Wednesday, 20 April 2011


Hello everyone, another week another challenge.  After doing a 14 mile walk on Sunday of the Yorkshire Wolds it was nice to settle down over thesee last few days and do some crafting. Looking at the Little Claire challenge I saw the theme was animals and put my thinking cap on in order to get my entries together.  I needed cards for some birthdays and also a new arrival and I finally came up with the cards below.

For this I used the Little Claire" Lots of Fun" elephant stamp which I stamped onto a Nellies Die and coloured with pro markers.  I then matted it onto card embossed with a clutterbug folder design, which just seems to come in handy so many times.

This time I used another Nellies Die and stamped using Little Claires Big Hugs stamp again coloured with Pro Markers.

Earlier in the week I had received the new Little Claire club stamp "The Right Time" which was of my favourite animal the owl.  I have used all the elements I received in the pack and put my own design together. 

I hope you like my cards.  Happy crafting everyone  Denise  x

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Spring Celebration - Double Easel

Another card for the Little Claire challenge.  Double easel card with my favourite flower the poppy.

Papers and poppy pictures from my stash were then matted and layerd onto contrasting card, again from my stash.  Gemmed flora doodles coloured with pro markers to match.

Hope you like it

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Spring challenge

I woke up this morning bright and early and remebered I had the day to myself.  One of my daughter's took me out yesterday to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as my mother's day treat, my other daughter lives quite a distance away and hubby is at the golf course.

So what did I do with all this time on my hands - baked a cake (carrot) and after looking at Little Claire's new challenge I decided I would spend some time in my craft room to come up with my idea for a spring card. 

I decided I would do a side easel card.  I had just purchased some new nestabilities so I would also incorperate that.  I stamped my image and coloured with pro markers.  I matted and layered the image on some card from my stash embossing one of them with a clutterbug embossing folder.  I then embellished with gems, card candy and gemmed flora doodles (which I also coloured with pro-markers).  For the inside of the card I used some paper from the Quite Contrary/My Minds Eye stack.

I hope you like my card