Sunday, 26 May 2013

With love from Egypt ..

For the past 5 days I have woke to this beautiful view, the shining sun and the warm breeze ...

Honestly, I could stay here for ever.....

The girls are having so much fun and its so nice to be out of the routine and truly living in the moment !

Especially when you return back from fun at the pool to....

We have over a week left, with some fun activities planed in between ...

The wifi access is limited here, but honestly it's been nice to have a complete break ! And spend some much needed quality time with those I truly love !


So, sending warm love from Egypt!!

Look forward to catching up with you all soon !


Claire x


Friday, 17 May 2013

Travel fabric pouch

Something that has been sat patiently waiting to be sewn together has been this fabric pouch, which I managed to finish a couple of afternoons ago..

I was inspired by this travel pouch.

Our family holiday is only a few days away and I was determined to take a journal with me to capture the memories ;)

Here is the back ...

I loved hand embroidering one of my favourite sayings "do what you love".

It's filled with a Amy Tangerine Day journal and embelishments, washi tape, tape, mini envelopes, ribbon, notecards and a note book ...



I also sewed in a little pocket using some of my favourite fabrics.

Here it is all filled up and ready to go !!

It was nice to sit and sew, even if it was only for a short time ;)


Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Inspire .... Mini Album

I blogged on Sunday about my intentions for my blog over the next 3 weeks and goals for the future .... And my chosen word "INSPIRE" ..

I had so much fun making this cute mini album on Sunday afternoon ...

It's the perfect size for adding notes and thoughts, also great for carrying around too !

I used my Studio Calico March scrapbook kit to make it, using the majority of my favourite designers paper and embellishments !!


Looking forward to filling it up and seeing where this journey takes me !




Sunday, 12 May 2013

Inspire ......

For the last couple of weeks I have been working my way through a couple awesome online classes over @

Although blogging isn't new to me I used to blog here , starting a blog with "clearer" intension is. I know that I want to share my love of crafting with paper with you, my shop and a place to stop by where you can leave feeling inspired to have a go at your own projects..

I also wanted to add the fun element back into blogging !

So taking the Scrapbooking for Bloggers class, is just perfect to help me set goals and achieve them..

So prompt one is to clarify my personal intentions! I chose the word "INSPIRE" as that what I hope to achieve not only for my readers but for myself too!

This is the photo I took with my IPhone, showing how I blog, currently on my iPad, one of my favourite designers Amy Tangerine and some of my favourite embelishments !

I also photographed the layout with my camera too !! I treated myself to a new canon printer this weekend !! So I can finally print my photos and use them in my projects !! Cannot tell you how excited I have been..

So instead of using the photo on a scrapbook page I intend on making a mini album of my blog, goals, hopes and thoughts..

This is my Sunday afternoon plan ;) but will see how the girls behave ..

Claire x


Monday, 6 May 2013

NSD Challange 24 - MILESTONE

This past weekend celebrated NSD ( National Scapbooking Day ). To celebrate this awesome day Two Peas in a Bucket set some Scapbooking challenges !!


So, not to miss out on the fun I decided to scrapbook a page for one of the challenges..


Challenge number 24 ! Is Scrapbook a Milestone

I couldn't find the photograph I wanted for this page :( however I did find a cute polariod of my youngest daughter having her feet measured and her first shoes..


This was a huge milestone for her, up until then she hated shoes and spent the first year in socks or nothing at all!!

How funny another year makes , as now she loves!! Shoes and everybody else's.


Linking up @


Happy Crafting


Saturday, 4 May 2013

Friday Favourites ... On a Saturday !!

So I had intended for this post for yesterday, but the day started with a headache for me and my baby girl with a temperature ...not to mention a huge! To do list ...

However, I wanted to share with you my favourite product at the moment !!
Stampin Up's " Capturing This and That " new product line..

Swoon !!
As a Stampin Up Demonstrator I was lucky enough to have a sneak peak at this product line earlier this week, and I have to say I love it !! The colours, the sentiments , the journal everything !!

Right now until the end of May you can buy the bundle which includes :
Designer paper
Rotary stamp
Washi tape !!
For £29.94 which also includes a 15%

If you would like to purchase your own bundle! Send me an email @

Happy crafting !

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Paper gift ....

After Saturdays class, I had some left over paper and stickers...

So I decided to use them up and make my mum a mini album and card for her birthday ...


Crafting was made so much easier as I purchased Stampin Ups new paper and scoring trimmer ;) ...


Off to enjoy the evening sun with my girls :)