Monday, 3 December 2012


Good evening my crafty blogger friends and thank you so much for your recent comments on my Christmas card for a male!  I am so glad that I made quite a few of you laugh - I even made meself laugh!!  Thought I would mention that I am halfway through the second book of 50 Shades - I'm no longer going 50 Shades (of pink lol) in fact I am quite blaz√© and even find meself skimming over the 'rude' bits - well they are the same every time zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!  Here's me thinking that variety is the spice of life, give me a bit of old-fashioned ....... oops hubby might be reading this so I had better stop!
  I am now making a few cards for friends and neighbours - I have two to send so far - yay!  Better get me finger out.  I used Copics on this one (this is my Christmas present, as you may remember from my last post).  Suzie is right though, you still need more colours.  However, I will be mixing Copics with Promarkers so I have quite a few colours to use.

I liked this little image - I found it on a Polka Doodles CD (am almost sure of this but forgive me if I am having a Senior Moment).  I wanted to use my new border dies and thought they would go with the little snowflake flower.

I decorated the inside of the card with the same papers and cut out a plain piece for the sentiment with the Splendid Circles dies.  I punched out a few snowflakes with the X-Cut punch and popped them over the join on the inside to soften the edge. Coo I'm sounding a bit like that Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen bloke.
 Card Base - 6 x 6" 
Papers - HOTP Paper Pizzazz and HOTP Christmas
Dies - Spellbinders Small Circle and Splendid Circles
Image - ?Polka Doodles Magical Winter CD
Sentiment - LOTV
Memory Box - Frosty and Frostyville Borders 
X-Cut - Snowflake punch
Copic Ciao Markers
Iced Spruce DI
Stardust Stickles and Glamour Dust
I hope you like this one, thank you again for stopping by and for reading my wafflings - I know some of you quite like them - thank goodness.  Please leave me a comment if you have a minute or three, I love reading them - especially when I make you laugh.  I hope you are all well and getting things sorted for Christmas.
Loads of big crafty hugs to you all


  1. Really lovely card Sue - and in my fave colours!! The backing paper is great. By the way,I'm sure like me were you swooning at Artem's pecs last night!! Love and hugs from Christine x

  2. Just fab Sue, lovely colours and love your dies! I see the new Copics have come out now! You will love them I bought the full set of Ciaos when I retired and have been adding all the other colours that come in the Sketch I only need a few now - be warned! !! Susan x

  3. This is gorgeous Sue. I love the sweet image and your colouring is fabulous. The papers and snowflake dies all work together so well.
    Yes, please keep up the waffling, you often cheer me up!!

    Hugs Sue

  4. Just gorgeous Sue. I love the colours and the fantastic papers. Beautifully finished on the inside also.

  5. Hi bud! this is fab, I can just see you flouncing around like Laurence lol I'm only kidding you cheer me up with this blog..and once again thank you for the webbing and the card oh my I was in tears lol huggles you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Hello dear friend,
    Long time no speak, but it's lovely to be popping by saying hello and ready your 'waffles', always good fun!
    Your card is lovely and I adore the colour scheme.
    I hope you are well on your way to getting ready for Christmas. Big hugs Linda xx

  7. Super cool card Susie, love that snowflake die, a fav of mine. Cute coloured image.and love that backing paper...xx

  8. Hi Sue. Great choice of colours and gorgeous image. Love the frosty border die adds impact. Mr Grey does get a bit repetitive but still struggling to finish the second book. Love your waffling, brightens up my day.

    Wilma x x

  9. Hi sue. First off never stop waffling... LOL, second yes I had a bad head but the decorations got put up, will try and get some pics and also of our night out, that is where my new pic of me comes from. Third - 50 shades, yes I agree, the sex gets boring, read the last book I enjoyed that the most
    Last but not least, I think this is one of my favourite cards of yours, just love it
    Suzie xx

  10. Hi Sue, waffle on...I do it all the time! Love this card and the colours are just perfect and the frosty border dies are lush! Carole Z X

  11. Hi Sue,
    I just love your waffling so you carry on.
    Such a superb card love everything about it. Especially your new does, and that image is wonderfully coloured in.
    I'm getting the scaffold in after Christmas, just got to buy the pillows now. lol.
    Does pidgy need a warm blanket for these cold nights? If so tell him Jenny will crochet one for
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Sorry Sue that should have read dies not does.
    My senior moment I think.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  13. Hi Sue, love the layout and the cute image, how fab are those dies. Love it. I'm starting to panic now as I don't have much free time left and I know I'll be running around at the last mo, hey ho!
    Hugs Sue W.

  14. This is adorable Sue. Love all the dies you have used. I have the trilogy of the shades book but haven't had time to start yet. I think every one in my apartment block has read it already. They are all aged between 70 - 90. Lol!!! I am the baby of them all. Hubby bought for me so I don't know if he is expecting great things. Lol!!!


  15. Great card also love the papers and die layout. xx Flora

  16. What a beautiful card love the colours >melanie

  17. This is gorgeous sweetie love the colours. You will get sooooooo addicted to the copics hun, I started with PM's but then gave them all away to a friend. I still dont have all the copic colours but there are so many lol. HUbster did buy me another 20 sketch ones for crimbo & some more refills.......I'm getting there lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  18. OMG you make me laugh lol....I know I have already commented on this but just read again about your 50 shades....
    I went to get my hair cut and coloured on Saturday and they, unbeknown to me had been talking about the book. Anyway when the hairdresses came over to me, she flipped my hair this way and that and said, 'omg 50 shade of gray for sure'. Not meaning me but still talking about the book...naturally I thought 'gosh was my hair that bad'. We all had a good onto the next chapter.....xx


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