Monday, 11 December 2017

Snowflake Peg Ornament

Just a quickie from me today. I wanted to show you this super easy, super cute snowflake ornament made from clothes pegs. There are loads of tutorials out there for making them, so I won't bore you with the details, just Google Peg Snowflakes 😉

Anyhow, once I'd made the snowflake I gave it coat of Gesso and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I found a long forgotten pot of Diamond Dust and so gave it a generous sprinkle of that, cos you can never have too much sparkle right?

I then embellished it with the Frosted Fir Adornments and Winters Breath Embellishment Kit from Polkadoodles.

The NOEL was created by ME on my Brother Scan n Cut.... can you tell I'm super proud of myself 😂

I'm undecided as to if this should hang or top my tree....

Thanks for popping in today.

Claire x

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Quick and Easy Christmas Shadow Box

Just whizzing in today to share a super quick and easy piece of home decor. This makes a perfect gift and you cost out the time vs materials it actually makes a good replacement as a card. You'll have to excuse the photos but the weather today is absolutely dire and I didn't have time to faff setting up a lightbox and getting the lighting right, so it's a quick snapshot.

Anyhow, I removed the back panel and glass from the frame. I then covered the back panel with some gorgeous paper from Stampin Unicorn and popped it securely back into the frame.

Next I took some of the Moss from the Winter's Breath Embellishment Kit and used hot glue to secure it to the base. I then cut and arranged some of the gorgeous Frosted Fir Adornments, Glittered Large Branch and Conifer Spray  from Polkadoodles into the frame, allowing some of it to overlap the frame. Once I was happy with the layout I hot glued it into position and added fir cones, cinnamon sticks, a paper poinsettia and a cute little robin.

To finish I added a glittered sentiment and some wooden snowflakes.

I hope you like my project.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Stampin' Unicorn Pillow Box

So did you catch the new products from Stampin' Unicorn on Hochanda on Sunday? If so you may have caught sight of this cute little pillow box that I created for them.

I've stamped images from the Small Beginnings Stamp Set over a Bare Basics Pillow Box and then coloured them in with pencils. The tag has been cut from the Bits and Pieces Ephemera Paper Pad. To finish, I've added some glitter, pearls and a gorgeous lace flower from the Heavenly Dreams Embellishment Kit.

If you get five minutes why not pop over to the Stampin' Unicorn Blog and see what the rest of my teamies got upto? There are some seriously amazing projects.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Kitsch Christmas

Just thought I dash in and share a little shadow box that I created for the docrafts design team. I had a complete blast making it. I think it's everything a fun Christmas ornament should be!

For full details, please pop across to the docrafts blog.

Claire x

Thursday, 30 November 2017

From Cereal Box to Birdcage!

Just thought I'd share another make from the Honchanda Stampin' Unicorn show. This started life as a docrafts Bare Basic box and a cereal box. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I need to apologise in advance for the number of pictures but there's a lot of details that I want to show you.

The first thing I did was to cut several strips of card from the cereal box. They were then painted with docrafts Gold Artiste Paint before attaching the "bars" to the box lid using Anita's Tacky Glue.

Next I ran the gorgeous Fourni Papers through my die cutting machine with the LDRS Picnic Quilt embossing folders. Using my finger, I rubbed Faber-Castell Metallic Gelatos over the raised embossed areas. The box was then covered with the papers.

I then die cut several butterflies from the Fourni papers using the LDRS Dotted Wings Die Set and covered them with Stickles Glitter Glue. The hanging butterfly charm from the die set was attached in the roof of the cage.

I used an old Spellbinders die to cut some foliage and coloured it with Distress Inks. Flowers from here were then arranged and adhered to the base and top of the cage.

The little bird is sat on a nest of reindeer moss. I've curled the stems of the flowers around a cocktail stick and then attached the butterflies to give them the appearance of flying.

The tag has been stamped with the mini flower from the Daisy Friends stamp set and attached with ribbon from the embellishment kit.

I hope you like my project and that I've not bored you with all the pictures.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Daisy Friends Simple Stamped Card

This is another of my samples for Stampin' Unicorn using the gorgeous Itsy Ditsy Papers and Daisy Friends Stamp Set.

1. Create a 4" x 6" card blank.

2. Trim a piece of the vintage aqua paper from the Enchanting Tones Paper Pack and a piece of the coordinating patterned paper from the Itsy Ditsy collection, leaving a narrow border on each layer.

3. Place a piece of scrap paper about 1/3rd of the way up the card and then stamp a row of flowers and the daisy from the Daisy Friends stamp set. Colour with Prismacolor pencils.

4. Attach a sentiment from the sentiment/topper grab bag onto the card using foam pads.

5. Colour a wooden butterfly with pencils and add some glitter glue.

6. Randomly place pearls around the large daisy.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Friday, 10 November 2017

Stampin' Unicorn Daisy Friends, Bright & Bold Easel Card

Here's another of my Stampin' Unicorn samples from the debut show on Hochanda. It's a little bit different for me but I really like the bright bold colours.

