Sunday, 29 June 2014


Well good morning peeps and fellow blogsters of the universe!  Another fortnight has passed by and we have another CCC challenge - the theme chosen by my friend Maureen (Scrappymo) - is 'Angels' ..... beautiful eh?  Here is my card (which I am scheduling .... again .... so fingers crossed).

 The dark card is actually a burgundy colour but it looks brown in the pic, and the Maestro couldn't do anything to change it especially in the dreadful light on Friday.
I used an image out of the LOTV Christmas Angels (Set 16) to which I added a smidge of Wink of Stella to make it sparkle.   This is on her wings, the stars and the garland on her head, but it doesn't quite show up here.  It really is a very simple card and the only fiddly bit was the edge where I used a Tonic Header Fold die.   These aren't very long so I made the cut in the centre of the edge and then had to ensure that both the ends matched - I used a pair of Fiskars Corner Edger scissors to round them off.

7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - LOTV Christmas Angels (Set 16)
Burgundy card - Creative Expressions
Patterned Paper - LOTV Nitwit Collections (Woodland Wishes)
Sparkle Border die - Tattered Lace Dies
Christmas Pine die - Tattered Lace Dies
Christmas Sentiments die - Tattered Lace Dies
Header Fold die - Tonic Ornate Elegance Dies
Pierced Oval Stax - Die-namics Dies
Snowflake die plate - Cheery Lynn Dies
Pearls - Hobby House Crafts
Wink of Stella Pen (Yay!!!)
Stardust Stickles (on the snowflakes of course!)

This is another one that's quite flat, so extremely suitable for posting!  I quite like the Header Fold die but I need to practise with some bits of card before I actually use it on a fold - wish they were a little bit longer though!!!   I do sound like a right GOM don't I - (Grumpy Old Mare) I think it's the weather to be honest, we've had cloud all day today (Saturday) and it was so cold the Maestro (bless his little cotton socks) even put the heating on for an hour or two.  Blossom didn't know whether she wanted to stay in or go out so decided to sit on the mat by the back door, she then looked at Graham as if to say "Come on dad, switch the sunshine on!"   Oh were it sooooo easy!!

Anyway that's enough of me now, although I must say I have been thinking about Flora (Crafty Lark) today, I do hope she didn't get her titfer wet 'cos it looked glorious!  Bet her wellies got a bit of a bashing (although not sure when she was going).

Hope you are all bearing up, I do know that some of my friends are going through the mill at the moment so I am sending virtual hugs their way and that definitely includes those of you who are caring for a poorly family member.  Take care.

Hugs to you all

Sue xxx
I would like to enter my cards into the following 10 challenges -

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge - (used Die-cuts, Image and Patterned Paper)


  1. Beautiful Sue. Love the Die.
    Gr Elly

  2. Just a quick visit because we are about to leave for the Steam Rally. I love your card and such a sweet little angel. What would we do without Lili? That tonic die is gorgeous! Love and hugs Christine xx

  3. Schitterende kaart mooi de stempel
    Groetjes Gerrie

  4. This is such a pretty card and the border looks great, xxx

  5. Absolutely Gorgeous Sue. Hope you have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. So gorgeous Sue. I love the sweet image and the die cut edge looks stunning.
    hugs Sue xx

  7. Gorgeous Sue. Love LOTV they cover so many occasions. Like you I have been thinking of Flora, topical ?Glastonbury weather so her wellies will have been needed. Bless Blossom,I wish it was that easy. We also had the heating on for an hour yesterday just to take the dampness out of the house. Hazel xx

  8. Absolutely STUNNING card Sue! Love the border and the snowflake embellishing..Pretty pretty!

  9. A beautiful card, love the colours and that LOTV image is perfect for this challenge. Hope the sun soon comes out for you, were are having a dismal day too.

