Thursday, 29 November 2012


Hello there blog friends and lovely followers!  I am just posting my latest 'commissioned' card.  Naughty moi left the male one until last - 'cos I'm such a coward!  My blog friend Sue (Ollie's Mam) helped me with the picture - she is wonderful!  Once I had this, it was relatively plain sailing so thanks once again Sue.   Don't forget that I am coming to paint the Cistine Chapel for you - aka the ceiling of your new craft room!  If you could picture me lying on my back on top of scaffolding trying to paint you would all be ROFL - ie rolling on [the] floor laughing.

Anyway - something else I want to blurb on about (you see I haven't posted for a while so I am a tad loquacious - just seen this word in 50 Shades so I thought I would use it - lol).  My Christmas pressy from hubby arrived this afternoon and, of course, he wanted me to check it out.  He's bought me Copics - even the young lady at the supplier said I was lucky to have such a wonderful hubby - no arguments from me!  I asked if I could use them before Christmas and he said "it's up to you, you won't have anything to open though" as he backed out of my craft room.  Think he backed out 'cos I was fluttering me sparse eyelashes and biting me bottom lip!!! (Another reference to the 50 Shades book - well at least the biting lip bit is - it isn't a good look 'cos it makes me chins wobble).

'Nuff said - here is my card, the background card is dark green and textured although it looks black.
 The pic Sue sent me had Santa just catching the ball, but I wanted him running and almost catching it.  Hubby changed it for me and also de-coloured it so that I could use my Promarkers on it.  I found a pic of a rugby ball and decoupaged it onto the picture (instead of deeecoupaging it).

7x7 Kraft card blank
First Edition Papers - Christmas Village
Green textured card from stash
Image - from the internet
Spellbinders - Curved Rectangles Die
Joy Crafts - Stars (set of three)
Holly leaves - The Best of La Pashe CD
Sentiment - LOTV
Crystal Stickles
Buttons - 'Special Delivery' by Helz Cuppleditch
I hope you like this card and leave me a comment or two.  By all means tell me if you think it is a little too 'girly' but I am pleased with this one - that makes it a miracle I can tell you.  I have decorated the inside quite plainly (similar to the last ones I've made) so I've not bothered with a pic.
Oooh by the way, Wilma has contacted me and her 'winnings' will be winging their way to her tomorrow (bit later than expected Wilma!).
Big hugs to all of you out there and thank you for following my little blog heaven.  You are brilliant allowing me to waffle on as I do.  Come on now, who said "we don't have much choice?" LOL.
I am entering my card in the following challenges -
The Crafty Pad Challenge No 198 - Add Some Glitter -
Jingle Bells Challenge - Anything (Holiday) Goes -
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Santa Claus is coming to Town -
Artistic Inspirations Challenge No 17 - Anything Goes -


  1. Hello Sue
    Well, I am sure I am not the only one who enjoys your 'waffle' so keep it going. You always made me chuckle!

    Your card is fabulous. That is a great image. I love the layout with those sparkly stars and great colours.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of the evening
    Hugs Sue

  2. You always make me laugh... great card love the image. Hubbie bought me a full set of copics ciaos last year, but that was only the start as I then found out I needed more colours which were only found in the Sketch... ah well. Crafting is such an expensive hobby.
    Suzie xx

  3. What a great and fun masculine Christmas card, Sue! Love the image, all the little stars and the cute buttons! Hugs

  4. I think it's a superb card for a it! My hubbie has bought be some spellbinders for Christmas, I've been using them but he's insisting on wrapping the packaging...bless! Carole Z X

  5. Fantastic male card. Love the image and the wonderful background paper and the stars.

  6. Hi Sue,
    superb male Christmas Card. Just love that image and those stars. Superb creation and superbly designed too.
    Isn't your hubby sooooooooooooooooooooooo sweet.
    How is my little pidgy doing is he enjoying his double rations.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Your little groveler Jenny L.xxxxxxxxx

  7. Hi Sue, nothing girly about this male card. Just delightful. You can waffle on as much as you like I enjoy reading your ramblings. I too got my Christmas pressie early, Cricut Mini, and I just have to find the time to play, sorry learn all the ins and outs. I look forward to receiving my "winnings"what a lucky girl I am, thanks Sue.

    Take are.

    Wilma x x

  8. Hahahaha I love this card I am sooooooooooo glad I found it for you, its amazing I love it and you lying on your back on scaffolding made me laugh even more hahahaha oh my you brighten my days Sue...this is gorgeous he will love it...huggles you and waffle on all you want you make me chuckle so much xxxxxxxxxx

  9. Great Santa Sue. Nothing girly about him! Strange how we are all using our Christmas pressies already!! I got Spellbinders too which I've been using. As long as I have even just a little something to open on Christmas Day I'm happy. Congratulations Wilma, you lucky girl! Have a good day! Christine x

  10. Hi Sue . . . fab male Santa card. Please feel free to join in with Rudolph Day on my blog . . . there's a chance to win a wax sealing kit with a little Christmas tree! Could be good for further male cards?

    Sarn xxx

  11. This is awesome Sue and not at all too girly. Love it. What a lucky girl you are having Copics bought for you. I still plod along with my Promarkers.


  12. Hi Sue your card is just perfect for a man, not too girly at all!you will love your Copics - are you keeping them for Christmas or will you be tempted? Susan x

  13. great card and fabulous use of your Santa, thank you for sharing it with us this week at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  14. beautiful card, great male card you have one special hubby mine wouldn`t let me use mine before Xmas .Melanie

  15. Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day Sue. Good luck in the draw.

    Sarn xxx

  16. Fabulous card for a male and I don't blame you for leaving it till last, great image.

    Kath x

  17. This is a great card, such a fun image and fab star embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

  18. what a fun & festive card, that santa digi is just tooooooooooo cute!!! :)

  19. Morning sweetie this is gorgeous, I have to say I have been laughing at your comments, yes I saw that noodles looked like he had a face on him too and no one else saw it so I never wrote anything hugs pops x

  20. Fab way to use the image love it, so cool for a kid as well...luv annie

  21. Hi Sue, what a wonderful card with a hilarious image! made me laugh!
    Have a wonderfu Sunday, xoxo, Alessandra

  22. Absolutely super card, love it all. Your post also made me smile loads. xx Flora

  23. Super guy card. I find them hard to do but you aced it!

  24. Hi Sue! Great image, love the card! Thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck! Laura x

  25. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Debbie x


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Hugs Sue Pxxx