Sunday 27 July 2014


Hello fellow blogsters out there - today is Sylvie's theme for our little CCC gang, she asked us to use trees somewhere on our cards.  I had an image in my folder that I was going to use with some gilding flakes but decided to use it with some Distress Inks and make it the focal point - I do love this blending technique ... loads and loads!!!  My card is very simple but again, lovely and flat for posting!!


Digi - had this for a while but not sure where from
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Dark Blue Cardstock - Core'dinations cardstock 'Roy G. Biv'
Vintage Music Embossalicious Folder - Crafter's Companion
Star of Wonder die - Memory Box Dies
Lindeman's Snowflake die - Memory Box Dies
Newcastle Snowflake die - Memory Box Dies
Bristol Snowflake die - Memory Box Dies
Giovanna Snowflake die - Poppystamps Dies
Snowflakes - Impression Obsession Dies
Merry Christmas Sentiment Stamp - Written Christmas Greetings, Stamps Away
Distress Inks
Stardust Stickles
Glitter card from stash

I have enjoyed using these trees as the main focal point so thank you Sylvie for choosing this theme for us.

Thank you for nipping over to my blog and checking out my card, I hope you like it.  I am really grateful for any comments you may leave me especially the barking mad ones!  I usually end up giggling loudly at them and then have to explain to the maestro what I'm cackling at.

I hope you have a lovely week next week and that the weather is gorgeous for you.  I like it just a tad cooler than it has been and have had to put the fan on in my craft room - this is causing another problem ie Blossom, she lurves the fan and lies on my desk cooling off.   I can't blame her, but I can't craft either!  Anyway 'nuff of that waffle, I am off to do what I can while she is outside with her husband!

Take care all of you and enjoy whatever you are doing.  It's our 45th Wedding Anniversary next week so I am having to sneakily make a card - this will no doubt embarrass him 'cos he will forget!   I know this one is our Sapphire Anniversary so I am going to use mostly white with a hint of deep blue (if I can find some in my 'limited' stash (got to pop that in here just for Sue J and Christine H).   I still wonder how he has put up with me for so long and I bet he wonders the very same thing - bless!!

Hugs to you all

Sue xxx
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Sunday 20 July 2014


Good morning fellow blogsters and followers and an especially warm welcome to my new follower - Jackie, I do hope you enjoy my wafflings and warped sense of humour!!!  

Thanks to all of you who left comments on my last card, the one with the teddy dragging his diddy Christmas tree behind him.  This was my choice of theme for the CCC, a little club some of us are in, where we make our Christmas cards every two weeks and (very hopefully) we don't have so much panic at the end of the year.   My theme wasn't everyone's cup of tea but I ended up really liking my card and it's another one ready for Christmas.  Yaaaaay!!

Well 'nuff waffling about that, Catherine, my next door neighbour, asked me if I could make a card for her dad's 70th birthday.   She mentioned that he really likes line-dancing but I didn't have any l-d digis so asked my teamies on the OSAAT DT if they knew of any - there were a couple of sites who did this sort of image and I bought these two line-dancers from Karen's Doodles.   After I had coloured them I had a mojo meltdown and orf she went on her bloomin' hols .......... AGAIN!   I eventually got really fed up with myself and found some papers from Tim Holtz in my cupboard - perfect for what I wanted.  I also found a digi on t'internet from Colouring Pages for Kids (!) showing a pair of fancy boots and a cowboy hat - yeeehaaa!   After all that, this is what I came up with and I am pleased to say that Catherine and her family loved it, as did her dad!  Result!

 This is only just a slightly sideways view but it does show the little 'boot' charm that I put on there.    It's not just the ladeees who can have charms, gentlechaps can have them too!
Just a quick shot of the box I made to go with the card.  


Line Dancer Guy and Gal - Karen's Doodles
Boots with hat digi - Colouring Pages for Kids
8" x 8" Kraft Card blank - Papermania at Docrafts
Ideology Retro Grunge Paper Pad 12 x 12 - Tim Holtz
Red and Beige card - Core'dinations
A2 Fancy Postage Edge die - Spellbinders Dies
Virtuoso Music die - Memory Box Dies
Alphabet die - Tattered Lace Dies
Stitched Circle Stax - Lil'Inkers Dies
Stitched Star Stax - Lil'Inkers Dies
No 3 Star - Nellie Snellen Dies
Flexmarkers and Promarkers
Twine, recycled piece of ribbed cardboard, boot charm - Stash

I do hope you like this one and are able to leave a comment, only if you have time of course, thank you for visiting me anyway!  I shall be off now 'cos we have had a deluge of rain and a lumping great thunderstorm and my head is really banging away like a good 'un!   Thunderstorms often do this to me so I will take to me bed very shortly and hope I will feel better in the morning - I have scheduled this post so me fingers are crossed!

