My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

25 August 2013

Cool Snowman

Good morning everyone, sorry I have not been around much this week, but I have been on a bit of a downer, it's taken me a whole week to make the card I am showing today!  I can't believe there is only one week left of the holiday either, the whole Summer has been consumed with Mark's illness and with that in mind I have stepped down from one of my design teams "Totally Papercrafts" as I am just not able to commit 100% at the moment.  So yesterday to cheer me up I booked myself and Mark a much needed break away in October half term to Cornwall and I am hoping that in two months time, Mark will be feeling a lot fitter and his wound will have healed or at least be on the road to recovery.

So onto my card:

Card Ingredients:

Kanban Die Cut Image
Kanban Mirri Card
Fizzy Moon Festive Fun Papers
Bakers Twine
Pearls & Gems from Stash
Rub-on Greeting
American Crafts Ribbon
Memory Box Precious Mittens Die
Frosted Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Divas By Design Use Some Twine
Creatalicious 54 For The Boys
The Cutie Pie 51 Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiments 88 Christmas Without Red & Green
Penny's 141 Dies and/or Punches
Southern Girls The Warm Fuzzys
Crafty Ribbons 58 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Crafty Hazelnuts 139 Cute

Thanks for popping by today.  Before I go a "BIG" hello to my new followers, it's lovely to have you here and I hope you enjoy your visits.

Claire x


  1. Oh i hope things improve soon and its fab you have your break in Cornwall to look forward to.. fingers crossed Mark is well enough .
    Love this sweet snowman and the cute little mittens
    Lisa x

  2. This is such a lovely card and the blue/silver combo gives it a fab frosty feel. So sorry to hear that you've been a bit low; hope you can treat yourself a bit in the last week of your hols. Wishing Mark a speedy recovery. Hugs, Tracey xx

  3. I hope booking the holiday makes you feel a little more cheerful and that Mark is progressing well. A lovely card even if it did take ages lol

  4. Hi Claire. Really hope that your life will be much better soon and that Mark will be better soon.

    Love the card, one more to add to your Christmas card tally!

    Jill x

  5. It's a lovey Christmas card, Claire. Hope thing soon improve for you.
    Thank you for joining us at Southern Girls for our warm fuzzies challenge!

  6. Sorry to hear that you and Mark have not been feeling great Clair, a lovely holiday to look forward to will hopefully cheer you up.
    I hope the 'blue' snowman isn't to reflect your mood too much! Love the image choice though, so cute, and a lovely card.

    Anne x

  7. Hi Claire. Sorry to hear that you are feeling a bit low. You have been through so much lately and all the worry about Mark must effect you. It's good that you have a holiday to look forward too and hopefully Mark will be well on the road to recovery by then.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the jolly snowman and beautiful colours.
    Thinking of you and sending you big hugs
    Sue xx

  8. I'm not surprised things have taken their toll Claire - you have to keep going when all the madness of hospital and operations happen but in the end you come back down - usually with a bump - I hope you feel brighter soon - don't suppose end of the hollies helps either. Love this cute card - just gorgeous - sending big hugs Judith xx

  9. I do hope things start to improve for you now Claire,and you will start feeling better......Love this

  10. I was so sorry to learn you are no longer with us at TPC but it is very understandable. I do hope Mark improves rapidly and you have a well earned break in Cornwall. This card is so darn cute and I hope you get the time to do some crafting as I know I lose myself in my crafting when I have worries and pressures. I have loved working with you on the team and I will still keep in touch in blogland.

  11. Really sweet card hun, love those mittens!
    Sending you & Mark huge hugs xx

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. Love your two cool Snowmen today. So glad you have booked a hol for the two of you xx

  13. Smashing card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Anything goes cutie challenge, good luck cheers Sue x

  14. Loving your snowman hunny, this is so cute. Sending you and Mark the biggest of furry hugs xx

  15. Love both your cards today Claire, adorable snowman images.
    I'm sorry to see you leave us at TPC but totally understand, pleased to hear you and Mark have a holiday to look forward to.
    Sending you hugs.
    Wendy xx

  16. I'm sorry that you are feeling a bit low at the moment Claire, you have been through so much lately and all the worry about Mark must get you down. It was such a good idea to book a holiday so that you have something nice to look forward too, I'm sure Mark will be well on the road to recovery by then.
    Fabulous card, such a jolly snowman and lovely design.

  17. A lovely card and image Claire. I'm not surprised you're feeling down with all the worry and stress. A break is just what the Dr ordered and I am sure will do you both the world of good! Take care, Susan x

  18. so gorgeous claire.the little mittens are so sweet and i love the image :D
    i hope things settle down for you soon.

    xx coops xx

  19. It will be lovely for both of you to have something to look forward to after such a worrying time. Fingers crossed that Mark will feel well enough. X

  20. A great card Claire & lovely mittens to match. Think a holiday is a great idea and as Pami says, it will give you something to look forward to. Jx

  21. A great card Claire & lovely mittens to match. Think a holiday is a great idea and as Pami says, it will give you something to look forward to. Jx

  22. Hi Claire. So sorry that you've not had a good break but glad you've booked some time away at half term. Holidays are so important when ur a teacher. I used to teach secondary chemistry so I do know! Enjoy the last week and I love ur snowman card x

  23. Gorgeous card, your die cuts look fab cut in shiny paper :)
    I'm sure you are looking forward to your break - we were in Cornwall a few years ago and loved every second. The cream teas are SCRUMMY!!!

  24. Fab Christmas card, love the image and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week.

  25. What a gorgeous card, Claire. Love your design, the pretty blues, LOVE those mittens! Enjoy your break in Cornwell.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  26. Love your card that snowman has a really cheeky grin. Hope Mark is better soon

  27. Fabulous card and thanks for sharing with us at Divas for design and good luck

  28. Adorable in every detail - such a cute image - love it!
    Glad to hear you have booked a break in October - it's good to have something to look forward to - and you deserve it :o)
    Have a fabulous day hun.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  29. Beautiful card Claire, love the snowman. Hope Mark is feeling ok and you both deserve a break hun. Hugs

    Donna x

  30. HinClaire
    Fabulous card.... I hope Mark is improving
    Sending you both lots of love and Hugs ....
    Sylvie xx

  31. Gorgeous card, love the snowman - so cute.
    Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies Anything Goes challenge and good luck x Susan x


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