My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

29 March 2011

Spring Has Sprung

Me again, with my second card of the evening. 

Card Ingredients:-

Wild Rose Studio Milton With Barrow Stamp
Wild Rose Studio Floral Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
PM Adhesive Dots
Die Cut Greeting

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-

Delightful Pastels & Ribbons
Totally Papercrafts 59 Cuddly & Cute
Polkadoodles 12 Spring Has Sprung
Delicious Doodles 18 Floral Fantasy
Stamp Something Spring
Totally Gorjuss 73 Spring Is Sprung
Craft Your Passion 51 Grin & Bear It

Thanks for popping in.

What! Another Male Card?

Evening all - well it's just started raining here in the Midlands again, which has driven me into the craft room.  I have made two cards this evening and here's my first one, which doesn't fit any current challenges.

Card Ingredients:-

Magnolia Edwin With Binoculars Stamp
Kanban Urban Belles Greeting Stamp Using Brilliance Rocket Red Ink
DCWV Paper
Card & Buttons from Stash

I seem to be on a roll with male cards at the moment - which is bizarre as I do find them a bit of a struggle at the best of times.  I think its because I found a load of images that I coloured back in October last year when I had my knee operation that I thought I really must use!

As always would love to know what you think.

28 March 2011

On Yer Bike

Evening - I'm back with another card.  It must be these light nights motivating me to craft!

Card Ingredients:-

DCWV Paper
Cuddly Buddly Crafts Boy3 Digi Stamp
DCWV Cardstock
Anita's Peeloff
Button & Cord from Stash

I'm entering this into the following challenge:-

Right, I'm off to visit some blogs and have a general catch up. 

Anyone for Tea & Cake?

Afternoon - well what a gorgeous one it has turned out to be too - thank you Keryn for sending the sunshine our way! LOL.

Today's card is a Birthday card I have made for my MIL to be - her Birthday would you believe is the day after Mother's Day!! I mean it's bad enough having to think about what to buy for Mother's Day let alone a Birthday too!

Card Ingredients:-

LOTV Time For A Cuppa Stamp
Vintage Papers
Die Cuts from Stash
PM Gems
Anita's Peeloffs

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly It's A Mom Thing
Creative Inspirations 56 Mother's Day/Mum
Stamptacular 104 No Kids Allowed! ..... Birthday

Thanks for popping in! Enjoy your evening.

27 March 2011

And another one!

Hello, me again! Can you tell I'm on catch up - after having major problems with my blogger this morning, none of the scheduled posts worked with the images and I had to revert back to the old editor to upload them and then revert back to the new one to format!

Anyway here's my next card

Card Ingredients:-

The Greeting Farm Stamp
Vintage Papers
Die Cut Greeting
Sissix Dots Texture Plate
Stash: Card, Button & String

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Charisma Cardz 12 Birthday For A Teen

Thanks for bearing with me this morning and popping in again to see me, it really is much appreciated.

The Christmas Club - Pinky's Sketch

Afternoon - my second post for today is for The Christmas Club which is where a group of blogger friends have got together to inspire eachother to make a Christmas card every fortnight, so we don't all feel the rush nearer to Christmas.  It has expanded a little over the last couple of weeks and if you would also like to join us, then just get in touch and we will add you to the list.

This fortnight sees the turn of Pinky who gave us this fab sketch to follow:-

And here's my take on it:-

Card Ingredients:-

LOTV James Bear Wrapped in Tinsel
PM Classic Christmas Papers
DCWV Cardstock

Two Christmas cards in a day - that should boost my tally a little!

Next fortnight sees the turn of Sally so I hope you will pop back and see us then.  For a list of all the Christmas Club Members, see my sidebar for details.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 50 - DT Card

Good morning and it's that time again for another challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp. This week sees the turn of Mira who has provided us with this fab sketch:-

And here's my take on the sketch .... yes I know it's a Christmas card LOL! But it's another addition to my Christmas card tally.

This week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and one lucky winner will receive 4 digi images of their choice from their store.

Card Ingredients:-

Dovecraft jolly Happy Christmas Papers
Penny Black Stamp
Frosted Lace Stickles
Sizzix Snowflake #6 Die

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Crafty Emma's Die Cut Crazy
Secret Crafter 127 Christmas In Spring
Southern Girls Add An Animal
Cupcake 134 Monochromatic

Thanks for popping in this morning, I do hope you will join in with the fun this week and I look forward to popping over to your blogs.

