Friday, 25 June 2010

One sketch two cards

First of all is it legal to drink alcohol and blog???Answer is no!!! I am sure I am slurring my words and my spelling seems to have gone AWOL too.Note to my self when you are really thirsty after a zumba class don't drink the glass of wine waiting for you when you get home, finish the water first!!
Well reason I am blogging tonight is I forgot I had made two cards for the sketch saturday challenge. They were made for an order and I thought it would be a good idea to use one sketch but make two different cards. I wil post only one the other I will save for later.

Before I show you my card I just wanted to share a little news with you all. Today I received Sarah Hurley's cd'roms yes both of them so I will be busy with them the next few weeks. I am feeling pretty lucky today, so many ideas running about my head just hope they turn out well in real life!! You can buy them exclusively on create and craft til July 1st after that they will be on her website.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and thank you all so much for your comments on my blog. I will be hopping over to you soon.

hugs Clare x

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

abc challenge- X is for...

Well it's that time again for a new challenge over at abc challenge. This weeks challenge is x is for xtra dimension so please get those creative juices going and join in this exciting challenge!!

We are luck enough to be sposered by Denise at Wimsey stamps whom has offered one lucky winner a $15 voucher to be spent in her shop.

If you need some inspration or fancy trying something new pop over to the DT's blogs you won't be disappointed.

Here is my project which I have made for Arrans nursery teacher.Miss Cordillo is a supply teacher and the sad news is it will be her last day tomorrow. Hopefull she will be back at some point during the next term as we will all miss her dearly. I can see me taking the tissues tomorrow lol

My camera lens is playing up again so after a lot of screaming and tantrums (from me not hubby just in case you were wondering) I managed to get these pictures. I took a few so you could see it from several angles as I haven't made a notelet pad before and wasn't sure how to photograph it. Hope you are inspired and I will be stalking you until you join.....only kidding!!

challenges I am entering are

Totally gorjuss- sugar and spice (hoping the sugar nellie counts)
bunny zoes crafts- Nice and girly
simon says stamp-you gotta have friends
spoonfull of sugar- best wishes/good luck

hugs Clare

Saturday, 19 June 2010

oops I did it again!!!!

I can't believe I am almost missing the deadline for another challenge this week. But at least this time I have a photo and not texting Susie to save my little bum!! I made it last weekend but the week has just disappeared again!!Hubby is also nipping my ear for the laptop so better be quick. I may get round to updating this one or not as was the case was with the previous post. So here's my card

DP''s and ribbon- rak thanks Mel,thanks hun
flowers- rak from Mel S thanks hun
metal swirl and text- rak thanks Julie
card candy, promarkers, hAnglar stamp, rafia lace, twine,button and bell- all mine!!!

This week I am lucky enough to enter the following challenges

sketch- sketch and stash
paperplay-something old (bell and swirl)
raise the bar-what a special guy
one stop craft challenge-One for the boys

Hope your all having a lovely weekend and making the most of this gorgeous weather.

hugs Clare x

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Just a quick post tonight...

OMG just realised I had made a card for friday sketchers last weekend and I haven't posted it. I will list the details later.Also had mere catastrophe with piccy but will explain all later!!

Oh almost forgot did you manage to see the gorgeous sarah hurley on tv today?? Well I did and she was amazing, so well done Sarah.I only wish I could have emailed in but the kids were not only tired and hungry but decided to have food fights so most of my time was spent being referee hee hee
Hope you are all well today and enjoying this scorching weather. It was way too hot to craft but I still have 3 fathers day cards to make and two anniversary cards by Sunday!!

here's my card enjoy!!

hugs Clare x

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

whoop whoop!!

Hi ladies hope you are having a fabulous day, isn't it just gorgeous outside. I promised you a card and here it is, just need to remember what sketch and materials I used so forgive me if i miss anything lol. I can see me adding the finer details later so be sure to pop back!! It was made for my brother and sister in laws wedding anniversary which I am hoping they have by now.

image/sentiment-Hanglar Stanglar
papers- Magnolia
tools-promarkers- cornflower blue,powder blue,midnight blue,tan,cocoa,leaf green,apple,pale pink and blush
scallop rect nesties,ms butterfly and heart lace punch
embellishments-pm gems, hobbycraft white rafia lace, ribbon local craft shop
cardstock-the papermill

wow can't believe i remembered all that.

challenges entered are

sketch saturday-sketch
charisma-spots and stripes
cupcake craft challenge- one for the boys
crafty card makers-cards for men
totally gorjuss-boys/men
creative inspirations- monochrome
crafty creations - childs play

Monday, 14 June 2010

Hot of the press!!!

