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Monday, 28 February 2011

Fridays Sketchers & Other Challenges

OMG, I cant believe I actually made a card just for the sake of it opposed to DT work.  Friday Sketchers is one challenge I have not entered for ages but I couldn't resist this weeks sketch and as you can see, I have made a card. I just had to use a few bits on this that I purchased at the Make It Show the other day. They were an MS Punch, Hobby House Pearls and GCD Studio Paper Pad.
Of course my image is LOTV. I know, new releases any time now but we cant forget the old and  "Feather Boa" is one of my favourites. She's been coloured with Promarkers and Derwent ColourSoft pencils, a White Souffle Pen and Crystal Stickles. Again had to use my "Field of Sky" stamp around the image and dotted over with a pink Viva Pearl Pen. The backing paper has been randomly stamp around the edges with a butterfly stamp from Tim Holtz. I just love this vintage stamp.
Anyway, enough waffling. Here are the challenges I am entering my card into and if theres time I'm gonna try and get threw more of my new stash!!

Paper Pretties - Glittery
I Did it Creations - Punches or Dies
Craft Your Passion - Girly Girl
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Cutie Sunday - Favourite Stamp
Oh La La - Pink, Pink & More Pink
Crafty Catz - Friendship
PaperPlay - Lets get Sentimental

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by my blog today.
I'm off to Pizza Hut with the kids.
Remember candy posted at the top if any of you would like to enter!!



cebelica said...

Very beautiful!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hiya Claire. What a beautiful card. I love the colour choice and your design really highlights your great image. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

martina's kaartjes said...

what a cutie !!! this is very lovely,
great colors
greetings, martina

Sharon said...

This is really lovely Claire, its great to be able to use lovely new stash on a card! Hope you enjoyed the pizza. We don't have a Pizza Hut near us so Pizza Express is a favourite in our house.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Clarie, she's so precious!! Brilliant colors and design sweetie!! Very nicely done!! BIG HUGS

melsanford said...

A beautiful card! I love the image and the fab colours. The butterfly stamping is beautiful! Thankyou for joing our first challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

frazzled2day said...

This is a really pretty card Claire. Thanks for joining in with PaperPlay challenges this week, hope to see you again next week :o) hugs, Janey x

Cindy Haffner said...


Dorcas said...

Such a fun card, I love it! I’m so glad you could join us at SS!

jo said...

hi claire , what a stunning card hun, love the image sooo sweet , huggs jo x

Doreen said...

This is so gorgeous Claire,love the image and your scrummy papers.xxx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Claire
I love the punched corners and the sparkle on the feather boa just brings it to life.
Enjoy your evening.
Debs xx

Patchi said...

Great card! I love how the green in the boa stands out! Thanks for joining PTT this week and we hope to see you again soon!


Littlebearcrafts said...

Fabulous card Claire with gorgeous colouring!
Clare x


Hi Claire
A gorgeous card ,beautiful image,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Nadine said...


wow, wonderful card.
Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Nadine

Lizzy said...

WOW luvin your card hun it's gorgeous ...lush colour choice.

xx Lizzy xx :)

Donna said...

Totally adorable card Claire, the punched strip in the centre is so pretty :) Donna x

Tineke's hobby said...

wow what a gorgeous card so lovely those colours great design
Hugs Tineke

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful card Claire! Love the image and those dark pink colours and that border punch is scrummy, not seen that one before...I'll have to look out for it!
Linds x

Debbie Pamment said...

Just gorgeous - I love these adorable images and you always bring them to life so beautifully!

Fleur said...

Hi Claire, this is beautiful, I also love the dragonfly on your last card
Hugz Fleur xXx

Kelly Schelske said...

How cute Claire! Isn't it nice sometimes to craft just for the heck of it!!

Mina said...

I hope you enjoyed Pizza Hute Claire...this is so retty and the colours are perfect for the cutie LOTV image
Mina xxx

Kim. said...

A really cute card, lovely image and pretty papers. The Martha punch is gorgeous, not one I have seen before.
Kim xXx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours and the image is fab.

