Wednesday, 10 February 2010

What on earth?

I decided for the first time this year to hang the washing out, have just come down stairs and it's snowing!! Does it only snow on wednesdays? Well can't go out right now as I have dye on my hair, it'll just have to stay, typical!
Been AWOL for a while, been thinking, Is it because I've been too busy? No, Is it because I haven't have any crafty time? No, Is it because I'm plain lazy? Yes! Thats my conclusion. I think thats the trouble with being at home all the time, sometimes I like the freedom to do what I want, when I want, but other times it saps the life out of you, and having all the time in the world doesn't mean you get much done. At the beginning of this post I said I'd put the washing out, well it was my Mum that did it, see told you I was lazy! So all being said I have applied for a job and have an interview on friday, maybe a trip back into the real world will bring back some motivation and give me a new lease of life, just hope I still have time for paper loving! ...

...Thats better, have covered up the grey hair now, maybe if I look better I'll feel better. I have been a busy bee, Me, Mum and Beks have caught the knitting bug thats been going round, and now have an array of hats, scarves, mittens and cowls in every colour, although we now have to consult one another so we're not wearing the same thing at the same time!! I have also been crafting, Kirsty and I recently recieved our 2nd PTI package from America containig some gorgeous goodies.

The Fab, Signature greetings, Background Diamonds and  Mod Squad.

Raspberry Fizz and Ocean Tides buttons, ribbon and ink, and True Black buttons.

My first creations, with Mod Squad

And Background diamonds, using Signature greetings
(this is a lift from Dawn McVey)
All other colours are by Stampin' up, which by the way are lush! I had a SU party a couple of weeks ago and had £60 of free stuff and 3 free stamp sets, amazing
I ordered 11 packs of cardstock, (the black and cream are PTI) 4 matching inks to go with my other collection, 7 matching ribbons and some lovely papers. If your thinking of having a party, go for it it's good fun and you get lovely stash too!

Anyway, over on Aimes and Kates blog they are having a challenge of the Valentine variety, I made this card a couple of weeks ago, along with some others that I sold, and thought I would enter it.

I used PTI stamps Damask designs and Polka dot basics and cream cardstock

A close up..

A closer up!
Have  a good wednesday Clare X


  1. This is gorgeous Clare I love the colour combo and the design is so clean and fun! HuGs Kim :)

  2. Ooooh what a feast of crafting goodies you've got there!!! I love your mod squad creations - what fabulous colour combos! And of course a really love your card for our challenge - that damask design is so subtle yet so effective combined with the polka dots!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge!

  3. Loving this card Clare. So cute. Love the heart button. Lesley