Sunday, 2 February 2014

The Wanderer Returns!

Tap, tap...... Is anyone out there still? Remember me? "Vaguely" I hear a voice say! Well..........I'm back :D Not fully but I've got some limited stash, a small area to craft (albeit a temporary area) and most importantly a desire to create!

For those of you who wondered what happened I'll give you a brief explanation..... In December 2012 I undertook a project to completely renovate my house. It was supposed to be a 4 - 6 month project and I'd already arranged to take time out from various DT's and other commitments for a 3 month period to accommodate the build. Unfortunately, things went really, really wrong and the build has now entered the 13 month stage and is unlikely to be completed for another six months. However, the good news is the builder has admitted liability and we can finally move forward and reclaim our home. So whilst I might not be about as regularly as I was, I will be creating and posting as often as things allow :)

Anyway, enough of my waffling, I've got something to show you today that I hope you'll like! It's a sample from the brand new Dollie Daydream Goes East Collection from Polka Doodles. OMG I love this collection and have had loads of fun playing with it. My only problem is finding my stash - much of it is still in storage or very difficult to access, so supplies are currently limited!It's taking me longer to find each item than it is to create a project :(

I made a simple spring card for the base which I topped with a basic paper fan. The image has been paper pieced and coloured with Graph 'It markers. If you haven't tried these yet, then I can highly recommend them! This was my first play with them and I was really impressed with the smooth flow and vibrancy of the inks. In addition the pens are a fab shape to hold.

The card was finished with a simple tag and some paper punched flowers and butterflies and piece of gold card candy that I found in the bottom of a bag of scraps!

Thanks for stopping by today,  hopefully I'll be back with another creation real soon (I have a work in progress as we speak).

Claire x


  1. Love, love, love this Claire! Great to see you crafting again

  2. Good to see you back, hun - love your crafty little make, the fan is awesome.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  3. Super gorgeous and very pretty hun...and lovely to have you back too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  4. Lovely to see you back have missed your gorgeous makes. Todays card is fab I love the way you have made the fan.
    Jenny x

  5. Love, love this Claire! Blimey, if this is what you are doing with limited stash...

    Sorry to hear about your nightmare, sounds like something off the Cowboy Builders programme :( Glad there is some light at the end of the tunnel x x

  6. So good to see you back :)
    I'm sorry things went so wrong - you all must be really frustrated. I hope the rest of the work goes smoothly

  7. How lovely to have you back again :) !!! Love your little creation but haven't heard of those markers, are they new on the market? Hope the remainder of your building work has a smoother run to the finish. Helen

  8. Yea, I'm so happy to know you are okay but sorry for the difficulties you are having with your home! Gorgeous creation as always! Little more patience, hopefully it will be over soon!

  9. Welcome back!! Hopefully the house will be great in the end.....

  10. Welcome back Claire, you have been missed. Sorry to hear about your builder problems, grrr. Loving your project and wondered about those pens when I've seen them on sites online..

    1. Nikky I can totally recommend the pens. I've used them again today for another project and was forced to use my Promarkers as well. The project wasn't paper based and the PM's struggled to lay on the surface, the Graph It Markers grabbed the surface and within a couple of minutes couldn't be wiped off where as the PM's wiped after 30 minutes! Just waiting to see how the heat effects the project before giving my final verdict but so far GI's win hand over fist! xxx

  11. Well about time too .... nice to see you back and what a gorgeous card you have made!! xx


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