Wednesday, 21 October 2009

All my love card

Good afternoon everyone.

I am slightly in shock today after having my hair cut short for the first time in over 25 years - and I mean short - as in "Pixie" haircut. Each time I catch sight of my reflection I think "who's that?". I like it though and it was time for a change.

Anyhow, back to my card.

This is another sample for Cuddly Buddly and I am entering this into this week's PaperPlay challenge where you are asked to use your favourite embellishment - for me that's paper flowers. I have decoupaged a couple of the hearts but I don't think this shows up on the photograph. Also the hearts are coloured to match the papers but look different in the picture.

Here's what I used to make this card:-

Image: Cuddly Critters "All My Love" digi stamp
Sentiment: from "Round Greetings" stamp set - heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Digi papers: "A Patchwork of Papers - Pink"
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Tools: Nestabilities - Round and Scallop Round; Dovecraft Jumbo Daisy Punch; Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" border punch
Accessories: "Handmade with love" charm and Ribbon.

All of the above are available from Cuddly Buddly.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and for any comment you may leave. I hope you are all having a great week.

Hugs, Clare xx


Juls said...

so so cute!! Love the image! beautiful colouring and I just love the polka dot paper! gorgeous card, just love it!!

Juls said...

P.S I meant to say your hair sounds fab! will we get to see it?

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Very cute image and lovely papers.

You are very brave getting your hair cut short, i bet it looks great



dolcreations said...

This is so cute. Love that image and your paper is so perfect for your card! Beautiful work as always!
Have a great day,

Emma said...

Awh Clare this card made me smile -so cute and cheery - love it :D

Violets Corner said...

Lovely card Clare! Love the cute image and the papers.
How brave to cut your hair hun. Will we see the new you here at the blog? I bet you look great.


brenda said...

Hi Clare

I love it, such pretty spotty and flowery DP's and the image is coloured just perfectly.

B x

Saskia said...

Beautiful and sweet card!!!

Saskia :)

Stamping Seasons said...

Come on Clare, where is the "new you" photo???? LOL. Great card too!

lisa said...

How brave having your hair cut short, Clare. It's always good to have a change.
I love your card. The pink polka dots are great and I wonder who all those hearts are for!!


Liz, said...

Hiya, fab card, cute image and luvvin the new look.

Liz x

Annie said...

great card, love those papers and how you coloured that cute mouse!
hugs, annie x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Clare, I love that cute lil mouse!
Am loving the new hairdo too hun, it looks fab!!
xx :0)

coldwaters2 said...

Clare this is stunning those papers are fabulous and I love that flower and image.

I have long hair reaching to my bum I can sit on it I am trying to pluck up courage to have it cut but can't quite do it so I do admire you for having yours done I bet you feel like a new person.

Lorraine x

Chrissie said...

C'mon when do we get to see the haircut?
Another great Cuddly Buddly card!

Littleted62 said...

Lovely card Clare, that image is really cute. Your hair looks lovely hun, brave you for taking the plunge. I had 11 inches cut off mine just before I went on holiday and it's still shoulder length! Nicki, xx

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fabulous love it.

itsabrt said...

Clare your hair is darling!!! I have always loved short hair. I love seeing peoples favorite embellishments. Mine are brads don't know why but they are my go to. Your card is darling thanks for being such an inspiration! Beth aka BR-T

Donna said...

Hi Clare, this is such an incredibly pretty card, gorgeous papers :) I've just caught a sneak peak of your profile piccy and WOW to your new look, its amazing...I've been thinking about getting my hair cut short but I don't know if I'm brave enough lol! :) Donna x

craftimamma said...

This is really cute and pretty Clare. Love that little mouse and the papers are gorgeous.

I did exactly the same with my hair many years ago just before my son was born. Went from hair down to my waist to less than 2 inches long. It is a bit of a shock isn't it.

A change does make you feel good though doesn't it.

Lesley Xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, sweet mouse.
Fabulous hair do.

Mandy said...

gorgeous card...the mouse is soo cute!!love the colours..

Mandy xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

You will have to put a new photo on here for us all. sounds really nice.

Great card and lovely image.

Hugs Ali x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lovely card Clare! Love the cute image and the papers.
How brave to cut your hair short after so long Hugs Julie x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hi, Clare.. Found my way here from Sarita's blog. I saw your recommendation of Elzybells new inks, and having also struggled with finding an effective white opaque ink, I now have them both in my possession, and they work a treat.. the pigment on cardstock, and the hybrid on acetate. Brilliant! Thank you! :o)

Great blog, too! Glad I came! :o)

Chris xx

Tab said...

oooh hun, I love your delish card, the colours and image are gorgeous!
Hugs Tab xxx

Christine said...

Hi Clare wow you look so young....great hair it..onto your card its so sweet fab little image & lurve all the pink ...

Hugs Christine xx

Suzie Q said...

very pretty card and very pretty hair
its so funny when you first go short as when you brush your hair your arm keeps going if you know what i mean!!!
Suzie Qx

Liza said...

This is such a sweet card, I love your DPs too.

Liza x

Sarita said...

Really gorgeous Clare, love the little mouse and the papers are gorgeous.
Well done on being so brave having all your hair cut off, it looks amazing!
Love Sarita xx

Danielle said...

What a sweet card Clare - the papers are adorable and the mouse is such a cute image! Great work!
Hugs, Danielle

Stephanie said...

This card is delightful, really cute :)

You hair looks fantastic - you really do pull off the shorter style, makes me wanna chop all mine off now!

Steph x

Larissa said...

Such a cute card Clare! Really lovely image and I like the papers you used! Thanks for the link for my blogcandy!


Julie M said...

Very cute card, Clare. Lovely papers and colouring. Your haircut sounds great - must be quite a shock after all those years!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.