Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to pop on here tonight to wish all my lovely friends, followers & customers a very merry Christmas & a happy New Year. I hope you are all in good health & have been surrounded by your families & loved ones x

Love to you all x

Clare x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Another Birthday Card

Morning Everyone. Here is yet another birthday card for one of Rich's work mates. This is for Danny who is from Jamaica is the most laid back bloke you could ever meet. So I was surprised when hubby told me he was a Karate Dan. I was lucky enough to find this great image that was a free download.

I coloured it using a mixture of Copics & Promarkers. Then I found this great wall paper in one of my boxes. The Happy Birthday banner is wooden & I was give it by a local freecycler x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch........Challenge #6.......Friday Sketch Challenge
Theme.......Anything Goes........PaperCrafting Journey

Papers : From Stash
Image : Karate Boy by Yolanda
Banner : From Freecycle Stash

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Antique Pink, Baby Pink, Caramel, Cool Grey 5, Ice Grey 1, Ivory, Tan,
Copics : 100, C-3

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Me Again!!!

Yes I know I have made another card lol!! It is birthday week at Rich's work place. There are a total of 5 birthdays this month & 3 fall in a 7 day period. Tonight's card is using a sheet from CUP. It is a corner stacker but I have only used 2 layers.

I followed the sketch over at The Pixie Cottage. I like to be able to use sketches that doesn't have to be used with a stamped image.

On the inside of the card I used layer 3 from the sheet, added a rivet style effect using peel offs & added an area for a message. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.....
Sketch.......Challenge #98.......The Pixie Cottage
Theme.......Use A Number.......CCT

Papers : Papermania & HOTP
Image : December Car Birthday by Ann-marie Vaux
Peel Offs : From Stash

Monday, 5 December 2011

Daisy Doodles - Something Sweet

Afternoon everyone. I hope you have all escaped the snow today. I am running a little late with my post today but better late than never.
This time we would like to see Something Sweet from you. I decided to interpret this as food so I used a Xmas Pudding. There are a few photos in this post so please bear with me.

Firstly I printed off the image as A6 & coloured in using my Promarkers. I then scanned the finished image back onto my computer.

I then reduced the image in size & printed it out onto Safmat. Once I had done that I coloured in the cream again with a white Sukura Glaze pen. I then coloured over again with a normal white gel pen.

I then cut round it & stuck it onto a piece of brown card. Cut it into a tag shape, punched a hole & wrote the heating instructions on to it using a Black Sukura Glaze.

I then threaded a piece of string through the hole. I made my first ever Xmas Pudding a few weeks back & I tied a white ribbon with green Merry Christmas printed onto it round the basin. I then threaded the string through the hole of the tag & tied it on to the ribbon. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Theme.......Go Green.......Digital Tuesday
Theme.......Tie One On.......PPCC
Theme.......Holiday Decor.......The Pixie Cottage
Theme.......Anything Goes.......PaperCrafting Journey
Theme.......Anything Goes-Christmas.......SWTD
Theme.......Buttons or Bows.......CYDA

Image : Xmas Pud by Daisy Doodles
Safmat : Available here

Pens Used:
Promarkers : Berry Red, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Holly, Olive Green
Sukura Glaze : White & Black

Monday, 21 November 2011

Daisy Doodles

Hi Everyone

I just don't know where this year has gone. The roofers finally finished on the estate last week & I have to say it is going to be extremely wierd not having them here. They have been a big part of our lives for 13 months now. I did make them a huge cake before they went lol!!

Right onto our challenge this week. We want you to make a card with NO RIBBON!! Easy you think....... thats what I thought lol!!! But after some stressing & blog searching I finally sorted it.

I coloured this cute little elf with my Promarkers & layered him up with red & green card. I then added some Stickles to make him look Christmassy. I then added a 3D sentiment to finish it off x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Theme........Christmas Time.......Digital Tuesday
Theme........Simples!!!......Crafts & Me

Papers : Forever Christmas Cards
Image : Alfie by Daisy Doodles
Sentiment : From Stash
Stickles : Lime Green,

Promarkers : Blush, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Gold, Grass, Ivory, Satin

Monday, 7 November 2011

Anything Goes With A Digi

Good Morning Everyone & welcome to another challenge over at Daisy Doodles :-) We have a nice easy one for you this week - Anything Goes With a Digi. I wanted to show you this week how versatile Miss Daisy's images are so I have created a Birthday Card using a stamp from one of her Halloween Packs.

