My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

4 September 2011


Evening everyone.  I haven't been around for a few days as I have been frantically trying to get my housework, washing and ironing up to date before I go back to work on Tuesday full time!  I have to say I'm not looking forward to it.  Also been finishing my bedroom and sorting my Daughter out as she starts Secondary School on Tuesday too!  So it's been a busy few days, but I spent the afternoon in the craft room to catch up on some advance DT work and much needed cards.

I would like to welcome my new followers and thank you for choosing to follow me - I hope you enjoy your visits and like what you see.  I can't believe I am up to 190 which is amazing and I think I will have to offer a little candy when and if I reach 200!

I also need to apologise in advance of my return to work if I don't come and visit you as often as my time may be at a premium, but I will promise to catch up and visit you all when I can.

So onto my first card for today, which is for my Nephew Tom who passed his driving test last week - first time too (obviously takes after me and not his Mother LOL).

Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Henry Driving Digi
DCWV Papers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

  Delicious Doodles 1 Fresh Start - I have used my new image 
Crafting When We Can 1 Do It Your Own Way
  Stamptacular 127 The Sky's The Limit

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Good luck on Tuesday hun - my daughter also goes to "big school" then don't know where the time's gone - fab card xx

  2. OH well done to Tom... he will love his card. I love the little image
    Hope your week goes well.. i am back to my normal 3 days .. will be glad to get back to a routine lol
    Lisa x

  3. High school, comes around so soon doesnt it, our girls are p4 & p5 now, still feels like just last week I was walking them to nursary !

    Look at you racing ahead with the christmas cards ! I hunted out the box of seasonal stamps & re-discovered the seasonal papers & embellies but thats as far as I got lol, however.. to redeem myself a little, I have no made 5 christmas pressies !!


  4. Hiya hun
    Fab card - love the cute image and great colours.
    Hope it all goes well on Tuesday - they grow up so fast don't they - I can't believe Jack is now in Yr8 - he will be doing his GCSE's before we know it!!
    Enjoy the rest of the evening.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  5. Hi Claire,
    This is a great wee card for a very big achievement. I love the colours and the image is so sweet.
    Fiona x

  6. Super creation Claire, Tom will love his card. All the best for Tuesday.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Congrats to Tom...very cute card Claire, I'm sure he'll love it and sppreciate it.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Big congrats to Tom....and the card is gorgeous hun...! Good luck for work...and don't worry about comments sweetie :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  9. This is gorgeous hunni, love the colours, stunning creation hugs pops x x x

  10. Passing your driving test is such a huge milestone and your card shows that wonderfully ! YOur nephew is going to love it!
    Thank you for sharing it with our 1st Crafting When You Can Challenge :)

  11. What a brilliant card, love that Image and congratulations to Tom.

    Thank you for joining us at crafting when we can for our 1st challenge

  12. Cute card Claire, congrats to Tom. Have fun back at work! Thanks for joining our first challenge at CWWC. Carol x

  13. Thanks for joining us this week at CRAFT with this great card design.


  14. Congratulations to Tom on passing his driving test and I'm sure he will love your fab card. Love the spots and stripes.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting when we can challenges. :-) xx

  15. Hi Claire, this is so cute, I love the image and your fab colouring. Sounds like it's all go in your house hun, you'll be meeting yourself coming back lol! Hope work and new school goes well for both of you.

    Donna x

  16. Super card Claire I love this cute little image and well done to Tom

    Hugs Laurie x

  17. Hi Claire,
    Such a cute card,love the image and congrats to your Nephew on passing his test first time...Good luck to your daughter for her first day at secondary school....
    Mandy x

  18. Fabulous and adorable card Claire and congrats to your nephew.

  19. Hello Claire!

    Super card and a big well done to your nephew from me too! Ive always said only the best pass first time ;)

    Great image and fab papers!

    Thanks for playing along with our season's first challenge over at Delicious Doodles - so good to see you there!

    Keryn x

  20. A really great card! Fab motiv and beautiful papers.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week.
    Hugs, Nina.

  21. So cute, and what a perfect image for your nephew's milestone!

  22. Congrats to Tom for passing his test and what a great card for this milestone. Thankyou for sharing this at Delicious Doodles'first challenge of the season and good luck

  23. Thanks for entering our first challenge at Crafting When We Can! Hope to see more of your work in the weeks to come!

  24. Wow its so funny congratulations card. This card image is so funny and also cute. I really like this card.

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