Sunday, 29 May 2011

Pear Tree Designs Weekly Challenge # 51 'Sparkle'

Good morning, hope you have been enjoying your bank holiday, last one until August! I have been spending my weekend crafting with Georgia, Anyway, it's challenge time over at Pear Tree Designs . We are being sponsored this week by 'Robyn's Fetish Designs' and the Design Team have all been given little digi images to play with. I have used 'Cupcake Mouse'

On my card I have used :

Scallop White Card from Little Claire's

Pink Bazzill Cardstock

Papermania Paper

Woodware small round punch

SU Birthday Sentiment

Meiflower Ribbon

Craftwork Cards Card Candy

Coloured in with Promarkers & Cosmic Shimmer Glitter (if you can see it lol!)

Another busy day in the Green household today, gardening, crafting and some cooking later. Poor David, I have a long list of jobs for him to do while he is home, lol! Anway, enjoy your bank holiday and thanks for stopping by!




Saturday, 28 May 2011

Little Claire Designs Challenge # 8 'Shaped Cards'

Good morning, oooo it's another long weekend, am so looking forward to spending more time with my lovely girlies and hubs. Craftng and gardening will be on top of my agenda for this weekend, I should be saying that I hope the rain stays around, so that I can craft the weekend away lol! I am really enjoying playing with my new toy a 'Grand Calibur', just want to buy up all of the dies to go with it now, am getting one a month at the moment, and am getting quite a collection, am so glad I took the plunge and treated myself lol!

Anyway, it's challenge time again over at Little Claire's , this week, we want to see your 'Shaped Cards'. You can use any image, but any Little Claire ones would be very welcome and you get to have a blinkie too when you use one on your creations.

For my card, I have made a little Stepper card, am so loving these shapes at the moment. I have used a gorgeous little set that I recently treated myself to. It's called 'In The Garden', I love bird houses! We have got two sets of baby birds in our garden at the moment. They seem to be living in the large Christmas tree that is at the bottom of the garden. I have to keep checking on our Molly though, she has seen them too and we don't want little pressies turning up on the door mat!

Products used on my card : Brown Bazzill Cardstock, paper from 'Summer Breeze' 6x6 paper pad, punches from SU, Linen Thread from SU and have coloured in using Promarkers.


There is a great prize on offer again, two stamp sets and a lovely paper pad from Echo Park, its gorgeous! You have two weeks to enter, so hurry up and get playing with your shaped cards.

Have a wonderful bank holiday whatever you do,

Take care,



Thursday, 26 May 2011

New Stamps from Little Claire's

Good evening, hope you have had a lovely week so far, mine has been very busy. Have been making the most of the ME time, as the girls break up tommorrow for half term.

Here are some cards that I have made using the brand new gorgeous stamps, available now from Little Claire's

The first is called 'Good Things, Wheelbarrow', it comes with a great sentiment and is priced @ £4.50.

Products used to make the card : Go Kreate Die Set, Brown & Peach Bazzill Cardstock, Peach Check Paper, Papershaper Flower Punch, Kaisercraft Pearls and coloured in with Promarkers.

Here is a great little all-rounder stamp called 'Daisy Pitcher', priced @ £3.50.

Products used on the first card, Purple & Pink Bazzill, MS Lace Punch, Card Candy and Circle & Scallop Punch. Second, Pink Bazzill, Pink patterned paper, Scallop Nestie Die, Marianne Flower Die, Scallop & Circle MS Punches, Little Claire Circle Sentiments, card candy & coloured in with Promarkers.

Hope you are having a lovely week, mine has been very busy crafting and catching up with good friends.




Monday, 23 May 2011

Pear Tree Weekly Challenge # 50 'A Sketch'

Good evening, it's Challenge # 50 over at Pear Tree Designs and this week you have a great sketch to play with. I have twiddled with mine a little bit, but you can see the original on my card.

Our sponsor this week are :

Jenni has loads of lovely digital images and the DT have been lucky enough to play with her new set of six digital images, which can be seen on her website!

