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Saturday, 4 July 2009

Secret Crafter DT Card


Hello everyone, a little cooler now, but personally I enjoy the hot sunshine. Another weekend upon us and another challenge over at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. This weeks theme is 3 Ribbons and has been chosen by my blogging buddie Cathy. I had to open up my new pad of My Minds Eye, Bloom and Grow. These papers are gorgeous and the colours are so fresh. Dont think I've done a green/orange combo before but they work a treat. Gorjuss has been coloured with Promarkers and highlighted small area's with Smooch Paints. I had to use my new MS Border punch and all the little confetti hearts that were left over, I used my quickie glue pen and added then to either side of Gorjuss just as extra embellishment. I have hand tied a bow and the other 2 pieces are on the right hand side of the card. I used a sentiment from WOJ and have distressed all the papers with an olive green chalk ink pad. All the other bits are out of my stash.


This insert is just the most perfect match. It is again from Extreme Designer Inserts from Bearly Mine Designs. It would take me forever to create an insert as beuatiful as this by hand and to have the matching colour ready and waiting at the click of a button is most definitely a plus. It is available to purchase from Bearly Mine Designs and free P & P within the UK.

I do hope you can play along in this weeks challenge. Last weeks challenge was another great success and we love seeing what you come up with. Dont forget to see what inspiration the rest of the DT have to show.

Thanks for looking and am sure to be back with another card soon.

BTW, for those who have been asking, our house is still on the market. A few viewing and I cant believe how fussy peeps can be. We had a lovely elderly couple come look the other day. Said they loved it and was on the short list, then when speaking with the agent this afternoon, they now say they are no longer interested as the living room is in the wrong place!!! OMG. Sorry, thought most living rooms were at the front of the house, after all, all the other matching houses in the road have the same layout. It is getting frustrating though as we have lost the gorgeous house we had our eye on. But I've my eye on another and am taking hubby for a viewing today, though told myself I must not get attached as its all too stressful.
TTFN
Clairexx

54 comments:

Liz, said...

Hi Claire, great card, love those colours, they match this hot weather we are having. Hope everything works out with the house.

Liz xx

Sandie said...

Beautiful card Claire. Such warm colours, and that GG is too cute.

Have a great weekend :)

Nancy said...

Wonderful card Claire:O) Gorgeous colours and your Gorjuss Girl is amazing;O) Love the beautiful papers and colours. The Valentine Punch is awsome!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Nancy.

Di said...

This is lovely!
Hugs Di xx

Jane Carroll said...

gorgeous fresh colours claire. fab card

hugs jane x

crafty_pieces said...

Hi Claire, Your blog is so inspirational! Love your creation and beautiful blog. I'm now a follower!

:)Chelsea

Cheryl Joshua said...

Beautiful,lovely colour combo and fantastic design!!!
Hugs xx

stampinfrog said...

OMG Claire this is beautiful inside and out! Fabulous coloring and the color combo is perfect.
Hope you are having a great and safe weekend!
Hugs,Connie

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Claire. Love these GG's and the MME papers. Mine arrived the other day and I couldn't wait to use them, they are delish!
Hope the house hunting/selling gets a little better for you. I know how stressful it can be, we moved last august!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Kristen said...

Beautiful card! I love that you show the inside as well. In the US there are Saint kits to buy for house selling. My Aunt bought one and buried it in the yard and a week later her house sold!
We are Lutheran (not Catholic) and it still worked. I think it is St. Joseph, but don't quote me. My husband did this when he was selling a home and it worked wonders. The kit comes with the saint and the prayer and directions on what to do. It couldn't hurt right??? Good luck. House selling sucks!!!

xxx

mueppi said...

Hi Claire
this is another bautiful card like always!
I love your colouringIt`s perfect!!
I wish you a sunny weekend!
Hugs Gisela

Lesley said...

Great card Claire, lovely colour combo. Have a good weekend xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Claire!

I sure hope house hunting and selling starts going much better for you and you have some luck!

Hugs, Kelly

Nicki said...

this is just so pretty, love the inside too, its totally gorgeous
Nicki
x

Riet said...

