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.

Sunday 22 January 2012

Dream Valley DT Card.

Hello again, hope its not too cold or windy where you are. A great excuse to stay indoors and do some crafting, or so I thought. My Zoe woke with a sore throat and headache. Now cant hold down any food or water and has slept on and off most of the day. She also has a temperature of 102, so guess who wont be at school tomorrow and I have to be up at 6am to get Daniel off to school. Think matchstix will be needed tonight -eek.
Between her and the dog, I've had a right old week lol.

Today we see a new challenge over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog. Our last challenge had over 5oo entries, thankyou so much to those who entered. This fortnights theme is 
 Now I must confess I'd totally forgotten about these stamps. I have a draw full of them, so thought it was about time I put at least one of them to use. This is "Humphreys Corner Birthday Girl"  from Crafters Companion . Her dress has been paper pieced and the rest coloured with Promarkers.
I have so many dies that I just dont use, so got my bigshot out and had a cutting session, then yesterday tidied and resorted my craftroom. A bit more organised, well for the moment anyway.

Do you like my little birdnest?? I was fumbing with a bit if cheesecloth at the time, couldn't decide where to put it and this is what I came up with. Frayed the edges and rubbed over with a chalk ink pad. The papers used are Basic Grey Sweet Thread,  other items are Crystal Stickles, Viva Pearl Pen, White Souffle Pen and lots of various flowers, punches and dies.

Well thats enough of my waffle today. We's love to see you over at the Dream Valley Challenge and this weeks prize is a Surprise Parcel.

Heres a few challenges and I hope you like my card as much as I do.
Fashionable Stamping - Bugs or Butterflies
Basic Grey - Favourite Things
Joanna Sheen - Celebrations
Crazy 4 Challenges - Child Birthday Card
Card Makin Mama's - Something Old (papers)
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
DYSU - Patterns
Colour Create - Pink & Green
Truly Scrumptious - Something Forgotten 
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Happy Birthday
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (bottom row)
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
Hotshot Craft Blog - Flowers
Addicted to Stamps - Summer in Winter
Paper Sundaes - Paper Piecing
Sentimental Sundays - Die Cuts
Lets Ink It Up - Anything Goes

And I've just made the Top 3 for my fairy card 2 posts down!!

Thanks for looking
Back soon




An Occasional Genius said...

Hi Claire, a gorgeous card hon. I love the tree & fence dies, would love to put the tree one on my wish list if you'd be so fab as to let me know the make!

Fab bird nest too, last time I saw cheesecloth, I was wearing it, ah the good ol days lol! xx

angelwhispers said...

This is beautiful Claire and love the birds nest such a cute touch to a fab card! Chanelle xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Claire, Gorgeous card! Love this sweet image and pretty embellishments.

Poor Zoe ... hope she feels better soon.

Lisa x

Dodici said...

Claire,this is amazing!Such fab details on your card!x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Claire,love the scene you have created,fabulous image.
I hope your daughter is better soon.xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Claire, this is just too beautiful. So much detail ... it feels like one is wandering in the garden with her.

Tracey T said...

Gorgeous - love all the little details and the clever little birds nest is adorable! xx

nicolet said...

What a lovely card have you made Claire!
Hugs Nicolet

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love what you did with the Cheesecloth too,Love the whole layout...brilliant xx

marion said...

What a cute birdie on the fence, so lovely made, it's a feast for the eyes your card. Hugs, Marion

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so adorable, I love the image and the scene that you have created with the die cuts is fab
Lindsay xx

Lorraine said...

I love everything about this. Great details and colours. Fabulous card. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous! i love this sweet image, and all the fab embellishments! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh gosh, this is adorable! I love all of your fun dies!
so glad you've joined the party at Party Time Tuesdays this week! :)

June Nelson said...

Wow its amazing, all the detail and Ilove the little bird on the nest, just brilliant xxxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the bird & its nest, very clever. I bought that set on Thursday & have used it myself.

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Oh my, oh my...this is completely and truly beautiful!!! All the die cut details, your coloring, the beautiful embellishments and the great details is just outstanding!!! I am struggling with my picture taking skills and I wish I could them like you have displayed here. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays "DIE CUT" challenge.


karen said...

Absolutely beautiful Claire, hugs, Karenx

Rosietoes said...

An adorable card Claire. Love all the die cuts you have used to make the scene. :)

Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.

Edna x

Deb said...

gorgeous card Claire, love all the die cuts and you cute birds nest!
Hope you are having a great weekend, Debxx

Holly Young said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the birds nest,,AND the butterfly tree!!!!! Might have to copy that! so cute!

Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week! Hope you play often!


Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Claire! Adorable image and I love the dies you have used! The bird nest is too cute:-)! Have a lovely evening! Hope your Zoe is better:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful, love the scene you have created, wow. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow this is totally gorgeous a lovely little scene you have done, luv all the detail, sue,x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Claire,
What a fabby card - I adore the way you have coloured that image and the little scene looks wonderful! Big Hugs, Teresa xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Claire i love the little nest and pretty papers the tree looks great too i must use mine.
I hope things settle down for you soon.
luv gina xx

Basslady said...

what a cutie of a card! wonderful embellishments!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

arjette said...

Woowww Claire, what a beautiful card! That image is sooooo cute!! And your coloring is beautiful. What a beautiful tree, it looks great!!!!

gr. arjette.

gill said...

I just love the butterflies in the tree.Very well thought out card and so pretty.


Lynsey said...

Hi Claire this is such a lovely card!
Hugs Lynsey x

WencheP said...

Wonderful card, so many great details like the butterflies in the tree and the bird on the fence. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


papertrails leaver said...

this is so precious! I love the little gate die cut you used! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

Kelly Schelske said...

How sweet Claire, love it!

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Claire, I adore the image, lovely colours and I love all the dies you've used too :)

Beth said...

Aww this is so sweet! I love this stamp and how you've made her dress! Gorgeous butterfly tree too!

Love Beth xx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a lovely card, so beautiful and so cute!
Hugs Jacqueline

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Claire, this is so amazing hun. Love the scrummy colours and the dies you've used look sooooo amazing. Hope Zoe feels better soon, bless her.

Donna x

Sarah said...

Oh no Claire, hope your daughter feels much better soon, there seem to be so many bugs and germs around at the moment :-( I love your card, her dress is fab and all your details are gorgeous, love the lil bird and the nest x

Jules said...

Hi Claire

This is one great make!!

Love all of those gorgeous embellishments.

So much to look at and yet it doesn't look overcrowded.

Love Jules xx

Debbie said...

Sorry your little one isn't 100%, guess you're taking a trip to the Dr's tomorrow. Love your card glad you took that long forgotten stamp out of the drawer and inked it up. It is adorable, love the scene you created with the tree , fence and I love the nest.


Debbie said...

Sorry your little one isn't 100%, guess you're taking a trip to the Dr's tomorrow. Love your card glad you took that long forgotten stamp out of the drawer and inked it up. It is adorable, love the scene you created with the tree , fence and I love the nest.


pinky said...

Poor Zoe, hope she feels better tomorrow. I love your gorgeous card Claire, those die cuts are so perfect.

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful Claire...fab colours and so many gorgeous details.
Debbie x

Lynne in NI said...

WOW! What a stunner Claire! I love how you used all your dies ... and your wee bird's nest is just perfect! Hope Zoe feels better soon.

Julie said...

So adorable, I love these little elephants and what you've done with her. Particularly like the picket fence, will have to look out for that die. Hope this comment works as I haven't been able to leave any for a few days. xxx

Mary J said...

Love this Claire - your little butterflies are way toooo cute!!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card. And I hope Zoe feels better soon. xx

Sandy S said...

This is a wonderful card! Love all the details! great use of the die cuts! And the sentiment is perfect!

Thanks for playing along at Sentimental Sundays!

Sandy S
(check out the freebies)

Ren-Yi said...

Gorgeous details, Claire, from the pp down to the die cut adorable items. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Cindy Haffner said...

I'm in LOVE!!~ SWEET!!~

Elise said...

Oh my gosh Claire! How incredibly gorgeous is this?! Look at the scenery you've made with the fence, the tree and butterflies on them and the bird with the cheesecloth .. sigh! Totally loving! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Big Hugs,

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Claire and beautiful too.

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous work sweetie, hugs pops x x x

Murielle said...

OH...dear Claire, Your card is very fabulous!!!
Beautiful combination of colors and your scene is absolutely fantastic.
I love it!!!
Big hugs, Mumur.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Aaah... What a cutie this is! Love all the details on your card!! And happy-making colors! Very nice!
Hugs, Wendy

coops said...

so stunningclaire.i really love your gorgeous colours and details and the image is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Janette said...

Oh it's a fab card Claire and yes, I love the nest, a fab idea.xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is adorable, Claire! Beautiful embellishment! hugs, Lesley

Unknown said...

Hi Claire
This is a beautiful make chum, just stunning detail, your bird nest is too.. cute,
I hope your wee daughter Zoe gets better soon,
Sarah x

Stef H said...

claire! this is stunning! i just love all the textures... and your photo is just as gorgeous. so crisp and clean! i think i need a new camera!

sure hope you all are feeling better soon!

hugs :)

Sylvia said...

What a fantastic card:-)) Love all your butterflies.
Lovley use of our colours and fabulous design.
Thanks for playing along with us over at Colour Create.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Claire that is stunning, I love your paper piecing, and the papers are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Awwww this is adorable Claire, what a sweet image .. love the colours, flowers and dies .. all so lovely put together. Hope Zoe feels better soon and you didn't need the matchstix :) ... and congrats on the Top 3. Big hugs xxx

Donna said...

