Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year & Bunnies Galore!

Good morning,
Happy New Year's Eve to you!

 It has been a funny old year for me, lots of ups and downs and many life lessons learnt, so I am so looking forward to 2014 with gusto!  I have lots of resolutions to keep to, the main one is to be more organised.  I really don't know where my days go to, I seem to be chasing my self constantly.
Also, I am going to start a diary, to help me remember those things that I keep forgetting and mainly as I will be celebrating my BIG birthday, later this year, I want to remember ever minute of this special year.  I am hoping to visit my lovely cuz in Australia as part of my birthday celebration's and also my beloved Berlin to see my lovely aunt, fingers crossed X
Anyhow, my lovely friend's over at Little Claire are celebrating the new year, by launching a gorgeously cute set of new stamps today.
The first five which are being showcased on the blog today, are only £3.99 each stamp. Trust me, they are worth every penny!
I am sharing two cards to start with, using two of the new 'Bunnies' in the range.
Firstly, 'Tulip Bunny'
(sentiment from another new set to follow)
Secondly, 'Balloon Bunny'
(Sentiment as before)

These cards were coloured in with Promarker', but I was given the whole set of Spectrum Noir's for Christmas, so lots of playing to be done.
Little Claire are offering you the chance to win the stamps in their little competition.  All you have to do to enter is, just leave Gill a comment on the blog HERE, and let her know which is your favourite of the five images.  The competition runs until Monday, 6th January 2014, so pop on over now to enter.
Ok, off to raid Sainsbury's as we are having a small party here this evening.
Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and Happy 2014 to all my lovely loyal blogging friends.
Thank you so much for all of the support and lovely comments you have left me in 2013.
huge hugs

Monday, 30 December 2013

A Girl Cat Pocket Card

Good evening, here is my card made for the 'Little Claire Likes' project on the blog today.
I have made a little pocket card using the sweet image 'Girl Cat' and 'Rosette's' stamp set.
I have used some gorgeous papers from a paper pad 'Floral Pavilion' and kraft card, which I love using.
Here is the tag from inside

You can see the full project HERE
I will be back tomorrow with some newly released stamps from Little Claire, they are just gorgeous!
Have a great evening,

Saturday, 28 December 2013

My Crafty Year

Hello blogging friends,
I do hope you are enjoying this festive period and are not affected by the awful floods and power cuts. We have been very lucky here in Sussex, we lost a fence panel and our garden was a bit flooded, but that is all.
Lots of blogging peeps are sharing their twelve favourite makes of 2013, so I thought I would join in the fun and share mine.
Grab a cuppa and take a browse through my post.  I have tried to choose a diverse selection of makes, I do hope you like my choices, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Firstly, January 2013
A little card using the Little Claire image 'Best Friend', I love this image and its beautiful little sentiment.
February 2013
A little lantern using Little Claire's - 'Butterfly Blossom, an image I have used over and over, just love it!

March 2013
A tunnel card using Little Claire'Your So Tweet' set in lilac & white's, so right for Spring!

April 2013
Little Claire - 'Poppies' in peach tones for this card, along with lots of lace and a couple of pretty flowery buttons.
 May 2013
I altered a little bag using the Little Claire - 'Elephant Squares'. I have used a rosette & sentiment from another set and lots of white lace and lilac pearls.

June 2013
A little post-it note holder using Little Claire - 'Pincushion Birdy' image and some small sticky buttons.

