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Saturday, 9 April 2011

CES Challenge DT Card & other challenges...

Another sunny morning here in England with the warm spring days finally here.
Today over at the CES Challenge Blog we have a new challenge. 
Thanks to all who took part in last weeks "Childrens" challenge, so many wonderful entries. This weeks theme is "MONOCHROMATIC". I thought this was going to be quite tricky as I couldn't see this little cutie all in brown but am pretty pleased with how my card has turned out.

The stamp is "Fairy Kiki" from Mo Manning. She's been coloured with Copics and a few White Dimples on her cheeks with a White Gel Pen and cut with nests. The papers are Fancy Pants and most of the embellishments on this card are available to buy at Crafty Emma's Store where more new stash is due soon. The Scrabble Tiles are a Papermania Box and I just love using these. Papers have been distressed and again used my Gold Adirondaak Paint Dabber on alot of the card.I just couldn't do without this. Such a great effect. The butterflies are a MS Punch. I have stamped over them with my "Field of Sky" Stamp and added Pearls using my new Pearl Maker Pen. Pretty much the same as Viva Pearl Pens, just a different variety of colours. Swirls are a Marianne Die and I've used the Gold Dabber and again the Pearl Pen. Lots of Stickles and I found my Magnolia Birds in a draw so inked one up and added it to the card.

Heres my usual list of challenges;
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochrome
Sukkersott - Bursting with Flowers
Card Makin Mama's - Embellish It
Mami Doodles - Use a Punch or Die Cut
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Glitter
Kaboodle Doodle - Lets get Girly
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (new stamp used)
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Card/Project for a Child
Paper Cupcakes - Lets Use Flowers
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
7 Kids College Fund - Seeing Spots

And now 2 of my children are on school holidays I may get more time to play.

This card has now been added TO MY EBAY SHOP

Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend



Penni said...

Gorgous card - It's so nice to see a baby card that is blue, pink or lemon. Super!


Maria Therese said...

Aaaaaaaawww sweet!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Claire, love your card and wow in super colours! Nice also those Scrabble letters.
Have a nice weekend! Hugs Ageeth xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & embelies, luv the letters, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love your colouring of this wee cutie and your papers and embellies are fabulous.
Nicola -x-

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours.xxx

Jennifer said...

So beautiful Claire. Love all the scrummy details xx Jenny xx

Miria said...

Hi, Claire. Such a fab card, the image is even sweeter in these colours! And thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations, hugs, Miria xx

Faye said...

Oh Claire, just wow! xxx

Sarah said...

Such a gorgeous card Claire, love the image and details, it's stunning x

Delphine said...

Totally gorgeous card, Claire! I love the image and your choice of brown! Wonderful details as always and the scrabble tiles are fab! Enjoy the gorgeous weather and have a great weekend too:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the scrabble letters.

Nikki x

Rachel x said...

Hi Clare :)
Gorgeous card- I love Monochromatic cards and this is fab all in browns!! :) Love the touches with the gold paint dabber and pearls and also the scrabble tiles!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

nicolet said...

This card is amazing!
Hugs Nicolet

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie I love this card its sooo beautiful I especially love the image she is just the sweetest ever. Love the colours.
Hope you have a great weekend hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Bernadet said...

ooow this is so very sweet Claire. The colors are so beautiful

sarham said...

This is soooo cute!!!

Sheena said...

A totally gorgeous card Claire - the browns work so well and I love all the embellies! Sheena xx

Debs said...

Stunning card Claire - the image is adorable.
Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week.
Have a fab weekend.
Debs xx

Lou Mac said...

This is gorgeous - so neat to see a baby card that is not pastel!!

The letters you have used are gorgeous, and all of those flowers are just wow!!

Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight in our 'Monochromatic' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

Alina said...

lovely card, Claire!
hugs, Alina

Tineke's hobby said...

A totally gorgeous card, lovely colouring, beautiful papers and embelies, I like the letters, have lovely weekend
hugs Tineke

xxxtglxxx said...

Utterly gorgeous Claire! :) wow.

Beautiful colours, fantastic sweet image and I just love everything about it.



Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer!! Now how stinkin' CUTE is this!! LOVE the colors, flowers and sweet image!! Beautiful Job Claire!! Smiles, Vicki

pinky said...

Thats just gorgeous claire, those papers are stunning and just make the whole card pop.

Donna Mosley said...

Very beautiful card Claire, love the cute image and gorgeous papers. Fab sentiment tiles.

Donna x

Fleur said...

Beautiful card Claire, such a cute image
Hugz Fleur xXx

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Julie said...

Hi Claire - this works soooo well!! Fabulous colour choice and I love the flowers and the scrabble letters!! A real keepsake!! Hasn't it been a great day - I'm off to Ally Pally too tomorrow - I'll try and look out for you!! I'll be the sunburnt blonde!! Have fun anyway! Juliexx

Anonymous said...

so adorable! can it get any more adorable? wonderful colors and great embellies. once again, a perfect card.
have a great weekend! hugs!

BA said...

really love it claire!!! sucha afabulous card
have a wonderful sunday
xoxo BA

Miss Molly said...

What an adorable card - very well put together! Thank you for sharing!

Thanks for playing with us at Paper Cupcakes!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet image and card!! I love the colors and how you did the sentiment. Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! this is just Gorgeous!!..the image is so sweet, love the dotted paper and lovely flowers..Beautiful!!...Hugs, Ila

Jannie said...

A stunning and beautiful card Claire ,gorgeous colour's and I love the sweet images.
Have a nice day.

