Saturday, 5 April 2014

Flower Fairy

Good morning and welcome to my blog!

I'm very excited today for several reason. One is that we have a new challenge over at Sarah Hurley 365. Two I used my new 'Flower Fairy' stamp which was designed by me! squeal!!! And three it's only two sleeps til I go on holiday to Turkey woo hoo!

Our challenge this month is hosted by the very talented Ria and she has chosen the them of

  Sewing

It can be real or faux it is entirely up to you.



I love these papers from Sarah's 'Few of My Favourite Things Kit.

It was also the first time I got to play with my latest release Fairy stamps. To see your own design made into a stamp is just the most wonderful thing.

The images I used are from the Flower Fairy set, available to buy here at Sarah Hurley's online shop

Thankyou for stopping by

hugs Clare

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Sarah Hurley 365 - Dream A Little Dream

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I'm sharing with you a crossover card I have made for my post over at Sarah Hurley 365

Once again I have used some of the stamps from Sarah's girl stamps and some of her gorgeous papers from her monthly "A Few Of My Favourite Things Kit "


I have kept it simple so you can see the style of card clearly but you can add as much detailing as you like.





Please pop on over to our blog where I have step by step instructions on how you can create your very own crossover card. You will also find a list of products used and a link to Sarah's shop.

Thankyou for stopping by

hugs Clare.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

New stamp release - Fairies

Afternoon all,

Today is a very exciting day for me as it release day for my latest stamp sets. I have been designing for about 6 months now and I still think it's a dream that I'm about to wake up from.

This release is all about fairies and wait til you see their houses, oh to live in one of those ha ha Admittedly I think these sets are my favourite so far, well until the next release!

If you click on the links below it will take you to Sarah Hurley's online shop where they are available to buy  







You can also stay up to date with my crafting adventures on my Facebook Page here

Thankyou for stopping by

hugs Clare


Thursday, 6 March 2014

Things that make me lol

Goodmorning,
how are we all today?

As promised I'm back and I'm hoping to inspire you to take pictures of things that make you laugh out loud and scrap about them. You will find full details and the blog here

Here is just one of those LOL moments!


Here's my finished page





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I followed the sketch over at Scrap 365.

Thanks for stopping by

hugs Clare x




Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Speech Bubbles

Evening all!

Hope you are all having a fab day?

If I'm honest my day started off not so good however this afternoon has been pretty awesome, most of which has been smiling from ear to ear and I'll tell you why.

First of all Mr Postie delivered a huge box to my door this afternoon containing lots of new craft stuff, thankyou Sarah Hurley. But most exciting of all it contained my latest stamp sets eeeeeeek! 

Sophie my cat thought it made a perfect podium for having a wash, check her out below ha ha



The next awesome thing to happen came as a complete shock. The lovely Claire Newcombe who  like me is part of  the amazing Sarah Hurley design team. She posted a link about our latest challenge and her latest project so I just had to have a nosey, we won't mention she posted it early hee hee. So here's me looking at her card thinking it's pretty cool  then suddenly the penny drops,  I realise she has used my Ronnie stamp set! Well I nearly fell off my chair as this is this first time I have seen anyone post a project using my robot stamp range.

Of course the best thing about having exciting things happen in your life is having amazing and supportive friends to share it with, I really am a lucky girl! But that's not all...

I also have a project to share tonight and it's my challenge project
for Sarah Hurley 365. We have a new name and have moved to here if you didn't already know.

The theme is 

' SPEECH BUBBLES'

for more detail of prizes and inspiration click here

Here's my scrapbook page.



It's my turn to post on our blog and it's all about this page so I won't go into detail just now but please pop by again tomorrow.

I also have my own FB page here, I would love it if you could like and share it.

hugs Clare x

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sarah Hurley 365 - Look for the Stars

Good morning and welcome to my blog.

I have a mega busy training day so I'm afraid it's a scheduled post from me.

