Monday, 28 February 2011

Cards for Men - Water

I recently bought a stamp kit from Little Claire Designs. The kit came with a stamp set, papers and ribbons, with a nautical theme.

The current challenge at Cards for Men gave me the perfect reason to use them because the theme is "Water".

Thank you for visiting.

Hugs, Clare xx

Friday, 25 February 2011

Allsorts "Inspired by Nature" Challenge

Good afternoon,

Here's my card for this week's Allsorts challenge where the theme is "Inspired by Nature".

I've used a gorgeous stamp by Magenta called "Lovely Meadow" (41017K). This stamp always inpsires me and certainly makes me think of nature.

I coloured the image and then used "Stamp and Bond" to cover it with Glamour Dust. At first this went on so thickly I could hardly see the image through it but after lots and lots of brushing I had an image I was happy with - so hard to photograph though!

Have a great weekend. I've recently started work as a part-time postwoman so I have an early start in the morning.

Hugs, Clare x

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Allsorts Challenge

Good afternoon!

Here's a card I have made for this week's Allsorts Challenge where the theme is "It's All About the Sentiment".

I had fun with some Hero Arts background stamps, "Magical" and "Dots & Flowers", and some Distress Inks, "Spun Sugar", "Worn Lipstick and "Weathered Wood". The background has been oversprayed with "Pearl" glimmer mist but, sadly, this doesn't show up in the photograph.

The main sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set called "Vintage Vogue".

Thank you for visiting today.

Hugs, Clare xx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

By The Cute and Girly "Red is all around us"

Good afternoon,

I am entering my Valentine's card for hubby into this month's challenge at By the Cute and Girly where they want you to 'Use red + any other colour` on your project. I've used red and black.

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look.
Hugs, Clare x

p.s. The wreath stamp is Penny Black "Adornment" (3996J) and the background stamp is Hero Arts "Large Canvas Stripes" (S5433)

Friday, 4 February 2011

Allsorts Challenge - Saving Nature

Good afternoon,

The challenge at Allsorts this week is "Saving Nature" with the idea being to use something on your project that isn't intended for crafting and that you've saved to "use later".

I have a pot where I keep the tags from new clothing. Quite often they come with ribbon, cord, tiny safety pins and chipboard tags, so it seems a real shame to throw them away.

I have made a birthday card for my son who is four this month.

I used a round, chipboard clothing tag, which I covered in card to mount the "4" onto and used a cord from another clothing tag to put through it.

The image is a Molly Blooms "Fishing George". I've coloured him with Copics and highlighted some areas with a clear glaze pen. I've also heat embossed the glass jar with clear embossing powder. I made the little fish on the hook with modelling clay.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and may I wish you a happy weekend.

Clare x

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenges "Old MacDonald had a Farm"

Good afternoon,

The cupcake craft challenge this week asks to see creations incorporating something you would find on a farm.

I have opted for a chick as something you would find on a farm.

I've used a Toby Tumble image called "Easter Surprise" which I have coloured using Copic Ciao pens. You can find Toby Tumble at Cuddly Buddly in either rubber, digi or 3d format.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Clare x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Sir Stampalot February Challenge - DT card

Good morning.

It's time for another Sir Stampalot challenge and this month we have the theme:-

"All Creatures Great and Small"

I've used two Penny Black stamps for my card, "Before the Snow" (3993K) and "Mystical" (4001K).  I stamped the tree and the deer onto the card and ran it through a Cuttlebug folder "Swiss Dots". I then stamped another image of the deer which I coloured with Copics and cut out, bar the tricky antlers, before sticking it to the card.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink "Mega Mixed Messages".  Other tools I have used are a Martha Stewart corner punch, an Stampin Up! oval punch and a Scor-pal. 

As always, we have a fantastic prize for the winner donated from our wonderful sponsors, Sir Stampalot.

I do hope you join us this month.

Clare x