My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

25 August 2013

Peek-a-Boo Snowman

Afternoon, back with my second post of the day and with another cute snowman card!


Card Ingredients:

Kanban Die Cut Image
Kanban Mirri Card
Fizzy Moon Festive Fun Papers
Pearls from Stash
Memory Box Lindeman Snowflake Die
Rub-on Greeting

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

Sketch n Stash 119 Sketch (Rotated)
ABC Christmas Q For Quick

Thanks for stopping by - have a lovely day!

Claire x

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

17 August 2013

A Bubbly Thank you

Morning lovely people - what a miserable day we have today.

I am thinking it might be a good day for some crafting.

So today's make is a card I made for the Staff on Ward 32 of Coventry University Hospital to say a big "thank you" for all their help and support during Mark's 2 week stay.


Card Ingredients:

Woodware Bubble Bloom Felicity Stamp
Nitwit LOTV Petal Fresh Papers
Promarkers
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Craftwork Cards Card Candi
Gems, Organza Ribbon & Pearls from Stash
Kanban Mirri Card
Memory Box Thank You Script Die
Arctic Blue Ice Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Cutie Pie 50 Thank You
As You Like It 8 Favourite Ribbon & Why? (Organza because it looks so softt and pretty and is really versatile)
Penny's 140 Lace and/or Ribbon
Stampin' For The Weekend Butterflies
Alphabet N For Newest Stamp
Daring Cardmakers Colours of the Sea
Sweet Stampin' Bold & Beautiful

Thanks for popping in today, always to lovely to have you stop by.

Claire x

15 August 2013

August Midway Reminder @ Ready-Teddy-Go

Hello, this is my second post for the day.  We are half way through the month and it's midway reminder time at Ready-Teddy-Go with Team Bear and a reminder of  the theme for August is:

"DIE CUTS & PUNCHES"

Use one or the other or both - it's entirely up to you!

Here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Little Star Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV Krafty Christmas Papers
Frosted Ice Stickles
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Frantage
Spellbinders Squares, Scalloped Squares & Circle Dies
Pearls - NEC Stash
Hobbyhouse Ribbon
Rub-On Greeting

We are sponsored this month by Lili of the Valley


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:

Fetch-A-Sketch 56 Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Dies & Punches
LOTV Ideas to Tnspire August Make It Festive
The Hobbyhouse 3 Christmas
Winter Wonderland Cute Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Going Krafty
Dream Valley 63 Monochrome

Thanks for popping in today.

Claire x

August Midway Reminder @ Christmas Cards All Year Round

Good morning, today is a good day as Mark is being discharged from hospital this afternoon - woohoo - it's been a long and stressful couple of weeks whilst he has been in hospital, so I will be glad to get him home so he can begin a proper recovery.  Again, thank you to everyone who has sent their best wishes and support, you are all truly amazing.

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

"CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA"

Make it fussy and fancy!

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Kanban Die Cut Image
Dovecraft Papers from Stash
Gems - NEC Stash
Kanban Mirri Card & Die Cut Greeting
Memory Box Beaded Snowflake Die

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

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine 99 Anything Goes
ABC Christmas P is for Present
Make It Monday

Thanks for popping in, always lovely to have you here - your comments make my day.

Claire x

13 August 2013

Cuddle Time

Afternoon lovely people.

I have managed to get into the craft room this afternoon, but my mojo is not up to scratch, I don't seem to be happy with anything that I make just lately.

Anyhow here it is:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Milly Cuddle Time Stamp
Promarkers
First Edition Summer Breeze Papers
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
American Crafts Ribbon
Kanban Die Cut Greeting
Spellbinders Heart Circle Die

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Seems A Little Sketchy 45 Sketch
Southern Girls Things Beginning With F (Flowers)
Wild Orchid 83 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in today, your visits are always appreciated.

Claire x

12 August 2013

Craft Goodies - FREE to a Good Home

Morning crafters!

I've been having a bit of a clear out this morning and all the following items are FREE to anyone who would like them as I won't use them.

Just send me an email - addy in my sidebar with the item/s you would like, together with your address and I will confirm as it will be on a first come, first served basis.

ITEM 1
Homemaker Magazine - Issue 8 (RRP £4.99)

ITEM 2
Mummy Makes - July 2013

ITEM 3
Home Makeovers - Issue 45 (March 2013)

ITEM 4 (GONE TO A NEW HOME)
Love Santa Christmas Stamp Set

ITEM 5 (GONE TO A NEW HOME)
Holly Hobbie Christmas Joy Papers

ITEM 6 (GONE TO A NEW HOME)
3 x 6"x6" Christmas Paper Pads (some sheets were used but not many)

ITEM 7 (GONE TO A NEW HOME)
Big Bundle of Various Christmas Papers (12"x12"/8"x8"/6"x6")

ITEM 8 (GONE TO A NEW HOME)
Big Bag of Kanban, Hunkydory & Dovecraft Christmas Toppers, Borders, Sentiments, Tags, etc

Thanks for looking.