Gorgeously girly card Claire and such fab added detail, love the little fenc with the bird pirched on top...hope Zoe is on the mend soon :) Donna ♥ x

Renkata said...

wow Claire, this is such an amazing layout.
Great paper piecing.

Kathy said...

Just stunning. Love all the little deets, especially the bird, fence and cheese cloth. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Louise said...

Hi Claire beautiful card love the tree and bird and the cute image
Hugs louise xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Claire.

Hugs Riet.xx

Unknown said...

Hi Claire, wow hun I love this Humphrey card! And the fence with that cute little bird is such a find! Hugs, Frea

Wishcraft said...

So gorgeous Claire! Love all your pretty details and the image is so cute :o) Hope Zoe's feeling a bit better now xx Lisa x

Kelly said...

Just gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along at The Crazy Challenge this week!! Don't forget we are having a DT call too, just email me on kmsmith@sky.com to apply xx

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous, cute card!! Thanks for playing at I ♥ Promarkers this week!!
Hazel xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Wow, this is sooo pretty,

Liz x

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous, just love it Claire! Lovely scene. Kim

Tracy Heaton said...

Really lovely. Thanks for joining in at LIIU
Tracy x

Carole of Brum said...

Oh Claire, this is gorgeous! i just love the frayed cheesecloth, that really looks fantastic. It's so nice that you are on the Dream Valley DT, I look forward to working with you when I am back on my feet craftwise. CoB

Carrie's Corner said...

Lovely card! I love how you created that adorable scene!


Carly said...

Sensational!!! This is an absolutely gorgeous card! The image is fantastic and you have coloured it perfectly!

Wow! love all the elements!

Thankyou so much for sharing this amazing project with us at Stamping With The Dragon.
xoxoxox Carly

Sabrina said...

What an adorable card! all those cute little die cuts, creating a scene,...well done! Thank you for joining us at Colour Create Challenge. :) Sabrina

Rachel x said...

This is gorgeous, Claire!! :) The stamp looks fab paper-pieced and I love the colours and all the detail!! :)
Hope your daughter's feeling better!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Edna Morrisedie said...

Gorgeous job building this tree scene, and the image is just lovely!

Sara said...

OH my gosh, that is soooo cool! Love the tree especially! Thanks for playing along with CMM!

Cheryl First said...

This is so super sweet! I simply love all the little butterflies and flowers! Thanks for joining in at Stamping with the Dragon this week for the Anything Goes Challenge!
Cheryl First
Stamping Dragon DT

melsanford said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! There are so many things I love about this card - the tree with the butterflies, the cute little birdie, the beautiful flowers.... Love it! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Kathleen said...

Hi Claire,
Gorgeous card, fab design and layout. You have made a gorgeous scene. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
Kat xx

Pia said...

woooow so wonderful details, fantastic card
hugs Pia

Pia said...

woooow so wonderful details, fantastic card
hugs Pia

nessy said...

gosh this card must be the prettiest i`ve seen for a long time....just adorable!
so hope your zoe feels better very soon
vanessa xx
thankyou for you kind words on my blog ~ what a journey we have with our boys!!

Marlies said...

What a gorgeoys card! Super cute image and I love the tree and fence, lovely scenery! hugs, Marlies

Wendy said...

Love this card so much Claire, it's absolutely gorgeous, adorable image.
Wendy xx

alethea said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! Love the image!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our floral challenge!! Hugsx

xxxtglxxx said...

How cute is this! :) I love all your wonderful dies on this Claire, they all go so well together and make a smashing card! :)



SAP Users List said...

Your doing so amazing stuffing's Clari !

Arabella said...

This is just gorgeous Claire! I love all the fabulous details! The die cut tree is awesome and I love your cheesecloth bird nest!



cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is simply stunning your detail is amazing,hugs Cherylxxx

Mary J said...

So sweet Claire - adorable little butterflies!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Stunning card hunni & such cute little flutterbys...
hugs and xxx

Elaine said...

Ooooo this is perfect Claire :)
Yep..I love paper piecing too!
I also love all the die cuts..I should try to use mine more often. I buy new dies but still only use a favoured few!

Hugs Elaine xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous and so sweet Claire, love the scene you have created. Thanks for popping in by my blog. Carolxx

Jani said...

Your card is adorable!
Your so unbelievable talented!
Jani x

Unknown said...

Love the die cuts.
Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Floral challenge. Hope to see for our next challenge!

Shanna Shands said...

Great paper piecing. Thanks for playing along with ABC.

Mandy said...

Claire your card is absolutely gorgeous hun, so sweet and pretty and the paper piecing looks fab :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx

Unknown said...

cute card!!!! thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge

Zima said...

What a beautiful card! Love the little bird that is sitting on the fence!


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