Welcome to my blog. This is where I love to share all my cardmaking. I'm a DT Member for Lili's Little Fairies,Crafty Emma's Store (CES Challenge Blog) and Dream Valley. I have no willpower and am a hoarder of paper pads, pens and rubber stamps galore. I love visiting other crafters blogs and have gained many cyber friends threw blogland. Thankyou for taking the time to look at my blog today and I love reading each and every comment.

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Thursday, 30 June 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!


Hello again and thanks for stopping by my blog. Today we see a new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog. Cant believe we are now up to challenge 103 and this weeks theme is "Celebration".  Now I have to admit I think my mojo is buried in the rubble right now as I struggled to get going. Maybe I should stick to cute cards but was trying to think outside the box though I think it should have stayed in it LOL.
The Birdcage is Paperartsy and the background behind and the sentiment are both LOTV which you can purchase HERE.
BG, Sweet Thread Papers, Dies, Punches, Stickles, alot of Gold Viva Pearl Pen and my trusty ole' Adirondaak Gold Paint Dabber added.


So thats todays offerings and a few challenges my card fits into. Oh and its C6 again. Square works for me better I think.

Truly Scrumptious - Things with Wings
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
KB Cute Monday - Use Flowers
Hooked On Craft - Show Us Your Flowers

A bit more progress taking place in the garden, I'm sure it will get there, and its gonna look so nice, cant wait!

Now off to look for my mojo. If anyone finds it let me know!

TTFN

XXX

Saturday, 25 June 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!


Hello everyone, another miserable day weather wise but a new challenge for you over at the 
CES Challenge Blog so something to smile about. Thankyou to all who entered my challenge last week, gorgeous cards and I enjoyed looking at them even if I didn't have time to comment on all. This weeks theme has been set by team Sheena and she has chosen "Anything but Square" (a shaped card). Didn't read this bit and not sure if rectangle is classed as a shape but too late now LOL. 
Now I must admit to not having alot of free time these last few days so I have used a Wild Card from October Afternoon but decide it looked a little bland so coloured with Copics/Promarkers and a Clear Gloss Glaze. The papers are WOJ available from Crafty Emma's Store along with the Miniature Carnations, Button and Fibre and Cherry Blossom Flowers. The border punch is EK Success and have also used Stickles, Paper Doily, adirondaak Gold Paint Dabber and Viva Pearl Pens. Distressed paper with MME Distreser and Chalk Ink Pad.

The gardeners have finished my new Deck area so I went out yesterday and added a bit of colour. I will add a piccie as soon as the suns shines.

I am entering this card into this weeks
CYDA - Vintage

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking

Hugs
xxx

A Bit of Garden....


Some have been asking how our new garden is going. Slow is the word and behind schedule but at least they have finished my new deck so I have somewhere to sit when the sun is shining!


As you can see the rest is work in progress and have to say after 4 weeks fed up with looking at it. Hopefully completed in 2 weeks so will be back with nice piccies, fingers crossed.


Sorry been so quiet this week. What with the garden, kids, and sorting Jessica's bits out. She's off to Milawi in Africa in a few weeks for a month and have lots of last minute prep to do and getting her Prom Dress sorted.
Will be back tomorrow with a card and will try and catch up with some blogs when I can.

Hugs
xxx

Thursday, 23 June 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!



Hello again everyone. Its officially summer here in the UK but I think they've got it wrong. Even got my winter coat out to walk the dog last night as there was a definite chill in the air. 
Anyway back to this weeks new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog. Donalda has a fantsic sketch and heres my interpretation. The papers are from the new BG "Out of Print".  I am in love with this paper pad and will be ordering more soon. For a change I have coloured the stamp "Daisy Chain" from the latest realises with Promarkers, adding Stickles to the flowers and edging with Derwent Coloursoft Pencil and Sansador. Wild Orchid Flowers, Bazzill, Gold Viva Pearl Pen and Punches Leaves also added. The sentiment is of course also LOTV.

                                               Cant wait to see what you do with this weeks sketch and there is certainly a lot more inspiration to be had from my teams over at the LOTV Challenge Blog.

A list of challenges.
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Fun in the Sun
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Ai Factory - Use Teddybears
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch/and or Outdoor Fun
Crafty Creations - Let it Shine
Deep Ocean - Flowers
Everybody Art - Anything Goes
KB Cute Monday - Favourite Embellishments (has to be flowers and stickles)
Totally Stampalicious - Something Old Something New (new image, old punches)
Whoopsi Daisy - Pile on those Flowers
Card Makin Mama's - With/For a Child

Our garden is slowly making progress. The new deck area is almost finished but about a week behind due to the amount of bad weather we have had. Decided not to dwell on it anymore. It will all come together eventually, though I was hoping it to be completed by the end of the month. Good things come to those who wait. Well gotta think positive or else I'll cry lol

Enjoy the rest of your week and back soon!
Hugs
xxx

Saturday, 18 June 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!