Claire x

9 August 2013

Just Hanging Around

Afternoon everyone, I would like to thank everyone for their lovely comments and best wishes from my Wednesday post, unfortunately Mark's homecoming was short lived and he was re-admitted into hospital yesterday - I spent most of the day there, doing 3 round trips in total!  He has a severe infection and is now on antibiotics and won't be home until early next week now.  The hospital discharged him far too early.

Anyway today I am back in blogland with a door hanger to share:

Front

Back

Ingredients:

MDF Door hanger - NEC Stash
Craftwork Cards Dolly Mixtures Amy Papers & Image
Promarkers
American Crafts Velvet Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons Organza Ribbon
Pearls NEC Stash
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Liquid Pearls

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Friday Bingo Board (Flower/Pearls/Blue)
Totally Gorjuss 195 Anything Goes With Pearls
Tuesday Throwdown 159 Don't Be Square
CRAFT 219 Bookmark/Door Hanger
Crafty Ribbons 56 Anything Goes With Ribbon

I am looking forward to tomorrow as I am off to The Great British Craft Festival at Stoneleigh Park, which is literally 20 minutes away from where I live and meeting up with my bestie Debs for some great crafty shopping and a good catch up.  I had been debating whether or not to go with Mark being in hospital, but he is insistent I go and have some "time out" - love him.

Thanks for visiting today, you make my day!

Claire x

7 August 2013

Happy Birthday Dad

Evening everyone - hope you are all well?

As you know I have not been around much over the last week due to my Husband being in hospital.  He was discharged yesterday afternoon, which was a lot earlier than expected, but it's great to have him home, but it will still be a slow recovery process as he is still in pain and more visits back to the hospital next week to remove the drain.  Again, I would like to thank everyone for their support and messages during this time, it means a lot to me and my family.

So today is my Dad's 81st Birthday.  We have been out to lunch with him and the family today which was lovely, unfortunately Mark and my Brother-in-Law Paul couldn't be there.  Here is the card I made for him.


Card Ingredients:

Wild Rose Studio Dad Balloons Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Rose Studio For Men Papers
Buttons from Stash
Scallop Nesties
Rub-on Greeting
Cardstock from NEC

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by this evening - lovely to have you here,

Claire x

1 August 2013

Christmas Extravaganza @ Christmas Cards All Year Round

Good morning! This is my second post for today (and another scheduled one).

 It's the first of the month which means a brand new challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

The theme for August is:

"CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA"

Create an extravagant Christmas card! It can be as fussy and fancy or as full of detail and embellishments as you want.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Penny Black Stamp
Promarkers
Papermania Home for Christmas Papers
Ribbon from Stash
Dovecraft Cardstock
Frosted Ice & Crystal Ice Stickles
Pearls from Stash
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval & Oval Nesties

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday July Christmas in July
Polkadoodles 30 Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss 194 Christmas in July
Make It Monday 151

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

Claire x

Summer Holidays @ Heck of a Challenge

Hello everyone, so we are into August (holiday season) already - this year is just flying by!

This is a scheduled post today, as those of you who are on DTs with me will know, it's been a roller coaster of a month as my Husband has been diagnosed with cancer - it's been 7 years since he had a malignant melanoma and surgery and you always think that after being signed off a further 5 years later that it will never return, but unfortunately it returned in his lymph nodes in the groin area.  So after a biopsy and full body PET/CT scan, it was confirmed.  So we are on our 5th visit to the hospital today to see the Consultant and then in tomorrow morning for his operation to remove all the lymph nodes in that area.  Luckily it is contained and has not spread anywhere else.  As it is major surgery,  he will be in hospital for around 5-7 days and then a minimum of 6-8 weeks off work until a full recovery is made.

I have been and will continue to blog as normal, as this has helped me focus and take my mind off it all, crafting is certainly a distraction and I would like to thank everyone who has sent their good wishes so far, it means alot to me and my family.

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

"SUMMER HOLIDAY"

So let's see those Summery, Beach and Sea themed creations.

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Ice-Cream Chloe Stamp
Promarkers
Vintage Summer Fete Collection Papers - Free With Magazine
Hobby House Pearls
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Die
Spellbinders Scallop Circles Die
Cardstock from Stash
Fiskars Scallop Punch
Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Kanban Greeting

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:

Crazy 4 Challenges 196 Picnic Time
Dream Valley 62 Summer Days
Crafty Sentiments Summer Holiday
Shopping Our Stash 112 Use Your Oldest Punch

Thanks for popping in today have a great day.

Claire x

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