Sunday, 4 January 2009

Candyfloss and Marshmallow...Mmmm, lovely!

Well, that's resolution 2 well and truly scuppered, and by the 4th of january too!

I said that I would post every day, not try and post every day, but post every day. I do have a very convincing alibi for my absence though, I have been v. busy with work, so my days have been filled with nothing but making cards since my last post. Nothing to report. Nada.
I will make it up to you all now though, by giving you a sneaky peek of a card that I have created for the March issue of Do Crafts Creativity! Magazine. It's using the 'Candyfloss and Marshmallow' stamps from the Daisy and Dandelion Collection, designed by Erica Martin, and let me tell you, they are a joy to use, and sooo cute too! I made an audible gasp when I stamped 'Daisy' for another card which will become a sneak peek another day. The clear stamps are so detailed, and every little line was picked up - and that was using pigment ink too! Imagine what could be achieved with dye based ink! Go on, imagine!

On New Year's Day Me, David and Joseph went to Thornton Abbey for a little walk, and thus an opportunity to use my new Tripod which I got at Christmas!
Since we last visited, the Abbey (a 14th century Monestary, saved from demolition by Henry VIII because of it's breath taking beauty - aren't you inpressed by my historical knowledge - it's amazing what you can get from notice boards.) has been bought by the National Trust, and therefore an admission charge of £4.00 is in place. David, being the Northern skinflint that he is refused outright to pay "£4.00 to look at a pile of rubble" (the monestary, now being very old has now collapsed, so he is right, it is rubble, but never the less historic rubble) so I took a few pictures of the Gate House (still splendid) and we came home. There and back in 30 minutes, now there's a day out.
Come back tomorrow for another sneaky peek , and more tittle tattle. Anyway, enough of this waffling - I have 13 more projects to complete for Wednesday so I'd better get on! Go on, get yerself off!

Love, Clare x


Ali Watson said...

Oh these look fab, looking forward to sneak peeks in the future. What beautiful pictures. Enjoy the rest of the day.

Kim Costello said...

Great pictures, and like me it's just to much some days to post everyday I reckon that every other day is more acheivable!
Those sneek peeks look wonderful!
Kim x

Kim Dellow said...

These sneaky peeks are very tantalising :) I've given up making New Years resolutions as I never stick to them. LOL

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Oh those sneaky peaks look gorgeous Clare.. Can't wait to see them in full, Hugs, Nikki x

Becky said...

Mmmm yummy sneaky peaks and so beautifully coloured, I look forward to seeing these in the mag (and getting my hands on the stamps of course!!) Gorgeous photos as well, looks like a lovely place to visit!
Love Becky xx

Helena said...

Those stamps do look cute, and I love your photos!!! Even if you didn't manage to get past the gate house, lol!!!

Chris said...

Love the sneaky peaks and wow there are some wonderful photos there of your day out. 'Specially like the one that looks like you are looking through a keyhole at the trees...ace!!
Chris xx

Emma said...

What a tease with those sneaky pics and we have to wait until March!!!
Oh what a fab day least you got out!!!! Lol
Emma x

Ana Baird said...

Beautiful cards and pictures!