Welcome to my blog, I hope you like my creations.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Well it's challenge three over at Fat Pages and ATC's with Attitude.

Again we have fabulous sponsors and the theme is a nice easy one over Christms - anything goes.

I used the Stitchy Bear's Victorian Vamp image and went with a steampunk theme. White card was inked with Fired Brick Distress Stain then embossed with Creative Expressions clock pieces folder. Next I used my gilding flakes for the first time on the embossing and added some Tim Holtz cogs. Image is coloured with copics and embossed allover with holographic powder.

Here's my ATC

I used Stamp Insanity's Rennaisance Maddy and coloured her with copics then embossed all over with clear powder to add some shine. The background was done with distress inks, flourish stamped in versamark and brushed with Perfects Pearls. Added the Lili of the Valley sentiment and some gems to follow the flourishes.

Hope you will pop over and join us.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Crafting with Attitude - Challenge 2

Hi folks, well it's time for challenge 2 over at Fat Page's with Attiude and it's sister site ATC's with Attitude. The theme is Anything Goes and there are more fab sponsors lined up.

Here's my Fat Page

I used the snowglobe image by our fabulous sponsor Floppy Latte and coloured with copics, adding some glamour dust for snow. I decided to make it into a shaker so added some Twinklets, acetate and a frame.

and here's my ATC

I love this and won't be swapping it lol.

I used distress inks and punchinella to make the backround and used a Tim Holtz stamp to add more detail then spritzed it with pearl mist. I printed the Cutting Cafe sentiment onto acetate and cunningly attatched it with a staple through the matching butterfly and covered with gems.

Hope you will come and join us in another great challenge.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Two new challenge blogs

and I'm on the DT's woo hoo!

Today sees the launch of two new blogs for you crafters who are into something a bit different - ATC's and Fat Pages. What are Fat Pages I hear you asking yourself, well they are creations that measure 4x4 and can have any sort of artwork, medium or whatever you like as long as they measure 4x4. Think of them as toppers and away you go.

So the lovely Caro, Leah and Abbie have set up ATC's with Attitude and Fat Pages with Attitude

Here are my creations for the 1st challenges, to find out more why don't you pop over, we'd love to see you over there.

Fat Page Challenge 1 - Christmas

ATC challenge 1 - Flowers

There are some great sponsors lined up so come and join us.

Hello :)

Well hello there,

Can you all see me through the cobwebs?

I've not fallen off the face of the earth and I've still been crafting just not uploading.

All (bar my family) christmas cards were done back in September, I really must get on with those, why do I always leave them till last?

I've been busy making a few things for the school Christmas fair too

So there you have a few piccies of my latest creations and I'll be back in the morning with some news :)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Notecard Set

My lovely crafting buddy Paula Holifield did a Masterclass in the September issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft for a gorgeous note card set complete with storage box. I decided to have a go and also thought it might be a good project for my craft club members. I'm really pleased with the end result,

I kept with the butterfly theme and used some gorgeous DCVW papers "Garden Party" that I've had for ages. I love the colours and the glittered detail, added a big Prima flower and leaves on the front of the box.

The cards were made using a few scraps of the same paper, MS Monarch Butterfly punch and Stampin Up sentiments.

Hope you like it.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Chelsea's birthday card

Hi all,

As I said last week it's both my girls birthday's this week. It's my youngest's today(will share couple of piccies in a min) and my oldest's on Thursday.

She did request JLS cards so for the first time in years I broke the crafter's golden rule and went and bought a card! I have made her one as well

I think I need to add some numbers to it, as she will be 13 - a stroppy teenager, not that she isn't stroppy anyway lol.

I used Stampin Up papers and a Kenny K image.

Here's a couple of pictures of Millie this morning with her pressies, going to have some friends round this afternoon for a little tea party, let's hope the sun comes out and they can go outside.

So that's my little baby 4 today - big school in September :(

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Millie's birthday

Morning all, looks like the sun is going to shine today.

I've got my two Daughter's birthdays next week Millie will be four on Monday and Chelsea 13 on Thursday so thought I better get on with their cards.