Yay, its the weekend and today we see a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog.
I'm playing host this week and have chosen a nice easy theme.
Seeing as summer is here or Maybe not quite yet here in the UK
I would like to see "Lots of Sparkly Flowers" on your card/project.
Now I couldn't resist this gorgeous stamp, Love Grows from of course my favourite LOTV. Coloured with Copics and Masses of Sparkling Flowers. I don't think there are many cards I do that haven't been stickled!



Do pop on over to the CES Challenge Blog where my teamies have made the most beautiful cards. and as usual Crafty Emma is giving away a £10 voucher to be spent in her Shop.

You may also like to know that CES have set up a New Blog  "CES INSPIRATION" where we will be keeping you up to date with the latest products and the DT will be posting cards, tutorials etc.
Updated regularly by us and as soon as something new hits the shelf at Crafty Emma's Store, you will be the first to know if you follow.

Heres a list of challenges
Stamp Something - Pretty Papers
The Stamp Man - Butterflies/Dragonflies
Crafts 4 Eternity - Recipe (things beginning with r)
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Case (Lisa - flowers, border punch)
Totally Papercrafts - Die Cuts or Punches
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Things with Wings
Ai Factory - Summer Fun
MAWTT - Inspired by a Song (just the 2 of us - Bill Withers)
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls & Swirls
Stampin B's - Use a Border Punch
Delightful Sketches - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Bingo (Buttons,pearls,shape)
The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
Stempel Magie - Last Summer
Simply Create - Fly With Us
Sweet Stampin - Things With Wings
Cutie Stampers - Flowers
Stampavie & More - Butterflies
Scrap Creations - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge- Here comes Summer
Use It Tuesday - Dies, Cut Outs,Punches, Oh My (picket fence, swirl)
Crafty Purple Frog - Favourite Things (Flowers, LOTV, Copics)
Scrap it with a Song - "We go Together"
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Hooked On Craft - Anything Goes
Stamp With Fun - Pearls & Flowers
Addicted to Stamps - Summertime
Pennys Paper Challenge - Best Friends
Little Darlings - Summer Theme
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Timbroscrapmania - In The Garden


Enjoy your weekend.
Sorry about the not so good photo. Not a lot of sun and this is the best I could do.

 Scroll down for My Candy Winner

* Papers by Fancy Pants - Beach Babe CES
Memento Ink Pad CES
6x6 Card Blank CES
*Scrabble Tiles by Papermania
*Wild Orchid Flowers
*Miniature Carnations CES
*MS Picket Fence Punch
*Leaf Punch
*MS Butterfly Punch
*White Paint Pearl Pen
*Crystal Stickles
*Copics
*EK Success Corner Punch

xxx

Thursday, 16 June 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!


Hello again, the weeks just seem to be flying by and today we see a new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog.
Thankyou to everyone who entered last weeks challenge, loved all the cards I got to comment on. This weeks theme is "Bring on the Music   "
I've not coloured this stamp before but really enjoyed it. Rod Stewarts "We Are Sailing" came straight to mind. I coloured with Copics a few weeks back so don't have the colours. The sentiment and Music Background Stamp are also LOTV.

A list of challenges;
House of Gilli - Buttons
Scrappy Frog - Simply Red
Sentimental Sundays - Fathers Day or Masculine
Craft Us Crazy - Fathers Day and or Masculine
Crafty Sentiments - Fathers Day Cards
Scrap Creations - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Dads and Lads
Dutch Dare - For the Boys
Party Time Tuesdays - Fathers Day Card
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Fathers Day/Masculine
OLLCB - Fathers Day/Special Man
Cupcake - Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy
PearTree Designs - Fathers Day
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and Easy
MAWTT - Inspired by a Song
Alys Sunday Challenge - All about Kids
Dream Valley - Fathers Day
Stamptacular - Dads or Grads
Creative Inspirations - Fathers Day/Man in your Life
Little Claires - Cards for Men
Secret Crafter - Male Card
Marks Finest Papers - Fathers Day
Crazy 4 Challenges - Fathers Day
Sew Many Challenges - Fathers Day
Polka Doodle - Something for Dad
Alphabet Challenge - Father Day
Wags n Whiskers - One for the Boys
Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating Dad/Man in your Life
Delightful Sketches - Anything Goes

(Boys thats a lot of challenges, but of course with Fathers Day this weekend here in the UK!)

