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Monday, 22 February 2010

Sketch Saturday and Other Challenges

Morning, its very wet here, not stopped raining and I am still full of cold. Kids should have gone back today but Jessica has a bad throat and Zoe's now full of cold and had me up 1/2 the night.
I did manage to finish this easel card though, not been up to crafting these last few days.
I took the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday, just love the Layout. The papers are the new Cosmo Cricket 6 x 6 "Material Girl" and my new "Bench Friends" from Kraftin Kimmies Stamps. I've coloured with Promarkers and Chalks. Lots of flowers, a few buttons, charm, ribbon & calender all from stash. Some faux stitching and lots of distressing on the papers.



My card also fits in with these challenges;

Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Distress
Crafty Catz - Charming Bear
Saturday Spotlight - Distressing
Cute Card Thursday - Metal Mania
Crafty Calendar - Love/Friendship

I will be back at some stage with a sneak peak from LOTV. Did you know there are more new releases on the way very soon. If you like kitties and a few others then you wont be dissapointed. Watch this space for more details.......

Now must get the dreaded chores done, we are changing estate agents as our house has still not sold and they are coming this afternoon. Hope to get some crafting done inbetween if possible.

TTFN & TFL

Clairexx

89 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Claire. What a beauty. Great papers and so colourful. Great job. I have never tried to make a card like this, maybe I should. Are they easy.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

fluwelenvoetjes said...

Gorgeous card! I love every little detail!
Anita xx

gina g said...

Hi Claire Beautiful card hunny love the papers and sweet image. Sorry that you and your girls are not to well at the mo, wishing you all a speedy recovery. luv gina xx

Caroline said...

Stunning card! Gorgeous papers and great image. Caroline x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Claire,i love your image.
So gorgeous papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh this is DIVINE!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Claire. I adore the iamges and the papers are lush. Great dfetails too.
Hugs
Cathy xx

pinky said...

Poor kids, still trying to shake a cold off from January! Love your card Claire, the colours are very cheerful and so much to catch the eye.
Pinky

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, wish it was raining here it might clear all the snow and ice we have. Love your gorgeous card, that image is so cute, and the papers are beautiful. with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tara said...

This is really pretty Claire and such an adorable sentiment! Those papers have just gone on my ever-growing wishlist, yummy!
Good luck with the house ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
I really love the papers on this card. the colours are so bright and cheerful - just what is needed to brighten up a cold cold day here. The image is so sweet and the sentiment is beautiful.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Chrissie said...

Oh Claire, this is just beautiful!
Your papers and colouring have cerainly done this lovely stamp justice, simply stunning.

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Claire, love that sweet image and those papers are fab.
luv
debby

Faerielore said...

such a stunning card, thank for you joining us over at crafty calander xxx

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your card is really superb : your choice of papers is great - like the distressing - the image is so sweet and I love the sentiment too... Great job... Smiles from Catherine

Spyder said...

A lovely card Claire, love the colours and a lovely cute image too!! Thank you for joining the Quirkly Crafty's challenge, hope to see you next time too!!
(Lyn))

Spyder said...

Love the papers you've chosen too!! Really lovely bright easel card... (let's hope I can do the next bit with out spelling mistakes!) thank you for joining OSAAT First Challenge! Don't forget to join us next time too!!
(Lyn)

stampinfrog said...

Gorgeous card Claire!Love the papers and this image is so sweet and beautifully colored!
Hope you and the girls get to feeling better soon!
Hugs,Connie

Fe-Fe said...

Awwww! Such a cute image and a fab card.

Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts.

Fe x

craftyb said...

Awww Claire I love this....the image is adorable and the papers are just yummy....such a warm card....well done on fitting it into so many challenges!!

Good luck with the estate agent...you must be really fed up with no sale! bx

PS Get well soon to you all! bx

Gry-Beate said...

WOW this was just beautiful!

stitchy said...

Claire, your card is gorgeous, such detail, I love it..thank you for entering in the first challenge at OSAAT..hope to see you next Sunday too...good luck!!
hugz
stitchy xx

Annie said...

love the vintage feel to the papers on this card, and such an adorable image. thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Cazzy said...

That is definitely cute! Thanks for joining us on Quirky Crafts this time.

It is great to visit new blogs.

Cazzy x

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fab Claire, such a sweet image and gorgeous colours

Julia said...

Awww! Really cute card fits in beautifully for the Quirky Crafts Challenge. Thanks for taking part!

Donna said...

This is such a delightful and pretty card Claire...thanks for joining us at Cupcake :) Donna x

lalkygirl said...

fab card ,i love the colours ,its so cheerful.thanks for joining us at lexis creations ,good luck in the challenges,i hope you feel better soon
lalkygirl x

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Claire. Love that image & those papers are gorgeous :-)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

Hugs
Tracey
x

Lexi said...

This is adorable! Gorgeous papers...i love easel cards :D thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Cheryl said...

wow gorjus detail love every piece of it love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Linda W said...

i love it colorful and cute.
hug

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

Greetings, Saskia :)

*Vicki* said...

Hey sweetie!! Boy, this is sooo adorable!! I love your pretty coloring and flowers!! :) it's so good to see you again sweetie!! Hope you're doing well!! HUGS

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Lexi's Creations! Thanks for joining us & good luck!

Saskia :)

TaraG said...

Oh Claire, this is absolutely gorgeous, hun! I just adore everything about this sweet card!!! Of course, I love this KKS stamp to bits and it just looks so sweet with these yummy papers! What a great idea to add the calendar to the easel card! Such a charming card, hun! Love it to bits!
Hope you are all on the mend real soon!
Big Hugs,t

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so gorgeous!
Love your sweet image and fabulous design!
hugs
kim x

Kerry said...

Gorgeous card Claire. Its so pretty xx

Pia said...

wow just so beautiful card, lovely details and colours

Liz's creative corner said...

This card is lovely, with gorgeous details, thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope you feel beter soon, hope to see you next time, hugs Liz xx

carol said...

hello...fabulous card, love the sketch too, thanks for playing along with craftycatz, x carol

Becky said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card Claire, I love that image!!
Love Becky xx

alicaz said...

beautiful - cute image and great colors!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

alina said...

Hi Claire, lovely card you've made, very beautiful papers!
I hope you all feel better soon!
Many hugs, Alina

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a sweet image and a beautiful card Claire!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a sweet and lovely card Claire.Wonderful!
Hugs Jacqueline

Littleted62 said...

Oh my, this is adorable! I just love that image and your colours are gorgeous.

Nicki, xx

Christine Riley said...

What a sweet, sweet card! Love the colors and embellies :)
Hugs, Christine

Cheryl said...

this is brilliant hun love all the super detail too thanks for joining us at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxx

Paula said...

claire,
your cards from the last weeks are very beautiful.
thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
hugs paula

Sarah said...

Beautiful card papers and image to die for, stunning make, thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Sarah xx

Danni said...

Such a wonderful card!! So pretty! Hope everyone gets to feeling better asap!

Scrapmumur said...

Wow...Claire, your card is very fabulous!!!!
Lovely images and I adore your papers.
Have a nice day.
Hugs, mumur

Biscuitlid said...

Claire
this is lovely with such a sweet image, love how you've layerd up flowers on buttons

Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week
Hugs
Victoria
x

Randi said...

Gorgeous Clarie!!! I love all these amazing colors and details you combined!! The little calendar on the easel base is brilliant! Love it!

sam said...

Lovely card Claire, really cute image. Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge at OSAAT. Please pop back on Sunday to see our next challenge.
Sam x

Cheryl said...

wow love this great colurs and brilliant detail too thanks for joining us at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxxxx

Diane said...

Hope you are feeling better!
Such a beautiful easel card!!! Love all the details and the colors and your coloring is fab!!!

treesawardincrafts said...

Claire this is lovely. Nobody would ever guess how much effort it cost you to make it an blog. Get well soon.

Yanitza Ramos said...

What a lovely card. The colors blend perfectly and your coloring is fantastic as well. Thanks for sharing!

*Vicki* said...

Sorry sweetie!! I didn't realize that you had added this to the Spotlight challenge for this week!! :) Thanks so much for playing with us!! So thrilled to have you hun!! I love your work!! HUGs

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful card !!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
swf-team

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a fabulous card.I love all the gorgeous details. Hugs Marja

Crayola58 said...

My goodness, you do amazing cards... I looked at most and they are truly darling... great designs.
Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave a sweet comment.
Carole

Dawn B. said...

Terrific card.. Love all the embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joing in with our first challenge over at OSAAT, and good luck! :D

Natalie said...

Claire this is a beautiful card. x

Lisa said...

Hi Claire, Gorgeous card! Love the image and fab papers.

Lisa x

Jill said...

Hi Claire aww your easel card is gorgeous, love the DP and image, I hope the kids are feeling better soon take care and hugs Jill xx

Liz said...

Beautiful work lovely project thanks for joining OSAAT Dont forget to check winners and next challenge on Sunday Hope ypu join the fun again

Liz x

Pink Heather said...

Gorgeous card. I love those little orange flowers.

Crystal said...

Adorable card, the sentiment matches the image perfectly! I love the faux stitching as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

Deanne said...

oh wow she is beautiful and very cute isnt she, gorgeous card, tfs and joining in with us at quirky crafts x

Didelis\Gele said...

Beautiful work-I like that!

Annika said...

Fingers crossed your house will sell fast!
Love your card, beautiful colour scheme and layout. I just got myself same papers recently, been aching to start creating with them! :)
Hugs
Annika

Pinkllilac said...

Such a beautiful card with lovely detail Claire and the papers and colouring are gorgeous.
Hugs Linda

Swaantje said...

Ohhhhhhhh what a lovely card!
The little image is very cute,Claire and your colouring is fantastic!

Have a nice day.
Hugs
Swaani

Silli said...

Claire, your card is so beautiful, I love the dp, love the colors and the cute image! HUGS

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Wonderful card Claire! The colours are so warm and rich and the layout is just perfect! Love the little flower arrangement! Thanks so much for all the wonderful goodies you sent. They are now safely tucked away in my suitcase...ready to fly across the world!!
Many many thanks,
Judy xx

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous

Georgie said...

Gorgeous card thanks for playing along at lexis Creations

Terrie B x said...

Claire your card is `gorgeous...love the photo looks as though your mastering it pretty well!!!!!!!Love the depth of field!!!!!
HAVE lots of fun:)xxx

POPPET said...

Love the image reallt cute and the colours are really cheery, hugs Pops x

Nicole Bailey said...

what a pretty card...I love all the details you added and that image is just adorable!

Blankiefinder said...

Wow, what a fantastic card! So, so beautiful! Great job with the distressing, too. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful! I love the papers and the image and the layout, and and and!! LOL! Seriously, I totally love this card, Claire! Hope you're feeling better!
hugs!
Sharon

stephanne said...

This is gorgeous!! So much to look at, the warm, inviting colours and patterns and sweet image, I think I am in love!!

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Claire, such a pretty image and fabulous papers. Your finishing touches are always so beautiful.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Smita said...

This is beautiful!! Love the image and the coloring...

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