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Thursday, 28 April 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!

Hello everyone, so nice to be back cardmaking after a 2 week break with the children.  Don't know about you but it played havoc with my crafting. I hardly done any as we went on lots of day trips and enjoyed the lovely sunshine. Even managed to get hubby to take a few extra days.
 So onto this weeks challenge over at Lili of the Valley and with the Royal Wedding upon us, this weeks theme is "Love Is In The Air". 
I just love these card blanks from Craftwork Cards, gives real definition I think. The image is from the LOTV Die Cut Sheets. This is "Fun Time Teddies".
Used Purple Bazzill, a sheet from 7 Gypsies, my favourite TH Butterfly Stamp, Wild Orchid Flowers, Stickles, Viva Pearl Pens,  Gold Glimmer Mist, Adirondaak Paint Dabbers, Pearls from Hobby House, Punched Leaves and Photo Turns and the Sentiment is LOTV from the new Additions Range.
I got another 4 Top 3 Blinkies over the last few days, it really is a great boost when your mojo is not on form and always puts a smile on my face.
Right, off to the dentist this morning then lots of catching up to do in Blogland and will try and find some time over the next few days. I've neglected so many. Another long weekend, hooray and my Birthday on saturday though nothings planned atm. 
My candy is posted at the top of my blog if you'd like to enter, open to all.

List of challenges as usual;
My Mums Craft Shop - Flowers
Crafts & Me - Vintage/Distressed
Scrapbook Sisters - Distress
Beary Sweet Challenge - Wings
Sentimental Sundays - Lets Get Punchy
Stampavie and More - Pearls
Scrap Creations - Flowers
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
KB Challenge - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Butterfly Wishes
Ai Factory - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Shabby/ Vintage
MAWTT- Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers - Anniversary
Creative Friday - Open Theme

So enjoy the rest of your day, have a fab week and thanks for looking.



Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, love the sentiment :o)
Jackie xx

Linda . J said...

What gorgeous card Claire and in such beautiful colours, love the design.So glad you had a fab time, we missed you.
Hugs Linda

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh Claire this is just GORGEOUS!!!!! Wow your colouring is just superb!

Tineke's hobby said...

what a gorgeous card lovely colours i like the sentiment
Hugs Tineke

Unknown said...

Love your card... gorgeous sentiment! Glad you had a nice break away...

Saskia said...

Sooooo sweet! :)

Unknown said...

Oh' Claire this card is beautiful love the detail along the bottom of card blank, image is adorable fabulous colouring as always, glad you and yours had special time together, looks like your crafting withdrawal symptoms are over lol' Have a Wonderful Birthday on Sat xx
Big Hugs
Sarah x

angelwhispers said...

Just love it Claire the image is so beautiful and love your colouring!!

What beautiful detail you have also added the papers look amazing and love the stamped butterflies!! Chanelle xxx

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetness I sooooo love this card it really is gorgeous hun love the image & the paper.....well you know me & paper & this is soooo drool worthy I do hope you have stroked it plenty shug lol.
Fantastic card hun. Well done on your blinkies very well deserved hun, it really does make your day doesn't it hun....its like a boost lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Oh bugga see the card was that blooming gorgeous I completely forgot to also thank you for joining us rockin rubber girlies at Crafts & Me, good luck shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

spikesbitch said...

I really like the edging detail to the stamped topper, creating a binding effect. I've never seen that before.

pinky said...

Its gorgeous Claire, love that image and you have coloured it beautifully. Always great to get the kids back to school lol.

Wishcraft said...

Oh how cute! Love the image and all your lovely details :o) Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

This is so sweet .. i love the edge of the card and the gorgeous flowers
Lisa x

Jayne Hayward said...

I know what its like with not being able to craft whilst the kids are off school as I have been at home with my 6 year old daughter! Definately plays havoc with trying to get any crafting done lol!

Love your creation and the stamp sheet you have chosen to use - looks lovely.

Jayne xx

Heather said...

Hi Claire, this is an adorable card, I love the image and your colours, papers and details are gorgeous!!!
Heather xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Claire, this is stunning, what an adorable card. Thanks for joining in on the Anything Goes Challenge on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

coops said...

aw this is so adorable claire.i love the sweet image and your colours and details are fantastic :D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Claire, very beautiful card, love the pretty papers and gorgeous butterflies. Big congrats on the top 3's hun, you really deserve 'em.

