Friday 26 August 2011

Food for thought

I'm so happy it's Friday, it really has been a challenging week for myself and the family so we will def be having a very relaxing weekend. Arran started back at school so the first week is very tiring for him and Lewis started back at toddler group so he was a very tired little boy too. I know in a couple of weeks time all will be 'normal' in the broons hoose so until then i may need a rant or two along the way or I'll get a room sound proofed and give out an almighty scream.

Today I have a project to share with you that I made for Sarah hurely challenges.

Our theme is

bling and sparkle

and I had just the perfect idea,reindeer dust. Now I know it's a bit early to be thinking christmas but sarah's stamp was just so cute I just couldn't resist. Of course when the children asked what I had made they got all excited that santa was on his way. I just didn't have the heart to say it's won't be for a few months yet so I'm praying they'll forget and soon.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and I'll catch up with you all soon.

hugs Clare x

Friday 19 August 2011

Apple of my eye

Good evening bloggers, I'm a little later than normal with this post but the day seems to have run away from me.I'm trying to squeeze in so much with the children before the school starts on Tuesday plus got work to get organised for too.Anyway here's my dt card for stampin for the weekend and our theme is


The children and I always go fruit picking during the summer holidays so thought this image was perfect. I was lucky enough to win this little cutie over at the sassy blog hop a few weeks back.

I've kept it fairly simple, how could I possibly cover up my gingham papers lol


sugar bowl- sketch

well that's it for me

ta ta for now

Clare x

Thursday 18 August 2011

Charisma DT card

Goodmorning bloggers I can't believe it's the final week of the summer hols, boy has it went by in a flash this year!!

Anyway it team Carly's week at Charisma so I have a card to share with you today. Our theme this week is

Negative Space

what I hear you shout, well it's simple really all you have to do is create a card using no more than a 1/3rd of the space.

my mojo went on holiday this week but I did manged to create something I was ok with. I even dug out my very neglected forever friends stamp, swiping off the dust before i inked it up lol

We have amazing sponsors this week and we even have our very own facebook challenge prize too.You will find all the details here

Please pop by tomorrow when I have my dt card for Stampin up for the weekend.

ta ta for now

hugs Clare

Thursday 11 August 2011

Sarah Hurley dt card

Goodmorning bloggers how are you all? The children are still off on their school holidays and amazingly we are surviving, no sign of world war 3 just yet. On Saturday I took the children to a farm in South Queensferry where we went raspberry and strawberry picking,we go every year and we always have a ball. Lewis was desperate to make jelly with added strawberries so we did that Monday and yesterday I made strawberry jam for the very first time. Sarah has gorgeous gingham paper on her oz cd so I printed some out to decorate the lids, I love the fact I can just print off the papers there and then. I'm not sure if it's the fact that gingham reminds me of tartan but I am seriously getting addicted to it lol.It was a bit dull in Larbert today so as soon as the sun makes an appearance I will get a piccy of my jam and post here.

I have my dt card for Sarah Hurley Challenges and funnily enough I used gingham again....are you bored yet!!! I also used Sarah's flower and leaf stamps which I stamped directly onto the paper and cut out. The bird is a template I down loaded, printed onto Sarah's papers and 3d using foam pads.Our theme this week is


fake or real it doesn't really matter.

I done 3 little cross stitches using a paper piercer and black cord, not bad for a first attempt and I was really surprised how relaxing and enjoyable it was to do. I might be brave and have another go so watch this space.

Well I better dash got lots to do and not very much time so ta ta for now

hugs Clare x

Friday 5 August 2011


Oh how I would love to say that's how my days been but sadly no. I'm not one for spilling my emotions on my blog but today somehow feels different. In actual fact this morning was great, the children and I made chicken and noodle soup then pancakes for a mid morning snack, all was well we are just savoring the last of our pancakes when I could hear a chainsaw, yes you read that correct a chain saw. I knew instantly what was happening, I been waiting for the moment for almost a year now and it wasn't good. Our trees at the other side of our old farm stone wall which were supposidly protected were now being butchered. I swear it felt like someone was ripping my heart apart and all I could do was watch and listen to the blades hacking away one tree at a time. I could feel anger and hate running through every part of my body followed by tears. Why is it that caring so much can hurt?

Recently a friend of mine had recommended writing a journal to help another friend of ours out with a few personal issues. It's something that hasn't really appealed to me til now and I'm not really sure how to go about it but it's something I'm def going to do. I may only ever write one page or perhaps it's the start of something new but I'm pretty certain I manged a smile just thinking about it, that's a good thing right!!

phew feel better after that rant lol Right better get on with my dt card. There's a new challenge over at Stampin for the weekend and

our theme this week is

spots and dots.

I'm still in a sugar rush so out popped this super cute gorjuss girl.

The pictures a bit naff so might have another attempt over the weekend

We are sponsored by the fabulous simon says stamp and the dt have some amazing samples so please check out our blog here.

Early bed for me got strawberry picking in the morning.

ta ta for now
Clare x

Thursday 4 August 2011

Picking Apples

Good morning crafters, are you getting lots of sunshine your way or have the heavens opened up with a down pour of rain. Unfortunately it's raining for me today so the boys and I will be having a wee crafty morning. It's my mother in laws birthday so the boys will be busy making lots of projects and later we will be of to gymnastics then hitting the shops to get some cake,yummy!!!

Today I have my dt card for Charisma and once again I have used a sweet sugar nellie image called picking apples. She's quite an old one but I just adore her and I used my very neglected K & Co papers.I used the fabulous sketch from the sugar bowl challenge blog, love it so versatille.


sugar bowl- kiki's sketch

There's lots of exciting things happening over at Charisma this week so please take a look here!!

This week we have Team Carly playing along and our challenge is...


(Pick horizontal or vertical 3!)
- Flowers , Gems, Circles
- Pearls, Masking, Ribbon
- Glitter, Squares, Charms

(Please could we ask that you tell us in your post which you've used! thank you kindly!)

And what can you lovely crafters win this week???

Prize One
We'd like to give a warm welcome back to our regular sponsor!

One lucky winner will win a $20 Voucher to there online superstore!! (not inc p&p)

Prize Two
We are so thrilled to be able to work with some of Pink Cat Studio's fantastic Digis too! One lucky lady or guy!! Hehe will win 5 Digital Stamps of their choice!! How fab is that?

Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun and whimsical stamps to inspire your creativity. They have a huge selection of super cute digi and rubber stamps to choose from and they add more each week. Owner and artist Melissa started PCS in 2005 and over the years nothing has excited and inspired her more than to see your creations with her stamps. Melissa’s goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with her designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!

what do you think??? amazing yeah!! well I think so lol

For all of you who are starting your christmas projects Sarah Hurley has a freebie here

Well that's it from me today but I'll be back tomorrow with my dt card for Stampin for the weekend.