Our Prize :

Set of 6 x new digital images from her website

To make my card, I have used a large scallop and circle nestie dies, paper from Craft Creations, ribbon from Meiflower bling from stash. SU sentiment and silver card candy.

We had a lovely day out in Brighton yesterday, here is a lovely photo of Georgia and me by Brighton Pier, wow it sure was a blustery day! We visited the wonderful Sealife Centre, went on the glass bottom boat and ate chips on the pier, it was just wonderful!

Enjoy the rest of your evening,




Saturday, 21 May 2011

'I Want To Ride My Bicycle'! .....

Good afternoon, hope the sun is shining wherever you are today? It is glorious here again. We had a quick drive out in the country this morning, and am ready to do some crafting this afternoon.

Here is a card I have made using the wonderful cute now stamp set from Little Claires , which is the new 'May' Club Stamp set. It can be purchased at the LC shop now at the great price of £9.00. There are lots of little items in this stamp set that you can put in the basket, wine bottle, french stick and a bunch of flowers, just too cute and lots of fun!

I have made a little slider card and just had to have the little dog whizzing along, ears - a - flapping lol! I have used Bazzill Cardstock (as always), Craft Creations Green Gingham paper, Papershaper punched flowers and bling from stash and of course, two pennies for the slider.

Only have one daughter here for dinner this evening, so a lovely quiet evening awaits David and I tonight, may get to watch some films and enjoy a lovely bottle of wine!

Have a super evening and thanks for dropping by!



Thursday, 19 May 2011

Little Claire Stamp Sale

Just to let you crafty bargain hunters know, that this stamp is on special offer over at Little Claires . Normally £7.50 but reduced to £3.50, so hurry up and get ordering. This offer is only available until tommorrow afternoon (Friday) at 4pm or while stocks last!

It is such a lovely versatile little stamp set, I really loved using it. Pop on over and grab yourself this little cutie before it sells out!

Thanks for all of your lovely comments, am feeling much better today, so much so I managed a whole day of shopping & lunching with my lovely friend Jayne.




Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Little Claire Card Video's

Good evening, am still feeling poorly. I am still experiencing flu like symptions but am now suffering from hives and aches and pains, I am allergic to Birch Tree Pollen, so hey ho keep taking the Piriton me thinks lol! To take my mind of my frailing body, lol! I wanted to share some cards that I made recently that Little Claire have used to make some video's. Here below are three of them which are used. My hedgehog waterfall card will be uploaded later. If you would like to see how they are made pop on over via the link here : Little Claire's .

Firstly, this little stamp is 'Cat in a Box', I have decoupaged a couple of the boxes, coloured in with Promarkers and the inside/on backs of cards the sentiments are some of the fabulous new set of LC sentiments at the amazing price of £12.99.

Secondly, I love these little Westies, 'Bonnie Westies' is such a cute stamp. I have decoupaged the centre image, oooo he is soooo cute!

Loving these little ellies on my stepper card. Also love the colours together. These ellies are 'Elephants in Squares'.

All of these cute little inchie images are £7.50 from the website, the postage is only £1 for small parcels and £2 for larger ones. I will be uploading some more LC makes soon, swollen fingers permitting.

Am off to do a Baloo the bear and scratch my blotchy back on some furniture, lol! Oh my god do I itch! If you are suffering with hayfever and allergies, I really do sympathise.




Sunday, 15 May 2011

Pear Tree Designs Weekly Challenge # 48 - 'Stamp Something'

Good morning, another week has come and gone, wow they do go fast! I spent most of last week in bed with a bad cold, it really knocked me for six! Have lots of housework, shopping and work to catch up on, so mine will be a very busy one once the old head feels better!

Anyway, it's challenge time again over at Pear Tree Designs . The theme this week is 'Stamp Something', so no digi images this week, stamp up an old beloved stamp and get entering!

This week the prize is a goodby bag from our wonderful sponsor,

One Stop Crafts Link

You have until next Sunday 22nd to enter our challenge and please remember that we can only accept two entries per person, to make the challenge fair for everyone. Go dig out your fav stamps and get stamping ladies!

