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4 November 2014

With Great Sadness

Hello my lovely blogging friends.

I haven't blogged regularly now for many months due to my Husband Mark's illness and it is with great sadness to tell you that my gorgeous Mark passed away peacefully by my side in the early hours of Saturday 1st November, aged 46 years.

I am totally devastated and it all feels very surreal and Mark will leave a huge hole in my life and I know now that he is no longer in pain and no longer suffering to the aggressive cancer he was trying to battle.

I want to thank everyone for their continued love and support during this very difficult time, as it means so much to me and my family.

Rest in peace my darling - I will love you always.


(Photo taken 4th October 2014)


Claire x

27 September 2014

Clean & Simple @ A Gem of A Challenge

Good morning crafters, hope everyone is well and those not I wish better soon!

So it's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and it's the PINKS turn this fortnight and it's the turn of the lovely Helen to host with the theme:

"CLEAN AND SIMPLE"

The prize is 2 individual digi images (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs and don't forget that all of the images and some of the products used are available to buy HERE

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs  Keep Calm and Drink Wine Digi Stamp
First Edition Boho Chic Papers
Bazzil Basics Card

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

Without Words September It's A Celebration

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

So Barney is now 11 weeks old and we have had him a month and although he can be a little challenging at times, we would not be without him.  Here is a recent selfie, I mean picture LOL.


 Thanks for stopping by - hope you all have a lovely day!

Claire x

14 September 2014

Put Your Feet Up!

Good morning crafty friends - I hope you are all well and those not are better soon!

It seems an absolute age since I have blogged on a regular basis - my time seems to be consumed with work, family, looking after Mark and our new puppy Barney! LOL.

So I was looking through my photos and it seems I have loads of cards to share!  This is a Birthday card I made for my Brother-in-Law's Birthday back in June!


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Put Your Feet Up Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV Set 39 Greeting Stamp
Stampin' Up Old Olive Ink
Kraft Card
Buttons from Stash

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

Thanks for popping in and still following me, even though I am not around much - that really means so much to me.  I really need to find some time to get into my craft room, I am really missing having some time in there to chillax!

Enjoy your Sunday whatever you are up to.

Claire x

30 August 2014

It's Summer Time @ A Gem of A Challenge

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you are all well?

Today has been a very busy day as we picked up our new Jack Russell Puppy named Barney - picture at the end of the post.

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and it's the PINKS turn this fortnight and it's my turn to host with the theme:

"IT'S SUMMER TIME"

The prize is 2 individual digi images (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs and don't forget that all of the images and some of the products used are available to buy HERE

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs  Sitting Chloe Digital Stamp
Pink Gem Designs Beach Fence Digital Stamp
Promarkers
Paper from Stash
Kraft Card Stock
LOTV Set 58 Greeting Stamp
Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink
Spellbinders Circle Die

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

Cute Card Thursday 336 Anything Goes
A Creative Romance A Touch of Kraft
Divas By Design Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown Anything Goes
Suzy Bees 44 Anything Goes

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

As promised here is a couple of photos of Barney - he is just so cute and loving.  No doubt more pictures will follow!  Wasn't too bad for his first night away from Mum, he only woke us whining twice!!

 

Thanks for stopping by - hope you all have a lovely day!

Claire x

2 August 2014

I'm Back & An Update

Hello my lovely crafty friends - I hope you are all well? 

I thought it was about time I popped in with an update and to say I hope to be back blogging a little more regularly now.  So sorry I haven't been stopping at your blogs to see you and your lovely creations.

Just so you are updated on my absence and following on from my post on 15th June, Mark had his full body PET scan back in June and although we knew the melanoma had returned in certain areas, we did not realise to what extent. Not only does he have tumors in his clavicle, neck front and back, but it is in his lungs, liver and spine. He is currently on biological chemo tablets and has also had two weeks of radio therapy. It is not curable, just manageable, the tablets will only work for a certain period of time, we then have other options of treatment, but these do not work for everyone. We have also been given a life expectancy, which we are not focusing on, but it does put this horrible disease into perspective. Mark gave up work at the beginning of July and luckily as I only work part-time and term time, I am able to spend as much time as possible with him and caring for him.

