Thursday, May 31, 2012

Three Flowers... Three colours

I bought some Digi's a few weeks ago
 printed them off straight away
 but have only just started to play with them
life gets in the way and I have been busy doing other things
this one I showed on a post in Digi form
 but here is a finished one
The paper was a freebie from a magazine
not sure which one without looking through them all
and I coloured with my pens
 I have not added a sentiment as I don't think it needs one
Cardstock came from Portugal with me
Here is it in full shot...
I have also used the same image but different colours..
Papers from a magazine again 
I added mulbury flowers and jems
I love the Yellow.. looks very happy and I will be using it as a get well soon card
The paper was one I bought from Clipart Fairy
that you print as needed...(I think)
well there you go...three more cards shown from the huge folder full on the pc..
I made a tilda card up last night..
Paul was doing work for work..
fine time for me to play
I will have to take some pictures
and get that posted later on... I am really pleased on the result
I am going to pop this into a Linky party

Thanks for stopping by
CLaire xx

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Evening all... Hope your all ok
I have been a busy bee but not a lot of crafting
I have made Millionaires Shortbread 
and I have to say it is rather yummy
Paul and Hannah are liking lots
 I have a card to show
The image I think I found on the internet
I really must take notes when looking around
 The papers are a freebie from a magazine
and I thought it went brilliantly with the image
The paper size was A4 so I could cut to make sure I got the flowers on
 Here is a close up of the rose...
Yes it has been
I am liking them...they add that little bit of sparkle without all the mess

went to school on Monday dressed in
you guessed it... Red White and Blue
to celebrate the queens jubilee
 Here she is proud of the cookies she made
and still wearing the ribbon in her hair !!!
Closer view of them... 
They look really good...but very sickly looking
with all that icing sugar..
Hannah enjoyed eating one after tea.
Well I am going to put a couple of cards together
I have lots of bits waiting for me to do things with
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon
CLaire xx

Third Birthday

Yes it is the third Birthday of WOYWW
the place we go and have a nosey at others desk's and work spaces
So I just want to say a VERY BIG
Happy Birthday to the owner of this Julia Dunnit.

so you may or may not have popped over to look at my desk
Well I have a brand new one... I finally have a desk
After loosing my old one when we left Portugal
so here is my new work desk
 All handmade my DH 
And it matches with Hectors house. 
Thats the Tall thing next to it
I even have a shelf above
and drawers to fill !!!
 This is the long draw in the middle not deep but just right for my pens etc
couple of images coloured ready to be added to cards
 Top side draw..where I think I am going to keep my punches.. not decided yet
And the DEEP draw...I have started to move my cardstock..
Paul made it so my A4 card will fit in 
You see I have all this to sort out..
files full of paper, card, decoupage...
Ribbons..I think that will stand on the shelf
I need to do some serious craft to use some up
So there you have it...MY desk
Nothing happening on it at the moment
apart from typing this post up
But next week am sure I will have more to show
I should have sorted it all by then
Thanks for stopping by
CLaire xx

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Card or desk

Now that is the BIG question... do I show a card..or my desk
Well well well
I couldn'd do both could I
So here is a card..
made for a child... they are so easy to do
and I wanted to play with this image with my pens
 it is a bugaboo image that I got last Christmas
I made it to be sent to a boy..
I thought Hannah could maybe use it for one of the boys at school
 If I remember right I may have won it on one of the challenges
Are they not cute.. and so nice to colour
I have also been playing with Tilda
Here she is coloured twice... I have also stamped her onto patterned paper
My plan is to paper piece her... will see how it goes...
I am quiet please with the hair...although still not 100%
so there you have it... 
I will enter these into.

Thanks for stopping by
CLaire xx

oh and I forgot... the Desk..
here you go a sneaky peak... full pics

 ooo and the shelf above..!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012


Yes I have a desk...
it is finished... and its ACE..
I am in the process of putting my things into drawers...
I will take some photos so I can show... 
I would add them to this post but the lead to connect my mobile is missing
it is somewhere safe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anyway excited CLaire..
I have a desk...yipppppeeeee
Have a lovely day
thanks for stopping by
CLaire x

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Blue Garden...

