Saturday, 26 January 2013


Hello there my blog buddies and welcome to my new follower Teresa - yay!  I am doing my birdwatchy count thing tomorrow but whilst Graham was altering my cupboard I thought I would make a little card - I was supposed to be labouring but inbetween I was crafting.  Well, when I say labouring I was pointing out the screw that he'd dropped on the floor, or the pencil that was behind his ear, finding his hammer - you know what I mean - the difficult stuff!  Oooh and I did hold the vacuum nozzle just underneath where he was drilling - to catch the brickdust!!

I will be filling my new storage next week - I am having a rest this weekend and may be crafting just a tad.  Well labouring is really tiring - lol!

This is the card I made - of course I was thinking of my bird count wasn't I.

This really is a diddy card only 6 x 4.5 inches approx.  I found the image on a freebie site some time ago.  I couldn't get really clear lines when I went to print it, but I felt it would look good with a few steampunky embellishments so I used this die with some cogs and lovely MME papers.  I just loved those little caterpillars and coloured them green in homage to those I found in my knickers!  I wasn't in my knickers at the same time, I hasten to add.  The story is further back in my blog if you are interested - may be that is too much information though!!!!!  Here is the link - lol!

6 x 4.5" card blank
Papermania textured card stock
MME Lost & Found - Portobello Road papers
Image - Freebie from the internet
Promarker pens
Spellbinders - Fancy Postage Edge
Heavy Card Cogs from stash
Small Cog from Watch parts (Ebay)
Black & Silver Acrylic Paint - Eco Friendly
Safety Pin and Heart Charms (Ebay)
Black Soot DI
This was a card that came into my head just because I wasn't crafting and I made it really quickly.  I had to wait for the photograph 'cos I didn't want to disturb hubby at his work (on my new cupboard lol).  The thing is, I really like this card myself - totally amazing for me!
I love reading your comments, so please leave something of that ilk on my blog - if you have the time of course.  Thank you for stopping by and taking an interest in my creations and my wafflings.  I hope you are all well and cosy and, of course, managing to craft.
Big hugs to you all.
PS  I have something ready for my next post but it isn't a card or even papercraft so I hope you are intrigued - then again it could - yup - it could be boring.  And ...... there could be a piccy of my empty new cupboard - and another one later when it is full - not boring at all.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges :


  1. Hellooooo my crafty buddy!!! lol you make me giggle and before you ask NO I havent sorted out my watermark yet cos I'm doing some other stuff but will have a go I promise and thanks for your help...sheesh with our two brains working together look out world!!!! I loveeeeeee this card its totally fab..your like me I used to be like that when Paul was doing any diy standing there 'supervising' as it were with the dyson at the ready LOL now he stands there and does it to me hahahahaha cant wait to see these pics because I have no clue where your going to put all that stuff that was on that photo you sent me!!! you'll need about 5 more cupboards doing..anyway lubs ya and huggles hun .really love this card xxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Awesome creation, love the image it looks really cheerful. The layout is fab sweetie. Very intrigued about crawlies in your knickers. Will be pleased to see your before and after shots of your craft cupboard. Go luck with your bird count.


  3. Fantastic image Sue. I really love this cheerie chappie! I well remember the story of the bugs in the knickers! LOL! Your job is extremely important, don't let anybody tell you otherwise!!!! Love and hugs, Christine xx

  4. This is so gorgeous love the image & the cogs.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  5. Hi Sue, Yes I love that image and boy you really have produced a gorgeous card. Now the knicker story must look back for that. When my hubby is doing something I tend to hide as I end up being the gofer, go for this and go for that. Can wait for your next post,sounds interesting.

    Wilma x x x

  6. Hi Sue, how lovely to read your post this evening, you have cheered me up.
    I love your card, that image is gorgeous and I love the papers and the cogs. Yes, I do remember the bugs in your knickers!
    Have fun birdwatching and take care
    Hugs Sue

  7. Totally brilliant Sue! I'm on the birdwatch count too tomorrow - just watch the little perishers go into hiding for the day :( Hugs, Di xx

  8. Hi Sue your card is just so cute what a fab image! Good luck with your bird count hope its not like when I try to count sheep - they all come at once!! x

  9. Hi Sue . . . good luck with the bird count. Sweet card and beautifully coloured.

    Sarn xxx

  10. Hi Sue,
    superb card, and superbly coloured in. Love the design, and those papers are fantastic.
    I do love your waffles, they do make me chuckle so. No I'm not talking about food. lol. How is my little pidgy friend is he getting neglected with all this bird counting and labouring. lol.
    Have you had your porridge today, cos you will need it to fill that fab cupboard up. Looking forward to seeing it. Graham sounds like a Mr Maker. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty day, don't work too hard.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Good Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous I love it, hugs Pops x x x

  12. Great card Sue, love the image too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  13. hihihi, Sue, wonderful post... erm, a woman has to do what she can do best on a building lot: looking gorgeous and good :o)))
    Wonderful card, loving this bird stamp and what you have created with it!
    Hugs, Alessandra

  14. JUst GOrgeous! Super cute image although don't think you'll find one with a hat on in your bird watch today lol....LOve your colours and LOve your design too.

  15. Hi Sue, love this card...the image is so cute! I got my garden bird watch done today! Carole Z X

  16. Great work and thanks for joining in with my challenge this week over at Allsorts
    x catherine

  17. Gorgeous card Sue, great design and detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Nicola -x-

  18. Oh your bird watching obviously helped to inspire you with this fabulous card you have coloured that image so beautifully. Fabulous design and I love the cogs. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  19. Hi Sue
    Your card is so cute, I love the image. Caterpillars in your nickers, ???????????? mmmmmmmmm sounds interesting, must go and have a look LOL!!
    Don't work too hard supervising your hubby, looking forward to seeing your cupboard (full up of course)
    Take care
    Sue xx

  20. Awesome card!! Thanks for participating in the QKR STAMPEDE Challenge blog! Hope to see you again!!

  21. Hi Sue, this is fabulous, love the colours and the frame around it and the papers are super.
    Hugs Sue W.

  22. Great card! love all the metal looking accessories! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

  23. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  24. Wow this is fab and love the embellishments . Thanks for sharing at challenges 4 everybody hugs trisha x dt

  25. Adorable image. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp challenge.


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