Friday, 15 May 2015

Jennifer Grace's Focus Your Craft and Soul Blog Hop

Hi hello and welcome to our blog hop!

You should have arrived from DAPHNE'S blog and if you have only arrived at my blog then you need to go back to the beginning at JENNIFER'S blog.

The lovely Jennifer who I meet for the first time at the CHA Creative Exchanges in Coventry asked me if I would like to take part in her hop, of course I said yes! When she said the theme was FOCUS I smiled because it pretty much sums up my life right now and I'm calling it fate!!

It also ties in nicely with a calendar project I had to make for the Sarah Hurley inspiration 365 blog page. Every month I design it around how I'm feeling or a little reminder to me (it's proudly pinned on my notice board) and FOCUS seem perfect...again fate!!

But that is not all, this happened too!While I was down in Coventry I won a bag of goodies and inside were camera/photograph themed stencils designed by Ronda Palarazzi. Again fate!!

blog hop prize!

Jennifer Grace is giving away a WRMK Insta Album kit

The giveaway closes on Sunday the 24th May at 10pm BST and is open internationally.

 Enter by commenting on all the blogs in the Focus Your Craft & Soul hop.

Here's my FOCUS project and here's how it was made.

Now you have to hop on over to CLAIRE'S blog.

If you have gotten a little lost here's the list of blogs in order of the hop....


Happy blog hopping

And don't forget to leave a comment on ALL the blogs.

Clare x

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Sarah Hurley Inspiration 365 - Stenciling fun

Hello how are you?

Last week I decided to hang up my playleader uniform to focus more on my design work so I now have a new badge! Well if I'm honest it's not exactly an actual real life badge but if I did have one it would say Clare Brown Designer. How scary but exciting is that?  I've swapped crafting with 30 children and their carers to just with me and a cat, sometimes two for company lol. So you could say it's a lot quieter than I'm used too, well up until my two little little monkeys come home from school ha ha. 

Lots of exciting things happened this week, worked my little socks off to get a project finished ahead of time, preparing for a blog hop that the lovely Jennifer Grace asked me to join. It starts tomorrow so please come back so you too can join in. 

It's also that time again when I create a calendar for the Sarah Hurley 365 blog. Here's a little sneak peek!

 Although it's been an awesome day it's been a head down and get on with kind of day too. I'm also just back from a 7 mile run so my bed is calling, after a shower of course lol

If I don't see you over on the Sarah Hurley blog I hope you can join in the blog hop tomorrow but for now hope you have a great day whatever you have planned.

Clare x

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Sarah Hurley 365 Inspiration - Doodle Doll Felt Bookmark

Hi there how are you?

Plans are coming along great here and I've also managed to create some pretty cool projects over the bank holiday weekend. I'm still working my way through my notes from CHA but progress is good and I can see results already which makes me smile, a lot!

Today I'll be showing you a sneak peek of a felt project I made for the Sarah Hurley Inspiration blog. It was so easy to make and it would be an ideal activity for the children too.

Can you take a guess at what it could be?


I have decided I'm going to do something a little different, this month you have the opportunity to win this project, cool eh?

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on my felt blog post over on the Sarah Hurley 365 inspiration page

 The winner will be drawn and announced at the end of the month ( 31st May ). 

Goodluck and thanks for stopping by.

Clare x