Thursday, 29 October 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge - A Colour Combo

Time for another Whiff of Joy Challenge for you, and this week it is a colour combo - red, cream and one other, I chose green for mine as I thought it went well for this Christmas card. I have coloured my Willow image with Copics and then cut her out by hand. I have 3d'd her onto my matt for a bit of dimension.
I have only used one paper for this card but in 2 layers, it is from Craft Creations. My usual large QK swirls and a prima flower, a few fibres ( a small strand of fancy wool actually ) and a mulberry rose finish the card off, then for a touch more green I added some dried fern leaves, I am quite pleased with the result, might go back to it and add some stickles to the stars on the paper though.

The other Dt's have some fabby inspiration for you this week so please drop by their blogs and check them out.
Sorry for the short post but I have to rush out to work and drop the kids at their grandmas for the day,
Take care,
Claire xx

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

All that Scraps - How tall can you go ?

You know how some days things are just soooooooooooooo peachy ? well the day I found out that there was a new CC designs challenge blog Wednesday Challenge was just one of those days..................... this is my card for their first challenge ' how tall can you go ? ' I don't very often make tall cards so was surprised just how much I enjoyed making this one, a lovely change. I have used the adorable ' Angel Emma ' isn't she just a hunny ? I have coloured her with copic markers and added some sparkle to her wings and halo with some ' Art ' glitter.

The paper is from Craft Creations and the ribbon is from my stash, a sentiment from Catslife press finishes it all off, a simple but effective card.
Make sure you go over and check out the blog for yourselves, there will be a new challenge posted every Wednesday, can't wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Claire xx

Creative Card Crew - Snowflakes

Good Wednesday Morning to you all ! I hope you are enjoying half term and the kids are not running you ragged yet lol. It is time for another Creative Card Crew Challenge and this week we want you to use Snowflakes on your card. I decided to go for something quick, simple and stylish this week to try and help those of you who have huge amounts of cards to make for Christmas like I do. No colouring from me this week which is a first on my blog I think ! I hardly ever make a card without my Copics these days so this was a pleasant change.

I have used the Cuttlebug cut 'n' emboss snowflake, which I have cut in brown glitter card and irridescent gold vellum and layered them on top of each other, matted them onto pearlescent cream card, vellum and then glitter card to make a topper. I have fixed two strips of ribbon from the top of the card and then matted the snowflake topper over them. Lastly I stamped my sentiment straight onto the card. Quick, simple and stylish, I now have another 60 of these to make for my Hubby, lucky me lol !

I hope you like todays different card, and please try to find time to check out the other DT blogs to see their lovely creations. Look forward to visiting you all to see what you come up with this week,
Claire xx

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Whiff Of Joy - A Sketch for you

It's wednesday and that means time for another challenge over at Whiff of Joy Challenge and this week we have a lovely sketch for you to follow by our very own Heather. I have soooooooooooo many Christmas cards to do that I have made another one to show you this week.

I have coloured sweet little Henry with my copics, but I am sure you guessed that already lol. No glitter on my image today but I did use some extra glittery red card on the background, Christmas is just not Christams without a bit of glitter.

Well, my house is still not warm yet and it is definatly getting colder, in fact I might have to open the windows to let some heat in before long lol !
The other DT's have some awesome creations to share with you this week so please find time to go and check them all out.
Take care,
Claire xx
Recipie :
Image - WOJ
Papers - Craft Creations
Embellies - Stash
Tools - Nesties, Copics

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Creative Card Crew - A childrens card

This week over at Creative Card Crew we have what can only be described as my perfect challenge this week,- to create a card for a child or baby, pure heaven for me. I bet you can guess what kind of stamp I chose ? - yep you got it - A CC Designs one lol, and this little cutie is one of the new releases for october and her name is Birgitta, oh she is such a sweet girl, and i would even go so far as to say almost my favourite.
I have coloured my image with Copic markers as always.

