Monday 9 January 2017


Hi there peeps, here's my first card for 2017 Crafty Calendar Challenge DT.  This month we were given the theme of 'Something New' - new baby, new home, New Year etc. etc.   Well, as you know, I like to do a bit of lateral (or odd) thinking and I need to make cards that I know I will send so I decided on 'using' something new ta da!  I've had a couple or three new dies recently and just loved this one from Creative Expressions called 'Cathedral Background', I also used another new one - Special Occasions Border Dies (ref B242) from Cheery Lynn.  (These are both new to me by the way, although they may have been around for a while).

 The card underneath the oval die below is the same purple satin mirri as above.


8" x 5.75" White Card Blank - stash
Image - Bugaboo 'Marriage Secret'
Purple Satin Mirri Card - stash
Creative Expressions Dies - Sue Wilson - Cathedral Background die (NEW)
Spellbinders Dies - Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals LG die
Cheery Lynn Dies - Special Occasions Border dies B242 (NEW)
Crafts Too Dies - Oval Stitch Hole die
WOC - flowers and hydrangea petals
Black 'Happy Anniversary' Peel-Off sticker - ancient stash
Sentiment printed and foiled in purple on Minc machine
Stardust Stickles
Distress Ink for card edges

I hope you are ready to do some crafting for 2017 - this is a lovely theme to start our challenges off!

We have two fabulous sponsors this month so that means two prizes!!! 

Why not nip over to the Crafty Calendar Challenge blog to check out the work of my DT teamies.  They've made some great creations for you to look at.  Don't forget that there are prizes when we get to 1000 followers and they aren't to be sneezed at.

Hope you can join us.

Lots of love and big hugs to you all, take care and keep warm!!!

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Come and Get it Challenge - Something New (2 new dies - see Ingredients)
Dream Valley Challenge No 147 - Something New (2 new dies - see Ingredients)
My Time to Craft Challenge No 337 - Something New (2 new dies - see Ingredients)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge No 1702 - Anything Goes (emailed)


  1. Hi Sue this is an amazing card I love the image and the message is just brilliant. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fabulous fun card Sue, love the image and your colours, brilliant layout, Kate x

  3. Fantastic card Agnes!!! love the new dies lol xxx huggles Winnie xxxxx

  4. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging buddy,
    Happy New Year to you and Graham,and of course your furry pals.
    Special hugs for pidgy too.
    what a very super card, and that image is so funny as is the sentiment.
    Super colouring as usual.
    Love your wonderful design, and those new dies look super.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Brilliant card Sue, love the image....and the sentiment! Fabulous dies too!

  6. Great job on your card. Wonderfully colored and designed! Glad we finally got your card posted at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges!! Maybe next week will be easier, but if not, emailing it worked just fine too!

  7. What a cute card. What caught my eye first were the fabulous flowers. You may not know the secret to a happy marriage,but I just read in your bio that you and your hubby have been married 47 years. Wow. Congratulations on that. My husband and I will celebrate 26 years this week. Thanks for sharing this with the PIP challenges.

  8. Great humourous anniversary card. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Have a creative week. Judy DT

  9. I love you line of thought and the end result! Beautiful dies and that image combinned with that sentiment is not only true but hysterical. So happy you shared with the PIP challenge this week. Can't wait to see more.

  10. I agree with your sentiment. What a fun card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Celebrate Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

  11. This is a great Anniversary card, Sue. Beautiful dies and great coloring of the Bugaboo image. Thanks for joining the January Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug!

  12. Big smiles when I read your card......what an adorable image and design! Your coloring is so nice! Thank you for joining in the fun at PIP Challenge this week....good luck in the drawing!

  13. Your card makes me smile....loving this cute image. Such a sweet project .Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

    1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Dream Valley challenge.Neva DT

  14. What a fun image and card! Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenge.

  15. LOL I love Gus and Stella they are my favourite! Thanks for joining anything goes at Catch the Bug good luck and hope to see you again! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  16. LOL! Sue, I love your sense of humor! You always delight me with happiness, chuckles and fun words! Your card is no exception - and isn't it the truth? The longer we are married, the more we realize that there is a special recipe for each marriage that absolutely is secret, and we only discover it each day.

    Really cute creation - can't go wrong with Stella and Gus - they are a hit for the hubby here!

    Hoping you have a great week-end! hugs, de

  17. I just LOVE Bugaboo Stamps and this one is so cute! That die cut really has a wow factor! So glad you played along with us at Pammie's Inky Pinkie Challenge. Hope to see your wonderful artworks again soon, my friend! kReN

  18. These colors are gorgeous!! Well Done! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting When We Can!
    Carolyn, DT

  19. Such a fun card, Sue. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges! - Patti (CWWC DT)

  20. This is hilarious, Sue. And it is sure true...

  21. Love your card and thanks for joining The Paper Nest Dolls.

    Greetings, Marianne

  22. haha perfect!! such a fun card. Thankyou so much for joining us at Get Creative for our ATG challenge, I hope you join us again Lynda DT xx


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