Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Good morning everyone - today I am posting a DT card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge.   This is a sort of just over half-way reminder (would have been different if I had remembered to post this one at the beginning of the month) ooer!!  I have apologised to our lovely leader for this oversight.  Anyway you still have loads of time to enter our challenge (here).

This is a 'Bingo' challenge - just pick a line from the following card but make sure you make a note of which line you have used on your blog!  I used 'Sparkle, Die cuts and Blue'!

Our sponsor this month is Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More and they are happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

I chose a lovely little digi called 'Paul Penguin' which you can find on the site (here).


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi image - Paul Penguin from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps
Papers - LOTV 'Frosty Christmas' paper pad
Blue pearl card - Create and Craft
Freemont Pine Landscape die - Poppy Stamps Dies
Star of Wonder die - Memory Box Dies
Christmas 'Pine Tree' die - Lea'bilities Dies
Ribbon Banner die - Spellbinders Dies
Happy Christmas sentiment - Inky Doodles stamps
DecoArt Glamour Dust
Stardust Stickles

I  hope you still have time to enter the above, you could win three digis of your choice so everything to gain and nothing to lose!!!

Thank you for stopping by yet again - three cards in four days - whatever next!  Please leave me a comment if you have the time and the inclination!  Take care.

Big hugs to you all out there - whether you need one or not!!!

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

Sunday, 19 October 2014


Good afternoon peeps - I hope you are all well and that the weather isn't too bad where you are.  This fortnight the challenge over at One Stitch at a Time is 'Anything Goes .. with a Butterfly'!   Some might think 'simple' but, believe you me, nothing is ever simple on Planet Susie!  You see I chose my image from our sponsors WITHOUT thinking of the 'with a Butterfly' bit.   A few days later the hubster saw it and asked me what I was going to do, so I gave him the title of the theme and he started chuckling - I hadn't a clue what he was finding so funny ........... until he said "Well, owls are night birds and most butterflies are day time insects so this is going to be good!"   Not to be phased I decided to use Magical Poetic Licence!  Hence the following!!


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi Image - 'Owl' by Sentimental Susan at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Dotty Paper - 'Promises' paper pad from LOTV Nitwit Collection
Trellis Square die - Tonic Dies
Oval die - Die-namics Pierced Oval Stax Dies
Little Leaf die - Spellbinders Little Leaf Die Set
Sm Butterfly die - Spellbinders Jewel Flowers Flourishes Dies
Butterfly die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Lace Corner die - Cheery Lynn Corner Deco 'A' Die
Small Heart die - Cheery Lynn Two of Hearts Die
Sentiment - LOTV Clear Stamp

I hope you can enter our challenge - butterflies are such a popular embellishment that I am sure you have some of them in your stash!!!  You have two weeks' from today to enter, this is the prize for our challenge - 

As I have had loads of trouble trying to get into my blog today I am keeping this post relatively short.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your comments.  Please take care of yourselves.

Hugs to you all

Saturday, 18 October 2014


Good morning peeps - well, it's me again - twice in one week!!!  Woo hoo!  And ....... I'll be back tomorrow as well!    This time, at the CCC, it's Rita's turn to choose a theme and she chose 'Christmas Reindeer'.   A good one, methinks, 'cos to my mind this can be cutie or elegant or both!!  I had a gorgeous stamp from La Blanche with a 'jumping in the air' reindeer made up of tiny snowflakes.  I desperately wanted to use this with some Flitterglue and gilding flakes but even though it stamps beautifully I just couldn't get enough definition with the glue and flakes.  Back to the drawing board I toddled and remembered that I had a lovely 'prancing' reindeer die from Tattered Lace, so I decided to use this.

Some time ago I saw a wonderful card on a blog where the crafter had used Core'dinations 'Whitewash' effect card.  She had made a background with this by embossing a piece of pink whitewashed card with a snowflake emb. folder and then sanded lightly over the top so that pink snowflakes showed through the whitewash.  Absolutely gorgeous and I am so sorry that I didn't make a note of her name to give her a mention.  Anyway I found some aqua blue card in my stash and did the same sort of background.


6" x 6" White card blank - Stash
Aqua card - Core'dinations Whitewash Selection
Reindeer die - Tattered Lace Dies
Krystal Frame die - Tattered Lace Dies
Tree Border die - Impression Obsession Dies
Holly Berry die - Signature Dies from Joanna Sheen
Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder - Creative Expressions
Sentiment stamp - Personal Impressions
Pearl beads, Lace - stash

I am sure the CCC girls won't mind if I post this a day earlier because of my OSAAT DT card being posted on Sunday.  This was a lovely challenge and I am thankful to Rita for choosing this one.   Another flat card for posting, I have quite a few now so am chuffed to bits with myself.  

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and thank you for the comments on the maestro's birthday card - I think it caused a few chuckles here and there!!!  

Anyway am off to start my next card - if I can remember what I am supposed to be doing! Ho hum!

Big hugs to you all and have a great weekend.  Take care.

Thursday, 16 October 2014


Hi there fellow blogsters and friendly peeps!  I thought it was about time I posted the maestro's birthday card on me blog!  It was his birthday at the beginning of October and when we were young(er) ;) he loved Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath etc etc.  I caught sight of this digi in Dr Digi's House of Stamps On-line shop,  it made me smile and I thought he would love it - wasn't wrong!

