Saturday, 30 April 2011

Little Claire's Challenge # 6 ' Lisa's Sketch'

Good afternoon, hope you have been enjoying your bank holiday weekend? Have been shoe shopping with my youngest today, she has the same size feet as me now which makes it rather expensive lol! Good old Clark's had a pair to fit her extra wide feet, so I can now relax and enjoy the weekend.

It's challenge time again over at Little Claire's Challenge Blog . The lovely Lisa has come up with a fabulous sketch to follow, here below. There is another gorgeous prize to be won. To enter, just get creative! You don't have to use a Little Claire image, but if you have any stashed away, dust them off and get stamping! Please following the following rules when entering :

You DO NOT need to use a Little Claire stamp to qualify for the prize draw
However, only those using Little Claire stamps will qualify for a Top 3 badge
You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES and you may combine with other challenges
You must follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only
Please provide a link to our blog in your post
Please leave a link to your actual card, not just to your blog
The challenge will close at 2pm on Fri 14th May

I have used the cute little image 'On Your Wedding Day' which is quite apt considering the big event yesterday. I have coloured in using Promarkers, stuck onto a Pointy Frame Nestibility die. MS punched hearts and border punches, Papermania paper pack, Craftwork cards sentiment, black & cream pearls from Do Crafts.

Am just catching the last half an hour of the 'Caspian' dvd that the girls are watching then back to the craftroom to make some more cards.

Have a lovely bank holiday!




Friday, 29 April 2011

Congrats to Will & Kate

Congratulations to William & Katherine, what a wonderful wedding! Prince William looked so handsome and Katherine was absolutely gorgeous. I especially loved the chief bridesmaids dress, wow what a stunner she is too! Didn't love some of the awful hats or 'fascinators', you could probably pick up a satellite challenel or two from them, I do hope they kept their receipts, meow! I am a big hat lover so when my lovely girls get ready, I definately know what not to wear lol!

Anyway here is a photo of my gorgeous daughters complete with their Royal Wedding t-shirts! We have had a lovely lunch here and am off now to make some cards before our barbecue later.

Have a wonderful afternoon, hope you enjoyed the wedding too!




Monday, 25 April 2011

Pear Tree Designs Challenge # 46 'Colourful'

Good afternoon and Happy Easter Monday to all! Long time no blog for me, have been very busy with my girlies and having lots of family over. Also it was my daughter Amy's 20th birthday, so I do have an excuse for not being a good blogger, have been partying far too much lol! So sorry if I haven't been over to see your blogs, I will have an evening of blog hopping tonight to catch up.

Anyway, have some lovely news to share. I have been asked to re-join the Design Team over at Pear Tree Designs and I am so glad to be back amounst the girls, who are all so lovely and talented, do pop on over to see their DT work.

Their challenge this week has the theme of 'Colourful' and as you can see from my card, I have gone a bit mad lol! I will blame the sunshine and sea air, as the family have been down the coast alot enjoying the beach. This week we are being sponsored by Robyns Fetish and have been given some lovely images to play with. I love this little teapot which immediately started me off singing 'I'm a little teaport', yep I know the sun had got to me lol!

I have made this little easel card using a Pointy Nestie shape, SU sentiment, flowers from Prima, MS punch and papers from my 'Up, up and Away' paper pack. Coloured in with Promarkers and bling stones from Hobbyhouse.

This week we would like you all to produce a card/project which is very colourful! You can create what you like, but as long as we can see that it is colourful and not dark! We don't want to see any dark colours, like black, dark blue,browns or purples!

They will be offering our challenge winner a choice of 5 x digital images of their choice or 4 x digital images and 1 x digital paper pack!

Please follow the rules and only submit a max of 2 entries, anyone trying to enter more than twice will be disqualified from the challenge. We will be monitoring, this makes it fairer for everyone entering - thanks!

Right, my craft desk is calling am off to play with some new card shapes, oooo can't wait! Georgia back to school tommorrow and Jess on Wednesday, so am hoping to get lots of work done this week, have a big project on the go and need some ME time to finish it.

Have a lovely evening and thanks for dropping by!




Saturday, 16 April 2011

Little Claire Challenge # 5 'Animals'

Good afternoon, hope you have been enjoying this lovely weather and have all got your barbecue's out of storage and all fired up lol!

There is a new challenge today over at the Little Claire's Challenge Blog . It's week five and the theme is 'Animals'. You don't have to use a Little Claire image, but if you do have any, dust them off, get stamping and share your cards with us. There is another wonderful prize to win, so hurry and get entering. I haven't made a card this time, but wanted to show you my Easter flower pot that I made for a lovely little girl called Lydia. It is using some of the Little Claire animal images, so it does fit the criteria. I have used the following : Wicker basket, yellow tissue paper and pipecleaners from Hobbycraft. Scallop Nestie from Spellbinders and lovely spring papers also from Little Claires. Images coloured in using Promarkerss and I have added some coloured stones on each image.

David is doing tea this evening, so I can put my feet up! Enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping by




Friday, 15 April 2011

Photo Cards & Frame Makes

Good evening, sorry not posted for a while, the girls have broken up for Easter hols and we have been out and about this week, meeting up with friends and looking after our new baby guinea pigs, Scruffy & Sooty are rescue piggies and are about a year old, I will upload a photo over the weekend, when I can catch them lol!

