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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Saturday, 18 December 2010

CES DT Card

I preposted this as am probably sitting round the pool or on the beach. We are 5 hrs ahead so christmas will be coming early for us. This week over at the CES Challenge, Shell has a new challenge for you "Anything Goes". The last of my christmas cards. I've used LOTV's Puppy Post, coloured with Copics, White Inksential Pen and Crystal Stickles. The papers are BG Jovial available from Crafty Emma's Store. Circular sentiment also LOTV.
Thats if from me till next year.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Hugs & Best Wishes
xxx

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Sweet Stampin DT Card - A Recipe

Yay, is saturday and this is preposted as tomorrow morning were off to Heathrow to catch our plane. So in the meanwhile I'll leave you with this weeks card for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin. This week we have a recipe and would like to see "3 Papers, 2 Embellishments & 1 image". I have used James from LOTV and coloured him with Copics, White inessential pen and Crystal Stickles. The papers are MME and have used a green Viva Pearl Pen in the corners. Please do take a look at what other gorgeous creations the rest of the team have made, all so talented!

I don't know whether I'll get any computer time now. Still not finished the packing and a million and one things to do today. So I will wish you all a very "MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR". Were back on the 29th but then going to family over the new year so it looks like I'll be away for a few weeks.
I want to thankyou all for your continued support and its peeps like you that making crafting a pleasure.
So I'm signing off now (though may try and do a sneaky little hop later) and see you again 2011.

Love to all and enjoy the festive season.

Mauritius here we come - YIPEE................................

xxx

Thursday, 9 December 2010

LOTV Dt Card & Challenges...

Thursday again and sorry my post is short and sweet. The weeks are flying by and today we see another challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog. This time we have a gorgeous sketch from Dena to follow. I have coloured my image with Copics. The papers are DoveCraft "Christmas Fancy" and the Sentiment Circle is of course LOTV. Blue Bazzill Cardstock and Viva Pearl Pen in the corners, oh and lots of stickles.
I'm in panic mode now. 3 days till were off and I've still some suitcases in storage, errands to run, house to clean, presses to wrap. Getting the picture?!!!

Heres my list of challenges;
2 Sisters - Sparkly Christmas
Fab n Funky - Christmas is for the Children
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More - Christmas
PaperTake Weekly - Red/Green Must NOT Been Seen
ASFOS - Christmas Card
Paper Playtime - Snowflakes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Glitterbabes - Christmas no Red/Green
Pear Tree Designs - Winter Wonderland
OCC - Alternative Christmas Colour Challenge
Secret Crafter - Christmas
Stamp Something - Christmas Colour Combo

Have a good day everyone

TTFN
xxx

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Christmas Kitties!!

(Click photo for a clearer picture)
Hello again, managed to find the time to make another card and I think this image is so cute. Its another from MagicMoonlight. I've made a 5 x 5 for a change and rather pleased how its turned out as I was just doing my own thing. The backing paper is the MME Signature Christmas Pad. I've added lots of Stickles, distressed the papers with the MM Distressing Tool and glossed the leaves on the holly. Again used my MM Slice to cut out the dotty paper. Think the "Merry Christmas" sentiment is Magnolia and the Christmas Circle Stamp is Inkadinado. I've had this set for many years and it always comes out for my crimbo cards.


Heres a list of challenges;
Lollipop Crafts - Welcome Winter
City Crafter - Let It Snow
ASFOS - Christmas Cards
PaperPlaytime - Snowflakes (backing paper)
Crazy Challenge - All I Want for Xmas is You
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Holiday Greetings
Pear Tree Designs - Winter Wonderland
Cutie Sunday - Red/Green
PaperCutz - 2 Patterened Papers, Any Colour
All That Scraps - Snowflakes (backing paper)
Stampavie - Snowflakes/Snow

I've so much to do over the next few days. Today I've got to make a start on packing. Bikini's and sunscreen don't feel right with the weather were having but I'm sure once I get going, holiday mode will kick in. A few more DT cards to make too, eek- feeling the pressure now!
Hope everyone's well and hope to get another card or 2 posted before I go away.