I just think this would make a great card for a child. I coloured Frankenstein's Monster in with my Promarkers as usual. I was planning on following the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday but decided in the end to keep it CAS. The stamp is one hubby made for me (see previous post) & I stamped it using Stazon. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Theme.......Purple People Eater.......Little Red Wagon
Theme........Use A Digi........Papercrafting Journey
Theme........Ribbon.........2 Sister's Challenge
Theme........Masculine Card/Project.......Our Creative Corner

Papers : Forever Christmas Cards
Image : Halloween Pack 1 by Daisy Doodles
Ribbon & Gems : From Stash
Sentiment Stamp : By my wonderful Hubby (email me if you would like to purchase this stamp)

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Apple, Apricot, Berry Red, Blush, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Leaf Green, Lipstick Red, Poppy,

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sneak Peek - Daisy Doodles

Hi Everyone

I am quite excited about my card tomorrow as I have used a sentiment stamp that my wonderful hubby has made for me using my fab stamp maker :-) I gave him the sentiment & left the rest up to him. I know it's pretty basic but we all have to start somewhere :-) Don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see the rest of the card x Clare x

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Cheeky Lil Devil

Morning Everyone

Well I had a bit of a lousy week so never got my DT card done for the Daisy Doodles challenge, so I decided I would do it instead for my Free Week.

As soon as I saw this image by Jules I knew I had to have him. Isn't he just the cutest? I have coloured him with Promarkers & used the Sketch over at Cute Card Thursday. I found some old Halloween Confetti that I had & cut the letters out on my bug x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Sketch.......Challenge #188.......Cute Card Thursday
Theme.......Use A Digi.......PaperCrafting Journey
Theme.......Halloween........Crafty Catz
Theme.......Spooky or Whimsical.......Secret Crafter

Papers : Forever Christmas Cards, Picnic in the Park
Image : Cheeky Little Devil by Daisy Doodles
Gems & Confetti : From Stash
Cuttlebug : Curls & Swirls

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Almond, Berry Red, Blush, Cardinal Red, Lipstick Red, Mustard, Poppy, Primrose, Saffron, Satin, Vanilla

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Tableau Tuesday

Hi Everyone

It is our free week over at Daisy Doodles this week & I really liked the card I came up with. I decided to go for a fairly vintage feel (at least I hope that's what I have achieved lol!!)

I kept the colour scheme fairly simple & coloured the image using my trusted Promarkers. I added some Bronze coloured organza, gold gems & the sentiment is a rub on. The butterfly is a K&Co diecut.
I followed the theme throughout the card. Using a mixture of Nesties & Punches. x Clare x

Papers : DCWV The Linen Closet, Dovecraft Abstract Prints
Image : Lady by Daisy Doodles
Ribbon, Sentiment, Butterfly & Gems: From Stash
Nesties : Scalloped Circles Large
Distress Ink : Antique Linen

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Almond, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cool Grey 1,2,3,4&5, Dusky Pink, Ice Grey1,2,3&4, Ivory, Marsh Green, Satin, Soft Peach, Warm Grey1,2,3,4

Saturday, 15 October 2011


As there are so many Halloween challenges out there at the moment I thought I had better join in & get a card made. It also gave me chance to play with another Messy Rabbit Stamp. This time I chose Nighttime. I just love the look on his face lol!!!

I coloured him in using my Promarkers as normal :-) The papers are all Daisy & Dandelion & I just love the one with the eyes in the dark. I followed the sketch at Friday Sketch Challenge & cut the letters on my bug.

