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Thursday, 14 July 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!

Morning everyone. It feels so good to be blogging a card again. I so want to craft, and have tons of new stash but the garden has been taking up a lot of my time and both of my daughters have birthdays in the next week. If I could shut my craftroom door and switch off for a day I would. But a day of buying presses, cake and shop bought cards - EEK!!
Anyway, its another fab challenge for you over at the LOTV Challenge Blog and this weeks we have a colour combo of Pink/Blue. Because of time I've been nawty and used one of the LOTV Die Cards but they are gorgeous anyway and served its purpose. I've added lots of embellishments and sparkle on this. Cant do a card without Flowers and Sparkle.
Papers from Crafty Secrets. WO Flowers, Ribbon, Twine and Buttons from Crafty Emmas Store.
Punches, Dies, Stickles and a White Viva Pearl Pen to complete.
This weeks sponsor is "The Ribbon Girl". 
We'd love it if you could join in this weeks challenge and awesome DT cards for your inspiration.

Heres a few challenges;
Clear it Out - Wings
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Pretty Blossoms
House of Gilli - Lots of Sparkle
 Pollycraft - The Great Ourdoors
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Butterflies
Card Makin Mama's - Summertime
Paperplay - Things with Wings
The Crazy Challenge - Summertime
Stamps R Us - Threw the Garden Gate
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Your Favourite (No32 Fairies)
Dream Valley - Summer Theme
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Summertime Fun
Totally Gorjuss - Summertime
Stampin for the Weekend - Wings and Things
Deep Ocean - Cards
Emerald Faerie - Sugar & Spice - All Things Girly

Jessica went off to Milawi on Sunday for the month. She will be celebrating her 16th birthday out there but no contact so cant even text her. Zoes 9 on friday and were off to the circus!
The garden is finally getting there. Completed my steps and new back fence. Decking done and started laying the main patio yesterday. As long as it stays dry hopefully be finished by the end of next week.

Thanks for looking.


Miria said...

Hi, Claire. Happy you found time to post this lovely card and say hello in such a busy time! Happy birthday to your daughters and hugs to you all, Miria

BA said...

good morning claire
this is adorable, love the cute image and the wonderful flowers and details
send you xoxo BA

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Doreen said...

A stunning card Claire,love all the details.xxx

Kristel said...

That is a stunning card Claire! Love the image!
Hugs Kristel

Frea said...

Hi Claure, love this card and that die cut is lovely, you're so right, when in a hurry there's nothing wrong with using those. Hugs ,Frea

chrissy xx said...

Thanks for the update on your garden...sounds to be getting there lol your nightmare is nearly over.
Gorgeous card! LOve the colours and this cute image.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning ,oh just love it,happy birthday to your daughters too hun hugs cheryl xx

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Claire
Gorgeous card,love your colouring and design, the image is so beautiful and all those lovely details so yummy. I hope you show pics of your garden it sounds delightful, so much hard work too.
Hugs Linda

Debs said...

Simply stunning!
Debs xx

Tracey T said...

This is really gorgeous - I love all the little details which make it so lovely and girlie. Can't wait to see piccies of the finished garden! Hope you get some "me" time soon. Tracey xx

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful Claire! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
Beautiful colouring and sweet image. I love the flowers and the leaves. Gorgeous card.
Fiona x

scraplouise said...

Hi Claire, Thanks for yor nice comment, lovely card I like the beautiful flowers on your card.

Have a nice day.


Country Mouse said...

Stunning card! I love all the details! My 17 yr. old daughter left for Bible Summer camp and we also have no contact, (no phone signal). thank Goodness she only left for a week...I think I'd go crazy w/a month of no contact!!! Have fun at the circus!

Cec said...

How adorable. Love all your embellishments and the sparkle you have added to your beautifully coloured image. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

arjette said...

Ooohh your card is sooooooo beautifull!!!

gr. arjette.

Fuchsia said...

Blooming Gorgeous !

Lionelsa said...

Love all details you've used.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

coops said...

stunning card claire.the image is gorgeous and i love your beautiful colours and details.:D
enjoy your new garden hun :D

xx coops xx

Tineke's hobby said...

Happy you found time to post this lovely card love your colouring and design, the image is so beautiful and all those lovely details so beautiful
Hugs Tineke

Martha said...

ahhh what a cutie card, thank you for joining us at Clear It Out

Crafty_Fairie said...

Really cute thanks for joining in at OSCC .


