Friday 2 November 2012


Good morning peeps

I don't know about you but I'm not liking this rain one little bit unless I'm out running in it of course!lol

This morning I have a fun little tag to share with you and check me out using staples! Not something I'd  normally do but I've seen it on a few of my fabby friends blog and thought yeah why not. Do something different for a change.

The  reason for sharing is that we have a brand new challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges. My wonderful friend Nat has chosen the theme this month...

Bright colours 



Perfect for this time of year don't you think?

The papers,sentiments and ghost digi image is from Sarah's Witching Hour Collection. I also couldn't resist using my new bat die cute!

If your a huge fan and would like to join in the fun with Sarah and the rest of my design team members then why not submit an entry for our second edition of our Look Book. Exact details can be found over on Sarah's blog here! Can't wait to see all your wonderful projects.

That's all from me today so thanks once again for popping by 

and hope you have a fantastic weekend planned

hugs Clare x

Thursday 1 November 2012

First Christmas

Evening all!

How are we on this cold,wet and miserable night?

 Tonight I'm sharing with you a card I made for our brand new challenge over at Charisma. This week we have a recipe theme....

1 image
2 papers
3 embellishments

We have some fabulous sponsors this week who have amazing prizes up for grabs.For more details and inspiration from the dt please click here!

Below is my first Christmas card of the year, I know nothing like leaving it to the last minute to get started. But it's a start and you never know perhaps I will finish on time...haha who am I kidding lol 

Thanks for stopping by

Clare x

Thursday 18 October 2012

Forever Friends

Goodmorning my lovelies 
and a big hello to all my new followers. 

Today I'll be sharing with you one of my all time favourite images, it's called 'lots of love' by Forever Friends. I just think these bears are just the cutest and such a joy to colour. 
 For months now I have seen some amazing projects using the kraft colour combo and I new instantly I just had to have a go! For such a simple product boy was it difficult to choose,which leads me to a big shout out to my wonderful design team buddy Carol. She very kindly sent me a sample of kraft cardstock and was also a little bit naughty by introducing me to a wonderful online craft many goodies that I 'need' ha ha.

So another two weeks have whizzed by and we have a brand new challenge over at Charisma.This week my team mate Caz has chosen the theme...


here's today's card..

once again we have some amazing sponsors and don't forget the design team have created some wonderful projects which should inspire you to join us...check them out here

That's all from me 
hugs to you all
 and I hope your having a fabulous day!

Clare x


Thursday 4 October 2012

Badda Bing

Goodmorning all!

Brrrrrrrrr! it's freezing outside this morning. This of course resulted in a rather chaotic school run, spent ages trying to find gloves that not only matched but fitted and that the boys liked *sigh* Time for a clear out and a trip to the shops!

My project that I'll be sharing with you today is for our new challenge over at Charisma and this week the lovely Vanessa has chosen our theme....


in other words shiny or bling

Once again we have some amazing sponsors on board giving away fabulous prizes this week. Exact details can be found on our challenge blog here


Whenever possibly I always take my camera with me. Sometimes the children love posing for the camera but then they're times when they are shouting 'mum not again'! So it's not surprising that many of my pictures are taken when they are distracted,busily playing and unaware of the camera. What better way to capture precious moments than on film and to then have them turned into a scrapbook page.

This picture was taken when we went to Burntisland with friends of ours during the summer holidays this year.It was a typical summers day in Scotland, one minute your slapping the sun cream on to protect you from the sun, next your sitting on a blanket having a picnic in the rain!  By the end of our day we were soaked to the bone but everyone was still smiling and giggling.... now that's what you call a fun adventure!

That's all from me this morning however I'll be back later today with another scrapbook page I made for Sarah Hurley Challenges. Can't wait? then check out our challenge blog here!

Big hugs to all my followers both old and new

Clare x

Thursday 6 September 2012

Seeing double

 Good evening all how are we today?

I'm sat here looking out my craft room window while the rain batters against the glass and the trees are swaying manically to and fro and thinking, is this the start of Autumn already? yuk!! I'm still expecting my summer to arrive but I reckon I have a long wait ahead *sigh* As much as I enjoy running in the rain I wouldn't mind swapping it for a trip to the beach and giving my bikini one last airing lol 

However there's one thing I don't have to wait on and that's our brand new challenge over at Charisma.

This week our theme is....


Super easy one for you this week!!!! We want to see double images!!! double papers, what ever that's double!

 Please remember only 3 entries per person and no more than 10 challenge links!.

