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Saturday 3 December 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Happy Saturday everyone.Well its the first weekend in December and its not nice out there. Today our christmas tree goes up and we will decorate the outside with lights to.  Zoes so looking forward to help me decorating it. I think I'm finally in christmas mode. Presents are building up and am making a very late start on my cards. 
This weeks challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog is "Bear Necessities". I just had to use "James Bear" from LOTV, he's one of my favourite crimbo stamps. Coloured with Copics & Flexmarkers, papers are Bo Bunny Father Christmas Collection, distressed with my new Zutter Distrezz It All and for a first have backed with Kraft instead of Bazzill. The tiles are the Papermania S/A Wooden Tiles that must be discontinued as I can find them anywhere. Think I'm going to cry when I run out of letters. If any of you stamp companys want to manufacture something similar, I will be your first customer and buy in bulk!!!
Not the best piccie due to the light but this card is so much prettier IRL

Here are some challenges;
Clearly i Stamp - Christmas
Simply Create Too - All about Christmas
2 Sisters - Punches/and or Dies
Mami Doodles - make It Shine
Joanna Sheen - Christmas Wishes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Photo Inspiration
Raise The Bar - Its beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas
Crafty Anns - Christmas Bingo (red,green,gold or silver)
Digi Doodles - Lots of Sparkle
CCEE Stampers - Snowflakes and Bling
Card Makin Mama's - Sentiments
Cheerful StampPad - Who's Wearing Santa's Hat
Create Me Pink - Red, Green, Silver or Gold
Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges - Christmas Card
Sassy Cheryls - Winter
Craft Your Passion - Tis The Season
Scrap Creations - Christmas Cards
Theres Magic In The Air - Vintage or Shabby Chic Christmas Card
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Anything Christmas
Deep Ocean - C is for.. (christmas & creams)
The Secret Crafter - Photo Inspiration

Thankyou all so much for you lovely comments, it really means alot to me and when I need a little boost I always return to my blog for comfort.

Do pop on over to the CES Challenge Blog and take a look at the gorgeous cards my wonderful teamies have made. We always do our best to leave a comment or two.

Enjoy your weekend what ever you doing

Take Care and thanks for stopping by today.



Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Really stunning, Claire. Fab colouring on the image - I always colour my bears really lightly, but I NEED to try this darker brown - it looks so good.
And I am behind you in the queue for those letters!!
Caroline xxx

Seafield Jo said...

This is a gorgeous card Claire. Fab colouring and I love how you've embellished. Jo x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Claire. How beautiful. Love the papers, great combination. Pretty cute image, love the sentiment disc, and the letter tiles are brilliant. So much beautiful work and detail. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
This is stunning. Beautiful papers and a gorgeous image beautifully coloured. Wonderful embellishments. I love this card.
Fiona x

Juls said...

fabulous!!! Love the distressed edges and the touches of sparkle!!! Hugs Juls

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Claire,you have coloured your bear perfectly.xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hunnie, love the scrabble letters!
Hugs Shell xx

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Claire,
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Claire I love your beautiful card:) great to catch up..Hope your enjoying putting the decs up!!:) x

cheryl said...

oh gosh hun this is just gorgeous love love those letters,and that super cute image hugs cherylxxxx

Unknown said...

Cute Christmas bear;)
Liked the letters - A LOT!

Have a nice saturday;)

Hugs Line

Murielle said...

OH...Claire, your creation is absolutely stunning!!!
Lovely stamp and the look is fabulous
Have a nice weekend.
Big hugs, Mumur

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie, loving the fabby colours and details hugs pops x

arjette said...

What an awesome card Claire!!! Really love that stamp and those scrabble letters look great!!

gr. arjette.

Paula said...

What a fabulous card Claire - love everything about it!!!!

Thanks for sharing it with us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge!!!

Paula DT x


nessy said...

wow!!claire what an adorable card ~such a sweet bear and just love the papers and details, especially the scrabble pieces ~amazing creation!!
vanessa xx

Tracey T said...

This is beautiful, Claire. Love this LotV bear and the lovely papers go brilliantly with the Kraft card. Hugs, Tracey xx

Ally said...

I adore James, he is a cutie!!
Yeah I know, these darn tiles are really rare... real scrabbe tiles are too big and it's hard to find other ones... a pity, they are a lush embellishment...
Biggest of hugs, Alessandra

Linda . J said...

Just beautiful Claire, love the image and your papers are so delish.
Hugs Linda

iReneM said...