I stamped the flower from the Daisy Friends stamp set onto card three times, cut it out and then coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils. The flower was then layered up using silicone glue.

The easel card was created using the LDRS Pierced Ovals set. The dies contain a half oval which makes creating an easel card really easy. I used the gorgeous Fourni and Wonderland Papers and one of the Sentiment/Toppers from the Grab Bag.

To finish I added some ribbon and wooden embellishments from the Embellishment Pack. The wooden shapes have been coloured with Prismacolor Pencils.

I'll be back with more samples over the next few days.

Thank for stopping by today.

Claire x

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Stamped Candle

So did you catch the launch shows from Stampin' Unicorn on Hochanda today? If so you might have spied this candle that I made as a sample.

All products are available from here , here or here. Don't forget to pop over to the blog and our Facebook page. We also have a DT call out at the moment.

I'll be back later with another sample.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Playing with Gelatos

Just thought I'd pop and share a recent demo make using this fabulous Willow stamp from docrafts and Faber-Castell Gelatos.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Up, Up and Away - a quick and easy Gorjuss Girl card.

Here's a little Gorjuss card that I made recently using Santoro's Gorjuss Up, Up and Away and Papermania Capsule Elements - Metallics.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Happy Birthday Mum

Make this super cute pop out card for Mum using the new Paws for Thought Collection from docrafts. Full instructions and a template can be found on the docrafts blog so that you can easily re-create this project.

It folds completely flat for mailing and can be made in under an hour.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Quick and Easy Card

Just thought I'd pop on and share a recent demo make using docrafts Capsule Pigments A4 Ultimate Paper Pack and the Xcut Winter Forest Die.

For full details please pop over to my docrafts gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.....

This was a really quick and easy make using the new Ultimate Capsule Pigment Collection and Xcut Oceanic and Beach Hut Dies. For full details please pop over to the Docrafts Blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Rocking those Polka Doodles Stamps and Dies!

That's it folks!! My final make from Papercraft Essentials Magazine. I hope you've enjoyed my projects?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

All materials available from here.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Elegant Shaped Card

This is my penultimate make from Papercraft Essentials Magazine. I think it's possibly one of the cutest little cards I've made (I actually didn't want to send this one off to the editor).

It was surprisingly difficult to photograph, so I've uploaded two images as one clearly shows the card free standing, whilst the other shows more of the detail.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

All materials can be found here.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Simply Elegant!

I'm nearly done sharing my makes from Papercraft Essentials Mag issue 148, another 2 and that's it! I absolutely love the way this one turned out, which is good in all honesty as it was an experiment! Would you believe that it uses the little bird stamp again? It looks totally different everytime I use it!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

All materials available here.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Sending Special Wishes

Are you bored with seeing my recent makes for Papercraft Essentials Magazine yet? I hope not, cos I've still got a couple more to go!!

I love how this one turned out and I think it's possibly my favourite make out of all the cards.

Thanks for stopping by today.


All materials can be found here.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Polka Doodles Bird and Cage Card

Sharing another make from Papercraft Essentials Magazine using Polka Doodles stamps and dies. I love how versatile the little bird is, you wouldn't think he was the same one used on the card I shared here.

I'll be sharing another card tomorrow, so don't forget to swing by.

Claire x

All materials can be found here.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Pretty in Pink!

This was another quick and easy make for Papercraft Essentials Magazine issue 148 using dies and stamps from Polka Doodles.

I've still got a few more cards from the magazine to share with you, so please check back over the next few days.

Thanks for stopping by.


All materials can be found here.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Pretty Little Things!

Just thought I'd share one of my recent makes from Papercraft Essentials Magazine Issue 148 using stamps and dies from Polka Doodles.

It's not my usual style but I really love how this card turned out.

These dies and stamps are fabulous to work with and incredibly versatile.

Can you see the little opening door on the birdhouse? Cute huh?

I'll share some more of makes from the magazine over the next few days.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

All materials available here.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Santoro's Gorjuss Little Fishes Wall Hanger

Just popping on today to show you a little hanger that I made using the Little Fishes stamp from Docrafts. Full details of materials and how I made it can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Got a spare 30 minutes?

If you answered yes, then you have plenty of time to whip up at least three different cards using the Xcut Diamond Lattice Cut and Emboss Folder.

I've used the vellum from the Capsule Elements Pigments A4 Ultimate Paper Collection to make these two cards. The vellum is beautiful and has a ombre effect. It dry embosses perfectly and as you can see from the second card accepts heat embossing perfectly too.

The third card is using one of the papers from the above collection. Again I've used heat embossing on the card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire xxx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Winnie in Winterland Shadow Box Card

I'm sharing this quick and easy shadow box card today. It was another sample for the Polkadoodles show on Create and Craft.

