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Friday, 20 November 2009

LOTV DT Card and a few challenges

This is my card for this weeks LOTV. A great sketch and I had so much fun with this one. Looks like the rest of the DT did as well, they've made some fabby cards!

Something I have not done for a very long time is Heat Emboss. So thats what I did with the image (HH) and then coloured with Copics. I used a Chalk Ink Pad around it and sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The papers are a mix of Basic Grey and the sentiment from Krafty Kimmies has been punched with my new Woodware Retro Word Punch. I used my Distress Tool around the paper and tinted the edges with a Brown Chalk Ink Pad. Added sparkly lace and flowers. The hinge down the side is Grungeboard that I have coloured with a Rangers Dabber and sprayed with Glimmer Mists and finished with a few Metal Brads. I've added quite a bit of the new Rock Candy Stickles and Glamour Dust to the flower but dont think the camera has picked this up very well. Do believe me, there is alot of shimmer on this card.

I do hope you can play along with this fab sketch. Remember you do not have to use LOTV products for the challenge.
Talking of challenges, mine fits in with a few;
Simon Says - Animal Antics
Basic Grey - Glitter and Bling
Lots to Do - Embossing

Well I've the grandparents shop to do today and what I'd like to know is how long does Tennis Elbow last? Just when I think its getting better, put a bit of weight on it and theres the pain again...... So much for wearing the sling, I'm pretty dependent on my right arm, eapecially when it comes to crafting!
Enjoy the rest of the week and just a reminder my candy closes tomorrow night. ALL WELCOME.


Janny said...

ooooooh Claire love it....sweet image and love the lay out!

Ali Watson said...

Oh Claire this is fab, love the image and fab details.

Mrs Wonka said...

This is a beautiful card Claire, so sorry to hear about your poorly elbow, I hope it is on the mend soon.
Zoe x

Unknown said...

Claire this is utterly fantastic, had to keep looking as there is so much going on, wish I could do this....it is great. Hugs Avril

ps Tennis Elbow, has your Dr, suggested a Steroid Injection, I had this and it worked....a bit sore to get, but not as sore as the Elbow...if you know what I mean. Hugs Avril xxx

Nicola said...

Such a beautiful image and colouring Claire. Love the glitz and distressing. Your lace, papers and floral detail are so pretty.
Nicola -x-

slinkycat said...

Fab card Claire! I love that image :)

Leanne x

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this lovely card!!!

Saskia :)

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Frazzled Crafts said...

Great little number Claire, love the image and colouring is superb including the embellies! Liz x

NGCARDS said...

Great card! Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations! xxx

mueppi said...

What a wonderful card Claire with fantastic colouring !!!!!!!
Hugs Gisela

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the soft colours and the slightly distressed feel you have created! stunning card!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is a beautiful card. Love the mix of the different patterned cardstock on this and you have coloured the image beautifully.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhh so darling and sweet, love all the layers and details.

Lisa Foster said...

Love this Clair! What a sweet card! I LOVE this HH image and you've made her even cuter! :)

Anonymous said...

Love it, Claire! sweet image, very soft color, beautiful!!!! Hugs,Lily

Marimer said...

Precioso card, has resuelto el diseño con mucho gusto, los papeles son preciosos. El stamp perfecto coloreado. Bss

Nannieflash said...

What a gorgeous card Claire, the papers just go together beautifully, and the imge is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxx

crafty creations said...

Thanks Claire for joining in the Lotstodo Challenge with this gorgeous card

x Hilda

Loes Oorschot said...

Adorable! Beautiful colours! I love what you did with the grungeboard hinge!

Loes xx

Cheryl said...

Fantastic,love your choice of papers and your colouring is brilliant!!!
Hugs xx

Linda . J said...

Beautful card Claire and love the layout and the papers are delish, such a cute image.
Hugs Linda

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Claire I am totally loving your fabulous card!
kim x

Ludkasz said...

