My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

19 October 2013

Swinging Elves

Morning all - it's another right miserable wet day outside again.  I do hope this rain disappears before my hols next weekend!  I think it's a good day to stay inside and craft!

I'm here today to share another Christmas card, I really need to get a wriggle on with them now and I'm trying not to use too may layers to they will post easier!

Card Ingredients:

Hobby House Mo Manning Christmas Elves Image
Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Papers
Mirri Card
Memory Box Precious Ornaments Die
Rub-On Greeting
Pearls from Stash
Diamond Ice Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine 108 Anything Goes
Creative Crafts 2 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations 244 Let's See You Sparkle & Shine
Penny's 149 Anything Goes
CRAFT 228 Christmas
MAWTT Christmas Cuties
Polkadoodles 32 Christmas is Coming

Thank you for stopping by today, hope you have a great day whatever you are up to.

Claire x

15 October 2013

Christmas Candy Winner

Evening everyone!

WOW! Thank you to all of you who entered my Christmas Candy.

The lucky winner chosen by is:

No: 11 - Tilly Trotter

Well done Tilly,  please contact me using the email addy in my sidebar with your address details and I will get your package out to you.

Thanks again to everyone for your kind comments and continued support.

Claire x

Christmas Candy

Yes it's me!  Have you missed me?

I can't believe its been 2 weeks since I last posted, which is not like me at all.  However I have not done one ounce of crafting so had nothing to post anyway! I've been struggling to be honest with lots of things, but I hope to be back a little bit more regularly from now on!

So as I have absolutely no creation whatsoever to show you, I thought I would have a little Christmas candy for my lovely friends and followers.  It's a little "thank you" to you all for your continued support through Mark's illness over the last four months and visiting even though I haven't been posting as much as I would have liked and to apologise for not always being able to visit your lovely blogs and comment.

So what have we got?

Hunkadory Snowy Friends Die Cuts & Card Pack
Small Bag of Gems
Happy Holidays - 21 Vintage Christmas Stamps
Medium Bag full of Kanban Christmas Sentiments
Nitwit Collections Patchwork Christmas Stamps
Christmas Wishes - 21 Die Cut Sentiments
MDF Man MDF Christmas Tree

And some added extras as a top up:

Jennifer Ellory Christmas Embossing Set
We R Memory Keepers Glitter Lace
Hobbycraft Wooden Owl Moving Hanging Decoration
Mixed Bag of Christmas Embellishments & Ribbon
Reminisce Frosted Rub-on Transfers

To enter, just leave your details with Inlinkz below, no need to advertise in your sidebar and I will draw a winner on 15th October 2013.

This candy is open to existing and new followers only - however do not follow my blog just for the candy - I will be watching and will not accept candy grabbers.

Good Luck.

Claire x

October Midway Reminder @ Christmas Cards All Year Round

Hello! I'm back with my second post of the day.

A lovely hello to my new followers too - it's lovely you have decided to stop by and stay and I hope you enjoy your visits here.

It's midway reminder time at Christmas Cards All Year Round and a reminder of the theme for October is:


Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV James Bear Box of Decorations Stamp
LOTV Nitwit Krafty Christmas Papers
Cardstock, Pearls & Organza Ribbon from Stash
Spellbinders Scallop Circle & Circle Dies
Silver Ice Stickles
Rub-on Greeting

The prize this month is 2 Christmas cling stamps from Platypus Creek Stamping & Craft.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Whoopsidaisy Spots & Dots
Christmas Stamping All Year Long 37 Simply Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 146 Make It Square
Crafting When We Can 55 Make It Sparkle
Make It Monday 163

Thanks for popping in again, always lovely to have you here.

Claire x

Midway Reminder October & Birthday Blog Hop @ Ready-Teddy-Go

Good morning and welcome to the midway reminder for October at Ready-Teddy-Go.

Not only do we have the monthly challenge theme, but we are also having a Birthday Blog Hop.

The theme for October is:


Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

The Stamp Fairy Barry Spooky Bats Digi Image
First Edition Boho Chic Papers
Die Cut Gate & Leaves from Stash
Rub-on Greeting

We are sponsored this month by The Stamp Fairy

And the prize is a $10.00 gift certificate

So now onto the blog hop - we have this fabulous prize up for grabs:

Hobby House Spring Bringer and Love Me Do card making kit.

To take part in the blog hop you must be or become a follower of the challenge blog and you must leave a comment on each stage of the hop to qualify for the prize. Feel free to display our blog hop button on the sidebar of your blog too if you wish.

