Sunday, 30 June 2013

A Wedding Card

Good afternoon, just a quick post and card today.  Am shortly off to a wedding reception as my teamie and friend Georgina, is getting married today.
Here is the card that I have made Georgina and David.
Have used this gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamp and some Craftwork Cards papers.  The little tag sentiment is a favourite from Stamping Up.  I have coloured the card in using Promarker's.
I will be back in the morning with two projects to show you, see you then.
Happy Sunday!

Friday, 28 June 2013

Good morning,
Here is a very quick little card made using one of the gorgeous new peel-off design's from Little Claire.
Our Gill over at Little Claire's designs has just released nine wonderful new designs  of  outline stickers (only 70p each) and for the release, if you let us know at Little Claire's designs your scariest SPIDER moment(s) and we will draw three lucky winners to each win all nine new stickers!

Entries to be received by Monday 1st July 2013
This is what Gill has to say about her moment..
mine is we used to live in Germany and the washing machine was kept down in the cellar, well one day (when Steve was away - typical) I ran down, always ran to avoid cobwebs etc, put washing in, quickly opened the drawer to add powder and there, filling up the whole drawer was the biggest spider I have ever seen! I did scream, ran back upstairs and it took me ages to go back again, so pleased that my machine is now in the kitchen.......
Well, I have had far too many scary spider moments to mention on here, I do admit to hovering them up when I can which I know isn't kind or fair on the little devils. My cat CoCo does like to eat them, so hopefully I won't be seeing too many more of them :)
My lovely Jess is having her Prom this evening, so we have a day of shopping and pampering ahead and then am so looking forward to my lovely friend and teamie Georgina's wedding on Sunday, so another busy weekend ahead for me.
Have a wonderful one yourself,

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Ali Crafts Workshop

Hello, what a glorious day here in Sussex, lots of lovely sunshine and birds tweeting!
Ali-Craft are holding one-day workshops on Saturday 31st August 2013
Maidenbower Junior School Hall,
Festival Court, Harvest Rd, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 7RA
(just off A23 motorway)
Ali along with myself and the lovely Jane Millard will be doing workshops galore during the day, I do hope you can come along.
Bookings are now being taken, for more details see the Ali-Craft website
you can book either via the website or give Ali a call on : 078601 86695

Have a lovely day,


Monday, 24 June 2013

'On Your Wedding Day' Card

Good morning, here is my 'Little Claire Likes' ... card for today, using the great little stamp set 'On Your Wedding Day'.  I have added some great die elements and have stamped up the 'bells' and 'rings' from the stamp set and have added them at each side of the sentiment.
This great little set is on special offer of  £4.50 (normally £6.50) until Thursday, 27th June, so get ordering yours on the website HERE or on 0844 800 4376.
After some quick housework today and then coffee with my lovely Jess, its back to the craft room to get some Christmas cards made.
Have a lovely day and a big welcome to my new followers, thanks for joining my blog!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

A Sympathy Card

Good morning, hope you are having a lovely Sunday? Am spending mine crafting and some general pet grooming too.  I tend to give all of my little pets a make-over each Sunday, well clip their claws, brush them and generally check them over.  They all look fluffy and happy now, especially as I have stripped the garden of every dandelion for them, so time for some DT work that needs to be finished.
I am sharing a card that we made on my last class, another card to follow.  My ladies made this card, which is quite plain & simple, which sympathy cards need to be, I think. We used a gorgeous 'Kanban' Rose & sentiment set.  I just love it! I am so sad that Kanban are no longer with us, so am buying all of their stamps up fast, most of which I have managed to get at bargain prices.
I have stamped the little sentiment in the corner of my card and the second part of the sentiment inside along with another decoupaged rose.  Then added some gorgeous black shiny beads.
Must fly, washing has been in and out all day, looks like I may have to get it in for good this time, large black cloud approaching fast!
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by my blog.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Creative Stamping Cards

Good afternoon, the weather here is glorious!  I am sitting in my garden typing this in the sunshine.  We have been promised lots of thunder this evening, so am making the most of the good weather.
I recently made some cards for 'Creative Stamping' using some gorgeous Little Claire stamps and now they have been published.  Here they are :-
Using 'Daschund's on a twisted easel card
You're So Tweet & Heart's & Flowers

Lastly, 'Cherish, Hope & Dreams' & 'Butterfly Flourish'

Am so pleased that they were used by the magazine. Off to the shops to get myself a copy.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

White Class Card

Good evening,
just thought I would share a card that my ladies made at my class last week.  I was challenged by my lovely friend Tina to do an all white card, so as I am always up for a challenge, here is the result lol!
I really enjoyed making this, and am thinking I will be doing a few more different designs.
Am looking forward to going out for coffee and a gossip with my lovely brother in the morning, may even partake in a large piece of coffee cake, ooo I know how to push the boat out :)
Will share another class make tomorrow.
Have a great evening, thanks for stopping by,

Gill's Birthday and 25% Discount on orders today

Good afternoon, here is a lovely picture of Gill (Little Claire) and I at the recent Little Claire workshops.  More dates have been decided on and will be announced soon.
Little Claire are celebrating lovely Gill's 50th Birthday.  The first fifty callers who spend £25.00 or more will be given a whopping 25% discount on their orders and free postage and packing.
To qualify, hurry to your phone and call 0151 342 5715 and wish Gill a
Happy 50th Birthday!!
This offer is on a first come, first served basis and only runs today, Tuesday 18th June.
Pop on over to the website HERE.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Little Lilac Mice

