Thursday, 25 November 2010

Sarah Hurley challenges

Brrrrrrrrrr it's so so cold today but no snow as of yet!! Today is the start of a new challenge at sarah hurley challenges and it's the fabulous Amanda's turn this week to host. Amanda has chosen masking as her theme which I have to admit it's something I have never done before....can you tell?? I had so much fun and I can see it being rather addictive so please give it a try it's not as scary as you think. The dt have once again created some amazing cards so please pop over and say hi.

Here's my card and if anything it might make you laugh!!

and a wee close up of those cute little owl


I used Sarah's woodland whimsie stamps for the first time and I was extremely impressed by them. I love the cuteness and simlpicity of them which makes them so easy to colour whether your a novice like me or a pro. And they match perfectly with the woodland whimsie papers I have used.
I used sequences from my stash and promarkers are cocoa,caramel,almond,icegrey 1 and ginger.

Hope you can join in and remeber there's still time to enter my embossing theme.

that's all for now off to nursey to pick up arran

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

ABC Challenge - I for Ice and Snow

Has another week past already?I had great intentions of crafting more but home life is taking over at the minute so only managing to get dt cards made. Sad really as I am only on two dt challenges!!

I am now thinking It's probably too late to panic about getting my christmas cards all made for Dec, as to date I have only managed two, this being the second. There's always next year....right???

This card was made for the new challenge over at ABC and the theme this fortnight is Ice and Snow. I thought this Magnolia image was perfect not only for the challenge but suited hubby's christmas card too.What do you think??

I decided to be a bit fussy with this one and while I was setting up my craftroom I came across loads of hidden treasures that I had forgotten about.


another angle


image- Magnolia
promarkers- denim blue,cornflower blue,pastel blue,ice grey 1,cocoa,caramel,blush,almond,palepink
papers- Anita's classic christmas blue
flowers- Wild orchid craft
Stars- local craft shop
ribbon-stash
beaded spray- hobbycraft
snowflake charm- Debs candy win ( thanks hun)
tools- MS doiley punch,oval nesties and stickles
glitter dots/sentiment- Penelope and Percy glitter stickers- Birthday present from Mel ( they're just fabulous)
foil card- local stationary and birthday present from Susie

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challenges

sketch- sketch saturday
non-traditional-Totally Gorguss
christmas without red and green-Fussy and Fancy
punches- Magnolia stamp Lovers
anything goes- a spoonfull of sugar
let it snow- simon says stamp
cut it out- Papertake weekly
blue christmas- wild orchid challenge

phew need a cuppa now!!

take care

hugs Clare

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Clare's DT Card- Sarah Hurley Challenges

Hi folks just a quick post from me today as got house stuff to do this morning while Arran at nursery. Then off to gymnastics in afternoon and might squeeze in a bit of christmas shopping too.

Today is a brand new challenge over at Sarah Hurley challenges and it's my time to host. I have chosen the theme of embossing, my favourite!!



for more details and to enter pop over to the challenge blog here

I have a quick Magnolia card to make tonight so you might see that tomorrow.

As always thankyou for your lovely comments and support

hugs to you all Clare x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Back at last and a new challenge

Whoop whoop, can you tell I am excited that I have finally arrived in the land of blog. Seven weeks after move in day I have internet , you wouldn't believe how much I missed it.
Anyway here is my DT card for the new challenge over at Sarah Hurley challenges and this week its my fabulous friend Mel who is our host. Mel has chosen the easel cards as our theme which I know we all love so please join in if you can.

Here's my take on the challenge but remember you don't have to use any of Sarah's products it's all about having fun!!




papers & topper- Christmas cheer cd
snowflakes- Daisy and Dandelion ( birthday present from Mel)
pearls & flowers- wild oechid crafts
tools- CB stars embossing folder, Spellbinders nestie, corner punch
Cardstock- The Paper Mill

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I am so full of surprises today can't believe it's November and this is my first christmas card this year. My new year resolution to start in January went awol... maybe next year lol.
Secondly my DT card was made from scraps not through choice as can't find printer cable and didn't realise there was no ink argh!!

And finally I actually used my very neglected small corner punch and it was all thanks to my recent nestie purchase at the SEC in Glasgow.

I had a ball and it was shared with my truley scrumptious friend Susie. The morning was spent at the craftshow stopping for some lunch and finally heading into town for a couple of cocktails in TGI Fridays. It was a day of tears,laughter,food,alcohol,great friendship and of ofcourse craft shopping....a perfect day!!

Hopefully we can make it again next year but this time I will need a budget for craft goodies and coctails lol

That's all from me today but will def be back soon promise!!

hugs Clare x