Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Glad It's Cooler - Phew!!

Don't get me wrong, I like the weather to be nice but boy, Monday was just toooooo hot!!  It's a lovely day outside today and I have been busy crafting with some gorgeous new stamps from Little Claire - watch this space for more details.

Simply Handmade By did a stall at Hempstead Valley's Craft Fayre on Sunday and despite the centre not being that busy (I think eveyone was mass barbequeing!!) we did very well.

Our Craft Club (In Cliffe Woods, Nr Rochester) is expanding - I think we had 12 ladies on Monday evening - the club is open to everyone, all ages, all abilities, it's fun and informal and a chance to craft and chat at the same time. If you would like to join us or would like more information then please do not hesitate to contact us at Simply Handmade By.

Anyway,  here are some cards I've made - one a 25th Wedding Anniversary card for some friends and sadly a pet sympathy card.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Tealight Card

I made this card/gift for someone my Mum know - she wanted something a bit different so I decided to make a tealight card.  Hope you like it - The butterflies are a Marianne Design.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Little Claire Challenge 9 - Cards for Men

Hi All,

Little Claire's 9th Blog Challenge is under-way and the theme is Cards for Men.  It can be a little troublesome sometimes making cards for the fella's in our lives so hopefully this Blog Challenge will give you some inspiration.  Here's my effort - I used the inside image from theRWAV Garage Set.

Check out Little Claire's Blog - there is come fabulous candy to be won!!


  • You DO NOT need to use a Little Claire stamp to qualify for the prize draw
  • However, only those using Little Claire stamps will qualify for a Top 3 badge
  • You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES and you may combine with other challenges
  • You must follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only
  • Please provide a link to our blog in your post
  • Please leave a link to your actual card, not just to your blog
  • The challenge will close at 2pm on Fri 24th June

Monday, 6 June 2011

Dream A Little Dream.......

I have been having a play with a stamp from Little Claire called Dream A Little Dream, which is a really pretty, whimsical, dreamy stamp that lends itself to all kinds of techniques.

Both images have been stamped with Memento and coloured with Promarkers.

You can't see from the photo but I have put Glossy Accents on the bubbles.

This one has glittery bubbles.

Thanks for looking - your time is appreciated.


Thursday, 2 June 2011

June Club Stamp

Hi All,

The June Club Stamp set has been released over at Little Claire.  It a lovely set of Gerbera Daisies including a corner stamp and lovely sentiment.

For this card I stamped the small Gerbera three times (top, middle and bottom flowers), then I masked them and stamped the flower inbetween to make it look as though they are behind.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

New Stamps

Here are some new stamps from Little Claire.  Daisy Pitcher and Wheelbarrow