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Thursday, 26 August 2010

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!!!!

Another week has flown past and we see another new challenge at this weeks LOTV Challenge Blog. The theme this week is Lets G0 Dotty for Circles.
Meet James the Bear, he has been coloured with Prisma Pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits. Cut with my Nesties and edged with a Gold Adirondaak Dabber. Yep, I'm still hooked on Glimmer Mists and have used lots of the Gold on this card. The papers are V & A and Secret Crafter. SU Punch for the circles and a Marianne Die for the Doily shape behind the image.
I thought while I'm making so many christmas cards at the moment I may as well put one to use and made this from my youngest to her Dad this year. Its going in the suitcase as we have just booked 2 weeks in Mauritius over the Christmas Period. This will be our 3rd Christmas there and we stay at the same resort every time. 2 weeks later, me and hubby are off to Las Vegas for 5 nights. Our house sale had fallen threw and we cancelled our summer holiday to the caribbean so at least now we have something to look forward to!

Anyway, I do hope you can join in with this weeks challenge, the rest of the DT have gorgeous examples and we'd love to stop by your blog and see what you've made.

Heres my usual list of challenges for this card;

Crazy Challenge - Never to early for Christmas Cards
Sew Many Challenge - Christmas in August
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in August
One Stitch at a Time - Say it with Shapes
Ellephantastic Challenge - Male Card or Project
Simple Doodles - Come On, Lets Celebrate

And Heres a Top 3 Award I've just received!

Thanks for stopping.
Happy Crafting!



Lizzy said...

WOW WOW WOW! this is absolutely stunning, fantastic colouring :)...great colours & fab layout...Good luck in the challenges xx Lizzy xx :)

Joey said...

Claire Hunny this is stunning! beautiful colourwork you have made that little cutie look even more cute! love it. Joey.x


Hi Claire
A gorgeous card,so beautiful and congratulations on your award,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely gorgeous....I love the image and papers

Sian said...

Wow, gorgeous card, love the papers and the colouring is wonderful, love it!
Hugs Sian

Christina said...

Wowww Claire that's a gorgeous card! Really love the colours!
Hugs Kristel

Irena said...

This card is gorgeous.
The image is lovely colored.
Great papers.
Thank you for joining us in The Crazy Challenge this week!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Claire. Lovely card, great image and I love all the co-ordinating colour combo. Very nice. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh I just LOVE this! Your colouring is fab - the little bear looks so cute. Great papers and love all your gorgeous details :o) Lisa x

Vicky said...

WOW.....this is gorgoues Claire, I love that image its so cute & he's been coloured in superbly. WOW, any father would love this card!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Bluefairy4U said...

Your card is stunning. bet your daughter is happy that you have her daddy's christmas card already. I am so sorry your sale didn't go ahead, but I am selling my house and its a nightmare. Good luck for a sale soon. Hugs Jo.xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Claire, Gorgeous card! I just love this colour combo and such a cute image.

Lisa x

Jackie said...

Oh my, this is so gorgeous. I love the colours and that little bear id fab :o)
Jackie xx

Unknown said...

Oh Claire I am speakless, so beautiful, love the style and colours.
Hugs, Ageeth

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire
This is a beautiful card. These colours are so suitable for a man and the image is gorgeous. I love it.
Fiona x

Michelle said...

Absolutley Gorgeous! I love how you've coloured the teddy, he looks fab! and the papers are pretty cute!
Thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge at the Ellephantastic blog.
Elle DT

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhhhh I ADORE your sweet card.

~Jeri~ said...

WOW! Amazing work. Simply beautiful and full of detail. He will love receiving this card for Christmas!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

Susie said...

Gorgeous card - I love that stamp and the papers you've used! Susie x

Cor* said...

OMG I just love this card. Especially the colors (my fave) . Glimmer mist, something I am gonna have to buy one day. Sounds like you will have lots of fun around Christmas and New Years. Good for you! Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations for our Christmas Challenge.

lindyloo said...

Oh what a beautiful card love the colour combo huggies lindyloo x

Delphine said...

Wow, Claire, what a gorgeous card! Amazing colouring, lovely image and gorgeous papers and I love your choice of brown, really beautiful! And congratulations on your top 3 award! Hugs Delphine xx

Kathleen said...

Wow what a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the image.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Wow, could this be any cuter. What a great card. Love the bear image too.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Claire.

Hugs Riet.xx

Unknown said...

Awe.... so beautiful!! Love the warm colors and your paper!
The image is too cute!!!


Kerry said...

I love the LOTV Bear in Sepia colours, he looks great.

