Sunday, 9 January 2011

I'm alive

After a friend rang me this week to make sure I was still alive I thought it was about time I updated my blog!  It's been such a hectic but totally fabulous time what with the Christmas party, Christmas shopping (oh I did buy boots for me too!), Christmas, then going skiing for New Year and then straight back to work, I haven't crafted for a couple of weeks!  I know shock horror, I've nearly forgotten what to do!  But luckily I'm at Anna's this weekend and my crafting mojo is being nurtured back to life.  So before we get to some cards here's a quick round up of the last couple of weeks:

The Christmas do was at Hardwick Hall with Jamie "Afro" Archer.  He was amazing and as you can see I managed to get myself right to the front!   If you want to see all the gory details of our night out then they're on the Crafter's Companion Facebook page.


Sara & I having a great out


Christmas day, Ian & me with the big cracker


Happy Days with my favourite ski guide


And why wouldn't you want to be there?


Dave & Gill & the glorious mountains


Me ready to hit the pistes


 A little apres


Two very lovely people, Lady Sperring and Howard 


The A team ready to hit the slopes, Tupes, Charlotte, Howard, Sid and little me.  I look like such a titch in this photo!


 Right, back to the crafting then.  Here's some of what I've been up to today.  This first card was inspired by challenges at:
Stamp' 4 the weekend - new and blue
Chicken soup - recipe #2


Supplies used:
Card, patterned papers and brad - Scrap-a-gogo kit
Stamp - Papertrey Ink - round & round
Flowers - petaloo
Ink - Papertrey ink - Hawaiian shores

This card is just a little bit bolder and was inspired by challenges at:
Charisma cardz - Happy Birthday
Crafty Pad - Happy Birthday


Supplies used:
Paper - PTI in bloom
Stamp - PTI round & round
Ink - PTI pure poppy, true black
Punch - Stampin' Up

I know it's a little late, but a Happy New to everyone.  Let's hope there's lots of exciting adventures in store for this year, I'm sure there will be.
xxx

9 comments:

Lucy said...

Hooray...glad you are back...was going to send out a message in a bottle this week!
L x

Katina said...

Hi Claire, happy new year and I'm so glad to see you back! Looks like a fab time was had by all even though skiing is my idea of hell ha, ha! Don't like beaches either but live the sun, walking and sightseeing. Love the cards - so elegant! Is the flower on the first one made by folding scalloped circles? xxx

Anne said...

Fabby cards, thanks so much for sharing with us at TCP. Hugs, Anne

Debbie said...

Hi Ginger - beautiful card, great layout and colouring. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge. :)
Looks like you have a wonderful christmas and new year. :)
Debbie The Crafty Pad

MWG said...

Found this blog and have saved it to favourites for a lil check up on you young lady x

Hope to see you again (even if it is in passing at Gatwick Airport)

Inspiration still being gathered from your creative offerings xxx

Love Margaret (Allie T's Mum) aka
MWG (Mummy Wine Gum)

Vee said...

Oooh!! what a fabulous card, thanks for joining our Birthday/Celebration challenge at Charisma.
xx Vee

Allison said...

great pics, fab card
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Clare said...

gorgeous cards as always MGC and Im loving your ski photos!

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining our 2nd birthday celebrations over at Charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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