Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sketch Saturday # 218 sponsored by The Craft Barn

Hi there, it's challenge time again over at Sketch Saturday, another fabulous sketch to play with, here is my interpretation of it.

We are being sponsored by my favourite craft shop, The Craft Barn.  I am very lucky as I live very close so am often popping over to have my crafty fix lol.

They are offering as the prize, a £10 gift voucher.

To my DT card.  I have followed the sketch and have used some gorgeous little scraps of paper from my box.  They are from My Mind's Eye. Along with some SU pink cardstock, Little Claire 'Daisy Bunting' stamp, LOTV sentiment and some pink pearls.

Wasn't the Olympic Opening Ceremony fantastic last night? OMG I loved the history, music and comedy with Mr Bean and one of my fav pin-ups Daniel Craig.  Am suffering a bit today with my head, too much wine flowed lol! The cycling team have been whizzing around Box Hill this morning, a local beauty spot which is quite close to me, so we are routing for Team GB.

Have a great Saturday, take care



Am off back to my craft room, have some class cards to design and make up.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Christmas Owls

Good morning, long time no blog! I have been having big problems with blogger over the last week, it only now has let me load this card.  Anyway, hoping all of you in blogland are well and cool after the heatwave we have been having, well in the South anyway.

Here is a card I have made using the gorgeous 'Christmas Owls' stamp from Little Claire's and two fabulous dies, a Cherry Lynn 'Pine Branches' and Die-Namics 'Open Scallop Edge' from their new selection available Here . Go on treat yourself, their prices are so reasonable, I want to get them all!

The papers are from My Mind's Eye, a wooden snowflake and the sentiment is also from a forthcoming set yet to be launched.  Have added a couple of brown pearls from Mei Flower.

Have lots of crafty bits to get done today, lots of ironing and being taxi driver for the girls.  We are so looking forward to the Olympics and the ceremony this evening. Go GB!




Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Olympic Torch & Daisy Alphabet Cards

Good afternoon, Georgia and I watched the Olympic Torch come to Crawley today.  The weather was very kind and the atmosphere was electric! It all happened very quickly, but it was great to be there and take part.

I have forgotten to share these cards with you.  They have been made using the fabby new 'Daisy Alphabet' from Little Claire.  It is available to purchase from their website.

My first card is a wedding card using lots of Marianne dies, some Doodlebug paper and SU heart stamps.

My second is a real girly card, the paper is 'My Yellow Bicycle' I think. The daisy punch is a Paper shaper one.  Have kept it very simple by just adding a couple of white card candies.

Have lots more DT work to catch up on and dinner to prepare.

Have a great evening, thanks for dropping by!



Monday, 16 July 2012

Christmas Changing Tree - New Release

Good afternoon, well just when you think you have found your perfect Christmas stamp, Little Claire come up with yet another perfect set. Wow, I really loved playing with these new stamps, it is perfect for making those piles of cards for those special peeps!  The great thing that no two cards would look alike, you just stamp your little images in other places to make the tree.

The 'Christmas Changing Tree' stamp set is available to order from today.  If you already have the original 'Changing Tree' set (wedding, music and owls), you can just buy the new Christmas elements at the great price of £3.99.  If you want the whole set it comes for just £5.50.  Go purchase yours now via  Here .

Or, you can enter the competition on the blog, they have three sets to give away, just leave a comment telling Little Claire what you would like to see growing on your own trees, not money though.  Name will be drawn on Wednesday at noon - good luck!

I have used 'Festive Treats' paperpack, red cardstock, oval & scallop oval punches, red lush ribbon, wooden snowflake and cream pearls.  Coloured in with my lovely Promarkers : Khaki, Ruby, Vanilla, Soft & Marsh greens.

Back tommorrow with another DT sample of this gorgeous set.

Bye for now!



Sunday, 15 July 2012

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 23 - 'Summer/Holidays'

Good afternoon, just a quick post today, as have had to tweek this blog timewise, as I have been trying since yesterday to upload this photo of my DT card for Little Claire .  Blogger has been playing up rather alot lately, not sure if the thunder storms locally are to blame. Anyway, am on here now, so before it plays up again .... It's challenge time over at Little Claire again, wow they do come around fast!

The theme this month is 'Summer/Holidays'.  I have chosen to use this new cute little set called 'Bright Blue Skies'.  It is the club stamp for July and available to purchase online.

