Monday 30 December 2013


Hi there bloggers out there - I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas celebrations, we did although we all ate too much - by all, I am including Blossom and Donnie - naturally!  If you live in those areas that were subjected to the awful storms and lack of power, I do hope you are getting back to some degree of whatever passes for normality nowadays.   I'm sending you all big virtual hugs and lots of love!!

I thought I would post one of the Christmas cards I made for my ex colleague.  He particularly liked the Steampunky stylee birthday cards I made for his twin daughter and son and asked if I could bear that in mind for their Christmas cards.  Now this really did stress me out, I am almost, almost comfortable with Steampunk style birthday cards but a Christmas card .... or two!!!!  I started looking for an image and found a gorgeous one by Jade Dragonne, I love this lady's work and her images are free (with a couple of conditions of course).  You can find her site here.  Despite the fact that I love colouring, my time really was running away with me and in order to get this finished I actually printed off the coloured image, I made a mask and blobbed my sponge over the image to add a little bit of colour.

 I thought I would show you a close up of the Christmas Tree because I loved making this - in fact I made another one with a different tree die - for Adam's card!!

In actual daylight the tree really stands out because I have Star Dust-ed it before I added the little watch cogs, springs and 'bits'.

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Steampunks digi (pre-coloured)  - Jade Dragonne 
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Joyful Peace paper pad - GCD Studios
Christmas Post paper pad - Craftwork Cards
Grand Decorative Ovals die - Spellbinders
Grand Oval die - Spellbinders
Frosty Border die - Memory Box
Snowflake Tree die - Memory Box
Mini Rolled Roses die - Die-namics 
Small Clock face - my stash
Watch Cogs, springs etc - Ebay

Well, that's enough from me for now, I won't say that I am making any NY Resolutions because I loathe NY with a passion and will be in bed before the chimes of midnight.  Even though this is unusual for me!!!  I might just put a 'possible motion' out there to blog more frequently - not a resolution you understand!!!   Yup I'm still going to carry on waffling as well - can't put out a 'motion' to stop that now can I??

Thank you for all your comments over the past year, I have loved reading them, you have given me so many uplifting comments and have wished me well when I have been ill (on so many occasions)!  When Suzie created my blog, she did me the biggest favour I could have ever asked for, even when I have been unable to blog I have known it was there waiting for me to feel better and/or get my mojo back!!!

Lots of love and hugs to you all, thank you so much for stopping by and for checking out my cards.  I do hope you can all enjoy your crafting next year, and that your Mojo stays at home and doesn't nip off on holiday!

Take care of yourselves and Happy New Year!!!

SUE xxx

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

Krafty Girls Challenge No 8 -

Tuesday 24 December 2013


Hello there peeps, I have just been checking out some of your blogs and have noticed that Debby (A Scrapjourney)  has set a little challenge for us to join in here.  She has put forward a marvellous prize, what a generous lady!  I started thinking about my fave five and came up with the following and I will be adding my link to her blog.  I have linked these cards back to their original posting via the link underneath each card.

I made all of the above as a member of the Christmas Card Club and I must admit this has been really enjoyable because I made them throughout the year - so, without the fortnightly challenges,  I could have been much worse off in the last few weeks with even more on my plate and more cards to make!!   These aren't my only favourite Christmas cards though, another huge favourite is the one I made after seeing it on Debby's blog, mine is called 'O Christmas Tree' and is white on white.  My mojo was on her holidays again, and Debby's card really really inspired me, I felt I just had to make one like it.  Mine isn't exactly the same because I used some different dies.  

Oh and here is some really good news  - Donnie who came to 'live' in the garden with Blossom last March, has been coming into the house, finding a quiet spot and going to sleep.  He still won't come too near us but seeing as he wouldn't come into the house two or three months ago, this is progress indeed.  He is being watched, not only by us, but by his 'wife'.  We have to keep an eye on him because, as I have mentioned before, he hasn't been neutered and we don't want him spraying anywhere!!!    Blossom went to sleep near him today so that's a thumb to the nose for both me and the hubster - lol!

Anyway this is me finished for a couple of days - where have I heard that one before???  Seriously though hubby, Blossom and Donnie are going to have my undivided attention with no crafting or blogging for a wee while.  

Love and big hugs to you all!!

SUE xxx


Hello there peeps - I am really sorry that I have been missing for so long, if I had tentacles - yes I said tentacles - like an octopus, I would be able to manage things loads better!    I think everything is now sorted, well apart from the leak in the bathroom which is dripping through into the kitchen!   Oh, we can't find out where the water is coming from by the way!   

Thank you so much for the brilliant comments on my last card, I really do appreciate them and it is surprising how uplifting they have been.  I am now feeling loads better in body, mind and mojo!

Well following that, I thought I would post a piccy (just to whet your appetite a tad) of the 100 follower Candy I am going to put forward in January.  I will be offering this up in a post, alongside a card, to all the followers I have at present (107) who regularly comment on my blog.  I will probably ask Blossom to help out - you never know, she just might go along with it.  Here it is -

Apologies for the stamps being of the Christmas variety, I wanted to sort this last month but it fell through the grid!!!!  I hope you like the look of it.

I am also posting a Blossom Selfie!!!!  Well hubby said she insisted and who am I to doubt him - he is almost as daft as moi - guess it must be rubbing off after all these years - ROFL!!!

Do you remember that I told you she would sleep on my desk on a cushion, well after she had her stitches out following her 'op', that was it - she became a daddy's girl.  She follows him around, sits on his knee, on the arm of his chair, sleeps in her bed on the floor near his feet and I don't get a look in ...... apart from the four days when he works and mummy is suddenly creme de la creme!   This one sure is fickle!   Having said that, she is still gorgeous, and at least I can craft in peace now.

I do hope you all have a good Christmas, without any untoward incidents - and a great New Year.  I have some cards to ready post and will do them as soon as I can.  Please take care and keep well, if you are a little off colour at the moment, please get well soon.

Love and hugs to you all   

SUE  xxx

Sunday 15 December 2013


Hi there peeps, I have just made this card, the only once since my last posting!  I am in a panic because I have to make some more for my ex-colleague so I am getting my thinking cap on!

This is a short post but I will be back very shortly to add more waffle!  I am just going to schedule this for Sunday morning.

The pics were taken at different times of the day so the lighting is different.

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Marianne Design stamp - Don Skating
LOTV papers - Krafty Christmas and Winter Wishes
Spellbinders - Star Circle die, Grand Circle die, Grand Decorative Circle die
Cheery Lynn - 4"x 4" Snowflake plate die, Merry Christmas set die
X-Cut - Circle die
Memory Box - Rizza Snowflake die
Impression Obsession - Snowflake Plate die
Elizabeth Craft Design - Sprig with berries die
Magnolia Doohickey - Fence with hearts die
Floral Punch - medium and small (maker unknown)
Promarkers and Copics
Stardust Glitter
Pearls from stash

Big hugs to you Sue xxx

Monday 2 December 2013


Helloooo there peeps.  I am so sorry I have not been around lately but I have been a tad poorly, first of all my back condition flared up more than usual so I thought I would be clever and work it off by (gently) tidying my Craft cupboard.   This has worked in the past - not this time though.   This, in turn, brings on other problems which you don't need to be bored with .... yawn!   I am beginning to feel a little better now and the Mojo Fairy is just starting to twinkle.  I knew I had to make some cards for an ex colleague and also for the Christmas Card Club so I combined the two and have made this card for my ex colleague and also for the CCC.  This fortnight it is Dawn's theme and she picked 'O Christmas Tree'.  Thank you for this lovely theme Dawn.

A few months ago I was trawling through blogland and found some cards made by a lady called Debby, she had made some white on white cards for Christmas and I was really taken by them.  Whilst I was wondering what to do I suddenly remembered these and thought I would take inspiration from her.  This is based on her design but I have used different dies on mine, although the trees are the same.  You can find Debby's blog here.

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Spellbinders 'Garden Lattice' Embossing Folder
Spellbinders 'Opulent Ovals' die
Dee's Distinctly 'Stacker Tree' die
Poppy Stamps 'Angel Corner' die
Poppy Stamps 'Fremont Pine Landscape' die
Sizzix 'Christmas Dots' Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Punch
Martha Stewart Glitter
Ribbon, Pearls, Silver Embossed backing card from stash

I hope you like this one, I do admit it isn't one of my ideas, but when the Mojo Fairy needs some help, you gotta do what you gotta do.  Debby has some gorgeous inspirational cards, so beautiful.  Thank you Debby.

Big hugs to you all and thank you for popping by after all this time, please forgive me if it still takes me a while to get around your blogs, I have to make some more cards for my ex colleague and also the OSAAT  DT so I am hoping for a little more Fairy Dust for my Mojo Fairy ........... pleeeeeease!!!