Monday, 31 December 2012

AND FINALLY ............................ LOL!

Well here I am totally stuffed after Christmas and rarin' to go - as if!  I think I may have just pulled a muscle in me thumb!  This really really really is my last card for this year - because it is the Christmas card I made for my hubby.  He thinks it looks like me 40 years ago - bless him he'd had a sherry whilst we were making mince pies and he was wearing his sherry goggles - obviously.  He is a love though.  Needless to say he is also totally puddled if he thinks this looks anything like me when I was younger.

 
 
All I can say is that the hair was right then but my eyes are hazel not green!  LOL.  I just love this image from Kenny K - I knew that it was for my hubby and the rest of the card just came to me soooo easily, I used loads of dies and plenty of Glamour Dust. 

Before I finish, can I just say a very quick thank you to all of you who stopped by and commented on Katie's Christmas card to us, it really was kind of you and her mum was going to check them out.   I am sure she will be pleased as well.

Well, that's all from me for now - just time to wish you an excellent New Year with lots of love and hugs to all my blog friends.  I am a normally cheerful and giggly person (no way, I hear you  cry!) but your comments and friendship and the extra little bits of banter, have really made my year.  Here is to a great 2013!

Big hugs to you

SUE

Monday, 24 December 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hi there to all my blog friends and followers - this is just a quick last minute post to say I hope you all have a great Christmas and a very happy New Year.  Please spare a thought for all the people who have died this year, either at home or abroad - especially those fighting for our country. 

I am sending a special thought to those of my blog friends who has lost loved ones this year.  Thinking of you.

Thank you all for following and making a comment or two on my blog.  Happy Christmas and enjoy your dinners and Christmas cake!!!  Yay!

Crafty hugs to you

Sue Pxxx

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A REAL TREAT FOR YOU!!!

Good morning to all my blogging friends and followers - I have a real treat to post for you today, especially as I haven't had to make it!  Our little friend Katie (she lives next door with her brother Thomas and her mum and dad) has made us a personal Christmas card.  I am sooo chuffed and I think she is really talented.  She made this for us because I always make cards for her family.   How brilliant is that!  She has chosen really bright gorgeous colours and has used glitter and blue grosgrain ribbon.  The bauble is made from sheets of foam and she has layered this beautifully.

Well done Katie!

 
I did ask her permission to post this on my blog and I dare say she will be reading this.  We would both love you to leave a comment - if you have the time of course.  Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my blog.
 
Big hugs to you all
 
SUE (and Katie)

Monday, 17 December 2012

WHY DO I HAVE TO CARRY THE BLINKIN' TREE???

 Hello there blog buddies - it's getting a bit nearer isn't it - and I will confirm that it's being cheerful (grrrrrr) that keeps me going - lol!!!!!  Hi there to my new follower Supernan Sue, thank you so much for joining me in my quest to be creative - yay!  By the way, there's a lot of us Sue's about!!
 
I thought you would be really fed-up with Christmas cards but apparently not!  Several of you are still enamoured with them - it must be me then.  Mine have been finished and posted - barring any I might have missed.
 
This is another one I made the other week and I love this little image - why do I say that ..... I wouldn't use it if I didn't would I???  I am such a numpty!   I'm not sure that he looks very chuffed though - hence the title "Why do I have to carry the blinkin' tree?"   I have used my very favouritest dies (at this moment in time)  on this one - just because I can. 
 
 
Ingredients
6 x 6" card blank
Kraft card
Papers from my stash
Image - My Little Tree from LOTV
Sentiment - LOTV
Copic Ciao pens
Spellbinders - Scallop and Circle Dies
Memory Box - Frosty Border and Snowflake Corner
Stickles - Stardust
Glamour Dust
 

Whilst you are here, I noticed a lovely piccy on Sarn's blog (Stamping for Pleasure). She has decorated her fireplace so beautifully and her Christmas tree is amazing. I told Graham and he said "Bet you wouldn't want anyone to see our little stockings"!!! Well I am always up for a challenge so I said "Why not"!
So I have posted a piccy of our Christmas fireplace - lol.  Oh bless, I have just noticed his little bald head in the mirror.
 
