Friday 23 September 2011

so vintage

Hello peeps how are your spending the start of your weekend? Im curled up on the couch enjoying a wee cheeky blue wicked about to watch the other boleyn girl film. Not quite sure how long I'll be able to stay awake though lol

tonight I share my project for sarah hurley challenges, another wee tag. I'm loving these at the minute and I'm considering making a few for xmas presents.

Our theme this week is


Hope you enjoyed my project, I'll be back over the weekend with some halloween projects.

hugs Clare x

Thursday 15 September 2011

Charisma Cardz Challenges- SKY

Good morning bloggers how are we today. It's a gorgeous day here, blue skies and a few white fluffy clouds but its very very cold. Now normally I'd be out tidying the garden getting it all cleared for the autumn/winter but I have a poorly wee boy today so no going out for me or my eldest Arran. Mmmm might try and get some colouring done that's if I can scrape lewis off my body lol

Talking of weather we have a fabulous challenge over at Charisma this week and without trying to be too biased it's a goodie.

Our theme this week is


I have had these sky papers for years, hubby was on a business trip to America and he came back with some amazing papers and embellishments. It was a lovely surprise to find them in his suitcase other than the usual dirty laundry lol.

I have used lots of my all time favourite things on my card this week, my love of LOTV stamps, my flower punch and my rafia lace. I have also used my recent addiction sizzix tag die and my fabulous Sarah Hurley cloud stamp. I think clouds are on trend at the moment as I've seen loads of blogs using them.

Now you know me I love my blue promarkers so this was the perfect excuse to dig them out lol If your interested the colours I used are china blue, cornflour and blue pearl.

looking for a challenge then check out these

sarah hurley challenges- recycle

stampin for the weekend- tickled pink

Well thats all from me today

Ta Ta

hugs Clare x

Friday 9 September 2011

Tickled pink

Hello my lovelies, how are you all. Hubby very kindly brought home a bottle of rose wine and a curry so this is one appointment I'm not going to be late for. Tonight I share with you my dt card for Stampin up for the Weekend, it's a thankyou card my mum asked me to make. It's been ages since I have inked up this manga in fact I had forgotten I had her!!

The theme this week is

Tickled pink

I made an envelope pocket card for a wee change and it's not as difficult as I thought.

Well that's me for now. Hubby has got me some Sugar Nellie stamps for my birthday (sunday) so I might have a card to share soon.

ta ta


Thursday 8 September 2011

Sarah Hurley dt card

Good evening bloggers, how are we this week? Today we have a brand new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges and the fabulous Natalie has a fantastic challenge this week for you guys.She has chosen the theme


Now the only recycling I do is the rubbish bins at home so this was a huge challenge for me. but you know what, it was so easy. I just went with the flow, normally I fret over every single detail, always clean and simple and everything just has to be perfect, no flaws. it just in my dna to be like that. But sometimes it feels like hard work, always aiming for the perfect card. But it wasn't about that today, it was about having fun, trying this, trying that and everything just seemed to work so effortlessly. It's like I've thrown the rule book out of the window and the funny thing is in my eyes it's turned out the same way, perfect. So thanks Nat for getting me out of my comfort zone. So this is what all the fuss been about...

*** challenges ***

stamp something-use a dig
OSATT- use a digi
totally papercraft-not a card.

and another

This time I have used scraps from previous cards, that didn't quite make it or it's been recycled likethe kraft card from a papermill box. It's quite funny, while I was making the card the string kept moving, bending not the way I would like but today I just thought bugger it leave it be and I really love the quirky look. Also it's not about what you don't have but what you do have. I used this weeks fabulous sketch over at sketch saturday and they show lots of bunting some stamps some dies. if your like me I don't own any so what did I do make my own lol isn't that what us crafters do lol

**** challenges ****

sketch saturday- sketch
papertake weekly- anything goes
creative card crew- anything goes
paperplay challenges.- 2 or more stamped images

I have rambled way too much tonight but before I go I want to say a huge thankyou for all your lovely comments recently and to all my new followers.

Enjoy the rest of tonight and I'll be back tomorrow.

nigh night

clare x

Thursday 1 September 2011

Sleepy bunny

I can't believe how tired I am today, I think my hectic week finally caught up with me big style. Of course I have a million and one things to do tonight, well 5 really but I am really struggling to keep my wee eyes open. I may need to delegate 4 of them to hubby I think asking him to make a card would be pushing it lol.

Anyway we have another fabulous challenge over at charisma and our theme is


So be adventurous as you like or keep it simple.

I choose the simple route and as usual I added a little gingham. You weren't expecting anything else were you? I have a new project banging about my head and I can promise you there's not a gingham paper in sight lol.

Here is my card, colour combo green and black so not me but love the look.

I used this gorgeous image from sugar nellie and followed an amazing sketch over at the sugar bowl challenge blog. I am def going to make another card using this sketch so many possibilities. Well that's me folks for today and hopefully I'll be tucked up in bed before midnight. So take care and thanks for popping by

luv ya

Clare x