Monday, November 26, 2012


Well I know I must have told you all that I was going....
YES I was a little excited about it...
and YES I had saved up for the occasion
and wow did I have a ball..
look what jumped into my hands..
yes your seeing right..all these pens..

 this  means I only have about 20 more to buy to have the full set..
As I bought a bumper set on the sly !!!
then I saw these new edge punches which I thought where a bargain at
2 for £18
 I also go lots and lots more but...
they are now all wrapped up for me for Christmas...
 I also bought the proper end dots for my promarkers.. which are now on the pens I have in my unit
took me hours sorting out though !!

 And next is Kath.... I knew she was going to be at the NEC
as Kath had been blogging about it her blog is Here
so I had to find her.. took a couple of hours but here she is
That's me on the right with the curly hair..
listening and taking it all in
 And she looks nothing at all like her blog picture.. !!!

She has a fantastic accent too..I stood and listened to her for ages..
but didn't like to disturb her teaching...!!
I do have permission to show these as I have asked Kath.. !!
right thats it from me as
I'm a celebrity is on and i am missing it

thanks for stopping by
CLaire xx

Shabby Art Planner

Evening... and I do hope you're all ok
This post should have been done a week or two ago
but I have been working lots of hours not leaving many hours in the day for me
and the dreaded housework.. and what with the run up to Christmas in full swing
making it so much harder to find me time
but hey I am here and I have a Christmas Planner to show you

Over at the Shabby Art Boutique the lovely Kerryanne 
shared with everyone a printout to make a organizer for Christmas
Now as soon as I saw it I had downloaded and made it
here is what I did 
Picture Heavy.... !!!
I made the book from cream card stock and used
Tim Holtz distress ink to do all the edges and make it look old and shabby
Took me ages
I used Paul's huge stapler to staple together..
as it is tougher than a normal one..and the staples are thicker
and it is holding it together nicely
 onto the book
Front cover
 All I did here was add some holly punches and gems for sparkle
 First two pages.. made to look old and shabby
the only thing written is the NEC.. post on that to follow
I added a raindeer charm to one corner just for interest..
 The next two are the card list pages..I knew I wouldnt have enough room on the one sheet
so I have two sheets for the list and also made a pocket for a tag which also has room for more names
 Oh and I also made a tiny envelope and placed it in the corner.
 Gift list... as you can see I have taken pictures before I started writing in
 All I did with these two was to add a shiny bauble peel off
 This is the back.. you can not see it on the photo but I have put lots of stickled on the tree

Anyway I thinik I can link this up to a friday thing over on Kerryannes blog so that is what I am going to do
I will also enter this into
Make it Monday.. Linky

Thanks for stopping by.. am off to do my second post of the night xx

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Promarkers vs ME

Yes the dreaded pens... I got so confused over about a year ago as wether to buy them or copics
what colours to buy first, or do I need to have them all at once
well  in the end I bought Spectrum Noirs to practice with..and I am not so keen, I bought them while in Portugal but didn't open until I moved back to the UK. When the time came to colour, some of them where dry and unusable..!! which put me off, but the ones I have used are nice to colour with.
I have bought some Promarkers I say some... I bought three packets of five just to see what they where like.
I spoke to Paula about what would be best and went with her ideas. Paula even sent me a link to her blog on storage. So I had a go and here is mine

Sat on the shelf above my workdesk, as you can see it isnt looking very full of pens
Well that is not the case now as I bought a set of 56
and I am slowly adding them a few at a time so no one

Here is a quick pic this morning... I will add some more next week, I have about another 20 or so to add
I have a list in my bag of the pens I have left to buy, so am sure I will come back from the NEC with a few more. I am also hoping to buy some stamps so I have something to colour too
Right time I did some cleaning before I go to work
Tanks for popping over
CLaire xx

