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2 January 2013

Sending Happy Thoughts

Afternoon - hope you are all well?

I am making the most of and enjoying my time off work ..... I can honestly say I am not looking forward to going back on Monday .... this is one of my New Year resolutions .... to get a new part-time job!  This will hopefully give me some free time not only to keep on top of the everyday household chores, but also to be a lot more creative.  I still have a sewing machine that I bought back in September to use!  I have so many ideas and so little time to put them into place.

So I have been able to enjoy some time in my crafty haven and this is one of my makes:

Card Ingredients:

Whoopsidaisy Digi Image
Making Memories Cheeky Papers
Swirly Die
Cardstock from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Greeting Stamp

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

Make It Monday 121
Forever Friends Fortnightly 52 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown 128 Bright & Happy New Year (Bright Colours)
Bearly Mine 67 Something Old, Something New (Old Papers, New Die)
Digi Galore Something New (New Die)
The Craft Garden January Red
By The Cute & Girly January Cute & Girly

Thank you for popping in - have a lovely day whatever you are up to.

Claire x


  1. Aww this is really sweet Claire! what a gorgeous image… love her sparkly wings! :-)
    All the best for New Year hun! hope it's a good year for you!
    Love Sue xx

  2. This is gorgeous Claire, I love the sweet image and fabulous colours


  3. This is such a sweet card Claire! Sounds like you are enjoying some nice crafty time!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  4. Claire, I feel just the same as you! I went back to work today and hated it. I want to try and do something about my work/life balance this year too. We should compare stories! Anyway, love your card! Pami x

  5. Gorgeous card hun. Love her sparkly wings :o)
    Hope you achieve your goal for 2013 - will keep my fingers crossed for you.
    Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  6. Lovely card, love the colors and coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore!
    Hugs xx Sandra

  7. Hey sweetie this is gorgeous so loving the colours you chose perfect, huggles Pops x x x

  8. Such a pretty card Claire...and loving the colours too hun..:o)

    hope you had a lovely New Year sweetie..big hugs Vicky xx

  9. Oh this is really pretty Claire! Gorgeous colours and sweet image too. Sounds like a great New Years resolution - good luck hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  10. such a pretty card Clare, I'm looking to downsize my hours this year with my job, I have less and less time to play these days

  11. Beautiful colours and layout... really lovely. Wishing you a very happy New Year! Good luck with the job hunting!

  12. Your card is stunning and thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends Any thing goes good luck and hope to see you again DT Member Sandra H xx

  13. Its gorgeous Clair very girly! Enjoy the rest of your time off work hope you get some crafting time xx

  14. This is a lovely card Claire, you have coloured your image beautifully - you should have entered her into the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge, it's Anything Goes with a Whoopsi Daisy Image.
    Good luck with finding a part time job.

  15. Lovely card Claire, great colours and cute image.
    Your post made me smile, a sewing machine bought last September and not used yet... I bought one 3 years ago and not used it yet.
    I worked full time and got loads done, I worked part-time and got less done, I am now retired and get sod all done.
    But good luck with the New Years Res.
    Oh, and by the way, had a dreadful New Year as Eileen had 2 fits or as the Medics call them Seizure's but she is ok, just very very tired, I am trying to talk to get back into card making because while it can be fustrating it can also be rewarding and calming too. I am not the best card maker in the world and I don't care, loads out there that make stunning cards but I get pleasure out of making them and while I wish I could do better, there are a few that are worse than me.
    Happy New Year, good luck with the job hunting.

    Kath x

  16. Hi Claire.
    Happy New year to you and yours .

    Great card design , pretty image and love that coordinating diecut vine .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  17. Simply gorgeous hun - love the image and your colours are fantastic! I came back to work yesterday after an 11 day break. I think I crafted every day - now it's back to stealing time at weekends. Boo Hiss. Hugs Sxx

  18. A gorgeous, sweet card Claire!
    Helen x

  19. Hi Claire, thanks for the lovely comment you left me - such a pretty card, love the swirly diecut, really finishes off the card perfectly

  20. Hi Claire...
    Happy new Year to you! thanks for your visits thro the last year, you really are a sweetheart....
    I have a similar resolution...better time management = more crafting!!! I am determined to start classes too!
    Hugs xxxx

  21. This is such a sweet card Claire ! The swirl is so lovely ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  22. What a delightful card, love your image and colours. Thanks for joining us over at BTC&G Carolxx

  23. Gorgeous card Claire.
    Thanks for playing along with Digi Galore and a Happy 2013 to you
    Anne x

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  25. Your card is very pretty! Nicely colored. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.


  26. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends!
    Hugs Rachel

  27. Beautiful card & I love the new die. Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore.

    Lucy x


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