Tuesday, 17 October 2017

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - OCTOBER - MONOCHROMATIC BROWNS


Good morning out there - what a peculiar day again!  This weather really is so weird and I definitely don't like these odd coloured skies.  At least it's nice and reasonably calm (!) in the craft room - lol.  Anyway today I'm posting a mid-month reminder card for the CCAYR challenge.  Our theme this time is Monochromatic Browns - loved this challenge to be honest!!!


Ingredients

7" x 7" Pearl Ivory Card - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV - Pre-coloured image from Art Pad
Die-namics Dies - Wonky Stitch Square Stax
GCD Studios Paper - 'Joyful Peace' 8" x 8" pad
LOTV Paper - 'Krafty Christmas' 8" x 8" pad
Ribbon - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Supplies (FB)
Sentiment - Clear Stamps from Creative Stamping magazine
Leaves/Buttons - stash

I love monochromatic browns and this one was right up my street!  The pre-coloured image is from Lily of the Valley and the leaves on her floral wreath were a little green so I went over them with a few brown Promarkers to dull them down a bit.   Hope you can join in with us this month, Christmas is getting nearer and nearer so you need to be creating all those cards!!!   Being cheerful keeps me going dontcha know!!!   You can enter our challenge here and while you're there please check out the DT cards, my teamies are really clever!

Lots of hugs to you.

Love Suexxx

Monday, 16 October 2017

INTERNATIONAL ART AND SOUL - CHALLENGE NO 19 - NOT SQUARE OR RECTANGLE


Hi there - I'm here with another challenge from IntAAS with the theme 'Not Square or Rectangle'.   I've posted a couple of cards that I 'created' for last Christmas which were made for 'easy posting'.  They are really small - cut from a 5" x 5" card - and flat, so that I could post them anywhere.





Must admit that easel cards really are a favourite of mine and I love making them in different shapes.  

Ingredients

5" x 5" white card blanks - stash from eons ago
Tattered Lace Dies - Hexagon nesting die
Hedgehog stamps - free from a magazine - again eons ago
Bazill Basic Paper - 6" x 6" 'Countdown to Christmas' pad
Kaisercraft Paper - 6.5" x 6.5" 'Just Believe' pad
Crafters' Companion Paper - 'Vintage Christmas Collection' pad
Memory Box Dies - Stitched Snowflakes die
Britannia Dies - Set of 3 Poinsettia die
Other die cuts were from bits I had in my 'extras' box

I hope you can join in our challenge (here) this fortnight - you can make anything you like as long as it fits in with the theme - what about gift boxes??  We'd love to see them on the blog and although we aren't sponsored there's a great badge for the Winner's side bar!!!

Anyway must be off now as I have to catch up on that TV programme 'Liar' - I seem to have got myself hooked, although I do tend to shout at the screen and the maestro keeps wondering if I'm shouting to him!!!

Lots of hugs to you all and please take care, the sky is a very peculiar colour today - Yukky Yellow!!

Love Suexxx

Saturday, 7 October 2017

CRAFTY CALENDAR CHALLENGE - OCTOBER - HALLOWEEN

Hi there all you crafty peeps!  Oh my it's October already - this year has just flown by and it seems really weird because we're on holiday in the sun and here I am scheduling a Halloween post!!  I expect back home it is cold - definitely not 30 deg as it is here.

Anyway here's my card for this month's Crafty Calendar Challenge.  I chose this fabulous witch from Dr Digi- although I think she's more giggly than gruesome!


 We have two sponsors this month so we'll be having two prizes (now that makes sense even to me and I'm permanently foggy!!)



and



I do hope you can enter this challenge, there are some great images, dies, embellishments out there and we love seeing your creations - remember it doesn't have to be a card as long as it fits in with the theme!

Ingredients

Image - 'Witchy Wilma' Dr Digi's House of Stamps
7" x 7" White Card Base - Anna Marie Designs
Orange card - Bazill Basics
'Boo' paper - Digital paper but I can't remember where I bought it from
Tonic Dies - Card Layering Circle die
Tattered Lace Dies - 'Drip Edge' on black card lower border
Other dies - Unbranded
Copic/Flexmarker and Graph-it Markers
Black Glitter for the eight-legged beasties!

I am now back home - couldn't manage to finish this on holiday 'cos I was busy snorkelling - I shall explain about that later on - burnt bum and everything!

