Sunday, 20 May 2012

Christmas Card Club and It's still Sunday.

Hi everyone
 I can't believe what my husband did. I work Saturdays and sometimes don't get home till after 5 but as he doesn't work Saturdays he usually runs the vac round. Wonderful I can hear you all say.  Till he says to me, with a smug look on his face, "go check out the craft room then"  I nearly broke my neck getting up there and OMG he'd vacumed my craftroom floor! I couldn't believe it. Now I know I'm a messy crafter but this is my room  for god's sake and there was more gem stones, ribbon, my earring I dropped and forgot to pick up, charms etc need I go on. now all nicely tucked up in my vacum. I know I shouldn't be ungrateful.....  and it really was a mistake that I ordered the wrong chinease for him!   Needless to say lol, there is a new sign on my door and man with smug look and vacum no longer allowed.

Well, onto my card for the Christmas Club, and the lovely Zoe chose a card with an aperture. So here is my take on it. Haven't done an aperture card in ages.

The papers I used I've had for a long time so don't know whose they are, and had to stick two pieces together. back to back as I didn't have any double sided. to make the surround  I cut out the middle using Spellbinders Circles . The sentiment is LOTV.
The snowflake border is Tim Holtz  and added gems
I decorated the inside with the same paper and added a couple of die cut snowflakes (magnolia)
Memory box christmas tree


whimsy inspirations-anything goes
truly scrumptious-anything goes
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge-a touch of the blues
christmas cards all year round-christmas song or carol.Let it snow


  1. Wow this is gorgeous Sue, love the ornate borders.
    Lol at your husband - no chance of that happening in our house!! Carol x

  2. Just Gorgeous! Fabulous colours. Fabulous dies....LOve it.
    Me thinks a man knows how to get out of doing things..

  3. This is totally gorgeous - a delightful aperture card for Zoe's CCC challenge and thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 73 - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Ah bless. At least it's hoovered - obviously a man thing as we would pick the important bits up first.Nice thought though.Gorgeous card Sue.Love the way the papers fold back.Hugs Debbie x

  5. Hi Sue
    This is a super fantastic aperture card. I love every element you used.
    Michaela xx

  6. WWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! Sue your card is amazing!!!! So pretty. I really love what you have done with those pretty papers surrounding the aperture. The TH snowflake borders are beautiful too. Well done hun. Made me laugh about your DH!!! bet he did it so you won't ask him to hoover again. Good bit of payback with the Chinese though lol!!!. Big hugs Clare xxx

  7. oh lol... bless your hubbie!! My partner wont step inside the craft room as the mess gives him palpitations lol
    LOve this card .. the die cuts and aperture are fabulous
    Lisa x

  8. Stunning Sue, love it. Hugs x

  9. This is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy

  10. wow this is stunning sue.the design is really beautiful and great verse.
    lol i would of loved to have seen the look on your hubbys face when the chinese :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Hi Sue OMG men and vacuums - NOT a match made in heaven!! Hope you manage to rescue it all. What a fab Christmas card love those diecuts they are so Christmassy! Hugs Susan x

  12. My husband is always hoovering up my ribbon. He says it's my fault it trails on the ground. Great card, love the snowflake border and a fab colour combo.
    Caz x

  13. Morning this is amazing sweetie x

  14. Such a lovely card. The sentiment is beautiful, and I love all the snowflake dies. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  15. This is so beautiful Anne, eeh youput me to shame, I nearly always end up buying my christmas cards eek, love this one xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  16. So lovely the colours are great and I love the sentiment...Kerry X.

  17. Hi Sue this is a WOW creation, it is so beautiful the papers, colours and design are superb.
    Lorraine x

  18. Hi Sue, What a wonderful card! I love how you designed it with those papers and dies around the sentiment, it looks stunning...and OMW! husbands in Craft rooms?! glad you won't let him in there again with a vacuum! Hugs, Teresa x

  19. aaarrrrgggghhhh I feel for you Sue, nice of your husband to think of it but you must have been frantic, did you find your earring...stunning card and wow to the gorgeous design...thanks for your lovely comment on my hop card
    Mina xxx

  20. Stunning as always sweetie, I love those beautiful papers and the folded frame looks fab, the snowflake edges are gorgeous too. I have to say it's hard not to get annoyed when the men in your life try to organize your craft area, they mean well but things are never where you left them when someone else tidy's your craft area lol
    Lindsay xx

  21. Hey Sue I'm sorry I've taken so long to get to you especially as your card is so gorgeous. I love the sentiment and your story about your hubby is so funny. I'm sorry about your bits in the hoover though. Zx

  22. Hi Sue. Thank you for your application for a position on the CCAYR Design Team. I've had a good look around your blog and you have some lovely work posted. I would like to offer you a position on the Design Team. The term would run from July through December.
    If you could please contact me at

  23. Beautiful card!
    LOL about the vacuming (sorry), I don't think my husband know where ours is!