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Tuesday, 22 February 2011


Here is a cute little Post-It holder and calendar set I made for my friend. And, yes, you guessed it, she loves dogs!!

I used 'Shep' cutting die from Little Claire's...

... and the paper is from Pink Petticoat.
Hope she likes them!

Brand New 'Rooms with a View' - A Sneak Preview!

Here is a sneak preview of some new stamp sets from Little Claire's Designs. They are being launched live on air on Create and Craft at 10am. Steve will be demonstrating how to make them, so book your spot in front of the TV, grab a coffee and a biscuit and enjoy!

Here are two of the stamp sets:

Beach Hut:-

As you can see, the Beach Hut doors open to reveal the fab lady hiding behind her towel!

I coloured the image and sentiment with Promarkers and added Card Candy.
In this second card, I used a browns and sepia tones to give a vintage feel:

I coloured the images with Distress ink.
This is such a fab stamp set for men - I don't know one man who doesn't like to potter about in a shed or garage!!

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a spanner embellishment.
For the second card, I used the 'inside' stamp. The stamp set is so versatile that the images work just as well together or on their own.

I made a diamond fold card, added papers and card candy and coloured the image with Promarkers and Sakura pens.
Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Darkroom Door Workshop

I had such fun yesterday - I went to Dawn Bibby's Design Studio for a Darkroom Door Workshop. And the workshop was delivered by none other than Rachel Greig, one of the founders of Darkroom Door.
We made four cards using some fantastic stamps from the Paris collection:

Here are the cards in more detail:

Stamped onto glossy card, coloured with Marvy Le Plume pens and mounted. Simple but extremely effective.

This card was made using a Grungeboard shape and distressing the edges of the image and sentiment. I've never used Grungeboard before but I'm pretty sure it wont be long before I have some in my stash!

Another first for me - Alcohol Inks!! I coloured the glossy card with alcohol inks and then stamped over it with the Montmarte stamp. The background card was stamped with a ticket stamp in Sepia.

For this card, I stamped the Eiffel Tower image twice, distressed the backgrounds and then cut out one of the Towers. This was simply mounted on 3D foam. Finally, I added Glossy Accents to the Paris postmark to give it definition. Stunning!
I cant wait for my next workshops!!
Have a nice weekend xx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Brand new challenge at Little Claire's Designs

Fantastic news!! Little Claire's Designs are holding their first blog challenge. The theme is 'Anything Goes' which is a great way to get the ball rolling.

Here is my DT card:

I used 'Sam' and coloured him with Distress inks. It is such a cute image!

I used my nesties to cut out the image....

and added background paper and sentiment from The Cutting Cafe.

The challenge is on for another 2 weeks, so go on, give it a go. Remember, you don't have to use a Little Claire stamp but it would be nice to see one on your card.

More exciting new from Little Claire:-

Little Claire is now on Facebook. Simply search for Little Claire, their profile picture looks like this:

Facebook is a great way to keep up with what's happening at Little Claire and to see a great selection of their stamps and card samples.
And finally ......
Little Claire is back on Create and Craft, showcasing more new stamp sets.
They will be on channel Sky 671 or Freeview 36 on Wednesday 23 February at 10am.
Happy crafting xx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

In the Garden

Phew! I've been busy today...Last card now, I promise :)

I used 'In the Garden' stamp by Little Claire - coloured with Promarkers; Celebration Frame download by The Cutting Cafe; ribbon, glitter card, gems and textured card from stash.
Thanks for looking x

Congratulations on your engagement!!

Here is a card I made for a colleague's engagement:

Image is from Pink Petticoat, coloured with pencils.

Lace heart and pearls from stash, ticket from CuddlyBuddly.

Paper is a wallpaper sample!! I used my Nesties to cut the mat. Simples!!
Thanks for looking x

Brand New - Digis at Little Claire's Designs!!!!

Over at Little Claire's Designs they are celebrating their brand new digi images. They are giving away 'Lydia goes shopping' free!! So click on the link and get your free image :)

This is what you can make with her:

I am so loving my new Marianne D creatables :) They make such pretty embellishments.

The little sentiment ticket is from Cuddly Buddly and the Happy Birthday frame is from The Cutting Cafe.

I made the next card using 4 of the cute doggie images:

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentine :)

Here is the Valentine's card I made for my hubby. It's a bit different from the usual type of card I make as there is no image - a first for me!
The 'Be Mine' and 'I Love You' text is a downloadable background stamp from The Cutting Cafe.

The frame, swirls and flowers were made using Marianne Ds and inked with Distress inks. I added a few red heart gems too.

I also made a matching gift box to hold some goodies. Can you guess what they are?
Thanks for looking,
Happy Valentines Day xxx

Sunday, 13 February 2011

More Shabby Chic!

I was so inspired by the workshop I attended yesterday, that in the afternoon I made some shabby chic cards using my Little Claire's stamps:

'Drive my car'


I made my own background papers, distressed and embossed them and added ribbon, gems and Distress Stickles to finish them off!
Thanks for looking x

Shabby Chic Floral workshop

Yesterday, I attended a Shabby Chic Floral workshop. It was run by Trish Latimer (she is featured in this months Craft Stamper) and she is just brilliant! She is so down to earth and explains things clearly and always encourages you to try your own ideas.

I learnt quite a few new techniques, including dying lace and ribbon, making my own backing paper, using distress Stickles and I even learnt to use a Big Shot!! I though my faithful old Wizard was simple but the Big Shot was effortless....a change may be on the cards!

Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your weekend x

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