Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Divas by Design - 'Christmas in August'

Hello... hope you are all well today

it's time for a new challenge with Team A over at 

and this week the fab theme is 

'Christmas in August'

I recently bought this very cute little skating dog stamp which is a Penny Black....

I've added jingle bells on the holly... and a cheery gingerbread man....

Image: Penny Black - 'Ice Dance'
Papers: MME - Lost and Found Christmas AND First Edition - Christmas Village
Die Cuts: Marianne Design Holly
Gingerbread Man: Cute Wooden Christmas Stickers
Stash: Pom Pom Trim, Jingle Bells, Velvet Ric Rac

I've coloured his skates with a Sakura Silver Metallic Pen...

There is no sponsor this week and so the winner will receive a Suprise Gift... ooh I love surprises... wish I could enter!!

Hope you can pop over to our main blog at Divas by Design to check out the rest of the Team's fabulous Christmas Creations!

I'm scheduling this for Wednesday morning as I have a hospital appointment ... I'm SO sorry that I haven't been in blogland but my dad is still very poorly in hospital and so I am spending my time with him and family... I just can't get my head around much crafting at the moment... I did feel like doing a bit of crocheting the other evening and so I tried to make some flowers... the first couple looked rather like squished peas!! but after several attempts they are at least now resembling a flower shape!! LOL so I am getting lots of practice and eventually I hope to show you some flowers that I've made! :-))
Take Care all of you and I will catch up with you when I can... 
Love and hugs


KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Hun, so sorry to hear that Dad's still in hospital, I hope he is out soon. I also hope your hospital appointment today went okay and they didn't keep you waiting too long.

Your card is gorgeous. Great image and colouring and I love your embellies. I have the gingerbread family, they are cute aren't they.


Doreen said...

Sorry your Dad is still poorly Sue, I hope you are keeping well.....Your card is gorgeous,lovely image and

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Sue. I love the cute image and beautiful detailing.
So sorry to hear about your dear Dad. I hope your hospital appointment goes okay. Looking forward to seeing your crochet flowers
Take care of yourself, sending you big hugs
Sue xx

Judith said...

This is so gorgeous Sue - its like everything Christmas all rolled up,on one card and so beautifully done. So sorry to hear your Dads still so poorly and then with your own appointment you must be sick of the sight of hospitals. Sending big hugs Judith x

Claire said...

This is a fab card Sue, love the cute image and fab layout. Hope you are well hun? Hugs, Claire x

Kelly Neis said...

How sweet!! He is cute and your card is fabulous! I love the bells on the poinsettias and your papers. Awesome card.
Hugs Kelly

Pat said...

I've missed you posting your lovely projects Sue, but so sorry your Dad is still poorly and family do come first. Beautiful Christmas card, great bp and image. Take care of yourself.

Pat xx

meg said...

Love your card Sue that gingerbread man is so cute.

Sorry to red that dad is still poorly in hospital hope mum is coping on her own, visiting can be really stressful when you'r worried about what is happening. Hope your own appointment went well and that you are taking care of yourself. Hope dad is improving take care Hugs Meg

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Sue, sorry to hear your Dad is still poorly I am keeping him in my prayers, your card is gorgeous, I like the image the pompoms and the wee gingerbread man.
Kevin xx

chrissy xx said...

Hi Sue...So sorry to hear your Dad's in Hospital...
LOve your Christmas card..FABulous image..FABulous colours..I LOve this sentiment and the cute Gingerbread Person.
Hope your appointment went okay x

Margreet said...

Love your card Sue...great colouring of that cute image and I adore your gingerbread man!
xxx Margreet

Glenda Atkins said...

What a fabulous Christmas card Sue, love the image and the layout. Your embellishments are perfect for this card, wonderfully done!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh Sue so sorry to see there is no improvement with your Dad, hope he starts to improve soon. Your card is lovely, I love your new PB stamp and that gingerbread man is perfect! Take care Sue, Susan x

coops said...

so sorry that your dad is still poorly sue.i hope the doctors can make him better soon.
your card is gorgeous, i love the fun cute image and stunning colours and design :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card Sue, I love your adorable skating dog and pom pom trim.
I'm sorry to hear that your Dad is still poorly in hospital, I hope things start to improve for him soon.
I hope your appointment went OK, take care, I'll be thinking about you.

May said...

Dear Sue, I am sorry to hear Dad is still in hospital I do hope things improve for him & you...I hope your appointment went ok...
Your Card is adorable, Your colouring is fabulous & great design..Love it!! Take care now... Hugs May x x x

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Sue, I love that adorable little pup! Fabulous design and embellishments!! So sorry that your dad is still poorly. Take care of yourself.
Big Hugs, Tammy

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun, love the image and the layout and papers are gorgeous, fabby angles and I love the holly and bells. Apologies for being a bit rubbish at visiting blogs lately. Hope the hospital appointment went well sending you hugs and good wishes for your dad hun
Lindsay xx

Janice said...

Sue this is so lovely. A great image & so wonderfully decorated, love the pom-pom border and holly with bells. Hope things are going ok with your Dad, have been thinking about you all and send you my love. Take care Mrs, Jx
PS I'd love to crochet flowers so one day you can teach me!

Kim. said...

What a lovely cheery card, great image and beautifully embellished, love the gingerbread man.
Kim xXx

DesignerDiva said...

I adore your card Sue, as soon as I saw it on the DT blog I was in love with that little gingerbread man!!!
I hope your Dad is doing ok it must be so hard for you all and crafting and blogging must be the furthest thing from your mind!
Sending you lots of love
Hugs Laurie xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya Sue,

Im with you on the not in blogland much!!! I do hope that your Dad starts to get a bit better soon xx

Love this card its so sweet and the Wee Gingerbread Manny is so cute, Love Hazelxoxo

Pia S said...

This is such a sweet Christmas card, Sue! Love the image and how you embellished this card! Hope your dad is doing OK, and you too. I've never been good at crocheting myself, but think of all the lovey flowers you can make for future cards!

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, sounds like you have a lot on your plate at the mo'. Hope things get better for you soon.

Love this card, the skating doggy made me smile. As did your description of your crochet!

Liz x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love it!! The papers are bright and cheery!!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh sweetie, isn't he the cutest??? Love love how you coloured him and how you adorned your card, such a sweet, adorable gingerbread man, too! A perfect Christmas card!! Big hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card Sue, love the cute image.

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue,
So sorry that Dad is so poorly, Keep your chin up sweetie and know that I have him in prayer.
Love your card, The image is so cute.
Huge hugs coming your way xxxx
Mau xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the red holly & bells!
Sending you huge hugs, I hope your Dad feels better real soon
hugs shell xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the cute image and fab design. Hope your Dad feels better soon hun.

Donna x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Sorry to hear that your father is ill Sue, hope he'll feel better soon.

Love the Christmas card, fabby image and detail in it!

Warm hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I haven't been round much myself so I'm sorry to hear that your dad is still so poorly.My mum is starting to pick up a bit now.

Fab Christmas card; I love the image and all the elements.

Sending a big hug,

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness this little Cutie has be grinning from ear to ear! lol Love him to Bits! And of course He's a PB image! lol Some of my All time Favs!! Love every Darling detail! So sorry to hear your Dad is in the hospital.. I've been a bit MIA lately, so sorry my Sweet friend! Sending lots of Love & prayers for his speedy recovery.

Big Hugs Lady!