Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Your Chance to name a digistamp

Pop over to Daisy Doodles & enter the competition to name this digistamp.
The winner will receive the stamp along with any sentiments that may be added from the winning name :D
The more the merrier, so feel free to play along.
P.s. Closing date for suggestions is November 1st

Monday, 25 October 2010

Hello & Goodbye xx

Good morning everyone from a rather frosty Essex. Well I have had so much going on over the last week & I'm not sure it is going to slow down this week either!!

Today I have mixed emotions as I am here for my last week with Incy Wincy Designs. I have been on the DT for 6 months & have loved every minute. I will definately be hanging around entering their challenges, so they don't get rid of me that easily. But as they say " as one door closes.....", this is my first week with the brilliant girls over at Daisy Doodles!!!! The girls here are a blast.... no pun intended really. So as I have 2 cards for you this morning we had better get cracking.



This week we were challenged to make a card featuring Lace & Pearls. The winner this week will receive a $10 voucher to spend over at Aspire To Thrive.

I was moosying through my stash & I discovered these great MME papers that were a freebie on a magazine. The image is called Chelsea & I have coloured her with mainly Promarkers. Then I added this fab flower.

I then decorated the inside of the card using a smaller image of Chelsea & just colouring in the rose. I then created an area on the right of the card for writing a message.

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch....... Sketch 72 .......Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Theme....... Use a Freebie ........Crafty Cardmakers
Theme....... Flowers .......ABC Challenge
Theme....... Anything Goes .......2 Sisters Challenge
Theme....... Use A Digi .......Stamp Something

Papers : MME Quite Contrary
Image : Chelsea from Aspire to Thrive
Flower : Made from a Prima Painterely Petal & White Flower with Pearl Stamen, both from stash
Paper Lace & Pearls : From Stash

Pens Used :
Copics : G17, R29
Promarkers : Blossom, Blush, Cardinal Red, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Coral, Marsh Green, Pastel Pink, Rose Pink, Satin, Soft Peach, Tan



This week at Daisy Doodles we thought we would start with a "Bang" so want to see your Bonfire Night projects. Now this is a big English Tradition everyone loves Bonfire Night. I decided that the only thing I could create was "Bangers" Now this isn't my usual sort of DT project but I think it works.

Again if you are not aware of English traditions, we loving refer to sausages as "Bangers". I coloured the rockets in using Paint Shop Pro X & stuck them to wooden tea stirers. I then spelt the word "Bang" with peas.
If you are not familiar with Daisy Doodles challenges make sure you pop over to the blog to see what is going on. Also make sure you check out the other DT as most of us are on our 1st week & would love for you to make us feel welcome xx Clare x

Monday, 18 October 2010

Incy Wincy Designs#64 Pink & Brown

Hi Everyone.... Wow 2 posts in 1 day lol!!! This week over at Incy Wincy Designs we want to see your cards with the colour scheme Pink & Brown. The sponsor this week is Di's Digi Downloads & you could win 5 digi's of your choice. Click on the link below to pop over & see the fantastic range that they have available.

Di was kind enough to send us a couple of images to play with for this week's challenge & this is the card I created. Unfortunately by the time I had finished it was more Blue & Brown than Pink & Brown, but I still have pink on there.....ooops!

I have been having a good play with the distress inks that I got from my friend Sam & I think I am now ready to get another couple of colours to add to my collection. Not sure if you can pick it up but all the border papers have the most adorable flowers on them.

Next week will be my last week with the DT at Incy Wincy Designs... I can't believe how quickly 6 months have flown by but I will be starting my DT at Daisy Doodles next week so there will be no rest for me!!! xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch.......From Hetty.......Craftycardscrappers
Theme........Free For All.......Pear Tree Designs
Theme.......Flowers.......ABC Challenge
Theme.......You Got Ink.......Stampin With The Dragon
Theme......Distressing.......Make It Crafty

Papers: DCWV - The Linen Closet
Image: Cherry cake by Di's Digi Downloads
Flower & Ribbon: From Stash
Distress Inks : Antique Linen, Tea Dye

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Blossom, Blue Pearl, Blush, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Coral, Cornflower, Dusky Pink, Honeycomb, Ivory, Marsh Green, Moss, Rose Pink, Saffron, Vanilla,

Some News

Morning Everyone

I have some fab news today that will officially be announced later but we have been given the ok to blab!!! I have been chosen to become part of the fab DT over at Daisy Doodles Challenge blog. If you haven't been over to their blog, now is the time to have a lookie. They have a fab team & some gorgeous digis. My 1st project should be next week so please pop over & join in with me then.

I will be back later with this week's Incy Wincy Designs card so ta-ta till then xx Clare x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Halloween Card #3

Evening everyone. I have had some very exciting news today but I am afraid that is all I can tell you at the moment so you are going to have to wait lol!!!

Before I show you my latest Craftycat cat card I still haven't heard from my blog candy winner so if I haven't heard by Friday I will be making the draw again.

My latest card for Craftycat is featuring this great flying witch. It has again been taken from the Halloween paper piecing cd. I have teamed it with Daisy & Dandelion Halloween backing papers. I have also cut the bats from one of the papers. Here is a closer look at the witch Please don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see this week's challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......So Long As It Flies........Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge
Theme........Something Old, Something New.......Little Red Wagon (Old Papers, New Image)

Papers : Daisy & Dandelion Halloween Papers
Image : Flying Witch from Halloween cd by Craftycat

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Le Chic Gift Set

Good Afternoon everyone. If you have been following me on facebook you will know that I have been playing with some new bits & pieces over the past week. Here is a gift set that I have made using a couple of decoupage sheets....

The hanging calender was made using a gorgeous green gingham material & this is actually the 1st piece of sewing I have done on my machine. Up till now all I have done is stitching on my cards. Here is a closer look

Then yesterday I created a matching card using the same material & gorgeous pink ribbon.
This set will be available to purchase from my ebid shop. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered......
Theme.......Something for a Teenager.......Crafts & Me
Theme.......Not a Square.......Totally Gorjuss
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Ellephantastic Crafts

Image : Le Chic Girl in Pinks & Greens by Ammie Sanders
Material & Ribbon : Hobbycraft
Calendar Pad : From my store (email for details)

Monday, 11 October 2010

Incy Wincy Designs #63 - Faux It Up

Hello from a gloriously sunny Essex. The thermometer is reading 28 degrees in my sitting room at the moment - bliss..

This week at Incy Wincy Designs we want to see anything "Faux" on your projects. The DT girls have come up with some fab samples. Aspire to Thrive are our sponsor this week so make sure you pop by.

I have 2 examples of Faux on this card...faux stitching & faux colouring. The image is MHS 56 from the shop. It is already coloured so makes for a great quick card. The faux stitching was created using my promarker. Here is a closer look at the image...

I have 3d the image & just added some braiding to the card to keep it nice & clean xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Ellephantastic Challenges

Papers : DCWV - The Linen Closet
Image : MHS56 from Aspire To Thrive
Ribbon & Sentiments : From Stash
Distress Inks : Antique Linen

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Cocoa

Monday, 4 October 2010

Incy Wincy Designs #62 - Sparkly Glitter

Hello from a very wet & miserable Essex. I hope you all had a pleasant weekend. I hope I am finally on the mend now so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can actually get some cards & other bits & pieces made.

So onto my first card of the week. This week over at Incy Wincy Designs we are being sponsored by

The DT were lucky enough to have 3 images to create our cards with & these 3 images are your prize. And the challenge is.........Sparkly Glitter ......

I had great fun making this card & I think my mojo might finally be returning. I used the sketch from Fussy & Fancy. Not sure if you can see in the picture but I have only used Stickles on the main parts of her dress & also on her wings. Here is a closer look at the image

Don't forget that Incy Wincy also have a DT call running so make sure you pop over there & have a peek. xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch.......Challenge #20.......Fussy & Fancy
Theme........Anything Goes.......Make it Crafty
Theme........Open Challenge.......Stamp,Scrap & Doodle

Papers : DCWV The Linen Closet
Image : Willow the Autumn Fairy by Michelle Perkett Studio
Flowers : From my Store (email for details)
Stickles : Star Dust Stickles & Coffee Ice Stickles
Pearls & Ribbon : From Stash

Pens Used:
Promarkers : Apricot, Blush, Burnt Umber, Cardinal Red, Chestnut, Cocoa, Cool Grey 1,2 & 3, Coral, Ginger, Gold, Honeycomb, Olive Green, Primrose, Saffron, Satin, Soft Peach,

Winner of Blog Candy

Hi Everyone

Unfortunately I don't know how to take a screen shot of the thingy so you will just have to trust me!!!!

The number that was drawn is..........#11 which is Connie F.

Congratulations hun. Could you please email me at with your snail mail addy & I will get your prize posted out to you xx

Clare x