Sunday, 26 August 2012


Hello there blog friends and followers - I hope you are all enjoying your day, it's overcast here so I don't feel guilty that I am not gardening or anything else strenuous!!!  I could be ironing I suppose - then again  - nah still too strenuous!

I made these two cards just before I became a blogger.  I was going to post them later on but I feel they are appropriate for Sandra's August Rudolph Day Challenge at .

This card is called Too Many Sherries - my hubby says it is really me 'n' him after we have had a sherry whilst cooking Christmas dinner!!  I haven't used too many 'add-ons' because of the really glittery background card - it stands out on its own.  I do like the ribbon through the red mirri because it just matches the colours of the Christmas trees! 

This is my second entry and is entitled "Santa's On His Way" - I just love this stamp because of the expression on Rudolph's face - bless!  The mirri card has little holly leaves on it - not thumb prints!  I don't use much mirri at all, but I do like it at Christmas.  The ink was dragged in towards the picture - something I like to do sometimes instead of the normal circular motions with Cut 'n' Dry foam.  This will be going to my little neighbours next door!

Two apologies to make - the first is that I can't tell you which stamps they are at the moment, simply because I need hubby to move 8 deep plastic boxes of card to enable me to get into my stamp cabinet.  If anyone does want to know - just say so in your comment and I will be able to find out next week.  The second apology is the quality of the pics - hubby wasn't around to do them for me, so I did them myself - methinks we should stick to what we are good at lol!!!  It was quite dark and I am useless with cameras.
Anyway thank you for stopping by and having a peep at my blog - I hope you like my cards.  Any comments are gratefully received.
Have a happy afternoon.
Hugs to you all


  1. Gorgeous cards Sue, I love the images and your colouring is brilliant. The glittering backing on the first card looks wonderful
    Enjoy the rest of the day
    Hugs Sue

  2. Wow, both cards are really great Sue - I love them equally, so cleverly thought out and beautifully made. Hugs, Di xx

  3. Hon your cards are just gorgeous !!! You have a good start on Christmas cards. I have yet to begin lol Hugs dear

  4. I love too many sherries!!! My sense of humour!! Both cards are great. Good luck with your challenge. I have made one Christmas card so far; beter get a move on methinks! Time starts to disappear very fast one August is out of the way. Love from Christine x

  5. Love these cards lol I'm just in the middle of tidying my craft room wish I hadnt started!!!! hugssssssss xxx

  6. Two terrific cards - love the humorous images. Elizabeth x

  7. Hi Sue,
    just got back from my daughters. Now to your cards they are very lovely. I bet they made the people smile who received them. They also must have brightened up a drab old winters day. Because I know if I received them that's what they would have done for me.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Hi Sue, I'm having a catch up after 2 days on the 'grand design' in the card - phew I think I'll stick to paper craft, hen coops are definitely a once in a very many years job, but thanks for your comments on my blog! Love your cards today - super images, which made me smile, gorgeous colouring too, Carole Z X

  9. Hi Sue . . . I love both these cards. Your colouring-in and colour combo's are brilliant.

    The stamps are by Whipper Snapper, but I'm not sure they are still in business! I don't know the stamp titles though.

    Thanks for joining in with my Rudolph Day challenge. Good luck.

    Sarn xxx

    PS: As you had 2 card entries in 1 blog post, I've added a second link to Mr Linky. Hope that's okay!? Gives you 2 chances to win the prize.

    1. Oh bless you Sarn - I'm learning all the time at the moment. Thanks for the info re the stamps - I had totally forgotten. With all my new projects I am writing things down in a book as I use them - just to help me poor brain! LOL.

      Hugs again and thanks for doing your Rudolph Challenge - it really is a corker!!

      Sue P xx

  10. Hi Sue, love both cards but I think Rudolph has the edge for me, like you said it's the expression on his face! Brilliant colouring and colour combos. Good luck with the challenge. Love Christine H xx

  11. Fabulous cards, and Rudolph's expression is a cracker!

  12. Hi Sue
    I love these cards, they are so funny. That backing paper on the first card is amazing I love it.
    Suzie xx

  13. Hi Sue two fab cards well done made me smile and they are a perfect Christmas card so lovely well done Hugs Elaine


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