Friday 23 December 2016


Hi there everyone - this my last card for 2016 for the CCAYR Challenge blog.  Once again it is a little late for the mid month reminder so please please accept my apologies.  There's a really good reason for this - honest - right at the end of my post.


7" x 7" white card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Stella - Christmas - Good' from Bugaboo
Docrafts - Papermania 'At Christmas' A4 paper (Lucy Cornwell)
Dovecraft - Back to Basics 'Christmas Vintage' 8" x 8" paper pad
Tattered Lace Dies - Diamond Layering die
Memory Box Dies - Star of Wonder die
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Starry Night Edger die
Dee's Distinctively Dies - Large Snow Covered Stacker Tree
Jolee's Boutique - 'Christmas Gifts' (some of the first things I ever bought!!)
Cabochon gems - stash
White glitter - free from magazine
Stardust Stickles 

This month the prizes are a $21 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps 


Not to be sneezed at!

This challenge runs until the end of December 2016 so if you have a little time after Christmas why not start on next year's cards and join in our little competition.

Not sure whether I told you that our neighbours across the Avenue went on holiday to Malaysia at the beginning of December leaving their lovely dog in kennels.  They went on Sunday morning and by Tuesday afternoon they had a phone call telling them that their doggy had kennel cough.  

Our neighbours then telephoned us from Malaysia saying that they were cutting their holiday short and coming home earlier than expected, in the meantime they sorted out some care for him with their two doggy minders (he is walked twice a day and is very very energetic).    We knew they were visiting relatives before going to the Datai in Langkawi so we told them to carry on, because we were quite happy to look after him and, as we've been to the Datai ourselves, we didn't want them to miss out - it's paradise!

To cut a long story very short - we've been walking him twice a day, throwing his ball/frisbee for him, feeding him and bedding him down for the night!  It was going to be difficult for his minders so we took over his total care.  

His mum and dad were really worried about him though and still wanted to come home early but by now you all know I'm totally potty so I have been sending them emails from their doggy!!!  He even asked them if he was allowed to have turkey on Christmas day and is so chuffed because he can!  He has two presents waiting for him from Auntie S and Uncle G so he's going to be spoiled.   I think it's worked out pretty well so far and as they are returning on Boxing Day, doggy only has a few more sleeps on his own!

So that's why everything in the Casa Pass has been topsy turvy, although we've had loads of fun and giggles!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Crazy Challenge No 238 - Everything Goes
Pattie's Creations Designs Challenge No 129 - Anything Goes Christmas or Winter
Perfectly Created Chaos Challenge No 7 - Anything Goes Christmas

Thursday 22 December 2016


Good afternoon everyone - I nearly forgot to post this one but I just have to because it's the last one for the One Stitch At a Time Challenge DT!  The Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet is going to stay open with just a couple of creators so you can still pop over there to buy digi images.  

We have all been so grateful for the support we have received over the years so we have decided to continue and stay together as a little 'family' team with JFF challenges.  Keep your eyes peeled for the new Challenge 'International Art and Soul' which starts in February 2017.


7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Fairy' by IkesArt at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
First Edition - 'Christmas Promise' 8" x 8" paper pad
Craftime - A5 Glitter Sheet pad
Spellbinder Dies - Decorative Labels Twenty Seven die
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Small Snowflake die
Memory Box Dies - Frosty Border die
Cheery Lynn Dies - Snowflakes C146 die
Cheery Lynn Dies - Happy Christmas sentiment die
Sara Davis Signature Collection - Snowflake Trio die
Snowflake charm and ribbon - stash

It would be lovely if you could actually enter our last OSAAT Challenge, we don't close until the 6/7 January 2017 so there is a little bit of time in between wrapping presents and making mince pies (ooh I lurve a mince pie or three!)

Anyway must pop off and wrap Biscuit's presents, he loves his toys and has already been in the bag for a nosey!  His latest 'thing' is to walk around with a little ball in his mouth until someone takes notice of him and then he drops it for us to play with him.  His juggling skills are coming along nicely.

Lots of big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

Monday 5 December 2016


Good morning everyone - today I'm posting my last card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge DT for 2016!  I would just like to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all on the team and thank you for supporting over the past year.

I'm just going to pop this little note in here from our leader Sue J (aka OlliesMam) to remind you of what happens when/if we reach 1000 followers!

Just to remind everyone we have some fabulous prizes for when we reach 1000 followers!!!!! We are slowly getting there!!!! We have 925 followers!!!! won't be long until some lucky followers win our fab prizes!!! 

It's well worth entering our challenges 'cos we have some fabulous sponsors, this month we have Sami Stamps and she's giving us a $12 gift card for the winner.


Image - 'Christmas Morning Joy' from Sami Stamps
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Craftwork Cards - 8" x 8" 'Festive Chalk Board' paper pad
First Edition - 8" x 8" 'Christmas Wishes' paper pad
Crafts-Too Dies - Square Stitch Hole die
Lea'bilities Dies - Christmas Pine Tree die
Memory Box Dies - Cosmic Star Border die
Craft Stash Creative Dies - Merry Christmas die
Leaves and Berries - ancient stash

Pop over to the Crafty Calendar Challenge site and check out the creations of my teamies - they are a talented bunch of peeps!  You have until 28 December to get your entries in and we love seeing them so I hope you can find a little time to do a project which fits our theme - it doesn't have to be a card either!!

Anyway lots of big hugs to you and please take care.

Love  Suexxx

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

A Snowflakes Promise Challenge No 34 - Winter
Country View Challenge (Dec) - Christmas (2)
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge No 1 - Magic of Christmas (2)
Creative with Stamps Challenge No 9 - Use Christmas Stamps (2)
Creatalicious Challenge No 104 - AG with the option of Christmas Colours (2)
Creative Inspirations Challenge No 263 - Christmas
Dies R Us Challenge No 62 - Christmas (2)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge No 86 - Create a Christmas Card
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge No 54 - Christmas (2)
Pearly Sparkles Challenge No 10 - Merry Christmas (2)

Sunday 4 December 2016


Hi there - first of all can I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the DT of Crafts Galore Encore!  Hope you have a great time, peaceful or chaotic!, with some crafty stuff in those stockings!!  Here's my last card for the team for 2016 and we have the ever popular Anything Goes theme this month.

This month we've been sponsored by Sherri Baldy and the prize is the three digis that the DT used for their creations!

As you can see they are all so different and I'm sure you'll like them all!

Please pop over to the Crafts Galore Challenge site to check out the creations made by my teamies.


Image - Little Dimples Happy Face Besties Img924
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Paper - very old stash
Tonic Dies - Circle Layering die set
Tonic Dies - Pinhole Circle Layering die set
Creative Expressions Emb. Folder - Swirling Holly
Creative Expressions Dies - Festive Collection 'Classic Poinsettia'
Creative Expressions Dies - Festive Collection 'Filigree Poinsettia'
Creative Expressions Dies - Festive Collection 'Pine Bough'
Craft Stash Creative Dies - Magic and Sparkle die
Copics and Flexmarkers
Stardust Stickles
Christmas Red Stickles 
Red Pearls - stash

I do hope you can join in our challenge this month and we all look forward to seeing your brilliant creations.

Hugs to you all and please take care.

Love Suexxx

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

Creative with Stamps Challenge No 9 - Use Christmas Stamps
Creatalicious Challenge No 104 - AG with an option of Christmas Colours
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge (DEC/JAN) - Pink Team - Anything Christmas
Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge No 217 - Traditional Christmas Colours