Good morning, Happy Monday to you!
Here is a quick little card that I have made for 'Little Claire Likes', which is over on their blog today.  I have given product details and instructions on my card in the post.
It is using the uber-cute little 'Mice in Squares' that Little Claire launched recently.  I do love these images, but having recently had mice in our loft which were keeping us awake most of the night, I won't be having any as pets, anyway I think that Molly & CoCo would be having them for breakfast!
Off out shopping with my Jess today, she recently left school so it's lovely to be spending so much time with her before she goes to Six Form in the Autumn.
Whatever you are doing, have a great day.  Thank so much for stopping by and any comments you may leave me.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 34 - Male Theme

Hi there, here is my DT card for Little Claire Monthly Challenge which launched today.  The theme is 'male themed cards' and here is mine using 'Happy Day's' which was the club stamp for May. 
Do pop on over to the blog HERE to see my teamie's lovely creations.
Off out shortly with my lovely friend for dinner and some drinkie's, enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Little Claire Blog Project

Good morning, yippee it's Friday! Am off out for the day in a minute, the seaside beckons and I know the weather isn't great, I am just looking forward to sitting on the beach with fish & chips and enjoying the view!
It's my turn to do the blog project today over at Little Claire.  I have made a super-cute little post-it-note holder using scraps from my box of card.  It is only 6cms x 6cms. They are great little gifts for teachers or just to say thank you to someone special.

The image used is one of my absolute favs from Little Claire, it is called 'Pincushion Birdy' and it is only £2.00 on the website, such a bargain!
Also, I wanted to wish my dear friend and boss Gill a very
Happy 50th Birthday!
Hope you have a wonderful day sitting in the sunshine in Italy with a large glass of something fizzy!
Have a lovely weekend,
big hugs

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Butterfly Flourish Card

Good afternoon, just a little post today as I am busy prepping for my class tomorrow.
I am sharing a card using the gorgeous June Club set from Little Claire.  It's called 'Butterfly Flourish'.  I have also used a little 'Dinky' stamp, called 'Flowerhead' that Little Claire recently brought out.  They have chosen some of their favourite images and have shrunk them down to by 'dinky' lol.
Right, large coffee and back to the prep.
Have a lovely afternoon!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Little Claire Workshop Cards - Part II

Good evening, here are my other two cards from the workshops from the weekend.
Firstly, I have used 'Mice in Squares' with some gorgeous Craft Creation's papers and some great little dies.

Secondly, 'Cherish, Hope & Dreams' used with a gorgeous check paper and have inked all edges and decopaged the smaller butterfly.

Here is the inside.

I am now aching from lots of gardening I did today, mowing and weeding. It has been so hot here I had to leave the gardening to this afternoon. 
Off to catch up with Springwatch and my soaps.
Have a great evening!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Little Claire Workshop Cards - Part I

Good evening, here are a couple of the Little Claire workshop cards that the ladies made over last weekend at Kent & Crawley.
Firstly, 'Tulip Cat'.  She is such a gorgeous image, I love colouring her in!
Secondly, 'Butterfly Blossom' which as to be one of my fav all time images.

Here is the centre of the card, where I have stamped randomly around the shape and have added a cute little LC sentiment, which goes so well.
Am suffering from sunburn this evening, I had a lovely couple of hours in a local park including a fabby lunch with some great company :)  I forgot to slap on the SPF before I went out, so I will be suffering tonight.
Back tomorrow with my other two cards, thanks for stopping by my blog.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Butterfly Flourish

Good evening, hope you have been enjoying the sunshine today?
Am really tired due to working all weekend at the two fantastic days of Little Claire workshops, one in Kent and one is Crawley.  The ladies were so wonderful and great fun. Roll on Autumn, when we will be doing some more.  I will be sharing my cards that we made, later in the week.
Here is my DT card for Little Claire, using the fabulous new stamp set called 'Butterfly Flourish'.  It is the brand new June Club Set.  I really love the size of these images and it has two wonderful borders and a sweet sentiment.  I have made my card into a slider, so the large butterfly slides up and down on the top of my card.
Off to finish another card which I will share with your in the morning.
Have a lovely evening!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Ali-Craft Monthly Challenge # 1 & DT Call

Good morning, this post is scheduled as I will be off to Kent for the day doing some workshops for Little Claire with Steve, Gill and my teamie Georgina.  I really love these workshops, the ladies are all so lovely and we are going to have a great day of fun-filled crafting.  Then Crawley for the same on Sunday, I am so looking forward to seeing all of you lovely ladies again.
Today, a brand new challenge is launching over on the Ali-Craft Blog.  It has an open theme, to you can enter anything you like and maybe be the winner of some wonderful 'Graphic 45' paper pads (I want them, stamping feet lol!!!!) There is also a DT call, we are looking for two new members to join us, please see blog for details Good Luck!
Anyway, here is my little canvas which I have made using some gorgeous 'Kaisercraft' stamps, lots of lace, a SU flower & tag punch and sentiment.
Ok off to pack my tote and get the girls their tea.
Have a great weekend!