Wednesday, 29 December 2010

I'm so excited!

I am so excited! My Mum and Step-Dad moved to France four years ago, just before my son was born, and today they move back to the UK - hooray!!

Also, I've got a job. I'm going to be a Postwoman delivering post on Saturday mornings.

Clare xx

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Oldie but a Goodie - Francesca's Sketch

Good morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Today see's my last challenge at Oldie but a Goodie as I have made the difficult decision to step down from the Design Team. I have really enjoyed my time with Oldie but a Goodie working with the fabulously talented ladies on the team.

The challenge this week has been chosen by Francesca and she has this wonderful sketch for you to follow.

Don't forget, the aim of the challenge is to use RUBBER STAMPS that are OVER SIX MONTHS OLD. I've used stamps from a Stampin' Up set called "Playful Petals" and a sentiment from the Stampin' Up set "Best Yet".

I would like to thank my blogging buddies for the amazing Christmas Cards I received. They are truly wonderful.

Lastly, may I wish you a Happy New Year and all the very best for 2011.

Hugs, Clare x

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Oldie But a Goodie DT Card - You're a Star

Good morning,

It's time for another challenge at Oldie but a Goodie. It's my turn to set this fortnight's theme and I've chosen:-

"You're a Star"
(We want to see at least one star somewhere on your creation)

Don't forget, the aim of this challenge is to use rubber stamps that are over six months old. I have used a Stamps Happen stamp called "Floating Softly". I've coloured the image with Prismacolor Pencils blended with Sansador and I've added lots of glitter (which, of course, you can hardly see!).

It's also my turn to sponsor the prize. I've gone for a male theme - a set of Elusive Images stamps and some nautical charms.

We also have a Guest Designer call, if you are interested, just enter GD after your name when you link your entry. The GD's for January and February will be announced on the 28th December.

I do hope you can join us this fortnight.

Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx

Friday, 10 December 2010

Cuddly Buddly Challenge - The Icing's on the Card

Good morning to you!

Today sees another challenge over at Cuddly Buddly and the theme is "The Icing's on the Card".

I have used the gorgeous Toby Tumble "Lets go Sledging". The sentiment has been heat embossed with sparkly embossing powder which looks lovely IRL, unfortunately it just looks yellow in the photo - oh well, it seems like a good idea at the time!

I've added lots of Glamour Dust and Stickles for the "icing".

I would like to enter this card into the challenge at Top Tip Tuesday where they are asking you to use ribbon on your project - thanks Vee!

Have a great day!

Hugs, Clare x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Papertake Weekly and Passion for Promarkers

Good afternoon!

My card today is for two challenges:-

Papertake Weekly - Red and Green must NOT be seen
Passion for Promarkers - "Anything Goes"

A clean and simple card using a "Shortie" the penguin image called "With all our Hearts". I've coloured with Promarkers I won from the Penny Black Saturday challenge - thank you Penny Black team!

I've embossed with Cuttlbug "Swiss Dots" and "Snowflakes" embossing folders and added some ribbon from my stash.

I hope you are all having a good week and are keeping warm and well.

Hugs, Clare x

Edit:- Thanks Danielle for reminding me that the theme at Winter Wonderland is "Penguins or Polar Bears", that makes it three challenges I am entering!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Sir Stampalot December Challenge - "Travel the World"

Good morning to you. It's first of December and time for another challenge at Sir Stampalot.  This month our theme is:-

"Travel the World"

For my card, I took a piece of glossy white card and stamped Crafty Individuals postmark stamps all over it using Versamark Ink. I then brayered over with Big and Juicy "Soothing Sunset". The images are from the Crafty Individuals "People and Places 2" book.

Our generous sponsors, Sir Stampalot, are offering another fantastic prize for this month's winner.

A big thank you to everyone who joined us last month and I hope you are inspired to join us this month.

Best wishes, Clare xx