Tuesday, 7 April 2015


Hi there - just letting you know that there is another Challenge over at CCAYR this month and the theme is Christmas Ornaments!  Yup I know it is only April but as I've said (many times before ... sorry) you can't start early enough making your Christmas cards - especially when you have loads to do.    This is one that I will probably hand deliver and not trust to the Royal Mail - bless!
The bauble is a die from Couture Creations, which is a favourite, and the poinsettia is a Spellbinders one which I cut out several times in parchment,  adding some opaque white seed beads to the centres of each one.  I decided against using yellow because I wanted to keep the card red and white with a hint of gold for the sentiment and the top of the bauble.  The other dies are listed below.


7" x 7" white card - Anna Marie Designs
Holly Jolly Christmas Collection die - Couture Creations Dies
Layered Poinsettia die - Spellbinders Dies
Pine Needle Border die - Memory Box Dies
Giovanna Snowflake die - Memory Box Dies
Happy Christmas sentiment die - Cheery Lynn Dies
Holly Flourish Emb. Folder - Tattered Lace Folders
Ribbon, Beads, Glitter - Stash

I hope you can join us over at CCAYR and enter a card or three into our Challenge - not only will you have some Christmas cards in your stand by pile but you could also win the challenge!  This month we are being sponsored by Dee Dee's Digis

Thank you so much for checking out my card and for all the comments on my last two over the weekend - it really is a busy time of the month for many DT's, but  your comments are all read and digested - have you seen Mrs Duck's comments (especially the one concerning my Easter lamb - that lady has one heck of an imagination, although it takes one to know one!!!).

Must be orf now as this post is being scheduled and I want to watch a programme called 'Code of a Killer' about the man who discovered DNA fingerprinting.  These and medical programmes all fascinate me - might tell you about my Op. Theatre experience one day.

Catch you again soon with another card for a DT challenge!

Loads of hugs to you all and please take care.


  1. Beautiful card Sue, those poinsettias are gorgeous.
    hugs Jo x

  2. Sue, this is a stunningly beautiful CHRISTMAS card. Hazel x

  3. This is beautiful Sue...you certainly make good use of your dies. Carol x

  4. Ooooh! I'd like to say great minds think alike, Susie! This card is gorgeous. Love how you've put the poinsettias in the bauble - what a clever idea! Mr P is missing his baby doll. Mwaaah!
    hugs, Asha

  5. Very pretty and elegant card. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

  6. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

  7. Great choice to use white for the centre of the poinsettia. Gorgeous card - which I don't think I would trust to the mail service either! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at 12 months of Christmas.

  8. Love the background you created to showcase the red heart & bow with the lovely parchment poinsettias - Beautiful card. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. Gorgeous Xmas card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

  10. I agree, never too early for Christmas cards. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK.
    Tracy x

  11. This card outshines any other Christmas ornament card I have seen. I just love the color combo and the use of the dies! Stunning make dearie! Hugz! ~Niki

  12. This is very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Noor! UK
    Hope you'll join us again.
    HUGZ Fleur xxx

  13. So gorgeous! I am so glad I stopped by. I love the embossing and die cut . The flowers and bow are beautiful. ♥ Edwina Brown
    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Edwina's Creations – My personal Blog!


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