Thursday 28 April 2011

Charisma DT card

Good morning peeps, how are you all today? This morning I'm in the middle of getting ready for my cousins wedding so I'm afraid it's a scheduled post from me today. I should point out that this post was written last night just after a dose of night nurse. I have never taken this before so who knows what side affects there will be lol

Todays I'm sharing with you my Charisma dt card
and this week our theme is

April showers/may flowers

This week we are sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique and LOTV

Here's my card that I'm hoping will inspire you too join in lol

That's all folks please check out my blog later with details of our new challenge over at Sarah hurley challenges.

take care

clare x

Friday 22 April 2011

Boy oh Boy

Yip you've probably guessed by the title what type of card I'm showing you this evening....a boy card!! It was made for a little boy who shares his birthday with my dad which was last tuesday.These lotv boy images are perfect for the both the young and the oldies which requires very little colouring so very me lol Oh talking of colouring don't look too close it was a very rushed job as I had literally half an hour to make and finish the card

I used a fabby sketch over at sketch saturday so need to get this posted tonight, nothing like leaving it to the last minute.


I love promarkers
- Anything Goes

The children are absolutely filthy with playing in the garden so off now to bath and put them to bed. I'll check for challenges later and fill in details about my card soon.I hope you all have a wonderful Easter

hugs Clare x

Thursday 21 April 2011

Sarah Hurley DT card

Tonight I am feeling soooooooo tired, my little eyes are struggling so straight to the point I afraid. Below is my scrapbook page for Sarah Hurley first ever!!! The lovely Camilla has drawn a fabulous sketch for us to follow whether you use it for a card, layout etc it's entirely up to you. Here's the photo I got my inspiraton from

and here's my humble attempt....sorry Camilla lol

If you would like to enter this challenge then pop on over here.

Thats it folks from me tonight

take care

Clare x

Charisma DT card

Good morning's you all doing? I am loving this lovely weather and I don't know about you but it's playing havoc with my crafty time.

Yesterday morning was spent putting some plants in the garden as up to date all we had was a 40 year old fig tree all the way from Italy !!! The afternoon was spent supervising the children in the pool then on their bouncy castle. We had a ball but was absolutley knackered afterwards so there were a few tears and tantrums before bedtime. I thought they would just collapse into bed but no lewis insisted on me reading about 7 books then refused to sleep. He then then asked for his bedtime bear Oliver and could for the life of me remember where he was last seen no... so I just grabbed Iggle Piggle and hoped in vain he would do only to find lewis asleep....I was only gone a matter of mins lol so much for not being tired lol

Arran and daddy read Top gear books over and over again. I am so glad Arran wanted his daddy to read to him reading them would've put me to sleep never mind Arran hee hee

Anyway enough of my ramblings, below is my DT card for Charisma and this week


has chosen the theme

jokes and laughter.

I just love this bugaboo image and sentiment and i followed a fabby sketch over at Mojo Monday

Pop over here to see who are sponsoring us this week and what fabby prizes are up for grabs. You will also find amazing creations for the Charisma Girls.


MAWTT- Recycle- it was just by chance that I used some white ribbon from the mountains of baby gift bags I received when I had both boys

I'm off now to see Arran in his Easter bonnet parade. I will post pics over the weekend if not sooner.

take care and a big hugs to all my fabby followers

Clare x

Monday 18 April 2011

Bad Hare Day

Well that title pretty much sums up my day :-(... I did have a wee crafty afternoon planned as Arran went back to nursery today after the Easter break but I was reminded I had notes to do for a meeting so bang went that idea. But I wasn't going to let that stop me from entering the GDT call over at simply sassy.

It was a case of multi tasking to the rescue....craft and cook dinner at the same time with the help of two budding crafters, my two wee boys aged 2 and 4. Probably not the brightest idea I have ever had and did I make that wow card maybe not but the children didn't go hungry and dinner was made in time for hubby coming home hee hee

Well here goes wish me luck!! I even chose this image because it has a rabbit on it and aren't they meant to bring luck or did i just make that bit up lol

They have a fab sketch to follow but I used my swirl as the horizontal...hope thats ok Maria

The pictures a bit rubbish...just my luck eh so I will update it tomorrow.



ladybugs craft ink- ANYTHING GOES
dream valley challenges- Easter
a spoon full of sugar- celebrations
papertake weekly- spots and stripes
little claire designs- Animals

If you want to join in here's the details below

Can I hear a yaaaaaaaaaaaay??
Who have been waiting for this??
We are looking for a Guest designer!!
Yes ONE and if you want to be the one keep on reading!!

