Monday, 29 October 2012

Blog Candy

Pop over to Wickdy's Creations for an amazing Blog Candy. If you love Whimsy's Stamps then you will just be amazed at the prize. Hurry it ends of 30th November x

Friday, 26 October 2012

Autumn Wreath

Evening Everyone

I have hopefully scheduled this post to go out when I am at Craft Club. I have had to keep this secret as it is for a challenge I set for them tonight, but I wanted it on my blog asap too as I have to say I am rather pleased with it :-)

 I have cut the orange flowers on my bug & added black flower sequins to the centres. These have then been pinned onto a polystyrene wreath.  I would say it is quick & simple like the instructions suggest but you do need a bit of patience lol!! x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Ribbons and/or Buttons.......PPCC
Theme.......Ribbon or Twine.......PCJ
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Fussy & Fancy
Theme.......Anything But A Card.......SWTD
Theme.......Too Cute to Spook.......MAWTT
Theme.......Halloween.......Daisy Doodles

Papers, Sequins, Wreath, Pins & Ribbon : All tucked away in drawers waiting for a rainy day x

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Good Morning Everyone. Hope this damp weather is encouraging you all to snuggle up warm & do some crafting :-) I have finished making a card this morning using the Pinflair Serenity Cd. It is a lovely cd & great for what I call awkward cards - Sympathy, Get Well Soon, etc.

I chose this lovely flower decoupage & used only 4 of the layers of the small flower. I loosely followed a sketch over at TMS. It was a fairly simple card to put together once I had got my head round which colour papers to use.

I took the base of the sketch through to the inside of the card. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch........Sketch #169.......Tuesday Morning Sketches
Theme........Anything Goes........Fussy & Fancy
Theme.......Autumn Colours........Allsorts

Papers : K&Co, Serenity Cd
Image : Serenity Cd
Sticky Ribbons : From Stash
Punch : EK Success
Die : Spellbinders Scalloped Circle

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

ATC Distress


I have been a bit awol over the last couple of weeks again but I do have a reasonable excuse...... I now have my own Craft Room yay!! I will be adding a page to show my piccies once I have done this post. I have also been back & forth to the Vets as one of my cats had to have major surgery done on her spine. She is now home & recovering nicely.

I wanted to show you today an ATC that I have made. I generally stick to making my ATCs as miniature cards but thought I would have a go at creating something a little different.

I have used my Distress Inks & used a small Tim Holtz mask. Once I had created the background I decided to take the risk & use the frame stamp. I added a butterfly tag in the centre of the frame & an acetate sentiment over the top. The mini butterflies were peel offs that I added Distress Ink to as well. Finally I added Distress Ink to an embossed Butterfly sticker. I have to say I am pretty pleased with it. I may even have another go soon x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Theme........Autumn Colours.......Allsorts

Distress Inks : Forest Green, Tea Dye, Antique Linen
Stamp, Stickers & Peel Offs : From Stash

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Pink & Blue Teddy

I wanted to do a softer version of the Teddy card to use as a child's christmas card. I am really pleased with the result.
I used pale pink & blue threads I coloured the bear again with Promarkers & added stickles. I added these cute flowers to finish it off.

I added another bear to the inside of the card & continued with the pastel pink & blue theme. x Clare x

Papers : Nitwit & Popcorn Bear Freebies
Image : Kanban
Stickles : Silver Ice & Blue
Flowers : From Webstore

Promarkers Used :
Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, Tan, Twilight Sky,  

Teddy Christmas Card

I can't believe how quickly the year is passing & we are already in to Autumn. I have made a pretty good start on my Christmas cards & it was helped along by the fact that I was asked to do a demonstration at our local Hobbycraft on Sunday. Unfortunately it has taken to today for me to get the card finished.

I used one of last years Kanban stamps & coloured with Promarkers. I added Silver Ice stickles to his hat. The stitching is an Ann's Paper Art pattern & I stitched in Green, Red & Gold thread. The flowers were given a bit of Stickles along with the sentiment. Here is a close up of the image.

I carried the theme of the papers through to the inside of the card stamping directly on to the paper & just adding some colour to the bear's hat.
I am hoping to get some more of the cards finished over the next couple of days in between getting my craft room ready for me to move in to x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Incy Wincy Designs
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Crafts & Me
Theme.......Winter Holidays.......Delightful Challenges
Theme.......Anything Goes.......Totally Gorgeous

Papers : Forever Friends - A Christmas Tale, MME - O Christmas Tree
Image : Kanban Stamps
Stitching Pattern : Ann's Paper Art
Stickles : Silver Ice, Red
Sentiment : From Stash
Flowers : From Webstore

Promarkers Used :
Berry Red, Caramel, Cardinal Red, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cool Grey 1, Red, Tan,