Saturday, 30 April 2011

Little Claire Challenge - Sketch

It's challenge time at Little Claires again, and thank you to everyone who entered our Animals challenge, there were some amazing creations!
Now this time our challenge is a lovely sketch, i love working with sketches they are such fun!
Here is my take on the challenge sketch..

Isn't this image gorgeous?! It's called Splishing Splashing. It's definitely gotta be one of my favorite Little Claire images, it's just so cute!

The papers are from my Echo Park Paper Pad Springtime. I coloured it with Copics and lots of Stickles Glitter. The flowers are Cherry Blossoms and the swirl is a Magnolia die. I also added some Card Candi, Mini Message & some Jewels.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Prairie Fairy - April Showers

Charisma Cardz - April Showers

Supplies - Little Claire Stamp, Echo Park Papers, Copics, MMCS Cherry Blossoms, Magnolia Die, Mini Message, Stickles, Card Candi & Jewels

Card Makin Mamas Challenge

Good Morning, hope you all enjoyed the Royal Wedding!
Didn't Kate look gorgeous and so elegant!

I have some news of my own, i have now been asked to be on the Card Makin Mamas Challenge Design Team...wooohooo so excited!!!
A new challenge has just been put up on the CMM Blog and this fortnight our theme is

For A Loved One

This fortnight we are sponsored by the fabby Meljens Designs, they have so many gorgeous images available and we were lucky enough to get to play with some, here is my card...

I thought i would go for something a bit different so i chose Toadstool Buggies image to work with. It's such a lovely image and great to colour. There is lots of glitter on it too to make it sparkle. I did use a sketch at Sketch Saturday for this one but am a bit late posting this so missed the boat on that one, lol.

Make sure you pop on over to the CMM Blog to check out the rest of the DT work, its all so different and fabulous!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges..

Craft Your Passion - Layers

KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes

Pear Tree Designs - Colourful

Supplies - Meljens Images, Echo Park Paper, Mei Flower Ribbon & Slide, Prima Flowers, Copics, Glamour Dust, Dew Drops, Buttons & Mini Message

Thursday, 28 April 2011

MAWTT Challenge - Anything Goes

It's Thursday and that means time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times

This week we are sponsored by The Stamp Man, make sure you head over the the MAWTT Blog to check out what you can win this week and see everyone elses creations.

Now onto our challenge, this week is an easy one as it's Anything Goes
Here is my take on the challenge..

This is one of my lovely new stamps i got at Crafts U Love when i was on my little holiday in Sussex! I have wanted these stamps for ages but had to get them when i saw they were in the sale! Can't resist a good old bargain!

Now the photo doesn't show this up to well but it is so glittery and sparkly! The papers are an old My Minds Eye Paper. I coloured her with Copics and the flowers are all available at MMCS.

Supplies - Pergamano Stamps, MME Paper, Copics, Roses, Cherry Blossoms, Glamour Dust, Magnolia Swirl, Jewels, Nestabilities & Mini Message.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

MMCS Challenge 3 - Flowers

It's mid week Wednesday and the start of a new challenge at MMCS Challenges.
This theme this week is Flowers so a nice easy one eh girls!?
We don't mind if its a flower stamp, an image with flowers on, flowery paper or embellishments as long as there is flowers we'll be happy!
Make sure you hop on over to the MMCS Challenge Blog to check out the lurvely prize on offer this week and to see the rest of the DT Cards!

Here is my DT card for this weeks challenge..

I used my lovely new CC Designs Tulip Monkey. I thought i would do something a bit different with the flowers so i did them in different colours so they look like the petals are individual flowers, i know what i mean, lol!