Anyway this is the card I made for him - and I was sooo pleased with it.  Those 'vinyl' records were really easy to make, I cut some circles (using Tonic's Circle Layering die set) in black shiny card and then drew around the end of a pen on some white card.  I stuck the two circles together with some Cosmic Shimmer glue and once dry I pushed a hole through using a pricking tool.  I did a little bit of 'scribbling' on the white circles to make them look like record labels - job done!!


7" x 7" Kraft Card - Anna Marie Designs
Davy Dunderton digi image - Dr Digi's House of Stamps On-line Shop
Background paper - 'The Stack - 6' : DCWV
Black shiny card from snippets box
Red card - American Crafts Cardstock
Circle Layering Die Set - Tonic
Virtuoso Music Die - Memory Box
Sentiment typed on laptop and partially coloured with Flexmarkers

I really am happy with this one and will be posting another card I made with a Dr Digi image very shortly.    They are great images - sometimes rather irreverent, but that's half the fun of them.

Thank you for popping by and having a look at my card, hope you like it.  I am very grateful whether you have managed to leave a comment or not.  

As the weekend will soon be here (another one closer to Christmas!!) I hope you have a good one!  Take care please, especially if you are out there in the cold and wet taking your fur babies for walkies (only whispered that word - just in case there ears are flapping!) those leaves can be slippy!

Bigs hugs to you all

Sunday, 5 October 2014


Good afternoon peeps!  Well it is time for another OSAAT challenge and this fortnight the theme is 'Anything Goes with the Colour Orange'!  Now, some of my blog friends can use this colour with total aplomb .. eh Sooooz (aka Olliesmam), but I honestly have difficulty .  This bestest pal of mine has no problem whatsoever with orange and she makes the most gorgeous cards with this colour (here).  As you can see from my creation I went a tad OTT!  I love this little image so much, she's really cute with her bunny rabbit.

Just because the paper I used had some pink in it - well that was it - I went OTT with the pink as well!   All I can say is that if someone should receive this for their birthday - it will certainly stand out - I will enclose a pair of sunglasses of course!


Digi image is 'Hollie' by Kaz Krafts from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Desert Blooms paper pad - First Edition
Flowered paper - free with a magazine
Mini Blooms and Midi Blooms - Tattered Lace Dies
Pierced Petal flowers - Marianne Dies
Labels Thirty Eight - Spellbinders Dies
Happy Birthday Sentiment - free with a magazine
Voile Valance Border - Tonic Punches
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon and gems - stash

I hope you will be able to take part in this fortnight's challenge over at OSAAT the prize is four digis and a paper pack - brilliant.

Looking forward to seeing your designs with the colour orange!

Thank you for coming over to my blog to see my cards, I actually managed to do some commenting yesterday which was really good for me.   I've had a few birthday cards to make recently (for my ex-colleague's twins) and also for the maestro - it was his birthday last Wednesday and he said he would like a new electric screwdriver and battery for his drill so what with my pedi-doodah and his screwdriver thingy we are buzzin'!!!

Thanks again for all your lovely comments, please take care - I'm sending you all big hugs!

Sue xxx
I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges (sorted this once but the blogger chose to lose it!)

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/bingo-challenge.html  (Digi, Die-Cuts and Gems)
Inspiration Destination Challenge No 1 - http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/AG-ch-1.html

Saturday, 4 October 2014


A very good morning to you all out there in blogland!  My card for the CCC is a day early as usual so that I don't post two cards on the same day as my DT card for OSAAT.

I chose Carol Singers for my theme - and am hoping that the girls liked it.  There's a folder in my drawer where I keep images that I've stamped, but not used for some reason and this little sweetie was amongst them.    The image was stamped on textured card (a bit like the sort used for water colouring) so I used me Aquamarkers for a change!!!  As the rubber stamp itself is really small, the image is only 2.5" x 1.25" (to the end of number one's whiskers!)  I used a small 5.25" x 5.25" card blank.  There were some snippets of paper left over from other cards I had made, and these fitted perfectly - ta da!  

I love using white on white for the poinsettias but added loads of Glamour Dust to make them sparkle.   I thought little bells would be a good addition, I wanted silver ones but hey ho I only had gold ones - typical!!!!


5.25" x 5.25" white Card Blank - stash
Rubber stamp - possibly a Penny Black one?????
Winter Wishes Sentiment - Spellbinders stamps free with magazine
LOTV Nitwit Collection - Winter Wishes paper pad
Tattered Lace Embossing Folders - Ditsy Dots
Spellbinders Dies - A2 Distressed Edges die
Memory Box Dies - Garden Sprig die
All Occasions Dies - Poinsettia x 3 die
DecoArt Glamour Dust
Stardust Sprinkles
Bells - stash

This one is not as flat for posting because of the bells so I think this will have to be a hand-delivered card!

Thank you for stopping by and having a quick glance at my wee creation.  Please leave a comment, if you have time, and let me know what you think.

Lots of hugs to you all and enjoy your weekend!

Sue xxx
I would like to enter my card into the following 11 challenges -
Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge No 1 - http://aagwat.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-01.html
Mema's Craft Challenge (Oct) - http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/october-tic-tac-toe-challenge.html (Rubber Stamp, Glitter, Dry & Wet Embossing) 
My Craft Creations Challenge (29.9 - 11.10) - http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.co.uk/p/new-challenge.html
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle Challenge (Oct) - http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/october-2014-challenge.html (Used lots and lots of Glamour Dust glitter)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge No 45 - http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/ch45-for-child.html

One more addition - thanks to my Playground Pal - Di the Wonderful!!
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Snippet Challenge Wk 145 - http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/pixies-snippets-playground-week-145.html