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

Monday, 9 January 2017


Hi there peeps, here's my first card for 2017 Crafty Calendar Challenge DT.  This month we were given the theme of 'Something New' - new baby, new home, New Year etc. etc.   Well, as you know, I like to do a bit of lateral (or odd) thinking and I need to make cards that I know I will send so I decided on 'using' something new ta da!  I've had a couple or three new dies recently and just loved this one from Creative Expressions called 'Cathedral Background', I also used another new one - Special Occasions Border Dies (ref B242) from Cheery Lynn.  (These are both new to me by the way, although they may have been around for a while).

 The card underneath the oval die below is the same purple satin mirri as above.


8" x 5.75" White Card Blank - stash
Image - Bugaboo 'Marriage Secret'
Purple Satin Mirri Card - stash
Creative Expressions Dies - Sue Wilson - Cathedral Background die (NEW)
Spellbinders Dies - Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals LG die
Cheery Lynn Dies - Special Occasions Border dies B242 (NEW)
Crafts Too Dies - Oval Stitch Hole die
WOC - flowers and hydrangea petals
Black 'Happy Anniversary' Peel-Off sticker - ancient stash
Sentiment printed and foiled in purple on Minc machine
Stardust Stickles
Distress Ink for card edges

I hope you are ready to do some crafting for 2017 - this is a lovely theme to start our challenges off!

We have two fabulous sponsors this month so that means two prizes!!! 

Why not nip over to the Crafty Calendar Challenge blog to check out the work of my DT teamies.  They've made some great creations for you to look at.  Don't forget that there are prizes when we get to 1000 followers and they aren't to be sneezed at.

Hope you can join us.

Lots of love and big hugs to you all, take care and keep warm!!!

Love Suexxx

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

Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Come and Get it Challenge - Something New (2 new dies - see Ingredients)
Dream Valley Challenge No 147 - Something New (2 new dies - see Ingredients)
My Time to Craft Challenge No 337 - Something New (2 new dies - see Ingredients)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge No 1702 - Anything Goes (emailed)

Friday, 23 December 2016


Hi there everyone - this my last card for 2016 for the CCAYR Challenge blog.  Once again it is a little late for the mid month reminder so please please accept my apologies.  There's a really good reason for this - honest - right at the end of my post.


7" x 7" white card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Stella - Christmas - Good' from Bugaboo
Docrafts - Papermania 'At Christmas' A4 paper (Lucy Cornwell)
Dovecraft - Back to Basics 'Christmas Vintage' 8" x 8" paper pad
Tattered Lace Dies - Diamond Layering die
Memory Box Dies - Star of Wonder die
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Starry Night Edger die
Dee's Distinctively Dies - Large Snow Covered Stacker Tree
Jolee's Boutique - 'Christmas Gifts' (some of the first things I ever bought!!)
Cabochon gems - stash
White glitter - free from magazine
Stardust Stickles 

This month the prizes are a $21 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps 


Not to be sneezed at!

This challenge runs until the end of December 2016 so if you have a little time after Christmas why not start on next year's cards and join in our little competition.

Not sure whether I told you that our neighbours across the Avenue went on holiday to Malaysia at the beginning of December leaving their lovely dog in kennels.  They went on Sunday morning and by Tuesday afternoon they had a phone call telling them that their doggy had kennel cough.  

Our neighbours then telephoned us from Malaysia saying that they were cutting their holiday short and coming home earlier than expected, in the meantime they sorted out some care for him with their two doggy minders (he is walked twice a day and is very very energetic).    We knew they were visiting relatives before going to the Datai in Langkawi so we told them to carry on, because we were quite happy to look after him and, as we've been to the Datai ourselves, we didn't want them to miss out - it's paradise!

To cut a long story very short - we've been walking him twice a day, throwing his ball/frisbee for him, feeding him and bedding him down for the night!  It was going to be difficult for his minders so we took over his total care.  

His mum and dad were really worried about him though and still wanted to come home early but by now you all know I'm totally potty so I have been sending them emails from their doggy!!!  He even asked them if he was allowed to have turkey on Christmas day and is so chuffed because he can!  He has two presents waiting for him from Auntie S and Uncle G so he's going to be spoiled.   I think it's worked out pretty well so far and as they are returning on Boxing Day, doggy only has a few more sleeps on his own!

So that's why everything in the Casa Pass has been topsy turvy, although we've had loads of fun and giggles!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Crazy Challenge No 238 - Everything Goes
Pattie's Creations Designs Challenge No 129 - Anything Goes Christmas or Winter
Perfectly Created Chaos Challenge No 7 - Anything Goes Christmas

Thursday, 22 December 2016


Good afternoon everyone - I nearly forgot to post this one but I just have to because it's the last one for the One Stitch At a Time Challenge DT!  The Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet is going to stay open with just a couple of creators so you can still pop over there to buy digi images.  

We have all been so grateful for the support we have received over the years so we have decided to continue and stay together as a little 'family' team with JFF challenges.  Keep your eyes peeled for the new Challenge 'International Art and Soul' which starts in February 2017.


7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Fairy' by IkesArt at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
First Edition - 'Christmas Promise' 8" x 8" paper pad
Craftime - A5 Glitter Sheet pad
Spellbinder Dies - Decorative Labels Twenty Seven die
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Small Snowflake die
Memory Box Dies - Frosty Border die
Cheery Lynn Dies - Snowflakes C146 die
Cheery Lynn Dies - Happy Christmas sentiment die
Sara Davis Signature Collection - Snowflake Trio die
Snowflake charm and ribbon - stash

It would be lovely if you could actually enter our last OSAAT Challenge, we don't close until the 6/7 January 2017 so there is a little bit of time in between wrapping presents and making mince pies (ooh I lurve a mince pie or three!)

Anyway must pop off and wrap Biscuit's presents, he loves his toys and has already been in the bag for a nosey!  His latest 'thing' is to walk around with a little ball in his mouth until someone takes notice of him and then he drops it for us to play with him.  His juggling skills are coming along nicely.

Lots of big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

Monday, 5 December 2016


Good morning everyone - today I'm posting my last card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge DT for 2016!  I would just like to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all on the team and thank you for supporting over the past year.

I'm just going to pop this little note in here from our leader Sue J (aka OlliesMam) to remind you of what happens when/if we reach 1000 followers!

Just to remind everyone we have some fabulous prizes for when we reach 1000 followers!!!!! We are slowly getting there!!!! We have 925 followers!!!! won't be long until some lucky followers win our fab prizes!!! 

It's well worth entering our challenges 'cos we have some fabulous sponsors, this month we have Sami Stamps and she's giving us a $12 gift card for the winner.


Image - 'Christmas Morning Joy' from Sami Stamps
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Craftwork Cards - 8" x 8" 'Festive Chalk Board' paper pad
First Edition - 8" x 8" 'Christmas Wishes' paper pad
Crafts-Too Dies - Square Stitch Hole die
Lea'bilities Dies - Christmas Pine Tree die
Memory Box Dies - Cosmic Star Border die
Craft Stash Creative Dies - Merry Christmas die
Leaves and Berries - ancient stash

Pop over to the Crafty Calendar Challenge site and check out the creations of my teamies - they are a talented bunch of peeps!  You have until 28 December to get your entries in and we love seeing them so I hope you can find a little time to do a project which fits our theme - it doesn't have to be a card either!!

Anyway lots of big hugs to you and please take care.

Love  Suexxx

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

A Snowflakes Promise Challenge No 34 - Winter
Country View Challenge (Dec) - Christmas (2)
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge No 1 - Magic of Christmas (2)
Creative with Stamps Challenge No 9 - Use Christmas Stamps (2)
Creatalicious Challenge No 104 - AG with the option of Christmas Colours (2)
Creative Inspirations Challenge No 263 - Christmas
Dies R Us Challenge No 62 - Christmas (2)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge No 86 - Create a Christmas Card
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge No 54 - Christmas (2)
Pearly Sparkles Challenge No 10 - Merry Christmas (2)

Sunday, 4 December 2016


Hi there - first of all can I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the DT of Crafts Galore Encore!  Hope you have a great time, peaceful or chaotic!, with some crafty stuff in those stockings!!  Here's my last card for the team for 2016 and we have the ever popular Anything Goes theme this month.

This month we've been sponsored by Sherri Baldy and the prize is the three digis that the DT used for their creations!

As you can see they are all so different and I'm sure you'll like them all!

Please pop over to the Crafts Galore Challenge site to check out the creations made by my teamies.


Image - Little Dimples Happy Face Besties Img924
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Paper - very old stash
Tonic Dies - Circle Layering die set
Tonic Dies - Pinhole Circle Layering die set
Creative Expressions Emb. Folder - Swirling Holly
Creative Expressions Dies - Festive Collection 'Classic Poinsettia'
Creative Expressions Dies - Festive Collection 'Filigree Poinsettia'
Creative Expressions Dies - Festive Collection 'Pine Bough'
Craft Stash Creative Dies - Magic and Sparkle die
Copics and Flexmarkers
Stardust Stickles
Christmas Red Stickles 
Red Pearls - stash

I do hope you can join in our challenge this month and we all look forward to seeing your brilliant creations.

Hugs to you all and please take care.

Love Suexxx

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

Creative with Stamps Challenge No 9 - Use Christmas Stamps
Creatalicious Challenge No 104 - AG with an option of Christmas Colours
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge (DEC/JAN) - Pink Team - Anything Christmas
Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge No 217 - Traditional Christmas Colours