My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

30 January 2012

Tilda in Boots!

Evening peeps.

Well I did manage to get some time in my craft room today, which was nice, but not as long as I would have liked as catching up with housework, shopping and ironing.  I received a text about 30 minutes ago to say the heating is now fixed and back to work tomorrow!

So my make today gave me a chance to use one of my new Magnolia stamps which I got in the sales.


Card Ingredients:

Magnolia Tilda in Rubber Boots Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist Papers
Personal Impressions Greeting Stamp
Brilliance Pearlescent Purple Ink
Gems - NEC Stash
Lace & Butterfly from Stash
Bazzil Basics Cardstock

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia 141 Jane's Sketch
I Love Promarkers 101 Purple & Pink
Paperplay 4 Lovely Lace
Crazy 4 Challenges 121 Lots & Lots of Layers & Embellishments
Stamptacular 149 Diamonds or Pearls

Hope you have a lovely evening, thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always appreciated.

Claire xx

The Christmas Club - Pinky's Challenge

Morning everyone - I am a little late with my card for Pinky's challenge at The Christmas Club.

She wanted us to use a critter!

So here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Reindeer & Robin Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Pearls - NEC Stash
Peel Off Greeting
WRS Christmas Papers
Crystal Ice Stickles
Cardstock from Hobbycraft

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Say Stamp Anything Goes
Dare To Be Sassy 109 Christmas Card

Thanks for popping in - hope you are all having a lovely day!

Claire x

29 January 2012

CANDY WINNER

Afternoon crafters - it's a little bit chilly here today in the Midlands, in fact it has been rather chilly for the last few days.  We had no heating at school on Thursday and Friday as the pump broke and as it's so old they have had problems trying to replace it and it's going to be very costly indeed.  Well this morning, have had a text to say that the school will be closed tomorrow and will receive an update tomorrow afternoon about Tuesday.  So after dancing around the room for a couple of minutes will now be looking forward to a crafty day tomorrow instead of working - can you tell I am very happy LOL!

So it's time to announce the lucky winner of my 2nd Blogoversary Candy.

Firstly I would like to thank all of you who entered and secondly for all my new followers who I am very happy to have on board.  I would just like to apologise for not posting as often as I would like, but my wedding makes have been taking over atm.

So here we go ....................... the lucky lady chosen by Random.org is..............

No. 56

Carol Jenks

Congratulations Carol, please get in touch via my email addy on my sidebar.

Thanks again to everyone who played along.

I will be back later with a card!

Claire xx

28 January 2012

My 2nd Blogoversary

This is a sticky post and will remain at the top until Saturday 28th January.

Good Morning lovely people on this very cold and frosty day!

I can't believe I have been blogging for two years!

So to celebrate and to say a huge "thank you" to all of my fabulous followers and lovely blogging friends I have made during this time, I have some candy.  Everyone has been such an inspiration during this time and I have indeed made many lovely friends.  I really appreciate the time you give visiting my blog and leaving me such lovely comments, it truly does mean a lot.  I have been lucky enough to be on a variety of DTs and appear as GDTs too and this has been a lovely experience.  Unfortunately I have had to give some of the DT posts up recently as I just haven't had the time to craft due to personal circumstances but hopefully that will rectify itself later in the year.


In the candy is:

Dovecraft 8" x 8" Back to Basics II Papers
Dovecraft 6" x 6" Princess Fairytale Papers
Jennifer Ellory Designs Nana Loves Die Cut Shapes
The Loving Life Clear Stamp Collection
38 Sweet Sentiments 
A Selection of Hand Stamped Images
Imaginisce So Tweet Clear Stamp
Bag of Assorted Kaisercraft Flowers
The Floral Collection Clear Stamps
Greeting Stickers
Paula Pascual Greeting Stamps
Woodware Pastel Ribbon Brads
Studio G Alphabet Clear Stamps
Quickie Glue Pen
Dovecraft Tea House Cupcakes Clear Stamps
Adam Prescott Gorgeous Pets Clear Stamps
Fizzy Moon 3m Grosgrain Ribbon
Dovecraft Princess Fairytale Premium Shaped Brads
2 Packs of Assorted Clear Stamps
Adhesive Gems
Papermania Bare Chipboard Shapes

So if you fancy getting hold of this little lot, then all you need to do is post a picture of the candy in your sidebar and leave your name with Inlinkz below by Saturday 28th January and I will draw a winner on Sunday 29th January.

Please only enter the candy draw if you are a current follower or want to follow my blog because you like what you see NOT because you just want the candy and are a candy grabber!  Thank you!

Claire xxxx

26 January 2012

Willow Sketchie Challenge DT Card - 26th January

Good morning everyone it's time for a new challenge at Willow Sketchie.

Thank you to all of you who played along with our last challenge, WOW an amazing amount of entries.

This week it's the lovely Shell who is hosting the challenge and she has produced this fab sketch for us to follow:


Here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Polly Pickleberry CD
(Papers, Greeting & Digi Image from CD)
White Card & Flowers from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Promarkers
Round Corner Punch

This week the winner will receive a voucher to spend in the on-line store HERE!


If you want to get hold of a copy of the NEW Polly Pickleberry CD, then you can obtain your copy HERE priced at £11.99.


We look forward to seeing you join in with us this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

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

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamptacular 148 Seeing Spots
Make It Monday 73

  Thanks for stopping by, it means a lot. Have a great day!