Love Kerry xxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh so darling, what a cute image! Love the vintagey DP too! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is just so cute, and the colours are gorgeous, Sue x

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card Sweetie!!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Claire this is just adoreable! I love the coloring and how it looks. Great job :)

jaimie said...

HI claire,

So cute this bear card!!! Love it.

Greetings, jaimie

Spyder said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour

Thomine said...

What an adorable card!! And I love the colours!!

Lilacanglia said...

Love, LOve, LOVe, LOVE this card,
Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic this week,
Hope to see you again next week,
Ellephantastic DT

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow!!! Claire this card is amazing, just like you! Thanks for being such a wonderful inspiration!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow what a great image and love the colours and those large letters, hugs Heidi xx

Julie said...

Fabulous Claire - just love your colouring of the bear!!! Not jeatlous at all of the holidays you have booked - not at all!! Hugs, Julie

Marley said...

Beautiful card sweetie!! Your coloring on the image is amazing and I love the DP! xMarley

Nicki said...

Oh this is lovely - I think the new LoTV Christmas stamps are gorgeous and you've coloured little James perfectly.

Sorry to hear about the house sale, that must have been stressful but your Christmas jollies sound wonderful - you'll have sun while we have snow!

Hugs, Nicki, x

Poppet said...

Gorgeous card Claire. The image is coloured beautifully and the papers look fab. :-) xx

Fleur said...

Oh Claire it's gorgeous he's just so sweet & your colouring is fantastic
Hugz Fleur xXx

stampinfrog said...

I just love this image and your coloring is awesome!Fabulous papers!

kim.mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love that sweet bear and you couldn't have colored him any cuter!!!! Great details!!! TFS with us at SMC!

Linda said...

What a very cute little bear image....great card...I really like the monochrome colors!!
Thank you for joining us at Simple Doodles hope to see you for the next challenge that starts tomorrow.
Linda - DT Simple Doodles

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Awesome card!!!

Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

Unknown said...

This is just adorable!

Jannie said...

Hello Claire.
I'm back from a wonderful holiday.
We enjoyed the beautiful Harz region in Germany.
What a wonderful creations you've made the last week, really beautiful!

Hugs Jannie

Lia said...

hi claire,
this is absolutely stunning I love this teddybear
hugs Lia

Suzi said...

OMG! Claire, this is stunning, I love the image and they colour combo. Thank you for joining us at Creative inspirations this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Gem said...

a gorgeous card Claire! Thanks for joining in with this weeks Say it with shapes challenge over at One Stitch at a time! Gemma :)

Tracy said...

gorgeous card love the colours you have used and the very cute little bear. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Helen Laurence said...

awww what a gorgeous card. Love the teddy & the dark warm colours.
Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic this week.
Hugs x x

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just perfection,your coulrs papers,and coluring just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

Danielle said...

What a perfect christmas card for dad! Adore the LOTV image and those brown papers are gorgeous! Love it! Sounds like you have some exciting travels ahead of you .... Mauritius is on my 'to visit' list one day!!
Hugs, Danielle

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card, sweetie:O) That image is too cute, and your colouring of it perfect, hun. Lovely design.
Have a brilliant weekend.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Jenni said...

Gorgeous, love this card and everything about it. Thanks so much for taking the Creative Inspirations challenge.
Jenni x

Kim. said...

Stunning card, love the new image. Sorry to hear about the house sale, my house sale also fell threw last week too, it really puts a dampner on things just when you build your hopes.
Kim xXx

Alina said...

very beautiful card, Claire!
hugs, Alina

Cheryl said...

This is so adorable,such a sweet image and fabulous design!!! Lucky you,I hope you enjoy your two wonderful holidays!!

Pia said...

wow what a stunnig card, lovely details.
hugs Pia

Little K Smith said...

Hi Claire
Gorgeous card, adore the colours! Super cute teddy too!

Unknown said...

Wow, Claire, this is gorgeous! love the colors and the sweet image.
Hugs, Christine

Jules said...

Oh Claire - your card is fantastic.

Love it!!

Love Jules xx

lilavati said...

it's the sweetest thing I've seen for today!

Amanda said...

I love LOTV stamps and this monotone card is amazing!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card, Claire! Great colouring.
Hugs, Vanja

Niki Estes said...

What a pretty card! I love all the gold!

Bev said...

loving this card. clours are fab, colouring is great and the image is sooooooooooooooo cute. ty for joining us at the crazy challenge xx

Tasha said...

Wow what a stunning card, fabulous designa nd super cute image
love tasha xx

Kerryn said...

I adore this card and image!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is lovely! Fabulous colours and papers. This card manages to be ultra cute and yet quite masculine! Love it! Warmest wishes, Lesley


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