My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

24 November 2011

We Are Sailing

Afternoon, this is a scheduled post and my second of the day.

My next card was a commission for a Friend for her Brother's 40th ... I am always wary doing commissions, even though I try to get as good a brief as possible, but luckily she was thrilled with the end result .... phew!

Card Ingredients:

Digi Doodles Sailing Boat Digi Stamp
DCWV Papers
Pearlescent Cardstock Using Sizzix Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Pearlescent Paper
Computer Generated Greeting
Peel Off Numbers Coloured with Promarkers
Trimcraft Cardstock
PM Pearls

I also decorated the inside, but didn't take a piccie.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts 93 Black & White
Crazy 4 Challenges 114 Black, White & One Other)
Stamptacular 139 Boy Oh Boy
Creative Card Crew Monochromatic
I Love Promarkers 93 Anything Goes
Fab n Funky 100 Happy Birthday
Sweet Stampin' Birthday

Thanks for stopping by again today.


  1. Hi Claire,
    This is a beautifully crafted man card. I love the layout and the image. Beautiful work.
    Fiona x

  2. oh this is a wonderful male card . So classy love the text DP
    Lisa x

  3. A lovely image & a great card Claire, Jx

  4. This is fabulous Claire,great male card,love the

  5. Great card Claire, thanks for joining us at I ♥ proMarkers.

  6. Perfect male card - bet he loved it!
    Take care.
    Debs xx

  7. Wow perfect card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


  8. gorgeous card - love the ship image xx

  9. Fab card Claire! Love the paper you've used, so perfect for the image :o) Lisa x

  10. This is a great card for a 40th! Love the sailing boat image - looks really good with the embossing and gorgeous paper! He will love it.
    Have a great evening!
    Hugs Sue xx

  11. Fantastic man card a fab image and papers.
    Chris x

  12. Super card Claire, just like you I'm really wary of commissioned cards but you have done fab here! Lovin your Willow Sketchie card too gorgeous colours.
    Is it my imagination or has this blog had a fab new make over? love it - need to find time to do mine
    Hugs Laurie x

  13. Hi Claire. Thank you as always for your lovely comments on my blog. You are so kind xx
    I feel the same about commissions too. I think this is a perfect man's card!!

  14. So gorgeous hun...!

    thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  15. A really great card Claire, love the image and papers. Perfect for the occasion.

    Donna x

  16. Fantastic male card.
    Thanks for playing along with us on Totally Papercrafts and good luck
    Anne x

  17. Fabulous male card Claire, what is not to like, fabulous image and papers...perfect.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  18. Very nice, thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

  19. What a great card for a man Claire I'm sure your friend will have been delighted!!

  20. Gorgeous card Claire, I love the sail boat and colours

  21. Morning sweetie, WOW this is just stunning, hugs pops x

  22. Fabulous masculine birthday card. Thank you for joining in this week's Sweet Stampin' challenge.
    Cathy xx

  23. This is such a beautiful card Claire ! I always struggle when I have to make a card for a man but yours is simply perfect ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  24. Your monochromatic card is lovely! Thanks for playing along with us on Creative Card Crew and good luck!
    Hugs, Ani

  25. Beautiful card. Just nice for men. Love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Happy Birthday” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  26. Fab card Claire, that's such a great image for a man's card. I hate doing commissioned cards too, even when I know the people they're actually for!

  27. Brilliant card for a man,

    Liz x

  28. Hi Claire! I'm your new follower! Loving your work and the whole blog is so cute!!! I love pink! :-)
    I wanna also tell you that I'm having a Candy on my blog, and as I'm new with just few followers, it would mean so much if you could participate! Oh, and I see that you're getting married! WOW! Congratulations and lots of hugs and love from Rome! xxx Lucia

  29. Your friend will be thrilled with this Claire :) Really stylish for a male card, monochrome always hits the right note and such a great image.

    I popped over to keep an eye on your xmas card tally too - you have done so well to make 61!! I think I have managed about 12, so everyone else will have to make do and get a card made from a quickie kit! :D



  30. Fabulous card Claire,can see why your friend loved it...
    Mandy x

  31. Great man card; the pop of blue water looks terrific! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  32. I know how you feel about comissions, it's always nerve wracking isn't it? Fortunately out of all the ones I've done I've only ever had one not liked!! Was asked for a trendy teen card for Christmas but then she didn't like it, too modern lol! Anyway I came over to admire your card, it's fab so I'm not surprised it was well liked! Lovely to have you playing at Sweet Stampin' too x


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