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Saturday, 25 September 2010

CES DT Card - Challenge 5

Wow, the weeks are flying by. Getting dark earlier and before you know it, it'll be christmas!
The supermarkets now have all the christmas bits on the shelf and tubs of choccies on special as per usual. I've already lost 16lbs over the last few months so wont be tempted!
This weeks challenge at the CES Challenge Blog has been set by the lovely Amy and she has chosen "Animal Antics". I've had this stamp for ages but never got it out of its wrapper till recently. Its called "Bear & Robin" by Gillian Roberts - Stampavie. I've colours with distress inks and added Stickles. The papers are Basic Grey Pyrus and a lovely doily which I have spirited with Gold Glimmer Mist. Used the Gold Viva Pearl Pen, Rafia Lace and an old wood mounted rubber stamp that I found amongst my never ending pile of stash.

Please do take a look at what my other blogging buddies have made and your more than welcome to join in with the challenge. Remember anything animal related this week.

All those going to Ally Pally this weekend have fun. Edited to say I am hopefully going tomorrow!!

Heres a few challenges my card fits into;
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas
Ai Factory - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges - Christmas Themed
Die Cut Dreams - Christmas Furry Things
Crafty Little Place - Colours Brown, Green, Orange
Charisma Cards - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic
Stamp with Fun - Stuffed Animals
Christmas Card Challenge - Distressed Cards
ABC - D for Distressing

Now back to play with my Aquamarkers, totally love them and am so impressed. Think they could become my new addiction.




Littlebearcrafts said...

This is beautiful Claire. I love how you have coloured this cute little bear.
Clare x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Claire. This is beautiful. Love your image and the papers and design of your card are just perfect. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Maria Therese said...

sweet card!!!

Christina said...

A wonderfull card Claire! Such a lovely creation!
Hugs Kristel

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
I love your gorgeous papers and colours. The image is beautiful and it all makes a fabulous card.
Fiona x

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, the image is adorable and LOVE the paper (I must get some!).

Kim. said...

Oh Clare this is wonderful, I have to say that is one of my favourite Christmas images but even so the card is just delightful. Love how you created the effect with the doily.
Kim xXx

Tineke's hobby said...

This is beautiful love your gorgeous papers and colours The image is lovely

Unknown said...

Awww I sooo much love this, your teddy is adorable xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Its absolutley stunning and so is your blog!!
hugs and xxx

nessy said...

adorable card ~love this cute bear and fab paper and details!!
vanessa xx

Lisa said...

Awh, this is so sweet! I love your coloring, it's fab :) Thanks for joining us over at Papertake Weekly!

Jackie said...

Oh what a cute card, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

Swaantje said...

Claire your Christmas card is
lovely...very cute.
The little stamp is sweet and your colouring on it...is fantastic!!*wow*

Have a wonderful weekend,Claire..

Many Greetings
from Swaani ;o)

Anki said...

Love it and love your layout! Wishing you a great weekend! Kram - Anki

Jannie said...

This is a gorgeous card Claire. I love the colours and layout. The image is beautifully.

Have a great weekend

Hugs Jannie.

racinggrandma61 said...

WOW your project is wonderful. TYSVM for joining us at AiFactory challenge and please be sure to come back and play with us again.

Laralee DT

Cheryl said...

OMG this is adorable and so beautifully coloured!!!

Vee said...

Such a lovely card.Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

pinky said...

This is gorgeous Claire, love the colours and that little fan shape! Well done on losing all those pounds!! Any tips?

Little K Smith said...

Oh a gorgeous card Claire, adore the image and so beautifully coloured! Yummy papers and love the fan shape too!

coops said...

stunning card claire.the image is gorgeous and amazing colouring.
your papers and layout are fab :)

xx coops xx

paola said...

Adorable card!! image colored, to perfection, love the fan detail, thanks for joining us at TG

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, thats gorgeous love your image and the card design is fabulous.
Congratulations on your weight loss wish I could do as well, well done anyway. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Claire, this is just do cute. Sue x

jaimie said...

Hi Claire,

Lovely card!

Greetings, Jaimie

Lou said...

Hi!lovely card,perfect colours/papers and so sweet too.
hugs Lou.xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous i love it, the colours are perfect big hugs love Pops x x x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Claire,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Wow what a sweet and wonderful X-mascard Claire, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Macpurp said...

well done on the weight loss! have a great time at ally pally!

This is such a lovely card.

love teen x

Mandy said...

Claire your card is stunning hun, your colouring is always beautiful and the image is so sweet.
Hope you're having a great weekend hun
hugs Mandy xx

Dawn B. said...

This is precious Claire.. Love the way you colored your image..

Donna said...

Such a gorgeous card Claire...I love this cute image and the beautiful fan you have created :) Donna x

Karen said...

Gorgeous Claire, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the colors you chose and your coloring is AMAZING!! TFS with us at SMC!

Delphine said...

Stunning card, Claire! I love how you have coloured this adorable image, the gorgeous papers and the fan, brilliant! Hugs Delphine xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Pure pure SWEETNESS!!

stampinfrog said...