Today it's my turn to host on Sarah Hurley's 365 inspiration page where I'll be sharing my card pictured below.

side view


close up


front view


Details on the products I used and step by step instructions on how this card was made are on our blog here.

Thanks for stopping by

hugs Clare


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Home Sweet Home

Afternoon folks,

Just a quick post from me today as I'm catching up with my bestie yay!

Today I'm sharing with you a card I was asked to make for one of the child minders at work. As soon as she said it was for a new home I knew instantly which image to use.


paper - Lost and Found MME
stamp - Helz Cuppleditch
butterfly - MS punch
flower/heart punch - Woodware
sentiment - Sarah Hurley/New Home set

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challenges


I also have some news to share. Due to the volume of stamps selling at Sarah Hurley HQ, Sarah has now been able to get a saving of £1 per set (including mine) which she has passed directly onto you. How fab is that! Also you get free p & p for orders over £15. Please check out her shop here.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

SARAH HURLEY CHALLENGES - ONE SHAPE EMBELLISHMENT

Evening all,

It's been a rough week as I caught a pretty bad cold and life as I know it came to a complete standstill. For all that know me well I'm always on the go so you can image how out of sorts I was but rest is what I needed, all 8 days of them!

So tonight I'm sharing with you a card I made for our new challenge over at Sarah Hurley 365 (previously know as Sarah Hurley Challenges).

This month our theme is to use one shape of embellishments so I chose hearts.

For exact details about our new challenge and to see the amazing projects from the rest of the design team please click here

There are many reasons why I subscribed to Sarah's monthly kit but today I discovered another. It gets me out of my comfort zone by making me work with colour combinations and combining patterns that I would never have considered. 

Below is my card



Papers - My Favourite Things Kit
Stamps- girl stamps

All products are found here in Sarah's shop.

I'll be back soon with some cards I have made for birthdays recently and I might even enter a few challenges as it's been a while *shock*

Thanks for stopping by 

hugs Clare

Saturday, 25 January 2014

NUTS AND BOLTS ABOUT YOU

Good afternoon everyone,

What a cold, wet and miserable day it is so I'd thought I'd share my very bright pink card. Perfect for Valentines don't you think?


stamps - 'Bity' the robot (designed by me)

You can her buy here

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I also want to remind you of our challenge over at Sarah Hurley 365 and the fabulous prizes we have up for grabs. Exact detail can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by and hope your all having an amazing weekend.

Hugs Clare


Monday, 20 January 2014

My New Facebook Page

 Evening all!

Today thay say it's blue Monday but not for me because I'm hugely excited and nervous in equal measures. But sometimes you just need to take a leap of faith.....and breathe lol

 So I have finally bit the bullet and set up a separate fb page where I'll be sharing my crafting adventures. I would love it if you could pop on over, like and of course share ha ha

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clare-Brown/208951199293427?ref=hl


Thanks for stopping by today

Clare x

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Documented 365

Good morning folks

I'm back today with a project in the style of Project Life using Sarah Hurley's Documented Daily December kit.

 I have also done a step by step tutorial which you will find here over at Sarah Hurley 365.

I've chosen a picture from when my friend Tracey and I went out for a run on Christmas day. We had been doing a challenge called Malcothon which is basically doing some form of cross training exercise everyday in the month of December, talk about tough going!
We also decided that santa hats had to be worn for the full duration of our 5k run, it was Christmas afterall!




I've also been spending time doing more stamp design work which I'm so excited about. You can buy my first release here in Sarah Hurleys online shop.


Thanks for stopping by

hugs Clare

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Thankyou

Evening all,

Tonight I'm sharing with you a project I made for our new challenge 
over at Sarah Hurley Challenges. Jaine is our host this month and our theme is

Thankyou!

We have lots of exciting changes happening over at our blog including a new challenge start date and a new name.....Sarah Hurley 365. Loads more details are here

Here's my project life journal card using Sarah's Daily December Kit


Daily December is an amazing project when you basically record everyday for the Month of December. So much fun and it's quick and easy too which is perfect for my busy life.

