Saturday, 27 August 2016

Craft Stash Cards..

A while back I was asked design another batch of cards for Craft Stash
They kindly sent me some of their new dies to play with & here's what I made..




 These cards are on the Craft Stash website for you to see & I know they were also used on the promotional email that got sent out to all their customers too - so excites!! :) :) 

Can you tell I enjoy this?!?!? :)

If you wanted to buy the dies you can find the 'follow your dreams' die HERE & the 'dragonfly duo' dies HERE.

I hope they inspire you a little & I'll be back soon

Clair
xxx

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Monday, 22 August 2016

a card...

..Morning guys! I hope you had a lovely weekend..

One of my lovely friends hosted a BBQ for all of the Paperettes on Sunday, & although our weather hasn't been amazing lately thankfully the sun shone when we needed it to :) I did take the camera to try & vlog it for you but I'm not sure the footage was the best! we shall see :)

Sunday was also my friend Lynn's birthday & I made her this card..



I actually coloured the image a while ago as part of the Kathy Rac colouring challenge.


Such a pretty little Tiddyinks image! ADORABLE!! & that 'Happy Birthday' banner from Stampin up is just perfect :)

See you soon

Clair
xxx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Painshill Park..

..We had a lovely day out with the cameras yesterday & visited Painshill Park in Cobham, It's somewhere we'd never been (or even heard of) before which was great!..

The weather was absolutely perfect & managed to get a few nice photos..which I think you can see by clicking the link below..


..please let me know if that works? I've not shared a google+ album this this before??

Clair
xx


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Workshop card 18.08.2016..

..Hello my lovely blog readers! I hope you are all well?

Today i'm sharing the card my Paperettes & I will be making at workshops this week..


..It's something a little different for us, we usually stick to a more classic & safe style of card but to be honest I just really wanted to play with the MFT you're super stamp & die!! :)


It's actually technically quite challenging - it might not look it, but there's quite a lot going on in this card & I'm really hoping we get it all done in time :)

Hope you like it!

Clair
xx






Monday, 15 August 2016

Besties SBD..

..Hi guys! It's 'same but different' time again over on the Besties blog & this month we're all playing with this lovely image..



..I kept my card pretty simple as the image is a busy one. I coloured her with  my Copics as usual & then simply added some wink of stella to make her shimmer a little :) 


I hope she inspires you a little..

Clair
xxx

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Animal August..

..Hi everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely start to the weekend.. I managed to sneak a little time in the craft room earlier & made this card using these super cute stamps by Lawn fawn called Mom & Me..



...Isn't it sweet? who can resist those cute owlets :)

...Of course this card is just perfect for Animal August! #paperettesanimalaugust

Clair
xxx

Thursday, 11 August 2016

So exciting!...


I'm all prepared & have two lovely Bestie images printed & ready to colour tonight...I'm hoping to pick up some tips on how to colour eyes tonight :)

Clair
xxx

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

ANIMAL AUGUST...

... over in my Paperettes facebook group we're playing 'animal august' - all you have to do is make & share as many animal themed cards as you can throughout the month of august.

of course, even if you're not a paperette you're very welcome to play along - I'd love to see EVERYONE joining in!! 

 #paperettesanimalaugust 

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BTW..I'm loving playing with my new MFT dragons so i'm counting them as animals :)


I would love to see your cards!!!

Clair
xxx

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Craft Stash Cards..

Hello there & thanks for popping by!

Today I have this set of three cards to share with you..


..I actually made them a while ago but haven't been able to share them as they were a design project for Craft Stash.

Obviously you can buy all the dies over on the crafts stash website - but what I really think makes these cards stand out is the paper & embellishments -  I used the Simple Stories 'Say Cheese' collection & I think it worked perfectly with these movie themed dies :)





Clair
xx

Friday, 5 August 2016

MFT / My Favorite Things - Magical Dragons...

...I'm not normally into dragons & mythical things, but I just could not resist these cuties from the My Favorite Things new release...


..isn't he adorable?

I coloured him using Copics & used 'stormy sky' distress ink for the sky.

Here's the complete set... 


...& there are dies to match too if you want them - I was happy to fussy cut him out :)

I can't wait to play with these some more...


Clair
xxx


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Scrapbooking & vlogging..

...I've not been feeling the best today, I have a sore throat & a cold coming :( also it's gloomy, miserable & raining outside! so Sofie spent the day chilling with her friend indoors & I went into the craftroom to play. I decided I would go back through all my old files (on both the pc & the hard-drives) & double check I hadn't missed any photo's which should be scrapped - I found more than I expected!!! eeek!!!...I mean it's a good thing but I have just created a whole new load of work to do!!.. you'll see more if you watch my vlog when it goes up..but in the mean time here's a layout I made a while ago of my nephew Austin..


Sharni & I cut these star backgrounds using the Silhouette machine.

I backed mine using some old my minds eye papers...



I used Heidi swapp letters & an Amy tangerine word for the title.

I love the way this turned out.. to be able to cut your own backgrounds is just brilliant!

Monday, 1 August 2016

Besties Design Team card...

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

It's challenge time again over on the My Besties blog & this months theme is Sparkle or Bling.


I made this Christmas card & added lots of sparkley & blingy snowflakes...



..I think this is the 3rd time I've coloured this image & it really is such a fun one to do!


as you know already my daughter Sharni is also on the Besties DT - so you can head over to her blog HERE to see what she's made :)

& also my good friend Su has just been offered a place on the DT too & her blog is HERE. Su is brand new to blogging so if you could pop over & take a look I'm sure she'd appreciate it :)

Clair
xxx


Sunday, 31 July 2016

Workshop cards 04.08.16..

This week at Thursdays workshops we're making 3 cards!! I know usually we struggle getting 3 done with all the chatting that goes on, but I think this week we'll be fine as all 3 cards are clean & simple :)




The stamps we're using are from this lovely new Avery Elle set called Berry Good..


..I'm not normally a huge fan of stamps like this but this one just stood out to me, there are many different way it can be coloured and it can work well on clean & simple cards like these or a more full & fancy cards.

I've used the Tim Holtz distress crayons to colour these ones..but you can actually bring any colouring medium along to play with, it really doesn't matter what you use & it'll be nice to see them coloured other ways.



I also used my MISTI on these cards which made the embossing powder come out so much nicer! :)


I hope you like them & I'll see you Thursday

Clair
xxx

Friday, 29 July 2016

a cute card & a 12x12 layout...

 Hi everyone & thanks for popping by! I have two things to share with you today, the first thing being this double page layout...

page 1:





page 2:




..the photos were taken whilst on our 'paperettes on tour' holiday to Florida. We had a fun day out on an airboat & we got to hold a baby aligator (of course, if you've watched my vlogs you know that anyway!!) 


& the second share is this cute little card I made for yesterdays colouring challenge..



I used Lawnfawns 'so jelly' stamp set.

I'm starting to really enjoy making these tiny & cute cards - they're good fun :)

Clair
xxx

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Yay!!!...


...to find out more, click on the 'workshops' tab at the top! :)

Clair
xxx

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

30 day colouring challenge..

...I'm still trying to find time everyday to play along with Kathy Rac's 30 day colouring challenge, I'm not doing as well as I was at the beginning but I'm still doing a bit! You can see everything i've made over on my Instagram :)

here are my last couple of makes..





I know, super simple aren't they?? but I'm loving playing with these cute little sets from Lawn Fawn, there's just something so cute about them & they make sweet little cards.

these are the sets I have in my collection currently...






..but I really am hoping to grow this collection! as I say they make sweet little cards & they're only a few £'s too :)

Clair
xxx



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