July 2013
My love of kraft card started this month, using Little Claire - 'Bird Line', one of my all time favourite stamps.  I love the little metal butterfly & peg I have used on this card.
August 2013
A Prima Dolly Tag for Ali-Craft, whose DT I joined earlier in the year. The tag and paper are from Prima also.  My dolly featured in Creative Stamping (November) issue.
September 2013
My birthday month in which I used a gorgeous Little Claire image - 'Rainy Days ' .
I have paper pieced the image using these lovely papers and those wellie's are so cute!
October 2013
I joined Hobby Art Design Team this month, so here is a card made for Jenny's Create & Craft show featuring 'A Gaggle of Geese' and 'Decorative Background's' stamp sets - such gorgeous stamps to use!
November 2013
I have used lots of girly papers, baker's twine and a Little Claire - 'Tea Party' stamp set, which I helped design with Gill and ex-teamie Georgina.  I especially love the little cup with the bird on.
Last but not least, December 2013
A bright and colourful card using Hobby Art's - Sharon's Vases' stamp set. Love those little butterflies and the image are just gorgeous!
Looking back is very cathartic, I have really enjoyed re-living the year in makes, I do hope you have enjoyed seeing them again.
Have a lovely weekend, thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

My Favourite Five Christmas Creations

Happy Christmas Eve!
I do hope you have having a lovely evening? The lovely Debby over at 'A Scrapjourney' blog is wanting to see your
Here are mine, as you can see I have a thing for 'Red' this year lol.
Firstly, a kraft & red card using my 'Magical Reindeer' stamp from Crafty Individuals.
Next, a gorgeous 'Poinsettia' stamp from Little Claire.  I have made a gift set of a candle and elegant card.

Third, a decorated bag using 'Feed the Bird's' from Little Claire, with some fabulous tartan ribbon and a great Poinsettia die.

Some Hobby Art stamps have been used on this card, which I have made to look like a present. 'Winter Wishes & Decorative Backgrounds'

Lastly, a cute little snowman called 'Bertie' from Hobby Art, I have also used the 'Christmas Robins' and a sentiment from 'Winter Wishes'

I do hope you have enjoyed my selection of chrimbo cards.
Have a wonderful day tomorrow,

Monday, 23 December 2013

A 'Christmas' Tag & 'New Home' Card

Hi there,
I do hope you are well, warm and all ready for Christmas?  I am now, as I did my last shopping this morning, so tomorrow I can have a lie in and just get the house ready for the big day.
Here are my Ali-Craft and Little Claire makes for today.  A Christmas tag using a Crafty Individuals stamp called 'Magical Reindeer', the product list and instructions can be found HERE and a new home card using 'At Home' stamp set.
The 'At Home' stamp can be brought for a special price this week of £5.50 (instead of £7.50), just pop over HERE.

Ok, I am done.  Off to get a mince pie and help Jess wrap some of her boyfriend's pressie's lol.
Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks so much for stopping by my blog,

Friday, 20 December 2013

Exeter Workshop with Ali-Craft

 Good morning, hope you are well and have mastered all of the Chrimbo shopping?
I have a few bits and pieces yet to get, but am chuffed that nearly all is done ready from next Wednesday.
I have posted all of the cards, delivered all of the gifts and have had some wonderful meals/catch-ups with good friends, and now I can just relax and spend time with my gorgeous husband and daughters, I am truly blessed!
Anyway, I have some fabby news to share with you.
I am really pleased and excited to share that on Wednesday, January 29th 2014. I, along with Ali from Ali-Craft and the lovely Barbara, will be doing a day full of workshops in Devon at the end of January.  We will also be holding smaller workshops at the Exeter Show.
Here are the details :
Wednesday, 29th January 2014
Join Alison & Iain from Ali-Craft -
For a full day of crafting and fun - £40.00
Pop over to the blogs to see work/projects finished to give you an idea what we have in store for you.
Here is a sneaky peak of my shadow box, just to tease!
All materials will be provided along with lots of tea/coffee and especially cake!
So if you live in Devon, please do come along.
The venue is :
Woodbury Road
Clyst St. George
EX3 0RE 
You can book a place through our website with a £10 deposit, or email Ali on for more

Ali, Barbara and I are also holding some one hour workshops at the Craft4Crafters show in Exeter, for more details pop over to their website

I do hope you will be able to come along.
Ok, off to get some wrapping done.
Have a great day!

Monday, 16 December 2013

A Girly Tag!

Good afternoon from a very gloomy and wet West Sussex!
Am sharing a little girly tag that I have made for the usual Monday slot of 'Little Claire Likes'.  This cute little stamp set 'And so to bed' is available for a special price of £4.50 until Thursday 19th December or whilst the stocks last.  You can go grab yourself one HERE.
My tag was very quick to make and I just love how the kraft card and green spotty paper go together.  They are perfect with the lace and doily too!
Have lots of DT work and wrapping to get done before the girls get home today, so am off to grab a large coffee and a flaky mince pie before the task in hand.
Have a lovely day and thanks for popping by!

Friday, 13 December 2013

Thank Crunchy It's Friday!!

Hi there,
Happy Friday to you and all!
Have been such a busy blogger this week, hence no posts. or cards.  Have nearly got all of the pressies, they just need wrapping before the girls break up next week.  That is my goal, I normally miss it and have to do it late when they are in bed, but not this year, am on the case lol!
Anyway, as I have been such a bad blogger I am sharing a card I recently made using the gorgeous 'Christmas Post' set from Hobby Art.
You can purchase this gorgeous set HERE
Also, as it is Friday 13th today, the wonderful Little Claire are having a discount weekend.  Just whizz over HERE, choose some goodies and they will automatically give you a 20% discount on your purchases.  If you are a club member, you get an extra 10%, so go fill your boots now with lots of crafty goodies, I already have lol!
Lucky weekend - 20% online discount (30% for club members)!
Here at Little Claire we want to make Friday 13 a lucky day for all of our wonderful customers  SO for this
weekend only - place an order online and use Discount Code: lucky13

a massive 20% will be discounted from your order - and if you are a club member you will receive 30% WOW!!!

Just think of all the lovely crafting you can do over the Christmas holidays with your bargains!
Off to make some dt card samples, then out again this evening for another Christmas do. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 6 December 2013

A very bad blogger!

Good evening bloggers, I have been very bad and haven't blogged for a week now.  Life has definately taken over.
Anyway, here are some of my recently made creations.
Two cards using the gorgeous new stamp set called 'Canal Scene'.  This is the club stamp set for December which you can purchase HERE
Firstly, using the caravan and milk urn images.

Secondly, a tunnel card using the images from before and the gorgeous little swan and signets. The set has some great sentiments too.
Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

More Hobby Art Samples

Good morning, did you see the lovely Jenny from Hobby Art on Create & Craft yesterday? If you did, you witnessed a real treat of demoing magic! What Jenny can do with the 'Wink of Stella', well just blooming wonders!
Here are a couple more of my samples that she kindly shared on the TV.
Firstly, I have created a scene, using the gorgeous set 'Woodland Scenes', there are so many great little stamps on these sets.
Next, a quick little card using the very popular 'Owls' set, which I think flew and sold out lol!
This little card was made using the 'Woodland Scenes' again

If you would like any of these gorgeous stamps or some 'Wink of Stella' pens, just pop on over via HERE - go fill your boots or baskets even lol!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have liked my cards today.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Hobby Art - 'Bird Song' Samples

Good afternoon, am sharing a couple of new samples today, using the gorgeous 'Bird Song' stamp set from Sharon Bennett and Hobby Art - they are just gorgeous!
These cards have just been featured, along with my teamie's cards on Create & Craft, where the lovely Jenny Mayes has done some fabulous demonstrating.

