Saturday, 2 January 2016


Happy New Year everyone - I'm hoping for a healthier and positive year for all of us.  Mind you this bloomin' weather isn't very healthy at the moment and I really am thinking about all of the poor families out there suffering because of the floods.   Take care!

I'm now posting my very first card for 2016 as a member of the Crafty Calendar Challenge DT - our theme this month is 'Something New' - now that could be anything - new home, new baby, new crafty item, new fur baby (just had to get that one in!!) so the scope is endless.

We have two sponsors this month - All Dressed Up, who are giving two digis as a prize and Wild Orchid Crafts, who are giving a £10 gift voucher!  The digi I've used is from All Dressed Up - Wendy Burns who drew this gorgeous image lives in Nottingham just like me - woo hoo!!!   I've used a new die (ooops, just spilt the beans to Winnie)  and a new doily for my 'Something New' items on my card.


Digi - Little Skater from All Dressed Up
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
DCWV - 8" x 8" Citrus Stack pad
Grand Scalloped Square die - Spellbinders Dies
Classic Scalloped Circles Large die - Spellbinders Dies
Curlicues die - Tattered Lace Dies (NEW)
Snowflake SDD007 - Sweet Dixie Dies
Snowflake punches
Copic Markers
DecoArt Glitter
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Varnish Lacquer
Square paper doily - NEW from Ebay

I haven't popped a sentiment on this one 'cos it's going to be the first one in my 'card stash' box this year and I didn't use typical winter colours either because she's at the Nottingham Ice Skating rink!  Ta da!!!

Anyway I just hope you can do a little bit of crafting and enter our first challenge of 2016.  

Lots of big hugs to you all - 

Love Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes
That's Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge No 89 - Anything Goes Winter


  1. Love the colour choice Sue, it's a great card xx

  2. It's a beautiful card Sue, fab colouring (love the colour combo!) great LO and beautiful die cuts!
    Happy New Year.

  3. Fabulousssss card Agnes and so nice to have a chat today!! lots of huggles Sue xxxxxx

  4. Absolutley loving how you distressed with color around your image. Your coloring is beautiful as well as the layout. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie Dt

  5. Happy New Year Sue...hope it's a good one for you. This is so sweet and so pretty. Carol x

  6. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging matey.
    A very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and the Maestro.
    Wonderful card as usual, and great designing as always.
    Your colouring of the image is perfect as usual.
    Loved my Christmas card Thank You.
    Lots happened over December will email you soon.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Oh what a cute card, Sue! HAPPY NEW YEAR, dear friend! May all your dreams and desires come true in 2016.
    HUGS, Asha

  8. Congratulations on your new DT post, Sue! They are so lucky to have you! Your card is adorable in every way - with beautiful color choices (so happy and sunny!) and wonderful shading and coloring on the darling image. Fabulous card! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #25.
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  9. A beautiful pastel creation and sweet little image too. Thanks for joining us at AYLI this week.
    Lorraine DT

  10. Ta da for sure, Soupie! This sweet card is so dazzling and your coloring is beyond superb!! Happy New Year to you and congratulations on the DT appointment!! Hugs, Darnell


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