Wowww Claire,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

gina g said...

wow this is GORGEOUS Claire i love the colour i have just ordered these papers this morning glad i did now. luv gina xx

Donna said...

Hi Claire, this little card is gorgeous, I love the papers you have used and the colours are perfect, super cute image too :) so sorry to hear your house is still on the market, your buyers are out there some where they just have to find you :) Donna x

Christine said...

Love this card & colour combo is so refreshing, NEED these DPs too.
great card.

Christine xx

Sandra said...

Hi Claire..."Gorjuss" card,love these papers...i had to have a set :0)...lovely layout too.
Hope all goes well soon with your house sale,
Take care
San x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a lovely cute card, beautiful image and fresh colour combination.
And excellent papers.
Have a nice sunday,
Hugs Anja

Happy Crafter said...

Fabulous card Claire, love the colours and the image, hope the house thing turns out well for you:)
Hugzz Val xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

So very pretty.

Danni said...

This is so pretty! The colors just have a calming effect...gorgeous!
So sorry about your house frustrations! Hugs!

Minx said...

ah ha, i can see it better now and its just darling, love how you've placed the wording xx

Ila said...

Your card is Beautiful both front and inside!!...the colors are so warm and lovely!..Wishing you tons of luck with the house!!...Hugs, Ila

Gram E. Bear said...

Loving this color combo in your dp and that precious gg image.

Liza said...

Stunning card, I just love the DPs.

Liza x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Great card claire, and what a wonderful inside, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Desire Fourie said...

Claire, I just love this card ... the colours work so well and the inside is just as beautiful. Good luck with the sale of your house ... I know its probably one of the most stressful things in life. Hugs from Desire

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love the cute image and the pretty papers and lo. Hugs Nikki x

Kim Piggott said...

Claire your card is so very beautiful!
hugs
kim x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card, Claire!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Claire. Love the image you've used and the beautiful colouring. Hugs Michele x

Thea said...

I've looked at many cards.
They are so beautifull.
Thanks for the kind words on my blog.

Greetings Thea

Denise (peanutbee) said...

What an incredibly beautiful card!!...sweet image and I love all the DP patterns! Awesome!

Pia said...

Wonderful card Claire

Joan Ervin said...

Your coloring on that adorable image is beautiful and I LOVE your awesome layout!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment...you blog is wonderful!!!!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Claire,
Sorry I havent been by in a while have had a lot on with Abbie. Love all your new creations that I have missed out on have enjoyed having a catch up. Sorry to hear things are moving slowly with the house, all good things come to those who wait.
Lyndsey xx

Stacey said...

This is beautiful, I love what you have done with these MME papers ~x~

martinescrafts said...

This is beautiful hunni, i adore the papers and that image is tooo cute :)


xx

Martine

Ann said...

Super sweet card! I absolutely love these colors together!

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie what a cute card, love those yummy papers and that image is so sweet, its so frustrating buying and selling a house isn't it, the worse thing is trying to keep the house tidy for all that time :(
Hugs Jacqui x

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Claire, the image is so sweet and I love th pretty papers and all the beautiful details inside the card. Debbie x

Maya said...

Beautiful card!
Love the colours and the details!!
Hugs from Maya:)

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love the colours youve used, and the papers and colouring is stunning. with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Jol@nd@ said...

This is a beautifull card!!

Jolanda

Swaantje said...

Such a sweet image and I love your pretty paper!
Such fabulous details!

Have a great day!
Hugs
Swaani

Spyder said...

Lovely card, colors go sooooo well. Love that image!

((Lyn))

Silli said...

OMG, your card is so beautiful, I love the papers and the sweet image! Hugs and happy day. Silke

Sparkle said...

What a darling card!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Claire - I lvoe te papers (just ordered a pack!!) and fab use of ribbon. Stunning colouration as usual.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Sam said...

Beautiful card, love the papers, one of my fav colour combos. Nearly bought that MS punch on Saturday, wishing I had now!
Sam x

Simone said...

What a wonderful card!!! So gorgeous!
Simone

having a {me} day said...

So pretty! Love those papers and the colours you've chosen. katxx

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