Nikki x

xxxtglxxx said...

You set me off with Pizza! :) My one weakness ;) lol. No take-aways or pizza huts where I live, and nothing else comes close imo.

Anyway, gorgeous card Claire, and I agree, we shouldnt forget the older stamps (I never get bored of mine) Its a super-cute image and I love your colouring on this.

Great sketch on FS this week too - I might play along.



Chris said...

what a sweet and fun image, makes a great card.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Chris said...

what a sweet and fun image, makes a great card.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Jules said...

Hi Claire

A gorgeous make. Love your image and colours.

It was a lovely sketch this week don't you think?

Hope you enjoyed the Pizza Hut. Not been there for years!! Mmmmmm...

Love Jules xx

Michele said...

What a super cute card!!! That image is adorable, and I haven't seen it before as I'm new to your blog, LOL!! LOVE how you did the boa, too!! Pizza Hut is my absolute most favorite of favorite pizzas, too!! YUMMY!!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
LuvkittysFandF at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning super image and such gorgoues detail hugs cheyrl xxxxxxxx

Monique said...

Oh, she's so sweet Claire !! I love your card :)).

Hugs Monique

Nicki said...

Adorable card Claire, great mix of papers and your image is a real cutie!

Nicki, xx

Rach said...

A gorgoeus card Claire, so sweet, thank you for joining us @ friday sketchers. hugs rachxx

coops said...

gorgeous card claire.the image is adorable and i love your beautiful papers and colours.
mmmmm pizza :D

xx coops xx

Susie said...

It's an absolutely gorgeous card! I really love the addition of the butterflies too. Thanks you for joining us for our first challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Heidi said...

What a sweet card, love it.
Hugs Heidi

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, very sweet image :o)
Jackie xx

Sue B said...

Ooh gorgeous card! I love the colours and the image is adorable.

Hugs Sue xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire hope you all had a fab time at the Pizza Hut, I love going there. What a gorgeous card that LOV image is so cute, and your colouring is gorgeous. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous Claire! Adorable image of course, fantastic colour combo and I love your Field of Sky Stamp, it really looks fab! I realise I haven't entered your candy, I will very soon:-)!!!! Hugs Delphine xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous chick, love the image hugs pops x x x

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw thanks for joining into our sentiments challenge at paper play with this gorgeous card, hugs Liz xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Hello dear Claire,
what an adorable card you have made.
I love the papers and this cute image you choosed with it. this cute border on the sides is such a sweet touch!

Thank you so much for seeing me today and of course your kind comment

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet Claire..I love to stamp just to make a card. It is always so relaxing.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week....


Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Beautiful card, wonderful colours and a cute image!
Hugs Jacqueline

Tracey said...

This is so pretty Claire, I love that image :)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Patricia Garcia said...

Lovely image, great colors too!!


Marion said...

Hi Claire, Another fabulous card and such an adorable image. Love the colour combo and super design.

Emma said...

Such a gorgeous card Claire, love the image and papers.
Hugs Emma x

Carol Hurlock said...

What a pretty card. The image is fabulous and the colors are simply divine! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comment.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Jodi said...

Hey Claire!! Hope all is well! This is a beautiful and sweet card! I love the image and colors you used!
Jodi =)

Tab said...

Oh my! Your card is gorgeous, hun, love the sweet image!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jennie said...

How cute is that card!
And your feather boa looks AWESOME
Thanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week xx

Anja's weblog said...

A beautiful card Claire. And gorgeous coloring.


Mandy said...

Hey hun, your card is absolutely gorgeous, she is one of my favourite LOTV images, and I love the stamped paper.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

DesigNeAl said...

Love the colour combo!;-)
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la with your beautiful card. We hope to see you again soon x

Marushy said...

It's wonderful card and so cute image. Your colouring is perfect.

Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.


Gurkiss said...

Such a wonderful card.

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hugs Gurkiss

Natka said...

It's beautiful!


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