Sunday, 27 November 2011

December Will Be Magic Again!

This is a card that I started ages ago and finished last week along with the 'Christmas Snooze' Card that I posted. Terrible trouble trying to photograph this one. It's the best of a Very Large Batch!!

This adorable image is from LOTV and is called 'Oh Christmas Tree' The gorgeous paper is Basic Grey - 'Jovial'. The Rose and Holly are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Black ribbon and bow are from stash.

I've cut a strip of black card with wavy scissors and edged it with Silver Glitter Pen. Christmas Tree Charm and pearls are from Bunny Zoes. The snow and fur trims are really sparkly in real life. The colouring is the same as on my 'Trimming the Tree' Card that I did in September. Just in case you thought you'd already seen this card LOL.

Colouring: Copics
R24, R29, G82, G85, E25, E53 S
Ultra Fine Glitter and Flock

The Sentiment was made on computer and is title of a Kate Bush song - 'December Will Be Magic Again'. Inside I've put some of the lyrics to the song. The paper inside is MAMBI.

I forgot to photograph the inside of the card and so just got my camera out. It has developed a black spot!! it comes out as a shadow in photos as you can see on top right of insert. At first thought cleaning lens would help. Used proper cleaning solution but didn't get rid of it. Now after Googling think it is problem with something inside. Apparently you can get dust inside or else problems with sensor, pixels etc. I'm not messing with it as I have Insurance so will have to phone them up tomorrow. 

Arghhh could do without this right now. Still got pain with my back and tingling in my legs. Have started to get around a bit today but still need to keep lying flat inbetween. 

But did some practice with my Ink Dusters yesterday!! Just sploshing colours all over card - what fun. I am determined to do more of that and also try heat embossing in New Year. I still have so many things to learn :-))

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Stamps R Us - Bling it On (ends 27th November 2011) 
Everybody Art - Challenge 169 - Christmas Card (ends 28th November 2011) 
Papertake Weekly - Challenge 75 - Christmas Crackers (ends 28th November 2011)
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 70 - Christmas Project with Pearls or Vintage (ends 29th Nov 2011) 
Delightful Challenges - Red and Green (ends 30th November 2011) 
Lili of the Valley  - Challenge 122 - Anything Goes (ends 30th November 2011)
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge 24 - Anything Goes (ends 30th November 2011)  
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 94 - Christmas (ends 1st December 2011)
Our Creative Corner - O Christmas Tree (ends 2nd December 2011) 
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 140 - ANYTHING Christmas! (ends 3rd December 2011)
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge 34 - Buttons or Bows (ends 7th December 2011)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 18 - Anything Christmas with Pearls (ends 11th December 2011) 
Pollycraft - Challenge 120 - Christmas Fun (ends 18th December 2011)

Well Strictly looked a-ma-zing!!  on my new tv!! and the sound is so much better also. I really love it and looking forward to watching Christmas programmes on it !! I'm so glad Holly and Artem didn't get voted off tonight. I would like to see Holly in Final with Harry and Chelsee. But think there might be a shock vote off along the way!!
Thanks for all your lovely comments and good wishes! 
Hope you are all well
Love n Hugs! 
Sue xx

Friday, 25 November 2011

Woo Hoo The Old TV Combi has left the building !!!

Woo Hoo - YAY !!!!

Can't resist sharing!! I am SO happy!! the old tv combi has finally gone !!!! I have been trying to get rid of the blooming thing since August.  Nobody wanted it. We tried Charities of every sort and looked on places like Ebay but basically nobody wants a heavy old 4:3 even in full working order. Honestly the stress of trying to get rid of this ..... anyway, today we final paid somebody to take it away!!! and I don't care - money well spent LOL

Next job was putting up my brand New Widescreen and DVD Recorder that have been stuck in their boxes waiting to be installed since August!! I have actually nearly finished paying for the TV. Sorry I know you think I'm mad, but can't tell you how good it is to finally get this up and running.

