Wednesday 29 October 2014

Sarah Hurley 365

Today I have to schedule my post as I'll be having lots of fun at our Halloween party at Toddler group. It will be our the third and final one this week!!!

Anyway it's my turn to inspire you today over on the Sarah Hurley 365 blog where I'll be showing you how to create a concertina card. I had so much fun creating this project, one which I'll do again for sure.

Here's a little peek....

To see the rest pop over to our blog here.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you manage to squeeze a little craft time into your day!

Clare x

Thursday 23 October 2014

My latest Special Editions stamp release

I am so excited to announce my amazing news.

All 7 of my latest stamps sets are now available online in as part of Sarah Hurley's Special Edition range. How amazing is that! I still have to pinch myself that I have this amazing opportunity.

 My friend and co design team member Jaine has also released 4 stamps set, so it's a double celebration for team Hurley.

Below is a snipped of our new designs.

To see the full Special Editions range click here.

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Clare x

Friday 17 October 2014

Time For A Make Over

Happy Friday!

Things are certainly looking a lot different around here after a long overdue makeover. It's not that I didn't have time or couldn't be bothered I just didn't know how. A huge part was down to the fact that I'm not that technically minded and stuff like this scares me. But I've become a little braver these last few months and was ready for a challenge! lol

 So you can forgive me for smiling ear to ear and feeling slightly smug at what I achieved, never could I have imagined designing my own header.....ever!

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Clare x

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Sarah Hurley Project Life

Today it's my turn to inspire you all over on the Sarah Hurley 365 blog with a project life layout.

It's without doubt that this colour combination is my all time favourite from Sarah's 'A Few Of My Favourite Things' monthly kit.

I was going to show you one of the layouts in full but I'm going to be a little bit naughty and only show you a peek lol 

To see the full tutorial you can check it out here

We also have a Halloween challenge this month, to find out more details or enter click here


Well I gotta dash, it's the October break for the children and I so today we are planning on heading out to search for conkers. It's one of the reasons why I love this time of year.

 Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Clare x

Monday 6 October 2014

Sarah Hurley Challenges

Afternoon all!

I honestly can't believe how quickly the weekend went by and for me it was a pretty special one. Yesterday I completed my second half marathon and achieved a pb woo hoo! The walk back to the car seemed to take a lifetime and today I'm a little achey, but it's a good kind of pain lol.

I also had a meeting with my amazing friend Sarah Hurley which could have been a tad different, as just prior to it I had the hiccups oooops! I always feel so motivated and have a sense of direction after our chats and we always laugh......lots! so that makes me happy too.

Today I'm sharing with you a card I made for Sarah's Halloween theme challenge. I had so much fun and it really is a joy working with her products. I am so pleased how this turned out, so much better than I imagined. I'll be doing a post later on this month showing exactly how this card was made.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to say hello in my comments.
Clare x

Saturday 4 October 2014

Meet Sid The Robot

Today I'd thought I'd introduce a little robot stamp that I designed a year ago. Having two little boys it came as no surprise that my first ever stamp range would be boy/male related. The boys loved being my first critics and it made me smile when they loved 'Sid' as much as I did.

There are also two other robots in my stamp range another male called Ronnie and a female robot called Bity.

Here's an image of Sid that I coloured in this morning. I'll pop him on card later which of course I'll blog about later.

I've coloured him using my ice grey 3 & 5 Promarkers but I think he would look fab in bright colours too!

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Clare x

Friday 3 October 2014


Over on the Sarah Hurley 365 inspiration page I am sharing a card. I thought I'd have a play with my very own stamps which are part of the Special Editions range in Sarah's shop.

There are 6 stamp sets in total but here I have only used 2, the Fairy Garden and Flower Fairy stamp sets.

First I stamp, coloured and cut out the fairies, finally adding some glitter to their wings. I then stamped directly onto the card blank remembering to leave space for the two fairies at either end. I drew a bunting line between the two poles before stamping, colouring and cutting out the bunting. Foam pads were then added the back of all my cut outs before fixing to the card.

Here's a close up of the two fairies......

Promarkers used....

hair/hedgehog - burnt orange,oatmeal and honeycomb 
dress - oasis
belt - tulip yellow
bunting/butterfly/poles - tulip yellow,oasis and honeycomb

challenges entered.....


Thanks for stopping by

Clare x