Sunday 29 November 2009

My Award....Just fabulous

Over the past few weeks I have been given this award three times!!! This award came from Mel, Susie and Dawn so I am sending a huge hug to all you lovely ladies. I can only apologise for the delay in posting this award but here it is finally. I would never have thought it would've been so hard.Here goes...

Where is your cell phone? - knee

Hair? -short

Mother ? - sleeping

Father ? - on computer

Favourite food? -Crisps

Dream last night ? - forgotten

Favourite drink ?- Tea

Dream goal ? - career in crafting

What room are you in ? - familyroom

Your hobby ? - crafting

Your fear? - leaving my children behind

Where do you want to be in 6 years time ? - happy

Where were you last night ? - Mel's house

Something you aren't ? - tall

Muffins ? - chocolate

Wishlist item ? - promarkers

Where did you grow up ? - Bonnybridge (no ufo jokes please!!!)

Last thing you did ? - put children to bed

What are you wearing ? - pyjammas

Your tv ? - x factor

Your pets ? - sleepy

Your friends ? - out of this world

Your life ? - wonderful

Your mood ? - up and down

Missing someone ? - yes

Vehicle ? - chauffeur

Something you're not wearing ? - socks

Your favourite store ? - Next

Your favourite colour ? - pink

Last time you laughed ? - 30 mins ago

Last time you cried ? - Today (Mil in hospital)

Your best friend ? - Fiona

One place you go to over and over ? - toddlers

Person who emails you regularly? - girls from toddler group

Favourite place to eat? - Wetherspoons

Facebook ? -yes (farmville)

I would like to give this award to all my followers. Your supossed to send it to 5 people but I simply couldn't choose. So please take this award and can't wait to read your one worded answers.

Thanks for popping by
Big hugs Clare x

Friday 27 November 2009

Moving Along With The Times Challenge No24 Clare C's Sketch/Animal Theme

Would you believe my luck. I was asked to make a new baby card today and was wanting to use my new Joanna Sheen messy rabbit stamp, given to me for my birthday from my buddy Mel. Anyway all I needed was a sketch so I thought I would pop over to MAWTT as I hadn't entered for a couple of weeks. Well, I couldn't believe my eyes when I read it was an animal theme, what was the chance of that. Once again a great sketch from Clare and here it is below if you want to join in.

Here's my card

My ingredients are as follows

backing papers- sweet nothings Papermania
stamp-Messy Rabbit by Joanna sheen
cardstock-The Papermill
colouring-Whisper markers (watercoloured)

Thanks for popping by
Clare xxx

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Sugarbowl Challenge No 24- Marlene sketch include zig zag

After popping over to the Sugarbowl blog and seeing those gorgeous new stamps from Sugar Nellie, I just had to enter again this week. I finally had a night when I was actually awake enough to craft and boy have I missed crafting. If you want to join in the fun here's this weeks sketch.

So here is my card and yes it's a xmas one......and that makes 8!!!!

Here's the recipe

*DCWV backing papers
*silver ric rac
*Catch a falling star (sugar nellie) stamp
*punched stars from backing paper
*The Papermill cardstock
*Coloured using Whisper Markers

Saturday 14 November 2009

Sugarbowl Challenge No 23- judy's sketch -thankfullness

Wow aren't the sugarbowl dt cards amazing and so inspiring. This week it's thankfullness and I wanted to say thankyou to my rak buddy Dawn for giving me a wonderful blog award ( in working progress). Once again Maggie never fails me, she is gorgeous and wonderful to stamp.

Here's my take on judy's sketch

The recipe....
image- Birthday Maggie from Mel
ribbon- Mel
paper- £1 shop
cardstock-The Papermill
colouring- watercoloured using whisper markers and koi waterbrush

Here's the sketch if you want to join in the sugar bowl challenge.

Thanks for blog hopping here.

Big Hugs Clare x

Sketch Saturday Week 76 -Debbie's

Yipee I have found yet another sketch challenge blog while blog hopping.Once again I missed out on posting a card in time for the challenge. But with mil still in hospital time is not what I have on my side at the mo.

This card was made was made for my buddy Mel, she is such a wonderful buddy of mine. So please pop over to her blog here. And without further a do here is my card for Sketch Saturday.

The recipe.....

image,sentiment,ribbon and papers- My buddy Mel again!!!
flowers-punched and pm value gems
image- flower girl- gorjuss by Sugar Nellie from Funkykits.


Here's the sketch if you want to join in.

TTFN Clare xx

Sketch and Stash Challenge 23

Another favourite blog of mine Sketch and Stash. If I ever need a sketch or inspiration it's the place to go. The simplicity works well allowing you to create amazing cards without the rocket science.

