Welcome to my blog. This is where I love to share all my cardmaking. I'm a DT Member for Lili's Little Fairies,Crafty Emma's Store (CES Challenge Blog) and Dream Valley. I have no willpower and am a hoarder of paper pads, pens and rubber stamps galore. I love visiting other crafters blogs and have gained many cyber friends threw blogland. Thankyou for taking the time to look at my blog today and I love reading each and every comment.

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Friday, 11 September 2009

I'm Back Online....

Hello everyone,
Just letting you know I'm up and running again. My power cord packed up so I couldnt use my computer but its all sorted now and am so glad to be back. My mojo went with it I think because I haven't been crafting at all. Daniel is now at boarding school and I have got to spend alot of time with Zoe during the week as she doesn't have her playmate anymore. So I've made a very hard decision (and kept changing my mind) but have stepped down from all my DT's. It wasn't an easy decision as I love my crafting to bits, but things have changed and I'm putting family first and crafting second. I'll still be around, blog hop and posting, but maybe not so many. Really depends on what time I have spare, so thanks to those who have stopped by over the last week and a bigger thanks to all my DT buddies and hosts. You all do an amazing job and it was so nice to work with all you lovely girls.

I've got an image coloured ready to be made up, so hope to be back over the weekend with something. Sending big hugs to all my blogging buddies and thanks to Minxy for posting on my behalf.
TTFN and Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Claire!! I'm sooo very sorry to hear about you stepping down from everything hun!! I REALLY hate to see that, but I sure hope everything works out great in the end for you!! You will be sooo missed sweetie!! BIG HUGS

Cathy said...

Oh Claire, I am really sorry that you are stepping down from all your DT posts. But I totally understand the family comes first, I have stood down from the ABC for the same reason. I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations, and hopefully you'll find that mojo again, I have found it can be so elusive!
Cathy xx

June said...

Sorry you are stepping down from your DT's but you have you family, I will miss all of your posts but still peek back to see if you have posted anything, I hope Daniel is settling in at boarding school OK and you are OK too, enjoy the time you have with Zoe, they grow up so quickly.
Enjoy your weekend
Love and hugs
June xxxx

pinky said...

What a big loss for us! but a big gain for your family. Women seem to always be the ones who make sacrifices whether we want to or not, but at least we sleep at night with a clear conscience. You don't get the young years back with your kids so make the most of them, crafting will come again.

Kim Piggott said...

Claire sorry to hear of your stepping down. But, I totally understand that family comes first!
Look forward to see you posting when you can.
kim x

crafty amy said...

Hiya Claire,
So good to see you back up and running again :D

X Amy X

Sandie said...

Hi Claire,

I'm sorry to lose you as a DT buddy on SFTW but I have to admire you for putting your little one, and your family, first. Take care of yourself and I hope your mojo comes back :)

Donna said...

Good luck Claire, you have made such a difficult decision standing down from your DT's but I can totally understand your reasons for doing so. I'm sure Zoe will love all the extra attention! Hope you have a fab weekend :) Donna x

stampinfrog said...

Claire I am sure you will be missed on the DT,but your family has to come first!

Vanja said...

Hi Claire! Welcome back! I'm sorry to hear you stepped down from the DT's, it must have been a hard decision, but totally understandable. :)
Hugs, Vanja

Stacey said...

Oh Claire, so sorry to see you leave your DT's but hope that I will still see you around in blogland from time to time. Take care sweetie ~♥~

Marley said...

Claire welcome back.. Sorry to hear you are stepping down from all your DT memberships! But if you think its right, it is right!! Family first!! hope to hear from you soon. Hugs Marley

Nannieflash said...

Its not easy trying to cope with so many balls in the air, but I think youve done the right thing for your daughter, Im sure eventually things will improve. And Im so pleased your son is settling down at boarding School. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Minxy said...

It will be a great loss for all your DT's but like everyone has said, family first, and friends a close second.. wink wink :oP Look forward to the return of your mojo and some crafty evening chats xx

Nicola said...

You will be sorely missed on all your DT blogs Claire, I know this was not an easy decision to make but family always come first.
Take care.
Nicola -x-

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Claire, I'm sorry that you've decided to step down from CCC but I totally understand your reasons why. I wish you and your family lots of fun times together. Hugs, Denise x

Poppy said...

Hope everything works out well for you.

Emma said...

Hi Claire
Sorry to hear you have stepped down from your dt's. Its a really tough decision to make, I had to step down for 2 a short while ago. Family etc have got to come first. I am sure you have made the decision for all the right reasons.
Emma x

Marcea said...

Hi hunny, I totally understand how you feel and as you say, family really does need to come first. You will be missed but I know you are still around and I always will know where to come looking. Look after yourself sweetie, hope you get to play along for fun sometimes

Vicki said...

Hiya Claire

I am sorry that you are leaving us at SFTW but so completely understand, sometimes crafting/blogging does tend to take over but family will always come first, I'm sure you will have loads of fun and enjoy your time with your family. Take care luvly, loads of love xx vicki xx

Stephanie said...

Big Hugs to you Claire, I am sure this was a hard decision, you will be missed, enjoyed working with you. Hugs to you and your family.

Caryn said...

So sorry to hear you won't be on the DT at Cupcake any more. I totally understand and respect your descision and know it can't have been at all easy. I hope you will still share your fabulous talent with us as much as you can and wish you the very bestest of wishes!!

Big hugs,
Caryn xxx

Dawn♥ said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you've chosen to step down from ICS DT. You will be sorely missed as you are just super talented and very creative. {{{{HUGS}}}} and good luck with all the adventures you will have in the future. Take care!

Chris said...

Sorry you're stepping down from everything Claire but I'm sure it's the right decision for Zoe and you can always go back to the challenges when you have more free time. Good luck and keep well. Hugs, Chris xx

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