Saturday, 26 November 2016

Pinterest..

..Hi guys - I hope you're having a lovely weekend! I've spent about 6 hours today going through ALL my scrapbook albums & making sure I have EVERY SINGLE layout photographed & uploaded on my Pinterest board!!!

A good job done!!!

I now have around 400 layouts uploaded so if you're ever stuck for inspiration head over & take a look through - there's bound to be something that gets you inspired! :)

CLICK HERE to head to my Pinterest!! 

Clair
xxx

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

John Bloodworth - All Counties Craft Challenge..

..ONLY TWO MORE SLEEPS!!!



I still can't believe we have the lovely John Bloodworth coming to spend the day with us!! I'm so excited & really cannot wait to find out what we're making. I have all John's kits being delivered to my house tomorrow & I might just have to have a little sneak peek in the boxes :) :)

All Counties Craft Challenge

Former Create and Craft employee, John Bloodworth, is embarking on a 12-month challenge - to spread creativity across the nation and raise money for a charity which is close to his heart.
John (42), who is also known as the Gentleman Crafter, will be touring all 92 historic UK counties, crafting with communities along the way in a bid to raise £20,000 in aid of Mind, a UK-based registered mental health charity.
John, who has suffered periods of depression and anxiety, said: "I know from my own experience that crafting is therapeutic. I’m hoping this trip will promote the benefits of crafting, raise awareness of mental health and raise valuable funds for Mind." We’re supporting John's epic adventure - following his journey, helping to fund-raise and bringing you the latest news from the All Counties Craft Challenge


Monday, 21 November 2016

Kathy Rac's 30 day colouring challenge..

..I'm still been playing along with Kathys colouring challenge, as you would've seen if you follow my Instagram account..but in case you missed them here are a few of my favourite cards so far..


These ones are all digi stamps from Mo Manning & coloured with my Copics...







I do love Mo's images!

Clair
xx

Thursday, 17 November 2016

I'm looking forward to...



Why not come along?...
It's just £3.50 for a whole night of fun & you get unlimited refreshments too!! :)

Click on the 'workshops' tab at the top to book your place!

Clair
xxx

Friday, 11 November 2016

1000 subscribers & Christmas give-away!!..

.. I have a MASSIVE give-away coming soon over on my Youtube channel, it's to celebrate me reaching 1000 subscribers & it's a Christmas gift for you!! 
I was already planning to do a Christmas give-away as a Thank you to you all, but then, amazing I reached 1000 subscribers!!! I still can't quite believe it! 1000 of you enjoy my crazy, crafty antics???!!
 It's unbelievable & amazing at the same time :)

  I know I've said it before but i'll say it again anyway - You Tube has become such a fun part of what I do, I love the comments & feedback I am getting from you guys & the fact that I can now share what I do with you & build a community worldwide is just amazing!

THANK YOU

anyway..on to the giveaway..

I have bought many many goodies to share with you & I've also been given LOADS of products from the following companies - who I deal with all the time & genuinely love a lot!! - they have been so generous..I can't wait for you to see all the goodies :)






Keep an eye on the Youtube channel - I don't want you to miss out :)

xxx




Tuesday, 8 November 2016

JOHN BLOODWORTH

...It's only 2 weeks until we have the lovely John Bloodworth heading to our group!! 

It's going to be such a fun day & we're raising money for chairty too.. If you've not heard about John & his All Counties Craft Challenge CLICK HERE what he's doing is just amazing!!



I can't wait!!!

Clair
xxx

Monday, 7 November 2016

Workshop card...

At workshop this week we're making a double spinner card.. 


..unfortunately the photos don't do this card justice, in real life it's actually very nice!..& to have both baubles spinning as the recipient opens the card is a great effect :)




This is one of those cards where it looks simple, but to assemble it is actually pretty difficult & time consuming!! :)

I hope you like it Paperettes & I'll see you Thursday xxx

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Monday, 31 October 2016

My Besties..

..Hi guys.. I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

I made this card for the November Besties challenge however the Besties blog is actually on hold for a moment as it's having a bit of a change around & I'm thrilled to say I'll be taking over the running of the design team as from January - I'm so excited!! I hope you agree with me that the Besties blog needs a make-over & bringing up to date! I'm really hoping I can make it a fun place to visit & I'm even thinking of having a facebook group run alongside it so all UK Besties fans can interact with one another easier....let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas..

but in the meantime here's my card..


I love this sailor girl!!

I actually struggled with the colouring a bit, but overall I'm please with how she turned out.



the card is a large 8x8 one & I used papers & embellishments for the Carta Bella 'Ahoy There' collection..


I hope she inspires you a little.

Thanks for popping by!

Clair
xxx

Saturday, 29 October 2016

1000 SUBSCRIBERS!!!!...

...I'm jumping around the house like a lunatic as I've woken up this morning to see that my YouTube channel has just hit 1000 subscribers!! YAY!!!! I'm thrilled! I honestly never thought it would ever get that many viewers. I'm so very glad I started Youtube, it's enabled me to share what I do with so many more people & I love that!



MASSIVE THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!!!

I really do love you guys, you inspire me to carry on filming & sharing not only the craft stuff which i'm passionate about, but also the silly shenanigans I get up to with my family too!! :)

I will course be doing a give-away to celebrate, so check out my 1000 subscriber video so see what you could win.

Clair
xxx

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Workshop card..

..this week at workshop we're doing FOILING!!! 

Sharni & I had a brilliant time at the WOW training day (vlog on youtube) & we've returned full of ideas & techniques to try.

I have tried foiling in the past but never had as much success as this..the technique they showed us is just perfect & gets good results every time!

Here's the card we're making..


*please excuse the poor iphone pics!


..it's a large 8x8 card with lots of texture - I LOVE IT!


Paperettes I'll see you Thursday xxx

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Besties...

...It's time for the Same But Different challenge over at the My Besties blog..

& here's my design team card...



..I totally enjoyed colouring her..she was fun & girly!!! I paired her with some papers from a 6x6 paper pad I picked up in the USA years ago.

I used my MFT die to make the 'note book' edge & the tag was made using a very old Stampin up stamp & matching punch.

I hope you like my card & that it inspires you to head over to the blog & play along!!

Clair
xxx

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Let's Get Sketchy Challenge...

..Hi Guys! Hope you are well...

Sharni challenged me to play along with the Let's Get Sketchy challenge this month & here's the layout I made...


..I'm not usually a massive fan of working from sketches, but I have to say it is making my scrapbooking a faster process & as I have soooo many layouts to catch up on I think it helps :)

These photos were taken back in April - It was Rosa, Austin & Lila's first ever visit to a circus & they loved it!!

The papers I used are all from the Echo Park 'Circus Party' collection.


Clair
xxx

Monday, 10 October 2016

Workshop card 13.10.16..

..This week at workshop we're going a little old school!! :) 

I wanted to play with my Justrite stamps again..so I pulled out this lovely birthday vintage labels four set. I also pulled out this butterfly stamp set I've had for absolutely ages & never used!! The vintage-y style of the butterflies worked perfectly with this card..


..we do a lot of distressing, both with inks & actually distressing the edges of the card.. I was never too sure about this technique but I have to say it was nice to do it again, it's a complete contrast to the clean & simple, cute Lawn Fawn type cards I've been making lately..



..Paperettes, I hope you like it & I'll see you Thursday

Clair
xxx

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