Thursday, 8 January 2009

There's a party goin' on right here..

A celebration to last throughout the year.....Whoo Hoo! It's all done! Yes the mammoth card making extravaganza that was the past four days has now ended! All projects waved off today via Special Delivery, and I can tell you there were tears in my eyes - joyous tears. I really enjoyed making them, as most of them were using my new range of products, but I just never thought I'd get them done in time. To celebrate I went next door ingot the Co-op and purchased a cream and jam doughnut and Rosemary Conley's Diet Magazine, just to balance the equasion.


I think the woman behind the counter thought I was a few raisins short of a fruit cake, but there you go.

So, now I am sitting with a clutter free desk, with full view of my laminate flooring (oh yes, only the very best for moi) where only a couple of hours before there were strewn the casualties of crafting.

Now all I have to do is write the editorial and step by step instructions for 17 cards. Joy upon Joy! I have to admit in relation to making the cards etc I hate this bit, however I don't hate it compared to, say, having root canal treatment without anesthetic. Now that I would hate.

Today I have a sneaky peeky and a - wait for it - a full card for you. Yes a full frontal!

Here is my sneaky peeky. It's again using the Daisy and Dandelion Stamps and it for Clare's corner of Do Crafts Creativity Magazine. Yummy colours and the first real glimpse of Squeek. Gosh, I'm really spoiling you!
Now this card I made back in July for the Do crafts website, but I never got around to putting it on there and now some of the papers I used are unavailable (at the Do Crafts warehouse, there may still be some available in shops) but I though it would be a shame to waste it. The flowers are mode from wooden flowers which I demonstrated on QVC recently, and I've just applied a few layers of burgundy embossing powder and stamped into the molten embossing powder.

I love this Happy Birthday greeting, I think it's the font that does it for me!

Well, that's all for tonight! Don't forget to sing along to Kool and the Gang!

Love, Clare x


Unknown said...

WOW They are fabulous Clare!!!

Dawny P said...

Aww you done it again - now I'll be driving them mad with this one. Woo hoo - might even have a lil dance as well lol xx

Loving the card Clare - those flowers are gorge. Clever idea re the embossing powder. And the swirly bits are fab, as is the funkity-funky greeting xxxx

Mrs Wonka said...

A celebration that last throughout the years
So bring your good times and your laughter, too
We're gonna celebrate your party with you
Come on now
Celebration - let's all celebrate and have a good time
Celebration - we're gonna celebrate and have a good time

Was that good enough for you???? Can't wait to see your creations.......

Mrs Wonka xxx

clare said...

well done hun,cant wait to see the rest of your gorgeous creations in next issue of do crafts,but i can tell you,what you have shown us now,is stunning,and gorgeous.
TFS hugs clare xx

p.s good luck with all the writing that goes with it now.

blah said...

Very cool!!!! I love the swirls and absolutely LOVE what you did with the button flowers.

Diane.W. said...

Great cards.
I got those papers recently from The Range,so you might still get them!!! :o)x

Elaine Stark said...

Love the vibrant colours and composition.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

ooh nice sneaky peek! can't wait to see the whole thing....
Congrats on the final posting of cards and hope you don't get typers cramp doing your editorials lol!

Emma xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Clare
I love the sneeky peak of the card, and your flower card is beautiful! Sounds like you have been really busy!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Ana Baird said...

so cute Clare!

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

That must be a big weight off your shoulders! well done.
Your cards are so unique, they really stand out from the rest. I was reading my Creativity mag last night and loved your Valentines day card. Like you say it's good for male or female, that's always useful.
I can't believe you used to be a nurse! Not for any particular reason, it just sounds a bit different that's all. To go from a career in nursing to cardmaking. Which is more rewarding? I would guess designing is less hectic, although not with your 17 cards to write up!
Good luck with that, you might need another donut! Or 2?
Have a good day,
Katie x

Michele Roos said...

Ohhh you're a tease. Love the sneaky peek can't wait to see more. I also think the flower card is gorgeous. Love the flowers and the colour combo is fab. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Michele x

Becky said...

Congratulations on getting them all done Clare, what beautiful cards you make, I can't believe how far the Do Crafts magazine has come this past year!
Love Becky xx

liza said...

hi clare,sounds like uve been sooo busy dont know how you manage to fit everything in and meet all your deadlines lol

btw ive left sumit for you on my blog

love n hugs
p.s.hope things calm down abit for you

Jane said...

Thanks for the sneaky peek, can't wait. Lovely card, I love the flowers.

Jane :0)