Tuesday 29 July 2014

News Flash !!

More goodies have been added to the Little Claire sale including distress inks, paper and card !!

Gardening Birdhouse

is the second new release stamp from Little Claire and you can find it HERE.  All the fab birdhouse stamps sit nicely onto the Changing Birdhouse stand or hang from the branch

It's easy to make a little scene just by taking a white piece of card and inking a cloud effect background, then stamp your stand and birdhouse and colour ( I've used my promarkers) With a couple of green promarkers just flick small lines here, there and everywhere around the bottom of the stand to create grass ( does take a bit ot time ) Then stamp the birdhouse again onto a small piece of white card and fussy cut out the deckchair, flower pot and spade and colour. Decoupage this onto the main image. Finish off by adding a sentiment, some die cut ivy, a die cut fence ( mounted on 3d foam ) and one cute robin !!

Would love to enter:
2 Cute Ink Challenge : anything goes
Crafting from the Heart: always anything goes

Monday 28 July 2014


This is such an elegant card for me, but then wedding cards should be special.  This would also make a super anniversary card.

Changing Birdhouse Wedding Stamp is one of the new release stamps from Little Claires which I decided to hang from a heart.

A simple card to make using paper from my stash, two die cut hearts, lace, pearls and ribbon bows.
Would love to enter:
Fairytale Stampers: ribbon/lace
We Do Doobadoo : celebrations
Crafty Catz: anything goes

Friday 25 July 2014

Vellum Flowerhead

Morning guys !!

It's my turn for a Little Claire friday project for you and I thought I would show you how to make this pretty card using " Flowerhead " and a sentiment from " Fabulous Day "

You will need:
Flowerhead and Fabulous Day stamps
A pink 6" x 6" card blank
I sheet of vellum
Embossing folder
I  fancy white die cut shape
White embossing powder
White card
Versamark ink pad
Heat gun
Black Versafine ink pad
3D foam
A few pearls

1: Stamp with versamark and emboss with white powder onto vellum,  3 Flowerheads.

2: Cut out and lightly colour on back of each with pink. I have used Spectrum Noir PL1.

3: Cut a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square of vellum and emboss. You can use any patteren you like. You may find with some embossing folders the vellim will crack, don't worry about it.

4: Die cut any fancy shape you like in white card about 4 1/4" to 4 1/2"  I have used Spellbinders Nestsbilities Luscious Labels. Then stamp sentiment .

5: Glue embossed vellum square onto card front, then mount white fancy square onto 3d foam on top of this. Then using a small piece of 3d foam on each of the flowers arrange and attach around sentiment.

6: Finish off by adding pearls to centres of the flowers and one small one for dot of i on sentiment.

Here's the same card, but I have used two colours of flowers and used a different design embossing folder and small pink pearls.

Why not give Flowerhead vellum flowers a try and see what design you can create !!

Would love to enter:
Simon Says Stamp: embossing (mine is heat and dry embossing
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes(must be square)
Tuesday Throwdown: handmade flowers


Wednesday 23 July 2014

My Gift

is one of the 4 New Release stamps from Crafty Sentiments Designs !! Such a lovely christmas image.......

I've made a 3D gift pouch out of a 6" x 6" kraft card which you could tuck chocolate, money, tickets, jewellery etc into and give as a present.

You just open up your card and score it at 4 1/2" up from one of the 6" ends to form your pocket.

 Don't worry about the middle score line as it will now be covered with paper front and back then embossed. At this point I lightly ink all over with vintage photo distress ink to pick up the embossing detail and then folded up the flap and glued to form the pocket.

The top is decorated with half a doily, lace bow, paper bow, two die cut snow flakes and a button

On the pocket I have die cut a big snow flake and stamped my Happy Christmas,  frilled some lace at the bottom, then die cut 3 christmas tress and sprinkled with thick white embossing powder to look like snow, die cut a fence and two robins and finally stamped and coloured "My Gift" image using Spectrum Noir pens ( for the very first time !!)  used some fine flowersoft around her hood, dress cuff and pom pom, then fussy cut out adding more white embossing power. All has been mounted on 3D foam tape.

Now pop over to the Inspirational Blog and see all the fab projects by the other team members !!

Would love to enter:
Deep Ocean challenge: lots of layers
PaperTake Weekly: its a jolly holiday
All Crafts Challenge; anything but a card
Hiding In My craftroom: christmas in july

Tuesday 22 July 2014

"Hello Ewe"

This is a hello and goodbye really...

I have been almost 2yrs on the Crafty Sentiments Design Team and have had so much fun with them and working with Suzette's stamps, but I am now stepping down from the fabulous team so this will be my last challenge post. Many thanks to Suzette for having me  aboard and also crafyt hugs to Jan and Caz who are also moving on !! I will be back on Wednesday with a New Release project so watch out for that !!

So here is my card for our challenge this week which is

and my hand coloured image is "Hay You"
(( I did say it should have been called "Hello Ewe" ) )

 Made my sun ray backing paper with Stampin Up papers and inked all the edges.

 Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens for the very first time and NEED alot more practice !! Gave texture to my cute ewe with fine Flower Soft and also used it on the letters "EWE"

Finished off again with perals, but I coloured them to match and some ribbon bows and buttons !!

The super prize up for grabs is

You won't have trouble spaending this !!

Check out the challenge now and see what the fab team have been upto !!

Don'r forget to check back on Wednesday.....

Would love to enter: 

2 Cute Ink Challenges: anything goes
Crafting From The Heart: always anything goes
Wag's 'n' Whiskers: anything goes
Cute Card Thusday; fun in the sun

Monday 21 July 2014

Dies and Punches

is this months challenge over at Penny Black and More so I thought I would have a play  with this

  I challenge myself to make an all kraft card. as you know I LOVE COLOUR so this was a bit hard for me....but with loads of dies and a star punch, some embossing folders and distress ink, bit of ribbon and buttons, I made it !!

