Thursday, 15 June 2017


First of all I have to say that I am really sorry that this is so late - I'm not punctual at the best of times but I have a really valid reason which you can read about further down my blog!  


Digi - 'Aiden' from Mo's Digital Pencil
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Graphic 45 'Le Cirque' Paper pad
Tattered Lace Dies - Decorative Edge Square die
Die-namics Dies - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax die
Marianne Designs - Metal gems
Sentiment typed then foiled on my Minc machine
Copic markers

I really do love this image and is one I could use over and over again, especially with my Graphic 45 papers - which as some will know - I only use on special occasions!  It's normally there just for stroking and looking at!

You know our challenges are JFF but we do have some super badges for the side bars of the DT Favourite and Top 3, so although I'm late posting there's lots of time left for your creations.

Talking of being late here's my really good reason for it!!!  On Tuesday it was confirmed that I have a dry socket - well I knew at my age all sorts of things happen but I was still  totally surprised!!  Nooooooooooo .... it's not what you think ... it's worse - last Wednesday (7 June) I went to the dentist to have a tooth out - one right at the back, naturally, and for various reasons I now have the above condition which is more painful than the initial toothache.  I'm dosed up on strong painkillers and even went back to the dentist Tuesday for a 'clean up' and a dressing in the canyon sorry socket!!  The pain is excruciating and goes from the middle of me chin right up to my inner ear.  So I have earache in both ears - one medical and one husband (only joking)!!!  It seems as if it's going to be like this for about two weeks - aren't I the lucky one.  Anyway Jordan - yup I'm on first name terms with me dentist now - has promised that I will get me sparkle back soon - I'm counting the days. 

Must be going now 'cos the painkillers are starting to wear off, (you are all yawning)  and there's another hour before I can take any more - not that I'm counting!  There's another little story I have to tell you (not quite as boring as the above) about Biscuit, his friends and trips out in the car but that's for another day!

Hugs to you all , especially friends and those of you who need a special cuddle!

Love Suexxx

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

Cards in Envy Challenge - You're the Man 
Craft Rocket Challenge No 38 - For the Men/Boys
Crafty Addicts Challenge No 37 - Anything Goes (option Summer Colours)
Inky Chicks Challenge No 84 - Use 3 Patterned Papers
Inspiration Destination Challenge No 130 - Anything Goes 
Little Miss Muffet Challenge No 165 - Anything Goes
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge No 276  - Facebook
Star Stampz Challenge - Make it For a Man

Saturday, 3 June 2017


Hi there - today is the start of a new challenge over at the Crafty Calendar blog and our theme is 'Boys will be Boys' sooooo we need to see your creations for the men in our lives and you don't have to stick to paper-crafting.  We've been sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps and they have some wicked stamps that go really well with this subject.

This poor chap has been out there building his sandcastle and has forgotten his suncream (naughty boy) so he has sun-burnt shoulders, v-neck (lol), head and nose!  Oh and don't forget his Baywatch shorts together with his sandals and socks - eeew!

I hope you can join in our challenge this time, we love seeing your creations on the blog.  Why not pop over and check out the work created by my teamies - we have four brilliant new ladies joining us this month.

Talking about new ladies - I'm so pleased to see that I have two new followers on my blog, welcome to you both.   I hope you like my cards and the little stories about our cat and other things that tend to happen to me - I'm not known as Planet Susie for nothing!


Image - 'Seaside Stanley' from Dr Digi's House of Stamps
7" x 7" White card base - Anna Marie Designs
 Graphic 45 - 'By the Sea' 12" x 12" paper pad
DCWV - 'Jewel' Coloured Mat Stack paper pad
Unbranded Dies - Wave die
Copic and Flexmarkers
Stardust Stickles
Gems - Unbranded 

We're off to the Stamp Magic Show at the Dome in Doncaster tomorrow where we are meeting up with Sue J (Olliesmam) and her hubby Paul.  We aren't daft, the men chat to each other while we chat and shop - I think it will probably be more chatting than shopping 'cos we haven't seen each other for aaaaaaaages.  So looking forward to this.

Anyway I must be off now, next door are having a barbecue and I have a feeling Biscuit has invited himself - little devil!  They don't feed him 'cos they know he has a special diet but he does love entertaining and rolls on his back for a tummy tickle!

Catch you again soon.