I also used my lovely new Echo Park 6x6 Walk In The Park Paper Pad, i am so loving this one! The Butterflies are a Die-namic (now back in stock), Mounted using Oval Nestabilities, coloured with Copics and added a Mini Message

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...
Stamptacular Sunday - Pile It On
Paper Sundaes - Toppings Bar (Sparkle & Pearls)
One Crazy Stamper - April Flowers

Supplies - CC Designs Tulip Monkey Stamp, Echo Park Papers, Copics, Nestabilities, Die-namics, EK Success Punches, Pearl Pen & Mini Message

Monday, 25 April 2011

Cards For Men Circles Challenge

Good morning, i hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend and enjoy the bank holiday today. Hope your not all feeling too sick after too much chocolate, unlike my two girlies or should that be piggies!

It's my turn to host the new challenge at Cards For Men. This time i have chosen the theme of...
So we would like to see any sort of circles on your projects, this can be shaped cards, buttons,embellishments, die cuts - just anything circular!

This week we are sponsored by Freshly Brewed Designs and they are giving the winner 3 Digis of your choice! We are also all very lucky to receive images to play with for this fortnights challenge, so here is my take on the challenge..

I kept it nice and simple, as it is for a man and well i'm not sure they would appreciate lots of glitter, pink and flowers like i normally use, lol.

The papers i used are from my fav boys stack MME True Blue Fine & Dandy . I used my Nestabilities for the circles & scallop mat, Buttons i think are Woodware, Jewels are Meiflower & of course a Mini Message.

Make sure you hop on over to the CFM Blog and check out the rest of the DT's fab inspiration!

Supplies - Freshly Brewed Designs Image, My Minds Eye Papers, Copics, Brown Jewels, Mini Message, Nestabilities & Buttons

Saturday, 23 April 2011

CBGM Challenge - Birds In The Garden

Good Morning everyone, i hope you are all enjoying the lovely Easter Bank Holiday sunshine!
It's time for another challenge at CBGM and this time our challenge theme is
Birds In The Garden
such a lovely spring theme too i think!
Here is my take on the challenge..

As soon as i saw the challenge theme i new which stamp i wanted to use and luckily i still had it! The name has escaped me at the moment but it will come to me soon i'm sure!

The papers are Jillibean Soup Blossom and i have coloured it with Copics of course. The Flowers are a mixture from MMCS & WOC. The swirl is a Marianne Die, Circle Message and of course tons of glitter!

Supplies - Unknown Stamp, Jillibean Soup Papers, Copics, Glamour Dust, Roses, Cherry Blossoms, Aster Flowers, Circle Sentiment, Marianne Swirl Die, Ribbon, Pearls & Glitter

Friday, 22 April 2011

Bright Cuppie

Happy Good Friday to everyone! I hope you all have a nice bank holiday day today!
I am off out with my girls to the Zoo in the sunshine, so i will leave you with a nice bright cheerful card i've made using some of my new bits and pieces!
For this card i followed this weeks sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I used my lovely new CC Designs Cuppie Stamp along with my new Kaisercraft Papers (we would have these in at MMCS soon!) they are so lovely! The Flags i made with a WOJ Pennants Die and the Scallop is made with a MFT Die-namics. The circles and ovals have all been done with Nestabilities.

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

Supplies - CC Designs Cuppie Stamp, Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills Papers, Nestabilities, Copics, MFT Die-namics, Whiff Of Joy Pennants Die, Mini Message, Jewels & Dewdrops

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Moving Along With The Time Challenge - Recycle

It's Saturday which means the start of a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times!
I am so pleased to have joined the DT at MAWTT, so exciting to be on such a lovely design team!
Today is Earth Day so with that in mind we would like to see something Recycled on your cards or projects!

Here is my take on the challenge..

I have used some Ribbon which came off one of my daughters gift sets from Christmas! I found it in her room earlier this week and nabbed it! The Buttons are also an assortment from shirts etc.

This week we have the lovely Ladybug Crafts Ink sponsoring us. I should have used a Ladybug Crafts Ink image, god knows i have tons of them but silly old me was having a blonde moment and forgot lol!

