Tuesday, 30 December 2014

ICE Resin 2015 Creative Team

What a wonderful surprise to find out on Christmas Eve that I had been chosen for the new 2015 ICE Resin Creative Team! I am thrilled and humbled to be joining this amazing company for another year!



It is a much smaller team and much harder work this year! I cant wait for the challenge ahead!

Thanks for visiting and joining me on my 2014 ICE Resin journey, I hope you will continue to follow me in my 2015 ICE Resin Journey!

Clare

Monday, 29 December 2014

Simply Cards & Papercrafts Issue 129

HI everyone, I am doing blog catch up and clean up and getting everything ready for 2015, when I realized that I had not put up my Simply Cards & Papercrafts issue 129 feature! So here it is, I had so much fun making these cards you could not imagine!


 First we have the front cover, and a gorgeous free die with this issue!


Next we have the first page of the article, I got 3 whole pages this issue!


And finally we have the 2 pages. I am so proud to be regularly featured in this wonderful magazine! Keep an out out in January, you might just see me again!

Thanks for visiting

Clare

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Rose Necklace for ICE Resin

Last week I had a beautiful project created for ICE Resin published over on the ICE Resin Blog. Head on over and take a full look at it in more detail.




Don't forget to tell me what you think!

Clare

Sunday, 21 December 2014

IndigoBlu Blog Challenge 23

Today I have for you my challenge 23 make for the IndigoBlu Forever 21 challenge. Its a very fun theme for the end of the year so I snook in a quick Christmas card!



I used the amazing Holly Berry and the new calligraphy Seasons Greetings.



I hope you will join in with the challenge and show us your none Christmas Projects!

Thanks for visiting

Clare

Saturday, 20 December 2014

New Years Eve Glamour for ICE Resin

Hi everyone, today I have a gorgous piece over on the ICE Resin blog, it is part of my New Years Eve outfit!



Head on over to the ICE Resin Blog and let me know what you think!

Thanks for visiting

Clare

Monday, 15 December 2014

Add Colour to Bezels Video Tutorial

How to add colour to decorative Rue Romantique Bezels today over on the ICE Resin Blog. Check it out and let me know what you think! I love to hear from you.



Thanks for visiting

Clare

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Faux Opal Earrings for ICE Resin


Hi everyone, over on the ICE Resin Blog I have a little project to share on what to do with left over resin. I don't like to waste mine so I do this......


If you want the full details of what to do and what to use, then head on over to the ICE Resin Blog for the full details.

Please do leave me a comment and let me know what you think, either there or here, I love to hear from you

Thanks for visiting

Clare

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Technique Video for ICE Resin

I have a video over on the ICE Resin Blog sharing a technique, how to cut your papers easily to fit into a bezel, not just for ICE Resin but can be for any bezel on any project. Head on over to the ICE Resin blog and let me know what you think. I love to hear your feedback!




Clare

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Resin Christmas tree Ornament for ICE Resin

Hi everyone, today over on the ICE Resin blog I have a cute little Christmas Tree Ornament project for you. Full instructions are over on ICE Resin for your parusal.




I really enjoyed making this project and love to know what you think so do leave me a comment here or over there.

enjoy!

Clare

Friday, 21 November 2014

IndigoBlu Challenge 22

Hi everyone, today I am sharing alittle project for the IndigoBlu Challenge blog. I have taken alittle blogging break to catch up on things that have got behind and now I am back in full swing!

So pop on over and join in the new challenge or head on over to the IndigoBlu main blog to find out how I created my project!





Thanks for visising

Clare

Friday, 14 November 2014

Imagine Crafts


I am so pleased to be able to announce today that after 2 excruciating rounds of hard work, I have been chosen for the 2015 Artist In Residence Team over at Imagine Crafts!




I cannot even begin to explain how grateful and happy I am that they have put their trust in me for this upcoming year!




Bring on 2015! It is going to be a riot!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Halloween Inspired Piece for ICE Resin

HI everyone, I know its a little past Halloween but I just realized I had forgotten to add this to my blog! for shame!

So head on over to the ICE Resin Blog and let me know what you think of my Mina Harker inspired piece of gothic jewellery. I love to hear from you.


Thanks for visiting

Clare

Friday, 7 November 2014

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop Day One

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo 



Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!


A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues.


Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.


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Hi everyone! When ICE Resin asked me to join in with the wonderful Handmade Holidays Blog Hop  - and be the first day - I was hit with a mixture of excitement and then fear! Going first in anything is really hard, because if you mess up you can't change it so no one will notice!

So here goes.....

I received a spectacular package to work with, including ICE Resin, Graphic45 and Westcott goodies. I love ICE Resin, obviously, and I love Graphic45 - who doesn't? But I have never really tried Westcott products before. In the box I received a fantastic titanium knife! This thing is amazing! There was so much in the box that I had to make a couple of extras to go with my main project too - a card and matching gift box.




Above is everything that I created for this hop and below is my step by step instructions on how to create the feature gift, the pendant.