Our leader (or Lady Boss as I like to think of her) works really hard on our blog so I would like to encourage you all to enter this challenge.  We love seeing what you come up with and Sue manages to get fabulous sponsors for our prizes - just look at those two above!!   Two sponsors means two winners so come on and join in the challenge (here).

Oh well just off for a little nap - I was awake and rarin' to go at 7.10 am (me awake at 7 !!!!!) - still think I'm on Maldivian time!  Now I'm flagging again and there's a pile of ironing 10 ft high - methinks that will have to wait until tomorrow.  Oh and Biscuit is really chuffed to be back home - he's flat out on his dad's knees with his head on one arm of the chair and his back paws on the other - the cat I mean not the maestro!!!

Hugs to you all

Love Suexxx

Sunday, 17 September 2017

INTERNATIONAL ART AND SOUL - CHALLENGE NO 17 - A SPECIAL DAY


Good afternoon folks - hope you are all well and I'm sending lots of love to my friends in the USA - please keep safe and sound.

Well today I'm posting my card for the IntAAS fortnightly challenge where our theme is  'A Special Day'.  This can mean a birthday, anniversary, christening, confirmation, birth etc etc.  I made a birthday card for my friend who's having her 40th very soon!


I've made another box for this one as she's a good friend - oh and it wouldn't fit into a flat envelope!


Ingredients

8" x 8" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Cream Card and White Card - Creative Expressions
Die-Sire Create a Card Dies - 'Enchanted' die
Spellbinders Dies - Grand Decorative Ovals One die
Presscut Crafts-Too Dies - Oval Nesting dies
Presscut Crafts-Too Dies - Square Nesting dies
Heartfelt Stamps - 'Arianna Blooms'
Copics for the flower stamp
Sentiment typed and then silver foiled using my Minc machine
Flowers - Wild Orchid crafts
Pearls and Lace - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Supplies (on FB)

We'd love to see your creations - there are sooo many Special Days I'm sure you can come up with something wonderful for this theme.  You can enter our challenge - here and whilst you at it please check out the creations of my teamies.

Sorry this is a short post but we're off out in a little while - woo hoo!

Hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

Friday, 15 September 2017

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - SEPTEMBER - USE LEAVES


Hi there folks - I'm just posting my mid month reminder for the CCAYR Challenge where our theme is 'Use Leaves'.  This was definitely a good one for me 'cos I love using holly, ivy, mistletoe, poinsettia leaves on my Christmas cards -  oooh and a little bit of spruce doesn't go amiss either!  Having said that I chose ivy leaves 'cos I thought they would complement the holly growing over the cottage door - and now I'm singing!!!


Ingredients

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Daisy Mae Draws b/w image - 'Winter Wonderland' from The Hobby House
Die-Sire 'Holiday Holly' Embossing Folder - Crafters' Companion
Mini Ivy Flourish die - Joanna Sheen Signature Dies
'Warmest Wishes' die - Festive Collection from Creative Expressions Dies
Snowflakes die-cuts (from my 'extras' box)
Copics/Promarkers/Flexmarkers
Stardust Stickles
Pearls - stash
Pearl Drops 

We've a prize for the winner of our Challenge this month -



Love the look on that little snake's face - he's a corker!

I do hope you can enter our challenge this month - as I said at the beginning there are sooooo many different types of leaves that represent Christmas and I for one just love using them.

Anyway must be orf now 'cos it's a busy time for us as we're going on holiday soon and I need to be organised - well I can only manage to be organised once a year and this is it!!!!

Soooo I'm sending you some big hugs and I'm looking forward to the sunshine!!!

Love to you all  Suexxx

Monday, 4 September 2017

INTERNATIONAL ART AND SOUL - CHALLENGE NO 16 - LACE AND/OR PEARLS



Afternoon everyone - just posting my card for the IntAAS challenge this fortnight where our theme is Lace and/or Pearls!   For someone who rarely (if ever) has any baby cards to make, this is the second one I've posted in two days!!


