Tuesday, 10 December 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

The trees are up, the lights are hung and the cards are written. I can't really believe that Christmas is nearly upon us! where has this year gone... its just flown by. Hope your Christmas preparations are going to plan.

Tomorrow is my final workshop of the year... but today I am sharing with you what we made at weekend, a wall hanging pennant. It is a mix of KaiserKraft Pennants, Sizzix Hexagon 3/4" die, Authentique Christmas papers, felt, twine and lots of rusty bits!  and lots of photo's of the finished article...

Thanks for popping by today, hugs Clare xXx






Monday, 25 November 2013

A Time to Celebrate.......

Hi, I hope you all had a really lovely weekend... I know I did! I  was over at Sirstampalot at weekend teaching, and of course it was mixed with a little retail therapy... it would have been rude not too.All the ladies really loved making the two projects, we used a different stamp for each project Lumber Jack George & Woodland friends and rather an unusual colour combination for the Christmas makes, but I think it works really well... and all were convinced by the end of each class.

During the weekend, I did receive a phone call off my Molly who was so excited... because Luke had just proposed to her and presented her with the most beautiful engagement ring which he had designed himself and had made! David and myself were in on the secret as he had done the proper thing and had visited (all unbeknown to Molly) to ask David's permission... how sweet is that.
Just got to decide now whether I should have a big hat or not !!!

Hugs Clare xXx

The Empty Mug.....

The Coffee Stirrer...
The Full Mug...

Woodland Friends...

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Take a Bun Tin....

Hi everyone, hope you all are having a good week... not sure whether mine is running any more smoothly than last week ... but hey never mind! Looking forward to my workshops over at Sirstampalot in Peterborough this weekend, just got to tie up the lose ends of what we are going to be creating.

Thought I would share yesterdays make over at the Kendal workshop... as seen, as Advent is nearly upon us! I am actually going to put chocolates in this... and not eat them before hand, but I don't know if I am kidding myself. Well thanks for dropping by today.

Hugs Clare xXx

Take a 24 Muffin Tin...


Sunday, 17 November 2013

One of those weeks....

Good morning to you all... Do you ever have one of those weeks when you have a 101 things to do, and you end up all frazzled? well in a nut shell that was me this week ... working really hard and by the end you have nothing to show and it all seems like a complete waste of time. To top it all off I have just wasted a whole packet of croissants by burning them... I switched the grill on instead of the top oven... so breakfast is burnt offerings all round! so much for a Sunday off.

Well enough of that... today I am sharing with you Saturdays workshop make over at BarjanB Crafts, I hope you like and that your Christmas crafting is going well.

Thanks for popping by today,
Hugs Clare xXx

The Front...


Inside the Box...

Monday, 4 November 2013

Well What can I say............

Hello to you all and thanks for stopping by. Hope you all had a good weekend. I was on my travels again this weekend and teaching at a new location - Grafton Crafts in Kimbolton. I was a little nervous but I need not have worried, we had a great day and the ladies were all lovely and very welcoming which makes it so much easier for me! so thank you all.

Moving on I must say a huge thank you for all the entries into the competition, So much time and effort was put into each entry. We have had a great time looking at them all... it goes to show what a very talented crafting community we have out there! so well done to everyone for taking the time to enter. The winner will be announced on November 5th on facebook.com/mollybloomsdesigns  so take a peep to see the  winner and winning entry.

The card that I am sharing is one of the makes from Saturdays workshop, featuring Candle lit Delivery and dressing the trees. Well that all for now must catch up with the house work..................

Hugs Clare xXx

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A Little Reminder.....

Happy Tuesday to all! Hope you are all good and survived the horrendous weather yesterday. My poor Molly had to fly to
Copenhagen for work yesterday and by the time she arrived the stormy weather had caught her up... stranding her in Malmo, Sweden over night. Hopefully her plans are back to normal today!

I have been really busy of late, travelling up and down the country teaching workshops. Meeting lots of familiar and new faces, it is a real treat to share my makes with you. I just love this time of year when everything is focused around Christmas. Just sorry for Diane who had to miss Sundays workshop at Sirstampalot  due to having residential school trip... I know where she would have rather been ( especially as it was half term!!!)

Just a little reminder, you only have until Thursday 31st October before Midnight to download your Molly Blooms projects to be in with a chance to win £150.00 of Molly Blooms Stamps. Go on over to facebook.com/mollybloomsdesigns  There are lots of wonderful entries on there already, it is going to be so hard to choose when the competition closes... why not stop by and take a peep!

A lot of you have been asking me when the Christmas Magazine is out... unfortunately due to time and the length of time it takes me to compile , design and write etc. and the release of the Birthday Parade Mag their is not going to be one this year. Who knows what 2014 will bring...........