To start,  I sized up one of the large hobnail circle bezels from ICE Resin against the printed clocks on the Jolly Old Elf sheet of paper from Graphic45.

Using the Westcott blade I hand cut the clock out making sure it is a snug fit inside the bezel.



Next, I sponged some ICE Resin Medium all around the side and the back of the bezel, and then poured a generous amount of Relique Ivory powder all over the Medium, gently tapping off the excess. I then heat-set this with a heat tool and left it to cool naturally.



 With an ICE Resin paint brush, I brushed some jet black stazon around the edges of the bezel to distress it and add a little interest.



While the bezel was cooling I took the stunning sticker of the kissing couple from the Time to Celebrate  sticker sheet from Graphic45. I then fussy cut the kissing couple out of the background, again using that super sharp non-blunting Westcott knife. I then attached the sticker to the previously cut out clock and glued it into the bottom of the bezel.

Next, I used the Perfect Paper Sealant from ICE Resin and sealed the whole thing twice - going in different directions and making sure that the edges of the paper were well coated.

I mixed up some ICE Resin to the manufacturer's specifications and poured into the bezel. After 4 or 5 hours I then added a freshly mixed final resin layer to top off the bezel and create a dome effect. Leaving again over night for the piece to fully cure I then added a chain and semi-precious gemstones (Serpentine) to finish.




Here is the detail on the card. I haven't made a card just using paper in years and really enjoyed this little extra project.



Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have enjoyed it and become a follower. Please let me know what you think of my projects, I love to get feedback on what I have created.

Thanks so much to ICE Resin for choosing me for the hop, Westcott for the amazing knife and Graphic45 for the gorgeous paper. Below is the full list of participants and how to enter to win some amazing prizes!

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Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects?? Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

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And don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo's board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop - please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Published! Simply Cards & Papercrafts 128

Hi everyone, I know this one is a little late as the Magazine has been out for a couple of weeks, and the next one is due soon but! Here it is, the fabulous Simply Cards And Papercrafts issue 128. I have 3 cards in this one! and you get some really cool spellbinders products as your free gift!







 My first article is made up of 2 Christmas cards for IndigoBlu, you will have to read it to find out the instructions!


The final project is a card for the sketch challenge, I ADORE this card, it is my all time favourite card I have ever created.

I have another article in the upcoming Simply Cards 129 also so keep an eye out!

Thanks for visiting

Clare

Friday, 12 September 2014

Sleeping George

I have a new blog post over at Indigoblu today, pop on over and take a lookie!




Thanks for visitng

Clare

Friday, 5 September 2014

Artful Tag You're It

I have been tagged! Did I tag you? you had best watch n see!




Thanks for visiting!

Clare

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Published! Simply Cards & PaperCrafts 127

I am so very happy to say I am published again! In Simply Cards and Papercrafts issue 127. I participated in the sketch challenge and let me tell you, it was so much fun!


It is available now, from all good magazine shops and most super markets.


If you get it, please let me know what you think

Thanks for visiting

Clare


Saturday, 23 August 2014

ICE Resin Blog Hop




eeeeeeeEEEEEeeeeee so exciting to be apart of the IndigoBlu ICE Resin blog hop!

When I received my packages from IndigoBlu and ICE Resin for the hop I was jumping around with glee!. I just adore the Rockin Robin stamp and knew straight away exactly what I wanted to do with him!

Before I go into details I want to share with you all the previous Hop Participants as you still have a chance to win a prize even though it is the final day of the hop!


DAY ONE: Thursday, August 21
For IndigoBlu:

For ICE Resin:


DAY TWO: Friday, August 22
For IndigoBlu:

For ICE Resin:
Carol La Valley http://wp.me/p1MCno-3st
John Creighton Petersen http://artnewwave.com/?page_id=468


DAY THREE: Saturday, August 23
For IndigoBlu:

For ICE Resin:
Baerbel Born - http://wp.me/p4nlri-ud


Make sure to leave a comment on all the posts to be in with your chance to win the IndigoBlu prize and to enter the ICE Resin part of the prize then head HERE.


So onto my project, it was actually really hard to photograph! I have created a see through resin Christmas tree ornament.




I masked off the edge of the Rockin Robin stamp with some masking tape and burnished it down. I then mixed the whole tube of ICE Resin to the manufacturers instructions and poured it onto the rubber stamp. Make sure your stamp is immaculately clean, if not it will be after this process but your resin cast will be dirty........



Once the cast had cured I carefully removed it from the stamp. I then painted the back of the cast, drilled holes in the top and added the ICE Resin numbers with glue. I strung it with the most gorgeous wide green sheer ribbon from ICE Resin.


Here it is against a Christmas tree in my garden I hung some lights on so you can see the effect you would get from it being hung on a tree.

Don't forget to leave a comment here and go to the ICE Resin blog to be in with a chance of winning some wonderful prize's




Thanks for visiting

Clare


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Its new challenge day for IndigoBlu

Its new challenge day over on the IndigoBlu Challenge blog! I love new challenge day and I particularly love this challenge as it is..... Indian Summer. I love the colour ways of an Indian Summer, all vibrant browns and rich oranges.