It's looking like 2014 is going to be a pretty exciting one for me. More stamps sets of my own to be released and other design work which I can share with you in the near future. Watch this space hee hee

Thanks for stopping by

Clare x

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Sarah Hurley Challenges- Background


Evening folks!

Wow what a day! High winds, rain, snow and it's bl**dy freezing out there. That's not to mention my emergency trip to the dentist this morning after discovering some of my filling as fallen out grrrr!

So much to my annoyance it meant  a change in my routine so no swim or body pump class for me *sad face* I did however manage a wee 5k run on my treadmill or should I say dreadmill lol

So tonight I'm sharing with you a Project Life layout for our new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges.

This month it's my time to host and I have chosen the theme....

Create your own background


I created my own background using the background stamp from my 'Ronnie' Robot set. The stamped arrow is also from my 'Ronnie' stamp set. You will find my 3 different Robot sets in the 'Special Editions' section in Sarah's shop here!

All papers are from a selection of Sarah's monthly 'My Favourite Things' kits...love these! You can sign up for it here

Please pop on over here to our blog to join in our challenge and see inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Thanks for stopping by

stay safe and keep warm

Hugs Clare x

Friday, 22 November 2013

My First Ever Stamps

Afternoon all!

Baltic! that's how cold it is here in Scotland but the it does look gorgeous outside. Long sleeves will most likely be worn for my afternoon run.

So today I have some wonderful news to share. Thanks to my amazing and uber talented friend Sarah Hurley, I was given the opportunity to design my own stamps. As it turns out I can in fact draw, yes I did actually say that, shocked?...well that will make both of us! 

So let me introduce you to my robot stamps sets SID,RONNIE AND BITY. My two wee boys have influenced me here and knowing they love stamping too, it just seemed the right thing to do. We are all going to have so much fun and I'm hoping you will too!


You will find my stamps available to buy in  Sarah Hurley's shop. Any projects you make I would love to see so please share!

I have also designed another 7 sets which are completely different to these so watch this space for more news.

Thankyou so much for stopping by

hugs Clare x

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Sarah Hurley Challenges- Bonfire Brights

Evening all,

Did everyone have a fabby Halloween? The boys and I have had a fun packed night, pumpkin carving, a wee tea party and trick or treating.

Tonight I'm here to tell you about our amazing new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges.

Sharon is our host this month and she has chosen our theme

BONFIRE BRIGHTS

For inspiration and more details about our challenge please pop on over to our blog here!


I used Sarah's Doodle Home stamps which I absolutely love! The papers are from Sarah's Monthly Kit which you can subscribe through her online shop.

I will be back tomorrow to start sharing my projects I made for our LookBook so it's going to start getting pretty busy around here eeeeeeek!

Thanks for stopping by

hugs Clare

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Sarah Hurley Challenges- Halloween

Evening all!
It's been a very wet and gloomy day here in Scotland but there's always a reason to smile. In my case it's an afternoon of crafting.
 Today I'm sharing a project for our new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges. My fabulous DT teamie Carol has chosen our theme which is perfect for this time of year!

HALLOWEEN
I decided to make a little notebook, this is my second one, think I have another addiction, the other will be published in Sarah's next Lookbook edition which will be launched in the next couple of weeks.


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I used some papers and the Star Gazer stamp from Sarah's latest 'Few of my Favourite Things' kit. The image is made up of various Doodle Doll stamps...Dream a Little Dream and 'Be Amazing'. I created the crackling effect on her dress using one of the mini background stamps. Her dress is coloured using promarkers and the dies are from memory box. The sentiment was made on my computer.

More info about the challenge can be found on the challenge blog here

Thanks for stopping by

hugs Clare x

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Sarah Hurley- Autumn Glow

Evening all!
Well that's the school holidays over and my baby has started Primary 1 eeeeeek! Lump in throat moment but also very proud like any mum would be. 

