Friday, 31 October 2014

Time...

Hello All! Wow, two posts in two days - yes, I'm feeling great thanks!!

Last day of half term, back to school on Monday, so I'm making the most of my time and spending it in my craft room! Today's card is to send to a friend who recently retired, got the all clear from cancer, and has just found out that they are going to be grandparents! It's more of a catch-up card to say that I'm thinking of her and all her fabulous news!

I have just discovered the UnstampaBelles challenge blog, where you create things without using any stamps at all! It's always good to have cards on hand that don't have any sentiments on them, and you can always add them later if you wish - a small tag attached to a paper clip for example! Anyway, the theme this month is 'Time', so hence the inspiration for my card!





What I have used:
Papers - My Mind's Eye (Unforgettable 'Story' Tale Paper), Tim Holtz Coredinations Pine Needles and Broken China
Clock - Tim Holtz Weathered Clock, Stampendous Aged Silver Frantage
Lace and brad - Hobby House
Flowers and leaves - Marianne Creatables, Magnolia DooHickeys and Joy Crafts
Pearls - Ranger Liquid Pearls

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
UnstampaBelles - Time with shabby chic twist
Fantastic Tuesday - Monochrome
Crafty Card Makers - Cut it out

Thank you for stopping bye - DT challenge tomorrow!!

Love and light
Claire xx

Thursday, 30 October 2014

I'm back - take two!!

Hello All! Well, trying again with the coming back thing, and think I may actually have cracked it this time! It's half term at the moment, and aside from getting over the flu, I have actually been into my craft room and made some cards!! It feels really good to be back in the saddle - just hope I can remain there!

I have had a catch up with making some cards for my DT commitments, and they will be going on this weekend when the challenges go live, but for the time being here is a card I made for a friend just to say hello! I have used the latest sketch from Deconstructing Jen - I think these sketches are fab as you can take them in any direction and they always look fab!






What I have used:
Spellbinders - Shapeabilities Parisian Motifs
Sentiment - Woodware
Ribbon - from stash
Papers - First Edition Rose Garden, Tim Holtz Coredinations Victorian Velvet

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Deconstructing Jen - sketch 175
Aud Sentiments Challenge - two or three word sentiment

Thank you for stopping by - please pop in over the weekend to see some of my DT makes!

Love and light
Claire xx

Monday, 5 May 2014

I'm back!!

Hello Everyone! Well, I'm eventually back! I have had a few months off, and think I may have my mojo back, so now raring to go!

So, for my first card! This is a birthday card for one of the lovely ladies at school whose birthday it is today, although she will only get her card tomorrow as it's a Bank Holiday here in the UK today!






What I have used:
Sketch - Friday Sketch Challenge
Papers - Dovecrafts
Sentiment - Verve Stamps
Rose - Spellbinders
Brads and Pearls - The Hobby House

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Sugar Creek Hollow - Tic Tac Toe (flowers, pearls, die cut)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Circles and Squares

Thank you for stopping by, and please pop back again soon!

Love and light
Claire xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Unscripted Buttons!

Hello All! It's been a while since I last blogged, and have a few projects that I've made for different DTs to catch you up on, which I will do during this next week! I'm running a bit late posting my make for the latest challenge over at Unscripted Sketches, so here goes...

We have a fab sketch to follow again, and this is what I did...





And this is the sketch we had to follow:


What I have used:
Papers - First Edition Boho Chic
Sentiment - Verve Stamps
Buttons, twine and burlap from stash

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Stamplorations - Stamp and Stitch
YNS - Sketch and Inspiration photo (I have used the photo as inspiration)
Aud Sentiments - Bingo (top line - monochrome, two word sentiment, texture)

Thank you for stopping by, I will be back later with another DT make!

Love and light
Claire xx

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Unscripted...

Hello Everyone! What a fab weekend - absolutely nothing pressing to do, all the housework and laundry done and up to date, shopping done - absolute bliss!! I've been out to Sir Stampalot this afternoon to pick up some bargains in their post-Christmas sale, and been in my craft room making a card, and will be heading back in there when I have finished blogging!

So Saturday, which means it's time for another fab sketch at Unscripted Sketches!






And this is the sketch we had to follow...



What I have used:
Papers - First Edition
Flowers - Marianne Creatables
Leaves - Magnolia DooHickeys and Joy Crafts
Film Strip - Tim Holtz
Label - Spellbinders
Sentiment - Verve Stamps

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Charisma Cards - Birthday
Crafting by Design - Birthdays
Stampin' Royalty - Birthday

Thank you for stopping by! Please remember to pop over to Unscripted Sketches to see what the rest of the DT have created, and join in our fab challenge!

Love and Light
Claire xx

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Fab sketch time!

Hello again! Second post of the day, and this time we have a fab sketch at Try Stampin on Tuesday to follow! The twist on the theme is Polka Dots, so let's see what you can do!

Yet again, it's another thank you card...






What I have used:
Papers - First Edition Silent Night
Flowers - Marianne dies
Leaves - Cheery Lynn, Magnolia DooHickeys
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Pearls - The Hobby House
Ribbon - from stash

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Incy Wincy - 3 favourite embellishments (pearls, flowers and ribbon)
Victorine Stamps - 3 layers
Whoopsiedaisy - Make it Girly

Thank you for stopping by, and please remember to pop by the blogs and join in the challenges!!

Love and Light
Claire xx

Clean and Simple

Hello Everyone! First post of the day, and this one is for Top Tip on Tuesday! Our theme this week is Clean and Simple, and we are being sponsored by the lovely Sweet Stamp Store.

The lovely Deneen has created a fabulous tutorial on how to make a paper bow - please pop over to the blog to see how she does it and have a go!

Right, onto my card, and another thank you card for my stash...





I would like to enter the following challenges please:
The Pink Elephant - Thank you
The Hobby House - Ribbons

Thank you for stopping by, I'll be back again in a bit with my second post of the day!!

Love and Light
Claire xx

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Sketch time...

Hello again! Second post of the day, and this time it's another fab sketch over at Unscripted Sketches!

I seem to have loads of male cards to make this month, so here is my take on the sketch...







The fab sketch...



What I have used:
Papers - Kaisercraft Up, Up and Away
Sentiment - Verve Stamps
Brads - The Hobby House

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Delicious Doodles - Layer Up
Charisma Cardz - Birthday

Thank you again for stopping by, and remember to join in our challenge with our fab sketch!

Love and Light
Claire xx

Celebrate!

Hello Everyone! First post of the day today, and we are 'Celebrating' over at Crafty Calendar Challenges!

This can be anything at all...Birthdays, New Year, Life, New baby...the list could go on and on! It can also be any type of craft...cards, scrapbook pages, altered items, a sewing project, handmade gifts...if you made it and it fits our theme then come let us see what you have created! This month we have a brand new sponsor to Crafty Calendar..It's the amazing...Whiff of Joy! The prize from Wiff of Joy is 1 Character Stamp! If you have not been over to the Whiff of Joy website lately then you are missing out! There are the gorgeous Die-Lights dies, Rubber and Digi stamps, Paper Pads, Charms and so much more....lock up the credit cards!!

My card is celebrating life, especially after all our family has been through this past year!







What I have used:
Papers - First Edition Nordic Christmas
Sentiments - Verve Stamps

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Totally Papercrafts - New beginnings
Milk Coffee Challenge - Celebrations

Thank you for stopping by, and please remember to stop by the blog to see what the other girls have created and to enter the challenge!

Love and Light
Claire xx

Friday, 3 January 2014

Anything Goes...

Morning Everyone! Friday already - these two weeks have flown by, and it's back to work on Monday! Friday also means another fab challenge at Simply Create Too, and this time our theme is 'Anything Goes'! We have also extended our DT call until the 7th January, so you might want to check that out too!

For my card today I have made a thank you card - you can never have too many of these in your stash!







What I have used:
Papers - First Edition Silent Night
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Clock - Tim Holtz Weathered Clock
Frantage - Aged Black Embossing Enamel
Brad - The Hobby House
Ribbon from stash

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
The Shabby Tea Room - colours and photo inspiration
Deconstructed sketch - sketch 132
Paper Pretties - Thank you

Thank you for stopping by, and please remember to have a look and see what the rest of the DT at Simply Create Too have created!

Love and Light
Claire xx

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Bottoms Up!

Hello again! Well, we had a fab start to the New Year yesterday, with a leisurely brunch with Graham's sister and family, and then a chilled afternoon at home!

It was also our friend Dave's birthday yesterday, but unfortunately he didn't get his card on time as I had a bit of a senior moment on Tuesday when I posted it, forgetting that there would be no postal delivery yesterday, so hopefully it arrived in the post for him this morning!! We hope he had a fab day, and is getting into gear now for his 50th next year!







What I have used:
Papers - Kaisercraft Up, Up and Away Collection
Sentiments - Lili of the Valley and BoBunny
Pearls - The Hobby House

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Mojo Monday - Sketch 326
Country View Challenges - Monochromatic
Rhedd and Rosie - Going dotty

Thank you for stopping by, and hopefully see you again tomorrow!

Love and Light
Claire xx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope that this year will hold everything good possible and more!

Well, 1st of the month, which means a fab new challenge over at Heck of a Challenge! This month our theme is 'New', which you can interpret how you wish, new baby, new home etc, or even new stash if you had some for Christmas, just let us know what you used if that's the case. You can enter any Craft project and the prize is a £10 voucher to spend online at Every Crafts A Pound or in the actual shop in Heckmondwike.

We have new neighbours across the road from us, and I made them a New House card to welcome them to the neighbourhood. I have had this house die in my box for ages still in it's packaging, unused, so what better time to get it out than now...







What I have used:
Papers - First. Edition Boho Chic
Houses - Tim Holtz Alterations Townscape
Sentiment - BoBunny Sentiments stamps

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Cuttin and Stampin - Anything Goes with something new
Twisted Tuesday - New beginnings

Thank you for stopping by, and please remember to pop over to Heck of a Challenge to see what the rest of the DT have created, and of course to link up your project!

Love and light
Claire xx