This card is lovely:)

nessy said...

such an adorable image claire ~adorable card!!
hope your elbow is better soon
vanessa xx

sam21ski said...

Great card Claire

Lovely to see you over on Lotstodo - Sam xxx

Jodi said...

This is a cute image! Love the great card you made!
Jodi =)

Unknown said...

Such a cute card!

stampinfrog said...

Claire this card is so beautiful! Love this sweet image and your coloring is perfect! Love the hindge!

Emma said...

This is beautiful Clare - your colouring is amazing.

Thank you so much for your kind words over at my place too :D

Donna said...

Sweet card Claire, fab papers and super cute image :) Donna x

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a lovely card Claire, really super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Debby said...

such a lovely card.
thanks for the nice comments on my blog ;)

Dragonlady said...

Hi Claire,

Oh that cat is soooo cute. Great card hun.

Hugs Ali x

Amy said...

What a fantastic take on that sketch, this is such a cute card!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Totally gorgeous Claire and love the colours and paper, gorgeous colouring and one of my fave stamps , Hope you arm is better soon sweetie, Hugs, Nikki x

Jannie said...

Ohhh what a wonderful card!!!
Beautiful colours and cute image.
Love it!
Hope you arm is better soon Claire.
Have a lovely day

Hugs Jannie

Rach said...

a wonderful card Claire,
glad that the paper link was of use to you and that you like the paper. i love it..
thanks also for your sweet comment that you left me on my blog.. :)
have a fab weekend hun.
Hugs RAchxx

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Claire. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x.

Unknown said...

Your card is wonderful, Claire!!!
Marvellous colouring, papers and colours.
Hugs, mumur

Littlebearcrafts said...

Another beautiful card Claire, I love your use of glimmer mist around the image.
So sorry to hear you elbow is still not right, I've no idea how long tennis elbow lasts but I do hope it's better soon.
Clare x

Silli said...

...your card is very pretty, love the cute image and the colors...happy friday!

Mina said...

wow Claire, fabulous card, so cheerful and the colours suit the image so beautifully
Mina xxx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, such a cute image.
Hope your elbow is feeling better.
Sandra x

Anonymous said...

HI Claire!! This is just precious!! Adorable image and coloring!! Love your fab papers! HUGS

Leann said...

Aaaaaaw, she's such a sweetie Claire!
Hope your elbow's feeling better soon :)
Hugs x

mueppi said...

Gorgeous card, Claire!
I love this image and your colouring is perfect!
Big hugs Gisela

Alina said...

Very beautiful card, Claire, sweet image!
I'm sorry to read about your elbow, please take care!
hugs, Alina

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Really cute card. Love it. Marianne x

Janet said...

Wow what a gorgeous card! xx

Amy said...

Great card! I love the colours!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Claire. I love the papers you've used and your colouring looks fantastic.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Claire :-) I love this image and the papers are perfect ! Fabby card as always :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols and the DT x x

Maya said...

Ohhh my,this is so awesome!
Love the image,and the colors!!
And fab details,too!
Hugs from Maya :)

Marcea said...

Gorgeous card Claire, I haven't used a HH image in ages, must dig mine out sometime. Hope your arm is getting better. Have a lovely weekend

Swaantje said...

Oh what a wonderful card!
The many papers are beautiful..
Great work,Claire.

Have a nice weekend

cheryl said...

wow this is gorjus hun love it hugs cheryl xxx

Kim Costello said...

Thanks for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges your project is gorgeous Claire, HuGs Kim :)

Minxy said...

Aw super duper card, love your choice of papers too x

Jo Nevill said...

Fantastic card, just love the image you have used.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo xx

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week - Fab layout - lovely card! Cheers Claire x

Iris said...

Brilliant card, love the cute image and the fabby details.

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Iris and teh DT

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Adorable card! I love the papers you used and the touches of sparkle!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!



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