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

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Top Tip at Try Stampin'!!

Hello Everyone! Well, I've had a disastrous couple of weeks, but hopefully back on an even keel now! For my first foray back into blogging, I have cheated a bit and combined two of my DT projects into one!

Over at Top Tip on Tuesday we had to use kraft card on our projects, and my tip for using kraft card is don't be afraid to change the colour of your kraft card - I have used Glimmer Mist to add interest!

At Try Stampin' on Tuesday we had to create a Christmas Tag and provide a tutorial on how we made it! I hope this makes sense!!


Cut out your tag to the required size. I have spritzed it with red Glimmer mist, and then stitched around the edge. If you don't like sewing on your projects you could also use a white gel pen to draw faux stitches around the edge...


...Stamp your sentiment across the front of the tag and emboss with white embossing powder...


...Cut and emboss the poinsettia and leaf...



...Use a bone folder to shape the flower petals and leaf...


...I have used Diamond Dust on the edges of the tag and the poinsettia and leaf (I brushed the edges with tacky glue first)...



...Assemble the poinsettia with a brad and attach the poinsettia and leaf to the tag with the brad. Stick another tag the same size onto the back of your tag to cover the brad and the stitching. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and tie a ribbon through...



Thank you for stopping by, and don't forget to enter our fab challenges!

Love and light
Claire xx

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Top Tip Tuesday

Hello All! Well, good news all round today! Been to see the Consultant about my skin cancer, and have been given the all clear, which is fab news! Onwards and upwards now!!

I have also been chosen to be part of the team over at Top Tip Tuesday, and today is my first post with them! They are a fabulous group of girls, and I am very honoured to be part of their team!

Our challenge this week was to use a borrowed sketch, which is below! We are being sponsored by Stamp and Create and Meljen's Designs, and there are some fab prizes to be won!

Right, onto my card, and my tip for this challenge is: Don't be afraid to use non-traditional colours on a card! Be bold and unforgettable!!


And this is the fab sketch...


What I have used:
Papers - BoBunny Snow Day available here from Stamp and Create
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio available here from Stamp and Create
Snowflake - similar available here from Stamp and Create

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Cards for Men - Merry Christmas
Eureka Stamps - Colour challenge

Thank you for stopping by, and remember to stop by Top Tip Tuesday to see the other creations, meet the new team, and link up your project!

Love and light
Claire xx

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Unscripted Sketches

Hello Everyone! Well, it's wet and cold out there, but who cares - it's weekend!! It's also my first post for Unscripted Sketches, and I am so pleased to have been picked to join their DT! There are some fabulous designers on the team, so please pop over and have a look and see what the others have created!

So onto my card...





And this was the fab sketch we used...



What I have used:
Snowflakes - Spellbinders Create a Flake
Embossed with Frantage
Sentiment - Verve Stamps
Brad - The Hobby House

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Monochromatic
Crafts-Too Challenge You - Vintage Christmas and Monochromatic
Inky Impressions - Dies and Punches

Thank you for stopping by, and remember to join in the fab challenge at Unscripted Sketches!

Love and light
Claire xx