Sunday, 31 January 2010

Cuddly Buddly "Big Love"

Good morning.

Here is my latest sample card for Cuddly Buddly using a stamp from Kim's new "Little Miss Daisy" range. This stamp is called "Big Love", isn't she too cute! The digi papers and sentiment are also from the new range.

I am entering this into:

Secret Crafter Saturday challenge -"hearts"
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge -"hearts
PaperPlay Challenges - "pink, white and green"
Crafty Cardmakers - "hearts and romance"

I am excited today as hubby is taking me out for lunch to belatedly celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately I was ill in bed for my actual birthday and didn't get to go out as planned.

I hope you have a good day, whatever you are doing and thank you for visiting my blog.

Clare xx

Friday, 29 January 2010

Cute Card Thursday GDT Cards

Good morning everyone!

Wow, the last two weeks' have just been a blur. I spent 9 days in bed unable to do anything, I don't think I have ever been so ill in my life (although I'm sure I have). I am so blessed to have such a wonderful partner who looked after me so well. I'm not 100% yet but I am getting there.

This is a very late post and I apologise to Cute Card Thursday for not posting these cards at the right time.

I was honoured to be the Guest Designer for Cute Card Thursday for 21st and 28th January. Here are my DT cards. Luckily I had made these before I got ill. I have learnt a valuable lesson about being very well prepared!

Here is my card for the current week where the theme is "Blooming Gorgeous",

and here is my card for last weeks' challenge, with the theme of "Fairy Fantastic",

I can't wait to start visiting all my favourite blogs again. I have missed you and your wonderful creations.

Hugs, Clare xx

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Crafty Cardmakers "What's New?"

Good morning.

I've made a card for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge where the theme is "What's New?"

I've used some Elzybells stamps. These are not brand new stamps, but they are new to me as I bought them from Ebay and received them this week.

I've popped the football and the beer jug, although this doesn't show too well in the photo.

I struggle to make men's cards so I think I will use this set a lot, there is also a golfing stamp.

Have a great day everyone.

Clare xx

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Papertake Weekly "New Beginnings"

Good afternoon.

Yipee, I have a craft room I can get into again and more importantly I have had time to go in it!

The current challenge at Papertake Weekly is "New Beginnings".

I have used the Pink Gem Designs image "Spring Milly" on this card. Spring being the time for many new beginnings.

I coloured this image a long time ago but I made the card up today. I have used a pre-scored card from Craftwork Cards, I've seen lots of these scallop cards in blogland and I have to say I am really pleased that I bought some.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Hugs, Clare xx

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 1 "Recycling"

Good afternoon everyone.

We've had more snow here but the sun is shining at the moment and it's lovely and bright.

A new challenge has started called Bah! Humbug! and this week's challenge is "recycling".

The image and the sentiment came from the same Christmas card. In the spirit of recycling I decided to make the rest of the card using neglected stash. The base card is from a pack I bought from Lakeland about 8 years ago, the gold card rarely sees the light of day and I pulled out my Woodware trimmer from the back of the cupboard to cut the mat and border - this trimmer is very neglected as I usually turn to nesties and border punches.

It has just started snowing again.

Enjoy your weekend whatever you are doing.

Best wishes, Clare xx

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Stardust and Moonbeams

Good evening!

This is my second post of the day so please scroll down to see my other card.

I was very lucky to win a stamp set "Stardust and Moonbeams" from Elzybells just before Christmas and I have used it to make this card.

(Isn't she having a 'bad hair day'!! The white pencil I used for highlights has turned her gray - I've rubbed them out now and she looks a little bit better, perhaps I should make her a wig!)

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Stamp Something - "New Somethings" - I'm using a new stamp set
One Stop Craft - "Something beginning with B" - buttons!
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge - "New" - new stamp set
By the Cute & Girly - "Something New" - new stamp set

Thank you for taking the time to visit and look at my card.

Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx

Quixotic Challenges - Lace

Good morning everyone!

The current Quixotic challenge asks you to use lace on your project.

The image on this card is from the new Cuddly Buddly release and is called "Hello My Friend" and the papers are Cuddly Buddly digi papers "Cottage Florals 2". I've coloured this image with Prismacolor Pencils - I just had to have these ages ago and bought a box of 120 - I am ashamed to admit that I hardly ever use them!

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx