Monday, 2 March 2015


Hello to all of you out there in blogland - something weird has happened to my blog this morning - not sure whether you have the same view of the page as I do but my pink front has flown away into the ether - there's just a big space there now!  Haven't a clue how to get it back so my blog certainly looks different!!!    Just opened my blog today and everything seems back to normal yipee!

Anyway I'm posting a card for the Christmas Cards All Year Round DT.  The theme this month is 'cute critters' and you can win  two cling mount Christmas stamps from Platypus Creek Stamps - well worth entering our challenge eh??

When I thought of cute critters I thought of House Mouse and I do have a 'few' of these unmounted stamps which I don't use often enough.  This image made me smile just because of the look of resignation on the hamster's face - poor old thing.


6" x 6" card blank cut from sheet of Centura Pearl (Crafters Companion)
'Christmas Opening Presents' - House Mouse rubber stamp from Joanna Sheen
Decorative Rectangle Layers die - Tattered Lace Dies
Poinsettia dies - Britannia Dies from Joanna Sheen
Small Ivy die - Britannia Dies from Joanna Sheen
Frosty Border die - Memory Box Dies
Small Label die - Side Stepper Card die from Tattered Lace Dies
Papers fro stash 

I am loving being a member of this DT - there are some super monthly themes on the horizon which I know you will enjoy and there is the added bonus that you should have some great cards for Christmas, with not so much of the last minute rush!!!  Pop over to CCAYR to check out my teamies' cards they're a very talented bunch indeed.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog today and if you have had the time to leave a comment or two, that is brilliant 'cos I love reading them.  You all know that I am a bad blogger !!! 'cos I get so into my DT work and making cards (I'm not the fastest crafter in the world and one card will take me 3 or 4 days - a commissioned card could take me up to two weeks)  that I forget to comment on my friends' blogs - I do have a look at your cards and tell myself I will be back later to leave a word or two - but I then forget!   I apologise now if you have left me a comment and I have not reciprocated - please know that this is not because I don't like your work .. it's just me being dozy and breathing thin air on Planet Susie!!!

Lots of lovaggles and hugs to you all

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

Completely Christmas Challenge No 52 - (texture is the crusty glitter on the hamster's hat)


  1. loving this fun card Sue....I just love the image and all your embellishments....fab Christmas card ...xxxx

  2. Such a cute card Sue, can't go wrong with House Mouse, they melt our hearts every time, gorgeous! HugsCarole Z X

  3. Lovely card Sue. Such a cute image and liking all the embellishments. We've got poinsettias over at the club this week too! Zx

  4. Awwww such a sweet image! Beautiful colouring and gorgeous detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Well Agnes with your bloomin apple catchers and now breathing thin air and your blog disappearing into the ether I daren't think of what will happen next!! ROFLMAOOOOOO beautiful card..fabulous dies love everything about it..lots and lots of hugglesssssssss Winnie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. I do love house mouse, they are such cute images, love your card, Hazel x

  7. Such a fabulous card Sue. What a tolerant chap that hamster is!! LOVE that gorgeous poinsettia too xx

  8. Fabulously cute card Sue, love it. I can't see your pink top either! Perhaps contact Cutest Blog about it. Carol x

  9. Hello Sue, Cute images and lovely poinsettias. The last of the season are blooming in my balcony in Goa. Sorry I've left no comments for almost a year. Just settled down in South Goa with my husband. Nice to be back in blogworld.

  10. Hi Sue, what a sweet card, love the image and your wonderful poinsettia, hugs Kate x

  11. Hi Sue
    Not sure what happened to your pink front but glad you have it back (must check it out when I see you in a fortnight!)
    Tis a cute image indeed and beautifully embellished.
    Ah, we all know you don't get round to commenting as you're too busy with vibrating foot thingy Graham bought you lol!
    See you soon chuck.
    Ang x

  12. Such an adorable sweet image! Beautiful coloring and gorgeous detailing. Thanks for sharing with Craft from the Heart.

  13. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge with your lovely creation - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT and thanks also for sharing this for CHNC challenge extra for February - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  14. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  15. Awww . . . how cute! That hamster does look as if he is just "putting up" with being dressed up. : ) Beautiful card. Love the dies you used.

  16. Beautiful card. Love the pretty poinsettia and cute image. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  17. So cute, love the image and the papers you have used!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  18. So so CUTE!!! Thanks for playing at CCC!!

  19. So cute! I love these critters! Thanks for joining us at Scribble and Scrap and good luck xxx


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