Thursday, 28 May 2015

Addicted to CAS challenge

It's my other half's birthday this week and I decided I wanted to use my new stamp set from Mamma Elephant with the cute little super hero kitty on it called tiny hero's. I decided to colour them in with my new Chameleon marker pens, I am a complete novice at these pens but I think I am getting the hang of them, the images aren't my usual colouring standard but I see the potential of these pens! I hope you enjoy!



I am entering this into the animal themed challenge for Addicted to CAS: this is a new challenge blog to me and I think its pretty cool!

I hope you will leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Thanks for visiting
Clare

Sunday, 19 April 2015

A Challenge from Sarah

The lovely Sarah of Youtube: 3dogsand2kids and The Handmade Card Blog and I have been having a bit of a crafting mojoless slump lately, it is taking heaven and earth to get either of us motivated or inspired, so when we were on skype one night I said lets get our mojo motivated and I challenge you to do the Mojo Monday challenge, and film it and enter it before it ends. Sarah said fine so long as you do it too! So naturally being the competitive person I am could not say no so I accepted!



After a couple of days milling about what to do I decided on my brand spanking new WPlus9 stamp of the cute little birdie and I wanted to add some resin paper in I had made a while ago actually and use up some of the scraps of paper that are in my now rather large scraps of paper box, its literally busting open! I am really not sure who made the papers, maybe 7gypsies, they were loose in my box without a covering sheet or packaging.




I stamped the image in versafine, coloured with Brusho's and inked everything with Memento Luxe peanut brittle ink. I used a reference image of a Coal Tit found randomly on a google image search, THIS is the particular one I used.




I am so pleased with how this turned out and it has really sparked my imagination, I think my mojo is returning! I haven't used patterned paper for the longest time, I think I am regaining my love for it.




I would love to hear what you think of my part of the challenge and hope you go visit the lovely Sarah to see hers. Her youtube channel and her blog are well worth following!

Thanks for visiting
Clare

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Natures Secret Scent Compact for ICE Resin

Today over on the wonderful ICE Resin Blog is my turn and I have for you a gorgeous project, if I do say so myself! I just adore how this one turned out, it smells amazing, it looks beautiful on your dresser or in your bag!



When closed it just looks like a pretty decoration, but open it up and.....



You have your own hand made solid perfume inside! The perfume is a secret for now but I will be parting with the recipe sooner or later......

I hope you pop on over to ICE Resin and let me know what you think!

Thanks for visiting
Clare

Top 5 Crafting Tools, whats yours?

The Artists in Residence over at Imagine Crafts have been discussing what are their top 5 crafting items they cant live without! Here are mine, pop on over to Imagine Crafts Blog to see what everyone else's are!


  1. ATG Gun Have never let me down, once you get the knack of them they are a whizz and a time saver.
  2. IMAGINE Crafts Jumbo Dauber So fast at large area coverage and so smooth to use, love them, I need more in my life!
  3. Bone Folder An actual bone folder that is made of bone, does not mark your card, does not bend or wear out over time, this thing is amazing!
  4. Fantastix I am new to these but I wish I had them years ago, work wonders with ink and blending solutions, no more paper stumps for me!
  5. Tonic scissors they cut anything and everything and never go blunt! I use them on metal and on paper without a problem, amazing piece of kit that everyone should have!
Thanks for vising

Clare

Monday, 13 April 2015

Simply Cards & PaperCrafts Issue 135

I have a page article in this months Simply Cards And PaperCrafts Magazine Issue 135 using the most gorgeous Clearly Besotted Stamps! It also has a wonderful embossing folder and die set in this issue!




 I love to hear your feedback so please let me know what you think!


Thanks for visiting

Clare

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter!

I hope you enjoy my Video and are having a wonderful Easter!




Thanks for visiting
Clare

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Final projects for IndigoBlu


I didn't manage to get round to this sooner, I have been so busy with brand new secret squirrel things that I haven't had time to blog properly!  I had big plans this year for my youtube channel, my Ustream shows and my blog but that so far has been forming slowly rather than the fast pace that I had hoped to achieve.

So onto the topic at hand, I have been asked several times why I vanished from IndigoBlu seemingly without a trace. It's really as simple as the creative path I am taking vastly differs from the one that IndigoBlu is taking. I had been with them for a month shy of 3 years, in that time I have grown away from the style and products that they want and produce and am forging my own path mainly metal smithing and back to drawing and painting. College is going amazingly well and I was finding that I no longer had the drive to keep going managing the DT, the blog, the challenge and designing for them. It was time for us to part ways, I am thankful for all the opportunities and wish them all the best for the future. Below you will find my final projects created for the CHA January 2015 USA trade show.











Thanks for visiting

Clare