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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Little Claire's NEW RELEASE....{take1} Lets do Lunch!!

Hello me lovelies

Are you all ready for tonight's New Years Celebrations...whether your partying the night away or simply staying at home snuggled up on the sofa with loved ones which is what i will be doing...watching a good old movie probably and with some snacks too :)


Anyhoo today Little Claires have released some of the cutest stamps ever...there are 5 altogether and i will be sharing cards i made with them over the next few days or so but first i think you should read this first...

"That's five new stamps from Little Claire all priced at just £3.99 - WOW! what a bargain, all card samples used are 6 x 6" which lets you see that the stamps are a good size and great for colouring, we wanted a fresh start for the new year, carrying us through spring and on into Easter and for only £3.99 you can't go wrong!
All these new stamps are available on our web now click here

Would you like to win all 5 new stamps?

Just leave a comment on Little Claire's blog and tell us which of the 5 designs are your favourite and we will announce a lucky winner Monday 06.01.14"

Now on to my card i have used a cute little kitty stamp called Let do Lunch...its just the sweetest so hope you likey :)


Products i have used...
Stamps...Little Claire's Let do Lunch stamp set
Papers and card...Trimcraft First Edition Spring Drop 8x8 papers, Blue and white card {stash}
Ink...Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
Tools...Xcut Doily dots border punch
Embellishments...Meiflower Pink & Blue mix sticky back pearls
Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon and don't forget to pop over to Little Claire's if you would like to win the NEW RELEASE...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Friday, 27 December 2013

Little Claire's Weekly Project....New Year Celebration card

Hello me lovelies

I hope you had a FABulous Christmas...we did, it was great {yay!}

Thank you to you all for the lovely message's regarding my MIL which i am pleased to say she came home just in time for Christmas {yay!!} again but with lots of meds thou and also was told to take it easy and get plenty of rest!!

I was planning to come back with a Christmas message for you all but time just slipped away and before i know it Christmas day had come and gone, then boxing day was the same...
We did a lot of visiting and got lots of pressie's so my kids had 3 Christmas days rolled into 2 days so today i am winding down and taking things a little easy while my kids are all playing with their new gadgets {3 older boys} and the youngest boy is playing with his new toys...we just have to dodge missiles been shot from his tanks and also watch out for his car speeding around on the floor so our tootsie's are out the way on the settee lol 

Anyhoo enough waffle from me and lets get on with what this post is originally about...Its my turn for the Weekly Project over at Little Claire's so i decided to share a New Year celebration card with you...a quick and easy one i might add!! 

You will find it here on Little Claire's blog with instructions of how to make it but i will share a picture of my card with you...hope you likey :)



Products i have used...
Papers and card...all from stash
Ink...Memento Tuxedo black ink pad Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
Embellishments...Meiflower sticky back pearls
Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)

Hope you all have a FABulous New Year!!
Till next time me lovelies...

Saturday, 21 December 2013

What 14 already...ya kiddin aren't ya!!

Hello me lovelies

Now behind the scene's of Gems little creations there has lots been going on but just when we thought everything was sort of getting back to normalish...we had a phone call last night from Lee's brother to say their Mum had been taken into hospital with a really bad chest infection so she has been pumped with antibiotics. Lee has spoken to his Mum this morning and the hospital informed her she has Pneumonia so they are keeping her in a little longer and thankfully they think they have caught it in time *phew* 
We are so hoping she will be at home for Christmas and if Lee's mum has her own way she will be home, she a tough cookie that one, Anyhoo please keep your fingers crossed for us!!

I do hope 2014 is going to be a better one for all my family as 2013 hasn't been a great one!!

I cannot believe it's Christmas day very soon so are you all ready for the big man in the red suit to visit...my boys are getting very excited here or is that just me...probably the later one lol
No my 3 older are just taking it in their stride and like yeah whateva...typical teens i suppose but my 3 year old cannot wait, he's counting the days down...bless his little cotton socks lol

Today though we are celebrating a birthday in our household because it's our 2nd eldest son's birthday and he has turned 14 today {yay!}...

Happy 14th Birthday Connor!!

