My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

10 May 2011

Robin Redbreast

Good evening all - well what a day!

It's SATs week at school and today we had an unannounced visit by OFSTED to check that we were dealing with the papers correctly and the children were sat in the correct exam setting - that was quite scary, but luckily we were doing everything correctly and she was very happy! Phew!

And then we had a further blow, my partner Mark is being made redundant and will be out of work at the end of the month - so a few worrying weeks ahead, but I'm sure we will pull through and get him back into another job soon!

So onto my card which I am entering into the following challenges:

Stamp Something May Digi Day

Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Robin With Mistletoe Digi Stamp
Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Papers
Card Candy
Hobbycraft Mirri Card
Ice Stickles Crystal Ice
Ice Stickles Lime Ice
Computer Generated Greeting

Lastly I would like to welcome on board my new followers and thank you for stopping by, your kind comments are always greatly appreciated.


  1. Hi Claire, Sorry to hear about Mark's bad news hun. I'm sure he'll get another job soon. Does'nt seem that long since you last had the visit. Glad everything went well. Just loving this very cute xmas card. Very cute image and yummy colour combo.

    Donna x

  2. oh clare hun this is one,gorgeous card just love that image,and great color combo too hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  3. What a darling Christmas card - love that cute image. So sorry to hear about your husband's redundancy. You've certainly had a stressful day - as an ex-teacher I can well imagine what it was like doing SATs and with Ofsted. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 19 - hope to see you again next week. x

  4. Cute card hun & another christmas one, boy thats you 4 ahead of me now haha

    Awful news you have, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed its only a temp situation ))


  5. Really sorry to hear your news, try and stay positive!
    What a completely gorgeous x-mas card, love the robin - I know someone who would love that card! Really must start my Chrimbo cards - you're putting us to shame - lol!

    Take care
    Rachel and Angela

  6. Oh sorry to hear about Mark..fingers crossed he will get another job real soon sweetie..and OFSTED too..!

    anyway..another fabulous make Claire...just so cute and lovely layout too..

    sending big hugs...Vicky xx

  7. Oooh Claire, sorry to hear about Mark, will keep my fingers crossed for you.

    Really love that sweet Christmas card what a gorgeous robin! Jill x

  8. Gorgeous adorable Christmas card Claire.

  9. Another one for the collection Claire, arent we doing well, and such a little cutie, sorry to hear the news about Mark but fingers crossed he wont be out for long,
    Chris x

  10. Another card down and one nearer to your target! Sorry to hear the news about Marks job I sure something will come up. Also glad that your ofsted went well. We are the same at our school I had to help a few of the children read but they both did really well.

  11. Very cute card, love the image & layout. Jx

  12. What a cutie ! I love all the glitter ! Sweeeeeet !

  13. Sorry to hear about your hubby, chin up I'm sure he'll find something soon x
    Poo to ofsted coming too! They do pick there moments!
    Love your robin red breast, hes just too cute :)
    Big hugs hun xxx

  14. You are going to be so organised for Christmas! Great card love the image and layout.
    Sorry to hear about Mark hope he gets something sorted sooner rather than later.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  15. Oh no, really sorry to hear about Mark's job - hope he finds something new soon. Your card is adorable, love that cute robin :o) Lisa x

  16. Hi Claire
    So sorry to hear news re: Mark's job - hope he finds a new one real soon. Great news about OFSTED though - congrats!
    Your card is suoer sweet - that little robin is so cute!
    Have a fab day hun.
    Take care
    {{Debs}} xx

  17. Oh hon, sounds like you've had a stressful day but well done on Ofsted. Sorry to hear about Mark's redundancy though, hope something comes up for him.

    Love your card though, so lovely. Take care xx

  18. Hiya Claire,
    Glad your OFSTED went well & at least the SATS are done & dusted now. So sorry to hear about your OH fingers crosses he has good news soon.
    Super cute card, I do like this image.
    Hope you have a fab weekend!
    Kaz x

  19. Awwww so gorgeous Claire i totally love your card and what a cute image. Big hugs Clare xxx

  20. Really cute digi! Lovely card - thanks for sharing! And boo to OFSTED and redundancy!


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