Thankyou so much for all your lovely comments. 
Back soon with another card

Thanks for looking
Hugs

Clairexx


Saturday, 11 June 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!


Its saturday, time for a new CES Challenge and this weeks theme has been chosen by team Carrie who would like to see "Your Favourite Movies". The winner will receive a £10 Voucher to be spent at Crafty Emma's Store.
Now I do have a big collection of Magnolia stamps but rarely seem to ink them up. Very nawty of me really. I know she's called Tilda, but today we can pretend this is her twin or a distant relative LOL.
Papers are a mix of Fancy Pants & Hot off the Press. LOTV Background stamp, punched leaves, Stickles, Lace, Bazzill and Die Cut Swirl. Copics and other colouring materials listed at bottom of post.


A list of challenges;
Stamp Something - Something Punched
iCopic - Brown Hair
Shellys Images - Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything Goes
Guylou's Inimitability - Monochromatic
One Stitch at a Time -Graduation/Schools Out
Craft Your Days Away - Monochromatic
Oldie but a Goodlie - Lots of Layers
Dream Valley - Stamp Something

Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a lovely weekend whatever your doing

(click on photo for a bigger image)

Hugs
xxx

What happened To My garden???

Sorry, off topic I know. I've hijacked my own blog LOL. But thought I'd post a few piccies of my garden as it is at the moment. We are having it landscaped and they think it will take about 4 weeks to complete. Gonna be worth all the hassle. I'm sure and cant wait!

(Bigger Patio and New Lawn)

(Lawn and New Back Fence overlooking Field)


(New Decking Area)

(New Lawn)

(New Lawn) was a large deck which is now dismantled

So its a right old mess right now and having having to walk the dog several times a day as he's go straight into the field without the fence being there. Crafting times a bit limited as I've workmen in and out and my kettle is on overtime LOL but am working on a card and hoping to get some crafting or blog hopping done this evening.

Back soon and a reminder my Candy closes tomorrow night. Still time to enter
xxx

Candy Time - CLOSED........



 I've now had over 200,000 hits on my blog and heres a little token. My way of saying thanks. Decided I'd rather do smaller candy's than one massive one so that you crafters have more chance of winning.
This is open to all both here in the UK and International.
Please post about my candy on your blog, either a post or sidebar and link back to here.

2 x Pack Wild Orchid Flowers
Marianne Bird Die
BG 6x6 Life of the Party Paper Pad
5 Copic Markers (new)
LOTV Stamps
"Postcard from the new Additions"
"Little Ballerina"
"The Little Things"
"Cherry on Top"
Please leave a comment below. I will use Random Generator to draw a winner.
This candy will stay open till the end of WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE 2011.
Good luck and thanks for entering my candy.
xxx


Only 1 entry please.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges! - Its a sneak peak to.....


Morning all, so nice to be back crafting and what better way than with a sneak peak from the new Girl Images due to be released on the 14th June! Today we have a new challenge for you over at the LOTV Challenge blog and this weeks theme is "Anything Goes". Think its going to be a busy one and expecting lots of entries. But please remember you must use LOTV to be eligible for the prize.
For my card, I have used the new "Me & My Dog". Coloured with Copics (listed at bottom of post) then gone around the edge with a blue Prisma Pencil and Sansador. Banner Die is Whimsey, Wild Orchid Flowers, MS Butterfly, MS Deep Border Punch, Lace, Punched Leaves, K & Co Papers and Stickers from stash.
All 16 new stamps are just adorable and talk about cute. Heres the link to the LOTV Shop, think you may need it next week and think another sellout is on the cards.


Heres a list of challenges and will be back very soon with more cards.

KB Cute Monday - Use Bright Colours
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamping Sisters in Christ - Something New (papers & image)
Tuesday Throwdown - Use an Animal
ASFOS - Here Comes Summer
Cupcake Crafts - Things with Tails
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
PearTree Designs - Summer Delights
Crafty Ho's - Summer - Let the Fun Begin!
Corrisive Challenge Blog - Summer Colours
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Playing in the Summer Sun
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Prairie Fairy - Summer Fun
By The Cute & Girly - In the Garden
Stamps R Us - Pets R Us

Copics
* Grass G14, G20, G28
*Dog E25, E40, E70,E71,W3
*Hair E27,E29,E43,E49
*Skin E0000,E00,E51,R20
*Swing E00,E31,E35,E59
*Tights V12,V17
*Dress RV13,RV14,RV23,RV000


Thanks for stopping by my blog today and appreciate all the lovely comments. 

Hugs
xxx

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have been making handmade cards for a few years. Enjoy all the new stash that comes on the market and alot end up at my place!!!!!