We are proud to have the following sponsors :

Crafty Ribbons

The Lovely Ali from Crafty ribbons has so kindly donated TBA for a lucky winner this week! If you've not been to Crafty Ribbons shop online OMG where have you been i mean... there are sooooo many wonderful lush ribbons go on have a peek!! you know you want to!!!
Digi Doodle Shop, who are offering 1 lucky winner a $10 voucher each to spend in their online shop! Wow!  
I think the weather influenced my choice of image this week as I dug out my Sugar Nellie Autumn kit but I must have still been thinking of summer as I pulled out my favourite papermania papers. For those who visit my blog regularly will tell you how much I love my blue promarkers so they came out for a wee play too ;-)

well that's it from me for now but I reckon later tonight I might actually take time out from my hectic life and spend some time blog hopping...just because I can.
take care


Thursday 30 August 2012

Something Magical

Good afternoon all...

stand up who stole the summer hols? Don't you think they have whizzed by this year?  It's been a bit crazy in the Broon's hoose so I shouldn't really be that surprised. However with both boys now in nursery and primary one  this week I'm hoping life will settle down a bit.

Today I'm sharing with you my DT card for Sarah Hurley's a little late but I won't bore you with the details. Instead I'll tell you how much fun I had making my very first shaker twisted easel card. It's something I have been wanting to try for a long time now and I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt. Anyway....

Our new monthly challenge theme is.....


and this time we will be sponsored by thee Joanna Sheen who will be giving this months winner a whopping £10 voucher to spend in her online fab is that!!

For this challenge I decided to use elements from Sarah's wizard school mini's just stinking cute and perfect for the wee boys in our lives.

my colouring is a bit poo due to my promarker ice grey 1 and 3 drying up but other than that I'm pretty pleased..not bad for a male card lol

If you want to join us and see oodles of inspiration from the rest of the dt team you will find the challenge blog


Thanks again for stopping by and fingers crossed you won't have to wait too long for my next post.

hugs Clare

Sunday 12 August 2012

Santa's Workshop

Good afternoon peeps...are you all enjoying this glorious sunshine? Lets hope it remain this way for the time being.

Today I've got a card to show you using some of the elements from Sarah's new Santa Workshop craft cd & digi kit.

I'll admit I was struggling a bit to get into the festive spirit of things with the hot sunshine blazing through my window. But desperate times require desperate measures so I took it upon myself to create a Christmas Playlist of my all time favourite songs and blast them out my speakers. You can't help but giggle when you hear 'baby it's cold outside' sung by Margaret Whiting and John Mercer and not Bing Crosby and Doris Day as most would believe. And once you start playing around with Sarah's cd it's hard not to get lost and forget that it's only the middle of August.

Below is a cheeky wee card....aren't those poloroid pics just adorable!

more details about Sarah's Santa Workshop can be found here!

well that's it for me and hopefully it won't be too long til my next post.

but until then a huge shout goes out to my followers both old and you and all the little comments you leave!!

hugs Clare

Thursday 2 August 2012


Good evening are we all today?

I'm super excited as I can finally reveal one of the best kept secrets that we on Sarah Hurley's Design Team have been bursting to spill. I know you are just dying to know what all the fuss is about so I have posted below exactly what's going Sarah's very own words!

I apologise for the epic post but it had to be done so sit down, get yourself comfy and grab a cuppa


Today I'm totally thrilled to introduce my new product range, something I have been working on for months and months, so I can bring you a system rather than just a product. This new range, my new love, is Documented365!

The idea for Documented365 came from the realisation that the best things, the funniest things, the happiest moments are not always when they are "supposed" to be, not just on Christmas, our Birthdays, at our special occasions, often they happen in every day life and are quickly missed, moved on from, because the camera isn't to hand, we weren't expecting it, it wasn't planned for. Not any more! With this easy system and product range, you can quickly put together those memories and record everyday things you may not have before. Instagram pictures, tweets, funny things your husband / child / friend said that cracked you up - all those things you don't want to forget.

You can also capture parts of your everyday life, this year I have been tracing my family history with and as I'm finding people I wish I knew more, what their favourite outfit was, what they liked to do, how they used to live - now I can leave that for future generations of my family - my first records include, whats on my desk, my favourite outfit, how I wore my hair that day, my obsession with vintage headscarves, my nail polish colours - it may seem silly but this is the stuff you will look back on fondly, that your children / grandchildren / great grandchildren will want to know - it what makes you who you are.

