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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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

"I Am She"




Have used my "Smitten" range from K & Co to make these 3 quick and easy cards. On a few birthday lists and they all seem to come at once so as I haven't played with this kit yet, thought I'd give it a go! Have used backing papers and butterflies from the kit. Stamped "I am She', I love this stamp but dont know where it is from, sorry, then added peel offs to finish. Hope the recipients like them.
Clairexx

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Sunday Stamper


This is my card for Hels weekly challenge, this weeks theme is "Birds". I spritzed,splodged and sponged this card using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Adirindaak Dabbers. Stamped the image with stazon and printed "Have a Hoot of a Birthday" onto some vellum which again was ripped and torn and distressed.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

"Artyglitz" and "Time to Craft" Challenge


Getting into these challenges now! Decided to make a "Green" themed card for the "Artyglitz" challenge but felt the card needed something else so added some self adhesive lace to the card which was this weeks challenge at "Time To Craft" (links can be found on the left of blog). Again used my "Tilda" and coloured with Sansador and Prismacolour pencils. She was mounted onto a die cut from my "Nestabilities" and have dotted "White Opal" liquid pearls around the edge.The backing paper was from a Joanna Sheen pad. Prisma flowers and stamped "Mum" to finish. Will be giving this card to my Mum for "Mothers Day"

Monday, 18 February 2008

"Scrummy Stash Cafe" & "Sugar Nellie" Challenge Card


This has to be my all time favourite card at the moment. Not bad seeings as I'd lost my mojo for a few days but looks like it has returned! I am putting this card into the Scrummy Stash Cafe Challenge as this weeks theme is "Shapes" and I have used circles on this card and "Sugar Nellie" Challenge as you had to use baby pink on the card so thought I'd give both a go. Dont think I've made a long DL card before and used my Prisma Pencils with Sansador to colour my "Sugar Nellie and "Magnolia" bench for the first time. "Wow" so easy to use and if you dont have them in your stash, you really should try them out, they're fab!! I won a set of 120 Prisma Pencls on ebay for about £30 and think I'll be using them alot more, especially on my Magnolia and Sugar Nellie stamps. Also used my "Wizard" for the first time, and cut out the circles with my "Nestibilities", added Liquid Pearls around the edge and now I need to buy the Ovals and of course a few more dies. Have Stamped "Dream" and have added Prima Flowers, a Gingham Bow and 3D Butterfly. Hope you like it, am going to sit and look at it all day!!!
Clairexx

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Owl ATC


Made this ATC using my owl stamp. The whole image was to big so I cut out a section and mounted onto bazzill and spare scraps. Used the same stamp leaf that was used on owl card and again edges with gold Krylon Pen!

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Sunday Stamper & Arty Girlz


This weeks challenge for the "Sunday Stamper" was to decoupage a stamp and "Arty Girlz" was to use any stamp from your collection, so have entered this into both. I've made this square card which started off being pearl off white and distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads. I have added small borders down both sides using Tanda's Background Set 1. Torn some card and again distressed using a wet cut and dry pad and stamped with a image with them same ink. The image (Crafty Individuals) was another piece of card that distressed with various colours and then stamped with a Vintage Sepia Versafine inkpad. I then embossed with a holographic powder. Added some gold Tattered Angels Mist. I decoupaged the butterfly as per the challenge. I really had fun making this card. Messy, and a bit more time consuming but worth it!!!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Sketch 7 Challenge


Made this card for the monthly challenge at Cardmaking Friends Forum. I loved the triple embossing so used that on the three tiles with my favourite Pearl Lustre embossing powders. Then stamped with an oriental stamp using Gold Brilliance Ink Pad and added another layer of clear embossing powder to seal. Went around edges of tile with Krylon pen. The papers are DCVW Far East stack and have distressed the top paper with Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Inks. Used a small leaf stamp over top of card. Tried out my Galaxy Markers for the first time on this card and think they are fab, have used them on the bottom right corner to highlight the tree and edged the ripped paper with black at the top and bronze at the bottom. Love the challenges, at times I have so many cards to do that my mind get bogged down with idea's and I end up all in a faffle and dont do any. At least with the challenges, your mind is set as to what needs to be done and I can just get on with it. So many more challenges I want to do this week, only time will tell! (LOL). I've taken this late at night so click on the image and you'll see a bigger picture.
Clairexx

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

"Stream' ATC

Another new stamp in my collection! Used this with the scraps from the freebie papers on the card below. Stamped image (Art Impressions) with Stazon and watercoloured with pencils.Mounted with Bazzill cardstock and went around edge with gold Krylon Pen.

