Monday, 26 November 2012

Ho Ho Humbug!

Good morning all and hello to Penny who has just joined me and welcome.
I can't believe how bad the weather is. I was so saddened this morning when I read that a young woman of 21 had died after being trapped, how awful. Having a daughter of 21 myself  my heart goes out to the family.
Well I braved Christmas shopping yesterday. I went to Meadowhall in Sheffield. We arrived just as it was opening and the car park was full, not a good sign. My daughter had a list of places she wanted to go so off we went in search of them.
First stop was the Apple store as she had a problem with her I pod which as it turned out was major so it meant a replacement, soo could I lend her the £200+ till payday mmmm!
Then off to River Island for a jumper for her sister. Not sure which to get her, she settled on one for herself....... so off we went to Bank, cos there may be one in there.  Wow, there was this fab dress for her... but no jumpers for sis!
Then to Primark. No nothing in there but I could get her some Pj's.
So... a few other places and back to the car with lots of bags for her, one pair of Pj's and I managed to spend up with nothing to show for it.. and I got clobbered with petrol and the food bill... Oh I sure come in handy.
I have decided I hate Christmas shopping, I can't stand being pushed and shoved and waiting to pay in a queue for over 10 mins that gets closed down just as you get to it, then for the till roll to run out at the next one and have to wait for someone to change it, then for the alarm to go off as you leave the store cos the tags been left on and you have to return to the till to get it removed......
My husband said 'I've been telling you for years woman that I hate it, now you know how I felt when you dragged me around year after year!'
So I am poised with my laptop and am going to order all pressies on line!!!!

Today sees the start of another Challenge at Songbird and the song is 'Deeper Shade Of Blue'
Our fab sponsor for this fortnight is Joanna Sheen

And there is a £10 voucher up for grabs for the lucky winner, who will be chosen at random! So what are you waiting for ..
So we want to see your cards using shades of blue, any shade will do.
Check out the fab DT cards, gorgeous.

Here is mine using one of the new stamps from LOTV, Little Mermaid 2.

LOTV - Little Mermaid 2, coloured with distress markers and glittered with lots of glamour dust. Cut out using Spellbinders
Blue card - Bazzil Basics, waves I cut andcoloured edges with distress ink and crackle paint (for sea foam)
Glittery 'sea weed' from Mei Flower
Fishes, seahorses etc from stash.
Cheesecloth - for the fishing net
Have a fab day whatever you're doing.
Hugs Sue X



  1. A beautiful fresh card the image is adorable. Caroline xx

  2. Wow Sue! This is stunning, love how you have showcased this beautiful image.. love all the little details you have added too!.. Did I say I love this card lol!!

  3. Beautiful card Sue, love the image and all the beautiful details. Good luck with your online shopping, that's what I've been doing for the last few years now.
    Caz x

  4. I'm totally with you about Christmas shopping. I used to enjoy it but not any more!

    Your card is stunning Sue. I love the cute image and your design and detailing is just wonderful.

    Hugs Sue

  5. L.o.l that sounds just like my Daughter and me, on a Christmas shopping trip. Online shopping is for me too.
    What a gorgeous card Sue, just perfect, colouring,layout, everything.These Mermaid stamps are so cute and on my list after Christmas. Hugs Marjorie. x x

  6. Very beautiful card Sue. Love how you have designed and placed everything. The netting and embellies are treasure to your card. Nicola x

  7. Hi Sue, this is fantastic, the image is so cute and all the embellish you have added are just perfect.
    Hugs Charlotte

  8. Oh wow this is so stunning . I love your beautiful detail and design . Hugs Emma xx

  9. OMG fantastic card Sue,I love every thing^_^
    Just gorgeous image and the water and sparkle details,all brilliant ,wowwww my creative friend,wooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww^_^
    happy week,

  10. Hats off to you Sue you always make a stunning card , this is fabulous well done hugs Elaine .
    Ps still have residual concussion , Hope it goes soon but am okay

  11. Hi Sue what a fab card! Love the cute mermaid image and wonderful embellishments! Its gorgeous. I do a mixture of internet and shops for mine but try to go during the week to the shops (the joy of retirement, lol)! hugs Susan x

  12. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

  13. Fantastic card, wonderful design, I love the net with the shells and fish, finishes the card off perfectly, thank you for joining us at the Creative Moments Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  14. really lovely, love the sea shells. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

  15. so stunning sue.i love your fab details and really gorgeous image and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  16. This is just fab Sue. Love the image and all the little details you've added.

    Susan x

  17. Bee-utiful Mermaid scenic card & embellishing. I'm a fan of Captain Jack Sparrow and not Mermaids but your card made me like your Mermaid. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Anything Goes challenge.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”
    PDE DT Group B

  18. Sue, thank you for the welcome! :^)
    My goodness, you had quite the time shopping, eh? ;^) Well, I have been an online shopper for years now. It is so much easier! LOL!
    Love your card--darling image, great coloring, love the waves, the die cut, design, & all the fun embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  19. This is so adorable Sue. Lovely image and awesome layout. You made me laugh with your shopping story. Why do we do it? Because the men refuse too!!!


  20. Oh my goodness! What a precious card. You really put your heart into it! Love all the detail; the fish and shells coming out of the water! The netting reallt pulls it all together. Well done!
    Yhanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge.

  21. ooh this is gorgeous ... love the sparkle
    Thanks for joining us at OBAG this fortnight
    Lisa x

  22. Gorgeous card - adorable image and fabulous LO.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts and AOBG this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  23. Just beautifully crafted. Love all the little finishing touches. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  24. Your shopping experiences sound just like mine! I hate going to the shops (unless it's a crafting store)!
    Beautiful card. Love how you've colored her up and all of that gorgeous texture is fantastic.


  25. Thanks for playing along at the Artistic Stamper this month with your lovely card.
    xoxo Sioux

  26. stunning card Sue, love the layout and details
    Kim x

  27. Oh my! What a work of art! Amazing how you captured the sea and condensed it well enough to fit on a card! :)

  28. This is absoluteley gorgeous sweetie huggles Pops x x x

  29. Love the sparkle. Love the paper. Thanks for joining PDE Challenges this week.

  30. Hi Sue
    Small world. Great to meet you last weekend, I thoroughly enjoyed the class, cannot wait to get started. Hate shopping at weekends, I get a Wednesday off so try to do it then.
    Your card is so beautiful, I love the image and how you have coloured her. Fleur gave me a great tip, don't buy cheesecloth, get a really cheap box of surgical gauze
    Suzie xx

  31. WOW...this card is the most elegant...i just love how you embellish so well done and the inside of the card is exceptional...would love for you to teach me how to create a card like this..amazing. Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge..

  32. fabulous card and I LOVE all the different elements too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, Samantha :0)