Sorry it is only a short post today but my fingers are about to drop off, it is sooooooooooo cold in my house, the heating has broken but should be fixed today, i am waiting for the man to arrive any minute, the house still won't be warm though as yesterday a pipe perished on the boiler and a whole lot of heating oil poured out ! so now I have to wait for the boiler man to come and reapir that tomorrow, so hopefully by wednesday night we should be warm again.
Thanks for looking and please remember to check out the other DT blogs, thay are amazing again this week as always,
Claire xx
Card Recipie :
Image - CC Designs
Papers - DCWV Spring Glitter Stack
Embellies - Stash
Tools - Copics, Nesties, Glimmer mist, Leone Em punch

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge - Use a Diecut

Morning peeps, hope you are all bright eyed and bushy tailed today ?This week over at Whiff of Joy Challenge we want you to use a Diecut on your card, nice and easy for you, I decided to use my nesties and have used 3 different ones, 2 scalloped circle and one plain circle.
I have used one of my new Christams Henry stamps, oh, they are just sooooooo sweet.

I have coloured my image with Copic markers, and no glitter ! that makes a change lol. I have used a bit of glimmer mist on the flowers though.

Using Kraft card is new to me and I am quite pleased with the outcome, I thought it mught be a bit dull at first but that is not the case at all, so I hope you like it too ?
Have a good day,
Claire xx
recipie :
Stamp - WOJ
Papers - from stash, all plain no DP ( that is a first ! )
Embellies - from stash
Tools - Fiskars border punch, Leone EM branch punch. glimmer mist

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Creative Card Crew DT Card - Scallops

Oh yay ! I just looooooove these new CC Designs stamps ! right, had to get that out of the way lol ! Hope you lovely people are all ok, sorry for my lack of blogging over the last few days, I have a 'frozen shoulder' and am in agony so crafting has been near on impossible, I have just managed the odd bit when the pain killers have just kicked in, so annoying !
Anyway, onto todays card ,it is for Creative Card Crew where this week we have the theme of ' scallops ' for a change I did not think of my stomach and the gorgeous seafood kind of scallops, I thought of my nesties...........................
I chose this amazing image from the new Angel Emma range of CC Designs, I bought digi images this time and have had real fun with them, I did some larger ones for Sophie to play with and make some window hangings, they will be great.
I coloured Emma with my copics and then added some glitter to the halo and wings. these images are so quick to colour so it was a nice change for me as usually my colouring takes forever.

I used an old sketch that is a firm favourite, most of my Xmas cards this year will be using this sketch. I glimmer misted the flowers before using them to add some more sparkle. please check out the other DT Blogs as they are awesome as always.
take care peeps, will be back tomorrow with a WOJ DT Card.
Claire xx
recipie :
Image - CC Designs
Papers - Craft Creations
Embellies - Stash
Tools - Nesties, Copics, Glimmer mist.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

2 Challenges for Little Pippi

Oh thanks goodness it is a bit brighter today, taking photos in that dull light we have had for the last few days has been driving me wild !
Well today I am back with a card for 2 challenges Die cut Dreams Challenge where there is a lovely sketch to follow ( and also a colour combo - how wicked is that lol ? ) and A Spoon Full of Sugar where this weeks theme is Halloween..........

I just had to get out adorable little Pippi for this one, she is my only Halloween stamp, probably because I love her sooooooooo much that there seems little point in getting any others as they wouldn't get a look in. I have coloured her as always with my Copic markers.

I am putting the recipie at the end for you again as I think it seems better that way. well, I am off to play with all the goodies that dropped through my door this morning ( I would say shhhh don't tell my Hubby, but he already found out lol )
Claire xx
Recipie :
Stamps - CC Designs ( image and sentiments )
Papers - Bo Bunny
Stash - Flowers
Tools - SU Punch, QK swirls, Art glitter, Copic Markers

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Creative Card Crew ' Celebrations '

Happy tuesday to you ! hope you are all having a good week ? well after a very successful blog hop on saturday for WOJ's birthday, today it is time for another challenge over at Creative Card Crew and this week our theme is ' Celebrations ' what sort of celebration is entirely up to you. I decided on Christmas as that is the one I need to make the most cards for lol, so it was a good excuse to add another card to my stock. We are sponsored this week by The Cutting Cafe.

I have coloured my image with my copic markers as always, and have glittered a few places to add a bit of sparkle. I have decided to lay my post out a bit differently today and will put the card recipie at the end of the post rather than as I go along, not sure if you will prefer it that way or not, so please let me know.

