Sunday, 18 May 2014


Good morning lovely friends and fellow blogsters, thank you for the brilliant comments on my last card .... and the ones about Blossom and her 'Feliway fix'!!!

Well peeps, the challenge at our CCC this fortnight is from Zoe and she has asked us to use 1 Button, 3 Brads, 1 Ribbon and 1 other embellishment on our cards.  Being from Planet Susie this is the first one I came up with 
Only Joking!!!!!  This picture just flitted through my mind and tickled me so here it is 1 Button, 3 Brads, 1 Ribbon and 1 other embellishment, the other embellishment is the sequin star at the top of the tree I haven't counted the sentiment!   

When I'd had my 5 minutes of frivolity, I thought I had better sort out the real card .....
 I have some new Tonic dies in my collection and I wanted to try one out - it isn't exactly Christmassy but there are quite a few twiddly bits on it and I think it looks quite nice with the brown card showing through from underneath.  I am  not ashamed to say that I used another one of my LOTV toppers and my extra embellishment is quite a lot of Stardust glitter on her hat, coat and the snow.    If you can't find the button, I assure you it is there - take a look at the final pic and you can see it huuuuugely enlarged.  I managed to use only three brads by popping my sentiment on the top right hand corner over where the 4th brad should have been!!!!
 Here is my button - well you didn't say whether it had to be any particular size Zoe - I have used a 4mm one from my box of dolls' house stuff and popped it on her handbag!  I'm not cheating honestly!

7" x 7" white card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Topper - LOTV 'Tis the Season' Set 13
Happy Christmas Sentiment - LOTV Clear Christmas stamps
Brown card - AC Textured Card Stock
Starry paper - Free with magazine
Square Cut Out die - Tonic 'Happy Birthday Sentiment' die set
Majestic Circles die - Spellbinders
Cosmic Shimmer Copper Bronze Lustre Emb. Powder
1 Button, 3 Brads, 1 Ribbon - from my own stash

I hadn't a clue what I was going to do when I first set out to do this one but I'm quite pleased with the result, it is nice and flat (for posting) so that is definitely a 'plus' for me.

Thank you so much for stopping by and having a look at my card...s  hope you like them - even the 'fun' one at the beginning of my post.  If you have had the time to leave a comment, thank you soooo much, I do appreciate them all.

I am sending a big hug to all of you who aren't well at the moment and hope you feel loads better soon.  Please take care of yourselves.

Hugs to you all

 Sue xxx

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

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge No 11 -
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge No 259 - 


  1. Sue. I love your first card, it's great and what a way to use up brads, buttons etc. it's a simple fun card. Your second card is lovely too, and I like your use of the button on her bag. Hazel xx

  2. When I saw your first card I thought it was very clever of you because you certainly got it all in there. But your "real" card, as you call it, is fabulous. Snap, I used a similar pre-coloured LOTV image. Your tonic die looks great. Have a great day and enjoy the sun. Love and hugs to you all. Christine xx

  3. Hi Sue - love your real card - the other one is so very clever too! Brilliant idea!!! Have a great Sunday! Hugs rachel xx

  4. Love both of these creations Sue. The fun one did make me smile, the second one is so pretty.

    Big Hugs

  5. Fantastic cards Sue especially the fun one.

  6. Two fabulous cards Sue. Love both of them. Hugs Rita xx

  7. Two fabulous card, Sue! I wondered if anyone would make one like your first...I had a good chuckle over that.
    Your topper is beautiful...just like you card! Love that sweet little Miss and your card design works with this brief so well. I needed to enlarge the card but managed to find the button...BTW...that is my fave size but they are hard to find! Never thought to check the doll house supplies...brilliant idea.

    I hear you have a trip planned for a revisit to a certain seaside area!!! I am so wishing iIcould hop on a jet and be there with you all. Give Graham a hug for me and hope you get beautiful weather for your time at the sea!

  8. Your card is fab, well both of them actually, I love that Tonic die you have used and the teeny, tiny button, so cute.

