Sunday, 15 January 2017


Good afternoon everybody - I'm here to post my mid month reminder card for the CCAYR DT.   We had to 'Add Snowflakes' to our cards this time and, as you may know, I absolutely adore snow and snowflakes but we rarely get it where we are, and when we do it doesn't last long.  When I was a little girl snow seemed to last forever and we had snowmen, snowball fights, sledging etc but nowadays (and I'm talking about the area we live in) there's never enough to do any of these things - boooooooo!  Sorry to everyone out there who hates the stuff.


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - free download 'Cat doing a handstand with Tinsel' from a Practical Publications magazine
Crafters Companion Embossing Folder - 'Festive Frame'
First Edition - 'Jingle all the Way' 8" x 8" paper pad
Gold linen effect card - ancient stash
Memory Box Dies - Frostyville Wreath die
Die-namics Dies - 'Let it Snowflakes' set of dies
Wink of Stella pen - Gold

I am really pleased with the finished result of this one - had the idea in my head and followed it without deviating - believe me that is rare for me!!!

I hope you can join in - never too early to make next year's cards :o)   We have a prize bundle for the winner -

Please take card, keep warm and do a little crafting - we'd love to see your creations in our challenge.

Lots of big hugs to you

Love Suexxx

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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge No 23 - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes Challenge No 7 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge No 222 - Use Gold/Silver
Making Memories Crafting Challenge No 1 - Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge No 55 - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge No 130 - Use and Animal Image
Perfect Time to Craft Challenge (Jan) - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge No 72 - Lots of Glitter


  1. Hi Sue wonderful card love the fun image and your design is brilliant, Kate x

  2. Sue, this could NOT be any sweeter! I love that sparkly snowflake frame and that incredible textured gold paper! But your comical kitty is the best! Darling colors and just full of antics like a real kitty! We moved from Southern California to Connecticut when I was 13. It was my first snow season ever. It was "ok" but I really did not enjoy it that much, as I could never warm up! LOL We did play often, but I HATED shoveling our 120 foot-long driveway that was on a 45 degree angle! Can't tell you how many times I slipped on that driveway LOL, and having to get up at 4AM to shovel so my dad could get to the train station was not my idea of fun before school. However, looking back, it's just the way things were, and I'm grateful the experience only lasted 3 winters total. Then we moved to FL LOL Hoping your week-end is fantastic! xo

  3. Hi Sue this is a stunning Christmas card I love the cute image. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Lovely and festive, Sue. Love the cute kittie, as well as the beautiful embossing and snowflakes.

  5. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging buddy,
    Yes you sure have made such a very super and stunning card as usual.
    Love your wonderful design and everything you have used to create it.
    Yes we too very rarely get snow as well, and I can well remember making snowmen and having snowball fights too.
    I know it's not popular with the working peeps, but I just love a snowman or 2.
    So I try to incorporate snowmen when ever I can in my Christmas cards.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. oh my, this is so funny and cool, I love it to bits! And so would Elly, she would sit and stare at this Tom cat and think: "oh come and play with me, the cats in my home are all soooooo boring and lazy, they never wanna play with me!" :o)
    Well done!
    Maybe you are intersted in the candy I offer on my blog :o)
    cheerio, xxx, Ally

  7. I love this gorgeous card with your mischievous cat, beautiful embossed background, and your frostyville circle die looks so pretty with the gold behind it..

    Hugs Babs x

  8. Wow - the gold really shines on this adorable holiday card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pattie's Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  9. Sue, I like EVERYTHING about your card. What a happy little cat. Your layers go together so well and I've not seen that Crafter's Companion embossing folder, so thank you for pointing me to it. Thanks too for entering the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

  10. So beautiful and elegant card
    Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting challenge
    Maria Pilar DT

  11. This is just beautiful. Love the darling image. It put a smile on my face. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

  12. Hi there!
    Seems so long since I have stopped by to visit! Sorry about that. I have never adjested to the whole blogloving thingy and lost my Google friends reader link for quite some time.
    Found it again no excuse for the
    Love this card. It is so funny and a great image. Made me smile!

  13. Wow I love this. What a super fabulous image and so wonderfully coloured to. Love the design, perfect.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  14. Thanks for playing in our 'Use an Animal Image' Challenge #130!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  15. A gorgeous card, love all the detail and the cute image, love the embossed background. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Making Memories Crafting. Hope to see you again soon.

    Crafty Hugs Sonia DT xx

  16. Sue, What a pretty card and such a fun image! Those touches of glitter are perfect accents. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Christmas. :)

  17. Adorable image, love the delicate snowflake wreath die, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge

  18. This is so nice ! thank you so much for sharing it with us at Creates and Makes monthly challenge,
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful digistamps !

  19. What a cute image! Love how the gold makes a fabulous frame, too. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

  20. Oooh. What a stunning card. I love the mix of elegance and whimsical. Your embossed panel and those snowflakes are simply gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for entering your project 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!

    P.S. Since you regularly make Christmas cards for a team you are on, if you are looking for another challenge to enter your future Christmas cards into, check out The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up! You can link up as many Christmas cards as you want. If you link up two cards during any given month you earn a free digital paper. If you follow the optional theme, you get a chance to earn a sponsor's prize. Hope to see you there!


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