This month we have a brand new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges and our theme has been chosen by the lovely Jess. There has definately been a drop in temperatures these last few days so Autumn is well on it's way which just so happens to coincide with our theme, AUTUMN GLOW.
My project this month was so messy, resulting insome very inky fingers which took a bit of explaining to the other mums when I turned up at the school to collect the children but boy was it fun. 
I'm not that brave when it comes to crafting but recently I have rather enjoyed being the new 'me' and I would highly recommend going out of your comfort zone.

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First I started off with a piece of A4 acetate and created a background using Tim Holtz Aclohol Inks ( Sunshine Yellow/Sunshine Orange) and a blending tool.

 Using a Sizzix die I cut out two tags, one from the acetate and another from some smooth white cardstock. I don't have ink that is suitable for stamping onto acetate instead I used my Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad (Vintage Photo) and stamped directly onto the white tag. The flowers,tree and grass are from Sarah Hurley's New Home stamp set. The circles were created using Sarah's Mini Background Stamp collection.....a must have! 

The acetate tag was then adhered to the the white tag using double sided tape which I knew would be hidden later. 

Next I stamped some text and a house image from Sarah's New Home collection (using TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink) onto smooth white cardstock. I also decided to use the super cute mini heart image and stamped it onto the roof of the house. These were then cut out and 3D pads were popped on the back then stuck on front of the acetate. Finally a fibre ribbon was added to give some texture and ta da!!!




If you would like to enter our challenge then pop on over to our blog here!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all again soon

hugs Clare



Thursday, 1 August 2013

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Texture & Dimension

Evening all!

Think I have had thee most chilled out day this year. Spend most of it in my craftroom then in my kitchen making some yummy chocolate muffins. It was great to just switch off and focus on the challenge ahead.

I'm sharing with you my first ever 12 x 12 scrapbook page which I have made for our new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges. I've made a couple of 6 x 6 pages before as I found the larger page just too daunting to start off with. The vast whiteness still scared me but I was ready to get out of my comfort zone, I mean what's the worst that could happen lol I have also entered my first ever scrapbook challenge, yikes!!

This month our challenge is set by the lovely Claire-Liz who has chosen the theme

TEXTURE & DIMENSION

The possibilities are endless so get creating and who knows like me you might try something a little different form the norm!

To enter and to check out the rest of the talented dt members work pop on over here!

Below is my contribution...

This is one of the many pictures I took when the boys and I went out for a wee cycle one night a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing what you can find right on your door step!


close up!


The red diagonal stripe paper, wood grain paper, wooden buttons and the documented badge are all from a selection of Sarah's 'A Few Of My Favourite Things' monthly club kit. I used 12x12 white hammered cardstock for texture and the buttons and badge for dimension. the clouds,mushroom and text are die-cuts and the random buttons are from my stash

Challenges entered

scrap 365- sketch

This is one of the many pictures I took when the boys and I went out for a wee cycle one night a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing what you can find right on your door step!

Thanks for stopping by

hugs Clare x

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Sarah Hurley Challenges - Pink Sparkles

Evening all, how are we?
It's been a typical summers day here in Scotland, rain,wind and more rain boo! still out running though ha ha. 

The first week of the school summer holidays is nearly over with, hoping the next 6 are just as fast and as much fun. but not too fast as my baby is off to primary one....eeeeek!

Anyway tonight is the start of our new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges.

We have a super new challenge for you set by Ger but before we get onto that I'd just like to share some wonderful news.
 As many of you will know the lovely Tania has been our guest DT these last few months and we love her so much that Sarah has asked her to be a permanent design team member and she said yes! woo hoo! So huge congratulations to Tania x
Right, now let's talk about this months challenge, our theme this time is....
PINK SPARKLES
easy peasy huh! But should you require some inspiration please check out the very talented design team samples. As always I'm amazed at the diversity, go on have a look and I'm sure the DT would love it if you could leave a wee comment. You can check out our challenge blog HERE
Below is my challenge card

  This is my first attempt at trying masking and creating my own background. I have to admit it was very messy but great fun. Also it's great to try new techniques even when it's scarey lol. All stamps are for sale in Sarah's shop.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by

hugs Clare

p.s I'll try and post some magazine samples soon, completely slipped my mind :-(

Monday, 10 June 2013

Sarah"s Birthday Hop

Morning all, have you been enjoying this beautiful weather? 
I know I have!

