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Saturday, 13 August 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Hello again, its saturday and time for a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog. This weeks theme is called "Mix & Match". We would like to see different papers from different manufactures. I just adore these new stamps from "Emerald Faeries". I have used my Spectrum Noirs to colour. I do read both good and bad comments about these. I do love the colours but yes they are juicy and will take a bit of getting used to, but on the whole, glad I got them. Will have to have a go at mixing with Copics and Promarkers to see how they blend. And yes I have bandage on my card. A bit of Crepe Bandage purchased from Boots. Gave it a bit of a stretch and frayed the edges. Quite appropriate seeings as my Zoe has her arm in plaster. hehe!!
Sentiment is Whimsey, MS Punches, Distressing, Viva Pearls and a piece of ribbon.

A few challenges;
Incy Wincy - Something Old/Something New (new stamp/papers-old flowers/punches)
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
JellyPark - Your Favourite Embellishment (flowers and die cuts/punches)
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Fantasy
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and Punches
Delightful Challenges - Things with Wings
Everybody Art - Summer
My Time to Craft - Fairytales
Corrosive Challenge - Earth Tones
Dream Valley - Distressing
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More - Card for a Girl

We went back to the hospital yesterday for Zoes broken arm. Consultant at a glance said she would be OK in a padded sling, but noticed some bleeding on the x ray which can indicate another fracture. So theres us all geared up to going away with Zoe in a nice soft sling and worries all over. Came back, takes another look at x ray and says bad news, theres a fracture across her humerus, along with the chip in her elbow so another cast would have to go back on. Luckily they have put on a totally waterproof one and its only for 3 weeks but still got to get threw check- in at Gatwick sunday, as we dont have a proper doctors letter (thats in post) so had to make do with a sick note stating she's safe to fly.
Anyway, thats enough waffle. Just got to speak to airline this morning for confirmation his letter is OK, then off to sunny Zakynthos for 2 weeks (hopefully) So wont be back in blogland now till September.
I hope you al lenjoy the rest of summer and anyone with kids are having the best of times.
Hugs for anyone in need and sending smiles to all.
See you in a few weeks!

Thanks for looking



Faye said...

Oh whata fab card. The image is beautifully coloured and the papers are a perfect choice. Have a great weekend. xxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Claire
The 'bandage' looks fab - it gives it so much texture.
Hope you get away ok on Sunday and that it doesn't spoil Zoe's holiday.
Take care
Debs xx

karen said...

Beautiful Claire, have a fantastic holiday, Karenxx

Janette said...

Love your card Claire, do hope you manage to get away, have a lovely hols.xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Claire :o) Lovely papers and the image is so sweet. Hope you have a fab holiday! Lisa x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love the image its lush. Hope you have a fabulous hol hunni.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Claire,gorgous image and love the papers.Hope you have a great holiday.
Wendy xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hun I hope you manage to go away, will keep my fingers & toes crossed for ya!!!

Gorgeous card, love the bandage it looks fab!!
Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT,Crafty Sentiments & Delightful Challenges, good luck!
Have a fab weekend
Hugs Shell xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Aw poor Zoe, she must feel rotten. Hope that the airline lets you fly out and you have a fabulous holiday.
Super cute card. Clever way to use the bandage!
Caroline xxx

Jannie said...

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

Hugs Jannie

Jennifer Scull said...

glad you are able to make your trip afterall. will say prayers for a speedy recovery!
love the addition of the bandage on your card. totally brill! such a beautiful creation!
thanks so much for joining our fave embellies challenge at Jellypark Friends! :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Super card, thanks for playing with us on Crafty Sentiments and MAWTT this week Hazelxo

Suzette said...

fab card claire, thanks for playing with us over at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.


Kerry said...

Hi Claire

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog yesterday. Sorry I have not dropped by for a while. I just find it difficult to blog these days.

Lovely card and I think the image is great, will have to take a look at them.

As always, your colouring is beautiful.

Love Kerry xxx

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card ♥♥

Tracy said...

A really magical creation, very beautiful Claire.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pami said...

What a great card Claire, I have never seen a bandage on a card before!! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon! Pami x

nessy said...

what a super adorable card claire ~ such pretty details!!
vanessa xx

arjette said...

Woowww what a beautifull card!!!!

gr. arjette.

coops said...

fabulous card claire.the cute image is stunning and i love your gorgeous papers and design :D
have a fab holiday hun.

xx coops xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Claire, gorgeous image and colouring.Hope the holiday goes well.
Thanks for joining us at 'Fussy and Fancy'

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the bandage - such a great idea.
Have a fab holiday.
Nikki x

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Claire! I love your image and colours and your attention to details is wonderful! Have a great holiday:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous Claire. I have some of those new pens too, jury still out but think I will like them all right and they seem a bit cheaper:) Hope you all get through check in, will be thinking about you.

Paula L said...

This is gorgeous Claire! Fabulous papers!!!
love the image!!
Paula x

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Claire, I have never seen bandage on a card before, it looks fab! So sorry to read about your daughter's arm, what a nightmare, it must be so uncomfortable for her, hope your flight plans so without any hitches and you have an amazing holiday xxx

Kelly Schelske said...

