Thursday, 27 September 2012


Hi there blog friends - and a special hello to my new followers.   I hope you are all keeping well and are managing to find time to do some crafting.   I do love being able to blog (thanks  to Suzie's Card Den) and I am really finding myself so involved now.  For my designs to inspire other bloggers and for me to be inspired is a brilliant feeling and I don't think I will ever get used to seeing all the gorgeous creations that are out there.

I have been a little busy over the past few days, happy busy though because I was searching all the blog challenges to find some to enter, and on top of that I have made two cards!!  Good for me huh?  The first one is for my other half, so it won't be posted just yet as his birthday isn't until 1st October.  The second one is a Christmas card that I made for some of the challenges and I used an LOTV stamp 'Christmas Star'.  I loved this image as soon as I saw it and picked it as part of a Candy prize from LOTV.

I have a few pics for you to look at - many thanks to my hubby for his usual help.

O Tannenbaum (Oh Christmas Tree)

When I had finished the card I realised that she is a bit squiffy - I only noticed when I looked at the snow under her feet - however my lovely hubby said she is standing on an incline, bless him.

I am still struggling with my colouring but I do keep practising and this little image is so cute, I am sure you will forgive my dodgy shading - now I've set myself off giggling because I'm doing the mole impression - squinting!  If I squint and take my milk bottle bottom glasses off - hey perfecto!!
White pearl base card
  Back to basics Christmas papers - Dovecraft
  Christmas Star stamp - LOTV
'Winter Greetings' sentiment - Creative Expressions
Tied Together Emb. Folder - Couture Creations
Spectrum Noir pens
Circle Die/Picot Edge Circles - Spellbinders
Antique Linen/Worn Lipstick DI
Flowers/Leaves - WOC
White Pen/Glitter/red gems - stash
I am going to enter this card into the following challenges - I did say I had been busy searching didn't I?
Allsorts Challenge week 173 - Inspired by a Song - O Tannenbaum(Oh Christmas Tree) -
Dis Digi Design Challenges - Use more than 1 die or punch -
Dream Valley Challenge No 41 - Celebration - Christmas -
The Crafty Pad No 189 - Inspired by a Song - O Tannenbaum(Oh Christmas Tree) -
Squiggle Stamps Challenge - Punches and dies -
Through the Craft Room Door No 37 - Anything Goes - 
Just Keep on Creating Christmas Challenge - Christmas Project -
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge No 27 - Celebrate the Occasion -
 I just want to say thank you for stopping by, if you have left a comment, you know that I am grateful, because everything you say helps to make us better crafters one way or another.  I hope you stop by again very soon, I love hopping around your blogs and leaving comments whenever I can.  I am truly amazed at the inventiveness on your blogs.
Big hugs to you all


  1. Gorgeous card Sue. I didn't even notice the incline - I was so busy looking at the lovely colours and the flowers. I think your colouring is very good. Wish mine was as good.

  2. I love your card & your song choice! Who cares if she's on a bit of an incline, it's a great design feature! lol
    Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Inspired By A Song challenge this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  3. Beautiful Card! Thank you for playing along at Natalie & Amy's Challenge!

  4. This is gorgeous Sue. I love the image and your colouring looks pretty good to me. I love the layout and the colour scheme too.

    hugs Sue

  5. Hi Sue, Thanks for stopping by my blog, the stamp you like is from Penny Black and is called Thanks, Thanks. Christine :)

  6. This is so gorgeous! I love all the detail in this and your colouring is lovely! Thanks for joining in with our 'Childhood Memories' theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  7. Beautiful. I love the image and your embossing folder is stunning. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  8. Love;ly card...But are the QUEEN of finding challenges. I in total awe of you!!!
    Congrats for all that hard work!

    Now, back to the card. it is so sweet and I think the colouring is great. I haven't learned to shade etc yet but hope to take the course soon. In the meantime I have fun with my pens!

  9. Gorgeous card Sue and so many challenges!! good luck hugglesssssss hun xxxxxxxxxx

  10. Wow Sue, you have been a busy girl! This card is absolutely fabulous, and your colouring is terrific! And that embossing folder .........
    love from Christine x

  11. Oh my golly gosh Sue, this is truly adorable and so beautifully coloured.I love it to pieces, just perfick,

    Di xx

  12. She's gorgeous Sue, love the image and the emnbossed panel below her with the gems in - fabulous!! x

  13. Absolutely LOVELY Rudolph Day card! Thank you for entering my challenge again Susie. Your colouring looks great to me and if you had said nothing about the incline, we wouldn't have noticed!

