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Saturday, 21 May 2011

CES Challenge DT Card & other challenges...

Morning everyone, firstly I would like to thankyou for all the hugs and lovely messages I have received. It is so nice to know I have many caring friends out there and I value every one of you.
Now back to todays card. Its saturday and this means a new challenge over at the
CES Challenge Blog, this weeks theme is "embellish it".
I have used Little Mimosa from Bildmalarna Stamps and coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are BG and added lots of flowers, stickles, die cuts and punches. Gone all girly with this one, pink is such a pretty colours
The winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend in Crafty Emma's Store.

Heres my usual list of challenges;
CraftyCatz - Anything Goes
Creative Friday - Summertime
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and or Pink and Girlie
Shellys Images - Show us what you Got
Craft Us Crazy - Something New & Favourite Embellishment (New stamp/ fav flowers)
Stampin B's - Spring Themed Card
Crafty Creations - May Flowers
Divas by Design - One for the Girls
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Creative Craft World - Cute & Girly
Craft Your Passion - Cutie Patootie
Tuesday Throwdown - Baby/Child
ASFOS - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - In the Garden
Pear Tree Design - Stamped Images
The Shabby Tearoom - Monochromatic
CCEE Stampers - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Stamptacular - Pink -a-licious
Basic Grey - Mix n Match (sweet thread/lemonade)

I'm of to Ashford for the LOTV Colour Class this sunday. Say off to Ashford, only 10mins drive from me so very convenient lol.

I'm not in craft mode right now but who knows when I'll get that sudden urge to make something. But will be doing some blog hopping over the weekend I'm sure.

Thanks for stopping by and appreciate your lovely comments




Sharon said...

This is such a cute card Claire - I just love pink :)

So sorry to hear your sad news - my most sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Take care,

Sharon x

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card sweetie!!!!

Jennifer said...

Hi Claire. Gorgeous card...love this shade of pink! xx Jenny xx

nessy said...

such a very pretty card claire ~ beautifully made!
sending you all lots of hugs at this sad time!!
vanessa xx

Faye said...

Claire this is lovely, so very, very pretty. Thanks also for sharing it with us at Cupcake this week. xxx

Sue said...

hi hun
aww gorgeous card, awesome colouring, pretty papers & embelies, hugs, sue,x


Hi Claire
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the all of your detail and colour's,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Loes Oorschot said...

Wonderful card Claire! I love all the pink and the image is so cute and beautifully colored.

xx Loes

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Claire. Love all the pretty pink details :o) Lisa x

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, ther image is delightful :o)
Jackie xx

kaylou said...

gorgeous Claire, I Lurve pink ... fab image and embellies too.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card.Really pretty details and super colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Samantha Bailey said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the image and all of the different pinks. Your colouring is beautiful.
Sorry to hear the sad news about your nan - my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this hard time.

chrissy xx said...

Sooo pretty! Soooo pink! LOve it.

An Occasional Genius said...

Oh Claire hon, I'm so sorry to hear about your Nan, sending hugs & will keep you & your family in my thoughts.

Your card is utterly gorgeous x

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! The colours are beautiful. I love the image and those butterflies and swirls - very pretty :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Tracey T said...

This is so cute! Fab colour choice and such a pretty image! Hope you're OK. Big hugs, Tracey xx

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Claire, I love the pink tones. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Janette said...

Such a sweet and pretty card, really love it.xx

gina g said...

Wow this is beautiful Claire, love the sweet image and the colour of course. So sorry to read about your nan hunni will keep you in my thoughts at this sad time. luv gina xx

pinky said...

Such a pretty little card Claire, love all the different embellishments you have used. I am sure the colouring class will spur your mojo on and keep your mind of your worries. Have a nice weekend.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous i love the colours and the image is fabulous, big hugs love pops x x x

Georgia said...

This is sooo pretty Claire, I love the gorgeous colours and adorable image! So sorry to hear about such sad news, thinking of you at this hard time. Love, Georgia xx

Seafield Jo said...

This is gorgeous, love the embellishments. Jo x

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous card Claire! I love how you have inked all the edges of the swirls, so effective.
Linds x

lindyloo said...

hello Claire this is one very pretty card love all the embellishments thank you for joining us at the peart tree design linda x

Dobra said...

