Saturday, 16 November 2013


Good afternoon dear blog friends and followers - I seem to be permanently busy at the moment and despite having a poorly back, I am trying to carry on regardless!!  Graham is so proud of us both (us being me and Blossom of course).  She had her stitches out today and was a good girl, no biting, hissing or growling - as for Blossom well she er.............. only kidding!  She was sooo good although we could have managed really well without the 'singing' in the car!  Auditioning for 'Cats' she was not!

Anyway I am having another tidy up - huh, take out some items, sit down, put them neatly in their new container, put them back, sit a little longer, stand up and stretch (if possible), take a few more out etc etc.   I haven't managed one shelf yet but it doesn't matter, I am taking my time.  Oh and I made a couple of cards in between. 

The one I have made for this post is for the CCC, Carol has chosen the theme 'pretty in pink'.  Now, I had one of those moments - you know the ones you get every millennium or so - lol - well you do if your name is Sue Pxxx and you're on another planet half the time.   Some time ago I was hopping about the blogs leaving a few comments and I saw this card on Di's blog (Pixie's Crafty Workshop) here.  I must admit I really liked it for it's simplicity and CAS-ness!  I had my light-bulb moment and pictured a version of this in pink!!  I also wanted to play with my Frantage because I have never had the courage - until now - that is.  So here we are!

Before I did anything else I took a card blank and sprinkled some Shabby Pink EP on the front - I didn't use any ink beforehand because I wanted a random splash!  It was fun trying to balance the card so that the bloomin' stuff wouldn't fall off all over the shop, then I heated it from underneath.    I am quite pleased with my nebular constellation pink wormhole (just a few words I have strung together that sound good!)!  I added a few snowflakes in my constellation - pink of course.   The bottom part of the card is a die-cut from a gorgeous die by Memory Box - when I saw Di's card, I just knew that I needed this one - lol.
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Papermania - Glitter Paper Pad
Stampendous - Shabby Pink EP
Memory Box - Grand Merry Christmas die
Memory Box - Lindeman Snowflake
Poppy Stamps - Giovanna Snowflake die
io-dies - Snowflake dies (asstd)
 This is my first really CAS card methinks and I am sure the majority of my cards has an image somewhere or other.  This could be another first - yay!  I really am itching to add something else but I don't know what, and I am sure it would be OTT.
I hope you like it, as this is a big swerve for me, let me know if it is OK, or whether you think it needs something else!!  I shall really love reading your comments, but don't be too cruel!  ROFL.
Thank you for stopping by and having a peep at my bits and bobs.  I really will do my best to drop by your blogs as soon as I can. 
 Before I go I am sure, like me, you are thinking of all the poor souls in the Philippines struggling after that horrendous typhoon Haiyan.  We have our 'adopted' daughter there, we met her when we were on holiday on a tiny island in the Maldives and she was one of the Receptionists.  We used to chat every day and she told us that she and her husband had been trying for a baby for ages and she thought that she might just be pregnant!   (she was pregnant and has since had a truly beautiful daughter) We were her lucky charms and she called us her 'adopted' mum and dad!  I haven't been able to contact her yet, but I have to keep trying and hoping that she is OK.
Big hugs to you all and take care of yourselves. 
SUE xxx
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -
Creative Moments Challenge No 30 -


  1. Beautiful card,lovely design and

  2. Its gorgeous Sue and don't add anything more to it. I know that is easy to say but honestly leave it alone - it's stunning. So sorry you are so rough right now, sending you healing vibes. I'm struggling with trying to clear up too - but baby steps are better than no steps. I hope you get to hear from precious family really soon huni, it must be such a worry for you xx

  3. Hi Sue, this is truly fabulous. Much better than mine - although I thank you r from the bottom of my heart for the lovely compliment.

    Sending good wishes and hugs for news of your adopted family and also your own health.

    Love and hugs, Di xx

  4. Stunning card Sue, such a beautiful design and I love the colours.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your 'adopted' daughter and her family. I hope you manage to make contact really soon and you take care of yourself too.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Hi me lovely matey...card is truly gorgeeeeee love it. Doesn't need anything else added it's really lovely. We are troopers us with bad backs we don't do as we are told lol we just carry on with it, if you need a hand with your crafty stash moving about just whistle:)Hope you hear some news soon it was sad to watch the devastation. Hope Graham and Blossom and Don Juan are doing fine and you take care of that back young lady:) lub you lots huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

  6. This is fabulous. I LOVE this die but am on a wait list for it at my scrapbook store. They only order MB at certain times.

    Your card is great with the beautiful frantage added...I have some...welll...a few actually...but have never cracked them open. Perhaps some of your courage will rub off on me! The snowflakes are the perfect finishing touch.

  7. Your card is fab Sue complete with the pink wormhole! I do hope your 'adopted' daughter is safe and well! Susan x

  8. What a lovely card Sue. I was tempted but this die last week but settled for the Winter Cabin Landscape. Maybe I should have got both - along with everything else. Although I do have some extra birthday money don't I? Lol!! Thoughts and prayers are with your "adopted" daughter and her family. Do hope they are safe. Love and hugs Christine xx

  9. Hi Sue...indeedyprity inpink ...oh you are naughty now I want that die your card and NO it doesnt need another thing great xxx

  10. Wow that is just gorgeous !!! Hugs xx

  11. Hi Sue
    Fabulous card....... I hope you can make contact with your Adopted Daughter soon and that they are all safe.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  12. Love this pretty in pink and fabulous design. Like you I had to have that die when I saw it being used. Hope everyone is safe and you hear something soon. Carol x

  13. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    This is a really super card. Love the colour pink and that wonderful die. Great technics used in the gem of a card.
    So sorry you haven't been able to contact your adopted daughter. Lets hope you get some good news before long.
    Keeping my fingers crossed for you all in the P household. Love and hugs to all.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. This is stunning, Sue! Thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  15. Such a beautiful card Sue, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  16. I love snowflakes and the "dust" is fabulous. Lovely word dies too!! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

  17. Love your nebular constellation too. ...and I'll have whatever it is you're having! LOL Gorgeous card, my friend!
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

    1. Glad Blossom is okay. Your card is gorgeous, I don't get to play with my Frantage nearly enough as I too are a bit afraid of it. I do hope your adopted daughter and her family are all okay.

  18. Very pretty! Love all the glitter and shine! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  19. What a beautiful Christmas card, love your design and the colour.....Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Challenge this week and hope we see you again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  20. I always smile when I read about your Blossom. She sounds as though she has personality Plus! Loved your card too. Great description on the wormhole. You picked a wonderful card to CASE, and yours is equally lovely. Personally, I don't think you need add anything else. But I understand what you meant. I always want to add just one more thing & then mess up something. It sparkled & glittered & it was a lovely pink. Great job, and thanks for making me welcome at my first CCC. Also TFS such a beautiful card AND an entertaining post. So hoping that your adopted daughter & her family weathered this storm safely. The conditions we are seeing on tv look so deplorable. Take care, hope the back improves steadily.

  21. Who would ever think that pink snowflakes could look so good! Great card Susie. Zx

  22. Loving the color and the look of your snowflakes!! Great layout too. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  23. Oh! What a lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  24. I am so sorry I'm late with my commenting - life has been very hectic recently. Such a beautiful elegant card for Carol's CCC challenge - love it - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  25. Seriously "SNOW" sparkly and fun! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

  26. Beautiful card Sue the snowflakes and sparkle look fantastic.
    lorraine x

  27. Great CAS card love the snowflakes and glitter great frantage too I am totally in awe of mine only got it too look good once usually looks like an accident or spillage lol -thanks for joining us at Happy Campers
    Carol DT x


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