Sunday, 21 January 2018


Good afternoon fellow blogsters - I'm just here to post my next card for the IntAAS DT Challenge and it's flippin' freezin' - we've actually got a snowstorm going on outside - well six flakes and a bit of wind constitutes a snowstorm here!!    Back to the card - our theme is to do something digital.  I've made a card with digital papers and a digital image but you can also make a totally digital creation on your 'puter if you wish - I just haven't a clue where to start with that idea though!

I haven't put a specific sentiment on here just a die-cut 'hello' across the bottom of the card.  


7" x 7" Ivory card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Brown card mat - stash
Digital pink floral paper - Papers by Lozzy
Digital beige swirl paper - Papers by Lozzy
Digital image - 'Lizzy Lovely' from Oddball stamps
Hello sentiment die - Penny Black creative Dies
All other dies from China

I hope you can join in our Challenge this fortnight, you can enter here.  Of course you can be as creative as you like and as I've said many times before we love seeing your projects on our blog.

 I think the snow may be thick enough now to do another Snow Angel - mind you the lawn was soooo soggy underneath that I may end up a dirty and very muddy Snow Angel!!!

Sending you lots of big hugs and be careful won't you.

Love Suexxx

Thursday, 18 January 2018


Good afternoon everyone - I'm here to post my mid-month Challenge card for CCAYR - now you might have noticed that we have changed our name from Christmas Cards All Year Round to Christmas Crafts All Year Round - this is because we are more than happy for you to create whatever you like (as long as it goes with the theme that is!).   

Sorry about the colours on here - the gems are all a gorgeous red - unfortunately the weather was absolutely atrocious when the maestro took the pics for me and no matter what he did he couldn't get a better one.  Oh and there's a red glittery strip around the embossed piece of card which looks gorgeous in real life.  

Our theme is a Christmas 'Thank You' so I thought of a special card for a friend who had been really helpful throughout the year.   However having told you about our theme, we are accepting Anything Goes entries as well because there was an accidental faux pas on a Challenge Information site.  Not to worry!

The January prize winner will received the following crafty items

I do hope you can enter our Challenge (here) - you can never be too early starting your Christmas crafting when it comes down to it!!!

Lots of big hugs to you all - hope you are keeping nice and warm as well.

Love to everyone Suexxx

Sunday, 7 January 2018


Good afternoon everyone - well here's my second card for 2018 and our theme is White on White chosen by my friend Christine H.    She did say that we could add a smidge of another colour so I added some light blue to make the scene through the window stand out a little.  In actual daylight the blue is a lot paler than shown but I think the camera flash altered it slightly.  I've seen similar cards to this on t'internet and I really wanted to make one just like them.

I thought this could be either for Christmas or a winter Wedding  - what do you reckon?

We'd love to see your WOW creations - the challenge runs for a fortnight and you can enter here.  Whilst you're there check out the DT creations, they are gorgeous and really inspirational.

Anyway must be off now places to go, people to see, cards to make - you know how it is.  In the meantime I would like to wish you a wonderful 2018, if you are under the weather at the moment I'm hoping you have a speedy recovery too!

Big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

Saturday, 6 January 2018

CRAFTY CALENDAR CHALLENGE - JANUARY - MYTHICAL CREATURES (fairies, goblins, pixies, dragon's etc)

Happy New Year to you all - hope you had a good one whether you celebrated or not!  I hate New Year so I was tucked up in bed with me hot water bottle fast asleep zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!

So - here's my first card for 2018.  Over at the Crafty Calendar Challenge site we have a theme of Mythical Creatures - examples are in the title of the post but if you can think of anything else we'd love to see what you come up with.  I used 'Growing a Flower' from a Day for Daisies - isn't she gorgeous?

Ages ago I was having a play with some spritzy colours and ended up with a piece of paper that I put away for 'ron'.   When I knew that our challenge was mythical this paper said it all - so I coloured the fairy with her flower in the same lilac and turquoise shades.  I also used those colours for the die cuts although I sprayed the toadstool with Pearl spray (Crafters' Companion) afterwards. 

Our challenge runs until 28 January and we have two absolutely fantastic sponsors


Pop on over to the Crafty Calendar Challenge and check out the work of my teamies, we'd love you to join in (here).

Bye for now, just off to give Biscuit his medicine, he has his stuff for his kidneys and every other day (ie today) he has to have an aspirin to stop him having a 'stroke' in his kidneys.  We'll do anything to keep him as healthy as possible 'cos he really is gorgeous.

Hugs to you all

Love  Suexxx