Pop on over the MAWTT Blog to check out the prize, other DT Cards and to enter your creation!

For this card i used the lovely new Whiff Of Joy Skater Ben and also MME True Blue Papers, i love these, they are one of my fav all time papers!

Supplies - Whiff Of Joy Stamp, My Minds Eye Papers, Die-namics, Copics, Ribbon, Buttons, Jewels & Mini Message

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

MMCS Challenge 2 - All That Glitters

It's Wednesday again and that means time for a new challenge at My Mums Craft Shop Challenges. This week our challenge theme is All That Glitters, so we want to see lots of glitter, bling, sparkle and shine on your cards!

This week the winner will win a £10 Gift Voucher
We had an amazing response to our challenge and we hope you enjoy playing along with us this week!

Here is my card..
I have used a new Tutti Cutti Stamp, isn't she sweet! I have also used one of the new Echo Park Paper Pads - Springtime, love this pad definitely my favourite one! I coloured her with copics and added lots of glitter. The butterfly is a Die-namics die.

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

Supplies - Tutti Cutti Stamp, Echo Park Papers, Copics, Glamour Dust, Stickles, Pearls, Sizzix Swirl, Tiny Message, Roses, Gardinia Blossoms & Jewels

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Miss Ladybugs

Sorry i haven't been around as much the last few days! It is still half term here for us so i have been enjoying time with my girls in the sunshine on our little holiday!
I have managed to create a few bits and pieces in the evening and here is one i made last night, with a new WOJ Stamp - Miss Ladybugs!

I followed this weeks sketch at CES Challenge. I used one of my lovely Bo Bunny Paper Pads called Crazy Love. The flowers are a mixture from MMCS (still being added) and WOC. The swirl is a Magnolia die and butterflies are this Martha Stewart Punch. I coloured her with my copics and added a few pearls round the edge.

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

CES Challenges - Sketch

Anything Goes - Pink & Brown

Everybody Art - Pearls

Cupcake Craft - Lots Of Layers

Supplies - Whiff Of Joy Miss Ladybugs Stamp, Bo Bunny Papers, Copics, Magnolia Swirl Die, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Pearls, Roses & Gardinia

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Craft You Days Away Challenge 18 Easter

It's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Days Away and i am delighted to have been chosen as this fortnights Guest Designer!
This fortnight our challenge is Easter, perfect as it's only just around the corner!
We are sponsored by lovely Meljen Designs and we were all very lucky to be given some images to play with, here is my take on the challenge..

Make sure you hop on over the the CYDA Blog to submit your entry and check out the rest of the Design Team's stunning work!

I used some gorgeous Grace Taylor papers for this card, coloured the bunny with Copics and adorned her bow with glitter! The ovals are nesties of course, the flowers i made with punches and lots of pearls!

Supplies - Meljen Designs, Grace Taylor Papers, Copics, Hero Arts Ribbon Lace, Card Candi, Glamour Dust, Sizzix Swirl Die, EK Success Flower Punches, Pearls & Tiny Sentiment

Friday, 15 April 2011

Taily Hair

Gosh i have been busy the past few days! I have been doing lots of DT work for upcoming challenges etc and doing the usual boring old housework..never mind i am going away for a week tomorrow although you won't notice i'm gone as i'll still being doing challenges, updating my blog etc! Can't live without my laptop or my crafty stuff lol!
Anyway, onto my card for today, it's very pink..of course!
This is Taily Hair one of the new Schoffies, how cute is she?! Check out that big cheeky grin, think we all know someone just like that!
I used a Jillibean Paper Pad which will be in stock at MMCS later today! The flowers are these Prima E Line Flowers - bargain at only £1.49!

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

Supplies - Nellie Snelle Schoffies Stamp, Jillibean Soup Papers, Prima E Line Flowers, Copics, Nestabilities, Papermania Ribbon & Prima Jewels

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Free Echo Park..