 

I hope you like my card - please leave me a comment if you have a little time.  Don't worry if you are too busy - believe me I do understand.  Thank you for visiting though, I do appreciate it.  My little band of followers is growing and I am chuffed to bits.  Take care during this next week and I will catch up with you soon.
 
Big hugs to you all.
 
SUE

Friday, 14 December 2012

ANOTHER (YAWN) CHRISTMAS CARD .......

Hi there my blog friends and followers - I hope you are keeping well and managing to still do a little crafting.  Just want to also say a special hello to my latest follower Dawn, thank you so much for joining me, I can guarantee that you will find a few cards and things on here and one heck of a lot of waffle! 

I thought - as a treat (sorry I am now laughing)  I would post a Christmas card.  This is one I made last week but, as I have done nothing but bloomin' Christmas cards, it's this or nothing.  Did I hear a little voice, or ten, saying "it's getting close to the point where nothing is acceptable!!!"  Must admit I am fed-up of seeing Christmas papers and there is glitter in every room of our house.  Boy does Glamour Dust stick to the furniture, the carpets, the plates, the cups, husbands!!

Here is my little offering - it is very glittery and sparkly (especially the wings) but you can't quite see it in the pic.
Ingredients
6 x 6" card blank
Kraft card
Papers - Craft Creations Ltd
Image - Three Little Angels from LOTV
Sentiment - LOTV
Copic Ciao pens
Spellbinders - Labels Eleven Die
Memory Box - Frosty Border
X-Cut - Snowflake punch
Stickles - Stardust
Glamour Dust

 I hope you aren't too bored with yet another Christmas card (I might still have one or two more hidden away, waiting to pounce - yay!!).  Can't you tell I am now sooooo into my alternative Christmas colours!  Mind you I am sure the next ones are traditional colours.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment if you have had the time.  I love your comments and the ongoing banter (you know who you are Jenny and Sue - they are still waiting for ceilings to be painted).

Big hugs to you all.

SUE

I am entering my card in the following challenges (to be edited)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A FURRY HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Hi there blog friends, I do hope you are all well and not full of bugs and lurgies!!  We have had a beautiful sunny day here although it was a tad cold but I am definitely not complaining.  This is one of the cards I made last week and there is a shed load of glitter on there but you can't see it in the pic!  The trees were sprayed (rather gently) with gold glitter spray and they look really good (self-praise is no recommendation - yup I know) but they do!!
 
I lurve this stamp loads and it is the one I won from Linda (Creative Harmony) when she did her challenge for a white on white card with just a little added colour.  Aren't these little pussycats cute?
 

Before I go any further I must tell you I'm on book 3 of the 50 Shades trilogy and I have to admit this is a bit more exciting - although I'm at a loss as to where they get their energy from!!   They are ALWAYS 'busy'!!!   I usually read two or three chapters before I go to sleep - then as soon as my head hits the pillow .... I'm out like a light!   Poor hubby!!!  LOL.     Other books don't normally have this effect so it's obviously tiring me out more than the two in the book!

Anyway I hope you like this one, I'll put the ingredients below - well as many as I can remember!  I've loved seeing all your Christmas cards and am always amazed at the talent you all possess.  I've tried to catch up with some of the blogs out there but have not managed them all ..... yet!

Ingredients
6 x 6" card blank
Kraft card
Core-dinations Whitewash Collection card
Papers - Craft Creations Ltd
Image - Fur Cones from LOTV
Sentiment - LOTV
Copic Ciao pens
Spellbinders - Large Labels Die
Doohickey - Spruce Tree
Stickles - Stardust

Hope the rest of the week goes well for you - fingers crossed!  I am now going to see if I can 'Schedule' this post for tomorrow morning - you might be thinking when you read it that I have managed to get up early - as if!!!  Then again I might have forgotten by the time I have finished 'tryping'.

