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Saturday, 11 September 2010

CES DT Card - Christmas Easel Card + Challenges.

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Today is a new challenge over the CES Challenge Blog, cant believe we are on week 3 already. Thankyou to all who have taken part. It has been a great success so far. This weeks its team "B" and the theme is "Christmas Easel Cards". For mine I have used the MME Holly Jolly Papers available from Emma's Craft Store, along with the Poinsietta's & Pearl Bead Spray. The image is LOTV which has been coloured with Distress Ink Refills and Glimmer Sprayed with Pearl and Red. Unfortunately the red wasn't spraying too well, so I used a needle to try and clear this but it well, shot out hence the heavier coverage than I would have liked. My hand was dripping in it and it really looked like I'd cut myself but I don't think it looks too bad. Cut with Nesties and have added a Swirl from a Marianne Die. The text is rubber stamped.
Do pop over to the challenge blog, my teams have made fabulous cards and we hope you can play along this week.
This weeks prize is a "Dandelion Decoupage Kits '.

Heres a few challenge challenges my cards fits into;
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Christmas Colours
Incy Wincy Designs - Celebrate
OCC - Fun With Folds

And other news, non craft related. Our house sale fell threw on exchange last month so looks like we are staying put. So instead we have booked up to go back to Mauritius again for 2 weeks at Christmas, then me and hubby are off to Las Vegas for 5 nights in January and best of all we've just ordered me a new car. I have the Lexus RX400 which is now 3 yrs old so have the New Lexus RX450 SEL on order and should be ready in the next couple of weeks. I love my Lexus and this new one is even better so cant wait (Big SMILIE)!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.... And a telling off to Mr Blogger, 503 is no longer a favourite of mine!!!!

**Blogger is not behaving today either. Not only am I receiving duplicate comments, I think I'm sending them to, so apologies if you've received more than one from me**
xxx

66 comments:

Maria Therese said...

So sweet Claire!

Marley said...

Beautiful easelcard Claire!! I love the papers you used and the sweet image. I like the red glimmer around him so it looks great! Your vacation plans sounds amazinggg!! and the new card too!! xxMarley

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
Wow the papers on this card are gorgeously rich. The colours are fabulous and you have used such a sweet image. Beautiful work.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Tara said...

Oh I love your glitter easel card Claire, so sparkly and very cute too!
Hugs Tara xx

craftyb said...

Awwww Claire, I love this wee bear...you coloured him beautifully! Love your easel card! bx

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Claire, what a darling card! With talent like yours you really should consider entering some of your projects over at the Papercraft Star! http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.com. All the challenges are provided way in advance so that you have plenty of time to enter and there are great prizes to win as well!

nicolet said...

Your card is really gorgeous Claire!
I love the deatails!
Greetings nicolet

nicolet said...

Your card is really gorgeous Claire!
I love the deatails!
Greetings nicolet

Tineke's hobby said...

Beautiful easelcard Claire, I love the papers you used and the sweet image
Tineke

Terrie B x said...

Your card is Gorgeous Claire TFS
Have a great weekend:)x

Terrie B x said...

Your card is Gorgeous Claire TFS
Have a great weekend:)x

Terrie B x said...

Your card is Gorgeous Claire TFS
Have a great weekend:)x

Kristel said...

That's a great card Claire! Looks really lovely!
Hugs Kristel

Marianne said...

What a very nice and sweet christmas card. Beautiful with the ink and stamps all over. Really love it!!

Christa said...

hi claire love your sweet christmas cards hugs christa

Christa said...

hi claire love your sweet christmas cards hugs christa

Lia said...

wonderful card claire I love this stamp it's just to sweet
hugs Lia

Lori Rider said...

Beautiful Christmas card! All the extra touches you added make it stunning - especially the glitter! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

Marianne said...

Wow, such a beautiful easel card!
Love the paper and the colors!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirls sunday challenge!
Marianne

melsanford said...

Just gorgeous! Love this little bear! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my gosh just the CUTEST!!!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

arjette said...

Oooohhh what a beautifull card!! I love this image!! So sweet!!!

gr. arjette.

arjette said...

Oooohhh what a beautifull card!! I love this image!! So sweet!!!

gr. arjette.

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous card Claire, adore this little bear! Great colours and beautiful papers, love all the sparkle too!
Kelly.x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
stunning card, awesome colouring, lovely papers & design, sue,x

Delphine said...