Righto i am not going to waffle on any longer as i think i have done enough so here's our Connor's birthday card that i made for him...hope you likey :)



Products i have used...
Papers and card...all from stash
Tools...Sizzix Round -a- Bout alphabet dies, Darice Argyle embossing folder, 12 x 12 Hougie board, Stampin Up Star punch, a little Star punch
Well that's all from me today folks but i try and be back before Christmas i promise...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

A little bit floral....

Hello me lovelies

I am here later then i wanted to be today but i got busy doing other things last night so i couldn't schedule the post and this morning that i didn't get the chance either so i thought i will pop by tonight instead but before i get on with it...
I would like to say again to all my lovely blogging buddies...thank you from the bottom of me heart for all the kind words you all left for me regarding my uncles death and funeral, they really do mean a lot to me and i feel very blessed to have such wonderful blogging buddies *kiss*

I was suppose to be meeting with the ladies i craft with each and every week for our last craft night for Christmas but unfortunately 2 of the ladies are not well so it was best to cancel until after Christmas.
 Dawn and Pam if you read this post i hope you get better very soon ready for Christmas *hugs* but to all of you....Dawn, Pam, Ailsa and Judith & all your families I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and all the best for the New Year!!

Now today i don't have a Christmas card for you as i wanted a break from them so i decided to come up with a different design for everyday use. I have used a beautiful stamp set from Clearly Besotted called 'Fancy Florals' and the matching die set which you can find here
I have used Strawberry and chocolate combo with a little bit of kraft thrown in for good measure so here's todays creation...hope you likey :)

I am entering this card into Muse challenge and the inspiration i have taken from their card is the flowers and the pink tones from their card.

Products i have used...
Stamps...Clearly Besotted Fancy Florals stamp set, Kaisercraft sentiment stamps
Papers and card...Trimcraft First edition Sweet Owl 8 x 8 papers, Brown and kraft {stash}
Ink...Stampin Up Close to cocoa, Chocolate chip & Pretty in pink ink pads
Well that's all from me today folks but i will try and get back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Godda love a little Christmassy Penguin...

Hello me lovelies

It's a sad day here again today as it's my uncles funeral this morning but unfortunately i can't go as my o/h has an appointment and i am looking after our little boy, my o/h tried to get out of it but he can't, not even on special circumstances because they say it's not his immediate family and if he didn't go it would affect our family and we can't afford that with it been Christmas so i have decided i am going to say my goodbye's in my own way, i am gutted because i can't be there for my family but i am sure my family will understand!!

Righto enough of me waffle...I am here today to share 2 cards with you which i have made using such a cute little stamp set from Clearly Besotted called 'Let it Snow' with the cutest little Penguin...

I went with a red, black and white theme and same layout just like my Signature Christmas card but this time I've added a little scalloped edge to it...just for a change lol 

Here's todays creations...hope you likey :)

Products i have used...
Stamps...Clearly Besotted 'Let it Snow' and 'Signature Christmas' stamp sets
Papers and card...All from stash
Ink...Memento 'Tuxedo black' ink pad, Stampin Up 'Real red' ink pad
Tools...Clearly Besotted 'Let it Snow' die set, Scalloped border punch
Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Monday, 16 December 2013

Challenge Awards...

Hello me lovelies

There is something i haven't done for a long time which is telling you about challenge awards i have recieved so i thought i start that again, now just recently i have received a couple of awards and they are from...


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge
Our Badges
For this card here

CASology

For this card here

Addicted to stamps and more

For this card here

and then received another fabulous award from addicted to stamps and more...


Me and Dawn C Karen M Cathy R were chosen to go onto Addicted to stamps and more's 'Wall of Fame' {yay!}

and then to top it all off i then found out i have won some yummy candy from Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge blog...how great is that, Thank you Sue :D

 I feel totally honoured to receive these awards and i will wear them with pride on my Challenge Awards page above, Thank you to all of these fabulous teams for them!!

Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Little Claire's Monthly Challenge #40....Make a Gift!!

Hello me lovelies

I know i have not been around again but things here are a little hectic still with one thing or another and also a massive thank you for the bottom of my heart for all the sweet messages left for me regarding my uncle's death, it really means a lot to me and i am very touched by them, thank you *kiss*

As for visiting and commenting on your creations i will try and catch up soon...i promise!!

I am here today to share my dt creation for the new Little Claire's monthly challenge and the theme for this month is....

