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.