My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

6 March 2017

A Fond Farewell

Good afternoon lovely people.

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I have decided to close my blog.

Although I have found my mojo and am now enjoying crafting again, I am finding I just do not have the enthusiasm to blog anymore.

So this will be my last post.  I just want to say a big "thank you" to all of you who have followed me on this journey since 2010.  I have made some amazing friends through the love of craft and your kind words and support have kept me going when times have been tough, especially through 2013-2014.


Love and hugs

Claire xx



17 February 2017

Birthday Poppy

Good evening lovely people and Happy Friday!

Today is a good day as I have finished work for a half term break, so a nice relaxing week off is planned with lots of crafting!

So today's make is a card I recently made for my Partner's Mother-in-Law's Birthday.



Card Ingredients

Woodware Poppies Stamp
Heat Embossed using WOW Embossing Powder
LOTV Heartfelt Papers 
Hobby House Pearl Strings
Spellbinders Die
LOTV Stamp Set 
Brad from Stash

Pleased to say she absolutely loved it!

Thanks for popping in and hope you have a lovely weekend!

Claire x



1 February 2017

Fabulous at 50!

Hello everyone!

Thank you so much to those of you who welcomed me back and left such lovely comments, really really appreciated.

So today's card is another commission, for my Partner's Sister-in-Law.


Card Ingredients:

Pink Gem Designs Bathtime Emma Digi Stamp
Spellbinders Scallop Die
Papers, Cardstock, Gems & Ribbon from Stash
Britannia Word Dies
Liquid Pearls
Kanban Mirri Card
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x





30 January 2017

It's All in the Name

Afternoon peeps!

It;s been a manic Monday morning at work, so glad to be home!

Here's today's offerings:



Card Ingredients:

Penny Black Set of Bear Blank Stamps
Promarkers
Ribbons, Pearls, Brads & Cardstock from Stash

Loved making these cards and have more to come!

Hope you are having a good day and keeping warm.  I'm off to get some lunch.

Take care

Claire x




29 January 2017

A Coral Anniversary

Good afternoon lovely people.

My mojo has finally returned after a couple of years out of full time crafting and its so lovely to be back enjoying a craft that I love.

I have soooo much stash waiting to be used, I don't know where to start!

The card I am showing today was a commission from a friend - its their 35th Wedding Anniversary today and I made this for her Husband from her - she was over the moon with the end result!


Card Ingredients:

Kanban Stamp
WOW Embossing Powder
Spellbinders & Britannia Wording Dies
Cardstock & Buttons from Stash
Hobbyhouse Ribbon
LOTV Pressed in Time Papers

Thank you for sticking with me - hope you all have a relaxing Sunday.

Claire x 

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