Friday 22 January 2010

Emily 4th Birthday

*** woo hoo I won over at A Spoonfull of Sugar***

Hello my lovelies, how has everyone's week been? I can't believe it's been a week since my last post. I did have a couple of free crafting nights but they were a total disaster. All I did was colour images, bin them, choose papers put them back, you get the picture. I eventually came down stairs to the horror of hubby and thought I would do a bit of housework. Hubby new something must be up so told me to sit down, watch tv and made me a cuppa. And that was exactly what I did!!

Really I should be making 3 boy birthday cards but I just wasn't in the mood and nothing came to mind. Instead I decided to make a birthday card for whoever came to mind while browsing through my images.

This Pollycraft (Mary Lou "hello sunshine") image reminded me of a little girl called Emily who comes to my toddler group. Her birthday isn't until July so I'll just have to keep it safe til then.Emily has red hair which I soon realised I had never done before. My images normally have brown hair, don't do blonde not sure why? Maybe something to think about next time!! The sketch shows circles but I have used swirls as they reminded me of her hair. To my amazement I found the perfect papers in my over flowing stash box. New year resolution use stash papers more!!

The Challenges

Simon Says Stamp- Punch it
Sketch Saturday-Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar-Layers
Creative Card Crew-Punch it


image- Pollycraft (thanks Deb's)
gems-PM value
punched-flowers,hearts & circles
die cut- sizzix swirls
medium- promarkers (denim blue,powder blue,Amber,Honeycomb,pea green,tan and grey green)


  1. Hi Clare, the image is brilliant with these papers! Love how you've coloured her. Good luck with the boy cards too! Susie x

  2. Claire she is so cute!! I love the colours and those gorgeous papers too. Great take on the sketch with the swirls they look fab!!
    I think sometimes you have to have a break & start again, I've not made much this week????
    hugs Angela x

  3. hiya lush card, love your swirls....what a lovely hubby you have, how much do you rent him out for rofl!!!
    Have a good weekend chick x

  4. Such a pretty card Clare. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  5. Hey the swirls(must invest in some dies)..and those papers to tackle the ironing now...Debs x x

  6. Hi Clare,
    Wow hun, this is adorable. Those colours are stunning and the DP are perfect. Love, love, love that red hair!!!!
    Dawn xx

  7. Lovely card :-) I love this image and the papers and embellies are fab :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

    Lols x x

  8. Gorgeous card!Cute the image and love the colours and the papers!

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

    Hugs, TÍmea

  9. Good morning hunny what a totally stunning card i love the image and papes and the added detail, hugs Linda x

  10. Aww this is so cute huni! love the wee image very sweet and perfect for wee girlys! Hope your all well and had a nice weekend! xxx

  11. Hi Claire just found your blog congrats on your win that is how I found you doing a bit of surfing, your cards are lovely, I keep saying I would love to do scrapbooking and havent managed it yet, Christine x

  12. nice card! It is perfect for a little girl! Congrats on your win!

  13. Congratulations on winning the challenge! All fine here. How's you and your troops? Susie x

  14. Congratulations on your win, lovely card


  15. Congrats huni!
    You so deserve it! Its a gorjuss wee card!
    Take care xxxx