Friday 27 August 2010

Sarah Hurley Challenge 6- Monochrome

Yikes forgot I hadn't scheduled this weeks post, slap on the wrists for me. It's a bit mad in the broons hoose this week so a short and sweet post today.

here's my card for this weeks monochrome challenge

This was so much fun to do, it's a luminaria and I found the tutorial over at splitcoasters.

Top tip do not use an ordinary tealight use a flameless one. Hubby was on standby with a fire extinguisher as I didn't have one but wanted one for photos.

pop over to here to see more details of Donnas challenge this week

and remember

you still have til sunday to enter Lisa's challenge anything but a card.

hope you are all well, trying to leave comments when I can and apologise if I have missed you.

lots of hugs Clare x

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Sarah Hurley live on tv

Hi peeps just wanted to let you all know Sarah will be live on create and craft tv show (sky 671) tomorrow at This time around Sarah will not be showing any cd roms but something a little different.

Sarah has been very naughty this time and kept what she will be showing a secret, even the DT don't know. So please watch and perhaps you could drop her an email, I just know she would love to hear from you.

Back to the packing now, only 3 weeks to go!!

hugs Clare x

Thursday 19 August 2010


This week Lisa has set the theme for challenge 5 and has chosen anything but a card. I have made a drawer card box to store my christmas cards which I haven't started yet yikes!!! I do recall saying I was going to be super organised this year with my Christmas cards but that went by the way side. But who knows if I manage to make one before November I will be more organised than last year!!

Well less talking and more sharing!!

I used Sarah's latest cd Christmas cheer and this is my favourite collection. This ones called retro but you can also choose from vintage and traditional.

I do apologise for the picture but hoping to update later if the rain stays off.

If you would like to join in you will find Sarah's challenges here


if you would like to keep up to date with the latest news from Sarah you will find her blog here

You don't have to use Sarah's products and if you would and don't have any you will find them here

Thanks for dropping by today and for leaving such encouraging comments

hugs Clare x

Wednesday 18 August 2010

ABC Challenge - B for BLUE

Seems like only last week since I posted A for August over at abc challenge and now here I am posting our new challenge that started today! Our theme this fortnight is B for Blue (at least 80% of your card has to be blue) and our sponser this week is Secret Crafter. Please check out the challenge blog for more details.

Here's my blue card


dp's- PM Henbury Lane
tools- promarkers and ms heart lace punch
stash-ribbon,flowers,pearls,card candy and rafia lace
image-LOTV rosie posie
sentiment-do crafts magazine

I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for a new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges .You still have until sunday to enter our Animal theme challenge and you might be lucky enough to win a wee prize from Sarah.

Thanks for popping by

hugs Clare x

Saturday 14 August 2010


Can you believe we are onto our 4th week already, time does really fly when your having fun.This weeks challenge is set by me and I have chosen animals, nice and easy eh!! You can enter any project you like and please remember you don't have to use any of Sarah's products.

This weeks winner will receive a little Sarah Hurley Design gift and a blinkie for you to place on your side bar.

Below is my card which I made using Sarah's new christmas cheer cd, hope you likey

I do have to apologise for the lack of posts but I have been busy packing up the house for our move in September. I have tried popping by some of your blogs to see what you all been up to but not managed to get time to leave comments. Hope you are all well and please leave me a comment just so I know you've popped by.

hugs Clare

Thursday 5 August 2010


This week we have a new challenge and Sue Hickey our guest designer for August has chosen the theme ROMANCE.

So if you would like to share some love then pop over here

here's my entry

1 x heart backing paper
1 x rabbit topper
1 x circle sentiment
purple cardstock- The Paper Mill
white ribbon- Wild orchid crafts
heart charm- The Works (Bargain 8 for £1)
purple gems- Thanks Mel
tools- circle punch

Remember you don't have to use any of Sarah's products to enter but if you want to you will find them here!!

Talking of which I was very lucky to receive a copy of Sarah's new Christmas cheer cd and can I just say!!

I so want to play all day long lol

Pop over here to see Sarah's sneek peeks

Hope you all have a lovely weekend

hugs Clare x

Wednesday 4 August 2010

ABC Challenge - A for AUGUST

Hi there that's another fortnight gone by and the start of a new challenge over at abc challenge.

This week the challenge is A for August

and our sponsor this week is Simon says stamp

here's my wee card....

I have kept it rather simple for a change

Dp's Papermania sweet nothings
flowers- Papermania capsule collection
ribbon- Wild Orchid Crafts
candy- craftwork cards
tools- ms heart lace punch and promarkers
sentiment- my local craft shop
image- CC designs thanks Debs

sketch- Sketch Saturday

Hope you are all well

hugs Clare x

remember there's still plenty of time to join in Sarah's challenges and it's anything goes!