Make a Gift!! 

 so we would love to see your handmade gifts this time...NO cards!!

Prize...What a fabulous prize!!


It includes :

 'Man Made' paper pad
Little Claire 'Stopwatch' stamp
Little Claire 'Seascape' stamp
'Men' die cut sheet x 2
Assorted male themed outline stickers x 4
Papers (4 designs)

For my gift i chose to make a Christmas candle using Little Claire's 'Feed the Birds' stamps set and used mono colours too, anyhoo enough of me waffle so here's todays creation...hope you likey :)


Products i have used...
Papers and card...all from stash
Ink...Stampin Up 'Close to cocoa' ink pad
Tools...Spellbinders scalloped and plain circle nesties
Embellishments...Glitter glue and ribbon

Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Nutcrafters Challenge #58...Snow

Hello me lovelies

Before i get on with today's post i just want to apologise for been missing again but unfortunately last Thursday my family received some devastating news that my uncle had passed away...it has hit our family really hard especially my Grandma and his son.
My heart goes out to his son {my cousin} more so now because he has no parents left as his mum died a few years back at such a young age too, luckily my cousin has a wife and little boy who will help him through this tough time plus he has all of us too!!

Right i am going to change the subject because i can feel the tears starting to flow again and i will never get this post done...

Today i am here with a Nutcrafters DT card for you as it's the start of a new challenge but our last for 2013 so this means you will have a month to enter our challenge and we will be back in January.
Our fabulous Sylvia is hosting this challenge and for her theme is...

Snow, snow everywhere!!

so we would love to see 'Snow' eg. snowflakes, snow, snow drifts, snowmen {i am sure you get the picture} on your cards/creations

Main Prize...
To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...
2 Digi stamps or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability)

I have used one the latest Christmas release digi's from Nutcrafters called 'Elf and toys'...it's adorable!!
On my card i've added Snowflakes and some glitter as Snow as if the little Elf and the toys are playing in the snow and having lots of fun so here's my Nutcrafters DT card...hope you likey :)


Sorry the photo is a bit naff but i have lost my memory card to my camera and my son has taken his camera to school for his Photography lesson so when he gets home later i will redo this photo to get a better one as this one was taken with my phone!!


Products i have used...
Papers and card...Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas' papers, Blue card {stash}
Ink...Spectrum noirs
Embellishments...Ribbon {stash}

Please do visit the Nutcrafters blog and my teamies too because they have lots of stunning cards to show you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Signature Christmas {part 2}

Hello me lovelies

On a wednesday night me and a few friends get together to have a craft night and yeah have a good natter too...godda catch up with all the goss haven't you and we have a treat too, whether it's a glass of wine or something nice and sweet to eat...Thanks dawn you're a star and amazing host too :)

Anyhoo i was there last night and i thought i'd take some cards i made to show them which is the Signature Christmas selection i am sharing with you, they loved them and wanted to make some themselves...well i have never seen the girls make so many cards in one night before, we had a right production line going on and now i think i have created a new addiction for them...in the form of Clearly Besotted that much so they want the stamps and dies themselves :)

Watch out Steph you have an order coming on from the mad ladies of night craft group...it's not what our name is as we don't have one but it's something i call them....Sssshhh don't tell them that!!

Righto enough waffle me lovelies, here's what today's post is really about...I am here today to share my Signature Christmas {part 2} with you and like i said before i have used the same layout, same colour combo and the same stamp set but just different images from that stamp set 
so here's todays creations...hope you likey :)


Products i have used...
Papers and card...Card base {Stash} and white panel from {scrap box}
Ink...Stampin Up 'Real red' ink pad, Memento 'Tuxedo black' ink pad
Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Nutcrafters Challenge #57...Midway reminder

Hello me lovelies

I am here today to share a midway reminder dt card for Nutcrafters for our latest challenge which our fabulous Debbie is hosting and she has chosen...

Show us your Santa creations

so we would love to see all things Santa on your cards/creations.

For my card i have for a bright and cheery Christmas card but still using red and green, i have done some dry embossing, added a little backing paper and even a tag too but the main thing is i have used bits of scraps on this card which i had in my scrap box, the only thing that wasn't from the scrap box was the card base!!
I have loved this little personal challenge i have set myself...it's gonna take a while before i get through it all but i will get there in the end lol
Anyhoo enough waffle from me, here's the todays creation...hope you likey :)




Recipe
Stamps...Nutcrafters 'Christmas Trio' stamp set, Ladybug Crafts Ink 'Sentimental Numbers' stamp set and Clearly Besotted 'Signature Christmas' and 'Fancy Floral' stamp sets
Papers and card...All from scrap box except the card base
Ink...Promarkers - blush, ivory, cardinal red, crimson, poppy, black, grass, leaf green, burnt sienna, terracotta
Tools...Clearly Besotted 'Fancy Florals' die set, Star punch {stash}
Embellishments...Twine {stash}
Please do visit Nutcrafters blog and my teamies too because they have lots of stunning cards to show you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and reading me waffle, also for any sweet comments you may leave me *smiles*
Till next time me lovelies...

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Signature Christmas {part 1}

Hello me lovelies

In yesterdays post i said i have some Christmas cards to share with you which includes my DT card for Nutcrafters too so today i am share {part 1} of my clean and simple Christmas cards with you which was inspired by cards i have seen on Pinterest while i was not blogging...this was well needed because i felt my mojo was starting to slip yet again due things happening here, anyhoo i think it helped because i whipped up 4 cards within about 15 minutes...yes 15 minutes...very quick for me and with a dodgy thumb too, i think i did a better job hehehehe

They are all A6 in size and all share the same simple layout but with different images and sentiments, i went for a black, red and white theme which i think is totally stunning, i know it's not traditional and it's not to everyone's taste but i love it...i am not going to share them all with you today but i will do over the next few days so here's Signature Christmas {part 1} card...hope you likey :)


Products i have used...
Papers and card...White and black card {stash}
Ink...Stampin Up 'Real red' ink pad and Memento Tuxedo black ink pad
Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back tomorrow with my DT card for Nutcrafters Midway reminder for their recent challenge and then i will back the following day with Signature Christmas {part 2}...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Monday, 2 December 2013

'Owl always be here for you'

Hello me lovelies

How are we all?? Are we all getting excited and ready for Christmas??


It's been a little hectic in our household...just when i thought i was getting over my cold the last time i was here, nope it came back with avengence and then to top things of i sliced the top of my thumb nearly off with a pair of scissors...no joking either...lots of blood all over my DT and order cards that i just made so they had to be made all over again eeek!!
Now i know what's going through your minds...how the hell did you managed to slice your thumb with scissors.....welllll there's a lesson to be learned from my story and that's never take your eye off the ball {scissors in my case} when cleaning them...yep i was away with the fairies when cleaning, thinking of Christmas and getting all excited about all the the nice things i have planned with my children over the what i call the Christmas month...watch a Christmas movie every night, pressie shopping, Christmas baking etc 
{all exciting...Yay!!} Oh i love Christmas!!

Right i best stop waffling because i am getting a tad excited and i could talk about Christmas all night hehehe

Unfortunately today i don't have a Christmas card for you but i will have over the next few days, instead i have a little owl card for you 'Owl always be here for you'...using an adorable stamp and matching die set from Clearly Besotted called 'You're a Hoot' so without further ado here's todays creation...hope you likey :)



Update - Forgot to tell you that this card was made using scraps from my scrap box...this is a little challenge i have set myself and it's one way of getting rid of all those scraps you have left over from others cards, why not try it too!!

Products i have used...
Papers and card...Trimcraft First Edition 'Sweet Owl' 8x8 paper pad, Brown and Kraft card {stash}
Ink...Stampin Up 'Close to cocoa' and 'Creamy caramel' ink pads
Tools...Clearly Besotted 'You're a Hoot' die, Xcut decorative tag dies and Spotty embossing folder
Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Monday, 18 November 2013

From our Home to Yours...

Hello me lovelies

Thank you to all me lovely craft buddies for the get well message's...i am feeling a tad better today, don't feel achy as much but still feel a bit congested...i am sure in a few more days i will ok, thank you!!

Today i have Christmas card for you and using one the fabulous stamp sets from Stephanie's shop Clearly Besotted, it's called 'Christmas Cheer' and i have also used the matching die set to which you can find here.


On my card i have used the traditional colours of red and green but with a modern twist of clean and simple...i am liking this style because of the cleanliness of it and they tend to be quick & easy to make which i love especially having 4 boys!!

Anyhoo enough waffle from me, here's todays creation...hope you likey :)



Products i have used...
Papers and card...All from stash
Ink...Stampin Up 'Glorious Green, Real Red & Pumpkin Pie' ink pads
Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Sunday, 17 November 2013

We 3 Ships...

Hello me lovelies

Its absolutely cold here in Hull today...it doesn't help the fact o/h insists on doing a bit of D.I.Y with the back door open, well he's in & out cutting wood so there isn't much sawdust in the house...yeah but what about the other mess you're causing plus i still full of cold...bbrrrr shut that ruddy door!!
It's alright me and boys are all going to my parents soon for our Sunday roast dinner....mmm looking forward to that one, well i aren't cooking am i!! {for a change!!}

Anyhoo enough of me waffle because i need to go get ready, here's todays creation for you...hope you 
likey :)




Products i have used...
Papers and card...all from stash
Ink...Versamark ink pad
Tools...Gold embossing powder and heat gun
Embellishments...Meiflower 'Gold' sticky back gems
Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Little Claire's Monthly Challenge #39...Christmas

You will find the deets to Little Claire's Competition here

Hello me lovelies

Before i got on with todays post i just want to say thank you to all those who left me get well messages and those sweet messages about my boy...means a lot to me *mmwah*

I will try and catch up with visiting tonight if i feel a little better!!

Anyhoo today is the start of another fabulous challenge from Little Claire and the theme chosen for this month is...

Christmas

so we would like to see all things Christmassy on your cards/creations eg...papers, embellishments, images {Little Claire or any other}

Prize...

Dovecraft Christmas Tree Stamp
Little Claire Swirly Flowers Stamp
Little Claire Feed the Birds Stamp Set
36 Assorted Die Cut Sentiments
Assorted Christmas Greetings Sticker Sheet
5 12 x 12 Sheets Christmas Papers

On my card i have gone for a CAS look with a traditional image but non traditional colours, tell you what i will just share it with you so here's todays creation...hope you likey :)



Products i have used...
Papers and card...all from stash
Ink...Stampin Up 'Elegant Eggplant' ink pad

Challenges i have entered...

Don't forget to pop over to Little Claire's blog and my teamies blogs because they have lots of stunning inspiration to share with you, you will find in my sidebar!!
Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

Little Claire Competition...

Hello me lovelies

Just want to let you know about a competition Little Claire have going on at the moment, here's the deets...

OK - here's a competition just for fun; can you guess what stamps Steve is making in this picture?  

Have a go and if you put the link from our website to your chosen stamp onto our new facebook page (Little Claire Designs) and tell us which stamp you think it is then we will announce the winner(s) on Monday 18 November - just take a guess, choose your stamp, post the link and you never know it may be sent out to you!

Please use our new facebook page Little Claire Designs to leave your guess.

What a fab little competition for you and an easy one too...Good Luck!!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Let It Snow...

Hello me lovelies

Update: Added another photo of todays card which is a bit more clear than the one below it!!

I was hoping to be here a little earlier but when i got up this morning i felt absolutely dreadful...not sure whether is due to something that happened to our eldest boy the other night {i will share that another day but at all i can say it's in the Police hands} or whether it's just me coming down with cold or flu or whichever...i just know i feel all bunged up and achy but heyhoo we still have to carry on!!

Anyhoo yesterday to cheer myself up with all the stress i am going through i ordered 'Let It Snow' stamp and matching die set from the lovely Stephanie's shop called Clearly Besotted...you can find the stamp set here and the matching die here
Well this morning it turned up {yay!!} which put a little smile on achy face lol, now my little Jaykub was watching a Thomas dvd when it turned up so i took the opportunity {to stop me falling asleep} to do a little crafting with this set and the outcome was that i made 2 cards, i also followed Sketch Saturdays sketch...

This is how they turned out...hope you likey :)


{sorry about the top picture for some reason it's blurred a bit!!}

Products i have used...
Papers and card...Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas' 8x8 papers, Blue and white card {stash}
Ink...Memento 'Tuxedo black' ink pad, Stampin Up 'Bashful blue' ink pad and Promarkers - gold & honeycomb
Well that's all from me today folks but i will be back soon...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Till next time me lovelies...

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