Friday 15 July 2016


Hi there everyone - well I'm really chuffed to tell you that the CCAYR challenge blog is up and running again.  Our lovely leader Tracey Orchard has handed over the reins to the wonderful Deanne Saunders who was the absolute original creator yonks ago in 2008!

Anyway here's my card for the DT this month and our theme is Anything Christmas/Festive Holiday related - what a great way to restart a challenge.

We have been sponsored this month by Imagine That Digistamps and this is a really cute image of Kris's.
There are two prizes up for grabs - the first one is a $10 Gift Certificate from Imagine That and the second prize is .....
I do hope that you can enter our challenge again - we are all so glad to be back and have some new DT members so check out the blog when you pop over to add your card!!!
 Sorry I haven't given you the ingredients but I'm tryping this (literally) whilst I'm on me jollies.  I wanted to schedule it yesterday but the maestro had loaded the pic onto my laptop at home and not onto this one sooooooooooo I'm a few hours late!
We are having a fab time with lots of giggles as usual, we've been married forever and we know exactly what sets us off so we have to avert our eyes if something is comical because if we look at each other then that's it - total collapse!   Had a gorgeous choccy cake for my birthday on Tuesday ... and we ate it all too! 

Oh well must be off, time and tide wait for no man!  Thinking of going kayaking - yup and the moon is made of Stilton!!!!!  Don't forget to enter the CCAYR challenge - you know you'll be grateful come December when you have a nice little stash of cards waiting to be sent out.

Take care all of you and thanks again for the good wishes about my wrist, it really is loads better now - mind you the sun does seem to be helping all of our poor old bones! :o)

Hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx

Friday 8 July 2016


Hi there - well here I am with another post for the Crafty Calendar Challenge DT - our theme this month is Die Cuts and/or Punches so I really was in my element again!

Our fabulous sponsor this time is All Dressed Up and Wendy Burns comes from my neck of the woods here in Nottinghamshire.  This lovely lady is offering 2 digis to our winner - your own choice of course!

We can't wait to see your wonderful creations - remember we do need you to be a follower of our blog in order to win the prize.


Digi - 'Flowers for You' from All Dressed Up
A4 blue card from stash folded into A5 card blank
Die'Sire Create a Card Dies - 'Art Deco' strip die
Spellbinders Dies - Mega Ovals (Lge) die
Spellbinders Dies - Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals (Lge) die
Memory Box Dies - Pippi Butterfly die
Memory Box Dies - Creekside Leaves die
Poppy stamps Dies - Small Hydrangea blooms die
Pearls - stash
Copic Markers

Apologies for the shortness of my post but I'm still having a little trouble with my wrist, I've had to do a few alterations and some ironing because my clothes (happily) are too big and if I can alter them I will, but it does hurt by the time I've done!

Anyway I'll pop orf now 'cos it's getting late - you won't see this until the morning so you'll be wondering what on earth I'm waffling about .... again.

Take good care of yourselves and thanks for popping by.

Hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx

Wednesday 6 July 2016


Hi there everyone - this is such a quick post 'cos I'm so behind with 'things' after hurting my wrist.  Anyway here's my post for OSAAT, our theme is Flowers and as almost everyone loves anything floral I do hope you can join in.

This is the first image I managed to colour after my argument with slippy grass so please don't look too closely 'cos I couldn't blend for toffee!

The prize for the winner is a $10 gift voucher to spend in Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet and there are so many images and papers to choose from you won't know where to start!

The DT members are all looking forward to seeing what you can create!!


Digi - 'Greek House 2' by Ike's Art at Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Tan card - stash
Emb. Folder - 'Dry Stone Wall' at Crafters' Companion
Core'dinations card - Crafters' Companion
Spellbinders Dies - 'Lavender' Die D'Lites
Sentiment - 'Nature' unmounted rubber stamp from Crafters' Companion
Dazzlers - Brenda's Ribbon and Lace Supplies
Spectrum Noir/Flexmarkers

I just need to thank you for the messages on FB regarding my wrist - you are all so kind.  I'll catch up with you all later but in the mean time please take care and enjoy the rare bits of sunshine!

Hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx