My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

31 July 2013

Open Wide!

Good evening peeps - it's been a bit of a washout over the last couple of days, but tomorrow the sunshine is supposed to be back with us - woohoo!

So this evening I am just sharing a quick card I made today:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Pre-Coloured Image
Kanban Cardstock
LOTV Bonnets & Bowties Papers
Memento Pearlescent Ink
Ribbon from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Kaisercraft Greeting Stamp
Stampin Up Navy Blue Ink
Dovecraft Corner Punch

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Created With Love 52 Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting - enjoy the rest of your evening.

Claire x

28 July 2013

Hanging Heart Wreath

Good evening, hope you've had a lovely weekend?

My lovely hubby decided we should upgrade our phones at the weekend, so I am now a happy owner of an i-phone 5 and I absolutely love it!  Just waiting for my current telephone number to transfer over from my old provider - that should be done and dusted by Tuesday!

So I had a little play in the craft room yesterday.  I recently bought some "make a wreath kits" from Craftwork Cards in the sale and had great fun putting them together as you can do what you like with the flowers to get different effects.

Here is one of them:



Ingredients:

Craftwork Cards Red Carpet Make A Wreath Kit
Pearls & Stickles from Stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting When We Cam 49 Floral
Ooh-La-La For The One You Love
Bearly Mine 96 Anything Goes
Divas By Design Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons 54 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Charisma 29 Makes Your Own Embellishment
Crafts For Eternity 134 Anything Goes
One Stop Craft 236 Add Flowers & Ribbon
Pile It On 30 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in today, your visits make my day!

Claire x

26 July 2013

Getting Lacy @ Totally Papercrafts

Good morning, hope you are all well - I am absolutely full of cold! Typical it's end of term and probably as I'm a bit run down - let's hope it goes as quickly as it arrived!!

So, it's Friday and time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts.

This week it's the turn of Team B and it's Cathy's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen:

"USE LACE"

And it must be proper lace, not punched.

Here's my card (picture heavy - be warned LOL)





Card Ingredients:

Saturated Canary Jules Digi Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV Nitwit Bonnets & Bowties Papers
Lace from Stash
Label Die from Stash
Dovecraft Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Memory Box Pippi Butterfly & Cherry Blossom Dies
Rub-on Greeting

We have a fabulous sponsor this week:

Saturated Canary

Prize: 2 digital images of the winner's choice

To take part in the challenge you can make anything as long as it's paper craft and fits in with the current challenge theme.

Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

As You Like It 7 Favourite Fold & Why (Love stepper cards, great to decorate and give dimension too)
Crafty Cardmakers 96 Birthday
Saturated Canary 48 Glamour & Glitz
Alphabet L For Lace
A Gem Of A Challenge 89 Anything But Square
That Craft Place It's A Girl Thing
Craft Your Passion 172 Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly Die-ing For A Punch
CRAFT 217 For The Girks
Dream Valley 61 Fancy Folds

Thanks for popping in today - have a lovely day.

Claire x

24 July 2013

Light The Way

Good morning - it is still hot and muggy here in the Midlands and just a glimpse of sunshine today, but on the upside I finished work yesterday for the school holidays so have 6 weeks off - woohoo!

A BIG hello also to my new followers, lovely to have you here and so glad you have chosen to follow me, I hope you enjoy your visits.

So onto today's card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Light The Way Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV Nitwit Krafty Christmas Papers
Hobby House Ribbon
Pearls - NEC Stash
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Spellbinders Arch Windows One Dies

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

Lili's Fairies Christmas in July
Crimbo Crackers 46 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas in July
Make It Monday 150
I Love Promarkers 178 Christmas in July

Thanks for popping in, your visits and comments make my day!

Claire x

21 July 2013

Anniversary Wishes

Good morning - OK who has stolen the sunshine?  It's gone so cool and cloudy here in the Midlands!

So today is my In-Laws Anniversary and here is the card I made for them:


Card Ingredients:

Kanban Romantic Couple Stamps
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Memento Rose Bud Ink
Wild Rose Studio Girly Polka Dots Papers
Hobby House Pearls
Dovecraft Cardstock
Kanban Die Cut Greeting
Memory Box Pippi Butterfly

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

Ali Craft 2 Butterflies
The Hobby House 2 Vintage
In The Pink 24 Pink & Pearlie
As You Like It 6 Favourite Special Occasion & Why? (Anniversaries celebrate love & marriage and many happy years together)
Make It Monday 149
Anything Goes 97 Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 215 Rotated Sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity 133 Inky Fingers

Thanks for popping in, hope you all have a lovely day.

