Saturday 30 November 2013

Craft market

Evening peeps !!

Just got back after having a stall at Hearing Dogs for Deaf christmas craft market. There were 49 stalls this year of fab crafty things to buy and loads of super cute dogs to say hello too !!

This is an annual event for me and I know people are only looking for last mintue small gifts and extra doggy gifts seeing it is this close to christmas, so nothing was over £2.50.

It's lovey to see so many different crafters and what they love making, alot of jewellery makers this year and beautiful home decore things. Being on my own I don't get much of a chance to have a wonder round, hence no photo's of other stalls.

Almost sold out of everything and could have sold loads more pet crackers !!

Anyway made over £200 on just my little bits, bought my christmas cake and three christmas presents so one very happy bunny !!

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Christmas origami

Hope all you peeps are keeping warm !! We all seem to forget it's nearly December !! Starting to look forward to christmas now....

 and with that in mind I have this fab origami box to show you

Our challenge over at


and  over the next few weeks the fab prize will be a different Crafty Sentiments Designs Die !!

This weeks prize die is

If you enter using a CSD image you will get entered 3 TIMES and if you become a follower of Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog you will be entered 3 TIMES also. If you do both then please
 put 6 next to your name !!

On my box I have used "To Santa With Love" and white embossing powder to make the snow, coloured in with promarkers. Die cut alot of snowflakes to make my borders. The origami box itself is made from one sheet of 12 x 12 double sided paper and the lid from a piece of matching red card.

Now all I have to decide is what to put in it and who do I give it too !!

Don't forget to hop again with us today as well !!

Monday 25 November 2013


Morning peeps !! Today's the start of our BLOG HOP !!

Hop along with us over the next 2 days and collect the letters (13 altogether) collect them in order and they will spell a phrase;

You must be a follower of Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog and leave a comment on every blog you visit.

Please send the completed phrase to

and leave a message on the 

to say you have.

You could win a prize !!

Also if you would like a chance to spend 2 months with us as a GDT , please pop GDT after your name !!

Winners will be announces on the 28th !! 

I got to play with the new digi called "Couples"

and made a note pad holder with matching pen and a side pocket to put bits and pieces in !!

Paper piecing , faux stitching, ribbon and dies all used to make my project. The fab paper is Dovecraft "Garden Party" which I love !!

My letter for you to collect is:


More letters and fab projects from the rest of the team tomorrow !!

Happy hopping !!

Would love to enter:
Fab!n!Funky Challenges: anything goes
Crafty Ribbons: stitching real or faux

Saturday 23 November 2013

Just a head's up....

Nothing to show you today peeps, but loads going on in the background which I 'll show you very soon !! This is just a head's up on our
starting on the 25th Nov  for 2 days !!

Be sure to check it out on the 25th


You won't want to miss it.......

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Woohoo Sale Time !!

Check it out HERE

For only 48hrs !!

Saturday 16 November 2013

Christmas !!

My word peeps...hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine like we are here in Bucks, but my word it has turned chilly at night with frosts !! Brrrrrr....

Time for this months Little Claire Challenge which is

 I've used "Owlgate" which not only has three owls, but three little super cute mice as well !! Can you spot them ??

I didn't want to do a tradional christmas card so stamped my image onto kraft card and then coloured in using promarkers. You get much softer colour tones ( apart from red ) doing this and it blends well with the card. The snow was created using a Sakura Pen-Touch white pen, the best white pen I have found !! mat and layered several times then mounted onto kraft card base. Finished off with faux stitching, ribbon with die cut snowflake and holly leaves topped with a few red jems !!
The prize for this months challenge is

Dovecraft Christmas Tree Stamp
Little Claire Swirly Flowers Stamp
Little Claire Feed the Birds Stamp Set
36 Assorted Die Cut Sentiments
Assorted Christmas Greetings Sticker Sheet
5 12 x 12 Sheets Christmas Papers
 What a fab bundle of Little Claire goodies !! So why not make one extra christmas card and enter !!

Would love to enter:

Creative Corner: let it snow
Crafty Ribbon: anything goes with ribbon
Crafting For All Seasons: stitching real or faux
Divas By Design: something snowy

Thursday 14 November 2013

Competition !!

Ok - here's a competiton just for fun !!