Monique said...

What a beautifull card Clairen!!

Hugs Monique

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Claire, what a stunning card. The image is so sweet and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Alina said...

very pretty card, Claire, beautiful colours!
hugs, Alina

Maria Therese said...

So pretty!!

pinky said...

Well you are a busy Mum Claire, how exciting for your daughter to celebrate her 16th birthday away from home, every girls dream lol. Garden sounds like its going to be stunning. Just like your card, even if you didn't colour it. The whole set up is amazing, so much to see and lots of colour. Enjoy your busy week.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Claire, this is just so gorgeous. I love the very sweet image and pretty details. Sounds like you've been busy hun, hope you have a lovely time at the circus.

Donna x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Claire I love the sweet image and your detail is fabulous. How's the garden going. luv gina xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Claire,love the image and all the beautiful details.
Wendy xx

Iulia said...

Hey sweetie! This is one beautifully embellished card! Just a pleasure to look at!
Have a great weekend hun!
Hugs, Iulia

Tammy L said...

this is gorgeous. I love the flowers and the diecut leaves!Thanks for joining our summertime challenge at the crazy challenge this week.
Tammy DT

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Jules said...

Hi Claire

A beautiful card with lots of lovely embellishments. Great layout.

Hope you get on top of those jobs soon and that the girls have happy birthdays. I'm sure they will!!

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cute card Claire

sandra's crafty corner said...

aww i really like this one its soo pretty,thanks for playing along with our pretty blossoms challenge at creative craft challenges, good luck
hugs sandra DT

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the colours and the embellishments, they're so pretty and summery.

Hugs, Nicki, x

Marjorie said...

Hi Hunnie,
What a beautiful card, love the image,and colours are gorgeous, love pinks, and girlie LOL!!

angelwhispers said...

Well I hope Jessica has a fabulous time and I bet it goes so quickly for you she will be home before you know it and then can celebrate her birthday together!!!

Your card is just wonderful and such vibrant colours and a perfect coloured image.

Have a fab time at the circus!! Love Chanelle xxx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the colours and the sentiment is wonderful.
Happy birthday to your daughters.
Nikki x

Cheryl said...

So very sweet,love all the flowers and butterflies......BEAUTIFUL work!!!
Hugs xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love that image and all your pretty details :o) Hope your daughters have lovely birthdays! Lisa x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire what a gorgeous card, and youve coloured her so beautifully. Im glad to hear that the garden is nearly finished you will be so relieved to have it back Im sure.
I bet you will miss your daughter but Im sure it will be a good experience for her, hope your younger daughter has a fabulous time at the circus. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire your card is stunning I love all the details and your beautiful colouring.
I bet your eldest daughter will have a fabulous time in Africa and your youngest daughter I hope will also enjoy her trip to the circus. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a beautiful card - I love that branch/leaf die - it's on my wish list just like most of the LOTV stamps !!
Great layout too - like how you layered the image with the DP's x
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' for the weekend - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, you are a busy girl and still found time to make this fabulous card. Love all the embellies which work so well with this oh so cute girlie. I have some candy on offer. Marianne x

nessy said...

simply stunning claire ~such a sweet image and love all those summer flowers you have used!
thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!!
vanessa xx
ps hope the garden is now finished and all birthday cake/pressies etc is bought~and birthdays are enjoyed!!

Mutley said...

Beautiful card, love your colouring. I know what you mean about the garden, takes a lot of time I agree. xxx

Shelly said...

Hi Claire! What a super card... so beautifully embellished, great choice of challenge. Thanks for joining us for our 150th Challenge at Cupcake! Shelly x

Jennifer said...

Soooo gorgeous Claire! Have a fab weekend xx Jenny xx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Your card is gorgeous Claire. The image is so adorable and what a beautiful deails and colours.
Hugs Jacqueline

melsanford said...

Beautiful card! Such gorgeous colours and I love the butterflies. Thankyou for joining in with our summer challenge at Dream Valley. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Made by Mandy said...

Fabulous Card :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT, hope you will join us again.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Debs said...

Gorgeous, lovely soft colors and sweet image and beautiful little flowers and butterflies, thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week
Debs R

Mutley said...

So pretty, cute image, lovely layout and of course your magic touch. xxx

Julie M said...

Aw, very cute card, Claire. Lovely embellishments and a gorgeous image.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Mummylade said...

what a wonderful creation Claire! Thank you so much for entering it in the SFTW challenge and good luck.


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