Want the new Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pads for free?
Be quick and nip over to MMCS Blog, leave a comment and you can win your favourite paper pad, it's as easy as that!
My favourite design is probably this one..
Springtime, but then i also love Be Mine and For The Record, ok ok ok i love them ALL, lol!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

MMCS Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Quite exciting today as over at MMCS Challenges it's the launch of our weekly challenges!

Today is our first challenge and it's a super easy theme of Anything Goes, so i hope you will all join in with us and also we are looking for DT members so hop over to the challenge blog to check out all the details!

I've made two cards for the challenge..

I used the gorgeous Martini Nikki stamp (one of my fav girly stamps!) and coloured her with copics. The papers are from this Fancy Pants paper pad, pearls are by prima, mini message and tons of glamour dust.

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

Supplies - Ladybug Crafts Ink Martini Nikki Stamp, Fancy Pants Papers, Copics, Leaf Punch, Glamour Dust, Roses, Mini Message, Meiflower Ribbon Slide & Prima Pearls

Here is card number 2!

This is a nice simple one i made using one of the new Nellie Snellen Hoppies stamps. I coloured this cutie with copics and used the new First Edition Up, Up & Away Paper Pad. The swirl is this Marianne Die, flowers are Primas and of course a lil mini message.
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges..

Supplies - Nellie Snellen Hoppies Stamp, First Edition Papers, Copics, Primas, Glamour Dust, Pearls, Nestabilities, Marianne Swirl, Lace & Mini Message.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

First Tatty Button

Have you seen the lovely new Tatty Button Stamps yet?
We will have them in stock at MMCS very soon, we are just waiting for our order to come!
Anyway, i got to play with one of the lovely cute stamps and show you whats on the way! They do remind me a bit of the Gorjuss Girls (which are also coming soon), must be the stripey leggings/socks!

The papers are from one of the new Bo Bunny Paper Pads (which are also on the way lol) I coloured here with my copics, flowers are primas & pearls are also by prima.

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

Supplies - Tatty Button Stamp, Bo Bunny Papers, Copics, Prima Flowers, Prima Pearls & Jewels, Bazzill Cardstock, Sizzix Swirls, Glamour Dust, SU Punches & Circle Message

Monday, 11 April 2011

Cards For Men Challenge No.8 Easter

It's challenge time again over at Cards For Men.
This fortnight our challenge is on the theme of 'Easter'

We have lovely Peachy Keen Sponsoring us this fortnight and they are giving the lucky winner two stamps - hop on over to the main CFM blog to check them out!
Here is my take on the challenge..

Making an Easter card for men is harder than you think! Especially when most easter stuff is pink, chicks, bunnies and very girly things, so i kept it very simple.

I used an old beloved Penny Black Stamp and the papers are the lovely new FE Hideaway Papers, they really are gorgeous!

Make sure you go to the CFM Challenge Blog to enter and check out the rest of the DT creations, they are all wonderful and so different.

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges..

Stampin For The Weekend - Easter

Pollycraft Challenges - Easter

Sarah Hurley Challenges - Easter

Scrappy Frog Challenges - Easter

Supplies - Penny Black Stamp, First Edition Papers, Copics, Jewels, Ribbon from stash & Sentiment Stamp

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Spring Oleander

Even though it has been a lovely weekend, i have been stuck inside for most as my youngest has been quite poorly bless her! This has meant that whilst she has been sleeping i have been able to catch up on my crafting and design team duties..hurrah!

Here a nice springy zesty card i made today

This is one of the lovely CC Designs Sweet November Designs, infact we will be receiving a new shipment of CC Designs tomorrow at MMCS and it will include this lil cutey too!

The papers are from the new First Edition Hideaway Paper Pad. I've used lots of dies i have a bit of a obsession for them at the moment! The scallop is a Die-namic, the Swirl is this Marianne one and the butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch.