Mark will have monthly checks and another scan at 6 months, unless he has any adverse side effects or infections. We are both very positive and have dealt with the bad news and moved on, you have to remain focused as each day is so precious.

We are going to Cornwall in a few weeks time and I am also looking forward to next Saturday as I am going to the Great British Craft Festival with my fabulous friend Debs at Stoneleigh Park which is just 20 minutes away from me.  Looking forward to having a great catch up and hopefully getting my craft mojo back as I haven't crafted since Mark's diagnosis in early June.

I just want to thank you all for your lovely comments, personal messages via text, email and Facebook and your support, it truly does mean a lot to us both.

Please remember, don't be a stramger.

Hugs and love

Claire xx

Embossing @ A Gem of A Challenge

Good morning crafty friends.

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and it's the PINKS turn this fortnight and it's the lovely Katie's turn to host with the theme:

"ANY EMBOSSING"

The prize is 2 individual digi images (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs and don't forget that all of the images and some of the products used are available to buy HERE

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Fairy Evie Digital Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist Papers
Kanban Swiss Dots Embossed Card
Create & Craft Pearlescent Card
LOTV Greeting Stamp
Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle Dies
Liquid Pearls
Crafty Ribbons Ribbon
Gems & Flower Brad from Stash
Stickles

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

Crafty Calendar August Anything Goes
Allsorts 270 Favourite Things (Ribbons and pearls)
Suzy Bees 40 Anything Goes

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you all have a lovely day!

Claire x

5 July 2014

Any Animals @ A Gem Of A Challenge

Good morning crafty friends.  I hope you are all keeping well?

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and it's the PINKS turn this fortnight and it's the lovely Marianne's turn to host with the theme:

"ANY ANIMALS"

The prize is 2 individual digi images (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs and don't forget that all of the images and some of the products used are available to buy HERE

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Ozzie With Gift Digital Stamp
Promarkers
Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Papers
Stardust Stickles
Card, Pearls & Ribbon from Stash
Craftwork Cards Greeting

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

CSAYL 18 Anything Goes With Favourite Colours
Simply Create Too 65 Christmas in July
Sweet Stamps 176 Snow
Christmas Card Challenge 31 Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Lots Of Sparkle
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

15 June 2014

A Message For You

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I have decided to write this post as some of you already know and others do not.  My darling Husband Mark had Melanoma cancer in 2006 and it recurred this time last year to stage 3 - after what we thought was a dislocated collar bone, actually turned out to be the return of the melanoma and we are now at Stage 4 which is incurable.

He has a tumour in his clavicle bone and several spot points the other side and around his neck, there are also some findings of something going on with his liver.  Mark has a full body PET scan first thing on Wednesday morning where they will look at his organs, I already know part of another scan has showed up spots on his lungs - we found this out yesterday.

Luckily for Mark he is BRAF+ which means he has a mutant gene that only 5% of patients have which means he can have a form of chemotherapy by tablet - this has an 80% success rate and starts to work within a week, shrinking down the cells and moving around the blood stream blocking.  We know that with each individual this will work for only a limited time - could be 6 months, could be over a year - but there are other drugs he can take.  He will also be having radio therapy on the pinpointed areas.  If he had not had this gene the outlook was quite dismal.

There has been a lot to take in and life is like being on an emotional roller coaster, my emotions vary from being upset, angry, frustrated, helpless and most of all scared, but I am being very strong in front of Mark and the girls to get them through this horrible illness.

So this is why I haven't been around or visiting any of your lovely blogs - time and tiredness do not allow right now, I am hoping to be able to get into my crafty haven when he is back home from hospital to be able to relax and take my mind off things - work is being a distraction at the moment.

I want to thank those of you who have already sent best wishes and support - this means so much and helps us through as it is one day at a time.

I will of course keep you updated - people can react to you in very different ways, please don't be a stranger.

Claire x

7 June 2014

Gingham Papers and/or Ribbon @ A Gem of A Challenge

Happy Saturday peeps!