Yes as you can see it is the same image as my last post
But I am hoping it looks a little different
I have used blue as my main colour
I happen to love that colour
 I teamed it up with Yellow to make it a paler card
here is a close up of the Image 
I added some lovely stickles to the flowers
just to make them stand out a little
 I really do like this image...and will be colouring some more
to make up as get well soon cards..
it is such a happy feeling image.
Welcome to my new follower...thanks for joining me in my little corner of the WWW
Hope you stay a while and don't dissapear!!
I have been asked by a friend to make a selection of cards..
I have included this one.. but I was speaking with her
just to make sure I have and will send what she wants
and she mentioned Wedding ... now I love going to them
but making a card is different.. I so love the book easle cards
but they are hard to I tend to add flowers etc.
so my job for today is to find some images to buy to use for wedding.
If anyone knows of good ones then please let me know
Thanks for stopping by and hope your weekend is as nice as mine has been so far
CLaire xx

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

155 work desk's

Nope that is not the truth...I just have the one...
Well that's not the truth either... I don't even have one...not one I can work at anyway
I have been crafting on the floor.
(my old desk is in a jar)
Yes you read that right... it is so hard crafting on the floor
back ache being the main problem..then there is the dead
today is Wednesday...and that means
not done this for months.. so hello once again 
go on over and have a look..
am sure there will be a lot of desk's to poke round
and lots of inspiration while doing so
I will be poking round a few tonight.
anyway I do have a desk...but it is still in the making
 there it is.... although the top is on upside down
 this is apparently a desk to keep me going until we can get proper wood
it will be painted the same colour as
Hectors house..(see pictures below)
 I asked Paul to pop the top on properly for a pic...
here is the draw open... 
Paul has done a divider in it already and more to go in
He has taken measurement of my tools
so I can have them in there own place within easy reach
how cool it that
oh then there is the little black hairy thing being nosey
bless...she loves being with Paul when he is working 
but we don't have a gate at the front now
so she has to stop in the back garden...
she knows she can look out of the gate
but is not allowed out unless we say so
so she spent a few hours here..
either stood or laid watching

now hectors house....
that is massive
three storey's high...
top and middle
 middle and bottom
 bottom and Drawers
here is the whole thing
Paul is nearly 6ft
 anyway that's it for me for today...
The sun is out... meaning gardening
not got a huge garden but
there is a lot I would like to do with it
Enjoy sneaking round other desk..

Monday, May 21, 2012

In the Garden

Morning to you all out's been a while since I posted
But I am here with a card... 
I have made lots of cards of late so will be posting more often (time allowing)
This card I so enjoyed making
The image is from Bugaboo (i think)
I coloured it using my Spectrum pens
 As you can see I decided on Birthday for this card
 I added some Mulberry paper flowers with gems in the middle for interest
The backing papers are a freebie from a magazine
And I wish I had more as I really like it
Now looking at the card the image looks wonky!!!
is it..or is it just the photo???

I am going to enter this into some competitions..
something I have not done in a while
so here goes...
now to work out how to link up... 
Not liking this new blogger..I can't open all the windows ready

thanks for stopping by
CLaire x

Friday, May 11, 2012

Babies, and a Tiger cub !!!

And what seems like just a few days has past
but its been longer it has to have been
Well we went to see the grandchildren...
boy have they grown
this is Tyler...

Hes so cute and didn't cry when with Paul
was quite happy just sat there.
then Olly, who spent most of his time bugging Hannah
 you can just see Dad in the background !!
We had a lovely morning with them and Olly ate three slices of
my Homemade Orange syrup cake
I have also made a card or two...
Well not recently
These where made for MIL ages ago
just haven't shown them on here so here goes

 Sewing done by MIL but I made them up and did the decoupage
 This one is my fave out of the two
 Look isn't he just so cute..and I can not remember where I bought it from
I really would like to get another..
I am going to link these up to
Make it Monday linky seen as I haven't for some time now
and I know am a little late in the week in doing so
Thanks for stopping by and see you all soon
CLaire x

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Busy bee

Well what a day I have had.
I decided to sort out the HUGE unit in the study 
it has allsorts in it, but a lot of my craft things also
So it has taken me 8 hours to sort it but it looks so much better 
and I can see whats craft things and what isnt.
All I have to do is sort out the new drawer units then i'm nearly done
Good news is.... and its exciting news
Paul is making me a new desk..yes we bought the wood today
and He has been in the garage most of the day busy also
He is making Hector's new home also
But my desk will be made....I so can't wait..
To have a desk I can work on and if I don't get finished I can leave it till the next time
Not having to clear it all away will be lovely

Now Paul asked how I wanted it... I decided to go with three drawers each end....
and a straight desk... time will tell if it get built like that
Paul likes working with wood, so I can imagine a shaped desk

anyway while sorting out I found my Wedding Tiara
mmm what to do with it
 Only one thing really.. Pull it apart
And look what I got from it...

 Lots and lots of pretties to go onto cards

 As you can see its rather old... so the sequins have turned a orange colour
but they look rather nice

So I now have to get my act together and get some girly cards made..and use some

oooo Having a take away for tea tonight
Hannah is at her dads for the weekend so it is just me and Paul
mmm what to have
I think chineese, paul thinks kebab...
I am meant to be hunting chineese takeaways out 
not blogging
so best go
thanks for stopping by