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Thursday, 30 September 2010

LOTV DT Card & Challenges

Hello everyone, its thursday again and another new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog. Bev has a fantastic sketch and I'm sure to use this one again.
For my card, I have used James Bear and coloured with Aquamarkers on Hp Watercolour Paper. The papers are BG Jovial and the sentiment is Cats Life Press available from Crafty Emma's Store. The snowflake punch is gorgeous, ono of my many purchases at Ally Pally and Rafia Lace, Stickles & Gold Viva Pearl Pen to finish.
And do I love the Aquamarkers??
I have distress ink pads and refills and these work in the same way. Put some colour onto an acrylic block and with a slightly damp brush pick up the colour & apply. I'm sure I need more practice but am so enjoying the Aquamarkers and think I'll try mixing the distress inks/inkadinks so I have more colours to play with.

My teamies have also made the most gorgeous of cards, so if you need some inspiration go check out this weeks challenge HERE.

Heres a list of challenges;

Raise the Bar - Bundle Up
Sew Many Challenge - Christmas Themed
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - Christmas Furry Things
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Christmas Sparkle
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Christmas
Lollipop Crafts - Glitter, Sparkle & Gems

I'm off to Pick up my Brand New LEXUS shortly so wont be around much today.
Hope to catch up with your blogs soon and no doubt I'll be posting a piccie of my new motor.
Then my first venture in it will be the school run, not very exciting!!! lol

Thanks for stopping by my blog today



Lia said...

beatiful card claire I love the new papers from BG
hugs lia


Hi Claire
Your card is gorgeous,just love it,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Andrea said...

what a cute card, love the paper
hugs andrea

Sian said...

Wonderful card, gorgeous papers and love the image, it's coloured beautifully.
Thanks for the write up about the Aquamarkers, I think I might have to start saving.

cheryl said...

wow this is stunning hun so love that image and wow those papers are lush gorgoues coluring too hugs cheryl xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, Oh your card is gorgeous, I love the plaid papers and your colouring is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx
Have fun with the new car.

Wishcraft said...

So gorgeous, love the image and papers :o) Lisa x

Vicky said...

Hi hunni gorgeous card your colouring is amazing with those Aquamarkers & those DP's are to die for very yummy. Will pop back over later to see your yummy car enjoy it hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

Milliesmarvels said...

This is a stunning card! I love it!

Kat said...

This is gorgeous, I love that image and DP. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Tab said...

Fab card hun, love the colours and image that you have chosen, just divine!

Thanks for your kind words about my mum, means a lot :o)

Hugs Tab xxx

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, love that image and the colouring with the Aquamarkers looks great. Enjoy your new car.
Kim xXx

Delphine said...

What a gorgeous card, Claire! Amazing colouring (no practicing needed!!!), gorgeous papers and fabulous layout! And maybe I should add Aquamarkers to my long wish list:-)... Enjoy the rest of your day and your first ride:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

martina's kaartjes said...

Lovely card ! have a great day,
greetings, martina

Tineke's hobby said...

Your card is gorgeous,just love it

angelwhispers said...

Loving this new BG paper colours are just gorgeous and the image perfect!!!

Have fun with your new toy today!!!! Love Chanelle xxx

Unknown said...

Love the card, Claire! It's gorgeous and I love the colours!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely darling!! I love the gorgeous papers and what a fun image!! :)

craftyb said...

Such a lovely card Claire...the image is soooo cute and you've coloured him perfectly...good luck with the new "motor" - hope you have lots of safe miles ahead!!

Please tell me what you thought of Ally Pally (I saw your stash but I am interested in what you thought of the show!!) Oh and I left you an award!! bx

melsanford said...

This is gorgeous! Love that little bear :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Unknown said...

I love this card and I love the patterned that you have used.

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Kristie W. said...

Cute card, love how you used the pearls.

Lizzy said...

Absolutely stunning card Claire, luv your colouring...would luv some tips on how to use Aqua's, had mine ages but can't use em :( ....lush dp's & fabby layout ...fantastic work hun xx Lizzy xx :)

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card, love your image. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Karen said...

Gorgeous Claire, love your bakcing papers too, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

gina g said...

Hi Claire This is such a gorgeous card i love the sweet image and the papers are fab too. Enjoy your new car. luv gina xx

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Love the theme, a wonderful Christmas card for sure.

Love the aquamarkers but I have a hard time keeping the paper from curling!

Hansedeern said...

