Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Mices is nices!

Good morning, it's launch day today over at Little Claire's.  Today it's a really cute little set called 'Mice in Squares'. It is such a gorgeous little set of inchy stamps, I just love it!
I have used some gorgeous Craft Creation's papers on my card together with my teamie Georgina's lovely 'Stitching' stamp from her set 'Button's & Stitches' and some lovely buttons from the 'Riverbank' range.  The lace is self-adhesive, and the sentiment is from the 'Dictionary Definition's' set which you can find here.
I have a poorly Georgia here today, and lots of prep to do, so am off to grab a large coffee and get on with it, whilst looking after her, am so glad I can multi-task!
Have a great day!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Butterfly Wall Hanger for Ali-Craft Design Team

Afternoon, ooo isn't the sunshine just glorious! Have been out in the garden getting some of those rays this morning.
Anyway, here is my very first blog project as Design Team member for Ali-Craft.  The lovely Ali asked to join the team and I am over the moon to be part of it.  I love all of the products they stock, so am in craft heaven with the two DT's I am on :)
I have made a 'Butterfly Wall Hanger' using some gorgeous stamps from Kaisercraft & Stampendous.  If you want to see the list of products and instructions, pop on over to the blog, via the link HERE.
Ali has a special offer on the website for the bank holiday weekend, so go check it out HERE.
Have a great Monday,

Little Claire Likes .... 'Poppies'

Good morning, ooooo I love this little stamp! 'Poppies' is  such a lovely image and looks great in coral colours too.  We have Californian poppies in our garden and they are glorious!
Anyway, as you can see, I doing a very quick post, I will be back later today with my first blog project for Ali-Crafts.  But now I am sharing my 'Little Claire Likes' .... card, using the lovely stamp which is being showcased.  For four days only (until Thursday), you can purchase this stamp for the reduced price of
(instead of £4.99)
Just pop over to the website today or give the office a call on Tuesday.
There is a list of products and instructions for my card over on the Little Claire Blog, which you can reach HERE.
Lots of things to do today, especially quality time with my gorgeous girls.
Have a wonderful bank holiday, will be back later with my other blog project.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

My Jess

Good morning, my lovely girl Jess leaves school today.  It will be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, as two of her lovely group of friends will be going off to colleges.  Jess has decided to stay for the Six-Form of school.
I am so very proud of my girl, she is currently doing her leaving exams and is on target to get all A/A*'s.

I wanted to share a great photo that I recently found of her, she was all chubby and cute then lol.

Here is a very recent one of the two of us at the beach, it was a very blowy day so am not looking my best lol, never mind Jess looks stunning as always!
I love you lots Jess and am a very proud Mum.  Enjoy your last day with your lovely friends and your lunch afterwards.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Little Claire Likes ..... 'Deckchair'

Hello, I cannot believe that it's Monday again, my weekend just whizzed by!
Anyway, here is my card that I am sharing today over on the Little Claire blog.  I have used the lovely little stamp called 'Deckchair' which is part of the 'Garden' range from Little Claire.  You can buy it at a reduced price from today £3.50 (normally £5.50) until Thursday 23rd.  

 I have used some gorgeous papers from the 'First Edition' paper pack - 'Floral Pavilion' and some gorgeous ribbon, both of which can be brought from the website.
Also Little Claire are having a 'Peel Off' sale.  Go to the 'Sale' section on the website HERE, they are only 20p per sheet!
Am busy prepping for some forthcoming workshops, so must fly!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and welcome to my new followers :)

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 33 / Blog Hop

Good morning,
It's challenge time again over on the Little Claire blog.  This month we are doing something a little different, as well as the challenge, we are holding a blog-hop.  There are two lots of fabby prizes on offer, so do join in.
Here is my card above. I have used the gorgeous stamp 'Butterfly Blossom'. Below, is how you can enter our challenge/blog hop.

This month, we are offering two prizes, which doubles your changes of winning some lovely Little Claire goodies!
We have a normal challenge with an 'Open Theme' and a 'Blog-Hop'.
One for the challenge of 'Open Theme'
prizes to include :
1 x Men A4 Die Cut sheet
1 x Man Squares stamp set
(including circular sentiment ‘Man’)
1 x You’re so Tweet stamp
and one for the winner of our 'Blog Hop'

prizes to include :
3 x A4 Design Sheets
2 x Scallop Circle Easel Cards & Envelopes
Tulip Cat Stamp
Butterfly Blossom Stamp
Family Ted Stamp
Poppies Stamp
1m off Crafted with Love Ribbon
1m off Pink VW Campervan Ribbon
To enter our challenge, make a card and leave us a link. To also enter our blog-hop, visit all of the Design Team blogs, where they will each have a letter highlighted in their posts.  Collect all of the letters (eight in total) and once you have worked out the popular stamp name, email your answers to :
Right, if you have arrived here on my blog from my lovely teamie Georgina, my letter for you is
now you need to pop over to Helen N's blog via HERE where you can collect another letter, oooo it's such fun lol!
This post is scheduled as I am off out shopping to day with Jess for her prom dress, shoes etc.  We are having a girly day, which is long overdue. She leaves school next week, so also a leaving outfit will be needed, I think its going to cost me lots lol ;)
I do hope you join in our challenge and blog hop,
have fun!

Monday, 13 May 2013

Little Claire Likes .....'Elephant's in Squares'

Good morning, just a quick post from me, am off out in a minute to see a lovely friend for coffee and chat.  Here is my 'Little Claire Likes' project, a little altered bag using the fabulous 'Elephant's in Squares' stamp.
You can purchase it at a reduced price of £4.50 until this Thursday, just give the office a call or order by the website HERE.

I really love these little bags, I could sit and alter them all day lol! The papers I have used are from 'New Bloom' paper pack.  All other products and instructions can be viewed over on the blog HERE
Am off out in the garden for some sunshine. Have a lovely afternoon,

Friday, 10 May 2013

Papercraft Essentials # 94

Happy Friday to you!
Well today, I am just a bit chuffed.  If you know me well, I am not the sort of person to show off, but I am going to make an exception today lol.  My Little Claire teamies and I, all have cards in the current edition of Papercraft Essentials # 94, wahoo it is such a great spread and shows our cards off really well!
We have all designed cards using some of the gorgeous new stamps in a section in the magazine called 'Down in the Garden' from Page 55.
Here is my little 'Kitty' card that I made.  I have used the fabulous 'Tulip Cat', you can purchase the stamp HERE.  My teamie's have made such lovely cards, so do check out the mag.
You can purchase this cute little 'kitty' for the reduced price of £4.50 today only (Friday 10th May), you can go over to the website HERE to take her home :)
My lovely Jess is taking her GCSE Drama exam today, so GOOD LUCK!!!!  We went along the other evening for a pre-view, and wow my girl can act!  Best of luck to her, her friends and all Year 11 students taking theirs today.
Am busy prepping for the forthcoming Little Claire workshops next month, so had better get myself a large coffee, a choccy doughnut and get to it lol!
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Little Claire Likes .... 'Room with a View - Garage' Card

Good afternoon, here is my card for this week's 'Little Claire Likes ....', which you can see on the blog HERE. I have used the great male themed set called 'Garage' from the 'Room with a view' range of stamps.
Until Thursday only, you can purchase this set at the great price of
(normally £8.99 per set)
you can call on
0844 800 4376
or by the website HERE

Here is a great photo of my lovely Molly-Moo, she takes over my garden bench in the good weather and Georgia has taken this great picture of her chilling out lol!
Have a good afternoon,

Friday, 3 May 2013

Little Claire Blog Project - Flowerhead Peg

Hey there, thank Crunchy it's Friday!!! Long weekend awaits, love spending it with the family.
I have done the blog project over on the Little Claire blog today.  I have used the gorgeous 'Flowerhead' stamp to alter a peg.  These are great for little gifts or to jazz up your fridges after putting a small piece of magnetic strip on the back.

I have given product details and instructions over on the LC blog.  They are very quick and cheap to make, using up all of your scrap papers.
Have a fabby weekend, am off to do a class tomorrow if I can keep this awful cold at bay, am keeping fingers crossed that I make it to the class, I will be so fed up if I can't as it is being taken by my lovely friend and teamie Georgina.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Oh Happy Day's

Hi there, yay it's Thursday so nearly the bank holiday weekend! If the weather is good, am off to the beach for the day, so fingers crossed X
Here are my cards showcasing the gorgeous new 'Happy Day's stamp set which is the May Club Stamp from Little Claire, isn't it a great little set?

You can buy it today when you join the Little Claire Club, on the website HERE, for £8.99.
The first of my cards was made using kraft cardstock and great papers from the First Edition 'Floral Pavillion' paper pack, great pink twine and flowers from Die-Namics.
My second card has been made using Craft Creations papers which I made a small pin-wheel out of.

Ok, have a poorly Georgia home again today.  Day four of 'snot-gate', poor thing she went to school this morning and I got called to collect her, so she is tucked up on the sofa getting spoilt watching 'Pitch Perfect', I think she has watched it four times this week already lol - great film!
Have a lovely day, pop over to the main blog to see my teamie's creations, they are fabulous!