Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Lets try again....

I have had a bit of advice on what I am doing wrong with my photos so here's hoping this works.......

This card was for my niece who turned 16 over the weekend.  I bought this stamp set and punch after seeing lots of blogs and posts on pinterest, it really is a lovely set and I have used it quite a bit since getting it!

Yay......it worked! I am back in business (as they say!) I am so untechnical and feel very foolish at my ignorance but I am getting there....slowly.

I have clear embossed the three butterflies and punched them out, then I really like double mounting them.  I do think this card is quite girly but quite grown up too....I'm sure she liked it!  I wasn't able to see her on her special day as we had no heating, hot water or electric so had to wait in for various men!!!

Anyway, I have card club tomorrow and we are making some Christmas gifts so looking forward to spreading some Christmas cheer....will share with you asap x

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used: All SU unless stated; Papillion Potpourri stamp set, Elegant Butterfly punch, Baja Breeze card, Daffodil Delight card, Tangerine Tango card, clear embossing powder, versamark pad, Floral District DSP, Pool Party Bakers Twine, Curly Cute stamp set.
Non SU: alphabet die

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Teddy Bear Card

As promised, although a day late, here is the teddy bear card that I have made using my new Heart Collection framelits that I was lucky enough to be given as a pressie for promotion from my amazing upline, Amanda.  The lovely thing about working with Stampin' Up is that you are given lots of incentives and lovely gifts for doing something you love!!!!   It's not hard work at all!!!!

I made the Teddy Bear card after seeing a you tube video and I made a note of the lovely lady who had posted the video so that I could share it......do you think I can find it now???  Of course not so I'm really sorry for not being able to give her the credit but I will look again and let you know on a future post!

Ok, just to let you know, I am having trouble uploading photos....arrggh!!! I have been trying since Tuesday night so I am not able to show the cute teddy bear until I can figure out why I can't do it and not being technical is a problem........Promise to be back as soon as I have sorted the problem

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Clair xx 

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Well, Well, Well....

what a few weeks I've had.  It seems to be the same old story with me about being busy and running around after the boys and this time is no different but last week I was out EVERY night with different things and I was shattered!!!  Thankfully we have had a nice quiet weekend with no football today so I am feeling slightly more refreshed!!!!

I do also seem to have lost my mojo in amoungst all the chaos.....I really don't have much to show for all the time I have been away!
Its my great nephews (I'm not that old...honest!) 1st Birthday this week.  My nephew is a gorgeous lad in every way, I have often told my sister that if my two boys end up half as good as her son I will be happy. Anyway, Harry is one this week and he is having a little party that we have all been invited to so we'll be celebrating next weekend.

Here is the card I have made.  I have recently purchased the Owl Builder punch after seeing some really lovely creations with it so here is my first attempt.....

It has turned out differently to how I pictured it but quite happy with my first try and I'm sure Harry will love it!!!!!
I have made a teddy bear card for the boys to give him, I'll try and post that one tomorrow.

The C word is fast approaching and we are getting there although the boys lists are shocking with some really bizarre requests, Aaron has a countdown app on his ipod so I am often told how long they have yet!!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your patience,
Take care

Supplies used: All SU unless stated: Not Quite Navy card and ink, Real Red DSP, Crumb Cake card, Early Espresso card, Lucky Limeade card, Little Leaves Die, Boho Blossom punch, Owl Builder punch, Up, Up and Away stamp set, Create a cupcake satmp set, Bitty Banners Framelits, Woodgrain embossing folder, Pettit Pennants Builder Punch,
Non SU; Die cut alphabet.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Stressed and Challenged!!!

I am feeling a little stressed as Aaron has 3 friends over for a sleep over.  There are currently 5 lads laid out on my lounge floor, eating chocolate, watching a DVD but talking to each other like they are miles apart....how can they all talk sooo loudly when they are not too far from each other (I don't live in a mansion!)  In all honestly, they have been great really, can't complain!

I had been hoping to get a bit of crafting done tonight but that hasn't gone to plan but I won't complain about it!  I am going to try with the Simply Stampin challenge again this week.

It's a colour challenge and wasn't sure what to do but came up with something.  It's my Dads birthday next week so I made this for the boys to give him.

I've used a new stamp set called Blue Ribbon.  I did mean to cut the 'Happy Birthday' with a circle die but didn't look at it first so didn't realise that it was a star shape but quite liked it so I left it.  I have stamped the sentiment onto pool party card with versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I did the same with the stars. The bottom is cut using the adorning accents edgelits and embossing folders.
I then decided to add 'Gramps' to make the card more personal.....

Anyway, hopefully I won't have a really late night, I'm yawning already though so the boys better not keep me up too late!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used; all SU unless stated: Early Espresso card, Pool Party card and ink, Whisper White card, Versamark, clear embossing powder, Blue Ribbon stamp set, Adorning Accents Edgelits and Embossing folder, Daffodil Delight stiched ribbon and DSP.
Non SU: Star shaped die, Letter Dies