Loads of big hugs to you!!!

SUE

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -
Craft us Crazy Challenge No 32 - http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-32its-beginning-to-look-lot.html
Delightful Challenges - http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/all-about-christmas.html
Emergency Crafters - http://emergencycrafterschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/deck-halls.html
Fussy and Fancy Friday  Challenge No 77 - http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-77-i-love-christmas.html
Jingle Belles - http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/december-to-remember.html
Lisa B. Designs Challenge - Christmas Joy -http://lisabdesignsinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/p/monthly-challenge.html
Natalie and Amy - http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/winter-wishes.html#comment-form
Pattie's Creations Challenge No 58 - http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-58-christmas-card-must-always.html
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge No 23 - http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-23-let-it-snow.html
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge No 1 - http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/its-anything-goes-for-challenge-1.html

Sunday, 9 December 2012

TWINCHIE IN CHRISTMAS COLOURS - CHALLENGE NO 11



Hi there my blog friends and a very warm welcome to my new follower Flora - cooo have I been busy with my Christmas cards - you will be thinking that I have made dozens .... as if .... I've managed four new ones and some ironing!!!  Mind you I've also made a very very quick Twinchie - because I haven't made any for the last two challenges.  

Here it is .....

 
 
I must admit that this was made so quickly that I messed up the stars so will apologise now for that.  I'm not that keen on this one but I just don't have the time to do it again. 
 
I hope you are all keeping well or are getting better if you have been laid low with lurgies at this time of year.  Take care blog buddies and thank you for stopping by - I will try and stop by your blogs as soon as I have finished my next cards - not sure I will be making all new ones this year - ooops.   Good job I have a back-up plan .... some I still have from last year!  Yay!!!
 
Big hugs to you
 
SUE
I'm entering this one in the Twinchie Challenge 11 Christmas colours - http://twinchie-twinchiehotmaillive.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-11-traditional-christmas_2529.html

Monday, 3 December 2012

GIRL IN BLUE WITH SNOWFLAKE FLOWER

Good evening my crafty blogger friends and thank you so much for your recent comments on my Christmas card for a male!  I am so glad that I made quite a few of you laugh - I even made meself laugh!!  Thought I would mention that I am halfway through the second book of 50 Shades - I'm no longer going 50 Shades (of pink lol) in fact I am quite blazĂ© and even find meself skimming over the 'rude' bits - well they are the same every time zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!  Here's me thinking that variety is the spice of life, give me a bit of old-fashioned ....... oops hubby might be reading this so I had better stop!
  I am now making a few cards for friends and neighbours - I have two to send so far - yay!  Better get me finger out.  I used Copics on this one (this is my Christmas present, as you may remember from my last post).  Suzie is right though, you still need more colours.  However, I will be mixing Copics with Promarkers so I have quite a few colours to use.

I liked this little image - I found it on a Polka Doodles CD (am almost sure of this but forgive me if I am having a Senior Moment).  I wanted to use my new border dies and thought they would go with the little snowflake flower.

I decorated the inside of the card with the same papers and cut out a plain piece for the sentiment with the Splendid Circles dies.  I punched out a few snowflakes with the X-Cut punch and popped them over the join on the inside to soften the edge. Coo I'm sounding a bit like that Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen bloke.
 
Ingredients
 Card Base - 6 x 6" 
Papers - HOTP Paper Pizzazz and HOTP Christmas
Dies - Spellbinders Small Circle and Splendid Circles
Image - ?Polka Doodles Magical Winter CD
Sentiment - LOTV
Memory Box - Frosty and Frostyville Borders 
X-Cut - Snowflake punch
Copic Ciao Markers
Iced Spruce DI
Stardust Stickles and Glamour Dust
 
I hope you like this one, thank you again for stopping by and for reading my wafflings - I know some of you quite like them - thank goodness.  Please leave me a comment if you have a minute or three, I love reading them - especially when I make you laugh.  I hope you are all well and getting things sorted for Christmas.
 
Loads of big crafty hugs to you all
 
SUE