Saturday, 25 June 2011

LOTV Thursday Challenge # 102 - 'Sketch'

Good evening, second post from me today. Have been playing with my lovely Aquamarkers that I purchased back in February, yes I know its been a long time coming and they needed to be played with, I really love them and what a great combination, new LOTV images and Aquamarkers - heaven!

I have followed a great sketch from Donalda over at the Lili Of The Valley and I thought it was about time I entered one of their challenges, it has been far too long since I did. I treated myself to three of their many new gorgeous images recently, I just loved this little one girl with her bear.

Anyway, on my card, I have used some gorgeous My Mind's Eye 'Stella Rose' papers, an old QK die, MS Lacy Border, heart and Flower punches. Dragonfly embellie from stash, Craftwork Cards sentiment and Kaisercraft pearls. Coloured in with Aquamarkers and edged with Antique Linen, Distress Ink.

Off to have fish and chips for tea, and strawberries & ice cream for pud, yum! Have a lovely evening!




Little Claire Challenge # 10 'Pink & Brown'

Good morning from a very wet and soggy Crawley! It's so lovely in my garden though, all of the water starved plants are drinking up all the rain drops, and it's nice that its not so hot and sticky now. My buddlea bushes are in full bloom, so the butterflies will be arriving shortly!

Anyway, Challenge time again over at Little Claire's . This week we have the theme of 'Pink & Brown', such beautiful colours together! We have a lovely prize, as you can see in the photo below, love those Echo Park papers, they are so lush! Also, a LC stamp called 'Floral Border', you get four sheets of Craftwork Card push-out sentiments, gorgeous roses and some assorted ribbons.

To my card, I have made another of the wondeful stepper cards in Brown & Pink cardstock from Stamping Up. Have used the lovely little "Blissful' LC stamp, my SU border punch, Top Note Die and sentiment stamp. I have coloured her in with distress inks, Tattered Rose & Brushed Corderoy and have added some Kaisercraft pearls.

You have until Friday 8th July to enter our challenge,please follow the rules as stated. Looking forward to popping over your blogs and seeing what you have made.

Am loft sorting today, have so many clothes going back to the 1980's, think its time for a big clearout, lol!

Enjoy your Saturday !



Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bring out the brollies!

Good afternoon, omg I am so fed up with this autumnal weather! Got wet twice again today and I am sure the heavens will open again when I go to get Georgia later from school.

Anyway, I wanted to share some cards that I made for Little Claire's recently. The first stamp set is quite apt for today, it's called 'Selection Box', included in this set is a lady with a raincoat, an umbrella, little dog, lead and a cat. It's a great little set, lots to mix and match. The second being 'Made for Men', another versatile set. On both cards, I have added some glossy accents, to accentuate the rain and on the wine bottle and glass.

Keep dry and lets hope the rain doesn't stop play at Wimbledon again today!




Monday, 20 June 2011

Pear Tree Weekly Challenge # 54 - ' Sketch'

Good afternoon, Monday again already! Hope you all had fabulous Father's Day? My dad is no longer with me unfortunately, but we had a lovely day spoiling David and even managed to get to the beach for a quick picnic in the rain & wind, and whilst being blown away, Georgia came home with a horrible head cold and is home today emptying the tissue box and she can't be too poorly, as she is arguing over the sky remote lol!

A fabby sketch to follow over at Pear Tree Designs , I have slightly tweeked the sketch, I have moved the sentiment to the side.

My Card Recipe :

Black & Yellow Bazzill Cardstock, Scallop Square Nestie, SU Ribbon & Sentiments, Black button pearls from stash. Have coloured in with Promarkers.

We have some fabby sponsors again this week :

CardMadFairy's Card Creations and The Paper Shelter are 2 stores offering digital images, stamps and much more, why not go over and take a look at their store's!

PRIZES : Cardmadfairy's Card Creations - 5 x digital images of the winner's choice The Paper Shelter - 5 x digital images of the winner's choice

If you would like to enter the challenge, pop on over to the blog. Follow the challenge that has been set and place your finished card on your blog and link it back to Pear Tree using Mr Linky below. For people without blogs, then please email Donna via the your entries. The closing date is Sunday 26th june 2011 @ 4pm, good luck and looking forward to seeing what you make.

Off to get some lunch and feed the patient. Lots of cards to finish and a project to start, busy afternoon ahead! Hope you have a lovely week!




Saturday, 18 June 2011

What a wonderful surprise!

Good afternoon, my postie must have loved me today, I received two lovely parcels that wouldnt go through my letterbox lol! Some of the new LOTV stamps and another including these lovely pressies from my wonderful friend Clare Clare - The Weekend Crafter , who makes the most wonderful little rustic makes. OMG the girls and I were arguing over which heart to have on our bedroom doors, lol! They are all so lovely and the little house is now pride of place in my hall. Please do pop on over and take a look, Clare does take orders too, so before you snap up all of her makes, please leave some for me lol!

Thanks so much Clare for the wonderful gift, it was so lovely of you and has really made my day!

Hope to be back later with a card, have made so many this week, my hands hurt! The weather is so pants here again today, ideal crafting weather!




Monday, 13 June 2011

Pear Tree Designs Challenge # 53 - 'Father's Day'

Good evening, here is my DT card for Pear Tree Designs . This week we have been given some cute little images to use especially for the theme of 'Father's Day'. I dusted off my Quickutz alphabet dies and have gone a bit mad with my star punch, lol!

