, Gold Ink dabber, Copper Glimmer Mist, Gingham Bow, MS Butterfly Punches, lots of flowers and dies including my new TH Clock die.
I have for a first also decorated the inside of the card but silly me forgot to photograph it - doh!

So lets see you get your gingham out and enter this weeks CES Challenge where you can win a £10 voucher to be spent in Crafty Emma's Store, theres lots of goodies in the sale to!

THIS CARD IS NOW IN MY EBAY SHOP

So heres a few challenges
The Stamp Man - Embellish It
Crafty Catz - Things with Wings
Totally Papercrafts - Pearls and Lace
Cupcake Craftroom - Anything Goes
PaperPlay - Lovely Lace
MAWTT - Bloomin Marvellous
Lollipop Crafts - Wing It
DYSU - Ribbon
Little Darlings - Polka Dots
Simon Says - Anything Goes
PollyCraft - Warm it Up
Craft Your Passion - Colour Bingo (red,pink,brown)
PaperTake Weekly - Happy Highlights
Card Making Mama's - Something Old (stamp,Punches)
Stamp with Fun - Cute Vintage
Stamptacular - Seeing Spots
Hotshot Craft - Flowers
Addicted to Stamps - Summer in Winter
The Spotted Chick - Kraft Cardstock

Crazy 4 Challenges - Lots of Layers & Embellishments
TrulyMadlyCrafty - Anything Goes


Thats it from me today
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and enjoy the rest of your week
Hugs
xxx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dream Valley DT Card.


Hello again, hope its not too cold or windy where you are. A great excuse to stay indoors and do some crafting, or so I thought. My Zoe woke with a sore throat and headache. Now cant hold down any food or water and has slept on and off most of the day. She also has a temperature of 102, so guess who wont be at school tomorrow and I have to be up at 6am to get Daniel off to school. Think matchstix will be needed tonight -eek.
Between her and the dog, I've had a right old week lol.

Today we see a new challenge over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog. Our last challenge had over 5oo entries, thankyou so much to those who entered. This fortnights theme is 
"Animals".
 Now I must confess I'd totally forgotten about these stamps. I have a draw full of them, so thought it was about time I put at least one of them to use. This is "Humphreys Corner Birthday Girl"  from Crafters Companion . Her dress has been paper pieced and the rest coloured with Promarkers.
I have so many dies that I just dont use, so got my bigshot out and had a cutting session, then yesterday tidied and resorted my craftroom. A bit more organised, well for the moment anyway.


Do you like my little birdnest?? I was fumbing with a bit if cheesecloth at the time, couldn't decide where to put it and this is what I came up with. Frayed the edges and rubbed over with a chalk ink pad. The papers used are Basic Grey Sweet Thread,  other items are Crystal Stickles, Viva Pearl Pen, White Souffle Pen and lots of various flowers, punches and dies.

Well thats enough of my waffle today. We's love to see you over at the Dream Valley Challenge and this weeks prize is a Surprise Parcel.

Heres a few challenges and I hope you like my card as much as I do.
Fashionable Stamping - Bugs or Butterflies
Basic Grey - Favourite Things
Joanna Sheen - Celebrations
Crazy 4 Challenges - Child Birthday Card
Card Makin Mama's - Something Old (papers)
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
DYSU - Patterns
Colour Create - Pink & Green
Truly Scrumptious - Something Forgotten 
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Happy Birthday
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (bottom row)
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
Hotshot Craft Blog - Flowers
Addicted to Stamps - Summer in Winter
Paper Sundaes - Paper Piecing
Sentimental Sundays - Die Cuts
Lets Ink It Up - Anything Goes

And I've just made the Top 3 for my fairy card 2 posts down!!

Thanks for looking
Back soon

Hugs

Clairexx


Saturday, 21 January 2012

CES DT Challenge Piece.


Good morning everyone, its finally the weekend and another new challenge over at the CES Challenge blog. Thanks to everyone who played along last week, some fab entries. This weeks challenge is anything but a card. Eek, not often I come out of my comfort zone but I saved this coffee powder tin wondering if I'd ever get round to altering it and hey presto! I've been reading how so many are going to use old stash and unused items. The paper and bazzill are from my scrap draw, so I've made a start. This really was a make it up as you go along jobs but I think its really pretty. Jessica my 16yr old really liked it and she's not into girly things so I've given it to for her nik-naks. 


