Saturday 31 October 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge No 22

Above is my take on this weeks sketch over at Sketch and stash.

Here's the recipe

sentiment-cuddly buddly (thanks Mel)
papers-won in blog candy (stash)
ribbon-again from Mel
brads-brights PM
stamp-The Greeting Farm (Dahlla)
colouring-water coloured using whisper markers

This sketch is simple but very effective so will definately be using this one again.

Thanks for looking

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Big Hugs
Clare xx

MAWTT Challenge No19 - Clare's Sketch/embossing

Above is this weeks sketch over at Moving Along With The Times.It's a fantastic sketch and a fabulous prize.They are looking for two design team members so fingers double crossed this week.The theme is embossing which I absolutely love.


I have used backing paper for the hat and the dress.The bow, cuffs etc I have layered using white card but it doesn't show up too well, not to worry.....

Here's my card below

Here's the recipe

cardstock-papermill & flawless designs in Stirling
snowflakes- x-cut punch
papers- from Mel
stamp-Snow flake (Sugar Nellie) from Funkykits
embossed paper-Snowflakes embossing folder from Cuttlebug
Gemstones- pm value
text-sizzix alphabet strip die
sentiment-silver peel offs won in candy
backing papers on background and dress and hat- from Mel (big hugs)

Thanks for taking the time to browse my blog so leave a wee comment and I'll come and visit yours.

TTFN Clare xx

Sunday Sketch & Stamp No14 Gers

This is my first challenge card this week and pleased to say not my last. I have had a very productive week and enjoyed every minute of it.

Above is this weeks sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and it's a good one.So good I made another with scraps.


As you may or may not know I haven't made many Christmas cards this year and so I have decided to take action now before Santa comes knocking on my door. So my challenge now is to make at least 4 cards a week. You're probably thinking that's not many but for me it is. Anyway less babbling for now.

Below is my take and the ingredients

Flowers/snowflakes- punched
gemstone- £1 shop
papers- cant remember sorry
colouring-whisper markers
image- Sugar Nellie from Funkykits (thanks Mel)
sentiment-peel offs from rak
pink cardstock-papermill

Thanyou for looking and please leave a wee comment so I can hop over to your blog

Big hugs Clare xx


Saturday 24 October 2009

Sugarbowl Challenge No22- Kathy sketch

This is my first ever entry for the sugar bowl challenge and I have to say what a challenge.To be honest my head was all over the place after receiving sad news regarding close friends of mine. I thought a challenge card would be a good distraction but it only gave me a headache and I didn't really enjoy my wee craft night.But lets move on and talk about my card.

I knew it had to be a christmas card since I have only made two to date.Pretty poor as I had high hopes for this year but he ho it's a start.Next challenge was deciding which image to use. The Sugar Nellie stamps are all beautiful but I finally decided to use winter wonderland so thankyou to my buddy mel for giving me such a wonderful image.Then I read you had to include lace, my first thought was oh my god I have no lace can't do challenge.But then I remembered Susie gave me a wee stash of ribbon when we meet up the other week so challenge card was back on the cards again.Choosing the papers was the easy part, I just love them not because they are beautiful but because they were a bargain aswell on craftsuperstore website.

When I finally finished my card I didn't really know what I thought of it, was it good, was it bad who knew.What I did know was I needed some sleep and soon.So your comments would be grateful on this one.


Below is this weeks sketch and why not pop over to the sugarbowl challenge blog and see the beautiful cards made by the DT members.


Here's my wee card

ingredients are as follows

backing papers-DCWV christmas cardstack
cardstock-The papermill
stamp-Sugar Nellie from Funkykits(winter wonderland)
large snowflake brads - PM
punched small snowflakes
sentiment-peel offs
gemstones-pm value
colouring-watercoloured using whisper markers
lace-given to me by my friend Susie-thankyou

Thanks for dropping by

Big hugs Clare

Saturday 17 October 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp- Challenge No13 Clare's

Don't you just love Maggie? Yes of course!!! There's just a little something about her that puts a little smile on my face every time I stamp and colour her.

So when my brother finally moved into his new home Maggie made an appearance once again. I know your probably thinking new home where's the house stamp.Well the truth is my stamp collection is somewhat limited because I have only recently got into stamping. But hey we cant have them all, can we???

I have entered this card over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp as I loved the sketch.Also because this week a £10 voucher for Joanna Sheens shop is up for grabs.I have had my litttle eye on Joanna's new Hoot collection for a few weeks now so fingers crossed I win.

Here's the recipe for my wee card

Backing paper-PM
Stamp-Maggie/Sugar Nellie @ Funkykits
Flowers-CC Stamps
Ribbon and raffia-From buddy Susie (thankyou they're perfect)
Beads-From stash
Sentiment-Handwritten using Sukura black glaze pen
Circle-Cut using Friskers template and embossed using Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder

Here is the sketch below and if you want to join in the fun click here

Good luck and see you hope to see you again soon

Big hugs Clare

Sunday 11 October 2009

MAWTT Challenge No 15- Heidi's sketch & Theme

So here is the sketch and if you want to join in the fun why not pop over to MAWTT


I have so missed my challenge cards these past few weeks and when that window of opportunity finally made an appearance, I jumped at the chance to join the girls over at Moving Along With The Times.

However don't be fooled,I also had another wonderful reason for crafting and here is my confession....

During a wee visit at Buzz (soft play) with the boys, my best bud Susie and her gorgeous wee boy Euan. I was given a wee stash and who was inside but the fabulous Daisy. Well,boy was I wishing it was bedtime for the boys!!!All afternoon all I could think about was Daisy and my gorgeous backing paper which I had been secretly keeping for Daisy.Which by the way has been months!!

So now I had Daisy and my papers, all I needed now was inspiration and a challenge and after seeing Heidi's sketch it was perfect.Well almost, the paper piercing was certainly a challenge as I had never used this technique before. To be completely honest I had no idea what to do and so I finally decided to paper pierce the stitching on Daisy's jeans and T-shirts.Hope this is ok girls.


Here's my wee recipe..

*cardstock-The Papermill
*image-Daisy by Sugar Nellie @ Funkykits
*gems-vaule PM
*colouring-Whisper markers and Koi water brush
*backing paper-sorry cant remember

cardstock was embossed using Cuttlebugs swiss dots embossing folder and my Sizzix Bigshot (gift from Susie)


Thanks for popping by

Clare xxx....

Saturday 3 October 2009

My Aunts birthday


I was asked by my dad to make a card for my aunt.I only had an hour to make it so I used the images left over from the baby girl card and an almost identical layout.

My wee gran died this week so my dad didn't want to ask me to make a card and last week Andrew was still in Romania.I just couldn't let my dad down and I really wanted to make him smile as we had just came back from my grans(his mum) funeral.He was so pleased and so was I as he did smile afterall.


The recipe

*Stamp-Stamposaurus Nellie No2
*Sentiment-Clare Curd
*Gemstones-Value Papermania ... must have
Ribbon-Organza white
Colouring-Watercoloured using whisper markers

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New baby girl

This card was made for my fabulous friend Lyndsey who had a baby girl last week.Lyndsey named her Jasmine and she is absolutely gorgeous.I loved making this card as elephants are my favourite animal other than my two pussy cats.
I watched Joanna Sheen on create and craft tv and picked up the tip using the ribbon.It was easy to do and gives great result.

This is the recipe

*Stamp-Stamposaurus Nellie No2
Cardstock-Gemstones/muti-coloured mirri card
Gem stones-Papermania
Sentiment-Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit
Ribbon-White organza


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