I wanted a system that was easy but didn't take away the creativity - something I could use just to write something on and stick a picture on if I wanted but something I could also get very creative with and use to make scrapbook layouts, mini albums, smash book pages and so much more and with this mix and match collection you choose the pieces to make your perfect collection!

The first 22 kits launched today with lots of new products coming over the next few weeks (both digital and physical products) you can see them all here in my shop.

There is also a fab competition over on the Documented365 blog courtesy of our sponsor Prinstagram who have donated a bumper prize! You have 3 chances to win, so don't miss out!

This is just part of her story,the rest you will find here!


Below is my project which I created using just a fraction of the documented 365 elements

thanks for stopping by

hugs Clare x

Friday 27 July 2012

Thanks a bunch

Morning are we?

I very unfashionably late with this card, whatever happened to having more time during the summer holidays. It would seem I'm busier than ever and I feel like I have lost a day this week since getting back from my trip to London. 

We have a brand new challenge starting over at Charisma this week and the lovely Jan has chosen our theme of


this basically means your card has to have the same shades of colour and I can't wait to pop by your blogs soon and see all your wonderful creations.

We are sponsored by the following peeps who have once again have some amazing prizes up for grabs....
Prize One - 

Buy our digi stamps here...

One Lucky winner will receive Your Choice of SIX Digi's from Digistamp Boutique!

The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique are offering 5 digis of the winners choice! 
 please hop on over to Charisma where you'll find ooodles of inspiration.
I'll be back soon with my dt Altered project for Sarah Hurley Challenges. If you cant wait til then you'll find the challenge blog here

once again thanks for stopping by and I'll catch up with you all soon

hugs Clare x

Thursday 12 July 2012

Domestic Goddess

Evening All

As promised I will be sharing with you my new dt card for Sarah Hurley Challenges. Elaine is our host this week and she has chosen the theme


nice and easy huh?Yes so no excuse for not joining in lol Once again Sarah is sponsoring us this week with an amazing prize.

 I actually have a funny story about this card.Would you believe that I got so engrossed in making my card that I stupidly forgot to put the buttons on...oooopsi lol Luckily there was some space to squeeze in a couple and I think I got away with it this time hee hee 

After spending hours drooling over Sarah's new retro home I decided to use the following

papers- retro star,multi-dot and stripe
sentiment-hand stitched 'with love'
digi stamps- kettle,housewife,scales and workshop

everything else is used from my stash

If you love this kit as much as I do you can purchase it here

right I'm off to bed..tiredness is kicking in big time. Thanks to all my new and old followers for stopping by and leaving some wonderful comments.I'll be popping by your blogs soon.

take care
hugs Clare

Time Flies

Good afternoon...

How are we all today? The title of my post pretty much sums up my days especially when your out having fun..time just seems to whizz by!Anyway today I'm sharing with you my dt card for Charisma and this week I have set the challenge and I have chosen the theme


You can go as adventurous as you like or add just that little magic touch. I found a piece of ribbon that I took of an old gift bag so that was the deciding factor for my colour choice this week. I don't normally make green cards but this was a lot of fun and it's nice every now and again to get out your comfort zone.

I'm a bit disappointed that I couldn't get a great picture but it's been raining pretty much everyday now for two weeks. However that hasn't stopped me from running out in it like I did last fact it made it all more interesting lol

So you'll be wondering who our sponsors are this week and what amazing prizes are up for grabs..well check out the details below.

Prize One - 

Redonkulous Designs is a new store that just opened up Sept. 2011.  The owner and artist behind the store is Sheryl Brown, who is a wife, a mother (expecting her second child this coming August 2012!), and full time Senior Illustrator.  She studied animation and fine arts, and has spent 10 years of her career designing characters and working on several television shows.  Her style of characters are inspired by Disney, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, family, and her own personal experiences which are reflected in her store.  Redonkulous Designs is filled with cute, and funny high quality images that appeals to a wide audience!  The beauty of her store is her attention to her fans' input, which helps evolve her designs to accommodated a broad spectrum of themes.  If you enjoy Redonkulous Designs' artwork and images, become a fan on her Redonkulous Designs Facebook Page and flaunt your Redonkulous creations!

Meljen's Design's one lucky winner will win there choice of 4 Digi's! 
Pretty amazing...I'll look forward to visiting your blogs to see what wonderful projects you have entered this week. If your looking for some inspiration please check out the rest of the design team here

That's all from me just now but I'll be back later today with my other dT card for sarah hurley challenges.

lots of hugs
clare x

Thursday 28 June 2012

Dimention and texture

Evening all!!