I'm having a dt call for one designer to join us for release 7 and 8 of Simply Sassy.
We have now 5 sets over at Funky Kits now and set 6 is on it's way to the dt soon, so the guest will be on for about 2 months but as we all love inspiration you are welcome to start right after being chosen using your older Simply Sassy stamps, but you need to stay on for about two months starting the release /preview of set 7. The guest designer will also post here in the Simply Sassy blog and make 1-2 tutorials within their time as GDT.
Earlier experience from a design team is not needed but I will be looking at coloring skills and good pictures of your cards. Yes you need a blog to be playing along.

What do you do to enter?
Make a card with THIS sketch using a
Simply Sassy stamp

The Call ends 18th April

take care peeps I'll be back tomorrow with another card order

Clare x

Sunday 17 April 2011

Balloon bunny

I don't know what the weathers like at your end but it boiling here today in Falkirk. Scotland I hear you all squeal lol Yes it does sometimes happen and so today I have been out in the garden making the most of it as who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Anyway I 've just nipped in to do this post as I forgot the challenge ends today....ooopsie. Tonight I will be finishing my DT project that's if I don't fall down on a heap on the floor. Hubby and I had a ton of stones to move and the outside of the house to scrub so we weren't exactly having an easy day.

I've rambled on as usual so finally here's my wee card today. It was made for an order and they choose this fabulous LOTV image.


sketch-Sketch and Stash
lotv- happy birthday

and here's the full you like what I did with the soft focus?

card blank- craftwork cards- bought at penrith craft shop
image- balloon bunny LOTV
ribbon- stash bought about 2 years ago never been used ooopsie!!
punch- retro flower punch large and small
sentiment- craftwork cards
gems- value PM
dies- scalloop,classic oval nestie,MS doily punch, heart sizzix die

promarkers- ice-grey 1,blossom and tea green

thats all from me today heading back out to catch the last of the sun

hope you are all well and thanks to all that have left me comments on my latest dt ya all!!!

hugs Clare x

Thursday 14 April 2011

Catch a butterfly

Goodmorning bloggers this is a scheduled post as I am hoping to spend more time in my permitting of course.

Today I am sharing with you my DT card for Charisma.
This week we have a colour theme...

I have to admit I have never used this combination before
and yes it was challenging but isn't that the point lol So thankyou Denise for getting me out my comfort zone.

Prize One -
Our RETURNING sponsor is
Make it Crafty - Think it. Make it. Love it!

Make it Crafty is a dream come true for Zoe who has loved making projects from paper from a young child. Whether it be drawing, making cards, colouring, or her absolute favourite 3D mechanical projects; Zoe is always trying to think about new ideas to play with!
For a number of years Zoe has wanted to share her ideas and love for craft products with you and so Make it Crafty was finally born where she sells some of her favourite products as well as special scene digital stamps designed for the characters you already own!
Zoe only sells products she uses personally so she is always ready to help you where she can. You may also like to stop by the Make it Crafty Blog to see the latest projects, news and tips!

Zoe's scene images will make it VERY easy for you to mix with your existing stamps for some absolutely STUNNING scenes! Our first winner will get THREE digital stamps from the Make it Crafty shop - woo hoo!

***Some of our Design team have even been lucky enough to have a play with some fab digi's from make it crafty too!!***

I used the fabulous petals and palings digi stamp and you can buy it here

Thanks for stopping by

Clare x

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Deck Chair Dreaming

Evening peeps just a quick post from me tonight as my brother has popped over with his 3 daughters and hubby is growling at me for the computer.

This card was made for my friend Martins birthday last week which he loved.

I have used my current favourite Prima papers, Jack and Jill and he has been coloured with promarkers.



might scour blogland for more challenges later

Yikes just noticed I have lost 2 followers ooopsie!!! Hope they come back soon!!

night night

and I'll try and pop by your way soon.