On the inside of the card I thought it would be a great idea to make a sort of window with the effect of the eyes peering in. Then I printed a sentiment to match the card. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch........Sketch #3.......Friday Sketch Challenge
Sketch........Sketch #91.......Cards & Things
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Dark & Spooky.......The Pixie Cottage
Theme.......Orange.......Crafts & Me
Theme.......Black, White & Orange.......Papercrafting Journey
Theme.......Fall or Halloween.......Fussy & Fancy
Theme.......B is for Boo.......ABC Challenge
Theme.......Halloween Colours.......CYDA

Papers : D&D Trick or Treat
Image : Messy Rabbit - Nightime Rabbit
Gems : From Stash
Letters : Cuttlebug Curls & Swirls

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Baby Pink, Burnt Orange, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cool Grey 1,2 & 3, Denim Blue, Gold, Grey Green, Ivory, Mustard, Orange, Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, Tan,

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Kingfisher Card

Afternoon Everyone

My MIL's birthday is on Saturday so I took the opportunity to create a card using a Design House Papercrafts sheet that is now available on CUP. It has been designed by Katie Rose & is a new twist on the original Looking On sheet.
I didn't need to do much to the card, just added a couple of gems & the name.

The inside was created by cutting the image from the square & replacing it with some writing paper & adding the Kingfisher square x Clare x

Image : CUP260004_567

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Some Candy for You

The lovely Sandra, who is a member of the DT over at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge blog was kind enough to send me a link to her candy when she popped over & left a comment on my blog. As part of the giveaway is to post about the Candy I thought I had better make sure I do it straight away before I forget lol!! Anyway, you too can get to the Candy by clicking on the title of this post, or by clicking on the link in the sidebar. You need to hurry though as it closes on 18th October x Clare x

Monday, 10 October 2011

Back to The Daisies

Hi Everyone

Well I am finally back among the Daisies & I have to say it is soooo good to be back :-) This week we have a fab challenge for you. The theme this week is Christopher Columbus Day so we want to see all your cards with a Boat, Shore or Relaxing Image..... I decided I would do a Xmas Card & chose the Relaxing part of the theme.

When I saw this image I just couldn't wait to use him. Isn't he cool? I coloured him in using Promarkers, then used my Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze in white to give the edge of the ice some shine. Not sure if the camera picked it up properly. I used a Snowflake embossed background & then cut out some Snowflakes from a glitter peel off sheet. Lastly I added soe Stickles to the hat & Igloo.
Here is a close up of the image.

As I embossed directly onto the card the inside automatically had the Snowflake pattern debossed. I then created a writing area. Onto this I added a laser cut edging & some more Stickles. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Anything Goes........Crafty Cardmakers
Theme.......Anything Goes........ABC Challenge
Theme.......Anything Goes.......PPCCB
Theme.......Use A Digi.......Crafts & Me
Theme.......Animals.......Totally Papercrafts (I hope a Fish counts.....)
Theme.......Too Early For Christmas?.......CDDC
Theme.......Anything Goes.......BTC&G

Image : Catch of the Day
Stickles : Star Dust
Snowflakes & Laser Trim : Made from Stash
Embossing Folder : Spellbinders

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Almond, Baby Pink, Berry Red, Bright Orange, Cool Aqua, Ice Grey 1 & 2, Grey Green, Orange, Pastel Blue, Poppy, Satin
Copics : Frost Blue
Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze : White, Clear

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Back to The Daisies - Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone

I have finally made it back to Daisy Doodles DT. So I thought you might like a Sneak Peek of what will be coming tomorrow. Make sure you check back tomorrow to see the complete card x Clare x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

A Wedding Card

I was asked to make a Wedding card this week & I decided to get out my trusted Bookatrix board. The colour scheme of the Wedding was Blue, White & Silver. I was also able to make the card extra special as the Wedding was close by so I was able to add a photo of the couple signing the Register & then run it over to the Wedding Reception a couple of hours later.

The first page I cut a frame out of a parchment sheet that I had & used a horseshoe stamp that I coloured with Promarkers. I added some silver peel offs in the corners & border peel offs down the centre spine. I added a gem to the Horseshoe & a navy organza ribbon to the top. The couple's name was printed onto Safmat & added to the card.

For the front 2 pages I again added the peel offs & I found 2 jewellery links that I tied on with ribbon to represent Wedding Rings. I then printed the Wedding details onto Safmat again & added. The frame was again cut from a Parchment sheet & this is where I added the picture of the couple. In the centre of the card I added navy organza & a mixture of blue roses & white baby's breath.

On the last page I stamped a Wedding verse onto Safmat & added a Jolee's Champagne Bottle & Glasses. Again I added the same peel offs.

Lastly I made the box. I added the navy ribbon round the edge, used roses & baby's breath & edged the acetate with peel offs. x Clare x

Monday, 8 August 2011

A Little Chance to Play

Hi Everyone

I was lucky enough to have a builder free weekend & managed to clear my head yesterday enough to sit at my desk & have a play. I have been wanting to have a go at this CUP sheet for ages. I have to say it is a tad fiddly but was really pleased I gave it a go.

Aren't they just adorable? I am hoping to get a few more things made this week for a change so make sure you drop by x Clare x

Trainers made using CUP Sheet 123120_99

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Messy Rabbit

I have finally had chance to play with one of my Messy Rabbit stamps & I am really pleased with it :-) This is the 2nd of the cards my Dad asked me to make up for him.

I started off by using the Sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week but then got distracted as it went on but I am quite happy with the result. The image was coloured using Promarkers & then adhered using Letratac. I added Distress Ink to the papers.

I continued through to the inside of the card x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......A Time to Learn (Stamping).......The Pixie Cottage
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Crafts & Me

Papers : Bloom & Grow - MME, HOTP
Image : Messy Rabbit
Brads : From Stash
Distress Ink : Antique Linen
Punch : EKSuccess Daisy Punch

Promarkers Used :
Almond, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cool Grey 1,2 & 3, Gold, Ivory, Marsh Green, Moss Green, Rose Pink, Satin, Soft Peach

Saturday, 30 July 2011

A Challenge Card

Well after spending 2 days tidying my desk this week I was actually able to sit down yesterday & create a card!! This is 1 of 2 that I have been asked to make for my Dad.

I have followed the sketch over at Cute Card Thursday & had fun creating this bow with a tape measure. I also love the Retro paper that I used on this card. x Clare x

Sketch.......Challenge#175.......Cute Card Thursday
Theme.......Free & Easy.......Allsorts

Papers : Funky Vintage by Dovecraft
Image : Flippin Women
Embellies : Brads & Tape Measure from Stash
Distress Ink : Faded Jeans

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A New Card

OMG!!! Where on earth has the time gone recently. Everytime I seem to catch up another week has past lol!! Well, we can finally report some progress on the roof being replaced. The scaffolding was finally up last week, but the roofers are starting on the house at the other end of the row so we will be the penultimate house to be completed.

While I have been awol I have been busy doing some fairs which have been fairly successful. I still have a few more to go yet so no relaxing until September lol!!!I do however have a card for you today.

This was made using another wonderful CUP kit. It is called butterfly garden & you can find it here I am just going to show you the pictures of the card & box today as there really is no need for explaining how it was made x Clare x

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Couple of Cards

Hi Everyone

I am still really busy at the moment so I apologise for not posting many cards at the moment. I did however get a couple made yesterday. It seemed to take forever though to actually come up with an idea but when I fnally got past my mental block 2 cards seemed to come quite easily.

Both cards are made using sheets from La Pashe. I just love these Wacky Races sheets. I printed a gold square onto the cream card & then pressed out all the pieces. The only thing I needed to do then was add the black gems.

The inside was made using the large pyramid image & I cut out co-ordinating rectangles & edged them with Metallic Gold Promarker.

The second card was made using the Beetle. I added some freebie papers & an acetate sentiment. I added a gold gem. I kept the inside fairly simple.

Hope you all have a great evening x Clare x

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Ellephantastic Challenge #27 - A Sketch

Hi Everyone. I totally forgot all about posting this challenge up on Saturday (slapped wrists!!!) We have a fab sketch for you to follow over at Ellephantastic this month with some amazing prizes. Unfortunately this is my last month with the Ellephantastic team, & I have enjoyed the last 6 months enormously.

