Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Teddy Cheers card

Hello everyone,

I couldn't resist buying this cute Cuddly Buddly stamp called "Teddy Cheers". I thought it would be useful for lots of different occasions including "New Year" cards.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Simon Says Challenge - "PARTY!!!!!"
Stampavie & More - "Happy New Year 2010"
Crafty Creations Challenges - "Make the New Year Glitter" (there's glitter on the bubbles and the flower)
Cupcake Craft Challenges - "A Time for Celebration"
Cute Card Thursday - "Happy New Year"
Paperplay Challenges - "New Beginnings"
Crafty Cardmakers - "Favourite Things" - this has to be my Copics

Thank you for visiting!

Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Cuddly Buddly card and new releases

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all getting back into your routine after Christmas.

Here is a card I made before Christmas, it is one of the samples I made for Cuddly Buddly who released a whole range of gorgeous new stamps and papers yesterday. This card uses the stamp "Some Birdie's Lucky Day" and the digi papers "Cottage Florals 1".

Click on the picture below if you want to check out the other new releases and to see the gorgeous sample cards that the other Cuddly Buddly Fabulously Crafty Friends have created.

Have a great day.

Hugs and best wishes, Clare x

Monday, 28 December 2009


Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas.

I had a lovely day, although it wasn’t quite as planned! We had a holiday booked so that we would be away for Christmas, we set off on the Sunday before Christmas but me and my son got quite poorly so we decided to come home early on the Wednesday before Christmas, it was such a relief to get home and warm. My darling OH set about looking after us both, then the same day he had a bad fall down the stairs which left him hardly able to move. Today is the first day I am feeling better and OH is just starting to get a bit more movement.

I’m looking forward to visiting all my blogging buddies as soon as possible.

Hugs and best wishes.

Clare x

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Reindeer Christmas

Good afternoon!

How are you all - ready for Christmas yet?

I received a parcel full of lovely goodies this morning from my buddy "Buddy" (and his mum Kath). Thank you very much!

I couldn't wait to get snipping and inking and here's what I made.

There are still a few Christmas challenges about so I'm going to enter this into:-

Sophisti-cat - "It's Xmas Theme - Anything Goes"
Simon Says - "Merry Christmas"
Creative Card Crew - "Anything Goes"
Our Creative Corner - "Holiday Theme"

Enjoy your day.

See you soon, Clare x

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

A Passion for Papertrey

Good evening!

The challenge at A Passion for Papertrey this week is "Macho, Macho, Man!". Here's my entry.

To be eligible to enter the challenge you have to use at least one Papertrey Ink product. I've used a sentiment from the PTI Mega Mixed Messages set and paper from the PTI "Man of Life" paper pack.

I hope you have all had a good day.

See you soon, Clare x

Monday, 14 December 2009

Four challenge Christmas Card

Good evening everyone.

This Christmas card is for a very special person in my life.

(Apologies for the wonky flower, I really must learn to be patient and let my glue dry!)

I am entering it into four challenges this week:-

One Stop Craft - "Christmas Love"
Die Cut Dreams - "Glitter me Silly" (there's glitter on the hat, present and flower)
My Time to Craft - "Christmas Foliage" (I hope the flower counts)
Sophisticat - "It's Xmas Theme - Anything Goes"

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Before I go, I would like to say a big thank you to Buddy and Kath for the lovely blog candy I won from "their" blog today.

See you soon.

Hugs, Clare x

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Copics Colour Challenge 43 & Charizma Cardz

Good evening,

This is my second post today. That's because I decided I would leave the ironing and do it tonight instead of this afternoon.

This card is for two challenges:-

Copics Colour Challenge where the colours to use are BV23, R59 and YG63. I had two of these colours but had to make a substitute for R59.
Charizma Cardz - just in time! Their theme this week is "I'm Dreaming of Summertime!"

Hugs, Clare x

Stampavie & More - Challenge #73

Good afternoon.

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately, I seem to be busy with Christmas cards, tags and wrapping.

This week's theme at Stampavie and more is "Red and Green", so I thought I would enter my current "production line" Christmas Card. I know I was making the Polar Bear cards but I did get a bit bored and started making these for a change.

I had fun colouring lots of this little chap - he's so cute!

I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas preparations.

Hugs, Clare xx

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Copic Colour Challenge 42

Hello again,

The colours at Copic Colour Challenge are quite bright this week. They are YR04, RV06 and YG03. I have used RV06 and YG03 in this card, but I have substituted YR04 for YR02 as I didn't have this colour.

Thank you for visiting!

Hugs, Clare x

Paperplay Challenges - Week 44

Hello everyone,

The challenge at Paperplay Challenges this week is "Make something with a Christmas theme, but do not use the colours red or green."

This is my "production line" Christmas card for this year. I've chosen something quick and easy to make in duplicate. The image is stamped onto linen card and I have added glamour dust for sparkle and a drop of glaze for shiny noses.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Hugs, Clare x