Sunday, 1 February 2015

Scottie Dogs

 OMG 1st Feb already, where on earth did January go....

Had our first snow flakes yesterday morning,  then they were gone in a flash !!   Rest of the day was sun and showers....snowdrops are bloomin and a lot of the other bulbs are through,  maybe spring is on its way !!

Anyhoo 1st of Feb means the new Little Claire club stamps are out and this month its "Scottie Dogs " !!

Scottie Dogs stamp set

Love, love, love this set !!

Just got to have scottie dogs and tartan together, so have used two of the Dinkies - mini tartan papers from the pack which you can find HERE

Check out all the Dinkie paper pads as any of them will work with these super cute scottie dogs !!

Now my second card is very different...

 soft Promarker pastel browns, blues, greens, yellows and pinks !!  Now I did cut in half the Happy Post sentiment stamp so I could stamp in a straight line, but are able to push it together again so don't worry if you want to give this a go .

Please pop over to the Little Claire website and get more inspiration by the team with their fabulous makes and consider joining the stamp club !!

Would love to enter:
 Crafts 4 Enternity recipe challenge; recipe #211 no pattern paper
That's Crafty: animal magic
4 Crafty Chicks : anything goes

Friday, 30 January 2015

Rescued turtle

..that's image not the real thing !!

 Had a lovely afternoon catching up with my friend Nicki last Sunday who had been making some cards using some cute Woodware animal stamps, but wasn't sure about this little fellow and ended up giving him to me to do something with, so I did !!

I just changed his body colour and added some stitching to his shell and then went to work with lots of layers on my card with pattern paper, jute ribbon, stitched ribbon, loads of faux stitching and yes more bobble trim !!  Fussy cut a grass border and cut the banner using a spellbinders die again adding stitching and some buttons.

Cute or what !!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

A Little Bird.....

told me it's your Birthday !!

He also told me Little Claire have two free digi stamps up for grabs !!  This very cute Giraffe and Lydia Goes Shopping.

You may have notice my fav thing at mo is my bobble trim....made a pleated strip, added faux stitching and then bobble trim.  All coloured in using Specs, paper from my stash, finished off with loads of faux stitching , ribbon bow and flower button.   The cute circle sentiment is also a Little Claire digi stamp !!

Would love to enter:

Dream Valley challenges: anything goes
My Craft Creations: always anything goes

Sunday, 25 January 2015

12 Tags of 2015

As you go along your crafting journey you find your own style and the one you love to do, but you never stop learning.  I am a lover of all crafting styles some I'm better at then others,  but always have a go. 
 That being that I suddenly decided to have a go at Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015 !!
Now I'm never going to be good at it,  but it does give me a chance of being creative (playing) with stuff I have in my craft room in ways I would never have thought of using them !!

So here is  my January effect...

You should see my fab multi coloured fingers !!

Friday, 23 January 2015

New Home

Wanted to make card to welcome my crafty friend Julie to her new home and seeing I have just got Woodwares stamp called "Your New Home",  it was a good time to use it !!

I really do love paper piecing and fussy cutting !!  The papers I have used are Simple Stories Homespun.

I could never understand why people got to worked up over paper stroking, storing, loving the stuff.....that was until now !!   I adore paper the brighter the better for me !! 

Would love to enter:
My Craft Creations: always anything goes

Monday, 19 January 2015

Mousey news !!

Well guys I can't tell you how happy I am today,  myself,  Beth and Snoopy were all asked to join the fabulous House Mouse and Friends design team for loads of mousey fun !!

  Whoohoo !!

Let the mousey, gruffie and happy hopper fun begin with this fortnights challenge which is hosted by teamie Pauline !!

" #186 Make it Masculine "

You can always have the option of using Anything Goes as alternate take

So here's my first bright creation as a HMFMC DT,  masculine doesn't have to be about browns and blues !!

I've used a Gruffie from a House Mouse Design set called " Bearytastic "  He sure is enjoying eating all his birthday chocs !!

Loads of distressing, buttons and pegs on this one and paper from my stash !!

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Remember you must use a House Mouse Design to enter, but most of all have fun !!

Would love to enter:
ABC Challenge: b if for buttons and bows
Sweet Stampin: masculine
Scrap & Craft Challenge : anything goes

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Bright and Beautiful

and right up my street !!

Well its time for another fab challenge at Little Claire so here's my Bright and Beautiful take !!

 I love this little girl stamp called "Sweetest Wishes" and the fab Dinkie Mini Gingham and Dinkie Mini Dotty paper pads !!

I stamped and then paper piece the little girl and her clothes,  coloured the rest using spectrum noirs, inked a cloud effect background and drew the grass.

Made the flowers using the Spellbinders cherry blossoms die,  love making my own flowers !!  Also cut some ivy and leaves using a Marianne die, then added a pearl centre. to each flower.

All finished off with a wiggly black line ...

Well worth entering this months Little Claire challenge as this is the fabby do prize up for grabs !!

8 x A4 Assorted Colour Die Cut Sheets
1 x Sunflower Stamp set
1 x Book Owl Stamp
1 x And So To Bed
1m Tartan Ribbon
1m Red Dotty Organza Ribbon
1m Green Dotty Organza ribbon

What a wowzer of a prize !!

Pop over now and check the challenge out and all the wonderful creations by the rest of  team !!


Did you know Little Claire now have a NEW Digi team with a NEW monthy challenge just for digi stamps ??  There's even a FREE Little Claire digi stamp up for grabs !!  Check it all out HERE !!

Would love to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks; flowers
Moving Along with the Times; dies and/or punches
Allsorts; spring flowers

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