Saturday, 1 February 2014


Good morning peeps - what a bloomin' week of weather - soggy and snowy (well six flakes but it WAS snow)!!!  So sorry if you are still struggling with floods, I am sending you a virtual hug!

This weekend I am posting two cards  - one for our Christmas Card Club and the other for the OSAAT DT.  I don't really like posting two on one day so will post the CCC card today and the OSAAT card tomorrow.

The lovely Mary, in South Carolina, has given us the theme of 'feature a heart/the colour red' - now me being on me Planet wasn't sure if this was an either/or ... or ... both.  Such is the world of Planet Susie - I could have asked buuuuuut ... I had a huuuuuge light bulb moment and I saw the card I wanted to do in my mind's eye (no pun intended).  This rarely happens - so rare in fact it is probably only the second light bulb moment I have had - lol!

I made a couple of white or white plus a smidge of colour Christmas cards and I really love them so I guess this is where this one has come from - hope you like it.

 The ivy leaves with shadows (top two on the right hand side and the three on the heart) are not glued down and I have tweaked them slightly so they stand off the card.
I used a Sizzix Embossing Folder 'Christmas Dots' for the background 'cos it looks like falling snow but as the design is only 5.5" long I had a gap at the bottom.  I had made it wider by popping the folder back through my machine but I didn't want to mess it up by faffing about any further.  Another light bulb moment (good grief!!) I cut out my gorgeous Border Flourish from Joanna Sheen's Signature Dies and popped it on the blank bit, added 6 red stones and wahey!!   I think the rest is self explanatory and I am chuffed with it!

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Cheery Lynn Die - Heart to Heart Doily
Britannia Dies - 3 x Poinsettias
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Ivy Flourish
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Ivy Corner
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Border Flourish
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Christmas Words/Dots
Gold Beads, Red Stones and Red card from stash
Creative Expression Sentiment - Pine Cone Christmas stamps

I hope you manage to leave a comment or two to let me know what you think,  I am always pleased to think you have popped over to check my blog out and thank you from the bottom of my heart!  I don't tend to make many 'die cut' cards but I love doing them - although stamping and colouring will always be my favourite.

Please take care and if you (or your other half) are feeling poorly, please get better soon.  Have a good weekend and if you have time to craft - Eccellente!!!

Loads of big hugs to you all  

SUE xxx

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

Party Time Tuesday Challenge No 157 -


  1. Gorgeous white on white card..and love the splash of red! I agree I too like diecuts on my cards .they give the cards a delicate feel:) but more often than not my cards are a mix of stamped images and papers...I still have to venture into the colouring deptt :P ...your card is awesome Sue!!! love it!! totally!

  2. This is stunning Sue. I really love your elegant design and gorgeous die cuts you have used.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. This is a stunner sweetie. Really elegant. I love red on white or red on black.

    Enjoy your weekend.


  4. Stunning card! I love how the red pops on the white and your die cuts are just beautiful! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week, hope to see you again soon!
    Tina - DT member @ 4CC

  5. Very beautiful card Sue, I love that ivy die I think it needs to be added to my collection :)
    I pondered over the meaning of the theme too and like you plumbed for both on my card which you will see tomorrow. Glad to be part of the CCClub and creating with a lovely bunch of ladies.

  6. Fab card, thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  7. This is just lovely. Very elegant.

    thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie challenge Blog.

    Moira DT xx

  8. Sue, this is a gorgeous white on white card with just that touch of red, I love that ivy die too. Hazel

  9. Beautiful, I love everything about it.

    Patricia x

  10. This is beautiful Sue, love the pop of red with the white on white, hugs Carole Z X

  11. Lurveeeeeeeeeeeee this Mrs P!!! that heart die is gorgeous.Its been blimmin freezing here today wish this rain would seriously go away! I'm being polite did you notice??? lmaooo hope you and Graham are keeping well and the critters too xxx soon be March woohooooooooooooo lots of huggles Sue xx

  12. Oh wow this is so beautiful. Love the red and white. Thanks for joining us this week at Created with love challenges.
    Linda K. DT.

  13. Such a beautiful elegant card Sue. I absolutely love it! Hugs Christine xx

  14. what a lovely white on white card thanks for sharing with CWLC this week Rachel DT

  15. Wow, what a beautiful card Sue. I love white on white and the hear is stunning. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  16. Stunning card, love the white and those flowers simply pop off the page....
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  17. This is such an elegant card Sue - love those ivy flourishes and the splash of red is stunning.

    Karen x

  18. Oh so gorgeous !!! Love white on white , I didnt always tho ............

  19. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    Another really fab card. Love all the elements in this gem of a creation.
    Super photography Graham.
    Now isn't this funny as I was about to use the lovely heart die cut, you sent me in an Anniversary card for my sister.
    Watch this space as they say.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  20. soo elegant Sue....and i am loving that ivy die....perfect for the

  21. Beautiful card, fab design, Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x Carol

  22. I love this gorgeous card - your design is fab - a great "light bulb moment" I'd say! thank you so much for joining in our Christmas at Fab'n'Funky this week - good luck! hugs Judith x

  23. Wow tis gorgeous Sue, fabulous design. Carol x

  24. Hope you, Graham and the four legged family members are keeping warm!

    Gorgeous card. This one is such a stunner...the pop of the shite and red, the beauty of those dies...I am drooling over those dies!
    Wonderful card, Sue.

  25. Hello huni, hope you are all doing okay and are warm and dry. OMGee this is so beautiful Sue, I love it, love. love, lurve it! What a fab design and a great light bulb moment xx

  26. Hi Sue
    Fabulous stunning card.... Great take on marys Challenge...
    The stamp i have used Sue ... I have had a few years... Its the cling one...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  27. Oh this is simply wonderful! I first had the heart thought, as it was Feb, then _my own_ lightbulb flashed, and I thought "Gotta think Christmas" hence the red. So it could have been either/or. I love that you did both on this stunning card. Love the ivy die & the WoW with that super red pop of the poinsettia & the tiny rhinestone trim on the embossed flourish. Thanks for a fantastic interpretation of my 1st Challenge! Love it! TFS & Hugs. I think I visit your Planet a lot too! Feels cozy there. :-)

  28. Gorgeous card Susie. So elegant! Love the lush red poinsettias against the crisp clean white. Thanks so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky for our Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hugs, Wends x Fab'n'Funky DT

  29. Can't be helped, Suse, great minds think alike. This card is so elegant...totally classy. Love it!
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  30. Beautiful Project. Thank you for joining us on Delicious Doodles Challenge.
    Marleen DT xx

  31. Beautiful, elegant card. Thanks for coming over and joining in with our 25th Challenge at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx(DT Member)

  32. Stunning card with so much detail. Zx

  33. Gorgeous and stunning card with a touch of


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Hugs Sue Pxxx