The downside .... my mum and daughter moved all my stuff for me and then unpackaged and put tv and dvd up. But then I tried to tell my daughter and mum where the cables went but ... ended up plugging some in myself which meant a tiny wee bit of stretching. Well that's all it takes with my spine problems,  and so I am totally kaput. My disc pain is mega bad and can't actually move. My co-ordination has gone so won't be able to craft for day or so at least (sob, sob). Anyway, at least while I am on bed rest I now have spanking new telly to watch LOL. 

Telly is great anyway, fab picture and it all works ok. Just watching Vicar of Dibley and Ooh er ... Jim is doing the Full Monty routine. Not something you want to see in Widescreen HD ROFL....

Hope you all had a good day!
Hugs Sue xx

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Moving Along With The Times (DT Card) - Challenge 126 - 'Ribbons & Bows'

Well the weeks seem to be whizzing by and can you believe it's Thursday again already? So time for another Challenge over at

This week the lovely Debs is our hostess and she has chosen the fab theme of .....

'Ribbons & Bows'

So we want to see Ribbons and Bows of some kind on your project. Remember it doesn't have to be a card, you can make whatever you wish as long as you follow the theme. 

I wanted something really cute for my friend's 50th Birthday and found this Tigger on Pink Petticoat. Isn't he gorgeous? I just want to cuddle him with that chubby tum !!! LOL The gorgeous paper is from 'Once Upon a Time' DCWV Stack. Ribbons are from the Ready-Teddy-Go Prize that I won a while back. Sentiment was made on computer.

 Colouring Medium Promarkers:-
Tigger and Flower: Tulip Yellow, Soft Peach, Peach, Honeycomb
Leaves: Meadow Green, Pear Green
Gold Stickles

I am quite pleased with how the colouring came out as the colours just seemed to all blend together really well on this one. I have no Yellow or Orange Copics yet and so returned to my beloved Promarkers. The background I created digitally on my computer before I printed out the digital image to colour.

I bought some Promarker Ultra Fine Nibs a while back and I LOVE them !!!!! there are a lot of darker Promarker shades that I love, such as Burnt Orange, Shale etc. but it really bugged me because I couldn't get into small areas without them bleeding over the lines. Well the new nibs are really good for doing very fine work such as hair etc. - they just clip on over top of your normal nib and you can easily switch back and forth. Just thought I'd say for anyone who hasn't tried them yet. 

I have decorate inside with some paper that was freebie from Bearly Mine Designs. Just added the sentiment circle. And that's about it - it's quite a 'simple but sweet' card.

We are sponsored this week by The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

and they are kindly offering this gorgeous prize .....

Don't forget to pop on over to MAWTT Website for more details of the challenge and to take a look at the rest of the team's creations - they are all SO pretty! and don't forget to check whether you are a winner! 

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-
Sweet Stampin - 'Birthday Theme' (ends 25th November 2011)
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 96 - 'Beautiful Bows' (ends 26th November 2011) 
Craft your Passion  - Challenge 85 - Photo Inspiration (ends 27th November 2011) 
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge 121 - Colour Theme Photo (ends 27th November 2011) 
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 100 - Happy Birthday! (ends 29th November 2011) 
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 93 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 29th November 2011)
Creative Craft Challenge - 'Free for All' (ends 5th December 2011)

Not long until the weekend and just before I go, would like to wish all of you who celebrate it - a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope you are all keeping well
Take Care
Love Sue xx

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

'Monochrome Silhouette' Christmas Card

This is another minimalistic design that I came up with last night. I had so much trouble trying to find this gorgeous Memory Box 'Flowering Christmas Tree' Die - it was out of stock everywhere!! Finally read somewhere on a Forum when they were coming back in stock and so I was waiting there at midnight!!! Ordered it from Dies to Die For and the lovely Tracy sent it out to me straight away!! I am so pleased with it!!

