Sunday, 31 January 2010

Colour Throwdown Challenge

I have entered this card into the Colour Throwdown challenge #77 which is the first time i have taken part on this fab website.
The idea is that colours are chosen by the DT to depict the colour scheme of the colour challenge. The colours of your creation should primarily consist of only the Throwdown colours chosen each week. You do not have to have the exact colours but as near as possible, adding neutrals is ok but the challenge colours must be the most prominent feature on your card.
This week the colours are as follows;

Hopefully they are prominent on my card!!!

Cards need to be uploaded by 11.59pm every Sunday. Go check it out by
clicking on their logo below.

Hugs Clare xxx

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Busy Crafty Weekend...

Well i am having a busy crafty few days & have had friends over Thursday evening, Friday afternoon & all day today. I have a few projects on the go which need completing but here is a card & a calendar that i was able to picture before the light got too bad.

I have made this one for one of my lovely friends who has a February Birthday. The beautiful paper & accessories are by Kaiser & is one of my all time favourites.

This is a little desktop calendar that i have done for my cousin Erica. Thought she may like it with a photo of her little one's. The beautiful paper is by SEI, very subtle & such a beautiful colour.

Thankyou for letting me share & taking the time to look. Be back soon to update my finished projects.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Hugs Clare xxx

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Tuesday Taggers Challenge

Tuesday Taggers jigsaw challenge really appealed to me this week. It is the first time i have entered a challenge on this great website & i loved it. The requirement for this project was to include a jigsaw piece/pieces on your creation. I have been working on LO's for my friends daughter who is at college studying art & photography & she wanted to include some scrap pages for her album. This is what i came up with.

Thankyou for looking, hugs Clare xxx

Monday, 25 January 2010

Sophisticats Challenge

This weeks Sophisticat Challenge #19 pulled at my heart strings this week as it is 3 years since Lisa at Sophisticats lost her dear Mum Iris on 26th of January. As a tribute to her Mum, Lisa would like the challenge theme of Mother, Miss You or some kind of tribute.
Anyone who knows me will know that it was my Mum's first anniversary on 17th December so i have decided to put up my tribute picture that i designed a few months ago which sits proudly on my craft room wall. I am sure that Lisa & the ladies at sophisticats will not mind it being something that i did a while ago & that this pic is dedicated on my blog.

I miss my Mum everyday, every hour, minute & second but it is pictures like these that keep her memory alive. Thankyou so much for this beautiful challenge Lisa, i am also pleased that you have taken the decision on not offering prizes this week, it is indeed inappropriate & my prize is knowing that i can share this beautiful picture & i can also see what everyone else has created.

 Just a beautiful photo of my Mum a few weeks before she passed that i would like to share with you all. Thank heavens for our precious memories.
Thankyou for taking the time to look.
Hugs, Clare xxx

The Seasonable Scrapper!!!

Fantastic news!!! Starting on Sunday 31st January the Little Scrapbook Shop (LSBS) will be kicking off 2010 with new weekly challenges. The Seasonable Scrapper will be replacing the 2009 52 Pick Up sessions. It will be a seasonal weekly challenge with breaks in between which will be handy. Seasonable Scrapper will be held 40 out of 52 weeks & split into summer, autumn, winter & spring with two sets of the DT sharing 2 seasons each (the DT girls will be Nic, Tracy & Deanne in team 1 & Belle, Kerryn & Tara in team 2).
The challenges will be put up every Sunday evening Oz time (Sunday morning in UK) & you will have until the following Sunday to upload your creations to be in with a chance of winning a $10 gift voucher. If weekly challenges are a little daunting regarding the deadlines you will still have 10 weeks for each season to to upload all of your work to be eligable for the major prize draw of a $50 gift voucher!!!
This year the Seasonable Scrapper has been set up as a challenge not a competition so to make it fair winners will be drawn from a hat so everyone will be in with an equal chance for the prizes.
The best thing is the creations will be a mixture of scrap pages, cards or OTP's!!!

I have added a link to the LSBS forum below where you can get more information & ask any questions. There is also a thread set up for you to register for you to be in with the chance of winning the prizes.

I am definitely looking forward to my Sundays from now on!!!

Hugs, Clare xxx

P.S Feel free to add the poster to your blog x

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge!!!

Yay!!! another week, another challenge over at Crafty Catz. For this week challenge 16's theme is "LOVE". It could be anniversary, wedding, engagement or just a card to say "i love you", but you must have a heart or hearts somewhere on the card. Well what better card to do than a "valentine's Day" card for my hubby??? i know it is a little earlier but thought it would kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak & save me doing it earlier rather than last minute like usual.
I have used Penny Black stamps & my heart punch, Kaiser rub on's & black peel off's with Papermania black & white polka dot paper on white linen cardstock.
I loved creating this card & thankfully hubby was out while i was making it & not nosing around like usual!!!

Just a quick catch up guys, apologies that i have not been on much lately but have had a bad flare up of my RA & have virtually been unable to move my right elbow joint. On Monday i had a steroid injection into the joint which has taken a few days to kick in, even then it has not worked as well as last time. My knees & hips are also really bad & the Doctor told me that he can also inject them but i declined at this appointment as nearly passed out with pain when he did my elbow!!! think i would have landed in a heap on the floor had he injected anywhere else! maybe consider that another time i think.

Having a good weekend. Have had a crafty day with my lovely friend Gaynor & possibly having another friend over tomorrow for a session. Had a lovely chat with my sister Helen in Australia this morning as they are on Cyclone alert & wanted to make sure they were all prepared & safe. Also if their phone & internet connection go down it may be a while before we talk again (usually talk a couple of times a week!). Just hoping & praying that the cyclone will miss them altogether, at the moment it is in their path & due to hit around 9pm tomorrow night, she lives near Port Douglas & Cannes in North Queensland. She will contact me as soon as she can, in the meantime i will keep checking the internet.

I am keeping busy with card orders at the moment so very happy my arm is more functional now!!! trying to make a bit of money from my cards to pay for some more nesties for my Cuttlebug. Also got the craft fair at the Brighton Centre coming up in February (yipee!) on 5th to 7th so will need some spending money, although my Birthday is coming up so may have to ask for money instead of pressies!!!

Thankyou for visiting my blog xxx

Monday, 18 January 2010

Sophisticat Challenge

This is my first time with the Sophisticat Challenge Blog. I am excited as
Challenge # 18's theme is "spring". They are asking for bright cheery cards. I always think of flowers & purple & pink colours in spring. I have added some of my Hobby Art stamps which i love, and i used my brayer for my background.

Thankyou for taking the time to look!

Hugs Clare xxx

Friday, 15 January 2010

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge!!!

Challenge #15 for Crafty Catz is to make a birthday card. It can be male, female, young, old, whatever we wish as long as it is a birthday card. WOW!!! how flexible is this.
For my card i have chosen some of my favourite Hobby Art Scene It stamps. I just love these stamps as they are so versatile & you can create whatever your imagination stretches too.

Thankyou for looking xxx

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge

Challenge 14, my first entry into the Crafty Catz weekly challenge. The challenge is a bright & sparkly card of any category.
I decided to use some of my Kaiser stamps & PP with mirriboard & bling.

Thankyou for looking xxxxx

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Had Another Play......

Hi guys!!! Have been busy today creating as it is snowing really heavily in Eastbourne & has been all day. Thought i would have a little play as have not had a chance to play with some new stamps. I got this beautiful Papermania "Retail Therapy" clear stamp a few weeks ago & is just as amazing as i imagined. It has so much detail & came in very handy for my lovely friend Amanda who is celebrating her Birthday today. She just loves a good shopping session & thought it was quite an unusual stamp. I love it because it can be a very versatile stamp believe it or not. I have lots of Scene-It style stamps which i can use with the bottom half of the image, i can take the line of shops out & create a different scene. I will have another play soon & show you some varients of the uses of this gorgeous stamp. Thanks for stopping by xxx

My First Cuttlebugged Card!!!!

Had a play with my Cuttlebug & created this card. I have not got lots of bits for the CB yet just 3 folder's & scalloped circle Nesties but i am having so much fun with what i have so far. The CB is so easy to use it is great!!!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Come join in the fun on 15th January for the first Cybercrop of 2010 over on the Little Scrapbook Shop forum.


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