Monday, 11 February 2008

3 Owls


This is yet another new stamp I had to try! I bought it from Farnborough but dont know who's its made by as theres nothing on the block?? I have downloaded some freebie papers for the background and matted onto bazzill cardstock, then watercoloured the owls with pencils.The leafs are from an unmounted set I found amonst my stash. Finished off with a "Happy BIrthday". This card was a mens card for one of the birthday lists I m on.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Daring Card Maker Challenge

Shattered this morning, didn't get to bed till gone 3am as D/H ended up in A & E. Caught his hand in the handle of front room door and it swelled up. Luckily only tissue damage but he is strapped up for a week! Have finally managed to post another card.
My First time for the Daring Card Makers and we had to use doodles on the card!. My Doodles are hand drawn stitching around border and used liquid pearls on the corners of the stamped image. I used my new Penny Black stamp and watercoloured with pencils. The "Girly" wording is from a new set from QVC. Papers are from craftwork cards! Such a girly card, dont know who to send it to yet!! Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Sunday Stamper

This weeks challenge is "Monochrome". Not entered Sunday Stampers before but have done a few challenges recently, so my confidence must be growing. Used DL card, main image stamp was one which I bought at The Make It show at Farnborough. Backed stamped image onto "Ruffles scallops" again from the Make It show. I've so much stash now, dont know where to put it.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

New Stash


Thought it would be nice for once for me to show my new stash! I got 9 new Magnolia Stamps, 1 woodenmounted stamp, 30 sheets of 12 x 12 Bazzill Cardstock which I use all the time and a set of clear stamps from Hero Arts. Now just got to find the time to play! Shoulder on the mend now!
Clairexx

Monday, 4 February 2008

I've Been Tagged

Twice in one week, how lucky am I!!!!

Thanks to Shell http://challengeaddict.blogspot.com/
and Bubblegum http://bubble-deb.blogspot.com/for tagging me girls. How exciting!!!!

These are the rules:- You must post the rules before you give your answers. You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name.
Each fact must begin with that letter. If you dont have a middle name, just use you maiden name.
After you have been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your name and answers.
At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog details).

I dont have a middle name, so am using my maiden name which is WHITE

W >>>> WINTER, I just love watching snow as it settles.

H >>>> HOLIDAYS, I love going abroad in the summer and have been to some lovely destinations. Mauritius last christmas was my favourite, followed by Montego Bay (Jamaica) where we spent our honeymoon.

I >>>> IMAGINATION, I useless at art and am only capable of stick men.

T >>>> TIME, I love to spend a little bit of each day crafting. Can find it quite theraputic when things get a bit hectic.

E >>>> EATING, I do like a pub lunch in the summer and do like the occassional chinese or Indian takeaway. Love seafood and steak too!

Had to stretch my imagination for that lot!!!(LOL)

Now I have to tag 5 people. Gosh, its hard as I visit so many, but here are my 5!

SHEILA ..... http://craftyshe.blogspot.com/
LYDIA ..... http://mylittlecrafthaven.blogspot.com/
ANG .....http://angelclog.blogspot.com/
PATSY ..... http://www.devonmaid.blogspot.com/
BEE ..... http://nannabeeshive.blogspot.com/

Have fun!
Clairexx

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Sitting Tilda


Woke with a nerve trapped in my shoulder blade today and am quite uncomfortable so no crafting today, but can manage to sit at computer for a short time so thought I'd upload this card I made the other day. Watercoloured this image and backed onto Bazzill cardstock.Used 6X6 K & Co Papers. Added some ribbon and Prima Flowers. Tilda seems to be taking over!!!
Clairexx

Friday, 1 February 2008

"At Your Fingertips"

Made this Birthday card for a challenge on one of tghe forums I belong to. Used my new "At Your Fingertips" Cd, which I think is a lovely disc. All the papers are from the disc and have used a chipboard circle and covered with paper as the embellishment. Rubbish photo, but that has never been my strong point (LOL). Hope you like it!
Clairexx

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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!!!!!