Tuesday 23 December 2014

In The Christmas Garden

Hello there, sorry I have not been around for a few days but I picked up a bug which has laid me low for several days.  I'm getting over it now although not firing on all pistons yet but too much to do so onwards and upwards lol!

My card today is made with the last of the three new releases from Beccy's Place:

The fab image is called In The Christmas Garden and is available here. I coloured him with Copics adding Stickles of course.  I then cut most of the image out using a Circle Die but left the Poinsettias tumbling out.  The papers are Nitwits and the sentiment comes with the image - I used a SB Ribbon Banner to cut it out.  I finally managed to get hold of Go Kreate XXL Frilly Frame 10 which I used for the card shape and matting, I have been trying months to get these and they finally got them back in stock.

Big apologies for not coming around to visit you all but I have just been laid low on the couch watching Christmas movies.  I have now given it to Dave so I am hoping he will be better in time for the Big Day.  If I don't get chance to visit you all before Christmas I would like to send all my best wishes for a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I know that a few blogging buddies have been having a really tough time lately and I hope that with the dawn of 2015 brings new hope and fresh beginnings.  Thank you all for your kindness, support and lovely comments its wonderful to be part of such a lovely community. xxxx


Patricia said...

Good morning Susan,
Sending a few gentle (((((hugs))))) hope you and Dave are up and running for the "big day"
Brilliant card, love that sweet image watering the beautiful Poinsettias. Pretty papers and card design

Patricia x

Anet's Crafting said...

Adorabel Christmas card Susan, I love the cute image and your colouring is fabulous. Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and all of the best for the New Year. Anet x

aussie aNNie said...

Merry Christmas to you and Dave Susan, enjoy your time with family. Lovely looking card here and beautiful design.xx
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Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Susan, such a sweet image and beautiful papers. Glad you got the die you had been waiting so long for.
Sorry to hear you have been unwell, I hope both you and Dave will feel loads better soon.
Wishing you and yours a Christmas full of joy and happiness.
hugs Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

Merry Christmas to you!
I hope you feel better soon...this is such a busy time and we need our good health restored to truly enjoy it.

No big pain relief yet but the steroids can take up to a week to kick in...do think it is a bit better though!

Your card is adorable! What a sweet image and love the pretty card shape and design.


Fabulous card Susan love the image and wishing you and your's a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Love and Hugs
Dianne xx :)

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Susan, fab image and those flowers are so gorgeous...
Sorry to hear you had a bug, hopefully it will all be gone for the 25th...fingers crossed.....Have a wonderful Christmas.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Susan this is a total delight to see, love that image also the card shape and the flowers and the bottom, excellent make, have a lovely Christmas
lorraine x

Whisper said...

Aaah so adorable and a great shape too.

Sorry you've not been well, i hope you are ok for the big day and wishing you a very Happy Xmas and New Year, Luv Sam x

Viv said...

Poor you - hope you're feeling better and hope that everyone is well enough to enjoy your holiday season Susan. Great image from beccy and you've coloured it wonderfully. Lovely job! Have a lovely Christmas. x

Unknown said...

Poor poor you... it's never nice to feel under the weather, but even more so at Christmas time. Hope you will feel much better on Christmas Day, though! Your card looks lovely, the flowers make such a gorgeous trimming! Take care, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Chrissy said...

I love this cute image Susan..fab colouring and card shape, love how the flowers have spilled over the edge..
So sorry to hear you have been unwell and hopefully you are feeling better now and Dave will be okay for Christmas too.
Merry Christmas...take care.


Veerle said...

Very lovely card Susan. Hope your bug is gone now ;-)
I haven't been around much either because I am still working hard to get my craft corner fixed up. It is such a tiny space but still a lot of work.
Have a nice evening, hugs Veerle Xxx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun....and Merry Christmas too....

Vicky xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Goodness Susan, this is beautiful. I love this card. You did a wonderful job with the adorable image. Hugs and Christmas Wishes to you and your Family. joann

Debs said...

Adorable card Susan - love the Poinsettias.
Have a brilliant Christmas and a Very Happy New Year :o)
Debs xx

Hazel said...

Susan sorry you haven't been well. And now poor Dave has got your bug! So many people have picked up some nasty bugs this past few weeks. Hope you both will be well enough to enjoy Christmas. Merry Christmas to you both Hazel xx
Sorry I meant to say I love your card.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Susan, such a sweet image and I love your card shape.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Susan, I love the cute snowman, Beautiful papers and shaped card.
Have a wonderful Christmas and I hope 2015 is a kind one to you and yours.
I have Dave gets better soon, Hugs Kate x

Carol said...

So cute Susan. Hope you're both rid of the bug for Xmas...nothing worse at this time of year. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Carol x

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. Have a Happy Christmas.

Deborah A

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful card. Hope you and Dave will feel much better by the time Xmas arrives. Have a wonderful Xmas and thanks for being a lovely blogging friend xx

Pat K said...

Sorry to hear you've not been well Susan. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Adorable card...love that snowman and the beautiful poinsettia.

Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. hugs, Pat K x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous cute card Susan, love the shape.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.
Wendy xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi suzie ... what a super little card ... just love that little snowlady ... I have also had that little bug ... now been left with a yukkie cough ... hope you have a super magical christmas ... thank you so much for still visiting me although I have not been around much either lol ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Craftychris said...

Merry Christmas! Have an awesome time! Thank you so much for all your support! Huge Christmas hugs xxxxxxxx Christine
Super cute card by the way and I hope you feel better! xxx

Craftychris said...

Ooh such a cute image and the tumbling flowers look wonderful! Fab shaped card too! I hope the nasty bug has left you all alone now! xxx