Sunday, 14 July 2013


Hello blog friends and followers - welcome to my new follower Mandy, thank you for joining my blog and I hope you enjoy my warblings and my cards.

I have my second card for the CCC today, this challenge is to make a Christmas card using pastel colours and to incorporate a circle in the design.  I made my first ever pastel coloured Christmas card last year - yay - and must admit I am a convert. 

The image I used is in the shape of a Christmas wreath so this set me off on my circle design.

8" x 8"  blank card
First Edition - Christmas Joy card
 Image from Bing Colouring Pages
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Small Scallop
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Fancy Circle
Central Border, Charm, Ribbon from stash
Marianne Creatables Icicle Border Die
Martha Stewart Snowflake Border punch
Copics and Promarkers
I hope you like this one, must admit it is weird making Christmas cards in this heat eh??? 
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, if you can, please leave me a comment or three.  I love reading the banter on here, I would say that cardmaking keeps me sane, but we all know that isn't true don't we girls!!!
Big hugs to all my bloggy friends out there.
Hope you have enjoyed the weekend.
I would like to enter my card into the following 5 challenges -
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas in July Challenge -


  1. Helloooooooooo me old matey!! hope you had a fab birthday and got totally spoilt xx This card is fab I must admit I found this theme a bit hard I think the heat has got at the old brain cells LOL Ollie has been in his paddling pool all morning cooling down bless him. Lots of hugglessssssssssss Sue xxxxx

  2. Gorgeous card Sue. I love the cute image and fabulous detailing
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate. Another of your fabulous design cards. Loving the pastel shades.
    Great dies used, and super papers too.
    I have just been warbling on Sue Js blog and noticed the bit about the paddling pool. Now I have a picture in my mind of you and our friend Ollie in the paddling pool together. lol.
    Are you keeping our friend Pidgy cool ? Perhaps you should buy him a paddling pool, so you can enjoy it with him. lol.
    Have the most wonderful crafty Sunday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Hi Sue love that image such cheeky bears.....and that backing paper....perfect
    having to drink lots to keep cool...same about the falling over!
    Went to summer crafting yesterday and had a lovely time buying new goodies......
    keep cool....hugs Margaret

  5. This is gorgeous Sue! The colour is beautiful and the image is really sweet! All your embellishments look fantastic, particularly the snow flakes. Well, I've done my washing and ironing and the fridge and larder are restocked so I'll soon be able to have a go at crafting I think!

    Love and hugs from Christine xx

  6. Darling card, Sue, and wonderful designs done in the pastels. I am in the process of making 3 Christmas cards, one of the pastel pink (my first one). I also like all the little happy characters in your background papers! Really sweet, pretty card, Sue! Thank you for sending the adhesive! can hardly wait to try it. Sue, we no longer have the option of sending packages by "sea". I used to mail Christmas Presents to my friends in Oz, and would ship by ocean, but now we are only allowed to send things air mail. Interesting, that ocean-postage is still available to the UK but not the US. Thanks again for the wonderful card share! hugs, de

  7. This is so cute! Love the colours and die cuts..really pretty.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  8. Hi Sue, this is such a cute the colours you have used and the fab layout! Carole Z X

  9. Hi Sue
    A perfect xmas card.... Gorgeous image and papers.....with me being away for a week ... I am a bit behind....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  10. How those border dies...they set of your sweet image so nicely!

    Those designer papers are so those little penquins and Santas.

  11. Fantastic card Sue. Love the colours and the cute image.

  12. Love it Sue! Fabulous image love the papers not seen these but they look gorgeous! Fabulous use of dies it all looks gorgeous! Susan x

  13. This is a wonderful christmas card. Love the pastel colours and those fabulous dies. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

  14. Adorable card:)Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine!
    Good Luck x
    hugs Nikki x

  15. Very pretty card - love the pastel colours you've chosen - just right for Clare's CCC challenge x

  16. Oh goodness, so sweet!! Thanks so much for joining us at Great Impressions Challenge!!

  17. Wow your card is totally stunning Sue!!! a perfect take on my challenge. I love those cute images and beaut papers. Thank you for participating Sue and hope you enjoyed the challenge. I must say that you gorgeous new kitty Blossom is the absolute spitting image of my Dad's cat Lottie. She has the same markings too. I will email you a photo of her. Hope she is settling in well. Hugs Clare xxx


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