Sunday, 23 November 2014

Masculine Christmas

Hello All! Well, this has been the week that wasn't - struck down by a stomach bug, but all better now, and hopefully that is now it for the Winter!!

I made this card last weekend, using the fab sketch and colour challenge at Viva la Verve! I thought it was perfect as a masculine Christmas card...







What I have used:
Papers - First Edition Vintage Noël
Sentiment - Verve Stamps
Pearls - Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Viva la Verve - November Week 1 sketch and colour
Crafting by Designs - Getting ready for Christmas
Ruby's Rainbow - Non-traditional Christmas

Thank you for stopping by, see you again soon!

Love and light
Claire xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Twice is nice!

Hello Everyone! Well, I can safely say that this week is flying by - I think I completely passed Tuesday, so my post didn't happen for the new challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

The theme for this challenge is 'Twice is Nice', along with a fab sketch to follow...







...and this was our sketch...




What I have used:
Papers - First Edition
Trees (stamp and die) - Verve
Sentiment - Verve
Pearls - Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Love to Create - Christmas
Squigglefly - Square cards
Cute as a button - Christmas/Winter

Thank you for stopping by! Back again soon...

Love and light
Claire xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Anything Goes!

Hello again! Monday, so time for another fab challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges! This challenge you can do anything you like in Anything Goes!

I have carried on yesterday's theme of boxes, and I used these to give my office teamies little just because gifts!





What I have used:
Boxes made with We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch board
Flowers - Marianne Creatables
Leaves - Magnolia DooHickeys

I would like the enter the following challenges please:
The Pink Elephant - Anything but a card

Thank you for stopping by, and remember to enter our fab challenge!

Love and light
Claire xx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Box it up!

Hello again! End of the weekend, but only five weeks of school left, so can't be bad!! We went out to the farm today, very foggy and damp, but lovely to see the family and had a gorgeously scrummy lunch! We chatted about Christmas arrangements, almost hitting the 30 day countdown!!

Right, time for my first contribution to UnstampaBelles!! Our theme this month is 'Box it up' with a twist to do a tutorial! Bear with me!

I have decided to make boxes for Christmas! My thought at the time was to make Advent Calendar boxes, one for each day, all different sizes, to be able to put different treats in each - so far I have made 2!!





I started off with my We R Memory Keepers Gift Box punch board...



...I scored the lines and punched the sides as instructed...



...then I folded...



...I have used double sided tape to secure the sides...



...the boxes are punched with little tags to close the lid...



...and the other flaps...



...I turn the boxes over so that I can decorate...



...and that's it, my lovely boxes!!

What I have used:
Boxes - We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board
Rusted bells - from stash
Holly leaves - Tim Holtz Festive Foliage die
Numbers - Sissix Antiqua Numerals
Papers - First Edition Vintage Noël

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Altered Eclectics - not a card
Crafting Musketeers - Anything but a card

Thank you for popping over, and I hope that you have been inspired to make a few boxes for Christmas!

Love and light
Claire xx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Simply Create Too mid challenge reminder

Hello! Just a bit late with my reminder post for our challenge over at Simply Create Too! Our theme is Thanksgiving or Thank you, depending on where in the world you are!






What I have used:
Papers - First Edition Rose Garden and Coredinations Victorian Velvet
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Butterfly - Memory Box
Brads - Hobby House
Ribbon - BoBunny

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
In the Pink - Keep it Sweet and Simple
Double Click - Thank you

Thank you for stopping by, and please remember to enter our fab challenge!

Love and light
Claire xx

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Folded...

Hello Everyone! Squee!! So excited!! I have joined the lovely ladies on ScrapBookerPhD team, and today is my first challenge with them!

For this challenge, we would like to see shaped or folded cards! The possibilities are endless as you can imagine, but do pop over to the blog to see what the team have created if you need a little inspiration! This is my card...








What I have used:
Shape - Sissix Karen Burniston 3d accordion die
Flowers and leaves - Marianne Creatables, Joy Crafts and Magnolia DooHickeys
Sentiment - Verve Stamps

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Handmade Flowers
Ooh la la Creations - More than one fold

Thank you for stopping by, another DT challenge tomorrow!!

Love and light
Claire xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Respect

Morning All! I hope everyone is having a good week so far, and for those in the UK managing to keep warm in this chilly weather! We will be marking today with a two minute silence at school to remember the fallen, and the children have all made a hand poppy which is being made into a wreath to show our respect. The children are young and not all of them understand what we are marking, but they understand the sadness behind the event and behave accordingly, which is absolutely brilliant!

Right then, Tuesday, which means it's time for another fab challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday, with a cool sketch to follow! Our twist this time is 'Respect', which can be interpreted in many different ways! I have chosen friendship...






And this was our sketch...




What I have used:
Papers - First Edition Rose Garden
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Great Impressions - Thankful thoughts
Delicious Doodles - Thinking of you
Fussy and Fancy - Thankful

Thank you for stopping by, and remember to create something and link up!

See you tomorrow!
Love and light
Claire xx

Monday, 10 November 2014

For a boy...

Morning Everyone! Monday morning again, but only six weeks of school left, and 46 sleeps til Christmas!!

For the eagle eyed, you may have noticed a new DT badge over on the right!! I am very pleased to say that I have joined the team at UnstampaBelles! Their style is to use no stamps on their cards, which I think is an excellent challenge!!

Anyway, today's card is not for them yet, it's a card for our nephew who turns 19 next week...





What I have used:
Papers - Kaisercraft
Sentiment - BoBunny
Twine - from stash

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
One stitch at a time - Distressing
Southern Girls - Let's hear it for my boy

Thank you for stopping by, see you again tomorrow for a DT challenge!

Love and light
Claire xx


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Happy birthday Noah!

Hi Everyone! Just a quick post today to show you the cake I made for our great-nephew Noah, who turned 1 today...




Thank you for taking a look, and see you again tomorrow!

Love and light
Claire xx

Friday, 7 November 2014

Thank you...

Morning All! Friday at last, and what a week it's been! Looking forward to the weekend and my great-nephew's 1st birthday party tomorrow. It's cake making night tonight, so pop back tomorrow to see what I made for him!

Friday, so that means another fab challenge over at Simply Create Too! Our challenge this time is 'Thanksgiving or Thank You'. As we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK I went with a thank you card. I always love having thank you cards in my stash - you just never know when someone surprises you or does something for you and you can thank them with something from the heart...






What I have used:
Papers - First Edition Rose Garden and Tim Holtz Coredinations Victorian Velvet
Sentiment - Hero Arts

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
The Crafter's Cafe - Thank you
Path of Positivity - Gratitude

Thank you for stopping by, and have fun entering our challenge!

Love and light
Claire xx

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Happy birthday...

Hello All! Another cold and bright day here in Peterborough - winter has well and truly arrived! The countdown is going well, only 6 weeks and 1 day of school left before Christmas holidays!! Quiz night tonight, although I really don't think we'll do well - our brains are not working at the moment.

Today's card is for one of the cooks at work whose birthday it is tomorrow...









What I have used:
Papers - from stash
Sentiment - Woodware
Lace - Hobby House
Pearls - Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA

I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Celebration
Digi Sketch Challenge - Lace and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by! Please pop by again tomorrow for a fab DT challenge!

Love and light
Claire xx