Today myself and the rest of the fabulous Sarah Hurley design team have a surprise for the best challenge blog owner who is also my best friend. It's her birthday today and to celebrate we have decided to have a blog hop but with a bit of a twist. There's no prize and the main hopper will be Sarah but please feel free to hop along too and send some birthday wishes!

SURPRISE!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Sarah if you are reading this you should have arrived from Carol's blog.


Before you hop on to Nat's blog, I just wanted to say a huge thankyou for choosing me to be a part of your wonderful design team but most of all thankyou for being such an amazing friend, especially during this last year.

Hope you get spoiled rotten by B and other family and friends today. Had we lived closer we would certainly be having a few cheeky cocktails, chocolate and shopping!!!

HAPPY HOPPING!!!

Hugs Clare xxxx


Friday, 31 May 2013

Hobby Craft- Kids Craft

This afternoon I have something very exciting to share with you
 and this time it's all about kids craft.

The boys and I have had the opportunity to play and review Aqua Dragons from Hobby Craft. To say they were excited about this is an understatement and to be totally honest I was too.  Of course our first mission was to stalk the postman our second was a trip to our local shop to buy some bottled water. Everything else you get in the box.

Having two young children we love quick and easy and that's exactly what you get with Aqua Dragons. The instructions are real easy to follow and looking after your new dragon family is easy peasy too. Perfect when you have a busy family life!

Step 1

 Add the bottled water


Step 2

 Add the Dragon eggs


Step 3

 Pop the lid then wait for a day or two and hey presto some teeny weany Dragons, which can be viewed using the magnifying glass which is included.

Step 4

Feed your dragons (using the food sachet and spoon provided) every 2 to 3 days and take the lid off occassionaly to give them more oxygen and/also use the dopler. It really is that simple. 

First thing every morning the boys are eager to see how much their dragons have grown. If like my children they can't wait til the morning the colourful aquarium comes with a light. A great accessory for any childs bedroom. After a month our dragon family should be about 2cm in size. Pictures will be posted in due course.

You can buy these Aqua Dragons at you local Hobby Craft store or online here. Other craft items can be purchased here.

Hope you have enjoyed our post today 

Hugs Clare x







Sarah Hurley Challenges - All That Glitters is Gold

Woo Hoo it's Friday and the sun is shining. 
Is it safe to say summer is finally on it's way?

Today I'm sharing with you my DT card for  Sarah Hurley Challenges. This month my fabulous team member Candice has set our theme and she has chosen

All That Glitters Is Gold!

For more details about our challenge and some amazing inspiration from the rest of my DT girls please pop on over here

It's not a colour I have used before and I really struggled but with a good rummage through all my stash I came across some gold mirri card and some gold ink that admittedly has seen better days. My mojo def packed up it's bags and headed off for sunnier climates which was freaking me out a bit. Finally after 4 weeks!! I made a baby card below.


My elephant stamp is one that Sarah designed for PI and for those that know me well will know I have a little soft spot for elephants. The sentiment is part of Sarah's Dream A Little Dream girl journal set, both of which can be bought from Sarah's shop.

The baby rattle is from Sizzix and the flowers are made using a couple of X Cut punches with a little gem for a some sparkle.

Hope your having a wonderful day
and thanks for stopping by

Hugs Clare xx


Thursday, 2 May 2013

Sarah Hurley Challenges

Evening all!

So after weeks of busily crafting away I can finally share something and that is my DT card for Sarah Hurley Challenges.

It's Nicole's theme this month and she has chosen

' Shades of Blue'



for more inspiration and challenge details pop on over here!