Can you guess what stamp Steve is making in this photo


Have a go and if you put the link from our website to your chosen stamp onto our NEW facebook page 

and tell us which stamp you think it is,  then we will announce the winner/s on

 Monday 18th November

  just take a guess, choose your stamp and you never know it may be sent out to you !!

Tuesday 12 November 2013


Blues is our challenge theme over at

and I have used "Rainy Days" which is just right for the challenge this week which I chose as its my turn to host !!

Coloured in with promarkers,  all papers from Stampin Up, lots of faux stitching, sentiments by Wild Rose Studio, card candy which I coloured blue just like the weather at mo......

The prize this week is

Someone has to win and it just might be you !!

Would love to enter:
LORi Designs; ribbon and bows
Love To Scrap: anything goes
My Craft Creations: anything goes

Monday 11 November 2013

Fab Day !!

My word what a horrible day today, wet and windy !!

Yesterday was completely different with lovely sunshine and I spent it at the NEC !!

The first stand I came across was "Little Claire"

Had a natter with Steve, he's a lovely guy !!  So strange to see some of my work on display....

Just had to have these two to add to my collection !!

Then came across lovely Lindsay Mason who was busy as ever, but we had a good laugh and long natter as well as a big hug !! 

Aunty Diane didn't forget the two terrors either !!

Then met Lynda Chapman from Cupcake Crafting who has just made a CD using Suzettes Crafty Sentiments Designs images called " Her Comes The Girls"

Lynda said the CD was selling really well, so please look out for it !!

Look at these fab wooden buttons I found !!  Aren't they super cute !!

Super moulds from Martha Stewart

A bargain punch only £5 !!

Another bargain only £5 as well !!

Just love the socks on his ears !!

I did have a great spend up, but far toooooo much to show you !!

These also jumped into my bag !!

What are they ?? ....... well tea and coffee stir'ers from the cafe'.  Now there must be a crafty use for these !!

Can't take me anywhere....

Saturday 9 November 2013

FREE P&P this weekend !!

This offer does inclued
 International orders
 as well as UK !!

I love to shop at:

Friday 8 November 2013

Deck The Horns !!

 Morning peeps !!

 It's my turn for the friday project at Little Claires and I thought I'd show you how to make this fab door hanger for Christmas using "Deck The Horns"

 You will need:
A wooden door hanger blank
Little Claires "Deck the Horns" stamp
Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas paper pad
White and black card
8 buttons
White dotty and red dotty ribbon
3 gold bells
Black "Happy Christmas" stickers
 Spellbinder dies-Snowflake Pendent and Labels Eight

1- Cover your wooden hanger with chosen paper, I've used the red and green spotty paper and distress the edges with a craft knife.

2- Stamp"Deck The Horns" image onto a piece of white card and colour in using promarkers, then die cut out with Labels Eight die. Using the same die onto a piece of black card draw round outside and cut out. Distress edges and glue both pieces together, add "Happy Christmas" stickers and then mount onto front of door hanger.

3- Tie a piece of twine through each of the 8 buttons, glue 6 in a line along front of hanger.

4- Die cut one large snowflake from piece of white card.

5- Cut one legth of whit dotty and one length of red dotty ribbon and tie a big bow. Gently heat with heat gun to crinkle ribbon. Now glue snowflake and one red button onto bow and then glue onto top of door hanger.

6- Onto a piece of red dotty ribbon, thread three gold bells and then crinkle ribbon with heat gun and glue to front of hanger.

7-  Make a bow using white dotty ribbon and then crinkle with heat gun and glue on top of red ribbon with bells. Now glue last red button in centre of bow.

 Little Claire have so many christmas stamp that would look great on this door hanger, why not have a look and make your own fab door hanger in time for christmas !!

Would love to enter:
ABC christmas challenge: reindeer
Bearly-Mine challenges: anything goes
Jolly Holly Christmas Challenge: traditonal colous
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge: holidays and celebrations
Bunny Zoes Crafts; ribbon



Wednesday 6 November 2013


Last Saturday at AMOM it was Scrap Club and an Autumn theme, so I thought it would be fab to use my photo's of  my cute woolly hats for the Innocents Big Knit for Age UK.

 You would'nt believe this started out as a plain piece of card !!

We coloured with Pan Pastels, stamped with distress inks to make our backgrounds.

Embossed colour core card and coloured with Pan Pastels. Made a couple of tags.

Then finished off with some twine and eyelits to make a border !! Great fun  !!
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