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Saturday, 28 May 2011

CES DT & Challenges!


 Hello everyone, its saturday and we back with a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog. Thanks to everyone who took part in last weeks challenge. Pop on over to the challenge blog and see if your the lucky winner or made the Top 3.
This weeks theme is "Embossing".
I have used embossed cardstock and have heated embossing powder over the T/Holtz Butterfly Stamp.
This gorgeous WOJ Stamp has been coloured just in Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils & Sansador.
I treated myself to a new set of 120 Pencils. Still need a bit of practice but made a nice change from Copics and I think you will be seeing more cards coloured with these pencils.


Thankyou to everyone who left me some lovely messages. Yesterday we attended our Nans Funeral and it all went as well as can be expected on these occasions. Now were off for a weeks  camping. Lots of packing and sorting to do today, so wont be about next week but you can bet I'll be itching to get back to crafting and catching up with you all.

So heres my list of challenges;
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes/Your Favourites
ASFOS - Things with Wings
Allsorts - Things with Wings
Lets Ink It Up - Scallops
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

I will try and catch up with some blogs over the weekend but not sure what spare time I will have. Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK and have a good week everyone!

Remember I have candy posted at the top of my blog, for all to enter.

* Scalloped Cardstock
*Websters Pages
*Viva Pearl Pen
*WOJ Stamp
*Tim Holtz Butterfly Stamp
*Gold Adirondaak Paint Dabber
*Bazzill Cardstock
*Martha Stewart Border Punch
*Ribbon
*Wild Orchid Flower
*Stickles
*White Souffle Pen
*Corner Punch

Thanks for stopping by today.

TTFN

xxx


84 comments:

nicolet said...

Your card is really fantastic! I love the details you have used!
hugs Nicolet

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is stunning oh love the papers and detail on this hun just brilliant I too love,those polychrome pencils,too they are great to work with,hugs cheryl xxx

Dodici said...

Wonderful card!Love your colouring!xxx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card! Fabulous colouring!
LOve this image.
Chrissyxx
Hope you have a great break!!

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hi Claire this is a gorgeous card love the colours you have used and all your detail. Sorry to hear about your nan. Hugs Sarahxx

Tracey T said...

Was having a mooch over at CES and saw your card - had to come straight over to tell you how gorgeous it is. Brilliant colouring with the pencils - it's made me dig mine out, I haven't used them in ages. Love the gold tones and the papers and the butterfly and the image and ... well all of it, actually! Have a lovely holiday my darlin'! Tracey xx

Delphine said...

How gorgeous, Claire! I love the image and you have coloured it so beautifully, I don't think you need to practise! The colours are fantastic and I love all the gold! Enjoy your week:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Carissa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love your beautiful colouring and all the touches of gold. Beautiful card. Carissa

Rosietoes said...

That is such a beautiful card Claire - love all the little details and the embellishing.

Nice work with the pencils too.

Have a lovely holiday - hope the weather holds for you.

Edna x

sallysbitz said...

This card has a lovely vintage feel to it. Gorgeous image too x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Jannie said...

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

Hugs Jannie

Carrie said...

wow hunni totally stunning..also the photo's are fine!!

Sending you huge hugs xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & embelies, lovely design, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Jennifer said...

Stunning Claire, and love your Pencil work! xx Jenny xx

Abi said...

Love the new pencils Claire, the colouring looks great. I'm never too sure about putting gold on a card but I honestly think you've carried it off amazingly. Enjoy your camping trip. Hugs x

Sarah said...

Wow Claire, stunning card, love the colours and details. Hope you have a lovely trip away xxx

Sarah said...

Wow Claire, stunning card, love the colours and details. Hope you have a lovely trip away xxx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Karen said...

I'm smiling You're not too far from me at all - that makes a very nice change, my crafty friends are usually the other side of the atlantic. Lol.
(Lovely card by the way hun.) :0)
Hugs to you.
Karen.xx

Sue said...

Stunning card, the colours are so gorgeous. Sue x

SiskiyouSue said...

Just beautiful! Great coloring and details. What is a WOJ stamp, and where can I get one? Thanks.

suekimmet at gmail dot com
http://siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Incredibly beautiful card Claire, the gold looks so elegant and your colouring is fab! Hope you have a dry week camping...have fun with the family :) Donna x

Kim. said...

This is stunning Claire, love the image and the colours are gorgeous. Beautifully embellished too. Have a great time camping and I hope the rains keeps away for you.
Kim xXx

Macpurp said...

this is really pretty. I love the butterfly.

i am so sorry to hear about your Nan, hugs.

love teen xx

Debs M said...

fabulous image, beautifully coloured and the embellishments are fantastic!
Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge’ at DDSB
Debbie Dt x
(Visit my blog, I have candy! http://ribbondreams.blogspot.com/)

pinky said...

Glad everything went smoothly yesterday Claire. Love your gorgeous golden creation, really pretty with all that embossing. Enjoy the camping, it will do you good to get away. Hugs
Pinky

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is stunning, loving the colours, gorgeous work, big hugs love pops x x x

Craftypagan said...

So gorgeous Claire! Absolutely adore the colour palette!

melsanford said...

Beautiful card! The embossing is gorgeous and I love your colouring :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

celia said...

I love these colors...so come on with the cards!!! LOL!
Hugs, Celia.

Kerry said...

LOVE the card Claire! I had forgotten my older WoJ stamps - you have inspired me to dig them out again! K:-)

Aloesaloes said...

Gorgeous card Claire! I love the beautiful colors, the cute image and the pretty embellishments.

xx Loes

coops said...

fantastic card claire.i love this image and your colours and details are gorgeous.i love the gold frame :D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, love the LO & the embossed pieces look fab!
hugs shell xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey Girlie, I tried comment on this earlier and don't think it went through. It's just STUNNING!!~

SARA said...

WONDERFUL *_______* i love your card|||||||LOVE AND ALSO THAT ALL GOLD which is very beautiful..nice work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..sorry for my english!! :D hugs

Sue said...

Hi Claire, wow! this is gorgeous! I love your colouring (it's perfect!) and the tones of the pencils with the papers and embellishments are really beautiful. Love the heart with the metal look. I have just bought some Prismacolor Pencils and I think they do take some practice! Just feel that I am starting to get the hang of them with the blending etc. But they are very pretty and give a lovely soft effect.
Hugs Sue xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is sooooo beautiful I love my pencils altho I do love my copics as well but it does make a nice change doesn't it shug.
Hope you have a fab time camping hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet. I love the way you did your heart. Great card here. This image always tugs at my heartstrings.

Dora said...

O wow this is fabulous and stunning, love the golden colours on your card. . . so elegant. Thank you for your nice comment on my card. Hugs xxx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Claire
A gorgeous and stunning card,love the colour's you have used,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a gorgeous card Claire! I love the gold details, they are so wonderful!
Hugs Jacqueline

Kristel said...

Woww that is a stunning card Claire! Looks great!
Hugs Kristel

Tab said...

Totally gorgeous, hun! Love the muted colours and this is my fave woj stamp!
Hugs Tab xxx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris that is stunning love the image and its beautiful. with hugs Shirleyxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful card Claire, love the colours and embellies! hugs Heidi x

Faye said...

Oh Claire, what a completely stunning card. In fact, I'm not writing anything else as I want to look at it some more! xxx

Deb Mitchell said...

Hi Claire,

Wow, what a Gorgeous card Hun- this is absolutely stunning!!! Thank you for dropping by my blog & leaving a lil love :)

Hugz, Deb

Tracy said...

Really, really gorgeous Claire, I love it!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Eulanda said...

WOW your cards are really amazing!! This one is just gorgeous and I love these gold highlights. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hugs!

Mina said...

gorgeous card Claire and I love the gold it adds a real dimension to your lush make
Mina xxx

rachel said...

You are amazing!!!:)Wonderful card!!!:)

Liza said...

A beautiful card Claire, this is one of my favourite WOJ images.

