Wednesday, 18 October 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #345

This week’s theme is Birthday
Our sponsor is  Bugaboo 

The Prize for the lucky winner is
2 Digi Images 
 
Here is my card for the challenge 
 
 
Loved this image although looks a bit faded due to lighting indoors during storm Ophelia
Digi image by Bugaboo stamps called Birthday elephant
I used my trustee promarkers, some papers from my stash & some really nice lime ribbon I squirrelled away & forgot about
The heart gem on the bow was from a pack from Home Bargains, then a bit of glitter & a few pearls 

I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting


Clare xx

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ha ha - a blast from the past

Looking at old photos I came across these yesterday of my rugrats

 
This one is Sion (2nd) & Ffion 4th) with their 2 cousins who now live in Australia
 


This one is Ffions 1st official holiday abroad to Menorca (1st holiday I was 5 months pregnant with her so didn't count)
And to think they actually got on then & no arguing - bring back those old days please

Better get moving as I still haven't made these cards & my friend is due in half hour so wont be getting much done til later

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

DT card for I love promarkers #344


Good morning everyone running a bit late today & forgot to load this page up ready to schedule for this morning - doh

So finally here it is ..............
 
This week’s theme is Use Dies
Our sponsor is   IkesArt Digis

The Prize for the lucky winner is 
$15 to spend on digis in the Store



Here is my effort for the DT as my mojo has got up & gone this week !!!



I used my trustee promarkers, some papers from an Ellas Design CD, Distress inks for the edges, a doily I found & a new unbranded die I have just had delivered from China & a few pearls
The digi is by Ikes art called  athena-2-without-scenery

I have decided I must really get my head organised & plan ahead as I have so many cards to make for this week & little time to squeeze everything in

My ploy for today was to start cleaning the bathroom then ask hubby to bring me a bowl of hot soapy water to wash the wall tiles & floor.  Knowing I would struggle he told me to leave him to it & just get on with my bits I need to do - YES RESULT


I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx




Wednesday, 20 September 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #343


My word does a fortnight come by quickly at the moment, it's time for another challenge over at I love promarkers.  This time I am actually ahead of myself & made this during the week so no last minute rushing like normal

I am also determined this week I am going to make a start on those dreaded Christmas cards

This week’s theme is Anything Goes 
Our sponsor is  Dr Digi's House Of Stamps
The Prize for the lucky winner is
 2 Digi Images


This is my card for the DT side of the challenge



I used the brilliant image by Dr Digi called Ambrose Dunderton, a couple of Chinese unbranded dies, papers from a CD by Ellas Design & my trustee Promarkers

I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk



Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #342 & a new challenge

It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is Animals  
Our sponsor is  Little Miss Muffet
The Prize for the lucky winner is
 prize is $6 voucher
 

Here is my card for the challenge using a stamp I loved using


I used the digi stamp Puddle Jack by Little miss muffet stamps
Coloured using my trustee promarkers
Paper & sentiment from cd's by Ella's Design
Puddle die from China unbranded
A few pearls & white gel pen highlights


 I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx









  


 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

It's been a hard month but ME TIME is looming ....

Hello everyone

It's been a long month but I can finally see some ME TIME on the cards for a change - yay

After our hollibobs last month when we had the caravan tyre blow out & subsequent loss of all the electric wiring from one side on our way to the port from France I have been rushing around trying to sort not only our insurance claim out but the poor elderly Brit couple behind us who managed to fight our tyre with their underside of the car when it blew.  Their insurance keep phoning me trying to get details of our car to claim off as they insist they need a reg even though the policy is a caravan one nothing to do with the car.  I am refusing as my insurance have said they will marker a claim against the car causing that insurance to go up so they have insisted they just use the caravan policy details.

And no it wasn't the weight of the 1 or 2 bottles of wine I brought back with me causing the blow out (that was all safely stowed in the back of car along with the awning)
 

 
 
 
Also my son turned 18 on hols, then we have had a nightmare trying to find him a new car to insure again with less than a weeks notice after he wrote his other one off the week before our holidays & we did not know we only had 21 days to reinsure a new one before the policy was cancelled.  Luckily the insurance company gave us a weeks extension 
Then seeing him start his 1st full time job last week
 
 
My daughter has also started college this week which has been hard for her as she had not been in school for 18 months before her June exams due to severe anxiety & panic attacks.  She did manage to come out of it with 1 A, 3 B's, 7 C'S & a D which was a blow to her being an A grade student before her illness but we are proud of her.  She is doing a health & social course as she either wants to work with kids or be a midwife.  After a shaky start yesterday she managed to get in for the afternoon & loved it.  Hoping this will give her back her confidence
 
She has also had 9 inches (whoops they should have only chopped 7") of hair cut off last week to donate to a charity making wigs for kids & raising money for Motor Neurone Disease at the same time through a just giving page which is nearly at her target of £150



Ffion is donating 7" of her hair to The Little Princess Trust


I'm raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association because it's a charity close to my heart.








 Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
I will be donating 7" of my hair to the Little Princess Trust on Thursday the 31st of August at Studio 1, Wrexham. 
I'm raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of my Taid, who I sadly lost almost 2 years ago to this terrible disease. I would love for the donations to go towards finding a cure to this awful disease and helping those who have MND have a better life. 
Any donations, even small ones, would be kindly appreciated. All donations go straight to the Motor Neurone Association Charity.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Thank you <3
 
So from next week for at least 3 days a week I only have myself to talk to so will be going into my garage craft room to try to sort out 2 years of mess & maybe we can finally get the dining room table free of my crafts & be able to use it properly again.  Great timing just as the winter will be setting in I may finally get my space back to play in.  Brrr 
 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & listen to me waffle and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

DT card for I love promarkers #341 & a new challenge

It's that time again over at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

This week’s theme is Summer  
Our sponsor is  Digital Delights

The Prize for the lucky winner is 
  $5 Gift voucher to spend in their store

Here is my card for the challenge


 
 
Coloured using my trustee promarkers
Papers from cd's by Ella's Design
Sentiment from my dwindling pad by Lili of the valley
Dies from China unbranded - Circle & spellbinders for the image
A few pearls & white gel pen highlights

 I hope you can come & have a play along with us at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments you may like to leave

Happy crafting
Clare xx



DT card for I love promarkers #345

This week’s theme is Birthday Our sponsor is   Bugaboo  The Prize for the lucky winner is 2 Digi Images    Here is my card f...