Thursday, 2 December 2010

As the Snow came down - I have been Crafty!!!

The snow has not stopped all day!!!!! I have to say I love the snow though so enjoying it at the minute.
My two children attend different schools which are next door to each other (Infants & Juniors) and guess what........ the infants were open but the juniors were closed - daughter thought it was great that her brother had to go to school whilst she played in the snow.....
But at least it gave me craft time and whilst having a clear up I found these Pepper Christmas papers and love the frog image and red glitter card - very festive - off now to make some more

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Elegance Birthday Card - New Stamps - Just Had To Have A Play!!!!!

I thought I would treat myself to these new stamps from QVC as they were being demonstrated by Dawn Bibby.

When they arrived I could not wait to have a play and whilst I have only recently started to enjoy stamping, I found these to be a dream to use. To stamp the image I used Stampin Up Chocolate Chip which is just divine!!!!!

I need to make a few more of these for the Belgrave Hall Craft Fair in Leicester on Sunday - if you are passing, please come and say hello......

Sharon xxxxx

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Chrismas in Pink Cards - Quick Makes

Christmas is coming and we are attending a few Fairs this year so need a stock of quick make, (but effective), Christmas Cards on standby.

I am not normally a fan of pink but these Cards worked really well with the embellishment.
I am also a converted fan of Stickles Glitter Glue - just prefect for that added sparkle!!!!!

Have a good weekend
Claire xxxx

P.s. for these cards I have used:
Papermania Mistletoe Paper, Papermania Mistletoe Embellishments, Pink Bazill Card, Dovecraft Snowflake Jumbo Punch, Stickles & Brads

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Pepper Christmas Snowman Shaker Card

Like all crafters, I do not throw anything way and this came in really handy when making this card.
The snow globe was made from packaging from double-sided tape and works really well on this card. The new Pepper Christmas Decoupage was also used and is my favourite this year.
I hope you enjoy
Sharon xxx

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Boo..... Happy Halloween Card Idea

Happy Halloween everyone..........
A really quick post today as off to get our pumpkin with the Children and lots of sweets ready for tonight. Just had to share this card I made after having a play with the Cricut.
Just love this paper from Basic Grey...
Claire xxxx

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Boys `n Their Toys entry for Cupcake Craft Challenges

I thought I would jo
in in with the craft challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week which is to make a card of Boys & their toys.

I love the Smirk Him range and thought this card worked well Hope you agree....

I have also entered this card into Lexi's Creations Challenge

Sharon xxxx

Friday, 22 October 2010

Christmas Baubles - New Card for Christmas

Here is our latest Christmas Card - I just love these new bauble stamps from Papermania. You might be able to see that I have stamped the image twice and then decoupaged up the layers for added effect.
I also really like the Stampin Up! vintage Vogue set and thought the flower border worked well on this card.
I have set myself a challenge to make 20 cards this weekend so better make a start!!!!! Pop back on Sunday to see if I have made it....
Enjoy your weekend
Claire xxx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

New Cardmaking Classes in Leicester - details on our website

Do you fancy a Coffee, Crafting & Cake Session?
If so, then here at Inspire Creationz we have launched our new dates for the rest of the year to be held at our new premises inside Belgrave Hall Museum & Gardens / Craft Village.

Please visit our website for further details

Claire & Sharon xxx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Dovecraft Pepper Christmas Party Xmas Easel Card

I've been having fun with the new Dovecraft Pepper Christmas Party decoupage pad - which is fab!!!!!
Here is an easel card made using the new pepper paper and decoupage sheet and I am really pleased with the results
Sharon xxx

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Autumn Leaves - New Stampin Up Card

Here is my latest card which I entered into the World Cardmaking Day Card Hop on Twitter yesterday. All I can say is that there are lots of very talented crafter on Twitter at the mo!
The stamps are from the beautiful Stampin Up! catalogue and I couldn't wait to have a play...
I hope you enjoy
Sharon xxx

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Belgrave Hall Craft Village, Leicester - Here we come!!!!!

We are really happy and excited at Inspire Creationz and have some very good news to share with you - we have today opened our new craft studio and workshop inside the grounds at Belgrave Hall Museum in Leicester!!!!!

We have taken 1 of the 6 craft units in the newly opened Belgrave Hall Craft Village, which is set in 2 acres of beautiful grounds. We will be offering cardmaking & scrapbooking classes, make and take sessions and demo days, as well as selling handmade cards & gifts - so if you are passing, come along and say hello. For more information, please visit our website -

We thought we would share some of our photos with you:

The Grounds:

Hope you enjoy
Claire & Sharon xxxx

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Quick Cards In A Hurry!!!

Today I had a spare 10 minutes and whilst rummaging in a draw I found some chipboard's I had not used so wanted to make a few cards that I could call on in a hurry.
Hope you enjoy...
Claire xxx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Latest Designs - Stamping Fun!!!!

Been having fun again with stamps and ink.............