Claire x

Is anyone having blogger problems?

Morning, I had 3 posts scheduled for this morning.  When I drafted them all yesterday and scheduled them, everything was fine and all pics were showing.  This morning has turned into a nightmare and the posts published but none of the photos did - all I was left with was a small red box where the image should have been - yet when I looked at the html, all was correct and in place??

I have deleted one of the posts and started again, uploaded the photos, all in place until suddenly they are disappeared again ... it's driving me nuts, I am very frustrated and can't figure out why suddenly I have problems.  Can anyone out there help before this laptop finds itself on the other side of the room!?

Thank you!

Claire xx

21 March 2011

Mother's Day Card No. 2

Afternoon, well I am full of cold - first time since I had the flu back in October last year - god knows where this has come from as have been taking vitamins galore to ensure I don't ever go through that again as it was horrendous!  Although as I work in a school, no doubt the germs have come from there!

I said I would be back to show you my second Mother's Day card.  This one is for my Mum.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-
  • LOTV Teddy With Flower Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Vintage Papers
  • Cardstock from Stash
  • PM Pearls
  • Anita's Peeloffs
Your comments, as always mean so much, so would love to know what you think.

Right off to make some tea and dose myself up!

Mother's Day Card No. 1

Good morning, this is a really quick post before I head off to work.  I was supposed to post this last night, but I was watching the Moto GP - start of the season and then I had recorded Dancing on Ice, so had to catch up with that before the results came on!  I have to say my fave 3 made it to the final - definitely will look forward to that next Sunday!

I decided yesterday I needed to play catch up and my first card is a Mother's Day card for my MIL to be! LOL.

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-
  • House Mouse Image
  • Promarkers
  • Vintage Papers
  • PM Pearls
  • Cardstock from Stash
I would also like to welcome on board my new followers - thanks for following and I hope you find inspiration and enjoyment from my blog.  Right I will be back later on return from work with my second Mother's Day card!

Thanks for stopping by.

19 March 2011

Sweet Stampin' DT Card - Slugs, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Morning crafters!  Well I am really sorry I haven't been around much (OK at all) this week!  The week has flown, I've not had any time to even step in the craft room let alone make a card :O(

The good news is that my daughter Megs arrived home from Hooke Court at 4.45 pm yesterday afternoon and I was greeted with a massive hug, kiss and cuddle, which was absolutely lovely - I have really missed her and the house has been sooooo quiet!  She's at her Dad's this weekend, but I will catch up with her properly on Monday.

So it's Saturday and time for another challenge at Sweet Stampin' and the theme this week is "Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails" which can be interpreted in a couple of ways, make a card using that kind of image or a card aimed at boys getting dirty in mud, playing with worms, etc.

We are sponsored this week by Whimsy Stamps

Here's my take on the theme this week:-

It was a bit of a rush job unfortunately, so it's definitely not one of my better makes!

Card Ingredients:-
  • Whimsy Stamps Party Snail Digi Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • MME Wild Asparagus Papers
  • DCVW Cardstock
  • PM Gems
  • Die Cut Greeting
I do hope you will join in with the fun this week and hope you will pop across to the blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Thanks for popping in.

14 March 2011

Just For Mum

Good afternoon - well what another gorgeous day we have been blessed with ... let's hope it continues as it makes you feel so much happier when there's some sunshine.

Well I waved my daughter Megs off this morning - I know she is going to have a fab time down in Dorset, still waiting to here whether they have got there though - have already rang the school an hour ago and they were still waiting to here, so should be getting a text anytime soon!

I managed to get into my crafty space very briefly yesterday and made the following card which I am entering into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-
  • LOTV Teddy With Flower Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Papers from Stash
  • DCWV Cardstock
  • Anita's Peeloff
  • Card Candy
Would love to know what you think, I always appreciate your comments and thoughts.  Hope you are enjoying the sunshine wherever you are today.  Thanks for stopping by.

13 March 2011

The Christmas Club - Clare's Sketch

Well what a glorious day it's turned out to be - so sunny and actually quite warm too! 

Last fortnight the lovely Clare provided us with a fab sketch to follow.  I decided to flip it and here's my take on it.

