My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

22 January 2012


Evening everyone.

Hope you have all had a great weekend, my day today started off nicely as I have lost another 1 1/4 lbs in weight, so that is 5lb in total now - but after 3 weeks, it's not a great amount, but still every little helps to get me in that wedding dress!

It seems a while since I have blogged a card that is not for a DT.

After hours on end making wedding stationery and favour boxes and starting to decorate them, I felt the need to make something that wasn't wedding or DT related, so managed to get into the craft room and make Mark's Dad's Birthday card.  His Birthday isn't until mid February, but as they are out in Spain at the moment, I need to get it off in the post as soon as possible.

Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Alf and Beer Digi Stamp
Kanban Cardstock
Wild Rose Studio For Men Papers
Button & Bakers Twine from Stash
Peel Off Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious 72 Something Forgotten (my stash)
Secret Crafter 169 Food and Drink
  The Crafty Pad 154 Let's See Something For The Boys
Digi Stamp Boutique January

Claire x


  1. Oh this is fab Claire! what a great image! Gorgeous papers and layout - it's a perfect male card!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Big Hugs!
    Sue xx

  2. This is wonderful! Love the papers and the shadow you've added around the image which helps to anchor it. The button and twine are the perfect finishing touch.

  3. Love this Claire, such a fab image. Well done with the weight loss, every little helps!
    Have a good week hun.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  4. Hi Claire Great card for future FIL mens cards can be so difficult and this ticks all the boxes, well done on the weight loss, I suppose I should be trying to lose some too as n0.1 son is getting married at the end of the year.Hugs Meg

  5. A fabulous card Claire love the

  6. What a cute card Claire and love that image!!!. Claire they say that if you lose weight steadily you are more likely to keep the weight off, opposed to losing it too quickly and gaining it all plus more weight. I reckon 5lb is good and considering you are not big anyway a steady loss is better hun. That's my opinion anyway!!!. Big hugs to you angel, love Clare xxx

  7. Fab card Claire, great image and papers. Well done on the weight loss - 5lb in three weeks sounds good to me.

  8. A fab male card Claire. Well done on your weight loss - just been looking at your counter and it's not long now!! Hope you're well. Carol x

  9. Well done Claire with the diet - much better to loose slowly & maintain. Hope you made good progress on your wedding bits & I bet you enjoyed making this one. Lovely male card, Jx

  10. Fantastic male card Claire!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  11. This is brill Claire...and well done on the weight too hun...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  12. well done on the weight loss and what a fab male card - great image and papers
    Lisa x

  13. A fab card Claire, great image and papers. Sounds like you've been busy with the wedding stuff hun and HUGE congrats on the pounds lost too. Way to go girl.

    Donna x

  14. Great male card Claire, I had to make one today.... Hope you've had a fab weekend, well done on your weight loss!!!!

    Big hugs JO xxx

  15. what a gorgeous creation and love the take on the theme this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some candy if you are interested:)

  16. Oh fab mans card Claire.

  17. Gorgeous work sweetie, hugs pops x x x

  18. Great male card, really like them papers.
    I am now a follower.
    Becky x

  19. What a cute card Claire ! I love the papers you have chosen and the image is so cool ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  20. Well congrats on the 5lb lost so far, it's fab & so much better than gaining 5lb! Love the card, so fun & totally different from the wedding creations! Hugs x

  21. I think it's a fact that if you lose weight slowly and steadily it tends to stay off, so you're actually doing really, really well. And it's such a fun card you've made for Mark's dad - I'm sure he'll love it. xx

  22. Great card Claire! I love the Alf images, I think he's fab :o) Perfect papers too. Your weight loss sounds great to me - more likely to stay off if you lose it slowly, so they say anyway! Lisa x

  23. Big congrats on your loss Claire! Your card is great and I'm sure your father in law to be will lobe it hugs Susan x

  24. Great male card Claire, this looks brilliant :)



  25. Hi Claire,

    Oh I know what you mean about only posting cards for others reasons that for you. Im lucky I stopped that now.

    Super card for a fella, those Digi STamp images are great for lots of male images!

    Love that scripted bp too!

    Keryn x

  26. Thanks for joining our "Food & Drink" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  27. Cheers big ears! You hit the nail on the head with our challenge this week at the Crafty Pad! Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along with us!

  28. Really cute card! I'm sure your future FIL will love it! :)

  29. Hi Claire,
    This looks fab. I'm sure your (almost!) Father in Law will love it. Love the fab image. Don't be hard on yourself about the weight loss. I think it's fantastic. Slow & steady is better in the long term anyway & it's 5lbs more than I've lost this year!! Keep going! Thanks for joining us this week at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge.
    Andie xx

  30. What a great card for those difficult to make male cards. Thanks for joining in with this weeks 'Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge'
    Hugs Sonia xx

  31. A super creation Claire - thanks for taking part in the DigiStamp Boutique Comp last month...Sally-Ann :o)


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