Sunday, 30 November 2014


Good afternoon peeps, me again with another OSAAT DT card, this time the theme is 'Anything Goes with Lace' and I love a bit of lace so this is right up my street!!  I've 'almost' used a sketch from {Mojo} Monday - but I've added some flowers to mine - now there's a surprise!!!

There's no sentiment at the moment, but I'll pop it on the top left-hand corner once I have decided whether this is a birthday card, thank you card or whatever.
The inside is just ready for a verse or greeting which, again, will be added once I have decided what sort of card this will be.


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
'Grimalie' digi - Beary Dust at Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet
Christmas Card Stock Stack pad - DCWV
Beach Bliss paper pad - LOTV
New Bloom paper pad - First Edition
Oval die ref LR0240 - Marianne Creatables Dies
Pearls - Hobby House
Flowers - WOC
Stardust Stickles
Guipure Lace - Ebay

The challenge will run for a fortnight so there's loads of time to enter and you can make any sort of card or project as long as you add some lace!  The prize will be digis and a paper pack from Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet.

Thank you so much for popping over to my blog and for your comments, you are so kind.  Must just tell you that Donny is now sitting and walking loads better (thank you kindly for your concerns Mrs Duck - lol) following his surgery!  He's still running after Blossom with a gleam in his eye but by the time he catches up with her he's forgotten why!   She still gets fed up with him though and instead of being a Dirty Gertie she thwacks him with her paw - several times if he doesn't move quickly enough.  This really is hysterical to watch, I suppose he will learn ......... eventually!

Must be off now, I've a smidge (ton) of ironing to do.  Please take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Sending you all big hugs and if your mojo is taking a hike, I hope you find it again soon.

Lots of hugs to you all

Sue xxx

Saturday, 29 November 2014


Hello there my fellow blogsters - I don't seem to have posted for absolutely aaaages but here I am with an early CCC card and I have to admit this has been a real favourite of mine.  When I saw that my friend Asha (Sunny Summer Crafts) had chosen silver bells I knew straight away the sort of bells I wanted on my card - woo hoo another .... yes another .... light-bulb moment for me!!!

 There's a load of glitter on here but you can't see it all in the pics, the light is bloomin' awful at the moment.  It really sparkles irl - probably 'cos I've used two glitter sprays and three different loose glitters!  The maestro has been finding it 'everywhere' and moaning about it to boot!!!
Apart from the glitter there's dies, dies and even more dies!


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Holly Flourish Edge - Tattered Lace Embossing Folders
Twirly Circle die - Memory Box Dies
Pine Sprigs die - Memory Box Dies
Small Garden Sprig die - Memory Box Dies
Climbing Vine die - Memory Box Dies
Ivy Leaves die - Joanna Sheen Signature Dies
Holly Berries die - Joanna Sheen Signature Dies
Ivy Flourish die - Joanna Sheen Signature Dies
Ivy Corner die - Joanna Sheen Signature Dies
Glitter Strips - Papermania
Glamour Dust - DecoArt
Silver Glitter - Debbi Moore
Silver bells - Ebay
Pearls - stash

This one definitely needs a box 'cos of all the little twiddly bits sticking up - oh and those little bells make a lovely twinkly sound.

I hope you like this one, I would love it if you could leave a comment on my blog 'cos you know how much you cheer me up especially when it is cold and wet outside!

I shall be checking out the other CCC cards tomorrow when they are posted - mine is always early because of my DT card which I post tomorrow.

Lots of hugs to you all and please take care - have a lovely weekend.

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

Completely Christmas Challenge No 40 - - My 'S' is for 'Sparkle'

Saturday, 15 November 2014


Well hello there peeps!   This is my Crafty Calendar DT card for November,  our theme is 'It's all About Christmas' and I chose this lovely topiary shrub from our November sponsors 'Scribble Designs'.  I decided to make this into a CAS card, even though I find them difficult to make - only because I want to put other bits and pieces on them (even now!!!).

You can't see much of the colour on this pic so I am adding another one which shows off the red and the silver satin mirri card - thanks to the maestro!
I stamped the greeting directly onto the card and embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer Black embossing powder.


Ivory Hammer Finish Card 9.25" x 4.25"
Snow Cap Topiary digi - Scribbles Designs
Merry Christmas Sentiment - Stamps Away 'Written Christmas Greetings'
Red and Silver Satin Mirri Card - C & C
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
DecoArt Glitter

I know that there are a lot of you making Christmas cards right now so why don't you enter the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month - you can win 3 digis of your own choice from our sponsors Scribbles Designs.   
I'm calling this a mid-month reminder - even though this started on 1 November, the next challenge doesn't start until 6 December so you have until 5th December (8pm) to enter up to 3 of your Christmas cards.

I hope you don't think my card is too CAS - does it need anything else ... a ribbon maybe ... a couple of pearls ...  ooooh I'm itching to add a little bit here and there!!!

Oh well, I'll think about it!  Take good care of yourselves and enjoy the rest of your weekend, I'm sending you all a hug as usual!

Just a little addendum - keep a check on my blog for news of Donny and his missing manitals or testicules - can't use the proper word 'cos it's too painful for me oops I mean him!!!   

Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge No 37 -

Monday, 3 November 2014


Good morning peeps!  I am afraid this is a day late this time instead of being a day early!  The lovely Lorraine set the CCC a challenge of making a Christmas card depicting a snowman or snowmen!   My wonderful friend Rita set the last challenge which was 'Reindeer' and I won a $12 dollar voucher when I entered my card into the Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge - bloomin' brilliant!!!  One of the images I chose from their sponsor, Di's Digi Stamps, was this amazing snowman - he's totally cute!

This is the card I made - another one that came out almost as I had pictured it in me head!!!  Might have been on a roll for a couple of cards!!!!

The snowflake border stops just below the edges of the ribbon, I snipped away at two partial die-cuts (the handmade glitter paper is notoriously difficult to die-cut) and then added them in at the sides, so that it looks as if it is a frame.


Image - 'Snowman' from Di's Digi Stamps (here)
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Embossing Folder - 'Frosty Swirls' from Creative Expressions
Circle die - Die-namics Stitched Circle Stax
Snowflake border die (in silver glitter paper) - Create & Craft Couture 'Winter    Flurries' collection
Sentiment - 'Let it Snow' clear stamp (an old one without a name unfortunately)
Snow blobs - Cosmic Shimmer 'Crystal' glue - goes on white and dries sparkly 
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Silver Glitter paper - old stash from an A5 pad
Ribbons - stash
Snowflake charms - Ebay

This is another theme that I really enjoyed so thank you Lorraine!  I am just off to check over the other CCC blogs - I need to sort out how to put their names on my blog so that you can check them out too!  Will add this to my ever growing list of things to do!

Thank you for stopping by my blog again, you are all stars.  As usual, please take care of yourselves, I'm sending big hugs to all of you.

Sue xxx

Sunday, 2 November 2014


Hello there peeps, another two weeks have passed and it's time for our next Challenge over at One Stitch at a Time!  The theme for the next two weeks is Anything Goes with Distressing!  I managed to pick a digi which I thought would go with distressing - as opposed to owls and butterflies - the maestro is still chuckling about that one!!  Anywaddle my card has been distressed within an inch of it's life woo hoo!

I really did enjoy getting out the sandpaper on the clock faces then chewing up the edges of the Graphic 45 paper and the tickets - a proper grrrrr moment (lurvely) - and............. my card actually ended up exactly how I had pictured it in me head!!!!


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - 'Daisy' by Stitchy Stamps from Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Embossing Folder - Die'Sire 'A Stitch in Time'
Core'dinations 12" x 12" brown card 
Graphic 45 'Come Away with Me' pad plus Chipboard Sentiment
DCWV printed Corrugated Card Stack
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Tickets by Tim Holtz
Buttons, Screw top brads - Stash

The prize for our challenge is 

Gorgeous digis (I'm loving that little mouse) and just look at the paper pack - brilliant!!!  I hope you will be entering the challenge this fortnight, you can do anything you like as long as you add some distressing!

Thank you for stopping by my blog - hope you like Miss Daisy - and thank you for any comments you may have left for me to read.   You really do cheer me up when the weather is dismal!!!

I hope you are keeping well - or at least getting better - lots of hugs to you (big ones if you need them!) take care.

Sue xxx