My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

30 December 2013

My Favourite Five Creations of 2013

Good morning - goodness what an awlful day outside this morning, so windy and very wet, but it is just starting to brighten up outside.

So, another of Debby's challenges and this one will be much harder.  Choose your favourite 5 creations of 2013 ..... umm I maybe sometime LOL!

So here goes .....

And an extra one because I struggled with 5!

Hope you enjoyed my selection.

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

29 December 2013


Evening everyone - as we approach the end of the year, I have decided to have a complete craft room clear out.  There are so many items I just do not or will not use and because I want to do crafting for me in the New Year and only do specific things, I am selling a lot of my stuff on ebay.  I started listing on Saturday and will keep going over the next week or so, so keep stopping by.

Here is the link My Craft Items For Sale if you fancy having a look to see if anything takes your fancy.

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

28 December 2013

My 5 Favourite Christmas Creations

Good morning!

The lovely Debby is running her fun challenge again this year and wants us to show our 5 favourite Christmas creations.  This was quite easy this year, as I didn't make as much as I would have liked.

So here we go:

This was the centre piece for my Christmas table

Crackers with a gift inside for every guest

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

27 December 2013

Christmas Cards

Afternoon everyone, hope you have all had a lovely Christmas.

I had a lovely day with my family and also got some lovely gifts too and the one I really love was bought from my Hubby - an ebosser and its just brilliant!

Anyway, I thought I would share some Christmas cards that I didn't get time to blog, these were made for close family.

Mother & Father-in-Law

Sister & Brother-in-Law

Mum & Dad

Step Daughter




All quick and simple layouts using Mo Manning and LOTV pre-printed images from Art Pads as these were all made last minute as I was so behind with cards this year.  Must be more organised in 2014!

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

24 December 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone

Hello and good evening to all my lovely Blogging friends.

Just a quick post to share some of my piccies of my Christmas preparations. Apologies again for not being around very much, I should be back to normal in the New Year.

Tree in the Lounge

The Table in the Conservatory is Set

I will be back in a separate post to share my table makes.


Claire x

15 December 2013

December Midway Reminder @ Christmas Card All Year Round

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

This is my last DT card for Christmas Cards All Year Round as I am saying goodbye. It has been lovely working with you all over the last 6 months and a big "thank you" to Tracey for having me as part of the team.

So, it's midway reminder time and the theme for December is:


Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Festive Foliage Art Pad
Papermania Home For Christmas Papers
Kanban Mirri Card
Card, Ribbon, Card & Gems from Stash
Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts 155 Whatever is Urgent to Make
Polkadoodles 12 Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity 154 Christmas Chaos
Southern Girls Christmas Wishes

Thanks for popping in again.

Claire x

December Midway Reminder @ Ready-Teddy-Go

Morning all - hope you are all well?

Sorry I haven't been around for a while, not posting or visiting your blogs, but I have been very busy with Christmas preparations, work and family life.  Also we are back at the hospital early on Monday morning, as Mark is having another operation to remove two lumps from his right groin.

Anyway, it is a sad day today as I am saying goodbye to another of my DTs - I have absolutely loved being on the Ready-Teddy-Go team for the past 18 months. Everyone is so lovely and the DT are so welcoming, but it is time for me to move on, mainly due to personal reasons. I will miss you all, but will still be visiting in blogland.

So it's time for the midway reminder for December at Ready-Teddy-Go.

The theme is:


Unfortunately I do not have a card to share, but hope you will join in with the challenge to win this fabulous prize:

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.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

1 December 2013

Christmas Stockings @ Christmas Cards All Year Round December

Good morning, well here we are into December already, start counting down those days and preparing for the big day!

So its time for a brand new monthly challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

The theme for December is:


Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

Stockings Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink
Back to Basics Christmas Papers
Pearls & Organza Ribbon from Stash
Kanban Pearlescent Card
Corner Punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Charisma 46 Christmas
Oldie But A Goodie Ribbon and/or Lace
Bearly Mine 114 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Creative Craft 2 24 Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Southern Girls Embrace Your Lumps & Bumps)
Creative Knockouts 13 Tic Tac Toe (Embossing/Sentiment/Ribbon)
Crafty Ribbons 72 Anything Goes With Ribbon

Thanks for visiting, your comments are always a pleasure - hope you have a lovely day.

Claire x

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