Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Early Easter Cards

I thought I would be the early bird when it comes to Easter this year, I always leave my cards until the last minute and end up scrapping around to get them made in time, so this year I have got myself really organised and settled down yesterday to get them all done. The products I have used are all Papertrey ink except for the cute little bunnies, they were from my local craft store but I think they are made by Craft Creations.

The little bunnies are made from wood and have embossed felt over the top, they really are soooooooooo sweet.
The theme over at Die cut Dreams Challenge this week is Easter and so this card fits perfectly and is my entry to win their lovely prize of some Easter stickers.
Hope you are all a bit warmer than me, it is freezing here, can't believe we are not getting any warmer weather yet, roll on spring !
Claire xx

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Creative Card Crew - Get well Soon

Tuesday and time for another Creative Card Crew Challenge and this time it was my choice of theme, and I chose ' Get Well Soon' as so many of my friends and family seem to have colds at the moment. With this in mind I decided to make a little cold cure kit which I first saw done on Rachs blog a few weeks ago. I chose the adorable Nurse Nora stamp and have coloured her with my Copics.

Inside I have put some tissues, throat sweets and a lip balm, all in a little box clipped to the inside of the card. To make the card all I did was added a 2.5cm binding to my card ,rather than just using one crease in the centre I did 2 and made them 2.5cm apart - simple .

The rest of the DT have come up with some amazing cards this time, be sure to check out the blog to see them all, and to see the yummy prize on offer to our winner.
Take care,

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Creative Card Crew - Valentine

Happy Tuesday to you all ! Time today for another Creative Card Crew Challenge and this fortnight our theme is ' Valentines ' so for my DT project this time I made 2 cards for my children, my husband and I always send a valentine to each of them, so to save any arguments I made them both the same card just in different colourways, and it is surprising just how different they look.
This is the card for Sophie, she loves bright, vibrant colours and so these strong pinks and greens are perfect for her.
All of the products I have used for these cards are from Papertrey ink. I am completly hooked on their range since going to a make and take in november which used only their products.

And this is the card for Alfie, more muted tones but still effective.
As always we have a great prize on offer for the winner, so why not hop on over and join in with us again, we love seeing all your wonderful creations each challenge.
Well I hope you all have a lovely week, I will be back on friday with something a little different to share with you for the Crafty Calendar Challenge DT so be sure to check back and take a peek,
Claire xx

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Creative Card Crew - Punch it !

Good morning to you my bloggy buddies, it seems such a long time since I last did a post that I hope I remember how to post it properly lol ! So nice that all that horrible snow has gone from here now and we can see some colour again.
The card I have got to share with you today is my DT card for this weeks Creative Card Crew where our theme is ' Punch It ' so we would like you to use a border punch or some punched shapes somewhere on your card. I have used this adorable new Miss Rosalie stamp from CC Designs, she is such a beauty, I have coloured her with copics, for got to write down the shades - sorry !

I have used my favourite MS Heart border punch, and have used my sewing machine to stitch round all the pieces of card before matting them together, I have used bazzill cardstock for all the colours on this card. the flowers are prima and the fibres and pearls are from my stash.

I hope you will have time to come and join us this fortnight, as always we have a fabby sponsor and prize for you, up for grabs this time are 3 digi images of your choice from Sunshine Stamps ! we will be round to look at all your lovely entries, looking forward to that.
Have a great week, will catch up again soon,
Claire xx

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Snow time !

Morning all, as I have an unexpected day off work today I thought I would share my snowy pictures with you all, seeing as that is the reason I am at home. I dashed outside to take these a few minuted ago, it doesn't look too bad at the front of the house, but below is the back garden, it looks so pretty so I took this before the children go out and spoil it all !

Then I went back round to the front of the house and took this one of the road, a real Christmas card photo with the old fashioned phone box covered in snow, it was snowing much harder than it was when I took the one of the house, looks like things are going to get worse as this heavy snow is foreacst for us all day today, still, the heat is on, I am warm and the children are happy, that will do for me !

Hope you are all tucked up safe and warm,
Claire xx

Monday, 4 January 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Keeping Warm

Hello at long last to everyone ! and a Happy New Year to you all. It seems such a long time since I did a post, I hope you are all well and had a fabulous Christmas ? I know we did, it has been wonderful all being together for such a nice amount of time, we have seen so much of family and friends, it has been great.
So, onto todays project, this month over at Crafty Calendar Challenge we would like you to create something using the theme ' keeping warm '. I made this cute little box bag and put some hot chocolate sachets and mini marshmallows in it, a real treat on a cold winters day. You can find a tutorial on how to make the bag Here

I used an adorable CC Designs stamp and coloured her with copic markers. the papers are Crate Paper and I used a MS border punch for the band around the bottom. the flowers are from ebay and the branches are from a Leone Em punch.

Sorry there is only the one photo, I accidentally deleted the others from my PC and have given the bag away now so I can't get any more pics, most annoying !

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT projects for lots of inspiration,


Claire xx