Sunday, 24 February 2013


Hi my lovelies. Hope everyone is keeping warm and not getting too much snow. We have had some flurries the past couple of days but not settling.

Well it was the gorgeous Debi's turn to choose the challenge this week at the Christmas Card Club and her theme was to make a tri-fold card using traditional Christmas colours. I ended up making a card that I have not attempted before as there are so many variations of a tri-fold. This is what I made!!!!

I really like how it opens up in 3 stages. I have used my favourite Christmas range by Stampin Up. I have cut out some of the images to 3D but is a bit difficult to photograph. Will certainly be making a lot more creations with this beautiful card range.

If you are interested in joining the Christmas Card Club just leave a comment or email me. We are currently a group of 22 and we make a Christmas card to a theme every fortnight. We are not a proper challenge site it is just a private blog. Everyone is really lovely and friendly and a very relaxed place to craft.

I would like to also enter my card into CRAFTY HAZELNUTS CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE which is a monthly challenge blog and is always "anything goes".

Take care everyone and thank you for visiting.

Big hugs Clare xxxx

Friday, 22 February 2013


Well it's that time of the week again with a brand new challenge over at Polka Doodles and we have a fantasy/fairytale theme. This is what I came up with using some of my gorgeous Polka Doodles stash!!!.

The gorgeous images are from the Sugarplum Daisy CD. I have used plain and scallop circle Nestabilities. To finish off my card I have embellished with Liquorice Doodle Dewdrops and Stickles Glitter Glue.

If you want to come over and join in the fun at the Polka Doodles challenge blog we would love to see you there. Remember, although we love seeing you using Polka Doodles products you do not have to to take part in the challenges. 

Don't forget that Nikky is selling all of her CD's for only £9.99 in the "Fabulous February"  sale but you will need to hurry as the offer will be ending soon. There are lots of new products in too which you may want to go check out!!!!.

Hope to see all of my lovely friends playing along!!!.

Take care and big hugs xxxx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

IT'S ONLY WORDS..........

Yes this is the theme of Dawn's challenge for the Christmas Card Club this week. I really enjoyed making my card and surprised how quickly I got it made not having to use an image. Here is my card.

The gorgeous snowflake patterned card is from Imaginisce. I am not 100% but I think the sentiment stamp is by Clarity Stamps. Now those gorgeous yummy berries are available at the Polka Doodles shop. The holly leaves are from Wild Orchid. I have used circular nesties for the sentiment and the red pearls are from my stash.

If anyone would like to join the Christmas Card Club just leave me a message. We are a friendly bunch of girls who make Christmas cards every fortnight to a challenge. Feel   free to contact me for more information.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs Clare xxx

Friday, 8 February 2013


Hello everyone. Hope you are all keeping nice and warm. It's another challenge over at Polka Doodles and the theme is Valentine. I had a go at making my first telescopic card.

I have used the gorgeous papers and images from Cherryblosson Lane. I have coloured with Flexmarkers. I have used Spellbinders Nestibilities scallop and plain circles for the telescopic shape.

Nikky Hall is doing an amazing CD sale at the Polka Doodles shop and they have all been marked down to £9.99!!!. Better hurry though as won't last long.

Hope you can all join in with this weeks challenge. Remember you do not have to use Polka Doodles products for the challenges but do love to see Polka Doodles creations!!!.

Hope you have a super weekend.

Love & hugs Clare xxxx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


I made this card for one of my beautiful friends. Last week she sent me a parcel filled with 8 jars of Flower Soft, a DVD and some templates. I couldn't believe it when I opened it!!!!. I wanted to make Jo a special card to show her just how much she is appreciated.



I would like to show you what an amazingly talented lady Jo is by sharing with you some of her work. This is an extract from Jo's blog;

"I have been sewing since a child and love to craft and create, mainly using fabrics (but I do like to dabble!).

I make my own patterns (often through trial and error!) and love to make my items using a mixture of modern and vintage fabrics, both new and recycled, which, I feel, compliment any shabby chic / country cottage interior.

Here are some examples of my creations: 

Jo sells her beautiful design's on EBAY & FOLKSY and you can find out more through Jo's blog "MILLIE AND ME" & through "MILLY AND ME" FACEBOOK. You can also email Jo on There are so many more designs so go check out the links above. Jo truly is an amazing lady and I have lots of her gorgeous makes here at home, I think I may be slightly addicted to her gorgeous designs!!!!. 

I would also like to say a big thank you for everyone's kind messages, texts and emails wishing me well. I am so lucky to have such a caring bunch of friends and you all keep me going when things get rough. 

Big hugs Clare xxxx

Monday, 4 February 2013


Hello friends. Hope you are all keeping well and nice and warm. Just made this little card to send out to a friend. 

The blue polka dot card is from Handy Hippo. The sentiment stamp is LOTV. The cream flowers are Prima and roses are Wild Orchid. The lace ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by!

Love & hugs Clare xxxx

Sunday, 3 February 2013


I would like to share a card that I have made for a special friend who's Birthday it was recently. It is the first card that I had made in a while as I have been in really bad health since Christmas. It is my usual Rheumatoid problems but made worse with colds, cough's etc. I had to have a steroid infusion a couple of weeks ago but has not made a big difference and I have also had to have a few tests as Dr.Sam is not happy about the amount of pain that I am in. Thank fully though he is keeping me on my drug trial for the time being.

Anyway here is my card.

I am really annoyed with myself as I cannot remember who the beautiful blue & cream patterned card is from. The sentiment stamp is by LOTV. The gorgeous turquoise brads are Prima and the metal corners & hat pin is Wild Orchid. The card is Bazzill and I have used Spellbinders nesties. The gorgeous ribbon is from The Little Boutique on Etsy.

Thank you for visiting and stopping by even when I haven't blogged for a little while. I am so lucky to have such beautiful friends.

Big hugs Clare xxxx

Friday, 1 February 2013


Our Nikky Hall is on the Create & Craft channel (Sky 671, Freeview 36 or Freesat 813) today at 10am and again at 4pm. She is bringing us lots of yummy goodies to get hold of and doing lots of demo's. 
Here is the link to the web page for Create & Craft HERE.

The Polka Doodles store has lots of new goodies in this week including 16 brand new coloured Flexmarkers!!!. Pre-orders are also being taken for clear character stamps from the awesome new Cherryblossom Lane CD

I have a couple of samples to share with you from the Cherryblossom Lane CD. I absolutely love this whimsical style CD and the characters are so cute!!!!.

This is one of the cards that I made using the very cute little Maisie. 

This is a little bookmark using the very adorable Noah!!!!

Hope you get to tune in and bag yourself some wonderful stash!!!.

Big hugs Clare xxxx


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