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Thursday, 3 March 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges.....

Hello crafters, cant believe its thursday again. These weeks seem to have flown by and hopefully spring is just round the corner. Thankyou to everyone who entered last weeks LOTV Challenge, so many beautiful entries. This week we have a lovely sketch for you to follow from Bev. I have for once rotated the sketch, something I rarely do. The image is another of the new releases next week called "Blowing Bubbles". I have coloured with Copics, adding Stickles to the flowers and a couple of MS Punched Butterflies then dotted over with a White Souffle Pen. The papers are MME Stella Rose "Hazel", Flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid and various Punched Leaves, finishing with a Strip of Pink Ribbon, a Pink Bow and Pearls. I have used the Scallop Grand Nesties for the background. I didn't need the full circle so what I cut off, I have added to the underneath to give a double layer then edged with a Black Chalk Ink pad. Pink and Grey really is one of my favourite colour combo's. I think the elephant made the decision for me on this card.

We are continuing to post sneak peaks on the LOTV "Idea's to Inspire" Blog and so look forward to viewing your challenge entries.

Heres a list of challenges and as you can see theres alotta Flower/Spring themes;
By The Cute and Girly - Springtime
Little Claires - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley - Four Legged Friends
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
I Did it Creations - Punches or Dies
Creative Belli - Animals
ABC Challenge - Pink
Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge
Delightful Sketches - Welcome Spring
City Crafter - Spring Fling
Pixie Cottage - Spring/and or Sketch
Scrapbook Sisters - Spring
Charisma Cardz - 4 Legged Friends
Everybody Art - Spring
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Meljens Designs - U R Such an Animal
Craft Us Crazy - Be One with Nature
Tip Top Tuesday - Favourites (rubber stamping/copics/lotv)
Lollipop Crafts - Think Spring
Dutchdare - Who's Who in the Zoo
The Crazy Challenge - Here Comes Spring
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Spring is in the Air
Pear Tree Designs - Ribbon
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spring Flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - Lets get all Cute
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers on your Card
Prairie Fairy - Inspired by a Song (Nellie the Elephant)
Stamp Something - Something wih Flowers
PaperCutz - Spring
Stampin B's - Use a Flower
Guylou's - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Punches

Oh my, so many challenges, but like I said its all floral or spring this week;
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I've not had as much blog time as I would have liked. My nan is still in hospital after breaking her hip. Yesterday she started deteriorating but is a little better today. Think she will be there for a while yet unfortunately. So am hoping to do a bit of blog hopping and maybe a little crafting session.

Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for looking!



Lizzy said...

Oh I luv this card hun it's gorgeous ..the image is just so cute and the colours are fab.

xx Lizzy xx :)

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Cheryl said...

Oh so sweet and such beautiful details!!!

Michele Roos said...

Awwwwww such an adorable card Claire. Hugs Michele x

Dawn B. said...

This is such a sweet image. I love all the embellishments you added Claire. Great job.

Leah l'Orange said...

adorable! i love the image, but your combination of papers and those flowers - just gorgeous! thanks for playing along in our Four-Legged Friend challenge at Charisma! xo

Katja said...

This card is so very cute. Thanks for joining our animal-challenge at Meljen's Design Team & Challenge Blog!

Katja (MJ-DT)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love the cutie image its so sweet.
Hope your nan gets better real soon hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

~Jeri~ said...

Adorable card and image! Love the detail!! I so hope you're right that Spring is around the corner. It was in the 80s here yesterday, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, Im sorry to hear that your poor nan is having such a bad time of it, I do hope she soon gets better its so worrying.
I adore your little elephant and the papers are gorgeous. With hugs Shirleyxxx

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful Claire and love the colours!!

Have everything crossed for your Nan!! Chanelle xxxx

MagsB said...

These new LotV images are so sweet! Lovely card! What a good idea to use your off-cut from the circle, it looks so good! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

luv, Mags x

Rony said...

This is so cute!

Thanks for joining us on The Crazy Challenge this week!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Gorgeous, that darling elephant is precious. YOu embellish your cards so well.


Jannie said...

Such an adorable card Claire! Love the colors and this image is gorgeous!

Hugs Jannie.

coops said...

beautiful card claire.the image is so sweet and i love your pretty colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

So cute! Love the adorable elephant and pretty flowers! Thank You for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!

Cathy Spicer said...

SOOOOO lovely. A perfect spring flower creations for the OSC Challenge. THANKS for sharing!


Maria Therese said...

Aaawww so sweet!!!

Wishcraft said...

Aww so sweet Claire! Love this adorable image and your fab colouring :o) Lisa x

HelenR said...

Lovely card,gorgeous image thank you for joining us for Little Claire's very first challenge :) x

chrissy xx said...

This is Gorgeous! I LOve these colours too. What a cutie this image is.

Pia said...

wauuuw what a beautiful card, lovely image and great colors.Have a nice day
hugs Pia

pinky said...

Stunning card Claire, high on the ahh factor:) Hope your Nan recovers soon.

Gem said...

a lovely creation! Thanks for joining in with our Punches/Dies challenge at I Did It Creations! Gemma :)

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous little card .. i love the little elephant.. such a cutie
Thanks for joining us at Sarah hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Cindy Haffner said...


Jodi said...

Absolutely adorable Claire! I love the pretty pastel colors you used and the layout too!! Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!
Jodi =)

Rach said...

claire this is a beautiful card hun, so pretty, love the elephant image that you have used, hope that your Nan recovers soon. hugs rachxx

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Beautiful card! The baby elephant is so adorable! Thank you for playing with us at BTC&G and good luck! X

Teresa said...

