Thursday, 26 November 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 88

Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails - that's the theme at Cute Card Thursday this week, where they want to see cards/projects that are for the younger boys.

Well, I have finally got round to making the most popular card in blogland at the moment - an Easel Card.

The blue star strategically covers a blob of glue!

Clare xx

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone!

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate the occassion.

I recently bought the "Walter Owl" download from Willow Designs -isn't he cute! I've teamed him up with A Patchwork of Papers Pink digi papers from Cuddly Buddly.

Hope you're having a great week.

Hugs, Clare x

Sunday, 8 November 2009

I'm so excited!

Good evening!

I am so excited I just had to tell you ..... my tag has been featured on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

I entered the first challenge at By the Cute and Girly, where the theme was Autumn Glory. The tag I made was chosen as the best handmade creation and I won a voucher from the sponsors Simon Says Stamps.

Heidi at Simon Says Stamps asked me if she could feature my tag on their blog, of course I said yes and I have just had an email to say my tag has been featured today.

I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am.

Thank you Heidi and everyone at By the Cute and Girly.

If you would like to see the feature you can find it here.

Bye for now.

Hugs, Clare xx

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Quixotic Challenges #1 Birthdays

Good morning everyone.

There's a new challenge in blogland Quixotic Challenges and their first theme is "Birthdays". This theme has been chosen in honour of Elaine, the challenge founder, whose birthday it is.


Here is my entry:-

I have to admit I was very daunted when I stamped out this flower soft image, it is so detailed, I nearly admited defeat before I started. However, once I got painting it was fun. I used Derwent Graphitint Pencils and a water brush.

Have a lovely day everyone, and for those of you with colds, who I now there are many, keep warm and get well soon.

Hugs, Clare xx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Another "Nestie" card

Hello everyone,

A quick post today of a "Nestie" Christmas card. Regular followers will know that I love making these!

I hope you are all having a great week.

Hugs, Clare xx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Simple card

Good morning everyone.

I'm just not in the mood for colouring this morning, which is strange as I usually find it so therapeutic. Instead I have done a little bit of tidying and sorting in my craft room and I decided that I should start using up some of my scraps of paper.

I chose a very simple layout to use the scraps.

This is what I used:-

CS: card base from Rymans
DP: DCWV spring
Flower: Papermania
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink from "Everyday Button Bits"
Ink: Brilliance "Poppy"
Ribbon: Anita's

Enjoy your day.

Clare xx

Monday, 2 November 2009

Another Popcorn Bear

Hello everyone.

I was delighted to find out today that I was chosen as the winner of the best handmade creation in the first ever challenge of By the Cute and Girly for my autumn tag. The honour alone is enough but there is also a prize of $20 to spend at Simon Says Stamps. Have you seen their stock - it will take me a week to look through all the fabulous stamps!

I have another Popcorn card to show you today, I love this cute little guy!

I hope you are all having a good week so far.

Hugs, Clare xx