Hugs Jannie.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a stunning card! Wonderful colours and flowers and a sweet image.
Hugs Jacqueline

Ane said...

Ooh so cute!! Thanks for joining sukkersøtt! Good luck :)
Hugs from Ane :)

Sol said...

This Card is Beautiful Claire!! I Love the Stamp.. -Adorable... And your Colouring is Great... You have also made the monocromatic challenge Perfect!... Beautiful Embellishing too! :o)

Hansedeern said...

Wahooo Darling

a very sweet baby-ferry?
Is this the right word?
Sorry, :-))) but my englishhhhh.... Lol
I love your card!
Hugs and kisses from Hamburg
Your Rivien

Heidi said...

Ohhhhh this is just so sweet. Love how you have colored the image. Its so great and the details so wonderful

Hugs from

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, love the image hugs pops x

Alica said...

amazing! Love your coloring and the words too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Alica ;)

Cindy Haffner said...

Super SWEET, she makes me SMILE!!~

angelwhispers said...

Wow Claire its just gorgeous the monochrome brown looks fabulous with this little darling!! Chanelle xxx

chrissy xx said...

It really is Gorgeous. What a cute image and I LOve your colours.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh how sweet and beautiful Claire!
kim x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Claire, gorgeous image and so pretty in these chocolatey colours...beautifully done hun! Hope you had a fab time at Ally Pally :) donna x

Astrid said...

Love your card Claire!!
Your coloring of the cute image is gorgeous:-)) The decorations, details and colours on your card is so beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at Sukkersøtt this week. Good luck!!

Hugs Astrid:-)

Val said...

Hi Claire

This is fabulous - a brilliant idea to go with this colourway.

Warm Hugs

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my goodness, Claire!!! This is one stunning baby card!! That image is soooo precious and your papers, design, and detailing are all amazing!!! LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and I hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Shelby Goolsby said...

Wow this is soooooo pretty!! I absolutely love the brown and those letters!! Hugs,Shelby

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Claire

What a gorgeous card - love all the detail you've added and the colour scheme - nice to see something a bit different for a new baby card - the image is so cute! Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Aina said...

Cute, cute, cute! :)

Christa said...

wow claire iam in love this is soooo sweet lovely baby card hugs christa

Sheila said...

Claire hun this is utterly gorgeous!, love the brown tones on it hun nice to see a baby card in Non trad pastels pinks/blues.
Thanks for joining us this week over at CAM hun.
Sheila xx

Cheryl said...

OMG this is GORGEOUS......I love everything about it!!!

Annie said...

such a beautiful card in the creams and browns, and pretty flowers too - perfect!
hugs, annie x

Wishcraft said...

What an adorable card Claire! Super sweet image, great colours and love all your details. The letter tiles look fab :o) Lisa x

Alle mooie dingen said...

i'm a bit late with my comment... but this stamp this is a really lovely stamp
i think i gonna need this one in my collection ;)
thanks for sharing

Nicolchen said...

Hi Claire

Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog ;0)

your card is fantastic...I love the colors, the design and all the details...it´s simply gorgeous :0)))

Hugs Nicole

Marion said...

Hi Claire, Such a gorgeous baby card and fabulous image. Just love the colour combo, so nice to see something totally different.

Mandy said...

Stunning card...Love the image,colours and your letters are fabulous.....
Mandy x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Claire, such an adorable image, lovely colours and pretty flowers too :)

Tab said...

Beautiful card, Claire! Love the sweet image and coloured beautifully too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Dena said...

Hey Claire! This is gorgeous! I LOVE the monochrome look you used!!! Super cute image from Mo as well!
Hugs, Dena

Sharon said...

This is such an adorable image Claire!!! I love the embellishments - those flowers are really beautiful.

Sharon x

Louise said...

Hi Claire and wow what a fab card the colours the detail all totally fab.
Hugs Louise xx

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Claire!

The letters in this card are sooo lovely!! What a fun idea! Love it that it's all in brown as well, makes it look stylish, pretty card!

Hugs, Wendy

Anja's weblog said...

Love this card! Yoir coloring is beautiful,


Mami Doodles said...

Oh so sweet - gorgeous colouring! Many thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles.

Unknown said...

This is a lovely card sweet stamp and i like the color combo on it.

Jayne Hayward said...

Absolutely gorgeously coloured image and adore all those flowers.

Jayne xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Claire, beautiful colouring and papers. Love all the details.
Avril x

Grace said...

OMgoodness this is so adorable!!! Love the scrabble pieces and your incredible coloring!

Unknown said...

adorable card! Thank you so much for playing along with the Polka Dot 7 Kids College Fund challenge this week!

Jules said...

Hi Clare

Gorgeous colour choices and such a sweet image.

You have coloured and shaded beautifully.

Love Jules xx

Unknown said...

Your card is very very gorgeous, Claire!!!
Beautiful colors and great look.
Big hugs, Murielle

Unknown said...

Gorgeous make Claire, colours are fabulous love it, sorry for late comments not been on line for a while
Hugs Sarah x

Denise said...

Your fairy image is adorable!! Love all the flowers you added to your card as well :)

Lorraine said...

I love this card, love the colours you have put with it, it works really well

Robin said...

Such fab flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hello Claire. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. It's been a very long while since I visited you but I have just enjoyed a little journey through your work - all of them lovely - and stopped here because this one is extra lovely! It was you I met with Julie at Ali Pali wasn't it? Hugs, Lesley

Susie Sugar said...

Such a cheeky little fairy, a fab image and a dreamy card
Hugs Susie Sugar xx


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