Here a list of challenges;
Paperplay - Ribbon every which way
MAWTT - Things with Wings
Paperminutes - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Ribbons and Lace

Thats it from me today. Thanks for stopping and enjoy the rest of your week!
Back tomorrow with another card.

PS: Darcy our labrador is alot better now, tablets doing the trick!
xxx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Lilis Little Fairies DT Card!!


Good morning everyone, I've been a nawty blogger this last week and am finally back with a card for this weeks Lili's Little Fairies Challenge. I love this weeks theme "Lavender and Lace". Think these colours are always so pretty on a card, I should make a note to use them more often. I have used tiptoe fairy and again coloured onto kraft, this time with Copics and Promarkers. (I'm experimenting I think). The papers are a mix of Basic Grey Koishi and Wisteria. You cant see the card blank but it is a beautifully embossed pearl and so pretty. Lots of sparkle and punches used and a Cream Viva Pearl Pen on the butterflies along with a piece of lace and the LOTV postcard stamp.

So here are a list of challenges;
My Mums Craft Shop - Favourite Colour Combo
Flutteryby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
Paper Pretties - Use Glitter on your Card
My Time to Craft - Your Favourite Embellishment
Try it on Tuesdays - Do you believe in Fairies
PaperMinutes - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Bingo (flowers,punches,pearls)
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - All that Glitters
The Crafty Pad - Show us your New Year Sparkle
PanPastel Uk - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Y for You Can Choose
Little Darlings - Favourite Colour
Timbroscrapmania -  Wings
Scrappy Frogs - Lace
Basic Grey - Something New (stash)
Papercrafting Journey - Floral
DYSU - Patterned Paper
MAWTT - Things with Wings
Fashionable Stamping - Butterflies or Bugs

So the reason I've not been in blogland much these last few days. My dog has picked up a parasite and is now on antibiotics, but I've had a few sleepness nights I can tell you. I wish I could have put a nappy on him!! lol. The tablets seem to be working but my sleep pattern is all over the place at the moment, nap during the day then wide awake at 10/11pm. Just a small matter, I have school runs every morning so no lie in for me - shame!!! lol

And I really must tidy my craftroom, (again). All of my 6x6's have fallen of the shelf and are scattered over the floor atm, and everything else is just a mess. Could have sworn I had a good sort out before christmas. lol. Never mind, maybe I'll get to make a sneaky card whilst I'm doing it and I need to make room for new stash on order. Didnt bother to make it a new years resolution as I new it wouldn't last. 2 weeks it pretty good though dont you think - hehe.

I'm having a day indoors so if I stay awake I'm gonna have an hrs "me time" and catch up with your blogs.
Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs
xxx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Lilis Little Fairies DT Card!!


Its thursday again and today we see a new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies. Thankyou to everyone who joined in with last weeks challenge. So many beautiful creations and lots of LOTV fans out there. This weeks challenge is to
"Use Your favourite Lili Of The Valley Stamp"

This weeks sponsor is  


Not as easy as its sounds with so many gorgeous stamps available but I've gone with Rosy Posy, one of my old favourites. 
For the first time I've tried colouring on kraft. I'm sure theres room for improvement and boy do I love the white pencil. On this occassion I used my Faber Castell Polychromo's. The papers are a very old pad, K & Co Addison. A bit of distressing and lots of embellishments and punches.
Do hope you can join us again this week
THE CHALLENGE IS NOW LOTV STAMPS/IMAGES ONLY PLEASE

heres a few challenges;
Everybody Art - Shabby
My Mums Craft Shop - Here Comes the Girls
Crafty Creations - Something New (technique)
Phindy's Place - Colour Quartet
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Lexis Creations - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Do or use something new (technique)
Simply Create - Layer, Layers & more Layers

Thanks for looking, love reading all your wonderful comments and I try and visit as many of you in return as possible, but sometimes time gets the better of me!
 Meeting my SIL for lunch today so hope to catch up later this evening.
Hugs 
xxx

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have been making handmade cards for a few years. Enjoy all the new stash that comes on the market and alot end up at my place!!!!!