This is a gorgeous card, Claire
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Mary J said...

Totally gorgeous Claire - just love all of the details!

Céline said...

so gorgeous love the papers and all the sparkle
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline Dt member

Chris said...

Beautiful Claire and I love how you coloured that gorgeous little bear! Hugs, Chris x

Sue said...

What a very cute bear,beautiful coloured.The paper and tiles are fabulous.
Hugs Sue x

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is gorgeous Claire, I love this little bear :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Claire, I love the image and those papers are stunning x

Georgia said...

This is such a beautiful card Claire! The image is so adorable and I love those gorgeous embellishments, wow! :) Love, Georgia xx

Katja said...

OmG die Karte ist so zauberhaft. Wonderful.
Hugs Katja

Unknown said...

Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card! Love the bear, which you have coloured wonderfully. Sarah

PS - Our Christmas tree went up today as well and I not done a single Christmas card (apart from challenges) at all yet! So not in the Christmas mood.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous card love the image he is soooo cute hun.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely gorgeous card hun & loving all the detail!!
hugs and xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Claire, this is just so gorgeous hun. Love the adorable image and beautiful details. The tiles are so lovely, why did they stop making them? hope you find an alternative.

Donna x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the cute image and the backing paper.

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and the letters are fab too.
Nikki x

Unknown said...

Hi Claire, me again! This time with my Divas by Design hat on. Still loving your card and not in the Christmas mood! Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the distressing and those fab letter tiles :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card Claire, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Karen said...

Gorgeous Claire, love everything about it, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

xxxtglxxx said...

This is still one of my fave LOTV images! :) Glorious card and the scrabbly tiles look great.

I put my xmas trees up today too, it felt like it took ages, but the weather was cold and sleeting here, so it was a good excuse to keep warm! lol.



Franz♥ said...

Hi Claire! This LOTV little bear is fantastic and your card is soooo lovely!

Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, hugs, Franz.

p.s.: i have some candy if you like!

Patricia Garcia said...

Lovely card, great colors and cute image!!!

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous! love the way you coloured the image, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week, hugs, martina

Pauline said...

This is awesome Claire! I can see what you mean about those scrabble tiles! I hope you find them somewhers... Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges!

coops said...

fantastic card claire.i love your colouring of the sweet bear and your papers and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Donna said...

orgeous card Claire, love this cute teddy and your pretty layout, the scrabble tiles look ace! I hope you got your deccies up OK yesterday :) Donna ♥ x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Claire, love the details!

Warm hugs

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous card, love the image
Lindsay xx

Jenny said...

Hi Claire, I love your cute card, all those fabulous papers and great distressing too :)
Have fun decorating the house for Christmas, sounds like your much more ahead than I am!
Thanks for your support at St Luke's charity card Challenge.
Jenny x

Nicki said...

Awww, he's adorable Claire, love your sweet little bear, and the distressing is great.

Hugs, Nicki, xx

Christina said...

This is super sweet Claire!!
Hugs Kristel

Marion said...

Hi Claire,
Stunning card and such a cute bear image. Lovely colouring as always.

pinky said...

Claire this is just gorgeous, I too love how you use those little tile letters:( I am dying to get my decorations up but have to wait till my daughter comes home from Uni as she always helps with them.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a sweet and beautiful card Claire, super cute!
Hugs Jacqueline

Emma H said...

Love your wonderful holiday card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week!

Jennifer said...

Wow Claire....it's gorgeous!! xx Jenny xx

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous take on the photo inspiration, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS a few more days left on my candy if you are interested:)

Sassy Cheryl said...

What an adorable bear! Love he gold on his hat and the 'scrabble' spelling is very creative! LOVE IT! Beautiful card.
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

Stamps and Paper said...

AN adorable card Clare....thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes...


Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Claire, this is soooo BEAUTIFUL!!! I love this image (got him after last Christmas and still haven't inked him up) Thanks so much for the inspiration. Stunning papers, colors, and embellishments!
hugs, Sharon

Tara Cardwell said...

How cute!
Thanks so much for joining our snowy challenge this month - although now I'm thinking we should have asked for sun as we seem to have brought the bad weather ;-)
Craftilicious x
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

Lynne said...

Super card, thanks so much for joining us at St Lukes this month.
Lynne xxx

Mandy said...

Aww such a fabulous card Claire,I love the sweet teddy and your layout,colours,papers,detail in fact everything is beautiful.....
Mandy x

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, your card is adorable. Love that image and your colouring is perfect.

