Saturday 28 February 2015

Dinkie fun !!

My word nearly a week and no blogging from me, well I have been very busy behind the scenes with work I can't show you yet, so watch this space.....

But what I can show you are some new Dinkie stamps by Little Claire !!   In fact there are 11 new stamps,  yes you heard me right,  11 new super Dinkie stamps and all only £2 each !!

 Aren't these elephants adorable !!  Some simple matt and layering, coloured with Spectrum Noirs to create a little scene and finished off with a bow and heart button !!

 A new dinkie - Row of Elephants

 And what about these cute teapots !!

I've just added a pricked faux stitching border and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs and then a bit of glossy accents on the teapots.

 A new dinkie - Teapots

Super cute or what !!

Monday 23 February 2015

Ooooh lemons !!

Well we survived yesterday....high winds and heavy rain all afternoon !!  It was horrible, even my two dogs kept their legs crossed and didn't want to go out in it !!  One thing, you never feel bad sitting crafting on a day like that.....


Time for a mid- reminder for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge which is "Friends"

Loads of fab prizes to be won so check it out now !!

This card just makes me smile ....look at that poor little guys face . It makes me suck my lips in just thinking about it !!  Does anyone know if mice do eat lemons ??

The papers are from a collection pack called "Family Ties" by Pebbles and I just love the colours. Fussy cut out some of the flowers from the papers to embellish adding a few jems, loads of distressed edges, pearls and ribbon and stamped my own sentiment using a fab alphabet set by Amazing Creations called "Complete Swirly Alphabet". Coloured in with my Spectrum Noirs.

Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More; anything goes except digi
Scribble and Scrap: always anything goes
QKR Stampede: critters
Simply Create Too; anything goes
Gruffies and Guests; love is all around + option anything goes

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Bunting !!

I have had great fun creating this "Get Well Soon" card using Little Claires "Bunting" set. It's very simple to make....

I just inked a piece of white card to make my cloud background, then mounted it onto a 6" x 6" card blank, cut a few strips of white card to make the fence inking all the edges, cut a piece of green paper to look like grass and then went to town stamping and colouring, fussy cutting my banner out, threading it onto a piece of twine, all finished off with a die cut bird which I coloured to look like a robin !!
Now the fun thing with this alphabet set is you can spell out anything you like....
Would love to enter:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes with a twist-use a die cut
Allsorts; any occasion other then birthday
Crafty Calendar: anything goes

Monday 16 February 2015

You need "Friends"

don't we just !!

Oh dear Monday again and we start another week guys, this one can't go quick enough for me as I have dentist on Thursday and I HATE IT !!

Anyhoo seeing it is Monday then its time again for another House Mouse and Friends challenge !! And the theme this time is "Friends"

I used the Happy Hoppers set called "Hoppy Birthday".  I use to have seven happy hoppers of my own all rescued !!

 Image result for happy hopper Hoppy Birthday

Made the grass using several green Spectrum Noir pens and then the cloud effect with blue distress ink. Coloured the Happy Hoppers with Spectrum Noirs as well.

Used several dies to make quilled flowers and leaves inking edges, spellbinder dies to cut lattice background, Marianne die to cut "Friends" all finished off with a netting bow, a few hand drawn hearts and bling !!

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So please join in the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge !!

Would love to enter:
Amusing: die cuts
Scribble and Scrap; always anything goes
Crafty Calender; anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: all creatures great and small
Penny Black and More: anything goes

Saturday 14 February 2015

With Love

well it is Valentines Day........and today is the start of our "Love" theme challenge at Little Claires !!

 I've made an OTT  "with love" card using LC "Armfuls Of Wishes" stamp !!

Went mad too with the repeat stamping and fussy cutting of just the flowers the elephant is holding, loads of dotting all edges, coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and finished with a red ribbon bow....

I'm sure you all have made a special someone a card for today, so why not enter and see if you can be the winner of this fab lot !!