Gorgeous card Claire and I love the fan!!!

Monique said...

Just adorable... Cute Cute Cute. I love this image and your have colored it just perfect..Great work!!

Valerie said...

This card is adorable! I love everything about it!!!

mueppi said...

Hi Claire
your card is so lovely and this image is so cute!!!!I love it!
Hugs Gisela

Emma said...

Such a beautiful card Claire, adorable image and love the colours. Such a pretty doilie too!! ;-)
Hugs Emma x

Annika said...

What a lovely design - adore the fan design behind the image! And your colouring is just stunning as always!

Ria said...

Gorgeous Card, Claire ! Great colours, great stamp.

Annika said...

What a lovely design - adore the fan shape behind the image! Gorgeous colouring as usual!

angelwhispers said...

Adorable image and such a pretty design!!

Love Chanelle xx

Mary J said...

Very sweet, Claire! Amazing colouring!

So pleased you could join us at Totally Gorjuss, thank you!

The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty card. The image is so cute and your colour scheme is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card, awesome colour work, beautiful papers & design, luv the doiley, sue,x

Lindsey said...

Oh this is beautiful! Your colouring is to die for! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :-)
Linds x

Wishcraft said...

Aww this is just adorable! Love the image and you've coloured it beautifully :o) Lisa x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh, what a gorgeous card! I love it!!! SEW pretty!

Congrats on the weight loss. I, too, have been working to lose weight (started in January and have lost a lot - have gone down 5-6 clothing sizes) so I know some of what you've been going through.) I wish you continued willpower and success!!!

Thank you for participating in this week's Christmas Themed Sew Many Challenges!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work Claire, I love the sweet image.

Liza x

Sarah said...

Really sweet card Claire, you've coloured the bear beautifully. I love the papers and colours.
I'm as guilty as you in that I've got this stamp and not yet taken it out of the packet!
Sarah xx :0)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, just love this image, fab LO love your choice of colours as well!
hugs shell xx

Lawren said...

What a lovely card. I love the background papers and the coloring. Thanks for joining us at AIF.

Lawren - DT Member.

Monique said...

This is gorgious !! I love it !!

Hugs Monique

Tracey T said...

Hi Claire - oh how I wish I could colour like you! Such a cute card! Would love to see what you have done with your Aquamarkers! Big hugs, Tracey T

Pia said...

wow Claire what a beautiful card, lovely image
hugs Pia

Anonymous said...

great card! i love coloring with distress inks! thanks for playing this week at AiF
-Tammy L

Lynsey said...

Hi Claire this is a super cute image and great card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Tasha said...

Super sweet card. Such a gorgoeus image and coloured beautifully. I love that DP
love tasha xx

stephanne said...

This is adorably sweet, such a cute image and I love the nontraditional colours you've used and the lovely touches of glitter!!
hugs, stephanne

Mandy said...

Just popping onto say thanks for becoming a follower of our new challenge,Sparkle Dreams Challenge look forward to seeing you on the 1st October for our first challenge...
The Sparkle DT

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Claire!
Love your sweet image and beautiful colouring!
Those papers are delish!
kim x

Unknown said...

This is just darling!

Annie said...

I love this cute teddy bear! and you have coloured him beautifully. I love the colour combo and the touch of gold too.
hugs, annie x

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous card. Love your papers. Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.

Joy said...

Hi Claire, two adorable Xmas cards love those images and BG papers. I've not long got back from a Mediterranean cruise, fantastic! So got to catch up on peeps blogs and update mine! Love the wedding photo xx

Shazza said...

gorgeous card Claire and well done on the weight loss x

Loes Oorschot said...

Whow Claire this is beautiful! I love how you've coloured the pretty image with distress ink.

xx Loes

Sharon Caudle said...

Soooo adorable, Claire! Love the doily and that image is so cute! I got it last year and still haven't inked it up. Bout time I got around to it, don't ya think? LOL! Beautiful card!

Elise said...

Holy smokes! This is incredibly gorgeous! Wow! Love how you've created that piece above the image with the cut doily!!!! And this vintagey look is soooo DREAMY! Love love LOVE it!

ps. Congrats on your weight loss! Proud of you!!!


Unknown said...

Wonderful card, Claire!!!
I like the combination of papers and the colours are very beautiful.
Big hugs, Murielle

melsanford said...

Awwww - how cute! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Faye said...

Love, love, love it. Fab papers, cute image, gorgeous colouring, and the peek of doily is soooo pretty. Hugs. xxx

Sandra said...

Stunning card Claire...how cute is that image and coloured to perfection!...love the papers too..

Hope you had a good day at Ally Pally.
Take care
San x

Gez Butterworth said...

Very pretty card indeed. Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss.x

Unknown said...

This is absolutely stunning!!
Love the image, the design and your coloring!!!
Great work!!


Michele Roos said...

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

Lori said...

Fantastic papers and layout, really beautiful, Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cut Dreams with this adorable card, hope to see you back again!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Claire
Love the image, your design and details are just beautiful!!

Karen x


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