Thursday, 28 February 2013

Little Claire Likes .... 'Swirly Whirly' - 'Cats'

Good afternoon, here is a card I have made using the gorgeous 'Swirly Whirly' - 'Cat's which is being showcased today over at Little Claire's .  You can colour in this great little image or just leave it in mono tones, it looks great either way!

All products and card instructions are listed on the blog, which you can whizz over to via HERE .

I have teamed it up with some gorgeous papers from First Edition 'J'Adore' paper pack, some twine and a couple heart punches.  I have coloured in lightly with a 'Satin' Promarker and edged with 'Pastel Beige'.  The sentiment is from the 'Dictonary Definition's' set.

Off out to 'Make It' tommorrow with my crafty buddy and then working there on Saturday, hope to catch up with you there if your going along.



Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Tulip Cat

Good morning, just a quick post from me this morning. It's Day # 3 of Little Claire's new stamp launch and today is the turn of 'Tulip Cat', isn't it just gorgeous??
You can purchase it HERE along with all of the other newly launched stamps.  I have another card to share with you later, the little sentiment used on my card above, is part of the set of the second stamp set.
I am off out shopping today, Georgia turns 13 this weekend.  Have no idea what to buy her, as she seems to have everything, thinking it may take me a while lol.
Have a great day, back to share my 'Horsey' card later.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Butterfly Blossom

Good morning, it's dark, dreary and cold here today.  I have lots of errands to run and I really don't want to leave my lovely warm house.  Think I may just have to stay in and craft, wow that was an easy decision lol!
It is Day # 2 of Little Claire's stamp launch.  Today is the turn of the gloriously beautiful 'Butterfly Blossoms, I absolutely love it! Just great for any type of card or project.
You can purchase it HERE for the super-duper price of £4.50.  Please do pop on over to the BLOG where my treamies have made some gorgeous creations.
I recently made one of these little lanterns for my monthly ladies who come and craft. I was really pleased with it so have made another one using our new image. I thought it looks quite oriental, so the two go perfectly together.

 Here is my second card for today using the new stamp once again.  I have decopaged some of the flowers and the butterflies and have used a new sentiment which will be shown tommorrow from another stamp set.
Back tommorrow with some more gorgeous new stamps.  If you would like to see the launch so far, pop on over via the link HERE .
Have a lovely day, keep warm and dry!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Stevenage Card & Competition

Good afternoon, I wanted to share a card that I made for the Stevenage show yesterday.  It's a pop-up card using the gorgeous little stamp set 'Cherish, Hugs & Dream's'.  The little sentiments that come with the set are just fabby, I have used a larger sentiment, 'Green grass' etc... from another set called 'Bright Blue Skies'

and inside where I have made a pop-up.  I have stamped the larger image four times around the square.

The papers used are from a 'First Edition' paper pad called 'Blank Canvas'. I have coloured in all of the images with Promarkers - Oatmeal, Honeycomb and Khaki.
Little Claire are showcasing loads of lushious new stamps this week, starting today with 'Little Doggies' and 'Girl Cat'
Over on the blog, they have two sets of these two stamps to giveaway (two winners will each receive a 'girl cat' & 'little doggies' stamp) For your chance to win, simply comment on today's new stamps - simple!
All posts to be received by 10am tomorrow (Tues 26th February 2013) and the two winners will be chosen at random.
Good luck! I will share my cards using these later today.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

New Stamps

Here are some of the brand new stamps that will be showcased from Monday over at Little Claire , ooooo aren't they gorgeous!!!  They will be available to pre-order next week, grab them all!
I will have lots of samples to share with you next week, so I do hope you will pop back to see them.
Am demoing at Stevenage tommorrow, if your going along have fun and I may see you there.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Tea for Two!

 Good morning, yeah it's Friday again! As I am typing this, the snow is falling outside, not a lot thank goodness, just a scattering.  Am hoping it's not going to settle as I am off to Stamparama - Stevenage on Sunday.  Steve and I will be manning the Little Claire stand, so if your going to the show, pop on by and say Hi!
The card above is one of our class makes from last night.  My ladies made this using a gorgeous little set from Stamping Up called 'Tea Shoppe'.  The card is 'Wisteria Wonder', one of my favs from last year.  We did lots of stamping and cut the teacup on the fold and added a little sentiment inside.  I saw this on Michelle Last's wonderful blog, so thank you Michelle.
Ok, have more samples to get finished and then spend some time with my girls.
Keep warm, have a great weekend!

Monday, 18 February 2013

Little Claire Likes .... 'Babies'

Good morning, its bright and sunny here today, just wish it was a bit warmer though!
Anyway, I am sharing another card I have made for the 'Little Claire Likes ....' Monday showcase.  This week, I have used the cute little images from 'Babies are such a nice way to start People', a great little stamp set from Little Claire.  I have listed all of the products and instructions on how to make this card on their BLOG .
I have mixed some 'Riverbank Revels' paper, Kraft cardstock and some buttons & stitches from 'Georgina's Button's & Stitching set also available on the website.  You can purchase all of the products HERE .
The girls are on half-term but are busy practising their play, the school always does an enormous show this time of year.  Georgia has a main part in 'Macbeth' so I will be hoping to get a front seat, just to put her off her lines lol!
Ok off to craft and do some housework.
Have a great day, thanks for popping by,

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Come Play for the Day with Little Claire .....

Good afternoon, no card today as of yet.  Have been busy doing some DT work.
Just wanted to stop by and let you know about two full-day workshops that Georgina (my LC teamie) and I will be teaching classes all day.  Places are very limited, so if you would like a day full of fun, crafting and shopping at the Little Claire shop, book now!

Have a lovely afternoon, am off to a chums for coffee, cake and a good old natter!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Yes Miss!!

Morning, hope your Tuesday is going well?
I forgot to share this little card that I made last week, it is using the lovely new set called 'Yes Miss'.  It's a really lovely image with a cute little dog, great for teacher cards.
Not my normal colour scheme here, lots of 'Riverbank Revel's' bits and bobs that can be purchased over at the Little Claire website along with this little stamp.
Amy starts her new job today, so good luck to her!! Georgia has a two tests at school and I know she was very nervous today, am sure she will be fine.  Jess hasn't got an exam but got a magnificant report last week so well done to her.  I am so lucky to have such wonderfully hardworking girls!
Also I have some great news of my own, I have been asked by the lovely Kay Rutter to join 'The Hougie Team', am so excited as I love making shaped cards and am always playing with my 'Hougie' Board.  So I suppose 'Well Done Me' is in order lol!
Pancakes this evening which is always great fun in our household, the girls hold a competition as to how many they can eat and also different toppings, it's enough to put you off pancakes for ever, but they have fun so hey ho!!
Thanks for popping by and reading my blog, have a great day!

Monday, 11 February 2013

RWAV Wedding Card & Special Offer!

Hi there, hoping your Monday has been full of craftyness and not snow, like we have here.  Well, saying that, its nearly all gone now lol.
Little Claire are showcasing a great set of stamps today, which you can purchase as a special price for today only.  It is normally £8.99 for a large set of stamps, but today you can grab it for £6.99.
I have done a blog project as shown above using the stamp set and some of the sentiments.  All products used (except flower & leaf die) available from the website  HERE
Am off to collect my girls, Georgia has a cross country race meet on today and Jess has GCSE revision. 
Have a great evening,

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Competition & New Catalogue

Afternoon, its a chilly one down here again today, lots of hot drinks have been passing my lips today, along with some cake, sorry sod the diet, it had to be done!
Little Claire are holding a competition where you could win the brand new set of stamps 'Heart's & Flower's', it is the club set for February, but you could win the set by leaving Gill a message on the LC blog.  As one of the sentiments is 'Wish Big', you need to tell Gill what you would choose if you could be granted a 'big wish' - good luck!
 The winner will be announced after 10am Monday 11th February - Good Luck!

