Sunday, 30 December 2012

Seasonal Tags

While I was clearing my room last week I found a sheet of Christmas Rub On Stickers ... so wondered how to use them up ... so I've just made some quick Tags for next Christmas!!

I know the bottom left tag is upside down!! duh!! I was having a hot flush when doing photos and getting very flustered ... must be my age!! and I really didn't feel like getting all camera out again after I saw my mistake!!

I've rounded the corners on some of the tags ...

They were really easy to make ... just rubbed the images on ... added some stick-on gems/pearls and ribbon! I'm really pleased with how they came out.  So these tags are stashed away and all ready for me to find next year!! hee hee!

I'd like to enter the following Challenges:-

Fab'n Funky - Challenge 152 - 'Add Ribbon and/or Lace' ends 30th December 2012
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes' ends 2nd January 2013
C.R.A.F.T. - Challenge 187 - 'Not a Card' ends 2nd January 2013
Crafty Creations - Challenge 201 - 'Seasonal Tags' ends ends 3rd January 2013
Dream Valley - Challenge 47 - 'Christmas' ends 5th January 2012 
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Anything Goes' ends 9th January 2013 

I started watching an Agatha Christie Film on 4 on Demand yesterday... it was 'Thirteen at Dinner'... Peter Ustinov was playing Inspector Poirot... and I was quite enjoying it until he introduced Inspector Japp - he was only played by David Suchet!! and he was talking in a cockney accent ... obviously it was before Suchet took on the role of Poirot .. but it was well confusing!! LOL - so I gave up on it and ended up crafting! I'm not very impressed with the TV this Christmas ... I'm glad that I have loads of DVD's to watch! Might try and find some Dickens to watch tomorrow..... I am missing Strictly! and on weekdays I will be glad when Neighbours is back!! it's the only Soap that I watch now... but I enjoy it while I'm eating my tea! Smile

I hope you are all well ... BIG hugs to those of you who are not feeling good!
Take Care
Love and hugs

Friday, 28 December 2012

Snow Queen

Good Evening... I hope you all had a lovely Christmas... we had a very quiet Christmas but it was lovely to spend time with family... we had lots of nice food and were warm and dry... so we couldn't ask for more.. :-))

This is the Christmas Card that I made for my daughter... sorry the photographs are so rubbish... it has been dull, dull, dull with rain ALL week and I couldn't be bothered getting the light box out over festive holiday!!  my daughter asked for a card with 'ice' theme... so I used an image called 'Snow Queen' which I bought from ETSY.

The papers are Pion Design - and I'm not sure which one this is.... I bought them from Live and Love Crafts a while back... but this paper is like blue sky with soft clouds... it might be Poem of Spring? but anyway it seemed to go with ice blue theme... I've stickled the edges of paper to look icy.

I've added Memory Box Frostyville Border and Snowflake Corners from My Crafty Heart and covered them in Star Dust Stickles. Behind the image is some ice blue mesh which I've had in my Stash for ages.... and I've finished off with some pearls.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers... I've not used many colours...Cool Aqua, Soft Aqua and Almond and Blush... Cool Grey's for the hair... and tons of Star Dust Stickles...

As I said before.. it hasn't photographed well ... especially the Die Cuts... where the sparkle doesn't look good!! but my daughter loved the card! So I'm happy!!!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Simon Says - 'Anything Goes' ends 1st January 2013
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 51 - 'Anything Goes' ends 2nd January 2013
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 92 - 'Anything Christmas' ends 7th January 2013
Divas by Design - Challenge 66 - 'Anything Goes' ends 8th January 2013
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Anything Goes' ends 8th January 2013

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas... my daughter bought me some lovely Crafty goodies... so I am looking forward to the New Year and using my new stash... 