Card Ingredients:-
  • Penny Black Image
  • Kanban Mirri Card
  • Christmas Papers
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder
  • Card Candy
  • Promarkers
So that's another Christmas card complete!

Thanks for popping in.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 49 - DT Card

Good morning, It's Sunday and that time again for another challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp/  But first I would like to say a BIG hello to my new followers.  Welcome onboard and I hope you enjoy your visits and like what you see.

This week sees the turn of Marie with this great sketch.

Here's my take on it:-

Card Ingredients:-
  • Stamp & Greeting - Magazine Freebie
  • Kaisercraft Flowers
  • Brads from Stash
  • PM Shimmer Dots
  • WRS Floral Papers
  • Promarkers
  • Stampin-Up Garden Green Ink
We are sponsored this week by Crafts 4 Eternity with a fabulous prize on offer.

Do pop on over to the blog to take a look at all the DT's fabulous creations and inspiration.  I hope you will join in with us for this week's challenge and look forward to visiting your blog.

12 March 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge 122 - GDT Card

Good morning everyone.  I am so sorry that I haven't blogged for a whole week!  It's been rather a busy one, although I have tried to comment where I can.

I'm back this morning with my GDT card for One Stop Challenge.  I was thrilled to be asked to join in with this week's challenge by the lovely Shelley.  The theme this week is clean and simple and the sponsor is Robyn's Fetish.

Here's my take on the CAS theme:-

Card Ingredients:-
  • Stamp - Freebie in a Magazine
  • Brilliance Inks: Pearlescent Crimson & Pearlescent Purple With Waterbrush
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Thank You Rub-On
  • Scallop Border Punch
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Thanks for popping in to see me this morning.  Right I'm off to start packing the case for my daugther Megs who is off to Hooke Court in Dorset for a week on Monday with the school.

5 March 2011

Sweet Stampin' DT Card - Sketch

Good morning, I have scheduled this post so I hope it finds you well, as I am over in Sutton Coldfield at my Sister's house having been out for a lovely Italian meal and a good ole catch up!

It's that time again for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' and this week we have a fabulous sketch to play with.

This week we are sponsored by My Mum's Craft Shop and there is a lovely prize on offer.  Here's my take on the sketch:-

Card Ingredients:-
  • LOTV Hello Cupcake Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Card from Stash
  • Dovecraft Piece of Cake Papers
  • PM Gems
  • Nesties
  • Rachel Anne Miller Greeting Stamp Using Brilliance Ink - Coffee Bean
I hope you will join in with the fun this week and look forward to taking a peek round your blogs to see your lovely creations.  Make sure you hop on over to the blog to take a look at the fabulous creations by the DT.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Thanks for stopping by.

2 March 2011

Urban Belle

Afternoon - well the sun is shining here in Coventry this afternoon for a change although it's actually very cold outside, but can't complain!

My card today is for the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-
  • Kanban Urban Belles Birthday Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
  • Papers & Card from Stash
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder
  • Anita's Peel Off Greeting
I need to try and use up alot of my scraps, I have a basket full of card and another full of paper - MUST try harder LOL.

Thanks for popping in today.

1 March 2011

Just Tracy's 1 - DT Card & Challenge Launch

Good morning.  Well today sees the launch of a brand new challenge blog Just Tracy's.  The challenges will go live on the 1st day of each month and I was very lucky to have been chosen as a design team member for the challenge.

The theme this month is New Beginnings, this can be interpreted as new home, new baby, new job, etc - the possibilities are endless.  Here's my take on the theme:-

Card Ingredients:-
  • Tiddly Inks Fairy House Digi Stamp
  • PM Love Colossal Paper
  • Promarkers
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Cardstock Using Sizzix Texture Plate - Tween Dots
  • Brad from Stash
  • Computer Generated Greeting
To join in the fun with us, your creation can be anything you like, any medium, it doesn't have to be stamping.  You can use decoupage, stencils, any technique you wish, as long as it fits in with the monthly theme.

Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the amazing creations from the rest of the DT for inspiration.

I do hope you will join in with us this month and spread the word.  There's a great prize on offer, sponsored by Just Tracy's - goodies which will include a stamp from her new range.

Thanks for popping in today - I look forward to visiting you and seeing your creations.

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