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


  1. Gorgeous card, Sue! Love the cute image and your papers and silver die snowflakes are beautiful. x

  2. Hi Sue this is a stunning Christmas card I love that cute penguin and how you have used the orange in your design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Your little penguin is so cute. Great job on this card!

  4. Such a darling card, Sue! Love that cute Christmas Penguie! Hoping you are recovering well... xox

  5. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  6. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 303 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too x

  7. Adorable image and great coloring - cute card. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  8. Such an adorable card :)
    Thanks for joining us at 52CCT :)

  9. Oh such a cute card, love your colouring.
    Thanks for joining us over at Glitter 'N' Sparkle for our Anything Goes Challenge.
    Jean DT XX

  10. Love this little guy. He's beautifully coloured and I love the sparkle and shimmer on your card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  11. What a beautiful card.
    PS: my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and a hope to see you.


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Hugs Sue Pxxx