I also made a box for this one 


Ingredients

7" x 7" White Pearl Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs (cut into a circle)
Digi Image - LOTV 'Balloon Basket'
Sentiment on card - LOTV Clear Stamp
First Edition - 'It's a Girl' 8" x 8" Paper Pad
Spellbinders Dies - Grand Circles Nestabilities dies
Spellbinders Dies - Grand Decorative Circles One Nestabilities dies
Spellbinders Dies - Opulant Ovals dies
Spellbinders Dies - Francy Frames and Tags Two die
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Gypsophila die
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Pine Cone Sprig die
PoppyStamps Dies - Garden Sprig die
Copic markers
Wild Orchid Crafts - flowers
Stardust Stickles
Lace/Pearls - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Supplies (FB)
Ribbon/Charm/Edging Peel Off - stash

I do hope you can enter our Lace and/or Pearls challenge (here) we'd love to see your creations.  You can also check out the work of the IntAAS team if you need any inspiration.

Lots of hugs to you all


Love Suexxx

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

Sunday, 3 September 2017

CRAFTY CALENDAR CHALLENGE - SEPTEMBER - KIDS AND BABIES


Good afternoon peeps - hope you are all feeling well and are enjoying the 'odd/few' hours of sunshine that we keep having!!!   Well I'm here to post my DT card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month.  I made this card a couple of months ago for a (swimming) friend who has just become a grandma!  When I saw our theme was 'Kids/Babies' I wanted to post this one as I was really pleased with it and I hadn't posted it before so here it is!


The lady I made this for is a really good friend to me and is always offering her support when we go swimming.  With her encouragement I've built up my 'lengths' from 10 - back in 2016 - to 70 which I did last Friday - 64 lengths equals a mile!!  Anyway she loved this 'cos she didn't expect it!!

Ingredients

7" x 7" White Pearl Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi Image - LOTV 'Heaven Sent'
Papers - LOTV 'Shabby Shack' 8" x 8" pad
'Stitched Cloud' die - Memory Box Dies 30053
Scalloped Round Frame die/Train die - Unbranded dies
Sentiment - Typed then 'Minc'd' on my foiling machine
Copic markers
Pearls - stash

I hope you can enter our challenge this month (here), there's a voucher for our winner from Wild Orchid Crafts - super!!!



Don't forget to check out the work of my teamies - they've popped some gorgeous work on the blog for you to look at.

Anyway must be off now - crafting to do, places to go, stash to buy!!!

Take care and lots of love to you all, especially those of you who are going through a bad time at the moment - I'm sending you big hugs of course.

Love Suexxx

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

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - AUGUST - USE THE COLOUR YELLOW



Hi there - today I'm posting the mid-month reminder for the CCAYR challenge where our theme is 'Use Yellow'.  I must admit that I struggled with this one at first and then I found an LOTV Art Pad in my 'stash' and there's quite a bit of yellow in this image - thankfully!  After that it was easy - I suppose I'd never thought of the yellow glow from a light coming through a window - duh!   




I used quite a lot of gold sparkly bits on here too, just to bring out the yellow light from the window and the surrounding bricks.  Naturally this looks much more 'yellowy' irl!!!  Typical!     

Ingredients

6" x 6" white card blank - stash
Image - LOTV Art Pad 18 'Winter Wonderland'
First Edition Paper - 'Christmas Village' 8" x 8"
DCWV - 'Glitzy Pastels' stack 6" x 6"
Christmas sentiments - LOTV Christmas Label clear stamps
Crafts-Too Dies - Oval Stitch hole die
Creative Expressions Dies - Festive Collection 'Holly Accessory kit' dies
Stardust Stickles glue
Gems, Gold Glitzy tape, white tassel, snowflake dies - all unbranded

The prize this month is ...



We'd love to see your Christmas creations - using yellow - of course!  You can enter our challenge here.  While you're there why not check out the beautiful creative work of the two Teams.  

Anyway must be off to do a little bit of ironing, it's swimming tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it - I actually managed 50 lengths last Friday and 44 on Wednesday - wish they'd do an Olympics for OAPs, I'd enter!!   I'm kidding of course 'cos I would probably be giggling far too much to be able to swim!

Lots of big hugs to you all and take loads of care. 

Love Suexxx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges 

ABC Christmas Challenge - P Q and R - People, Quick and Red
Christmas Card Challenge No 19 - Anything Christmas Goes
Dream Valley Challenge No 161 - Christmas Animals

Sunday, 6 August 2017

INTERNATIONAL ART AND SOUL - CHALLENGE NO 14 - BOXES AND BAGS



Good afternoon everyone - hope you are having a good weekend - bit wet for August here though!!  Anyway - this fortnight over at International Art and Soul our theme is 'Boxes and Bags', so I decided to make a hexagonal gift box.

I asked the maestro to take a few pics showing different 'views' for you to check it out.