Clare x

Friday 8 April 2011

LOTV Spring Bunny

Good evening and thanks for stopping by.Tonight I share with you my DT card for Stampin for the weekend and our theme this week is

and our sponsor this week is....

The image is a LOTV and I've had this little cutie for about a year but he has never been used...oh bless!!

He is so easy to colour and just perfect for those quick makes that we all love and need.

image-LOTV Spring Bunny
cardstock-The Paper mill
papers- Prima
sentiment- Hanglar Stanglar
gems- Papermania
flowers-Sir stamp a lot and WOC
ribbon- local haberdashery

promarkers- pale blue,denim blue, dusty rose,pale pink,meadow green,ice grey 1

Top tip- I used the ice-grey 1 to go round the edge of the sentiment. I normally used black but the ice grey one isn't so harsh.

challenges- sketch saturday

I might have another card to share with you over the weekend, but if it's as hot as it was today I'll be out in the garden.

take care and hope you have a lovely weekend.

hugs clare

Thursday 7 April 2011

LOTV wedding couple

Goodmorning peeps, I'm hoping blogger is playing nice today and scheduled this post today and not yesterday.He was very naughtly last night and caused me a lot of grief grrrrrr!!

Anyhoo today is Thursday and the start of our new challenge at Charisma.It was my turn to choose the theme and since Wills and Kate are getting hitched at the end of the month it seemed the obvious choice.


We are proud to have sponsor our Challenges:
Prize One -

We also welcome back our regular sponsor Simon Says Stamp, who are very generously giving a $20 gift voucher to our winner, so hop on over to their store, as there is just so much to choose from!
P.s - I hear they have some wonderful new things in stock!!!

4 Digi's of your choice

If you would like to enter this weeks challenge or see inspirastion from the charisma gals then pop on over here

Please come by here later when I will share with you my dt card for Sarah Hurley challenges

hugs Clare x

Wednesday 6 April 2011

Butterfly swing Tilda

It's the Easter hols here for my kiddy winkles so that means only one thing...less crafting for me :-( hence the lack of post or blogging. So while dreaming of crafting this is what I came up with, well sort of, it did look better in my head lol Don't you just hate when that happens!!

I suggest you get your sunglasses to the ready it's a bright one!!!

image- Vintage Tilda, MIC butterfly swing
lace- The Ribbon Girl
Punch-woodware and ms butterfly and heart doily lace
papers- K & Co
glitter- stickles
sentiment- local craft shop

promarkers-dress- azure,cobalt blue,powder blue
ribbon/perfume- bottle-cocktail pink,baby pink,pale pink

Have your eyes recovered yet?I did warn you hee hee
I would so love to know what you think?

The butterfly swing is from Make it crafty.I fell in love with Zoe's images when Carly from Charisma asked me to join her team. Zoe was sponsoring us and I got the chance to have a wee play with the mushroom house. Ideally I would've liked the swing to be a bit bigger or perhaps used a mini Tilda but my computer wasn't working and I don't have any mini Tildas. I also now wish I put foam pads on the topper but it's well and truly stuck now lol

This is my first attempt at bright colours and I was actually quite pleased with the results even if it did take me several attempts lol.


sketch- CLP
Just Magnolia- Anything goes
Make it colourful- bright colours

I will be back tomorrow with my dt card for Charisma and Sarah Hurley Challenges.

hugs Clare

Friday 1 April 2011

Challenge Anyone??

Good afternoon and happy Friday to all my wonderful followers. It's been a while since my last post but I was off on my holidays to Centre Parcs in Penrith. I managed to pop in and see a new follower of mine Samantha who workd in a Penrith Craft shop...lucky devil. And I just had to buy some craft goodies, afterall it would be rude not too lol.
Of course we all know what follows holidays....the mammoth task of washing and ironing arghhhh. I had it all done then pang, managed to put my back out so no crafting for me and very little sleep...thankgod it's the weekend yeah!!

I apologise for no cards to show but if your looking for a wee challenge then pop over and visit my lovely teamies. The links are below

stampin for the weekend-Mum/mothers day
sarah hurley challenges- Mums the word
Charisma-Sparkle and bling

Hope you all have a wonderful easter break

hugs Clare x