The Penny Black stamp is called "Fishing" and have tried the Spectrum Noir pens again. Tomorrow you will see my first attempt using these....

Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More: dies and punches
That Craft Place; anything goes
Di's Digi Designs: dies and/or punches
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: buttons and bows

Saturday 19 July 2014

Baby Birdhouse

Morning guys !!

What'd think about the fab lightning storms then !! I love them, all that power, but I don't want to be out in them.....

Anyhoo got this sweet baby banner to share with you today  using the super cute Little Claire Changing Baby Birdhouse stamp.

 It's very easy to make by cutting different size's of hearts out of paper and card

Then stamping out the Baby Birdhouse and fussy cutting round

Changing Baby Birdhouse baby washing line stamp

I did go OTT about stamping out loads of just the cute little duck and star to decorate and fussy cutting them out....

 Then cut the BABY letters on my cricut and layered everything up.

Finished off by joining it together with green ribbon and edging some of the layers with a fine line black pen.

What a fun fab gift to give to a new mum !!

Would love to enter:
Simply Create Too; for a child
Wag's 'n' Whiskers: anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz; anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT: babies


Thursday 17 July 2014

Zesty !!

I love, love, love these zesty colours which can be found in a Kaleidacolor ink pad called "Melon"

The stamp set is an old set called " In The Jungle " by Francoise Read with loads of little element stamps whch I have used to make the side panel which has been inked, stamped and then embossed with black and then  bleach used to hi light area's. I wanted to tone down this panel so sprinkled some more black embossing powder over the top ( it also covers some imperfection , he,he)

I've also used this months sketch by Woodware


Isn't the chameleon cute. As you know I'm into pearls at the mo so had to finish off with a few of  these.....

Would love to enter:
Woodware; sketch
Through The Craftroom Door: always anything goes
Love To Scrap; anything goes
My Craft Creations: always anything goes
613 Avenue Create: anything goes


Tuesday 15 July 2014

Summer Sale !!

grab yourself some bargains at

You can find the sale HERE !!

Saturday 12 July 2014

Summertime !!

Well our summertime is raining one moment, the next sun shinning !!

How's this too brighten your day then !!

 is our challenge theme this month for you over at at Little Claires and I have used "Daschunds in Squares"
 We have a super duper prize this month too !!

There are so many fab Little Claire stamps you could use for our challenge so pop over and check them out !!

I've used promarkers as usual to colour, paper by American Crafts called May Berry, loads of faux stitching and made 24 quilled flowers from the same papers to match,  all on a kraft card base !! 
 This is sure to put a smile on someones face !!

Would love to enter:
Crafty Catz: flowers
As You Like It: animals or people (I always choose animals as they don't care what you look like or what mood you are in, but always love you !!)
Penny's Paper- Crafty: anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Whoohoo Anything Goes !!

at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

And I have been playing with my frantage again !!

 Now wouldn't you be saying "Yippee" if you were given a cupcake like that !! Mind you I think Scruff is saying " ha ha it's all mine !! "

My CSD stamp is called " Scruff - make a wish " and he is super cute !! 

Lots of paper distressing, frantage, pearls, ribbon, pearly stuff (Woodware),  all coloured in with promarkers !!

Now look at our fab prize for you this week !!


The Crafty Sentiments Designs Paper Shop Collection CD !! How Fab is that !!

Check it all out HERE and see what the rest of the fabulous team have created for you !!

 Would love to enter:
Eclectic Ellapu: furry friends
Great Impressions: animal friends
Graph'it Colour Challenges: anything goes with markers

Monday 7 July 2014


Thought I would share with you an anniversary card I have made for my good friend Kim.

The papers are so pretty which are by LOTV and just make my card !!

Used pearls again and these are on a sticky strip and are by Woodware.

 The sentiments is gorgeous and from a set of stamps I have, but don't know who they are by...

The cute flowers I found in a charity shop and the colour matches perfectly the little flowers on the backing paper !!

Isn't it lovely to make a special card for a friend ......

Would love to enter:
Scribble and Scrap: anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey: anything goes

Sunday 6 July 2014

Oh to be beside the sea !!

Wouldn't that be nice your deckchair eating an ice cream and watching the boats going by.....

well that won't be me , but I can gaze out of this window onto a  lovely seaside bay and dream !!

"Oh to be beside the sea" is another fabby doo new release silhouette by Little Claire.

 Silhouette Lighthouse stamp

Made a cloud background as usual behind my stamped image and added a bit of blue ink to the water. Then made a frame around it and added a piece of acetate for the glass, then made the shutters.

Still got time to try and WIN your favourite silhouette stamp !!  Check it out HERE !!

Would love to enter:
Little Red Wagon: summer

 July 2014

Friday 4 July 2014 what makes you happy

is another of the new fab silhouette stamps by Little Claire!!

 Have you checked them out yet ??

Well when you frantage, you seem to go a bit mad with it !!  My poor dog Hugo was off when he realised what I was doing as last time he got covered as well !!

But it sparkles like when light hits the water....and the frantage flakes remind me of fish scales !! very blingy fishing card for a Dad.

I've distressed all my paper edges, added a bit of netting, some white hi lights with a gel pen and finished off with one of the sentiments from Rebecca's Really Useful Male set.

Got a favourite new silhouette stamp ??

Then pop over to Little Claires Blog to grab a chance of winning it !!

Would love to enter:
4 Craft Chicks: nautical
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