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31 January 2014

Candy Winner

Hello everyone.

Well firstly, a very warm welcome to my new followers - lovely to have you here and I hope you enjoy your visits and stay a while.

Thank you to everyone who entered my 4th Blogoversary Candy, your support means so much.

It's time to announce the winner, chosen by
is No. 15

Sue - Craftymoone

Congratulations Sue, please get in touch by email on my sidebar and I will arrange to send your box of goodies to you.

I will be having another giveaway soon, if I ever manage to get to 400 followers - it may take some time though LOL.

Take care and see you soon!

Claire x

30 January 2014


Good morning crafty peeps - well I can't quite believe I have been blogging for 4 years! Where has the time gone? I can still remember how nervous I was writing my first ever post LOL.

A big thank you to those of you who have been following me from the beginning, you know who you are!  And to those who have joined me along the way. It is always lovely to receive your positive and supportive comments and I have made many, many friends along the way and been part of some fabulous design teams too.

So to celebrate I am giving away this ......

As you can see it is a mega bundle of crafty goodness - far too much to list individually, but there are papers, lots of stamps, chipboard shapes, glitters, pins, flowers, peel offs, die cut shapes, embellishments, embossing folder to name but a few and since taking the piccie I have added some more items!

So if you want to be in with a chance to win this little lot, then just leave your name with Inlinkz below and I will draw a winner using on Friday 31st January.


This candy is open to the UK only (sorry but it is just too expensive to ship this lot internationally)
Open to followers old & new (but don't just follow me for the candy - absolutely no candy grabbers - I will be watching!)
You do not need to put a pic in your side bar unless you really want to help share the word.

Good luck!!

Claire x

26 January 2014

You and Me

Good evening, it was a wet and miserable weekend and the week doesn't look like it's going to be much better!  It's certainly gone cold outside too.

So onto my card:

Card Ingredients:

Dovecraft Sugar & Spice Papers
LOTV Me and You Stamp
Spellbinders Die
Crafty Ribbons Wide & Polkadot Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Sizzix Floral Embossing Folder
Pearl Card, Pearls & Card from Stash
Rub-On Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting When We Can 61 1 Image, 2 Ribbons & 3 Main Colours
Divas By Design Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times Cats
Cute Card Thursday 305 So Sweet
Polkadoodles 4 Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss 220 Furtastic
Suzy Bees 13 Anything Goes With Ribbon & Bows
Pile It On 4 Animals

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

Free To A Good Home .......

Evening everyone - hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

As most of you know, I have had a major clear out in my craft room recently and everything has sold with the exception of the following stamps:


If you would like one of these or even two or all of them, leave me a comment or send me an email via the addy on my sidebar with your address details and I will pop them in the post.  It will be on a first come, first served.

Claire x

24 January 2014

It's A Tad Windy!

Afternoon everyone, well it's a right old wet miserable day out there again, but at least it's Friday and it's the start of the weekend! It's been a looooooong week!

So I am here to share my card for today:

Card Ingredients:

Wild Rose Studio Strawberry Picnic Papers
Magnolia Tilda Windy Day Stamp
Card, Pearls & Ribbon from Stash
Rub-On Greeting

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

Without Words January Spots and/or Stripes
Stampin' For The Weekend Happy Birthday
Make It Monday 175
Sweet Stamps 153 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper January Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Birthdays
Creative Knockouts 21 Birthday Time

Thanks for visiting, always lovely to see you here.

Claire x

22 January 2014




20 January 2014

A Friendly Dragon Called Clyde

Good evening, hope you are all keeping warm, it's been a very cold day today.

I have been to the hospital with my Dad this afternoon as he had to have a lump removed from under his eye, near his nose - results will be through in two weeks, so fingers crossed as I am hoping they come back OK!  It brought back too many memories going back to the Dermatology department today!

Anyway onto today's card:

Card Ingredients:

Bugaboo Clyde Digi Stamp
Me To You Spring\Chic Papers
Buttons, Card Stock & Baker's Twine from Stash
Rub-on Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Suzy Bee's 12 Sketch
Fussy and Fancy 105 Monochromatic
Dream Valley 73 Boys/Men
Digi Galore Monochrome
Charisma Cardz 2 It's A Boy Thing
Alphabet Y is for Young Card For A Little One
A Gem of A Challenge 111 For The Boys
Allsorts 242 Buttons and Bows
Love To Create 99 Button It Up

Lovely to have you here again. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Claire x

19 January 2014

A New Baby Daughter

Good evening, I am back with my second post for today.

Card Ingredients:

Hobby House Mo Manning Baby Fairies Image
First Edition Spring Drop Papers
Kanban Patterned Card Stock
Mirri Card from Stash
Crafty Ribbons Wide Ribbon & Polkadot Ribbon
Spellbinders Scallop Die
My Crafty Heart Flower & Heart Embellishments
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Anita's Peel Off Greeting
Liquid Pearls
Star Dust Stickles

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

Heck of A Challenge January New
The Hobby House Ribbons
Oldie But A Goodie New Beginnings
In The Pink Anything Goes
Creative Craft 2, 1 New
Divas By Design Use Ribbons
MAWTT Girly Cards
Crafty Ribbons DT Call

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

Snow Angel

Morning, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!? I'm having a chilled out one!

I'm sharing a card using another of my new James stamps.  Gotta love that bear! And of course it's my first Christmas card of 2014!

Card Ingredients:

LOTV James Snow Angel Stamp
LOTV Nitwit Winter Wishes Papers
Mirri Card & Pearl from Stash
Memory Box Lindeman Snowflake
Craftwork Cards Sentiment
Star Dust Stickles
Crafty Ribbons Ribbon
Kanban Swiss Dots Cardstock

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

CCAYR January Anything Goes
ABC Christmas A is for Anything Christmas
Sweet Stamps Winter Blues
Creatalicious 59 Turquoise Winter
Delightful Brrr - Anything Winter
Christmas Fun Non Traditional Colours
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 160 Shades of Blue

Don't forget to enter my 4th Blogoversary candy here if you haven't already!

Thanks for your lovely comments, they always mean so much - have a lovely day!

Claire x

16 January 2014

Sending Happy Thoughts

Good evening - hope you are all well?

I have just come back in from my second weigh in and have lost a further 2lb, so that's 4lb in 2 weeks, so I am a very happy bunny indeed and have also been to my Daughter's school for her Options presentation - can't believe we are at that stage already!

If you missed yesterday's post - I am celebrating my 4th Blogoversary and you can enter my candy giveaway here 

I have actually managed to make a card now that my crafty space is decluttered, it's only a simple one, but I haven't crafted properly for weeks, so gently does it eh!

Card Ingredients:

LOTV James Butterflies Stamp
LOTV Nitwits Petal Fresh Papers
Cardstock from Stash
Spellbinders Large Scallop Die
Liquid Pearls
Kaisercraft Mini Greeting Stamp
Stampin Up Not Quite Navy Ink

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

Alicraft 8 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers 107 Bear With Me
LOTV Monthly Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox 61
Make It Monday 174
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly New Year, New Stash
Seems A Little Sketchy Sketch
Creative Card Crew Sketch

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

14 January 2014

New Ribbon Storage

Good evening everyone, hope you are all well and those not get better soon.

Sorry I haven't been around again for a while, but I have been having a major clear out at home and not just in my craft room so have been busy selling on ebay.

My craft room has been de-cluttered and re-organised and as part of that process I found that I have become a bit of a ribbon hoarder/addict and I couldn't believe how much I had.  My poor ribbon storage bag was overloaded so I needed a new solution.

So after browsing the internet and Pinterest, I couldn't quite find something that would work in my craft space, so came up with a feasible solution and my darling Husband made it for me.

So what does this consist of? Well a long piece of wood (didn't have time to paint it) with lots of little hooks along it and then metal curtain rings which hook onto the hooks, so they are easily detachable and accessible. It hangs from the ceiling.  All that was left was to colour co-ordinate my ribbons.

Now let me tell you and I hope my lovely blogging friend Debs is reading this - "I DO NOT NEED AND DO NOT NEED TO BUY ANYMORE RIBBON" !!!

Would love to know what you think.

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

3 January 2014


Morning everyone!

Just a quick reminder that I am selling lots of crafty stash on ebay and have been adding new items all week long and there are still more things to be listed!


Then take a look here and see if anything takes your fancy.  Some items end tomorrow and then throughout the rest of the week.

Thanks for looking.

Claire x

1 January 2014

Thrifty at Fifty!


I hope you all had a lovely evening and enjoyed the celebrations.  Me and Hubby had a quiet night in and watched the fireworks and Big Ben on the BBC!

Firstly before I get onto my card, I just want to say a big "thank you" for all your support, friendship and lovely comments last year, they really do mean a lot to me.

So onto today's card - I made this for my Sister when she celebrated her 50th Birthday at the beginning of December:

Card Ingredients:

Saturated Canary Blanche Stamp
First Edition Boho Chic Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
Pearls from Stash
Liquid Pearls
Spellbinders Die

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

And a reminder that I am having a craft room clear out - lots of goodies being sold and more being added daily, so take a look here for some bargains.

Thanks for visiting today - always lovely to have you here.

Claire x

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