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Saturday, 16 July 2011

CES DT & Challenges!


Today is challenge "45" over at the CES Challenge Blog, cant believe we've been running for nearly a year now and this weeks theme is "Christmas". 
I have used James Bear from LOTV and coloured with Promarkers and Polychromo Pencils with Sansador. The papers are BG Wassail and have all been distressed using my new "Distrezz It All" by Zutter. I just love this little gadget, so easy and so effective. A mix of embellishments, some of which you can buy at Crafty Emma's Store and have you seen the amount of new papers available on pre-order. Pop on over to the SHOP for more details but be warned, she also has a fabulous SALE with lots being added.

A few challenges;
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss - All about Boys
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Sarah Hurley - Colouring
Paper Pretties - Animals
Use It Tuesday - You are an Animal
Sweet Stampin - One for the Boys
Stampin with the Dragon - Christmas in July


Thankyou to everyone who left Birthday Wishes for Zoe. She had a lovely day and dispite the piles of presses only interested in her Ipod Touch and Great Sounding Speakers. (mums a bit jealous of them). A few of her friends staying over tonight and off for something to eat. Gonna be a noisy weekend and just hoping board games and dvd will occupy them as weather her is very wet.

Woohoo, just found out my card in the post below made the top 3 at

Will catch up with more blogs over weekend and itching to spend some time in my craftroom. Most of the patio is now down in garden and I'm getting excited!

Have a lovely weekend. 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and enjoy whatever plans you may have
Hugs
xxx

74 comments:

Lia said...

wonderful card claire I love the papers and the stamp
hugs Lia

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card and a delightful image :o)
Jackie xx

arjette said...

What a lovely card!!! That stamp is soooo cute!!! And those papers are beautifull!!!

gr. arjette.

martina's kaartjes said...

oh claire !!! this is one fab card ! lovely details, your coloring is fantastic !
greetings, martina
thanks for visiting my blog an leaving me a lovely comment
x

Jo said...

This is a gorgeous card Claire, beautifully embellished and I love your choice of image and papers. Jo x

Faye said...

Oh what a wonderful card, I love all the details, right down to the glitter on the flowers! xxx

Crafteezee said...

Ahhh i so love this image Claire, beautiful work as always. Glad I'm not the only one getting Christmas cards done, lol. Hugs Tracy x

Judi said...

FAB card Claire! LOVE that teddy!

Judi x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Claire and such a beautifully coloured teddy...I'm loving the Crimbo sparkle too :) Donna x

angelwhispers said...

A beautiful christmas card Claire the teddy looks super on these papers!! Have a great time crafting and I hope the sleepover goes ok (not too noisey!!) Love Chanelle xxx

Janette said...

Gorgeous, I love it all and the image is just so cute.xx

Frea said...

Hi Claire, congrats on making top 3 at Emeral Fairies!! This one it equally pretty, I'm it will do well too!! Hugs, Frea

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card, awesome colouring, luv the distress edges, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Fuchsia said...

Mmmmmm looks like an interesting pink little gadget !
might have to add that to my Christmas list :)
I love all the layers in your card the distressing adds more dimension its really lovely .

Teresa said...

This is a gorgeous card, love your papers too, thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this challenge.
Teresa xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
This is stunning. I love the design papers and the layout. The image and colouring are gorgeous and the corners are fabulous.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really gorgeous card. Love the distressing and the whole vintage style. Those corners are amazing!
Caroline xxx

Sonya said...

Simply gorgeous--and I love the image you colored. Glad you joined us this week at Use It Tuesday this week!!

Dora said...

O wow this is really a fantastic card, love the distressing and the combination of papers look great, love it xxx

mamapez5 said...

A cute little teddy. I still have a soft spot for a teddy bear. And you have used him to make a gorgeous card. Kate x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love the distressing and layout. Thanks for playing at TG. (I have a little candy). Marianne x

Debs said...

Simply stunning Claire.
Love this little image and the distressed papers look fab.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Paula L said...

Claire this is gorgeous! I love the glittered flowers!

xx

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous Claire all those lovely distressed details. Kim

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Claire, love this lil' bear and you've coloured him perfectly :)
Kelly.x

Tracey T said...

Congrats on a well deserved Top 3! Love this card, too; as ever, your colouring is just perfect! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sending hugs, Tracey xx

Marion said...

Hi Claire,
Gorgeous card and a lovely image, colouring is wonderful and love the embellishments.
hugs
Marion

Jannie said...