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the little tiles and the sparkle on the sweet bear.

Arabella said...

Ooooh this is adorable Claire! Beautiful colouring and I love your alpha block letters! I'll put my name down to buy some in bulk too if anyone makes them!


Tineke's hobby said...

Absolutely gorgeous card lovely colours and great image
Hugs Tineke

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Claire i love the sweet Teddy image and the papers and detail are fab. luv gina xx

Jackie said...

Good morning Claire, I am juct catching up on your gorgeous cards, they are all wonderful :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Totally adorable bear and a gorgeous card.So much detail.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

franzesjoi said...

soo adorable!!! ahhh i want that letter tiles... sigh***

Faye said...

Hi Claire, this is a lovely, stylish card. I want to pick that bear up and squidge him, you've made him look so cuddly. xxx

Mami Doodles said...

It is gorgeous, love all the shiny bits. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Mami Doodles said...

Absolutely adorable! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Jani said...

Wow wow and wow!
I don't know what to say! It's just gorgeous!
Jani x

Vicky said...

Simply stunning sweetie...!

thanks so much for joining us at Divas...and good luck..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Claire :o) You've coloured that cute image so beautifully, and I love the letter tiles - hope you manage to find some more! Lisa x

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is lovely - great papers, sweet image and I adore the scrabble style letters! Thanks for your support for St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

Anonymous said...

This image has the perfect cuteness - not too cutesy. The letter tiles where the second thing that popped into my eyes (after the bear). I can image that you would buy them in bulks. They make this card into something special. Hope that you manage to find a retailer that sells them.

Shelby said...

This is too sweet of a card! I love the browns and reds and your coloring is fantastic. They tiles are a wonderful touch!!


Star said...

This is gorgeous!! I love all the papers, and the distressing is perfect. That sentiment in the tiles is simply amazing! What a great idea. If you don't have any luck buying them somewhere...I wonder if there's some kind of way to make them... It might not be on wood, but you could still get the look. Hmm..

Anyway, thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop! I hope to see you again in our next challenge.

xx Star

Unknown said...

Wow Claire this is stunning. I love that bear stamp from LOTV, it is so cute and your colouring and flowers are gorgeous. .. love it xxx

Gopi said...

Love it! The touches of gold look so fab!

Thanks for joining us in our Christmas Colors Challenege!


Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Claire and so love this image and coloured perfectly.
Hugs Linda

Sue B said...

Aww what a sweet bear Claire!! he's adorable and love the gold on his hat. Delish papers and embellishments. So many gorgeous details in your card - the flowers and snowflakes look stunning -really love it!!
Hope you're having a good week!
Hugs Sue xx

Julie said...

Hi Claire this is such a wonderful card!! Love the image and all your fab embellies - I'm always on the look out for these letters too - they look amazing!! Hugs, Juliexx

Pendra said...

Claire this is beautiful... love the mix of patterns, the twinkling snowflakes and touch on his hat... he is so adorable!
Crafty Hugs,

Francesca said...

What an absolutely adorable and delightful creation

thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Claire! I love the image.


Martina Rau said...

Wonderful card, Claire!I love the image!


mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous card! I am inspired and im your newest follower! Best wishes, Jill :)

Janette said...

Oh wow Clare this is gorgeous, soooo darn cute.xx

Loz said...

love this! those scrabble tiles are great x

Elise said...

Oh my gosh Claire! This is simply GORGEOUS! I love how you've coloured this sweet image and those scrabble tiled letters at the bottom adds such a lovely touch! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!


Home sweet home said...

Gorgeous card,fab colouring and love all the great details on your card.:)

Delphine said...

Gorgeosu, Claire! I love this image and your colours and papers are fab! Fantastic sentiment, I so love your tiles, I understand why you feel like crying!!! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Basslady said...

an adorable image! love the papers you have used and the distressed look!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Sheryl said...

Hi Claire! This is a beautiful Christmas card! I love the image and your use of tiles.
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our photo inspiration challenge!
Merry Christmas and Happy New year!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Sarpreet said...

this is gorgeous, i love the colours used

Sorry I have not been able to visit your blog in such a long time, I have been so busy, and there have not been enough hours in the day.

I wanted to also wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year from our house to yours.

Thanh Vo said...

What a cute card!

I hope you are enjoying the holidays with your family and that you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar for the December Challenge.


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