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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.


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
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

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
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

15 April 2014

Bouncing Bunnies

Morning all - hope you are all well and those not get better soon!

Another gorgeous morning here - the sun is shining!

Thank you all for your good wishes for Mark, they really do mean alot. I am pleased to say all is well.  After our visit to the Hospital we went for a coffee and a cake at Draycote Water.

So today's creations are something I don't usually make - Easter cards - but I needed two for my Daughters.

Combined Card Ingredients:

Me To You Spring Chic Papers
LOTV Art Pad Set 21 - Bunnies
Crafty Ribbons Ribbon
Liquid Pearls
Card, Pearl Card & Pearls from Stash
Corner Edge Punch

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Oldie But A Goodie It's Easter
Divas By Design Easter/Spring
Creative Knockouts 32 Spring Is In The Air
MAWTT Easter/Spring
Craft Your Passion 209 Bunnies, Chicks & Eggs
Ooh La La 154 Easter/Spring
Fan-Tastic Tuesday 31 Use Pastel Colours
Papertake Weekly Happy Easter

Have a great day!

Claire x

14 April 2014

A Box of Notelets

Good afternoon crafters - hope you are all enjoying the sunshine today?

I have had a really productive day and am now just posting before I head off to the hospital with Mark for his 3 month check up.

I spent yesterday afternoon finishing all my part completed projects, there were loads! I was fed up of seeing them ... you know what it's like, you start things, can't get motivated or get bored with it!  Well not anymore, they are all finished!

So here is one of them - a box of notelets.

The box front

The notelets inside

The notelets

Close Up


Papers from Magazine
Crafty Ribbons Ribbon
Pearls from Stash

I would like to enter these into the following challenge:

That Craft Place Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in - your comments make my day!

Claire x

12 April 2014

Me and My Cat

Happy Saturday everyone!

Hope all my crafty friends are well?  I broke up from work yesterday and will now be enjoying the 2 weeks off over Easter, plenty of time for me to get crafty and catch up on jobs that need doing at home!

So here's today's card:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Pre Printed Image
Crafty Ribbons Organza Ribbon
Floral Papers & Gems from Stash
Kraft Card Stock
Rub-On Greeting

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

Suzy Bee's 24 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper April
Creative Card Crew 59 Spring
Scrapper's Delights 20 Bloomin' Lovely
Crafty Ribbons 84 Flower Power
Simply Create Too 59 No Digi's or Stamped Images

Thank for popping in.  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Claire x

3 April 2014

You've Been Framed

Evening crafty friends, hope you are all well and those not get better soon!

I managed to get into the craft room one afternoon this week and I fancied a change from a card, so had a mooch in my cupboards where I have a lot and I mean a lot of things waiting to be altered, so I decided on this photo frame hanger.

Full image:

Close Ups:

The Back:

Project Ingredients:

Paper Mache Hanging Photo Frame
LOTV & Raspberry Road Baskets & Butterflies Papers
Wooden Butterfly Embellishments
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Pearlescent Orchid Brilliance Ink
Pearls from Stash
Star Dust Stickles
Docrafts Metallic Rose Acrylic Paint

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Crafts 100 Bling It Up
Crafty Cardmakers 113 You've Been Framed
Fan-tastic Tuesday Use A Patterned Paper
My Mum's Craftshop 16 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Divas By Design Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in - have a lovely evening.

Claire x

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