This card is for a teenager who is a very special girl indeed. Not only is she turning 12 in a few days time but someone who isturning into a very intelligent and beautiful young lady. The little girl is quicky fading and I really need to remind myself she is no longer the 4 year old flower girl at my wedding.

Below is my take on the sketch. Unfortunately the lighting is poor causing the card to look a bit wishy washy. They are looking for a guest designer so fingers crossed. If you want to join in the fun click here.

The ingredients ....

image- Anya- from buddy Mel
flowers- punched with value pm gemstones
cardstock-The Papermill
colouring-Whisper markers watercoloured using koi water brush
shoes- coloured using sakura stardust pens
sentiment- peeloffs
backing paper- from craft superstore

Thankyou to all you peeps for dropping by.

Big Hugs
Clare xxx

MAWTT Challenge 21 - Clare w's Sketch & Open Theme

The recipe....

papers- Buddy Mel
ribbon- Buddy Mel
image- Hamish by Sugar Nellie from Funkykits
colouring- Whisper Markers watercoloured using Koi water brush
Boots- gloss tip from buddy Susie
sentiments- gold peel-offs
cardstock-The Papermill


Another card for my brothers birthday as you can see it's from us Broon's. My buddy Mel gave me a huge stash of backing papers and amongst it were these. Of course instantly I thought of my wee man Hamish, I am a Scottish lass after all. The sketch is from MAWTT and it was perfect. So if you want to join in click here.

Below is the sketch.

Thanks for dropping by and please leave a wee comment and I'll visit you soon.

TTFN Clare xxx

P.s Boo hoo didn't win the designer post.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge No 15 - Maggie's Sketch

Don't you just love the sketches over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. You are guaranteed a fabulous sketch every fortnight and not to mention lots and lots of fun. So if you haven't already joined the girls, what you waiting for, pop over to their blog here.


Oh my god my little brother is turning 30 in two days time. I still see him as a wee boy and not the man he is. I wanted to make a very special card, not the usual square card so while blog hopping over a Mandy's sprinkling of glitter I found a blog called.Their challenge this week was an easel card and the best bit is they give you tutorials every week. For a novice like me it was perfect, give it a go it's so easy and the results are amazing. Unfortunately I didn't post my card in time for crazy 4 challenges but I had fun and my mum loved it.

Here's my wee Hamish!!

and the recipe is.....

image- Birthday Hamish-Sugar Nellie from Funkykits
scalloped circle- Spellbinders- gift from my mum
ribbon- Mel
cardstock-The Papermill
embellishments- stash
Hamish- stamped onto coloured paper.

Thankyou for popping over to my blog.Please leave a comment and I'll pop over to your blog.

Big hugs Clare xxx

Sunday 8 November 2009


Help!!!!is there anyone out there who has a stamped image which is appropriate for a doctors thankyou card.
If so could you email me and I will give you my address.

Big hugs Clare x

Thursday 5 November 2009

Get Well Card

This card has been made for my mother -in-law Anne who unfortunately is poorly in hospital.The sketch is from the Willow Sketchie Challenge blog but I won't be entering this card as I later found out you have to use one of their products, boo hoo. I only had an hour to make it before visiting time and had came across it while browsing on my friend Heidi's blog. Not to worry the sketch was fab and my hubby loves it.

Here's the recipe for my wee card

cardstock-The Papermill
backing papers- From my buddy Mel
embellishments-punched flowers and PM value gemstones
sentiment-Clare Curd
image-Sugar Nellie's Summer Ice-cream from Funkykits
colouring-Whisper Markers & Koi waterbrush

Thankyou for visiting my blog.Please leave a comment or become a follower so I can pop over to your blog.

Big Hugs Clare x

Papertake Weekly

This sketch is from Papertake weekly which I happened to stumble upon while blog hopping to my friend Heidi's blog. I wanted to thank Heidi for leaving a lovely comment on my blog and becoming my newest follower.

This sketch is amazing, I just love it and I have said this many times before but I am definately going to use this again. It's simplicity works so well nothing complicated about it but wow what results you get.

So why not pop over to papertake weekly and have as much fun as I did.

Here's my take on this weeks sketch.

Here's my recipe...

cardstock-The Papermill
image- Sugar Nellie's Angel Wishes from Funkykits
backing papers- from buddy Mel
sentiment-Silver peeloff from blog candy
embossed paper-Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
colouring-Whisper markers & Koi waterbrush
embellishments-Punched snowflakes & PM value gemstones


Thankyou for popping over to my blog.Please leave a wee comment or become a follower so I can come and visit you.

Big hugs Clare xxx