Tuesday, 29 May 2012

With thanks…

Hello friends! It seems like ages since I was on last – only last week, but time has flown!!I think I’ve been enjoying the good weather too much, although you kind of have to as you never know how long it’s going to last! We went to see friends at the weekend, to spend some much needed time with them and also to watch Eurovision – I confess, we are are secret Eurovisioners!! We had a really lovely weekend, the weather played along, and we even went celebrity spotting in the nearby village! My card today is a thank you card for them and will go in the post tomorrow.


Materials I have used:

Paper – Kaiser Craft  ‘These Days’

Distress ink – Crushed olive

Baker’s twine

Xcut dies

Cosmic pearl PVA


I would like to enter the following challenges please:

Crafty Cardmakers – Distress it

Incy Wincy Designs – Vintage

Our Creative Corner – Shabby Chic


Have a good day everyone

Love and light

Claire xx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Hello friends! What a beautiful day we have had – gorgeous blue skies and lots of sunshine! And they say tomorrow is going to be just as warm, can’t wait!! We’ve had a really busy day at school today interviewing for a new Deputy Headteacher, and I’m pleased to say that our acting DH got the job, so very well done to her! Now at least she can get her teeth into the job properly and make it her own! Went to dancing again last night, and added more onto the chacha, so now we will be able to do something that resembles something if we ever get up to dance somewhere (that sounded better in my head!!).


Congrats Sophie

What I used:

Papers – Kaiser Craft ‘These Days’

Stamp – Lili of the Valley

Bakers twine

Spellbinder die

Distress inks – Frayed Burlap

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA


I would like to enter the following challenges please:

City Crafter Challenge – A rose is a rose

Creative Craft – Distressing

Party Time Tuesdays – Vintage or Shabby Chic

My Craft Spot – Congratulations

Ooh La La Creations – Ribbon or Twine


Be back soon, thank you for looking!

Love and light

Claire xx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Flowers with love…

Hello friends! Feels really good to be back on here again – I haven’t been very well, so lost interest in absolutely everything, but hopefully on the mend and back to normal soon!

This past week has been quite hectic as well – we went to Norwich on Monday to see my son’s first photographic exhibition – awesome! My daughter started her AS level exams, so the stress in the house is quite palpable to say the least! She has her dance practical and second Biology tomorrow, so fingers crossed everything goes to plan…

I have taken the plunge and decided to enter a few blog challenges, so here goes…

LOTV with love


Papers – Kaiser Craft These Days

Stamp – Lili of the Valley

Spellbinder dies

Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts

Coloured with Promarkers


I would like to enter the following challenges please:

A gem of a challenge – Sketch and DT call

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle – flowers

Totally Gorjuss – pink and green

Card Makin Mamas – flowers

Sentimental Sundays – whimsical


Have a good week everyone, be back soon!

Love and light

Claire xx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Weekend Market inspired…

Hello friends! Been having a bit of a change around, and now using Windows Live Writer, so hopefully this all works out okay!

I bought the BoBunny Weekend Market 6x6 papers  a few weeks ago, and used it to make a card for a friend’s dad who is very special to me! Hope he likes it, and hope he had a fantastic 80th birthday on Thursday!


Right, off to play more and learn how to use this properly!!

Back soon!


Love and light

Claire xx

Saturday, 5 May 2012


Hello friends! Long weekend at last - it's been a long time coming, although the four week countdown to half term starts on Tuesday!!!

Tonight is my cousin's 21st birthday party, far away in South Africa! So wish we could be there, but we will be there in thought! Have a great party Dani!!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Love and light
Claire xx

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Good day today!

Hello friends! Well, they do say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, or is that wishful thinking?? Anyway, hopefully I'm back on track, and will be posting a bit more regularly!

I felt quite lucky today as I was one of the winners in the Docrafts April draw, and I have won a whole Boofle Collection!!! So looking forward to receiving it all in the post! I also made a new friend today who has a fantastic blog and runs a challenge blog, so I think I might give that a try!

My card today is for a special little girl far away whose birthday it is next week. I have been trying the vintage thing on cards, and think that I am getting a bit closer!!

Have a good evening, and I'll be back soon with another card!

Love and light
Claire xx