Have a great day!!


xxxx

Saturday, 4 December 2010

CES Challenge DT Card - A Sketch


Have you have enough of the snow yet or are you a lover of the white stuff. Me, love snow, hate slush. Just hope its all clear for next weekend when were off to the airport to spend christmas in Mauritius. I'm getting all excited now!!
Anyway back to this weeks CES Challenge. The lovely Elisa has a sketch for us to follow. I went for the vintage feel with a beautiful image from Magic Moonlight (all freebies). The papers are MME Holly Jolly, Sentiment - Catslife Press, Pearl Bead Spray. These are all available over at Crafty Emma's Store and she has a massive 20% off until the 6th December. So pop on over to her shop and see what goodies you can treat yourself to for christmas. Also used Stickles and Cosmics Twinkles, Viva Pearl Pen and Assorted Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts for this card.


The rest of my teamies have some wonderful inspiration for you and this week the prize is Ribbons, Fibres and Just words. (sorry piccie wouldn't work)

Heres a list of challenges my card fits into;
Secret Crafter - Christmas
Stamp Something - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - F for Foliage
My Time to Craft - Vintage Card
Stamps R Us - Holiday Cards
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Sparkly Christmas
Wild Orchid Challenge - An Old Fashioned Christmas
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes

Any finally a picture of out garden Thursday morning.




Enjoy the rest of your weekend and keep safe and warm

Thanks for stopping by my blog today

Hugs
xxx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

LOTV DT Card & Challenges



Its thursday again and a very snowy day here. Had several more inches fall overnight and stayed up to the early hours just watching if fall. How sad am I ROFL!!

For this weeks challenge we would like to see " A Few of my Favourite Things" over at the LOTV Challenge Blog. This weeks prize is a £10 Voucher to be spent in the LOTV Shop.
I love all their stamps so thought I'd use "Mr Snowman" as I've not coloured him up before but used my favourites, Copics and tons of Stickles. The papers are Magnolia and the lettering is Papermania. Tim Holtz Die, Viva Pearl Pen, Flowers, Punched Leaves and Cosmic Twinkles also added to make up my card.

Lili of the Valley are running a “12 days of Christmas” Candy event on the Ideas to Inspire blog, so pop across now to enter for todays stamp give away. Each day we will be giving a stamp away to one luck winner.

Well I'm not going anywhere today. Think this snowfall may even beat what we had last february. Going try and get more cards made today as time is running out. So will love you and leave you with a list of challenges and be back very soon with another card!

Paper Playtime - Christmas Carol Inspired (frosty the snowman)
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Crafty Ho's - Photo Inspiration
Dutchdare - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Cuties
Ai Factory - Winter
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Christmas Stamping - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes

Hope the kiddies have lots of fun in the snow!

Take Care and Thanks for Stopping By

Clairexx




Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Finally a Card!!

Finally a card from me. We've about 6 inches of snow. The kids are off though we are still have issues with Daniels school and he is off as we've chose to take him out for the moment till they sort out their teaching methods. Hubby at home and an internet connection when my laptop chooses!!!
Anyway, a christmas card using my MM Slice. Bought the magnetic pad with I just love. I'd already stamped Tilda and coloured her with Promarkers but it looked bare so using my slice helped fill in the gaps. I don't know what the corner stamps are but I stickled all the berries. Made the bow using the "Bow Easy" and a White Sakura Pen dotted over the Letters.
Not long now till my holiday and what with the weather, packing to do, kids at home and my internet playing up I'm not sure how often I'm going to be able to craft now. I'll be back tomorrow with my LOTV Dt Card and will craft and blog hop when I can.
Well I hope your enjoying the snow. Looks like we could be in for a night of it here in the SouthEast. I could sit at the window all night just watching it!!!

Heres a list of challenges and fingers crossed back tomorrow with another card;

Paper Sundaes - Adorn Those Corners
ABC Christmas Challenge - Yuletide ((red/green & holly and berries)
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes
Ladybugs Crafts Ink - Colour Wheel (red/green)
Die Cut Dreams Xmas - Use a Die Cut
Ellephantastic - Red/Green
Digi Doodles - Red/Green

Bye for now and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Hugs
xx

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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!!!!!