    Good luck in the draw.

    Sarn xxx

  14. this is so lovely. I love the deep colours - thanks for joining us with our 1st challenge at 'a heck of a challenge xx'

  15. Hi Sue,
    what a wonderful card. The image is so cute, and I love everything about it. The colours are so vibrant, and the flowers are an amazing colour.
    Good luck with the challenges.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. This is gorgeous Sue. I adore this image and your colouring is great. Fantastic layout sweetie.


  17. Gorgeous card Sue, I like the sweet image and the flowers, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  18. Beautiful card Sur, good luck with the challenges! Carole Z x

  19. Sorry for being late again Sue but as they say better late than never. Well what can I say but again sorry I think your card is just perrrrfect and if you hadn't said about the image being a bit squiffy I wouldn't have noticed. If I could colour in like you I would be well happy. The image is so sweet and the flowers are so rich, everything in your design works magnificently. Good luck with all the challenges and hope you have had a lovely Friday, love Christine H xx

    1. Thanks Christine - have you got any more cards to show yet? I love seeing them on Linda's blog. Glad you like my card and as for the squiffy image - it makes me giggle to be honest, especially when Graham say she is on an incline sooooo seriously!!

      Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    2. Bless you Sue and thank you for asking. Unfortunately I am finding little time for crafting at the moment as hubby is in hospital so time is limited. As I haven't got anything new at the moment thought I might look through my old ones and see if I have anything worthy of putting on Linda's blog, she really does have a heart of gold and has been so kind and generous to me and gives me so much encouragement. I know that through Linda's blog I have found a wonderful community of friends and you are all so kind in your comments of my creations. I love looking round blog land as you are all so very talented and give me such inspiration, so thank you for sharing your work and bringing sunshine to my day. Hope you and hubby enjoy your Sunday, love & hugs Christine H xx

  20. stunning card! Really love those flowers too! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty pad and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

  21. Hi Sue
    Lovely card, the layout is brilliant - flowers gorgeous and the stamped image is so sweet. Glad you are enjoying blogging
    Suzie xxxxx

  22. Oh isn't this a fab Christmas card! Such a sweet image (I love LotV so much!) and I love your gorgeous trad red and green colour combo. Also, the embossed section with the gems is so pretty! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  23. And thanks also, hun, for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  24. Oh WOW this is gorgeous Sue. I love the image, the LO, the colors, the flowers, the papers, well just love it all. Your coloring looks amazing to me, only wish I could do so well.

  25. Really like the embossing its so pretty, and the flowers and image are just lovely. Thanks for joining us at challenges for everybody, Good luck! Sandy :)

  26. Wow, gorgeous card, Sue! Love your beautifully colored image, the flowers and the embossed background! Have a great weekend! Hugs

  27. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the image and flowers. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  28. Hi Sue how fabulous is this card and how lush is that red and those beautiful flowers well done , Sorry I have not been around much , love the commission card you did for your neighbour with the animals peeping over the fence that was FAB, your work is super here love it all well done sweetie, thank you for your lovey comments too , love reading them they always make me smile . take Care Hugs Elaine

  29. Hi sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

  30. Gorgeous. Love the image and all the detail. Just fantastic! Enjoy your sunday and thanks for joining us over at Squiggle Stamps. Hugs Eva xx.

  31. Beautiful card Sue - love the LOTV image and all those beautiful flowers you have used.

    Wowzers you have been busy - I would expect you will win at least one of these with this little creation of yours.

    Thank you for coming to visit me and leaving me some very much appreciated comments.

    Take care and have a good week.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

  32. A lovely card, great image. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  33. Beautifull card... I like the paper en love the colors


  34. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge for "Anything goes". NancyD

  35. I agree with your hubby, she's standing on a little hill. She's incredibily sweet and your colouring is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. I hope to see you there again soon.


Thank you so much for your comments, you make my day!
Hugs Sue Pxxx