Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Snowman Bunting & Robin & Snowdrop

Good morning, just a quick post to share another two new stamps from Little Claire, they are so lovely!  You can buy them online now.
'Snowman Bunting', which comes with a little sentiment
I have stamped the sentiment from 'Snowman Bunting' all around this card.
Have a lovely day, thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Stocking Owls & Three Ships

Good morning, it's Christmas over at Little Claire's and they are launching two new stamps today, 'Stocking Owl's' & 'Three Ships'.  These new images have a Zentangle theme, lots of swirls in the image. They are great to colour in, I just love them both!
Here is a card using the 'Stocking Owl's'
I have gone for bright fun colours and lots of Stickles!
'Three Ships' in traditional red & green, the stamp comes with its' own sentiment
They are available on the website, just click on the names to take you there.
It's raining heavily here today, so the girls can watch some movies and I will disappear into my craft room and get creative.
Have a great day!

Monday, 29 July 2013

Ever So Lovely

Hi there, hope you have had a great crafty weekend? I have spent mine sorting out my craft room and tidying everything in sight! I do love a good old sort-out, its good for the soul!
Over at Little Claire, this gorgeous little stamp that I have used on my card is being showcased.  It is called 'Ever So Lovely' and it's name says it all for me.  You can purchase it at the special price of £4.50 (normally £5.50) until Thursday 1st August, just give the office a call or order via the website - HERE.
I have use mainly the 'Lillibet' range of products on my card, they are so lovely to work with, especially the lace and metal butterflies. The die is a Memory Box one called 'Lavish Branch', which I absolutely love!
Right, off to plan my day, lots of crafting and housework, which will come first I wonder lol???
Thanks for popping by my blog and for any comments left, I really do appreciate them all!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Joy, Hope & Wonder

Good evening, hoping your Saturday has gone well? We have had lots of rain here and it feels so much cooler now.  I have been really busy today, clearing and sorting out my craft room.  Things had got really messy again and as I couldn't see some of the floor, it was definitely time to have a good clear out!
Over the next week, Little Claire are launching their Christmas 2013 stamps.  Here is the first of many, it is just gorgeous! Joy, Hope & Wonder is a really lovely image to colour.  It comes with the sentiment that I have stamped on the side of the card.  You can purchase it HERE.
A quick and simple card today, using lovely Craft Creation's papers, some doodling and a couple of bright pink pearls to tie in with the papers.
Off to sort my boxes of stamps and papers next then may catch a film this evening with the family.
Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Little Claire Likes ..... 'Splishing & Splashing'

Good morning, wow it's another scorcher here today, am so hoping for rain soon!  We are expecting a thunderstorm here today, so my card today is in hope that we do get some rain, my garden is so in need of some.
I have used the gorgeous little stamp from Little Claire and its called 'Splishing & Splashing' which is on special offer until Thursday 25th July.  You can buy it for £4.50 (normally £5.50) from the website HERE.
Keep cool and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Flower-Pot Card - Friday Blog Project

Good afternoon, hope you have had a good Friday? I have been feeling under the weather today, probably due to this heat.  Am still doing the rain dance, no rain here for over a week now, I do hope we get some soon.
Anyway, it is my turn to do the blog project today over at Little Claire.  I have used the fabby new 'Dinky' - 'Flowerhead' stamp that can be purchased for only £2.00 from the website HERE.
I have been asked by lots of ladies for a tutorial for this flower pot card.  The original card I made was using the larger image which works just as well, but I do love this 'dinky' version, the instructions of which can be found HERE.
Am going to have a lazy evening and weekend, if I am feeling better, I will hopefully get lots of crafting in, keeping cool indoors.  Whatever you do, have a lovely weekend!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Best Friend Card

Good morning from a hot and humid Sussex, lets hope we get some rain this week.
Here is my 'Little Claire Likes' ... card for today.  I have used the gorgeous 'Best Friend' stamp that has been specially reduced to £4.50 (normally £5.50) until Thursday (18th) this week.  I really love colouring this image, I use it all of the time as I have a lot of friends that have dogs as pets.
Lots of subtle colours have been used and the papers are from a great First Edition pack called 'Summer Breeze'
Have already done Tesco's today and am off out for lunch with my hubs shortly, hoping where ever we go there will be air-conditioning lol.
Have a lovely afternoon and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 35 - Wedding/Anniversary Theme

Good evening, what a glorious day we are having, so lovely to craft in the sunshine.
It's challenge time again over at Little Claire, the theme this month is 'Wedding/Anniversary'.  I have made a little 'Anniversary' card for my lovely friend and her husband.  They are celebrating ten years of marriage this month.  I have just celebrated my 21st anniversary, where do the years go??
Any hoo, the little stamp I have used on my card is called 'Butterfly Flourish' and it is one of my favourite recently launched stamps, I never get bored colouring it in.  The paper used is some gorgeous 'My Mind's Eye' and the pearls are from 'Mei Flower'.
Just off to get the family a salad for tea and then chilling out in the garden this evening with some Pimm's, have a lovely evening!

Friday, 12 July 2013

The Smile I Bring

Good afternoon, thank Crunchy it's Friday!!! Wow been a long old week for me, David and Georgia have been away and I have been up to my eyes in Christmas cards.  Am looking forward to having Georgia home from her camping trip with the school and David from is overseas trip to the USA. Saying that, it has been lovely to spend some quality time with my Jess, we had a lovely lunch out yesterday and then watched a great Steve Carrell movie last night together.
I am sharing a card I made some time ago using 'The Smile I Bring' stamp set from Little Claire.  I do love this little set, lots of great elements to play with.  Am sure I have already shared this card with you, but hey ho its one of my fav's so here it is again lol!
Right, am off to get Georgia and her dirty washing/sleeping bag and then play taxi for Jess who is off to a party later.
Have a lovely weekend, thanks for popping by,


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Balancing Act!

Good afternoon,
Am sitting in my garden typing this, Jess has just brought me a large bagette filled with lovely ham and am feeling very chillaxed indeed lol!
Little Claire are showcasing this cutie today, it is called 'Balancing Act' and is a great little stamp set, especially for children and grown ups who haven't grown up yet!
You can purchase it today for £3.50, a saving of £2.00, so hurry and get yours now before they sell out.
I have also used the gorgeous 'Daisy Dot' alphabet set to do the numbers.
A quick and easy card today.  Am busy making Christmas cards and have moved to the garden table to craft.  It is so lovely out there watching my little family of baby blue tits, we have four babies all visiting our feeders each day, they are uber cute!
Have a lovely afternoon, hopefully chilling in your garden like me :)

Monday, 8 July 2013

Little Claire Likes .... 'Seascape'

Good morning, wow what a wonderful weekend it has been! Lots of sunshine and Andy Murray winning Wimbledon!
Here is my card for the Little Claire Likes ... This week I have used 'Seascape' a great little nautical set just right for summer cards.  The stamp set is reduced from £6.50 to £4.50 until this Thursday, so grab yourself a set before they sell out!
Am off to the craft room now, lots of cards to get finished.
Enjoy the sunshine and keep cool!

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Ali-Craft Monthly Challenge # 2 - 'Butterflies'

Good afternoon, here is my DT project for this month's Ali-Craft Monthly Challenge. The theme this month is 'Butterflies' and the DT have come up with some gorgeous cards.
Here is mine, a tag using some 'Kaisercraft' stamps, Bo Bunny Paper and distress inks.  I have used a cute bee charm and some lush cream ric-rac ribbon that has been calling to me for some time now.
The prize this month is a voucher for £15.00 to spend on the Ali-Craft website.
Am really trying to enjoy all of this good weather that we are having, but finding it hard to sleep I must say I will be glad when we get some rain.  I love the sunshine but it just doesn't like me, so I will be staying inside with a large drink watching the tennis today and tomorrow.
I had a lovely trip to the Craft Barn today, yes I did partake of a few goodies ;) where I met a lovely lady who I have blogged with from afar for ages, Helen Chilton.  Wow, what a super lady! Her work is just amazing and the colours are spectacular. She is so inspiring, am going to find my new distress inks and have a messy session and I must say, having met lots and lots of famous crafters, she is just possibly the nicest and generous of all.
Ok off to fix some tea and chill out lol!
Have a great Saturday,

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Daisy, Daisy

Good evening, I cannot believe that it is the 2nd July already, although the weather has been awful here today, all cold and miserable - it feels just like Autumn!
Am sharing a couple of projects made using the gorgeous new July Club Stamp set from Little Claire called, 'Daisy, Daisy'.
I have made a little card around the sentiment, having stamped the large daisy image around the card.  Also including the 'Daisy Dot' alphabet, I have altered this little bag adding ribbon and some lovely gingham paper.
 Ok off to catch up with my soaps on the box,

Monday, 1 July 2013

A Beach Hut and some Bunting

Hi there,
Hope you have had a good Monday? I have spent mine catching up with lots of jobs as I have been out all weekend. Had a lovely time at the wedding reception last night and a busy Saturday.
Here I am sharing my Little Claire Likes .... 'Room with a View' Beach Hut card that is being showcased on the blog today.  This super little set is reduced until Thursday 4th July at £5.99 instead of £8.99.
It has lots of great sentiments and I just love the flower image, which is great to stamp and cut out as I have done three times lol.  Have also used the bunting stamp set which goes with the images so well.
Off to catch up with some ironing whilst watching the tennis, before making dinner.

Have a lovely evening, and come on Murray!!!

Altered Fabscraps Album

Good morning, here is my project for Ali-Craft.  I have altered a 'Fabscraps' album with American Crafts papers, Prima and Kaisercraft stamps and distress inks.
Here is the inside cover. I have stamped inside using a lovely birdcage stamp from Kaisercraft and flourish stamp from Prima.

Have added some Kaisercraft sentiments throughout the album.

I have stamped a sentiment to show through the window.

Here is the last page, just some photos to be added.

I have finished the album by attaching some gorgeous lace around the rings.
Products available HERE from the website.
Back later with my Little Claire Likes card,