   Claire xx

24 January 2012

An Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 35 - DT Card

Morning peeps, it's Tuesday and time for a new challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of the very talented and fabulous Debs to host and she has chosen:

"HAVE A HEART"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Penny Black Image free in Magazine
Promarkers
 Papermania Confetti Papers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Sizziz Hearts Texture Plate
Heart Doillie from Stash
Hobbycraft Heart Gems
Anita's Peel Off Greeting

Our Sponsor this fortnight is:


To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD 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:

I Love Promarkers 100 Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage 104 Sketch & Embossing
Penny Black Saturday 185 Crafty Bargains
Dream Valley 24 Animals
Cupcake 176 All You Need Is Love

 Thanks for stopping by today - hope you have a great day!

Claire x

22 January 2012

Cheers!

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
Promarkers
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

21 January 2012

Midway Candy Reminder

Morning crafty peeps.

Firstly a big welcome to my new followers - thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visits here.

Just a quick post to remind you there is still time to enter my 2nd Blogoversary Candy and the original post can be found Here.

You have until midnight on Saturday 28th January to leave your name with Inlinkz and a winner will be drawn on Sunday 29th January

Claire x.

19 January 2012

Willow Sketchie Challenge: 19th January - DT Card

Good morning everyone it's Thursday and time for a new challenge at Willow Sketchie.

Thank you to all of you who played along with our last challenge - we look forward to seeing you again this time.

This week it's the fabulous Pauline's turn to host the challenge and she has produced this great sketch for us to follow:


And a little twist too - add embellishments and a sentiment wherever you wish.

Here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Polly Pickleberry CD
(Papers, Greeting & Digi Image from CD)
Dovecraft Cardstock
Flowers from Stash
Pearls
E-Z Rub-on Greeting

This week the winner will receive a voucher to spend in the on-line store HERE!


If you want to get hold of a copy of the NEW Polly Pickleberry CD, then you can obtain your copy HERE priced at £11.99.


We look forward to seeing you join in with us this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

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

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday 72
Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes

  Thanks for stopping by, it means a lot. Have a great day!

   

15 January 2012

The Christmas Club - Keryn's Challenge

Evening everyone, hope you have all had a good day?

It's been a bit nippy out today, so after I cooked a declicious roast, Mark and I went out for a brisk walk to burn off some cals and then have spent the rest of the day in my crafty space, catching up on some DT work.

Today's card is for Keryn's challenge at the Christmas Club to make a thin card.

Here's mine - very simple and using up some scraps leftover from last year.


Card Ingredients:

Papermania Classic Christmas Papers
Pearls - NEC Stash
Bazzil Basics Cardstock

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers 59 No Floral Embellishments
ABC Christmas A For Anything Goes
Alphabet Y For You Can Choose

Thanks for popping in.

12 January 2012

Willow Sketchie Challenge DT Card 12th January

Morning all and welcome to our first challenge at Willow Sketchie for 2012.

Thank you to all of you who played along with our last challenge - we look forward to seeing you again this time.

This week it's the lovely Miria's turn to host the challenge and she has produced this fabby sketch for us to follow:


And a little twist too - use buttons.

Here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Polly Pickleberry CD
(Papers, Greeting & Digi Image from CD)
Dovecraft Cardstock
Promarkers
Organza Ribbon & Buttons from Stash
Gems
MS Lattice Punch
Nesties

This week the winner will receive a voucher to spend in the on-line store HERE!


If you want to get hold of a copy of the NEW Polly Pickleberry CD, then you can obtain your copy HERE priced at £11.99.

We look forward to seeing you join in with us this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

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

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles 10 All Things New
Crazy For Challenges 118 New Things
One Stop Craft Challenge 164 Bingo (Gems/Die Cuts & Punches/Buttons)
Make It Monday 71
Cupcake 174 Something New
Anything Goes 58 Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday 142 Punch It Out

  Thanks for stopping by, it means a lot. Have a great day!

   

10 January 2012

An Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 34 - DT Card

Morning folks, it's our first challenge for the New Year at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week it's the turn of the very lovely Janice to host and she has chosen:

"BACK TO WORK"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Bugaboo Ruby Work For Chocolate Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Dovecraft Piece Of Cake Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
Hobbycraft Cardstock
Kaisercraft Flowers
Brads from Stash
Pearls

Our Sponsor this fortnight is:


And one lucky winner will receive 7 digi's of their choice:

As of this challenge, there are some new changes:

YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD 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:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 135
CES 67 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Spots & Dots
Catch The Bug January Anything Goes
Dream Valley 23 Anything Goes

 Thanks for stopping by today - hope you have a great day!


6 January 2012

A New Beginning

Afternoon all - it seems a little while since I have posted, but that's because I am back to work and have been busy wedding planning and trying to get ahead with my wedding stationery.  

There are lot's of challenges running at the moment entitled "A New Beginning" and as I will be getting married at the end of March and it will be the start of married life, I thought I would enter my wedding invitation into those challenges.



It's a pretty simple design, with stamped wording and embossing and a little floral detail as I thought it best to keep it as simple as possible as there is so much to make!  I will feature the rest of the stationery once produced!

I am entering this into:

Sweet Stampin' New Beginnings
  Alphabet X For That Extra Special Occasion
  Bling It On 1 New Beginnings 
Allsorts 135 New Beginnings 
Just Tracy's January Love Is In The Air 
Crafty Sentiments Love & Romance
  Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
  Top Tip Tuesday 67 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in, your comments are always welcome and so supportive.



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