Morning peeps.
Well it is Thursday meaning one more sleep here in Huddersfield
then off I travel to Grimsby to stop at Pauls mum's for one sleep then its
NEC time...
Can you tell I am excited ??
I have a HUGE list.. too many things on it to the amount of Cash I will have in my purse
But I am taking
I think I mentioned Hannah making bunting for christmas
Well here is the cute little snowman she chose on Google printed out and ready to be cut
 So yesterday while I was watching catch up TV I cut them all out 
so here they all are waiting to be coloured
I am so tempted to do a couple but I have to leave alone, it is Hannah project not mine
Above is the finished cracker for Paul. 
I just tied it with gold ribbon added a heart like on the present inside with a tag
and taped some red ribbon on each end
I didn't over do it as the card I used has a pattern and thought it didn't need anything too fussy, did not want to spoil it.
right I am tootling over to Shabby art blog to see if I post my organizer.
watch this space
thanks for stopping by 
CLaire xx

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I am getting Excited

I have just THREE sleeps left..just three until I go to the NEC craft fair.
I so can not wait to get in there and have a good look round. I have just been blog hopping and a blog I follow lady called Kath is jetting of to be there too
So I may just have to say Hello.. although I have not met her before, and to be honest she may think that I am a total wirdo walking up as though I know her.... lol It would be rude not to.
If by chance I do see her, its a big place so I probably won't.
I am at this moment in time printing multiple images of a snowman for Hannah.
She has decided that she would like to colour them, their scarfs and hats that is, and made a christmas bunting for the hallway
Where did she get this idea from well here..
 Hannah made these for where I work to hang around the Halloween table
The little ghost came from Bugaboo last year, I printed it off just before the PC went bang
 We attached them to some bright orange ribbon after Hannah had coloured them with my Spectrum Noirs
So just below is the Image she has chosen off Google to make the Christmas bunting
So I am thinking of sitting in the front room for an hour or so and cutting them out ready for her
while I catch up with some TV. I found out I can watch it through the playstation.. BBCI player

I also have something else to show later, although I need to hop over to the blog to see if I have to link it up
At Shabby Art Boutique, Kerryanne has made this years Chrstmas Planner, it is lovely
I have printed off and made my book, all old fashioned, I am very pleased with my result
I am just waiting on some stickles to dry on the back.. then I will take photos and post it here later on

Well that's it from me for now I am off to make a cuppa and get cutting.
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, November 5, 2012


Hiya peeps... 
just me here to show you something I made
I was blog hopping a couple of days ago
and when over at Julies blog 
I saw an amazing cracker
and thought I would like to have a go at that
so I asked for template which Julie sent Via email
Pop over to Julies blog and take a look
and if you like send her a sure she will send the template
anyway here is my take
It is slightly different in shape 
As I made it to fit around the red present
One of Pauls smaller pressies for Christmas
So I adjusted the measurements to suit myself
 and I surprised myself as I made it correct first time
and am rather pleased with it

The paper I used are Papermania - Home for Christmas
I am so pleased I bought these 
they are lovely 180gm so thick enough for making things like this
and the designs are lovely.
All I have to do is take a pic of the finished cracker
but just imagine it ties with gold ribbon
with a white heart stuck to one side

I am going to make one for Hannah too
but need to buy something to go into one.
Well thats me for tonight
Thanks for stopping by xx

I am going to link this up to

Friday, November 2, 2012

Evening to those of you that are reading,
it is Friday once again and no work for me until Monday
So I have time to do a post
I am showing a card that T.B.H I am a little stuck on
Although I like it how it is
I think it needs a Christmas Picture
but I didn't want to use a decoupage Forever Friends
Any suggestions Welcome
I have had the sewing machine out again
I think it finishes off the edges nicely
but oh it seems to take forever.
maybe it is just me being a beginner
now onto something much
although smelly
Look what have arrived at the farm this week
yes really small cows.......
How cute are these.. I am going to have to take my camera
and take better pictures
this was taken of my mobile and it isnt that good
and she stood and looked at me
I will also try and get some pics of the smaller ones
that are being kept in the huge sheds
now they are super cute, but very timid
Well thats it from me tonight
I am going to do my game on facebook
then watch some TV with Paul
have a lovely weekend and be carefull with those fireworks
CLaire xx0000000