Welcome to my blog. This is where I love to share all my cardmaking. I'm a DT Member for Lili's Little Fairies,Crafty Emma's Store (CES Challenge Blog) and Dream Valley. I have no willpower and am a hoarder of paper pads, pens and rubber stamps galore. I love visiting other crafters blogs and have gained many cyber friends threw blogland. Thankyou for taking the time to look at my blog today and I love reading each and every comment.

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Thursday, 29 April 2010

LOTV DT Card & Challenges

Today the LOTV Challenge have a new challenge and we would like to see "Summertime". You can interpret this anyway you like. I chose to colour Thomas with Flowers from LOTV and added a Spica Pen for a little sparkle.

The papers are My Minds Eye "Ooh La La" and have distressed and coloured the edges on all the papers. I've used the gorgeous MS Punch and a mix of flowers from my stash. There is a fabulous sketch over at the Stamp With Fun Challenge Blog and I just couldnt resist. Think I'll be using this one again soon.

I've a busy day ahead. My 40th Birthday tomorrow. Had my nails done yesterday and off to get my hair highlighted today. In the meanwhile, below is a list of other challenges my card fits into;

Charisma - Girly Card with Flowers
Quixotic - How Distressing
Crafty Angels - Summer
OCC - Bloomin Blossoms
Secret Crafter - Distressing

And dont forget to visit the LOTV Challenge Blog, the rest of the DT have made the most gorgeous cards and we'd love it if you could join in!

TTFN and TFL

Clairexx

Monday, 26 April 2010

Tilda Multi Challenge Card


Finally a card. I'm struggling to find the time atm. Maybe because the weather is on the change I'm busy in the garden or doing other things but will be crafting when I can, couldnt give up my favourite past-time.


I just love the way my card has turned out. Magnolia's are always beautiful stamps to use and with the matching papers it really completes it I think. Tilda has been coloured with Copics and have glazed her basket, adding stickles to the flowers in her basket. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and other bits and bobs from stash.
I made this card taking this weeks sketch from Friday Sketcher, but as usual it fits into a few other challenges as well.

Corrosive Challenge - Use a Charm
Stamptacular - Sew Special
Allsorts - Photo Inspiration (butterflies)
Your Next Stamp - Stitching
Crafty Angels - Summer
Crafty Catz - Stitching
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes

Got a busy week ahead of me. Hospital appointment tomorrow, Nails done Wednesday, Highlights Thursday and my 40th Birthday on Friday. Dont know how much crafting I'll get done this week but will be back on Thursday with my LOTV DT Card.

Remember my Birthday Candy which is posted above and open to all.
Well thats it for now. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Clairexx

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Muti Challenge Card



Another gorgeous day here in Kent. School uniforms to get sorted for their return tomorrow and a pile of laundry awaiting. But 1st I wanted to post this card I made late last night. I took the Sketch from The Fussy & Fancy Challenge and used the colour combo from this weeks WOJ Challenge. I havent entered this challenge for a very long time and couldnt believe I have a draw full of uninked WOJ Stamps.


This one is from the Spring 2008 Collection. She' been coloured with Copics but dont know where the papers are from, they are scraps from a previous card.

I know this is alot of challenges but I only really base my card on one or two, anymore is just luck!

KL Stampin & Scrappin - Bling It On
Our Creative Corner - Beautiful Butterflies
Simple Doodles - Inspire Others
Secret Crafter - Day Out (day in the garden)
Stamp Something - Something Layered
Crazy Challenge - Dont Call Me Flat
Cute Card Thurdsday - Touchy Feely
Fab n Funky - Use A Neglected Stamp
Creatalicious - Flowers and Wings
Whiff of Joy - Green, Yellow and your own (I've used Brown)
Creative Cottage - Things with Wings
Magical Crafts - Something for the Girls
Creative Belli Challenge - Die Cut Shapes (nesties)
Stampavie - Butterflies
ABC - S for Sparkle
My Time To Craft - Pretty Pearls
Crafty Angels - My Favourite Things



Best go get dressed and get the chores out of the way. Hope to do some more Blog Hopping later on.
Forgot to add that I made the TOP 3 at Prairie Fairy. Have added the blinkie to my sidebar!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog

Clairexx

Thursday, 15 April 2010

LOTV DT Card & Challenges



How time flies. 2 weeks have gone and today Bev has come up with have a lovely sketch for you at the LOTV Challenge Blog. I dont usually go with these colours but bought a new Papermania Pad and although I dont use them much, I love gingham papers.


