Thursday, 28 June 2012

Dimention and texture

Evening all!!

Have you had a fabby day? Mine has pretty much been non stop and most of my time was spent at school. Both boys had parties followed by a volunteers tea party and finally the summer service. It was Arran's last day as he will be moving on to primary 1 after the summer holidays. I thought I would cry but no I was very brave until I got home and read a poem Arran. It's hard to believe how grown up he is getting and how quickly at that.

So tonight I'm sharing with you my dt tag for our challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges. I made it using Sarah's Woodland Whimsey stamp set and papers. Isn't that little owl just so adorable?

We also have a fabulous prize up for grabs from Letraset

Our challenge for you this week is 

Dimension and Texture 

I've just finished two hours of zumba and so far this week I have ran two 5k runs so my brain and body are a bit tired...early bed I think for me.

So take care and hope you all have a lovely weekend

hugs Clare x

Never too Old

Morning all!!

Is the sun shining where you are? Or are you looking out your windows watching the rain bounce off the pavements like I am :-( I do hope summer has not been cancelled lol. I do hope not I've got 8 weeks off work and two children to entertain rainy days are simplt not part of my agenda.

So today I'm sharing with you my dt for Charisma.It's actually a card I made a while back...well when I say made I actually mean lying in bits on my desk just waiting to be stuck together. I just needed a spare 5 mins to do it which these days is pretty hard to find.

This stamp was given to me by a very good friend of mine for my's one of my favourite LOTV stamps then again I do love them all!! The sentiment is just perfect for this image.I absolutely believe 100% that you are never too old for a hug. For me a hug just says it all and is perfect for so many situations whether it be to comfort someone, to say goodbye, to celebrate or perhaps to show someone how much you have missed them. Of course the best ones of all are the ones I get from my children....the just because ones lol.

Our challenge this week is nice and easy..

 Anything goes

 please check out our blog to see what yummy prizes are up for grabs not to mention the other DT creations.

Well folks that's all from me this morning but I will be back later with my DT card for Sarah Hurley Challenges.

take care

hugs Clare

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Design Team Call!

It's been almost a year since I've had a DT call and I've been asked I think every single week when the next one would be, well here it is! :o)

I'm very lucky that all the existing DT girls are staying with me, (we are like a little family by now, lol) but we are looking to add 2-3 people to our existing small friendly team.

You must be comfortable with at least one of the following - traditional paper crafting and / or digi scrapping and / or hybrid crafting (i.e. CD's and digi stamps) - card makers, scrapbookers, digi scrappers, altered artists, art journalers all welcome! to work with my existing range of CD's, digi stamps, collage packs, digi kits etc... as well as all of the exciting new products being launched soon. (To view the product range and some samples you can check out my website or Facebook page)

You will be required to join in our Challenge Blog every other week and leave comments for entries as well as making samples for product releases, marketing purposes, shows and exhibitions.There will also be the opportunity to get involved with tutorials for Craft Academy and other projects. You must have a regularly updated blog with clear photographs of your work and be able to commit to at least a 6 month term.

As I mentioned, we are a friendly team with many of the girls with me since I first launched back in 2010, those who weren't already friends have become so over that time! We regularly have DT blog hops, internal competitions and prizes and opportunities to work with the other companies I am in partnership with.

To apply, please send me an email here with your blog link, a little about you and 2-3 pieces of your favourite work. Please also let me know what your speciality is - cards / scrapbooking / altered and mixed media art and / or other crafts and if you belong to any forums or have any galleries i.e. 2peas, flickr etc etc.... If you are a digi scrapper, please let me know what software you work with.

The call is open to UK and International applicants and will close at midnight GMT on 25th June - the new DT members will be notified approximately one week later. If you have any questions please ask via email We are looking forward to seeing your work!!

Let the fun begin! :o)

Sarah x

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Charisma Dt Challenge - male cards

Goodmorning how are we all? Have any of you had the chance to see the Olympic torch yet? Yesterday myself and the boys did just that in my hometown along with a few other hundred children from Arran's school. Was I excited? god yeah! Who wouldn't be, the perfect opportunity to see and play a small part of history in the making. I loved it all, hearing the children cheer and scream as the floats and the torch bearer went by, watching the children waving their flags and torches, not to mention the smiles of their faces when the cocoa cola float handed out free bottles of juice. The place was just buzzing proving that still in this day in age we can when we want to show real community spirit. A day I know for sure I will never ever forgot and I don't think the boys will either.

So what exciting things are happening today...well we have a brand new challenge over at Charisma and our theme this week is...

 Male cards

.....did I just hear you all cringe at the thought. Well fear no more pop on over to our challenge blog and check out thee most amazing dt cards they will blow you away. So don't be scared, join in and who knows you may just be lucky enough and win one of our prizes that we have up for grabs. All details about our sponsors and prizes are over on our blog here.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

hugs Clare x