Saturday, 30 July 2011

Esthers wall hanging

We are going to Esthers party tomorrow.
We have bought her a fab doodling/colouring book by Usborne
great for adults and kids!

We also made her a hanging picture for her door.
Using the fabulous Bella and Bronte
some paperpiecing and

Friday, 29 July 2011

Polka Doodles....stashbox stamps...In an English country garden

In an English country garden
is the fab challenge from Emma at Polka Doodles
this week. I loved creating my little windows
of wildflowers...I got well inky!

I have used an 8 x 8 Kraft card
blank by Papermania - I love these.

I have combined some wildflower stamps
by Elusive images with elements from the
adding some huge gem brads
and some sticky pearls

Come play along at Polka Doodles

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Esther and Bertie the dog

Hope's friend Esther is going to be 5...
She is not a typical girl -
she has a big dislike for anything pink,
her favourite colour is blue
and her favourite things are dogs.

In fact when Esther is at our house she is probably
pretending to be a dog 80%
of the time, or she is being Daddy!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Christmas in July....Crafty Creations

Jaime has challenged us to make a start on
those Christmas creations over at
Crafty Creations this week!

I'm sharing one of my Polkadoodles samples
from their very fabulous new cd

Coloured with Promarkers,
stickles, dew drops,
ribbon and doodles.

Come join us at Crafty Creations!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Home tweet home.......

I just adore this image by Mo Manning.
Coloured with Promarkers
Fabric flowers, brads,
wooden laser cut leaves
and some doodles.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Pointillism.....more dots

A quick card using more dots.

I have used the image of mine
that is part of the free collaboration
at SBS this month if you spend
over $10 - a bargain!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Enjoying the weather and how exciting is this.......

We have spent a great weekend in the garden.
As you can see the weather is fab!

Reuben has been busy cutting the grass
and trying to control the plants....

I spent today scrubbing the tent on the climing frame
which seemed to have some interesting green mould on it....

But most exciting - Angus (wonderful brother)
has started preparing ground to build me a studio -
I am fit to burst!

This used to be my vegetable patch but hey
Morrisons is just down the road.....

I will keep you updated with the build!

Trying some different colouring...........gorjuss girl

I have always loved a bit of pointalism
and after seeing some recently
in blogland and mags I thought
I'd give it a go with my promarkers.

The effect is lovely and I
think you will be seeing lots more of it.

I have combined a gorjuss girl
along with my lovely flowers image.

I'd like to shre this with

I hope to get some time today to visit everyone in blogland
that I have really been missing recently -
Thanks for all bearing with e-mail still isn't sorted
and that is driving me doolaley!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Christmas in July......Polka Doodles

Colette has challenged us to
create a Christmas project this week

I have used the lovely
Christmas Stamp set by Polka Doodles.
A little paper piecing
and Promarkers to colour snowman.
Stickles for a bit of snowy sparkle!

Please pop by Polka Doodles and join us.
There is also a DT call going on at the moment
I can honestly say its a great team to be on
and what lovely products to work with!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Crafty Creations... Seeing Double

I have my computer back.
The nasty hacker only reached my e-mail but
alas I cannot get my address book back
It had all my contacts for the last 13 years on it -
bit fed up as I am good at backing everything else up.....

I will get a new e-mail account soon and let you all know a.s.a.p!

Thanks so much Deena  for saving the day
at Crafty Creations this week.
Seeing double was the challenge I set
the team and they have come up trumps
as always with fabulous creations.

I have used the lovely image
by Mo Manning for my card.
Coloured with Pro-markers
Basic Grey and GDC papers.
Ribbon, charms and sticky alphas.

The winner will recieve this stamp design of mine
that Polkadoodles made as a limited run
in red available as part
of the magical neighbours set.

Use an image twice on your creation
and share with us at Crafty Creations!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Trying to work it out - please read!

Dear All,

Just a wee note to assure anyone that has received a fraudulent e-mail about me being mugged on holiday it's untrue. Sorry for any inconvenience, upset this has caused you.

I will be offline for a while while this gets sorted - just accessing through my brothers computer at the moment.
My big pain is that the virus has deleted my address book and until its sorted I don't want to e-mail anyone really incase this causes yet another problem. So please bear with me - Crafty Creations girls I may need some help as I am supposed to be setting the challenge post this week and doubt it will be sorted in time. I am happy to continue sponsoring and have a Stamp Doodles rubber stamp as a!

I will add another post here once its all sorted and I have a new e-mail address.

Cheers Claire x

Friday, 8 July 2011

On away to computer hospital!

We are on holiday, visiting the inlaws in Somerset.  I am hoping while we are away the clever computer doc can fix my poorly computer!

Polka Doodles...a little bit different!

We have been playing with Letrasets Safmat
on the Dt at Polka Doodles this week.
It's a clear printable self adhesive film
and is great fun!

I have created a quick gift
of a candle lantern.
Using imagery from 
Added some of the wonderful woven ribbon
available at the Polka Doodles shop.

I can see many uses for this fab
and see what the rest of the Dt
have been sticking it to.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Paris...Crafty Creations...anything but a card!

It seems a few of our team
at Crafty Creations are away to Paris
so Amy's challenge this week is
very appropriate!

She has asked us to create anthing but a card
using the lovely Paris graphics from

To create my box I have printed the images onto some
Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper
Used some crackle paint,
inked edges, stickes,
Martha stewart punches and Flower soft!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Been camping...a change in the weather!

A huge thanks to whoever out there did
the sun you can see its now
working in Scotland!

We are just back from a great weekend camping with friends
(7 adults &11 children...)
We had great fun.

I can't say I will ever be a convert
but it was a lovely social time.

Now the kids are enjoying a rare
padling pool afternoon!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Polkadoodles - Home Sweet Home

Saskia is looking to see your
Home Sweet Home
projects over at Polka Doodles

I have made a few real quicky cards
using the lovely Babsie and Gracie stamps
coloured with Promarkers

to see some lovely new home projects.

Nikki will be on Create and Craft
on Tuesday 5th July 5p.m. with a wonderful
new Cd Magical Winter .....tune in!