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

Sketch Saturday - Week 150

The Crazy Challenge - Just Add Flowers

Allsorts Challenge - Anything But Square

Supplies - CC Designs Stamp, First Edition Papers, Copics, Prima Flowers, Prima Pearls,, Die-namics Die, Marianne Swirl Die, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch & Mini Message.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

New Challenge at CBGM

Good morning everyone!
I have some good news, i am now on the CBGM Challenge DT! I'm so thrilled and excited to be part of the team and hope you will all enjoy our challenges!
This challenge is a sketch & theme, the sketch is below and the theme is All That Glitters so we want to see as much glitter, bling & sparkle as possible!

Here is my take on the challenge..

For this card i used a lovely Lotv Fairy Stamp, coloured with my copics of course! The papers are a lovely paper pad i have by Imaginisce, i think! The butterflies are this die (more on the way) and swirl is this one & tons of glamour dust!

Don't forget to hop on over the to CBGM Challenge Blog to check out everyone else's fab creations and to submit your entry!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges..

Dream Valley Challenges - Thing With Wings

Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge

Supplies - LOTV Stamp, Imaginisce Papers, Copics, Nestabilities, Die-namics Butterflies Die, Marianne Swirl Die, Tim Holz Rosette Die, Circle Mini Message, Glamour Dust, Primas & Jewels

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Fancy Marci

Sorry i am posting this later than planned. I have not been feeling to great, had extreme tiredness today so i'm hoping to have an early night to catch up on some sleep!

Onto my card for today..using the new La La Land Crafts Stamps!

This is the lovely Marci, how cute is she? This one is called Fancy Marci and you will be pleased these cuties are now available in the UK! I kept the card very simple to show off the lovely stamp. The papers are by Papermania, coloured with copics and flowers are these!

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

Simon Says - Spring/Easter Colours

Papercrafting Journey - Ladies In Your Life

ABC Challenge - R for Ribbon

Scrappy Frog - Flowers & Lace

Supplies - La La Land Crafts Stamps, Papermania Papers, Copics, Prima Flowers, Pearls, Sizzix Swirl, Mini Message & Lace Ribbon

Little Claire on Create & Craft

Just a quick reminder to let you know that Little Claire have a new show on Create & Craft today at 11am! Steve will be showing all the new releases along with some popular favorites! Here are some more cards of the new stamp sets

I will be back later with a card hopefully!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Strawberry Mouse

What a lovely sunny day it is here, hope it is where you are today too!

I am having quite a busy day today so i will keep this short today.

Have you seen the new Stamposaurus Stamps? They have just laucnhed a fab lil collection called Let's Bake A Mice Cake and believe me they are soo cute!

Here is my card using Large Strawberry Mouse

I have used the beautiful K&Co Berry Sweet Papers, image is coloured with Copics and lots of lovely glitter. The punch is a Martha Stewart one and pearls/gems are by Prima.

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

Creative Inspirations - Punches or Dies

Crafts & Me Challenges - Glitter

Scrap Creations - Receipe;Ribbon, Pearls & Glitter

Supplies - Stamposaurus Stamp, K&Co Papers, Copics, Martha Stewart Punch, Glamour Dust, Roses, Pearls, Mini Message, Jewels & Ribbon.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Coffee & Chat

Over the weekend i was having 'one of those days', you know where nothing ever goes right and you end up getting frustrated and then it goes even more wrong!

So after my colouring disasters i decided to just go with a lotv cute square and it all came together a bit better and in a calmer manner lol!

I followed this weeks sketch at Sketch Saturday for the layout. The papers are an old Craftwork Cards Paper Pack that i have had for years. I thought it was about time i used some really! The flowers are Cherry Blossoms that i bought from the NEC. I kept it quite simple though :)

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

Supplies - Lotv Cute Square, Craftwork Cards Papers, Cherry Blossom Flowers, Sizzix Swirl, Adhesive Pearls & Mini Message

Little Claire on Create & Craft

Good Morning and what a horrible wintery day it is here!

