Sunday, 21 August 2016


Good afternoon everyone - well here I am with my next card for the OSAAT Challenge where our theme is Anything Goes for a Male.   I chose this gorgeous digi of a buck although I think of him as a stag and despite the fact that I'm not pleased with my colouring of the hills, I do think he looks quite proud of himself!


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Buck - Wild' - Reeces Scrap Pieces at Stitchy Bear's DO
Paper - LOTV 'Country Gent' 8" x 8" pad
Paper - LOTV 'Father Knows Best' 8" x 8" pad
Paper - First Edition 'Falling Leaves' 8" x 8" pad
Memory Box Dies - Pine Needles Border die
Poppy Stamps Dies - Pine Sprigs die
Tonic Dies - 'Happy Birthday' Pansy Topper die
Gold Striped Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Copics and a few grey Flexmarkers

The prize we are offering is a $10 voucher to spend at Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet you'll be spoilt for choice so we do hope you will enter this fortnight.

I'd love it if you could pop over and enter our challenge and also check on the work that the DT has produced, I hope that my teamies can inspire you with their 'male' themed creations.

Now for a little update on the feline family - as usual Donny and Blossom are 'behaving' themselves (almost) and young Biscuit seems to be feeling loads better,  he had to wear his 'Elizabethan' collar for three days to stop his 'over-grooming', I de-flea'd them all and also bought him some very expensive food  - £40 for a 3 for 2 bag of yummy dry food, mind you I will give some of this to the others as well.  I know that if they are all OK, I feel OK - daft isn't it. 

Oh well have a nice afternoon and I'll catch you all later.

Big hugs to you all and take care, especially those of you who have been feeling poorly lately.

Love Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges - 

Aud Sentiments Challenge No 162 - For a Man plus Sentiment
Broken Fairy Challenge No 9 - Anything Goes with a twist - use Autumn Colours
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge (Aug) - Anything Goes with a Coloured Image
Delicious Doodles Challenge (Aug) - All Creatures Great and Small
Live and Love Crafts Challenge No 50 - Happy Birthday/Anniversary

Thursday, 18 August 2016


Hi there blog friends - it's time for a mid month reminder for the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge where our theme is to use 'Bright Summery Colours'.  As always I've mixed mine up a bit and the snowman is dressed in bright colours and the backing papers are pastel summer colours - well who said it wasn't weird up here on Planet Susie eh??


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - 'Winter Wonderland'  b&w designs by Daisy Mae Draws at Hobby Art
Papers - 'Stocking Fillers' 8 x 8 First Edition
Papers - 'Festive Trimmings' 8 x 8 LOTV 
Corner Punch (unknown maker)
Memory Box - Snowflake Corner die
Pearls from stash
Stardust Stickles
Scrap of Gold card for mat

Now for the details of the prizes on offer this month

Prize No1 is
Prize: 2 digis (3 if you've used a Stamping Boutique digi)

Prize No2 is
Gingham Tape
October Afternoon Chip Alphabet
'Your Next Stamp'- Monty the Snake (unmounted rubber stamp)

 Definitely good prizes!!!  We want to see your entries, you can do any paper project as long as it's Christmas and fits the theme so come on get cracking - it's not that long until the big day - and it's being so cheerful that keeps me going!  Plus the fact that I really do love making Christmas cards - mojo is never really too far away when it comes to these.

Oh well must be off, as I told my blog friend Christine (Harrop) Blossom is looking well after her surgery to remove an air rifle pellet from her side but Biscuit seems to have been rather more stressed with his stay in the cattery and his over-grooming and skin condition have flared up again so I have to keep up with medication for him. 

Oh and he's been up to his cheeky habits again - our neighbours recently moved (so Milo doesn't pop in for her snacks now!) but the new neighbours have Billy, a rescue ex-racing Greyhound, who might be a tad dangerous for felines to be around - I wish someone would tell Biscuit that though, 'cos he was found in their kitchen the other day having a feed  - courtesy of Billy!!!  I was mortified - not quite as mortified as when Catherine (who's just moved) told me that one day she'd just come out of the shower when she came face to face with Biscuit walking up the stairs having a little perv!!!

Lots of big hugs to you all and take care - enjoy the sunshine.

