Tuesday 6 July 2010

crafting in the afternoon??

There is a god afterall!! These last couple of days I have managed to get an hour of crafting done in the afternoon while the two boys were sleeping. No housework for me to do either as it's all been done due to viewings in my house fri/sat and sun. I have a viewer coming tomorrow afternoon so no crafting but will def be crafting at night.

Now before you read the next bit you may want to sit down because what I am about to tell you might shock you to the bones...are you sitting down??? good !! Well Andrew and I decided that although my craftroom is tidy it's not show home tidy so we decided to do a clear up. The idea was to take all my craft stuff off the display shelves and move them into the cupboards below. We were then going to put a few books, ornaments etc on the display shelves and voila show home office!!! But that's not what we ended up doing, no we moved my craft stuff up the loft, yes you read right!! It's only for one day and I can assure you it's temporary but Andrew did have a look of victory about him!! In fact he even suggested I tape the boxes up, his reason was to keep them safe. He felt so victorious he was actually going to mention it on facebook for all to hear. Well we see who will be laughing tomorrow night once kiddie winkles are safely tucked up in bed.

Anyway here is a card I made for my niece's 1st communion. I did make her one a few weeks back but Mr postie was very naughty and failed to deliver it.

a wee close up of Tilda

thought I would show you the butterfly I layered

dp's- smirk
tools-nesties,sizzix vine die,stickles
promarkers- fushia pink,orchid,almond,pale pink,tan,caramel,cocoa,icegrey 1,

These are the challenges I have entered

friday sketchers- sketch
dutch dare-flower inspiration
lexis creations- layers
creative card crew- to die for
craftalicious- cute
totally papercrafts-one for the girlies

hope you are all well and please pop by tomorrow to see abc new challenge.

hugs Clare x


  1. I'm on my way with a ladder!!!!

    Gorgeous card, hope the postie gets it right this time!!
    Angela X

  2. Hi Clare,
    What a beautiful card love the glittery butterfly, lets hope Mr Postie delivers it safely this time! I hope your husband hasn't locked the attic......! In a few weeks time we are putting our house on the market so it will be my OH with the gloating face when i have to tidy up. I'm dreading it, I am NOT a tidy crafter!

  3. OMG!!, All your goodie in the loft!!, but not for long ha!! lol.Gorgeous card clare, love the little Tilda and fab dp's and good luck with the viewings :o)
    take care hun, love Vicky xx

  4. Wow Clare this is stunning, and you have used my fav colours.
    Christine x

  5. Oh goodness I remember the 'omg I need to TIDY!' panic when selling our flat 24 years ago. Yes, it was so traumatic, I still remember it.

    Good luck with the viewings, and I hope everything goes smoothly for you.

    The card is fabulous - I'm dead impressed that you can make such a pretty card under such circumstances!!

  6. Oh wow! That's beautiful! I love the colouring. Our postie hasn't been good either lately... I wonder what they're up to??? Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  7. OMG honey thats is like ........ OMG I cant even speak!! Hurry up and bring on the viewers so you can bring them back down!!
    Love your card, fab idea with the layered butterfly!!
    Come here if you need to play, plenty stuff all out heee
    Hugs Melly xx

  8. Hi Clare
    gorgeous card, beautiful colouring, lovely papers & layout, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  9. stunning card hun love the layering! thanks for playing at LC

    hugs lexi xxx

  10. gorgeous chick :-)...aarrgghh..loft?!!..i hope you give an equally triumphant look when they make there way back down!!...Debs x

  11. Gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at DDCC!

    Good luck!

  12. Lovely card! Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Card Challenge!

  13. Such a cute card! Great colors and flower embellishment. :o) Thanks for joining us at DDCC.