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Friday, 26 August 2011

Some more Paint Fusion ...

Finally, I have had a couple of hours to do some more Paint Fusion!  Yay :)
I die-cut some tags, painted, crackled and antiqued the background.

Then I stippled a background before stamping and painting the daisies.  I also sprayed the tags with Gold Spray and Sparkle (hopefully this shows up in the photo below )

I'm quite pleased with how the tags turned out BUT I have a question for you:

What would you do with these tags?
Sell them as bookmarks, mount them onto cards, use them as gift tags???
Please be honest, I'm interested in what you think :)

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend xx

Thursday, 25 August 2011

For Sale! .... and news of a Sale ...

I am selling my trusty Wizard die-cutting machine.  It is a couple of years old but still works perfectly.  The cutting plates and embossing mat are included.

Any sensible offers considered :)

As this is a heavy item, it would be better to collect it (I live in Lancashire)

Have a nice Bank Holiday weekend xx 
PS.  Little Claire is having a sale of stamps that are being retired.  Most of them are only £1.60!!  Be quick though, they wont be around for long at that price!
Click here to go straight to the Sale page x

Monday, 22 August 2011

Quick, quick ... win this stamp!

Do you want to win this fabulous stamp (RRP £3.50) ?
Pop over to Little Claire's BLOG and leave a comment.
Hurry, though, you only have till 11.30 tomorrow morning.

Good Luck xx

Oh Christmas Tree!

I used a fabulous new stamp from Red Gingham Designs, available exclusively from Little Claires. 
The detail in the stamp is exquisite and a little highlighting using atyou Spica pens was enough to emphasise the pressies, leaves and stars.

Have a lovely week xx


Another fabulous new stamp from Little Claire, simply embossed with Sheena Douglass Wow Embossing Powder and highlighted using atyou Spica pens.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Cold, Crisp Kisses

Just a quick post to let you know about a fabulous new Christmas stamp by Red Gingham Designs, sold exclusively by Little Claires

I kept the colour schemes simple as the fabulous detail on the stamp speaks for itself.  It really is exquisite - and a bargain at just £5.50

Have a nice weekend xx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Penguin Stuart

I made this card using Penguin Stuart from Little Claires. 

 Base card made with Nesties;
Pointsettia made with Marianne D creatables;
Sentiment from Little Claire;
Coloured with Promarkers;
Glamour Dust added for sparkle.

Flying High!

Made using free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine; handmade rainbow papers from stash; coloured with Promarkers; gems.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Has the world gone mad? Absolute bargain!!

This bargain runs from now until 12pm tomorrow 17.08.11 and is a great offer as the customers save £5.00 from RRP.

'Let it Snow' heads off our Tuesday Bargain today:
This gorgeous elephant shielding his presents from the snow with his umbrella would be a super design to send to anyone

Today's bargain offer includes:

'Let it Snow' Stamp
4 Sheets 6 x 6 Dark Blue Bazzill Card
4 Sheets 6 x6 Bluebell Bazzill Card
4 Sheets 6 x 6 Snowflakes on Dark Blue Paper
4 Sheets 6 x 6 Dark Blue Gingham Paper
1 Sheet Christmas Greetings Stickers incl: 'Let it Snow' 'Have a wonderful Christmas' 'To someone very special this Christmas' 'Most wonderful time of the year' 'Peace' 'Joy' 'Love' 'Happy Christmas'
1 Sheet Sticker containing images of Reindeer, Snowman, Westie, Polar Bear & Cub, text & Snowflake borders
1 Sheet Sticker containing Polar Bear & Penguin, Snowman & Robin, Folk Snowman, Text, Holly Border & Bauble Border
1m Blue Gingham Ribbon
Asst. Blue 'Candi'
2 Sheets 24 assorted Die-Cut Greetings
1 Sheet 12 assorted Die-Cut Christmas Greetings
5 Mixed Blank Greeting Cards

WOW! - All this stash for you, for just £6.50! RRP: £11.50 You Save £5.00

This offer is available for ONE DAY ONLY valid from NOW until 12pm Wednesday 17 August 2011 or until stocks last. Click on the SALE tab

Order online or call us: 0151 342 5715 or E:

Monday, 15 August 2011


Just a quick post to share a card I made last week for my hubby's friend. 
 I used this fabulous hummingbird stamp from Inkadinkadoo; an alcohol ink background ...
...  added flying birds from a Tim Holtz set and finished with black Card Candy.

Can you spot what is hidden inside the bird?
Have a nice week xx

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Clarity Workshop

I had a fabulous time yesterday at Maria Simms' Claritystamp workshop in Preston. We made three totally different cards using the Butterfly Montage stamp and the stamp was included in the price - what a bonus!

First Card

Second Card

Third Card

After plying Maria with Tunnock's Teacakes (mmmm) she also showed me some basic techniques using the brayer.  Here are my first attempts at brayering (is that a word?):

I am so pleased with my first attempts!  Although it's not perfect, the reflection, sky with moon and dappled water turned out better than I expected.

And the Bouncing Brayer technique used for this background is so effective :)

I cant wait to do more brayering ... watch this space!!

New Challenge at Little Claires

Look at these gorgeous goodies!
This is the prize for the winner of Little Claire's latest challenge - Wedding/Anniversary.

Here is my DT card:
I used Butterfly Tree and a Little Claire peel-off.

Pop over to the Little Claire Blog to see more beautiful examples from the DT.

Have a nice weekend xx

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Little George

Available exclusively from Little Claires
Coloured with Promarkers and atyou Spica pens
Red Gingham sentiment stamp: Little Claires
Ribbon, gems, corner punch from stash

The Robin and the Ivy

New stamp by Red Gingham available exclusively at Little Claires

 Sparkle added with Irridescent Spray & Shine (Crafters Companion)
 Image coloured with Promarkers and atyou Spica pens

 Sparkle added with Gold Spray and Shimmer (Crafters Companion)
Image coloured with Promarkers
Edges of die-cut and inside of baubles embossed with Sheena Douglass Wow powder

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

Bethlehem stamp available exclusively at Little Claires


Camellia Stamp: Little Claires
Coloured with Promarkers
Card: Coordinations
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Computer-generated sentiment
Embellishments: Card Candy

Lazy Days

Lazy Days stamp and peel off: Little Claires
coloured with Promarkers
Embellishments: Card Candy; atyou Spica pens


Shep stamp: Little Claires
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Embellishments: Card Candy

Tissue Paper Flower

 Paper: Pink Petticoat
Scalloped Card: Little Claire
Ribbon and butterfly from stash
Sentiment: Cardcraft Plus
Flower: tissue paper (from stash) glittered with Crafters Companion Spray & Sparkle Irridescent

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Little Claire's August Club stamp

At last, another post!!!
I'm back from my holidays in France, we had a wonderful time and we just love Normandy.  Cant wait to go again :)

Here are some pics of three cards featuring the new club set from Little Claire - it's called Rose Arbour.

Card 1

Papers: Vintage Rose, Pink Petticoat;
Embellishments: XCut heart and petal dies;
Image coloured with Promarkers.

Card 2

Papers: Up, Up and Away (available from Little Claire)
Image coloured with Promarkers
Embellishments: ribbon and rose from stash

Card 3

Papers from stash
Embellishments: XCut butterfly punch
Image coloured with Promarkers

I'm busy catching up with DT cards for Little Claire and will soon be able to share with you some wonderful new Xmas designs.

Have a nice week xx
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