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Friday, 4 September 2009

Stampin For The Weekend DT Card

Firstly I just want to apologise to all my DT's and blogging buddies for being so quiet over last the few weeks. There has been alot going on to the run up of the kids going back to school and viewings on our house has kept me busy. Daniel started his new school yesterday and is now Boarding at a Special Needs school in Margate. Last night was the first night without him and it was very strange not having here. He'll be home for the weekend but doing his first full week next week will be the big test, I miss him loads already. On a positive note, he seems to be settling in well and life seems to be getting back on track so more time for crafting and keeping ontop of all your lovely blogs and DT's.
Anyway, heres my card for this weeks Stampin For The Weekend. This weeks theme is Teal, Pink and Orange. I've tried something a bit different, been seening quite a few cards call Scraplings. Basically using up any card scraps. Mine measures 2 1/2 x 4.25 inches. (sorry about the poor piccie). I have used a stamp from Kadoodle and coloured with Copics. The tree is SU and coloured with Green Smooch. This weeks sponsors are The Craft Barn and they are offering a £15 voucher, and we welcome Carlie & Lorraine as our guest designers. Do check out what stunning creations the rest of the DT have made.
BTW, we had an offer on our house yesterday so I'm going to be spending the next few days looks at property. Fingers crossed all goes well with the sale. So normal services will resume as of next week. Will be nice to get back to some normality and how I relish the peace and quiet!!!
Take Care and TFL!!



Kimmi said...

Good Morning Claire.

My alot had been happening over your end of blog land :) Happy to see Daniel is settling in and I'm sure you will get used to not having him around week days :) He'l be home for lots of cuddles at the weekend. I have my fingers crossed for you for the sale of the house too!

I've not seen any Scrapling cards around, must be missing them. Fab idea to use up your scraps. Funny image - when I first saw it, I didnt know what to make of it, but its grown on me :D Fab use of your scraps.


Kimmi xx

Vicki said...

Hiya Claire

oh gosh it's all go in your household. I'm glad to read that Daniel in settling into his new school, but can imagine how difficult it must be for you not having him around but I'm sure he'll be just fine and meet lots of lovely new friends. Congrats on the offer of your house, have fun looking at all those lovely houses, hope your able to find the right house you want.

What a fab idea of using all your scraps, I have so many scrap boxes of papers it;s rediculous. Love that image, so funny and such a great card you've created too Claire. Emjoy your weekend luvly, luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

Donna said...

Hi Claire, sounds like you certainly have a lot going on, fingers crossed you find a house perfect for you and your family. Glad to hear Daniel is settling into his new school, I know you'll miss him, but as long as he's happy.
Well Claire, that is a most interesting image........LoL. Still trying to decide if it's a woman or a man, but your coloring is great on it, and I do love that tree behind.

Hope you have a great weekend.
Donna xx

Tara said...

Love the card Claire, made me smile ;o)
Good luck with your house hunting, that's the exciting bit heh?
Hugs Tara xx

Sandie said...

Wonderful card Claire, I just adore that image... it's hilarious!!! And the little cat shoes.. too much!! lol. Well done on using up some scraps, I can never seem to manage that one.

I do hope your little guy settles in well and you are able to relax about him being away for the weekdays. Weekends will be very special in your house ;)

Best of luck with the house!!

Frazzled Crafts said...

Definitely a tranny in disguise & do love the cat shoes - need to contact confused.com - however the colours are just great and do love the tree in the background.

Hope little one settles in, should do cos 9/10 they always try their best to make it home from home. And by the way 'happy house hunting' Liz x

Marley said...

Good to heer Daniel is settles well.. good luck with your house! and a very lovely card.. hope to hear from you soon.. xxx Marley

Diane.W. said...

Hi Claire!!! Hope you are ok.
I'm sure you will miss your baby loads,but bet he is fine,us mums worry too much,dont we?!!!
Glad your house is going ok (talking to an expert here,just rcvd 2" of paperwork to read through!),hope the offer is succesfull.
Fab card too!!!
Enjoy the weekend :o)x

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh this is too fun, so cute!!!

Nancy said...

Hiya Claire:O) Glad to hear that Daniel is settling at his new school:) Good luck on the sale and finding a new house, hun.

Your card for this week is absolutely adorable:) Love the funny image, especially her shoes! The tree in the back is pretty. Great use of your scraps.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Nannieflash said...

Well what can I say about that image, poor woman, she looks a bit like me at times. Love the card anyway its quite different and it works.
Im pleased to here that your son seems to be settling down in his special needs School I do so hope that it stays that way and no problems arise. Take care with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

pinky said...

Love your card, made me have a little laugh. You are one busy woman, but it sounds like everything is falling into place, so fingers crossed about the house and I'm sure your wee man will settle down well.

Anonymous said...

WOW girl!! Hope things settle down soon for you!! That can make your nerves to up! TEEHEE!! I love that image on your card!! This is just adorable!! The combination of images is so fun here!! Take care hun!! HUGS

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a cute card Claire, so lovely! The image is great.
Have a great weekend with your son!
Hugs Jacqueline

Beccy said...

Great news that Daniel is enjoying his new school and I hope everything goes allright with the house sale.

As to your She-Man what a funny little image love the tree though.

Beccy x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Claire, what a great image, it really made me chuckle! Have a super weekend, hugs Heidi xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Claire,i love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

gina g said...

Hi Claire i love the card what a cheeky looking chap lol. I hope things calm down for you soon hun and good luck with the house hunting. luv gina xx

Unknown said...

Hi Claire,
Fabby card, what a great and funny image. Love the idea of a scrapling too.
Glad to here Dainel is settling in well in school, im sure it will be very strange for you all for a while. Good news on the house front will keep my fingers crossed that all goes well for you.
Lyndsey xx

stampinfrog said...

Clair your card is terrific!I hope Daniel is enjoying his new school and finding alot of friends!Good luck on the sale of your house and finding a new one!

Penni said...

Hi Claire

You have been busy, how do you manage to fit everything in? Glad to hear that Daniel is settling in at school, though it must be hard for you being without him.

I love your Scrapling, aren't they great I discovered them this week too on PCP. What a funny little character with the beard and Fishnet Tights!! I've never seen these before, it really made me smile, it's great!!


Vanja said...

Fabulous card, Claire! I love the rose and tree behind the cute image, great colouring.
Hugs, Vanja

cats whiskers said...

Morning Clare I do hope he settles in dear, I am sure he will but it is such a worry isn't it. Sending you both big Hugs
Jacqui x


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