Friday, February 25, 2011

All green

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by the talented Elisa if I would like to join her design team for I am very proud of this as I am not into stamps or colouring. I have done some in the past but it does not come natural to me. Until I discovered Photoshop, I'm still learning......
Here is my first DT card made with Elisa's beautiful "Shamrock Fairy" which you can buy at

I coloured her in with Photoshop,then used the 8cm punch to cut the image out (it fits perfect in the beaded circles from spellbinders) Ribbon and beads from my box
Base card from Craft Creations
Green card from DCWV, the glitterstack
Spellbinders beaded circles.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Week 7 at    and Sakia wants to see "Chocolate". This card is dedicated to a friend who makes "Handmade Chocolates", so Deenie here's to you. I can only make them in card, but they look good.

Base card, brown card, cream card and ribbon on the side from Craft Creations.
Red card, red beads and patterned card from stash.
Red organza ribbon comes from a shop in Singapore
The red heart is embossed with Cuttlebug folder "Hearts"
The chocolates are embossed with bits of various embossing folders and topped with Stickles
Sentiment is computer generated
Heart and chocolates cut with Pazzles
Background oval cut with  Spellbinders beaded ovals

Claire xxx

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

*************************************That's Amore

Week 6 at and Amore is the theme, it need to relate to a film or song. I'm not very good at this sort of thing but I made a Valentine for my DH, very simple and clean, based on the song "Wild Thing" so here it is , a little late but I've had a lot of work this week.

The heart is cut with Pazzles, then embossed with part of the sizzix baby folder. The sentiment and music are computer generated.The music image is a piece of clipart but I cannot remember which site I got it from so thank you unknown artist, I love it.

Claire xxx

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Week 5 at and it's hearts. I made this card a couple of weeks ago with the little owls from Nicky. The first time I saw them they came free with a magazine, since them I've bought them as these images are my favourites.

No Pazzles for this card, just Fiskars punch for the border and Spellbinders beaded circles as a mount for the owls and the sentiment. The hearts are done with a punch as well. all the paper and card used are from scraps in my box, so is the ribbon.

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

***********************A special birthday

Celebration at challenge week 4
This card was made for my friend next door, it was her 40th and she had a great party to celebrate the occasion. An idea about a special card was lodged in my head, it was simple enough thinking about it, but the actual making was a different story. It took ages of messing around but the result was worth it. It was a one and only creation as other names don't lend themselves so well to duplicating and mirroring. There again I have an idea to a similar but easier solution.......hmmmmm

I used 12x12 white Basill card for the base and lots of different papers from various stacks.Ribbon, flowers butterflies and gems from my box, sentiment computer generated and the actual card was designed and cut with Pazzles.