The sets are also available to purchase HERE, they are a pleasure to work with.
Have a lovely afternoon!
I will be back tomorrow with some more Hobby Art samples,

Monday, 25 November 2013

Ali-Craft Magazine Article and 'Feed the Birds' Altered Bag

Good morning, am doing a little jig as I type this.
Ali-Craft have three pages of Design Team work, including my two Dolly tags, in the December issue of Creative Stamping (#14).
Am so pleased that Ali chose to share my tags, I really enjoyed playing with my 'Dolly' lol.  My two teamies, Andrea & Jane have their gorgeous work included too, we all get a page to ourselves. I am so lucky to be part of three great Design Teams and get the chance to have my work published.
I am also sharing my Christmas altered bag that I have made for todays 'Little Claire Likes'.  I have used the gorgeous 'Feed the Bird's' stamp set that is at a special price of £6.99 (normally £8.99) until Thursday this week. 
Here is my bag :
You can view the products and instructions HERE on the Little Claire blog.
Ok back to the craft room, lots to get done! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
Have a lovely day, keep warm!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Winter Robin

Happy Friday to you!
I have been a bit of a quiet blogger this week, I have been up to my eyes in DT samples so haven't had much time to get on here, let alone load anything lol.
Anyhow, here is a little card I made, using the gorgeous new Hobby Art - 'Winter Robin' stamp.  The 'Happy Christmas' sentiment is from a great set called 'Winter Wishes'.  Both sets can be purchased from the Hobby Art website HERE.
Am so chuffed, as I have nearly got all of my Christmas presents sorted yesterday.  I had a day out of the house and spent it shopping and am so relieved to have nearly completed the task. The shops are getting quite busy already.  I even got the Turkey Crown and most of the food which is now filling the freezer, so had a large Costa with one of those gorgeous new 'Brie & Bacon' Panini's, well sometimes you just have to treat yourself lol!
Have a great weekend and keep warm and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 18 November 2013

My Owl Cards

Good evening, am sharing a couple of cards I have made recently using two gorgeous little owl images from Little Claire.
Firstly, here is my DT card for the new challenge that started on Saturday, the theme being 'Christmas'.  There is a great prize up for grabs, if you want to join in, just pop on over
I have used some gorgeous papers from a 'First Edition' paper pad and teamed up with kraft card and lots of stickles.
Secondly, 'Little Owl Family' image has been used on my 'Little Claire Likes' card.  I have used a festive paper pad called 'Nordic Christmas'.  This little stamp isn't a Christmas image, so I covered over the flowers with small snowflakes.

Back to my craft room, have lots of dt work to get done.
Have a great evening!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Hobby Art Vellum Slider Card

Hi there,
Am so glad it's Friday, have a busy weekend ahead and cannot wait for it to start!
I am sharing a Hobby Art Vellum Slider card today and the stamps I have used are listed below.
Tree image from the gorgeous 'Country Scenes', sentiment from 'Winter Wishes' and large snowflake from 'Robin & Friends'.
All of which can be purchased HERE.
Back to my craft room, after some beans on toast and a large coffee!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Tea Party Card

Happy Monday to you!
Have been feeling a bit 'meh' all weekend. I have got a small cold which now seems to be going away as I have taken a lemsip.  I swear by these when a cold approaches, they really work and don't taste too bad!
Anyway, here is a little card that I have made for the 'Little Claire Likes' project.  I have used the 'Tea Party' stamp set which is just beautiful!  You can make so many gorgeous feminine cards with the elements in the set and the sentiments are so sweet!
I have used some lovely papers from the First Edition paper pad 'Floral Pavilion' and some pastel promarkers.
You can purchase the set for only £6.99 (normally £8.99) until Thursday 14th November, just pop over HERE.
Off to the craft room as have lots of DT work to get done and I must do some more Christmas cards.  Have been watching all of the new Christmas adverts on the telly and I must say, its made me feel very festive!
Have a great day, I will be back tomorrow morning to share my Ali-Craft project with you.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Bertie & Robins

Happy Friday to you!
Firstly, welcome to my new followers - thank you for joining in my blog.  I will be over to visit yours soon.
Here is a little card that I am sharing using a few of the stamps from the new sets from Hobby Art.
I have mixed and matched the stamps together and have stamped the snowflake around the edge of the white card and then again in the centre of the sentiment.

