Tuesday, 20 November 2012


Hello there my lovely blog friends and followers, thank you for stopping by and checking out my cards.  This is the third card for my ex-colleague and, as it is for his sister, I thought I would try another non-traditional one.  I have used my beloved LOTV stamps again, simply because I lurve 'em!

This card will be handed to his sister so I am making a box.  I will pop that on my blog when I have made it.

Here is my lilac and lavender card -

I have also decorated the inside of the card - yay!
The design is again based on another sketch I found on Dawny P's blog - http://pinkpiggywiggy.blogspot.co.uk/.
Card Base - 7 x 7"
Papers - HOTP Pizzazz
Kraft Card - C & C
Spellbinders Floral Ovals Die
Image/Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers - WOC
Holly leaves - The Best of La Pashe CD
Gems - stash
I hope you like this card - it is only the second one I have made which is non-traditional.  I quite like the colours but have a feeling I will be back to my traditional cards very shortly.  My next card is for my ex-colleague's son and the one that I am really worrying about.  I have some ideas rolling about with the rest of the tumbleweed in my head so who know what will happen!!!
Thank you once again for stopping by and leaving your comments, if you don't have time to leave a word or two then that is fine, I understand.  I am so pleased that you have taken the trouble to check out my blog.
Big hugs to you all
I will be entering my card in the following challenges

Sparkles Christmas Challenge No 22 - Contemporary Colour Combo - http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/ch-22-contemporary-colour-combo.html
Hookedoncraft Challenge No 26 - Christmas No red/green - http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-26.html
Let's Craft and Create Challenge No 58 - Getting Ready for Christmas - http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-58-getting-ready-for-christmas.html
The Crafty Pad Challenge No 197 - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - http://thecraftypad.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/197-its-beginning-to-look-lot-like.html
Tanda Stamps Challenged No 203 - Anything Christmas - http://tandastamps.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tanda-teaser-203-anything-christmas.html
Craft us Crazy Challenge No 30 - Colour me Inspired - http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-30color-me-inspired.html
Victorine Stamps Challenge No 47 - Anything Christmas - http://vostamps.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/victorine-originals-challenge-47.html
Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge No 5 - Christmas Anything Goes - http://craftybloggersnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-no-5-sponsored-by-chocolate.html
Sparkles Monthly Challenge No 38 - Christmas is Coming - http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-38-christmas-is-coming.html
Little Claire's Designs Challenge No 27 - Christmas - http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/little-claire-monthly-challenge-27.html


  1. Wow Sue!!! totally love this..I love the colours you have used...is my craft room finished??? eeerrrr NOPE think Rome was built in a few months meself :( LOL hope your ok this is really gorgeous...my friend has asked me to make one for her son and he does weightlifting!! so onto google I went and found a picture of weightlifting santa sorted!!! you take care huggles hun xxxx

  2. This is gorgeous Sue. I love the sweet image (of course) and your colouring scheme is beautiful. You always arrange your flowers so nicely too.

    Hugs Sue

  3. Hi Sue,
    another superb Non traditional colour card. I just love this colour. May have to think about
    making one in this colour myself.
    It's funny you have tumble weed in your head, because I have sawdust in mine.lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Oh wow!!! Gorgeous Sue. I absolutely love it - and of course it's purple so why wouldn't I? Beautiful flower arrangement. Have a good day. Hugs, Christine x

  5. What a stunner just love it ,I`m being drawn to purple ,may have to WOC as the flowers are great.Melanie

  6. Hi Sue, love non traditional colour themes for Christmas cards and yours is gorgeous. The flowers are stunning must have a look at WOC soon.

    Wilma x x

  7. Hi Sue, this really is lovely! Non-traditional at its best! Hugs, Di xx

  8. This is gorgeous sweetie I love these images as well altho I am very guilty of neglecting mine :0( Love the colour.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday & your lovely comment.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  9. This is gorgeous sweetie and I am sure it will be loved by the sister as much as I do.


  10. Hi Sue I found the picture of the santa on google I have a cartoon pic of santa running with a rugby ball if you want it...hugs x

  11. such a wonderful card Sue, thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  12. Hi Sue your card is just fabulous! They will love it, I just love lilac - anytime!! x

  13. your Lilac Christmas cardis just...FANTASTIC!! thanks for joinour Craft us Crazy challenge this week

  14. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge also Sparkles Christmas for our * Contemporary colour combo * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draws
    Hugs Shaz x

  15. Beautiful card,love the image and fab details.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers Network.xxx

  16. Hi Sue, I just made a card with this stamp yesterday, using traditional colours, but this is absolutely inspired! I love the colours, Carole Z X

  17. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  18. Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x

  19. Oooh Sue this is gorgeous - love those lush rich colours - so nice.

    Sorry I haven't been able to pop by sooner - I've been having horrible problems with Blogger but hopefully everything is sorted now (fingers crossed!).

    Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some much appreciated comments.

    Have a great weekend.

    Take care.


    Hazel xx

  20. Your card is gorgeous, Sue! Love the image, the die cut and the beautiful flowers! Fab work! Hugs

  21. Gorgeous image, love the lavender and the die cut frame. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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Hugs Sue Pxxx