Have you had a fabby day? Mine has pretty much been non stop and most of my time was spent at school. Both boys had parties followed by a volunteers tea party and finally the summer service. It was Arran's last day as he will be moving on to primary 1 after the summer holidays. I thought I would cry but no I was very brave until I got home and read a poem Arran. It's hard to believe how grown up he is getting and how quickly at that.

So tonight I'm sharing with you my dt tag for our challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges. I made it using Sarah's Woodland Whimsey stamp set and papers. Isn't that little owl just so adorable?

We also have a fabulous prize up for grabs from Letraset

Our challenge for you this week is 

Dimension and Texture 

I've just finished two hours of zumba and so far this week I have ran two 5k runs so my brain and body are a bit tired...early bed I think for me.

So take care and hope you all have a lovely weekend

hugs Clare x

Never too Old

Morning all!!

Is the sun shining where you are? Or are you looking out your windows watching the rain bounce off the pavements like I am :-( I do hope summer has not been cancelled lol. I do hope not I've got 8 weeks off work and two children to entertain rainy days are simplt not part of my agenda.

So today I'm sharing with you my dt for Charisma.It's actually a card I made a while back...well when I say made I actually mean lying in bits on my desk just waiting to be stuck together. I just needed a spare 5 mins to do it which these days is pretty hard to find.

This stamp was given to me by a very good friend of mine for my's one of my favourite LOTV stamps then again I do love them all!! The sentiment is just perfect for this image.I absolutely believe 100% that you are never too old for a hug. For me a hug just says it all and is perfect for so many situations whether it be to comfort someone, to say goodbye, to celebrate or perhaps to show someone how much you have missed them. Of course the best ones of all are the ones I get from my children....the just because ones lol.

Our challenge this week is nice and easy..

 Anything goes

 please check out our blog to see what yummy prizes are up for grabs not to mention the other DT creations.

Well folks that's all from me this morning but I will be back later with my DT card for Sarah Hurley Challenges.

take care

hugs Clare

Tuesday 19 June 2012


Design Team Call!

It's been almost a year since I've had a DT call and I've been asked I think every single week when the next one would be, well here it is! :o)

I'm very lucky that all the existing DT girls are staying with me, (we are like a little family by now, lol) but we are looking to add 2-3 people to our existing small friendly team.

You must be comfortable with at least one of the following - traditional paper crafting and / or digi scrapping and / or hybrid crafting (i.e. CD's and digi stamps) - card makers, scrapbookers, digi scrappers, altered artists, art journalers all welcome! to work with my existing range of CD's, digi stamps, collage packs, digi kits etc... as well as all of the exciting new products being launched soon. (To view the product range and some samples you can check out my website or Facebook page)

You will be required to join in our Challenge Blog every other week and leave comments for entries as well as making samples for product releases, marketing purposes, shows and exhibitions.There will also be the opportunity to get involved with tutorials for Craft Academy and other projects. You must have a regularly updated blog with clear photographs of your work and be able to commit to at least a 6 month term.

As I mentioned, we are a friendly team with many of the girls with me since I first launched back in 2010, those who weren't already friends have become so over that time! We regularly have DT blog hops, internal competitions and prizes and opportunities to work with the other companies I am in partnership with.

To apply, please send me an email here with your blog link, a little about you and 2-3 pieces of your favourite work. Please also let me know what your speciality is - cards / scrapbooking / altered and mixed media art and / or other crafts and if you belong to any forums or have any galleries i.e. 2peas, flickr etc etc.... If you are a digi scrapper, please let me know what software you work with.

The call is open to UK and International applicants and will close at midnight GMT on 25th June - the new DT members will be notified approximately one week later. If you have any questions please ask via email We are looking forward to seeing your work!!

Let the fun begin! :o)

Sarah x

Thursday 14 June 2012

Charisma Dt Challenge - male cards

Goodmorning how are we all? Have any of you had the chance to see the Olympic torch yet? Yesterday myself and the boys did just that in my hometown along with a few other hundred children from Arran's school. Was I excited? god yeah! Who wouldn't be, the perfect opportunity to see and play a small part of history in the making. I loved it all, hearing the children cheer and scream as the floats and the torch bearer went by, watching the children waving their flags and torches, not to mention the smiles of their faces when the cocoa cola float handed out free bottles of juice. The place was just buzzing proving that still in this day in age we can when we want to show real community spirit. A day I know for sure I will never ever forgot and I don't think the boys will either.

So what exciting things are happening today...well we have a brand new challenge over at Charisma and our theme this week is...