I thought I would make a card that was a bit different for me. I have again used an easel card but I don't usually use this type of image.

I coloured the image with Promarkers. I have used these gorgeous summery papers that I am sure I am going to run out of all too quickly. The rest of the card I have left fairly simple as I feel the papers are enough x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Tic Tac Toe (Brads, Ribbon,(Both on Tag) Something Green).......Incy Wincy Designs
Theme.......Here Comes Summer.......ASFOS
Theme.......Here Comes Summer.......Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge
Theme.......Get Fruity.......Totally Papercrafts
Theme.......June Digi Day.......Stamp Something
Theme.......Summer Delights.......Pear Tree Designs
Theme.......In the Garden.......BTC&G

Papers : Picnic In The Park
Image : Strawberry Image by Robyn's Fetish
Gems, Brad & Ribbon : From Stash
Sentiment : Freebie by Bird's Cards

Pens Used :
Promarkers : Berry Red, Marsh Green, Olive Green, Poppy, Saffron, Satin, Vanilla,

Blog Hop Now Closed & Image Winner

Thank you all for stopping by & joining in with the first ever blog hop at Daisy Doodles!!!! If you would like to still pop by & leave a comment on my card you are more than welcome, however you won't be entered into the prize draw.

The winner of the Freddy Happy Birthday image is Kate Downrightcrafty Could you please email me with your details so I can pass it onto the Daisy Doodles co-ordinator x

Friday, 3 June 2011

Daisy Doodles Blog Hop!!!!!!!

Morning Everyone!! Well are you all in for a treat today. It is the 1st ever Daisy Doodles Blog Hop!!!! Miss Daisy has a double celebration so she thought we should all celebrate with her :-) I hope the girls forgive me for not having my post up 2 hours ago like it should have been :-(
Miss Daisy is also having a massive sale in her store. Think its cos she's all lurved up with celebrating her Wedding Anniversary too!!!! You will see that we have some special guests that have joined us for the hop & they will be guesting throughout the month for us too!!!

So without further interruptions, let's get this Blog Hop starrrrted!!!!

Each stop along the way will have a Daisy Doodle image to give away to one winner.
The DT and special guest designers and special guests will have directions
to win their image on each of their blogs.
And AT the end of the hop there will be a random winner chosen

Be sure to leave some crafty good comments all along the way.
The Daisy Doodles Blog Hop will be open for comments
June 3rd through June 5th at 7 pm Daisy's time.
Enjoy the hop.

Kary's Papercrafting and Travels

Sammi's Sammibug's Scrapshack

Tina's Crafty Place

Kathy's Will Stamp For Wine

Cheryl's She Stamps

Liz's Crafts by Liz

Mandy's Made by Mandy

Stephanie's Crafty Teacher

Lucy's Stampin Clearly with Lucy

Jacqueline's Made by Jacqueline

Lawren's AHobby-holic

Nikki's NMCard Creations

Shelly's My Creative Rumblings

Caroline's CJ's Creative Cards

Clare's My Crafty Life

Joanne's Cardology, Etc

Right now I am sure you are all itching to find out what image I have for you here. You can win this image by leaving me a comment on this post. At the end of the hop I will choose a comment at random. So let's see what image I have for you.....

I seem to have a bit of a thing for Easel Cards at the moment. They are just so easy to fit in with sketches. Here is the card that I have created for the hop!!

I coloured my image in using my Promarkers & 3d the cake. I added some Liquid Pearls to the icing to give it a realistic effect. I saw the sketch on The Pixie Cottage the other day & the colours just called out to me. They are so summery. I embossed the background & added gems & a sentiment.

Now leave a comment here so you get chance to win the fab image & then you need to hop your way over to Jo's Blog here xx Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......

Theme.......Here Comes Summer.......Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge

Theme.......Embellish It........Cute Card Thursday

Theme.......Its An Easel (AGAIN!!!).......SWTD

Theme.......Lots of Circles.......Crafty Catz

Theme.......Card for a Man/Boy.......Fussy & Fancy

Theme.......Father's Day/Special Man........CYDA