I hope it is better wherever you are!

Little Claire are back on Create & Craft on Thursday at 11am with lots of lovely new stamps sets and today i am showing some sneak peaks of the new Spikey Flowers Stamp Set!

Supplies - Spikey Flower Set, Dovecraft Tea House Papers, Nestabilities, Copics, Kanban Sentiment, Card Candi, Elegant Card Blank & Glamour Dust

Supplies - Spikey Flower Set, Pink Petticoat Papers, Nestabilities, Mini Message, Card Candi, Copics, Glamour Dust & SU Ribbon

Monday, 4 April 2011

Cupcake Bunnies

I had forgotten to post this card until now.

This is a card i was commissioned to make for my friend next door for Mothers Day from her little boy so we thought something cute and pink would be ideal.

I have of course used another one of my new Lili Of The Valley stamps! I can't wait to go to the colouring masterclass at the end of May...a bday pressie to myself hehe!

I have used some freebie my minds eye papers i got from a magazine and the flowers are these gorgeous! I made it very glittery and girly so it really sparkles and shines!

Supplies -Lili Of The Valley, My Minds Eye Papers, Prima Flowers, Sizzix Swirl Die, Prima Pearls, Pearl Brads, Glamour Dust, Mei Flower Ribbon & Pearl Ribbon Slide, Copics & Mini Message

Blog Candy

Just a quick post to let you know that over at the MMCS Blog we are giving away some yummy blog candy to celebrate that we are going to be lauching our own weekly challenges very soon!

Hop on over to the Blog now as it's only open for a week!

I'll be back later on with a card :)

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mothers Day Mice

Happy Mothers Day everyone!

I can finally show you the card i made for Mothers Day for my Step Mum! Originally i was going to send her my fizzy moon card i made but then i made this and liked this even more so i sent this one. She also loves LOTV stamps so that's even better!

In real life this card looks even nicer, it's really glittery and sparkles, i can never seem to photograph them very well though!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Supplies - Lili Of The Valley Stamp, Dovecraft Tea House Papers, Prima Flowers, Copics, Sizzix Swirl Die, Pearls, Glamour Dust & Mini Message.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Little Claire Challenge 4

It's time for another challenge at Little Claire!

This week's challenge is Spring Celebrations!

This can be anything to do with spring - flowers, spring colours, easter etc.

Here is a piccy of this week's prize

Here is my card..

For this card i used Georgia Stamp. The papers are by First Edition, Flowers are Primas, the sentiment is by Lili Of The Valley and coloured of course with copics!

Make sure you head over to the Little Claire Blog to check out all the other DT's fabulous work!

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

The Rubber Cafe - Spring Flowers

Kaboodle Doodles - Spring Has Sprung

Creative Stamp Friends - Spring

Card Makin Mamas - Embellish It

Supplies - Little Claire Georgia Stamp, First Edition Papers, Prima Flowers, Glitter, Sizzix Swirl, Jewels & LOTV Sentiment Stamp.

Friday, 1 April 2011

TGF Release Day!

It's the 1st of April and that means it's release day!

We have the new Greeting Farm Releases in stock at MMCS

I have made this card using the new Wild Sprouts Daisy stamp

I have used one of the yummy new Fancy Pants Paper Pads, called It's The Little Things. The gorgeous big flower is this one, i am so loving those flowers as you can probably tell! The lovely pearls are these beauties and of course a tiny sentiment!

I did originally make this for sketch friday then afterwards realised the release is Friday so there would be a new challenge by then - oopsey!

I would like to enter this card intoo the following challenges...

By The Cute & Girly - Cute & Girly

Allsorts Challenge - For A Special Lady

Fussy & Fancy Challenge - Use a Zipper or Feathers (feathers on my flower)

Supplies - The Greeting Farm image, Fancy Pants Papers, Prima Flowers, Copics, Card Candi, Pearls & Mini Message.



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