Sunday, 16 September 2012

Stand up Straight - LC Blog Challenge

I can't believe that we are already half way through September - went to see Mrs Brown's Boys yesterday evening at the Apollo in Manchester, what an absolute scream.......when I checked I booked the tickets back in January.  Why does time speed up when you get older............and time move so slowly when you are little?

Onto the latest blog challenge from Little Claire:

I have used the new Robin Redbreast stamp from Little Claire and a Sentiment from Little Claire also.

I have used a craftwork card shaped and embossed card as the base.  Backing papers are from Craft Creations through Little Claire and the snowflakes are Martha Steward punches with candi added.

I have used a spellbinders die for the mount, coloured using promarkers, plenty of glitter glue and ribbon from my stash.

Now to keep busy - Vicky has just gone back to college to complete her Diploma in Agriculture and home won't feel quite the same without her..............

I'm off to Latvia through my work in just over a weeks' time for 8 days so I have the opportunity to now try and begin to get!  xxGaynor

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Workshop on the Wirral with Little Claire

Thank you to all who attended today's Little Claire Wirral Workshop.  My fellow design teamie Helen and I had a really lovely day.  My designs were well received and I thoroughly enjoyed the day of crafting and sharing.  Many crafters had attended a Little Claire day previously and it felt like meeting up with friends, many asked after our daughter Vicky who couldn't help today as she was working - she is so pleased that she was missed and plans to join us if she can when there is another similar day.

So after many weeks "under wraps" here is the selection of cards that we made today:

All the stamps are from Little Claire as are the backing papers.  The stamps are all new for 2012 and the geese are taken from this months Project Club Stamp set.

Check out the for further details.

Any queries, questions re the designs, happy to help please just ask.

Off for a soak in the bath now...............feet still not happy after our lovely day :( xx Gaynor

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

More cards using the LC Sept Club stamp set.

Well been there done two days inset at school.........................and ready for the weekend..........mmh....pupils back tomorrow...............will feel much, much better then I am sure.

As promised another couple of cards to share using the September Club Stamp Set from Little Claire.

Looking forward to the Little Claire Wirral Workshop Day this Saturday where we may be creating a card or two with this set.  Daren't show now...............but will after the workshop I promise.  All the preparation is done for the day and I am really looking forward to it.  I emailed Gill at Little Claire to check how many crafters were booked on the workshop................and she suggested that it wasn't our normal crafters but gentlemen rugby players - gosh got a little excited there for a moment!

So if you are booked on the Little Claire Wirral Workshop Day this Saturday I look forward to seeing you there and having a good old crafty, fun filled day:)


Saturday, 1 September 2012

New month new project set from Little Claire

A fabulous day today - I had feared that autumn was upon us returning home from Cornwall yesterday evening.  Our central heating clicked on this morning......and mid morning Mr Sunshine came to say hello........all the washing got done, and the garden tidied.  Almost ready for another escape, just dreaming.  Back to work on Monday for me...................gonna be tricky but guess I'll manage!!!

The September set from Little Claire is fabulous, 3 images and 4 sentiments - beautiful, beautiful images so easy to work with either independantly or matted and layered together.

For this first card I have cut a 6 x 6 scalloped card from Craftwork Cards in half and then folded the card in half again using a bone folder.  I have stamped the trio of geese and coloured using promarkers.  The image was then cut in an irregular four sided shape and the sentiment stamped.  I have added faux stitching around the edges.

I used a piece of red and white spotted paper and fastened a sage green white spotted bow and ribbon around.  The image was added using 3D pads and snowflake brads added.  I then fixed the topper to the base card and added 4 shiny gold card candi and snow glitter.

More cards to share later in the week.

Please check out the website for lots of fun designs created by the Little Claire Design Team.  xxGaynor