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Thursday, 15 December 2011

F is for...........Frosty


 Good afternoon hmph!!Apologies my post was scheduled to appear this morning but Blogger seemed to have other ideas. Also just spent the last 2 hours trying to correct my lovely background that had shrunken to a ridiculous size (deep sigh!)
Ok so I have climbed off my soap box and my rant is over, back to normality (well sort of).
I am sharing with you today a frosty creation for the F is for Frosty challenge over at ABC. This time we are sponsored by the fabulous Lily of the Valley who has kindly donated a £10 voucher for the lucky winner.


Again not an easy card to photograph but I have done my best. This first shot shows the front of my card which when opened reveals a complete circle of frostiness!

A birdseye viewof the open card. The glitter and bling does not show so well but you get the idea. A great way to showcase lots of scrummy Tilda's.

As always I coloured using my trusty Promarkers and then layered these cuties onto snowflake embossed panels.


Hope you enjoyed my creation and I look forward to seeing your entries into the ABC challenge.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

E is for.........Embossing!

Morning all,
I hope everyone of you is well and not suffering with the many bugs that seem to be going round.
Well it's time for yet another fab challenge over at ABC and this time we want to see your wonderful projects using Embossing. We are sponsered this time by the fabulous Ribbon Girl so grab your embossing folders or embossing powder and get creating.



I have just received these beautiful clear baubles into the shop and I couldn't wait to get them filled. For the first I used this oh so cute deer stamp from Stampavie. Coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto a panel that was embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake folder.


For my second bauble I chose to use the beautiful angel from Magnolia, coloured simply with Promarkers and then filled with pretty little irridescent heart confetti.
Apologies for the photos but these are really difficult to get a good photograph of.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

D is for...........Dazzle

 Hi all,
Yeah time for another challenge over at ABC again. This time we want to see D is for Dazzle! so make sure you add plenty of glitter, sparkle and bling! We are sponsered by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps this time and they are offering one lucky winner their choice of 7 digis, so well worth an entry.


I chose to cover a plain brown paper bag with a whole host of scrummy papers and a gorgeous collection of Magnolia stamps. I have coloured with my trust Promarkers as usual and added loads of Stardust Stickles and scattered plenty of gems.


Promarker Colour Recipe:
Tilda with Snowheart
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna
Hat, Scarf, Gloves and Boots: Forest, Pine
Top and Skirt: Poppy, Crimson

Santa:
Hat, Suit, Gloves: Poppy, Crimson
Hair: Cool Grey 2
Belt and Boots: Cool Grey 1, 3 & 4
Parcels: Forest, Poppy
Bag: Sandstone, Cinnamon

Fence: Sandstone, Cinnamon

I am entering this bag into the following challenges:
Cupcake Crafts - #168 'Two's Company'
Totally Gorjuss - #106 'Christmas Traditions'
Stampavie and More - #155 'Anything Goes'
Stamptacular Sunday - #138 'Punch It'
TOMIC - #24 'Use a Paper Bag'


Happy crafting and thanks for all your wonderful comments
Hugs
Clare
xx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Floral Christmas

Good evening all!
Wow how fast is Christmas approaching, is it just me or did October just fly!. Well hopefully I will be able to catch up with my posts very soon as I have exhibited at my last show of the year now so I can concentrate on other projects.
I wanted to share with you a Christmas card I have made using yet another gorgeous stamp sheet from Chocolate Baroque. I love this poinsettia image and once stamped it just cried out to be decoupaged.