The tree itself is so beautiful that you don't really need much else on the card. I've covered the tree in fine glitter and sparkles like crazy. Tried everything to capture it's sparkle but finally had to admit defeat!! Anyway, quite a simple design. Black Tudor Acetate from Handy Hippo over the white card blank. Then a piece of Sherbet Pips Flittered Card which has polka dots of glitter.

Then I've stuck the tree onto black card, leaving some of the leaves unglued to add dimension. Mounted this with 3d foam pads to give height and added a Sentiment from Pink Petticoat

And that's it! Hope you like it!! I do struggle with CAS cards but I am starting to quite like them. 

Reading the Less is More rules, I'm not sure now whether this has enough white space!?? Does the white under the acetate count? Oh dear!! maybe I haven't got the hang of them after all LOL!!! Apologies if it doesn't qualify!!

I would like to enter this card into the Following Challenges:-

Less is More - Challenge 42 - 'Silhouette' (ends 25th November 2011)  
Sparkle Creations Challenge 51 - 'Black and White' (ends 26th November 2011) 
Quirky Crafts - Challenge 24 - 'Clean and Simple' (ends 26th November 2011) 
Divas by Design - Challenge 15 - 'Monochromatic' (ends 29th November 2011)
Creative Card Crew - 'Monochromatic' (ends 5th December 2011)

Ah well, I think Winter is really here now.  It feels cold today here in Manchester. Got my Snuggle over my legs because they are aching like mad. Going to get a cup of Cocoa now and a piece of Pecan and Maple Syrup Cake that my daughter has made.  Mmmmm  - it's delicious!!!
I am back tomorrow with my DT Card and using yet another colour combo that I've not used for a while. Ooh I will be getting Red and Green withdrawal LOL 
Love and Hugs!
Sue xx

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Christmas Snooze

This is my Christmas card for my Dad! The really sweet image is called 'Christmas Snooze' and is from Lili of The Valley. I just love how it captures the 'after dinner' moment where you veg out with a book and fall asleep! and the little dog at his feet! so cute! Gorgeous paper is Basic Grey 'Jovial'. 

Not sure why I do these things and make life hard for myself, but had a fancy to put ribbon around all the edges!! Fiddly but I quite like the effect. It's a card for a man and it has flowers on!!?? Well my dad likes plants etc. so I'm sure he won't mind some Poinsettias LOL. The red card across the middle I tried to make look corrugated by creasing on my Crafter's Companion Board, but not sure if it shows up. Ribbon is from stash and Green Merry Christmas Tag was a freebie with magazine. 

 I've put a snowflake from Handy Hippo in the middle of the flower. I blinged it up with some Kars Glitter mixed with a little White Flock. In real life it's all sparkly! Red gem from stash in centre.

(Copics unless stated otherwise)
Skin:  E00, E02
Reds: R24, R29
Greens: G82, G85
 Browns: E25 and ? Oops can't remember
Greys: Cool Greys 1,2,3,4, Promarker
Diamond Stickles on Stars on Hat and Jumper

I've decorated the inside with 'Sprinkled with Twinkles' paper in Crimson from Pink Petticoat.  I've added the words to one of my dad's favourite songs - The Christmas Song "Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire ... etc." On the right I've added Sentiment. The little piccies around the lyrics are from Pink Petticoats also and called Tiny Christmas Treasures.

I'm suddenly doing embellishments LOL!! Not usually big on them but must be going through a phase! And coming up next week I have a card that has no Red or Green on it !!!! Woo Hoo !!! well it has a little bit of green, but it's different!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 120 - 'Tic Tac Toe' (ends 20th November 2011)
(using Red, Sentiment, Ribbons)
Digi Doodle Challenge 83 - 'Red and Green' (ends 23rd November 2011)
Lili of the Valley - Challenge 121 - 'A Christmas Card for Someone Special' (ends 23rd November 2011) 

Hope you're all having a great weekend! I was disappointed in Strictly. Didn't think it worked at all in that big Venue. The sound was awful and the camera was swinging round and round and up and down and the flashing lights!!!  Felt quite sick with migraine by the end of it LOL. Ah well, will be glad when they are back in the Studio next week! ;-)
Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Tilda with Fir Tree!