Tonight I am going to a friend's house for pizza... I've not seen them for ages as every time we were going to meet up I got ill... so it will be lovely to see them again and have a good natter!! 
I will catch up with you all over the weekend
Love and hugs

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing you and your families a 
Very Happy, Peaceful 
and Healthy Christmas and New Year!

Thanks for all your support throughout the year!!

Love and hugs!
Sue xxx

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Santa is on his way.....


I had to make a last minute card and so decided to create a little scene and make it the main focus of the card.... I think Santa is taking a little breather here while out on his rounds.... Winking smile

 I've used 'Sitting Santa' from Digital Delights and the rest of the winter scene with bench and lamp is from Make it Crafty... I've added my own sentiment and graduated background for the sky before printing out... then just had to colour the whole scene and add snow and sparkle!!

Paper was freebie with magazine and is Marianne Design Scandinavian Winter... ribbon is Papermania Home for Christmas. I had to add the glitter quickly and there was quite a lot of snow... so used Quickie glue Pen and Crystal Snow glitter.  Added 3 red Gems to finish. It was a really quick card but I think it's sweet! Smile

I've used Copics... for the Reds, Greens and Browns... and Grey and Pearl White Spectrum Noirs.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - 'Anything Goes for Christmas' ends 28th December 2012
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'All that Glitters' ends 31st December 2012
Craft Us Crazy - 'Merry Christmas' ends 2nd January 2013
Delightful Challenges - 'Anything Goes' ends 2nd January 2013
Stampin' For the Weekend - 'Anything Goes' ends 3rd January 2013
Lexi's Creations - 'Snow' ends 4th January 2012
Top Tip Tuesday - 'Anything Christmas' ends 7th January 2013
Ladybug Crafts Ink - 'Anything Goes' ends 8th January 2012
Divas by Design - 'Anything Goes' ends 8th January 2013
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Anything Goes' ends 8th January 2013 
Crafts & Me  - 'Winter Wonderland' ends 15th January 2013
By the Cute & Girly - 'Red, White and Blue' 

Hope you are all having a nice weekend!
Wasn't Strictly fab... I thought they were all Winners!
Take Care and have a very Happy Christmas and New Year!
Love and hugs

Thursday, 20 December 2012

MAWTT - Thank You


hope you are all well this Thursday morning...  it's time for a new challenge over at

and this week our lovely Laurie has chosen a fab theme of...

'Thank You'

So we want to see Cards or Gifts to say 'Thank You' and you have extra time to get your entries in because this Challenge is running for 3 weeks and closing date is 9th January 2012. So why not ease yourself back into Crafting in the New Year by whipping up some quick Thank You cards for all those lovely pressies that you got... and it will also give you a chance to play with any new stash that you got for Christmas!

I wanted to make a Thank You card for a male... so it could be for the guy who sorts out your internet.... or the guy who fixes your car? get the idea... 

We are sponsored by the very talented Rick St Dennis who kindly gave us some fab images to work with...

I have chosen Al Digi Stamp which is a wonderful drawing of Albert Einstein himself...

I've kept the card very CAS and wanted to keep it Black & White too... so decided to do some shading with ordinary pencil... then just made the sentiment on computer and added it before printing out... so quite a quick card to make.

So sorry that I have not been around in Blogland....Crafting and Blogging are having to take a back seat for a little while as I need to spend time with family at the moment... I am ok though.. and hope to catch up with you soon.

Thanks for all your lovely comments and support! You have all been wonderful blogging buddies this year... it really means a lot to me...A big welcome to my new Followers too! and I would like to take this opportunity to....
Wish You and Your Families a Very Happy, Peaceful and Healthy Christmas and New Year!
Stay Safe!
Love and Hugs

Friday, 14 December 2012

Teddy and Robin - Snowball Race!

I made a couple of cards with this very cute Cuddly Buddly image Little Lu On Your Marks, Get Set...   it's a quick image to colour and I've added some Stardust Stickles to his fur trims and also to the snow on the trees....

Quite a simple design... the gorgeous paper is from Kaisercraft - Turtle Dove pad. The Ribbon is Papermania - Home for Christmas. And I've just added my favourite Memory Box Frosty Border using mint coloured pearl card. Oh and the sentiment is from LOTV - 'Icy Angel' stamp set... I've used this sentiment quite a lot this year.. it's a nice size and fits well on most cards.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers - sorry about the photos... none of the sparkles are showing up on this picture... it was So dull but I had to photograph it quickly as I was posting my cards that afternoon!!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Bearly-Mine - Challenge 65 - 'Anything Goes' ends 17th December 2012
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 91 - 'Christmas' ends 17th December 2012
Crafts & Me  - Challenge 114 - 'No Blues Allowed' ends 18th December 2012
Divas by Design - Challenge 65 - 'Use Some Red' ends 18th December 2012
Simon Says  - 'What's Your Favourite' ends 19th December 2012
(Favourite Die - Memory Box Frosty Border)
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 49 - 'Christmas Makes' ends 19th December 2012
C.R.A.F.T. - Challenge 185 - 'Winter' ends 19th December 2012
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Christmas Projects' ends 19th December 2012
Stampin' For the Weekend - Challenge 23 - 'Let it Snow' ends 20th December 2012
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'Y is for Your Favourite Punch/Die' ends 25th December 2012
(Favourite Die - Memory Box Frosty Border)
Dream Valley - Challenge 47 - 'Christmas' ends 4th January 2012
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 80 - 'Snow' ends 4th January 2012 

It's a horrid day today... pouring with rain!!! I think I prefer the cold and ice! last night we had a lovely pink sunset which looked very pretty with the frost covered garden... and our little robin visited the bird feeder.... so it was like a Christmas Card scene! Smile
Hope you are all keeping warm and snug!
Love and hugs

Thursday, 13 December 2012

MAWTT - Christmas Crackers (Humorous Cards)


hope you are all well this Thursday morning...  it's time for a new challenge over at

and this week our lovely Judith has chosen the wonderful theme of...

'Christmas Crackers (humorous cards)'

So we want to see some Christmas Cards that will make us Laugh Rolling on the floor laughing....I think everyone gets a little very stressed in the run up to Christmas so this challenge will be the perfect antidote.... closing date is 8pm on 19th December 2012.

I have used my favourite Bugaboo character Stella - Stella Christmas - Psycho - she never fails to make me smile... and hope you can imagine her singing this 'not so traditional' version of Deck the Halls in a very droll deep voice... that is how I imagine her!! she reminds me of Lily Savage! LOL 

The Sentiment 'Tis the Season for Psycho Shoppers' comes with the Stamp and it gave me the idea to add to the lyrics... hope you like it... I do all my Christmas shopping online now but can still remember some very hellish Christmas Shops from pre-internet days.... Confused smile fights over who is next in the queue... boy they could get very nasty!!! the pickpockets... ooh I could go on ... Bah Humbug! but don't want to be a Scrooge!!! LOL

I coloured Stella with Promarkers and the paper that creates the border was a freebie with magazine...

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Sir Stampalot

and just look at the fab prize they have given for this week's winner!! some gorgeous goodies... I wish I could enter!! 

Don't forget to pop on over to our main blog MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and to see the rest of the Teams fab and funny cards!!! go on.... it will only take 5 minutes and you know you need cheering up!!! 

