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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Thursday, 31 January 2008

Sitting Tilda

Another Birthday card with the famous Tilda stamp. Have used Bazzill cardstock,ribbon, and a K & Co butterfly embellishment. The Happy Birthday backing paper was printed off of Rob Addams Versatile CD. Watercoloured Tilda and backed onto a Medallion Diecut. Nice to be able to play around with colours. Hope you like it!
Clairexx

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Matching Card and Fat Page

Fat Page

Card

Had a really busy couple of days and hardly done any crafting. Seem to have lost my Mojo at the moment, but think I will look at some of the challenges and see if that helps. Gotta lot of catching up to do, so lets hope this week is full of crafting.
This is a set for ones of my friends at CSF. She is celebrating her birthday today, so held off adding onto my blog just incase she had a peak!!! Both the card and Fat page were distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and stamped with Paper Artsy Stamps. Hope she liked them...
Monday is upon us, so have a good week!
Clairexx

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Triple embossed ATC


After having a go at this last week, I decided to have another play and have made an ATC using the same set of Lustre Embossing Powders The papers used are from the DCWV Far East Stack.I have edged the chipboard and edge of ATC with my gold krylon pen. A very simple technique but think the results of triple embossing are fab!

Monday, 21 January 2008

Floral Window


Made this card using a some stamps I bought when I went to the Make-It show in Farnborough on Saturday. Had a fab time and got lots of new stash to play with. This card was made using a Window stamp from Art Impressions and I used the floral stamps from the Al Clear unmounted set. Stamped window in Stazon and watercoloured. Stamped florals in Chalk and pigment inks. Added a sentiment at the top and used a strip of paper at the bottom to give the card a bit more colour!

Friday, 18 January 2008

Friend to Friend



Another card to add to the collection (although I did make a few ATCs last night). Have a huge box or should say boxes of rubber stamps so thought I'd have a look through to see if there where any I fancied a play with. Found this simple Dress stamp by 4th Dimension and watercoloured. Cuttlebug was used for the hanger. Coloured the card with Tim Holtz distress inks(worn lipstick and old paper). Layered paper and coloured peel offs. Stamped Friend to Friend and a hat to finish off. Voila!!!
Clairexx

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Tilda In the Garden


Another Magnolia card! Just love these adorable stamps. Used quite a bit to make this card and was a bit more time consuming than normal, but pleased with the way its turned out. Stamps used were Tanda-Garden Set1 & Flourishes Set1, The grass and pebbles were from Art Impressions. Coloured stamp with Sansador background was made with Chalk Ink Pads, Coloured the bugs with Sakura. Mat and layered and hey presto!!!
Clairexx

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Triple Embossing


Made this card for a forum member who has just celebrated her birthday. My first attempt at triple emblossing and just glad it worked. Used a piece of oval chipboard and added 3 differnt embossing powders from a set I got from QVC the other week. Stamped image into embossing with gold ink pad and went around the edge with my gold krylon pen, then matted it onto some DCWV cardstock. Inked the card with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and used an oriental floral stamp again with Distress ink down the sides. Hope she liked it!
Clairexx

Monday, 14 January 2008

Card Challenge


Have made this card specially for a card challenge on one of the forums I am on. Really pleased with the results. The backing paper was new today (paper adventures) and the dark paper (K&Co) was punched with a diamond border punch. Used new best wishes peel off, range of colours and not seen these before. Tilda was watercoloured and added some stickles on her wings. finished with a gingham bow and peel offs!
Clairexx

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Fat Page


This is a RAK I made for a friend on CSF. The stamp is from Graphicus and coloured with Sakura Pens. The papers are a new pack I got fron C&C. Stamped random floral swirls from a Tanda set. Finished with a green border of self/adhesive floral ribbon. Sorry, the image has come out a bit dark.
Clairexx

Baby Card

A friend on a forum has just had a baby girl!!!Congraulations Mags....... First time I've used this board, one of the glitter girls, but hadn't been inspired with it up until now. Coloured peels off with permanent pen and added a bow and rosebuds. The cardstock has lovely baby hands on it, thought it appropriate, hope she liked it!
Clairexx

Friday, 11 January 2008

Christmas Day in Mauritius.


The kids collecting a ballon on the beach.


Up,up and away!!!


Zoe collecting her present.