 As usual I have used Promarkers to colour my image which was stamped onto kraft card then further images were stamped onto smooth stamping card and were used for the layers.
I tore the bottom of the kraft card, distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap DI and added some faux stitching before attaching it to a white A6 card.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - #107 'Anything Goes'
Cute Card Thursday - #190 'Reds For Rememberance'
Paper Sundaes - #94 'Rectangle'
Allsorts - #128 'Anything but Square'
Passion for Promarkers - #125 'Kraft + 1 Other Colour'

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

C is for...........Crochet Flowers

Good morning all!!
Firstly I want to say a huge hi to all the lovely crafty ladies I met at the Bury St Edmonds papercraft show on Sunday. The whole day was amazing and it was great to meet you all and can't wait to see you all again next June.
Well today is all about the fab new challenge over at ABC. this fortnight we want to see your creations using 'Crochet Flowers'. So grab your flowers and let your imagination run riot. This time we are sponsored by the fabulous Lacey over at Stamp and Create


I have chosen to use this Gorguss Girly 'I Found My Family In A Book' and teamed her with the beautiful DP's from Prima's 'Printery' collection.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin - 'Anything Goes'
Totally Gorjuss - #104 'I Remember' (haven't made paper dolls since I was a kid!)

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna
Dress and Boots: Tea Green, Grey Green
Tights: Ivory, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Shale
Scissors: Warm Grey 3
Book and Paper Dolls: Vanilla

Saturday, 15 October 2011

'B is for Boo!' ABC Challenge

Hi all,
Well it's time for another fab challenge over at the new ABC Challenge blog. This time is 'B is for Boo' so think spooky halloween and have fun. We have an amazing prize up for grabs as our sponsor is the 'Pretty Little Ribbon Box' so why not have a go?

I chose to use this gorgeous little cutie from Magnolia and as always coloured her with Promarkers. The DP's are from MME, the beautiful flowers are from Prima and the punches used are by Martha Stewart. The ribbon, pins and pearls are from my stash.

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Tilda
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna
Hat and Dress: Orchid, Purple
Hat Band and Ribbons: Pear Green, Olive Green
Broom: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Boots: Cool Grey 1, 3 and 5

Owl
Tummy: Ivory, Sandstone
Feathers: Sandstone, Cinnamon

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - 'Distressing'
Totally Tilda - #33 'Halloween'
Paper Sundaes - #90 'Favourite Colour Combo' (just love Black, Purple and Orange)
I Love Promarkers - #87 'Autumnal Colours'
The Shabby Tearoom - #83 'Fall Flowers'
Cupcake Crafts - #163 'Halloween'

Saturday, 1 October 2011

ABC Challenges Are Back!!!! A is for Anything Goes

Good morning all,
Wow it's another beautiful sunny day here in Lincolnshire, I really can't believe we are in October. I do hope it is fine where you are too.
Well I have some exciting news to share with you today. I have been chosen to be a part of the fabulous Design Team for the brand new ABC Challenge blog run by the lovely Jan.
We kick off the new challenge with a really easy one 'A is for Anything Goes' so no worries about what to use just get crafting! We also have some amazing prizes up for grabs so why not pop on over and send us an entry.























I have chosen to use this beautiful Tilda which I coloured with Promarkers. I made the cream rosette by pleating a length of paper which had been punched along one side with an ms punch, then added layers of DP's cut with my trusty nesties.

A little close up of Tilda's blingy wings!























I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - #102 'Things with Wings'
Magnolia Down Under - #115 'Fancy Folds'
Paper Sundaes - #88 'Anything Goes'
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes'

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Poppy Resist

Hi guys, thought I would share with you a card I made a little while ago but forgot to post. I loved making this as it explores a few different stamping techniques which I had neglected for a while.
All of the images are from Hero Arts. I stamped the dictionary definition first with brown ink then stamped the poppy background stamp with versamark and clear embossed. I then used a sponge dauber to colour the poppies with distress inks..

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - #88 'Anything Goes'
Sweet Stampin - 'Anything Goes'

Monday, 19 September 2011

Hope You Like Green?

Thought I would share with you  the card that I made for my mum's birthday. I fell in love with a card made by the very talented Sue Carrington a few months ago and new my mum would love it so I adapted it and this is what I ended up with.

Each and every panel has been embossed then stamped with Peeled Paint DI and then distressed with Shabby Shutters DI. All of the gorgeous images are from Hero Arts. I then finished it with cord that was coloured with Pear Green Promarker, a little lace and a silver charm from my stash.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - #182 'Anything Goes'
Totally Gorjuss - #98 'Nothing Square About Me'
Stamptacular Sunday - #129 'Just Sayin!'