Donna x

Donna said...

Beautiful and pretty card Claire, love the little photo corners and the fab colours on this card...no sooner are the kids back at school then they're off again lol! :) Donna x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Love your card so much detail and love the edge and the flowers.
diane :-) xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaaawww this is gorgeous Claire, adore the cute couple, lovely colours and a sweet sentiment too :)

Unknown said...

Love your card and what a wonderful sentiment! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

xxxtglxxx said...

Real Life, sunshine and time with the family is far more important! Blogging is for when the weather is pants! lol ;)

I love your fabby card Claire - just wonderful colours and I love the punch and pearl details.



Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card - you have some fabulous detail on this card - LOVE that bg too! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is beautiful


Barbara said...

Your card is absolutly fantastic.
I love the item, and your coloring.
Thanks for joining us at creative friday.
Hugs Babsi

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Claire, such an adorable image too.

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Claire, love the colours x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.Some pretty details and love the touch of glimmer added to the image.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

Dorcas said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous! I just love how you colored in those bears! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your lovely creation with us at SS this week!
Ps) There’s still time to join in my “no strings attached” blog candy if you haven’t already done so. Its open til May 13th. You can find it at the top of my sidebar.

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Claire!! This is so precious!! LOVE the image and your darling coloring!! Great job!! HUGS

Delphine said...

This is gorgeous, Claire! I love the image, so so cute, the gorgeous colours of your card, the butterflies and the sentiment is fab! Have a lovely evening:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

what a lovely card! Those teddy bears look like a canvas they are colored so perfectly! thanks for choosing to join us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Kelly said...

What an awesome card. I love the cute bears and you choice of paper is fabulous!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, this is lovely, Claire! The butterflies and the colors and the way you colored the image!! Wonderful!
Hugs, Wendy

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Claire, the stamping and pearl edge to the main card are gorgeous.
Thanks for playing with us at MAWTT this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jules said...

Hi Claire

How lovely.

Great background papers and I love the sentiment very much.

Love Jules xx

Harriet Skelly said...

What a beautiful and adorable card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Delphine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLAIRE!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Lots of hugs Delphine xxx

Agnieszka M said...

Claire, your card is beeautiful. I lovee your deesign!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week and good luck!

having a {me} day said...

This is beautiful Claire. Love how the purple sets everything off and the die cut edging to the card. keeleyxx

Susan Raihala said...

Awwwww, how cute is this!!!! Even the sentiment is adorable!

Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous Claire, love the papers and colours and I haven't seen those card blanks but they will sure be on my list for next time I'm at a show, lol. Congrats on your Top 3's, you deserve them, I seem to be racking them up again, lol. Like buses! Hugs Tracy

Crafteezee said...

Oops, back again, just noticed you've entered Crafts and Me so wanted to say thanks for joining us. Hugs Tracy x

Kitty said...

Fabulous card again Claire, as always :)

Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges and good luck in the challenge draw!

Kitty xx

Littlebearcrafts said...

A beautiful card Claire, with a wonderful sentiment.
Hugs, Clare x

HappyCrafter said...

I love it!!!! Such a great sentiment combined with the perfect image, it is fabulous!!! So glad you played along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays :-)

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is stunning, your colours are gorgeous, fantastic work, big hugs love Pops x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Claire that is so sweet, and i love those gorgeous sentiments, its a stunning result for sure. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous Claire! I just had some of these sentiments. Have a fabby weekend! xx Jenny xx

Melanie said...

adorable image and sentiment.
Love this card!

Marevka said...

Великолепно!!! Мне очень нравятся Ваши открытки!

paige said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

cebelica said...

Oh, this is such a cute card! Great layout, lovely embellishments, fab colours and adorable image. Perfect combination. Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Claire, this is lovely. Your color choices, layout and details are superb. Love! Thanks so much for joining our Wings challenge at The Beary Scrap DT & Challenge blog - good luck!


Unknown said...

Just adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.

Kristen said...

Super cute card, thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

Giò said...

ohhhh ...... so cute and sweet!!
I love everything about this card.
Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Mau xx said...

sorry just catching up with blogs had a break over the holidays and a few nice days out...needed to charge my battery, I think it needs an overhawl to be honest, it gone flat...lol
Your Card is adorable Claire, its the sweetest image and you have designed it perfectly xx Mau


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