Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Oldie but a Goodie DT - Christmas Birthday

Good morning and welcome to another challenge at Oldie but a Goodie. This week's theme, chosen by Liza, is:-
"Christmas Birthday"

The aim of this challenge is to dust off and use rubber stamps that are over six months old (sorry, no digi images allowed).

I have used a Forever Friends stamp that I got free with a Docrafts magazine last Christmas. I like the little birdie on this one!  I've coloured it with Prismacolour and Polychromos pencils blended with Sansador.
Thank you to everyone who entered our "Glitter" challenge, set by Annie and I do hope you join us this fortnight.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge at Just Cute Bears and Friends where the theme is "Winter Birthday".

Hugs, Clare xx

Monday, 29 November 2010

Allsorts Challenge - Monochrome

Good afternoon!

This week's theme a Allsorts Challenge is "Monochrome".

I've used an image called "Hmmm Chocolate" which is new from Cuddly Buddly. I've paper pieced her dress in Gingham paper and coloured the rest of her with Copic Ciaos.

Happy Monday to you all.

Hugs, Clare xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Cuddly Buddly Challenge #2 - DT Card

Good morning!

It's time for the second challenge at Cuddly Buddly and this fortnight's theme is "With This Paper". Kim has kindly created some beautiful Christmas papers to use to create your card.

I chose to use the pretty holly papers to make my card. The image is a pre-coloured image from the Beary Merry Christmas Designables set.

I hope you get a chance to play along - the prize for the winner is a £20 Gift Certificate to spend in the Cuddly Buddly on-line shop.

Hugs, Clare x

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Good afternoon.

I'm feeling pretty low at the moment and my mojo is hiding away, so I thought I would try and cheer myself up by making a card for the current challenge at Penny Black Saturday which is "All My Favourite Things". After all, these are what are supposed to cheer you up according to Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music"!

(apologies for the washed out, artificial light photo)

The favourite things I chose were:-

1. The first ever Penny Black stamp I bought which is called "Just Buzzin' By", I can't say that I have a favourite PB stamp as the position for first place is always changing, however, because it was my first, this one will always be special to me.

2. Kraft card - I love this colour, I don't use it very often as I haven't got much and don't want to run out of it!

3. Glamour Dust. One colour suits all and so easy to use.

4. Decoupage. I'm often too lazy to decoupage my images but I always think they look better when I do.

5. Clean and Simple - my favourite style of card.

Thank you visiting my blog.

Best wishes, Clare xx

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge No. 6 "Glitter" DT card

Good morning and welcome to Challenge No. 6 at Oldie but a Goodie. This fortnight's challenge is chosen by Annie and her theme is:-


The aim of the Oldie but a Goodie challenges is to use stamps that are over six months old (sorry no digi's allowed).

I have used a Stampin' Up Polar Bear stamp which is probably about 6 years old. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the set.

I've used plenty of Glamour Dust and some glittered paper.

Thank you for your wonderful entries to our previous challenge and I do hope you can join us this fortnight.

Clare x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge No. 5 - DT card

Good morning,

I can't believe we have reached challenge No. 5 at Oldie but a Goodie already. This fortnight's theme has been chosen by Fleur and is:-


This challenge was right up my street and I couldn't wait to get my Distress Inks out. I've used "Rusty Hinge" and "Walnut Stain" for the background paper and the image is stamped in "Walnut Stain" and colured with "Fired Brick" and "Peeled Paint".

The aim of the challenge is to ink up stamps which are over six months old so I have used this beautiful poppy from the Stampin' Up! set "Bloomin' with Beauty", the word Bloom also comes from the same set.  The background has been stamped with another Stampin' Up! stamp called "En Francais".

I do hope you can join us this fornight and many thanks to those of you who have joined us over the past four challenges.

Many thanks to our sponsor for this fortnight - DIECUT DREAMS.
Best wishes, Clare xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

Sir Stampalot November Challenge - Christmas Traditions

Good morning! It's November and time for another challenge at Sir Stampalot. This month the theme is

 "Christmas Traditions"

Once again we have a fabulous prize from our sponsors SIR STAMPALOT.

For my projects I chose Traditonal Christmas colours.

I have made up several of these Christmas sweetie jars for small gifts. I've used stamps from Waltzing Mouse and Elzybells. Each jar holds exactly half a tin of sweets which meant there were none left over for me :(

My card, using a gorgeous Toby Tumble image, isn't perhaps the most traditional of Christmas images but, again, I've used traditional colours.

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for last month's challenge, we had some super entries. I hope you are able to join in this month.

Hugs, Clare xx