Thursday, 29 August 2013

New Christmas Postcards

Good afternoon, there is a brand new set of gorgeous 'Christmas Postcard' stamps out today from Little Claire.
They are Christmas themed and are just right for your Christmas cards.  Sorry to mention the dreaded 'C' word in August, but I know lots of ladies everywhere have already made there cards by now lol!
The new stamps can be brought HERE for only £12.99.
I have used a gorgeous favourite image of mine called 'A Little Bird Told Me ...', which you can still purchase HERE and a gorgeous new snowflake die from Memory Box.
Will be back with another card later today, have a great afternoon!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A Winter Aga

Good afternoon, here is my card for this week's 'Little Claire Likes'.  I have used the lovely stamp 'Winter Aga'.  It is available for a special price of £5.00 (normally £7.50) until Thursday this week.  Just pop over HERE to snap it up before they sell out!
Off to enjoy some sunshine in my garden with a large coffee and then get on with some dt samples.
Have a great afternoon,

Friday, 23 August 2013

Vintage Reindeer Card

Good afternoon, am sharing a Vintage Reindeer card with you today.  My ladies made this last week at our monthly class.  It was very quick and easy card to make, especially if you have quite a few to make, like I do each Christmas.  I always struggle to get them all done and end up cheating, but this year I am making sure that all family and friends get my homemade cards.
On my card today, I have used a great little stamp from Crafty Individuals, lots of red card & ink and a great little sentiment from Stamping Up.  The snowflake die is from Sizzix, the button is a memory box die.
We had some fantastic news yesterday.  Our Jess got her GCSE results and got
Five A*'s
Five A's
One B
We are so very proud of her! I should have got her five gold stars instead of the one she is holding here lol!
She is off to sixth form in a couple of weeks to start her A Level's, the world is her oyster!
Ok, off to get some DT work finished and help finish the decorating.
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend!
Heidi (a very proud Mum)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Star of Wonder

 Good morning, just a very quick post today.
Little Claire have a fabby offer on their website today.  This gorgeous little stamp -
is on special offer whilst stocks last, for the great price of £3.99. (normally £5.50).

Just right for those Chrimbo or winter birthday cards that need to be made.
Grab yours now via HERE
Have a great day, I am off to get some work done in the craft room.
Take care,

Monday, 19 August 2013

A Nativity Scene

.Morning, hope your Monday is going well? I had already done Tesco's, went early to avoid the rush lol! So I now have the rest of the day to disappear into my craft room and hopefully get creative.  Due to my back giving me problems, the old crafting mojo has been away on a holiday :( So am hoping its returned fully refreshed and raring to go today.

Here is my regular Monday blog project using a Little Claire favourite stamp.  Today is the turn of 'Room with a View - Nativity' set.  Which for four days only, is reduced to £6.99 (normally £8.99).
It is a great set, full of images that you can mix and match.  I have used the little 'star' and 'crown' images to decorate a piece of plain white card, as shown above.
My slider card can fold flat to fit into an envelope.  The instructions/products used list can be seen on the blog.

Here is the back view of the card, where I have used the 'crown' image on the pully.
Thanks for stopping by and 'Hello' to my new followers.
Have a crafty filled day!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 36 - 'Holiday's'

Happy Sunday!  Hope you are having a restful one? David is still beavering away at the decorating, we are nearly there, just a few pieces of paper left to put up in the dining room. The paper we have chosen is so much brighter than the last and it has really opened up the room.
Here is my 'Holiday' themed card for the Little Claire challenge that went live yesterday.  I have used a great stamp set called 'Beach Huts' and have made sand dunes from the kraft card and the papers used are from 'Blank Canvas', First Edition paper pad.
You could win this great prize, if you enter the challenge :
A brand new set of 'Christmas Postcard' sentiment stamps and
a new Dovecraft 'Tis the Season' paper pack.
You can pop on over to the blog via HERE
I am a little late in uploading it as I have been laid up with my back for most of the week, so am still playing catch up with some things.  My back was 'usable' on Friday, so we went out for the day to Hampshire.  We went to my favourite author, Jane Austen's house. Lots of great things to see and I learned lots of facts about her family, that I didn't already know.  It is well worth a visit if you get the chance and the little coffee shop opposite does the most wonderful Mocha's, so I was a happy girl :)
Ok, off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday.
Thanks for stopping by my blog,