This poor little card has been sat on the shelf for ages, waiting to be finished. I made a bit of a mess of the snow and fur trims. They looked startling white and I was going for vintage look, so tried to give them an off white shade. It didn't come out very well, tried to correct it and the snowflakes just kept getting bigger and bigger. I think somebody is actually throwing snowballs at poor Tilda!!!

Anyway, wasn't going to post it, but decided it has a childlike rustic charm about it !!! LOL

The gorgeous paper is from DCWV Once Upon a Time Stack. Jute Ribbon and large Prima Flower  are from Bunny Zoe's. White Poinsettia's are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've added Kars Brads as centres. Velvet ribbon from stash. Sorry I can't remember the colouring as I did the image ages ago!!!

Off to have my favourite Hawaiian Pizza for tea now and looking forward to Strictly Come Dancing at Wembley. Hope you all have a lovely evening!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - 'Christmas Tilda' (ends 19th November 2011) 
Craft your Passion  - Challenge 84 - 'Let it Snow' (ends 20th November 2011)  
Just Magnolia - Challenge 133 - 'Ribbons' (ends 24th November 2011)  
Simply Magnolia - 'Anything Goes' (ends 26th November 2011)
Magnolia-licious Highlites - 'Photo Inspiration' (ends 30th November 2011) 
(Inspiration from Tree Photo)

Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments. I will catch up with you later!
Love Sue xx

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Moving Along With The Times (DT Card) - Challenge 125 - 'Let it Snow'

Happy Thursday! Hope you are all keeping well. Time for another Challenge over at

This week the lovely Laurie is our hostess and she has chosen the fab theme of .....

'Let It Snow'

We are sponsored this week by Digi My World who have very kindly given us some gorgeous images to play with.

Also they are generously offering the winner a prize of a $10 Voucher to spend in their Store.

These two lovely images are from a set of six stamps called 'Winter Kids' and they are perfect for creating a lovely winter scene.  

I flipped the 'boy with snowman' image to fit the scene and I have digitally coloured the blue-grey areas and added a texture. When I think back to my childhood in the Sixties, we seemed to have snow quite often back then, and we always had gorgeous fair isle jumpers and hats. So thought I would do some snowflake borders on the clothes digitally to try and replicate that. I've done some decoupage but it doesn't show up very well in the photos. I printed out three of each image and picked out bits to layer up. The border and bobble on hats and part of snowman/snowball.

I made the background paper and border so that it all matched.  I've added some diamond stickles glitter to the snow on sky background but again it doesn't show up in photos! The Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. I tried adding more bellies but didn't likey. I think the images kinda hold their own on this one.

Skin: E00, E02
Greens: G82, G85
Reds: R42, R49 and Spectrum Noir No. 1
Browns: E24, E53
Snowman/Snowball: Spectrum Noir 'Cool Shadow'

I always remember one Winter's day in the 60s when it snowed heavily.  By the time I got home from Primary School it was dark. My brother had built a 'state of the art' sledge which was amazing and I begged him to let me have a go on it.  My brother pulled me on the sledge around the roads where we lived and I felt like I was in Austria. it was really magical, freshly falling snow and all glistening in the lamplight.  Then back indoors and chill blains!! Ooh didn't it hurt when your feet started to warm up !!! even though I had two pairs of socks and wellies!! LOL

Hope all this talk of SNOW has put you in the mood to make a Winter Wonderland of a card for the Challenge. Really looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations!