Admittedly this is not my usual style but I wanted to try something new and these fabulous new stamps from Sarah's shop were just the thing. I can honestly say I absolutely love them, you have no idea how fun they are. They actually remind me of when I used to dress my dolls up as a child, except now it's with paper lol. Also the girl journal stamps are mix and match so the possibilities are endless and there's a new boy and home set just released.

The design team and I have also been working our wee socks off for the latest Lookbook magazine, which we released today, it's just amazing! If you can't wait you can check it out here!

Thankyou so much
for stopping by

Clare x


Thursday, 4 April 2013

Sarah Hurley Challenges

Well I'm back, I know it's only taken me two months!
 But after a year of battling cancer my mother in law sadly passed away a few weeks ago and I'm only now just getting back to blogging. So if you can, please give your loved ones an extra big hug tonight.
 However on a more positive note, I did run my first ever half marathon which I am very proud about. For those who follow me on fb you will know how much I love my running lol

Anyway today we have a brand new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges 
and this month we will be sponsored by Letraset.

Our theme is......

PROJECT WITH A CHARACTER
exact details of this months challenge can be found here


Below is my card using Sarah's All Sewn Up Kit



Thanks for popping by

hugs Clare x

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Sarah Hurley Blog Hop

Good morning all!

We are having a blog hop this weekend to celebrate the launch of Sarah's new website ,where you will find all her products in one place!

You should have came from Jaine's blog, if not pop on over to Sarah's blog where the hop starts.


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This is my card I made for our latest edition of Sarah's Look Book. It contains over 90 pages of crafty inspiration from myself and the rest of the girlies on the design team. The magazine also includes some sneak peeks of products which Sarah will be launching soon.

We will also be opening submissions for volume 3 shortly so please keep your eyes peeled.

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 My favourite product from Sarah's shop has to be the wooden ' I Love Paris' shapes. You will find them here


To be in with a chance of winning your favourite product, all you have to do is leave a comment below then hop on over to Nicoles blog.

You also have a 3rd opportunity to win by leaving a comment on Sarah's facebook page.

Good luck!

hugs Clare




Friday, 2 November 2012

Boo!

Good morning peeps

I don't know about you but I'm not liking this rain one little bit unless I'm out running in it of course!lol

This morning I have a fun little tag to share with you and check me out using staples! Not something I'd  normally do but I've seen it on a few of my fabby friends blog and thought yeah why not. Do something different for a change.

The  reason for sharing is that we have a brand new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges. My wonderful friend Nat has chosen the theme this month...

Bright colours 

&

Fireworks

Perfect for this time of year don't you think?


The papers,sentiments and ghost digi image is from Sarah's Witching Hour Collection. I also couldn't resist using my new bat die cuts..so cute!

If your a huge fan and would like to join in the fun with Sarah and the rest of my design team members then why not submit an entry for our second edition of our Look Book. Exact details can be found over on Sarah's blog here! Can't wait to see all your wonderful projects.

That's all from me today so thanks once again for popping by 

and hope you have a fantastic weekend planned

hugs Clare x



Thursday, 1 November 2012

First Christmas

Evening all!

How are we on this cold,wet and miserable night?

 Tonight I'm sharing with you a card I made for our brand new challenge over at Charisma. This week we have a recipe theme....

1 image
2 papers
3 embellishments


We have some fabulous sponsors this week who have amazing prizes up for grabs.For more details and inspiration from the dt please click here!

Below is my first Christmas card of the year, I know nothing like leaving it to the last minute to get started. But it's a start and you never know perhaps I will finish on time...haha who am I kidding lol 







Thanks for stopping by

hugs 
Clare x




Thursday, 18 October 2012

Forever Friends

Goodmorning my lovelies 
and a big hello to all my new followers. 

Today I'll be sharing with you one of my all time favourite images, it's called 'lots of love' by Forever Friends. I just think these bears are just the cutest and such a joy to colour. 
 For months now I have seen some amazing projects using the kraft colour combo and I new instantly I just had to have a go! For such a simple product boy was it difficult to choose,which leads me to a big shout out to my wonderful design team buddy Carol. She very kindly sent me a sample of kraft cardstock and was also a little bit naughty by introducing me to a wonderful online craft shop...so many goodies that I 'need' ha ha.

