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Saturday, 19 March 2011

CES DT & Challenges!


So nice to have my laptop back, was a bit lost without it. But it gave me time to craft and this week over at the CES Challenge Blog we have a new theme, "Favourite or Inspired By a Song". I decided to have a little play. Amazing what you find when having a sort out and been a while since I Altered a Canvas. The image is of course from Sugar Nellie. She has been coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils. I coloured the Canvas with Various Distress Ink Pads and Glimmer Mists. The Die has been cut on my MM Slice. The Flower Die is Kraft Paper but I went over with an Ink Pad, Glimmer Mists and my favourite Gold Adirondaak Dabber.
The flowers are an assortment from Wild Orchid and Crafty Emma's Store, along with the Hat pins and Charms. Scrabble Tiles are Papermania.  I've edged the Canvas with the Gold Dabber and spritzed the flowers though it doesn't show in the piccie.


The rest of the DT have as usual made wonderful examples for your inspiration. We would love it for you to join in with this weeks challenge and we always try to leave at least 1 or 2 comments.

Here is my usual list of challenges;

Secret Crafter - Anything but a Card
Paper Cutz - Your Choice
Stamp Something - Something Sweet
Stampin with the Dragon - Bring on Spring
Wags n Whiskers - Spring Creations
Little Claires - Flowers
Shelleys Images - Show us what you Got
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - 2 Tone/Colours
Paper Crafting Journey - Up in the Air
Charisma Cardz - To "Die" For
Ai Factory - Things with Wings
Stempel Magie - Spring Flowers
Wild Orchid - Dieing to Punch it Out
Stamps and Fun Creativity - Favourite Colour Combo
Pink Gem Challenge - Anything but Square
Whoopsi Daisy - Pile on the Flowers
Timbroscrapmania - Memories
Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes



Alot of blogs to catch up with over the weekend I think. Jessica had 2 ingrowing toenails removed a few days ago. Watched it all and have to say she was very brave, think the injections were the worst part. So she's all bandaged up and walking like a penguin. She also bought home one of those Cyber Babies from school. Named it Alfie. He is actually a pretty good baby and doesn't cry too much though I will give her all the advice she wants if it means I actually get to sleep over the weekend. As much as I love babies, its nice now mine are all finally growing up.
Anyway, enjoy your weekend and let me know what you think of my Canvas. It looks so much better IRL.

Blogging Friend Kristel has a Birthday Candy on her blog.

Hugs
xxx

109 comments:

Kristel said...

Wowww this is really gorgeous Claire! Looks so stunning!!
Have a nice weekend!!
Hugs Kristel

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Claire, wow what a lovely canvas, must have taken you ages, love all the details. Glad you are up and running again. Hugs JO.xx

Mieke said...

Woowwwwwwwwwww, i like it.

Have a nioe day.

Gr. Mieke

http://hethobbyhoekje-vanmieke.blogspot.com/

kaylou said...

gorgous Claire..love your style and the layers.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Donna said...

This is gorgeous Claire and so beautifully embellished...love the gold butterflies! Great news you've got your lappy back...YAY! :) Donna x

joey said...

Hi Claire,

this is absolutely stunning!! I love the detail, the image matches so perfectly

Joey x

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Claire,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa said...

Wow Claire this is beautiful! Such a sweet image and pretty embellishments.

Hope you have a great weekend and Alfie doesn't keep you awake at night lol!

Lisa x

Kim said...

Love this!

gina g said...

Hi Claire this is beautiful I love the image, fab colouring and detail. luv gina xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Stunning Claire,love everything about it,have a lovely weekend,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Nikbee said...

This is gorgeous. I love the image and the embellishments are wonderful.

Nikki x

Terrie B x said...

gORGEOUS Claire!!!!Hope your enjoying your camera :) xxx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous canvas hun it looks so beautiful & I love the image.
I know what you mean about babies altho Natalie still is like a baby, still changing nappies etc lol but I've done my bit for society its now the next generations turn lol. Good luck with Cyber baby

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Rainmac said...

Wow Claire, this is gorgeous, beautiful detail. Good news about your laptop x

cebelica said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Carol Ann said...

An absolutely gorgeous canvas Claire.
Carol Ann xx

Cheryl said...

WOW this is STUNNING.....so much beautiful detail!!!
xx

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

what a lovely creation, so beautiful, i love it!

sallysbitz said...

This is beautiful x

These images are gorgeous & you have coloured it perfectly.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Deb said...

wow,this is stunning Claire, love it!
happy crafting, Debxx

Tracey T said...

