Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Little Claire Likes ..... 'Swirly Whirly Owls'

Good afternoon, am feeling much better today, just very tired and finding it hard to get going again lol.
Thank you so much for my lovely blogging pals that left me 'get well' messages/emails, it was so lovely of you all.
My card today is featuring a 'Swirly Whirly' - 'Owls' card that I have made for Little Claire. It is featured today, in the 'Little Claire Likes' weekly post. You can purchase the lovely stamp that I have used, for only £3.50 (limited time only). It is so gorgeous!
I have teamed it up with some gorgeous kraft cardstock, papers from the 'First Edition' paper pack called 'New Bloom' and some gorgeous vintage self-adhesive lace.  All of which can be purchased on the website here.
Am busy finishing off some DT cards I have to do, they are taking longer than normal as my mojo is taking its time to return, but isn't this sunshine we are having just wonderful? I am going to take my lunch and coffee and sit in the garden, am sure the Vitamin E will do me some good lol.
Have a wonderful afternoon, and I really do appreciate each and every comment I receive, thank you.
big hugs

Monday, 29 April 2013

Little Claire 'Poppies'

 Good afternoon, am a little late in posting this.  I have been poorly all day and have been back to bed. Have had a bug for a week now and it just doesn't want to go away.
Anyway, Little Claire are launching two brand new stamps today.  'Poppies' is what I have used on these two cards.  One in traditional colours and the other in corals, like our Californian Poppies that we have in our garden.

This gorgeous stamp is available from today for £4.99, but you could enter the competition where you could win two new stamps, the 'Poppies' and the 'Family Ted' stamps (my cards to follow later).
So if you would like your chance to win yourself a new 'Poppies' and 'Family Ted' stamp just leave Little Claire a comment letting them know what your favourite flower is and they will draw two lucky winners early next week, week commencing Monday, 6th May.
 Good luck!
Back later with my 'Family Ted' cards,

Thursday, 25 April 2013

A Scrap Page

Good morning, here is a little scrap page that my ladies made last week at my class.  It has been far too long since I scrapped, I really love making memory books.  My page is an 8" x 8" and the photo is of my Jess and her lovely girlfriends that are all going their separate ways in a few weeks, when they leave school.  Several of them are going off to college and the rest, including my girl are staying in the sixth form. I am going to get busy and make them all little memory books.
The paper I have used is 'My Mind's Eye', lots of lovely kraft card, birdcage, bird and tickets from Craftwork cards.  I have used a great banner die from Sizzix and some great ric-rac ribbon.
Am really enjoying this lovely sunshine we are lucky enough to be having, have got lots of gardening done.
Lots of cards to make, so off to the craft room,

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Quick Cards Magazine Card

Hi there, here is my card that is being featured in 'Quick Cards' this month.
It's a little pocket card using the gorgeous Little Claire,  'You're So Tweet' stamp set, First Edition papers, SU ribbon and some pearls. 

Here in the inside of the card. I have used a corner rounder and brown inkpad around the pocket and image.  Sorry that my photos are a bit pants, am still searching for the originals. Am thinking that my lovely daughter has tidied up my pc folders, bless her lol! The colours are more vibrant in the flesh, am off to check out my folders.

There are some great stamp releases coming up next Monday, so do make sure you stop by the website to catch them.
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 22 April 2013

Little Claire Likes .... 'Man Tree' Slider Card

Good morning, Happy Monday to you! I am sharing another card I have made for 'Little Claire Likes'.  Today is the turn of 'Man Tree', a great male themed image for all of those hard-to-make cards for the men in your life.  
I have made a quick little slider card which shows off the image really well.  I have combined it with a great sentiment from another must-have male themed set called 'Made for Men' and also some stitching from 'Georgina's Buttons & Stitching' set.

The 'Man Tree' stamp set can be purchased at a special price today and for a few days only.
Call Carol in the office on
0844 800 4376
and you can purchase this stamp at the reduced price of
£4.50 (normally £6.50)
I have a sore back today, too much gardening in the sunshine over the weekend.  Am in need of a long soak in my tub, which I may go and do when I have finished this post lol.
Have a great day, enjoy the sunshine if you have any and thanks for popping by my blog today.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Woodware Stamps

Afternoon, just wanted to share a couple of cards I have made using the lovely new stamps from Woodware.  You can buy these gorgeous stamps from Little Claire here for the great price of £5.80.
The image above is called 'Felicity' and the one below is 'Clarissa'.

I have used some gorgeous papers and self-adhesive lace, also available on the website here.
Off to collect girls from school, have a lovely evening!


Monday, 15 April 2013

Heart's & Flower's

Good morning, here is my card that I have made for 'Little Claire Likes' today.  I have used the gorgeous set called 'Heart's & Flower's'.  It has loads of elements including a gorgeous tree.
I have used an easel card blank, turned on the side and have decorated inside as well as out. I have stamped out the border image on the sides and have added some lovely dies.

The set is shown below and is available on the website for this week only for
the great price of £6.99 (usual RRP: £8.99).
Had a fabby day at the beach yesterday, look at this gorgeous photo that Georgia took. The starfish that we found in the photo stuck itself to Jess' hand and we nearly had to bring it home lol.
Off out into the garden, have some pansies to plant out and some digging to get done.
Have a great day and hope the sun is shining where you are.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 32 - 'Spring Theme & Sketch'

Good morning, another challenge is launched this morning over on the Little Claire blog.  The theme is 'Spring' and our lovely teamie Gemma, has designed a great sketch for us to use on our cards this time.
Here is my card using the gorgeous April Club stamp set 'The smile you bring'. It has two large images, lots of smaller ones and a great sentiment!

