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6 January 2011

First Christmas Card of 2011

Evening crafters.  Well it's nearly Friday and I've survived my first week back at work (school) LOL! and I am loving my new hours (except for the couple of full days which is only temporary!) but it's been hard getting up in the morning, so I will be looking forward to a nice lie in on Saturday.

Well I know we have only just got Christmas over and done with, but here is my first Christmas card for 2011!  Unfortunately I was struggling with the light today and the picture hasn't captured the deepness of the purples.

I have decided that I will be making a handful each month, which means I will be more prepared this year.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Card Ingredients:-
  • Pearlescent Card Using Sizzix Spots Texture Plate
  • Glitter Paper & Die Cuts from Stash
  • Pink Gem Designs Funky Snow Girl Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems & Glitter Dots
  • Frosted Stickles
  • American Crafts Ribbon
I'm really pleased with this one, so let's hope I don't lose the motivation to carry on with them LOL.  Enjoy the rest of your evening whatever you are up to.


  1. Ooh that's really pretty! I love the shape you've used around the image and for the glitter paper :)

  2. This is so pretty! I envy people like you who are clearly able to be organised...unlike me! Well there should be no rush come December for you!
    Linds x

  3. This is a delightful card - I love purple and that's a fun stamp. Thank you for joining my first challenge on my new Christmas Challenge blog x

  4. Hi Claire,
    This is fabulous. Great image and a wonderful layout. I think I'll start early this year as well.
    Fiona x

  5. WHat a merry little snowman Claire, love it!! HUgs, Frea

  6. Hiya Claire
    This is fabulous! Love the die cut shapes and the glitter card is gorgeous.
    Good to hear 1st week back at work has gone well.
    Roll on the weekend though lol!!1
    Take care
    Debs xx

  7. Great card, love the image, so cheery. House de-Christmassed now, housework done, so weekend free to craft :D
    What do you do in school?
    Enjoy your lie in on Saturday.
    Sam x

  8. Hi claire, love this gorgeous card. fab colous and lovely snowgirl. Great idea for xmas cards 2011. Glad your first week back at work went well.

    Donna x

  9. Hiya Claire!

    Gorgeous card hun!, love the cute snowgirl and your colours are just beautiful :o) Fab idea to start early sweetie with the xmas cards!!

    Hugs Vicky xx

  10. Can't believe you're already working on Christmas cards for next year! For ideas on what to do with all those Christmas cards from friends and families once the holidays are over see my post on Christmas card look books:

  11. Oh this is so cute, fabulous card.

  12. GORGEOUS work Claire! Love the colours.

    Judi xx

  13. That is a gorgeous card Claire!
    Hugs Kristel

  14. Gorgeous card Claire :o) Love the image and sparkly details. Lisa x

  15. Great to see your going to make a few more Christmas cards this year! its hard when it creeps up on us! love your card its mega cute! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge! hope you continue to play throughout the year too! hugs Samantha :0)

  16. Claire, I am so impressed with your organisation, maybe I should take a leaf out of your book... Your card is so so cute xx

  17. Hi Claire
    gorgeous snowman ...haven`t see one for years...Lol.....i have been in bed for 4 days with a really bad cold ...sick of my bed ......must get back into the groove have a lot of Birthdays coming up this month...FAB CARD
    Hugs Sylvie

  18. Hi Claire love your card Yours encouraged me to start as well there are so many challenge spots for Xmas cards all year long. Love Meg

  19. Im in the same boat as you, I was caught out last xmas so Im definitely going to be keeping my xmas stash to hand and using it to get organised!

    I love the lilacs youve used and the shape is beautiful, really unusual which really draws the eye. Gorgeous Claire!

    Keryn x

  20. Awwww....cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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