Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Hi there blog friends, I do hope you are all well and not full of bugs and lurgies!!  We have had a beautiful sunny day here although it was a tad cold but I am definitely not complaining.  This is one of the cards I made last week and there is a shed load of glitter on there but you can't see it in the pic!  The trees were sprayed (rather gently) with gold glitter spray and they look really good (self-praise is no recommendation - yup I know) but they do!!
I lurve this stamp loads and it is the one I won from Linda (Creative Harmony) when she did her challenge for a white on white card with just a little added colour.  Aren't these little pussycats cute?

Before I go any further I must tell you I'm on book 3 of the 50 Shades trilogy and I have to admit this is a bit more exciting - although I'm at a loss as to where they get their energy from!!   They are ALWAYS 'busy'!!!   I usually read two or three chapters before I go to sleep - then as soon as my head hits the pillow .... I'm out like a light!   Poor hubby!!!  LOL.     Other books don't normally have this effect so it's obviously tiring me out more than the two in the book!

Anyway I hope you like this one, I'll put the ingredients below - well as many as I can remember!  I've loved seeing all your Christmas cards and am always amazed at the talent you all possess.  I've tried to catch up with some of the blogs out there but have not managed them all ..... yet!

6 x 6" card blank
Kraft card
Core-dinations Whitewash Collection card
Papers - Craft Creations Ltd
Image - Fur Cones from LOTV
Sentiment - LOTV
Copic Ciao pens
Spellbinders - Large Labels Die
Doohickey - Spruce Tree
Stickles - Stardust

Hope the rest of the week goes well for you - fingers crossed!  I am now going to see if I can 'Schedule' this post for tomorrow morning - you might be thinking when you read it that I have managed to get up early - as if!!!  Then again I might have forgotten by the time I have finished 'tryping'.

Loads of big hugs to you!!!


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -
Craft us Crazy Challenge No 32 - http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-32its-beginning-to-look-lot.html
Delightful Challenges - http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/all-about-christmas.html
Emergency Crafters - http://emergencycrafterschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/deck-halls.html
Fussy and Fancy Friday  Challenge No 77 - http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-77-i-love-christmas.html
Jingle Belles - http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/december-to-remember.html
Lisa B. Designs Challenge - Christmas Joy -http://lisabdesignsinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/p/monthly-challenge.html
Natalie and Amy - http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/winter-wishes.html#comment-form
Pattie's Creations Challenge No 58 - http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-58-christmas-card-must-always.html
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge No 23 - http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-23-let-it-snow.html
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge No 1 - http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/its-anything-goes-for-challenge-1.html


  1. Cute'o' card and image Sue, loving those flowers too...luv annie

  2. Morning sweetie this is gorgeous love what you have done here, huggles pops x x x

  3. Such a lovely card. Love the image and the fantastic backing paper.

  4. This is gorgeous sue. You have coloured that sweet image so beautifully, I love that delicate touch of gold on the trees and the poinsettias look wonderful.
    hugs Sue

  5. Fabulous card and the image is so cute! Love the glitter and the design. SO glad you joined us for the Christmas card challenge at Pattie's Creations.

  6. Stunning card Sue, love that image. Can see the sparkle and glitter and these poinsettias are lovely.

    Wilma x x

  7. This is so gorgeous, really full of loveliness. Love all the glitter and sparkle and those pussy cats are too darn cute. I have the trilogy but haven't started it yet. I must have owned it about four months!!! I glad it is the book reading tiring you out and not that you have got ideas from the book. Lol!!!


  8. Hi Susie . . . lovely furry Christmas make!

    I only read the first 50 Shades book and that was enough for me, although others have told me the rest of the, er, plot (such as there is!).

    Sarn xxx

  9. This is a totally gorgeous card Susie, love the image and I adore the little trees! Thanks also for joining in with Emergency Crafters this time! Carole Z X

  10. Fabulous card Sue and I love the poinsettias and trees. Haven't read any of them - think I'll give them a miss!! love from Christine x

  11. Hello Sue, thank you for entering this gorgeous card into the Lisa B Designs blog challenge. I love the image & the trees are great.

  12. Hi Sue,
    fabulous card. Love the image sooooooo sweet. Superb trees and poinsettias.
    Our friend Sue said to tell you can you move that darn scaffolding, as it's getting in the way. lol. Mine is up and waiting for Michael Angelo ak Sue P to paint mine. Have managed to get enough pillows now. The only prob is there is this darn door stop in the way of one of the legs of the scaffolding. I don't know where it came from, but I think somebody didn't have any breakfast that day. lol.
    Give pidgy a peck for me.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Hi Sue
    What a stunning card, I love the image and your beautiful layout.
    Hope you are well and looking forward to Christmas
    Suzie xx

  14. Gorgeous card, love the trees & layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week & Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  15. Super design and I love those trees. xx Flora

  16. Gorgeous card! I love these kittens and you've done a beautiful job at colouring them. The glittery sparkle looks gorgeous, though I am sure it looks so much more stunning in real life. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and I hope you will join in again next month.

    Hugs, Dawn

  17. Hello again Sue!
    I am so pleased to have another look at your gorgeous card so that I can say a big thank you for taking part in the Stampin 'for the Weekend Challenge

    hugs sue

  18. What a great card for Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.

    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  19. Thanks for playing in our 'Christmas Card' Challenge #58!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


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Hugs Sue Pxxx