Monday 10 September 2012

Anyone for Christmas!

Good morning all,  hope you are all well.
I actually managed a day in the craft room yesterday, great I thought, no interuptions. Hubby was busy sorting something out in the flat above the shop, my eldest was doing a 13 hour shift at the hospital and my youngest was at work till 4:30 so I got started.
Meow, meow, meow, OMG, down two flights of stairs, cos she wants feeding. Fed and watered, back upstairs I went.
Meow, meow, meow, down two flights of stairs, wants to go out now, so let her out then back upstairs.
Woof, woof, woof, OMG someone at the door, back down two flights of stairs, opens the door and there's the cat waiting to come in!
Back upstairs, just sat down and my mobile started to ring, where the ......OMG ..... it's downstairs!
I've decided it's better when someone else is here to see to the cat, answer the door, get the phone and the million other interuptions.
Ahhh hubby's back, Hiya, he shouts, 'What's for tea'
Did manage to make this for a challenge at LOTV. I love these stamps. I've made a border round the image with my Martha Stewart PATP, I've seen it done a few times on some wonderful blogs I visit so decided to give it  a go. Had the punches for ages but not really used them much. I really like the effect, hope no-one minds me copying lol.

LOTV image-Winter fairy, coloured with promarkers and copics, lots of glitter for her wings and cut out with Spellbinders circle.
Card is from Kanban, which I distressed using Tim holtz distress tool, then stitched.
Martha Stewart, PATP
Magnolia swirl, Cheery Lynn- leaves die
Added some cheesecloth, snowflakes around the image is Martha Stewart punch and added gems. The clear butterflies I picked up at a craft show, added  a heart from Mei flower. The joy charm, bell and ribbon were from stash
Sentiment-LOTV, new grunge set, love em.
Hugs Sue X


  1. Oh what an absolutely gorgeous card.

  2. Good morning sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous, such gorgeous colours too, gorgeous work, huggles Pops x x x

  3. This looks gorgeous Sue. Love the punching all round. Knowing me I would mess it up half way round. Adore the image and the colours are fantastic.


  4. Haha, you do make me chuckle. Love your card Sue, beautiful colours and gorgeous punches. Beautifully coloured image.
    Caz x

  5. This is gorgeous Sue, I love the image and the colours and detailing are all sooooo beautiful

    hugs Sue

  6. gorgeous card Sue, love that image and layout! looks fab!
    Kim x

  7. oh you sure make me smile Hun sounds like my days at the moment,he he,as for your card well hun its stunning the detail is just incredible brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxxx

  8. JUst GORgeous! FABulous colours and I LOve all these snowflakes such pretty colours..
    FAB way to loose weight lol..

  9. LOL, your house sounds as crazy as mine!! I insisted my craft room is downstairs:-) Fantastic card, I love the sweet colours and pretty image

    hugs Vicky xxx

  10. Hi Sue this card is so stunning , I love this beautiful image and gorgeous colours.
    Hugs Emma xx

  11. wow what a stunning card ,love the colour combo and all your snowflakes look awesome
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x
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  12. Such a sweet winter card :-) Thanks for showing it to us at Inky impressions challenge and i'd be more than happy to see you again :-)

  13. This is so sweet and feminine - lovely use of punches and dies! You've made a really pretty card, spotted it on MIM.

  14. Hello Sue. I stopped by from MIM for a closer look at you Fantastic card..Loz

  15. Hi. Your card is Fantastic. Stopped by from MIM for a closer look. Faye

  16. This is stunning Sue, love the colours and design x

  17. so stunning sue.your designn is really beautiful and gorgeous pretty image and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  18. A really stunning card. A beautiful design and lovely colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.

  19. Oops, just popped back to thank you for joining us at Corrosive challenges and good luck.

  20. ooh wow this s gorgeous .. i love all those punched flowers
    Lisa x

  21. Such a FABULOUS card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Sew Charming" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge next Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  22. Sue, this is a beautiful card. I love all the details. Thank you for playing along with us for our anything goes challenge at Inky Impressions. Good luck. I hope you join us again soon.

    Tonya ~ Inky DT Coord.

  23. Stunning card, and the detail is fab.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  24. saw your card at MIM, so pretty :)

  25. A lovely card - love that cute image! Thanks for joining our Something Old, Something New challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  26. Oh this is just beautiful! I love the snowflakes and the gorgeous colour scheme :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  27. OMG Sue this is incredibly beautiful, the design is amazing the wonderful image, snowflakes, colours and the around the page punching looks awesome, wow, stunning card.
    lorraine x

  28. Beautiful card and thank you for showing me another use for my punches! Beautiful colors! Hugs, Gail