The Santa's arrive by speedboat on the beach.


Santa's with the children.

Another Tilda


This stamp is becoming quite addictive, am trying out different ways of colouring and using different colour schemes each time. Have coloured this one with Sakura pens, and mounted onto bazzill cardstock which I have tinted around the edge with a blue chalk pad. Have used a border punch on the backing papers and a stamp from Tanda (flourishes set 1) down the side. Finished with a gold peel off. Loving these stamps and will shortly have to invest in some more!

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge DT Card


This weeks challenge has been set by Jill and the theme is "A Sketch using Pink, Brown and White". A great sketch by Jill and this is what I came up with. The papers are Papermania "Naughty & Nice". Used my Cuddly Buddly image and coloured with Copics. Added Crystal Stickles to the scarf and boots. Circles were cut with my Nestabilities on my Bigshot. Other items used were three gorgeous Prima Flowers that I got when at Ally Pally, a Gold Brad and a Rudolph Button as it tied in with the theme and I felt the circle looked a bit vacant. Why dont you hop on over to the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and see what the other DTs have made, we'd love you to join in!

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Magnolia Stamped Card (2)


I love playing with this stamp. I used my Tutti Frutti papers which I have used on many projects and matching cardstock. Love the pastel colours and variation of styles. Coloured Tilda with Sansador and added some crystal stickles over her jumper. Matted image onto pink card and added sticky ribbon down the side. Finished my matting onto paper and added s/adhesive lace ribbon that I coloured with chalk ink pads. Added some prima flowers attached with a brad to finish.
Clairexx

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

MY FAVOURITES FROM 2007

I made this card for my husbands nan who was 90 yrs old last year. She loved it!

One of my first ATC's using Tapestry Stamps

Made this Fat Page using a stamp designed by a forum member, it was coloured with Sakura pens and think it looks very effective.

Made this one for one of Zoe's school friends using my Cricut Machine.

This was a leaving card my daughters class asked me to make for a teacher.

Made this for a forum friend on her birthday, the card was used with Vintage Papers and a Paper Artsy stamp.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Mauritius - Part 1

Zoe in the pool

This is my view when I'm parked on my sunlounger

Me and the kids

The beach

Sundown


Will add some of christmas in here very soon, it was a fantastic holiday and nice to be able to share some photo's with my friends
Clairexx

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Bjorn Borg


This is Bjorn Borg with my husband on our last day in Mauritius. Bjorn was eating with his family in the restaurant when after much delibiration my husband walked in, tapped him on the shoulder and asked for a photo. Bjorn was most obliging and his wife took the photo.

Taught Myself Something New

Been busy making cards today but am often unhappy with the way the photo's turn out. Been playing about tonight and have learnt how to a crop a photo and lighten it if needed. Hope I remember this all in the morning as have got to get some of my holiday snaps on here, so many are asking for a peek. Have felt rotten for most of yesterday (gosh, didn't realise it was gone midnight already), but perked up now. Will get the photo's of Mauritius on very soon.
Clairexx

Friday, 4 January 2008

Magnolia Stamped Card


Hooray, have finally manged to get back to some crafting after my break and decided I just had to try out one of my new Magnolia stamps. I loved the finished result of this card, so much so, I dont know if I can part with it (LOL). The papers are from a mega pack from purchased from QVC before christmas - think they're DCWV. Bazzill cardstock, DCVW adhesive ribbon, coloured the peel off corners with adirondaak pen. Watercoloured the image with Koi watercolours and stamped "Happy Birthday", then added 2 Prima flowers and attached with a brad. Cant wait to try out the other stamps too! The image has now been cropped and lightened a little.
Clairexx

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

To all fellow craft addicts, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2008. I returned from Mauritius on 30th December and had a fab time. The weather was great and have a great tan!!!!!. My new years resolution is to finish a project and tidy up afterwards, and to try and cut down on buying new stash. Thats gonna be really hard for me as some of you would know (LOL).....Looking forward to getting back to my crafting soon, kids back at school and hubby back to work Thursday so thats when the crafting stash can come out of the cupboards. BTW, thanks to all that have sent me xmas cards, I have had so many hand made cards this year and they are all great!!!!. Off to tackle another box of chocolates, enjoy the bank holiday whatever your doing.
Clairexxxxx

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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!!!!!