Wow very lovely a card
This cute stamp I love it

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie how are you hun? nI'm thinking of you & here if you need anything hun, sending you huge masshoosive squishy hugs.
Your card is gorgeous I love seeing these stamps around blogland I even brought myself the student one to see if I would like them....up to now she hasn't come out of her packet the poor little bugger. I will tho.....eventually, I mean soon real soon lol.
Love your card its really beautiful hunni. Take care & hope you enjoy your class tomorrow.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Delphine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Claire, and I loooove pink! I love your image and the embellishments are simply beautiful! Hugs Delphine xx

Unknown said...

Fantastic card! The stamp is so lovely and cute and all the shades of pink looks fantastic together! I love your card!!!

Thank you for joining SSC's Pink-a-licious challenge!
Hugs, Gry!

angelwhispers said...

I'm so sorry for your sad news Claire I have been going through the posts I had missed and read your sad note!!!!

Sending you love and hugs Chanelle xxx

Samantha Carlton said...

Hi Claire

This is a lovely card, love the pinks and the flowers are fab.

I went to the LOTV workshop today and it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good! I had lots of fun, met some lovely ladies and I am now an expert colourer! lol

Hope you have a lovley day


coops said...

gorgeous card claire.the image is adorable and fab pretty colours and details.
take care hun.

xx coops xx

BA said...

claire this is really adorable.
I'm so sorry for your nan, my sympathy to you and your family
xoxo BA

Louise said...

Just so pretty in pink, love it.
Louise xx

Anita said...

Gorgeous card. That image is so sweet and your coloring is fabulous. Thank you for joining in the Divas by Design Challenge this week.

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Aaaawwww...this is really too cute. Love all the pink and the sweet image. Thanks for playing with us a Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh so PRETTY in Pink!!~

Jannie said...

Beautiful card Claire!! The image is so sweet and the papers are gorgeous.
Have a nice day.

Hugs Jannie

Amanda said...

What a pretty card and can I just say wel done to my mum (Maureen) on winning your birthday candy. What a bumper box of gorgeous goodies you sent! I am not jealous in the least! lol.
I was so sorry to hear about your nan Claire :-( hugs xx

Pia said...

so cute card, love all beautiful details and colors. have a nice sunday
hugs Pia

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card - beautiful layout and colours

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, just love the LO & all the embellishments you have used!
Enjoy your class hun xx
hugs shell xx

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!

Marion said...

Hi Claire, Gorgeous card and lovely shades of pink. Love the image and overall layout.
Hope you are coming to terms with your sad loss. Thinking of you.

sallysbitz2 said...

Hello Claire, I do hope you are feeling better, my thoughts are still with you x

Your card is gorgeous, love it all.

I have some candy up for grabs too.

hugs sally x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Sadilla said...

totally adorable card dear!!!
thanks for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Sheena said...

I love all those gorgeous embellies! Take care, Sheena xx

Jules said...

Hi Claire

Aa fantastic card.

Love your layout, embellishments and perfect colouring of your cute image.

Love Jules xx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a sweet card Claire, wonderful details, just gorgeous!
Hugs Jacqueline

Lynsey said...

Wow Claire this is a stunning card and all made in my fav colour! Love the image.
hugs Lynsey x

Unknown said...

Hi Claire! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your card-so pretty in pink!


pam124 said...

My goodness, who couldn't fall in love with this card. I'm in AWE!

Thanks for joining in the StampinB challenge this week!


Davi said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at TT this week. Sorry about your nan.

Heather said...

Sorry about your sad, sad loss Claire!
Your card is beautiful, such a wonderful mix of papers and fabulous colouring of the cute little Bildmalarna girl.

So glad you joined us at Basic Grey.
Heather xx

Monique said...

She's so cute Claire !! Love it :)).

Sorry to hear about your sad news...

Hugs Monique

Tiets said...

wowww this is sooo beautifull!!
hugs Tiets

Nannieflash said...

Oh Claire that is so sweet, I hope that you are ok and coping. Take care with love and hugs Shirleyxx

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

this is stunning Claire. Love it

Ali x

Lisa said...

Hi Claire, Gorgeous card! Such a sweet image and pretty colours.