 Male cards

.....did I just hear you all cringe at the thought. Well fear no more pop on over to our challenge blog and check out thee most amazing dt cards they will blow you away. So don't be scared, join in and who knows you may just be lucky enough and win one of our prizes that we have up for grabs. All details about our sponsors and prizes are over on our blog here.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

hugs Clare x

Friday 11 May 2012

Sarah Hurley Challenges- tags

Hi all how is everyone today? It's a bit miserable here today in Scotland it's cold, wet and windy yuk!! Needless to say my poor wee umberella took a right battering today but I'll be off to sunnier climates tomorrow so there's no rush to go out and buy another one just yet!

I know it's been ages since my last post, but I have got so much going on at home, some good stuff and some not so good which has meant I'm taking a small break from my dt commitments. So it's going to be a little quiet around here for a little while. However I will try and pop by your blogs from time to time just to keep me sane lol

So today I'm sharing with you a little tag I made for Sarah Hurely's new challenge.

 Our theme this week is


Our very own Princess Sarah is our sponsor this weeks and she has 3 amazing prizes up for grabs. Exact details can be found here

Here's my tag using left over scraps from a previous project

Once again my fabulous teamies have made some amazing projects and again all very different. Please check them out here and leave some love if you can.

Before I head off to sort out some last minute holiday stuff I'll share this friendship poem that a very special friend of mine sent. I am so thankful for having some pretty amazing friends especially those who have been there for me through the good and the bad know who you are lol

I got your back you got mine
I'll help you out anytime
To see you hurt to see you cry
makes me weep and wanna die.
And if you agree to never fight,
wouldn't matter who's wrong or right.
If a broken heart needs a good mend,
I'll be there, right to the end.
Your cheeks are wet from drops of tears,
Don't worry,let go of your fears.
Hand in hand love is sent
We'll be friends TIL THE END!!

take care and thanks for all the comments you have left


Clare x

Friday 27 April 2012

Sarah Hurley Challenges- Home

Goodmorning how are we all? I'm sorry but it's just a quick post from me today and that's to tell you about our new challenge over at

Jaine is our host and she has chosen the theme


I 've used papers and elements from Sarah's new Britannia cd

Please check out the rest of the dt projects,they are amazing.

take care

Clare x

Friday 20 April 2012


Yikes bloggers changed!! so this post is taking me ever so slightly longer and lack of sleep is not helping. If I could crawl back to bed I would lol.

Today we have a brand new challenge over at SFTW and our theme this week is 


We are sponsored this week by

and they are offering this fabulous stamp as a prize

I'm so jealous...I would love to win this lol

for more details about this challenge please click here

Below is my dt card

I seem to have lost my sparkle so to speak but after a lot of digging around my craft room I came across some sparkly gems....perfect!

I have been rather guilty lately of neglecting my Sugar Nellies and it's been months and months since I last entered their challenge which does sadden me as there was a time I used to enter almost weekly.

I'm thinking the pictures are little on the dark side so if the sun comes out to play I'll retake them.

I have entered the following challenges....

Sugar Nellie- sketch
Fussy and Fancy- die cuts and punches
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop- to die for
Lexi's Creations- dies
Craft your passion- dies and punches

Thanks again for stopping by and taking time out to leave a comment, I really do enjoy reading them. Hope you all have a lovely weekend

hugs Clare

Thursday 19 April 2012

Charisma Cardz Challenges- Shabby Chic

Morning all...are you looking for a super new challenge? Well as it happens your in luck. But before I get onto that I'd like to wish my dad a fabulous birthday....he's 60 today.

Now where were we,oh that's right, a super new challenge and it's over at Charisma.

This week it's Carlys turn to host and she has chosen the theme


If I'm honest I wasn't entirely sure what shabby chic was and it scared the living daylights out of me delving into the unknown. There's also that added pressure of being a dt member, I'm supposed to inspire you yet there was me nervously scouring blogland for inspiration, praying I could pull this style off. Did I succeed? I'm not entirely convinced but it sure was fun. So if your thinking this challenge isn't for you I say give it a go and you may surprise yourself perhaps even produce a project you might be proud of.

We have two amazing sponsors this week, prize details can be found here and not only that Zoe from bunny Zoe Crafts is very kindly giving anyone who enters our challenge this week

10% off their order

how amazing is that!

Please check out my dt card below

feeling inspired then join us here

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges

sketch saturday- sketch

any questions please feel free to leave a comment.

enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.

hugs Clare