Thursday, 20 June 2013


Good afternoon blog peeps!  I would like to wish my new followers a huge hello and welcome to my wafflings and warblings!  Thank you so much for following my blog, I do hope you enjoy reading wot I have writ - I may not always make sense to you - but I do make sense in my head!  lol!!!

Well here is the first card I have made as a member of the Christmas Card Club.   Kerry chose 'Baubles' as the theme this time, even though I have only used one!

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities for the bauble and then cut a snowflake and two stars out of the shape itself.  I popped the snowflake, which I shaded in light blue chalk ink, underneath the bauble then used 3mm foam pads to give the bauble some dimension.  I had found some embossed and glittered card blanks in my stash and chopped one in half.  These are quite pretty but I like bigger cards so I layered this onto a 7.5" square card.  Edit:  to those eagle eyed bloggers out there I had a senior mo and this card is no more 7.5" square than I am!!!  It is, in fact 5.75" x 8.25"!!  Just send me back to Majorca!"  I put everything together and added a Christmassy sentiment.  I added a few 'poils'  (pearls lol) to the front and then my trusty sidekick and photographer took the piccies for me. 

Because this is me, I decided I wasn't too sure about the lilac sparkly ribbon - although Graham said it was just right (bless him).  I changed the ribbon to pale blue so that it complimented the light blue card layer and light blue chalk ink.  I'm still not sure so I have posted both cards to see what you think.

Hope you like it - one down, three million to go - as they say!!!

The piccies don't really show the fact that the snowflake is underneath the bauble as are the pearls in the middle of the stars.  I probably should have had a piccy taken from the side but David Bailey - sorry, my hubster - is busy watching something to do with motorbike racing so I won't disturb him!  You see I can be soooo considerate.

I will check out some challenges and may enter this one - then again I might forget if I digress!

Hugs to you all and thank you for checking out my blog.  I hope you have time to leave a word or three but there is no pressure at all.

I am just editing this to add my card to a few Challenges -

Dutch Dare Card Challenge No 222 -
Happer Campers Challenge No 18 -
Inky Impressions Challenge No 113 -
Paper Crafting Journey -
Penny's Paper Crafty Journey No 132 -
Pollycraft Challenge No 1 -


  1. Very very elegant card, Sue. I love them both....maybe the one with the purple sparkly ribbon is just a hair ahead. That subtle pop of colour really makes the bauble stand out. ...Tough one!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  2. Hi Sue, I love the purple one (well I would naturally!) but in fact I think the blue one complements the colour scheme better. But both are gorgeous so it doesn't really matter one way or the other. Love and hugs from Christine xx

  3. Hi me old blogging mate I think the purple one wins by a smidgen..but then I love the other colour too..they are both gorgeous. I'm glad you find my watermark or lack of one amusing it's given me grey hair!! a trip to the hairdressers is on the card me thinks. I'm so glad your part of our lovely card club they are such a great bunch and so friendly..huge huggles me matey Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Hi Sue....just lovely and Ireally like the cut out snowflake......the blue one does it for me.....I did the linking for you and will do a step by step for you......hugs Margaret xxxx


  5. These two cards are stunning I love them both.


  6. Gorgeous cards Sue. I love the bauble design and embossed background. I cannot choose which colour I prefer as I think they both work and I am so indecisive at the best of times!
    hugs Sue xx

  7. Hello Sue, Another one here who thinks you can go with either, maybe you could do them a boy/girl version. Love them both. Enjoy the waffle and warble by the way, hugs Flora

  8. Hi Sue,
    me lovely blogging mate. Now this is so stunning. I love both the colour ribbons on it. Fantastic design as always. Love that snowflake die cut in the bauble a really great idea.
    You really do make me chuckle with your fab way with words. I love to read your fab warblings, and waffleings. Not sure if I have spelled that
    Give my old pal Pidgy a peck for me.
    Have a wonderful crafty day tomorrow.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Beautiful card. I think I like the blue ribbon best...
    That embossed background is fabulous! I love all the little pierced bits of design.
    Cutting out the ssnowflake and placing it underneath was a brilliant idea!

  10. Hi Sue
    Both are absolutley fabulous Darling..... Love that bauble...,
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  11. Awesome work here. Embossing is fab and love the soft Christmas look...fabulously done.xx

  12. This is so gorgeous and very elegant sweetie.

    Have a good weekend.

  13. So is the Christmas Card Club a local thing? Or is it an on-line club for other people? LOL In the meantime, I have to say when Planet Susie popped up in my reader this morning I was SO HAPPY! I love reading your wafflings and warblings - because you use all kinds of words and phrases foreign to me, and wonderfully endearing words and abbreviations which are spoken only on Planet Susie. I love visiting this dear, sweet planet. It means something sweet is being revealed - not just from Queen Susie's heartfelt writings, but her artwork, too. Like you, I cannot make those small cards. I wondered how you could get those punched out stars and snowflake in the bauble. Now I know. It is a GORGEOUS card, Queen Susie, and I bow as I thank you for sharing your planet with me this morning. Have a wonderful week-end! hugs, de

  14. This is so pretty! Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions Challenge!
    Danni-Inky Impressions DT

  15. OMG this is gorgeous Susie! Love both versions, but I would as I kinda like purple!
    All the detailing and paper pricking is wonderful.
    Hugs and thanks for following me. Hope you have changed your tennor ladies by now!

  16. Hi Sue, this is gorgeous, very very elegant..beauttifu! Carole Z X

  17. beautiful card - love from kerrie im now following you too xx

  18. Oh blimey not sure if I'm qualified to make such decisions and admit it's a toughie as they are both fantastic but think the purple one just has the edge but then the blue one fits the colour scheme. Oh dear Sue think I'm waffling but where better to waffle than the great Planet Susie. Never give up on your wafflings and warblings love it and such a considerate wifey to boot. Love & hugs Christine H xx

  19. A beautiful, elegant creation, I love it

    Patricia x

  20. Both are stunning, but I love the blur bow best not a fan or purple although it looks great on yours hugs Pops x

  21. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

  22. Lovely! Both very pretty, but I think its the blue one for me :-) Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  23. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Inky Impressions

    hugs Vicky xxx

  24. Both of these are lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you will come back soon!




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