Saturday, 31 December 2011

My Five Fav Cards of 2011

Happy New Year's Eve! Hope you have had a lovely few days, mine has been very busy, seeing family, shopping, housework but have managed to start sorting my craft room, so that I can re-organise all of my bits and bobs, so organising me in the process, hopefully! New Year is always a bitter/sweet time for me, but as always, I am an optimist so am looking forward to the new, busy year ahead.

Anyway, the lovely Debby wants us to share our five favourite cards, so here are mine, in no particular order.

(1) Have used a gorgeous Little Claire image, I really love bird houses and have made my card using a suspended circle image. Lots of glorious swirls, snowflakes and card candy, love it!

(2) I really love this 'Cutie Patottie' image, it's another gorgeous stamp from Little Claire . Lots of lovely beige colours and papers and a cute little tag 'Red Gingham' stamp.

(3) My favourite image of all 'A Little Bird told Me' which was used on this card for the Little Claire Crawley Day back in October. The colours are so gorgeous together!

(4) Here is one of a set of ATC's that I made back in the Spring. I have used a wonderful vintage set of stamps from Stamping Up, lots of brown ink and cream card, love these stamps!

(5) Lastly, a Teddy Bo card that I made when I was on their DT. I loved being a part of their team, such a lovely set of ladies. Lots of colour on this card, love the bath image especially, just wish I could get in my bathroom for long enough. Bit of a feat with three other ladies in the house!

Right, there are my cards, do pop on over to Debby's blog and check out her cards, they are truely amazing!

I really hope that 2012 is a fantastic year for you and your family. Lots of things going on with my family next year. I still cannot believe that Georgia is at secondary school, this will be her second year, she is doing so well. Jess is doing her GCSE's - go Jess! and Amy has been really working hard, she will hopefully be off abroad again soon, with her fella Harry. She so deserves some time off. David will be busy travelling and I have lots of exciting projects on the go. Whatever the new year brings, I hope it will be happy & healthy for you and yours.




Saturday, 24 December 2011

My Fav Christmas Cards of 2011

Happy Christmas Eve to you! Hope you are having a wonderful day, I am nearly ready for the big day, just a few of David's pressies to wrap and his card to make, yes I know Mrs Last Minute!

Anyway, the lovely Debby is asking for bloggers to show their five favourite cards that they have made, there is some wonderful candy to be won if you do!

Anyway, here are mine. Have tried to keep them quick and easy this year, just for a change lol!

I made two of these little LOTV imaged cards, for my lovely friends Dee & Debbie, nice, quick and easy cards, just my style! MS large snowflake punch, Craft Creations dotty paper.

Another LOTV image, with a MS punched snowflake and SU sentiment.

A gorgeous Little Claire image for this card, lots of sparkle too, not that it shows on my awful photo, not my best attempt at photograhy lol!

A vintage telescope card, which my ladies made at my last class. We made a purple version. The stamp used was from Crafty Individuals and sentiments from Red Gingham and LOTV.

Lastly a Humphrey image, which was a magazine freebie, loved using the lace, going to be buying loads more in the new year.

There is my top five, haven't been a great blogger in the last few months, due to DT work and family commitments. Am aiming to change all of that and actually join in some challenges over the next couple of weeks.

All that is left for me to say is, have a wonderful christmas and a very happy new year. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me so many lovely comments over the last twelve months, I have really appreciated reading all of them.

Am off to finish the wrapping, and prep the veg for tommorrow.

Extra large hugs!



Wednesday, 14 December 2011

My Christmas Wreath

Good evening, I cannot believe that Christmas is just only a week away now, still have lots to do and all of the wrapping is still not done yet, yes Mrs Last Minute is my name!

Anyway, I wanted to share my Christmas wreath that I finished today, it was very quick and easy to do. It only took two 12 x 12 papers, a small poly wreath, ribbon & bells. My papers were from a vintage pack from Forever Friends, which is gorgeous! It's gold and pearlised paper, you are supposed to use double-sided paper, but as my curls are small, they look effective as they are. I am so pleased I have finished it, my friend popped round today and she loved it so much, she wants me to make her one, so I know what I will be doing tommorrow.

Am watching the Royal Variety, to be honest its sending me to sleep so am off to channel change.

Thanks for stopping by.



Saturday, 10 December 2011

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 16

Good morning, the sun is shining here today which always puts me in a good mood, so it's up with the decorations today, tree and all! I am nearly ready for the man in red, just a few pressies left for the girls and some food and drink. We are having family up next weekend, so have lots to prepare for.

Anyway, it's that time again for the Little Claire Monthly Challenge. This time, we would like to see your 'Family Christmas' cards. I have made mine for Georgia, using the gorgeous image, 'A Little Bird Told Me'. Out of all of the LC stamps I have, and I think I now have them all, she is definately my favourite. I have still to do Jess's & Amy's cards and not forgetting David, everything this year has been very last minute.

On my card I have used : Promarkers in mono brown colours, SU Choc Chip, Cake Crumb and Vanilla cardstock, LOTV Music stamp, SU frame & sentiment stamps, Doodlebug Alphabet stamps. Nestie Snowflakes and circle dies, Stickles and brown pearls.

The prize over at Little Claire's is a £10 Gift Voucher, so I do hope you can take part.

Have a lovely day and keep warm, especially my friends up in Scotland, where you have lots of snow and ice!

Thanks for stopping by here and welcome to my new followers.

love & hugs



Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Henny Penny/Tuesday Bargain

Good afternoon, hope you are keeping warm wherever you are? My toes are frozen solid and have been all day. Out came my Ugg boots today, and my tootsies are still hurting! Anyway, have been busy getting all of my Christmas cards made, catching up with lovely girlfriends for crafting and our Christmas meet, all in all its been a good week so far!

Today only over at Little Claire's they have a wonderful offer which includes the fabulous little brand new stamp called 'Henny Penny'. Below is a list of what comes in the kit.

Included in this pack are :

Step by step instructions to make a card.

The scalloped card blank and envelope

The die cut scalloped kraft circle and white circle

2m of ribbons

Pack of 36 individual circular sentiments

5 peel offs

8 x 6" squares of gingham and kraft paper

5 of our concertina tag cards

Small selection of Card Candy

All of this can be brought for £10.00, so hurry over to the shop and grab yours.

Better get the dinner on as the girls will be home from school soon. Have a lovely evening and keep those feet warm lol!



Thursday, 1 December 2011

Little Claire December Club Stamp

Hello, remember me lol??? Yep, bad blogger here, life has taken over my crafting life again. It has been a while, and I must aplogise if I havent visited your blogs recently, I will be catching up on all of the gossip this week.

Anyway, December 1st has come long and also a brand new stamp from Little Claire . The new December club stamp is an 'Aga' stamp and comes complete with a cute little sentiment stamp. It can be brought via the shop from today. Do pop over and take a look at the other Design Team cards, they are fabby as always!

Am having another Christmas class at my house tonight. We will be making two Christmas cards and a calender, I will upload the photos tommorrow, hopefully along with a challenge card. It has been far too long since I entered one. Thats going to be one of my new years resolutions.

Ok, have to go get the house ready for all of the festive fun, lots of wine and cake to be had, bring it on!! A big thank you to all of my wonderful supportive ladies that have been coming to my classes for the last seven months. You have all become such good friends and I just love spending time with you. I am already planning my classes for next year, you have all been such fun to have round.

Right, off to get sorted. Many thanks for stopping by,