My LOTV image has been coloured with Copic Markers and cut out with Nesties. The Flowers and lace are from my stash and I've added lots of stickles to both the flowers and the flowers on the image. The leaves and butterfly are both punched.



Got a bit happy with the camera. It was so nice outside I took my card into the garden in the end.
Its so nice to be back crafting and I'm blog hopping when I can.
My hubby has taken today and tomorrow off to spend time with us all before they go back to school next week. I'm sure we will venture out somewhere. Poor Jessica went back on Monday and is sitting her Textiles exam over the next 2 days. Shes such a wonderful artist. I'll have to post some of her work here one day. Doesn't get it from her mum, thats for sure. I dont go beyond stick men.
Anyway, enough of me rambling, here are some other challenges my card fits into.

ABC - S for Sparkle
Creatalicious - Flowers & Wings
Magical Crafts - Animal Antics
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely
Prairie Fairy - Photo Inspiration

Hope you can join us at the LOTV Challenge. I bet alot of you stocked up at Ally Pally. Shame I couldn't make it. Remember the new Busy Bear releases out on the 21st April over at the
LOTV Shop, and there is also going to be a new set of Cute Cats and Dogs with sentiments released the same day!
Me and the rest of the DT will be showing more sneak peaks very soon!

(this weeks sketch)

Thanks for looking
TTFN

Clairex

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Penny Black Stamp and Other Challenges


Hooray, I finally found the time to make a card and forgot how much I love my crafting.
I just adore this Penny Black Slapstick Stamp called "for goodness sake". She looks so innocent.
I have coloured with Copics on Canson Art Board and just love the ways the pens blend on this. The papers are a mix of Basic Grey and various Punches, Stickles & Liquid Pearls used along with other bits from stash.
I took the sketch from this weeks Spoonful of Sugar Challenge, its a fab sketch and may use it again.

My card also fits in with other challenges below
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday
FlutterBy Wednesday - Sparkle (on the flower)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Childhood Memories
Crazy Challenge - Dont Call Me Flat
Crafty Angels - My Favourite Things
Simple Doodles -Inspire Others
Simon Says Challenge - A Card for a Child
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Birthday Card or Gift
Quixotic Challenge - The Joys of Spring
Meljens Designs - Girly Colours
Penny Black - Buttons
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie

Still in and out for the rest of the week but hope to be getting bcak to some normality.
Thanks for taking the time to look, off to catch up with some blogs!

Clairexx



Thursday, 1 April 2010

LOTV DT Card

Oops, I thought I had this preposted, but it was still in drafts. I decided to pamper myself seeings as the kids are off for 2 weeks. First stop the Nail Salon followed by a Cut and Blow Dry at the Hairdressers. My idea of heaven.

Notice I just had to use this Sizzix die again. I love these cute LOTV stamps and seeings we have a new challenge for you at the LOTV Challenge Blog, thought I'd be cheeky and use him again.
This week we have a recipe for you. Blue, silver + 1 colour. I've added Gold Liquid Pearls to mine. Again coloured with Copics and papers from Basic Grey. Pretty much the same as my last card, just different colours.


I do hope you can join us at LOTV Challenge Blog. The rest of the DT have come up trumps again and these stamps seem to be going from strength to strength. More new releases next month so will try and make a few sneak peaks.

Now back to reality and chores to be done. Trying to catch up with all the blogs and am sure to be hopping again tonight.
TTFN & TFL!
Clairexx

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have been making handmade cards for a few years. Enjoy all the new stash that comes on the market and alot end up at my place!!!!!