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Saturday, 5 February 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges...

Finally its the weekend and I'm slowly getting back into craft mode. Thankyou so much for the lovely comments I received on my last card. Thought I might have drifted into the background as I'd hardly posted over the last month or so. So, here is my card for this weeks CES Challenge. Thankyou to all who took part last week, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at as many as I could. Today over at the CES Challenge, Julie has set the challenge "Red & Romance". Well I've defo got the red and have gone for a more romantic feel to the card opposed to making a Valentines. Used a 6 x 4 card for a change. The embossed background is a new Marianne Die Folder run threw my Bigshot. The butterfly is also Marianne. Tilda has been coloured with Copics onto watercolour paper and I really like using this, will try again. Birds are a new McGill punch I purchased yesterday and the Doily and Pins are from Crafty Emma's Store. (Lots of new stock being added). Finished with a strip of ribbon along the bottom and some punched corners.
Do take a look what a what the rest of the team have made, stunning as always. We would love for you to join in and always make an effort to visit your blog.

And heres my list of challenges;

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes (ribbon option)
Raise the Bar - Hearts
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
By the Cute & Girly - Red plus 1 colour
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes & Flowers
CRAFT Challenge - In the Roll of a Die
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Die Cuts
MAWTT - Red
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Delighful Challenge - Come Fly with Me
Crafts & Me - Red
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge - Hearts a Flutter
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
CYDA = Photo Inspiration
My Time to Craft - Flourishes
Southern Girls - Dry Embossing
Anything Goes Challenge - Butterflies

And now I'm off to do the chores!!!

Have a lovely weekend

Hugs
xxx

85 comments:

Miria said...

This is gorgeous , Claire! I love Tilda and all the fab background! Hugs, Miria

Fleur said...

A lovely card Claire, I love the embossed paper and the gorgeous butterfly
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, fab colouring, lovely embelies & design, have great weekend, sue,x

martina's kaartjes said...

pretty card ! love the colors,
have a nice day,
greetings, martina
x

Lizzy xx said...

Lush card...fab colour combo :D

xx Lizzy xx :)

Doreen said...

Gorgeous Claire,I love the fab colours.xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really pretty card hun, lovin the birdies & flutterbut they are perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!!
Hugs Shell xx

Rica said...

Hi Claire, gorgeous card, love the strong red colour, fabulous details and wonderful sweet Tilda. I like colouring with Copics on watercolour papers, I discovered this with yet another of my ooopsies!!
hugs
Heather xx

Faye said...

Hi Claire, this is a lovely, eye catching card. Fab stuff. Hope you get some playtime after the chores. x

Poppy said...

aww so cute...lovely colours.
poppy

Francy said...

Lovely card, i love the colours and the birds are beautiful.
Francy

Lisa Jane said...

So beautiful - i love te embossed background and the marianne butterfly..must get me one of those lol
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G,MAWTT and sarah Hurley
Lisa ;)

Chrissie said...

Such a sweet card Claire, I love the colour palette and all your adorable die-cuts.
lol Chrissie xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
I love this card. The background embossing and embellishments are fabulous. Tilda is just so sweet. Great card.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Cheryl said...

WOW this is beautiful,such pretty embellishments and love that embossing!!!
xx

sue said...

a beautiful card what would we do without our bigshot lol thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Juls said...

such a sweet card! Hugs JUls

Tracey T said...

This is gorgeous, Claire - the embossed background is stunning! Hugs, Tracey xx

Tineke's hobby said...

Wowww that is a stunning card i love the embossing Absolute gorgeous!!
Hugs Tineke

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is super, What an adorable card, thanks for playing along on MAWTT Hazelxox

Pami said...

Hi Claire, what a cute little card! Thanks so much for taking part in my Red challenge at MAWTT this week! Pami x

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Kerry said...

Hi Claire,

I am really glad that you are getting back into crafting. It's really hard when you have a break sometimes.

Your card is beautiful and the image is coloured perfect. The watercolour paper with copics gives a really good effect.

Love Kerry xxx

downrightcrafty said...

What a gorgeous creation and it is lovely of you to share your pretty work with us at Stampin With The Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Pia said...

wow so beautiful caard, lovely image and great with red colours
hugs Pia

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, your card is stunning, I love the way youve embossed the backing and your image is so beautifully coloured to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

stampinfrog said...

Love this card and Miss Tilda is colored beautifully! I will try to color with the copics on watercolor paper...It might improve my coloring with the them!!!
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
Hugs,Connie

Manuela said...

Hi.
Beautiful Card. I love the die cuts.
Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
Manuela

McCrafty's Cards said...

what a gorgeous card, Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge. good luck
Kevin xx

Courtney said...

This is adorable Claire! Thanks for playing along with our “Hearts a Flutter” Challenge this week at Penny’s. Good Luck!

Courtney~

Macpurp said...

lovely romantic card!
hugs Teen x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Claire
A gorgeous card love the embossing,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Val said...

Beautiful card Claire - so many pretty elements.
Hugs
Valxx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie your card is gorgeous hun I love the red & Tilda looks fabulous.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Claire, the embossing looks fab :) Donna x

Lindsey said...