So another two weeks have whizzed by and we have a brand new challenge over at Charisma.This week my team mate Caz has chosen the theme...


CLEAN AND SIMPLE

here's today's card..


once again we have some amazing sponsors and don't forget the design team have created some wonderful projects which should inspire you to join us...check them out here

That's all from me 
hugs to you all
 and I hope your having a fabulous day!

Clare x





 


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Badda Bing

Goodmorning all!

Brrrrrrrrr! it's freezing outside this morning. This of course resulted in a rather chaotic school run, spent ages trying to find gloves that not only matched but fitted and that the boys liked *sigh* Time for a clear out and a trip to the shops!

My project that I'll be sharing with you today is for our new challenge over at Charisma and this week the lovely Vanessa has chosen our theme....

BADDA BLING!

in other words shiny or bling

Once again we have some amazing sponsors on board giving away fabulous prizes this week. Exact details can be found on our challenge blog here

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Whenever possibly I always take my camera with me. Sometimes the children love posing for the camera but then they're times when they are shouting 'mum not again'! So it's not surprising that many of my pictures are taken when they are distracted,busily playing and unaware of the camera. What better way to capture precious moments than on film and to then have them turned into a scrapbook page.

This picture was taken when we went to Burntisland with friends of ours during the summer holidays this year.It was a typical summers day in Scotland, one minute your slapping the sun cream on to protect you from the sun, next your sitting on a blanket having a picnic in the rain!  By the end of our day we were soaked to the bone but everyone was still smiling and giggling.... now that's what you call a fun adventure!



That's all from me this morning however I'll be back later today with another scrapbook page I made for Sarah Hurley Challenges. Can't wait? then check out our challenge blog here!

Big hugs to all my followers both old and new

Clare x



Thursday, 6 September 2012

Seeing double

 Good evening all how are we today?

I'm sat here looking out my craft room window while the rain batters against the glass and the trees are swaying manically to and fro and thinking, is this the start of Autumn already? yuk!! I'm still expecting my summer to arrive but I reckon I have a long wait ahead *sigh* As much as I enjoy running in the rain I wouldn't mind swapping it for a trip to the beach and giving my bikini one last airing lol 

However there's one thing I don't have to wait on and that's our brand new challenge over at Charisma.

This week our theme is....

SEEING DOUBLE

Super easy one for you this week!!!! We want to see double images!!! double papers, what ever that's double!
 

 Please remember only 3 entries per person and no more than 10 challenge links!.

We are proud to have the following sponsors :

PRIZE ONE
Crafty Ribbons

The Lovely Ali from Crafty ribbons has so kindly donated TBA for a lucky winner this week! If you've not been to Crafty Ribbons shop online OMG where have you been i mean... there are sooooo many wonderful lush ribbons go on have a peek!! you know you want to!!!
PRIZE TWO
Digi Doodle Shop, who are offering 1 lucky winner a $10 voucher each to spend in their online shop! Wow!  
I think the weather influenced my choice of image this week as I dug out my Sugar Nellie Autumn kit but I must have still been thinking of summer as I pulled out my favourite papermania papers. For those who visit my blog regularly will tell you how much I love my blue promarkers so they came out for a wee play too ;-)

well that's it from me for now but I reckon later tonight I might actually take time out from my hectic life and spend some time blog hopping...just because I can.
 
take care
hugs
 Clare

Clare

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Something Magical

Good afternoon all...

stand up who stole the summer hols? Don't you think they have whizzed by this year?  It's been a bit crazy in the Broon's hoose so I shouldn't really be that surprised. However with both boys now in nursery and primary one  this week I'm hoping life will settle down a bit.

Today I'm sharing with you my DT card for Sarah Hurley Challenges..it's a little late but I won't bore you with the details. Instead I'll tell you how much fun I had making my very first shaker twisted easel card. It's something I have been wanting to try for a long time now and I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt. Anyway....