I have posted two cards today, both birthday cards made for two lovely ladies, Dee & Lisa and this little cat image is one of my fav's, isn't it just the cutest? It's a very neglected Penny Black one that my lovely friend gave me for Christmas, so it has been good to give it an airing. Along with lovely bright coloured cardstock, Pink, Lilac & Purple Bazzill, SU tag stamp & punch and silver card candy. The VW is a wonderful little Little Claire 'Daisy' image, SU ribbons and oval punches. I have coloured the little images in with Promarker pens and have added a bit of bling to the top of the little 'friends' tag. Hope you likey?

Enjoy your week, hope its a good one! Thanks for dropping by,




Friday, 13 May 2011

A Scrap-page, A Cold & Lots of Crafty Goodies!

Good evening, hope your Friday has gone well? I have spent mine in bed with a bad cold, great for looking through my craft magazines and catching up with some telly though. Sorry I havent been about much in the last week. I have had major pc problems and also work has kept me busy, the Biggin Hill show was such great fun and also chance to catch up with a few crafty friends.

Anyway to my page. I really loved making this, I was invited along to a class the other evening, but didnt manage to go. This is my take on my lovely friend Cary's class page. I love these stamps and the colours together are just fabulous! Photos to be added when I can find some small enough to fit the frames, I JUST LOVE THIS STAMP! Here is a close up of the tag. All products are from Stamping Up.

Whilst at Biggin Hill, I treated myself just a little bit lol! Yep, in fact I went a bit mad this time, not like me at all, I am normally pretty frugal. I have been thinking about treating myself to a Grand Calibur for a while now, the family keep on at me to go and buy it, but it is a considered purchase and with two school holiday trips to pay for, I have been a bit reluctant. Anyway, I gave in and it came home with me along with a die, some sweet little stamps and a huge amount of lovely ribbon & flowers. The only problem now is that I want to buy all of the big dies to go with the machine, lol!

You may see a little CoCo in the picture as well, she is very camera shy and I have to be very quick to catch her. She is ten months now and still hasn't ventured outside yet. I have tried to get her out of the back door, but she just runs inside again. I am quite happy to have her as a indoor puss, should she prefer it. I think she wants to play with the machine too lol!

Anyway, poor old David is busy painting one of the girls rooms, so had better go and get him some coffee. Am hoping to get some painting done too tommorrow, cold permitting! If you are suffering with this awful cold too, get well soon!

Nearly forgot, Happy Birthday to my friend Dee, what a day to have a birthday on lol! I do hope you have had a super day, see you next week.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for popping by!




Sunday, 1 May 2011

Pear Tree Designs Challenge # 47 'Free for All'

Good morning, firstly soz for the squiffy photo of my little Tatty Button card, I was in a bit of a hurry to catch the light yesterday when I took this, lol! David keeps nagging at me to treat myself to a photo tent, I may have to go buy one today.

Anyway, it's challenge time once again over at Pear Tree Designs and 'Free for All' this week. We are being sponsored this week by Donna and the prize on offer is : 'A Goody Bag of Crafting Bits'. So get making and you can enter the challenge twice, this makes it fair for everyone.

I am also going to enter my Tatty Button card into the following challenges :

Papercutz Challenge - 'Anything Goes'

I have used my wonderful new stamp called 'Tatty Button Sunflowers' that I picked up at Ali Pali recently. Isn't she just gorgeous? God it was so hard to choose just one of her, I loved all of the stamps on offer but I have loved colouring her in so much that, I will have to go buy a few more at the next show I attend.

I have coloured her in with Promarkers. My papers are from a paper pack called ' Up, Up & Away ', Martha Stewart Lacy Border Punch, Sentiment and 'Cake Crumb' cardstock from Stamping Up. Buttons and little ribbon bow from stash.

Have a wonderful bank holiday Monday, am spending mine in the garden, weather permitting and visiting friends today.

luv & hugs