Claire x

17 July 2013

Graduation Day

Evening peeps - hope you have all had a fabulous day?  It's certainly been a hot one today!

My Nephew Tom graduated today at Liverpool University - he got a 2:1 and we are all very proud of him.

My Sister Carole & Tom

Here's the card I made for him.


Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Graduation Henry Digi Image
Flexmarkers & Promarkers
Kanban Cardstock
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Spellbinders Circles Die
Memory Box Star Die
Papermania Star Gems
Computer Generated Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digi Stamp Boutique July
Digi Galore One For The Boys
Tuesday Throwdown 156 Anything Goes
Friday Sketch 47
Here Come The Boys 56 Anything Goes
Created With Love 50 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, it's lovely to have you here.

Claire x

15 July 2013

Midway Reminder @ Christmas Cards All Year Round

Good morning - hope you have all had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed all this sunny hot weather we are having.

So it's midway reminder time at Christmas Cards All Year Round and a reminder of the theme for July is:

"ALL ABOUT SANTA"

Create a card with anything relating to Santa.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Hunkadory Die Cut Image
Polkadot Ribbon from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Kanban Cardstock
Sizzix Dots Texture Plate
Kaisercraft Greeting Stamp
Stampin' Up Rocket Red Ink

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Simply Creat Too 41 Christmas in July
Crafting When We Can 48 Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments Christmas in July
CRAFT 215 Christmas
Crafty Ribbons 52 Anything Goes With Ribbon
Charisma 27 No Designer Papers

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

Claire x

Mid Way Reminder @ Ready-Teddy-Go

Good Morning Peeps.

It's midway reminder time at Ready-Teddy-Go with Team Bear and a reminder of  the theme for July is:

"FLASH, BANG, WALLOP, WHAT A PICTURE"

Picture inspiration:



Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Patchwork Hot Air Balloon Stamp
Promarkers
First Edition Up, Up and Away Papers
Memory Box Puffy Clouds Die
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Die
Pearls - NEC Stash
Anita's Peeloff Greeting

We are sponsored this month by My Mum's Craft Shop


The prize this month will be a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store.

So what are you waiting for? 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 and be in with a chance of winning the prize.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew 40 The Great Outdoors
Southern Girls 73 No Spoolin
Crafty Friends 7 Inspired By A Song (Up, Up & Away by The 5th Dimension)
My Time To Craft 229 Brown & Turquoise

Thanks for popping in again today, it's lovely to have you here.

Claire x

12 July 2013

A Speedy Recovery

Afternoon everyone, hope you have all had a fab day and boy am I glad it's Friday! It's been a very manic week at school this week - but only 7 more days to go until the holidays!

It was my Stepdaughter Danielle's Prom last night, so here are a couple of pics to share:


 

They had a great time.

So onto my second posting of the day, I made this card for my bestest blogging buddy Deb's who went into hospital today to have an operation on her elbow.  She should have received this in the post today and I know she won't be blogging for a few days, so I am OK to post!


Card Ingredients:

Stamp Fairy Lenny Get Well Soon 1 Digi Image
Promarkers
LOTV Nitwit Perfect Pair Papers
Kanban Cardstock
Spellbinders Square Scallop Die
Pearls - NEC Stash
Ribbon from Stash
Computer Generated Greeting
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Gem Flower from Stash

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

Sketch Saturday
Make It Monday 148
Craft Your Passion 170 Patchwork Backgrounds
Love To Create 73 Ribbon & Bling

Thanks for popping in again, your visits are always appreciated and before I forget - a big hello to my new followers, great to have you here!

Claire x

All of a Flutter @ Totally Papercrafts

Happy Friday everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts.

This week it's the turn of Team B and it's my bestest blogging buddy Deb's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen:

"ALL OF A FLUTTER (THINGS WITH WINGS)"

Here's my card:



Card Ingredients:

LOTV Nitwit Bonnets & Bowties Papers
Hobbyhouse Pre-Coloured Image
Dovecraft Cardstock
Pearls - NEC Stash
Memory Box Fancy Blossoms Dies
Sizzix Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Corner Punch
Rub-on Greeting

We have some fabulous sponsors this week:

Ladybug Crafts Ink


Prize: £10.00 gift certificate

To take part in the challenge you can make anything as long as it's paper craft and fits in with the current challenge theme.

Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sketch n Stash 117
Dream Valley 60 Make Your Own Flowers
Allsorts 214 Favourite Things (Pearls, Polkadot Papers, Dies)
The Cutie Pie 48 Cute & Cuddly & DT Call

Thanks for popping in today - have a lovely day.

Claire x

9 July 2013

In The Garden @ An Oldie But A Goodie and Goodbye!

Hello and good morning on another glorious day!

So, it is time for a new fortnightly challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie but before I get onto the challenge details, I am sad to say that this is my final post for this DT as after just over two years, it's time for me to say goodbye and move on to other things.  I have had a great time on the challenge and made lots of lovely new friends along the way and would like to thank Francesca for giving me the opportunity all those years ago.

So this week sees the turn of the lovely Janice to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme:

"IN THE GARDEN"

Here's my card:


Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique BBQ Jim Digi Image
Promarkers
Vintage Papers
Buttons from Stash
Twine - Joanna Sheen
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Kanban Pearlescent Cardstock
Rub-on Greeting

We are sponsored this fortnight by Ivanovachest


To take part in the challenge YOU MUST USE SOMETHING ON YOUR CARD WHICH IS AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OLD - this could be flowers, papers, stamps, etc, however you MUST state on your post which item/s you have used and of course it must fit in with the current challenge theme.

Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pile It On 27 Food
Creatalicious 52 All About Summer
Here Come The Boys 55 Use A Digi Stamp
Without Words July Summer Picnic
Crafty Sentiments 6 Summer
One Stop Craft 223 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in today - hope you have a lovely day and enjoy that sunshine!

Claire x

5 July 2013

Delightful Delia

Evening everyone, what a gorgeous day it's been today and it's set to stay for a while too!

I am writing this post whilst watching the tennis - could be a long match!!

So today's card which I made for a work colleague's Birthday:


Card Ingredients:

Sugar Nellie Delia Stamp
Promarkers
Papers from Magazine
Rub-On Greeting
Raspberry Ice & Lime Ice Stickles
Liquid Pearls
Hobby House Ribbon
Spellbinders Floral Oval Die
Pearls - NEC Stash
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink

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

A Creative Romance Ribbon or Twine
In The Pink 23 Pink With Wings
The Sugar Bowl Anything Goes
Make It Monday 147
Paula Holifields Die-ing For It
My Mum's Craft Shop 7 Just For Girls
Whoopsidaisy Let's Get Girly
Created With Love 48 For The Girls
Stampin' For The Weekend Pink & Green

Thanks for popping in tonight, lovely to have you here.

Enjoy your evening.

Claire x

1 July 2013

All About Santa @ Christmas Cards All Year Round

Hello and welcome to my second post of the day.

I hadn't announced my news ...... but I have been chosen as a DT member for:


and I am here with July's challenge which is:

"ALL ABOUT SANTA"

Create a card with anything relating to Santa.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Nitwits Merry & Bright Stamp Set
Promarkers
Papermania Home for Christmas Papers
Ribbon from Stash
Kanban Mirri Card
Frosted Ice & Crystal Ice Stickles
Pearls from Stash
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval & Oval Nesties

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Squirrel & The Fox 47 Christmas in July
Simon Says Anything Goes
ABC Christmas M For Men or Mice

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

Claire x

The Sea @ A Heck of a Challenge

Good morning, hope you are all well for a Monday?  I can't believe we are in July already!  Only 3 weeks and 2 days to go until school breaks up for Summer - hurrah! I am very tired this morning as I collected my Daughter late last night from school after she returned from her trip to France.  She had a fabulous time!  I think it will be an early night for me tonight LOL.

So, it's time for a new monthly challenge at a Heck of a Challenge and the theme for the month of July is:

"THE SEA"

Mermaids, Fish, Shells, Sand, etc.

Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

Magnolia Mermaid Tilda Stamp
Magnolia Seahorse Stamp
Promarkers
Up Up and Away Papers
Memory Box Big Splash Border Die
Memory Box Floral Vine Die
Liquid Pearls

As always we are sponsored by Every Crafts A Pound


One lucky winner will receive a £10.00 voucher to spend in the on-line store.

So what are you waiting for? 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 can create anything you fancy, as long as it fits in with the theme and the challenge rules.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Charisma 25 3,2,1 Recipe (3 dies,2 images & 1 designer paper)
Scrappers Delights 2 Die Cuts & Punches

Thanks for popping in today have a great day.

Claire x

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