Ingredients

A3 Centura Pearl card - Crafters Companion
Hexagon Box die - Tattered Lace Dies
Hexagon Nesting Layers die - Tattered Lace Dies
Honeycomb Lattice die - Tattered Lace Dies
Flowers, leaf, tag dies - Unbranded
Penny Black Clear Stamps - 'Happy Snippets' sentiment stamp
Stamen punch - www.L-Em.com
Pearls - stash

Perhaps I should leave this lying around to see if the maestro can fill it with a nice little gift - sorry that was a daydream I was having!  LOL.  Bless him, he's always treating me so I'm not complaining at all.

We really would love to see your crafty bags or boxes so why not have a go and enter our challenge (here).  While you're at it, we'd love you to become a follower - that would be amazing.

Nip over to the blog to check out my teamies' creations - they are so talented and inspirational.

Big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx


I would like to enter my gift box into the following challenges - 

That's Crafty Challenge - Anything but Cards

Saturday, 5 August 2017

CRAFTY CALENDAR CHALLENGE - AUGUST - SHAPED CARD


Hi there - today is the start of our challenge over at Crafty Calendar, we have two wonderful sponsors and I've been able to use a gorgeous image from Sheepski Designs for my 'shaped' card.  These two 'Fuzzy Friends' really are so cute - I used to collect bears, many moons ago, and I still love them loads.


As I said earlier we have two sponsors -



and 


therefore we are offering two winners' prizes!  I hope you can enter our challenge (here), you can do any crafty thing you like as long as it fits in with our theme.

Ingredients

6" x 6" white card blank - stash
Image - 'Fuzzy Friends' digi from Sheepski Designs
Spellbinders Dies - Grand Dahlia die (to form the flower shaped card)
Die-namics Dies - Wonky Circle Stitched die
Papers - 'Hugs with Henry' (free with magazine)
Penny Black Clear Stamps - 'Happy Snippets' sentiment stamp
Daisy, leaf, tag dies - unbranded
Flexmarkers

You have a whole month to enter and, don't forget, you can enter up to three items so lots of luck to you.  Oh and btw - we have now reached our (over) 1000 followers so Sue J will be sorting out the winners of our '!000 Followers' prizes.

Anyway must be off now 'cos it's almost dinner/tea time (wherever you are from!!).  Thank you for visiting my blog and if you leave a comment, I shall be chuffed to bits.  

Take care and hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges -


Day Dreamer Challenge - Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge - Hand Coloured image

Sunday, 23 July 2017

INTERNATIONAL ART AND SOUL - CHALLENGE NO 13 - USE DIE CUTS


Afternoon fellow bloggers and friends.  This time the challenge at IntAAS is to use die cuts on your creations.   Some of you will know that, after colouring, using die cuts (and collecting dies) is my favourite thing of all time.  This is a card I made for my hubby (aka the maestro) for our Sapphire Wedding Anniversary (45 years - phew).

 I love this satin mirri card under the die cuts - perfect sapphire colour.

Ingredients

7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Spellbinders Dies - Gold Elements One die
Spellbinders Dies - Lace Hearts and corner dies
Blue Satin Mirri Card - stash
WOC - flowers
Stardust Stickles

I like this card - mainly because of that beautiful blue - and enjoyed making it.  We do hope you can join in this fortnight because I know the majority of you will use at least one die cut on your creations.  You can join in our challenge here at IntAAS and although we are Just For Fun, we do have really great badges for the winner and Top 3.

Anyway must go 'cos I have a nice glass of Merlot waiting for me - yum.  

Big hugs to you all and thanks so much for taking a gander at me card.

Love Suexxx

Friday, 21 July 2017

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - JULY - ANYTHING CHRISTMASSY OR HOLIDAY GOES



Hello everyone out there in blogland.  Just come back from swimming (second time this week - woo hoo) and I managed 40 lengths - not bad considering I've been out of action for 6 weeks!!!    Anyway now that I'm feeling so chuffed with myself, I ought to post my reminder card for the CCAYR challenge this month.   I decided to use this lovely robin image that I've either bought or won (sorry I can't remember which and the ref number doesn't give me a clue as to where it's from - if anyone knows please tell me!).


