Sunday, 24 August 2014


Hello blog friends and followers - this is slightly late today because I didn't have time to write the 'splurge' yesterday.   Oh and the maestro only took the pic this bright sunny morning (yes ... it is sunny here).    First of all I must say thank you so much for the comments on my little Christmas box, I'm so glad you liked it.  Now for this fortnight's challenge at the CCC - Mary asked us to use a Cardinal bird on our cards although she did say we could use any Christmas bird if we didn't have the right image.   I managed to find this lovely picture of a Cardinal bird on the internet and thought it would be perfect for my card.

 I coloured him in with my Flexmarkers and then cut him out using a Marianne Craftables die, I cut around the overhang of the spruce and popped the die underneath so that it wouldn't chop into it.   I have even been practising blobs - an homage to my blog bud Sue J (Ollie's Mam) who is the Queen of Blobs - and blobbed a few around my image.

Thank you for this lovely challenge Mary, I'm quite jealous because I guess you see these gorgeous birds all the time where you are in South Carolina.


7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - Colouring Pages found on the internet
Green Glitter paper - A5 Glitter Pad (very old stash - had to do a join on the lower edge)
'Softly Falling' die - Die'Sire Creatables
Corner Flourish die - Spellbinders Die D'Lites
Christmas Sentiment - LOTV
Pinflair Pearl Wand (for the blobs!!)
Stardust Stickles

That's it for now then - this Christmas card will be winging it's way to my friend across the pond later on this year.   Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog, I shall be checking out the cards made by the other girls later on.  It's really nice to see what everyone makes and to know that we are steadily building up our stash of Christmas cards.

Big hugs to you all and please take care of yourselves.

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

Clear it out Challenge -   (used Glitter Paper pad bought at least 10 years ago)

Sunday, 10 August 2014


Good morning fellow bloggers and friends out there - I do hope you are having a good weekend, the sun has been shining here (although we had torrential rain on Friday night plus a thunderstorm)!  

I will be honest and tell you that I had forgotten totally about this fortnight's challenge for the CCC - I know I usually forget until a few days before but I remembered Friday night and when I found out what the theme was I will admit to being chuffed to bits.  I have to make a box for a Christmas present and now I've sorted it .... sooner rather than later - wahey!!!  Must thank the bride-to-be Lizzie for this wonderful challenge - I hope you have a gorgeous day and the sun shines on you both next week!

This little box is 4" square and 2" deep.  The thin card is double sided but is a plain green on the holly card and plain red on the dotty card, didn't think it was worth asking the maestro for another pic but I have since realised that it isn't clear how much of this is the lid - sooooo suffice it to say that all of the red dotty card is the lid and I edged it with a Spellbinders Banner Basics die-cut.  I have also used my favourite Poinsettia die - I absolutely lurve this one and would use it on all Christmas cards if I could.


Thin Card is from my stash and is years old!
Poinsettia dies - Britannia Dies from Joanna Sheen
Small Ivy die - Britannia Dies from Joanna Sheen
Banner Basics 2 die - Spellbinders Dies
Merry Christmas sentiment - Cheery Lynn Dies
Gold Pearl Wand - Pinflair
Tartan Ribbon - Hobbycraft Embellishment Kit

I am happy with my little project and it is the perfect size for the gift I have in mind.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog and please leave a comment (if you have the time) 'cos you know I love reading them.

By the way, I know a few of you were wondering what my birthday present was, you know the one with the batteries!!  Well, it was nothing to do with bunny rabbits but I will put you out of your misery/curiosity and tell you that it is, in fact, a MicroPedi - for me feet!!!  And before you all think "what on earth was the maestro thinking of" - I asked him for it!  Me poor old tootsies were in such a state that I could have climbed Mt Everest barefoot, without any crampons and now ... I could do Dancing on Ice without skates!   Total bliss!!  I dare say a couple of my blogster maties out there are now trying to imagine me climbing or skating .... as if!!!

Well must be orf now - got a spot of the old ironing to do - I am trying not to let it get too high (the pile that is not the cat Mrs Duck).  Blossom is looking pretty slim by the way, she will never be sylph-like (unlike her mum lol!!) but her tum is better!

Catch up with you again shortly, take care of yourselves and enjoy the warm weather while we have it.

Big hugs to you all

Sue xxx

I would like to enter my gift box into the following challenges -

Sunday, 3 August 2014


Hello there peeps!  I have been soooooo busy lately, Mrs Mojo went for yet another tramp in the woods (dirty girl) and I was left scratching my ar head!  I only had three cards to make but boy have I struggled!  The anniversary card I made for my hubby was definitely the easiest (sick bucket at the ready) 'cos it came from my little soft heart!  Seriously though, it did!!!!

Anyway, I must thank you for all the comments on my last Christmas card, it was so simple to make and I received the most amazing comments - I really am chuffed to bits!  I would also like to welcome my newest follower, Tamesis, thank you for joining this merry little band of bloggers.

Right, now for my latest card - this is one I made for the Crafty Calendar DT - we are sponsored this month by Hobbybook and they have some really wonderful images!  I chose this one to colour ('cos I like red and saw the opportunity to do a red and white card with some red spotty card that I had unearthed a while ago).  This could be a birthday card but also a Get Well Card - I think she has some nice chicken soup in the bottom of her basket as well as the bread!  Who said 'here she goes again, her and her food'!!  The theme this month is everyone's favourite 'Anything Goes' so we really would like to see your cards in our challenge.


Digi Image - 'Little Red Riding Hood' from Hobbybook 
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder - Tattered Lace
Cherished Centres dies - Tattered Lace Dies
Meridian Border die -  Memory Box Dies
Elegant Ovals die - Spellbinders Dies
Layering Ovals die - Tonic Dies
Dotty 3D Bow die - Sue Wilson at Creative Expressions
Red Dewdrops from stash
Promarkers and Flexmarkers

Thank you for visiting my blog again, I really am grateful to you and apologise profusely for not commenting on your cards as often as I should.  That doesn't mean I don't pop over to see what you are making though - 'cos I do!!  I must now go and do a little ironing - haven't done any for three weeks!  Oh joy!!!

Please take care, I hope you are all feeling well - sending a big huge hug if you aren't!

Hugs to you all

Sue xxx