Monday, 30 December 2013


Hi there bloggers out there - I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas celebrations, we did although we all ate too much - by all, I am including Blossom and Donnie - naturally!  If you live in those areas that were subjected to the awful storms and lack of power, I do hope you are getting back to some degree of whatever passes for normality nowadays.   I'm sending you all big virtual hugs and lots of love!!

I thought I would post one of the Christmas cards I made for my ex colleague.  He particularly liked the Steampunky stylee birthday cards I made for his twin daughter and son and asked if I could bear that in mind for their Christmas cards.  Now this really did stress me out, I am almost, almost comfortable with Steampunk style birthday cards but a Christmas card .... or two!!!!  I started looking for an image and found a gorgeous one by Jade Dragonne, I love this lady's work and her images are free (with a couple of conditions of course).  You can find her site here.  Despite the fact that I love colouring, my time really was running away with me and in order to get this finished I actually printed off the coloured image, I made a mask and blobbed my sponge over the image to add a little bit of colour.

 I thought I would show you a close up of the Christmas Tree because I loved making this - in fact I made another one with a different tree die - for Adam's card!!

In actual daylight the tree really stands out because I have Star Dust-ed it before I added the little watch cogs, springs and 'bits'.

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Steampunks digi (pre-coloured)  - Jade Dragonne 
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Joyful Peace paper pad - GCD Studios
Christmas Post paper pad - Craftwork Cards
Grand Decorative Ovals die - Spellbinders
Grand Oval die - Spellbinders
Frosty Border die - Memory Box
Snowflake Tree die - Memory Box
Mini Rolled Roses die - Die-namics 
Small Clock face - my stash
Watch Cogs, springs etc - Ebay

Well, that's enough from me for now, I won't say that I am making any NY Resolutions because I loathe NY with a passion and will be in bed before the chimes of midnight.  Even though this is unusual for me!!!  I might just put a 'possible motion' out there to blog more frequently - not a resolution you understand!!!   Yup I'm still going to carry on waffling as well - can't put out a 'motion' to stop that now can I??

Thank you for all your comments over the past year, I have loved reading them, you have given me so many uplifting comments and have wished me well when I have been ill (on so many occasions)!  When Suzie created my blog, she did me the biggest favour I could have ever asked for, even when I have been unable to blog I have known it was there waiting for me to feel better and/or get my mojo back!!!

Lots of love and hugs to you all, thank you so much for stopping by and for checking out my cards.  I do hope you can all enjoy your crafting next year, and that your Mojo stays at home and doesn't nip off on holiday!

Take care of yourselves and Happy New Year!!!

SUE xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges

Krafty Girls Challenge No 8 -


  1. The card is gorgeous Sue! The Christmas!! its awesome with all those cogs and spring and the watch stands out! love your card!

  2. Such a fabulous card Sue. I love the image, gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing too.
    I am pleased you had a good Christmas and I wish you all the very best for the New Year.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Hey Matey!!! What a fabulous card!!! and that tree is superbbbbbbbbbbbb. Glad you had a fab Christmas, we spent our Christmas day with my brother and sis-in-law and omg we couldn't move either and that includes Olliebobs, he's looking a bit on the rotund side hahaha! Haven't made an ny resolutions yet but I seriously need to tackle the spare tyres! and of course I can't wait for the NEC I'm more excited about seeing you and the others than spending money hahaha lots of love and huggles to you and Graham and of course Blossom and Donnie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. That is fabulous! Absolutely stunning work Sue, and thank you for the link to another great Deviant Art artiste. I snagged some line art whilst there. This is only the second time that I have found some Steampunk images that I actually like. I love all those cogs and that - they embellish your card beautifully.
    You are not alone I loathe NY too. I avoid the TV and hug my little Eddy when the fireworks are going off because they terrify him. Here's hoping we will all have a healthier New Year xx

  5. It looks fabulous Sue, love the Christmas tree. Wishing you a very Happy and hopefully healthy New Year. Carol x

  6. Fantastic Steampunk christmas card you made! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  7. Both these creations are awesome sweetie. Look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations and reading your funny write ups,
    Happy New Year sweetie

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges with such an awesome steampunk image!

  9. Loving that Steampunk Christmas tree, gorgeous looking card. Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges (c:

  10. Hi Sue, what a stunning steampunk card..fab image, love it! Happy New Year..hugs Carole Z xx

  11. Oh this is just gorgeous! LOVE the image and the colour and the detail... Fab! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

  12. Is it ok to wish you a happy and healthy 2014 even though you loathe NY? LOL Hi, Sue! Love this steampunk card! The metallic take on your die cuts are especially awesome, and even your rolled flowers look amazing! Steamy and punky LOL hugs, de

  13. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining in at Simply Steampunk Challenges ;)

  14. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 157 - hope to see you again soon. x

  15. just beautiful, love all your embellishments...
    Thanks for joining the challenge at SCC

  16. Thanks for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  17. Great card. I love the image and the tree is brilliant! Thanks for joining in the Happy Campers challenge. Kim xxx

  18. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    Love this superb card, the image is just right, and that tree will what can I say I am lost for words to say how good it is. Great design as always. Fab photography Graham.
    I bet they were so pleased with it.
    DH has not been well over Christmas and the New Year he has had this awful cough and cold that is going about.
    He does suffer with his lungs, and has to use an inhaler most days,so when he gets a cold it goes straight there. He can only sleep on his stomach for short periods to stop himself from coughing. Spends most of the night sitting up or bending over a table.
    Now I hope I don't get it as the op is looming, but never mind if I do we will just have to wait for another appointment.
    I do hope you and Graham are keeping well, and the very best of this New Year to you both.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Sue, what a beautiful card! Totally love the tree. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our "Anything Goes" challenge. I hope you had an opportunity to hop over to the other blogs for a chance to win prizes there too. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2014.

  20. Lovely card, love all the details....thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  21. What a great card. I don't think i've ever seen a steampunk Christmas card before, excellent x Thanks for joining us over at MilkCoffee Challenge x
    Little Pear Tree


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