Sunday, 16 September 2012


Hi there blog friends - and a special hi to my new followers, thank you all so much for stopping by, checking out my blog and giving me some brilliant comments.  You make me very happy!

Well, today I am making a card using up some of my bits and pieces of paper - you know the ones - you can't throw them away ('cos they might come in useful) but they aren't really big enough to do anything major with.  Anyway, as normal, I was distracted - this time it was a huuuuuge Woodpigeon sitting in the bird bath doing callisthenics!!  First it was one wing then it was the other!  A few sit ups - then a sit down!!   The trouble was, the more he sat in there the more he looked as if he was soaking up the water!  Hubby announced he would be too waterlogged to take off and went to get his camera.  Needless to say he stopped exercising and posed for his pic!

So you now know why I was distracted.  

However, I am going to post another card that I made for docrafts Creativity 'Craft for Life' Cancer Research Campaign.  This was a while ago but I liked this little A6 card, I felt it was a 'happy' design.  When I worked in the NHS I spent some time working in a Hospice for terminally ill patients.  It was a brilliant place, there was always laughter and I made lots of friends.  The Day Care Centre was amazing - everyone was so positive and boy did we giggle!  We'd celebrate all sorts of things and I have been known to wear a red nose and antlers, Santa Hat, bunny's ears etc etc (even though my boss wasn't too keen - oops!).  It was so sad when I eventually lost some of my friends so the above campaign is dear to my heart.

This card had to be placed in a cello bag so it is very simple and I didn't use any flowers. 

Ingredients :

A6 card
Paper from Papermania
Ribbon and buttons from Papermania
Spellbinders Labels 5
La Blanche stamp
Distress Ink (can't remember colour)

I hope you like this one - I thought I would enter it into the following challenges:  -  No 182 Sugar and Spice  -  No 52 Anything Goes  -  No 22 Anything Goes  -  Here Come the Girls  -  No 1  Anything Goes

I hope you like this little card - please leave your comments, I keep saying how much I enjoy reading them but I really do and I am so enjoying myself.

Big hugs to all of you.  Must now get on with the card I was doing before I started me bird watching!! 



  1. What an adorable card Sue. I love everything about it. Gorgeous colouring and layout. Hope nature doesn't distract you too much and take you away from your crafting as this is awesome. Thank you for your kind comments and I have become a follower.


  2. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, fabulous colours too, huggles Pops x x x

  3. Hi Sue, what a lovely card! So pretty and the die is a perfect shape as a background to the image.

    Grinned here at the pigeon antics - we have a regular one (we call him Walter for obvious reasons) who does just the same. One wing in the air at a time whilst having a jolly good scrub :) My step-mum is right - she says that birds are the most delightful time wasters when you start watching their antics!

    Di xx

  4. This is gorgeous Sue. I love the sweet image and the colours are beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous photo with us

    Hugs Sue

  5. Love the photo of the bird! And your card is beautiful too! Love the cute image, the bow and the buttons! Hugs

  6. LOL Sue lovely pic of the pigeon and the card is lovely huggles xxxxxx

  7. You know Sue, you are as bad as me! I was at my desk the other day and looked up to find a roe deer just standing looking towards the window as if it could see me and was wondering what I was doing. Mind you, I wasn't too happy when they ate all my ornamental cabbage!!! This is a lovely card and a very worthy cause. Christine x

  8. Hi! really gorgeous card,what a sweetie she is Sue and love the colours/paper.
    Great photo,they seem to be getting bigger each year lol!
    hugs Lou.xx

  9. Hi Sue,
    beautiful card, the image is soooooooo sweet. Love the colours too. I love to read what you have to say on your blog. My brother in law has just been diagnosed with the big C so to hear your story about how they all coped with it and had a laugh too has cheered me up no end.
    Now to your wood pigeon, fab photo by the way. This has given me a thought. I know it's not good for me too much thinking. lol. I took a lovely photo of a dragonfly just over a year ago in my back garden. i have been meaning to show it. Will put it on mine blog tomorrow.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Gorgeous card sue, I love the colours and such a cute image, beautiful...and love it when the birds come and play in the birdbath..never had one that big though.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Hi again Sue. It's a pleasure for me to pop back for another look at your beautiful card and to say thank you for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts Challenge

    hugs Sue

  12. Fabulous card. Love the bright colours and your colouring is fantastic.

  13. Gorgeous card i love the sweet image and great colours. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  14. Lovely card Sue, very cute image..and as for the wood pigeon, aaah bless! Carole Z X

  15. What a gorgeous card Sue so bright and cheerful I really do love yellow. He certainly is a big bruiser I'm surprised he didn't break your bird bath! x

  16. Hi Sue, what a gorgeous little card and the worthwhile cause is so close to many of us. The colours are bright and cheerful and the little image so cute, wish I had your skill for colouring in. A really lovely card.
    The birds are such time wasters but bring so much pleasure. We had nine goldfinches in the garden yesterday, have a robin that visits everyday now, blue tits, great tits, greenfinches and think we are feeding all the sparrows for the whole village. Five pigeons come and go as well as several doves. They are eating us out of house and home but we love to see them. For a couple of years we had a pigeon that would come into our dining room after the pot we have the peanuts in and would happily help himself and then go but sadly we haven't seen him for a while but we have one now who sits on the trellis lets me go right past him put out the nuts and as soon as I turn round goes down to feed, love it.
    Must stop waffling on now but hope you have a lovely Tuesday, love Christine H xx

    1. Hi Christine - thank you for your comments. I do love mentioning things in my blog because it always brings out other stories (like yours). Graham and I love feeding our birds - he says it costs him a fortune but I know he doesn't mind!!!). We also have a variety in the garden but I have yet to see any of the finches, we've tried everything except teasles, so I think we might have to throw a few seeds down and let them grow!! One year we even had a herd (yes it wasn't a flock - definitely more like a herd!!) of redwings. They sat in our tree for ages then ALL of them flew off together and stripped my neighbours Pyracantha - well it was growing up the wall and the berries must have looked sooooo tempting. It's awful when you get used to something (like your pigeon) popping in and one day you realise they aren't there anymore. We have squirrels in the garden and one of them used to pop in the back door for some nuts, even taking them out of your fingers. He even taught his 'children' - then, like you, we didn't see him again. Ooops now who's waffling.

      Hugs to you Sue Pxxx (am just off to post my next card)

  17. Hi Sue - great picture of the pigeon, and what a super card. Congratulations on winning the comment prize over at Fashionista.
    Suzie xx

  18. Susie: Love the dove--don't you LOVE to get distracted by nature!! Beautity of a card too--thanks for joining in!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  19. Such a gorgeous photo of the pigeon and gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and beautiful happy and cheerful colors. Thanks so much for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck!
    Danie xx


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