Sunday, 19 July 2015

Random Act Of Craftiness and CD sunday

What a lucky month this July is turning out to be for me. Not only have I become a grandmother for the first time but on returning home from a trip into town on Friday, I found a card from Fed-Ex through the door to say they had left a parcel with my neighbour. At the time my neighbour had gone out so I was puzzled as to what it could be. Hubby had not ordered anything, my son said he hadn't either and I wasn't expecting anything. So when the neighbour returned she handed me a very heavy parcel. I was now even more puzzled as I knew that anything I had have ordered and forgotten about would not have weighed this much. Then I spotted Tonic on the box and the word Tangerine, now I was worried. Had I accidentally pressed buy while I was looking at this on a website. No, I couldn't have. Then when I opened it there was a lovely letter inside from the wonderful people at Tonic Studios. It seems they had decided that a handful of people were going to receive a Random Act Of Craftiness and I was one of the lucky people who had been picked (hubby says that my smile was getting bigger as I read down the letter). In the box there was the cutting machine and plates (all different colours), orange for cutting, green for embossing and pink for embossing folders with a white top plate and last but not least was a lovely orange carry case to store the machine in. I been using it today to try different dies and it cuts beautifully. The only dies that it won't cut are the thick Sissix dies. A most generous Random Act of Craftiness I'm sure that you'll agree with me.

Anyway now onto my card for today, this is for the CD Sunday challenge at the moment which is Add A Stamped Image. For no other reason than the CD and stamps were sitting on my worktop when I made the card I have used Crafters Companion's Nordic Christmas for this card. It's a 5x5 white card base. 2 different backing papers matted onto silver mirri card and silver ribbon wrapped around them. The stamped image was coloured with spectrum noir pens and fussy cut before sticking to the card with glue gel. The sentiment is also from the stamp set. Now that I've made a start on my Christmas card I really must make a few more.

If you've made it this far down my post, Thank You for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



Jan Ltc said...

Well thats fantastic Sue. Hope you enjoy it for many happy years. Great card too xx Jan

Sally H said...

Brilliant news, Sue! I couldn't think of anyone better to receive it. Your card is gorgeous! What a great reindeer!

Carol said...

Wow Sue. What a gift and surprise. Lucky you. Great card. I said in my email to you I am learning new things and now I have really understood what 'fussy cutting' is. It is what I would call unfussy.
Thank you for joining in.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

aussie aNNie said...

Couldn't have happened to a nicer person Sue, have{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Michelle J M said...

Wow Sue what a wonderful gift! As Aussie Annie said, it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Enjoy! Love your card, he is sweet little reindeer! Michelle x

Jacee said...

How lucky are you Sue! what a great surprise. Love your festive card too
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Christine said...

WOW Sue lucky you to win this fabulous prize, enjoy many happy hours using it.
Super card and perfectly coloured. Thanks for joining in with us and for my last challenge.
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

Jocelyn said...

What a wonderful surprise. Great card, I'm thinking I should have purchased all the stamps as well as the CD now!
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Wynn Walton said...

This is a great surprise for you Sue. You must have been a very good girl!!! Enjoy!!
Your card is love and I love the colours you've used. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

Lesley Ebdon said...

What a lovely surprise and thoroughly deserved Sue! Have lots of dun playing with your new toy ;-)!

Love your cute card too and it reminds me that once again I promised myself I would get cracking with Christmas cards early this year! Er.............

Lesley Xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sue, how wonderful to receive such a nice gift unexpectedly, I'm pleased for you and it is well deserved. Your festive card is very pretty, and the 21st BD card in the previous post is fantastic, beautiful ! Sounds like you are having fun, enjoy. Shirleyxx

Margarets designer cards said...

Congrats on becoming a grandmother, and on winning a wonderful prize,
Lovely card, love the image, and its a great christmas card.

sue-b said...

It's so nice when something out of the blue happens and puts a big smile on your face Sue, i love your card and it's beautiful colouring .
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
sue-b x

SARN said...

What a wonderful surprise from Tonic. A lovely gesture. No wonder you had a BIG smile on your face!

Loving your cute Rudolph Day card too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx