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16 January 2014

Sending Happy Thoughts

Good evening - hope you are all well?

I have just come back in from my second weigh in and have lost a further 2lb, so that's 4lb in 2 weeks, so I am a very happy bunny indeed and have also been to my Daughter's school for her Options presentation - can't believe we are at that stage already!

If you missed yesterday's post - I am celebrating my 4th Blogoversary and you can enter my candy giveaway here 

I have actually managed to make a card now that my crafty space is decluttered, it's only a simple one, but I haven't crafted properly for weeks, so gently does it eh!

Card Ingredients:

LOTV James Butterflies Stamp
LOTV Nitwits Petal Fresh Papers
Cardstock from Stash
Spellbinders Large Scallop Die
Liquid Pearls
Kaisercraft Mini Greeting Stamp
Stampin Up Not Quite Navy Ink

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

Alicraft 8 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers 107 Bear With Me
LOTV Monthly Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox 61
Make It Monday 174
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly New Year, New Stash
Seems A Little Sketchy Sketch
Creative Card Crew Sketch

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x


  1. Gorgeous card Claire, adorable image.
    Well done on your weigh in, not surprised you are a happy bunny...wish I could say the same, but I have put on 3lb since Christmas :( too many chocolates/biscuits about.Hope your daughters options presentation went well, yes time sure does fly by, our son will be off to secondary school this September :(
    Wendy xx

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the image. Well done on the weight

  3. So gorgeous Claire. Adorable image and I love the pretty papers.
    Well done on your weight loss!
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Aw this is so cut e - don't know why but I don't think to colour bears grey -might have to give it a go! - well done on the weight loss - more than a week on a diet is serious business! hugs Judith x

  5. Awww this is so sweet Claire, I love that image and all of the liquid pearls! Well done on your weight loss too!
    Hugs, Tammy

  6. So sweet Claire, the paper is very pretty. Carol x

  7. gorgeous card Claire and so very well done on the weight loss - I've not been very good this week so I'm not expecting much xx

  8. Beautiful card Claire, I like the image, great colouring.
    Kevin xx

  9. Well done on your weight loss hunny that's just fab news, there won't be anything left of you when I next see you!!
    Your little card is the cutest! Love James and I love him coloured in grey too, you might not have crafted much but you haven't lost your mojo! I hope to join you and Debs at the NEC this time!!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  10. James is beautifully coloured and I love the soft background.

    Thanks for sharing this adorable card with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  11. This is so cute Claire! Well done on your weight loss, way to go! Susan x

  12. This is so adorable Claire ! Love this little ted and the soft colours... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  13. What a cute bear- beautifully coloured too! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers & More and good luck.

  14. Aaah what a sweetie and well done you on loosing 4lbs in weight too, Luv Sam x

  15. This is an adorable card Claire, such a sweet image and pretty papers.
    Congratulations on the weight loss.

  16. Adorable card Claire. Well done on the weight loss. hugs, Pat K x

  17. Such a cute card Claire! I haven't made much yet this year, perhaps this weekend?? Well done on the weight loss. We are going through the options process too, doesn't seem 5 minutes since I was dropping him at nursery!! Love Jacky x

  18. HI Claire, this is so pretty, and a great image.
    Congrats on the 4yrs blogging - a great achievement. Well done on the weight loss.
    Avril xx

  19. Adorable card! I love that sweet bear and the pretty soft blue colors! Thanks for sharing with us and using our sketch at Seems a Little Sketchy!

  20. This is so gorgeous Claire, love the pretty design. Huge congrats on the weight loss hun.

    Donna x

  21. Love your latest cards Claire. Happy Weekend. Judy x

  22. Super cute card Claire, love the colour combo.
    Well done on weight loss & hope you and yours are well.
    Sorry for being a bad blogger & thanks for all your lovely comments they mean so much!
    Carole xXx

  23. This is a lovely card Claire! it would certainly cheer me up! X

  24. Congrats on the weight loss sweetie but I am sure it isn't really needed. Your card is adorable.

  25. Well done you on the weight loss - fabulous news hun.
    Your card is adorable - love the cute image and it's great to see you getting crafty :o)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Debs xx

  26. Just popped back to say he is so cute and you have done him proud. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

  27. Love James and he looks fab in grey... very pretty card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  28. Such a sweet card Claire and Congrats on your weight loss!
    Helen x

  29. What a fabby card Claire! Love James.

    Well done on the weight loss too :D

    Susan xx

  30. Awww what a cutie ... LOVE how you added the pearls too!
    I need to declutter my crafty cupboard too, hopefully today's the day to get it sorted ;)

  31. so gorgeous claire.beautiful soft blue and james is adorable :D
    huge congrats on your weight loss.

    xx coops xx

  32. Such an adorable card. I love the soft background paper although you say it's simple I your layout is very stylish. you've coloured James perfectly too.

    Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at CCM&M.


  33. What a sweetie he is! LOving your design and these GOrgeous pearls.

  34. This is a stunning creation, thank you for sharing over at MIM, Kerry DT xoxo

  35. Hee hee, I'm with you on the 'gently does it' lol! He is a total cutie Claire, I really appreciate you dropping by earlier, so glad I've not been totally forgotten in my absence! Huge well done on your weight loss hon, being on that journey myself I truly appreciate how much effort it takes....keep up the good work! xx

  36. hi claire loving little James and the pearls round the circle makes it pop, thanks for joining us at Crafty Stentimnets

  37. Aww, he's gorgeous! Great card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more...


  38. This image is just the cutest! Really sweet card. Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly this week :)

  39. Oh my goodness, so sweet!!! What a lovely creation!! :) :)
    Thanks for playing along with us @CSD this week!!

  40. Awww soooo cute!

    Thanks for playing at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight.

    Happy Crafting

  41. This is very pretty Claire, lovely to see the new stamps being used already!

    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge - good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

  42. Very pretty - very well done! Thank you for playing with us at SALS!!!

  43. Lovely card, Claire. Well done on your weight loss!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
    Justyna DT Member


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