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and it's the PINKS turn this fortnight and it's the lovely Shirley's turn to host with the theme:

"USE GINGHAM PAPERS AND/OR GINGHAM RIBBON"

The prize is 2 individual digi images (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs and don't forget that all of the images and some of the products used are available to buy HERE

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Bathtime Emma Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Create & Craft Card
WRS Gorgeous Ginghams Papers
LOTV Tag Greeting Stamps
Pearls from Stash
Crafty Ribbons Ribbons & Flower Button
Frosted Lace Stickles
Liquid Pearls

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

Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper June
I Love Promarkers 222 Digi Does It
Scrapper's Delights 24 Anything Goes - Layer It Up
Cute Card Thursday 324 Perfectly Pink
Sweet Stamps 172 Ribbons, Buttons and Bows
Without Words June Femme Fatale
Suzy Bee's 31 Layer It Up

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

6 June 2014

An Uplifting Occasion

Afternoon crafters, hope you are enjoying your day and preparing for the weekend.

I have been to the hospital with Mark this morning where he has had an MRI scan a CT scan and a load of blood tests and a visit to see our MacMillan Nurse - we are back at the fracture clinic on Wednesday morning to find out what will happen next!

so here I am with today's make:


Card Ingredients:

Penny Black Uplifting Occasion Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV Set 58 Grungy Greeting
WRS Butterfly Garden
Card & Wooden Butterfly, Pearls & Ribbon from Stash
Stampin' Up Old Olive Ink

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

Love To Create 118 Happy Birthday 118
Penny Black & More June Use Your Favourite Stamp
Natalie & Amy 21 Four Legged Friends
Crafty Ribbons 92 Butterflies & Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

3 June 2014

In The Country

Good morning - I'm back to work today so this is a scheduled post.

I'm here with the card I have made for my Father-in-Law for Father's Day.  I am managing to work through all my stamps that I have bought but not yet inked and this is another one:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV In The Country Stamp
Promarkers
Kaisercraft Greeting Stamp
Buttons, Papers & Card from Stash
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz 12 Father's Day
Polkadoodles 22 Men On Our Minds
Fussy & Fancy 115 Outdoors
Allsorts 261 For The Guys
Sweet Stampin' Father's Day
Bearly Mine June One For The Boys
LOTV June Male or Sporty

Thanks for stopping by today, your comments cheer me up no end!

Claire x

2 June 2014

Silver Anniversary Wishes

Hello lovely crafty friends.

Firstly I would like to welcome my new follower Jo - it's lovely to have you here.

So today's card is a recent commission for a friend:



Card Ingredients:

Kanban Romantic Couple Stamp
Promarkers
Kanban Rose Papers
Ribbons from Crafty Ribbons
Dienamics Number Dies
Joanna Sheen Britannia Word Dies
Mirri Card & Gems from Stash
Spellbinders Floral Oval Die
Brilliance Starlight Black Ink

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

Southern Girls 91 Sparkle & Shine With A Bit of Bling

Lovely to see you here today.

Claire x

30 May 2014

Red & Green Must Not Be Seen @ Winter Wonderland

Good morning - I'm approaching the end of my week off work and I have to say it's not been one of the best!

It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland.

It's the ICICLES turn this week and the lovely Kelly is hosting this week's challenge with the theme:

"RED & GREEN MUST NOT BE SEEN"

We have two fabulous sponsors this week:


The prize is:

The prize is 3 digi images of the winner's choice.

Please remember, Christmas projects only.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV & Nitwits Winter Wishes Papers
LOTV Pre Coloured Image
Kraft Cardstock
Pearls & Gems from Stash
Craftwork Cards Die Cut Greeting
Stardust Stickles

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

Completely Christmas 13 Anything Goes
52 CCT May Recipe: Blue, Old & New
Christmas Card Challenges 26 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky 218 It's Christmas
Crafty Creations 264 It Is All About "S" (Stars)
Cute Card Thursday 323 Blues & Hues
Daring Cardmakers Wish Upon A Star

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

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

28 May 2014

Lounging Around

Good evening - it's been a very miserable day today and a frustrating one too!  We went to the fracture clinic today, they assessed Mark, put him in a support sling and referred us for an MRI and CT scan which should be through in 2 weeks (it may come quicker as he is a cancer patient) - they will then look in more depth at the severity of the dislocation.  So he is dosed up on painkillers and has been signed off work for 4 weeks!

Anyway I'm here with a card to share.  I have made this for my Dad for Father's Day:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Stamp
Papers & Buttons from Stash
Promarkers
Kaisercraft Greeting Stamp
Stampin' Up Olive Green Ink
Kraft Card
Joanna Sheen Twine

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 37 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too 62 Father's Day
Creative Knockouts 38 Colouring Show Off
Totally Gorjuss 237 Buttons and/or Bows
Suzy Bees 30 One For The Guys


Thanks for popping in this evening, lovely to see you here.


Claire x

26 May 2014

On Your Special Day

Good afternoon everyone - hope you have enjoyed your Bank Holiday weekend even though in places the weather hasn't been great!?

I seem to have spent the majority of mine at the Hospital and Walk in Centre - today my morning was spent at A&E as Mark has been in severe pain with his neck and shoulder for some time, but over the weekend he was getting worse and he had a large swelling and couldn't lift his arm or move much, so off we went - 4 hours later after several x-rays and assessment he has a dislocated clavicle (collar bone) and we have an appointment on Wednesday with the Trauma Team Fracture Clinic to assess how they are going to treat it - it may be likely that he will need an operation!  We don't even know how he has done it and when - we are putting it down to his manual driving job.

There seems to be no let up at the moment, bless him, he is so fed up!

Anyway onto today's card which I made for a friend's anniversary at the beginning of May.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV & Raspberry Road Heartfelt Papers
LOTV Art Pad Set 2
Pearls, Ribbon, Button, Heart & Card from Stash
Kanban Die Cut Greeting

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

Papertake Weekly Oh So Cute
That Craft Place Ribbon/Lace

Thanks for popping in - your comments and well wishes make my day!

Claire x

23 May 2014

Anniversary Wishes

Good Afternoon - I'm here to share a card which I have made for my Mum and Dad's Anniversary which is on 1st June.  They are going on holiday next week to Cyprus for 2 weeks so I will have to let them have the card early.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV & Nitwit Always & Forever Papers
Kanban Romantic Couple Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Dees Distinctively Sprig Dies
Pearls and Raffia from Stash
Britannia Word Dies
Spellbinders Labels Dies
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thank you all for your good wishes for Mark today, the procedure went well and we have been given a diagnosis, but further tests are required to eliminate the cause.

Hope you all have a fabulous Bank Holiday weekend, and if like me you are enjoying a week off on holiday, have a good one!

Claire x

21 May 2014

Anyone For Golf?

Afternoon peeps - hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather?

I'm here today to share the card I made for my Nephew, Tom who turned 22 on Monday!


Card Ingredients

LOTV Playing Golf Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV & Raspberry Road Pressed In Time Papers
Card & Buttons from Stash
Rub on Greeting

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

A Creative Romance One For The Boys
My Time To Craft 248 Outdoor Sports
Sweet Stamps 170 Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday 196 One For The Guys
I Love Promarkers 220 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in - always lovely to see you here.

Claire xx

18 May 2014

Something For Baby

Good afternoon - hope you are enjoying the glorious weather we are having!

Sorry I haven't been around as much or commenting on your blogs, but haven't felt up to it much over this last week.  Mark is having some issues at the moment and he was at the hospital last Friday for an x-ray and he is having a minor op this coming Friday.  Am just worried about him.

Anyway onto today's creation.

The Front - Standing

The Back - Standing

The Front - Lying Down

The Box

Ingredients:

MDF Baby from The Stamp Man
Martha Stewart Antique Linen Acrylic Paint
Frantage
Heart Tag
LOTV & Nitwits Bear Necessities Papers
First Edition Bird Song Papers (The Box)
LOTV All Our Dream Stamp & Greeting
Promarkers
3 types of Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Embellishments, Buttons & Pearls from Stash
Spellbinder Circle & Scallop Circle Dies
Pearlescent Card
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simply Create Too 61 Anything But A Card
Papertake Weekly Pretty Pastels
Divas By Design Anything But A Card
Crafty Ribbons 89 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards 65 Use A Tag
Sweet Stamps Polkadots

Thanks for stopping by, always lovely to receive your comments.

Claire x

16 May 2014

Holly and/or Ivy @ Winter Wonderland

Good morning and happy Friday!

 I am very excited to announce that I was chosen to be on the design team at Winter Wonderland and I am here today with my first DT card.

It's the ICICLES turn this week and the lovely Sally is hosting this week's challenge with the theme:

"HOLLY AND/OR IVY"

We want to see one or the other, or both on your creation.

We have two fabulous sponsors this week:

Crafty Ribbons


The prize is a £10.00 voucher

Crafty Sentiments Designs

The prize is 3 digi images of the winner's choice.

Please remember, Christmas projects only.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Art Pad Set 14 Festive Foliage
LOTV Classic Christmas Papers
Cardstock, Pearl & Lace from Stash
Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle Dies
Craftwork Cards Die Cut Greeting
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen

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

Crafting When We Can 69 Die Cuts
Holly Jolly Christmas Christmas Greenery

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

Thanks for stopping by today, your comments always make me smile.

Claire x

12 May 2014

CRAFT ITEMS FOR SALE

Hi crafty peeps - I have some craft items for sale.

If you are interested in any of the items, please email me with the item number and your details at claire69scorpio@sky.com.  I accept payment by PayPal and can send you an invoice, so will need your email address too.

Postage is FREE on all items.

ITEM 1 SOLD
Memory Box Garden Vines Stencil - Brand New
£4.00

ITEM 2
Memory Box Floral Mask Stencil - Brand New
£4.00

ITEM 3 SOLD
Memory Box Texture Tessatina Stencil - Brand New
£4.00

ITEM 4
Labelled With Love Stamp & Paper Collection
£2.50

ITEM 5
44 Deckled Edge 5" x 7" Shaped Cards 
With Envelopes
£4.00


ITEM 6
Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine
January, February & March 2014 Issues (RRP £4.99)
£4.50

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

10 May 2014

Your Favourite Colour Combo @ A Gem Of A Challenge 119

Good morning, hope you are all well?

Today is a very exciting day as this is my first DT card for A Gem of A Challenge. I was very lucky to be asked to become part of the team by the lovely Janet and of course I accepted straight away as I just love working with her fabulous designs.

So it's the PINKS turn this fortnight and it's the lovely Donna's turn to host the challenge with the theme:

"YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBO"

The prize is 2 individual digi images (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs and don't forget that all of the images and some of the products used are available to buy HERE

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Ozzie In Love Digi Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV/Nitwits Perfect Pair Papers
LOTV Set 58 Grungy Greeting Stamp
Stampin' Up Cameo Coral Ink
Card, Pearls & Gems from Stash
Crafty Ribbons Ribbon
Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle Dies
Spellbinders Labels 29 Die

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

Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Sketch 'n' Stash 138
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper May
My Mum's Craft Shop 17 Lots of Layers
Fussy and Fancy 113 Spring Colours
Scrapper's Delights 22 Anything Goes

Pop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

4 May 2014

New Home

Good evening - hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday so far.  The weather has been lovely, let's hope it stays for tomorrow too!

So here is today's make:


Card Ingredients:

Woodware Tall House Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV & Raspberry Road Shabby Shack Papers
Card, Pearls & Ribbon from Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dream Valley 81 Anything Goes
Natalie & Amy's 20 Rubber Stamping
Dots & Spots
Crafty Ribbons 87 Anything Goes With Ribbon
MAWTT Pretty Pastels
C4E 174 Stamp It
Suzy Bee's 27 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations May Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by - have a lovely evening.

Claire x

1 May 2014

Happy Birthday to a Special Friend

Good morning, hope you are all well?

Just a quick post before I head off to work.  Today is my bestest blogging buddy and fabulous friend Deb's Birthday!

I know it's now safe to post this card as she has already opened it LOL!


The Box

The Card & Box

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Art Pad Set 2
LOTV Nitwits Bonnets & Bowties Papers
Ribbon, Flower Embellishment & Pearls from Stash
Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Spellbinders Scallop Circle Die
Dovecraft Card
LOTV Greeing Set 58
Liquid Pearls

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss 233 Cuddly
Love To Create 113 Pearls & Bling
Fan-Tastic Tuesday 33 Floral

Thanks for stopping by - your comments mean a lot to me.

Have a great day!

Claire x

27 April 2014

Bright Floral Delight

Evening crafters - hope you have had a lovely weekend.

I am back to work tomorrow - will be nice to see everyone and get back into the routine.

I was looking through my cupboards and found a whole pile of kits I bought in a Sale ages ago from Craftwork Cards so decided I would make one of them up - it makes 2 wreaths.