Big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Oh blimey - I had totally forgotten to put this on my blog until today - I really am getting too flippin' old!  Anyway now that I have remembered (miracles do happen) here's my card for the IntAAS challenge this fortnight.   Our theme is 'Stitching - Real or Faux' so as I have some new dies (yup more new ones!) I decided to do 'faux' stitching.  I love the wonky stitches on here and am hoping to get the round set too.  A while ago I bought some coloured muslin on Ebay and thought it would go with my design - had to choose this purple of course!

The wording on the image says 'Dream' but I wanted a watery feel to my card - don't know why!! - so I used a seaweed and seashell backing paper with the muslin, flowers and aurora borealis gems.


7" x 7" white pearl card cut into a circle - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Dream' from Digi Stamps 4 Joy (I won this one)
Spellbinders Dies - Grand Circles die
Spellbinders Dies - Grand Decorative Circles die
MFT Die-namics Dies - Wonky Stitched Oval die
Flowers, leaves and swirl die - Unbranded dies
Kay and Co papers - 12" x 12" 'Best of Kay and Co Too' pad
LOTV Art Pad Sentiment
Coloured Muslin from Ebay
Copic Markers
Gems - old stash from Create and Craft

I hope you like this one, we would really love to see your creations on our Challenge blog (here) this fortnight, as usual this is such a lovely theme!

Before I go, I must tell you a bit more about Biscuit's door bell - yup that's right he has his own bell now.   The maestro had said he was really fed up with having to get up and down to check if Biscuit wanted to come back in - I couldn't do it 'cos I was in me craft room! 😉😉😉- so he had decided to see if he could make a door bell for pussycats!  Now I thought that this was a good idea but he could think again if he expected me to teach buggerlugs to press it - duh, just like the time I told the vet to be careful when she took our first cat's temperature 'cos he would chew the thermometer !!!!!!!!  To cut a really barmy tale shorter - he actually found one on t'internet that detected movement and we duly bought said wonderful invention!  All has been well since installation although ..... and this is hard to believe ..... we honestly think that Biscuit knows exactly what the detector on the door does and he tends to do a dance on the mat if the door isn't opened immediately, so we then get an elephant trumpeting in the dining room, loudly!  There are several sounds but this one is the loudest - so the maestro can hear it properly when he's watching his F1 etc etc.  It really is good though, especially if you don't want to install a cat flap!!!  This ginger tinker is totally spoilt!

Take care all of you and thank you for any comments you may leave on my blog, I know I don't deserve them 'cos I tend to forget about commenting on my blog friends' sites once I've done my DT commenting.  Such a bad blogger!!!

Hugs to you all and lots of love


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

Monday, 15 May 2017


Hello there!  This month over at the CCAYR blog our theme is 'Precipitation' soooo we are looking for snowflakes, rain, snow, icicles or even snowmen - use your imagination!   Anyway here's my mid-month reminder card and I used this lovely pre-coloured image from an LOTV Art Pad, all I did was add some Stardust Stickles to the snowflakes.  This little Christmas fairy has a basket and 'crown'  of pine, ivy and holly so I chose the same sort of dies for the embellishments on my card.

This is another card to go towards my Christmas 'stash'.


Image - 'Christmas Angels' LOTV Art Pad Series 16
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV NitWit collection - 'Snow Princess' 8" x 7" paper pad
Scalloped Circle Layering dies - Tonic Dies
Trailing Ivy dies - Finishing Touches at Creative Expressions 
Holly dies - Festive Collection at Creative Expressions
Sprig with Berries dies - Elizabeth Craft Dies
Merry Christmas die - Apple Blossom Dies
Large Doily die - Unbranded dies

We'd love to see your 'precipitatious' cards entered into our challenge this month, so why not join us over on the blog, and while you're there check out the cards that my teamies have made.

Take a look at the prize we have for the winner -

So - that's it for today I'm just off to finish my ironing (should have done it all yesterday but my back was really hurting so I gave up!).  

Hugs to you all and please take care of yourselves.

Love Suexxx

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

Christmas Card Challenge No 12 - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge Extra (May) - Anything Christmas Goes
Love to Craft Challenge No 10 - Anything Goes (4)
Merry Christmas Challenge (May) - Anything Christmas Goes (option Gingerbread)

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Good afternoon peeps - here's my card for the IntAAS fortnightly JFF challenge.  Our theme is Hot Colours and I found some gorgeous hot pink card in my stash so I just had to use it!

I love this Sassy Cheryl image and I've probably used it before but it is such a cute image and so nice to colour.    There are two ladybirds in the picture so I thought I would use my ladybird die on here.  It's one of those dies that just begs to have a bit of shaping to it (on the underneath so that it doesn't lie flat).  I made the bugs out of the same hot pink card, 'cos I could!


