Monday, 10 December 2012

Another one bites the dust!!!!

Good morning all, hope you are all well. It's my Sister's birthday today,' Happy Birthaday Hunnie'
Be up later with your parcels.
Well in true 'me style' my good luck continues.
My toaster broke.
 I have to have a four slicer cos my daughter has coeliac disease and hasn't to come into contact with gluten so got to buy a new one today.
Can't believe how long it took me under the grill, waiting around to turn it over then  waiting for the other side to brown, gawd lost mi appetite.
Then my iron broke,
It refuses to steam and sticks to everything it touches.
And finally, after having done the biggest shop EVER, (christmas stuff and extras)
got home to put in my chest freezer and...... yes you guessed it.... half of the stuff in there was defrosted, the bottom half of the freezer don't freeze anymore!
There I was with a godzillian amount of bags and nothing to put them in OMG!!!
Brother-In-Law to the rescue, they just happen to have bought a new one cos the old one tends to freeze all the time instead of turning on and off to keep a constant temperature.
Do I care, it freezes, just get it here I say, before I commit hari carri.
Would you believe, when my hubby plugged it in and left it to do it's stuff, when we checked back later to fill it, the thermostat was working perfectly.....yeah!
Not telling the Brother-In-Law lol he might want it back.
And it's mahoosive, with sliding trays and everything, soooo easy to find what you're looking for.
Just need a new cooker now to cook it all in,  ohh did I say, the cooker's broke!!!!
Well today sees the start of a new challenge over at Songbird
This one will run for a month ladies, over the Christmas period, cos we know how busy you're all gonna be, and the next one will be on the 7th January.
Our theme is a nice and easy one
'Merry Christmas Everyone'
Our fab sponsors are Country View Crafts.
And here is mine.
Thought I'd call the cat Holly and today's the day, being the day Mr Whiskers arrives, if you've been good.

Head over and see what my fab teamies have created and get those Christmas Cards entered,
we love to see them.
Image - Berry - by Sylvia Zet for Wee Stamps, I love her, she is so cute, coloured with promarkers, copics and polychromos, cut out using Spellbinders, Decorative Labels Twenty Seven.
The card was created using Go Kreate dies, Frilly Frame.
Marianne - Holly Wreath, LR0127
Memory Box - Whimsical Flourish and Poinsettia Flower
Cottage Cutz - Ivy and Reindeer Mini
Magnolia - Heart Tag
LOTV - Sentiment and Tags
Glittered with Glamour Dust
Ribbons and Pearls from stash.



  1. Oh! Dear Sue, you are having a tough time, but got a decent freezer out of it card, just love this sweet image and gorgeous colouring and design...beautiful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Beuatiful card Sue the image is one of my favorites and the layout is so gorgeous. Big hugs Caroline xxx

  3. OMWord, could anything else break?! On the plus side you got a new freezer.

    Gorgeous card Sue, love the image and beautiful details. Fabulous shape.
    Hope nothing else goes wrong for you. Fingers crossed.
    Caz x

  4. Your card is stunning Sue. I love that sweet image and you have made such a beautiful card with it. The colours and detailing are gorgeous.
    I hope nothing else goes wrong for you this week


  5. You are having a bad time of it sweetie. Never mind at least you didn't have to buy another freezer. Lol!!! Your card as usual sweetie is gorgeous.


  6. Your card is stunning! I love the image and all the details..just perfect. I hope your week goes well:)

  7. Well you are having a time of it, things can only get better. Your card is so lovely, gorgeous image and the colours are great, beautifully festive, Kate x

  8. Just beautiful Sue!!!!! Love it :)

  9. Beautiful card,my you have had a bit of a time of it. Our coffee machine went last week and the television today so I think there must be gremlins about. xx Flora

  10. oh this is so sweet .. i love the shape and the traditional colours
    Lisa x

  11. This is soooo cute - hope you get all the appliciances sorted. Its vehicles here breaking - know how you feel!

  12. Oh wow Sue I love love love this adorable image on this stunning card as always your detail is amazing .
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog . Not quite ready for christmas yet ,Holly was easy to buy for rowan was a bit more difficult and as for 13 year old Dec I don't know where to start lol .
    Hope you're all sorted and you and your family have a lovely Christmas .
    Big hugs Emma x

