Bashful bun

 

So I can not decide if Peter here is in the bad books and trying to win his lady around with a bunch of carrots, or if if he is trying to romance her, either way she is looking rather bashful about the situation. I am sure you would agree

Sepia

Todays card is a tongue in cheek one, Martha asked the other day if they had cameras when Grannie was little and so this card was born

clover


My children loved 'Guess how much I love you, as little kids, the illustrations were so soft and sweet ad one year they bought me a Nut Brown Hare for Mothers day. Anita Jeram illustrated the books and I have been desperate for some of the Colorado Craft Company stamps since I first saw her designs.

Mice Chef

 I love how the little oven door opens on this stamp and die set and I had intended to make this into a little shaker but I guess my scene just sort of developed and took over before I had chance to stop myself. So my oven door does not open today.

Happy campers

 So I have been going through my stamps to see what need a little more love and this stamp set sure is one of those.

Super Quick

A super quick one today that was created as Martha stated that I always do the same thing and she would like me to do something a little different. Cheers Kid!!


Polkadoodles Eli

Tuesday so that can only mean one thing. A new Digi-Choosday challenge and discount code is available now. Pop over and claim yours here
The DT brief was to use a critter image and to make a flap for something.
I decided to create this cute slot for a gift card

Jumping in puddles

 This adorable duck was a freebie with the monthly news letter from Sweet November Stamps and I just had to pair him with the Fair-wee April who is also enjoying the rain.

I thought it paired perfectly with the sentiment from the Undercover plushes from Clearly Besotted

Serenity Blossom




This adorable fairy is from the new Serenity range at Polkadoodles. You all know how much I love toadstools so just had to have this adorable fairy

Fashion Anya

Our printer had broken, so I have been waiting for my new one to arrive, which meant I have only just got around to using Marchs Digital Release from The Greeting Farm. I love their monthly release as it leans so well to my scene building

No line colouring

After watching a YouTube video by Mindy Baxter of My Creative Scoop who does the most amazing things with her Copic markers I was inspired to attempt a no lines colouring card

Naughty bunny

I absolutely love the idea and the magic of the Easter bunny, as a kid my dad used to hide clues all around the house and he had to follow them and got a little piece of chocolate at each stop, finishing with a big egg in a place he had previously hid a clue. He has continued this on for his grandchildren and despite lockdown last year was no exception, I got up the day before Easter Sunday to a huge bag of chocolate eggs and clues that I had to hide and a zoom code and time. He had coordinated it so that all grandchildren had the same clues and could work together as a team on zoom. It was right at the beginning of lockdown and this quickly set the president for things to come. He retired right at the beginning of lockdown and so his ideas just keep coming.

This year lockdown is starting to ease and we are allowed 2 households to meet. I came home from work to find my dad scurrying around my garden with a note pad, working out clues and where he can hide everything. This year the hunt will be in my garden and my nephews will be here in person to do it with my children. Unfortunately due to the rule of 2 households the great Easter Grandad will be watching via zoom.


I totally digressed there, in todays card this naughty bunny has broken into the Easter harvest and stolen some eggs!! I hope he knows Santa watches all year round



Perfect Time To Craft

 Oh my another month gone!! Time for a new challenge over at A Perfect Time to Craft. This month our sponsor is Hungry Jpeg and I have used these beautiful soft lavender collection


Honour Students

I always thought it would be absolutely amazing to attend a prestigious old school, with its fabulous architecture, so you can imagine my exciting when many moons ago I was accepted to The University of Leeds, I was actually gutted to find out that despite the beauty of some of the buildings on the outside they were very modern inside and the windows did not even match up with some of the floors. I remember being in one seminar room and the windows were at my feet. Lets hope these honour students are not disappointed 

Gned

So I made the decision that I would not be doing as many videos as they are so time consuming, I currently try to do one every day but planned to cut down to a few a week. Anyone I had already half recorded this adorable gnome before I even realised I was doing it

Dad

 I love this regal badger and thought he deserved to be centre stage for his own card

Happy Mail

I decided I would attempt to create a scene using my cute critter stamps. I am finding it very easy now to do them for the more human type of stamps. So why not the critters?


Auto Immune Awareness Hop

I am honoured to be asked to participate in a YouTube and Instagram hop to promote Auto Immune Diseases. I do not have lived experience of this but living with no thyroid does mean that I have a little insight into chronic illness and how you just wish your body would participate as you want it too. Individuals who suffer from autoimmune diseases really are warriors 

Besties

Now I have coloured these beauties up I think they are in scrubs. This was not my intention. It was yo be 2 friends putting the world to rights over coffee in a diner. But the colours really make me think these are 2 nurses just finished a long and traumatic night shift and having a debrief over coffee before they attempt to renter civilised life.

Flying By


One of the design team for Time For Tea Designs used this cover plate with rainbow colours behind it and it looked amazing so decided to give it a go


There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

Time For Tea Designs Up, Up and Away Stamp
Time For Tea Designs Lots of Love Plate Die
Distress Oxides in Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers and Wild Honey
Banner Die
Wow Embossing Powder in white
Sentiment form Kraftin Kimmies Flying High stamp set

Card Making Tutorial

I begun by blending the distress oxides


The cover plate cut cut into white card and adhered onto the blended background


I stamped and coloured by image using the following blends

Balloon BT7, BT5, BT3, CT4, CT3, CT1

Basket MB4, MB2, MB1, PL5, PL2, PL1

Critter in basket GB4, GB2, GB1

Critter hanging onto basket BG6, BG3, BG2


The sentiment was heat embossed onto black card and die cut with a banner die. These were adhered onto the panel and this was glued onto an A6 Card base


Thanks for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx

Karate Grandson

Mum asked me to make a card for Jack for his birthday and being the 3rd one I have made for him I was seriously running out of ideas. So have made a karate scene. We have spent most of lockdown watching Karate Kid films and the new series on netflix Cobra Kai

Polkadoodles New Beginnings

 Tuesday again, my how these weeks are flying which I actually do not understand as we can not go anywhere or visit anybody. How did we ever find time to do that in the past???

Time for a new challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi-Choosday Challenge Blog as always the theme is anything goes and if you pop over today there is a great money off discount code.

The Design Teams Brief was new beginnings and pastel colours. Perfect for new grandparents. I actually had the brief when Oliver, my nephew was born so I made this card which I then sent to my parents.

Magical Day

 My Fairy and Unicorn mad best friend turns 37 so this card is for her. 



There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Forest Fairy

I honestly can not recommend the Kit and Clowder monthly colouring tutorials enough. I am learning so much and have so much confidence now, I literally can not stop colouring up these little scenes. 


Today Odette the beautiful little fairy is playing in the forest which is full of the joys of spring, she has her lovely bright dress on and is practicing balancing on a log over a babbling brook


There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Dancing with Fairy

I have so many ideas for the new clear stamps by Sweet November Stamps I literally can not get my ideas down fast enough. 

I needed to make dinner but got so enthralled in my colouring I got lost again and so I had a rebellion of starving dictators on my hands

Lets Have Coffee

 A super easy bit of inking today, using the caffeine critters from The Greeting Farm

Swing Card

This swing card is made using a slimline die from Time For Tea Designs. It is super easy to make and super effective

Thanks a Bunch

I adore this written background stamp and feel it will be very versatile. Today I have used it to create a thanks card

Shopping Friends

 I knew when I saw these three ladies that I wanted to colour them up into a shopping theme I just was not too sure how much detail to put into the background and started a couple of times but felt that it was just way to busy. I finally settled on just a partial shop doorway

Sticks and bones

Polkadoodles have rearranged their website adding in new categories and I have found whole new sections that I did not know they did. I love the Sticks and bones range and picked one of these for Martha's birthday card to give to Jack

How is he 12

So Monday morning I woke up to a 12 year old!! How I have no idea, I think I blinked and his childhood was over. He is mad on computer games, especially the switch, mainly as a result of Covid I fear as this was a way to play with his friends. But we do also play quite alot as a family. He is at quite an awkward age but I do think I nailed his card

happy anniversay

My mum asked me to make an anniversary card for dad as they have been married 40 years. I had so many ideas I struggled to pin any down and for the first time ever really felt like I had lost my mojo

Mothers Collaboration

Todays card is part of a collaboration with Kelly from Kelly Crafts and Roslyn from Wing It with Ros

Spring Polkadoodles

 It is Tuesday so time for a new Digi-Choosday challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi-Choosday. Our design team brief was to use a spring image and bright colours. I unconsciously lean more towards pastels and kept reaching for my favourite blends so this was a good time to push the boundaries and experiment

Best Teacher

 One of the things that drew me to the Creating Chemistry set was its versatility it was suitable for valentines day, graduation and teacher. This year I am getting ahead of the game and have started the thank you teachers cards. I feel they have done amazingly in these strange times. My daughters teacher is teaching and holding online lessons while addressing the mental health needs of this very young population during times of uncertainty

Saffron Sweet November Stamps

I feel like my colouring has really suffered with not having the daily practice while our building work was going on. The last few scenes I have done I have really had to think about, but thankfully once I started with this one it just flowed like they used to. Just shows I need to colour daily. A perfect excuse

Badger you for a cuppa

Love this sentiment it sounds so Yorkshire and as a Yorkshire lass I love that. Couple him with a bit of British countryside 

Caffeine Critters

A simple colouring/ scene building card today using Caffeine Critters from The Greeting Farm. I wanted them to be sat having a picnic and so decided to put the sentiment in a sign, inspired by a do not walk on the grass sign

Mirror Image Stamping

I have seen so many people take about mirror image stamping but I thought it would be so difficult, let me reassure you it is easy!! Stamp your image onto a silicone mat, lay paper over top and apply pressure. Finished

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Travelling Vibes

I do like these characters from The Greeting Farm and I thought it would be perfect for an outdoor adventure. Today Anya has gone travelling with her friends and has just climbed up a rocky ravine with her cute little bum bag (Fanny Pack in America)

Never give up

Time for a new release over at Sassy & Crafty and I just adore this one. It is called Never Give Up. Releases 5th March

Troll

 We had a period where we had to watch the trolls on a near daily basis and this little creature reminds me of Princess Poppy. For those that do not have young children please do not worry you are not missing out...

Perfect Time To Craft

Can you believe that we are on the third month of 2021 already?? We are on your 3rd national lockdown here in the UK so it feels even more amazing that we are in March considering we have done nothing for the whole of the year so far

Crafty Purple Frog The Sett

I was super excited when I saw that Crafty Purple Frog were releasing badgers. I love badgers remind me of Wind in the Willows. I was even more excited when I discovered that the veil could double as a smoking jacket. I have some big plans for this regal creature.