You should have arrived here from Sally and your next stop is Debbie.

 Here is the order of the hop should you get lost along the way.

Ready Teddy Go Challenge
Claire That's Me!

The Team Bear blog hop will run from 15th October - 31st October.

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 and blog hop 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:
Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

14 October 2013

A Commission of Hearts

Afternoon peeps, still wet and miserable here in the Midlands today!

I had a commission from one of the gals at work to make some of my heart felt decorations.


Hobbycraft Felt
Spellbinders Heart & Scallop Heart Dies
Buttons and Ribbon from Stash

Her brief was cream and beige colours - she loved them I'm pleased to say!

I would like to enter these into the following challenge:

As You Like It 12 Favourite Not A Card Project & Why?
(Felt hanging decorations - love making them, so therapeutic)

Thanks for popping in today.

Claire x

12 October 2013

Not the Weekend I had Planned!

Morning everyone, hope you are all well and those who are not get better soon!

It''s a right wet, dark and miserable day here in Coventry, which probably fits in aptly with my mood too!  Today I should have been at the Lili of the Valley Christmas workshop in Leeds with my lovely friend Debs, but unfortunately on the way up to Leeds yesterday afternoon, my car developed an engine fault and I had to limp into services and then get back home.

Said new car is now at the garage to be fixed and I should have it back mid week!  Luckily it's under warranty so no cost involved and I've only had it 3 weeks.  So as you can imagine I was absolutely gutted as I had this workshop booked since August.

Anyhow no card to share at the moment, but just a reminder that there are still a few days left to enter my Christmas candy here if you haven't done so already.

I also have for sale the following:

Lili of the Valley A5 stamp pouches
Size: 154mm wide x 222mm high

These are ideal for bigger stamps or even storing dies.  I bought too many by accident when I was rushing an order through a few weeks back!

I have 8 packs of 10 available at £2.00 per pack with free p&p

If you would like to purchase a pack or more, send me your details with your email address and I can send you an invoice through Paypal.

Right, having a cuppa and then off to do some crafting, followed by an online shop at LOTV to buy the items I was going to get from the shop today!

Hope you have a lovely day.

Claire xx

7 October 2013

Anniversary Surprise

Good afternoon, my what a busy morning I've had - school photo day and that is where I will say no more - I am exhausted and really should have worn flat shoes and not my heels!  Just a quick post before I head off to the hospital with Mark for an appointment with the Consultant.

Don't forget there is still time to enter my Christmas Candy if you haven't yet done so - I added some more items to it yesterday - here's the link: Claire's Christmas Candy 

It was my Sister and Brother in-law's Anniversary on 1st October - here is the card I made for them:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Anniversary Surprise Stamp
LOTV Nitwit Always & Forever Papers
Buttons & Bakers Twine from Stash
Joanna Sheen Britannia Greeting Dies
Spellbinders Labels 1 Nesties
Dovecraft & Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Liquid Pearls

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Craft 2 20 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Favourite Colours
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
LOTV Monthly Anything Goes
Penny's 147 Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, always lovely to have you here and your comments make my day!

Claire x

6 October 2013

Happy Birthday Danielle

Good evening everyone, hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

A big warm welcome to my new followers, it's lovely that you have chosen to follow me and I hope you enjoy your visits here.

It was my Step Daughter Danielle's 17th Birthday yesterday and here is the card I made for her:

Card Ingredients:

Digi Image - Digi Stamp Boutique?
LOTV Nitwit Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
Card from Stash
Joanna Sheen Signature Lace Edger 2 Die
Anita's Peeloff Greeting
Liquid Pearls
Pearls - NEC Stash

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons 64 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Digi Haven Use Two Colours

Just a reminder that my candy is still running and I have added some more items to it today.  Here's the link if you haven't yet entered Claire's Christmas Candy

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

1 October 2013

Christmas Preparations @ Christmas Cards All Year Round

Morning everyone - can you believe it's 1st October already and that means its time for a brand new challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

The theme for October is:


Create a Christmas card with anything associated with the preparations for Christmas, presents, baking, Christmas lights, trimmings, etc! 

Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV James Bear Deck The Halls Stamp
Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Papers
Crafty Ribbons Ribbon
Card & Pearls from Stash
Silver Ice Stickles
Rub-on Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss Traditional Christmas Colours
Creative Knockouts 4 Your Favourite Things
Crafts 4 Eternity 143 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday 228 Pretty Ribbons
Christmas Card Challenges 44 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in  - hope you have a lovely day.

Claire x

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