Oh wow this is such a beautiful card Claire!
Love your paper and your details are gorgeous!
Such a sweet and beautiful Christmas image!

Hugs Jannie

coops said...

fantastic card claire.adorable image and i love your stunning colours and details.the ornate corners are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Jennifer said...

Fantastic Claire! Love the distressing. Have a fab weekend xx Jenny xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the colours & those flowers look fab!
hugs shell xx

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Wonderful card Claire, lovely image and I love the mix of papers and those fab corners

bettand said...

This is an absolute fantastic christmas card. Love the colour combination in the papers as well as the image. Fabolous;) Thanks for playing a Totally Gorjuss this week. Hope to see you again on saturday. Bettina

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the distressed look and the card corners are fab.
Nikki x

Monique said...

What a beautifull card Claire. I love those bears !!

Hugs Monique

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Claire, your colouring is beautiful and I love the sweet image you'vve used.
Enjoy your noisy weekend :)
hugs Mandy xx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a sweet and wonderful christmascard!
Hugs Jacqueline

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Claire,love it.
Wendy xx

clare brown said...

what a wonderful xmas card and I just love those lotv bear images and beautifully coloured too. Good luck at Sarah Hurley challenges, see you again soon.

hugs Clare x

Deb said...

fabulous card Claire, love the sweet image!
Hope you are having a fab weekend, Debxx

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Gorgeous card. This little bears is just the sweetest lil' thing. Your DP is yummy and I love your offset layout.

Eulanda said...

This is SOOOO cute!! I love the layering and distressing. Cutest bear too!! Hugs!

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a sweet image Claire, gorgeous card!

Emma said...

So adorable Claire, love the colours and embellies.
Hugs Emma x

Sarah said...

Stunning Christmas card Claire, your colouring is gorgeous xxx

Kozmik said...

Great card - love everything about this - Thankyou for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx Kozmik xx

melsanford said...

Awww! This is so sweet! I love this image and the distressing is fab :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Claire. Love this cute bear and your fab papers and layout :o) Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

An amazing creation Claire, love the adorable image and very scrummty details. Your new garden is going to look amazing hun.

Donna x

Vicky said...

So sweet Claire...!

thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Tracy said...

This is so gorgeous, I love your colours, papers and image, fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carole of Brum said...

Oooh Claire this is gorgeous and I really really like that layout, the 3 mats look fab behind your cute little image. well done on your Top 3 too, well deserved. CoB

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Claire :)

Wow, this is a really gorgeous christmas card! I LOVE how its totally original in both papers and colours. Fabulous layering and colouring too!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Helen said...

Beautiful,

like your match of colours..

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire what a stunning card, love your whole card layout and colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sarpreet said...

Absolutely gorgeous christmas card

Mutley said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the layout. xxx

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is so sweet!! Love the vintage feel and pretty corners.

Kim. said...

Happy Belated birthday to Zoe, I hope she had a lovely time with her friends.
Great card, love the untraditional colours of Christmas and as always you cutie image is beautifully coloured.
Kim xXx

louise said...

Oh wow beautiful card.
Hugs Louise xx

Mina said...

oh wow Claire fabulously gorgeous card, love the LOTV teddy and the touch of bling really makes it pop
Mina xxx

pinky said...

This is just the sweetest little card Claire, love that image and all the fab layers. Hope the party went well.

xGemmax said...

Stunning card Claire..just perfect in everyway!!
hugs and xxx

Chelsea said...

Hi Claire, so gorgeous with all the distressing and the cute image. Those metal corners are beautiful as well.

Hugs and Love.

Tanya R said...

Your coloring is amazing, what a pretty card.
Hugs
Tanya

Jules said...

Hi Claire

A stunning make!!

Love the colours you have chosen to work with and your fab image.

Lots of gorgeous layers on this one.

Love Jules xx

Julie said...

Claire this so adorable, love the colours and your delicious embellies - the flowers are beautiful! Juliexx

jackid said...

Beautiful card thanks for playing along at PCJ
Jacki xx

Haven_mom4 said...

Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

Love crafts forever said...

Hi. Thanks for playing at Stampin With The Dragon this week.
Hugs Nataliya

Dinah said...

This is lovely! Thanks for joining :)

UseIt Tuesday

Natalie Jane said...

Amazing card!!! Love all the details :) Thanks for playing along with Sarah Hurley :)
n xox

Nency said...

adorable teddy bear)))

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