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, 20 December 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Remember today is a new theme for this weeks Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and the lovely Jill has chose "Paper Piecing". We are running this challenge for a 2 week period (3rd Jan) so if Santa brings you any new stamps that would look great Paper Pieced, you've plenty of time. Pop on over and check out the other DT's cards, they're great!
Clairex

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Up, up and Away!!!



Well, nearly there, still alot of packing to do and hubby has been off sick with "Man Flu" this week. All my stash has been put away for the time being. I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year whatever you are up to. We fly to Mauritius on Sunday. Its only a 12 1/2 hr flight but Air Mauritius are very good and the inflight entertainment keep the kids occupied. Just hope its as good second time round, will let you know.  I didn't send out as many xmas cards to fellow crafters as I would have liked so apologies for not being an organised crafter but I do intend on making more cards in the new year. I've lots of new unused stash to play with. Hope you have a lovely christmas holiday with friends/family and will catch up in 2009! I promise not to post to many holiday snaps, I know there are a few peeps who were hoping to fall into my suitcase, makes a change from a shopping basket I suppose (ROFL).

Thankyou for taking the time to look at my blog over the last year and heres to many more years of Happy Crafting!!!!

Clairexx

Monday, 15 December 2008

We have a Winner!!!!!!

Drumroll please, the winner of my Blog Candy goes to:


KIRSTEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.random.org/integers/?num=1&min=1&max=414&col=1&base=10&format=html&rnd=new

Please could you contact me Kirsten with your details so I can forward your goodies.

Thankyou so much to everyone who took part, I cant believe the amount of interest it gerenated and promise to be back with another lot of candy in the not to distant future.

I would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I dont know if I'm going to be around much if at all this week. I'm up to my eyes and have 5 empty suitcases sitting in the hallway waiting to be filled. Keep trying to make excuses as to why I can put it off till tomorrow (LOL). Anyone for ironing????

Thanks again, TTFN.
Clairexx

Sunday, 14 December 2008

MY BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!!! - CLOSED

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I've had over 36,000 hits in just over a year as to show my appreciation to all of you who visit, I am giving away some candy which has the following;

Small Caddy
MM Alphabet Stickers
Crystal Stickles
Rasberry Liquid Pearls
Basic Grey 6 x 6 pads - SULTRY - CUPCAKE - 2 SCOOPS
Doodlebug Brads
Woodware Ribbon
Doodlebug Flowers
Crystal Stickers
Minimum of 15 Stamped Images
STAMPS FROM SUGAR NELLIE, SARAH KAY, RACHELLE ANNE MILLER & MAGNOLIA.

To win the candy all you need to do is link my blog to yours and let everyone know about my candy and then post on this thread. I will ship worldwide.
Easy Peasy. You have until Sunday 14TH DECEMBER and will make the draw the following day and dispatch.
Thankyou so much for popping by to visit my blog and I appreciate all the lovely comments that have been left. I never new my blog would be so popular and have made many friends. Wishing you all well and Happy Crafting.
Clairexx

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - DT Card


Donna has come up with a great sketch this week over at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and this is my interpretation of the sketch for the DT. Recognise the stamp? Sorry, but couldn't help myself, he's become my best friend this christmas. The papers are BG Wassill. I have used my SU Scallop and Circle Punches and coloured image with RED sakura pen and Vanilla Promarker though I dont think this shows very well on the photo. The Mistletoe is Making Memories. Hope you can spare a few moments to take a look at other DT'S cards and if you've room in I assume a very busy schedule make a card for this weeks challenge.
Well I'm still behind with my crafting and need to get cards out in the post over the next few days to make way for the suitcases. Only 8 days till Mauritius and am now very excited! So apologies of I've not been to visit but I've a very busy week ahead of me and with any luck, it will go quite quickly! Today is my husbands 40th Birthday, he certainly looks different from when we first met when he was just 18yrs (lol), the kids have a few pressie to give and hoping we will be taking him out later for dinner then back for cake!
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Clairexx

Thursday, 11 December 2008

I Dont Do Repetition!



NORMALLY!
But as you already know I've fallen for the cute snowman and have done a matching set of 6. Think in all my years, this is the first time I've done a batch. Really need to craft tonight, think I'm pushing it now to meet my deadline but not feeling it today. Will have a try when the kids are in bed and see if I'm feeling inspired! This has been inked up with Memento Ink Pad and coloured with Promarkers. All mounted onto red cardstock and a christmas ribbon added along the bottom.
Clairexx

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

PB Challenge Card



This weeks chalenge over at Penny Black is a fab sketch. I used the "You Make Me Blush" stamp which I found a a cupboard the other day and coloured with Promarkers. The paper are Basic Grey Figgy. Highlighted with white pen and edged with black galaxy marker. Sentiment is Papermania stamp and mounted onto SU Punches. Added Crystal stickles to highlight snow and love the overall finish on this one.
Am going to see Zoe this afternoon in her school nativity play, she's a dancing star. Its the first time shes had a part on stage, normally she's a singer so tissue at the ready today. Have a great day, hoping to get some more crafting done later!
Clairexx

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Mojo Monday/Lots to Do/Artygirlz & Stamp Challenge



