Friday, 5 October 2012


Good morning blog friends - yup this is me in the morning so you will have to watch my tryping! 

Whilst I am here I would really love you to check out the Bearly Mine Blog - they have a MEGA candy giveaway at the moment - you can find it here

Anyway this is the card I was thinking about in the dentist's chair on Wednesday - at least it took my mind off the drill that sounded like something out of Formula One inside my head.

I really love these butterflies, they are both from Spellbinders.

Isn't this sentiment sweet and so lovely when it happens!
8x8 White card blank
B/W paper - Create and Craft
Black and Red card from stash
Constellations Embossing Folder - Couture Creations
Dreamy Sentiments - Creative Expressions
Anja's Large Ovals Die - Marianne Creatables
Les Papillons Die - Spellbinders
Jewel Flowers/Flourishes - Spellbinders
Vintage Lace Accents - Spellbinders
Adhesive Gems - Create and Craft
Black Soot DI
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder
I am going to check out some Challenges and will edit this post later when I have found them.   I am off to help/supervise Graham in the garden with the bulbs and plants we bought yesterday.  This gives my back some exercise and we also get some fresh air - yay!!! 
I hope you like my dentist's chair creation - I'm quite pleased with it (wonder if the meds I took had helped- lol).  Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my wafflings - if you have time, please leave a comment 'cos I love reading them.
Big hugs to you all
Edited Post
I have finished the gardening with my hubby and have checked out some of the Challenge sites.  Here are the challenges where I would like to enter my card -
Through the Craftroom Door No 38 - Anything Goes -
Flutterby Wednesdays - No 208 - Sparkle and butterfly/fairy -
Charisma Cardz No 39 - Badda Bing (Bling/Shiny) -
Just Keep on Creating No 4 - Anything Goes -
Ladybug Crafts No 2 - Halloween and/or Favourite Embellishment (butterfly) -


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Sue. I have been looking at this die for a while now and this is the nicest card I have seen made with it so far.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Sue! I have just bought the Anja die but not used it yet. Glad you had something to distract your thoughts in the dreaded dentist's chair!! Love from Christine x

  3. This is gorgeous Sue. I went to dentists this morning but just for a check up lol huggles hun xxxxxxxxx

  4. Stunning card Sue. Love the Red Black and White together. You've used some stunning dies too. Have a great weekend.

    Sarah x

  5. This is stunning Sue. I love the colours and wonderful detailing.
    Those butterflies are gorgeous, maybe you could enter this into the latest Ladybug Crafts Challenge??

    I hope you have a great weekend
    Hugs Sue

  6. Brilliant card Sue. I am impressed with you all I do when I am in the chair is stare frantically at the clock willing it to go round so I can escape!! The butterflies are gorgeous and love the black and white with flash of red - so elegant! x

  7. Wow this is beautiful! So elegant and I love the colour scheme! Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody! Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  8. Wow this is stunning! I love black and white on a card and the detail in this card is just exquisite. I hope your trip to the dentist wasn't too bad. Hugs sharon xxxx

  9. A gorgeous card, like the black and white with the shot of red and of course wonderful butterflies - ticks all my boxes :) xx

  10. Hi sweetie this is so gorgeous, perfect sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

  11. Wow, wow, wow. Sue this is absolutely beautiful, everything about it is exquisite. Think the visit to the dentist was definitely worth it :). Hope the planting went well and you have enjoyed your Friday, love Christine H xx

  12. Well dear lady this was definitely worth the wait. What a stunning card! I love the little touches of red you mentioned to me and am so glad it wasn't blood!! I don't think any gorriness (is that even in the dictionary?) contributed to this card but maybe you are right and the drugs helped because it is certainly dreamy.
    I have the same black and white paper pack from create and craft, its fabulous and it sets off this card perfectly.
    Have a great weekend Hugs Linda x

  13. HI Sue,
    I don't know how I missed this yesterday. My loss wasn't it. What a superb, and fantastic card.
    If that's what you can create out of sitting in the dentist chair, I'm ready to go everyday. lol. Just superb the design and cplours used.
    Have a wonderful crafty day .
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Hi Sue, I missed this yesterday...but it is absolutely gorgeous. I was just on Sue Wilson's blog where she has a splash of red on a black and white card as well really makes the card pop! Good luck with the challenges, Carole Z X

  15. Beautiful card Sue - I so love the intricacy of it - perfect.

    You asked if I choose papers before colouring an image and yes, you are right. I used to colour an image and then try (for hours) to find a paper to match but I just find it easier to pick the papers first.

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments as always.

    enjoy the rest of your weekend.


    Hazel xx

  16. Hi Sue!! yes Oyster Stamps online are selling pan pastels 5 for £20 cheapest I've seen hun xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  17. Oh! WOW! this is just so beautiful.
    I found you from another Blog, I am so glad I popped in.
    Gave a Great Day

    Patricia x

  18. Sue, your beautiful and delicate die cuts look fabulous on this wonderful black, white and red card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "My Sentiments Exactly!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  19. This is so beautiful Sue, perhaps I should visit the Dentist. Lol!!! Gorgeous black and white is so stylish.


  20. Your card is gorgeous!The black and white just looks so elegant! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Through The CraftRoom Door (TTCRD)

  21. A really beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

  22. What an absolutely gorgeous card! Hope you dont need to go back to the dentist for more craftspiration!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x

  23. Hi Sue, it's such a pleasure for me to pop back for another look at your gorgeous card so that I can say thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge this month and don't forget you can enter up to 3 times!

    Hugs Sue

  24. Hi Sue, I absolutely am in love with this card it is so elegant looking and i really came to thank you for entering our challenge on the Ladybug Crafts Challenge blog and then fell in love, lol, thanks for making my day its a special card, hugs, Vick xx
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  25. Hi Sue, It's me again!! I have just realised that I thanked you for entering the card mania challenge instead of the Ladybug Crafts challenge - sorry about that!! I had a bit of a hectic day yesterday!!

    hugs Sue

  26. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
    Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.


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