Monday, 3 September 2012

WITH LOVE

Good afternoon blog friends - is summer here at last??  I have been out this morning with my summer clothes on - no jacket!!!  Well I am hoping that we are going to have a few (no loads) more days of sunshine.

Thank you for the comments left on my blog for yesterday's card.  Such fabulous words again - you really make me soooo chuffed!   Now for today's card which was finished off yesterday ready for hubby to photograph - what a partnership!!   I am going to enter this into two challenges - boy am I getting bold or what - the first one is Fab 'N' Funky - No 136 Based on a Sketch  http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/.  The second one is Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes http://ladybugcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/.

I am really getting into the challenges now and, whereas before, I only made cards for occasions or commissions I now make them for challenges - this is the best fun in the world.  I really do feel as if I have made sooo many friends out there - I might not have loads of followers but I do feel as if I know you ladies via our craftiness!!   I don't think there is a nicer crowd than crafters!

Ooops orf on one again - here is my card 


 



 I am trying to use items I have bought and then 'filed' away for future use.  I have 2/3 Sarah Kay stamps but saw some of her 'Rub-ons' on C&C and I thought they looked really good so I bought them.  I used one and forgot about them.  Blogging has made me realised I should use different things as well as different techniques.   The nice thing about these rub-ons is that they have a matt finish and the edges blend in really well.  There is one thing that I would change now and that is the way I have put the lace on - I think I could have done it a lot better - my ocd strikes again.

Ingredients :

6 x 6 paper from MME - freebie with a craft mag
Green card from my stash
Labels 10
Fancy Framed Tags 2
Flourish dies - misc
Sarah Kay rub-on
Victorian Velvet DI
Flowers/lace from Wild Orchid Crafts
 
 I hope you like my card, thank you so much for stopping by, please mention me to your friends, I would love to have some more followers and - if I ever reach the magic figure of 50, I will be doing a BLOG CANDY!!!  Mind you if that day looks a long time coming - I will do one sooner - now I'm giggling, do I sound desperate!!!
 
Hugs to you all my craft blog friends.
 
SUE

18 comments:

  1. Really lovely card Sue. Why is it we are never satisfied with what we do? I am just the same - as soon as I see the finished product I think of things I should have done differently or something else I should have added. There's nothing wrong with your lace. Good luck with your challenges! Like you I'm starting to strike out a bit now and I've entered a couple. Have a greatt day. Christine x

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  2. Hi Sue, such a lovely card and as you know I too like Sarah Kay images, aren't they all so darn cute. Your design is fantastic and like Christine I cannot see anything wrong with your lace but we are always critical of our own work. Good luck with the challenges and I hope you are feeling ok today. Take care, hugs Christine H x

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  3. Hi Sue, what a sweet card, I like Sarah Kay images too..we used the stamps a lot when we first started teaching promarkers in our workshops. This particular little sweetie reminds me of Holly Hobby, when I was a child! Good luck with the challenges, Carole Z X

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  4. Hi Sue!!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!!:)
    I am in love with this card!!! This absolutely gorgeous!!! The distressing of the frame with those beautiful flourish around it..took my breath away!! Wow..wow..wowww!!!
    I am going to love following your blog!!:)

    Hugs
    Jaya
    mycraftworld23.blogspot.in

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  5. WOW! This is so beautiful Sue. I really love the sweet image and the pretty papers. The gorgeous lace and swirls finish it off perfectly.

    It's good to see you taking part in the Fab n Funky and Ladybug crafts challenges - good luck!!

    Hugs Sue

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  6. This is really lovely Sue well done you !! huggles xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Hi! really lovely post to read Sue,i know how you feel about followers- 3 years I have blogged soon and love the followers I have but am sure it will take me more years to get some more :)
    Your card is sooo pretty,gorgeous design and papers/colours too.
    The lace is just perfect!!
    thanks so much for your lovely comments,
    hugs Lou.xxx

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  8. Hi Wow what a beautiful card just as gorgeous inside too ! Lost for words.... ;0)

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  9. What a beautiful card! I too love Sarah Kay's images, they are simply adorable!
    Thank you for taking part in my challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week!

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  10. Oh Sue,
    what a really fabulous card. It is sooooooo pretty. Puts my effort to shame. Just love, love , love, it. Thank you for your kind comments
    on my card and box today.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  11. Hi Sue what a lovely card! I love these Sarah Kay images they remind me of the 70's when my daughter was a baby and toddler. I used to make mob caps for her using an LP (remember them?) as a pattern! Hugs Susan x

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  12. Hey sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, a perfect creation sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

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  13. Such a pretty card, I love those sweet colours and beautiful lace. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  14. Sue this is so pretty what a fab shape too and lovely lace edge well done Hugs Elaine

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  15. Gorgeous card! I love how you used the lace edge and the swirls too! Stunning job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge!

    Jackie, Fab'n' Funky DT

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  16. Hi sweetie,
    Isn't the crafting world good! I too am so grateful for the lovely friends I have made through blogging and crafting, including yourself.
    The layout for your card is lovely. The image looks like you've stamped it, I would never have guessed it was a rub on
    All the best Linda xx

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  17. The lace works beautifully with this fantastic image.

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  18. What a sweetie! Love it! So glad you could join us at Ladybug Crafts this month. Hope you will join in with us again next month.
    Best wishes, Sharon

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