This is so fabulous Claire!

kaylou said...

Ooooh gorgeous Claire, I love those papers and colours ... fab image too....love it.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card Claire, I really hope all goes well at the airport and that you get to have a wonderful holiday.
Kim xXx

xxxtglxxx said...

Awesome card Claire! :) Love it!



Jennifer said...

Gorgeous as always Claire!! Good luck with the hol...hugs xx Jenny xx

DesignerDiva said...

Love your cute card Claire, the image is super cute and great idea the bandage!

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck

Hugs Laurie x

Elise said...

Hi Claire! I am hoping my comment will go through .. as it seems I have difficulties here. :( Well, your card is just STUNNING! I love how you've coloured this sweet image .. absolutely GORGEOUS!

Big Hugs,

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, delightful image :o)
Jackie xx

Marion said...

Wow! This is simply gorgeous Claire. Just love it. Hope you get through check in at airport ok. Have a wonderful holiday.

melsanford said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterflies and the distressing :-) Have a fab holiday. Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Rachel said...

Beautiful and very sweet card!:)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire wow thats one stunning card and your colouring is fabulous. I do hope the holiday trip goes of and no more hitches.
By the way my grandson is of to University this September and thats the one with Aspergers. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Donna said...

Beautiful and pretty card Claire,your added detail is perfect and fab colouring too hun! Hope you have a fab hols and all is OK with Zoe :) Donna x

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Claire, I love all the details :)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Kerryn said...

beautiful card!! so pretty. I love all the elements and the colours xx

angelwhispers said...

A beautiful card Claire so much detail! Love it!

Hope everything went well at the airport and you have a fantastic holiday! Love Chanelle xxx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Gorgeous card Claire, beautiful colours and details, super cute!
Hugs Jacqueline

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Claire, love the very sweet image and scrummy details. The bandage looks fab. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

Donna x

Julie said...

Great card, Claire!! Love the colours and image - so gorgeous!! Great use of the bandage too - hope you didn't swipe this from your daughter!! Really hope your manage to get off your hols- have a great time!! Juliexx

having a {me} day said...

What a fabulously adorable image! Your card makes me feel like I'm walking through the woods. I love it. keeleyxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful sweet summer card !! I love it !! thanks for joining in our challenge.

NancyD said...

Super cute! Love all the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Sue said...

gorgeous card claire and beautiful image

sorry to hear about Zoes arm, hope it mends quickly


Kiki said...

Wow, such a fantastic creation! So many lovely details - great job!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at SAM.

Hugs, Kiki

Marjorie said...

Hi Hun, Wow!!just love this card, it is really gorgeous, just love everything about it. Love the way you have coloured the image:)Everything matches perfectly!! Have a lovely holiday:)

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card, I do love the image, so cute, Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Lori said...

Such a darling card - cute image and love all the butterflies! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Unknown said...

OH...Claire, your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Beautiful scene and wonderful details.
Big hugs, Murielle

Kerryn said...

such a beautiful card. Adore that image. She is so cute!!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday away and Zoe isn't too annoyed by the cast!

Georgia said...

Stunning card Claire! I really love the warm colours and the image is so sweet! Hope everything goes well at the airport and have a great holiday! :) Love, Georgia xx

Unknown said...

This is just the cutest ever!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge!

Lisa x

Ria said...

Such a great Card !
Beautiful colours.

Heidi said...

This card is just so sweet my friend - I really love it

Hugs from Heidi ♥

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous Card Claire, love all the embellies and the image is brilliant.
Have a wonderful holiday, hope it all goes smooth. safe travels. hugs Mau xx

Kerryn said...

such a beautiful card! I adore that image.

Chris said...

Beautiful card Claire and I hope you're having a lovely holiday and that all is OK with Zoe too. Chris x

craftyb said...

My goodness Claire - what a drama! Kids ehh - who'd have them?!! lol Hopefully you all got away though and managed to have a fabulous time!

Your card is adorable (I'm loving using these papers myself at the mo)! bx

Georgia said...

Beautiful card Claire! The image is so adorable and I love the pretty papers and heart! :) Love, Georgia xx

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What a totally gorgeous card. It is beautiful card with an awesome colouring. You are very talented and for me this post is inspirational.

Ali said...

Beautiful card , gorgeous image and colouring i like your brilliant work...

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An Occasional Genius said...

Hi Claire, just catching up on some blogs!! I hope you managed to get on holiday & have had a wonderful time. Hope Zoe's arm is well & truly on the mend now. Your card is beautiful & I love the bandage!! xx

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card and colours

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!!! Love the little butterflies!! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

O wow what a gorgeous card, love the image, so sweet and those little butterflies are just perfect, love it xxx

Dobra said...

Wow this is a beautifully made ​​card
in a very lovely and sweet colors

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is gorgeous, absolutely adore the image its so sweet, stunning card
Lindsay xx


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