On the second day...

I hope you all had a truly blessed Christmas, but don't stop the celebrations yet! We've got twelve whole days in this season, and eleven (including today) left! :)

I was debating on what to blog, since there seemed so much to blog about - a HUGE stack of paper I'm gonna give away, some new cards, some fun new product I wanna share with you - and I finally decided that  every day till New Years, a old, possibly published, card will be posted. With 200 drafts just gathering dust, I need to get these out. Plus, it's fun (for me at least) to see how my style has changed - cardmaking, photography, even blogging style! I'm even going to keep the original draft the same (anything I had previously written), with a little prelude before. ;)
So here's an '11 April pub with CARDS, with details on a little contest below....

Instructions: Cut and score card base, and round corners. Cut patterned paper out, and adhere to base. Adhere half doily to base, and tie ribbon around card base. Top ribbon with rose. Ink back side of chipboard flourish, and adhere to base. Adhere glitter to back of chipboard frame. Stamp frame and sentiment onto white paper, and adhere behind glittered frame. Adhere frame to card base.

So here's the deal - I'm gonna make this little 'countdown to New Years' blogging thing into a fun game: I want you to link up a card that has been in your drafts for at least a year! If you're not a bad blogger like me, and don't have a draft that old, then reach back into your archives, and get a post from a year back. If you're a new blogger, just post one of your first posts.
Also, comment on this post and you'll have another chance!
One last chance - mention this giveaway in a blog post. It doesn't have to be entirely dedicated to this - just a snippet. :) Link that post up as well, and you'll be entered again!
The prize? As many goodies as I can cram in a large flat rate box! Which I guarantee you is a big lot! I'll try and get little sneaks up. :)
You have until my birthday, January 9th, to enter!

Card recipe
Cardstock: Bazzil
Patterned paper: Crate "Lillian"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Thinking of You messages", Studio G
Ink: Colorbox
Chipboard: K&Company
Ribbon: Seam binding available HERE
Rose: Remembrance
Doily: Available HERE
Other: glitter

Tools: trimmer, stylus, adhesive


  1. Hi, Clare! This is a fun idea! I love the card you've shared - it is very pretty. I always love seeing your published cards in the 'zines.

    I am glad your deadline is January 9th - I am in Colorado until January 2nd; so hopefully I will be able to "play" when I return to Ohio.

    Happy 2013 to you!

  2. Hi Clare, what a fun activity! Your card is really pretty.

  3. beautiful card! I have some golden yellow seam binding that I have been saving...I think I will use it and try my hand at using your lovely card for insperation. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies too...I left a link to my blog...it's older than a year...but..it was the last card I posted in 2011....:)

  4. Oh, this is a lovely, Clare, that pink seam binding is gorgeous! I went back exactly 1 year and used that as my entry. Thanks for this fun way to look back!

  5. Hi Clare.... such a gorgeous card. I've gone back a year and added a blog post I did for my parents 55th wedding anniversary... today is their 56th!

  6. This card is lovely. I linked up an OLD blog post. LOL The graphics do seem to be smaller back in 2009.

    Fun contest you've started here. :)

  7. Clare, your card is absolutely gorgeous, the soft colors are just too pretty. Thanks for this lovely fun giveaway, I don't have a blog but linked up my very first card when I joined the hero arts flickr group approx a year ago!!

  8. Your card is so pretty! Love the glitter, doily and that seam binding!
    What a fun contest. I've linked to a blog post from 1 year ago...even though it's not one of my favorite cards :( lol!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  9. What an excellent idea! Thank you Clare for making me post something tonight! :) The post wasn't in my drafts for so long but the story from my layout waited almost two years to be told!!! Hope that counts, too! :) Hugs and all the best for the New Year!

  10. Mentioned it here:http://underconstruction-agata.blogspot.ch/2012/12/noel-2010-pi-christmas-2010-pi.html


  11. Love the crinkly ribbon and sparkly frame on your card Clare.

    I don't have anything in my drafts so I linked up a project from December in 2009. I can't believe I've been blogging for that long! Yikes!

    Happy New Year!

  12. very pretty card :) I've linked up my first flickr upload. Happy new year to you!

  13. Such a lovely card! My blog is brand new, so I just posted the very first entry. Have a very Happy New Year!

  14. Such a soft combo of colors and textures, Clare! Thank you for a fun giveaway and it is wonderful to take a minute to look through old creations!

  15. Happy New Year, Clare! Lovely card- I love the soft colors and the crinkled ribbon. I don't have a blog but I entered a Flickr project from last year Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Clare thanks for the chance. I think you are very talented girl, I love your cards.

  17. Claire, so happy to join in!
    Happy Birthday too for the 9th.

  18. You are so generous, Clare! I am giving it a shot!

  19. Hello Clare, I found you via Jacqueline.fr.
    I linked my very first card I made for a challenge...not even a year ago..I'm such the NEWBIE:)
    It's fun to look back.

  20. Thank you for the chances to win! And early happy birthday to you!

  21. Linking up my very first blog post - coming up on one year soon. Wow. Great idea. Hope your bday is special.

  22. Nice challenge! I posted to my blog, with a link to yours!


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