Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My Five Favourite Creations of 2014

Hello, hope you are having a lovely New Year's Eve.  I have so far popped to town with Georgia to grab a few last minute sale bargains, brought lots of yummy things for our New Year's Eve gathering this evening and am now settling into my craft room to get some DT work finished.  Phew, need a large coffee before I get started lol!

The lovely Debby has asked us bloggers to share our five favourite creations from this last year, so here are my five, in no particular order.

Number # 1 - A Pink Teddy

This little card is from January.  I have used the gorgeous Little Claire - 'Daisy Bear' image to make a really girly card.

Number # 2 - A Hobby Art 'Bird' card

I just love these bird images from Hobby Art.  They are so pretty and are great to stamp up and colour in.

Number # 3 - Craftwork Cards Paper Set card

I just love this bird set from Craftwork Cards, have made so many cards and projects with this kit. A real bargain and such beautiful images.

Number # 4 - It's a Pleasure!

A beautiful stamp from Little Claire. I love these two colours together and the image reminds me of my three lovely daughters.


Number # 5 - A Robin Christmas Card

This is a wonderful stamp image from Hobby Art, as I love Robin's I couldn't wait to colour it in when it arrived through the postbox.

That's my five favs of the year.  Hope you like them too.

Happy New Year to everyone that has taken the time to visit my blog during 2014 and have left such lovely comments.  I really appreciate them all!

Here's to a healthly and wealthy 2015.

love and hugs



Tuesday, 30 December 2014

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2014

Good evening bloggers!

The lovely Debby has some some Christmas candy over on her blog HERE, all you have to do is share your favourite five Christmas cards of 2014. So here are mine, in no particular order :

Number # 1 - A Christmas Wreath

I have used the gorgeous little fairy 'Mae' from Hobby Art.  Lots of cream silky card and a poinsettia die were used on my wreath.

Number # 2 - Poinsettia Tent Card

I love making these shaped cards, they are so quick and easy to do.  The image is a favourite from Little Claire - 'Poinsettia Cluster'. It is great to stamp up, colour in and decoupage!

Number # 3 - Bertie the Snowman

I just love this little stamp. 'Bertie' is from Hobby Art.  I have also used the 'Typepad Alphabet' and a snowflake from the 'Penguin's' set on my card.  The bobbly stuff was from Wilko's lol. I have covered it in Mercury Glass glitter glue.

Number # 4 - A Snowflake Owl

Here is a little cutey image from Little Claire. It was launched this Autumn and is so lovely to colour in.  I love the pink with kraft card combo.


Number # 5 - Robin & Berries Mini-Star Album

I just love making these little albums, so these stamps were just right to use.  The set is 'Robin's and Berries' from Hobby Art, and I just love them!

Here is one of the page layouts inside :

That is my five for 2014.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing them again.  If you want to join in with Debby's post, just click on the link above.

I will be back to share my favourite cards from 2014.

Thanks for dropping by today.



Monday, 29 December 2014

Book Owl Flag Card Project

Hi bloggers,

Here is my project for Little Claire Likes project, over on the blog today.  I have made a 'Flag' card using the 'Book Owl' stamp and have added some elements from the 'Good Times' stamp set around the card.

This fabby little stamp is on special offer until Thursday,  Just pop on over HERE to treat yourself.

I have been very busy doing blog admin today and now am busy choosing my four favourite Christmas cards of the year, so will be back tomorrow to share them with you.

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely evening.



Monday, 22 December 2014

A Changing Birdhouse Card

Good morning, hoping all of your Christmas preparations are finished. I still have some wrapping and veg buying to get done but that's it, am done!
Am sharing a little card that I have made for the 'Little Claire Like's' project over on the Little Claire blog today.  Every Monday, we share a small tutorial on a card made using the showcased stamp set of the week.
Above and below is my card using 'Changing Birdhouse'

You can see the full tutorial and the stamp set is at the special price of £6.50 (normally £8.99) on the website until Thursday or Christmas Day!
We also have a Little Claire Digi-Stamp DT Call on our blog at the moment, so if you love Little Claire images and to stamp, then apply.  Full details are on the main blog HERE.
Off to get myself a large coffee and then get wrapping.
Have a lovely, happy and healthy Christmas and thanks so much for visiting my blog over the past year.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Little Claire Digi-Stamp Design Team Call

