Saturday 12 April 2014


Good morning everyone - well the weekend is here again and I do hope you are enjoying the weather (if it's sunny where you are that is!!).  This time it's Asha's choice for a Christmas theme and she asked us all to make a card depicting Christmas Lights, this could be tree lights, lamps, lanterns or candles - you know the sort of thing I mean.

Anyway this is the card I made and it looks as if I have really made the lamp stand out by enhancing the yellowy light but, in daylight, it's no where near as dark as this - honest!   In fact this is a topper from LOTV and I only added a 'touch' of yellow, plus some Stardust glitter and Glossy Accents.
I do love this Art Pad and I think I will be using  it a lot to make some flatter cards for posting.    It really was simple to make but I am quite pleased with the finished result.


7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Topper - LOTV Art Pad
Christmas Post paper pad - Craftwork Cards
Turtle Dove paper pad - Kaisercraft
Twig and Berry paper pad - Kaisercraft
Gold Mirri Card - Stash
Create a Flake Four die - Spellbinders
Merry Christmas die - Cheery Lynn Designs
'NEW' Stitched Rectangle Stax die - Lil'inker Designs (USA)

Graham was doing his four days at work last week and is hoping to carry on decorating the staircase next week.  We (the Royal 'We') have had to redecorate the lower part of the staircase and landing because Blossom didn't care for the paper and decided to remove it from the wall with her little needle sharp claws, strip by strip (grrrr)!   She did this at night when we were asleep, guess she missed the attention!   I've told her she's grounded for a month and she's not allowed to see her 'beau' Donny and all she did was flick her tail in my direction.  She knows I'll get fed up of her trampling over my desk and sitting on my cards quicker than she'll get fed up of being grounded!  

Oh and from now on she is relegated to sleeping downstairs at night.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog - and thank you also for any comments you may leave.  Enjoy your weekend and hopefully you might have some time for crafting, although if the weather is nice it's lovely to be out and about.  Take care of yourselves and again, if you aren't feeling well I wish you a quick and full recovery.

Hugs to you all

SUE xxx

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


  1. How pretty, Sue! both sweet and vintagey. Love the design elements in your sketch layout, and the pretty combinations of designer papers and colors. Beautiful! hugs, de

  2. a beautiful card Sue - I'm doing my post tomorrow - hope thats okay! Brilliant image - lovely papers - fabulous xx

  3. Oh my word! You gave me such a shock when I saw my name on the title! LOL! This is a truly LOVELY card, Sue. GORGEOUS embellies and the image is so ADORABLE. Thank you so much for making this amazing card. Have a great weekend, my friend!
    hugs, Asha

  4. Fabulous card Sue. Love the LOTV topper, perfect for the challenge.The papers and dies look great. You're just like us - the royal "we" work really hard! Lol! Love and hugs Christine xx

  5. This is so gorgeous Sue. I love the gorgeous colours and layout and the real vintage feel it has to it.

    If I miss commenting on any of your cards forgive me as I have an ear infection in both ears.

    Have a good weekend.

  6. Sue, a beautiful card I think you can't go wrong with a LOTV image no matter what occasion you are making for.. I had to laugh at what Blossom got up to, and to think you were good enough to give her a home, which she is redecorating to her own taste now!!! I can just see her when you told her off. ( but you wouldn't be with out her now I bet). Hazel xx

  7. This is gorgeous Sue. I love the image with such beautiful festive papers and a fabulous layout too.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Fabulous card Susie, I love the traditional papers and the gold mirri makes it pop.

  9. A stunning Vintage card Susie. OMG you smacked this one into orbit. Amazingly you made it FLAT. Everything about this card says KUDOS.

  10. Oh my well I think we are 'twins' that were some how seperattted at birth LMAOOO because I have used this LOTV stamp for my card...BUT it's not as nice as this one. Fab dies there my lurverly buddy and gorgeous paper you have used and YES I'm going to Scarborough!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wooohoooooooooo LOL huggles to you all including the naughty Blossom xxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxxxx

  11. Gorgeous card, love all the detail and design
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Rachelle DT

  12. Gorgeous Christmas card, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

  13. Fabulous make hun and thank you for joining us at Fantasic Tuesday very good luck and have a great day x

  14. This is gorgeous for Asha's challenge for CCC - I love that image (I've got lots of those and love them). Thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for April - you could also enter this for my weekly challenge 172 - - and also Completely Christmas - we'd love to see it there too x

  15. Hi Sue
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the beams from your lamp and the layout.
    Perhaps Blossom has got withdrawal symptoms from being off the pot. . . . . Nudge, nudge!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  16. Fabulous Design....thank you for your valued support in entering our challenge, without you we would have no challenge.and I do hope you will join us again next week...for another fab challenge....You could also enter this design in to the Completely Christmas Challenge
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge

  17. Super card Sue with lots of lovely twinkly details! Hope you get your painting finished soon. Hugs Zx

  18. This is so beautiful! Loving the shots of gold mirri...they look fabulous!
    Great dies and lovely design here, Sue. This is a gorgeous topper...I am going to check these out as beautiful toppers like these are worth the shipping...Hope Blossom is well...and not too distressed at being in the naughty seat!

    I chuckled at the Royal we...We have that saying here too!!!

  19. Absolutely gorgeous Sue! Love the stitched die! Fab layout and the gold is so elegant too. I have enjoyed reading Blossoms, naughty girl, adventures. When we had cats they never went for the paper - they used two areas of the carpet as a scratching post, little devils! Hope you have a good week Karen xx

  20. I think the LOTV art pads are fantastic value for money. I have several of them. I love all the elements you have added to yours on this card. Hugs Mrs A. (aka ValeryAnne).

  21. Am loving the LOTV images I'm seeing, and gosh, that lamp really did appear to be so dimensional with the glow you added. Love the background papers too, so wonderful with the LOTV topper. This is just beautiful. TFS & Hugs

  22. Lovely Card love the Design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  23. Fabulous card Sue. Hugs Rita xxx

  24. Gorgeous Christmas card! Love all your great details, sooo pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Hugs, Sujin

  25. Hi Sue...sorry tobe late commenting but my Richard had to go into hospital Monday and its been a worrying time....but he is home now and being nursed by Nightingale Margaret.....
    Love the card and those wonderful backing papers really stunning card....xxxx

  26. A lovely card, I like the music paper and the holly berries too. Thank you for joining us at CHNC.

  27. Oh my... this card is gorgeous. Jaw dropping gorgeous to be exact!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I do hope you will join us again.

  28. Sorry I'm so late with my commenting! Gorgeous card Sue, love the image and papers. Carol x

  29. Such a pretty card with the lovely gold trimmings and pretty papers. Thank you so much for joining in with the CASSettes at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' with this glittery creation. Hugs, Lesley


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