FABULOUS CARD and so many challenges, you are clever, I'm just getting to grips with doing 5 lol, good on ya!
Hugs Teresa xx

Unknown said...

This is just precious!

Vee said...

What a fabulous card!!. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck
xx Vee

cheryl said...

oh this is just such a cute image,and love the flowers you have used,too hun just beautiful,oh thanks for playing at the pixie cottage too,hugs cheryl xxxxxx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is gorgeous Claire :) This little fella is No1 on my 'must have' list from the new stamps.

Great layout and fab dp, and your colouring is just awesome.


good luck with the challenges! ;)

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness...could that little elephant get any more adorable! I love the flowers that you framed him with! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at FBW!

Unknown said...

Your card says spring all over it.. So pretty.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful, lovely spring colors and cute image, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Thank you for playing with us at IDIC this week! So glad you did!Super cute card...

artish said...

Love the l'il ella! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

Unknown said...

So sweet, I love the cute ele image, the flowers look beautiful.xxx

Monique said...

What a lovely card Claire !

Hugs Monique

Sarah said...

Awwww, what a beautiful card Claire, love the colours and details xxx

Ros said...

What a beautiful card! love the image ... it's so pretty ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

Kym Weber said...

Such a beautiful card! The image is just darling! The papers are so pretty! All the embellishments are wonderful!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Us Crazy. Hope you'll join us for the next challenge.

Tineke's hobby said...

What a stunning card the image is so cute and the colours are fabilous
Have a great weekend
Hugs Tineke

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such an adorable creation Claire!
Have a great weekend!
kim x

Kim. said...

Oh Claire this is a really beautiful card and the image is such a cutie. The colour combo is gorgeous together.
Kim xXx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. Your "four legged friend" is so cute and I love your papers. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Fantastic - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week
Debbie xx

Sadilla said...

very pretty dear!!!
thanks for playing at the pixie cottage

Tracy said...

This is so cute Claire, I love your image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Danni said...

I simply adore this elephant! What an adorable card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Unknown said...

Ahhh!!! this card is beautiful Claire love this wee image so cute dp's and flower detail gorgeous a fabulous make Hugs
Sarah x

BA said...

this is absolutely adorable my dear!!! love the little elephant and all the embellis you used
have a nice week end
xoxo BA

mfc.melissamade2 said...

So adorable! thanks for playing at Meljen's Designs this week!

Anita said...

Gorgeous card and that image is so adorable.

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Your blog is adorable Claire, love the background! I love the card you have made, that little elephant is just adorable and your coloring is perfect! Also, wonderful layout. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this weel:)

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a sweet card Claire, super cute!
Hugs Jacqueline

Unknown said...

OH...Claire, your card is very gorgeous!!!!
beautiful papers.
Have a nice weekend.
Big hugs, Mumur

Clare Brown said...

your card is just adorable, I just love elephants. Goodluck at charisma this week.

clare x

Clare Brown said...

me again, goodluck at Sarah hurley challenges, hope you can join us again soon.


Suzi said...

Gorgeous card Claire, loving these new images, so so cute. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.
Suzi x

Lou Mac said...

This is gorgeous! Such a cute image and I love the colours. Those flowers you've used are just lovely!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Ribbon' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

Gurkiss said...

Oooh such a cute card :)

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hugs Gurkiss

Delphine said...

Another gorgeous card, Claire! The image is absolutely adorable, the colour scheme is fantastic and I love the layout! Hugs Delphine xxx

Karen W said...

Your card is adorable, thank you so much for joining us at Creative Belli.

Juls said...

this is adorable! Hugs Juls

karen said...

Oh what a sweet card, lovely details, thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy, Karen

Susie said...

Beautiful card, such a sweet image and love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

*Ang* said...

Fantastic Card Claire! The elephant is so cute. Great colours you've used. Thanks for sharing at Dutch Dare. Hugs, Ang x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a sweet image- love all of the pretty flower embellishments too. Thanks for joining in the Belli Animal challenge.

Sue B said...

Ooh I love this card. Beautiful papers (I like the black and white) and flowers and the elephant is so adorable!

Hugs Sue xx

Anita said...

This is such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us in the Meljen's Designs Challenge this week.

Dena said...

Claire! Your card is totally cute!!! I adore those flowers!!!
Thanks for joining the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge this week!
Happy Crafting!

Nanda said...

That is a lovely card. I just love that image. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


Julie said...

What a sweet card. Thanks for joining us in our nature challenge at Craft Us Crazy

cnelson said...

So sweet and lovely! Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week!

karen said...

Such an adorable card. Glad you chose to share it with us at Scrapbook Sisters card challenge. xxx

karen said...

Such an adorable card. Glad you chose to share it with us at Scrapbook Sisters card challenge. xxx

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card Claire, hope your Nan is better soon, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. WendyR xx

Katie said...

Lovely Spring card and great use of the sketch!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Niki Estes said...

This is so adorable, Claire! I love that little elephant, your papers, and flowers!

Joan Ervin said...

What a precious little elephant and the colors and papers you used are beautiful!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my goodness, that image is darling and your coloring is super! Wonderful colors and papers too. Thanks for "singing" along with us this fortnight at Fairy Fun Fridays!

Darsie Bruno said...

such a darling card! I just love how it all flows together! Thanks so much for playing with us at Meljen's Designs and we hope you'll join us for this week's challenge featuring the color GREEN!
Hugs, Darsie
Meljen's Design Team

Michele said...

I LOVE everything about this card!!! That elephant is so stinkin' CUTE!!!!! It's just such an adorable and sweet card!! LOVE IT!!

Hope your grandmother's hip is feeling better.

Michele R.(CA)
LuvkittysFandF at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

Brook said...

Too cute! Love your papers too.


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