  10. Beautiful card Sue, these LOTV images are a wonderful thing to have at hand.
    Poor Flora, keep thinking about her. However if she's enjoying the music she might not feel the rain.
    Not much sunshine here and yes!! Our heating has been on as well. I normally stop taking my Vitamin "D" (the sunshine supplement) during the summer but still taking it or I would be miserable, that certainly helps me. I suffer badly from the "sad"syndrome.
    Enjoy the rest of your afternoon

    Patricia x

  11. What a totally wonderful card its absolutely stunning matey!!! I totally forgot about the challenge till last night lol I've had so much going on so mine was a bit of a blehhhhhhhh card just shot together so I doubt it will be used for anyone this year LOL it might see the bin....hope you are all okay Paul's appt went better than we thought and that was good but yesterday he started with a bad chest infection bless him so hope it clears soon. Lots of love and huggles to you both xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Oh my goodness...this is gorgeous! Love that header look on the side. Brilliant idea to use the corner rounder..I never would have known that it did not go all the way down the side of your card.

    Your angel image is a beauty. Love her sweet little face.

    Great card Sue...really enjoyed it.

  13. Hi Sue
    Stunning card... Love the sweet image.... And the tonic Die is gorgeous....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  14. This is gorgeous Sue, love the sweet image and all your wonderful dies. Carol x

  15. Hi Sue
    Glorious image and lovin the edge. I'm getting the burgundy and a twinkle on the wings..
    Hope Blossom's diet is going well.
    Take care.
    Ang x

  16. what a beautiful card - I'm loving the edge too - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

  17. Sweet angel image! Love the addition of the snowflakes to the snowflake paper. Thanks for joining in the wings challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  18. An excellent Christmas card with my favorite, an angel. Beautifully crafted.

  19. Gorgeously brilliant, love the image and just a beautiful card Sue...♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  20. Gorgeous angel, gorgeous card. Love the image & the WoS showed up very sparkly on the green foliage halo. It's hard to photograph how pretty that WoS really is. I'm really thrilled with that edging, and this die is new to me. Not seen it before, and it made a spectacular edge for this card. Loved the glisten of the snowflake border, and the pine sprig trims on the sentiment. Beautiful card, TFS & Hugs

  21. Hi Sue, a beautiful card, love the adorable image..gorgeous, hugs Carole Z X

  22. Fabulous card hun love it and thanks so much for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday have a great day hugs Judith DT x

  23. Beautiful card Sue thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

  24. lovely Suelove the header die on the cardedge really classy xxxxx

  25. Gorgeously festive creation, just love the header die its perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft this fortnight, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  26. This is awesome sweetie. So pretty and elegant. That header die is gorgeous.


  27. Beautiful card Sue, I love the image and the over the edge die is gorgeous.
    Thank you for the welcome and visiting my blog, I'm now just about to join you, Kate x

  28. What a delightfully festive concoction, Sue, LOVE the fancy edge and the sprinkling of snowflakes .... just perfect!
    Have a lovely week!
    hugs, Asha
    p.s. Richard sends Blossom a cheeky little tickle!

  29. Fabulous creation,wonderful design and i love the edging,
    thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week x carol

  30. Your Christmas card is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  31. Hi Sue a fabulous Christmas card. Love the edge and the pretty foilage! Hope this lets me post fingers crossed, Susan x

  32. GOM? No indeed! How about "Great outspoken miracle" ? We are so blessed to have you in our lives, and that you share yours. You are delightful - or at least it seems so to me. I like the fold, and hear you entirely about the dies not being long enough. But you made this work GORGEOUSLY - I've already pinned it to do something similar in the future. Thanks for the inspiration using this purely sweet little angel. hugs, de

  33. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blog mate.
    Love this super creation. The angels theme has sure brought out some very pretty cards.
    Fab dies used in this gem of a creation so superbly.
    Love to all in the P household.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  34. Beautiful and so peaceful - perfect for Crimbo! I hope you are keeping well huni. Apologies for my lateness - I have struggled with this lol! Karen xx

  35. I'm sorry I'm so late in visiting and commenting. Gorgeous card for CCC and thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 18 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  36. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls - good luck x

  37. Lovely card ! Sorry I'm late in commenting. hugs xx

  38. Beautiful - love that die you've used on the edge of the card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x


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