I made Millie's last night, hope you like it

I used an 8x8 card blank, DCWV papers and a gorgeous Sugar Nellie Simply Adorable digi, I love these images, coloured her with copics in her favourite colour.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Tilda Wall Hanging

Hi all,

Where has today gone? Everyone's playing out so I'm not thinking about tea yet, it might be chip shop later on :)

I'm in the process of setting up a Facebook page for my cards and creations and also planning a craft party with a friend, so wanted to make some things that are a bit different.

A while ago I picked up a couple of wall hangings to alter from Home Bargains for 99p, I am now kicking myself for not getting more.

I've spent the last couple of nights making this one and love it.

Now all that remains is to decide how much to charge, what do you think?

You can find me on facebook under Clarabellecrafts - Handmade Cards & Gifts

Sunday, 31 July 2011

What a bad blogger am I?

Hello folks,

I really cannot believe how bad I am at this blogging lark, then again, I never could keep a diary as a kid.

Anyway I have made quite a few cards in the past couple of week's, I was asked if I wanted to go to Strawberry Tea last week and take some cards with me to sell - well it was a bit of a flop I only sold four :( There were however only about 25 people there.

The next plan of action is a Card and Jewellery night with a friend (who makes the jewellery) at home. Date to be decided as quite a few people are away on holiday, at least I've plenty of stock, just want to try and make something a bit different to sell now, got some pictures and clipboards to alter.

Here's a few of my latest creations

If anyone is interested I've had a big clearout of stamps and have added them to my sale blog, a link can be found on the sidebar, just email me if you are interested in any.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

A Special Thankyou

I made this thankyou easel card with post it note and pen for my Daughter's preschool teacher. Can't believe my little girl has only got three sessions left then big school in September.

She's the last of my babies and not four until the middle of August, it doesn't seem right, how time flies.

Anyway I absolutely love this card and the image which is of course by the fabulous Mo Manning and called "Sorry Shani" coloured her with copics, papers used are Trimcraft First Edition "Love Letters", EK Success borders Ribbon Trim and Diamond Scallop. Craftwork Cards sentiment.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Another ATC

I'm getting into these now, just need to find some nice ones to swap with.

The lovely Judie from Craftymess has an ATC challenge blog too so I thought I'd join in. Now the theme is Household Items or anything goes. Off the top of my head and without going through all my stamps I knew I had the Creative Expressions sewing kit so used that.

The background is a resist technique using an Invoke Arts tape meausre background and distress inks in blue. The sentiment was cut up and glazed with Glossy Accents.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Stampman ATC swap - July

I got my set of ATC's back from the first Stampman swap I did last month and have to say they were lovely thank you to Susan, Tania and Jan (IoM)

The theme this month is "Vintage" so here are my three

1. Lili of the Valley postcard stamp, image from Magic Moonlight, Sizzix frame

2. Crafty Idividuals stamps

3. Paper Artsy cog stamp, image printed on canvas from Magic Moolight and Technique Tuesday sentiment

Hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Friday, 24 June 2011

My Kraft Journal

Hi folks,

I want to share with you my latest project which has taken a couple of days. I was surfing the net looking for copic colour charts and came across a blog via Splitcoaststampers featuring a wonderful book which you can see here. I thought it was brilliant idea and just looked so loved, like you wouldn't want to be without it.

Anyway I decided to give it ago. Wanting to put my Copic colours in I couldn't just use any old notebook so made my own then I can print out my charts on the Ryman's paper and add to as and when.

I started with two 8x8 pieces of board and covered with the gorgeous Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper (which is embossed in places so when you ink over it the embossing resists the ink) and lined with Papermania Kraft, the inside sections were made with card from packaging and again covered. The file tabs were cut on my Cricut.

I inked everything with distress inks in Fired Brick, Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and Dried Marigold then covered in Tattered Angels Pearl glimmer mist. Decorated the pages with Tim Holtz dies and made some pockets for the back of the flaps.

As I said I plan to keep all my colour charts for easy reference, coloured images and all that other stuff we should write down instead of trying to remember where we saw it.

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