Now I think my card will qualify for the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge because I won this image over a year ago in a CSAYL Challenge!! but didn't have time to use it last Christmas... so I was really glad when Judith chose this week's theme... I thought YES !! I can finally use Stella... also think the paper is from last year too!! LOL... and I'm using one of OBAG's sponsors Bugaboo! 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges2 - 'Humorous' ends 17th December 2012
Oldie but a Goodie - 'Use a Sponsor's Image' ends 7th January 2013

I got so caught up in Crafting that I nearly forgot to schedule this post for morning!! I've just done all my Stickling tonight... so it can dry overnight... Winking smile gonna read my book now... 
Hope you are all looking forward to Weekend! Can't wait for Strictly... all the dancers are SO good this year.... keep changing my mind about who should win... it's going to be a real nail-biting Semi Final!! 
Hope you have a good day!
Love and Hugs

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Good evening! I am a bit late tonight... but then I've always been a Night Owl ... I hope you are all doing ok... and big hugs to all those of you who are unwell at the moment... I know there are some horrid bugs going around! This is a gorgeous Wee Stamp called 'Holly' and I thought I would use her for my mum's Christmas Card... my mum loves the rich traditional reds and greens.... and lots of sparkle... so hopefully this ticks all the boxes and she will love it...

I've used  Kaisercraft - Turtle Dove papers again which includes the stripey green border. The bottom paper is foil and so pretty irl.... The Rose, Holly and Red Berries are from Wild Orchid Crafts... the gold berries are recycled from old decoration. I've stickled the Wooden Snowflake and added a touch of Red Stickles to the Rose...

Finally I've added the Sentiment which is from the LOTV 'Icy Angel' Stamp.... and three red gems from stash. Oh and a red pearl on the snowflake!

 a close-up of the flowers....

I've coloured Holly with Watercolour Pens apart from skin which is Promarkers Almond and Blush. Lots of Stardust stickles on the snow and on her wings and earmuffs. I tried to capture the sparkle but as usual the camera doesn't want to show it... especially on her earmuffs!!! LOL

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Charisma Cardz - 'Christmas' ends 12th December 2012
C.R.A.F.T. - 'Christmas' ends 12th December 2012
Cupcake Craft - 'Merry Christmas' ends 16th December 2012
Incy Wincy Designs - 'Christmas with Snowflakes' ends 16th December 2012
Bearly-Mine - 'Anything Goes' ends 17th December 2012 
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Snowflakes' ends 17th December 2012
SweetStamps - 'Sparkle and Bling' ends 17th December 2012
Top Tip Tuesday - 'Christmas' ends 17th December 2012
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Christmas Projects' ends 19th December 2012
Dream Valley - 'Christmas' ends 4th January 2012

Well I know Christmas is truly on the way now because Santa came down our road last night with the Rotary Club... it's a big tradition here as they come every year without fail... 27 years ago when my daughter was a baby... he would come on a big Float along with all his Elves and the truck would all be decorated like a snow scene with lights and playing Carols... but each year it has dwindled down with the recession... and now poor Santa has to walk!!!!!!! and there was an Elf riding a bicycle towing a little amplifier playing carols on a tiny trailer... Aww I don't know why but it really tugs at my heartstrings! I think because it used to be so magical for my daughter when she was growing up... if I was a Millionaire... I would love to buy them a huge new truck and all the trimmings... but I suppose the best thing is that loads of people still answer the door and donate to the charity which is the main thing after all... Smile
Ah well... off to get my cocoa before bed.... Hope you are all staying warm and snug!
Will be back very soon with another card...
Lots of Love

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus....

Here's a card that I made with a very cute 'Santa Sitting' image from Cuddly Buddly.... isn't he adorable... I think he is getting near the end of his rounds.... he's had quite a few mince pies and glasses of sherry by the looks of things!!

I've used Papermania 'Home for Christmas' stack and matching ribbon. The Winter Wishes sentiment is from 'Icy Angel' Stamp by LOTV.  The tiny pearls are from MeiFlower and I decided to do them on the image as pearls and gems seemed to clash with the paper patterns.