Wahoooo Claire,
what a wonderfull card!
Love that little bear too.

Sorry, but can you tell me, who have order the little sentiment stamp? (Shop)??
Sorry my english is not so good :o)

Hugs Rivien

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card!!!

Pat said...

Beautiful Christmas card, gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad

Pat xx

coops said...

wow!!fantastic card claire.the image is fab and amazing colouring.the tartan paper is gorgeous :)

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

Very cute card! Love the little bear, thanks for playing at OSAAT.

Vee said...

Fabulous card, I just received my LOTV James bear stamp today and can't wait to colour him.Thanks for the inspiration.
xx Vee

Anonymous said...

Gorgoeus card. Sue x

Little K Smith said...

Totally totally gorgeous card Claire! Adore this little bear and oh those papers! I'm going to have to get them now! :)

chrissy xx said...

Oh! Gorgeous card. LOve this image. Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.

Mary J said...

Fabulous card - you've done a brilliant job with this little cutie!!

Thx for joining us at TG!

Lori said...

these papers are tdf, I'm thankful to have just received mine today..lol, thanks for joining us at the Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge. Don't forget to check back this Saturday for our new theme, we'd love to have you back!

Choccy said...

Now thats one cute card !!
Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for the anything goes challenge.
Choccy x

Dawn B. said...

Claire this is beautifully crafted. I love that crocheted ribbon.. You always have the best ribbon.. This image is so sweet.. Great job.

Sally said...

Wow, enjoy the new wheels. And your colouring is fab.
Sally. x

saril said...

This is so fabolous! I love that little bear with all that decoration!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Claire, sweet bear and fab colours.

chrissy xx said...

It really is a gorgeous card. Thank you soooo much for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Gez Butterworth said...

Very sweet card. :) Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss. Gez.xx

Hansedeern said...

Dear Claire :o)

thank you for your quick answer. I have also found a shop and quite immediately have ordered the stamp. I thank you sincerely!

Hugs from Hamburg

Jayne said...

What a great card, love the image, DP's,crocheted ribbon and especially the glitter. Great job. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

nessy said...

so gorgeous claire ~ love those papers and such a cute bear ~love it!!
enjoy your new car!
vanessa xx

Anonymous said...

Hiya Claire, Love this card,you have coloured the bear beautifully !! Have a really lovely w/end xx jo xx

stephanne said...

This is just gorgeous!! I love the papers and your image is as sweet as can be, the touches of glitter against the rustic colours, wow, love that!!
hugs, stephanne

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWW Claire this is absolutely stunning those papers, the design and image it is gorgeous thank you for sharing this with us at OSCC this week.
Lorraine x

Christina said...

A really gorgeous card Claire! Love the image!
Hugs Kristel

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous Claire! I love that sweet image and you colored it beautifully. Love the layout and all the embellishments too.
Hugs, Christine

Elise said...

Oh gosh, this is absolutely STUNNING! I love all of your details!!! Gor-geous!!!!!


Alex said...

Wonderful card Claire! Like the image and the sketch is great!
Hugs, Alex

Suzi Mac said...

This is such a sweet card Claire, I love the papers, image and the layout. Thank you for you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Suzi x

Annika said...

I am getting more and more curious about those aquamarkers! Gorgeous colouring!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love the papers you have used and such a sweet teddy! hope Zoe is feeling better today :) Donna x

Margreet said...

great card Claire.....love the papers and your colouring is fab!..thanks for joining OSAAT
xxx Margreet

Tasha said...

This is gorgoeus! I love how you used the BG papers. The image is fab, awesome colourwork and embellishing
love tasha xx

Amanda said...

Fantastic card!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Heather "Hev" said...

Wow this is stunner :)

Thank you for joining us this week at Incy Wincy Designs

Would love it if you could come and visit my blog Vanilla Hevn sometime :)

Heather and the DT

Tracy said...

Just got a couple of James stamps in the mail and have that BG paper in a shopping basket tight now. LOL Just might have to case this card. :) Wonderful!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Inspirational!

Unknown said...

Ah he is sooooooooo cute, I love the sentiment and guess what there is none in the shop boo hoo. Thanks playing along with Just Inspirational this week

Sue B said...

I love this card - makes you feel all Christmassy!
Sue x

Daniele said...

such a yummy card thanks for joining us at IJC

Kerttu said...

Very pretty card! I totally adore these cute bears from LOTV, i think I have to purchase some of these:)


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