Saturday 15 February 2014


Morning to you all - although this is scheduled I expect it will be raining here and where you are, and that is all I am saying about this bloomin' horrid and destructive weather!

I would just like to say a warm welcome to my new followers,  you are most welcome and I  hope you like my creations.  I do tend to waffle, as you will soon realise but I usually see the funny side of lots of things that happen to me and tend to share them - ooops!   Oh and that reminds me that I have a candy to put on my blog - any month day now.

Well, this Sunday I have two cards to post - one for the CCC (Christmas Card Club) and the other one for the OSAAT Challenge.   Because I prefer to post one a day I post my CCC card on Saturday (and ask the other girls in the group to forgive me for being early - lol).  This time it is Hazel's turn to pick a theme and she has chosen Snowflakes and/or all white.  I remembered I had a rubber stamp on a wooden block (yes, I know, I do have some besides my digis) that I bought several years ago and I still love it!!  I'm also really into my LOTV paper pads at the moment so decided I would use Frosty Christmas 'cos there are lots of blues in there.  

  Unfortunately the picture doesn't show it, but I stamped the image in Sparkling Sky Blue Brilliance Archival Pigment ink then embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder.  This gives the image a gorgeous shiny wet look!  I used some of the Pinflair 'Ice Diamond' around the edge to make it look frosty.

I've decorated the inside of the card with the same papers but this was after the maestro took the pic.  I thought I would have a go at putting a few blobs around the image 'cos it needed 'something' but instead of blobs they look more like polka dots with pimples!  Methinks I will have to ask my pal Sue J (Olliesmam) to give me a Masterclass in blobbing!  I can hear her laughing all the way from Cleveland (not Ohio)!

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Stampendous Rubber Stamp - Winter Sprite
Blue Card - Create and Craft
LOTV - Frosty Christmas Paper Pad
Poppy Stamps - Giovanni Snowflake die
Memory Box - Joy Script die
IO Dies - Snowflake Plate die
Brilliance Archival Ink Pad - Sparkling Sky Blue
Cosmic Clear Embossing Powder
Pinflair - Ice Diamond (Glitter stuff)
Pearly Doodles (for the pimples)
Gems from my stash

I used the Memory Box Die 'Joy' script that my friend Maureen (Scrappymo) gave to me when she came to England last year.  I cut one in a scrap of blue and one in a scrap of white then put them on another piece of white, slightly offset to give a shadow effect, and cut around them.  I did this on a card last year and quite liked it so thought I would do it again - ta da!  I also thought that this word really describes the look on the face of the snowflake 'Winter Sprite' as she dances.   It's OK if you think I'm barking - I won't deny it!

Thank you for stopping by and again a thank you to my new followers, you are very kind!  If you have managed to leave a comment I am soooo pleased and I will be over to your blogs asap!  I will be posting my DT card for OSAAT tomorrow so please check it out.

Big hugs and I hope you are all well or at least getting better if you have been poorly.

SUE xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 8 challenges

Crafty Girls Challenges No 11 -


  1. This is gorgeous Sue. Love that beautiful snowflake Sprite what a fab stamp! Susan xx

  2. Gorgeous Sue. Love that snowflake stamp also your whole lay out. Hazel x

  3. This is just gorgeous,love the fab

  4. Gorgeous card Sue. I love the image, beautiful papers and such pretty snowflakes.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Stunning card Sue! absolutely gorgeous!
    hope you checked in here. won! congrats!

  6. Amazing wintery card....i would be very happy to get this card via post..

    fiona DT

  7. Beautiful wintery card Susie, thank goodness it's not quite like this outside yet Brrr.

  8. This is a beautiful card. The layers and patterns work so well together. The stamp is gorgeous. Thank you for joining TTPH this week.

  9. This is a really gorgeous card Sue, the snowflake is beautiful, Carole Z X

  10. This is really lovely Sue. Love what you have done with the sentiment, it is really effective. Love your chatter it makes me smile, I need cheering up at the moment.

  11. This is beautiful, i love the ice blue.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge Over in "Through the Purple Haze" good luck x

  12. Oooo errrrr missus this is gorgeous! and your blobs are just fine LOL methinks I will need some more liquid pearls at the NEC they seem to be my signature hahaha! Oh I can't wait to see you again I'm counting down the days lots and lots of huggles to you and Graham and all the critters xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue

  13. This card is very elegant!
    Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  14. Hi Sue, many years ago I tried desperately to get hold of this stamp and never succeeded. It is a gorgeous stamp and you have used it to make a fabulous card! Beautiful! Love and hugs Christine xx

  15. Your snowflake card for my CCC challenge is beautiful (don't forget that you could also link this for my CHNC challenge extra for February) x

  16. Stunning card Sue. It just stands out. Absolutely Beautiful. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx.

  17. Fabby card Sue. Love that snowflake character what a different idea! I also like the shades of blue. Zx

  18. lovely lovely card Sue....tried to leave a comment yesterday but blogger was being a B*****....really frosty feelxxxx

  19. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    just playing catch up on your creations.
    Another really super creation for the Christmas Club. Love your really great design of the wonderful creation.
    Beautiful photography Graham.
    Love to all in the P household, especially Pidgy.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  20. Gorgeous card Sue - love the colourway you've used. Stunning. Congrats on winning the die from Sue Wilson.

    Karen x

  21. This is just beautiful! Hugs xx

  22. I have a similar Stampendous stamp but without the imp lol! I love this Sue - such beautiful blue colours and they do not look like pimples lol! The snowflakes are gorgeous and the way you have used the Joy die is so clever and so effective! You are not the only one who needs a masterclass - the blobbies that Sue does are so tiny and even, I can't make them that small let alone even xx

  23. wow this is simply wonderful
    Thank you for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T this week good luck in the draw
    Lindyloo DT

  24. Such a fabulous card! I love the embossed stamp!
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.

  25. Love this Sue, that stamp is the papers too. Carol x

  26. This is gorgeous! The off set winter sprite looks wonderful with her trio of snowflakes guarding her...guarding from warmer weather methinks!
    I can see the sparkle of the looks wonderful! Glad to see you are enjoying the die.

  27. Gorgeous card Susie. Love those snowflakes and those papers are divine.

  28. How sweet love the design! Thanks for joining Creative Knockouts!

  29. Lovely card, and that image is just so airy & light. Love the shimmer & your edging gives such a frosty feeling to the design. That Sky Blue Brillance is such a beautiful blue shade...I love it! Your double use of the joy die offset as you did, is wonderful. I've tried that technique but mine just never seem to look right...this is wonderful. Great use of the die in such a way. Yay for Maureen for gifting it to you. TFS & Hugs (oh when you have the Blob Masterclass, I need to get a tutorial on that too. Nobody can do those pearls like our Olliesmam...she must have steady hands & tons of patience!

  30. Very nice card! Thanks for joining the Spots and Dots challenge over at Creative Knockouts!

  31. Now this is a snowy day on Christmas. Lovely card, Susie. Hazel sure gave is a fab theme.
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  32. Hi Sue, I like how you put all these beautiful snowflakes in the main focus. Great the combination of colours and all these beautiful details.

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Fun with Shapes and more Challenge.

    Hugs Claudia


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