  13. Wow this is so pretty Sue what a lovely card sorry so much has broken at home , I am without an oven too.....waited in all day foe the repair man hope he gets here before Christmas.
    Fab card Hugs Elaine

  14. So so cute. Love the image and the papers and layout are gorgeous.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  15. so stunning sue.fab design and colours and i love your gorgeous details and image :D

    xx coops xx

  16. so cute! nice job catching the sparkle on the ear muffs! thanks for joing us at inky impressions challenge this week! good luck in the draw!

  17. This is precious. I love the layers and the sparkles
    Thank you for joining us at Tammy scrapin corner.
    good luck on the prize.
    hugs Tammy Ortiz Owner

  18. This is such a pretty card i love the shape and all the colours used. Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

    Joan x

  19. Love this, Sue! She is adorable & beautifully colored, the design is just awesome, love the papers, die cuts & fab embellies, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    P.S. I think you have some cruel ghostie hangin' around wrecking your appliances. How else do you explain them all going out at once? Just kidding. ;^) Sorry you have to buy so much new & at Christmas, too! (Who wants appliances for gifts? Not me!)

  20. Gorgeous, beautiful card, and fabulous sweet image.

  21. Such a fabulous card, great design and super image. Thanks for joining in with the Paper Crafting Journey challenge xx

  22. Beautiful card Sue, I like the design the gorgeous image and the colours.
    Kevin xx

  23. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  24. Totally adorable card, Sue - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 102 - hope to see you again soon. x

  25. Gorgeous shaped card with great colouring and fab details...thanks for joining Inky Impressions!
    xxx Margreet

  26. Hi, what a gorgeus card, the little girl is so cute and your design, the shape and details are fab.
    Hugs Charlotte

  27. Yes we have those days when everything goes wrong, just gotta laugh. Feel bad for you though because it is still stressful..Despite all that look at the gorgeous card you made, I really love it. Your image is so pretty and the papers enhance her. I love all the die cuts too.
    I hope nothing else goes wrong! Hang in there.

  28. Oh what! your having such bad luck :( I hope that's it now! xxx
    Your card is fab, I love your image and your gorgeous design, Love,melly. xxx

  29. Oh Sue, what a lovely festive card! and one of my favourite images too Judy x

  30. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the layout. Thank you for joining us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

  31. Hello Sue , thank you so much for my card we only have an afternoon post and it was a lovely surprise, and so pretty thank you so much I am thrilled yours is only the second handmade card I have ever recieved it will go on my craft room wall . had a lovely day just crafting and have just been out for tea with hubby and back in time to put our feet up and watch tv, too old to go dancing LOL
    Thanks agiain sweetie Big Hugs Elaine

  32. lovely card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  33. Hi Sue what a gorgeous card, love the layout and papers and touches of glitter! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges for our All About Christmas Challenge hugs Susan x

  34. Hi Sue,
    Your card is gorgeous. Love everything about it. Too bad about your appliances. We're glad you share with us at Tammy's Scraping Corner, good luck this week. Hope to see your next creation in our next challenge too : ) Elisa DT

  35. Wow Sue, sounds like you had the day from hell, everything falling to pieces around you! Love your card though, such pretty muted colours and the image is just delightful :)

  36. So very pretty. Love all the details. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.

    Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

  37. Wow your card is totally stunning. Just love all the beautiful details.

    After changing everything... I sure hope your streak of bad luck will be finished!

    Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  38. Fabulous card Sue!! Love your creativity!! Gorgeous!!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

  39. What a Wonderful Design. Thank you so much for coming an entering over at Tammy Scrapin Corner . WE wish you the best of luck on the prize this evening.
    hugs Tammy and Marc.

  40. Sue this is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is lovely and such a wonderful design! Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps.

  41. Omg Sue!! This card is amazing!! Just love the shape and scene!!
    I wish you a merry christmas and hope santa brings you lots of presents!!!
    Warm hugs sophie