Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Hello Again

So, it's been ages!!!!!!!!  I've decided I might try and get my blog up and running again. I am no longer an independent Stampin Up demonstrator but that doesn't mean my love for crafting is any less.

I am trying my hand at a number of things now so hopefully they will be a variety of projects, cards etc for you to feast your eyes at..... I love looking at others work so I hope you enjoy my little blog again too!

I haven't got anything specific to show today but it won't be long, I promise.

Thanks for stopping by.
Take care

Clair xx

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Just Believe....

I have a card to show that is using one of my most favourite stamp sets, although I don't use it often enough!!!!  This was for my MIL whose birthday was last week, from the boys.  I am still struggling with a lack of mojo but I'm still trying and thats the main thing eh?!!!

It's on a white card base and then layered using daffodil delight and not quite navy, great colour combination.  I have heat embossed the main image using white embossing powder and then just cut the image into three.  The 'Nanny' has been cut using the cricut machine (which does actually belong to my mum, I'm sure I'll give it back one day....honest!)

I am still as busy as always, this time with organising our schools summer fayre.  The wedding bits are almost done so lets move onto something equally time consuming - I must love it...I'll keep telling myself that. I won't be doing it again (this is my third) but I have said that every time!

Oh, and I'm off to Claridges on Friday.....ultra, ultra excited! Will let you know how I get on.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used, all SU unless stated;
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy.
 Stamps: Just Believe, Petite Pairs
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Accesories: White Embossing Powder, Stamp-amajig, Pearls
Non SU, Small Flower Punch, Die Cut Letters

Monday, 20 May 2013

Positively Pretty

My Mum bought this stamp set, Forever Young,  some time ago but has never used it!!.  I borrowed it off her a while ago but had never got round to playing with it until recently.  We have a tree in a neighbours garden that is beautiful when in blossom and thats when I decided to try something!

I stamped the tree in black (obviously - sorry) and then used the end of a skewer to add the blossom. Now I know  it isn't the traditional pink of blossom but I have alot of this colour to use up (this is what I made my nephews wedding stationery with and have quite a bit left over) so you may see this often!!
The flower was made using a spiral die although you can make them without this just cutting a spiral into a circle of card.

This card was for a lady that I have never given a handmade card to before (always shop bought.....shock horror!!!) but I really hope she liked it. 

We have had another full on weekend with football and sleepovers, my children have a better social life than me, it's ridiculous! We have a nice quiet one planned for the bank holiday, just the 4 of us so I am looking foreward to it!

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used; all SU unless stated;
Card/Paper; Whisper White, Rose Red, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade
Stamp Set; Forever Young, Create a Cupcake
Ink; Basic Black, Rose Red
Accessories; Circle Punch
Non SU; Sprial Flower Die

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Another man card......or is it???

Good Evening, how's things?  We're all good.  I have been busy putting together fingerprint keyrings for all the children in school so we can sell them at a craft event on Friday.  I spent the day with them last week rolling out fimo for them to add their print and then today I have been assembling them all.

So, this card I'm showing is the card I made for my FIL for the boys to give.  I really, really liked it but then showed the boys at different times for them both to say "It's a bit girly, isn't it?"  To say I was a bit put out is an understatement.  As it was they still had to give it to him because I was too tied up to make another one!

It's a sale-a-bration special!!!  The stamp is from this year and the DSP is from last year!  I used a sponge dauber to add the 3 inks to the stamp, something I haven't done before (or not that I remember!) but I really like this card - think I've said that already....what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used, all SU unless stated;
Card/Paper; Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Sale-a-bration DSP (can't remeber what it was called)
Stamps; Feeling Sentimental, Collage Curios
Inks; Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Accessories; Bakers twine, Gold brads
Computer generated sentiment.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Making a comeback...slowly!!!

I am still about, sorry for the lack of posts but I think I can start making a slow return, I have have made 3 cards this weekend and I am happy with each one!!!  Something tells me my mojo my be making a comeback... about time!

So, its a busy old month with birthdays for my family with the first being my lovely father in law.  I made 2 cards, one of which I will show later in the week but it was from the boys and they didn't like it, they said it was a bit girly so I'll be interested to see what you think!
Anyway, this card is the first that I have made for ages that I am happy with but has a surprisingly small amount of stamping.

I have stamped the background ( on the crumb cake card) using the open sea stamp although that is really hard to see in the photo and have stamped the sentiment other than that, it is all paper and that is quite unusal for me.  The paper is from the fanfair DSP pack which has catered for both male and female cards which is great.

So, whats been happening in my world whilst I have had a mojo break?...Well, Elliot and his football team won the league.  It was a close season that did go on longer than usual due to so many games being postponed but its ended now and they are champions!!!!!
Aaron and I are starting to visit secondary schools which is a very scary thought, the first one is this week.
I have finished the wedding invitaions for my nephew ...finally!!  It was stressful but they are worth it.
Think that is about it really.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used, all SU unless stated;
Card/Paper; Whisper White, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Fan Fair DSP
Stamps; The Open Sea, Creat a Cupcake
Inks; Crumb Cake, Island Indigo
Accessories; Antique Brads, Bitty Banners Die, Natural Trim Ribbon
Non SU; Die cut alphabet

Friday, 19 April 2013

Something is Still Missing.....

Still struggling!!!!

Life at the moment is still hectic and isn't showing any signs of slowing down.  I'm not sure why I am having difficulties with my crafting and I hoping it improves soon but until then I will continue to try things and show you anything dodgy!!!!

This is a quick card that can be used for those dreaded men!!!!!  It's using the Collage Curious set which is really sweet.

I am still busy with the wedding invitations, inserts and added extras so as I said life is busy, busy, busy!!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your patience with my lack of posts.
Take care

Supplies used - All SU unless stated;
Card/Paper; Whisper White, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Twitterpated DSP
Stamps; Collage Curious, Feeling Sentimental
Inks; Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade
Accessories; Spritzer Tool, Circle Punch

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Missing MOJO!!!!

I am in some serious trouble!!!!!!!  I really can't do anything right at the moment....does this ever happen to you?  Everything I start seems to end up on the reject pile and I'm not happy with anything.  I need help!!!

Anyway, because I have some male birthdays coming up I had to make some cards and I was drawn to pinterest for some inspiration.  This card is a mixture of two I saw. (as always was in the car while browsing so I am unable to give credit to the original crafters...sorry!)

The one with the soda pop top is being hand delivered and the other is being posted so that is why I haven't added a soda pop top.  The flat one just needs '50' adding to the banners as its a big birthday but I haven't got round to it yet and as it's been ages since I posted I thought it could wait!
The stamp set used is from a sale-a-bration set which has now ended but I'm sure its one of my favourite sets.  I have also flattened the soda pop top in the big shot.

So, thanks for your patience and for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used; al SU unless stated;
Card/Paper; Crumb Cake, In-Colours 2011-2013 DSP, Indigo Island, Lucky Limeade.
Stamps; Feeling Sentimental, Curios Collage
Inks; Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade
Accessories; Spritzer tool, Soda Pop Top, Bitty Banners Die