I have made my card using the following : Craftwork Cards Card, 'Wild Rose Butterfly Garden' paper pack, Pink SU cardstock, Marianne Gate Die, Sizzix Leaf Die, Flowers & Pink Pearls from Mei Flower, Promarkers : Blossom, Khaki, Vanilla & Dusky Pink.

There is a great selection of crafting goodies up for grabs this month, go take a look via the blog and to see the other wonderful DT makes.

Happy Crafting!



Saturday, 14 July 2012

Sketch Saturday Challenge # 216

Good afternoon, it's a monsoon here today, rain, sun, rain, sun.  Just wish it would make up it's mind so that I could get some washing dry :)  Anyway, enough of my moaning, am loving the rain really, it always makes me want to craft more ;)

It's challenge time again over at Sketch Saturday. We have another great sketch to follow as you can see, can they get any better???  I love all of the other DT's card's and how they have interpretated the sketch, do go check them out via the link above.

We are being sponsored by Simon Says and they have offered a fabulous prize to the winner of the challenge.

Here is my DT card using the sketch.

I have used some lovely new uber-cute LOTV teddies, papers are from a paperpack. Flower punch is from Papershapers.  I have coloured in the teds with Promarkers, Blossom, Dusky Pink, Tan, Caramel and Pear Green.  Have outlined with Ice Grey I.  Nearly forgot the little cream pearls that I got from Mei Flower.

Having major blog problems again, our internet and telly are playing up too.  Think it may be the storms we have been experiencing or I need to call Sky.

Anyway, blogger permitting, I will upload my Little Claire Monthly Challenge DT card later, but in the meantime, have lots of dt work to get on with. Had a lovely morning out with David shopping, he is now busy tiling, Georgia and Jess are out with friends, so have the house to myself, so am off to enjoy the peace and quiet, whilst it lasts!

Have a lovely weekend!




Friday, 13 July 2012

Little Claire Blog Project 'Wiper Card'

Good morning, it has been a while since I blogged, have been on holiday to sunnier climbs, well tbh anywhere is sunnier than the UK at the moment lol. We went to Lanzarote and have had a wonderfully relaxed week, but it is good to be back home even in the rain.

It is my turn to make a blog project over at Little Claire this week.  I have made a 'Wiper Card' using the beautiful little stamp called 'Ever So Lovely'. It has to be one of my favourites, I have used it so many times.

It is really quick and easy to make and they are great for 'special' events. Instructions are available Here .

Products used on my card : Dovecraft papers, White Doily, QK Shape, Spellbinders Flowers & Leaves, Magnolia Butterfly Die, Bakers Twine, Birdcage charm, Scallop punch, Brushed Cordoroy Inkpad, white pearls & Promarkers.

Back tommorrow with my two DT challenge cards.  Have a lovely day, thanks for stopping by and a big welcome to my new followers, thanks for joining my blog :)





Sunday, 1 July 2012

Butterfly Kisses have flown in!

Pinch punch first day of the month lol! July at last and yes, we have sunshine yipeee!!

I am so excited to share these beautiful little stamps that are launching today over at Little Claire.  They are the July club stamp set and are called 'Butterfly Kisses', they are absolutely gorgeous! 

'Green grass, bright blue skies and lots of cheery butterflies' ...........

I have used a Craftwork Cards butterfly template to make my card above. A small piece of lilac gingham scrap paper, SU lilac cardstock, Sizzix leaf die, Magnolia Hellebore flowers and purple gems.


On my card above, I have used Craft creations paper, Butterfly & Flower dies are from Memory Box and border die is from Magnolia.  Blue pearls to finish.

If you want to join the Little Claire Monthly Club .......

Join the Club in JULY and you will receive our gorgeous 'Butterfly Kisses' set including all sentiments shown.

It comes together with all the materials/instructions to make a card with your stamps and two more colour project ideas for these stamps.  Each new month you will receive a new Little Claire stamp (or set, we vary every month), pre-cut materials & colour project ideas etc each month.

To take delivery of your first pack - contact Little Claire on (0844 800 4376) or buy online at

You will be given your own unique, Little Claire membership number which will entitle you to 10% discount from all your purchases with us either online, by phone or at shows (whilst a member).
We will also send you a written newsletter each month together with your project.

Enjoy playing with your set, I will be using my little set so much for forthcoming birthdays through the summer.

Have a lovely Sunday!