Friday, 10 August 2012


Good morning blog followers,

I'm sorry it's been a while. Things have been hectic to say the least and I haven't been crafting an awful lot so there hasn't seemed to be much time to blog and much to show you. But I have now . . . . .

A couple of weeks ago, my friend asked me to make a card for her mums 60th birthday. She didn't give me much to go on with regards to a theme (just that she liked normal mum things) so I came up with this card . . . . . . . . . .

I thought that House Mouse would be perfect for the job that the card was intended for. I resisted putting '60' on the card because although it was a special birthday, she probably didn't want reminding of that fact ! ! ! I also thought that because the sentiment on the card was 'For a Very Special Lady', that if she wanted to she could leave the card on show all year round.

Hope you like.

Until next time (hopefully not too long to wait ! ),

Clare xxx 

Monday, 9 July 2012

Splashy/Water Themed

This blog will be based around water as I'm going to enter these cards into the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog and that is their theme this week.

The first and last card are ones that I made. The middle two cards are ones that my mum has made to enter into this blog challenge.

The image used is a Kenny K download which happened to be a free download this week so I thought it was fate and just had to be used.

The rest of the items used were from my crafty stash.

Hope you all like.

Many thanks for reading.

Clare :-) xxxx

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Special Card for Special People

Good morning,

This is my first ever scheduled post so I hope it works. Fingers crossed.

I wanted to show you a very special card I have made recently for 2 special people (one who is returning to my life, and the other who is joining my life).

Jessica left to go to Australia, just over a year ago and she is returning back home today with her fiance Nelly.

I can't wait to see Jess after such a long time for a catch up and can't wait to meet Nelly.

I just had to make a card for their return home and I'm going to send it to their house so it will be ready and waiting for them when they walk in the door.

Hope you all like.

Can't wait to see them both.

Thanks for reading.

Clare xxxx

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Good morning readers

Good morning to all of you reading this,
Sorry I haven't been blogging recently. I have had a poorly mum and have been trying to get her sorted out so haven't really had much time to craft.  The cards that I'm going to show you below are mostly old ones that I've not shown yet but I thought what better time than now?

This card I made for Lyndsey at work as it was her wedding anniversary. The digi image is a Kenny K one. I love his images as they are so different to any others I have seen and some are quite risque.

This card I made for Sylvias birthday. I'm really proud of it as I have never made a gatefold easel card before and was shocked at how easy it was.

This was a card I was asked to make for a guy that we know from work. He enjoys steam trains but unfortunately got badly burnt from the steam whilst he was working on one. This was a get well soon card. I just adore wellington. I think he so cute, even for older men.

Now this card is special as it was my mums first ever paper crafting project. Recently she has not been well so she has decided to help take her mind off it by crafting along with me.
The card consists of an embossed coredinations sheet which she then sanded back, then ran a piece of ribbon across the card. She then decoupaged the image (with a little help from me as her eyesight isn't brilliant) and then she added some peel off buttons which she coloured and some sentiments.
I personally think it's great for a first effort. Wish my first cards looked like that. Although I am biased. lol

I hope you all like.

Until next time.

Clare xxx

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Birthday Wishes for my best friend

Hi all,
Well today is my best friends 26th birthday. So what a perfect time for me to show you the card I made her. Now I must admit that I did copy the design out of the Making Cards magazine (May edition) and also used their free papers but this was a design that I could not resist for Michelle. She is absolutely obsessed with the 'Keep Calm' brand. She even has a custard jug with Keep Calm and Eat Custard. (this is a big thing for Michelle as she hated custard for years, but now has realised that she does like it and is now addicted) lol.
She will hate me for telling you all this but hey ho! lol

Here is a pic of the card. I absolutely love it.

Anyways must get going, lunch at work is almost over. Roll on 5 o'clock. Going to have my hair done then on to meet Michelle to go to the cinema and then out to Harvester tomorrow night. Yum Yum.

Thanks for looking.

Clare xxx

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Bet you thought I'd got lost

Hi readers,
Sorry for the long wait between posts. Things have been hectic and I haven't had much time to craft but here is a card I made for a colleagues mums birthday. I'm really happy with it.

I have been sorting out our spare room and have started decorating it. It's going to become my craft room. Hopefully when it's sorted I will be more inspired to craft so will have lots more to show you in the coming months.

Thanks again for reading.

Until next time.

Clare x

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Birthday card for a special friend

Hi all,

This is a card that I made last night for a special friend of mine whose birthday it is next month.

I am absolutely over the moon with it as I have actually coloured in the picture myself with my Spectrum Noir pens. The image is from flower soft and the papers and flowers are from one of their capsule collections.

I love it and hope you do too.

Thanks for looking.

Clare xx

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Long time, no blogging!!!

Hi all,

Sorry it's been a long time since my last blog. Life has been hectic to say the least. I've been away with my 2 girlfriends to a log cabin near Sudbury, Derbyshire. It was a really nice break (the hot tub was amazing) but you do learn a lot about people when you spend 3 solid days hauled up in a log cabin together! lol!

Anyway, will get on with my post. I've been forgetting to take pics of my cards as they are completed so I had a night of picture taking of the cards I've made over the past couple of weeks and here they are.

My photography is something to be improved on (lol). Will try to get better. Hope you like.

Clare xxxx

Friday, 2 March 2012

Mothers Day

This is a card I made for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge for Mothers Day. I love this card. I made it with papers from my recent Special Edition Making Cards magazine.

Hope you all like.

Clare :-)

Friday, 24 February 2012

Hi all.
This is a card that I made last night to enter into C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Sketch Challenge.

This is the sketch I had to follow.

I made this 8"x8" card using free NitWit papers and toppers that came with my recent copy of Simply Homemade.

I hope you all like.

Clare :-) xxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Hi everyone,
I've just been given a blog award from my friend Elke

I'm so happy as this is my first award and was so surprised to receive it.

Accepting this award I have to thank the person and link back to their blog. DONE.
Post the award on my blog. DONE
Pass the award onto 5 people with less than 200 followers. Will be back to do this as need to find 5 people! LOL.

Thankyou ever so much Elke. Really appreciate it.

Clare xxx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Hi to all of those reading,
I'm sorry I haven't been on here recently. Still trying to get into the swing of taking photos of my cards and remembering to bluetooth them to the computer and uploading them. Hopefully I'm getting there and it will become more of a habit.
Just wanted to show you a few cards/scrapbook page/items that I have made recently along with a beautiful table piece that I bought from JGD Crafts in Sutton. The kit contains 3 of each design and is actually made somewhere in Mansfield so it's even better that it's local.
Here I go.......

Hope you all like.

Clare xxx

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The most time consuming card I have ever made!!!

Hi all,
For the past two nights I have been making this card. It took me absolutely ages to make as I had to cut out all the decoupage itself (you don't realise how much you rely on die cuts!). 
I'm glad I persevered and stuck with it as I think the outcome is beautiful.
The kit is purchased from Craftsuprint. I love their stuff and it's a bargain as you can print it as many times as you like once you have downloaded it.
Hope you all like it as much as I do.

Clare x