Don't forget to pop on over to MAWTT Website for more details of the challenge and to take a look at the rest of the team's creations - they are all awesome!!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Craft your Passion  - Challenge 84 - 'Let it Snow' (ends 20th November 2011)
Cupcake Craft Challenge 168 - 'Two's Company' (ends 20th November 2011)
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 99 - 'Baby it's Cold Outside' (ends 22nd November 2011)
Crafts & Me - Challenge 61 - 'Simples' (ends 22nd November 2011)
Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments!
Hugs Sue xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


As I was on a roll this weekend, I made a batch of CAS Christmas Cards for my daughter. She wanted Elegant and no images on the front?? Well, took a while to process whether it was actually possible to make a card without an image LOL!!! Suddenly remembered my Tudor acetate and thought about putting it on half the card. She wanted ribbon so thought the half and half design might work. This is one of the designs that I came up with. I did three similar designs, two in dark green. She is pleased with them anyway.

I have to say though, the photograph is absolute Pants!!! It looks crooked and I assure you it isn't !!! I had terrible trouble with the light. And if you put light on it or use Flash, then you get reflection on the Acetate and makes the edges look yukky. It has been so dull these last few days, that I did have to use some form of lighting. Not sure what lighting I ended up using on this particular shot as I had tried everything by the end of the session!!! A lamp, Top Light, Flash, Daylight Torch - you name it I tried it, so this was best of a bad lot. It looks better in real life !!!!! Honestly !!! LOL

Gold Acetate and Ribbon are both from Handy Hippo. The sentiment was done on computer. I put the cards through the printer first to print Sentiment on inside. Forgot to photograph that! I think I'd had enough with trying to photograph the front!

Last night went round to a friend's house and she cooked us a lovely curry dinner!!! Fruit cake for desserts and lots and lots of choccies. Think I put on a few pounds cos I positively waddled out of the car when she dropped me off back home - I was stuffed fit to burst but did enjoy it!!

Can't believe it is Wednesday again! the weeks are whizzing by what with trying to get ready for Christmas. Suddenly realised on 13th November that I better get a move on with Shopping!! I can't get out and about and so all of my shopping is done through Amazon, etc !!!!! Our postie is gonna be so sick of the sight of those boxes !!! hee hee. Seriously though, I don't know how I would manage without online shopping!!

Okay, enough waffle.....

back to my card.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenge:-

Creative Craft Challenge - 'Minimalistic' (ends 21st November 2011) 

Thanks for visiting my blog and for all your lovely comments!! and a big Welcome to my New Followers!
Take Care
Hugs Sue xx

Monday, 14 November 2011

Craft Barn Blog Candy!!!

Wowzer! Look at this Blog Candy!

Craft Barn are having a Candy Draw to celebrate 600 Followers.

and Wow what a prize!!
over £200 of Crafting Goodies!!!

Click on the Picture below for all the details and maybe you could be lucky winner of this fab prize!! You have until 25th November to enter!

Hope you are all keeping well and managing to avoid those nasty colds, flu etc! and if you are ill, then stay warm and rest and hope you are feeling better very soon!!!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Moving Along With The Times (DT Card) - Challenge 124 - 'Once Upon A Fairy Tale'

I can't believe it is Thursday again so soon! and time for another challenge over at

The lovely Hazel is our hostess this week and has chosen the fab theme of ….

'Once Upon a Fairy Tale'

So we want to see Fairy Tale people on your cards…. Cinderella, Fairy Princesses, Red Riding Hood, Dragons etc.

My favourite Fairy Tale has always been Cinderella because she never gives up hope, no matter how bad things get, and carries on believing that one day her Prince will Come… and of course he does and it's a happy ending! Sounds cheesy, and I know life ain't like that LOL !!! but I love the story.

I googled Cinderella and found this gorgeous stamp by Spesch Designer Stamps. I absolutely love this image and think it sums up the whole story. Notice she has the glass slipper on the end of her broom!! So she is just waiting for her Prince Charming to come along with the other shoe - awww!!

