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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Sunday, 29 June 2008

Sunday Stamper/ Forum Challenge


This weeks theme at Sunday Stamper is Hearts and over on Bex's Forum is to make a pink tag. How could I not use Hels new "Stitchels" on my project! Have used Two Scoops Basic Grey Papers and coloured the leaves with Copic Markers. Added a swirl stamp also from the two scoops range and finished with a piece of black ribbon. Took this into my garden again and took the piccie amongst another pot of flowers. Having a fuuny 5 minutes I think!!!
Clairexx

Funky Fairy Challenge/Aunty's Team Challenge


This has to be my favourite piece so far, I've never altered a clipboard before and am thrilled with the results! Even took it into my garden to taken a photo. This fits 2 challenges this week, the first is at Funky Fairy which is Paper piecing and the 2nd is a team challenge over at Aunty's Forum. I painted the clipboard with Acrylic paint and covered with paper from DCWV everyday stack. I used a Tilda which was paper pieced and coloured her wings and boots with copics. The house was stamped directly onto paper and embossed and then coloured with Souffle pens and permanent markers. The tree was paper pieced and the rug stamped directly onto patterned paper. The birds were coloured with copics. I've added 2 riibons and 2 bttons to fit in with Aunty's challenge. Remember to click on the piccie for a closer view.
Clairexx

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Lots to Do Challenge


This weeks challenge at Lots to Do is "Children" and have made a card using my new set of "Alice In Wonderland" stamps I received today. I coloured a white card with distress ink pads.Stamped Alice and masked adding additional stamps from the set. I coloured the images in with Ecoline Inks. I haven't used these for months now, mainly because I couldn't really get inky and messy in my dining room, but now I'm back in my organised Craft Room, I can do what I please!! Hope you like my card, remember to click on piccie for a bigger picture.
Clairexx

Friday, 27 June 2008

My Time To Craft/Cute Card Thursday Challenge


This weeks theme at "My time to craft" is CIRCLES and at "Cute Card Thursday", NO PATTERNED PAPER. I stamped my new ellie from Francoise Collection and coloured with Lyra Aquacolour Crayons. I mounted onto a scalloped circle from my Nestability Die and used liquid pearls around the edge. The corner are also wizard dies, I embossed the cardstock first with a Cuttlebig Embossing Folder. The bird and leaves are the new stamps in Hels new range, I coloured these with copics! Had a creative day so far and enjoyed every minute of it!! Remember to click on the piccie for a bigger picture.
Clairexx

New Challenge



Hels who hosts the Sunday Stamper has a new midweek challenge that can be found here. This week is to use a template with the theme of buttons which must be hidden on the inside. This is my attempt and have to say I thoroughly enjoyed making it and am really pleased with the outcome. I used stamps from paper artsy and papers from Baisc Grey and DaisyD's. I edged with Tims Distress Ink Pads and used a piece of chipboard on the front that I coloured with Adirondaak Dabbers in Aqua and Gold. Will be making more of these in the future.
Clairexx

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Saturday Workout Challenge


Made this card with some new stamps that my good friend Hels designed. They will be available shortly from HERE. I used a Tilda and her wall, all were coloured with Copic Marker and the flowers were also coloured with Stickles Glitter. The flowers,leaves and Tilda were cut out and matted onto the cardstock. Masked the wall and added some grass. This card fits this weeks challenge at Saturday workout Challenge which is based on hand cut things on your card. Remember to click on the piccie for a larger image, you will see the detail alot better. Hope you like it!
Clairexx

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Sunday Stamper/For a Friend






This piece fits this weeks challenge at http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Sunday%20Stampers with this weeks theme being Friends. Made this for my crafting pal, Nic, who's a great Friend and thats the wording on the last page! She's been off work for a few weeks and has been keeping me company during the day. Dont what I'm gonna do with myself when she goes back to work soon.. Suppose I'll have to resort to more crafting and less chatting. Check our here work, Nic loves to Alter things.

Monday, 23 June 2008

Artglitz/Daring Cardmaker Challenge


This card is fitting for 2 challenges this week, Artyglitz which is Pink and Daring cardmaker which is a quick card. I haven't used this stamp before and have at least 70 different Magnolia stamps. Some day I may get though them all but was naughty at the weekend and have loads of new stash coming including more Tilda's. I made this card with backing papers from Dovcecraft, a piece of Pink Bazzill cardstock. Coloured with Copics and 2 Ribbons and 2 Bows which also fits a forum challenge card.
Beautiful day here and looks like its going to be a nice week. Hope you've got the nice weather where you are! Oh, and Wimbledon starts today, although I'm not a great fan.
Clairexx

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Theme Thursday


This weeks challenge at Theme Thursday is Hats, so I've used an image from Tim Holtz Winged Things sheet and cut out then matted onto Basic Grey paper> I've then used my new Crackle effect stamp Stampendous down the right hand side of the card and added a Grundgeborad key o the card.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Canvas


Made this canvas using chalk inkpads for the background. The image was coloured with sakura pens and have masked and stamped the script text from B Line designs and and stamped at random around the edges with a floral stamp from Personal Impressions again in chalk pads. Edged with Krylon pen and added some Mod Podge randomly over the canvas. Finally added a piece of grundgeboard coloured with Adirondaak Acrylic Paints and a Gold Acrylic Dabber.

Fathers Day Card


I made this for my FIL as I didn't know they were popping in on Sunday and had nothing made. I used Hannah Stamps and coloured with copics, added a sentiment and stickers from Papermania.

Monday, 16 June 2008


This was a birthday card who I sent to my mate Hels, the host of Sunday Stamper. She's well known for her Altered Art but we've finally managed to covert her to using "Tilda's". (YAY). I coloured her with Prisma Pencils and Sansodor and glittered her wings with Stickles. Hope you had a fab birthday Hels, 21 again!!!
Clairexx

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Altered CD


This was my 1st attempt at an Altered CD who I made for my friend Nicky who has just had surgery on her hand and I wanted to send her something to cheer her up! I coloured with alcohol inks and added Flowers,buttons and a glimmer chip. Nicky likes pink so I thought she would like this, and I know that she does!!!
Clairexx

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Diamond Pop Up Card


Haven't blogged for a few days as I lost my internet connection over the weekend but its all sorted now hopefully. This is a card I made the other week but forgot to blog. I have stamped and coloured the image with copics and used sakura pens to colour the butterfly and corner stamp. Need to get back into craft mode as mojo gone walkies again but I'm sure once I get started on something my creativity will start to flow again. Weathers been lovely and warm over the last few days but I think its one the turn, typical British Summertime, have a good week!
Clairexx

Saturday, 7 June 2008

"I Know Everything" ATC


I do like the humourous stamps that are available and found this stamp while rumaging through my stash. I coloured with copic markers and added a rub on as I felt that it looked a bit blank. Never done a funny ATC before and hope whoever receives it in the end will like it!!
Clairexx

Friday, 6 June 2008

Fairy ATC's


Made these for a team challenge over at Auntys Forum the theme last month was silhouette and I do like this stamp. Used basic grey paper, coloured the leaves with sakura and used a white galaxy marker to highight certain area's. Feeling crafty today so hoping to work on another project.
Totally off subject now, my son has Aspbergers Syndrome which is on the Autistic Spectrum, we are at the moment battling with the LEA over his schooling. In less than a year after his diagnosis we have managed to win our appeal and Daniel has now be statemented although we are still ironing out the details as we're not happy with the offer and want him to attend a special needs school just for AS children, cut a long story short, Daniel is attending a school today in Hampshire, its about 4 hours from us and if the LEA decide to pay his fee's (which they wont and another Tribunal to attend) he will have to board. Even better, Daniel and his dad left yesterday and camped in the New Forest overnight as Daniel has an early start, so my stash is all over the place at the moment and I can play all day if I want!!!!

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Spoonful Of Sugar Challenge Card


I love this new challenge site and even more love my new Ebony Art Stamps from Sugar Nellie. This weeks theme is the colours Pink, Green and Blue. I have backed a square card with K & Co paper. Cut a circle from my Nestabilities and coloured my image with Prisma Pencils and Sansador and a copic marker for the skin tones. Added a flower, Bo Bunny Rubons and used liquid pearls. One of my favourite cards and pretty pleased with the colouring this time....Remember to click on photo for a larger image!!
Clairexx

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

"Paris"


This card doesn't fit any challenges but still enjoying making it all the same. I used black cardstock, distress ink pads, Glimmer chips and set of French unmounted rubber stamps. Coloured in with watercolour pencils. Quite a simple card but like it!!
Clairexx

Monday, 2 June 2008

Daring Cardmaker Challenge -SHAPES



This week challenge at Daring Cardmakers is shapes. I have used a triangle card and coloured with a distress ink pad, stamped around all 3 sides with a crackle effect stamp, postage stamps, bonjour and a train. Will add a sentiment to the centre triangle as I;m not sure if this will be for Fathers Day or a Birthday.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Another Award


Thanks to my fellow sister Ev,from SBS 17 who was kind enough to pass this on to me, I really enjoy being in this group and am always popping in and out of their blogs, now I have to pass it on to 3 others and because I know this is already being passed on around the sisterhood, I will pass it on to 3 other crafting buddies. Angie, Carolann and Nikki as they are always visiting my blog!

Theme Thursday


This is my weeks entry to Theme Thursday which is "Woman". I have made an ATC using Basic grey backing papers, an image from Tuscan Rose CD, Grundgeboard star, script stamp from B Line which was coloured direct to paper with pigment inks and a rub on. Haven't made ATC's for a very long time but nice to switch crafting sometimes.
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!!!!!

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