Thursday, 15 September 2011

Cute Lil Notebook

Evening all,
Wow what a day it has been. Visited hubby this afternoon and it was awful he was in so much pain. I hate watching him go through all this and all because he slipped over in an icy car park back in December. I am so not looking forward to a white Christmas this year, in fact the first hint of a snowflake and I am hibernating!
Anyway back to crafting business, I did find time to finish this cute little kraft notebook that I stamped months ago. I planned to make a load of these for little Christmas gifts but I'm not sure that's going to happen but fingers crossed.


I chose to use one of my very favourite Gorjuss images for this first notebook and coloured her with my Prisma's, added a simple velvet ribbon and a cute little pearl.




I am entering this into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - #182 'Anything Goes'
Stamp Something - Final Challenge 'Anything Goes'
Quirky Crafts - #19 'Anything But a Card'

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A Scene Under Acetate

Good evening peeps,
Just a quick post tonight as I am a little sleepy as hubby finally went into hospital for his op so busy running about like a mad thing.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you this very clean card design using yet another gorgeous design from Chocolate Baroque. The Lighthouse scene is stamped with Black Soot DI then given the watercolour look with a damp paintbrush (the red door was added with a promarker). The beautiful sentiment was then stamped onto acetate and attached at the back of the white card to create a dome. I then added a little bunting and it was finished.


I think this pic shows the acetate dome a little better
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Stamp Man - #31 'Monochrome and 1 Other Colour'
Simon Says Stamp - 'Sing It' (Song or Film Title Inspired) I chose 'We are Sailing' by Rod Stewart
Secret Crafter - 'Inspired by a Song'
I chose 'We are Sailing' by Rod Stewart
Totally Gorjuss - #97 'It's a Man Thing'
Stamp Something - Final Challenge 'Anything Goes'

Happy Crafting
Clare
x

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Christmas Gift from Tilda

Good afternoon all,
I did promise I'd be back soon to share more creations with you and here I am. I fell in love with the gorgeous picnic basket made by the very talented Sylvie from the Magnolia DT and instantly wanted to see how it would look as a Christmas basket.

I really love the clean, fresh look of gingham and polka dots so decided to combine the two.

The handle was created with a yummy MS punch, the snowflake is by Cuttlebug and the poinsettia on the top of the box is by Marianne D.
I used 2 of my favourite Magnolia stamps on this project as they are sooo cute. I coloured both of the images with my trusty promarkers and then went to town with my stickles as a girl can never add too much sparkle!


Promarker Colour Recipe:
Snowy Hug
Tilda's Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Shale
Hat & Coat: Poppy, Crimson
Jeans & Gloves: Denim Blue, Midnight
Sleeve: Pear Green
Boots: Cinnamon, Shale
Shading on Snowman: Cool Grey 1
Snowman nose: Saffron, Apricot
Hat & Gloves: Pear Green
Buttons: Cool Grey 3 and 4
Broom: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Poppy

Tilda in Winter Night
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Shale
Hat & Coat: Poppy, Crimson
Glove & Tights: Pear Green
Socks: Ivory
Boots: Cinnamon, Shale
Lantern: Cool Grey 4, Tulip Yellow, Gold, Pumpkin

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - #180 'A Pinch and a Punch'
Just Magnolia - 'Anything Goes'
MDUC - 'Frame It'
Crafty Creations - #135 'Anything But a Square'


Monday, 5 September 2011

White Christmas

Good Evening all,
Sorry I have been awol for a few weeks but I have been a little poorly, I have been barking more than Dexter for the last few weeks which has left me unable to get any sort of decent sleep, meaning I just about had enough energy to get through a day at the shop and little more.
Anyway I have quite a few creations to share with you now, but here is the first of my many attempts using the beautiful images from Chocolate Baroque. I have become completely addicted to the very talented Glenda's designs and am thrilled to now stock them in my store.


 
This first card uses a delightful image from the 'Home Sweet Home' collection and I have teamed it with lots of white coredinations and a gorgeous dp from the GCD 'Ella Blue' pad, coloured with promarkers and finished with a sprinkling of stickles, pearls and a cute charm.

Materials:
Image: Chocolate Baroque 'Home Sweet Home'
Colouring: Promarkers
Papers: Coredinations, GCD 'Ella Blue'
Punches: Martha Stewart
Dies: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug
Extras: Pumice Stone DI, Stardust Stickles

Promarker Colour Recipe:
House: Ivory, Vanilla
Roof and Windowsills: Cinnamon, Shale
Eves: Pastel Blue

I am entering this into the follwing creations:
The Crafty Pad - Challenge #137 'Blue and Brown'
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #180 'A Pinch and a Punch'
Sweet Stampin - 'Anything But Birthday'
Stampavie and More - 'Christams in Summer'
Passion for Promarkers - #115 'Anything Goes'
I Love Promarkers - #81 'Anything Goes'

Sunday, 14 August 2011

A Little Bit of Steampunk!

Hello all,
Just a quick post tonight. I wanted to share with you a card I made for a workshop called 'Shimmer and Shine'. I wanted to show that you can put a bit of glitz into a card for a male. 


The shimmer was added by using the yummy Graphite Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels to create some of the cogs and the shine was created with silver pearl card for the rest of the cogs.

Materials Used:
DP's: Craft Creations and Coredinations
Embossing Folders: Steampunk by Tim Holtz
Stamps: Clocks and Sentiment by Hero Arts
Dies: Sprockets by Spellbinders, Cogs 'On The Edge' by Tim Holtz
Everything was distressed with Black Soot DI.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - #95 'Emboss It'
Totally Gorjuss - #93 'Round and Round'
Charisma Cardz - #32 'Distressing'
Craft Your Days Away - #26 'Birthday Celebrations'
Simply Create - #50 'Time to Distress'




Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A Little Touch of Pink

Hello! I thought it was about time I shared with you some new projects. I think if I remember rightly the inspiration for this came from a project by the very talented Kath in her cubbyhole. I love this stamp from Hero Arts and have used it so much.


Quite clean and simple from me but it's fun to experiment although still not 100% sure if this ticks all the boxes for me.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

A is for Auburn

Good morning folks,
Sorry once again for my absence, what with a visit from my in-laws, my birthday and hubby's hospital trips I haven't had a minute to post. Anyway here I am today with a DT creation for the ABC challenge and this weeks letter is 'A is for Auburn'.
We are sponsored by the fabulous Meljen Designs and myself and my teamies were provided with some great digi images to use, and I chose to work with this lovely little fairy.

 Materials used:
Image: Meljens Designs
Papers: Basic Grey 'Pyrus', Coredinations
Flowers: Papermania
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Punches: Martha Stewart
Dies: Nestabilities

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Allsorts - Week #114 'Free and Easy'

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Great News About Our ABC Blog Hop!!!

Great news! We have decided to extend the ABC blog hop.


We are keeping our birthday blog hop open for one more week!
If you have not entered our birthday blog hop yet, you now have plenty of time to get creative.
Our hop will now close on 25th July at 18.00 GMT, all winners will be chosen at random after this date and published on the ABC challenge blog by 29th July.

Please check out my last post for the Hop Order and don't forget to create something fab for the challenge as well.

Happy Crafting!

p.s Sorry I have been awol for the last couple of weeks getting a little stressed waiting for hubby to go back into hospital. Unfortunately his ankle that he broke badly in December has not healed so has to be re broken and may have to be permanently fused in place. This may explain my loss of mojo, as well as being very busy at the shop. However, I have a few creations to share with you so as soon as they are photographed I will be posting them.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Everyone Needs a Little Time Out...ABC Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us........

Wow can you believe that the ABC Challenge Blog is 3 Years Old! Well today we would like to invite you to join in our fabulous Blog Hop. There are loads of prizes up for grabs so remember to visit all members in turn and make sure to leave them a comment and some love to be in with a chance to win one of the super prizes kindly donated by our many sponsors.
Back to the challenge, this week it's on to the letter Y so the theme is yesterday so use your imagination. You could choose a vintage theme or choose from any of the past ABC challenge themes. I chose to use the theme of D is for Distressing.


I chose this gorgeous image by Stamping Bella 'Anna On Her Time Out Chair' which is available from my very generous sponsor Joanna Sheen who has kindly offered a £10 voucher to be spent in her online shop for one lucky commenter who leaves a comment on my blog at the bottom of this post.
 I have stamped onto kraft paper and coloured this cutie with Prismacolour Pencils. The whole thing has been distressed with Frayed Burlap DI. The scrummy DP's are Hopscotch by Basic Grey, I added a few punched flowers some lace, pearls and faux stitching and that was that.

Little Close Up of Anna
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Challenge #76 'Stitching/Faux Stitching
Sweet Stampin - 'Use Something Unusual' (I have never coloured on kraft paper with pencils before)
Allsorts - Week 110 'Free and Easy'
A Spoon Full of Sugar - #159 'Sewing' Real or Faux
Stampin for the Weekend - #11 'My Favourite Things' (I love to use lace, pearls, flowers and especially kraft paper, just learning with the pencils but loving them!!)

 Well good luck with the challenge and here's the order for the blog hop. You should have reached me by first visiting Vicky but if not just check the list below and make sure you visit all the team.

1 - Vicky
2 - Distressed Miss aka Me
3 - Sue C 
4 - Hanna
5 - Emma
6 - Cecilia
7 - Gro
8 - Sari
9 - Lin
10 - Jackie
11 - Kendra
12- Angelique
13- Karli
14- Suzanne T
15 - Lols
16 - Ali
17 - Sandie
18 - Cathy
19 - Ruby
20 - An
21 - Minna








Monday, 27 June 2011

A Little Sprinkling of Fairy Dust

Good evening all,
I hope you are well and have the sunshine where you are, it has been a scorcher here!
This evening I just wanted to share with you a bit of a different card for me. I taught a class last week called Silhouettes and used these fabulous fairy stamps by Lindsay Mason and totally fell in love with them.

The scrummy lilac paper is from Fancy Pants to which I added lots of Dusty Concord Distress Ink, the glitter was added witha Sakura Clear Glitter Pen.
Anyway I ''ll be back soon to share more crafty projects but until then Happy Crafting!
Big Hugs
Clare
xx


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

ABC Challenge X Is For............X Marks The Spot!!!

Hello to all that have not given up on me.
Huge apologies for my absence but I have been super busy helping to organise our towns Summer Fayre and unfortunately my mojo is still having a crisis. In fact as I type it sits in the corner of the room rocking gently to and fro.
Anyway I have managed to muster up enough creative juices to create a card for this weeks ABC challenge. The letter this time is X! so X Marks The Spot and we would like to see your pirate creations. We are sponsered this week by the fab Bunny Zoe so why not give it a go?
I chose to use a collection of my fabulous Magnolia Pirate images and created a tunnel card. The stunning Treaure Map DP is from an old collection by DCWV. Everything is coloured with Promarkers and I added a few Piratey buttons from my stash.


Lil Close Up

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C92 'Add Twine, Floss, String etc...
Marks Finest Papers - Speedy The Cats Friends Challenge #60 'Use at Least 1 Button'

Hope you enjoy the challenge and I will try and be back with something new to share very soon.
Happy Crafting!
Big Hugs
Clare
xx

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

ABC Challenge 'W is for..........Wish'

Good morning,
Wow can't believe it's Wednesday already and time for another fab challenge over on ABC which is sponsored by the wonderful Lily of The Valley. We are nearing the end of the alphabet and this week the letter is W is for.........Wish! (Fairytale) so think magical.
I have used another gorgeous Magnolia image 'Magical Tilda' and placed her front and centre on this napkin fold card.























The DP's are from Craft Creations and the scrummy border punch is a Martha Stewart. Coloured with Promarkers as usual then smothered with stardust stickles and Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. The beautiful sentiment is from LOTV, the ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Inside View

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
TOMIC -Challenge #1 'Birthday Projects'
Just Magnolia - #110 'Anything Goes'
Cute Card Thursday - #167 'Embellish It!'
Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa
Dress: Lavender, Orchid
Sleeves and Socks Shading: Ivory

Happy Crafting
Big Hugs
Clare
xx

Sunday, 5 June 2011

WOW 'Take Time to Enjoy Life's Simple Pleasures!'

Good evening all,
I hope you have all had a great weekend, myself, hubby and pooch spent the day with my parents and had a scrummy bbq it was a real good chill out day which was much needed. All feeling a little rubbish at the mo as after a long 6 months off work after his accident in December the consultant has informed us that hubby's foot has not mended properly and he requires another operation which could mean anything up to another 6 months off work. Hate to see hubby so frustrated and in pain and I have to say selfishly that it is not helping my crafting mojo at all so please bare with me.
Anyway this evening I want to share a very simple creation with you, a WOW card using the beautiful 'Juliet In A Field of Nasturtiums' by Stampavie.

The flowers and flourish dies are from Marianne D, the ovals are Nesties and the embossing folder is Swiss Dots from Cuttlebug. As usual I have coloured the beautiful Juliet with Promarkers and the lovely little sentiment is by Papermania.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Challenge #72 'Let's Get Sentimental'
Sweet Stampin - 'Playing in the Summer Sun'
Allsorts - #106 'It's All White'
By The Cute and Girly - June 'In The Garden'

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa
Jeans: Tea Green, Grey Green
Shading on Blouse and Patch: Cool Grey 1
Flowers: Soft Peach, Peach
Leaves, Grass: Pear Green



Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Cool Rider

Evening folks,
So sorry I've been awol for the last week but I took my shop to the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show in Lincoln on Sunday so have been a little busy. I have to say the show was fantastic and it was great to meet up with so many crafting buddies and I would like to thank all of those that visited my little crafting corner for their support, sending big hugs xxx
Anyway time to share with you a new creation using yet another fabulous Kraftin Kimmie image. This time I have used the ever so coool! Danny. I have gone for quite a simple layout as I didn't want to detract from the image. I used DP's from the 'Oliver' range by BG and just added a few metal cogs created using the Sprightly Sprockets Nesties and the clouds were created with chalk.
























I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday - #113 'Bugs or Boys'
Party Time Tuesdays - #18 'Anything Goes'
Simon Says - 'Father's Day/For a Male'
Craft Your Days Away - #21 'Father's Day/Special Man'

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair and Jacket: Cool Grey 1, 3, 4, 5 and Black
Jeans: Cornflower, Midnight Blue
Shoes: Cool Grey 1, 3, 4
Shades: Cool Grey 1, 3, 4, 5
Bike: Berry Red, Crimson, Cool Grey 1, 3, 4, 5 and Black
Tyres: Cool Grey 1, 3, 4, 5, and Black
Shadow: Warm Grey 1 and 3

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

'V is for.........Violet' ABC Challenge

Afternoon folks,
Sorry I'm a little late posting today it has been a bit manic here but anyway nuff about that for now as it's time once again for another fab challenge over ABC and this time the challenge is 'V is for Violet'. So it's time to think about all that is purpley! (not sure that's a word but nevermind).  Well I chose to use another gorgeously sassy diva from Kraftin Kimmie known as 'Vivienne'. All of the beautiful DP's are from the Paris Nights pad by GCD. I lightly distressed everything with Black Soot DI, coloured with Promarkers and added some sparkle with some Stardust Stickles.























The lace I coloured with Promarkers and I added mores stickles to the yummy violet rose cos you can never have enough bling!! Add a few more pearls, some scrummy brads and voile!
Little close up
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - #83 'Anything'
Paper Sundaes - #70 'Pop It Up (Tickets and Vivienne raised with Silicone Glue)
I Love Promarkers - #67 'Pearls'
CReative Card  Crew - 'Anything Goes'
By The Cute and Girly - May - 'Anything Goes'
Sketch Saturday - #156 'Sketch' sponsered by Bunny Zoe

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Saffron, Baby Pink
Hair: Cool Grey 3, 4, 5, Black
Leotard, Feathers and Shoes: Orchid, Purple

Happy Crafting!
Hugs
Clare
x






Monday, 23 May 2011

A Touch of Monochrome

Good morning to all in the land of blog,
I hope everyone had a great weekend, I had a fab afternoon yesterday doing some extreme gardening at my parents house which has left me covered in nettle stings but it felt great to be out in the sunshine!
I really just wanted to share this quick card with you today. I created this for a workshop on how to use nestabilities in a different way. I think everyone gets stuck in a rut and sometimes forgets to explore the possibilities of products. This is such a simple technique here, I just used the nestie to create a debossed frame instead of using it to die cut a shape.

























The gorgeous main stamped image is 'Pop Stems' from Hero Arts which I simply stamped with black memento and then dotted some of the image and the flower centres with lots of silver stickles. The scroll stamp is from Penny Black and is actually a Christmas stamp with snowflakes but I have strategically placed the flowers to cover these. The greeting stamp is by Papermania as are the punches used to create the flowers. I then added ribbon and pearls from my stash.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Allsorts - #104 'Birthdays' (Big Happy Birthday to You!!)
Truly Scrumptious - #57 'Anything Goes'
Simply Create - #44 'Special Day/Event'
Simon Says - 'Sparkle and Shine'
Anyway, hope you like it and that you have a great day.
Hugs
Clare
x

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Picking Apples

Good morning,
Wow I have even impressed myself. Why you may ask, well 3 posts in a week and more up my sleeve! Not bad ehh? hee hee :-)
Anyway I wanted to share this little card I made for a workshop on DIY embellishments. The flower was made from scratch as was the flower shaped enamel buttons.

The sketch I used is pretty old and I apologise but I can't remember where it came from but it was great to use. The papers are yet again 'Ella Blue' from GCD, teamed with French Roast Coredinations. I used Promarkers to colour and everything was distressed with Frayed Burlap DI.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - 'In The Garden'
Crafty Catz - #83 'Anything Goes'
Fab 'n' Funky - #73 'Make Your Own Blooms'

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by
big hugs
xx




Wednesday, 18 May 2011

It's a Nice Day For a White Wedding....

Good evening all,
Thought I would share with you a bit of a different card for me. I designed this card for a class of mine to show off the latest Marianne D cut and emboss folders. I haven't used mirror card for ages and there's not an ounce of distressing! Anyway I do like the clean feel of it and it's good to mix it up a bit. As you can see I used the gorgeous Magnolia bride and groom from the last 'Wedding Collection' and coloured them with Promarkers.


Little close up of the happy couple


I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - #46 'Embossing'
Stamp Something - 'Anything Goes'
Totally Gorjuss - #80 'Not Square'

Happy Crafting and Big Hugs
Clare
xx

Monday, 16 May 2011

Florence Catching Some Rays

Good evening my fellow bloggers,
I hope everyone had a good weekend and managed to find plenty of crafting time. So pleased blogger is back up and running felt really lost without it. Anyway, I managed to get some more sample cards done for the Lincoln show and thought I would share this card with you using the very cool Florence from Kraftin Kimmie. The DP's are MME and and Doodlebug teamed with Coredinations.
I created this card for a class I ran last week which was how to use Nestabilities in a different way. For this card I used the negative frame created instead of the positive shape. This was then raised on pads to create 2 recessed panels, a little distressing on the bunting and sand dunes to give it texture and hey presto! As normal I used my trusty Promarkers to colour Florence and the shells.
I have just sent this card to my friends daughter who is in hospital at the mo after a big op so I would like to send her a huge hug and can't wait to see her back home.


I am entering Florence into the following challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie - #78 'Girls Rock!'
Cute Card Thursday - #164 'It's So Distressing'
Paper Sundaes - #69 'Birthday Creations'
Stamp Something - 'Anything Goes'
Passion for Promarkers - #99 'For a Teenager'
Charisma Cardz - #19 'Under the Weather'
The Crafty Pad - #121 'Holes'

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Saffron, Baby Pink
Hair: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Sunflower, Gold
Dress & Glasses Frames: French Navy
Hairband & Trims: Poppy
Glasses Lenses: Cool Grey 1, 3, 5 & 5

Happy Crafting and Thanks for Stopping By!