Big hugs to you all and please take care of yourselves.

Sunday 13 July 2014


Good morning everybody - thank you all for the comments made on my last few cards - forgot to mention it yesterday (my bad! - sorry I'm too old for this but what the heck does it mean by the way, I keep hearing it and I think I have used it in context but forgive me if not - ROFL).  I know I get worse but I'm allowed, I had a lovely birthday yesterday, did a bit of crafting, had some Chinese food and a glass of vino - happy days!  My birthday present came with batteries and is something I have wanted for ages so I am chuffed to bits - wahey!!!  I also had some lovely cards - two of them in shades of my favourite colour - lilac, so thank you girls

Well, this fortnight the CCC theme is 'Christmas Bears' and I haven't a clue why I chose this!  I do love bears though and it gave me a chance to use a stamp set from Personal Impressions (which I bought years ago!).  I didn't want to make a card for a child but I felt that if I used 'grown' up papers I could send it to a family with children!  There's no Wink of Stella on here either, just a smidge of Stardust Stickles on his pompom.

My dies came to the fore as usual, I do love my dies and will now refuse to say how many I have 'cos Ollie's Mam teases me ... just a tad!   


7" x 7" white card blank - Anna Marie Designs (not sure whether I have said before but these really are a great weight of card)
Teddy Bear cling stamp - Personal Impressions
Christmas Sentiment cling stamp - LOTV
Kraft Card for matting - Crafters Companion
Music and Word papers - Joyful Peace Pad from GCD Studios
Circle paper - Nordic Christmas Pad from First Edition
Red paper - Classic Christmas Pad from LOTV
Rectangle Stitched Stax die - Lil'Inker Dies
Circle Stitched Stax die - Lil'Inker Dies
Holly Accents die - Spellbinders Dies
Red Pearls from stash
Flexmarkers and Distress Inks

I am quite pleased with how my Christmas Teddy card turned out - thank goodness!   It's also nice and flat for posting - yay!  

Thank you for visiting me today, and as usual I am really pleased if you have managed to leave a comment.  This is a scheduled post and I will be checking out the rest of the CCC cards later - I do hope there's a full-house, it really is great finding out what the other girls have made when you have picked the theme.

Lots of hugs to you all, I hope the weather stays as nice as it is today!

Saturday 12 July 2014


Oh heck - I am such a divvy - I almost forgot to post my latest DT card for my new Challenge Blog!  I have been making a card for my next door neighbour's dad who was 70 two days before my birthday and I have struggled with this one big time.  Anyway enough of that one for now, I will be posting it later on. 

So, onto today's card, this is my DT 'creation' and the theme for this Crafty Calendar month is Summertime Fun, I thought of Wimbledon (oops - now that's interesting Mr Cherokee - perhaps I shouldn't have)!    Well it does include strawberries and lovely cool drinkies!  Some time ago I bought a 'bundle' of digis from a shop called Pollycraft, (I think it was closing down), and this was amongst them.  I didn't want him in tennis whites because I love colouring so this one is really really bright!  The other digis are from colouring pages on t'internet.

As I mentioned earlier, the theme for the Crafty Calendar Challenge is Summertime Fun and we have been sponsored by a company called Squiggle Fly - they are offering a prize of 3 digis to the winner.  I am sure that you are into the feel of summer now so I would love to see your cards in the challenge.


7" X 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Lime Card - Basal Blush Pack - Create and Craft
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny Summer Sunshine Pad
Tennis Digi - Pollycraft (?no longer trading)
Other Digis - Colouring Pages on t'internet
Fishtail Flag Stax die - Die-namics Dies
Happy Birthday Sentiment - Tattered Lace Words
Rounded Rectangle die - Spellbinders
Yellow Mesh - Stash
Flexmarkers and Spectrum Noir markers

I hope you like this one, I was never keen on tennis myself - school had a lot to do with it, especially when we had to make our own tennis skirts in Needlework ....... all those bloomin' pleats!  I can still see it now, as if it were yesterday.  

Well, I must stop waffling 'cos I am hoping to go out for lunch later ... I shall say this only wunce .. today is my birthday and although I no longer acknowledge me age I might just celebrate with half a shandy!

Don't forget to enter the Crafty Calendar challenge if you can, you have all of July to enter - Summertime Fun!!!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by my blog and if you have left a comment I really am grateful to you.

Take care and big hugs to all of you - especially big ones if you are not feeling very well!!!