Here are 4 cards I have made using Stampin Up! stamps and melon mambo paper, ribbon & inks.

I didn't want to use backing paper so I created my own on white card by stamping a random circular pattern which worked really well with the ribbon and cake stamp. I am going to try this again in lots of different colour ways - just new a few spare minutes!!!!!!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Lots of Fun with Cosmic Shimmer Mist!!!!!!

I have had so much fun this weekend trying out new products.

My in-laws offered to have the children for the weekend so I indulged in a bit of me time and created a LOT of mess with my craft stash - but I certainly enjoyed it......

I had never tried Cosmic Shimmer Mist before but had seen a beautiful card made with it in my local craft shop so thought I would have a go.

With these cards I stamped the images in white ink and then embossed them with clear powder. Once completely dry I then sprayed the Cosmic Shimmer Mist all over and left outside to dry. I will certainly go back for more colours now as I was really pleased with the effect.

Claire xxx

Friday, 27 August 2010

More HunkyDory Perfect Parisienne Cards as promised....

Here are the other cards I promised I would load yesterday (really sorry, ran out of time!!!!). All have been made with the HunkyDory Perfect Parisienne Kit which is just Divine!!!

This set is really luxurious and I still have lots left to make more cards....

This is my favourite card, made with the pyramage sheet - for some reason I just love images of the Eiffel Tower at the mo and this set just really stood out.
Hope you all have a good Bank Holiday.

Claire xxx

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Got My Crafting Mojo Back......Hunkydory Perfect Parisienne Kit

Nothing spurs me on more than new stock and I just could not wait to get my hands on this new HunkyDory Perfect Parisienne Kit I have had my eye on for a while.

I have had crafters block for the past week and no matter how many times I have sat down to try and craft nothing has worked so thought I would give this kit ago and I am really pleased with what this kit has to offer.

My first project was a folder (big red card in the middle) which holds 5 cards and envelopes inside. I have only photographed 2 cards here as the others are very similar.

I have made lots more cards and still have plenty left to make more which I will add later today. For full details on the kit and its contents please visit our website -

Claire xxx

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Beautiful Wedding Card for a Special Friend

I have been been invited to quiet a few weddings over the next few months so thought I best make a start on the cards...

I hope you enjoy

Sharon xxxx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Winner of our July Craft Give-A-Way is........

A real big thank you to everyone who entered our free craft give-a-way - it is very much appreciated.

So let's not keep you in suspense any longer.

The Winner for July is ....... MayJay

Please email us your address and we will get your goodies out to you ASAP.

Our new draw for August will be announced tomorrow so please pop back to see what goodies we have in store for you

Claire & Sharon xxxx

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

New Dovecraft Eastern Promise Birthday Card

Just thought I would share these quick cards with you. I just love the new Dovecraft Eastern Promise range and wanted to have a play with the papers & stamps. I lust love the rich colours and fab designs - more cards will follow I am sure!!!!!!

I hope you enjoy

Claire xxxx

Sunday, 8 August 2010

New in Stock - Black Market Paper Society Paper Pads

We are delighted to announce that we are now stocking the fabulous Black Market Paper Society Paper Packs on our website -

These pads are fabulous and a must for all crafters......

Each pad includes 36 sheets of 6x6 paper which are also double sided & textured for added luxury. The pads include 6 designs - 6 sheets of each and we currently have 6 different pads in stock - more to follow..........

Check them out today

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Dovecraft Jolly Happy Christmas Paper - 1st Xmas Card

Morning All,
Just thought I would load this really quick Christmas card I made with the new Dovecraft Jolly Happy Christmas Paper and Chipboards.

Whenever we get new stock, we like to try everything ourselves and can honestly say that the designs on the Jolly Happy Christmas paper are just fab!!!!! Give them a try....

Claire & Sharon xxx

P.s - Dovecraft Jolly Happy Christmas range is now available from our website -

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Teachers Thank You Cards Ready for Tomorrow

Here is the card I have made for my children's teachers. I have made 4 of the same as my two children both have 2 teachers who are fantastic.

They have all helped bring my two on this year - 8 year old who is over-confident and 5 year old who is shy have come on leaps & bounds - so I wanted to make a card to say a big thank you.
Claire xxx

Sunday, 18 July 2010

New Dovecraft Xmas Craft Ranges Available - Grab them today!!!!

We now have the Dovecraft Jolly Happy Christmas & Christmas Fancy ranges in stock. Please visit our website to view the complete range -

Thursday, 15 July 2010

July Blog Candy - Free Embellishments Pack

Here at Inspire Creationz we are offering one lucky reader a free embellishment pack which contains:

3 x Chipboard Sticker Packs
1 x Dovecraft Expression Fabric Stickers
1 x Handcrafted Boutique Stickers
4 x 1m lengths of ribbon & fibre

1 x special mystery item!!!!!!

To be in with a chance of winning this pack simply leave us a message at the bottom of this post. If we receive 15 or more comments then more items will be added...

All entries will be entered into the draw at the end of the month. Please help us to spread the word - the more the merrier......

Good Luck

Claire & Sharon xxxx

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

One for the Boys - New Baby Boy Card

I promised I would add a card made for a Baby Boy - so here it is........

I have made this card with the Stampin Up Nursery Necessities Set which is my current favourite. I also love working with the Cuttlebug Embossing folders as they make every card just that little bit special!!!!!

I hope you enjoy...

Claire xxxx

Friday, 9 July 2010

I've Won - Creative Craft Challenges Competition...

I have a big smile on my face. I have just found out that I am the winner of Creative Craft Challenge "Stamp Something" blog challenge. I have only just started entering challenges and can honestly say it is very addictive!!!!!

You can join in the next challenge by visiting Creative Craft Challenge here - - the theme for the next challenge is Summer Lovin, cannot wait to see everyones creationz

Claire xxx

Thursday, 8 July 2010

New Baby card - Stampin Up! Nursery Necessities

Here is a New Baby card for our blog - we are always asked for baby cards at the shows we attend so I thought I would treat myself to the Stampin Up Nursery Necessities Stamps.
This is a really fabulous set and very versatile. We will add one the boys later today so pop back soon.....
Claire & Sharon xxx

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Ruddington Kite Festival - Sunday

Busy making cards & sorting products out ready for the Ruddington Kite Festival on Sunday at Rushcliffe Country Park - join us in the Arts & Craft tent from 10am

Remember to bring your kites!!!!

Sharon xxx

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Gorjuss Birthday Card now on our Blog

Here is our new card, made for my sisters birthday with the fab Gorjuss Tags kit.

I cut the top off the tag to make the topper and thought this paper worked really well with the design. I am still trying to use colours outside my comfort zone and the result was a really summery card

Claire & Sharon xxx

Gorjuss crafting kits are available from
our website -

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

"Born to Shop" Decoupage Card Design on our Blog

The fab new range of "Born to Shop" crafting goodies has been released and I went a little mad!!!!!!!!

I just couldn't resist the decoupage kit and clear stamps. This card has been made with the Decoupage Kit which includes 4 sheets of decoupage and 2 sheets of backing paper.

I will post more pictures shortly
Claire & Sharon xxx

Sunday, 27 June 2010

New "Born to Shop" Birthday Card Design

Here is our latest card made with the fab new "Born to Shop" clear stamps and coloured using my new promarkers.

I have set myself a challenge to only make cards with colours & papers I would not normally use to try and move away from "Old Olive" and I have to say I am really pleased with how this turned out.

I have bought both the Bubbles & Go Green range of "Born to Shop" clear stamps so more cards will follow as this is such a fab range!!!!!

I have also added this card into the latest "Stamping" challenge being run by creative craft challenge blog -

Claire & Sharon xxx

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Product of the Month- June

Check out our Product of the Month..

Dovecraft Eastern Promise 6x6 Paper Pack - Sample Pack

12 Sheets - 1 of each design

£1.00 (+ 65p postage) - UK Orders only

Further paper packs can be found on our website -

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Fathers Day Cards

Here's a sneak peek at the two cards I made for our children to give to hubby to celebrate Father's Day. I hope he likes them.........
Claire xx

Thursday, 10 June 2010

And the winner of the May prize draw is......

Thank you to everyone who entered our May free prize draw - we received lots of lovely comments.

Our May winner is ....... Sandra Tomlinson

Congratulations Sandra, please email us with your address and we will post out your goodies

Claire & Sharon xxxx

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

2 Fab New Ranges from Dovecraft available in our Shop

Check out the fab new ranges from Dovecraft - Eastern Promise and Piece of Cake. Now available in our shop -

Each range includes 6x6 & 8x8 Paper, Brads & much, much more. These are not to be missed.

Claire & Sharon xx

More New Card Designs.....

Here are two new cards I have made using the new colours from Stampin UP! Still have lots left so I will list more designs tomorrow.
I will also be making new cards using the Melon Mambo colour options.
Claire xxx

Sunday, 6 June 2010

New Card Designs - Loving the new colours!!!!!

Finally got to play with my new goodies from Stampin Up! and can say they are just fab!!!!!!!

I have also used the Papermania Hampstead Stamp set for the main flower image on the card which are also worth a look.
I will post more cards shortly as I just couldn't stop. Move old Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry is my new favourite!!!!!
Claire xx

Sunday, 30 May 2010

My new Stampin Up! Goodies have arrived.......

I am sooooo excited. I am a big fan of Stampin Up! products and they have launched 3 new colours and craft supplies to match.

I have now taken delivery of a sample pack as shown in the photo and can honestly say I am really impressed. The Rich Razzleberry is my absolute favourite (move over Old Olive!!!!!). For fabulous card designs and more information on the Stampin Up! range please check out this excellent blog by Stampin Up! Demonstrator Michelle Last -

I cannot wait to get crafting and already have some ideas in mind so please check back over the next few days to see what I have made
Claire xxxx