Here is card I have made using this gorgeous little stamp set. I love all things to do with birds/birdcages, so have added a die of a cage and bird.
 Also Little Claire have launched a brand new catalogue, with some un-seen stamps (not even the DT have seen yet lol), lots of fabulous new products and great inspiration for crafters.  Pop over to the new website to download the catalogue for yourself.
Here is card I have made using this gorgeous little stamp set.  I love all things to do with birds/birdcages, so have added a die of a cage and bird.
Have parents evening tonight to discuss Jess' GCSE's, so am off to prep tea and get ready.
Have a lovely evening,

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Male Themed Changing Tree Card

Hi there, just stopping by to share a card I have made uing the fabby new set of 'Male' themed images to go with the 'Changing Tree' set of stamps from Little Claire .
I really love these little images, especially the 'Y' fronts, they did make me chuckle! I have teamed them up with some new 'Cog' papers from Do Craft and some 'Cog' die cuts from Timmy Holtz.  have added some linen thread and a couple of manly brown pearls lol.  The sentiment is another from the great 'Dictonary Definition's' that I have used a lot lately, just love them!
Am off to get the girls their tea and spend the evening crafting. Enjoy your's whatever you do.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Little Claire Likes ...... 'Duckmum'

Hi there, hope you had a good weekend? I have spent mine shopping and crafting so have the housework and more DT work to get done today, groan lol!
Every Monday, Little Claire showcase a stamp from their collection.  Today it is the turn of 'Duckmum', it's a gorgeous little image which is just great for all occasions.
You can purchase it HERE via the brand new website.

Products used on my card :

'Aloe Vera' Bazzill Cardstock, Craft Creations paper, white dotty ribbon & Riverbank Revel's - Pegs, Doilies & Twine. The sentiment is from the 'Dictionary Definition's' stamp set.

There is a full list of products and a tutorial on the blog, pop over HERE to view it.

Off to get busy, have a fabby day!



Sunday, 3 February 2013

Final Class Make - A Chinese Lantern

Good afternoon, here as promised, is my little chinest lantern that we made in my last class, along with the Aeroplane and Chinest Girl cards.
It is very easy to make, two large circles, stamp up images, colour and ribble.  Three small pieces of black cardstock and a little pearl to finish.
Here is a photo of the back, have left it quite plain except for a gorgeous little chinese lantern.

The little images are from LOTV which I recently won from the lovely Fleur along with a huge amount of goodies which I must admit, don't want to use as they are too lovely lol!
I had a lovely morning shopping with the girls today, Georgia picked up her new glasses and she looks fabby in them.  Have been busy doing my DT work today, have managed to get lots done and am now waiting for the chicken to roast in the oven.
Lots on the box to watch this evening, then Monday again tommorrow.  Wow the weekends do fly!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Another Class Make - Chinese Card

Good afternoon, are you avoiding the rugby like myself today? I think that everyone I know is watching it, not my thing to be honest, I would rather watch the telly turned off but thats my personal choice.  I used to love sport at school and was pretty good at it, I even ran for my county at cross country and came in fifth, but growing up with three sporty brothers, it ran its course quickly.
Anyway, here is a card that we made at my class in January.  I won lots of gorgeous candy from the lovely Fleur and absolutely love all of it - thanks again Fleur it has certainly gone to a loving home lol.

We made this card using the gorgeous little 'Cho with Parasol' image and the clear set of stamps for the scroll, sentiment etc.  I treated myself over Christmas to this lovely lantern die, which goes really well.  The leaves and flowers are from SU and the paper is from Craft Creations.  We coloured in with Promarkers and edged with a distressed inkpad.
I have another make to share tommorrow from my class, which I will upload tommorrow.
Have some DT work to get done, so had better put some good music on and get on with it.
Have a great weekend and thanks for your lovely comments,

Friday, 1 February 2013

February Club Stamp Showcase

Morning, Friday is here - yippeeee!!!! Pinch, punch first day of the month lol! Not only is it a new month, but Little Claire also have a fantastic new website.  Do pop on over here to see it and grab yourself some wonderful goodies. 
 Here is the brand new club set for February, its just gorgeous!
The above card and the little one below have been made from the set 'Hearts & Flowers', its yet another versatile set from Little Claire.

Products used on both cards are from the website.  Die's are my own from stash.
Am looking forward to spending time with my girlies this weekend, have lots planned.
Have a great day and don't forget to go see the new website.
Thanks for stopping by,