Thursday, 26 August 2010

My PIF....Goodie

Hi All Hope your all well...and enjoying this gorgeous

summer weather we've been

OMG....its not stop raining here for days and last night

was torrential rain again....I really hope that this weather

gets better for us at the weekend as we are off

on our first ever camping trip in our new tent for the

bank holiday,hubby,2 kids and the dog

what fun we are going to


Anyway my reason for posting today is to share with

you my first PIF(pay it forward)Parcel Ive received...and it was from the lovely Lisa
I received this gorgeous Mini Quilt Hanging
back a couple of weeks ago and Ive only now had chance to take
a pic of it,not to worry Ive emailed Lisa to thank her

Isn't it gorgeous even better IRL!
Ive got to hold my hand up and say Ive not
made a start on my PIF's yet...but as soon as the kids
are back in school and this long awaiting camping trip/holiday
is over...i will!!
Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment
they are much appreciated

Saturday, 21 August 2010

DotComGiftShop Card Making Kit

Last week i was asked by Dotcomgiftshop if i would like
to review a collection of card making kits.
Firstly i had to pick myself up off the
As Ive never been asked to do anything like this before,
And of course i emailed back straight away and said YES.
So when my parcel arrived a couple of days later....i was so
excited...i couldn't wait to get started.
The parcel contain 3 card making kits
Playtime,Flower Power,Monsoon
The first card making kit i had a play with is
Monsoon and it came with -
2 x Die cut Sheets
6 x Envelopes
6 x Cards
8 x Button Stickers
1 x sticky Pad Sheet

Everything you see on both cards are from the card kit
Except Buttons,Ribbons,Giant Paperclip,Peg,
Lettering,Luggage Label.
As you can see apart from making two cards i also
wanted to show you that with the fab die cut extras
you can make great little matching gifts to go with
your cards!
The top gift is a book marker made from a giant paperclip
and 2 of the flower die cuts and a button from my stash.
Bottom gift is a fridge magnet memo holder
made from a wooden peg and a matching die cut love heart
also from the kit.
I really enjoyed having a play with this Monsoon card making kit
I think this kit is great i soooo love the colours.
The quality of the kit is very good.
And i would highly recommend these kits esp for beginners and
for the advance card maker "when you need a quick card"
or even the young crafters out there as a little present for them!
What i love about this kit is that it comes with gorgeous die cuts
that you can use to make other gifts apart from using them on your cards!
So if you fancy having ago at this card making kit - Monsoon or even buying
it as a gift for someone.Click on the link
But that's not the sure to check back
where i will be showing you the other 2 card making kits
So thanks for looking,
Hugs Clare xx

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Bad Blogger

Hi All
Hope your all well and enjoying your summer hols
The weather here hasn't been that bad...more rain than sun!
But its still been busy busy.....trying to entertain a 12yr old
and a 6yr old...esp if you don't drive like myself!!
And need to catch 2 buses just to go for a hours swim.
We've done some baking,mainly yummy
for which don't last very
Many trips to the park,the library....and for the last 2 weeks
shopping for camping equipment...yes you read right
CAMPING....we've have taken the plunge and decided
to have a go at camping under
we as a family havn't had a holiday for 2yrs
a few nights away is well overdue!
Ive booked us a 3nights 2adults 2 kids 1 dog
no electric hookup at Peppermint Park In Dawlish
at the bank holiday weekend.
We order our Gelert Lakesbury 5 tent off the net and it arrived yesterday
we just need to big space now to try it out!
So most weekends have been spent scouring the camping shops
and esp the famous GoOutdoors in Cardiff...what a fab shop and great prices!
So as this is our first(could be the
time we've had to buy everything,start from
Im soooo looking forward to it...Jake is like a bottle of pop as he's
not slept in a tent before...i just hope the weather will be kind to us!
so im really sorry that ive not been around lately!
Ive loads of pic's to show PIF off the lovely Lisa
also my PIF i sent to Rachel.
I will try and upload them real soon.
Also this going to make a start on my PIF's
So could the lovely peeps that commented on my PIF
post....please email me your address as i would like to send
them out before i go away on the 28th.
Right im off and Jake are off to a bootsale
in the morning in trying to save my money for hols
but you can't turn down a day out at a bootsale can you?
So nite all....hope you all well...and i will try and catch up
with your blogs over the next couple of days.
Big Hugs Clare xx