Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Well what a Wasted Day !!!!

Today I had to stay in bed as my broken foot was very sore and the bruising seems to be getting worse. I hated every minute of it and not being able to craft made it even worse.  I will not be doing that again.  Tomorrow I intend to craft away as I have Mothers Day Cards to make, an 80th Birthday Card and some  Wedding Invite Samples to do.

I am off to have crafty dreams now so night night

Claire xx
Sunday, 24 February 2013

Been a Busy Bee

Well I have been  a busy bee and have been creating non stop for  the May issue of Creativity Magazine.  I have made some lovely things with the Gorjuss Girl Collection which is so amazing. I will show you what I made after the issue is published.  I also had to make some things for a baby shower using the New Arrival Forever Friends Collection which is so cute.

Next week the March issue of Creativity is released and you can see my cute  makes with some more Forever Friends.  This is a new collection called Just a Note and I am sure your going to love it as much as I did.

Its getting quite late now so I will say Good Night my crafty friends.

Claire xx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Valentines Card for my Hubby

Thought I would show you the card I made for Hubby for Valentines Day.

I used  Me to You papers and cut the heart out with an xcut nesting die. To add texture to the heart I embossed it and added some bakers twine and a button,  The sentiment is from Lili of Valley.

Hubby loved the card.

Bye for now

Claire xx
Monday, 11 February 2013

Shabby Chic

I have entered this card into the Shabby Chic Happy Campers Challenge - http://happycamperscc.blogspot.co.uk/

I wanted to make a very Shabby Chic Card so I distressed the edges of my papers and inked them.  To add even more texture to the card I added glossy accents to my flowers and the heart.  This style is a little different to what I  normally do but I really enjoyed making this card and I will defiantly be trying out some other Shabby Chic Techniques.
Lots of crafty hugs
Claire xx


Well I have got to say the Papermania Vintage Notes Collection  is one of my favourite.The colours are soft but burst with texture and I love the fresh twist on the shabby chic look

I made this card for my friend's 35th Birthday and added the butterflies which are cut with a spellbinders die.I also made the envelope, just look how pretty the papers are.

You're the Greatest

I wanted to make a card for my hubby as he is the Greatest. He has so much patience, and has looked after me so well since my accident .He has put up with my moans and groans and my frustration with the crutches.

I downloaded the papers from the  Docrafts Creativity Club and added the boat paper from the Forever Friends Retro Collection along with the d├ęcoupage and sentiment from the same kit.  I finished off with some bright red ribbon  and blue buttons. What a cute card  and hubby loved it.

Bye for now

Claire xx
Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Fairy Card

Well while I have been at home nursing my broken foot I have managed to get on with some card making.  I made this card for a friend with one of  my favorite Lili of the Valley Stamps.  The papers are printed from one of the many papers I have stored on my computer. I have colored the fairy with promarkers and have layered her onto a scalloped circle die from Spellbinders. The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley.  I have finished of the card with ribbon and sparkly gems.  I will be submitting this card for my Craft Qualification Unit 1 test.
Saturday, 2 February 2013

Broken Foot

Well the day started off great, I went to see Becky James today doing her Demo's in Poole.  I picked up some great tips and I loved the cards that Becky made.  On my way back to my car I was just going up some steps when some kids behind me were messing around and one fell into me and I went flying. I have a broken foot in 3 places.  I am in plaster now.  I an not a happy bunny and have to go back to hospital on 7th Feb to see if they need to operate.