Wednesday, 1 July 2015


Afternoon everyone in blogland - it's the hottest day so far this year according to the peeps on TV and as I trype we are in the midst of a thunderstorm!  No rain just rumblings ..... so far..... although it is really hot and here I am posting two Christmas cards - lol!!!!  

As it is now July - the seventh month!!! - it really is the best time for you to get started on your Christmas cards, if you haven't already.  The theme at Christmas Cards All Year Round is 'Dots and Stripes' and that opens up a whole lot of choices.  One of my cards has snowy paper on it that looks like dots so I'm calling them 'snots' - sorry if that's too much information for you although I'm sure Mrs Duck will have thought of it as well!  Here's my two cards for this month.

Card No 1

Card No 2
Both of these cards are reasonably flat so they will OK good to post!  I've used both dots and stripes on my cards because I like to see them together but you don't have to.  You don't even have to use this type of paper - candy canes have stripes!  I do hope you can join in our challenge, it would be lovely to see your creations on there.

Ingredients - Card 1

6" x 6" White Card Blank - Create and Craft
Topper - LOTV Art Pad Set 18 - Winter Wonderland
Striped Paper - GCD Studios - Joyful Peace
Dotty Paper - Craftwork Cards - Christmas Post
Sentiments - Craftwork Cards - Christmas Post
Tattered Lace Dies - Decorative Rectangles die
Tattered Lace Dies - Pine Branch die
Lea'Creatabilities 3-D Dies - Pine Cone die 45-9876
Corner Punch - CarlaCraft
Ribbon, Gold Card - Stash

Ingredients - Card 2

6" x 6" White Card Blank - Create and Craft
Topper - LOTV Art Pad Set 16 - Christmas Angels
Papers - Winter Wishes and Frosty Christmas from LOTV
Tattered Lace Dies - Frosty Flourishes die
Lil'inkers Dies - Stitched Stars dies
Silver card and Sentiment from stash
DecoArt Glamour Dust

Thank you so much for popping by my blog to check out my cards.  I love it when you leave a comment 'cos you make my day!  I will catch you later with another card so watch this space.

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying this weather, the thunderstorm has now stopped ... coo that was a quick one ... but it is now even hotter and very sticky yuk!!!

Big hugs to you all and take care.

Love Sue xxx
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  1. Lovely cards. I love the image on the second one.

  2. Super cards Sue, love the images and fab designs, hugs Carole Z X

  3. What a great pair of cards and great use of stripes and 'snots' lol. I can't get that word out of my head now!!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.
    Carol x

  4. Two gorgeous Christmas card thank you for sharing number 1 with us at Creative Craft Cottage, love the image. Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back and join us again soon. Jennifer DT member

  5. Gorgeous Christmas cards !
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne DT

  6. Typical! I finally find some time to visit blogs and flipping blogger is really playing hard to get. I am having to try everything 2 or 3 times!!! Ugh! Anyway both your cards are gorgeous! Hugs Christine xx

  7. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging mate.
    oooooooooooo! these are both gorgeous, but my fave is the second.
    Love your very fab designing of these, and the wonderful items used on them.
    Super photography from the Maestro.
    Got you email fine and thanks for letting me know.
    Love and biggest hugs form my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Gorgeous Christmas card Sue. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  9. 2 beautiful Christmas cards Sue, love the images on both, great paper choices too, thanks for playing along at The Paper Creator's Christmas in July challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  10. Hi Sue
    Fabulous duo
    Love the LOTV images and your card designs .Thanks for sharing with Christmas Card Challenges .

  11. Hi Sue
    I have no idea what you are incinerating, lol!
    Both cards are gorgeous but my fave is the first one as I love a bit of foliage action.
    I have made one Christmas card for a DT challenge but I have 3 days off and some of Sue Wilsons new Christmas dies so it would be rude not to play.
    Have a great weekend. . . . . . .and stop doing what's making you hot and sticky!
    Ang x

  12. So very pretty! I love them both! :)

  13. They are both beautiful cards but I have to say number two is my favourite, snots an' all! Thank you for sharing them with us at CHNC Extra.

  14. Super cute Christmas cards you are sharing, Sue.....sweet images and lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining our M challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, hope to see you again soon, Dorte x

  15. Two lovely cards, Sue. I particularly like the silver starry flourish on your second card and, as for your first creation - it's a beauty! It's great to see you play along with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' last month! We have a new challenge starting tomorrow and I hope you will join us again! Hugs, Lesley

  16. Gorgeous cards love the image on the second one!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  17. Lovely card.

    Thanks for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month.


  18. These Christmas cards are wonderful...Love the DP's and your design. We appreciate you joining our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again this week for a brand new challenge. Leaving you the hope only God's Word can provide in Joshua 1:9 and it says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Have an awesome week!

    JO ANN


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