Friday, 25 March 2011

Little Claire March Class

Here are a couple of photos of my class held last night, ten lovely ladies came to play and we had a wonderful time! We made three cards using Little Claire's lovely little stamps. Thanks to you all and my lovely friend Karen who helped keep them all under control, lol! Am so looking forward to the next class, next month. Here are the cards we made, using the following stamps:

LC Flowerhead Stamp

LC 'Georgia' Stamp

LC Dandelion Elephant Stamp

All stamps, papers and Promarkers can be purchased from the Little Claire Shop

Have a lovely weekend, thanks for stopping on by!



Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Good morning from a lovely sunny and warm Sussex! The weather is glorious again here today so I am going to spend the day in my craft room where it is full of the yellow stuff.

It's Wednesday, so that means its time to share your crafty desks, new purchases and creations. To join in, pop on over to Julia @ Stamping Ground , leave your link and we can pop on over to see you. I didn't manage to get around to everyone, but I had a good go and thanks to all that left me lots of messages, I really appreciate them lol!

My desk has temporarily moved to the dining room table. I have spread myself out as I have lots of commissions and work to get done. Anyway on my mat today is : six new Pampered Pet stamps from Docrafts, I got six for the price of four. They are so cute, can't wait to ink them up! My fav has to be the one of the cat with the handbag, so me - cats & handbags! Also some lovely Kelly Panicci sentiment stamps that my lovely friend Kerry sent me, my over full small tote and a box of Little Claire stamps that I am using to make samples up for Ali Pali. Am so looking forward to going, am going to meet up with lots of my blogging buddies, I can't wait!

Breakfast, school run and crafting awaits. Have a lovely day enjoying that sunshine!




Sunday, 20 March 2011

One I Forgot!

Good afternoon, what a wondeful sunny day it has been here today. We had a wonderful walk in our local park, feeding the ducks and generally getting some fresh air. My back has again been giving me some trouble, so am hoping it has helped stretch it, if not it's a day in bed for me tommorrow, lol!

Anyway, I was just deleting loads of duplicate photos and came across this little card that I made whilst demoing in Birmingham. It is using the lovely Little Claire cat image, which I have glossy accented over the cats. The card is a three-fold one and am sorry about the photo, it was taken at speed as we were ready to close the stand for the day. The papers are My Mind's Eye, MS Snowflake punch and Paw Print EK Success punch, card candy and Hero Arts Sentiment.

Right, have to cook tea for the family, iron the school uniform (back permitting) and catch up with some commission cards that I have been asked to make. Enjoy your evening!

love & hugs

Heidi xx

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


Good morning, Wednesday again so time to share your crafty desks, stash & makes. Pop on over to Julia's Blog - Stamping Ground to join in the fun.

Grab yourself a coffee/tea and take a seat as I have just a few photos to share with you. On my desk today are some recent purchases I have treated myself too. Two new packs of Promarkers (reduced at Hobbycraft - get yours quick!), My Mind's Eye GORGEOUS papers, love them and am definately addicted, have to buy them all up!, LOTV little mice, cats and sentiment stamps. Also some Aquamarkers which I still need to have a play with, brought them at The Brighton Show, but not got them out of the box yet. Nearly forgot the beautiful Sizzex Butterfly Embossing Folder, can't wait to play with that too!

I wanted to share my album that I recently made at a SU Class held by my lovely friend Cary (wish you would get a blog missus!!!). Love the stamps, love the papers, love the colours, just LOVE it! All products available from Stamping Up if you really NEED them, lol!

Have a poorly David home again today, so am off to take good care of him, well keep him in coffee and biscuits lol!

Have a lovely day and am looking forward to seeing What's On Your Workdesks later.




Sunday, 13 March 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge # 142 - 'Green'

Good evening, hope you have had a lovely Sunday? Mine has been very busy, shopping, cooking and some crafting and I even found time to make this card to enter into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge . This challenge has to be my favourite and I have really missed taking part. Will make sure I enter each week now, lol!

It is my wedding anniversary tommorrow, David and I have been married for nineteen years, I really don't know where the time has gone! My man is such a lovely one, he encourages me to craft and treats me regularly, he never moans when I buy new bits and always takes an interest in whatever I make, I am a lucky lady to have him!

My card Recipe is as follows : My camera has been playing up big time this week, I thought it just needed a new lead but it won't let me crop it, so my photo isn't the best, so I do apologise for the photo. Anyway, am really pleased how this little side-easel turned out. I have used - Penny Black 'Owl Be There' Stamp, Green Swiss Dot Bazzill, My Mind's Eye Paper, MS Heart Punch, QK Heart Die, SU Scallop & Oval Punches and Kaisercraft Stones.

Also, it would have been my Mum's 84th birthday tommorrow, so will be thinking of her and raising my glass tommorrow evening.

Have a lovely week!




Friday, 11 March 2011

Little Claire's First Crafting Day

Good afternoon, it's been a while since I blogged last, this week has just flown by! I wanted to spread the word that Little Claire are holding their first crafting event at The Holiday Inn in Chester on Saturday 18th June 2011.

It's a whole day of making the most amazing cards with the Little Claire team! Everything is provided to give you the best time - you will be guided step-by-step to make your own gorgeous Little Claire cards, and you will be the first to use AND KEEP two NEW Little Claire stamp sets, never seen until the day. All materials (more stamps, lovely ribbons, stickers, sentiments, papers etc) are included and Gill & Steve will be there to look after you and will provide food & drink throughout the day together with a buffet lunch.

Classes will run from 9am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm. The Little Claire day will be held at the Holiday Inn, Chester on Saturday 18th June and places are limited to just 40. The day costs £100 which is fully inclusive of all materials, two NEW Little Claire stamp sets, food & drink and lots & lots of ideas and inspiration peppered with a smattering of fun! A £50 deposit is payable at time of booking and £50 to be paid by 31 May. Club members will receive 10% discount from cost. If you would like to stay over the night before a room can ben booked for you using a B&B. To book onto this amazing day, please call us: 0844 800 4376 or email and this will secure your place.

Here is one of my three cards that were featured on Create & Craft last week when Steve was on the show. It is using the fabby new 'Room With A View' - Beachhuts stamp set, which can be purchased via the shop.

Off to make some cards and enjoy this wonderful sunshine, have a lovely afternoon!




Sunday, 6 March 2011

Messing About On The River!

Good evening, hope your Sunday has been fun? Here are some cards I have made using the fabulous new stamp set from Little Claire's . It's called 'Messing about on the River' and it is such a beautiful set. You can pop on over now via the link and buy it for £8.00.

My cards were made using Pink and Green Bazzill Cardstock, Doodlebug Spring Papaers, Papershaper Flower Punch, MS Butterfly Punch, LC Sentiment Stamp. Pink ribbon, eyelets and bling from stash.

Off to watch 'South Riding' which has had me hooked for the last couple of weeks, love a good old fashioned period romance lol!

Thanks for stopping by,




Saturday, 5 March 2011

Little Claire's Challenge # 2 - 'Flowers'

Happy Saturday to you, I have been busy tidying my craft room today so hence this is why I am posting this now. It's challenge time over at Little Claire's and wow what a lot of entries we had for Challenge # 1, - 500 to be precise!, thanks so much who took part, I think thats nearly everyone in blogland, lol! Well this time, we want to see some flowers on your entries. If you have one of the wonderful LC flowers stamps then please use this on your creations. Don't worry if not, we will still pop on over and comment on yours.

To my card, well I am loving this Little Claire 'Flowerhead' stamp, cannot stop using it. I have decoupaged it twice, on some wonderful purple gingham paper also from Little Claire, Purple & Lilac cardstock, Scallop Square Die, SU little tag stamps & punch, MS butterflies and some bling from my bling-bling box!

Do pop on over to see the other DT's fabby makes. You have two weeks to enter our challenge and win our fabby candy, I have some of the papers and they are wonderful.

The craft room awaits and it won't sort itself, enjoy your evening,




Thursday, 3 March 2011

GDT for Moving Along With The Times Challenge # 88 - 'Anniversary Card'

Good evening, here is my GDT card for the 'Anniversary' themed challenge over at Moving Along With The Times . Hazel is hosting the challenge this week and the Design Team have come up with some stunning creations.

The challenge is being sponsored this week by :

and they are offering a $10.00 voucher as the prize. I do hope you can join in the fun!

Here is a wonderful photo taken last night of Georgia blowing out her candles. Thanks so much to everyone that sent her cards, gifts and good wishes, she had a wonderful day and we enjoyed a lovely family meal together! We got the fantastic news today, that she got her place at the secondary school of choice, so we are celebrating this evening. I do hope if your child is off to secondary in September, that you got the school you wanted.

My little stepper card was made using Black Bazzill Smoothie, Grey & Red Bazzill Cardstock, Little Sparkler image, MS Heart Punches, SU sentiment. I have highlighted the little image with a Grey Promarker and have added Cosmic Shimmer to the sparkler.

Have a lovely evening, am off to crack open a bottle of wine to celebrate our good news today!




Wednesday, 2 March 2011

WOYWW and Happy Birthday!!!

Good afternoon, yep I sure am a bit late with this post today. Anyway, better late than never! Here is my WOYWW desk which if you want to join in, you can pop on over via the lovely Julia to take part.

My desk is soooo messy, so much to list today, I just havent had the chance to tidy it since the weekend, was busy at 'Make It' and every day this week has been filled catching up with friends and housework. You can see some of my recent purchases there, hiding on my desk. Some new nesties, flowers, wonderful Kaisercraft papers and some stamps from Little Claires & LOTV.

It is my gorgeous Georgia's 11th birthday today and here is the card I made her. I have used the Little Claire 'Georgia' stamp on a side-easel. SU punches and Sentiments, MS Large Heart and coloured in with Promarkers.

Thanks to the lovely Tina who has purchased my Copics, I know they are going to a loving home, lol!

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon, the family are off out to eat this evening and a few glasses of wine may pass my lips, hic!

Thanks for stopping by!