Thursday, 2 August 2012


Hi there lovely blog friends - I know I am never very early with my blog but I have just returned from a lovely lunch with my hubby to celebrate our anniversary.  Now I just want to sleep!!!!

Anyway whilst I am still almost awake I thought I would post the card I finished yesterday.  This is for my little next door neighbour Katie - 8 today (I can remember when I was that age ........ just).

I got the image from a Polly Pickleberry cd - I'm not really into cds but I do like this one and the Polka Doodles cds because of their digital images, they really are nice and I love using my Promarkers.  I did my usual inking around the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink.  I had the yellowy paper in my stash and the gingham was a freeby with a magazine.  The two red borders were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and I threaded some of the vintage ribbon through.  I used a scalloped edge square die for the digital stamp and a scalloped rectangle die and a plain rectangle die for the sentiment.  I used a little ink around the edges of the large scalloped die and small plain die - naturally!!!  The '8th' was a peel off, mainly because I had some to hand. 

I popped three little rose heads underneath the sentiment and used some butterflies from the 'waste' off a Butterflies Circle diecut.   Now for a little confession (for which I am not at all ashamed, lol) my Promarkers 'bled' just on the edge of the toadstool and I had red ink over the edge so I removed most of it with the blender pen and - following a flash of inspiration for me!! - I popped on the butterflies.  Four little bits of Card Candi in the corners of the picture and it was complete.

Thank you for stopping by, I do hope you like my girl on a toadstool.
Crafty hugs



  1. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, fabulous creation, hugs Pops x x x

  2. Hi Sue
    Super sweet card, I hope your little neighbour enjoyed it.
    Glad you enjoyed your meal with hubbie.
    Suzie xx

  3. Love it gorgeous card hugs xxx

  4. Hi Sue,
    This is just lovely. I think little Katie will be feeling very special receiving this beautifully made card.
    I do hope you had a fabulous anniversary lunch. Congratulations to you both.
    Big Hugs Linda x

    1. Thanks Linda - the lunch was lovely I had gammon and Graham had steak! Couldn't manage a choccy pud though, so I had some ice cream instead!

      Hugs Sue P xxx

      PS Her mum has kept every card I have made for the children since they were born.

  5. Any little girl would just love this card Sue!Happy Anniversary. Christine

    1. Thanks Christine - I really don't know how he's put up with me for all these years! LOL.

      Hugs Sue P xx

  6. Happy Belated Wedding Anni from me hope it was a fabulous day.
    Your card is fabulous I love the image its so sweet and your design is great well done Hugs Elaine

  7. Happy Wedding Anniversary...we've had the day off to celebrate my husband's birthday today... meal tonight! Your card is lovely and I am sure little Katie is delighted with it, love the papers and colours, Carole Z X


Thank you so much for your comments, you make my day!
Hugs Sue Pxxx