I always like to do a pic on the scew whiff like this as I think it shows the dimension off nicely. Have a great day girls and here we go with the recipie :
Stamp - High Hopes
Papers - DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack
Stash - Flowers, foliage, pins and sentiment
Tools - Distress Inks, Art Glitter ( crystal )
Claire xx

Monday, 5 October 2009

And the winner of my Candy is ..............

Thankyou all for your entries, it was so lovely to read all your comments, the response to the hop was amazing, but there can only be one wu=inner of my candy and that is ......................



Shari - Anne Happy Crafter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations, please could you contact me with your snail mail details and I will get your prize off to you.
Don't forget to enter the WOJ challenge this week to be in with a chance of winning the big prize.

Catch you all later with a card,


Claire xx

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge Anniversary Blog Hop & Candy !

Whiff of Joy Challenge is 1 year old!! So come on and join in the party !

To celebrate we have a blog hop going on and I have a MINI CANDY for you ( see details below )

It's our birthday week and to celebrate the DT are each giving away a little bit of candy. As well as this, Katharina will be giving away a brand new - yet to be seen - Christmas Stamp Club kit by the fabulously talented Elisabeth Bell!! So, make sure you go to the beginning of the blog hop which is the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog and hop your way through the DT blogs and enter their candy draws.

If you have not landed on my blog from Bev at All the things I love then go back there and enter that candy draw so you don't miss out!!. The next blog to visit is Debbie at Passion for Crafts.

To be in with a chance of winning the Christmas Stamp Club kit that Katharina is supplying you will need to enter this week's Whiff of Joy challenge which will run until 11th October to give you some extra time. Each member of the DT will pick their favourite card. These will be submitted to Katharina - all will be kept anonymous - and Katharina will pick the winner of the Stamp Club Kit from these favourites. So what are you waiting for, get your card made and entered into the challenge before next Sunday ( 11th October ) evening!!

Hopefully that is all clear for you and so now you know what is happening, there is a photo of the candy that I have on offer above, this includes .............................

A Whiff of Joy Herb snowman stamp

A selection of Ribbon Sliders

A selection of ribbon bows and flowers

A selection of charms

Some spacer beads

Some padded angel wings

To be in with a chance of winning this candy all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me what you think makes Whiff of Joy stamps so special. This candy will close at midnight GMT on Sunday 4th October, when I will pick a winner at random, I will announce the winner on my blog on monday morning ( 5th ) so please check back then to see if you have won. I will post worldwide so this draw is open to everyone. All that is left to say is ' Good Luck ' and happy hopping.


Claire xx

Friday, 2 October 2009

Crafty Calender Challenge - Launch Day !

Yay, it's friday 2nd October which means it is time for the launch of a brand new challenge site Crafty Calender Challenge where I am lucky enough to be on the DT. This is a monthly challenge that will be set on the first friday of every month, and each month we will have a fabby sponser, this month it is ' Sketching Stamper ' who have donated a lovely prize for you. Today we want you to create an Autumn card. To me autumn always means Halloween so that is what I decided on for my card. I am also entering this for the Allsorts Challenge where this week their theme is Autumn too.I have used the adorable ' Pippi ' from CC Designs, I have stamped her with Memento Ink and coloured her with my Copic Markers, I have glittered her wings for a bit of sparkle, I do love my sparkle lol !

The papers I have used are all by BoBunny, they are such bright vibrant colours and fitted perfectly with my colouring. I have used my famous QK swirls again, I do love these, and have also used some cherry blossoms from my stash.

The sentiment is also from CC Designs, I love this saying and will use it alot, even on birthday cards for little girls as I often call my own children ' Pumpkin ' - on their good days anyway lol !

So, I hope you like my post - Oh, I forgot to tell you about the little gift bag, memory like a sieve ! I got the tutorial for this from Here it is so easy to make and I thought it would be lovely to give little Halloween treats in. I used some more of the BoBunny papers and some ribbon from my stash, the label that Pippi is on was cut with my Nesties.
Right, I think I have finished now lol ! I hope you have time to come and join in with us this month, and I really look forward to visiting all your blogs to check out your creations.
Have a wonderful day,
Claire xx