Sunday, 18 November 2012


Hello there blog buddies - I hope you are all well and crafting whenever you can.  Sorry I haven't posted for a few days but I am totally incapable of doing a card every day - I have tried (very hard to be honest) but I just cannot do it!  I did pop over to a few blogs but not as many as I normally do.  Anyway I am back now and am posting another card for my ex-colleague - this one is for his daughter.  I did try to colour the image non-traditionally but I was disappointed with the result so I started again!!!!  I am my own worst enemy!

Here is the card for you to have a peep at

This is the inside of the card - yup I have decorated the inside again!!!  I'm getting better! lol.  I was going to cut out a circle but changed my mind and used the bauble ornament.  I used my laptop for the sentiment and then used the die to cut it out.  I left it in the die whilst I stamped a few random snowflakes in blue chalk ink.  Once they were dry I put a few 'blobs' of Stardust over them to make them sparkle.

The next one I am making is in non-traditional colours.  I have already coloured the image and am quite pleased with it - therefore (at this moment in time - ooh I nearly started trilling then) I am not going to change it.  I do love my LOTV images and keep using them.  I have printed some digi-stamps from the internet (freebies) and may be using one or two of them soon though.

Card Base - 7 x 7"
Papers - HOTP Paper Pizzazz and First Edition
Dies - Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle, Christmas Ornament 2011
Image/Sentiment - LOTV
Poinsettia from bit box
Ooops nearly forgot - snowflake charm is from my stash!
Gems - stash
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I know we all say this but I love reading your comments so, if you stop by AND leave a comment, I am doubly chuffed!  You often make my day and many of you make me chuckle (you know who you are don't you) which is a gift in itself.
Take great care of yourselves, I hope your weekend has been good and I also hope that you have a good week - especially if you are able to craft or shop for crafty goodies - yay!!!
Big hugs to you all out there in blogland.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge No 40 - Anything Goes -

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No 102  - Anything Goes -
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge No 99 - Use something more than 6 mth old - (everything on my card is more than 6 mths old except for the LOTV stamps) -
Pin and Tack - Spark Your Creativity No3 - Anything Goes -


  1. Hi Sue, this is a really fantastic card and your colleague will love it. The layout is great and the backing papers are lovely. The snowflake charm is a nice touch. I try to post every day although I don't always manage it, but that is only because I do some extremely simple cards. If I'm doing something special then it seems to take me forever. It's the procrastination thing - and you know all about that! LOL! Love from Christine xx

  2. Hi Sue my blogging bud!!! this is gawjussssssss I love it and you know I love LOTV stamps. I haven't done anything to blog I'm using all my rubbish ones from the show LOL I can't get into my Royal Albert Hall , Rome and Sistine Chapel yet!!!! but heres hoping next weekend. This card is scrummy love it!!! huggles you xxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Hi Sue, wonderful card, just adore the charm and the image, you done well ill.

    Wilma x x

  4. Hello Sue. Your card is gorgeous. I love that sweet image, no surprise there I know considering it LOTV. The colours and papers are beautiful and the inside with the sparkly bits on the sentiment looks fabulous.

    hugs Sue

  5. Stunning card your colouring is great ,that charm is fantastic >melanie

  6. Hi Sue,
    fabulous card. I love the image, and so superbly coloured in I may add. Great design and I love those holly leaves too. I bet the person receiving this is going to love it.
    How is your pigeon doing after I said no grain for him after not picking me. I'm really sorry if hes a tad hungry. I feel extremely cruel
    Door stops are still doing a fab job, love all the daisies on them.
    Have a wonderful crafty day .
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. This is gorgeous sweetie. Love the image of course and your colouring of it is awesome. Your layout is fantastic.


  8. Hi Sue, this is fabulous, I so love traditional cards and this style is my favourite! LOTV images and pretty papers and embellies, who could want for more! I'm with you about posting every day..when I started to blog I used to think I had to...uh...soon learned that was impossible if I wanted to post my best work and have to relax time outside work! If I have some backed up, I'll schedule but every day, especially this time of year is impossible! Hugs, Carole Z X

  9. Hi Sue, hope you are well, this is a gorgeous Christmas card - Gemma is a very lucky girl.
    Have a great week.
    Suzie xx

  10. Lots of lovely detail on your gorgeous card, both inside and out - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 99 - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Fabulous card love the style, Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  12. Beautiful one. Thanks for joining at Pennys.

  13. A Beautiful cold and frosty creation, thank you for joining in at Joanna Sheen Challenge. Teresa xx

  14. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

  15. Aww so cute and personalised too! :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this time, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter


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