We have a great set of prizes to be won this month, but you must follow the sketch & theme to enter the challenge.
A great selection of four stamps, bow and sentiment embellishments.
Do go check out my other teamies creations, they are wonderful!
Lots of crafting for me again this weekend and then off to the beach tomorrow as I believe we are going to be having some sunshine, fingers crossed!
Have a lovely weekend, thanks for stopping by and hello to my new followers!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

New Digi-Stamps from Little Claire

This is a new design of digi-stamp from Little Claire and it hasn't even been made into a stamp yet!  It is yours for FREE to download to your computer, size and colour as you wish and make beautiful cards, you can find this image here.

In fact, why don't you download this free digi, make a card, send Little Claire a picture and one will win a super Little Claire prize! Please send entries before the end of April.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Cherish & Dream - Pop-Out Card

Hello, here is a card I recently made with a pop-out centre,  The stamp set that I have used is the Little Claire - 'Cherish, Hope & Dream's', it really is a beautiful set, lots of lovely elements to play with!

I have stamped the image four times around the paper square and then one of the small sentiments in the centre of the inside.
The papers I have used are from a 'First Edition' paper pack called 'Blank Canvas' and a small scrap piece of dotty ribbon under the sentiment.  I have finished off with  my favourite brown pearls.
Lots of crafting going on in our house today, Georgia has been busy decopatching and I have been catching up on my DT cards, nearly done now!
Thanks for popping by,

Monday, 8 April 2013

Little Doggies

Good morning, here is my card that I have made for today's 'Little Claire Likes'.  I have used 'Little Doggies' which is on special offer -
 For today only:
you can get this cute little stamp at the reduced price of £3.00 (instead of the normal price of £4.50).  To take up this great offer either call the Little Claire office on : 0844 800 4376 or online
to place your order.
The paper used are from a new 'First Edition' paper pack called 'New Bloom', doilies from 'Riverbank Revel's collection, dies are from Magnolia & Die-namics. Lovely Taupe twine, white pearls and a 'Dictionary Definition' sentiment stamp finish my card.
Am hoping the weather stays warm again today, lots more to do in the garden if my back holds up lol!
Have a great Monday!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

An Altered Bag

Hello, hope your Saturday is going well? Georgia and I have been out for our regular Saturday mooch around Hobbycraft and then a Costa coffee.  She had some of her birthday money burning a hole in her pocket, so off we went to raid the Decopatch goodies lol!  We are now getting in the garden to do lots of pruning and getting the soil ready for the Spring, if it does turn up.  We have had some sunshine today but it is still freezing down here when is Spring going to get here???
Here is an altered bag that I made for my Stevenage show demo, its a crappy picture as I chopped off the handles but it does show off the gorgeous stamp well lol.  This is 'Cherish, Hope & Dreams' from Little Claire.  I absolutely love this set, especially the cute little sentiments and the huge butterfly which just cries out to be decopaged.
The papers are from a 'First Edition' paper pack called 'Blank Canvas', the lace is from Stamping Up and the little bee charm came from Mei-flower.
Back to the garden and then some DT cards to finish. Have a great Saturday what ever you do!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Another Class Make - Balloon Stand Card

Good afternoon, yay it's Friday! Looking forward to the good weather we have been promised so that I can get some gardening done.  The borders really need digging over and I am dying to buy some pansies for my hanging baskets.
Am sharing another little 'Stand' card that we made at my last class.  I have used a gorgeous little LOTV image, isn't the balloon just fabulous!  I embossed the blue cardstock with a great embossing folder, added some linen thread.  The sentiments are from Stamping Up stamped onto a cloud die.
Back to the craft room, have lots of dt cards to get finished.
Have a wonderful weekend, thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

A Class Make - Concertina Card

Good evening, well we have more snow here today and it is just so cold, I don't want to venture outside.
 I am sharing a card that I recently designed for one of my monthly classes.  My ladies made this using gorgeous orange and black cardstock, SU butterfly stamps and dies, flowers and a little swirl die
Here is the back view of the card.

These cards are so easy and great to make, they fold down to fit an envelope and make lovely 'special' cards.
Right, off to catch up with the girls that have been out and about today and get some tea.
Have a lovely evening,

Monday, 1 April 2013

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

Hi there, hope you are having a lovely Easter? Day four of decorating in our house and we have only got a few things to do, before we put back the shelves, curtains and pictures.  We have all worked really hard and our arms ache with all of the painting lol.
Anyway, here is my card for the 'Little Claire Likes', this week it is the turn of the gorgeous 'Tammy', she is one of the 'Swirly Whirly' collection of stamps, which you can find here.  She really is gorgeous and doesn't need lots of colour.  I have used Craft Creation papers, a kraft card base, stitching and buttons and yes, you have seen right, no pearls or bling on this card lol!  If you are a regular follower of mine, you will know that I do rather love to even up my cards with bling/pearls, but didnt want to overload this one.
Ok, one of my Easter eggs is calling to me, so it must be obeyed lol! then back to the decorating, have a lovely afternoon!