Liza x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your image and coloring!! Great details!
hugs,
Chris

Jemima's Jems said...

absolutely stunning claire, very elegant:)

JJ
xx

Lynsey said...

Wow Claire, what a beautiful card! I really must ink up this image again!
Hugs Lynsey x

Dobra said...

Wonderful a card
Wonderfully presented, and this stamp is so cute and sweet

skylife said...

That's so lovely! Love the colors and the flowers!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Rebecca said...

Am new to blogland but your card caught my attention and I just wanted to say how fantastic it is as are all your other cards. Sorry to hear about your nan as well. Keep up the amazing designs Bex x

Rebecca said...

Am new to blogland but your card caught my attention and I just wanted to say how fantastic it is as are all your other cards. Sorry to hear about your nan as well. Keep up the amazing designs Bex x

Chris said...

Fabulous card Claire and I love your pencil colouring, it's beautiful. The embossed gold is fantastic too, such a gorgeous card. Sorry to read your Nan has passed away, deepest sympathy to you all and as you're away at the moment, I'm sure the change of seen will do you all good. Have a lovely time. Big hugs to you sweetie, Chris xx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
this car is just stunning
i love all the details you've used on them, amazingly job hunni
hugs angelique

Marion said...

Hi Claire,
Fabulous card and I love this Melinda, she is super to colour. Love all the embossing on this card. I recently got the prismacolor pencils and I am loving using them. Much easier to use I think than the copics or promarkers. You will find you get used to them quite quickly.
Have a fab holiday. You deserve a break after what happened.
hugs
Marion

Patricia Garcia said...

Stunning, love all the gold!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Tasha said...

Wow Claire this is absolutely stunning, love the fabulous destails and the colours
love tasha xx

Julie said...

Beautiful card Claire -stunning attention to detail! Love the touches of gold, gives such a luxurious feel!! Hope you're enjoying your camping!! Hugs, Juliexx

Sue said...

Wow a stunning card and just love your blog my first visit Just great Luv Sue x

Georgia said...

Wow, this is so stunning Claire! I love the cute image and touch of gold! :) Love, Georgia xx

Cheryl said...

OMG WOW this is STUNNING,I just love that colour combo and beautiful embellies!!!
Hugs xx

Mau xx said...

This is Stunning Claire, What a fab creation, full of beautiful detail....Love it!
Congratulations on your Blog hits, very well deserved, your work is great inspiration. I won't enter my name seems I won your last Candy...lol But will add it to my side bar xx hugs Mau xx

Askepott said...

This was a lovely card. Beautiful colours and a lot of details. Wonderful!!

Hugs from Askepott in Norway

Mona E said...

Wow what an amzing card, Claire! Love how you colourd the sweet image and all the gold details. Beautiful papers too. Hugs...Mona

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Claire. I love your colouring (I really must dust of my pencils) and I love all the embellishments.

Wishcraft said...

Oh lovely card Claire :o) Gorgeous colouring and love all your details - the touches of gold look fab. Lisa x

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Claire,love the sweet image and all of your detail is gorgeous...hope you had a lovely holiday,ours was great...
Mandy x

Jules said...

Such a beautiful card Claire.

Gorgeous colour choices and I love your image. So perfectly coloured.

All this loveliness on one card and my eye went straight to the butterfly. It looks stunning!

Hope you have a good time away. It will do you good.

Love Jules xx

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card, love the layout.

Sorry I have not been able to visit your blog for a while, there has been blogging issues and personal issues.

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Claire. Love the image and the colours. Hugs Michele x

Maria Therese said...

This is so gorgeous sweetie!!!

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Good, with that gold card in the process.

Greetings Astrid.

Scrapmumur said...

Wow...Claire, your card is very fantastic!!!
I love the look and the colours.
Wonderful work.
Big hugs, Murielle

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is a masterpiece in terms of design, colours, colourwork and embellishment. Such a treat. Hugs, Lesley

Прозрачная said...

I love this card!***

Kerryn said...

another beautiful card. I love the gold and again your colouring is beautiful x

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