....then it involves an artist


Well, you know how a few days back I complained about not being able to figure out how to make a card with a paperclip? Problem solved...for the time being. ;)

For Pixie Cottage and Crafty Ann...

Supplies: K&Company paper, Making Memories "Chloes Closet" paper, Making Memories "Vintage Findings" paperclip, twine, chipboard.

Not sure which photo take I like better...you tell me. ;)

Unfortunately, I'm not really satisfied (figures) - I just don't think it's very creative. Besides, I've got loads of just plain ol' colored paper clips, while I have a few decorative ones like this Making Memories one. If you think you've got a good idea, and wouldn't mind sharing for a chance to win some goodies, head over here.

My sister from Austria came home last night - she won't really show us that much though...we have to wait until Christmas. I'm not sure what I'd like better; getting surprised on Christmas, or sneaking into her bedroom to find out. But, no need to worry, I won't try to find out - I'm sure she's hidden them well. ;)

And now, after just finishing reading an link I found on Cathy A's blog, I would like to make a little shout-out here; check out Cards for Kids. I know that I've got loads of card lying around gathering dust, but the problem is, I take forever to mail things out. Seriously, I have packages lying on my desk that I can't even remember what's in 'em and what they're for! So I decided to contribute in a different way (for the time being); for another chance to win my blog candy...

make a card for one of the kids at Jennifer's blog. However, don't link a post with a card that you've already made a couple months or days ago. It must be dated after December 10th. It can be combined with other challenges, but the card/project/LO cannot be posted before the 10th. This is meant to increase the cards sent over to them. For example, you link up a card you made a month ago; that's not really helping the purpose of getting more cards sent out to them, thus the rule. I hope you understand. :)

Anyways, thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments - I really do appreciate the time and thought you gals put into them. :)


  1. I have to say, I like what you've done here Clare and the quotation is excellent. I will give your paperclips some thought though and if I can come up with anything will pop back. Thank your for entering your lovely card into Crafty Ann's, hope to see you again for the next one. :-)
    Ann x

  2. Fabulous work! Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann's challenge

  3. Lovely! Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

  4. This is brilliant. Plenty of texture here. Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann's chaallenge.
    Beryl xx

  5. Love your card with the paperclip! Great quote!

  6. A very unique take on the sketch. Great job! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and hope to see you again!! Good Luck!!


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