Over at Little Claire, we are looking for lots of lovely new teamies to work with our digi-stamps.
Do you love Little Claire stamps?
Do you love to use digi-stamps on your cards and projects?
If yes to the above, the Little Claire Team are looking for keen crafters to become members of our
Little Claire Digi-Stamp Design Team
We will be recruiting between four and six crafters to work along side our existing Design Team. We would need you to make cards using our fantastic digi-stamps, post regular projects on the Little Claire blog and your own, comment on challenges etc.
You can live anywhere in the world and need to have a blog that you regularly contribute to.
Here is what is involved :
We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, dedicated crafters who can meet deadlines and the following points below:
(1) Have a blog on which they post regularly.  It would also be great if you use other social media like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
(2) Are able to work with digi-stamps and papers to produce cards and other projects for Little Claire.
(3)  Are able to take good quality, clear photographs of their cards/projects.
(4) Can provide a photo tutorial for a card or project made with digi-stamps on a weekly rota basis.
(5) Can provide a card/project for our monthly blog challenge.
(6) Are able to comment on an allocated number from our challenge entries.
(7) Can make additional cards to promote new digi-stamps, special offers etc.
In return, Little Claire will provide digi-stamps for when, it's your turn to provide a photo tutorial for the blog. You are making your card for the monthly challenge or making an additional card for us.

You will also be part of the Little Claire family and have support from our existing Design Team members.
If you are interested and can commit to all of the above, please email Heidi @, with the title 'Digi-DT'. Telling her why you would love to be part of our new team. Include a sample(s) of your creations and giving a brief outline about yourself.
The Little Claire Digi-Stamp Design Team will be announced on

Monday, 5th January 2015.
Good luck!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Robin's and Berries

Good morning,
Well the lurgy finally arrived yesterday, after a week of will it, won't it, so have been snuggled up today drinking lots of lemsip.
Here is my card for the Hobby Art blog today.  I have made a stand card using the gorgeous 'Birds and Berries' set that was launched recently.  You can see the full project HERE.
Here is the inside of my card

Its such a beautiful set, I love using it! 
Am trying frantically to get my cards finished and posted, not enough hours in the day.
Anyway, have a lovely evening and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sunflowers Z Fold Card

Good morning,
Hoping my post finds you all well, warm and bug free! I have the start of the sniffles and am hoping it will go away asap.  My poor Georgia and Jess are both feeling poorly, so am sure I will be joining them too.

 Here is my Monday project for Little Claire.  I have used the gorgeous 'Sunflower' stamp set, which is my fav of all of the vast sets that they sell.

 Here is my 'Z' fold card (above and below) using the set, I so loved colouring it in!
 I have stamped up all of the images in the set and have coloured them in using Promarker's.  For the full instructions on how it was made, pop on over HERE to the main blog.
This lovely stamp set is on offer until Thursday, at only £6.50 instead of £8.99 on the website.
I had a great time demoing at The Craft Barn mini-fest yesterday.  A huge thanks to all of the wonderful ladies that came and sat and watched my demos of Christmas, Babies and bird cards. So great to see familiar faces and new ones too!  I will share some photos of the cards in another post.
I am so pleased to announce that I have some more class dates to share at The Craft Barn, firstly :
Friday, 9th January 2015
Am Class - Scene-It Cards (Harbour & Country Scenes) using Hobby Art Stamps
Pm Class - Star Book Card using the 'VintageHobby Art Stamp set
Saturday, 24th January 2015
Am Class - Pop Up Cards using 'Lavina' stamps
Pm Class - Vintage Tag Cards using 'Spectrum Noir' pencils
If you would like to book on one of my classes, you can go directly HERE
Off to Christmas shop and coffee with a lovely friend. Have a lovely Monday!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Butterfly Flourish Card

Good afternoon, just sharing a little card that I have made for the 'Little Claire Likes' project today, over on the blog HERE.
I have used the gorgeous set 'Butterfly Flourish' which comes with some lovely flourish stamps and a great sentiment.  You can get this lovely set at the reduced price of £6.50 (normally £8.50) until Thursday this week, over on the Little Claire website HERE.
My girls had a teacher training day today, so we went shopping for family Christmas gifts and then brought ourselves a little real tree. We normally have a six foot imitation tree but decided this year, we are going small.  We have a lovely bay window in our lounge, so we have got a lovely little tree to fit on it.  Georgia has given her the name of Mabel and we plan to plant her in the garden after Christmas.  I will share a photo, once she has been decorated.
Have a lovely evening, thanks for stopping by my blog today.