Love  Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges - 

Crafty Awesomeness Challenge (Aug) - Anything Goes with a coloured image
Happy Little Stampers Challenge (Aug) - Anything Goes with Dies

Saturday, 6 August 2016


Hi there my crafty fellow blogsters!  This is the start of a new challenge over at the Crafty Calendar blog and our theme this month is 'Summer Fun'!  I know that summer this year hasn't been that great but imagination is a wonderful thing eh?  


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi Image - 'Ladybug Sunbonnet' at Bugaboo Stamps
CREA-lies Dies - Square Double Stitch Crea-Nest-Lies XXL
CREA-lies Dies - Oval Double Stitch Crea-Nest-Lies XXL
Tonic Dies - Elegant Columns Strip Die Set
Pearls and papers from ancient stash
Sentiment from internet and then Minc'd

We have been sponsored this month by the amazing Bugaboo Stamps and the winner is going to receive 7 digi stamps as their prize - Jodie really is a star!!

So come on and join in our challenge - remember though, in order to win our prizes you must be a follower of the blog, once we have reached 1000 followers there's a bloomin' wonderful prize waiting to be won!!  

Well that's enough from me for now although I might just post a picture below of Terry - he's the Titan Trigger fish that we became friendly with on holiday and it was only when we Googled him that we found out that in the breeding season they would often (err most likely) attack anyone going near their little 'nests' so to speak!  Now this fish was bigger than a dinner plate and had the teeth of a two year old child - well they do nibble on coral so I guess they need 'em!

Oh and I was standing just over to the side of him when the maestro took this picture underwater.  As you can see from the second pic he is near the surface, I just wish there was something else in there that could have shown you how big he was ..... my hand for instance!!!

I can't help but chuckle when I see this one of Terry - he had a couple of pals with him but they were just a little bit smaller and not quite so brazenly posing.

Big hugs to you all and I hope those of you who are feeling under the weather start to feel a bit brighter soon - you know who you are!!!

Love Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

Aud Sentiments Challenge No 161 - For a Child plus a Sentiment
Broken Fairy Challenge No 8 - Anything Goes - Use your Stash
QKR Stampede Challenge No 203 - Things with Wings

Monday, 1 August 2016


Hi there peeps - well today is my first card for the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge DT - I am so chuffed to have been offered a place on the team and couldn't believe that they had chosen me.  Anyway this month the theme is to use a digi or a stamp and we've been sponsored by My Besties Digi and Rubber Stamps - just click to be directed to her online shop.

Sooo here's my card

Before I go I just thought I'd show you my lovely Copic blob!  I was just finishing off her shoes before I coloured her hair and there it was - a bloomin' great blue blob from me Copic marker!  If I wasn't a lady I would have cursed - yeah!!!  A careful bit of scissor work and I cut the bottom part of another image off, coloured it in (you'll notice I steered clear of the blue!!) and glued it over the blobby bit - just have to find out where the blue Copic is now, 'cos it left my hand rather quickly in the direction of the open window!!


'Say a Little Prayer Girl' - Besties from Sherri Baldy
7" x 7" Pink card blank - Anna Marie Designs
'Blissful Pink' 7" x 7" paper pad - Anna Marie Designs
Round Stitch Hole die - Crafts-Too Presscut Dies
Doodles sentiment die - Penny Black Creative Dies
Whirligig Circle die - Memory Box Dies
Kaleidoscope Butterfly die - Memory Box Dies
Script Embossing folder - Not sure who by as this was a scrap from my bit box
Lace with pearls - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Supplies on FB
Pearls - stash

As I mentioned earlier we've been sponsored by Besties Digi and Rubber Stamps which you can also find in her Etsy Store here - just look at the three digi images you can win

You have a whole month to get your entries posted and I'm really hoping that you can find the time to make a card for us to check out.  Pop over to the CGE blog to have a look at what the team has made.

Well that's all from me for now - we had a brilliant holiday and I had some gorgeous cards for my birthday and, when I got back, I had a totally brilliant present from my blog friend Asha in Portugal - she even sent a little something for the furbs to enjoy - yum yum yum!

I'll post a couple of holiday pics for you to have a giggle at later.

Hugs to you all and take care.

