Monday, December 6

Winter Wonderland - It is in Scotland!!

Oh my goodness !!! what a day we have had here in the West of Scotland. everything has come to a standstill

The roads are gridlocked, the airports are closed, the trains and buses are no longer running and no one can even venture outside their front door.  We have had the heaviest snowfall that I've ever seen here and believe me I've lived a long time.!!!!   I cannot believe how bad it is. There is no public transport so people who made it to work this morning are stranded as the snow started about 10.00am and it hasn't stopped since.  Visibility is down to near zero. Thousands of people are stranded in cars and even some schoolchildren are having to spend the night in their schools because they couldn't get transport to take them home.

I was supposed to go grocery shopping today as we are down to the bare minimum, so it's black tea and coffee, no bread, no sugar and the few things I keep for emergencies in the freezer have gone !!!!! we are now using the few items such as dry pasta, tinned tomatoes, soup, beans etc that we have in the cupboard. 

But at least we are at home and have heat and a bed to sleep in!!!!!!! 

Anyway enough of my meanderings, here's a little card I've made for a few challenges.  I followed the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl which has the option of snowflakes and I've used the adorable Winter Wonderland image. Coloured her with TH distress inks, used some wonderful papers from dovecraft's Jolly Holly Christmas.  My full recipe for the card is below this post.

I do hope that you are all in a safe place if you're having this dreadful weather.  I'll pop back later after I concoct something up for dinner.  In the mean time have a wonderful evening.
Challenges Entered:

The Sugar Bowl Challenge:  I followed the lovely sketch and added snowflakes and of course used an incredible Sugar Nellie Stamp.

Lets Ink it Up Challenge:  Would love to see a Christmas creation with Sparkle and Bling, ( No Digital images allowed)

Pear Tree Designs Challenge:  this week have a Winter Wonderland theme.

Cupcake Craft Challenge:  This week would like to see a Little Red Robin on your project.

ECP Challenge:  Have the theme of Christmas this week.

2 Sisters Challenge:  Have the theme of a Sparkly Christmas this week.

Stamp Scrapping Central Challenge:  Have the theme of Winter Wonderland this week.


DP: Dovecraft - Jolly Holly Christmas
Image: Winter Wonderland by Sugar Nellie
Medium:  TH distress inks - Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Worn Lipstick,Fired Brick , Broken China, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose
MS Edge punch - poppies
Snowflakes: Marianne D's  glittered with zig glue & glamour dust
Nestie's: oval small and oval scallops
Wooden Tree: local haberdashery store
Sentiment: Stash
Flower Soft polar white for snowflakes on image.



  1. Oh Susie its bad here but not that bad but my cousin is in Tenerife and he heard about it over there! we are cosy in here gbut just hope the heating is heathy as iuts totally freezing out there roads are very bad
    Lovely card hunnie lets hope it goes before your craft supplys go down! lol and hope you dont starve

    Liz xx

  2. Oh Suzi I do feel for you - glad you can look on the positive side of it all. This is a beautiful card-I'm surprised you used snow as I would have thought you had seen enough outside LOL!
    take care

  3. Suzi your card is gorgeous !
    and poor you , I know how it feels , when i was a child we lived miles from anywhere and we got snowed in - the snow drifts ran upto the bedroom window - we were a family of 8 and as terrible as this sounds mum and dad had no choice - we had to eat our rabbits and chickens .... oh yes it was that bad the army dropped food in the end to some of the other villagers ,but our house was too romote. Not sure what would have happened if we hadnt done that desparate measure - the snow lasted weeks .

    keep warm and dont forget if you have flour,yeast - have a look in the cupboard and see if you can try making your own bread ..

    hope your all ok - we saw it all on the news.
    maddy x

  4. Such a cute card and perfect for a winter wonderland! Sorry to hear about all the people stranded in the snow and praying that it doesn't endanger their lives! Glad to hear you are safe and snug if a little hungry. It seems winter has come very early this year. It's going down to 40 in Miami tonight and upstate Florida has a hard freeze predicted, going down to the low 20's - burrr!!

    Warm hugs,

  5. wow what an ordeal! I feel for you all who are not used to such horrible conditions weather wise!

    Gorgeous card too!

  6. Gorgeous card, I love the image and so beautifully coloured. Love those papers too. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

  7. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Suzi ! Your card is beautiful ! Love the bright colours and your colouring is stunning ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  8. so cute... i adore the image and little robin! thanks for joining in the challenge at cupcake! shelly x

  9. Simply gorgeous.Your colouring is superb.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
    Lisa x

  10. Wow I love this sweetie, haven't seen it before and you've showcased her beautifully!

  11. Great job! Sorry about being snowed in but what a wonderful hobby to have ... and no excuse not to create!! Thanks for joining us at SSCC and hope to see you again.

  12. Suzi she is one of my fave images and as soon as I saw her she popped off the page at me. Lovely, lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  13. stunning card suzi as always beautifully made
    oh my i am sorry you are snowed in and i hope the weather improves for you soon hun
    congrats on your win[and mine] at passion for promarkers blog hop
    tracey x

  14. Here's hoping you have a early spring. Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at the SSCC challenge. C2

  15. Beautiful card, love it! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  16. Oh Suzi it sounds like you are living in a different Country with all that bad weather you are having, it must be awful for all of you up there. As for your card here it is so beautiful that image is gorgeous, I have this one and had forgotten about it until seeing this beauty. I love it, take care.
    Lorraine x

  17. We have yet to see snow here at our house in NH USA! Not sure if I'm excited for it, or dreading it! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Let's Ink It Up!

  18. Gorgeous card, love the papers and the image you've used! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Desigs this week and good luck xx

  19. Beautiful card! Great job! So sorry to hear about all your snow and hopefully things get cleared up quickly! Thanks for joining our Winter Wonderland Challenge over on Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central!
    Hugs, Wini

  20. Suzi, hope you have come through the worst of the weather! The good thing is that you have a lovely hobby to while away the hours!
    Your card is lovely, bright and cheerful.
    Moira X

  21. Suzi I'm over on the North East coast of Scotland and the weather has been the worst this year, hasn't it. Hope it has improved some and you are having a great Christmas.
    Love the papers you have used and your snowflake. Thanks for taking part in the Sugar Bowl challenge.


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