Friday, 9 July 2010

Magazine magic & Monthly Meal

I was so pleased when I popped into WH Smith's today as my cards are on the front of 2 magazines - Quick Cards made Easy, issue 76 (the main image - if you go on the web site now you can have a sneak peak of the article) and Papercraft Essentials issue 56 (Designer DIY)

So now I can share some of the cards with you and first up is a cupcake card which I'm entering into this weeks challenge at:
CRAFT Challenge - cakes/ice cream
The whole card is made using the Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats embossing board.  I love the fact that you can make shaped cards on it and decorate them too.

These next two cards were made for the article about making your own backgrounds.  I loved this article and all the different techniques I used, I love my brayer and my big and juicy ink pads.
This card is for:
Daring Cardmakers - silhouettes
The background was made using a brayer, ink pad and a cuttlebug embossing folder.

The background on this card mas simple made with a brayer and one of my big & juicy ink pads.  The horse stamp is from Lavinia stamps and I'm putting it forward for the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Animal Fun
Creative inspirations - on the move

As Steve is back from Bristol and there is no food in the house we decided to go out for dinner and our monthly meal out.  We decided to go to the The Red Lion at High Lane.  I'd been there with friends in June and it was so good I knew Steve would love it.
This is the best way I know to start the weekend, a lovely cold glass of Prosseco:

Steve with his starter of a homemade fishcake, I had a goats cheese salad with pine nuts and olives - yum.

For main I had pan friend have with crushed potatoes with crayfish and prawn butter sauce, whilst Steve went with the Steak.

We couldn't manage pudding but that didn't stop me smiling.

I'm so glad it's the weekend even though I have lots to do, including another magazine article - let's get out the gold leaf!
Whatever you're up to this weekend.  Have a good one.


Anne said...

Congratulations Claire fabulous cards

rozzy said...

congrats on being on the front cover of the mag.. what a lovely feeling that must be.
Thanks for playing along at the Crafty Pad this week with such a fab card.
Hugs rozzy xx

Suzi said...

Congrats on a wonderful achievement. Thank you for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad.
Suzi x

Lucy said...

Yay! How cool to see your stuff on the front of a mag...congratulations :D
L xx

Kathy said...


Your cards are lovely - especially the one you made for us at The Daring Cardmakers, of course!

Cinna said...

Congrats Claire - soooo well deserved!! I love your cards!

Hugs from Sweden!

Eiglas said...

Congrats Claire - fab news!
Equally fab card! Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

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