Yes, its another card using my favourite snowman. Cant get enough if this stamp and its so versatile. Today I have made a 6 x 6 square card which actually covers 4 challenges. Think its a bit easy at the moment as alot of challenges are christmas related. Image stamped and coloured with Promarkers and Red Sakura Pen though the promarkers are not showing up on the scarf, I used "Vanilla" to colour. Papers are BG "Wassill'. The chipboard corner has been spritzed with Gilmmer Mists in both Black/Gold and Gold and sentiment punched with SU Punches. Dont be surprised to see this fella again soon, wont be long now till he's shelved!!!! And here are the links to the 4 challenges, Stamp something - Snow, Lots to Do - Christmas and Artygirlz - Favourite Medium, I just love my Promarkers and the are definitely my favourite medium and had to follow the great sketch over at Mojo Monday
Clairexx

Monday, 8 December 2008

1 Card, 3 Challenges........


Oh dear, Am I the only one who seems to be rushed off my feet or could it have something to do with Christmas and my forthcoming holiday approaching! Theres me thinking I had the week to craft and get ontop of making more christmas cards, blog hopping and visiting the forums. I've a hectic week ahead so will only be crafting in the evenings for the time being so apologies for not blog hopping, just cant afford the time but will visit if I can. Anyway, back to the card. Still trying to get christmas cards made up but found this stamp (another Ally Pally purchase). He needs little colouring but I love the image and think he makes wonderful cards. I am entering this in this weeks, One Stop Craft Challenge, this weeks theme being Blue, Crafty Muse which is to make a Christmas Card and Rainbow Lady which is snowmen. The stamp is by Hampton Art and have coloured with Promarkers and added a jewel to the star, may use this stamp on a few more cards this week to. Back to the laundry. I've a ton to wash before I can get it all in the suitcases so hope to catch up soon and keep my blog up to date.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Sunday Stamper



Just getting this in time for the challenge over at The Sunday Stamper, which this weeks theme is red. Been a while since participating in this challenge so sorry Hels, but I'm here now!! Took a triangle card and stamped image from Debbi Moore Design, then used a white inkssentials pen and dotted all over. Really easy this one but like the overall effect.
Clairexx

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - DT Card


Hello to everyone. Another Saturday and another challenge over at the Secret Craft Saturday Challenge. This weeks theme has been set by KIM and the theme is EMBOSSING. This is my DT card for the challenge. I have run a piece of red cardstock through my BigShot using the snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I then cut it into a Triangle and and covered with coloured jewels. A sentiment made using my SU punches, Christmas Flower and covered the card with Milky Gems. If you have time, do pop over to look at the other DTs work.
My daughter went to Cologne last night to visit the christmas markets with her school. I would love to go and visit myself one year! I'm hoping to be making more cards and need to sort the clothes out for our holiday to Mauritus, only 14 days to go.
Have yourselves a good weekend!
Clairex

Friday, 5 December 2008

Dutchdare Challenge


This week challenge over at Dutch Dare is to use Scallops on your project. I have used my WOJ stamp again and coloured her with Promarkers. I found the papers amongst my stash, think they may be from English Stamp company but could be wrong. The scallop border was made using my SU Punch. I added Crystal Stickles to the card and highlighted the tree's but I dont think the photo captures this very well. You will see it better if you click on the photo for an enlargement. Sentiment is a download and used the SU Scallop Circle Punch. Snowflakes cut on the Cricut and added Liquid Pearls to the centre. Busy day today so dont think I'll be able to craft till later on but went made last night, and made quite a few. Will post soon.
Clairex

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Everybody Art Challenge





This card is a take of this weeks sketch at the Everybody Art Challenge. A great sketch and really enjoyed the challenge with this one. Papers are Basic Grey, image is WOJ and coloured with Promarkers. The frame was cut on my Cricut with the "Storybook" cartridge. I've added crystal stickles all around the frame to highlight. Flowers and leaves are Prima and the sentiment is Magnolia. Scalloped edge done with the SU border Punch. Sorry the picture isn't brilliant, I am really struggling to get a great piccie at the moment.
On another note, went back to the dentist for the last of my treatment. Spent 1 hr 10 mins in the chair having my root canal finished off but he's done a good job and its all over now. Am off now to make a start on a little project in mind, take care!
Clairexx

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Another Crimbo Card.......


Another Crimbo card off the list but there is no way I'm going to be able to get as many as I would have liked made. My hubby is in Germany so thought I would have spent the last 2 days crafting but taken advantage and chilling out with my feet up. Back to reality tomorrow though. He'll be back and I can have the camera. Done a card this morning but cant take a piccie at the moment.
This card again is Magnolia and Basic Grey. Think I can safely say I "love" both of these. Again gone around the edge of papers with a Galaxy Marker. Silver this time. Coloured Tilda again with Promarkers and used a white Inssentials pen though I dont think it shows up very well. I will be adding a sentiment to this card at a later date which is why it looks a bit blank atm. Very cold here today and woke to a thick frost. Could only find 1 glove (lol) so cold hands on the school run this morning. Off to make another card, take care!
Clairex

Monday, 1 December 2008

Everybody-Art Challenge


Here is my card for this weeks Everybody-Art Challenge, the theme being Christmas/Winter. We put our tree up last night so thought I'd be festive and take the piccie with the tree in the background. Not that I'm likely to see snow at Christmas, less than 3 weeks and were off to Maurtius. Just hope its as good as last christmas though we will be there for New Year as well. Just got to get my dental treatment finished this week. My card has again used the K & Co "Sweet Noel" papers. I love the colours on these. My new Magnolia coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment used with Safmat on my computer. I've again edged with a black galaxy marker, I really like edging this way. Must say a big thanks to those who have so far entered my Blog Candy. I've had some lovely comments and never new it would be this popular, so thanks for joining in & I'm so glad you like whats on offer.
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!!!!!