I've coloured Santa with Promarkers and Spectrums... added some Stardust Stickles to his fur trims...
Now his fur trims sparkle like crazy in real life... but camera is telling big porkies again... and  this is the best photo I got of the 'sparkles'

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Lexi's Creations - 'Christmas' ends 8th December 2012
Sketchy Colors - 'White, Red, Green' ends 8th December 2012
Bearly-Mine - 'Santa is on his Way' ends 10th December 2012
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' ends 10th December 2012
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'Christmas Bingo' ends 10th December 2012
(Glitter, Free, Red)
C.R.A.F.T. - 'Christmas' ends 12th December 2012
Cute Card Thursday - 'Red and Green' ends 12th December 2012
Delightful Challenges - 'All About Christmas' ends 12th December 2012
PaperPlay - 'Christmas is Coming' ends 12th December 2012
Top Tip Tuesday - 'Christmas' ends 17th December 2012
Ladybug Crafts Ink - 'Sparkliscious' ends 17th December 2012
Aud Sentiments - 'Holiday Sentiment' ends 19th December 2012
Creative Card Crew - 'Star' ends 6th January 2013

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend... I am just going to write some of my Christmas Cards before watching Strictly... we have got a neighbour on one side having major building work done and now some new people have moved in over the road and they have completely gutted the house... Oh the noise... they are planing all the floors with doors and windows open... and they work weekends!!! Sad smile but they did put a note through apologising for the noise that would be made.. so at least that is something... but I think I am getting old... I like my peace and quiet!! LOL I'm going to put my Karaoke Christmas CD on and have a Singalong now.... it will certainly drown out the building work noise!  Winking smile
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 6 December 2012

MAWTT - Clean and Simple


hope you are all well today... isn't it cold!! although yesterday was a lovely day here in Manchester... blue skies and sunshine... so that was a nice change from all the dull we've had lately... today it's time for a new Challenge over at 

and this week our lovely Shell has chosen a fab theme of...

'Clean and Simple'

which is perfect for this time of year when we are all so busy with Christmas preparations... so if you need any last minute cards then why not make them CAS for our Challenge! Smile Remember you can enter up to 3 times but please no backlinking!

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Saturated Canary and Krista kindly gave us some fab images to play with and I chose .. 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' .... isn't she gorgeous!!! I love her so much!! You do get some wonderful sentiments with the image but I decided to do a Bridget Jones style comment and made this one on my computer....

This weeks lucky Winner can choose 2 Digis from the Saturated Canary Shop!!!  How cool is that!! Don't forget to hop on over to MAWTT to see my Teamies wonderful cards this week! lots of fab inspiration and we are very pleased to have some Guest Designers joining us this week too! 

I've coloured 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' with Promarkers... I got the Ultra Fine Nibs out and it really was a joy to colour!

You know I don't think I have actually made a Card with SC image before now!!! Surprised smile ... I have bought quite a few SC images but just never got around to colouring them... partly due to all the illness that I've had this last year.... but anyway... to make up for lost time I've made two cards for this Challenge!! Yay! .. this next one is using 'Molly The Elf' which I bought last Christmas and never got time to use .... 

I've used a Kraft card blank and coloured cute little Molly with Promarkers.... added some Stardust Stickles for a little sparkle. Molly is helping out Santa and has long list of girls who have been very good this year.... do you recognise any of them? LOL - I'm sure they will all be getting visits from Santa this year!! Winking smile

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - 'Make it Girlie' ends 8th December 2012
Less is More - 'Red and Green' ends 8th December 2012
I Love Promarkers - 'Anything Goes' ends 11th December 2012 

I'm feeling a bit better this week... I had a stomach bug last week and I really felt like 'death warmed up' and don't ever remember feeling as weak... so I'm taking things easy and trying not to do too much because as I'm sure you know from all my moaning this year... I keep getting ill... but think I have got most of my Christmas Cards made now and so can relax... I'm glad that I made some all year round... as every one helps a little!

I'm looking forward to Strictly on Saturday... but wonder who will be knocked out this week? they are all so good now... don't want to see anybody leave... I'm glad they are having four contestants in the Final now!! :-)
Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments... I really do appreciate your support!
Love and Hugs