The stamps I have used on my card are :
Bertie the Snowman, Robin & Friends, Christmas Robins & Winter Wishes
I have also used some of the glorious 'Wink of Stella' glitter, you can buy any of the products listed HERE.  Or if you are visiting the NEC, do pop by the stand and say Hi to Jenny and the gang!

Am off out for lunch with my eldest daughter, she lives nearby and I don't get to see her very often due to busy her work schedule, so am really looking forward to catching up.

Have a lovely day!



Monday, 4 November 2013

Stopwatch Set Project

Good morning,
Am up to my eyes in glorious new stamps, so am busy making lots of DT cards. I wanted to share my project for 'Little Claire Likes' over on the Little Claire blog.
I have made a little set of a male themed card & bookmark with the great stamp 'Stopwatch'. Such a great image to use.  You can purchase this stamp at the special price of £3.99 (normally £5.50) until Thursday of this week.
Here is my card & bookmark.
I have glossy accented the watch on the bookmark and the one on the front of the card, hope you can see them clearly.  Full instructions & products are shown on the LC blog.
Off to grab a large coffee and then back to the craft room.  Have just counted over thirty starlings on my bird table, a Hitchcock film has just popped into my head - help lol!
Have a lovely day!
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Ali Craft Monthly Challenge - White Theme

Good morning, hope your Saturday is going well?
Just a quick post from me today as have lots to get done and will be popping out shopping with the family shortly.
Here is my 'White' themed card for Ali-Craft Monthly Challenge.  I have used Tim Holtz dies, glitter domes and a SU sentiment, its a very quick and easy card.  Do pop over to see the other DT's lovely makes.  If you enter our challenge, you could win a £10 voucher to spend online.
Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 1 November 2013

New Swirlball Flowers Stamp set

Good evening,
am sharing a couple of DT cards that I have made for Little Claire using the gorgeous new November Club Stamp - 'Swirlball Flowers'.
I have made two very different cards using the set, the first above has been made by stamping one of the little flowers all around the kraft card.  I have them decoupaged the larger image added smaller ones to the centre and sentiment on the card.

The card above has been left quite plain. I have just stamped up the central image, coloured in and decoupaged a couple of the flowers and added tiny pearls to their centres.
The sentiment on this set are so lovely, just right for friend cards.  If you want to purchase the set/join the club etc., you can see the set via HERE
Will be back tomorrow with my Ali Craft DT card for the new Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A Purple Partridge in a Pear Tree

Good morning,
The sun is shining which always puts me in a lovely mood!
Am sharing another Hobby Art DT card today.  This gorgeous set is called 'A Partridge in a Pear Tree' and is just wonderful!
I have made an acetate tunnel card in pinks & purples, instead of the usual Christmas colours. I think these colours really suit the set.

 The paper I have used is from Craft Creations, and I made the card stand by cutting up another card blank and covering the front with a single piece to hide the acetate.  I love the little pear that I have stamped on the top of the card, it is such a lovely shape and the partridge is glorious to colour in, but very intricate to cut out though lol!
You can buy the set and many more gorgeous ones HERE.
Girls and I have a packed week ahead, lots going on and several taxi duties for me lol.
Keep Crafting!

Monday, 28 October 2013

Lovely Little George

Good morning,
Hope you have survived the storm last night? Well, the sun is shining here now and apart from a few branches down from our tree, we are fine, thank goodness! 
Anyway, it's Monday so here is my 'Little Claire Likes' card for today. Gorgeous 'Little George' is one of my favourite images from Little Claire and is such a pleasure to colour up!
He is on special offer until Thursday, so go snap one up HERE, before they sell out!
As you can see, I have made 'Double Dutch' card, they are very easy to make.  If you want to know how, just pop on over to the main blog HERE where I have given instructions.
Right, must get on.  Am off out this morning to have coffee with my eldest, haven't seen her for a week, so lots to catch up on.
Have a lovely wind free day!
Thanks for stopping by my blog,