Here are some photo cards and a gorgeous frame that I made at my SU class this week, thanks to all of the lovely ladies that came along and to Cary for coming to do the class. Have popped in a photo of my lovely Mum on the middle one. The designs are by my friend Cary and although I have tweeked the colours and layout, I cannot take the credit away from her. Don't you just love these colours together?

Am off to finish off a lovely bottle of wine that I started last night for David's birthday yesterday. Have been crafting with friends all day, so am now very chilled out. Enjoy your evening and weekend!




Thursday, 7 April 2011

Little Claire on Create & Craft

Good afternoon, its wonderfully sunny here again today, am loving this weather, great to get the washing on the line and see the flowers bloom! I have just got back from my lovely friend Jayne's, thanks to her for coffee and cakes today. Steve from Little Claire's was on Create & Craft again this morning, with four wonderful new stamp sets, they went down very well with the customers. The show was very entertaining, Leonie is such a lovely lady! Well done to Steve, for carrying on even with toothache! Here are my four cards that Steve demoed. The first one using the new 'Spikey Flower Set' wasn't shown as they ran out of time.

Spikey Flower Set

Time for A Hug Owl Set

Little Claire's Bistro Set

Little Claire's Florist Shop

If you want to purchase these lovely sets, whizz on over via the link, postage only £1! Off to finish my samples as am off to Ali Pali for the weekend, if your going, do pop by the stand and say Hi!

Have a lovely weekend and thank for stopping by and any comments left!



Monday, 4 April 2011

Less Is More Challenge # 9 - 'A Touch of Red'

Good evening, I have been wanting to enter this challenge for a couple of weeks now, but have just not managed to find the time, so I had a few minutes this evening and have completed my card, yippee!! I really love 'less is more' cards, so this challenge is right up my street.

The theme this week over at Less is More is 'A Touch of Red'. I have used the following items on my little easel card : Red Swiss Dot Bazzill Cardstock, My Mind's Eye 'Lush - Red Circles' Paper, MS Border Punch, Little Claire Flourish Stamp, SU Sentiment stamp and SU red inkpad.

I also am entering my card into the

The Creative Cottage Challenge # 36 - White/Blank Space Theme

Just a short post this evening, am busy getting ready for Ali Pali this weekend, am sooooo excited!!! Off to play and watch Law & Order and chase Georgia into bed, enjoy your evening!


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mum's Day! / Little Claire New Release Stamps

Happy Mum's Day to all of you Mum's out there, isn't it wonderful being a Mum? I cannot think of anything more rewarding, or fun and sometimes frustrating (lol), I have been truely blessed with three such gorgeous girls, who are kind, sensitive and intelligent (yep they got that from David!). Thank you for being my girlie's, I loved my breakfast in bed and my pressies were so lovely - I have been very spoilt today, but sorry, I won't be cooking or doing the washing up today, so there lol!

Here is a lovely old picture of my dear Mum, Happy Mum's Day Mum! who is no longer with me. She lived such a full and colourful life, she was full of vivacity and fun, I miss her every day and very much. To all you daughters out there, please appreciate your Mums by spoiling them today, they deserve it!

Finally, I wanted to share a little card I made using the new 'The Right Time' Owl set from The Little Claire Shop , these cute little stamps are available to purchase now at £8.00, postage is only £1 on small items, £2 on larger packets. The wonderful Steve will be on Create & Craft again on Thursday 7th @ 11am showcasing these and three other brand new gorgeous stamp sets. Do tune in, he is such a hoot and such a charmer with those lady presenters, lol! He will probably punch me now for saying that lol!

Enjoy being spoilt today!

Thanks for dropping by.

Heidi xxx

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Little Claire Challenge # 4 'Spring Celebrations'

Good morning, hope you are well and haven't had this flu like virus that is sweeping through Sussex. My poor Georgia has been really suffering with it this week, she rarely takes time off of school but has been off since Tuesday. Today she is feeling much better as she is now on anti-biotics for an ear infection which came with the virus. She is also back to arguing with me, so I know that she is better lol!

Can't believe that we are already on Challenge # 4 over at Little Claire Blog . 'Spring Celebrations' is our theme, so time to get your lovely spring papers and stamps out of the draw.

The prize on offer this times is :

New Owl Stampset, Papers and embellishments and project sheets


• You DO NOT need to use a Little Claire stamp to qualify for the prize draw • However, only those using Little Claire stamps will qualify for a Top 3 badge • You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES and you may combine with other challenges • You must follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only • Please provide a link to our blog in your post • Please leave a link to your actual card, not just to your blog • The challenge will close at 2pm on Fri 15th April


I have used the wonderful Little Claire 'Geranium' stamp, Pink & Lime Card, SU Border, Oval & Scallop Punches and Ribbon, MS Butterfly Punch, Craftwork Cards Sentiments and lots of bling.

Lastly, I wanted to share a wonderful photo of our CoCo, as I haven't put one on here in a while. As you can see, she is now fully grown but still quite a small puss. She is sitting here enjoying the lovely sunshine we had here yesterday, I know I am biased, but isn't she gorgeous!

Have lots of cards to make today, housework is all done, so time to relax!

Enjoy Mother's Day all you mums out there, if like myself, your mum is no longer with you, am sending you extra big hugs for tommorrow. I have made my card for her, like I always do and will be buying her some tulips which I know she loved so much.