Monday, 3 September 2012


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  The second one is Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes

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.


  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

  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

  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

  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!!!!!
    I am going to love following your blog!!:)


  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

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

  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,

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

  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!

  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.

  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

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

  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

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

  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

  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

  17. The lace works beautifully with this fantastic image.

  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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Hugs Sue Pxxx