My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

6 March 2017

A Fond Farewell

Good afternoon lovely people.

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I have decided to close my blog.

Although I have found my mojo and am now enjoying crafting again, I am finding I just do not have the enthusiasm to blog anymore.

So this will be my last post.  I just want to say a big "thank you" to all of you who have followed me on this journey since 2010.  I have made some amazing friends through the love of craft and your kind words and support have kept me going when times have been tough, especially through 2013-2014.

Love and hugs

Claire xx

17 February 2017

Birthday Poppy

Good evening lovely people and Happy Friday!

Today is a good day as I have finished work for a half term break, so a nice relaxing week off is planned with lots of crafting!

So today's make is a card I recently made for my Partner's Mother-in-Law's Birthday.

Card Ingredients

Woodware Poppies Stamp
Heat Embossed using WOW Embossing Powder
LOTV Heartfelt Papers 
Hobby House Pearl Strings
Spellbinders Die
LOTV Stamp Set 
Brad from Stash

Pleased to say she absolutely loved it!

Thanks for popping in and hope you have a lovely weekend!

Claire x

1 February 2017

Fabulous at 50!

Hello everyone!

Thank you so much to those of you who welcomed me back and left such lovely comments, really really appreciated.

So today's card is another commission, for my Partner's Sister-in-Law.

Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Bathtime Emma Digi Stamp
Spellbinders Scallop Die
Papers, Cardstock, Gems & Ribbon from Stash
Britannia Word Dies
Liquid Pearls
Kanban Mirri Card
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

30 January 2017

It's All in the Name

Afternoon peeps!

It;s been a manic Monday morning at work, so glad to be home!

Here's today's offerings:

Card Ingredients:

Penny Black Set of Bear Blank Stamps
Ribbons, Pearls, Brads & Cardstock from Stash

Loved making these cards and have more to come!

Hope you are having a good day and keeping warm.  I'm off to get some lunch.

Take care

Claire x

29 January 2017

A Coral Anniversary

Good afternoon lovely people.

My mojo has finally returned after a couple of years out of full time crafting and its so lovely to be back enjoying a craft that I love.

I have soooo much stash waiting to be used, I don't know where to start!

The card I am showing today was a commission from a friend - its their 35th Wedding Anniversary today and I made this for her Husband from her - she was over the moon with the end result!

Card Ingredients:

Kanban Stamp
WOW Embossing Powder
Spellbinders & Britannia Wording Dies
Cardstock & Buttons from Stash
Hobbyhouse Ribbon
LOTV Pressed in Time Papers

Thank you for sticking with me - hope you all have a relaxing Sunday.

Claire x 

8 October 2016

Wedding Bells

Well Good Afternoon!

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday!

My neighbours are getting married today and this is what I made them for a little gift.  Luckily the weather is holding out for them so far!

For the card I used Woodware Stamps, mirri card and embellishments from The Hobbyhouse,

And for the personalised hanging plaque, I used papers from LOTV Victorian selection, LOTV word stamps, acrylic paint, inks and embellishments from The Hobbyhouse.

I just hope they like it!

Claire x

4 August 2016

Hanging Hearts

Well hello my lovely crafty friends!

I can't believe its been so long since I posted on my blog.  I still haven't managed to get back into full time crafting, but I am hoping this will change very soon.  I have now completely finished decorating the house and the garden is nearly complete too, so I can relax and hopefully find time to resume my hobby.

Although I am finding it hard to locate my crafty mojo, so I have had a clear out of all my craft stuff and located some Kraftwork kits that I had purchased ages ago,  So I decided to make one of the kits, just to get back into things and I enjoyed putting it together.

So here they are, unfortunately not very inspiring!

Thanks for sticking with me and for popping by.

Claire x

23 December 2015

Christmas Makes

Afternoon crafty peeps.

Thought I would do a quick post to share some Christmas cards I made recently.

It was quite therapeutic being back in my craft room - first time in ages as I have been really struggling to get back into it since losing Mark in November 2014.  My mojo just completely disappeared.

So here there are - nothing fancy:

Hope all my crafty friends have A Very Merry Christmas!

Claire x

26 September 2015

A Gem of A Challenge 145: Autumn

Good afternoon lovelies!

It's with great pleasure to announce that I am back at A Gem of A Challenge with my lovely teamies.

So for this week's challenge at A Gem of A Challenge it's the PINKS turn and as I am the host, I have chosen the following theme:


The prize is 2 individual digi images (NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs and don't forget that all of the images and some of the products used are available to buy HERE

Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Pumpkin Patch Pre Coloured Digi Stamp
Lili of the Valley Papers
Ribbon & Button from Stash
Kraft Cardstock
Britannia With Love Dies

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I hope you will join in with the challenge this fortnight.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

31 August 2015

Gaming Dude

Good evening my lovely crafty friends!

I can't believe its been 6 whole months since I last posted on my blog.  I've done a lot in those past few months and those of you who are on Facebook will know that I have recently moved house, a positive step as I enter a new chapter of my life.

I have spent the Summer holidays unpacking boxes and decorating, think I will be glad to get back to work for a rest LOL!

So I am back to show case my first card in absolutely ages which I made for a very good friend's Son.

Card Ingredients:

Mo Manning Video Boy Digi Stamp
Wild Rose Studio Men Papers
Britannia Word Dies
Spellbinders Square Dies
Dienamics Number Dies
Card Stock & Embellishment from Stash

Hope you have a great evening - thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

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