Image - 'Avery's Big Flower' - Sassy Cheryl
7" x 7" white card - Anna Marie Designs
Hot Pink Card - DCWV 'Christmas Card Stock' stack
Floral Paper - Tonic Studios 'Simply Nature' 8" x 8" paper pad
Ladybird die - Elizabeth Designs Dies
Flower/leaf border die - Unbranded dies
Double Stitched Frame die - Unbranded dies
Leaf die - Unbranded dies
Copic Markers
Gems (absolutely gorgeous irl) - unbranded

I hope you can join  us in this challenge - we are getting closer to summer (sorry, you'll have to forgive my sense of humour) so how about some nice hot colours.  We'd love to see all your creations.   You know we are now a 'just for fun' challenge but we do have lovely badges (designed by our Jane) for you when you win!!!

Take care of yourselves - must go now 'cos the doorbell is trumpeting - Biscuit has his own infra-red doorbell and when he stands at the back door there's the sound of an elephant trumpeting in the dining room telling us he wants to come back in.   Will tell you about it next time - in the meantime just let your imaginations run riot!!

Take care of yourselves and your families.

Love Suexxx

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

Craftaholics R Us Challenge (May) - Spring Colours or Flowers (2)
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge (May) - Fabulously Floral (2)
Happy Little Stampers Challenge (May) - Anything Goes with Dies (3)
Love to Craft Challenge No 10 - Anything Goes (3)

Wednesday, 10 May 2017


Good morning to you all - today I am posting my card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge which, for this month, is Flowers!!!  Must admit I'm a bit of a 'divil' for me flowers and I put them on most cards I make - although yesterday's card only had a 'flower' gem on it!!!


Image - 'Flower Power Girl' - Lemon Shortbread
7" x 7" Pearl finish card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Flowery paper - Kanban (old stash)
'Trellis' Square Base die set - Tonic Studios Dies
'Just for You' die - Spellbinders - Sentiments 5 Dies
Flower and leaves die set - Unbranded dies
Pearls - stash

This month we have been sponsored by All Dressed Up and the prize for the winner is two images of your choice.

AND ..................

Lemon Shortbread where the prize is also two images of your choice - soooo two sponsors = two winners!!!

I don't think there any many crafters out there who don't like a flower or two, so come on and let the team see all of your creations.  Don't forget you can make anything for your project - it doesn't have to be a card or papercraft come to that, as long as flowers are involved.

Hope you are all well and taking care of yourselves.

Big hugs to you -

Love Suexxx

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

Craftaholics R Us Challenge (May) - Spring Colours or Flowers (1)
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge (May) - Fabulously Floral (1)
Happy Little Stampers Challenge (May) - Anything Goes with Dies (2)
Love to Craft Challenge No 10 - Anything Goes (2)
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge No 5 - Anything Goes (2)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (May) - Tic Tac Toe (Digi/Diecuts/Flowers (2)

Tuesday, 9 May 2017


Good afternoon everyone out there in blog-land,  this post is late I'm afraid 'cos I have a lot on (again) and not only that but this is my last card for Crafts Galore Encore so I thought I'd better sort it ... right now!

The theme, as usual, is 'Anything Goes'  which is always much easier to go with.

There are two sponsors this month and I had the opportunity of an image from Ppinkydolls - she's called 'Flower Bee'  and as I love anything to do with Bumble Bees I had to choose this one!

There will be a prize of 3 digi stamps from Star Stampz chosen at random (winner's choice) and 3 digi stamps from PPinkydolls for a winner chosen on merit (winner to choose their stamps)


Image - 'Flower Bee' - Ppinkydolls 
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV Nitwit Collection - 8" x 8" 'One Birdie Lane' paper pad
Marianne Design Embossing Folders and Die - DF3404
Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Bee die
Penny Black Dies - 'Hello' sentiment die
Stamp frame die - Unbranded dies
Flower gem - stash

I do hope you can enter this challenge - the winners' prizes are wonderful so it really is worth entering.

Anyway must be off as I have another late post to add - I am such a pain in the bum - aren't I Mrs J (aka Winnie).

Take care of yourselves and keep crafting when you can.

Hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

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

Happy Little Stampers Challenge (May) - Anything Goes with Dies (1)
Love to Craft Challenge No 10 - Anything Goes (1)
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge No 5 - Anything Goes (1)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (May) - Tic Tac Toe (Digi/Sentiment/Embossing) (1)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Morning everyone - I'm just posting my mid-month reminder card for the CCAYR Challenge.  I always love using poinsettias on my Christmas cards so when I saw that our challenge was for Christmas flowers I was tempted to use them again but ...... I had a die that I was waiting to use and, even though it was an Anemone, I thought I could make it into a Christmas Rose (aka Helleborus) instead.

