Tuesday, 7 September 2010


Good morning,

Woo, hoo! I am so excited as today sees the launch of a brand new, fortnightly, challenge called "Oldie but a Goodie". The idea is to use stamps that are over six months old. I am sure you all have some of those longing to see ink again!

I am delighted to have been chosen as a member of the DT working with some very talented ladies. Please pop over and see their wonderful creations if you get a moment. We would also love you to take part in the challenge, you never know you could become the proud owner of one of our "Top Three" blinkies. Or perhaps you might be lucky and win the challenge prize.

The theme for the first challenge is "New Beginnings" and I have made a card for a new baby.

I love this sweet little baby bear by Forever Friends called "New Arrival".  I didn't forget to colour the bear, I thought she looks nice like this, left to look like a sketch.

Here's a list of the other ingredients:-

A Patchwork of Papers - Pink by Cuddly Buddly
Cuttlebug Victorian Corners
Sentiment from Elzybells
Base card from Craftwork Cards.

Hugs, Clare xx


Kristel said...

A wonderfull card Clare!
Hugs Kristel

Christine said...

Hi Clare ohhh this is sooo sweet like the bear left white nice touch..love the CAS style..many congrats on your new post.

smiles Christine xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare thats one gorgeous and stunning new baby card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Clare,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Liz, said...

Hiya, leaving the bear uncoloured is inspired, beautiful card.

Liz x

chris said...

oh Clare its stunningly gorgeous. hugs chris xx

Juls said...

too cute!!! Love the gingham!!! Hugs Juls

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Clare. I love this card, one of my favourite images. I have used it so many times. May need it again soon. My boss told me just before I left work that her daughter-in-law has been induced and is having a very bad time. Shonah is really stressed and I know how she feels because Catriona had a long difficult time with both Poppy and Oliver. Hope she has good news soon.

Kat xx

Pauline said...

Beautiful baby card, love the paper piecing and the uncoloured bear, really effective. xx

Marion said...

Fabulous card Claire. Love those corner swirls. Congratulations on being part of the DT.

pinky said...

Yes she is definitely nice left white, love that little stamp. Your card is just gorgeous Clare.

Jules said...

Hi Clare

A gorgeous card - love all the scallops.

Used this stamp myself today .. . spooky!!!

Hope the new challenge blog is a huge success.

Love Jules xx

lisa said...

What a lovely baby card. Clare. It may be an oldie stamp but it's certainly a goodie. I just love these forever friends images.
Hugs Lisax

CraftyC said...

Your card is so cute Clare, very sweet indeed!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
this is one of my fave stamps and i do exactly the same as you - i paper piece it x
great choice of gingham i think it works so well for baby cards x
hope you are well
Suzie qx