My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

30 December 2012

70th Celebration

Good evening everyone, hope you are well?

I was asked by a friend to make a Birthday card for their Mum at very short notice - good job I am off work LOL.  I used an 8" x 8" card:

Sorry about the photo's but I had to take it whilst it was dark!



Card Ingredients:

LOTV Emma Rose Garden Stamp
Promarkers
Dovecraft Tea House Papers
Ribbon from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Nesties
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Computer Generated Greeting
Dienamics Number Dies
Liquid Pearls

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Charisma 51 Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles 16 Out With The Old
Cute Card Thursday 249 Anything Goes

Lovely to have you visit.

Claire x

28 December 2012

Birthday Wishes

Good evening, back with my second post of the day!

This is a card I made for my Sister's Birthday which was at the beginning of December!  Told you I was on catch up LOL.  This is an 8" x 8" card.


Card Ingredients

Sugar Nellie Charlotte Stamp
Dovecraft Papers
Promarkers
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Pearls - NEC Stash
Kanban Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Nesties
Liquid Pearls
Greeting Stamp

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity 104 1,2,3 (1 Image, 2 Papers & 3 Flowers)

Thanks for popping in again, your visits and comments make my day!

Claire x

Christmas Tree Box

Afternoon everyone - hope you are well and you all had a fabulous Christmas and received lots of lovely goodies from Santa? I had a lovely family day at my Sister's in Sutton Coldfield.

I will be playing catch up over the next few days and my first showcase is a box I decorated for my bestest blogging buddy Debs which I filled with lots of crafty goodies for Christmas.



Ingredients:

MDF Box from The Range
Christmas Papers
Pearls - NEC Stash
American Crafts Wavy & Shiny Red Ribbon 
Kanban Die Cut Greeting
PM Star
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

I am entering this into the following challenge:

CRAFT 187 Not A Card

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

24 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone

Good evening everyone.

So sorry I haven't been around much lately, life has been very busy and there has been no time for crafting or blogging, but I hope to change that in the New Year.  Thank you even more for sticking with me through this time.

I would like to wish all my followers and fabulous friends a very Merry Christmas and I hope Santa brings you lots of lovely presents.


See you soon!

Claire x

1 December 2012

Ready-Teddy-Go: December DT Card

Afternoon everyone, I'm a little bit late posting for this month's challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go.

The theme for December is:

"CLEAN AND SIMPLE"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV James With Presents Stamp
Promarkers
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Greeting Stamp Free with a Magazine
Black Pen for Hand Drawn Border
Frosted Stickles

We are sponsored this month by The Hobby House


And one lucky winner will receive this amazing prize:



So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to the main challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.  We do hope you will find the time to join in with our challenge this month, it would be lovely if you could play along and don't forget you MUST have a teddy on your card or creation to enter.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fussy & Fancy Friday 77 I Love Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers 145 Anything Goes
Make It Monday 117
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards 27 CAS
Less Is More 96 Red & Green

Thanks for stopping by, your comments mean alot.

Enjoy your evening.

Claire x

29 November 2012

MAWTT 29th November: DT Card

Hello everyone, it's Thursday and time for a brand new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

This week it's the lovely Kim's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"USE 3 THINGS BEGINNING WITH THE SAME LETTER"

I have chosen the letter "P" with my 3 things being Paper, Promarkers & Presents!

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Skating Hattie Digi Image
Promarkers
Dovecraft Merry & Bright Papers
PM Gems
American Crafts Ribbon
Dovecraft Card
Present & Greeting Stamp - Freebies in a Magazine

We are sponsored this week by  Digi My World


Hop on over to the main challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Create 43 Non Traditional Holiday Colours
Hooked on Craft 27 Christmas
Dream Valley 46 Non Traditional Christmas
Whoopsidaisy Use A Digi
Friday Sketch Sketch
Fab n Funky 3 of Something

Thanks for popping in, it's always lovely to see you.

 I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

27 November 2012

Oldie But A Goodie: 27th November DT Card

Hello, it's Tuesday and time for a new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie.

This week it's the turn of the lovely Tracy to host the challenge and she has chosen:

"LET IT SNOW"

Here's my 8" x 8" card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Design Snowman Soup Digi Stamp
Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Papers
Promarkers
Kanban Mirri Card
Pearls - NEC Stash
Anita's Peeloff Greetings & Snowflakes
Nesties
Frosted & Crystal Ice Stickles
Wooden Snowflake painted with MS Acrylic Paint
Memory Box Ornament Border

This week we are sponsored by  Ivanovachest



And one lucky winner will receive these fabulous charms:


To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD WHICH IS AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OLD - this could be flowers, papers, stamps, etc, however you MUST state on your post which item/s you have used.

Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


The Sweet Stop 186 Sketch
52CCT November Embellishment Challenge 11 - Pearls
Allsorts 182 Bring on the Bling
Wags n Whiskers 93 Christmas
CSAYL 37 To Die For
Stampin for the Weekend 22 Use Some Texture
Polkadoodles 47 Any Die Will Do


Thanks for visiting, your comments and support are always appreciated.

