Monday 17 October 2016


Good morning everyone it's the mid month reminder for the CCAYR challenge and our theme is 'use a little or a lot of orange' on your Christmas creation!  I thought I might struggle with this because orange isn't a colour I've used a lot but I bought a brilliant digi from Lily of the Valley - I'm so pleased they've started doing digi images although I will admit to waiting until they have an offer on before I buy!!   I started off using just a little orange on my penguin's scarf then carried on with his umbrella and whilst it was drying I found - woo hoo - a First Edition paper pad with orange Christmas papers in it!!!

I'm quite pleased with how my card turned out and am so glad I found that paper pad - must keep it close 'cos I think I'll have to use it again!!!


7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs 
Digi - 'Snow Flurries' from LOTV
First Edition - 'Christmas Joy' 8" x 8" paper pad
First Edition - 'Christmas Promise' 8" x 8" paper pad
Crea-Nest-Lies XXL Dies - Double Stitch Squares Ref 42 die
Creative Expression Dies - Contemporary 'Happy Christmas' die
Sweet Dixie Dies - Snowflakes SDD007 dies
Memory Box Dies - Twilight Snowflakes die
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Small Snowflake SD439 die
Copics, Flexmarkers, Promarkers and Spectrum Noir marker pens
Scraps of patterned Mirri card

I hope you enter our Challenge this month especially as it's not much longer to Christmas so you do need to get cracking!  We are offering the following to our two winners

Prize #1
The sponsor is

Prize-3 digis

Prize #2 
Gingham Tape
October Afternoon Chip Alphabet
Your Next Stamp-Monty the Snake (unmounted rubber stamp)

I really enjoy making Christmas cards and would love it if you could join us.  Please take care out there in blogland.

Lots of big hugs and love    

Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Sunday 16 October 2016


Good afternoon everyone - there's another exciting challenge over on OSAAT this fortnight and our theme is 'Halloween'!   I chose 'Silhouette Cats' from the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet to use on my card.

I had an idea in my head but it didn't turn out quite as I wanted it to.  I made the background just before I was ?bitten by a critter out in the garden.   A hugely swollen leg and fever followed and I finished my card feeling only 80% better.  I do love the spooky feel I've created though!  Believe me fussy cutting that minute witch out was a challenge on its own!


7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - Silhouette Cats by Coosty Creations at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet 
Tattered Lace Embossing Folder - Brickwork
Bats, Witch, Signs found on the internet - printed and then foiled via Minc machine
Pumpkin digi - Colouring pages on the internet
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz
Flexmarkers and Copics

I hope you can enter our challenge, I know that there are loads of you who celebrate Halloween nowadays and also make Halloween cards so why not let us see them - you could win a $10 voucher from the Stitchy Bear shop

Anyway take care and steer clear of nasty garden bugs!   Oh and a little bit of further information on the new contact lenses - I found out (the day before I went back to the optician) that the reason the left one was blurred was because I had it on inside out - been wearing it like this for 5 days!!!  I had one of those (rare) light bulb moments and thought "I wonder what would happen if I put the blurry one on inside out" so I did and whoa -- everything was sooooo clear!  I am such a plank - methinks me life is going to be eventful with me new eyes!!!

Catch you all later big hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge No 2 - AG with option Halloween (2)
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 24 - Anything Goes (1)
Crafting with Friends Challenge No 29 - Anything Goes (1)
Dragonfly Journeys Challenge No 77 - Trick or Treat
Great Impressions Stamps Challenge (OCT) - Anything Goes
Left of Centre Challenge No 152 - Halloween
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge No 127 - Halloween
Robyn's Fetish Challenge No 338 - Halloween Cards
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge (OCT) - Autumn/Harvest/Halloween
Simply Create Too Challenge No 120 - Halloween

Monday 3 October 2016


Hi there everyone in blogland - this should have been posted on Saturday so I must apologise to our leader - Sue J (Ollie's Mam) - I have to 'compute' when I don't have me new lenses in (the left one is blurred and the right one is only slightly better so I'm struggling loads).  Fortunately I go back tomorrow (Tuesday) having been wearing them about 6 days - I wasn't allowed to go swimming in them, according to the optician, though as everyone should know by now I never put me head under water and always keep me hair dry!  lol!

Anyway - stop waffling for a second - this is my card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge and we want to see Halloween cards or Halloween colours on your cards.   We've been sponsored this month by All Dressed Up and I just love this image I was able to use from Wendy.  There's a wonderful prize for the winner of our challenge and ...... when we reach 1000 followers we have a really special prize on offer for our 'random' winner!

By the way, you may wonder why I have pumpkins on me sparkly web - the answer's simple - I can't put eight legged beasties on there 'cos I would be sick!  Oooh there was one in the bedroom the other night and not only could I see the colour of its eyes, I could tell what size Doc Martins he was wearing (size 10!).  Thankfully my Knight in Shining Armour came to my rescue - after hearing a very very loud high pitched screeching plus heaving, he said (duh!) "Is something wrong" - didn't take him long to realise that my gibberish meant "HELP"!!!  Bless him, at least he got rid of it!


6" x 6" White card blank - Papermania
Digi image - All Dressed Up
Handmade 'colourful' paper - ancient stash
Glitter paper - The Range A5 pad
Crea-Nest-Lies XXL Dies - Double Stitch Circles die No 41
Cheery Lynn Dies - Spiders Web Doily die DL162
Memory Box Dies - Flying bats die
Yvonne's Creations Dies - Pumpkin die (from Little Ghost set)
Marianne Craftables Dies Silver Collection - Star Garland die CR1280
Apple Blossom Dies - Upper and Lower case alphabet die sets

I hope you can find time to enter our challenge, the sponsor of our prize this month has some amazing digis on her site!   

So, please take care all of you - the nights are drawing in and it's getting towards the time when we need to keep nice and cosy!

Lots of big hugs to everyone

Love  Sue xxx

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

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge No 29 - Anything Goes
Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge No 2 - AG with optional twist 'Halloween'
Animal Friends Challenge No 43 - Fall/Halloween
Ching Chou Kuik Challenge (Oct) - Halloween/Something Spooky
CMD Challenge No 38 - Halloween
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge (Oct) - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge No 325 - Halloween
Gem of a Challenge No 179 - Halloween
Paper Creators Challenge No 52 - Anything Spooky
Scrap 'n' Challenge (Sept) - Halloween