Monday, 26 July 2010


Sorry I've been AWOL again..give me 50 lashes with the cat o'nine tails and let's call it quits? I truly have meant to update daily, as I love doing my blog, but as some of you may find, crafting, housework, family and friends seem to get in the way! That's how it should be, life is for living - and in the real , not the virtual world. Still I love it here.

We filmed Creativity! TV last week and as usual a good time was had by all. Everyone loved the cupcakes I took baked by my friend Michelle, and as you can imagine I was very popular - I've never seen so many men in the studio! We also had a visitor in the CCTV studio - Linda (owner of Blue Summerhouse Design blog) , who had won a competition to spend a day with us at the studios. She had made a really gorgeous card with the Penelope and Percy Collection, which you'll get to see in a future episode. It was lovely to speak to someone who is as passionate about her crafting as me!
On Thursday I'll be travelling to Ireland with my Bestest Friend Ever and docrafts colleague Sheila Halliwell for a two day demo starting on Friday 30th July at David Walsh School and Office Supplies in Dungarvan. Cliona Larkin will also be demonstrating - it really will be great to see her again, as the last time I saw her was in February. I could listen to her gorgeous accent forever and a day, and I really can't wait to demo, just to hear that gorgeous Southern Irish accent. It's certainly going to be a crafty weekend by the Sea! I plan to sample a real Irish Guinness - David already has my order behind the Bar!Sheila and I have also promised one another that we will get up early and have a walk on the beach - until it's time for us to get up of course! For more information about the two days, and to book a place click here.
An then... not long after I get back from Ireland, we're off on our long awaited holiday to DISNEY WORLD, Florida! I simply cannot wait - really, I can't! It's the third time we've been, David and I went for our honeymoon, and then again we shared our experience with Joe when he was nearly three. Now we go again to celebrate our 10 year Wedding Anniversary. This time we're staying at WDW Port Orleans Resort, the previous times we've stayed at All Star Movies. The DWD resorts are simply the best!!! Can you tell how excited I am? I'm simply bouncing off the walls! I love EVERYTHING about it - it truly is where magic lives. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but we wouldn't all so to be the same.
Anyhoo, seeing as I've been away for a little while, I think its about time I shared a card.

Here's a card I made with free papers from Simply Cards and Papercrafts one night when I just wanted to make a card. You know, it's about 10.30pm and the urge suddenly hits you. I love these designs and the colours are just perfect for this time of year. I don't know if you can see, but I added some Anita's 3D Clear Gloss Finish to the dots on the flower. I ♥ that stuff!
That's all for now folks. see you soon, and not too long this time!


Rachael said...

I know that exact same 10.30pm feeling - in fact Im having it now! A lovely simple card
Rach :) xx

Sam said...

I know the feeling only too well hun, having just stepped down from both my DT positions this last week as my mojo has just gone AWOL (trying to hard and worn my self out I think). The amount of stuff
I have done today round the house is absurd - all because I'm not worrying about blogland and challenges hehehe. Love your card - got those freebies lying around on my table somewhere, maybe after my holiday my mojo might come back and I can use them too.
Take care and enjoy Disneyland
Sam x

Unknown said...

Glad you are back and your card is beautiful, like the idea with the gloss finish. Mary x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Clare!!, simply beautiful!!
Take care Vicky xx

Jennifer said...

Lovely card with a real summer feel to it Clare! I hope you enjoy your hol to Disney you luck thing! We are off to Butlins (Skegness) with the kids for our 9th wedding anniversary in August! Can we swap lol! xx Jenny xx

~JulieH~ said...

Gorgeous cad! The papers are so pretty an summery. Have a wonderfu; holiday!

Messi Jessi said...

Hi Clare, know how you feel - I've felt a bit AWOL too lately! Thanks for the update, it's nice to hear what you're up to and oit sounds like you've got a busy few weeks coming. Exciting stuff though, hope you really enjoy yourself, you deserve it! Jessi xxx

Unknown said...

Glad your back - missed you xx.
Great card, forgot about the 3d gloss, my bad so thanks for reminding me!. Hope you enjoy your holiday xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Clare, where does all of our timge go??/ I just never have enough hours in the day to complete everything I want to do, lol!

Beautiful elegant card, love that daisy, the papers are fabulous!

Take care of yourself, hugs Heidi x

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card! I love those papers. Oh I love a pint of Guinness - hope you enjoy it! We had our wedding party at our local pub which is Irish and they have the absolute best Guinness outside of Dublin. I love our pub lol!! x

Linda said...

Hi Clare, love your card it's very girly. I love the Anita's clear 3D gloss but I usually end up sticking my finger in it while I'm waiting for it to dry because I am too impatient. So I use a Sakura clear glaze gel pen instead because it dries quicker but it doesn't look as good. Say Hi! to Mickey for me. Love Linda

-Agnes- said...

This is a great card - so cheerful and easy going! What a good way to use the sticker, it matches perfectly.