So sorry to hear the sad news about your nan. I am very close to my nan (she is my other mum) so I can imagine how you are feeling.

Hope you enjoyed the LOTV colouring class. I went on Saturday and had a fab day.

Lisa x

Mandy said...

Hi Claire,
Firstly I'm so sorry for your sad loss,my sympathy to all of you...Gorgeous card,I'm loving these sweet little images,I've added them to my wish list...
Mandy x

Anonymous said...

Claire, this is really sweet hun!! I love the pretty pink colors and layout!! :) Thanks for sharing! Smiles, *Vicki*

Unknown said...

A beautiful layout with such gorgeous colours. Really cute. Thanks for playing with us at Divas

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! a very pretty pink creation Claire. What a little cutie she is and I love all the gorgeous details you've added.

Donna x

Vicki said...

Hiya Claire

I'm sorry for not being around for such a long time, I'm slowly getting back into blogging/crafting etc. Your card, as always, is so beautiful, loving the pink'n'girly theme.

Such sad news about your nan, take care luvly, thinking of you and sending you luv'n'hugs xx vicki xx

Unknown said...

What a darling card!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Claire,
Gorgeous card and in my fave colours too.Love it!
Craft when you're ready,we're always here :) xx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
this card is so lovely
i just love pink
i'm sorry to read that your favorite nan has past away
my sympathy to you and your familie sweetie, i hope you can give it a good place in your heart
hugs angelique

tilly said...

wow, this is beautiful, what a little cutie and all in pink ! lol

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just gorgeous and I nlove all the embellies, especially those little butterflies.
Are the dots on the paper, or did you add them? I love the loook of them.
Caroline xxx

Unknown said...

Hi! Your card is fantastic! I just love it!
Thanks for joining CCC's Cute & Girly challenge!
Hugs, Gry!
( this is my second visit, but now I put my self as a follower:-))

Anke said...

What a beautiful card. such a pretty coulors.
hugs Tessa & Anke

Patricia Garcia said...

ADORABLE Claire!! I hope you feel better soon, I will keep you and your family in my prayers!


Sue said...

Hi claire, your card is gorgeous, beautiful shades of pink, a sweet image and beautiful embellishments...i love it:)


Hetty said...

Wauuuw wat een super mooi kaartje

gr hetty

Julie said...

Hi Claire - this is so shamelessly girly!! Love it - the shade of pink is gorgeous and I love all your layering and embellishing! Hope you're ok and getting through this hard time - hugs! Juliexx

Sue B said...

Hi Claire, I'm really sorry to hear about your nan! my thoughts are with you and your family!

This card is just gorgeous! The image is adorable and coloured perfectly. You have decorated it so beautifully.

An extra big HUG!!
Sue xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Claire, sorry haven't popped by to see how you are, I haven't been able to leave comments or do anything on my blog for days... sign in and the bar remains the same..no sign out /Design thingy bar appears so it treats me as not signed in. really fed up with it :(
Your Card is Gorgeous, love the girly pink and detail ..Beautiful!
Keeping everything crossed that this comment works. xxx Mau

nettie53 said...

very nice card!!!

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card Claire. Love that wee image.

Edna x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely gorgeous sweetie..very pink & girlie, Love it!!
Hugs and xxx

Jitske said...

Hello Claire,
Thank you for your comment on my blog.
I like your cards very much.
I becaume a follower here,
Groetjes Jitske from the Netherlands

Giò said...

Adorable and rich of lovely details!!! Thanks a lot for joining us at Basic Grey challenge.
Have a fabulous day!!
Hugs, Giò

Min said...

This is just so girly and sweet! Love it! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Jacqui P said...

Oh my goodness, she is a sweetie!! I just love the pretty feminine look of your card!! thankyou for playing along with us a basicgrey challenge
jacqui P x

sammi said...

Beautiful card! Love all the elements you added! http://izzys.com/menu.php

sammi said...

Beautiful! Love it! So many fun elements! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Pamela said...

I love pink. And your card is so cute.

Thanks for joining us at CF.

LG Pam

lynne said...

Great card, love all the pink!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

Lynne x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hope you get your Mojo back although it doesn't look missing from this card! It's beautifully pink-a-licious! This is the point at which I say "thank you for playing along with us at Stamptacular"!
Hugs, Lesley


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