Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Hi there blogsters I hope you are all keeping well and warm!  I just want to welcome my latest followers - I have now reached the magic 50 - yay!!!   I know it says 51 but I have a follower whose name doesn't appear so I don't know who it is!!  Graham will be picking someone's name out of his over-large coffee 'bucket' tomorrow.  You will see what I mean when I post the picture!

Anyway lovely peeps, I am posting a card that has been commissioned.  This is for the lady friend of a colleague I used to work with.  I think I have mentioned this before but he has asked me to make four cards for him and this is the first one.  I was going to post it yesterday but hadn't quite finished the box and as hubby is doing his four days at work for this month, I  then had to wait for the piccy to be taken.  Oh and by the way - this is the first ever non-traditional Christmas card I have ever made!!!  I usually use quite traditional colours.  I have a feeling I may have opened the floodgates and I will be making mostly  non-traditional ...... then again!!!

Here is the card for your deliberation!!  I didn't want the card to be 8 x 8 this time because I felt that the design would be lost so I cut down an 8 x 8 and made it into a 7 x 7.  I then made the box to fit as normal and I lined the inside of the lid with the blue paper.   I also decorated the inside of the card but I printed the Christmas greeting on pearl paper and then embossed it, no matter how hard Graham tried the paper was too 'pearly' to photograph properly.   However - it looks lurvely in daylight!  The actual design is based on a sketch I found on Dawny P's blog - http://pinkpiggywiggy.blogspot.co.uk/.

The  card is above and I have posted the box underneath, these pictures were taken yesterday and today with different backgrounds so the colours might look slightly different.

Card Base - 7 x 7"
Papers - HOTP and Docrafts - Daisy Dandelion & Friends
Dies - CheeryLynn Laced Pine Snowflake, Whimsy Double Scallop Doily, Spellbinders Floral Doily Motif
Punch - X-cut Snowflake
Image/Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers/leaves - WOC
Gems - stash

Anyway that is all for now my lovely friends, once again thank you so much for any comments you may wish to leave.  I really am pleased that I now have 50 followers - don't be strangers and do drop by again soon to see if you have won the card candy.  I will also be checking out the blogs of my new followers tomorrow - before I start my next marathon card - lol!!!   I may even look for another sketch to follow as I enjoyed it so much!

Big hugs to you all and either have a very good night's rest or have a lovely crafty day - depending on when you read this.  Am I waffling - yes I am!


I would like to enter my card and box into the following challenges

Challenges 4 Everybody No 7 - Anything Goes - http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-7-anything-goes.html
CSAYL Challenge No 36 - Anything Goes - http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/csayl-challenge-36-oops-anything-goes.html
Colour Me Creative Challenge No 56 - All about Kids - http://scrapbitzcopics.ning.com/group/cmccopicchallengegroup
Delightful Challenges - Let it Snow (snowflakes) - http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/let-it-delightfully-snow.html
Dream Valley Challenge No 45 - Anything Goes - http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-45-anything-goes.html
Mema's Crafts Nov Challenge 1 - Anything Goes - http://www.memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html?m=1
My Heart Pieces - Cute Creations - http://myheartpiecesdigitalstampchallenge.blogspot.in/2012/11/anything-cute.html
Natalie and Amy - Colour me Happy - http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/colour-me-happy-d.html
Papertake Weekly Chalenge - Flower Power - http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/flower-power.html
Stampin with the Dragon Challenge - Christmas - No red/no green - http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/stamping-dragon-design-challenge.html
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge No 44 - Anything Goes - http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/2012/11/challenge-44-nov-13th-19th.html
Totally Gorjuss Challenge No 158 - http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.ca/2012/11/challenge-158-pastel-christmas.html


  1. WOW!!! A beautiful card and equally beautifully decorated box. I love the delightful image, the pretty colour scheme and all the lovely sparkly bits. Your always arrange your flowers so nicely too.

    hugs Sue

  2. Oh wow Sue the card and box are so beautiful and you have used one of my fave LOTV stamps..thanks for all you great comments on my blog I was going to put you on my Leibster Award list but Jenny had already chosen you LOL!! you will be glad to know roller blind is up and the curtain rail lol but had to have major re-think! what a headache don't think i'll be back in my craft room this side of christmas..as my friend said Rome was built in a day..BUT my craft room is nowhere near the size of Rome lmaooo huggles hun xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. that was supposed to say wasnt!! built in a day LOL xxx

  4. Hi Sue, absolutely wonderful card and box. I love non traditional cards, who says they have to be red and green. Hope to see more.

    Wilma x x

  5. What a beautiful creations Sue,
    Sorry for my short comments buth I now only a litlle Englisch.
    But anyway I can let you know that I was here and love your work.
    Gr Elly

  6. Fabulous card and box combo Sue. I love non-traditional colours so this is definitely a "me" card. Congratulations on your new followers. Have a good day. Christine xx

  7. Congrats on your followers total . . . may it keep rising!

    Such a pretty card Susie xxx

  8. Such a beautiful card. The details , style and colouring is just stunning. Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody for the Anything goes challenge. Good luck and hope to see you at our next one. Hugs

    Sharon - DT of Challenges 4 everybody xxx

  9. Your card is absolutely stunning!
    Thanks for playing with us at Through The CraftRoom Door this week.

  10. Another awesome card sweetie. Love the colours and the layout is gorgeous. Also well done to the photographer, mine is losing his touch lately. Lol!!!


  11. Hi Sue,
    I'm a bit late today been looking after Ellie. Managed to blog hop a little while she was having her nap,but she didn't sleep so long today. I think the phone woke her.
    Your card is very beautiful. I love that colour way for Christmas, do you remember I did one with similar colours weeks ago.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Fabulous card Susie, love the image and gorgeous embellishments. Teresa xx

  13. Aww what a scene, adorable.Thank you for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

  14. Gorgeous card! Love the image and colours! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  15. Lovely card and super cute image choice too! Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  16. Wow this is gorgeous, Thank you for joining My Heart pieces challenge this fortnight. Marlene DT

  17. A fabulous card! I love the shimmer and the colors you used to make the images come alive. Thanks for joining us and sharing your talent over at Mema's Crafts and good luck in the draw. Hope you'll come back often.

  18. Gorgeous card - love the colours! Thanks you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  19. Lovely Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley.
    Sarah-Jane xx


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