Love Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges - 

Besties International Challenge (Aug) - Anything Goes with Besties
Come and Get It Challenge - Lovely in Pink
My Besties UK Challenge (Aug) - Anything Goes or Sparkle/Bling

Friday, 15 July 2016


Hi there everyone - well I'm really chuffed to tell you that the CCAYR challenge blog is up and running again.  Our lovely leader Tracey Orchard has handed over the reins to the wonderful Deanne Saunders who was the absolute original creator yonks ago in 2008!

Anyway here's my card for the DT this month and our theme is Anything Christmas/Festive Holiday related - what a great way to restart a challenge.

We have been sponsored this month by Imagine That Digistamps and this is a really cute image of Kris's.
There are two prizes up for grabs - the first one is a $10 Gift Certificate from Imagine That and the second prize is .....
I do hope that you can enter our challenge again - we are all so glad to be back and have some new DT members so check out the blog when you pop over to add your card!!!
 Sorry I haven't given you the ingredients but I'm tryping this (literally) whilst I'm on me jollies.  I wanted to schedule it yesterday but the maestro had loaded the pic onto my laptop at home and not onto this one sooooooooooo I'm a few hours late!
We are having a fab time with lots of giggles as usual, we've been married forever and we know exactly what sets us off so we have to avert our eyes if something is comical because if we look at each other then that's it - total collapse!   Had a gorgeous choccy cake for my birthday on Tuesday ... and we ate it all too! 

Oh well must be off, time and tide wait for no man!  Thinking of going kayaking - yup and the moon is made of Stilton!!!!!  Don't forget to enter the CCAYR challenge - you know you'll be grateful come December when you have a nice little stash of cards waiting to be sent out.

Take care all of you and thanks again for the good wishes about my wrist, it really is loads better now - mind you the sun does seem to be helping all of our poor old bones! :o)

Hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx

Friday, 8 July 2016


Hi there - well here I am with another post for the Crafty Calendar Challenge DT - our theme this month is Die Cuts and/or Punches so I really was in my element again!

Our fabulous sponsor this time is All Dressed Up and Wendy Burns comes from my neck of the woods here in Nottinghamshire.  This lovely lady is offering 2 digis to our winner - your own choice of course!

We can't wait to see your wonderful creations - remember we do need you to be a follower of our blog in order to win the prize.


Digi - 'Flowers for You' from All Dressed Up
A4 blue card from stash folded into A5 card blank
Die'Sire Create a Card Dies - 'Art Deco' strip die
Spellbinders Dies - Mega Ovals (Lge) die
Spellbinders Dies - Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals (Lge) die
Memory Box Dies - Pippi Butterfly die
Memory Box Dies - Creekside Leaves die
Poppy stamps Dies - Small Hydrangea blooms die
Pearls - stash
Copic Markers

Apologies for the shortness of my post but I'm still having a little trouble with my wrist, I've had to do a few alterations and some ironing because my clothes (happily) are too big and if I can alter them I will, but it does hurt by the time I've done!

Anyway I'll pop orf now 'cos it's getting late - you won't see this until the morning so you'll be wondering what on earth I'm waffling about .... again.

Take good care of yourselves and thanks for popping by.

Hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


Hi there everyone - this is such a quick post 'cos I'm so behind with 'things' after hurting my wrist.  Anyway here's my post for OSAAT, our theme is Flowers and as almost everyone loves anything floral I do hope you can join in.

This is the first image I managed to colour after my argument with slippy grass so please don't look too closely 'cos I couldn't blend for toffee!

The prize for the winner is a $10 gift voucher to spend in Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet and there are so many images and papers to choose from you won't know where to start!

The DT members are all looking forward to seeing what you can create!!


Digi - 'Greek House 2' by Ike's Art at Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Tan card - stash
Emb. Folder - 'Dry Stone Wall' at Crafters' Companion
Core'dinations card - Crafters' Companion
Spellbinders Dies - 'Lavender' Die D'Lites
Sentiment - 'Nature' unmounted rubber stamp from Crafters' Companion
Dazzlers - Brenda's Ribbon and Lace Supplies
Spectrum Noir/Flexmarkers

I just need to thank you for the messages on FB regarding my wrist - you are all so kind.  I'll catch up with you all later but in the mean time please take care and enjoy the rare bits of sunshine!

Hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx