Wednesday, June 20, 2012

159 reasons to show my desk

I was going to say good morning but
it seems it disappeared while doing the housework
I am actually sat eating my lunch,
while watching a cooking program
a lady making cakes..
she has just made a pumpkin cake
but am amazed she is making DOG bicuits
yes you read that right...
they look yummy
She has just said humans can eat too...
I will have to hunt the recipe..
anyway onto my desk
it has been used lots of late 
I have made a few cards for the MIL
 You can see them on the desk in there sleeves
you can also see the 50th card...
that gives it away..yes this was last wednesday..
I am slightly cheeting
but last week I couldnt get photo's to load
so missed WOYWW
Closer view of the cards.. some I think I have shown
others no one has seen..but will show at some point
my WOYWW standing in the background
and a cute card in blue that needs finishing of with a sentiment
and below is my tub
Yes these are all ready to be put onto cards
there is a real mix in here.. 
decoupage, sewing for allsorts
I need more time to get the cards made up now
I may get some done tonight..
Paul has been in a meeting all day today
and has a BIG deadline regarding a program he is writing
so my guess is he will be working tonight
so I will get my desk set up ready for serious crafting later on
Well now you have been to visit me
you had best go and visit some more desks
there are some lovely desk and spaces to look round
Have fun and thanks for stopping by
CLaire xx

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Step Daughters Birthday

Morning once again
and Welcome to yet another Follower..
Thank you for joining me.. 
I will be visiting you soon

I have so many cards on the PC ready to show
I thought I best start to show them
This one I made for Paul's daughter for her Birthday
I have no idea where the stamp came from
as it is one that Paul's mum had
 The little shoes along the bottom are a freebie stamp with a magazine
I used freebie papers too
The image is coloured with Spectrum Noirs
 I added flowers and ribbon and some sticfkles and gems
 You can JUST see the sparkle on this pic

Are the shoes not cute... 
I will be using these again as the make a lovely edge.. 
I am going to go hopping and see if I can't find some challenges
and maybe enter a couple..
I need a reason to make cards as I have no birthday for a while
Will be back later with another project
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, June 18, 2012

50th Birthday

Hello I think at last I can show you the card 
Blogger will not let me add photo's on the PC
so I am on Paul's old work laptop... so lets see
yes it works...
here is the card.. 
do you like it??
 I have opted for a gate fold card... 
hand drew the edges in a wave..
covered with paper leaving a small boarder
then added some the same paper in the center
using one of my new EK punches, I punched the edges
then added the flowers
I don't use flowers very often but.
I have to say...I am getting slightly better
**blow my own trumpet**
 I added some beading down both sides 
to tie the flowers together down the side
I opted for cream and gold flowers..
to match the cream base card and papers
but didn't add leaves as I didn't think the card needed them

**** I then decided I needed 50 in cream but where to get !!!
I spent hours on eBay looking, every colour for sale but no cream
So I did a post asking for help.and the lovely Toni sent me some
Do they not look fab !!!

I then made a box for the card to go into
Adding lots of flowers... with leaves this time
a couple of pins and I even did some embossing 
Happy Birthday and the Butterfly.. 
Here they are together....
Paul's mum loved it..not sure about his sister
as I have not spoken to her since... 
I hope she did..

I am going to show this off in a challenge...

Make it Monday - Linky

Oh and I have a new follower...
Thank you for joining me and I hope you stay
CLaire xxx

Thursday, June 14, 2012

50th Birthday

Hello... this post is not the one i had in mind
and lets hope that Mr blogger will let me add pictures
and he will not sure why
and I have not got the time to look into it...
is anyone else having problems with him
I am going to Paul's sisters 50Th tonight
and I was going to show the card...
I will try and have another go later if get five 
I have school run, dentist and pick Paul up...
then the drive back to Grimsby
I was so looking forward to showing too
the numbers toni sent me look fab..
until later on

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Brown, Sewing, Tilda and a charm

Evening to you all
I hope you had a lovely weekend
Celebrating or if not crafting
I woke up at 5am this morning 
and by the time Paul was up I had made 4 more cards!!
Then we had breakfast, packed the car
and headed to see Paul's mum.
She was fine and enjoyed playing with my new punches
I have a Tilda to show
and I am so pleased I spent the extra time
and actually did some sewing
There she is... All in browns
I even distressed the doily!!
The sewing around the edge is real
and I will have to do this more often 
Tilda is paper pieced
I even went as far as sewed the edge of the doily so it matched
Added some mulberry flowers, gems and a charm
the sentiment was a freebie stamp with a magazine

Here is a side shot so you can see the inside of the card,
I am going to enter this into the following challenges

I hope you all have a good week
and I will see you again soon hopefully
I will be here but will you !!!
Claire xx

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Orange Tilda

Second post of the evening for me
I know its strange but am posting as I make
As I seem to have a back log of Pictures
So here is Tilda coloured
ready to be paper pieced
 And here she is paper pieced  I did two of them
But I am showing only the orange one
 Here she is on the card
with flowers !!!
 I have not used flowers for ages and ages
So thought I would give it a go
Still think I need another one at the bottom
 Side view so you can see I have done inside also
and I used one of my new edge punches
So there she is...
I have to admit the second card I made
with brown Tilda is so much nicer..
I will show you her tomorrow

Thanks for stopping by
Claire x

Thank you Toni xx

Hello there...
I just wanted to say a HUGE
For sending me some numbers
Toni sent me an email to say they are in the post
Thank you..
I have looked on Ebay for hours for cream... 
your a life saver.
.I have new toys
And I have used them already

 Are they not lovely... and am sure the snowflake one will come in handy
what with Christmas card making in the next couple of weeks
Oh and then I saw these.... 
they are made from something
Can not for the life of me remember now I am writing this post
 And some lovely flowers.. all in

I do tend to make mainly Girly cards....
Although I am going to keep an eye out for neutrals
and Maybe just maybe order some more
It is that time of year coming up in a couple of weeks
so I have asked for a paper trimmer as a pressy
Lets see if the Birthday fairy listens !!!

I am going to take pictures and then post my tilda Card
Thanks for stopping by
and say a huge thanks to Toni

Friday, June 1, 2012

50 in cream..cry for HELP

Hello fellow bloggers...
Now do any of you that follow me that live in the UK
have a machine that will cut the numbers 5, 0.
I am after 50 in cream card... just one set..
about 2 inches in height 
I have been on Ebay and sent msg to a few people to ask.
As most are selling them in either Gold or Silver.
Now if any of you have... 
would you be a sweety and let me know if I can buy them
how much and sent me a private mail so I can post money
then you can post them onto me
I need them before the end of next week
I do have Paypal account so can transfare direct !!
Please help if possible
I am on a mission this weekend to find a craft shop in the Area.
And hope they have something I can use...

I have a card to show later on...
Tilda is bringing some flowers...
Thanks for any help in advance...
and thanks for stopping by
CLaire x