Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Morning everyone - I'm just posting my mid-month reminder card for the CCAYR Challenge.  I always love using poinsettias on my Christmas cards so when I saw that our challenge was for Christmas flowers I was tempted to use them again but ...... I had a die that I was waiting to use and, even though it was an Anemone, I thought I could make it into a Christmas Rose (aka Helleborus) instead.

The flower dies are from Elizabeth Craft Dies and I think they are all gorgeous.


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - 'Presents and Christmas Roses' - Colouring Pages 
Die'sire Embossing Folder - 'Holiday Holly'
Creative Dies - Nesting Circles die
Elizabeth Craft Dies - 'Anemone' flower die from 'Susan's Garden'
Sweet Dixie Dies - 'Bells and Holly' die
Spellbinders 'Poppy' die - Small Leaf die
Die-namics Dies - 'Stitched Fishtail Flag' die
Unbranded Dies - Large 'bobble' fern die
Stardust Stickles  
Martha Stewart Flock (on the stamens)
Sentiment typed and then 'Minc'd' with gold foil on my machine

I do hope it's not too early for you to start your Christmas cards - what am I talking about - it's NEVER too early!  Let's see your creations over on the CCAYR blog - just check out the projects from my teamies.  

The prize for this month's winner is 

Don't forget there are badges for the Winner and Top 3 as well.

Am planning to do some colouring this afternoon - whether I get a 'Round Tuit' is another matter, you see we are popping into town this morning and that means we will HAVE to go into John Lewis for a coffee and bun and this afternoon I'll probably nod orf!!  Love a little nap in the afternoon after a wander around town.

Anyway must go - catch you later - take care!

Big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

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

ABC Christmas Challenge (APR) - H is for Home, I is for Informal


  1. Hi Sue, this is fab. Love the flower die, they are so realistic and the bells and holly die is wonderful too. Really lovely.
    Hugs Sue W.

  2. Hi Sue this is a stunning Christmas card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. A beautiful card, love the design – thanks for joining in the Lemon Shortbread Blog Challenge. I am now following your lovely blog! – Sarah DT – If you would like to follow me too mine is: http://magentasnowflake.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Fabulous floral Christmas card Sue, love how the gorgeous flowers echo the image!
    Lovely to have you play along at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge this month.

  5. Beautiful christmas card Sue, I love the floral image and the lovely colours, beautifully embellished too, Kate x

  6. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CCC.

  7. Your flowers are lovely - and I like the frame around the focal arrangement. Thank you for entering the QKR Stampede weekly challenge - anything goes with the option of flowers.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  8. Love this! Thank you so much for sharing at Noor Design Uk and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

  9. I am here with a different Dt hat on. This is lovely! thank you so much for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the challenge. Judy x

  10. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 329 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too x

  11. Thanks for your participation in HLS christmas challange. A gorgeous card love theflowers. Hope to se youb in outher next challange. //Zora


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