Ingredients:

Craftwork Cards Party Time Kit
Pearls & Stickles from Stash

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

CRAFT 256 Not A Card
Crafty Ribbons 86 Anything But A Card
That Craft Place Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

26 April 2014

Dancing Queen

Good afternoon on this mixed Saturday - we have rain, sun and wind today!

I have been busy painting doors this morning - not the most enjoyable job, but it's all done and I can now spend the afternoon chilling and crafting!

I am trying to get round to inking up all my new stamps - well some of them are months old now LOL, don't know about you, but I have a whole basket full of them!!

So today's onto card using one of them:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Dancing Queen Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV & Nitwits Petal Fresh Papers
Crafty Ribbons Ribbon
Gems & Embellishments from Stash
Rub on Greeting
Kanban Pearlescent Card
Tim Holt Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Joy Crafts Square Frame Die

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

Craft Your Passion 210 Pretty Pastels
Creative Card Crew 60 Girly
Scrapper's Delights 21 Pretty Pastels
Cute Card Thursday 318 Blue & Green
Simply Create Too 60 Stack Um Up

Thanks for popping in.  Have a great Saturday, whatever you are up to.

Claire x

25 April 2014

Bring In The Cake

Good morning crafters, hope you are all well?  It's the final day of my holiday today, back to work on Monday after a lovely 2 week break, but it won't be for long as it's only a 4 week term!!!

The weather has turned again here, miserable and cold.  I'm off to see one of my friends this morning for a coffee and a catch up and then will spend some time in my crafty den.

So today's share is:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Art Pad Set 2
LOTV Set 58 Grungy Greeting Stamp
Vintage Papers
Pearls & Ribbon from Stash
Kraft Card
Kanban Card
Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle Dies

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

Crafty Little Fairies Furry Friends
The Squirrel & The Fox 68 Use A Die Cut or Punch
Fan-Tastic Tuesday 32 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts 34 Anything Goes

Lovely to have you visit - your comments always make me smile! Have a lovely day whatever you are up to.

Claire x

20 April 2014

Anyone For A Round?

Happy Easter everyone!

I hope you are having a fabulous day and got lots of chocolate!  The girls were very pleased with their presents and even Mark loved his Thorntons Harry Hopalot Bunny - I have to say there is not much left of him though!


So I'm here to share my latest make:


Card Ingredients:

Woodware Golf Stamp
My Minds Eye Papers
Card, Twine & Button from Stash
Spellbinders Label Die
Papermania Birthday Greeting Stamp
Copics

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

Without Words April Gentlemen Only
Moving Along With The Times Card Containing "Happy"

Thanks for popping in today.

Claire x

19 April 2014

Close Your Eyes

Good evening - a late post from me today.

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend?  It was a bit cooler today weather wise, so no better place to be than in the craft room and here is another make:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Close Your Eyes Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV Set 58 Greeting Stamp
Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa Ink
Wild Rose Studio Vintage Rose Papers
Liquid Pearls
Dovecraft Card
Pearls from Stash
Spellbinders Scallops & Circle Dies
Crafty Ribbons Ribbon

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

Stamping Sensations April Dies and/or Punches
Crafting When We Can 67 Ribbons
Sketch n Stash 33 Sketch
Crafty Ribbons 85 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Penny's 173 Use Ice Cream Colours
Totally Gorjuss 232 Die Cuts / Punches

Thanks for stopping by - your visits and comments make my day.

Claire x

18 April 2014

A bird House Full of Robins

Good evening crafters - hope you are all well and enjoyed the sunshine today?

I had a great day yesterday, I visited my bestest blogging buddy Debs and had a lovely time shopping, chatting and crafting, it's great to be able to meet up as often as we can considering we do not live that close to each other.  I got into the craft room this afternoon and here is one of my makes:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Winter Wonderland Set 18 Art Pad
MME Snowed In Winter Papers
Craftwork Cards Die Cut Greeting
Stardust Stickles
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 Die
Gems from Stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Christmas Fun Anything Goes
Completely Christmas 7 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 172 Make It Square
Holly Jolly Christmas Reason For The Season
ABC Christmas H is For Home
Creative Knockouts 33 Furry or Feathery Friends
Winter Wonderland Robin Redbreast

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

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