Sunday, 19 February 2017


Good afternoon fellow bloggers out there - this is the second challenge of the INTAAS blog and this fortnight we are recycling - so here's my 'recycled' Christmas card.  Many crafters can't bear to throw away all of the cards they receive at this time of year and I'm one of them!  

I used the front of the card - 'chopped' just slightly smaller than the original.  Although you can't tell from this angle, there are several snowflakes on the Christmas tree that have been mounted on foam squares just to add extra dimension.


Recycled Christmas card front
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Snowflake Lattice
Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Garden Notes 'Holiday Holly and Berries' dies
Apple Blossom Dies - Leaves DIOB0267
Pearls - stash

I hope you like this early Christmas card - my favourite type of card to create I have to admit!!  Our Challenge is 'Just for Fun' but we have wonderful badges to display on your sidebar if you are one of our lucky winners/Top 3 - all chosen by the DT.   Don't forget you can make anything you like just as long as you recycle!

So glad that you have popped by again, and I hope you find time to check out the creations of my Teamies on the INTAAS blog.

Lots of hugs to you all and please take care.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Allsorts Challenge No 403 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge No 403 - Christmas
Craft Rocket Challenge No 33 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends Challenge No 30 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge No 335 - Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge No 321 - Anything Christmas Goes
Happy Little Stampers Challenge (Feb) - Christmas
Hiding in my Craftroom Challenge No 289 - Embossing
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge No 52 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge (Feb) - Anything Christmas Goes

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


Hi there everyone - I'm just posting the mid-month reminder card for CCAYR where our theme is 'Use Red and/or Pink and a Heart'.  I bought a few of the LOTV digi images when they came out and James Snow Angel is one that I thought would fit in really well with the heart.

 The sentiment reads 'May there always be an angel by your side'.  As you can tell from the pic on my blog I love Snow Angels!!!

The maestro took several pics of the little sentiment but the light was so dismal and the flash just made it glare so he had to leave it like this.  Bless him, he honestly did his best for me as usual.  This is for him for Christmas but as it is only February I know he won't remember it by the end of the year ('cos of all the cards he has to photograph for me!!)

I've never used pink and red together like this but I thought it worked with the pink in the scarf and on the boots - I might have changed James into a girl though!!   Oooops!


Image - LOTV 'James - Snow Angel' digi 
7" x 7" White linen texture card - Anna Marie Designs
Presscut - Crafts Too Dies - Heart Nesting dies
Presscut - Crafts Too Dies - Round Nesting dies
Ebay - Demiawaking - 'Snowflake Dies'
Craft. Comp. Signature Coll. - 'Festive Wonder' Embossing Folder
Marianne Designs - 'Snow' (DF3410) Embossing Folder
Sentiment -Craft. Comp. 'Christmas in Moonbeam Meadow' stamp
DecoArt - Glamour Dust glitter
Craft. Comp. - Stick and Stay
Stardust Stickles
Copic markers
Flowersoft - 'Polar White'
Adhesive corner beads - The Range

Although you can't really tell from the picture, I've put the sentiments and the heart focal point on the card with 3mm sticky foam tape so that it does stand out - in real life that is!!

I hope you can enter our challenge this month - it doesn't close for another two weeks yet so you have plenty of time.

The prize for the lucky winner is -

Thank you so much for stopping by - why don't you pop over to the CCAYR site and check out the work of my teamies - you can never start too early for Christmas - :)

Anyway I must be off and start dinner - take good care of yourselves and as I usually say - please keep warm, especially when you take your furbabies for walkies!

Big hugs to you all.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

ABC Christmas Challenge (Feb) - C for Creature/D for Dimension
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge (Feb) - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge No 335 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge No 109 - Anything Goes (Option add ribbon or twine)
Cutie Pie Challenge No 108 - Simply Love
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge (Feb) - Roses are Red
Deep Ocean Challenge No 148 - Hearts
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge No 304 - Valentine Colours
Paper Girls Challenge No 121 - With Heart
Season's Greetings Challenge No 1 - Anything Goes with the option 'Love'

Sunday, 5 February 2017


Hello peeps - I'm totally excited about this post 'cos I'm showing my first card for the International Art and Soul Challenge DT!  This is a brand new 'just for fun' challenge blog although we do have some fantastic badges for the winner and Top 3 (chosen by the DT members).   Our first theme is 'Love is in the Air' but you really must watch out for future challenges, we have some great themes coming up.


Image - LOTV (outline digi free in a pad from a magazine)
7" x 7" Pearlised White card - Anna Marie Designs
Papers - ancient stash
Tattered Lace Dies - Hexagon Layer die
Creative Expressions Dies - Mini Gemini die - Indus
Flowers - WOC
Copics markers
Pearl swirls - stash
'Gelly' heart stickers - stash

I'm hoping you will join us in our first challenge - they're run fortnightly by the way - and we are really looking forward to seeing what you create for us to check out.  Why not pop over to the IAAS blog and see what my teamies have made.

Lots of big hugs to you all and please take care.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Cardz for Galz Challenge No 40 - Love is in the Air
Come and Get It Challenge - Valentine's Day
Eastwind Challenge No 70 - Love and Romance

Saturday, 4 February 2017


Good morning peeps, here I am with our next challenge for Crafty Calendar - this month (being February ta da!!) the theme is 'Love is in the Air'!  Doesn't have to be a Valentine card of course, you can make anything to do with a 'Lurve' theme.


Image - 'Hedgehog'  - Pink Gem Designs
7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Papers - Hunky Dory (free from a magazine)
Crafts-Too Dies - Presscut 'Heart' Nesting dies
Tonic Dies - Topnote Trellis die set
Die'Sire Essential Dies - Flowers for all Occasions 4 dies
Card-io Majestix stamps - Pottery Petites
Judith stamps - various peg stamps
Sentiment types then Minc'd
Copic Markers
Gems - stash

We are being sponsored by Pink Gem Designs  and Crafty Ribbons,  so two prizes are on offer -

Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK.
Began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in clear polymer.
As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps/Card Topper Kits and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc..

The prize from Pink Gem Designs is -

2 'Single' digi images or 2 'Card Topper Kits' of your choice  OR you can choose one of each of the above.

Crafty Ribbons are offering -

Fabulous prizes so come on and let us see your creations - my teamies have created some gorgeous projects so pop over to Crafty Calendar and check them out - they're always good for a little inspiration when your mojo is on holiday!!

I'm off now to do a bit of colouring so I'm sending you big hugs and lots of love.

Take care.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Alphabet Challenge (Feb) - 'X' marks the Spot or Dots
Craft Rocket Challenge No 32 - It's  love Thing
Craftaholics R Us Challenge (Feb) - Love/Romance
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - All about Love
Dragon's Lair Design Challenge (Feb) - Hearts a Flutter
Making Memories Crafting Challenge No 2 - Valentines - use red or any Val. Colour
QKR Stampede Challenge No 229 - Valentine
Simply Create Too Challenge No 124 - Love

Wednesday, 1 February 2017


Morning everyone - it's time for the next challenge at Crafts Galore Encore and our theme is month is - as always from now on - Anything Goes!  

Our sponsor this month is Kenny K, this is an image I bought some while ago but this is the first time I've used it on this card!  Tut tut!  I think she is sooo pretty.

October's Sponsor 2016 Kenny K


Digi - Kenny K - 'Socialite' 1920's Flapper
7" x 7" White Pearlescent Card - Anna Marie Designs
Papers - stash
Marianne Designs Creatables Dies - Frame LR0279 die
Ultimate Crafts Dies - Silent Night Collection - Christmas Pageant Border die
Crea-lies Dies - Double Stitch Rectangle 44 die
Precious Marieke Dies - Rustic Nesting Frames die
Copic Markers
WOC - flowers
Bead Sprays - Anna Marie Designs
Feather - courtesy of a duck from the River Trent - bless her!
Sentiment - typed out and Minc'd

I hope you can join us in our challenge this month, check out the Crafts Galore Challenge blog to see what the others have created.

Thanks for popping by and if you've had the time to leave a comment, I really do appreciate them.

Lots of big hugs and love to you all and please take care.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges - 

Thursday, 19 January 2017


Hi there this is a card I made using a Lisa Bloobel digi image, she has a group on FB and posted a challenge to the members.  This is a Progressive challenge and those who had the free image and then entered the challenge will get another image free to enter the next challenge and so on.  We had to put our own slogan on the little board she is holding - I coloured her with wild red hair and red eyes to match 'cos I knew my placard would say 

"I'm NOT having a BAD HAIR DAY!!!"

This image did make me giggle, especially as her hair is very much like mine when I wake up in the morning - perfection! - just wish I dare have mine coloured red like hers - woo hoo!  I did her eyes to match her hair 
because she's having a right royal rant!


Image - 'I Must Protest' from Lisa Bloobel Stamps on Etsy
7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Spellbinders Dies - Matting Basics 'A' die
Papers - Colorbok 'Hopscotch' Signature Collection 12" x 12"
Metal Corners - stash

I hope you can pop over to her Etsy shop and check out the rest of her images, she has a brilliant imagination and there is something to suit everyone.

Thanks very much if you have popped over to my blog and left a comment, I love seeing what has been written.

Huge big hugs to you all, take care in this cold weather!

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

Creative Moments Challenge No 109 - Anything Goes or Something New
Get Creative Challenge No 54 - Anything Goes (2)
Sunny Day Crafting Challenge No 32 - Anything Goes or Winter Sports

Sunday, 15 January 2017


Good afternoon everybody - I'm here to post my mid month reminder card for the CCAYR DT.   We had to 'Add Snowflakes' to our cards this time and, as you may know, I absolutely adore snow and snowflakes but we rarely get it where we are, and when we do it doesn't last long.  When I was a little girl snow seemed to last forever and we had snowmen, snowball fights, sledging etc but nowadays (and I'm talking about the area we live in) there's never enough to do any of these things - boooooooo!  Sorry to everyone out there who hates the stuff.


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - free download 'Cat doing a handstand with Tinsel' from a Practical Publications magazine
Crafters Companion Embossing Folder - 'Festive Frame'
First Edition - 'Jingle all the Way' 8" x 8" paper pad
Gold linen effect card - ancient stash
Memory Box Dies - Frostyville Wreath die
Die-namics Dies - 'Let it Snowflakes' set of dies
Wink of Stella pen - Gold

I am really pleased with the finished result of this one - had the idea in my head and followed it without deviating - believe me that is rare for me!!!

I hope you can join in - never too early to make next year's cards :o)   We have a prize bundle for the winner -

Please take card, keep warm and do a little crafting - we'd love to see your creations in our challenge.

Lots of big hugs to you

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges - 

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge No 23 - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes Challenge No 7 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge No 222 - Use Gold/Silver
Making Memories Crafting Challenge No 1 - Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge No 55 - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge No 130 - Use and Animal Image
Perfect Time to Craft Challenge (Jan) - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge No 72 - Lots of Glitter