I hope you have a lovely day!


Claire x

23 November 2012

Happy Birthday Megs!

Evening peeps - I'm really not a very good blogger at the moment am I!?

Today is my Daughter Meg's 13th Birthday - a teenager at last - here is the card I made her which I was going to enter into the Sketch Saturday challenge, but it's too late!! DOH!


Card Ingredients:

Saturated Canary Rainy Day Digi Image
Promarkers
Fancy Pants Beach Babes Papers
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Liquid Pearls
Dienamics Numbers
Kanban Card
Pearls - NEC Stash
Anita's Peeloff Greeting
Pink Christmas Frosting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fab n Funky 148 Birthday Twist (Hope my 3 counts!)
Sweet Stampin' Flowers

Here's a picture of Megs blowing out her candles on her cake - you are never too old for candles LOL.


And a piccie of her cake - we both love owls! Should have taken one before I stuck the candles in though - it looks as though it has spots LOL.


Thanks for stopping by - it's lovely to see you!

Claire x

15 November 2012

Seeing Stars @ MAWTT

Morning all, firstly thank you all for your lovely comments from my last post, it's nice to know I was missed and secondly, welcome to my new followers.

It's time for a brand new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

This week it's the lovely Leesa's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"SEEING STARS"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

The Stamp Fairy Barry Countdown to Christmas 2 Digi Image
Promarkers
Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Papers
Nesties - Decorative Labels 8
Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet
Frosted Lace Stickles
Pearls - NEC Stash
Anita's Peeloff Greeting
Hobbyhouse Ribbon

We are sponsored this week by Stamp Fairy


The winner will receive:


Hop on over to the main challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiment Designs Christmas

Thanks for popping in. I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

13 November 2012

Oldie But A Goodie: 13th November DT Card

Morning everyone, so sorry I haven't posted for a while or even left any comments, but lots going on in my personal life, so something had to give, but I hope to be back to normal very soon.

So, it's time for a brand new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie.

This week it's the turn of the lovely Lisa Jane to host the challenge and she has chosen:

"ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Wild Rose Studio Classy Lady Stamp
Wild Rose Studio Girly Greetings Stamps
Wild Rose Studio Vintage Rose Papers
Liquid Pearls
Promarkers
Nesties - Floral Ovals
Kanban Pearlescent Card
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Distress Ink - Spun Sugar
Gems & Pearls - NEC Stash
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink

This week we are sponsored by  Bugaboo Stamps



And one lucky winner will receive some images of their choice.




To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD WHICH IS AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OLD - this could be flowers, papers, stamps, etc, however you MUST state on your post which item/s you have used.

Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts 180 Young At Heart
Created With Love 17 Birthday With A Number

Thanks for visiting, your comments are always appreciated.  I hope you have a lovely day!


Claire x

1 November 2012

Ready-Teddy-Go November: DT Card

Morning everyone and welcome to a brand new monthly challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go.

I have scheduled this post as I am currently on my way back home after a lovely break in Cornwall.

The theme for November is:

"DON'T BE A SQUARE"

We want to see all those fabulous shaped cards and projects that are NOT square.

Here's my card:




Card Ingredients:

LOTV Teddy With Penguin Stamp
Promarkers
Papermania Home For Christmas Papers
Kraft Cardstock
Nesties
Gems & Ribbon from Stash
Peel Off Greeting & Snowflakes
Frosted Ice Stickles
Liquid Pearls

We are sponsored this month by My Mum's Craftshop


And one lucky winner will receive a £10.00 voucher from their shop.

So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to the main challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.  We do hope you will find the time to join in with our challenge this month, it would be lovely if you could play along and don't forget you MUST have a teddy on your card or creation to enter.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Get In Shape
Divas By Design 59 Feeling Festive
Fab 'n' Funky 145 Die Cuts & Punches
I Love Promarkers 141 Cute

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

Claire x

25 October 2012

Too Cute To Spook @ MAWTT

Good morning everyone, well today is my last day at work, finally after 8 weeks we break up for half term and even better I am going away to Cornwall for a well earned break with my hubby Mark.

So, it's Thursday and time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

This week it's my bestest blogging buddy Deb's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"TOO CUTE TO SPOOK"

Show us those cute Halloween projects.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Wee Stamps Hazel Digi Image
Promarkers
PM Capsule Collection Papers
Nesties
Computer Generated Greeting
Liquid Pearls
Create & Craft & Kanban Cardstock
MS Punch
Gems & Pearls from NEC Stash
American Crafts Ribbon

We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Downloads


The winner will receive 3 images from he store.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dream Valley 43 Halloween
Creatalicious 39< Digi Galore Halloween
The Cutie Pie 29 Halloween
Alphabet S for Spooky
Raise The Bar Which is Witch
Sweet Stampin' Halloween
Whoopsidaisy Halloween
Top Tip Tuesday 88 Halloween
Digital Tuesday 183 Halloween/Spooky
Tuesday Throwdown 121 Halloween

Thanks for popping in and leaving me lovely comments which are very much appreciated.  I hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

21 October 2012

With Love from me to you!

