Sunday, 25 August 2013

Oldies birthday and For a Child!

Morning friends! Beware, this will be a bit of a long post, as I have DT creations for Eclectic Ellapu and Dream Valley Challenges to show you!

This week has been rather busy, which has been lovely! Last Sunday Nadine and I went to London to see Dirty Dancing, which was absolutely fantastic! We also had lunch and cocktails at Jamie Oliver's Diner in Piccadilly, so we thoroughly spoilt ourselves!! Graham has been on leave this past week, and is also off next week, so we have been pottering around the house. We went to Stamford on Friday and had a look around all the quirky little shops and the market, and then had lunch out.

Yesterday I went to Sir Stampalot in Peterborough for a demo by the very talented Clare Rowlands, the creator of Molly Blooms! It was a very informative couple of hours, and my head is spinning a bit with some lovely ideas!!

Right, on to today! My first card is for Eclectic Ellapu, and this week our theme is Oldies Birthday! This card is for my brother-in-law who turns 50 on Tuesday!

What I have used:
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Charm - Hobby House

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Lili's Little Fairies - It's all about the boys
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes
CAS(e) this sketch - Sketch #42
Divas by Design - Use some twine

My next card is for Dream Valley Challenges, and this time our theme is For a Child! I chose to do a baby card, and this one is going to one of the teachers from school who was blessed with her second little girl this past week...

What I have used:
Image and sentiments - Lili of the Valley
Rose - Marianne Creatables
Fern - Magnolia DooHickeys
Leaf - Joy Crafts
Brads - Hobby House
Ribbon - from stash

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
A Die for a Sketch - Challenge #15
Sister Act - Challenge 21
Aud Sentiments - Anything but a birthday card
Crafty Ribbons - Challenge 58
Crafty Creations - Shabby Chic

Thank you for taking the time to have a look, and please remember to pop over to have a look and see what the DT members on both teams have come up with, and of course link your creations to the challenges!

Love and light
Claire xx


Sandie said...

Your "Oldies" card is fantastic...loving the fishy backing paper...perfect for the oldie.

Sandie xx

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous your take on the Seize the Sketch challenge!

OttawaMom said...

Both cards are lovely! You've created a fabulous masculine birthday card. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Billie A said...

Cute baby card. Great colors and image. Thanks for joining us this at Aud Sentiments for your anything but a birthday card challenge.

lostinpaper said...

Your cards are so beautiful!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

scrapadinne said...

Gorgeous creations! :) I LOVE the two images/stamps, and how you've made them so different.
Thanks for joining us at CCC this week! :)


Eithne said...

Beautiful cards, I love the colour combo on both your cards. :)

Janice said...

These are both such lovely cards. Must comment more on the first though as that's the one I'm here to see! Great design and lovely papers - a super male card, perfect for our current challenge at Diva's, Jx

Fleur said...

I love these cards Claire, It was lovely chatting to you too
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Nancy said...

So adorable! You did a great job with our sketch! Thanks for joining us at A Die for a Sketch! :o)

Marilyn said...

Both of these cards are great and I love all the pinks on the baby one.
Thanks for joining us at A Die For A Sketch and hope to see you next time as well.

May said...

WOW...Two wonderful cards..I can't choose a favorite as they both are Fabulous....Hugs May x x x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

Lesley said...

Great cards and love that fish paper!!! Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!

cebelica said...

These are both very beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Jodene said...

I loved both of your cards! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Claire, love them!

Warm hugs

Sonia Kertznus said...

Both cards are wonderful! Very pretty! Thanks for joining Sister Act Card Challenge...HUGS...SK :)

chanya13 said...

Beautiful and sweet card!!! Love image and pink colours. Thanks for joining us at A Die for A Sketch, hugs Agnieszka

Lou said...

Hi! sounds like you had a really lovely time :)
Love Stamford and those little shops especially the tea and cake ones.
Your cards are really lovely,fantastic mans card Claire and the very sweet **baby one too.
hugs Lou.xx

PapierGirl said...

Love the fish paper - thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch! :)

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

Hi Amie
Your "Oldie" card is brilliant loving the backing paper.
So sorry I am just getting around to commenting on your card, last week vanished in a blink of an eye.
Kelly- EE Teamie

joolaa said...

Both cards are lovely! :)) hugs :)