Sunday, 14 September 2014


Hello everyone out there, I hope you are all keeping well and crafting.  It's definitely turned to cooler weather now and I lurve it, autumn is my favourite time of year, have I ever said that before ????  I am definitely feeling loads perkier!  

Anyway, over on Crafty Calendar we have a new monthly challenge and the theme is Leaves and Lace.   When I saw this I had loads of ideas in my mind about what I could do (there's a first)  and knew exactly what papers I was going to use.   We are being sponsored by  Art by Miran this month, I love her images and she is giving 3 digis to the winner of our challenge - there are so many to choose from as well!!!

 Just thought I would tell you that the mat underneath the digi image is something I had been playing with.   I've inked the embossing folders first before I popped them through me machine - not tried this before!  I really like the fact that some areas are minus the ink on this piece, so I decided to use it on my card.  I should have asked the maestro to take a pic before I cut it up - duh!!!


7" x 7" Kraft card - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - Autumn's Memoirs - Art by Miran
Enchantment paper pad - LOTV Nitwits Collection
Sentiments - LOTV Set 24 Sentiment Tags
Grand Circle die - Spellbinders Dies
Regency Swirls Embossing Folder - Die'sire Embossalicious Folders
Leaves - WOC
Berries - Hobby House Crafts
Skeleton Leaves - stash (Coo these are soooo old and one of the very first things I bought for my stash carrier bag - waaaaay before I got my Craft Room!)
Twine, Lace, Pearls and Peel Off Stickers - stash

Now, remember that you have until 8 October to get your creations made and entered into our challenge - I really would love to see them on there!!!

Whilst I am on I will just give you an update on furry babies!!!  Donny (Blossom's husband and love interest) is slowly being integrated into the family, he has always lived outside and we were hoping to get him 'sorted' before an adoption 'proper'.   This is mainly because of spraying - phwoar does it pong!!! - anyway he came in without us realising and was in all afternoon fast asleep on one of the dining room chairs under the table.  No spraying whatsoever!!!  This is happening all the time now and I firmly believe it's Blossom's Feliway (or cat spliff's).  He is still quite timid but he's getting more confident and once he is less shy we will take him to the V - E - T's!! for a blue brick job!   He is getting the same flea treatments as Blossom and has been wormed, so we are slowly progressing, he will be chipped at the same time as chopped!   Yayyyyy!

I will now leave you in peace, thank you for the nice comments I have received on my last two cards and also for the understanding you have shown me - I do appreciate it!  Please take care of yourselves and your families and if you have time to make a card for our challenge - please do so!!!!

Lots of big hugs to you all


  1. Brilliant card, love the image with her fantastic hair, beautifully coloured.
    Great papers, embellishments, and design

    Patricia x

  2. Sue, love your card. The colours are beautiful. Glad Donny is behaving himself, and yes the blue brick job is a definite. So here hoping it's not to long with the weather getting colder. Hazel x

  3. A beautiful autumnal creation Sue, gorgeous colours. Skeleton leaves...I believe I have some lurking in a drawer somewhere! Carol x

  4. This is a beautiful Fall card. You have captured the colours of Fall to frame your lovely image.

    Glad to hear of the progress Donny is making. We once adopted a ferral cat...he was our beloved pet for many years.

  5. Hi Susie, I too love Autumn and I adore your card, such a beautiful image, would be good for a teen girl, fab colouring and your papers are gorgeous. I love your embossing too and the lace frame, altogether a fabulous card.
    I hope Donny settles soon, enjoy the rest of your Sunday, hugs Kate x

  6. Wow! This is so gorgeous Sue! I am in love with browns :) The image is so beautifully coloured and a perfectly embellished card! I love the soft touch you added with the lace frame.. it looks stunning!

  7. Gorgeous autumn colours my bestest pal:) it's totally gorgeous so glad Donny is settling in with the rest of the household LOL I can remember Paul getting the blue brick method too LOL!!!! lots of huggles to you all Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

  8. HI Sue me wonderful blogging mate.
    Another of your very beautiful cards.
    Superb colouring in of that great image.
    I love that super paper with autumn leaves on.
    I see Graham has done the fab photographing again.
    I can see you starting a cattery soon with all these strays you keep giving a home too.
    They are so lucky to have a wonderful person like you to look after them.
    Oh my word the poor might has to face the vet, and have his cat malehood curtailed. lol.
    So glad you are feeling better, biggest hugs to you.
    Love to all in the P household, and your lovely kitties.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. She is so sweet, Sue ,and I love her attire - reminds me of the 60s and what we wore in the day LOL - darling card with the lace and very pretty, rich layers in the background! hugs, de

  10. Hi Sue a gorgeous card! Love your inked embossing and the flowers look brill! Susan x

  11. HI Sue, this is gorgeous, love everything about it and such a cute image, beautifully coloured, hugs Carole Z X

  12. This is such an awesome pretty creation Sue. Love the gorgeous colours and layout.

  13. Great colours for Autumn the image is divine and the leaves, flower and gold are a perfect compliment. Jacqui DT Bearly Mine

  14. Aww this is such a cute card. Love the colors and it's perfect for our Autumn/Fall themed challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Good luck and please join us again.

    Rachelle DT

  15. Just beautiful, love the Autumn colours you've used and the stamp is gorgeous. I love the way you've used the lace as a border around your image. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo

  16. So pretty love the lace around the image, beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Bearly Mine Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Bearly Mine Inspiration & Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

  17. A beautiful autumnal creation with gorgeous colours!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.
    Rosi x


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