Ingredients

7" x 7" white card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - Robin on Fence Post (sorry I don't know who designed this)
Dovecraft - 'Glad Tidings' 8" x 8" paper pad
Die-namics Dies - Wonky Stitched Rectangle die
Sweet Dixi Dies - Holly and Star corner die 
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Mini Ivy (mirrored pairs) flourish dies
Crafters' Companion - 'Festive Wonder' clear stamp set

 We'd love you to join in - definitely well worth taking part for the chance to win this great prize (pictured below).



I hope you can enter our CCAYR challenge this month, 'cos I'm such a cheerful little soul I really ought to remind you that there's only 5 months to Christmas!  

Anyway those 40 lengths seem to have take their toll and I can feel me eyelids closing as I'm typing so I'm orf for a lie down - me 'n' Biscuit love a cat nap or four!

Lots of hugs to you all and please take care.


Love Suexxx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

CRAFTY CALENDAR CHALLENGE - JULY - ANYTHING GOES

Hi there - hope it's as warm where you are as it is here!!!   Lovely sunshine and no rain or blustery winds thank goodness!  Anywobble,  here's my card for a mid-month reminder in the Crafty Calendar Challenge.  My image is from Bugaboo and she's a real cutie.



We have two sponsors this month so that means two very lucky winners!




Bugaboo Stamps



Our challenge is open until 28 July and as we have an 'Anything Goes' theme - the world is your lobster!!!  Please join in 'cos you know how we love to see your creations.

Ingredients

Image - Bugaboo 'Ava Swing'
Elisabeth Craft Designs Dies - Accordian Oval Card 772 die
Anna Marie Designs papers - 'Blissful Green' 6" x 6" pad
Green/Peach paper - Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Flowers - Unbranded
Leaf die - Unbranded
Sentiment - Penny Black 'Happy Snippets' Clear Stamps
Flexmarkers and Copics

Must add a note here to say that I love these Anna Marie Design paper pads, they are all 'shabby chic' with a distressed feel and there are six different colours - so of course I had to have them all.  Totally pretty!  As for the die to make the accordian card, I bought this ages ago but had never used it and when I was tidying up a few dies I 'found' it so had the sudden urge to try it out - what a shame it isn't a little bigger.

Whilst I'm here I thought I would give a couple of updates, first one is about Biscuit - I may have mentioned (a few hundred times) that he was born with kidney problems and whilst the disease is progressive we have regular checks - including blood tests and urine tests to see how he's doing.  We went last week and he'd managed to put on 400gms which is really good 'cos he had lost some weight prior to his diet change and medication.  His other results weren't too bad either so we are hopeful that the progression will slow down a bit now.

The second update is about the cavity I have left after my tooth extraction.  That was the most painful experience ever but thankfully it is now getting there, it's 6 weeks tomorrow since I had the bloomin' thing removed and the hole is still evident but at least it doesn't hurt - bliss!

I'll be going now, hopefully you are still awake and haven't nodded orf - so I'm sending lots of hugs and cuddles to you, please take care.


Love Suexxx

Sunday, 9 July 2017

INTERNATIONAL ART AND SOUL - CHALLENGE NO 12 - NATURE


Good afternoon everyone - I must admit it's nice to be back (just in case anyone has missed me - lol) my tooth sorry socket is finally starting to heal and the pain has faded to an ache all along my lower jaw which gradually fades during the day - thank goodness!!!   I've had teeth out before but this is the first time I have ever encountered 'dry socket' - and hopefully the last, I might add.

Anyway here's my card for the 'Nature' themed challenge this fortnight and it's the first card I've made since the beginning of June - the last card I posted had been one I'd made for a friend's son so all I had to do was write it up.


I've only just started crafting again so this is actually an LOTV topper from one of their Art Pads.  A really quick card which doesn't have a sentiment on it because it will go in my card box for use later on.

Ingredients

7" x 7" Ivory card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Topper - LOTV Art Pad - Set 25 'Magical Fairies'
Paper Adventures - 12" x 12" 'Yellow Wild Rose' paper
Butterfly/flower dies - Concord and 9th Floral and Flutter Dies
Leaf die - Unbranded Dies
Pearls - Unbranded

I hope you can enter this one 'cos there are lots of things you can do within this theme.   Although our Challenge is JFF we do have some very smart badges for your sidebars.  'Scuse me if I keep my post short, I have a little more catching up to do so...... must get on!!!

Big hugs to you all, take care.


Love  Suexxx

Thursday, 15 June 2017

INTERNATIONAL ART AND SOUL - CHALLENGE NO 10 - FOR MEN


First of all I have to say that I am really sorry that this is so late - I'm not punctual at the best of times but I have a really valid reason which you can read about further down my blog!  



