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24 March 2013

You're One In A Million

Hello again, back with my second post for the day.

This was supposed to be my DT midway reminder card for Ready-Teddy-Go, but due to my virus on the PC it never got posted.

Card Ingredients:

The Stamp Fairy Lenny Thanmk You Digi Image
Card from Stash
Me ToYou especially For You Papers
Dienamics Arch Dies
Gems & Pearls from Stash
Butterfly Border
Martha Stewart Butterfly
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Greeting from Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Whoopsidaisy Punch It Out
Love To Create 57 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine 78 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Flowers Galore
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
Dutch Dare 209 Shaped Cards
Charisma Cards 11 Die Cuts

Thanks for visiting, its always great to see you.

Claire x

A Bit of A Spree & A Special Day

Good morning everyone - sorry I haven't been around for a while, have finally sorted my PC out to a point, but it's taken a while and after I did all that My darling Husband has bought me a new one for our 1st Anniversary!

I can't believe this time last year we were married, it's gone so quick and what a difference in the weather too! We had a gorgeous hot sunny day!

So yesterday I met up with my bestest blogging buddy Debs at the NEC Hobbycrafts show.  We had a great day and spent lots of money and had a good old catch up.  We were both surprised how quieter than normal it was, which was great for us as we managed to get round all the exhibitors without having a battle on our hands.

Here's what I bought:


Umm quite a lot LOL, but I can't wait to get into my craft room in the school holidays and start to get more creative.

Thanks for popping in, I'll be back later with a card!

Claire x

17 March 2013

Can Anyone Help?


Firstly I want to apologise for not visiting your blogs this week, unfortunately I had to take my PC in yesterday as it had a nasty vicious Trojan virus and I lost everything on my PC!  He has restored all my Windows and email back and I spent last night re-installing internet security, printer, etc.

I actually was due to do a backup to the external hard drive, but didn't get round to it, so have lost all my pictures, documents and digis and my emails.  Luckily all my emails have been restored to a point, but I am gutted!

I still have this flippin' annoying Link Bucks Ad though on my blogger which just will not go away.  I have removed all extensions, gadgets and run a malware full system scan as someone advised on the Blogger forum, but no it's still there and is really ruining my blogging experience as it opens up every time I visit a blog and then every time I want to comment and I have to wait 10 seconds before I can commence and skip!

So if anyone out there can shed some light or give me some really useful advice, I would be very grateful.

I hope to resume to normal functionality very soon!

Claire x

15 March 2013

Peddling Like Crazy

Hello - firstly I want to say a big "thank you" to everyone who gave me their best wishes yesterday for my interview.  The good news is I got the job!! I am so happy as not only will I be returning to part time hours, but the school holds a lot of memories for me as I went there as a child and so did my children and it is just 5 minutes round the corner, so walking distance.

I finish in my current job on Thursday 28th March and start there after the Easter break on Tuesday 16th April. That means I will now have more time to put into my love of crafting and finally use my sewing machine!! Life is good!

So onto today's card:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Pre-Coloured Image
Kaisercraft Mini Greeting Stamp
Spellbinders Nesties Circles
Pearls - NEC Stash
Kraft & Kanban Cardstock
Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch
Memory Box Simple Banner Die
Wild Rose Studio Gorgeous Ginghams Papers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Here Come The Boys No Stamps Allowed
Delightful One For The Boys

Great to have you stop by today.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Claire x

14 March 2013

Spring Is In The Air @ MAWTT

Good morning, this is a scheduled post as this morning as this post goes live, I will be in a job interview, so wish me luck!!

It's time for this week's challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

This week it's the turn of Team B and it's the lovely Lisa's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:


Here's my creation:


The Stamp Fairy All Cracked Up Digi Stamp
Dienamics Woven Basket & Trapezoid Treat Box Dies
Kraft Cardstock
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Pearl & Organza Bow from Stash
Papermania Rafia
Mini Eggs!

We are sponsored this week by Prairie Fairy

And one lucky winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to spend at their on-line store.

All of our DT have had the pleasure of using some of The Stamp Fairy's adorable images.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the girl's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine 77 Easter
Crafty Sentiments Hello Spring
Created With Love 32 Different Fold
Stamptacular 206 To Die For
Make It Monday 131
One Stop Craft 219 Spring
Allsorts 197 Springtime
Without Words March Spring or Easter

Thanks for stopping by.

 I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

6 March 2013

Flowers For Mum

Good evening, hope you are all well.

I'm here to share a card I have made for my Mum for Mother's Day.

Card Ingredients:

Dovecraft Garden party Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
Pearls - NEC Stash
Liquid Pearls
Dienamics Letter Dies
Marianne Creatables Flower Fantasy Die
Memory Box Quinn Flourish Die
Nesties: Scallop Circles, Snowflake Pendant & Inverted Scallop Circle
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Create & Craft Pearlescent Cardstock

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

In The Pink 14 Pink & Bling
Natalie & Amy's 7 Die Cuts
Heck of a Challenge Spring, Butterflies & Pearls
Polkadoodles 9 Spring Flowers
My Mum's Craftshop 3 Spring Has Sprung
Allsorts 196 For A Lady
One Stop Craft 218 Mother's Day
Totally Gorjuss 173 Anything Goes With Pink
Love To Create 55 Two Items: Die Cuts & Pearls
Creative Craft 5 Mother's Day

Thanks for visiting.

Claire x

5 March 2013

Feeling Floral at An Oldie But A Goodie

Good morning and welcome to a new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie.

This week it's the lovely Helen's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen:


Card Ingredients:

Memory Box Bella Bouquet Die
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Fired Brick & Peeled Paint
Kanban Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Kaisercraft Mini Greeting Stamp Using Stampin' Up Ruby Red Ink

One lucky winner will receive this set of handmade flowers:

To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD WHICH IS AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OLD - this could be flowers, papers, stamps, etc, however you MUST state on your post which item/s you have used.

Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

That Craft Place Anything Goes
Divas By Design Anything Goes
Forever Friends Monthly March Lots of Layers
No Matter Which 7 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in - I hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

1 March 2013

Ready-Teddy-Go: March DT

Woohoo it's half day Friday and the start of a new month and that means only one thing ....... a new monthly challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go.

The theme for March is:


Here's my card which I have made for my MIL for Mother's Day (I'm not happy with it - so honest opinions appreciated)


The Stamp Fairy Linda Spring 1 Digi Stamp
Dovecraft Sugar & Spice Papers
Kanban Pearlescent Cardstock
Dienamics Letter Dies
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Die
Memory Box Butterfly Delights Die
Pearls - NEC Stash
Liquid Pearls
Frosted Ice Stickles

We are sponsored this month by The Stamp Fairy

So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to the main challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.  We do hope you will find the time to join in with our challenge this month, it would be lovely if you could play along and don't forget you MUST have a TEDDY on your card or creation to enter and be in with a chance of winning the prize.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Created With Love 30 Bright and Cheery
Forever Friends Fortnightly 56 Bears
Sweet Stampin Mother's Day
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today - have a good day!

Claire x

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