Hi Claire,
Gorgeous card as always! Your colouring is beautiful and I love the embossing on the red card.
Linds x

Nancy said...

Hello sweetie:O) Too long since I was here:OI
I hope you are doing well:)
Your card is gorgeous! Just love that stunning butterfly! Tilda is so sweet, so beautiful coloured. The embossed paper looks lovely.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs from Nancy;O)

Jodi said...

She is a pretty colored image! Love the Valentine colors and layout!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Marina said...

Gorgeous card Claire!
I love the embossing and the design and all embellies are beautiful.

Hugs,
Marina

~Jeri~ said...

Very cute!! Love the colors!

Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining again!

coops said...

gorgeous card claire.fab tilda and i love the embossing and beautiful embellies :D

xx coops xx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous Hun!!!

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Claire :o) Love this sweet Tilda and all your pretty details. Lisa x

Sarpreet said...

hi there, such a gorgeous sweet card. =great DT card, I am one of the guest designer there for February

Bea said...

Beautiful card - I really like the butterfly

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Beautiful card, love the butterfly and the colour scheme too. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time.
Hugs
Tamara

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is absoutely adorable Claire!
Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly :)

Jannhild said...

Hi Clarie!!
Love your card!!
Beautiful colors in the card, and Tilda is lovely colored.

Hugs, Jannhild

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a beautiful card! Wonderful colours and sentiments.
Hugs Jacqueline

Bettina said...

beautiful tilda card, love it.loving that butterfly. im so glad you joined us over at SGC!

Nancy said...

was für eine tolle karte!!!

vielen dank für deinen lieben kommentar!!

hugs
nancy

Inspired By Friends said...

Very cute. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Design.
Hugs,
Beth

majsan said...

The colors made the card really effectful..
Thank you for playing along with us at Craft us crazy on our first challenge this week
Hugs,
Maria

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful and love the colours and the embossed background just perfect for the sweet image! Chanelle xx

Susa said...

Oh, beautiful card!! I just love it!! :)

Hugs, Susa

Rach said...

Claire this is just amazing, fantstic work.xx

Julie said...

Super card Claire, gorgeous Tilda and beautifully coloured!! Lovely to have you back with us - you couldn't fade into the background if you tried! Hugs, Juliexx

Alicia said...

A gorgeous card! Love your embossing. Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls this week and good luck.
Alicia xx

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossing and Tilda looks very pretty.
hugs

Rosietoes said...

Oh Claire I've had my eye on that die and it looks fab IRL. Love the card and the colours you have used.

Edna x

Patricia said...

Very cute project. Thanks so much for sharing and playing with us at Southern Girls. I hope we see you again.
~Patricia

Mina said...

wow stunning colouring Claire, its fab to see your amazing work again...I love this fab Tilda coloured with these lush rich reds
Mina xxx

Cec said...

Pretty card. That is a wonderful butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs!
Cec

Ila said...

Super Cute and Gorgeous!!...I love this Tilda..your coloring and details are Fabulous!!..Hugs, Ila

Anja's weblog said...

So beautiful Claire. Love the background die and buterfly from Marianne design.

Hugs
Anja

Monique said...

Beautifull card Claire. And I love that butterfly !! She's so cute :)).

Hugs Monique

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, gorgeous creation big hugs love Pops x x x

Silli said...

Wonderful card ...love the cute image!

Mary J said...

~Fantastic Claire! I love this little lady!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Patricia Garcia said...

How sweet can this card be, love all the pretty embossing and your image is colored perfect!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Marion said...

Hi Claire, Wonderful card and such a lovely Tilda. Colouring is fab and love the embossing.
hugs
Marion

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my! What a darling card! I love the sweet image and the perfect colors and layout. Awesome!!!

Thank you for participating in the first challenge at Craft Us Crazy! I hope you'll be a regular participant!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours and design, especially the red card with the embossing.

Hugs
Sue xx

pinky said...

Nice to see you getting back into the swing of things again Claire. This is just a little gem, the red and white together are so gorgeous.

Abi said...

This is lovely & I'm really loving the embossed background. Take care hon xx

Dawn B. said...

Claire. I am so glad you are stamping again..This is beautiful..LOVE these stamps.

Deanette said...

Such a cute card Claire! Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards this week!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhh so so SWEET!

Melly said...

Wow wow wow!
This is fab honey! Love the image and the colours are fab!
Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!
Hugs Melly

Ps I have CANDY xxx

Jane said...

Gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia! hugs, Jane x

crafty amy said...

This is so sweet I love the way you have coloured Tilda and the embossing.
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Claire, Tilda looks adorable in red. Thanks for sharing with us over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Kate said...

Lovely card, great embossing. Thanks for entering it at By The Cute And Girly this month, hope to see you again at our next challenge.

** Kate **

Michele said...

Very pretty card!! Tilda is awesome, and that butterfly is gorgeous!!! Where can I buy a punch like that? Is it something that can be bought in the US? Love the card!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
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