Friday, 27 November 2009

Whiff of Joy - A Christmas card

Oh how naughty am I ? I completly forgot to post this weeks Whiff of Joy Challenge card on my blog, I am so very sorry, but here it is, better late than never ! This week our challenge is for you to make a Christmas card, a nice simple challenge as we all have so many cards to make at this time of year, and this will help you tick another one off the list.
I have used the adorable pair of birds again this week, I think they are perfect for sending to couples. I have coloured my image with my Copics as always.

My papers are papermania silk screened and I have matted them onto some irridescent vellum. I have spritzed my flowers with glimmer mist and then edges the bottom flower with stickles.

The greeting is from Card Art. I am sure you will have checked out the other DT's samples by now but if you haven't make sure you take a peek at their blogs to see the amazing cards they have done again this week.
well that is all from me today, I am off to Stephs Make and take tomorrow, soooooooo excited about that, will show you all my creations next week, have a great weekend whatever you are up to,
Claire xx

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Whiff of Joy - A sketch by Gio

Happy wednesday to you all. Today over at Whiff of Joy Challenge we have a beautiful sketch for you to follow, so I thought I would take the opportunity to make a Christmas card for my Husband, it is always one I end up leaving to the last minute so thought i would get myself prepared for a change. I have used the adorable little birds stamp and coloured it with my Copics.

I have distressed the edges with distress inks and added some stickles to the snow and some of the pine needles. The papers are imaginesce and BG. I have used my MS heart border punch and also MS snowflake, I punched them in the same papers but glammed them up with stickles.

The sentiment is from Catslife Press, it is quite large but as this is a bigger card than I normally do it fitted on just fine.

The rest of the DT have some awesome inspiration for you again this week, what a talented bunch they all are.
Claire xx

Creative Card Crew - Strings Attached

Time for another challenge from Creative Card Crew today, and this week it is ' Strings Attached ' so we would like to see some kind of twine, string or fibres attached to your project. I have made this cute little notebook and added fibres behind the flowers and in with the ribbons down the binding. I also made a card to match and will use them together as a set for one of the children to give as a birthday gift.
The image is CC Designs and is coloured with copic markers and then glittered. I have used DCWV Laundry Line papers.

The flowers are some I have had for ages in my craft box, the larger ones are made from foam and the smallers ones are prima. I have used pearl brads and spacers that were from my stash.

We have another fabby sponsor for our challenge this week, and also some great inspiration form the rest of the DT so be sure to check out their blogs.
Have a great evening,
Claire xx

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Whiff of Joy - A Colour Combo

Yay it's wednesday and time for another Whiff of Joy Challenge this week we have a fab colour combo for you - Brown, Cream and Orange. I decided to give old Herb and inking up as I love him in this soft sepia colour, I have coloured him very lightly with copics, just around the edges of the image and then hilighted some of the details in orange and gone over them with stickles.

I have never distressed paper before but love the look so much I thought I would have a go. I don't have any special tool so just used the edge of a pair of scissors, the result was ok and I will definatly try it again. my papers are Papermania Silk Screened and Bazzill, the punch is MS and the flowers I picked up in my local craft store, there was no make on the bag - sorry.

I am off to take my little Sophie to the doctors this morning, I think she has tonsilitus poor little lamb, just hope she gets better soon as it is her 9th birthday on friday and she is having a disco dance tuition party, i was hoping to learn a few moves myself lol - never mind dancing like your Dad it's dancing like your Mum you need to be afraid of in this house !
Take care peeps and have a great day,
Claire xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Creative Card Crew meets Sassy Susie- Do a Doodle

Another Tuesday morning already ! my, how the time is flying at the moment. Tuesdays means it is time for another Creative Card Crew Challenge C and this week our theme is ' Do a Doodle ' so we would like you to doodle something on your project. my doodle is the pattern on the dress, hat and socks of my cutie little CC Designs Santa Birgitta image.This is a digi image as my stamps have not arrived yet and I couldn't wait to start using them lol. Originally the dress had dots on it but I have made them into bows and then added them to the hat and socks too, although where I have glittered the socks it has covered the pattern slightly.This is also my entry this week for a brand new fortnightly challenge - Susies Sassy Challenge where the theme is Christmas, and also Papertake Weekly Challengewhere the theme is ' Digi Sparkle' so as this is a digi image and there are some sparkly snowflakes on it I guess that counts.

I have coloured my image with my copic markers as always, I have no idea who the paper is by but I bought it on special after last Christmas lol. The snowflakes are all MS punches and I have covered them in stickles and then added a crystal to the centre.

I had got my sewing machine out as I had to mend Alfies trousers, so thought I would add some stitching to my card at the same time, I did change the thread though, Alfie doesn't have pink trousers lol !
Hope you have time to join in again this week, I love visiting you to see what you come up with,
Claire xx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Crafty Calender Challenge #2 - Weather

Ok, so it is the first friday in the month and that means it is time for another Crafty Calender Challenge where this month we would like you to use the theme ' Weather ' Well, it seems like it has rained here an awful lot recently and so I opted to go for rain, hoping that it might go away, at least at 8.45am and 3.15pm - you know what I mean ? how us Mums always manage to catch the rain at school drop off and pick up times ?
back to my the challenge - this month we are being sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts so be sure to enter as there is an awesome prize to be won - a gift voucher to spend in the craft shop whoop, whoop.

I used the lovely Miss Anya from the rain,snow,shine set for my card and have coloured her with ............ you guessed it - Copic markers lol ! do I ever use anything else ? and added some ' Art' glitter. I have cropped her with my nesties and the distressed all the edges with peeled paint distress inks.
The papers I have used are DCWV Spring glitter stack, and at the side are my faithful QK swirls, I have added some pearls on a string ( pearls are the optional extra on the challenge this month ) and then topped it all off with some flowers from my stash. the sentiment is an epoxy one that I have had for an age.

So, with all this gloomy weather about why not spend some time crafting and show us what you can do ? look forward to seeing your creations again this month, last months were fab, you are all so talented out there.
Have a great friday,
Claire xx

Whiff of Joy - A sketch by Jane

Oh my, this week is just flying by, another wednesday already which means time for another Whiff of Joy Challenge and this time it is a sketch by the lovely Jane. I decided to ink up another of my Henry Mouse stamps for this one.

I have coloured the image with my copics and have distressed the edges of everything with tea dye and peeled paint distress inks.

The papers are BG, and the sentiment is from Catslife Press, flowers and ribbons are from my stash. Apologies for the short post but the man is coming to fix my boiler any minute - hooray ! hopefully we might get some heat back - again ! seems like things are forever going wrong with our heating at the moment, could be worse though, it could me the middle of winter and really freezing !
have a good day, be sure to check out the rest of the DT blogs for some awesome inspiration,
Claire xx

Creative Card Crew - Ribbons & Gems

Timw for this weeks C which is ' Ribbons & Gems ' lovely to put a bit of sparkle on your card because you have to not just because you want to lol ! I have used a pre-printed image for my card this week, not something I have done before, I have matted it up and then added some gems to the straps and to the centre of the flowers.

For my ribbons I have made a couple of bows and then a ribbon flower, which I have put another gem in the centre of. I have used an MS punch for the heart border, and guess what ? ........ No deign papers ! that has to be a miracle lol.

The other DT's have some great inspiration for you again this week, and there is also another fabby prize on offer for the challenge winner,
Have a good day,
Claire xx