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Take a Break

Here is a very quick little card I made using the gorgeous new August club set from Little Claire.  It is called 'Tea Party' and you can find it here on the website.
Or do you fancy winning a set for yourself?  Just leave a comment on the blog, telling the team what your favourite hot drink is.  Mine is a large Costa Mocha or a cup of freshly ground coffee, mmmmmm :)

Please leave your comment and we will announce a winner of Tea Party stamp set on
Monday 19th August.
Have a lovely evening!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Ali-Craft Blog Project - Prima Dolls

Good morning, a quick blog post from me today.  Georgia is off to see her friend and catch a film so I am playing taxi whilst suffering with a bad back.  Not sure how I did it, think I was helping David put a piece of wallpaper up and it just went ping! Lots of Arnica Gel and walking will see me right :)
Anyway, it is my turn over at Ali-Craft's blog, to play with a Prima Mixed Media Doll.  Ali let me loose with one and I have stamped, paper-pieced and die-cut my way into producing the tag in the photo.  I just love these dolls!
Please do pop on over to see the other DT's creations using these.  We also have a blog challenge running at the moment, so if you do have a 'Prima Dolly' of any sort, get playing and enter! Or you could purchase one HERE. You could win a £15 voucher to spend in the on-line shop.
Back later with a Little Claire card, now off to do my mother duties, have a lovely day!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

New Swirly Flowers

Good morning, am on the mend today after having the headache from hell yesterday.  Am thinking either too much coffee (more than likely) or paint fumes from the decorating.
Anyway, the lovely peeps over at Little Claire's have done it again, and have designed a really beautiful little flower stamp, called 'Swirly Flowers'.  Here is one of my DT cards, I really enjoyed playing with this little stamp.
You can purchase it from the website HERE from today.
I have kept it very plain and simple, so that you can see the lovely image. Have paper-pieced some gorgeous little butterflies from the 'Butterfly Blossom' stamp set and the sentiment is from 'Harriet The Pony' stamp set. Have edged all around with a distressed ink and added some lovely little pastel pink pearls.
Have a lovely day, am seeing my eldest today for lunch.  Haven't seen her for a couple of weeks, so am looking forward to catching up with all of her gossip lol!

Monday, 5 August 2013

The Smile I Bring .....

Good morning, here is my 'Little Claire Likes' card using the gorgeous set 'The Smile I Bring'.
It has to be one of my favourite stamps sets that I have worked with.  I love all of the different images, especially the 'cat chasing butterflies'.

I have stamped the smaller images to make a background and then paper-pieced and decoupaged the flowers and butterflies.
I have managed to use all of the little elements in the set on my card, including the great sentiment 'The smile I bring to you makes me smile too'.
The papers are from a lovely 'Lillibet' paper pack and both the pack and the dotty ribbon can be purchased also from Little Claire.
The decorating in Jess' room is nearly finished, just have to wallpaper her feature wall.  Then starting on my kitchen this week, hopefully.
Have a wonderful crafty day!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Ali Craft Monthly Challenge # 3 - 'Prima Dolls'

Good morning, just a quick post today to share my 'Ali Craft' DT project.  This month, the theme is ' Prima Dolls',  the DT have all been busy designing a project using one of the many dolls available.
Here is mine, she is called 'Riley',

I have teamed her up with some gorgeous 'Prima - Overture' papers,' Lillibet' Lace, pegs & Metal Butterflies.  Have given her a little green pearl necklace and attached some thicker lace at the top of the tag.
You have to use a 'Prima Doll' on your entries for the challenge this month, you can purchase them HERE, there are lots to choose from and are great for tags, cards & scrap pages.  The prize is a £15 voucher to spend on the website.
Ok off out for coffee then lots of decorating to get done today. 
Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Tea Party

Hi, good morning from a sunny and humid Sussex.  It's going to be another scorcher here today.  I am off out soon to see my lovely friend, get some crafting in and maybe do some shopping.  There will be cake and coffee involved I am sure, so that sounds like a perfect day ahead!
Talking coffee and cake, the fabulously gorgeous August Club Stamp set from Little Claire is called 'Tea Party' is out today and I am sharing one of my cards with you, the other one will be uploaded later.  The card below is the club pack card for August, so lots of ladies will be receiving a kit to make my card this month, so am very excited!
Gill, Georgina & I had a brainstorming session at the last LC workshop and came up with this little set.  I had brought myself some pj bottoms with teacups all over, so I asked Gill to design a set, so we sat and chatted and all three of us, came up with elements in the set.
You can go buy these lovely stamps now via HERE.  It comes complete with lots of great sentiments and a lovely little tree stamp to finish the set.
Right, off out to see my chum and have that cake, have a lovely day!