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 -


  1. Awww poor Donny! Paul and Ollie went through the same thing LMAOOOO fab card I can truly see you itching to put something more on it hahahaha...but honestly my best bud this is gorgeous and it needs nothing else its a masterpiece!!! lots of huggles to you all from us all here ............Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Hi Sue, great card, fab image and design.
    Poor Donny, hope he doesn't miss them too much, hugs Kate x

  3. Needs nothing Mrs P!! I'm actually very impressed! The image is great. We are obviously on the same wave length at the moment when it comes to CAS cards. Hugs Christine xx

  4. Hi Sue
    My goodness. This is CAS for you but it doesn't need anything extra. . . . . . .superb as is!
    You ought to get something for that itching lol!
    What have you done to poor Donny? I didn't think they actually removed the cahones when they were being neutered. What's worrying is the other Sue saying Paul's had the same!
    Graham, I'd sleep with one eye open if I were you. . . . . . .
    Ang x

  5. Wonderful CAS card Sue, perfect just as it is. Poor Donny... Carol x

  6. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging mate.
    great CAS card, and the image is lovely.
    I know what you mean about CAS cards as I too find them very difficult to make. I know they should be easier, but you know me I am like you and like my little fiddly bits on there.
    Love and hugs to all in the P household, especially poor Donny.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Beautiful card Sue. It doesn't need a thing. Love the image.

  8. This is just prefect Sue, it needs nothing else. Oh Donny will be fine, a bit sore and sorry for his self for a few days, but it's for the best. He knows a good thing and is a lucky boy to have people like your selves looking out for him. Hazel xx

  9. Brilliant card that absolutely needs NOTHING else.
    Poor Donny sending him and of course the rest of the household a few (((((hugs)))))

    Patricia x

  10. This is gorgeous as it is Sue and doesn't need anything extra. Poor Donny I hope he is still talking to you afterwards.

  11. Absolutely super card Sue - doesn't want for anything at all! (Unlike poor Donny - did you ask his permission?).


    Di xx

  12. Great CAS card I always struggle to make them! Love the image Have a lovely day

  13. Great card. Thank you for entering the challenge over at Digi Choosday. Great image and design

  14. sobre et charmante création Sue, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

  15. A lovely topiary image, and you've used it beautifully on both cards. I don't know why I seldom to think to make a 'long' card, but it certainly shows off this pretty image wonderfully well. Am liking your mirro mats very much! TFS &Hugs

  16. I love this taller card and that adorable topiary stamp! Just darling and you have colored it to perfection.

  17. Great card thank you for joining us at A Crafty Mess Sue DT xx

  18. I love this design and your colouring is fabulous! Thank-you for applying to be on the Crafts Galore Encore Design Team, we will be in touch! Denyse x

  19. This is STUNNING! I LOVE long cards.. and this is a beautiful creation!! Awesome coloring! Just gorgeous!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)

  20. Wonderful card! Love the sparkle on this. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz! Ingrid x

  21. Ohhhhh....I love this pretty image. I love topiaries and this one is no exception.
    Stunning card, you aced the CAS!

  22. Lovely fabulous colours and style. Thanks for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore. Thanks for adding your card to our Design Team Call. Caroline x

  23. Beautiful CAS card! I love the design. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday!
    DT Digi Choosday

  24. Well, Soupie, that sat me back in my chair. I had to read the comments to see if Donny was your mister or your boy dog. I've come away thinking the latter and can picture the mutt wearing the "cone of shame" afterwards. We've been through it many times in our household and eventually, yes, it even caught on in the humans and my Mister had it done. Talk about whining and whimpering! But don't mention it. He still squeezes his knees together when anyone says the word ...

    But that's not why you called. Your long-tall-Sally of a card is GORGEOUS!!! I would pay bug bucks for it!! Hugs, Darnell

  25. Hello again Sue, back with my DT hat on, to say thanks for joining CCAYR with your fab card, and good luck with the challenge, hugs Kate x

  26. Such a pretty card and so fitting for our challenge of clean and simple. Thanks for joining in with us this time at the Polkadoodles challenge.
    Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  27. LOVE your design, Sue, and the coloring - very pretty card! hugs, de

  28. This is a fabulous card, such a wonderful CAS design.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes Challenge.

  29. I love your card so much I have just gone and bought the digi! Hugs Mrs A.


Thank you so much for your comments, you make my day!
Hugs Sue Pxxx