The flower dies are from Elizabeth Craft Dies and I think they are all gorgeous.


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - 'Presents and Christmas Roses' - Colouring Pages 
Die'sire Embossing Folder - 'Holiday Holly'
Creative Dies - Nesting Circles die
Elizabeth Craft Dies - 'Anemone' flower die from 'Susan's Garden'
Sweet Dixie Dies - 'Bells and Holly' die
Spellbinders 'Poppy' die - Small Leaf die
Die-namics Dies - 'Stitched Fishtail Flag' die
Unbranded Dies - Large 'bobble' fern die
Stardust Stickles  
Martha Stewart Flock (on the stamens)
Sentiment typed and then 'Minc'd' with gold foil on my machine

I do hope it's not too early for you to start your Christmas cards - what am I talking about - it's NEVER too early!  Let's see your creations over on the CCAYR blog - just check out the projects from my teamies.  

The prize for this month's winner is 

Don't forget there are badges for the Winner and Top 3 as well.

Am planning to do some colouring this afternoon - whether I get a 'Round Tuit' is another matter, you see we are popping into town this morning and that means we will HAVE to go into John Lewis for a coffee and bun and this afternoon I'll probably nod orf!!  Love a little nap in the afternoon after a wander around town.

Anyway must go - catch you later - take care!

Big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

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

ABC Christmas Challenge (APR) - H is for Home, I is for Informal

Sunday, 16 April 2017


Good afternoon to all of you - just posting my card for the IntAAS Challenge this fortnight where our theme is 'Things with Wings'.  I've cheated a bit (for me that is, because I love colouring) and used a pre-coloured image.    I bought some of these LOTV Art Pads to make a few quick cards but I love them and have used them for not so quick cards!


White 7" x 7" card blank - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV pre-coloured image 'Magical Fairies' - Art Pad Set 25
LOTV Nit-Wit Collection - 'Pastel Dreams' paper pad
American Traditional Designs - Textured Cardstock 8" x 8" paper pad
Tonic Dies - Rectangle Layering dies
Butterfly die - Unbranded Die
Floral Strip die - Unbranded Die
Wink of Stella Clear Pen

I kept this one quite simple (for me) but added a few tweaks to the image with a Wink of Stella pen - namely on the flower petals, butterfly wings and fairy wings plus a smidge of white pen on the leaves of the flower.  The glittery bits don't show up too well on the pic but irl they stand out really great.

We'd love to see your creations in our JFF challenge, why not pop over to the IntAAS blog and have a look at what my teamies have made.   We have great badges for our Winner and Top 3.

Anyway must be orf - have an Easter Egg to tackle mmmmmmmmmmmmm!   

Big hugs to you all, take care.

Love  Suexxx

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

Come and Get It Challenge  - It's a Girl Thing
Crafting When We Can Challenge No 142 - One for the Girls
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge No 26 - Anything Goes (1)
Crafting with Friends Challenge No 41 - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts Challenge No 35 - Anything Goes with the option CAS
Creative Fingers Challenge No 128 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge No 184 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge No 56 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge No 160 - Anything Goes
Scrappers' Delights Challenge No 65 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 4 April 2017


Hi there peeps, here I am with my next DT card for Crafty Calendar.  This month our theme is April Showers or Spring.  My mind did a bit of a left turn when I was going to do a right turn and I ended up with a pair of love(ly) owls on a branch with an umbrella - I was definitely up on Planet Susie when I thought of this methinks!  Do love the image though, it's from one of our sponsors this month, Sheepski Designs.

It's a great image (see below) and I was going to colour it but decided to do something different and did some paper-piecing instead just to make the owls into little fun characters.  I do think they look sweet with their googly eyes.  I've popped my watermark over the top of this image by Andrea to protect it.


Image - 'Oliver and Olivia' from Sheepski Designs
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Papers - Sizzix Little Sizzles 'Earth Tones' paper pad
Crafters' Companion - Wood Grain 8" x 8" Embossing Folder
Memory Box Dies - Pinpoint Scalloped Circles die
Die-namics Dies - Stitched Fishtail Flag die
Umbrella die - Unbranded die from Ebay
Flower and Leaf dies - AliExpress Unbranded die
Doily - Dovecrafts 'Glad Tidings' set
Copics (for edging the card and for tufty ears and beaks on the owls)
Googly eyes - stash

We have two sponsors this month and they are offering the following prizes

Miss Daisy Stamps

 Jennifer Nilsson Art  ♥︎  Mari Digis  ♥︎  Miss Daisy’s Collection 

Join us at Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group to meet the artists, 
share fun & inspiration, receive freebies and special deals. See you there!