Ooh I love your easel card, Claire! I love this cute little bear and the gorgeous papers you have used! And I can see a lot of nice things coming for you:-)... Have a great weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Fleur said...

Oh Claire, this is so pretty I love the papers & your colouring is fantastic
Hugz Fleur xXx

coops said...

stunning card claire.the image is gorgoeus and i love your papers and colours and fabulous sparkle :D

xx coops xx

Doreen said...

This is stunning Claire your colouring is fantastic,and I love your papers.xxx

Andrea said...

Hi claire! This is so cute! I have never made this kind of card... I need to try it. ;)

Andrea said...

Hi claire! This is so cute! I have never made this kind of card... I need to try it. ;)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh what a gorgeous easel!! Love your coloring of the sweet image and your details and paper!

Nicola said...

Ooh this is stunning claire, love this adorable image with your fantastic colouration and your papers and embellies are delish.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

scrappyjan said...

what a sweet card Clarie!!
hugs, Janiel

Jodi said...

Adorable easel card!! It's a really cute holiday card!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Tanya R said...

This is one great card. Love the additional bling!
Hugs
Tanya

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a wonderful Xmas-card Claire!
The image is so cute.
Hugs Jacqueline

Annika said...

I think the glimmer misting worked very well - love the results!! Although I hate when they get clogged up!!!
The layout is real lovely and I adore the little poinsettias - so cute!!
Hugs
Annika

Vicky said...

Hi Claire love your card its gorgeous & I'm going have to get me some of that paper its lush. Soz didn't get round yesterday my lappy went the comp shop so I'm on borrowed 1s at mo.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Kerryn said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card!!

Miria said...

I love this card, Claire and the quote as well. Hugs. Miria

alina said...

a very pretty card, Claire!
hugs, Alina

Kim Piggott said...

Utterly gorgeous card Claire!
Such a cute image and gorgeous paper!
So sorry about the house sale but you have so much scrummyness to look forward to have fun!
hugs
kim x

Tammi said...

Gorgeous easel card Claire, love the sparkle and papers! Woohoo on the vacations and new car! :) ~Hugs

stephanne said...

Lol, yes, that Blogger.... I tell ya... But comments MUST be made, even when they appear 12 times, lol!!

This card is fantastic, love the glimmer and the image is adorable!!!

Hugs, stephanne

HappyCrafter said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the sparkle and shimmer.

HappyCrafter said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the sparkle and shimmer.

Pia said...

wooooow what a great card, beautiful image.
hugs Pia

Leann said...

This is stunning Claire!
Hugs x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card..love the easel cards and you've used such a cute LOTV image on this one :0)...

Sorry to hear your news on the house sale...but never mind,two lovely holidays and a fabby new car to look forward to :0)...

Take care Claire
San x

scrappyjacky said...

A gorgeous card....and that is such a cute image.

Poppet said...

Wonderful card Claire, I think the deeper red works well with the papers you have chosen. :-) xx

Julie said...

Wonderful card Claire!! Love your colouring and the glimmering is fab!! Juliexx

Sarpreet said...

This is gorgeous, sorry I have not been to your blog recently

angelwhispers said...

So sorry to hear about the sale of your house Claire!! But on the other hand wow what a lucky girl you are think you have a better deal and no stress of moving!!

Love the card the image is beautiful and such a perfect design. Love it Chanellle xx

crafty amy said...

Hiya Hun,
Sorry I am late again I have been so busy with work and I have been setting up my own challenge blog as have decided I need to push my download sheets more :D
I have just started a DT call for the challenge and there is a chance to win so me downloads HERE if you have time to check it out.
This is such a cute card I love your colouring of Milton and the details you have added.

Hugs

Amy xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, wow thats a gorgeous card, love those papers and your image is so cute the design is fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Ida said...

Wow, Claire!! Your cute christmas-card is stunning!! Gorgeous!;o)

Hugs Ida:o)

Marion said...

Fabulous card Claire. Love those LOTV bears. So sorry your house sale fell through, but at least now you have a lovely holiday and a new car to look forward to.
hugs
Marion

Silli said...

Such a sweet image, love your card muchly...

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Claire! Fabulous colouring.
Hugs, vanja

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness, this is SO cute! Love the sweet image and all the sparkle.
Hugs, Christine

Wishcraft said...

So cute! Love the image and all the sparkle :o) Lisa x

Tineke's hobby said...

What a beautiful card i like the image and all the sparkles
Great take on our challenge, thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy. Hope you join us next time
Tineke

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