Friday, 23 December 2016


Hi there everyone - this my last card for 2016 for the CCAYR Challenge blog.  Once again it is a little late for the mid month reminder so please please accept my apologies.  There's a really good reason for this - honest - right at the end of my post.


7" x 7" white card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Stella - Christmas - Good' from Bugaboo
Docrafts - Papermania 'At Christmas' A4 paper (Lucy Cornwell)
Dovecraft - Back to Basics 'Christmas Vintage' 8" x 8" paper pad
Tattered Lace Dies - Diamond Layering die
Memory Box Dies - Star of Wonder die
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Starry Night Edger die
Dee's Distinctively Dies - Large Snow Covered Stacker Tree
Jolee's Boutique - 'Christmas Gifts' (some of the first things I ever bought!!)
Cabochon gems - stash
White glitter - free from magazine
Stardust Stickles 

This month the prizes are a $21 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps 


Not to be sneezed at!

This challenge runs until the end of December 2016 so if you have a little time after Christmas why not start on next year's cards and join in our little competition.

Not sure whether I told you that our neighbours across the Avenue went on holiday to Malaysia at the beginning of December leaving their lovely dog in kennels.  They went on Sunday morning and by Tuesday afternoon they had a phone call telling them that their doggy had kennel cough.  

Our neighbours then telephoned us from Malaysia saying that they were cutting their holiday short and coming home earlier than expected, in the meantime they sorted out some care for him with their two doggy minders (he is walked twice a day and is very very energetic).    We knew they were visiting relatives before going to the Datai in Langkawi so we told them to carry on, because we were quite happy to look after him and, as we've been to the Datai ourselves, we didn't want them to miss out - it's paradise!

To cut a long story very short - we've been walking him twice a day, throwing his ball/frisbee for him, feeding him and bedding him down for the night!  It was going to be difficult for his minders so we took over his total care.  

His mum and dad were really worried about him though and still wanted to come home early but by now you all know I'm totally potty so I have been sending them emails from their doggy!!!  He even asked them if he was allowed to have turkey on Christmas day and is so chuffed because he can!  He has two presents waiting for him from Auntie S and Uncle G so he's going to be spoiled.   I think it's worked out pretty well so far and as they are returning on Boxing Day, doggy only has a few more sleeps on his own!

So that's why everything in the Casa Pass has been topsy turvy, although we've had loads of fun and giggles!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Crazy Challenge No 238 - Everything Goes
Pattie's Creations Designs Challenge No 129 - Anything Goes Christmas or Winter
Perfectly Created Chaos Challenge No 7 - Anything Goes Christmas


  1. Hi Sue this is a gorgeous Christmas card that image and sentiment are just brilliant. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Haha, I love you card, Soupie! (That's so me!!) And I love that you shared about tending to your neighbors' beloved dog! It's a perfect example of the Golden Rule!! I wish you and Uncle G a Happy Christmas and a blessed, healthy, and crafty New Year! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  3. great card!Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Perfectly Created Chaos, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. How fun
    Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

  6. Great and funny card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes ,Ellen

  7. LOL, I got a good chuckle out of this one!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes Christmas or Winter' Challenge #129!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  8. Oh my goodness. Too funny--both the card and the write up. Love the sentiment and that topsy turvy tree. As far as your write up, I guess I'm crazy too. My cats sent cards and notes to their 'dad' and 'grandparents' for years when they were 'little'.

    So nice that you were able to step in and help your neighbours so they didn't have to cut their amazing trip short. I'm sure pup is feeling all better by now and home with his mom and dad. Hope he enjoyed his Christmas supper and presents!

    Thanks so much for entering your creation into our latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

  9. Your card really made me smile ;o) I love the image and the sentiment is too funny!!! Thanks for playing with us at Cards und More and a happy new year!
    Maike ;o)
    PS: Sorry for the late comment!


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