Saturday, 30 August 2014

My New Venture!

As you all know I am an avid crafter who loves nothing more than a good old crafting session, today though I have started on a new journey and adventure - I have launched my own website which will give you all the information you will need on my new Crafting Club that opens it door on the 20th September! If you would like more information please click on picture below and it will take you through to the site itself!

You can then follow me on my social medias which can be found at the bottom of my website by clicking on the icons for:

Love Clairebears xxx

Monday, 11 August 2014

Creative Bloggers Hop

I was asked by the lovely Lis if I'd like to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop.  
It's a continuous hop every Monday 
with a host of inspirational bloggers taking part every week.  
So onto the questions.

1. What am I working on?

I'm working on DT stuff at the moment thats dead secret! And trying to make some Christmas cards along the so its not a big panic towards the end.

2.How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I think we all have our own styles even though you use that same stamps and kits or CD its great to see how other people use it and get ideas from them too.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I love my crafting, its now what I do its more of a who I am. I love to disappear into my craft room and make something that I'm proud to share, its more of a who I am then what I do!

4. How does your writing/creative process work?
I guess like most crafters I have a idea of the finished card I want to make, now it never really turns out like I set out to make it, it kind of evolves. Next I find the image and the papers and colour the image to tie in with it (yep I've also done the thing where you colour the image 1st then can't find papers to go with it lol!) and then add the finishing touched.

Now onto the 3 Wonderful Bloggers I picked to carry the baton next week.

Caroline is one of Crafters Companion DT members and a really good friend to bounce ideas of off. We love crafting along together even though we're at different ends of the country!

Carol is one half of the Dreamees team and is one of the loveliest ladies to have a good old chat about crafting too - she has the most amazing ideas and I love playing with her products and sharing my makes with her. 
Sarah Jayne
Sarah Jayne is also one of my DT buddies, here brain is amazing and she makes the most amazing projects ever! Her brain works in a way mine has no hope of working lol! I love this lady and I know you will love her blog too! 

So that's my contribution to the Creative Blog Hop and it's now down to these ladies next week! 

Thanks for stopping by.

Clairebears xxx

Monday, 4 August 2014

Party Paws does Christmas!

Party Paws is next weekends "Weekender" from Crafters Companion over on Create and Craft. Its a double CD, stamps and paper kit as well as inserts and its beyond gorgeous to play with! Todays card to share is made using the Paper Kit and I just love how I have used the insert as the paper itself! I have also used Diamond Sparkle spray - well its christmas and you just have too! I had to kae my samples on the hottest day of the year and we had christmas songs blasting though the house - god knows what he neighbours thought lol!

So don't forget to tune in and see what the rest of my amazing DT friends have made - and I'm sure your going to love it as much as I do!

Love Clairebears x

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Bagpuss has arrived!

My Bagpuss Digi Kits from Craft Artist arrived yesterday so after having a HUGE think about what I wanted to do 1st with the kit, I arrived at this idea! Isn't it gorgeous - the only problem is I don't think I really want to write in it!  As you can see its got lots of bits on it and I have always wanted a book with all the ribbons down the side and now I have lol!

I'd really love to hear what you think!

Love Clairebears x

Monday, 14 July 2014

On the Road Tilda

I've been having a play and trying so very hard to make one of those gorgeous Tilda cards I see everywhere! So this is what I have come up with - no laughing lol!

I would like to enter it into the following challenges

Now I'm being very big and brave here and entering it into Tilda's Town Challenge which is Summer.
Also Totally Tilda - Anything Goes challenge see how brave I'm being lol!

Love Clairebears x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Shabby Chic - well my attempt at it!

I was asked to my a 65th Birthday card without the number's on it for a lady who is having a Vintage surprise party this weekend - her husband gave me a evening to put something together! So this is what I came up with. He was really pleased and loved the fact I had put a bird on it as that's also part of the theme (yes we have been living this party for the last 2 months at work and I do listen lol!)

He was really happy with it and I hope she is too!

Love Clairebears x

Friday, 11 July 2014

Its a Dreamees Day!

Well thank goodness its the weekend tomorrow, its kind of been a long week here and with not a lot of crafting time! Well last night I decided to have a little play and came across this dramatic backing paper/card. so I thought I would try and make a dramatic card lol! So out came my favourite sentiments from Dreamees that you can find HERE they are called Recipe Stamp along with my Essential Flowers stamps that you can fine HERE oh not forgetting the gorgeous Butterfly that you can find HERE. I have used ribbons, papers and gems and doily all from my stash and this is how the card turned out!
I think its really pretty and a bit dramatic!

I'd love to hear what you think about it :o) 

Love Clairebears x