Sunday, 26 January 2014


Good morning fellow bloggers and friends - I have my second Steampunky Christmas card to share with you today.  Truth is I've just remembered it 'cos I had a diddy parcel of watch cogs, hands (duh - the watch variety) and springs etc yesterday and they made me think of my Steampunk look Christmas Trees.  This card was a request from my ex-colleague for his son and another one that stressed me out totally even though, once I had started it, everything came together!

Here it is for you to check it out.

I thought you might like to see a close up of the Christmas tree.

Both Adam and Jemma loved their Steampunk cards according to their dad - so that was a big 'phew' from me!

7" x 7" Kraft Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Free Digi - Vince Ballard (Crafty Moments Cardmaking)
MME - Signature Christmas 12" x 12" paper pad
Spellbinders Grand Oval Die
Die Cutting Stencil Christmas Tree (with magazine)
Cheery Lynn Gears Dies 
Die Versions Marker Micro Font Alphabet Die
Dee's Distinctively Wreath Builder Die (holly leaves)
We R Memory Keepers - Metal Findings
Tim Holtz Ticket Label
Eco Green Die Cut Cogs
Ebay Watch Cogs 

I know this isn't a Christmassy picture but I felt it would look OK once I had put some holly and the tree on it.  This image is a lovely one and you can have it either pre-coloured or outline.  I'm afraid, like the one for his sister, I chose the coloured image purely to save some time!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a moment to check out my cards, as always, if you have the time to leave a comment I really am grateful to you.

 I hope you were OK yesterday if you had the same storm we had, it seems that there were loads of people who suffered it and as I told Christine Harrop I couldn't believe the size of the raindrops - they were more like golf balls!   It was so noisy around here as well, I checked on Blossom and she was asleep with her paw over her nose, Donny was out probably in his 'Palace' and poor old Colin was so frightened he rolled himself up inside his leaf home!  LOL!

I'm off now and will leave you with a big hug from me!  Please take care of yourselves.

SUE xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge Wk 109 - (snippets of Kraft/Patterned paper used for holly leaves, berries and lettering) -


  1. Fabulous card Sue, I love that image really useful guy image. Love your steampunk Christmas tree too! Pouring down here at the mo!! Susan x

  2. This is gorgeous,love the image...fabulous

  3. Sue a great layout and a fab card, love your Christmas Tree too. We are having horrible weather here today, a day for staying in. Hazel x

  4. Brilliant card, I am not into Steampunck but have to say I really like this.
    Like all your lovely embellishments.
    Snow blowing though the horrible rain here today.

    Patricia xx

  5. Hi Sue, this is fabulous, from a fellow Steampunk fan who does do enough steampunk everything about it and what a great image! Happy Sunday, Carole Z X

  6. Wowww!! love your card Sue!! what a perfect male card ..awesome grungy and rustic look!! the Christmas tree looks fabulous!

  7. Yup sure is a super duper steampunky card it...I saw this image over at Vince's frees but had no idea what it would turn out like...well now I do it's awesome.xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  8. Wow I love Vince's freebies but haven't used any yet but omg!! my matey this is truly great!!! Love what you have done with it. Thanks for your comments about Olliekins, he's a bit fed up today because there is no way I was going out in that! We had thunder, followed by huge raindrops and then a bit of a quick blizzard!! Hope you all Graham are well and of course Blossom Donny and little Colin lmaooo won't be long omg!!! I'm driving Paul insane, he says so what you fancy getting??? me?? no clue I just want to see Sue again and meet Christine LOL I have made a list in my head but I will forget on the day lots of hugglesssssssssssssssssssssssss Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. Hi Sue - what a fabulous card! A really super Christmas card for a chap indeed!

    Sigh, I only use Mr Random thingy to pick the prize winner each week in the Playground. The rest of the picks are my choice with heart in mouth as the week goes by I keep a note :) Do try to give everyone a turn though of course.

    Come and play soon!!

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    Love your super card. So perfectly coloured too. Great designing as usual.
    What a really superb idea the Christmas tree.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Hi Sue. I have this digi but wouldn't have dreamed of using it for Christmas yet it works so well and looks fabulous! Our electricity kept going on and off for a few hours after the storm yesterday. A real pain. Love and hugs Christine xx

  12. Another fantastic creation sweetie. Steam Punk would throw me into a Firenze what to do. Yours is fantastic.

  13. It's linked fine Sue - will do a quick scout on Mr Linky but I found you fine!

    Hugs and me lips are sealed :) Di xxx

  14. I have never done punk and wouldn't know where to start! Your card is super like every thing on it. Hugs Mrs A.

  15. Oh wow... this is fabulous and everything looks like it belongs on here. Love the colour palette too... did I mention what a great card this is?
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll drop around again.

  16. Fabulous card you made Sue, thanks for reminding me about the christmas tree die, I had totally forgotten about it! Might have bought the same magazine too! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  17. A real fun image Sue and great masculine card.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  18. Gorgeous image and I love the colour choice to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

  19. Great card for a guy! - Love the christmas tree, and your coloring!

    Thanx for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

    Eva Gro
    The Paper Shelter DT

  20. This is a stunning card and a beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Creations.

  21. I adore steampunk and I love your fabulous Christmas card, the image is wonderful and so are all your embellishments. I am not surprised at all that this was loved! Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment. Anne x

  22. What an adorable steampunk design and colors.

    Hugs Diane

  23. Hi Sue, this is super. Love your steampunk theme. Fab colours and image and love the embellies on the tree.
    Hugs Sue W.

  24. Gorgeous card Sue, fabulous image and details. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Vintage challenge this week x

  25. Gorgeous! I absolutely love it. Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

  26. Fun, charming and different! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, Team-leader-TPS

  27. Hi Sue
    I really love your card, a really good one for men, well done you.
    take care, hope you are well
    Sue xx

  28. Love the colours Sue and what fab decorations for the tree, must remember this. xx Flora

  29. Hi Susie . . . this is a great example of steampunk. Brilliant.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  30. Oh that's fabulous!!! this is such a great card! I'd never have thought to do steampunk Christmas! love the little swirly tree with the cogs on - fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Left of Center this month! Mo xxx

  31. Great card. You embraced steampunk like a duck to water!
    Oh wait...there is no room for ducks as you have the kitty cats. Well, we'll send the duck over to Miss Pixie!
    Great card. Love the steampunk feel of it.


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