Thursday, 23 October 2014


OMG!! Where has 2014 gone? I can't believe we are heading into November next week! I'm pretty sure the days are speeding up as I get older lol!!

My card today is another December birthday card for one of hubby's colleagues. He is the most layed back bloke you can meet, so this image was just too good to miss :-)

I found a new sketch challenge called Digi Sketch Challenge & followed the sketch after I rotated it. I have used this gorgeous digistamp by La Pashewhich I coloured using my Promarkers. The edges were distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I used this fab paper from Micheal's Mosaic Memories. The sentiment I created in word & printed onto Kraft Card. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Digi Sketch Challenge - Pink & Sparkly and/or Sketch
Love to Create - Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Passion for Promarkers - Let's Get Krafty
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Use a Sentiment

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Silver Machine for Ed

Hello :-) Today I have the 1st of my overlap cards between my 2 blogs. This is a birthday card I have made for one of hubby's work colleagues. His birthday isn't until December but I am trying to get ahead of myself before I get into Christmas Fair mode.

I followed this week's sketch over at Sketch Saturday as it was perfect for a man's card. I have used the Silver Machine decoupage sheet by La Pashe, which is now available in my shop. I layered it onto Crate Paper Random & Studio Calico Sundrifter papers. I stamped the sentiment using Stazon onto Kraft card & cut into a tag. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch Saturday - Challenge #332
Incy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe (Happy Birthday, Free Space, Pastel Green)
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sweet Birthday

I have decided to now use this blog for any personal cards that I make & to use my blog linked to my website for any cards that I make as samples or stock. I am at a point now where I really want to keep them as seperated as possible. There may occassionally be an overlap but not very often. So here is today's card.

I have used this sweet image from Pollycraft & coloured her with Promarkers & Mirage pens. I am really beginning to like these new pens & will be adding to my collection soon. I have added some white WOS to the spots on her cossie & also to the shell in her hair.

The papers are a mix of Core'dination, Mambi, Nitwits & a freebie from Papercraft Essentials. To finish it off I added flat backed pearls, organza ribbon, & the fab sentiment from Craft Creations. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Crafty Sentiments - Things that start with a "G" (Girl)
Penny's - Polka Dots

Thursday, 18 September 2014

G'Day Mate

Been a bit busy with work so the creating stood still again over the last couple of weeks ;-( But I have finally managed to complete another Xmas card. This time this great Santa image came from Make It Crafty.

I coloured him with Promarkers & using last week's sketch from SSW2. Unfortunately I won't get to enter it into their challenge. I layered it onto AC Cardstock & Dovecraft BTB Vintage Christmas. I added red gingham ribbon, gems & this great sentiment from Craft Creations x Clare x

Challenges I have Entered.......
Passion For Promarkers - Make It Digital
ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Something Festive
ABC Challenge - T is for Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon, Sentiment, Pearls or Gems)
Stamp & Create - Circles or Dots

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Wedding Card

This is another commission for a new customer & I thought it was about time my poor Morehead stamp was allowed out of the drawer.

I coloured the image with Promarkers & added some clear WOS to the bride's veil & dress. Here is a closeup of the image.
I used these gorgeous papers from the WRMK Antique Chic collection & added some lace, organza, a heart embellishment & some Bling Flat Backed Pearls. For the inside of the card I again pulled out an item that has been neglected in my drawer.
The inside was left fairly plain as the card needed to be posted & I didn't want to add any extra weight. The die used for the centre is a Sizzix Ornate die that has sadly been unused since I bought it x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls
ABC Challenge - Shabby Chic
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A bit Minor

Depending on the weather I could be doing my last car show of the year so I need to get a few cards made up ready for the weekend. This one features a Morris Minor decoupage sheet from La Pashe that has been sat in a drawer waiting to be used.
This week at Sketch Saturday you get to choose the sketch you want to use from previous weeks so I chose #225. I teamed the image with Recollections Mosaic Memories & Gorjuss Girl papers. They are backed on to Regal Blue Centura Pearl card. To finish it off I added 2 black gems.

I kept the inside pretty simple, just replicating the front using the same papers. x Clare x

Challenges I entered........
Sketch Saturday - With Bugaboo Stamps Using Sketch #225
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Dig Deep
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes