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30 March 2014

200th Sketch @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp

Good morning!

Today we celebrate the 200th sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp and I was asked back to celebrate and join in with their blog hop by the lovely Marie.  SS&S was my first ever DT and I was on the team from June 2010 - December 2011.

So here is my card:

Card Ingredients:

Penny Black Daisy Bunnies Stamp
Me To You Spring Chic Papers
Gems & Cardstock from Stash
Joanna Sheen Britannia Word Dies
Memory Box Pippi Butterfly Die

And here is the sketch I used (one of my own from the challenge)

So to join in with the blog hop, you need to hop along and visit everyone on the list below to see what they have created using any of the past 200 sketches and make sure you leave a comment at each stop along the way as there are 3 hidden prizes to be found!

You then need to return to the main blog, where you have until 11.59 pm on Saturday 5th April to link up your own creation using any one of the past sketches - increasing your chances even more of winning one of the fabulous prizes on offer.

 Here's the list:

Claire (me)
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Alphabet D is for Die Cuts
Stampin' For The Weekend Spring Colours
Simply Create Too 58 Use Bunnies
Crafts 4 Eternity 169 Special Mums
Polkdoodles 13 Spring Is In The Air
Scrappers Delights 19 For A Special Lady
CRAFT 252 What Is The Season Where You Are
Penny Black & More March So Sweet

Good luck and thank you for visiting.

Claire x

28 March 2014


Afternoon folks! Well it's Friday and my did this week fly by.

Well it's thundering and lightning here at the moment, so I'm glad I'm inside.

So here is my card for today:

Card Ingredients:

Magnolia Winolola Goes Walkies Tilda Stamp
Dovecraft Garden Party Papers
Card Stock, Ribbon & Gems from Stash
Kanban Die Cut Greeting

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fan-Tastic Tuesday 28 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion 206 For The Ladies
I Love Promarkers 212 Anything Goes

Yhanks for popping in today - hope you have a great weekend!

Claire x

24 March 2014

Happy Anniversary

Good morning.

Hope you are all well for a Monday?  

Today is my second Wedding Anniversary - I can't believe it's been 2 years already, time has certainly flown.

And here is the card I have made for Mark:

And the inside:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV & Raspberry Road Heartfelt Papers
LOTV Art Pad 21 - Bunnie
Joanna Sheen Britannia Word Dies
Memory Box Heart Ensemble Die
Liquid Pearls
Card Stock from Stash
Computer Generated Verse

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

Fan-Tastic Tuesday 27 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too 57 Animals

Have a great day!

Claire x

21 March 2014

A Floral Delight

Good evening - hope everyone is well?

Sorry for not being around much again, but I have been decorating all week, painting the woodwork and the walls every afternoon when I got home from work, ready to paper the feature wall on Saturday and I can then do the finishing touches - the bit I like best.  Our new bed has been delivered this afternoon too - I can't wait as we have been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for the past 3 weeks and I hurt my back yesterday afternoon decorating so need a restful night's sleep!

I can't do anything DIY on Saturday as I will be at Hobbycrafts @ The NEC meeting up with my very lovely friend Debs and the Lovely Laurie, Pam and Sharon are going too, so should be in for a fabby day of catching up and spending!

So I'm here to share the card I have made for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day.

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Art Pad 3 - Wild Flowers
LOTV & Nitwit Bonnets & Bows Papers
Memory Box Cherry Blossom Die
Ribbon, Pearls & Card from Stash
Kanban Swiss Dots Card
Antia's Peel Offs Coloured with Promarkers

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

Divas By Design Flower Power
Southern Girls Floral Frenzy
Papertake Weekly For Mum
Ooh La La 152 To A Special Lady
That Craft Place Flower and/or Mother's Day

Thanks for stopping by tonight, your visits and comments always make my day.

Claire x

13 March 2014

Just Pondering

Good afternoon lovely people. It was really very foggy in Coventry this morning, but now the sun is shining and the birds are singing and it's actually quite warm, which makes a lovely change.  However at work, I can't be saying the same, as we had the dreaded call yesterday lunchtime ..... Ofsted are in the building today and tomorrow, so it's a little bit stressy at work!!

So here is today's card to share:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Art Pad 23 - James
MME Stella Rose Hattie Papers
Kraft Cardstock
Button from Stash
Joanna Sheen Twine
Rub-on Greeting

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Without Words Relax: Hobbies & Leisure
Love To Create 106 Anything Goes
Fan-tastis Tuesday 26 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky 207 Animals
Penny's 168 Anything Goes

Right off to do some jobs - thanks for popping in. Enjoy the sunshine and the rest of the day!


Claire x

10 March 2014

Baby Fairy

Afternoon lovely people - wasn't it a fab weekend weather wise? However I spent yesterday painting the bedroom ceiling, coving and walls! But to be fair we are on catch up now that Mark's back is better.  I will be so glad when the room is finished - will post some pics when complete.

Hopefully I will be blogging a bit more regularly too!!

So today's share is:

Card Ingredients:

The Hobbyhouse Mo Manning Baby Fairies Image
V&A Hanoverian Linen Papers
Memory Box Cherry Blossom Die
Hobbyhouse Pearls
DCWV Cardstock
Pearls, Ribbon & Heart from Stash
Stardust Stickles
Spellbinders Scallop and Circle Die
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Rub-on Greeting

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

Bearly Mine March One For The Girls
Fan-Tastic Tuesday 25 Anything Goes
SOS 141 3-2-1 (3 embellishments, 2 papers, 1 image)
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes with Optional Extra Make your own flowers
Crafty Creations 258 Happy Birthday
Fussy & Fancy 109 Birthdays

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

2 March 2014

Flowers For Mum

Hello lovely people - it's been over two weeks since I last posted!!  So firstly apologies for being such a bad blogger, I have tried to visit and comment where possible. 

 So it wasn't the best half term break as I was ill during the whole week off!!  Mark had the week off too and we made a start on the demolition of our bedroom and Mark soundproofed (neighbour side) and replastered, put coving up, moved sockets, new wardrobe built in and all ready for painting which was due to start this weekend, but unfortunately on Saturday whilst Mark was at work he put his back out and is now laid up and won't be at work for a few days - he can hardly move with the pain, bless him.

Today was the first time in two weeks that I have ventured into my crafty haven and this is what I made!

A Mother's Day card for my Mum:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Set 23 Art Pad - James & Jenny Bear
LOTV & Raspberry Road Baskets & Bunnies Papers
Organza Ribbon and Pearls from Stash
Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Dies
Pearlescent Cardstock
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Anita's Peeloffs

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

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