Skin: E00, E02
Browns: E53,E25
Broom: E57, Y11
Eyes: Spectrum Noir - Cool Shadow

I tried a few different colourings but decided to go with the monochromatic colouring and focus on browns. And of course try and make the glass slipper sparkle like magic!

I've used my favourite shade of  'Coffee' Brown Card and put a sheet of my new Tudor Acetate Gold paper over the top. It's a first for me as I've never used acetate before!!! I had a mini panic attack over how to glue/fix it to card without it showing. So Googled some Tips and somebody suggested putting glue on back of patterned areas!! Now why didn't I think of that? LOL seems so obvious in hindsight.

The gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I think I need to go to Flower Arranging Classes though, because I faffed about with different flowers for about 2 hours!!! (I kid you not!!) and it's become a bit of a mental block. In the end I just plonked them on any old how because I was so tired!!! ROFL

I've also decorated the inside of the card with digi paper from Pink Petticoat called 'Sprinkled with Twinkles.' I've added my own Sentiment on computer.

And that's about it. It's quite a girlie card - for me! .... LOL - so hope you like it!

We are sponsored this week by

Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of dies cuts, digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!

..... and they are offering a very generous prize of 3 packs of Die Cuts from the store (Winners choice)

Wow! how cool is that!!

Don't forget to pop on over to MAWTT Website for more details of the challenge and to see all the fabulous creations my teamies have made!!

I have to confess that I have never been that keen on fairy tales, but really enjoyed making this card, and would like to do another one soon. I do love Disney's Beauty and the Beast and hey, it's not too scary!!! I've always been terrified of Hansel & Gretel, ever since i went to see a play of it as a child. They had a witch that flew across the theatre and boy was she ugly !!! She tried to shove those children into the oven like she was baking a batch of muffins!!! Also they had a Sandman in it. He was SO creepy!! Green all over and quite sinister. He used to appear in the middle of the night and when you heard him doing his little shuffle in the sand you knew that he was coming for you!!! I couldn't sleep for about three nights and I was about ten years old too!!! LOL - such a sensitive child !!! hee hee. Ten years later I went to see the film 'The Entity' - and couldn't sleep for about a month!!!                                

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Dream Valley - Challenge 19 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 12th November 2011)
Craft your Passion  - Challenge 83 - 'Anything Goes + Brown' (ends 13th November 2011)
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 74 - 'Favourite Colour Combo' (ends 14th November 2011)

Hope everyone is having a good week - not long until weekend now! 
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Mr and Mrs Teddy Bear

Hi all,  Sorry I don't seem to have posted much lately. I'm going through another 'tired' phase. I wish I was a hedgehog and could hibernate for the Winter, then just wake up when it's Spring again!!! LOL Anyway, as Ladybug Crafts Ink have a Love and Marriage Theme, I thought I would enter this card. They also have a Blog Hop with lots of fab prizes to celebrate their First Anniversary!

The Happy Couple are 'Mr and Mrs Teddy Bear' from Wee Stamps. Paper is Wild Rose Studio 'In Love with Japan' stack. Sentiment was made on computer and ribbon and pearls are from stash. Sorry about the grainy photos - just can't get the light right!

Bears: Cool Greys 1, 2, 3, 4 and Blossom Pink Promarkers
Leaves: Copics G82, G85
Roses: Blossom Pink and Rose Pink Promarkers
Sky: Bahama Blue Memento Ink
Dress: Star Dust Stickles
Suit: Paper-pieced from DCWV Latte Stack

I made a mask so that I could do sky background through the door opening. Then used a cloud shape mask and dusted with 'Bahama Blue' Memento Ink. I've paper-pieced his hat and tie using DCWV Latte paper.

Ah well, gonna get some sleep now!! I had to check on my mum as she has her allergy, bless her. She gets reaction quite often where her face or tongue swell up badly. I like to see that the steroids have kicked in before I leave her. 

Hope you all enjoyed Downton Abbey on Sunday! and if like me you are already suffering from Downton Withdrawal - The good news is that there is a Christmas Special - Yay! Really enjoyed Strictly again, but poor Artem is injured! I'm gutted! hope with rest he can get back to form in few weeks maybe? 

Back to card ....

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

CES Challenge 60 - 'Entertain Us! - Song or Film' (ends 11th November 2011)
Inspired by the Song - "Love and marriage, Love and marriage, Go together like a horse and carriage" (altogether now - sing with gusto) LOL
Ladybug Crafts Ink - 'Love and Marriage and/or Anything Goes' (ends 14th November 2011)
Sentimental Sunday - Challenge 80 - 'Wedding/Anniversary (ends 14th November 2011) 

Hope you are all keeping well!
See you soon :-)
Hugs Sue xx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Moving Along With The Times (DT Card) - Challenge 123 - Food and Drink

Hi all, hope you are all well this Thursday morning! It's time for another Challenge over at

Pami is our lovely hostess this week and she has chosen the fab theme of ...

'Food and Drink'

My take on this theme is a chuckle at how we all go overboard and stuff ourselves silly during the Festive Season !!!! LOL Do you remember that gorgeous Pixie on my 'Autumn Leaves' Card. Well these are some other free digital stamps by the same artist David Parkins. They are called Fat Cat Fred Christmas Stamps. Click on my link and you can download them for free! They are SO cool !! The Sentiment came with the set also. I just love these cats!

The gorgeous paper was a freebie with magazine too. It's Nitwits and it has a lovely suede appearance to it which I love. I have used same layout that I seem to always use of late, with strip of card across, mainly because I wanted one of the cats to sit on top of it !! Some silvery ribbon from stash. The snowflake is a wooden one and I've covered it in Silver Stickles to tone with the ribbon. You can get the lovely wooden snowflakes from Handy Hippo. The stickled snowflake is lovely and glittery as is the pudding but can't capture it with the light. It was so hard to photograph this card!

The pudding sauce is a bit of a 'whiteout' I'm afraid. I used Souffle Whitener pen and then Kars glitter on top and it looks nice in real life but does not photograph well at all !!! I've added Star Dust Stickle to the glass of bubbly. I don't think my cutting out is very good which is reason why I don't do it very often!! I made this card as Christmas Card for a Male? Do you think it's masculine enough? 

Cats: Promarkers Cool Greys 1, 2 & 3 and Blossom Pink, Rose Pink
Hat: Copic R24, R29
Pudding: Spectrum Noir 100 and Copics E25, E57
Sauce: White Souffle Pen, Kars Ultra Fine Glitter
Holly: Copics G82, G85
Berries: R24, R29 

We are sponsored this week by Chocolate Baroque who are kindly offering a fab prize!! The winner will be able to choose any single A5 Stamp Set from this Department.  I have to say that they look gorgeous and wish I could enter myself !!!

Don't forget to hop on over to MAWTT Website for more details of the Challenge and to see the rest of the Design Team's gorgeous creations! 

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post. Hope you all enjoyed the Strictly Halloween Special. I really enjoyed it. Harry and Holly were my favourites last week. I hope to catch up on some commenting in next couple of days. I feel a bit fluey this week. I am fine but just feel achy and tired!! So I'm going to try and get more sleep!!! ;-)

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Sweet Stampin - 'Anything Goes' (ends 4th November 2011)
Pollycraft - Challenge 117 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 6th November 2011) 
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes (Plus a Bit of Bling if You Want :-)' (ends 7th November 2011) 
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 136 - 'Lashings of Sparkle' (ends 8th November 2011)    
Dream Valley - Challenge 19 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 12th November 2011)
Stamps R Us - 'Masculine Theme' (ends 13th November 2011) 

Not long until the Weekend now! 
Hope you are all well
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx