Friday, 30 September 2011

Fairy at the bottom of the garden!

Good morning (actually its last night, but it will be morning when this goes live) Here is another of my Clarity Pick of the Week cards.  This is using the lovely Fairy and Toadstools.

Thats it for today (or last night, tired now) I am on Create & Craft again today at 8am, 2pm,6pm, If your still unsure about putting the Storybook together you should tune in, would love you to join me!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Some Hunkydory 3 for 2 cards.

Good morning all, the sun is out and its warm! The only problem with that is that it makes me want to sit in the garden instead of working, maybe I will allow myself a sun break later. I have been busy at the weekend making samples and prepping demo's for the Hunkydory Pick of the Day, so here are a taster of the samples.

This is an 8x8 card using the mens vintage kit,  I halved one of the postage stamp cardblanks and inked it around the edges, used a little topper, one of the cards in the kit, some brown dottie silk art and some mirri.

 This is using the Ladies vintage kit, I halved one of the shaped card blanks and scored to make the card shape,covered in patterned paper from the kit, mounted the little topper onto a mini card and punched some buttons from dottie and swirly silk art card.

 This is an 8x8 using the Poppy kit and some red curly wurly silk art card, and some mirri of course!

Dont forget that every item on the shows is included in the 3 for 2 offer for today only! so dont miss out. Anne-Marie still has loads of demo's to do, so please join her on Create & Craft and Ideal World.

See you tomorrow for some more cards!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Brain is asleep,cant think of a title, but here's a Clarity card!

No really, the brain is on a serious go-slow today. Its all happening all at once and I need a list remind myself to make a list!!! Then I need a note to remind me to remember the list...
I have decorating to do, new shelves for the temple (my craft room), clean the decking, go shopping, order hutch jackets to keep the outside bunnies warm in winter, clean the fishtank out, go the bank, laundry, eat something, mow the lawn, put the fireplace back (long story), finish personal cards, buy Mart's birthday present, then back in work tomorrow! Stoppppppp, i wanna get off!
And I didnt even get time to show you some of my Clarity cards from the Pick of the week, so best make a start now hadnt I!

I was really pleased with the artwork on this one but then decided the setting was rubbish, but I didnt want to damage the picture by trying to take it back off.

This one is a version of one of my cards that Barbara demo'd, its using the bouncing brayer technique-try it, its theraputic!
Right back to it, I just remembered another job- go buy the wall fixings for the tv bracket, £55 for a wall bracket but you have to buy the screws separately, how does that work!!!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

One more sleep!!!!

If you think your excited about the launch of the Claritystamp Pick of the Week, just imagine how excited us Clarity dt girls (and lovely Paul) are, we neeeeeed that double Dvd!!!!!
There are also tons of fantastic stamps on the shows too,so get your order in and set the box to record so you dont miss any of the stunning demo's.

Did I mention I am excited!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

2 blog posts on the same day!

2 blog posts in 1 day!
Firstly, thanks to everybody who joined me for the Hunkydory shows, and everybody who emailed.

Im in the green room waiting to go into the studio for the 4pm Hunkydory show, and I realised you still hav'nt seen some of my Clarity cards from the last Clarity weekend.  So I thought i would schedule a couple of posts to pass the time/keep me out of mischief.
This is using the Shepherds set.  I stamped on my cardblank and cut it out to form an aperture.  I then stamped onto double sided adhesive. I cut the backing into sections and covered the sections with Diamond Sparkles, Gold leaf strips and flakes, and coloured bits with copics.
I then attached decorated panel to the back of my aperture.

I think these will be great for my 'religious' cards.

Thanks for looking!

A catch up, and some tv show times.

Good morning all, I cant believe its Wednesday again, someone please stop that clock for 5 minutes!!!  A quick catch up then, I say quick not because there's not much to say but because there's not much time.  The weekend was fantastic at Harrogate, I met some really lovely people and catch up with friends old and new.  Elaine and I were waited on hand and foot on Saturday night when we stayed at Len & Heather's, theres a lot to be said for a man that can cook!
Monday, I was pretty much out of it, definiteely needed the rest.  Yesterday I was back in Preston preparing for todays show's, which leads on nicely to telling the times.

11am, 4pm and 7pm all on Create and Craft.

I hope I can stay awake long enough, I may have been in the worst hotel in the whole of Peterborough last night!
I got to go, typing one handed while curling hair has not been completely successful!
Hope you can catch the shows later, have a good day whatever your up to.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Its not Billy Goat Gruff, its a Yule Goat!

Good morning-ish, its wet on The Wirral but we seem to have been spared most of the horrible high winds, so cant complain really.
Today I thought id show you one of my Claritystamp Yule Goat cards.  This is an 8x8, displaying (as always) my wonderful photographic skills!

I inked with Expresso Adirondack and coloured with Promarkers. The lovely linen binding was given to me by the lovely Sue Wilson a few weeks ago, I knew it would be perfect for my Clarity cards.  The gems, card base and co-ordinates card stock are all from Cardcraft Plus.
Links to go shopping are over on the right, as always.

Have a great day gang!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Another quick peek,shhhh dont tell the boss!

Well I may or may not get my legs smacked for showing you, but I couldnt contain myself- you have to see the lovely 'Window' designs in the POD! The colours, the new poetry, the new designs,!

You can see the whole kit including the other new shaped pieces tonight at 9pm on Ideal World for the launch.

Dont forget to email the studio, Anne-Marie would love to hear from you!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Hunkydory Pick of the Day!

You know how I like to pull a kit to pieces and do something different with it right? (its the rebel in me)
Well here is a couple of quick alternative ideas for using the very beautiful Window to the Heart kit that Anne-Marie will be launching at 9pm tomorrow (Tuesday) on Ideal World.  There is also some new design foiled card too- dont miss it!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

I missed it on TV!

Im gutted that I didnt get to watch the Clarity shows on C&C this morning, I promised to take the kids to the car boot sale at Tranmere Rovers.  I would probably be wasting my time 'trying' to watch anyway because the internet connection was shocking yesterday when i tried to watch the In the Classroom show.  So if anyone wants to take pity on me and stick the Clarity shows on disc and send it to me.......

Here is a card using the Poppy stamp.
I coloured with PM's and then masked/stamped some of the flowers, and just doodled swirls in others.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Workshop dates for September

Happy Thursday to you!
Its a bit noisy where I am right now, its amazing how hard a little kid can throw a huge heavy bowling ball isnt it.  ooh spoke too soon, burger and chips x 3 has just arrived so its gone quiet for 2/3 minutes.  Steve is in the lead with 40, his young lady is on 6 and Amber has managed 7 so far-there will be no living with Steve if he whitewashes them,yes really!

Anyway, while Im sat around trying not to cramp their style I thought it would be a good time to let you know the dates for my September workshops so far.

Wednesday 7th Sept   Rubber stamping Techniques.

Saturday 17th Sept Clarity Rubber Stamping, using the stunning Calligraphy Tree.

For more details and to book onto these or any of the other great workshops call 01772880852 or visit the website

See you tomorrow!