21st shaker

Having a birthday during in lockdown in mot fabulous but having a special birthday ay the moment must be awful. So I really wanted to make this card for my cousin a little special.

Congratulations

So Amy from A Crafty Purple Frog has released her own stamp range, they feature British Wildlife and are fabulous. Every time I place an order (she is my go to for the greeting farm) she places a little freebie in the envelope too, so I thought it would be nice to send her a little congratulations card

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

Card Making Supplies

Time for Tea Designs Crafty Cats Stamp Set
Time For Tea Designs Circle of Love Dies
Time For Tea Designs Splish Splosh Stencil 
Distress Oxides in Seedless Preserve, Kitch Flamingo, Speckled Egg, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron
Momento Dew Drops in Lilac Posies
Time For Tea Designs Clear Drops
Clearly Besotted Cute as a button acompliment sentiment stamps

Card Making Tutorial

I begun by cutting a circle out of purple card to create my rocker card base. A piece of white card was then cut into a semi circle

Using the stencil and all the distress oxides except the seedless preserve I inked the card

The small stamps from the set where stamped with the memento dew drops

Using the circle dies I cut a piece of alcohol friendly paper and using the seedless preserve and the stencil inked the bottom

The images were stamped and coloured with alcohol markers. The sentiments were stamped onto here


This was then adhered onto a piece of blue card which had been cut into a larger circle. There were adhered together and finished with clear drops and nuvo drops.

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx

Mum

As pretty as this card is now it very nearly did not happen. I stamped the sentiment and smudged it not once but four times!! Then heat embossed mum and smudged that too. I was not having the best day.

This card is for my Grandma from my Mum and Dad. She will kill me if I tell you how old she is so lets just say the wrong side of 85

polkadoodles reveal card

Gosh doesn't time fly when your crafting?? Tuesday again already and so time for another challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi-Choosday Blog. Don't forget to claim your discount code. 

This weeks brief was to use 2 images and a card with a reveal. This is a first for me, I have never made one of these before but am totally in love with the result 

Peek a Wizard

 You all know just how Harry Potter mad my little girl is, so when I saw this stamp by Penny Black, I needed it. It has to be the longest time I have had a stamp without ever inking it up, it has sat unloved for at least 3 weeks, while I have been killing myself desperately trying to decorate our new garden room and get that up and running as a permeant craft space and family games room.


But we are getting somewhere, the plumber is here today and I will be under his feet in there, so I stamped this up, boiled the kettle and have settled down to 30 minutes me time. Long over due....


Miss your face

So I have had this stamp set in my basket at least 3 times before I finally purchased it. I love the little painting cats and the sentiment is perfect.

I think lockdown may be starting to get to us all, my dad has had to come and help get the patio back down after they had plumbed in the garden room as it was dangerous with the dog and the kids. We did not have an option as could not afford to pay anyone. He stayed in the garden the whole time though and it was awful because by mum could not come too. If felt ridiculous the 3 of us in the garden in face masks. Even when you do see people you forget what they look like without a mask on

Lift The Flap

I can not begin to explain how excited I was when I saw that Time for Tea Designs were releasing a Slimline Lift the Flap die, I knew it would have to be in my collection ASAP. I love interactive and this is the ultimate easy interactive card

Rocker Card Wet Noses and Sloppy Kisses

 Another card made with the adorable Wet Noses and Sloppy Kisses Sytamp Set from Sassy and Crafty

Heart new arrival

My baby days are over so I literally  can not wait to hold my Brother and Sister In Laws baby. Lockdown means we are missing out on so much. Baby snuggles are just one. He has arrived and is just gorgeous, both are well

Equality Awareness Hop

Betz Golden recently posted a blog article about the lack of stamp companies that offer stamps to support the LGBTQ+ community. In order to raise awareness she is hosting an Instagram hop, Sassy and Crafty is one of the few companies that have stamps to support so as a member of the DT I was invited to join in. There are a number of really great prizes up for grabs so check out the Instagram hop 

This is a cause that is very close to my heart. I am one of 4 and have a transgender sibling.  I will not go into detail as to protect their privacy. Only very close and old friends are aware of their past, as the discrimination that they come across is unbelievable and down right disgusting. 

Here is my creation

Team Tiny Love Hop

Apologises I do not participate in a hop for ages and then bombard you with a number of them all at once. I like to keep on my toes...

This card has been created as part of the Team Tiny Love Hop on YouTube. Team Tiny is a group of like minded people on facebook who have less than 1000 subscribers and want to grow their channel. 

In the spirit of Valentine's Day the theme this month is a Love Hop. This is a hashtag driven hop so you search #teamtinylovehop on YouTube to see all participation 

Treat box

Something a little different today. A little treat box to hold love heart sweets, a perfect token gift for Valentines Day

New Nephew

We are all sat here holding our breaths, desperately awaiting the safe arrival of my brother's baby. They accidently found out they were having a boy. I say accidently they had a 3D scan and the little monkey made it perfectly clear he was a boy. 

My Mum wanted a card to send to them all ready for when he decides to vacate. So this may well be the first of many new arrival cards. We are a big family after all

Sweet November Stamps Fennick

I had to have some of the new release from Sweet November Stamps. I mean after all I am a girl with no dragons in her collection...

So todays card is a colouring creation, feels like a little while since I have done one of these. (My posts are not always scheduled in order of creation). My main focus has been trying to get the Craft/Games room painted so it was nice to take a little time for me.

Darling Buds

It is Tuesday so time for new challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge Blog. Don't forget to take advantage of todays discount code. You can find all the details on the challenge.

The design teams brief was to make a Mother's Day card which featured a wrap around band and an image from the Darling Bud Collection.

This meant I got to colour my snowdrop darling bud which I have not coloured up in so long

Paper Hugs

I feel like spring should be starting to show her little face so thought that the autumn cover plate die could easily be turned into a spring scene in anticipation 

Pawsitivity

I have no words this pug is just adorale. He is part of the new Wet Noses and Sloppy Kisses Stamp Set from the new release at Sassy and Crafty

ED Blog Hop

So when Candice from Candoodle Creations put out an instagram story asking for people to take part in a YouTube hop for eating disorders awareness week, I jumped at the chance but said that I was not willing to share my personal experience. I guess I feel a little embarrassed by it, that secret gremlin that I battle with on a near daily basis. As time passed a tiny seed that had been planted in my head begun to grow. If I feel like this, how are people expected to find and seek help when their mind really is at breaking point?

Spring in your step

This adorable stamp set is part of the new release at Sassy & Crafty that is available today, just in time for spring to begin to raise her head


Treat Yourself

I am loving circle shaped cards at the moment, they just add a little something and I am not even really sure what it is if I am honest. 
I think the die cut Happy Birthday is the perfect accompaniment 

Birthday Hero




Life can be hard at times and we are all heroes in our own rights. This is the perfect birthday card for our little superheroes. I love the confidence of the stance on this stamp. She is just rolling up her sleeves ready to take on what ever is thrown at her

Peek card

 

I have a real soft spot for cute little mice and this adorable stamp set is no different I have the matching die set as I love the way it cuts out the middle of the strawberry plants. Making it super easy to create a peek a boo card

Cupid

Love is certainly in the air, This adorable stamp set was a free gift from Clearly Besotted and I am really pleased with how they turned out.