Enough now of me prattling on... Todays make is a card featuring Hector the snowman, fancy pants paper pad "Blissful Blizzard" The dies I have used are Magnolia DooHickey Die so Lovely Fence, Memory Box Twiggy top off with string and 3 rusty hearts.

Well that's all for the moment, happy crafting Clare xXx

Meet Hector the Snowman.

Monday, 7 October 2013


Good morning............. After deciding to take a weeks break, with so much planned I spent the week feeling really sorry for myself with no voice and a heavy cold:( and firing on two speeds slow and stop It did turn good in the end, just back from a weekend spent with old friends in the Lake district, plenty of fresh air, walking and wine! My voice is back but the cold seems to be lingering.

Todays make is a box card.... using the stamp Mr Snow from one of my previous collections, I have used Bo Bunny papers and snuck in a few rusty stars for good measure. Just hoping to feel a lot more creative this week ,so I am off to play with my stamps and Copic pens.

Well that's all this time, back soon
Hugs Clare xXx

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

A quick little make........

It's just gone 10.00am already! and I am still catching up with my emails so I thought I would post this quick little make whilst I am sat here typing just in case I don't get back later this week. It features Hattie one of my newly released stamps and the papers I have used are Bo Bunny Snow Day, just love these colours at the moment! I have also die cut the snow flakes from felt which I am using a lot at present.

The colours I have used for Hattie are Hat & Mittens E71, E74, E77, E79.
Cape: BG72, BG75, BG78 & B52. Fur Trim:W00, W1 & W3
Apron: E50, E51 & E53 Heart: R56, R59
Scarf: E40, E41, E43 & E44. Dots are a mix of YG93, BG72 & E56
Holly: YG93, YG95, YG97. Berries: R56, R59
Hattie herself: W00, W1 & W3

All with a sprinkle of Frantage chunky white embossing enamel for the snowy effect. let me know what you think.
Have a good Wednesday, hugs Clare xXx

Meet Hattie or does have a husband called Hector!

Monday, 23 September 2013

A Little taste of Christmas.....

Well, good morning to you all out there.................It's been a while I know. You start out with really good intentions and in my case those things always  go to pot!!!

I've been on my travels this weekend teaching at Jobo Crafts in Weston Super Mare on Saturday and then it was over to Cardiff to teach at Dandi Crafts on Sunday. Both were really great days but I am feeling a little jet lagged this morning!

I thought I would share these ideas with you today using the new Molly Blooms Christmas release for 2013
"Winter Woodland " available now. A couple of ideas hopefully will make up for lost time........

Well that's all for now ....  better get back to the more mundane things like the ironing .... no maybe not think I need to have a colour first!

Hugs Clare xXx

Berry Nice Molly on Pinecone Perch...

Nuts about you...

Jolly Nice pies Santa...

Sunday, 4 August 2013

A Little taste of chocolate...............................

Well thanks for popping by today. Don't weekends go far to quickly! can't believe Sunday evening is nearly upon us :( I still get that back to school feeling, where I panic that all my homework is not all done.
As I was work free this weekend and taking in the fact that the weather was glorious yesterday we took a trip over to the Red Squirrel Sanctuary and sand dunes at Formby point. We spent a lovely day walking with Alfie and I had even packed a picnic! for lunch. We were all disappointed that  no squirrels were spotted, only magpies and wood pigeons.
Sunday evening is my time for some chocolate so today I thought I would share this make with you. A treat box for someone deserving of chocolate! Again I have been delving into my stamp designs from a while back.... all still available. Just pull the ribbon to reveal the treat inside the box, sit back and enjoy! Yum...Yum..
Hugs Clare xXx



Monday, 29 July 2013

Kiss the Cook..............................

Good afternoon and thanks for popping by. Many thanks for all your lovely comments on the magazine, I really enjoyed reading them after what turned out to be a really stressful week! I hope this week is going to be better ... so far I haven't seen a magpie on its own so here's hoping! Or perhaps I should avoid looking out of windows all together.
All that aside, I had a really good workshop over at Craftrange on Saturday. So I thought I would share with you one of the projects we made. I have had rusty wire withdrawal symptom's of late and needed to include some and I thought it would be good to use a stamp design from a little while back, all mixed together with the colour scheme of my newly decorated, but not quite finished yet kitchen as this where I am going to hang it.
The papers are My Minds Eye Kate & co. have used the following rubber stamps Molly the Chef MB0108I, Stitch Border 2 MB0161 and a mini Molly cupcake. I have used my Copics Pens to colour and because I have time... here are the colours. Just one thing my photography certainly needs to improve!
Skin E000, E00, E01 & E21
Cheeks R20 &RV10
Hair E50,E51, E33 & E44
Chefs Hat & Apron W00, W01 & W03
Blouse Y21, Y23 & Y26
Bows & Trouser BG70, BG72 & BG75
Cupcake Case YG91, YG93 & YG95
Shoes & Bun E31, E33 & E35
Strawberries Y21 &YY23
Well best dash the sun is finally shinning and Alfie needs a walk
Hugs Clare xXx


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Finally a blog and Magazine.... all in one day

Good morning on this very bright and sunny day! Just wanted to let you know that Molly Blooms Birthday Parade is now out there in your local craft shop for you to buy. I hope you enjoy what I have designed and written in this the second edition of the Molly Blooms Mag. It may... and I hope it inspires you to have a go at creating some of the projects. Everything is included from the stamps, papers, ribbons and buttons so get creating now. Turn to page 43 of the magazine to be with a chance to win £150 of Molly Blooms Stamps.
I must give a big thanks to Jones Crafts of Nottingham who kindly sent me all the lovely KaiseCarft products which are featured in the magazine.
Well I am over at the Craftrange in Burnley on Saturday running an all day workshop, so if your all hot and bothered and fancy cooling down, why not come and join the rest of us in there fully air conditioned workshop! You just need to bring a small packet of Skittle sweets and a paint brush and all will be revealed on the day! Contact Craftrange direct if you are interested.

Well that's all for now, back soon.
Hugs Clare xXx



Sunday, 19 May 2013

Just a blog to say...

Good afternoon!!

Hope you are all well and having a wonderful weekend...

I thought I would just pop by and tell you about my recent blogging absence. I have been very busy over the past few weeks you see with work for the new Molly Blooms magazine which will be on sale at the end of July!

I haven't forgotten about you which is why I wanted to post this recent sample featuring Chocks Away to keep you all inspired! I think it would be ideal for Fathers Day which is coming up soon! 

Right, that's my break over...I must go and tidy up this mess...  

Thanks for popping by..
Hugs, Clare xXx

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Spring has (nearly) Sprung!

Wow what a blustery evening...spring is definitely in the air though and I for one cannot wait for a little warmth of the sun! How are you all today? I've been over in the lovely Lake District today to teach a workshop. A brilliant morning had by all ( I hope)! I just thought I would pop by and share this card with you, featuring Molly and her bicycle! A lovely bright and cheerful card, I think that it would cheer any rainy day up...

Hope you feel inspired...and have a lovely evening!

Hugs, Clare xXx

Sunday, 14 April 2013

That Sunday Night Feeling...

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend and managed to get some crafting done! As I let you know on Friday, I was at Jobo crafts yesterday with a group of lovely ladies. So I thought I would share one of the projects with you...just incase you were suffering from that dreaded Sunday night feeling and needed some inspiration for the week ahead! We made this windmill card, using a stamp from the new Summer collection and of course the card featured my trade mark buttons! I hope you like...well I'm off to put my feet up and probably have some Sunday chocolate (a long standing tradition in our house!)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Hugs, Clare xXx

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Hmmm PINteresting...

Evening all!
Just a quick blog to let you know about my new venture onto 'Pinterest' where I will compile ideas and inspirations! If any of my lovely followers have a pinterest page, please feel free to pop by and have a nosey! You will find me here:
Anyway...back to the weekend :)
Hugs, Clare xXx

Friday, 12 April 2013

Eat My Dust Molly!

Happy Friday all!
Where has this week gone? I just don't know! It's been a busy one packed with workshops and designing. Just preparing for my workshop over in Weston-Super-Mare at Jobo Crafts, but whilst I have a quick break I thought I would share this...made on a Pin Flair easel card with My Minds Eye papers it features Moped Molly from the new Summer collection. It just reminds of Molly when she didn't pass her driving test because of speeding and all because she had a minibus to catch for a trip to Alton Towers! Hence the title of the blog being 'Eat My Dust!!'...there was no stopping her!

Enjoy...and have a wonderful weekend and I will hopefully see some of you tomorrow!

Hugs Clare xXX

Monday, 8 April 2013

A bicycle made for........ Molly

Happy Monday morning to you all.

I have had a lovely weekend, out and about, catching up with Family.The weather has been nice at long last!
even though still cold, but the sun definitely lifts the mood.

I thought I would share with you the workshop that I taught over at Inspirations in Preston on Friday.
Three of my new stamps are featured Tulips for you Molly, Molly's Flower Bicycle and Watering can of Tulips.
Everything sits neatly in a carrier and the seed packet holds a nice little birthday treat!

Whilst talking of birthdays.... Happy Belated birthday Maureen for Saturday, I hope you had a lovely Day
Well thanks for dropping by today.

Hugs Clare xXx


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