This is so beautiful, Claire. The attention to detail is amazing and I love the Scrabble tiles - they work really well! Hope Jessica's toes aren't sore. Must be the time of year for "babies" - they were giving them out to our 4th year girls this week. Have a great weekend. Hugs xxx

Marushy said...

Hi!
It`s wonderful card!

Thank you for joining us at Stempel Magie!

http://marushy.blogspot.com/
http://marushysmagnoliablog.blogspot.com/

Wishcraft said...

Wow this is stunning Claire! Such lovely details :o) Lisa x

Anja said...

Hi Claire, this is soooo beautiful, the colouring is just perfect. Thanks a lot for playing along with us at SFC.
Hugs, Anja

Jannie said...

Beautiful canvas Claire. The image is adorable,the papers and flowers are gorgeous.
Have a nice weekend.

Hugs Jannie

Pat said...

Stunning project Claire, love everything about it, the gorgeous image and beautiful embellies. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Tiets said...

wowww this is really beautifull love this one!
hugs Tiets

pinky said...

Claire its absolutely stunning, love all the elements and the gorgeous little image. Poor Jessica, that sounds pretty sore:(

Crafty Karen said...

absolutely stunning, not a massive fan of these images but this is gorgeous :-D xx

Pia said...

wow claire what a beautiful card, love the digi stamps, so sweet. have a nice weekend
hugs Pia

Teresa said...

This is stunning!
Teresa xx

Georgia said...

Wow, this is beautiful Claire - I love your fab colouring and the gorgeous butterflies! :) Love, Georgia xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely!

Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Beth said...

Claire such a beautiful piece of art so glad you shared it with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Hugs
Beth

Delphine said...

WOW, Claire! This is so beautiful! All the details are gorgeous, the image is fantastic, I just love everything about your project! Have a great weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning, love everything about it, gorgeous work hugs pops x x x

chrissy xx said...

It's Stunning. It really has a lot of detail to it. I LOve these images. Me thinks you are also brave lol.... just watching!! So
glad your computer is running again.
Chrissyxx

Macpurp said...

i LOVE this, how bis is it?
hugs
love teen x

Nadell said...

Oh wow. Gorgeous! I like it. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Marion said...

Wow! This is stunning Clare. You are so artistic. Love it.
hugs
Marion

Tracy said...

It's beautiful Claire, I love every element.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awww this is just gorgeous! I so love these images...lovin all the detail you have put into this hun its fab!
hugs shell xx

Faye said...

How absolutely, absolutely gorgeous. xxx

Nicoletta said...

wow! your card is wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at TSM Challenge
hugs
Nicoletta

Cheryl said...

oh wow clare this is just stunning gosh,the image works so well along with the embossing,and other gorgeous elements,hugs cheryl xxx

Mary J said...

OMG, this is amazing!! I really adore it Claire! You clever thing - must have taken you aaaaages!

Trish and Treasure said...

I love what you have done with this project especially how it's off the edge, and very pretty.

Amy said...

This is GORGEOUS Claire! Love the sweet image and all your details perfectly put together! :)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow, this is so clever, I love how you have used the Scrabble tiles and all the flowers are just beautiful. Hope your daughter is feeling better. Thanks so much for playing this week at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

Sandie said...

Hi Claire..

Your card totally reminds me of Guns 'n Roses "Sweet Child of Mine"

Fabulous colouring, design and embellishing!!!

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and Stampin with the Dragon this week.
Hugs Nataliya.

Jenn said...

Just stunning! Love all the detail and those embellishments are beautiful! TFS, have a great weekend!

Sparkle said...

This is just gorgeous!

Christa said...

oww this is beautiful, love those scrabble words ,never seen those before they are awesome hugs christa

angelwhispers said...

This is amazing Claire and such a beautiful background just love the colours and the gold looks perfect as does this gorgeous image!!! Just love it and its so different! Love Chanelle xxx

Mandy said...

Wow hun this is stunning, I spent ages looking at this one, love everything.
Ouch to the ingrowing toenails, hope the baby let you sleep, Jodie had one last year from college and it made me realise how pleased I was that mine had grown up too lol
hugs Mandy xx

BA said...

hi my dear
this is gorgeous, I like it so much
thanks for joining us at TSM
xxoox BA

celia said...

Love this one!
Hug,Celia.

coops said...

wow this is fantastic claire.love the beautiful image and fab pretty colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Shelly's Images said...

Thanks for playing along this week at Shelly's Images for our "Show Us What You Got!" Challenge!

nickipee said...

That is so cute! I find them very addictive!
nickipeex

nickipee said...

That is so cute! I find them very addictive!
nickipeex

JanR said...

Wow, it's just absolutely gorgeous! I must find me some of those scrabble tiles, they are awesome! Thanks for playing with us over at AiFactory!

