My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

15 January 2015

I'm Back

Happy Belated New Year to you all!  

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their sympathy wishes and continual support over the last couple of months.  Christmas and New Year were understandably very hard and this year will be a tough journey for me too.

So here I am - I haven't crafted for over 6 months, but am determined to get back into the hobby I love which will also hopefully help me refocus.

So here is today's make:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Art Pad 23
LOTV Bear Necessities Papers
Britannia Dies - Words
Hobbycraft Buttons
Hessian & Kraft Card stock from Stash

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


Thanks for popping in today and also for sticking with me through what has been a very difficult and tough couple of years.

Claire x

36 comments:

  1. Lovey to see a post Claire hope you are not struggling too much afraid there will be more dark days ahead but have been thinking about you

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  2. Hi Claire, lovely to see your post hun, you are an amazing lady and I'm so pleased to hear that this hobby we share will help you through. Gorgeous card, love the cute image and beautiful design. Huge hugs.

    Donna x

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  3. I was thinking about you yesterday and you popped on today, lovely to see you back and your card is gorgeous Claire.
    Chris x

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  4. So good to see you crafting again Claire, a fabulous card!
    Take Care
    Hugs Helen x

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  5. Good to see you back Claire.,your card is fabulous..
    Hugs Kelly

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  6. Lovely to see you back crafting Claire, been thinking about you. Super card my dear, Jx

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  7. It's so good so see you back here where you belong - we've missed you! I know it will take time to adjust but getting back to your hobby is a really good way to start. Your card layout is fab and I love the colours you've chosen. Huge hugs, Tracey xx

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  8. Ahhh Claire its wonderful to see you back crafting. Missed you and think of you lots xx It will do you so much good having time just to play. Love this card its so cute, Sending Hugs Hazel xxx

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  9. Hi Claire so good to see you back crafting, love your gorgeous card, adorable image.
    Been thinking of you.
    Sending hugs
    Wendy xx

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  10. So good to see you back sweetie and with such a cute card too. Lovely to get back into doing something you love as you say, you can lose yourself when crafting hugs x

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  11. Beautiful card Claire, good to see you back.
    Hugs Sue x

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  12. Lovely Claire....fabulous to see you immersing yourself in crafting again. So important for you to have something that you enjoy hunny.xxxxxxx

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  13. Well hello lovely lady - so good to see you and your adorable card appear in my dashboard :o)
    You have been amazing and will continue to grow in strength and hopefully find some guilt free pleasure and relaxation from this fabulous hobby (ahem addiction!!!) we all share.
    Sooooo looking forward to catching up with you soon.
    Take care my beautifuk friend.
    Debs xx

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  14. It really is lovely to see you back Claire, I have been thinking of you a lot especially over Christmas.
    Your card is gorgeous, such a sweet image and beautiful detailing.
    Sending you big hugs, Sue xx

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  15. A lovely creation Claire. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
    Mags
    x

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  16. It's so good to see you crafting again and with a super sweet card too - enjoy loosing yourself in this fun activity, Luv Sam x

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  17. Hi Claire this is a gorgeous card! It's lovely to see you crafting again. I hope it will help you through this difficult time.
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  18. Adorable card Claire, such a sweet image. It's wonderful to see you crafting again.
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  19. Great to see you back again Claire. Crafting is a lovely way to keep occupied and I am sure it will help you. A lovely card Claire. Hugs Susan x

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  20. It's wonderful to see you Claire, I hope crafting will help you through these difficult times.
    Your card is fabulous, such an adorable image and great design.
    Take care.
    Pauline
    x

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  21. Good to see you Claire...I hope you find that your crafting helps you through a tough time.
    Love your card, it's so cute and I love the hessian trim. Carol x

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  22. It is wonderful to have you back Claire... My thoughts are with you Sweetie...
    Your card is so so sweet... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  23. Hello Claire. I can't imagine what you've been through these past months. I've been hugging my husband a lot since I heard of your sad news. I'm getting on his nerves now!

    Your card is gorgeous - you certainly haven't lost your touch!

    Big hugs, Mary xxx

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  24. Lovely to see you back Claire and I hope you crafting continues to help you through the tough times. Love your gorgeous teddy card - keep 'em coming! Much love Jacky xx

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  25. Lovely to see you back Claire just gently dipping your toes back into crafting. Sending you lots of hugs x Susan x

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  26. Forgot to say your card is gorgeous :) x Susan x

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  27. Hi Claire, welcome back and Im sure given time you will be crafting like a mad thing, its going to be difficult but Im sure it will give you a chance to start to live again. huge hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  28. Great to see you back Claire, with a fab card too!
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  29. So lovely to see you back sweetie. I hope you find some help through your crafting. You have been missed sweetie.
    Your card is so cute. Sorry playing catch up again, I think I will be all this week. Lol!!!
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  30. Great to see you back Claire, you've been missed.

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  31. Hi Claire, it's so lovely to see you back in blogland and with such a gorgeous card! You've been in my thoughts and I really hope crafting can keep you occupied and bring you some comfort.
    Rebecca.
    x

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  32. So lovely to see you back Claire and your card is gorgeous. Wishing you strength for the tough days & I hope crafting helps get you through. Creating is good for the soul xx

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  33. Hi Claire
    Love to see you back Blogging... The first Christmas is always the worst ... From my own experience... Thinking of you and your family alot.... I think crafting will help you... Fabulous card... Keep strong ... Lovely lady....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  34. Hi Claire, lovely to see you back in blogland… crafting is such a fab way of unwinding and focusing your mind... and what an adorable card this is… I love the cute bear and the Hessian and buttons look so perfect with the fab paper! :-))
    Stay strong my friend
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  35. I stumbled across your blog and would like to send you strength & healing for 2015.

    This is a great card, I love what you have done with the hessian and buttons. If you like to enter your cards in to challenges you might like to try The Sisters of Crafting monthly blog challenge. It is anything goes every month and there is always a prize up for grabs. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  36. Just doing a bloggy catch up and found you here,This is just so cute - I'm so glad to see you back crafting and hope to see more of your lovely creations. you pop into my mind often Claire I have no idea how you have coped - but you do and so well hugs Judith xx

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