Sunday 29 October 2017


Good afternoon out there - I'm posting my card for this fortnight's challenge over at IntAAS.  The theme is use a tag or a charm and as it's so near to Christmas I made another card to pop into my 'collection'.

I used  a trio of penguin images from LOTV, they really are so cute and look great whatever size you make them.  I wanted very small images to cover the centre of my snowflake die cuts.


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV - Trio of Penguins - Penguin Waving, Penguins Balancing, Bobble hat Penguin
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - 'Snowflake Lattice'
Snowflake die - Unbranded
'Merry Christmas' sentiment - Unbranded
Glitter Washi Tape - Unbranded
Ribbon and Snowflake charm - stash
Stardust Stickles
White glitter (for the hats) free from magazine

I hope you can enter this challenge (here) - you can make anything you like as long as you follow the theme and we love checking your creations out.

Lots of hugs to you all

Love Suexxx

Monday 23 October 2017


Hi there - just here posting a reminder card for you to check out.  We'd love you to enter our challenge this month over at the Crafty Calendar blog - this time of year our challenge is Halloween so even if you don't take part in the celebrations you can still make a card or some other Halloween creation.  

I wanted to use orange and black card and decided to have a little play  around with a ruler, pencil and blade (phew!!) - the above was the result.  I just love those bats btw - we had some fruit bats flying around the island when we were on holiday, they sure are big and so flippin' clumsy when they land in the trees - I say land but it's more like a crash when they grab the branches by their 'toes' then just hang there.

Must add this in here, I started this post on 18 October ready for adding my card and scheduling.   The maestro asked me to help him look for some sort of charger thingy, I ended up being distracted and sorted all my drawers - and I mean ALL of them - in every room!  Sorry Sue J - you know how easily my mind wanders!


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
All Dressed Up image - 'All Dressed Up for Mummy'
Black/Orange card - stash
Dies - Unbranded
Copic Markers

We have two sponsors this month and that means two prize winners!

Dr Digi's House of Stamps

All Dressed Up Stamps

We love seeing all your work and hope you enter our Halloween challenge this month.  This challenge finishes on 28 October so you have a few days yet.

Hugs to you all - and take care of yourselves plus all your pets on Halloween especially!!

Love Suexxx

Tuesday 17 October 2017


Good morning out there - what a peculiar day again!  This weather really is so weird and I definitely don't like these odd coloured skies.  At least it's nice and reasonably calm (!) in the craft room - lol.  Anyway today I'm posting a mid-month reminder card for the CCAYR challenge.  Our theme this time is Monochromatic Browns - loved this challenge to be honest!!!


7" x 7" Pearl Ivory Card - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV - Pre-coloured image from Art Pad
Die-namics Dies - Wonky Stitch Square Stax
GCD Studios Paper - 'Joyful Peace' 8" x 8" pad
LOTV Paper - 'Krafty Christmas' 8" x 8" pad
Ribbon - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Supplies (FB)
Sentiment - Clear Stamps from Creative Stamping magazine
Leaves/Buttons - stash

I love monochromatic browns and this one was right up my street!  The pre-coloured image is from Lily of the Valley and the leaves on her floral wreath were a little green so I went over them with a few brown Promarkers to dull them down a bit.   Hope you can join in with us this month, Christmas is getting nearer and nearer so you need to be creating all those cards!!!   Being cheerful keeps me going dontcha know!!!   You can enter our challenge here and while you're there please check out the DT cards, my teamies are really clever!

Lots of hugs to you.

Love Suexxx

Monday 16 October 2017


Hi there - I'm here with another challenge from IntAAS with the theme 'Not Square or Rectangle'.   I've posted a couple of cards that I 'created' for last Christmas which were made for 'easy posting'.  They are really small - cut from a 5" x 5" card - and flat, so that I could post them anywhere.

Must admit that easel cards really are a favourite of mine and I love making them in different shapes.  


5" x 5" white card blanks - stash from eons ago
Tattered Lace Dies - Hexagon nesting die
Hedgehog stamps - free from a magazine - again eons ago
Bazill Basic Paper - 6" x 6" 'Countdown to Christmas' pad
Kaisercraft Paper - 6.5" x 6.5" 'Just Believe' pad
Crafters' Companion Paper - 'Vintage Christmas Collection' pad
Memory Box Dies - Stitched Snowflakes die
Britannia Dies - Set of 3 Poinsettia die
Other die cuts were from bits I had in my 'extras' box

I hope you can join in our challenge (here) this fortnight - you can make anything you like as long as it fits in with the theme - what about gift boxes??  We'd love to see them on the blog and although we aren't sponsored there's a great badge for the Winner's side bar!!!

Anyway must be off now as I have to catch up on that TV programme 'Liar' - I seem to have got myself hooked, although I do tend to shout at the screen and the maestro keeps wondering if I'm shouting to him!!!

Lots of hugs to you all and please take care, the sky is a very peculiar colour today - Yukky Yellow!!

Love Suexxx

Saturday 7 October 2017


Hi there all you crafty peeps!  Oh my it's October already - this year has just flown by and it seems really weird because we're on holiday in the sun and here I am scheduling a Halloween post!!  I expect back home it is cold - definitely not 30 deg as it is here.

Anyway here's my card for this month's Crafty Calendar Challenge.  I chose this fabulous witch from Dr Digi- although I think she's more giggly than gruesome!

 We have two sponsors this month so we'll be having two prizes (now that makes sense even to me and I'm permanently foggy!!)


I do hope you can enter this challenge, there are some great images, dies, embellishments out there and we love seeing your creations - remember it doesn't have to be a card as long as it fits in with the theme!


Image - 'Witchy Wilma' Dr Digi's House of Stamps
7" x 7" White Card Base - Anna Marie Designs
Orange card - Bazill Basics
'Boo' paper - Digital paper but I can't remember where I bought it from
Tonic Dies - Card Layering Circle die
Tattered Lace Dies - 'Drip Edge' on black card lower border
Other dies - Unbranded
Copic/Flexmarker and Graph-it Markers
Black Glitter for the eight-legged beasties!

I am now back home - couldn't manage to finish this on holiday 'cos I was busy snorkelling - I shall explain about that later on - burnt bum and everything!

Our leader (or Lady Boss as I like to think of her) works really hard on our blog so I would like to encourage you all to enter this challenge.  We love seeing what you come up with and Sue manages to get fabulous sponsors for our prizes - just look at those two above!!   Two sponsors means two winners so come on and join in the challenge (here).

Oh well just off for a little nap - I was awake and rarin' to go at 7.10 am (me awake at 7 !!!!!) - still think I'm on Maldivian time!  Now I'm flagging again and there's a pile of ironing 10 ft high - methinks that will have to wait until tomorrow.  Oh and Biscuit is really chuffed to be back home - he's flat out on his dad's knees with his head on one arm of the chair and his back paws on the other - the cat I mean not the maestro!!!

Hugs to you all

Love Suexxx