Friday, 29 April 2011

A 21st BIRTHDAY CARD

I was asked to make another big Birthday celebration card for a friend's daughter. I have made it very similar to the 18th i made for Katie last week but this card was on a larger scale with an A4.


I added a lot more flowers, a lot more bling as some gorgeous patterned paper. I got the butterfly's when i was at Ally Pally and wish i had gotten more now. Will have to try and track them down.

INGREDIENTS

WHITE & BLUE BAZZILL CARD
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PP
PRIMA FLOWERS
WILD ORCHID FLOWERS & LEAVES
DREAMWEAVERS HAT PIN
KAISER BLING
BUTTERFLY STICKERS (MADE IN TAIWAN!!!)
SILVER PEEL OFF'S
ORGANZA RIBBON FROM STASH
SPELLBINDERS NESTIES LABELS EIGHT


Hope everyone is having a lovely day and enjoying another bank holiday weekend. I am having a nice easy day and looking after my two furbabies Bert & Simone who are both feeling very sorry for themselves today. I had to go get their annual boosters done yesterday which always makes them feel off colour for a couple of days. Bert always has to have an anti inflammitory now with the booster as it always makes him poorly. I just hate seeing them unhappy. I reckon they hate me today after taking them to the vets!!!.

Back again soon.

Lots of love Clare xxx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

CHNC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE

I have made this card for the Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge blog. The challenge is to either add a touch of Easter for Christmas or use an oval shape on your card.


INGREDIENTS

WHITE LINEN CARD
MY MIND'S EYE COLOURFUL CHRISTMAS "WINTER WONDERLAND PP
PENNY BLACK CHRISTMAS SET STAMP
NELLIE'S OVALS & SCALLOPS
PROMARKERS (POPPY RED, IVORY, BLUSH, TAN, CINNAMON, BUTTERCUP, PEAR GREEN & COOL GREY)
BASIC GREY RED PEARLS
SMALL BLACK PEEL OFF'S
RED TWINE & RIBBON


Thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs Clare xxx

Sunday, 24 April 2011

CHRISTMAS CARD CLUB - KERYN'S CHALLENGE

Hi there everybody and a very Happy Easter to all. Hope everyone is well and not too stuffed with chocolate!!!. Wow what another glorious day it is today.

Here is my card from KERYN'S challenge which was to make up a card from a list which which she had made where we had to pick one item from each of the 3 columns and use on our card. These were;

Penguin                  Red                      Buttons
Poinsettia              White                     Stitching
Presents                 Blue                      Ribbon


So i used presents, blue and buttons. Sorry Keryn but i used some ribbon too, i know slapped wrists!.

INGREDIENTS
WHITE LINEN CARD
KARS SNOWFLAKE PP
HOUSE MOUSE STAMPS "OPENING PRESENTS"
DECO ART SNOW WRITER
BLUE GLITTER, BUTTONS, RIBBONS, BRADS & SENTIMENT FROM STASH

I was a bit of a rebel and put snow writer all around the oval of the image and glittered it but i don't know if i like it now. It was a bit late though by the time i realized i didn't like it!!!. Oh well i guess it's a bit different lol. I just love the House Mouse stamps which i got from Ally Pally.

Our next challenge is set by SYLVIE (GIBMISS) and the challenge is to use pink and one other colour.

Please go pop over to the other girls blogs and check out their take on Keryn's challenge (their blogs are on my side bar).

Thanks for popping by.

Godbless and thankyou for all of the beautiful messages you send me. I absolutely cherish them.

Big hugs Clare xxx



Saturday, 23 April 2011

CHALLENGES

This is the other card i was asked to do for Katie's 18th Birthday.


INGREDIENTS
RED HAMMER CARD
WHITE LINEN CARD
YELLOW SHIMMER CARD
PENNY BLACK STAMP "WODERFUL DAY" SET
BASIC GREY "JUNEBUG" PATTERNED PAPER
PEBBLES RUB ON'S
RED CARD CANDY
KAISER BLING
WOODWARE FLORAL PUNCH
MARTHA STEWART BUBBLE BATH PUNCH AROUND THE CORNER PUNCH
SPELLBINDERS FANCY TAGS
PROMARKERS (TAN, POPPY, BUTTERCUP, CORAL, IVORY, BLUSH, KHAKI, PASTEL BEIGE & CINNAMON)
DIAMOND STICKLES
EYELETS
ORGANZA RIBBON FROM STASH


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

C.R.A.F.T CHALLENGE -     flowers
TOP TIP TUESDAY -    open challenge
INCY WINCY DESIGNS -  bright & bold
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS -  animals/pets
CES CHALLENGES -  spring colours/image

Thankyou for popping by on this gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

Love & hugs Clare xxx

Thursday, 21 April 2011

ANYONE FOR A SHAVE!!!

This was one of the gorgeous House Mouse stamps i picked up at Ally Pally and have been itching to use it so thought Katie (the recipient of the 18th Birthday card) would absolutely love it!!!.


I was asked by Katie's Brother and Sister to make special cards for them to give to her so will be adding the other one tomorrow when it is finished. I still have to make her one so will have to think of something totally different!.

INGREDIENTS
WHITE & TURQUOIS BAZZILL CARD
DOODLEBUG "SWIMMING POOL" SWISS DOTS PAPER
HOUSE MOUSE STAMP "BUZZ CUT"
KAISER BLING
BLACK PEEL OFF'S
PROMARKERS
GLOSSY ACCENTS

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

TUESDAY THROWDOWN - polka dots
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - spots & stripes
CHARISMA CARDZ - jokes & laughter (to make you smile/laugh!)
TOP TIP TUESDAY - open challenge
LADYBUGS CRAFTS - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by!

Love Clare xxx



Tuesday, 19 April 2011

AN 18th BIRTHDAY CARD & CHALLENGE

I was asked recently to do an 18th Birthday card  for a friends Grandaughter and she asked me specifically for white and pink, lots of flowers, a specific sentiment and 18 somewhere, didn't want any images but can add things to make it look pretty!!!

I always feel a bit awkward when someone is SO specific on what they would like. I always feel like it is to confining as i like to experiment when i make cards. Oh well lets just hope she likes it!!!.

I would like to enter this card into WILD ORCHID CHALLENGES - Wings

INGREDIENTS
 
WHITE & PINK BAZZILL CARD
WILD ORCHID LEAVES, FLOWERS & HATPIN
SILVER PEEL OFF'S
LACE & RIBBON FROM STASH
NELLIES OVAL DIES
SILVER NAILHEADS
BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENT FROM STASH
Big hugs xxx

P.S Thankyou my darlin friend Keryn for your advice and words of wisdom!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

CHALLENGES!!!!

Hi there chooks, hope we are all well this fine Saturday afternoon. What a lovely day it has been. I am just sitting here in the conservatory, doors wide open, cats sleeping on the floor in the sun and some lovely fresh air in the lungs.

I was asked yesterday if i could do an Anniversary card which is being collected in an hours time. I was pretty chuffed knowing i had recently purchased this gorgeous LOTV love elephant so thought it would look perfect on this card.


Isn't he just adorable!!!. He ended up with 5 layers as i muffed the 4th layer up when i decided to water colour it. Hadn't used the right card and it ended up all lumpy from too much water!!!. Oh well ended up with Promarkers instead.

INGREDIENTS

CRAFTWORK CARDS LABEL STYLE CARD
CRATE PAPER "KATLIN COLLECTION" NOTEBOOK
LOTV ELEPHANT STAMP
NELLIE OVAL DIES
SPELLBINDERS FANCY TAGS
WILD ORCHID FLOWERS
PROMARKERS
KAISER BLING & SENTIMENT
GLOSSY ACCENTS

I have decided to take part in a couple of challenges this week, something i want to start doing more of. I am entering this card into;

A Spoonfull of Sugar - All reatures Great & Small
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional

Back again soon!!!
Big hugs Clare xxx



Wednesday, 13 April 2011

A CARD FOR MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND

My beautiful friend Wendy started her chemotherapy yesterday so i wanted to make her a special card and have a bouquet of flowers waiting for her when she got home from treatment.


The sentiment is very fitting for Wendy. Since my lovely Mum passed away she has been like a surrogate Mum to me and it kills me to see her going through this, especially as my own Mum went through so much and so similar.
Wendy is usually the carer and i think she is finding it hard having people wanting to care for her. But i know Wendy is a big fighter like my Mum and i want to do everything i can to make this journey easier in anyway, even if it is just to be an ear or to go have a natter with her.

Love you Wendy.

Thanks for stopping by
Clare xxx

INGREDIENTS

WHITE & RED LINEN CARD
PAPER MAKEUP SENTIMENT STAMP
MAGENTA FLORAL TILE STAMP
PROMARKERS
GLOSSY ACCENTS
RIBBON FROM STASH

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A CARD TO SHARE!

Just wanted to share a card with you. Have been itching to use these lovely poppies on a card which i got recently from Wild Orchid.


INGREDIENTS

RED & WHITE LINEN CARD
PAPER MAKEUP SENTIMENT STAMP
POPPIES & LEAF'S FROM WILD ORCHID
RED RAFFIA LACE RIBBON
OTHER RIBBON FROM STASH

Thankyou for stopping by

Love Clare xxx



Monday, 11 April 2011

A FANTASTIC DAY!!!

Hi there folks!!! Had an amazing time at Ally Pally yesterday but definitely paying for it today! im on the heavy duty painkillers today but it was so well worth the pain. Not only the early start, the non stop walking but the 4 hours being on the coach are the cause!!!. Ally Pally is an amazing place and the best craft show i have ever been to.
I was so happy as i got to meet the gorgeous Sylvie (Gibmiss) and some of her awesome friends. We met when we got there and then we met up for lunch. I also got to meet Debby (Deb4000) and she is just lovely. I just wish there had been more time to have a good get together.

Me and Amanda, my friend that i went with, managed to spend some money. Here is a pic of my stash;

You are probably wondering what the wooden box is all about. There was an amazing stall selling alternate art projects with plenty of MDF!!! i love painting and making different things that cost £££££ made up in shops. Lots of shapes to make hanging photo frames, door signs, ornamental shapes to hang from doors etc. They were so so cheap. That box only cost £4.00 which i am going to make up for a memory box my friend Wendy.
Got some gorgeous House Mouse stamps and lots of odds and sods.

Although i am in agony today i am already thinking about the September show (gluton for punishment i know!). So nice meeting lots of different people and funnily enough when me and Amanda were getting on the coach there were 2 ladies that i knew so even if you went on your own everyone is so friendly and you are bound to see people that you know or make new friends with.

I heard earlier from Sylvie and she got back to Gibraltar safetly and she said what a wonderful time she had had.

Thanks for stopping by.
Big hugs, Clare xxx

Saturday, 9 April 2011

BOY CARDS!!!

I recently managed to get hold of these cute dinosaur papers from My Minds Eye. It is from their Abbey Road collection called Stomp "Best Buddies" Dinosaur collection.




I didn't want to overdo embellishments etc as this paper is too cute to hide!!! kept them pretty plain. The polka dot strip pattern on card 2 is from the opposite side of the "stomp" paper. I am really loving Kraft card at the moment, i had a real job trying to get hold of some, now i have i keep using it!.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Clare xxx




CHRISTMAS CLUB - SALLY'S SKETCH!!!

Hi all, hope everyone is having a happy Saturday. So beautiful to have the sun shining, hope it continues. I am off to Ally Pally tomorrow so posting my Christmas club card earlier. It is my first time going to AP so im really excited, a bit nervous too and hoping that my body is going to play nice tomorrow (think i might double up on the steroids and i'll be buzzing around!!!). Anyway it was the lovely SALLY'S turn for the Christmas challenge this week and this is what i came up with;

This was Sally's super sketch and i hope i have done it justice!!


INGREDIENTS

MY MINDS EYE COLOURFUL CHRISTMAS "WINTER WONDERLAND" PAPER
KAISER CHRISTMAS RUB ON'S
KAISER RED PEARLS
RIBBON & BUTTON FROM STASH

Hope you will go pop over to the other girls blogs and check out their creations. If you go to my side bar all the girlies are listed there. Remember anyone is welcome to join our little group, just email one of us.

Probably have some more posts for today but before i forget i promise to email pics of Ally Pally and the bits i get hold of. I am meeting up with Sylvie (Gibmiss) and can't wait. Anyone else going just give me a shout and perhaps we can meet up.

Big hugs.
Clare xxx

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

HOUSEWARMING CARD

Remember the time you move in to your first place with the other half? (yeah im sure some of you are cringing right now!), well my lovely Nephew Dan has just moved into a flat with his Girlfriend Sam and i wanted to make them a housewarming card.


INGREDIENTS

WHITE & GREEN BAZZILL CARD
DOODLEBUG "WELCOME HOME" ICON STICKERS
RIBBON FROM STASH
BLACK ALPHABET PEEL OFF'S


Congratulations Dan & Sam!!!!

Thanks for popping by.
Hugs
Clare xxx


Sunday, 3 April 2011

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY MUM, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD.........

Feeling very mixed today. Happy as it is Dad's 78th Birthday and sad because i wish my Mum was here to celebrate Mother's day. I would like to share one of my fave pics of them both on my wedding day.

Im trying to be nice and cheery around Dad and im going to make him a nice dinner tonight. Martin came over today and we gave him some pressies (including Benedorm series 1 to 3!), a CD and some chocolate so he was very happy with that. My sis and kids were over yesterday and Rebecca made Grandad a huge chocolate cake.

BIRTHDAY BOY!!!

I managed to find a beautiful angel windchime from Past Times to put on Mum's memorial tree. We have all placed some lovely flowers and her card down and i just know Mum would be chuffed to bits with everything.




Thankyou for letting me share these pictures with you. Would like to say Happy Mother's Day to all and big hugs to all who have lost their beautiful Mum's.

Love you Mum and Dad xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 1 April 2011

A CARD FOR A MALE MATE!!!

Isn't it strange how some times you get that "aagghh" moment when you realise that you nearly forgot that Birthday. I always try and keep some handy for such moments like these but then you do another "aagghh" when you have no male one's!!!!



INGREDIENTS

TURQUOIS BAZZIL CARD
PLAIN WHITE CARD
HOBBY ART SMALL LIGHTHOUSE STAMP
PAPER MAKEUP SENTIMENT STAMP
BROKEN CHINA DISTRESSED INK
TURQUOIS METALS
RIBBON FROM STASH


HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SUNDAY BRETT!!! Hoping it gets to you on time hun, Put 2 second class stamps on it!.

Big hugs Clare xxx

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