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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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Sweet Pea Alice!

Aren't these stamps just gorgeous. I jut loved colouring this stamp in. I went with Copics. Not often I don't leave white gaps. The papers are a mix and flowers from stash. Don't know who the sentiment is by but have used a label punch and gone round the edges with a black chalk ink pad. The papers have also been distressed with my MM tool. My heart was a MS punch. I then covered it with Rock Candy Distress Crackle and added a fine Glitter then used my heat gun to dry. Also added a little glaze on the flowers and her hairband but don't think this has been picked up. Stickles on the flowers and leaves.

Here are a few challenges that my card fits into;

Oh Alice - Twinkle Twinkle
Everybody Art - Birthday
Stampavie & More - Sparkling
Pollycraft - Pinkalicious
Spoonful of Sugar - Animal Crackers
A Pocket full of Posies - One for the Girls
SweetPea Stamp Challenge - Earth, Wind & Fire
Ooh La La - Simply Summer
Paper Sundaes - Birthday Card
Magical Crafts - Flower Power
Crafts & Me - Birthdays
Alys Sunday Challenge - Flower Power

Been busy sitting in the garden over the last few days but a bit more cloudy now. We've even escaped the rain though the flowers are needing a lot of water. So if the sun aint shining then I'll be a crafting!!

Thanks for looking
xxx

Thursday, 24 June 2010

LOTV DT Card & Challenges...


Hello Everyone, what fantastic weather we are having here in the South East of England. Yesterday we watched the England World Cup Match at a local pub as they had a big screen in the garden. I've a wonderful tan and will be working on it for the rest of the week.


Back to this weeks LOTV Challenge. We have another fab sketch for you. Not used this LOTV stamp before but seeing it finished I think its quite sweet. I just love LOTV stamps. Coloured with Copics & Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, papers are PaperMania. Flowers are a mix from stash and have added Crystal Stickles. Sentiment "Just The One Cup For Now" is computer generated.

The LOTV Challenge has been a great success and we are so glad that you are enjoying these gorgeous stamps. Hope you can join us with this fortnightly challenge but remember you must include a LOTV image on your card to qualify for the challenge prize.

I'll be spending the next few days sunbathing as much as possible but hope to get some crafty time in the evenings.

Here are a few challenges my card fits into;

Stamp Something - Something Summer
Quirky Crafts - Summer
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Nice and Girly

Enjoy!!



Sunday, 20 June 2010

Pink & Grey - A Lovely Combo!



I just love LOTV Stamps and this is Thomas with Champagne, coloured with Copics onto SU Cardstock. I did my own thing this time, no sketches. The flowers are Prima, Lace & Pin from stash. Martha Stewart Punch for borders. Papers are a mix of Magnolia, Blonde Moments & Craftwork Cards. The sentiment is a very old one I found in a draw from (See D's). Love this colour combo, one of my favourites I think, even had my bedroom when I was at home in these colours.
Hope you like my card, here are some challenges that it fits into;


Totally Gorgeous - Sugar and Spice
Stamp Something - Something Summer
Donna's Den - Happy Birthday
Quirky Crafts - Summer
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Nice and Girly
ABC Challenge - Weather (summer)
Cutie Sunday - Summer
Anyone for Anya - Fabulous Flowers

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my card, oh and I used my Tripod. Definitely makes a difference.
Happy Fathers Day to all the men out there!

xxx



Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Fathers Day Card


Today I finally found a bit of time to do some crafting and thought I'd best get my hubby's Fathers Day card done for the kids. I used the sketch from this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge.
The Image is WOF, then masked it and used the Tree Stump from Magnolia. Coloured with Polycolour Pencils and Sansador.
Papers are MME, Laundry Line. Used the alphabet MS Punch. Edged with Green Chalk Ink Pad and used a corner punch and jewels. The tag is Tim Holtz.

This card also fits in with the following challenges;

Tellens Place - Fathers Day
Lexi's Creations - Some Old (Both stamps go way back)
Incy Wincy Designs - One for the Guys
Cupcake Craft Challenge - One for the Boys
Simple Doodles - Just 4 You Dad
Stamptacular - A Tribute to all Fathers
Magical Crafts - Something for a Male/Fathers Day
Creative Craft Challenge - For the man in your Life
Cards for Men - Fathers Day
OCC - Gotcha Cornered
Alphabet Challenge - G for Green
Paper Cutz - Fathers Day
A Crafty Little Place - One for the Boys
CRAFT Challenge - Fathers Day/Mens Cards
Crafts and Me - Friends & Family
I chose not to over embellish the card, think the words say it all.

Thanks for looking!

Clairexx

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Thursday, 10 June 2010

LOTV DT Card & Challenges...



Today we have a new challenge for you over at the LOTV Challenge Blog. Dawny has come up with a fantastic sketch and I had so much fun making this card. My card making can be a bit like Marmite, you either love them or hate them. Well on this occasion I am happy to say I am really pleased with how my card turned out. The papers are Tim Holtz "Vintage Shabby" paper stack. I've had these for ages but have only been stroking up until now. The image is of course LOTV (my favourites atm) and coloured with Promarkers. I distressed the edges and used lots of glitter glue. This one is Glitz Gel from Imagination Crafts. The sentiment is Technique Tuesday and as Wild Orchid Crafts are the sponsors for this challenge, all the DT have used flowers from the shop. MS Punches and some Brown Bazzill also used.

Now here are some challenges that my card fits onto;
Passion for Promarkers - Pink Birthday
Crafty Creations - Childs Play
Creative Cottage - Going Pink
A Spoonful of Sugar - Floral Delights
The Crazy Challenge - Distress it
Crafty Angels - My Favourite Stamp
Alphabet Challenge - F for Flowers
Tuesday Taggers - All That Blooms
Scrappy Frogs - Summer Fun
Meljens Designs - Sparkle, Glitter & Bling
Our Creative Corner - Summer Inspiration
Daring Cardmakers - Pearls (sticking out of flowers)
PaperPlay - Flowers & Sparkle
Quirky Crafts - Girly Girl
Magical Crafts - Metal Madness (pin & pearls on wire)

Hope you can join us at the LOTV Challenge Blog. Please remember the rules have changed and you will have to use a LOTV Stamp to be eligable for any prizes.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, I love reading your comments to!

Clairexx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Back With A Challenge Card!

So much for my "To Do List". I have the house to myself today and needed to get tomorrows LOTV DT Card made up, so stayed put and carried on with another.
I used this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge, a lovely sketch.

This is a gorgeous stamp from Stampavie. I have coloured her with SU Watercolour Crayons and Promarkers. The paper is Basic Grey and sentiment Kraftin Kimmie. All other bits from stash, including stickles.


I'm hoping to blog hop this evening. A few chores need to be done but I'm back in craft mode and cant wait!!!

Here are a few challenges my card also fits into this week;

For Fun Challenge - Happy Birthday
Paper Sundaes - Summer Fun!
Charisma - Flowers

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be back tomorrow with my LOTV DT Card!

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!!!!!