Monday, 10 September 2012


Hello there blog buddies - the only thing I created yesterday was either a mess or (as my hubby puts it) chaos!!!   Well I was sitting playing with some Petal  Pairs Punches, supposedly making flowers, but I ended up going off at a tangent as normal.
Because of my lack of creativity yesterday I thought I would post a card I made back in March for an ex colleague of mine.  He is really into his golf and was so looking forward the time when he could spend all day on the 'links'.  Not sure whether this is the right terminology or whether I should have typed 'green'.  Hey ho! 
I know these stamps are a bit like Marmite - other brands are available - you either love 'em or hate 'em.  I honestly believe they have their place in the crafting world (lol - I'm on me soap box) and I have several friends who love the cards I make for them using these sets. One of my friend says she has a real good 'guffaw' when she sees them!  Yay.
I don't make many 'adult' male cards - ask my poor hubby if he gets a birthday card!!  Mind you I think I will have to this year because he keeps seeing me making items for challenges, so I DO have the time.
Anyway here is my card

Ingredients :

8 x 8 Kraft card
White card with a stripe in the actual card
Tartan paper from my stash
Co-ordinations card
Labels 1 and 8
That Touch of .... mask
Piece of corrugated card (stripped)
Murray and Ethel stamps
Black Soot DI

I am sure you will tell me if you love or hate this one - please feel free - I love reading your comments, as you know.  Any comment good or bad helps us crafters grow - well that's how I feel anyway.

Big hugs to you all out there in blogland.

I am entering my card in the following challenge(s):  - ANYTHING GOES  - ANYTHING GOES  - ANYTHING GOES  - ANYTHING GOES



  1. I'm sure your card will many people smile Susie. Its hilarious. Well Done. Hugs Rita xx

  2. Hi Sue, these Ethel and Murray stamps are hilarious and great sentiments. Not bought any yet but you never know. Julia Watts tried so hard to get everyone to like them on her blog but there was definitely mixed comments on them. I think they are fun and your design is great.
    Love Christine H xx

    1. I know Christine and I was soooo happy that she did show them - I have had mine for a long time and have always loved them. I've said before that I'm a giggler and these set me off - I've another couple of cards that I will show at a later date. It does depend on the sense of humour of the recipient though - but a lot of my friends are as bad as me. LOL again.

      Hugs to you Sue P xxxx

  3. I love it Sue reminds me so much of the hubby hahahaha so funny great card well done xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx huggles

  4. Hi Sue,
    This is a fabulous card, but I have to be honest and admit I am one of the people that doesn't like Ethel and Murray stamps, but as you say they are 'Marmite' stamps (but I do love Marmite!)
    Hugs Linda xx

  5. Well, I think it's great Sue and agree with 'Marmite' comparison too. Made me laugh anyway!

    Hugs Sue

  6. Hi Sue,
    I Loveeeeeeeeee this and I also love 'Marmite' I used to hate it but I suddenly got a great
    like for it. In fact I had it on wholemeal bread for lunch today, but seriously the card is fab
    love everything you have used on it. I think the image is so funny. I often like to laugh at myself for the daft things I do. We all need a good laugh, they say its supposed to be very good for you. So thank you for making me have a little giggle this afternoon.
    Have a wonderful crafty afternoon.
    Lots of crafty smiley love. Jenny L.

  7. Wow!!! I love this card!!! Perfect for the occasion!! The pp... The distressing and the image.. I love it all!!!

  8. Well it's nice to see humorous stamps! Guess it all depends if you have more than one golfing fanatic in your family and friends as to how much use you get from it!

    Good card though!

    Sarn xxx

  9. Such a great and funny card - thanks so much for sharing it at Challenges 4 Everybody!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  10. Brilliant card Sue, I like the fun image, the papers and embossing, Thank you for joining in our 1st challenge at Heck of a challenge, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  11. Fabulous Fun card Sue and super sentiment Hugs Elaine

  12. Great card with a really fun sentiment.
    Suzie xx

  13. Fab card, love the embossing and the funny sentiment
    Lindsay xx

  14. What a super male card I love that image and sentiment too - fabulous!!
    Thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge for our very first challenge I hope you will join us again soon and good luck
    Hugs Laurie
    PS I have gorgeous candy if you'd like to join in

  15. Love the sentiment and you should check out Bugaboo Stamps Stella and Gus stamps for a good laugh. She also offers a freebie digi stamp every Friday! Great male card.
    {Hugs} Barb

  16. Hi sue! Your card certainly made me giggle lol. I love that stamp and you've done an excellent job with your pro markers! I just wanted to say thank you also for your virtual hug for my babies and I'm sending one your way too as you all deserve it! Many huge and thanks again . Sharon xxxx P.S try serif you might just be surprised it really isn't that hard honest xxx

  17. everything about this card is just great, I love the way you have embellished the card. I am so happy to be coming across great masculine cards like this, I really struggle with guy cards but I am certainly getting a lot of inspiration to make a start on something I find really challenging.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)


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