  9. Your first card made me think how clever is that! Wish I had thought of it and I may have to CASE it soon - I love it! Very clever hun!
    The second is more your style and so very beautiful. Love the cut out die cut pieces and I don't see that there is anything wrong with using the printed images - I have used toppers many times over the years and especially at Christmas! Both of these are gorgeous and I am going to check what else I have missed on your blog in a mo Karen x

  10. I agree! The first card is cute and clever. The second card steals the show. The seal in the top right corner should be a blue ribbon for first in show.

  11. Good afternoon Sue,
    Clever you!! what a brilliant take on the ingredients you had to use.
    Another who loves your first card.
    Your second one is stunning, beautiful image and design
    Have a great week ahead

    Patricia xx

  12. Hi Sue
    Two fabulous card... Very clever the first one... Love the image of number Two....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  13. what a hoot you are Sue...made me laugh and laugh thank you for cheering my day up!....clever idea that brad bag clasp...need one on mine just a bit poor friend had her bag dipped at the craft fair today and mer mobile pinched...she just needed a proper fastener! hugs xxxx

  14. Both your cards are great but I like the 1st one the most. Simples but has all the elements. Now why didn't I think of that!
    Hugs Mrs A.

  15. You do tickle me Sue! Love both cards: first one fab fun & second..stunning, hugs Carole Z xx

  16. Congratulations - great card! Thank you for participating in Scrapper's Delights Challenges! Hugs Stefka DT

  17. Helllooooooooooooooooooooooooo there LOL sorry I'm late I'm just catching up..been busy gardening..going to the beach and to my crafty club basically I haven't been home really LOL your card is fabuuuuuuuuuuulous as usual ..I had to have a good think before I did mine hahaha see you soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx lots of love to you and Graham and the gang xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue Paul and Olliebobs xxxxxxxxxxxx

  18. LOL... the first card is just too clever, Sue. The real card is sooo YOU! Beautiful Tonic punch... I can see why you just had to use it!
    hugs, Asha

  19. Beautiful! Love where you added the button! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL this week. Hope to see you playing along again soon!
    Tracey, DT

  20. Such a pretty fun card, loving the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delight, Gill DT :-)

  21. Lol! Love both cards for Zoe's CCC challenge! (Don't forget you could enter into CHNC challenge extra for May) x

  22. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

  23. Brilliant Sue love your take on the challenge with the first card. Love that die on your second card its gorgeous! Susan x

  24. such a great card and so cute, thank you for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

  25. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  26. How fun is that first card?! So simple, but such a genius way to use the "ingredients" and it looks just like a Christmas tree. Your "real" card is beautiful! And I LOVE how you used your button. I think it's perfect! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  27. Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 33 with your lovely card, Hazel , Glory of Christmas DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

  28. Sweet Cards--love the design of the second one!

    Thanks for joining us in our CSAYL--Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long Challenge this week. Good Luck! We hope to see you join us in future challenges too.

  29. no other word but AWESOME......have a good

  30. Hi Sue
    Laughing aside, I do actually like your fist card too lol!. Of course the official one is superb.
    Just to let you know, I've mentioned you in dispatches today.
    Best wishes and Heyyyyyyy to Blossom.
    Ang x

  31. Very pretty! So glad you could join the 2 Cute Ink Challenge, good luck!

  32. Super cards Sue! Love your post!


  33. Oh, Lord, ROTFLMAO!! I have so wanted to sit down and make a card like you did, painfully literal of what the terms are! Genius!! Your "for real" card is gorgeous!! Hugs, Darnell

  34. Oh what an adorable image and so christmassy! l just love everything about your creations and thank you for sharing it and entering in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Bubbies Challenge "Baby it's cold outside" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  35. Love your frivolity Sue! Your 2nd is gorgeous, love the design and your use of the recipe. Carol x

  36. Sue, love your cards. I had to giggle when I saw the first one. You were thinking outside the box on that one. Your second card is gorgeous. There is nothing I haven't said Ahhhhhhh, Ohhhhhhh over! Great job. Thanks for sharing with the Sparkles Christmas Challenge,

  37. I'm sorry I'm late. Great take on my challenge very inventive. Zx


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