Little Claire "Swirly Birds" Clear stamp set
Little Claire "Silhouette Wedding" Stamp
Three Craft Creations 12 x 12 papers
Ribbon selection

Whatever your are doing today have a fabulous time !!

Would love to enter:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: love is in the air
Fussy and Fancy: its all about love
Wags 'n' Whiskers: for someone you love

Wednesday 11 February 2015

In a while.....

Want a different image for a guys card ??   Then check out Little Claires "In a while" stamp,  he's one very layed back guy just right for a birthday, retirement or new home card !!  It's a big stamp so you don't really need anything more than a sentiment !!

I've used several papers from my stash, some web ribbon, a couple of buttons and twine and distressed all the edges !! Coloured in with Spectrum Noir pens.....

One bright fun card for any age guy...

Mens cards don't have to be boring......

Would love to enter:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes with twist and twine
Through The Craftroom Door: always anything goes
Crafting From The Heart: always anything goes

Sunday 8 February 2015

12 Tags of 2015


Oooo I'm having so much fun with this!!  My Feb tag is very girly which is so not me....being bought up with two older brothers you end up being a tomboy !!  But I still loved pink !!

Anyhoo here's Tim's tag for our inspiration...

12 Tags of 2015 - February |

What I'm enjoying is finding bits and pieces and looking at them differently.  You really do have to think out of the one will know how much work you have put into making it,  but who cares !!

 I already have a plan what to do with my finished tags which you will see very soon....

Friday 6 February 2015

Dinkie shaker card !!

Morning guys !!

 My turn for a Little Claire friday project so how about making this dinkie shaker card

You will need;
3 1/2" square kraft card blank: HERE
Daisy Bear stamp: HERE
I sheet of Dinkie- mini Tartan paper: HERE
black and white card
circle dies or punches in two sizes
micro beads
2mm foam tape
yellow ribbon

1: Cut a piece of black card 1/8" bigger than your Dinkie tartan paper then glue together. Now mount them to front of card base.
2: Cut or punch a circle of black card and acetate to fit front of card and then cut or punch a smaller circle from the middle of just the black circle,. then glue together to create window.
 3: Cut a circle of white card the same size as window and stamp Daisy Bear and colour. Then glue to centre of card front.
4:Cut small pieces of 2mm foam tape and mount a circle around image making sure edges are tight together. Then remove backing from tape and pour in some micro beads over image.
5: Now attach acetate window over image to enclose micro beads and press down firmly.
6: Finish off with a bow made from yellow ribbon and shake to your hearts content !!


Once you start shaking you can't stop and there are so many fab Little Claire stamps you can use to make these cute cards.

 Here are a few more using Hunny Bunny, Swirly Wirlies Tortoise and Let's Do Lunch plus Dinkies - mini Ombre, Tartan and Pastel Tartan papers!!

Why not have a go !!

Wednesday 4 February 2015

More Scottie Dogs !!

Morning guys !!

Hope all of you are coping with the snow if you have it .  Our bit is almost gone, but very chilly still. 

Here's a fun box card which is sure to make you smile !!

This months Little Claire club stamps are super cute Scottie dogs and here I have fussy cut them out and paper pieced their coats using the new Dinkie tartan papers.

Coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens

These box cards are great fun to make, so why not have a go !!

Would love to enter:
Loves Rubber Stamps: anything goes
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
My Craft Creations: always anything goes

Monday 2 February 2015

Love is in the Air !!

 Why not send someone special some love and join in our mousey ( Hopper and Gruffie ) fun "Love is in the Air" challenge at House Mouse and Friends hosted by Sue !!

For my card I've made a small shodow box and attached to the front of my card wraping yellow ribbon round it and adding a bow. This gives you a nice shelf if you want to add anything inside the box.  I haven't, but decorated the frame with die cut pins and real buttons, adding my usual faux stitching

Used my Spectrum Noirs to colour my Happy Hopper  and added some puffy heart trim to top and bottom .

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Would love to enter:
Great Impressions; love love love
Scribble and Scrap: always anythiing goes
That Craft Place: anything goes
Sweet Stampin; love

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

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