Tuesday, 31 July 2012


Hello friends! Another age since I’ve been on here – really must get into the habit of trying to post a bit more often! We are into the second week of holidays already, but loving every minute of it! I haven’t done as much crafting as I wanted to, but we had such gorgeous weather last week that I spent most of it outside! I had a wonderful birthday and got thoroughly spoilt – my other half bought me the full set of Distress Markers!!!!! I have been playing with those, and think I may have cracked it a bit, but still a long way to go! I got loads of money too, which was spent on stash, so I do have plenty to keep me busy!!

My card today will once more be winging its way to South Africa for my cousin’s husband. He rides quite regularly, so I thought the Lili of the Valley image quite appropriate! The little tag pulls out from behind the image and says Dream on it!

What I have used:
Image and Sentiment – Lili of the Valley
Cogs and tag – Tim Holtz
Fence – Marianne
Papers – BoBunny Double Dot
Coloured with Tim Holtz DIs

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Die Cuttin Divas – Challenge #76 Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays – #79 Anything goes
Try it on Tuesday – Anything goes for July
Cupcake Craft Challenges – Cupcake 203 The Great Outdoors
Fashionista Challenge – Fashionista Challenge Baby or Birthday

Hope to see everyone again soon, thank you for taking a look!!

Love and light
Claire xx

Friday, 13 July 2012


Hello friends! Well, what an absolutely miserable day outside. It has rained non stop, and I’m back in boots for work again!! On top of that I have a stinking cold, just what I don’t need at this time of the year!

This card is for a friend at work’s daughter who graduated on Monday – we are all really proud of her! She is continuing on in September to do her Masters, and we all wish her the best of luck!


What I used:
Magnolia stamps – Tilda Celebration and Graduation cap
Sentiment – Lili of the Valley
Xcut dies
Magnolia doohickey dies – banner
Coloured with Promarkers
Tim Holtz alphabet die

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Crafty Creations – Challenge #178 Free for All
I Love Promarkers – Challenge #125 Circles
4 Crafty Chicks – Challenge #98 Stripes
Hanna and Friends – Challenge #149 Favourite Colours
Just Inspirational Challenges – Inspirational photo

Hope to see you all again soon, thanks for stopping by!

Love and light
Claire xx

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Lovely news…

Hello friends! Well, I received some lovely news yesterday that I have won 3rd place in the Desmet Designs challenge ‘For the Men and Boys’!!! So excited, and gives me hope!!

School is getting really intense at the moment, lots of last minute things to do before year end – I’m very glad that I have my crafting to come home to! Also looking forward to my birthday – two weeks today – as it marks the real beginning of the holiday as we are going in on the Monday to do year end!! Really can’t wait!!

Very proud of my baby girl today – she helped host a school Olympic sports event for over 800 children, and the feedback from some of my teachers that were there was very enthusiastic – she did us proud!! She also got to hold an Olympic torch, so it sounds like she had a really good day!

My card today was a birthday card for one of my teachers at school, and she absolutely loved it! It’s another Lili of the Valley stamp – they always get such lovely comments!


What I used:
Stamp – Lili of the Valley
Sentiment – Lili of the Valley
Papers – BoBunny
Roses – Wild Orchid Crafts
Coloured with Promarkers
Distress ink – Victorian Velvet

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Celebrate the Occasion – Challenge #70 Happy Birthday
Loves Rubberstamps – Challenge #8 Sweet Summer Days
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Strawberries and Cream
Fashionista Challenge – Challenge #4 Winged Things
Incy Wincy Designs – Summertime  ***Random Winner***

Hope to see everyone soon – thanks for visiting!

Love and light
Claire xx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Glad to be back…

Hello friends! It really seems like an age since I’ve been on here! I’ve had a bit of a health scare, but all sorted now, and ready and raring to go again!! We only have two weeks left at school until the Summer holidays, I really can’t wait! Six weeks of cards and crafting, decorating my craft room, spending time with my son when he comes home from uni, grabbing time when I can to spend with my daughter (I have to compete with the boyfriend!!), and starting my Christmas cards!! Yep, I said the dreaded ‘C’ word!!

I spent a lovely afternoon at Sir Stampalot today, watching a demo by the very talented Chris! I met some very talented ladies whose blogs I follow, so all in all a really good day – the wallet was a bit lighter when I came home, but I learnt some lovely techniques which I am very eager to try!! Roll on the Summer!

My card today is a birthday card for someone who is very special to me, far away in South Africa. So far away in fact, that this is the second card that I have made as the first didn’t quite make it to her thanks to the wonderful postal system, or lack of!! Jeanette has always been very complimentary about my cards, and I feel quite cross that her birthday card didn’t get to her, so I have remade it and will post it on Monday, and fingers crossed it will get to her this time! I hope she had a wonderful birthday in the meantime!


What I have used:
Papers – The Paper Loft ‘For the Record’ Heirloom and Diary
Spellbinders – Labels One, Rose Creations, Foliage, Classic Edges Two and Classic Decorative Inserts Two
Sentiment – Lili of the Valley
Marianne die – birdcage
Butterfly punch
Distress ink – Frayed burlap
Hobby House Embellishments – Bird cage with Hearts

I would like to enter the following challenges please:

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards – Challenge 16 Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps – Challenge 70 Metal Accent
Lili's Little Fairies – Anything goes
Cupcake Craftroom – July Challenge Layers
Fussy and Fancy - Challenge 66 Fancy Folds

I hope everyone is having a good weekend!
See you soon!

Love and light
Claire xx