JanR - AiF dt

Kim. said...

Oh wow this is super sweet it must have taken you ages to make however the end result was worth all the work.
Kim xXx

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Claire that is gorgeous, I do love those images. with hugs Shirleyxx

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous! Love all the details. So glad you joined us at Stamping with the Dragon.

Monique said...

It's beautifull Claire !! I love the butterflies :)).

Hugs Monique

Sussie said...

This creation is stunning!!!

Francesca said...

Stunning creation

Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY Challenge and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous a wonderful canvas, love all the added details and a great song choice too lol
Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes
Hugs
Tamara

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous sweetie! Love the little key!!

Stefanie`s Bastelecke said...

What a wonderful card !!!

Thanks for joining us at Stamps & Fun = CREATIVITY this time.

Hugs
Stefanie

Sue said...

Hi hun
so sorry im late, bloody net, totally awesome work hun, your colouring is gobsmacking, so much detail on it, stunning work, sue,x

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!!! Love the vintage look! Hugs Juls

Dora said...

Wow this is really stunning, love all the detail and such a darling stamp xxx

Alex said...

Oh how super cute, I love what you have done with this canvas, I really need to drag mine out and have a play lol, thank you for joining us over at Stamp Something this week :) Alex x

Julie said...

Hi Claire - this has such a wow factor!! Love the vintage vibe and allyour lovely embellies!! Hugs, Juliexx

Fleur said...

Wow Claire this is awesome. Gorgeous work
Hugz Fleur xXx

Chelsea said...

Hi Claire, Beautiful and so wonderfully made. The flower cluster is just so sweet.
Love,
Chelsea

Leah the Orange said...

just beautiful, Claire. love those butterflies, and i'm always a fan of the scrabble tiles! thanks for sharing with us at Charisma! xo

Sarpreet said...

hi there, such a gorgeous card, great layout.

Bianca said...

What a stuning project!!! I love the little golden butterflies too! Thank you for joining us at Stempel Magie! xx Bianca

Sassylassy said...

OMGoodness wow absolutely gorgeous. What a fabulous job you did with this image!
Hugs Bonnie

Asia said...

Beautiful project :)

nessy said...

beautiful claire and just gorgeous!!
vanessa xx

weewiccababe said...

what a fabulous piece of art Claire.
I think those cyber babies are a fantastic idea
Debz
xx

KarenB said...

I saw this at CES and just had to come over and tell you how much I love it!

Patricia Garcia said...

Just too cute, love the vintage look!!

HUgs,
Patricia

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word Claire!! Thsi is just stunning my friend!! Beautiful image, details and fabulous colors!! Love the Vintage style!! TFS! HUGS

Nadine said...

Hallo

Deine Karte ist fantastisch, so wundervolle Farbe.
Da stimmt einfach alles.

Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei StempelMagie.

Liebe Grüße Nadine

Min said...

This is just LOVELY!!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

lina said...

Your project is very nice! Thanks for joining us at TSM Challenge! Lina.

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! What a great, gorgeous, stunning project. Thanks for joining us at PCJ this week. Please join us again soon! hugs ~ Cindy

Ila said...

Oh Wow!!..totally over the top Gorgeous Claire!!..I love Absolutely Everything about it!!...Hugs, Ila

Emma said...

So stunning & beautiful Claire.
Hugs Emma x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your altered canvas! Gorgeous image, beautiful flowers and fabby scrabble letters! Hugs, Lesley

Tanya R said...

Stunning!
Hugs
Tanya

Made by Mandy said...

That is so pretty. I've never seen an altered canvas before, it is a real work of art.

Love all the little embellishments, it's all gorgeous.

Many thanks for joining in with our Things With Wings challenge at AI Factory.

Mandy (DT member for AI Factory Challenge)

Lynsey said...

Hi Claire what a beautiful creation!
Hugs Lynsey x

Mau xx said...

This is Superb Claire, What a lot of detail you have added Beautiful xx

Abi said...

Wow hon, this is fabulous with a capital F!! Love your song inspiration too xx

Inspired By Friends said...

Beyond beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.
Hugs,
Beth

Andie's Space said...

Hi Chris,
This is gorgeous with so much amazing detail. The sentiment looks fab too. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters Secret Challenge this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Miria said...

hi, Claire. Absolutely stunning altered canvas creation! Best wishes for Jessica, Miria xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just stunning! Its beautiful!
hugs shell xx

Debs said...

this is soooo pretty :0)..thanks for sharing with us at WNW...hugs Debs x

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Stunning Card thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

Cheryl said...

WOW this is STUNNING and detailed to perfection!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
xx

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