Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Simon Says "Give Thanks"

Good afternoon to you.

The weather is glorious here, beautiful blue skies and sunshine.

The current challenge at Simon Says is "Give Thanks".

Again, I have used my beautiful new Hero Arts "Dogwood" stamp. As this stamp came from the Simon Says store, I thought it would be a good one to use for the challenge!!

Thank you for visiting.

Clare xx

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge No. 4 - DT card

Good morning,

It's time for another challenge at "Oldie but a Goodie" and this fortnight sees Debs choosing the theme of

"Add a Butterfly"

We are delighted to be sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who designed the gorgeous Designer Paper I have used on my card.

The purpose of the challenge is to use a rubber stamp which is at least six months old. I have used a beautiful floral stamp from a Stampin' Up! set called "Bloomin' with Beauty". I don't think I will ever tire of this stamp set which is so versatile.

I do hope you get the chance to join us this fortnight.

Best wishes, Clare xx

Monday, 18 October 2010


Good afternoon.

It doesn't take much to make me happy and the arrival of a new stamp that I have wanted for ages has certainly done the trick.

I think this Hero Arts stamp S5362 "Dogwood" is beautiful.

I've stamped it on kraft card using "Vintage Sepia" versafine ink. The Waltzing Mouse sentiment is stamped with the same ink, although I wish I had placed it a bit higher up, I wrapped the kraft card around the chocolate base card and added a chocolate strip punched from a Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" card.

It's simple, but I like it, I hope you do too.

Hugs, Clare xx

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge No. 32 - Use a Freebie

Good afternoon!

I'm a happy girl because I have finished all my Cuddly Buddly sample cards and they are now packed up in a box with lots and lots of bubble wrap and lots and lots of sticky tape ready to take to the post office. If you are going to the NEC next month you might just see them on the Cuddly Buddly stand.

I am now back to making up more Christmas cards so that I don't get caught out at the last minute this year.

I am entering these into the current challenge at Crafty Cardmakers where you are asked to "Use a Freebie". I've used this sweet birdie which was a freebie image from Pink Gem Designs. 

Thank you for visiting!

Hugs, Clare xx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

One more for the Christmas pile

Good afternoon!

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Warwickshire. I can't quite believe it is October as it is so warm outside. I've enjoyed a very relaxing stroll with the dog this afternoon. The dog is now flat out and I am in the mood for crafting.

I've just finished off this card that I started before my walk. I am really annoyed with myself, because I forgot that I had put glossy accents on the snowman's buttons and stuck my finger in it before it had dried and spread it across the image. I tried to rub the goo away but I just made it worse, I am keeping my fingers' crossed that the recipient of this card won't look too closely!!

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy your day whatever you are doing.

Hugs, Clare x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge No. 3 - DT card

Good morning!

It's time for another challenge at Oldie but a Goodie and this time it is Tracy's turn to set the theme and she has chosen:-

"All Creatures Great and Small"

It was a lovely sunny day when I took this photo and it's made the image looked really washed out which isn't the case in real life. Poor little doggy!

I've used a stamp from Cuddly Buddly called "Oops a Daisy".  The aim of the challenge is to use a rubber stamp which is over six months old so I was really pleased to have a good reason to get some ink on this cutie again.

Hugs, Clare xx

Friday, 1 October 2010

Sir Stampalot - October Challenge DT Card

Good morning everyone and a Happy October to you!

It's time for another Sir Stampalot challenge and our theme for the month is:

 "Autumn Breezes, buttons and a bow(s)".

As usual, our sponsors, Sir Stampalot, have donated an amazing prize.

I would like to enter this card into:
Penny Black at Allsorts challenge where the theme is "Colours of Autumn"
Stampin' for the Weekend where the theme is "Autumn Inspiration", and
Simon Says Challenge where the theme is a Picture Inspiration "It's Autumn".

Clare xx