 I used the gorgous Butterfly collector stamp plate and Spiced Marmalade, Dreid Marigold and Wild Honey Distress ink.


I smooshed all three colours onto some lovely IndigoBlu card stock, spritzed with some water to make a splatter pattern and then stamped the large butterfly all over in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink. I stamped the dotty stamp all around the edge for a lovely background. I was going to add in a sentiment but I preferred the card as it is and without a sentiment.

Thanks for visiting

Clare

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Fernli Designs August Guest Designer Project 1: Chalkboard

Hi everyone, today I have for you a little late I am afraid, but I had a terrible time with my video editing software which unfortunately comes over in the video, so it is not my usual standard. Hopefully this will be resolved before my next video is due!

Throughout August I am a guest designed for the amazing Fernli Designs. Everyone is so lovely and Lou has been treating me like a queen! I don't want it to end and it has only just begun!! Anyhow onto my project!

My first project is a chalkboard, I really adore how this has come out, being given free reign to do what you want and use what you want really let my inner Steampunk come out!


I tool the largest of the Oval Plaque shapes and gave it a good coat with Gee-Sso Good. I then sanded it and repeated, in total it has been sanded twice and has 3 coats of the black primer on it. The black primer from IndigoBlu is actually a wonderful surface for chalking on and I am now addicted to making chalkboards, so beware.......


I painted all the Fernli cogs and gears and the flowers (from stash) with the same primer. Added different colours of Treasure Gold furniture wax with an old dry brush. Coloured a piece of cream ribbon with walnut stain distress ink and inked the edge of the plaque with the treasure gold also.


Glued the whole lot down with heavy gel medium and then done!

I really enjoyed the process and it really didn't take as long as I imagined it would, or maybe hoped it would haha!

Here is the aforementioned fateful video, I hope its not too bad to watch!






Thanks for visiting, and let me and Fernli know what you think!

Clare

Friday, 25 July 2014

New Post for IndigoBlu: My Challenge Card

Morning everyone, over on the IndigoBlu Blog today I have the walk through of my challenge car, lots of information on the IndigoBlu open day, workshops and where I will be demonstrating this weekend.

I hope you will come and visit me!


Thanks for visiting

Clare

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Technique Day For IndigoBlu

Hi everyone, it is Technique Day Thursday over on the IndigoBlu Blog today. Did you know every Thursday we have a different technique provided by one of the fabulous and inspirational ladies of the design team? Well you do now!

Today is my turn and I have a video for you, head on over and take a look and let me know what you think


Thanks for visiting

Clare

Monday, 21 July 2014

Published! Simply Cards & Papercrafts 126

Hi everyone, I am so pleased to announce that I have been published in Simply Cards & Papercrafts Magazine Issue 126 as the Sketch Challenge Designer on page 63.



I really enjoyed working with the sketch they provided, it is super cute. I decided to use the amazing new line from Trimcraft, the Santoro designs. I adore the papers and the images.


The magazine is available now in shops, so if you get it, let me know what you think!


Thanks for visiting

Clare

Monday, 14 July 2014

Virginia Wolf Canvas Class at IndigoBlu Retford

Hi everyone, my secret squirrel information is now out, I am running a series of workshops at IndigoBlu HQ in Retford, Nottinghamshire.

My first one is on the 9th of August, 10am till 4pm and bookable HERE.


In this mixed media canvass workshop you will create a 12x12inch mixed media canvass packed full of fun based on ''A room of ones own'' by renowned writer Virginia Wolf.. The canvass includes several techniques of which you will be walked through at an easy pace with lots of instructions. 

 

Don't worry, you do not need to be able to draw for this canvass as full template's will be provided. You can either follow my instructions or take it to another level and work from your own imagination.


It is going to be a fun filled day and I cant wait to share my knowledge and tips with you all. 

This class is coming to you at an introductory price of only £20!!!! It is a real bargain

I hope to see you their

Clare

Friday, 4 July 2014

Tag you're it challenge for IndigoBlu

Hi everyone, Have you seen the new challenge over on the IndigoBlu challenge blog?

Is'nt it fabulous! I really loved doing this challenge as I love doing tags but I rarely get chance to these days, just like journaling but hey ho, being busy is good too!


This tag is actually quite easily complicated, if that makes sense. It looks really hard but in fact its a 5min tag and most of that is taken up by drying paint!.

For Full instructions pop on over to the main IndigoBlu blog and I talk you through it.

Thanks for visiting
Clare

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Published! Simply Cards & Paper Crafts Issue 125

Hi everyone, I know it has been out for a couple of weeks and I did plaster it everywhere but I have been published in Simply Cards & Papercrafts again!! Eeeeeeeee so exciting to my work in print, I still cant get over it!


Issue 125, I have a pretty little summer project using the amazing Kroma Crackle from IndigoBlu.



Here is a quick snapshot of the page.

Thanks for visiting!
Clare