Evening everyone, hope you have had a good weekend.

I took the girls to The Warner Brother Studios to see The Making of Harry Potter Tour on Saturday and it was just brilliant.  I have posted some pics at the end of this post.

My card share tonight it one I made for Mark to celebrate 8 years together (when we first met) cos I am soppy like that LOL.

It is also a make using up some of the scraps of paper leftover from my Kusudama Ball (see previous post) as Lisa had set us a challenge to use them up!  I still have a way to go though!



Card Ingredients:

Lili of the Valley Die Cut Square
Kraft Card
Papermania Capsule Collection Sunshine Papers
Pearls - GNPE Stash
E-Z Rub-On Greeting

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lili's Fairies Anything Goes
One Stop Craft 201 Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad 193 Use An Animal

As promised here are some pics from Harry Potter - I took 91 in total!

 










Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

19 October 2012

Kusudama Decoration

Afternoon peeps - so glad it's the weekend, it has been a long week!

My project today is one that was started when I went up to Yorkshire to meet my fellow Moving Along With The Times DT buddies.  Lisa thought it would be something fun and different to make.

I didn't get to fully finish mine on the day, so finished it off at home and here is the end result.

There are several photos in different lights to capture the papers and colours.


A close up, although you cannot really see the glittery edges.



I was going to put some gems in the centre of the flowers, but decided against this for now, I can always add them when I fancy a change!

 Kusudama Ball Ingredients:

Papermania Sunshine Capsule Collection Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
Beads from Stash
Ice Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers Autumn
Anything Goes Make Your Own Embellishments
ABC Christmas U = Up To You
Fussy and Fancy 74 Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts 139 Christmas 9 Weeks and Counting
Crafts 4 Eternity 94 Pumpkin Spice
Polkadoodles 42 Autumn
Winter Wonderland Anything But A Card

If you fancy having a go making one of these, the tutorial is here

Would love to know what you honestly think as your comments are always valued and appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

18 October 2012

Alice Inspired @ MAWTT DT: 18th October

Morning everyone, it's time for a brand new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.

This week it's our very lovely hostess with the mostest Hazel who is hosting the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"ALICE INSPIRED"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

Digi My World Mad Hatter Digi Stamp
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Dovecraft Tea House Papers
Cardstock & Brads from Stash
Kanban Die Cut Greeting
Nesties

We are sponsored this week by Digi My World and the DT were given some images to use.


Hop on over to the main challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Friday Sketch Challenge 28
Make It Monday 111
Bearly Mine 57 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown 120 Tea At Granny's

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a lovely day.

Claire x

17 October 2012

Birthday Cheer

Evening everyone, so sorry I haven't been around much, still busy busy busy at work!

Firstly I want to apologise for not being able to regularly comment on everyone's posts, I am trying where possible to get around to you all.  Secondly a big welcome to my new followers, it's lovely to have you here and hope you enjoy your visits.

I am starting to count down the days until half term, it's been an 8 week term, one of the longest ever! I finish on 25th October and then will be off to Cornwall for a few days with Mark, really looking forward to that, but also looking forward to this Saturday as I am taking the girls to Warner Bros Studios to the Harry Potter Experience, not sure who is more excited, me or them LOL.

So onto my card which was a quick make for one of Megan's friends.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Printed Square
Papers from Stash
Dienamics Numbers
Flower Ribbon from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Dovecraft Cardstock
Rub-on Greeting

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons 30 Children's Birthday
Paperplay 41 Simply Cute
Lollipop Crafts 92 Happy Birthday

Thanks for popping in tonight, your comments and visits are always really appreciated.

Claire x

16 October 2012

Oldie But A Goodie: 16th October DT Card

Hello, it's time for a brand new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie.

This week it's the turn of the lovely Francesca to host the challenge and she has chosen:

"PURPLE, BLACK AND STRIPES"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Little Claire Sleep Tight Stamp
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Papermania Capsule Collection Papers
Kanban Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Glossy Accents
Grape Ice Stickles
Nesties
Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Ribbon from Stash
Rub-on Greeting
Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender Ink
Water Brush

This week we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish


And one lucky winner will receive some images of their choice.


To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD WHICH IS AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OLD - this could be flowers, papers, stamps, etc, however you MUST state on your post which item/s you have used.

Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Southern Girls 55 Tie A Ribbon Around It
Simon Says Dies and/or Punches
Stampin' For The Weekend 19 Something Spooky (it has a spooky feel, but remove it if not suitable)
The Crafty Pad 192 Distress Ink
Pile It On 42 Time To Shape Up
Whoopsidaisy Birthday Cards

Thanks for visiting, your comments are always appreciated.  I hope you have a lovely day!

Claire x

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