Thursday, 1 January 2015


Happy New Year to you all out there!  I was in bed well before midnight, with earplugs in situ, just drifting orf nicely when all hell broke loose!   As the crow flies we are just a few miles away from a Racecourse and they do (hearsay only) lavish parties for all occasions, so last night was one of these very events!  It sounded like a war going on, I have never heard such loud bangs and thumps coming from fireworks, thank goodness it was relatively short-lived, although I am sure all the people taking part totally enjoyed themselves!

Anyway I've started the New Year with some good news, I've been invited onto the Design Team for Christmas Cards All Year Round, I really am chuffed and pleased with myself!!!  Woo hoo!  This is my first card for the Team, the theme is Anything Goes so if you want to carry on with your Christmas Card making for next year (being so cheerful keeps me going - lol) here's just the Challenge for you to enter.

I bought the digi from Funky Kits (one of the Sugar Nellie range) 'cos I thought it was quite cute.


Digi - 'A gift' for you' Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits
Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs (White)
Papers - LOTV 'Twas the Night' paper pad
Copper coloured paper from stash
Star Border - Bazzill Basics Cardstock strip
Sentiment - Vintage Christmas 'Home for Christmas' - Crafters Companion
Rectangle Die - Lil'Inkers Stitched Rectangles dies
Star Die - Lil'Inkers Stitched Stars dies
Flexmarkers (and 2 Copics)
Stardust Stickles
Docrafts 'Glitz-it' - white glitter

I'd love to see some of your cards in our Challenge this month, why not give it a go.

Lots of big hugs, take care and I hope 2015 is good to you


  1. I like the backing papers you have used. I already have 2 cards under my belt (as it were) for 2015. Congratulations for your GDT position. Happy New Yr. to you. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Great to meet you Sue...I'm one of the "new" girls too, what a fab excuse to keep the Christmas stash out!! Love your card, an adorable image, the colouring is fabulous and your papers are a brilliant choice.

  3. Fabulous card my lovely friend and congrats on the new DT!!!! Ollie was looking out of the window at the fireworks last night he loves it March yet????? :) lots of hugglessssssssssssssss Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Hi Sue
    So, it was fireworks in bed then? Go Maestro!
    At least you didn't have a hot tub party to contend with lol!
    Congrats on the new DT call up.
    Your first card is a cracker (pun absolutely intended) so look forward to seeing many more.
    Happy New Year!
    Ang x

    PS as the other Sue keeps asking if its March yet, does that mean you're coming to the NEC again?

  5. Hi Sue, fab card and congrats for DT! Well, I actually ended up, for the first time in living memory (whispers) actually not making all my cards this year (to be fair I did get caught up in sewing a lot of decorations as gifts though!), so all my Christmas craft stuff is remaining at arms length this year and I will look forward to the challenges! hugs and Happy New Year, Carole Z X

  6. Congrats on the new DT position Sue...and what a gorgeous debut card you've made. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Carol x

  7. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging mate,
    congrats on your new design team placement.
    Love this superb card.
    The design is superb and your colouring of the image is spot on.
    I know as I have your Christmas card to prove your colouring skills.
    Happy New Year to all in the pass household.
    I keep sending you e cards too but they are never opened, so check your spam box as they may be in there.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Gorgeous Christmas card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  9. This is so cute and gorgeous. Congrats on your new DT role. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Divas by Design.

  10. A great card, beautifully laid out, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers over the festive season, happy new year
    Ruth x

  11. Hi Sue and Happy New Year to you and Yours.
    Congratulations in making it on to the CCAYR DT. I stepped down this year, means I can enter the challenges.
    Your card is gorgeous, lovely image and so well coloured, I love your layering and papers too, hugs Kate x

  12. This is so cute and gorgeous Sue
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  13. Great paper choices and a beautiful color palette! Your project is just perfect...not only for your new DT position, but also for our THRICE AS NICE Challenge here at Shopping Our Stash! Congratulations on your appointment and thanks for accepting our challenge.
    Chana, DT

  14. Love your fabulous creation. Cool design and colors. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TTCRD.
    Cindy- DT member TTCRD

  15. Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends,your Card is very nice!!1


  16. What a great combination of papers, and the stars are a nice touch. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  17. Sue this is so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  18. Fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends.

    Andrea :-)

  19. Super cute image and beautifully coloured, I love how you used your patterned papers thanks for joining us at Shopping our Stash for the Thrice is Nice challenge.


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