Prize is 3 images of your choice one from each of the above artists.

Sheepski Designs - Artist/owner Andrea Morris

Prize is 3 images of your choice.

I hope you can enter our challenge - it runs for the whole of April so there's plenty of time - and that's from a crafter who has a Degree in Procrastination (allegedly)!  😁

Sorry this is such a short post (scheduled from yesterday) but I am just off to do some much needed ironing - and we all know how much I adore that job.  Would have started it earlier but the electricity had to be turned off (for flippin' ages) while we had some work carried out.  Oh well it's done now thank goodness.

Catch you all again very soon, thanks for stopping by and checking out my card, can't wait to see you over at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Take care and lots of big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

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

Crafts and Me Challenge (April) - Things with Wings
Love to Craft Challenge No 9 - Anything Goes (3)

Sunday, 2 April 2017


Good afternoon fellow bloggers out there, hope your weekend is going well and you are enjoying a little sunshine wherever you are.  Funny really, 'cos I've made a Christmas card when I'm thinking of sunny days - oh well that's me for you.  This fortnight on the International Art and Soul Challenge we're asking you to create something with 'distressing' on it, I know some of my teamies don't like distressing stuff but I'm in me element, probably 'cos I'm a mucky crafter and usually end up with torn bits and pieces and scuffed edges anyway!  Sooo this has been distressed and scuffed to within an inch of it's life - poor card!

I popped this other picture (below) on here because it shows off the top layer of the poinsettia in a better light.  It's a die from Sue Wilson and I use this when I need a bigger flower than usual, although this is by no means large!


'Snowman' Vintage rubber stamp - La Blanche Rubber Stamps (v. old stamp)
6" x 6" White card blank - stash
My Minds Eye - 12" x 12" 'Signature Christmas' Glitter paper pad
Core'dinations 'Whitewash' card stock
Tonic Dies - Scalloped Circle Layering die
Creative Exp. Dies - Finishing Touches 'Trainling Ivy' die
Creative Exp. Dies - Festive Collection 'Classic Poinsettia' die
Creative Exp. Dies - Festive Collection 'Mosaic Poinsettia' die
'Merry Christmas' sentiment clear stamp - unmarked
Pearls and Gems - stash

I do hope you can join in, we are a 'Just For Fun' challenge but we have lovely badges for the DT Favourite and our Top 3 - they are definitely worth displaying on your sidebar!!

Just to let you know - on a totally different subject - since Biscuit's very very expensive tests which included an Ultrasound of his kidneys, several blood and urine tests and a Valium sandwich for his mum and dad (not really), he's been diagnosed with glomerulonephritis  (try saying it, never mind spelling the bloomin' thing!)  which is kidney disease and is usually found in older cats.  As he is such a youngster the Vet said he was probably born with it - bless him, he has had so much to put up with and now he's landed with us!!!  Anyway he's on a special diet and tablets to help his kidneys' function.  Touch wood he's eating his food plus tablet and has put on some of the 800gms he'd lost - which the Vet was extremely pleased about.  He's running around like a mad thing and playing with the sponge ball that came in his care pack.  These really are his favourite toys and, as you may remember me mentioning previously, he insists on playing with the thing up and down the stairs at 4 am.  Not so bad you might think but he insists on talking to himself whilst he's carrying the ball in his mouth, fortunately we can recognise this 'miaow' as "I'm playing, leave me alone" and not a distress call.   Once again it is wonderful here on Planet Susie!

Oh well, I'll leave you to it, don't forget to have a go at creating something for our challenge we'd love to see what you come up with.  

Take care of yourselves - lots of hugs to you.

Love  Suexxx

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

Bit More Time to Craft Challenge No 41 - Anything Goes (2)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge No 13 - Anything Goes (2)
Creatalicious Challenge No 112 - Anything Goes with the Option of Flowers (1)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge No 344 - Christmas
Holly and the Ivy Challenge No 2 - Anything Christmas Goes
Imagine That Challenge (April) - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge No 38 - Anything Goes (2)
Love to Craft Challenge No 9 - Anything Goes (2)
Season's Greetings Challenge No 4 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge No 156 - Use a Die Cut