We have two sponsors this week :

Here is the prize on offer, lots of crafting goodies!

Meljen's Designs are offering four digi images as their prize.

Products I used on my card were, wo different blue Bazzills, blue Gingham Craft Creation paper, Woodware star and Kuretake edge Punches, SU sentiment and card candy. Coloured in Promarkers.

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

Fab n Funky - Magnificant Men

Crafts U Crazy - Father's Day

The Secret Crafter - Male Card

C.R.A.F.T. - Father's Day

One Stop Craft Challenge - Father's Day

I wanted to share some photos of CoCo, it has been a while since I have put any on here, she has got so big and has taken to sleeping on my craft mat, does play havoc with crafting, but she does love to help lol! Think she is going to be a house cat, have tried to get her interested in going outside in the garden but she runs straight back in again. Am going to purchase a collar and lead and taker for walks, she is such a nervous little thing, hopefully this will help.

Right off to do some crafting, lots of cards to make. Have a lovely evening, thanks for dropping by!



Friday, 10 June 2011

Little Claire Class Creations

Good evening, sorry not been about alot this week, my poorly sprained wrist is nearly back to normal, so lots of crafting to be caught up on over this weekend. Also my lovely, lovely girl is back from her Activity week away, along with muddy joggers and a case full of dirty clothes!

I taught another Little Claire class at my house this week, it was a very tight squeeze but such great fun. Two new ladies came along and with my regulars, the evening was such a hoot! As always, the raffle fund goes to Piggy Palace Guinea Pig Rescue Centre in Crawley, they are such a wonderful charity and at the moment, have over fifty guineas to re-home, so all contributions help them greatly.

Anyway, here are the projects that they made, using the fabulous LC stamps.

The first using 'Daisy Chain' a really sweet little stamp, such a sweet little image to colour in. It is a nestie easel, using the 'Blossom' nestie, which has never been out of the package lol! Yellow & Green Bazzill and Papershaper 'Daisy' punches in two sizes.

Here is a little votive holder, very easy to make. Have used the 'Spikey Flower' set in Black Momento inkpad onto vellum. Doodlebug Daisy paper, small white flower and MS butterfly punch. A small circle was used to punch out the stand. They even had a little battery candle to take away with them.

Loved making this stepper card, yep I have made a lot of these, in all colours lol! I have used this fabulous new Top Note die from SU, again Doodlebug papers, sentiment from Little Claire. MS butterfly punch, check bows from Mei flower and coloured in using grey Promarkers.

Lastly, this lovely elephant stamp called 'Armful of Wishes', which has to be my favourite LC image of all. Loved colouring in all of the lush little flowers. Purple Bazzill Smoothie, Gingham papers also from LC shop and ribbon from QVC. Lots of lovely purple and pink Promarkers were used to colour it all in.

Hope you like what we made. Thanks so much to all who came, for the fun had, so looking forward to doing it all again next month.

Am off to spend some time with my gorgeous girly, god I have missed her so much, the house has been too quiet this week. Think she will be ready for bed soon, her eyes are drooping slightly, lol!

Enjoy your weekend!




Monday, 6 June 2011

DT Call over at Allsorts Challenge Blog

Good afternoon, here is a card that I made last week, its for a fellow DT member that had a baby girl recently. I had a nasty fall over the weekend and am a bit battered and bruised today :( My wrist that has been giving me some pain, is feeling a little better today but being the stubbon old baggage that I am, I haven't had it checked out, lol!

Anyway here is my little baby girl card, it's quite a plain card as I thought the image should be the focus.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you about the DT call over at Allsorts Challenge Blog . A couple of DT members have left recently and they are looking for new members. You have to follow their strict criteria to enter, so pop on over via the link to take a look.

Products used on my card :

Scallop Card - Little Claires Shop
Pink Bazzill Cardstock
Craft Creations - Pink Gingham Paper
Penny Black 'In a nutshell' Gorgeous Stamp
SU Sentiment
Ribbon Bow from Meiflower

Kaisercraft Pink Pearls
Coloured in with various Promarker Pens

Georgia has gone off today, on her school trip to Hayling Island. Its a fun-packed activity holiday, she is away until Friday. There were a few tears from both of us, but she is going to have a fantastic time and it also gives me some time to myself, fingers crossed I get some crafting done this week.

Enjoy your evening, Jess making tea tonight, spag bol me thinks!




Wednesday, 1 June 2011

New June Club Stamp from Little Claire

Pinch punch, first day of the month ..... lol! Am still getting my head around that it's June today, OMG where have the last five months gone? As for every first day of the month, Little Claire's have some fabulous new stamp sets available to purchase today from their shop. My cards above is using the gorgeous new 'Gerbera' set, which includes a great sentiment and different sizes of flowers. It is the June club set which is available to buy at £8.00. I loved playing with this set, you can do so much with these lovely flowers.

Products I have used on my Cards ...

Blue SU Cardstock, SU Inkpad, MS Lace Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Blue Linen Ribbon & Blue Kaisercraft stones.

Green Bazzill Cardstock, , Echo Park Papers, Kaisercraft Orange Stones

Coloured in with Promarkers

Have had such a busy day today, visiting friends and crafting and am having a crafty day tommorrow with friends, love half term!

Thanks for popping over here,