Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Mum's Birthday

We are having a spate of birthdays at the moment & this time it was my Mum's. I decided to try something different this time & use some pastel colours. Mum was thrilled with her card when she got it :-)
I started off by using a sketch that I had seen on Pinterest & it quickly took on it's own form. The papers are a mix of Crate Paper, Core'dinations & Pebbles. The owl is by Hearty Crafts. I added peach Pearl wands to the flowers.
I kept the inside fairly simple but think I may have to use this layout as a card front some time as I really like the effect. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - For the Birds
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Stamp & Create - Birthdays

Friday, 25 July 2014

Olive's Birthday

I made this card for my niece a few weeks ago but it has only just made it to Australia this week, so I can finally blog it :-) Olive turned 1 on the 13th July. I needed to try & get a combination of pretty but not too fancy to keep the postage costs down. Here is what I came up with.....

I used this gorgeous image from Pollycraft & coloured her using a mixture of Promarkers & Mirage pens. I added Pearl Wands to her flowers & shoe buckles.

Here is a close up of the image. I think she is just great :-) The papers are K&Co & Core'dinations. I added some lace, Prima Flower, Organza Ribbon & Craft Candi. The number 1 was cut with my sizzix die x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Crafty Sentiments - Hand Coloured Image
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Stamp & Create - Birthdays

Friday, 18 July 2014

10 Years

Good morning from a very hot & sunny Essex. Didn't get much sleep last night because of 2 thunderstorms but I am determind it won't slow me down today.

Yesterday was my 10th Wedding Anniversary & I was not going to let it slip by without hubby getting a handmade card. I am hoping that it will kick the mojo in to gear :-)

I started off planning on using Sketch #45 at Sketch N Stash but it ended up looking fairly different lol!! I used a Sweet Pea Stamps image & coloured with Promarkers. Added some Vintage Photo Distress Inks around the edges. The bp is from Prima & the hearts were cut from Studio Calico. I added a heart brad to hold the corner of paper in place. Sentiments were from a HOTP paper pad which has been lounging in a drawer for way too long :-) x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.....
 Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Button Button
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Little Update

Wow, nearly 4 months have passed since I last blogged. Well I do have a bit of an excuse. I have been building a new website for my store :-) We launched on Tuesday evening & are offering a 10% discount store wide if you use the code LAUNCH at the checkout. So while you sit & have a coffee why not check us out x