Our new monthly challenge theme is.....

SOMETHING MAGICAL

and this time we will be sponsored by thee Joanna Sheen who will be giving this months winner a whopping £10 voucher to spend in her online store...how fab is that!!

For this challenge I decided to use elements from Sarah's wizard school mini kit...it's just stinking cute and perfect for the wee boys in our lives.




my colouring is a bit poo due to my promarker ice grey 1 and 3 drying up but other than that I'm pretty pleased..not bad for a male card lol

If you want to join us and see oodles of inspiration from the rest of the dt team you will find the challenge blog

 here

Thanks again for stopping by and fingers crossed you won't have to wait too long for my next post.

hugs Clare

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Santa's Workshop

Good afternoon peeps...are you all enjoying this glorious sunshine? Lets hope it remain this way for the time being.

Today I've got a card to show you using some of the elements from Sarah's new Santa Workshop craft cd & digi kit.

 
I'll admit I was struggling a bit to get into the festive spirit of things with the hot sunshine blazing through my window. But desperate times require desperate measures so I took it upon myself to create a Christmas Playlist of my all time favourite songs and blast them out my speakers. You can't help but giggle when you hear 'baby it's cold outside' sung by Margaret Whiting and John Mercer and not Bing Crosby and Doris Day as most would believe. And once you start playing around with Sarah's cd it's hard not to get lost and forget that it's only the middle of August.

Below is a cheeky wee card....aren't those poloroid pics just adorable!


  
more details about Sarah's Santa Workshop can be found here!

well that's it for me and hopefully it won't be too long til my next post.

but until then a huge shout goes out to my followers both old and new...love you and all the little comments you leave!!

hugs Clare


Thursday, 2 August 2012

THE BIG REVEAL!

Good evening all...how are we all today?

I'm super excited as I can finally reveal one of the best kept secrets that we on Sarah Hurley's Design Team have been bursting to spill. I know you are just dying to know what all the fuss is about so I have posted below exactly what's going on.......in Sarah's very own words!

I apologise for the epic post but it had to be done so sit down, get yourself comfy and grab a cuppa

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Today I'm totally thrilled to introduce my new product range, something I have been working on for months and months, so I can bring you a system rather than just a product. This new range, my new love, is Documented365!

The idea for Documented365 came from the realisation that the best things, the funniest things, the happiest moments are not always when they are "supposed" to be, not just on Christmas, our Birthdays, at our special occasions, often they happen in every day life and are quickly missed, moved on from, because the camera isn't to hand, we weren't expecting it, it wasn't planned for. Not any more! With this easy system and product range, you can quickly put together those memories and record everyday things you may not have before. Instagram pictures, tweets, funny things your husband / child / friend said that cracked you up - all those things you don't want to forget.

You can also capture parts of your everyday life, this year I have been tracing my family history with Ancestry.co.uk and as I'm finding people I wish I knew more, what their favourite outfit was, what they liked to do, how they used to live - now I can leave that for future generations of my family - my first records include, whats on my desk, my favourite outfit, how I wore my hair that day, my obsession with vintage headscarves, my nail polish colours - it may seem silly but this is the stuff you will look back on fondly, that your children / grandchildren / great grandchildren will want to know - it what makes you who you are.

I wanted a system that was easy but didn't take away the creativity - something I could use just to write something on and stick a picture on if I wanted but something I could also get very creative with and use to make scrapbook layouts, mini albums, smash book pages and so much more and with this mix and match collection you choose the pieces to make your perfect collection!

The first 22 kits launched today with lots of new products coming over the next few weeks (both digital and physical products) you can see them all here in my shop.

There is also a fab competition over on the Documented365 blog courtesy of our sponsor Prinstagram who have donated a bumper prize! You have 3 chances to win, so don't miss out!


This is just part of her story,the rest you will find here!

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Below is my project which I created using just a fraction of the documented 365 elements



thanks for stopping by

hugs Clare x