  1. Select a decorative paper from the Winnie in Wonderland CD and print it onto cardstock.
  2. Use the Marianne Design Box Card die to cut the card from the printed cardstock.
  3. Select a tree image, bow, sentiment and Winnie in Winterland with the polar bear and import them into a word document (or your chosen software) and resize to fit the box card.
  4. Print and cut the images.
  5. Cut "snow drifts" from papers and attach to the staging. Then glue the other pieces into position.
  6. To finish add glitter.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Winnie in Winterland CD
Marianne Designs Box Card Die

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Batman Shadow Box Card

It was my daughter's boyfriend's 21st Birthday recently and he's a big DC Comics fan. As always time was really short, so when I spotted a DC Comics die-cut decoupage kit I thought it would be perfect for a really speedy make.

I'm quite pleased with how this turned out and will be making lots more cards with the kit as there's far more in there than I anticipated!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Friday, 28 July 2017

Winnie in Winterland Bauble Card

Just thought I'd share another recent make using Winnie in Winterland that you may have spied on the recent Polkadoodles Create & Craft TV show.

This was a really simple make and I love how it turned out!

To make this card I simply enlarged the bauble from the disc in a word document. Printed and cut it out, then adhered it to an 8" x 8" card blank, ensuring that part of the bauble overhung the spine. It was then trimmed to size and embellished with a mix of foliage and flowers from the CD. I also added a few of the little pine cones that I made using the flower dies (tutorial here). To finish I added some glitter glue and a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Winnie in Winterland
Flowers 1 & 2 Dies

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Thank you fairy much!

Another quick and easy card from me today.

1.   Cut a piece of watercolour card to fit the Xcut Flower Fairies folder and then run through the Xpress die cutting machine.

2.   Scribble selected colours from the Santoro watercolour pen set onto an acrylic block. Using a water brush to pick up the pigment, carefully colour the raised images.

3.  Create a card base measuring 11cm x 14.5cm from white cardstock. Trim the watercolour card to fit the base, leaving a narrow border.

4.  Glue Anita’s Pastel Vellum on the reverse side of the image attach to the card using foam pads.

5.   Add some Craft Planet Iridescent Glitter glue to the dragonflies and fairies. To finish pop on an Anita's glittered sentiment.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Love Letters

I just wanted to share another project that I had published in Craft Stamper Magazine. This is a little mixed media folder that I created to store all the love letters that my Grandad sent to my Gran during the war.

I've used the Absolute Vintage and Wish You Were Here Stamp Sets, together with the Flower Flourish, Super Sprigs, Cherry Blossom Branch and the Door Die all from Polkadoodles.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Winnie in Winterland Snowglobe

Hi. I just thought I'd stop by today and show you this snow globe I created using the gorgeous Winnie in Winterland from Polkadoodles.

I've wanted to make a giant snow globe for ages, but have been waiting for the right image to come along. When I spotted this cute little image I just knew she'd be perfect.

If you want recreate this project, I've listed the materials at the end of this post. Below you will find a brief step by step of how it was created. If you do make your own globe or use my project as inspiration to create your own, please link back here so I can pop over to see your work.

1. Gather your supplies.

2. Die-cut the lamp post and railings from a cereal box or chipboard. I used a cereal box and glued five die-cuts together to create a sturdy piece that didn't bend or flex easily. Paint with acrylic paint. Cut a panel from vellum to create the lamp glass and glue in position. Once the paint is dry, add "snow" using modelling paste and glitter. Set aside.

3. Take a square of wet florist foam and cut it to fit comfortably inside of the neck of the bowl. Using a sharp knife, carve snow drifts into the foam. Once you are happy with the drifts, cover the foam in layer or two of Craft Planet PVA Glue and white kitchen towel. Set aside to dry thoroughly.

4. Using hot glue adhere a large marble to the centre of the jam jar lid. Cover with a layer of gesso and then acrylic paint. Once dry, glue a length of lace and some string pearls to the edge.

5. Cover the base board of the globe with patterned paper and trim with string pearls.

6. Resize Winnie  and a sentiment in your computer programme. If you are unsure of how to do this pop over to the Polkadoodles store where Nikky has a some instructions. Print out and then fussy cut the images. Add cocktail sticks to the bottom of Winnie and the lamppost (these are used to secure here into the base).

7. Paint the foam base with acrylic paint and whilst wet add a mix of faux snow and glitter. Once dry double check that bowl fits snuggly over the landscape base and then glue the landscape onto the base. Arrange the die cuts, tree and image as desired. If you are adding lights you will need to poke a hole through both bases and pass the lights up through. Arrange the lights on the tree and at the back of the lamppost.

8. Once you are happy with your arrangement, glue the globe into position. Add the jar lid.

9. Arrange a mixture of foliage and flowers to finish. I added some paper pine cones using Flowers 1 & 2 die sets (see this how to I did a while back).

I hope you like my little project and find my instructions easy to follow. If you have any questions please ask.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Winnie in Winterland
Elegant Lamplight and Gate Die
Flowers 1 and 2 Die
Plastic Goldfish Bowl
Wet Florist Foam
Craft Planet PVA Glue
Hot Glue
Docrafts mini led lights
Docrafts Artiste Acrylic Paint - Black, White
Modelling paste
Papermania Ultra Fine Iridescent Glitter
Lace, string pearls and ribbon
Assorted flowers and foliage.
Jam Jar Lid
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