Bank Holiday Special: Creative Mondays Link Up…

Bank Holiday Special: Creative Mondays Link Up.

Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone.

Thanks for stopping by today for this week’s Creative Mondays bank holiday link up special.

Have you been creative, stylish or crafty this week?

We are so pleased you have stopped by to join us today for this week’s Creative Mondays Bank Holiday Blog Hop special. Grab your favourite drink and link up your creative/crafty/stylish posts. These posts can be old or new. Have some fun finding amazing, inspiring and creative posts or your intrests at this week’s party.

Thanks for joining us again last week, 134 inspiring posts were shared here: Creative Mondays Link Up.

Onto this week’s featured blogs:

Gail from Is This Mutton shares how easy it is to brighten up an LBD with a pop of colour, a pretty handbag and some amazing shoes!

You can read Gail’s post here: Transforming A Plain Dress With Accessories.

I bet everyone has something plain in their wardrobe that can look different with a pop of colour? I know I do.

We love pasta here. Hot or cold with salads. With added ingredients, pasta can be so tasty. I had never thought of adding grapes, broccoli or olives to it though. Have you? I bet it tastes amazing!

Our Unschooling Journey Through Life shares their recipe here: Pasta Salad with Grapes, Broccoli, and Olives. Hands up who fancies making some? ✋.

Do you know someone whose birthday is coming up? Someone who loves exercise? Someone who can hold the plank?

How lovely is this birthday card made by Lisa over at Handmade in Israel? Fancy making your own birthday card?

You can find out how Lisa made her’s here: Holding A Plank.

Do you want to add a pop of colour to your table this Spring/Summer?

Catherine from Smashing Plates Tablescapes, dinner table looks all bright and beautiful as she gets ready for Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall.

How pretty.

You can find Catherine’s post here: South Of The Border.

I love the colour orange and I have already treated myself to a few orange dresses already this year, but still not got around to wearing them yet.

Dawn Lucy from Fashion Should Be Fun looks lovely in her orange floral dress. She has reminded me to start wearing mine!

You can find her post here: Karina’s Audrey in Summertime Tango.

Now over to you:

What has got you creative this week?

Bank Holiday Special: Creative Mondays Link Up Party Guidelines:

Please only link up family fun & friendly posts here!

Add as many old or new posts as you would like to each Monday.

Add straight to a specific creative post. You can link up anything creative. Home, style, recipes, crafts, diy, tutorials etc. Please link up to a post and not your main home page.

Please kindly link back here to this week’s Creative Mondays blog hop in your posts to spread the word. You can either link back or grab a Creative Monday widget from my blog hop page.

Sharing is caring. Please visit a few of the posts that have linked up today to make the blog hop fun for everyone.

It would be great if you would like to follow along in some way. Let me know if you do so. I will also follow you back too.

Please tweet me any links you have add to the link up to me @clairejustineo using the #Creativemonday hashtag and I will favourite, retweet and reply.

By joining this Creative Mondays Blog Hop, you are giving me permission to maybe share your photo here next week as a featured post. Please leave me a comment below if you do not wish to be featured

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Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.


  1. Handmade in Israel
    May 7, 2018 / 7:37 am

    Thanks for hosting and thank you for featuring my "plank" card 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 8:21 am

      Hi Lisa, thanks so much for joining us 🙂

  2. Vanity And Me
    May 7, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Hello from sunny Malta! Have a great week Claire xx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 8:26 am

      Hi Laurie, I bet your having a great holiday 🙂

  3. Tamar SB
    May 7, 2018 / 9:23 am

    Enjoy the long weekend!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thanks Tamar. We packed so much in this weekend 🙂

  4. Debbie Stinedurf
    May 7, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Happy belated birthday Claire!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Aww thanks Debbie 🙂 I had a lovely day with a few family surprises.

  5. Shelbee On The Edge
    May 7, 2018 / 10:09 am

    As always, so many great features! Thanks for hosting, Claire! I hope you had a lovely birthday!Shelbee

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Thanks Shelbee 🙂 Glad you like this weeks features.

  6. Maureen
    May 7, 2018 / 10:31 am

    Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a marvelous day!! The plank card you featured is such a fun card! These are some great features and love at all the creative folks I am surrounded with!Maureen |

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 8:46 am

      Thanks Maureen, I had a great birthday. The plank card is great, isn't it 🙂

  7. Sarah Barber
    May 7, 2018 / 10:53 am

    Hi, this is our first time linking up! Looking forward to more 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Thanks for joining us Sarah. Hope you enjoy the party 🙂

  8. Marianna Lucas
    May 7, 2018 / 11:11 am

    Followed on Insta! Just made my Insta account for my blog yesterday, so would love to help it grow!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 8:52 am

      Thanks Marianna, followed you back 🙂

  9. Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
    May 7, 2018 / 11:59 am

    Thanks so much for hosting each week and for stopping by!!Hugs,Debbie

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 8:57 am

      Thanks for stopping by Debbie 🙂

  10. A Labour of Life
    May 7, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    enjoy your day off, what great features today. I especially appreciate the Plank, something that looks so easy but not so much.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 8:59 am

      Thanks Linda. It is so creative isn't it 🙂

  11. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    May 7, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    I see you and your mini me are enjoying the day off. I popped into your video.How fun! I love hearing your accents.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Hi Heather. It was our first time going live and we did not really have a clue what we were doing, ha! Thanks for watching it 🙂

  12. csuhpat1
    May 7, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    Enjoy your day off. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 11, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      Thanks Patrick. We had a great day 🙂

  13. Jessica Jannenga
    May 7, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    Love the colorful place setting. I have been enjoying time on my back porch. Hope you have a lovely day off!jess

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 11, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and joining us Jess 🙂

  14. Nancy Baten
    May 7, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 11, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks for joining us Nancy 🙂

  15. Catherine
    May 7, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    Thank you for the featuring the Cinco de Mayo table Claire! :)CatherineSmashing Plates

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 11, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Beautiful table Catherine, thanks for sharing here 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 11, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks Cheryl, it was a beautiful day 🙂

  16. mummabstylish
    May 7, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    Wow some smashing links Claire, thanks for sharing. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 11, 2018 / 1:01 pm

      Aww, thanks Jacqui 🙂

  17. Mother of 3
    May 7, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting! How wonderful to have a long weekend.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 11, 2018 / 1:01 pm

      Thanks, it was lovely 🙂

  18. Marilyn Lesniak
    May 8, 2018 / 12:07 am

    Thank you for hosting this opportunity to bring bloggers together and share their posts. I look forward to your party each week. #OverTheMoon #WWBlogHop #ThursdayFavoriteThings. I am sharing a few Cinco de Mayo Recipes, Crock Pot Cocktail Smokies, and Crock Pot Chicken Stroganoff.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 5:42 am

      Thanks so much for joining us Marilyn 🙂

  19. Anna Marcus
    May 8, 2018 / 12:35 am

    Like the mix of different topics and some great tips. Thank you for sharing

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 5:42 am

      Thanks for stopping by Anna 🙂

  20. detoutcoeur Limousin
    May 8, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    what a lovely link up and such a great idea to share creative posts. Have a great week 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 5:43 am

      Thanks for joining us. Hope you can join us again today.

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