I can finally reveal the most amazing news ever!! I have been chosen to be on the design team for the extremely talented Sarah Hurley. Sarah is an illustrator and craft designer who has just finished creating her new CD-Rom. You can see Sarah on the Create and Craft channel (671 sky) on the 17th June at 12noon.It's called Woodland Whimsies and because Sarah has so much to offer she decided to bring out a second one too.

Below are my new team members and their avatars created by Sarah, aren't they just fab!! Please pop over to Sarah's blog to find out more

I had my AGM tonight for toddlers so no time to post any of my cards that I made over the weekend. But please come back soon, I have my new Hanglars to show you!!Hope you are all well

hugs Clare x

Saturday, 12 June 2010

No card...just a wee note to say.....

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and managing to catch some sun. The rain did to hold off today in Scotland but it doesn't look promising for tomorrow. Did I just sound like a weather girl hee hee, well I'll stop right there and get onto the crafty stuff.

I have been crafting most of the day today, all thanks to my wonderful hubby.I have had a fabby time trying out new layouts and embellishments and the best bit of all I was playing with my new Hanglars yipee!!

In the last few days I have manged to make 3 anniversary cards and 2 male cards just need to find the time to post them here!! I think I need a miracle, as I have one night left to make a card for my lovely friend at toddlers, write a review for the toddlers AGM and punch circles for 72 childrens party hats as they are making their clown hats this week which will be worn at their circus parties the following week eeeeekkkk!! I might need to delegate the punching to Andrew not that he knows yet but I am sure after much grumbling he will give in.

I recieved some amazing crafty news yesterday and I am so hoping I can tell you soon or else I might just burst with excitement. But before you ask no I didn't get asked to be a dt member at MAWTT but as they say whats for you won't go by you. It's Clare's last sketch this week so I will def be joining in. Ta ta for now

Clare x

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

ABC Challenge - W for Weather

Yeah!! I can finally show you my first DT for the abc-challenge. My initial thoughts was a summer theme but with all this rain lately Splashing Maggie came to mind. I just love her to bits, well she is Scottish afterall lol. I also got the chance to play with my new Henbury papers which I bought when I meet a couple of buddies of mine in Glasgow. I am ashamed to say they never left the carrier bag but now they're out and been aired I am tempted to make another card with them soon.

This fortnights theme over at the ABC Challenge is

W for Weather

and we are very lucky to have Secret Crafter as our sponser

They have just released the new Mangas and they're delivery service is amazing speaking from personnel experience

I used the sketch over at MAWTT who have a DT call this week so double the fun. Clare is stepping and will be moving on to pastures new. It's been almost a year since I started blogging and it's all been thanks to Clare, of course MAWTT was my first ever challenge entry and guest designer. It would be amazing if I could be a part of the DT but if not well it's not meant to be.

The challenges I have entered are...

crafty angels-favourite stamp
a spoonfull of sugar- floral delight

The sun has suddenly decided to make an appearance so off to do a bit of gardening.
Take care
Clare x

Thursday, 3 June 2010

It's a scorcher!!

Wow what a hot day it was today in sunny Scotland, yes I did say Scotland lol. Arran and I were at Almond Valley Farm with the children from his school nursery.The whole day was just perfect but boy were we knackered by the time we got home.Now onto my card....

It was made for my niece's confirmation last weekend and this sweet little Tilda just seemed perfect so thankyou Mandy. I used the sketch over at Friday Sketchers and it's fab for using up those left over scraps which we all have have stashed away.

Dp's- DCWV Spring glitter stack
flowers-woodware and stickles
embellishments-Anita's gem wheel,cardworks candy
tools-promarkers,MS Butterfly punch,nesties,CB swirl embossing folder


The challenges I am entering are.....

paperplay-flowers and sparkle
By the cute and girly- Old (dp's), New (gems), Borrowed(image) Blue (flowers,card,ribbon)
friday sketchers-sketch
Totally Gorjuss-Wings

Off to my zumba class tomorrow night so no crafting for me but will be back soon with my very first DT card for the ABC challenge blog.

Clare x