My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

23 November 2013

Birthday Girl

Good evening, hope you have all had a good day. I've been to Birmingham today to do some Christmas shopping, we went on the train and then stopped off on the way home at a local olde worlde pub for some lunch and then headed home out of the cold, brrrr it's been bitter today!

So today is my youngest Daughter Megan's 14th Birthday and here is the card I made for her:

Card Ingredients:

Hobby House Mo Manning Pre Coloured Image
First Edition Sweet Owl Papers
Card Stock & Organza Ribbon from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Liquid Pearls
Joanna Sheen Britannia Greeting Dies
Joy Corner Die

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today, lovely to see you.

Claire x

19 November 2013



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Lili of the Valley A5 Stamp Pouches
Brand new - 8 packs of 10 available
Size: 154mm wide x 222mm high - great for bigger stamps or storing dies
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Thanks for looking

Claire x

15 November 2013

November Midway Reminder @ Christmas Cards All Year Round

Good afternoon - I'm back with my second post of the day.

So, it's midway reminder time at Christmas Cards All Year Round and the theme for November is:


Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV James Snowman Stamp
LOTV Nitwit Winter Wishes Papers
Die Cuts & Organza Ribbon from Stash
Creata Rub-On Greeting
Frosted & Diamond Stickles

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons 70 Anything Goes With Ribbon
A Creative Romance Winter Blues
Crafty Sentiments Blues
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 150 Outdoors
Divas By Design Something Snowy
Penny's 153 Add A Sentiment
MAWTT Furry Friends
Crafty Little Fairies Top of the Pops (Winter Wonderland, Perry Como)

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

Have a great weekend!

Claire x

Midway Reminder November @ Ready-Teddy-Go

Good afternoon - I am a little late with my post as I forgot to schedule it whilst being at work!!

It's time for the midway reminder for November at Ready-Teddy-Go.

The theme for November is:


Dry or wet - it's up to you!

Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV James - Christmas Tree Stamp
LOTV Class Christmas Papers
Gems, Card & Ribbon from Stash
Sizzix Distressed Texture Plate
Joy Die
Corner Punch
Frosted Lace & Silver Ice Stickles

We are sponsored this month by Di's Digi Stamps

And the prize is a $10.00 gift certificate to spend in store

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 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:

Sparkles 34 Have a Beary Christmas
Stamping Sensations November Christmas
C4C211 Let's Frame It
Sweet Stampin' Christmas is Coming
Make It Monday 166
I Love Promarkers Red & Green
Fab 'n' Funky 193 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today, your visits always make my day.

Claire x

13 November 2013

Let It Snow!

But not literally LOL!

You will probably be seeing quite a few Christmas cards from me over the next few weeks as I seriously need to catch up, so apologies in advance if you get bored of them!

This is a simple, flat design (ideal for posting) using my new die from NEC:

Card Ingredients:

Die Versions Let It Snow Die
LOTV Nitwit Winter Wishes Papers
Cardstock & Gems from Stash
Diamond Ice Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

SOS 127 Use Something Already Out on Your Desk (My new die)
Papertake Weekly Snow & Ice
Crafty Creations 248 Dies & Punches
A Little Bit Crafty November Sparkle & Shine
Delightful All That Glitters
Charisma Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts 192 Use Glitter
Crimbo Crackers 54 Christmas Words
That Craft Place Sentiment

Thanks for popping in this afternoon - hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Claire x

10 November 2013

A Grand Day Out!

Afternoon peeps! I had a fabulous day at the NEC yesterday and met up with my bestest blogging buddy Debs and also met Sharon (Nellies Handmade Cards) too - it was lovely to meet you hun.  Unfortunately Laurie couldn't make it - we missed you!!

So here are some pictures of my crafty purchases:

The essentials:

Cards & Embellishments:

Card Stock, Felt & Papers:

Dies, Stamps & Chipboard:

MDF for Altered Projects:

And lastly an early Birthday gift from my lovely friend Debs - thanks again huni!

So there you have it, lots of lovely stash which I can't wait to use!

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

8 November 2013

Giving a Gift

Evening everyone, I can't believe how quick this week has gone!  I can start counting down the weeks now until I break up from work (school) - only 6 to go LOL!

Uber excited as I am meeting up with my fabulous blogging friends Debs and Laurie tomorrow at the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC and can't wait to see them for a catch up and to cheer myself up with some new goodies.

I have been making some gift card holders for Christmas and here is one of them:



Cardstock & Pearl from Stash
Fizzy Moon Papers
Memory Box Lindeman Snowflake
Velcro Dots
Corner Punch

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Anything Goes - Optional Christmas
Creative Knockouts 10 Get Punchy
CRAFT 232 Christmas
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards52 Monochromatic
Bearly Mine 111 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by, I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Claire x

5 November 2013

In The Frame

Evening folks, hope you are all well and those who are not get better soon!

Welcome to my new followers, lovely to have you here and I hope you will stay a while.

I'm here to share a creation I made some time ago for one of my DT's, but due to personal circumstances I left the DT before I had time to show it, but now I can enter it into their challenge instead LOL - cheeky eh!?


Every Crafts a Pound Chipboard Photo Frame
Papers from Stash
Memory Box Butterfly Die
Magnolia Spring Tilda Stamp
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Leaf & Butterfly Die Cuts from Stash
Liquid Pearls
Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch
Pearls from Stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Heck of A Challenge November In The Frame
Make It Monday 165
Simply Magnolia Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in - hope you are enjoying the fireworks - be safe!

Claire x

1 November 2013

Winter Wonderland @ Christmas Cards All Year Round

Good morning everyone, sorry I haven't been around at all this week visiting your blogs, but I have been away in Cornwall for a well deserved break with my Husband Mark.

We have had a lovely time, the weather was mixed, but it didn't stop us visiting places and getting out and about.

This is Porthminster Beach, St Ives:

So, it's the 1st November and that means its time for a brand new challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

The theme for November is:


Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Art Pad Winter Wonderland
Pearls & Gems from Stash
Kanban Swiss Dots Cardstock
Memory Box Frosty Border & Snowflake Corner
Fizzy Moon Festive Fun Papers
Creata Rub-on Greeting
Liquid Pearls

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Polkadoodles 44 Anything Goes Christmas

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

Claire x

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