Ingredients

Digi - 'Aiden' from Mo's Digital Pencil
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Graphic 45 'Le Cirque' Paper pad
Tattered Lace Dies - Decorative Edge Square die
Die-namics Dies - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax die
Marianne Designs - Metal gems
Sentiment typed then foiled on my Minc machine
Copic markers

I really do love this image and is one I could use over and over again, especially with my Graphic 45 papers - which as some will know - I only use on special occasions!  It's normally there just for stroking and looking at!

You know our challenges are JFF but we do have some super badges for the side bars of the DT Favourite and Top 3, so although I'm late posting there's lots of time left for your creations.

Talking of being late here's my really good reason for it!!!  On Tuesday it was confirmed that I have a dry socket - well I knew at my age all sorts of things happen but I was still  totally surprised!!  Nooooooooooo .... it's not what you think ... it's worse - last Wednesday (7 June) I went to the dentist to have a tooth out - one right at the back, naturally, and for various reasons I now have the above condition which is more painful than the initial toothache.  I'm dosed up on strong painkillers and even went back to the dentist Tuesday for a 'clean up' and a dressing in the canyon sorry socket!!  The pain is excruciating and goes from the middle of me chin right up to my inner ear.  So I have earache in both ears - one medical and one husband (only joking)!!!  It seems as if it's going to be like this for about two weeks - aren't I the lucky one.  Anyway Jordan - yup I'm on first name terms with me dentist now - has promised that I will get me sparkle back soon - I'm counting the days. 


Must be going now 'cos the painkillers are starting to wear off, (you are all yawning)  and there's another hour before I can take any more - not that I'm counting!  There's another little story I have to tell you (not quite as boring as the above) about Biscuit, his friends and trips out in the car but that's for another day!

Hugs to you all , especially friends and those of you who need a special cuddle!


Love Suexxx

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

Cards in Envy Challenge - You're the Man 
Craft Rocket Challenge No 38 - For the Men/Boys
Crafty Addicts Challenge No 37 - Anything Goes (option Summer Colours)
Inky Chicks Challenge No 84 - Use 3 Patterned Papers
Inspiration Destination Challenge No 130 - Anything Goes 
Little Miss Muffet Challenge No 165 - Anything Goes
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge No 276  - Facebook
Star Stampz Challenge - Make it For a Man

Saturday, 3 June 2017

CRAFTY CALENDAR CHALLENGE - JUNE - 'BOYS WILL BE BOYS'


Hi there - today is the start of a new challenge over at the Crafty Calendar blog and our theme is 'Boys will be Boys' sooooo we need to see your creations for the men in our lives and you don't have to stick to paper-crafting.  We've been sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps and they have some wicked stamps that go really well with this subject.



This poor chap has been out there building his sandcastle and has forgotten his suncream (naughty boy) so he has sun-burnt shoulders, v-neck (lol), head and nose!  Oh and don't forget his Baywatch shorts together with his sandals and socks - eeew!

I hope you can join in our challenge this time, we love seeing your creations on the blog.  Why not pop over and check out the work created by my teamies - we have four brilliant new ladies joining us this month.

Talking about new ladies - I'm so pleased to see that I have two new followers on my blog, welcome to you both.   I hope you like my cards and the little stories about our cat and other things that tend to happen to me - I'm not known as Planet Susie for nothing!

Ingredients

Image - 'Seaside Stanley' from Dr Digi's House of Stamps
7" x 7" White card base - Anna Marie Designs
 Graphic 45 - 'By the Sea' 12" x 12" paper pad
DCWV - 'Jewel' Coloured Mat Stack paper pad
Unbranded Dies - Wave die
Copic and Flexmarkers
Stardust Stickles
Gems - Unbranded 

We're off to the Stamp Magic Show at the Dome in Doncaster tomorrow where we are meeting up with Sue J (Olliesmam) and her hubby Paul.  We aren't daft, the men chat to each other while we chat and shop - I think it will probably be more chatting than shopping 'cos we haven't seen each other for aaaaaaaages.  So looking forward to this.

Anyway I must be off now, next door are having a barbecue and I have a feeling Biscuit has invited himself - little devil!  They don't feed him 'cos they know he has a special diet but he does love entertaining and rolls on his back for a tummy tickle!

Catch you again soon.

Big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges