Friday, 21 July 2017

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - JULY - ANYTHING CHRISTMASSY OR HOLIDAY GOES



Hello everyone out there in blogland.  Just come back from swimming (second time this week - woo hoo) and I managed 40 lengths - not bad considering I've been out of action for 6 weeks!!!    Anyway now that I'm feeling so chuffed with myself, I ought to post my reminder card for the CCAYR challenge this month.   I decided to use this lovely robin image that I've either bought or won (sorry I can't remember which and the ref number doesn't give me a clue as to where it's from - if anyone knows please tell me!).


Ingredients

7" x 7" white card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - Robin on Fence Post (sorry I don't know who designed this)
Dovecraft - 'Glad Tidings' 8" x 8" paper pad
Die-namics Dies - Wonky Stitched Rectangle die
Sweet Dixi Dies - Holly and Star corner die 
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Mini Ivy (mirrored pairs) flourish dies
Crafters' Companion - 'Festive Wonder' clear stamp set

 We'd love you to join in - definitely well worth taking part for the chance to win this great prize (pictured below).



I hope you can enter our challenge this month, 'cos I'm such a cheerful little soul I really ought to remind you that there's only 5 months to Christmas!  

Anyway those 40 lengths seem to have take their toll and I can feel me eyelids closing as I'm typing so I'm orf for a lie down - me 'n' Biscuit love a cat nap or four!

Lots of hugs to you all and please take care.


Love Suexxx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

CRAFTY CALENDAR CHALLENGE - JULY - ANYTHING GOES

Hi there - hope it's as warm where you are as it is here!!!   Lovely sunshine and no rain or blustery winds thank goodness!  Anywobble,  here's my card for a mid-month reminder in the Crafty Calendar Challenge.  My image is from Bugaboo and she's a real cutie.



We have two sponsors this month so that means two very lucky winners!




Bugaboo Stamps



Our challenge is open until 28 July and as we have an 'Anything Goes' theme - the world is your lobster!!!  Please join in 'cos you know how we love to see your creations.

Ingredients

Image - Bugaboo 'Ava Swing'
Elisabeth Craft Designs Dies - Accordian Oval Card 772 die
Anna Marie Designs papers - 'Blissful Green' 6" x 6" pad
Green/Peach paper - Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Flowers - Unbranded
Leaf die - Unbranded
Sentiment - Penny Black 'Happy Snippets' Clear Stamps
Flexmarkers and Copics

Must add a note here to say that I love these Anna Marie Design paper pads, they are all 'shabby chic' with a distressed feel and there are six different colours - so of course I had to have them all.  Totally pretty!  As for the die to make the accordian card, I bought this ages ago but had never used it and when I was tidying up a few dies I 'found' it so had the sudden urge to try it out - what a shame it isn't a little bigger.

Whilst I'm here I thought I would give a couple of updates, first one is about Biscuit - I may have mentioned (a few hundred times) that he was born with kidney problems and whilst the disease is progressive we have regular checks - including blood tests and urine tests to see how he's doing.  We went last week and he'd managed to put on 400gms which is really good 'cos he had lost some weight prior to his diet change and medication.  His other results weren't too bad either so we are hopeful that the progression will slow down a bit now.

The second update is about the cavity I have left after my tooth extraction.  That was the most painful experience ever but thankfully it is now getting there, it's 6 weeks tomorrow since I had the bloomin' thing removed and the hole is still evident but at least it doesn't hurt - bliss!

I'll be going now, hopefully you are still awake and haven't nodded orf - so I'm sending lots of hugs and cuddles to you, please take care.


Love Suexxx

Sunday, 9 July 2017

INTERNATIONAL ART AND SOUL - CHALLENGE NO 12 - NATURE


Good afternoon everyone - I must admit it's nice to be back (just in case anyone has missed me - lol) my tooth sorry socket is finally starting to heal and the pain has faded to an ache all along my lower jaw which gradually fades during the day - thank goodness!!!   I've had teeth out before but this is the first time I have ever encountered 'dry socket' - and hopefully the last, I might add.

Anyway here's my card for the 'Nature' themed challenge this fortnight and it's the first card I've made since the beginning of June - the last card I posted had been one I'd made for a friend's son so all I had to do was write it up.


I've only just started crafting again so this is actually an LOTV topper from one of their Art Pads.  A really quick card which doesn't have a sentiment on it because it will go in my card box for use later on.

Ingredients

7" x 7" Ivory card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Topper - LOTV Art Pad - Set 25 'Magical Fairies'
Paper Adventures - 12" x 12" 'Yellow Wild Rose' paper
Butterfly/flower dies - Concord and 9th Floral and Flutter Dies
Leaf die - Unbranded Dies
Pearls - Unbranded

I hope you can enter this one 'cos there are lots of things you can do within this theme.   Although our Challenge is JFF we do have some very smart badges for your sidebars.  'Scuse me if I keep my post short, I have a little more catching up to do so...... must get on!!!

Big hugs to you all, take care.


Love  Suexxx