Monday, 4 February 2013


Hi there to my blog friends, I do hope you are all well and keeping warm.   I have some news which I would like to share with you!   I entered a card into Lady Anne's Challenge blog and she emailed inviting me to be one of her DT members.   I am really pleased to have been asked and am girding my loins to enter my first card shortly!  I will give you more details about this when I can.
Well, this is the real post for today and one I nearly forgot about!!!  I made this card just after Christmas but couldn't post it until I had sent it to my friend Suzie from  Suzie is the fantastic lady who started my blog for me - me being totally phobic about technology!  She still helps me and answers my questions now, 6 months later!
I know she has a Cocker Spaniel called Rosie and I had this gorgeous LOTV stamp with two little dogs on it so thought it would 'sort of fit' for the occasion.  If my memory is correct I seem to remember that Suzie likes these colours.
I used my Grand Nestabilities - Large Scallop and cut three from some White Centura Pearl card.  I used eyelets to secure two together and then threaded some purply ribbon through.  Then I made it into an easel card using an inner circle of Bazill Basics and edged it with peel-offs to make it stand out.
The image was cut with another Spellbinders die - Grand Decorative Circles, this one being the smallest circle.

The border strip along the centre of the card and either side of the front panel is an EK punch - it took me a while to get the hearts opposite each other when I punched it.  I then used a small peel off chain down the middle of this border to give it a little oomph!  The sentiment is one I found on the internet (a freebie),  I'm not fond of really sugary sentiments myself so I think this one is just right.

Suzie said she liked it so I was quite pleased with myself - yay!!!

White Centura Pearl card
Floral paper from stash
Spellbinders Grand Large Scalloped Circle
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circle
Spellbinders Grand Circle
LOTV stamp
Copics and Promarkers
WOC flowers/leaves
I hope you like this card.  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog - you know by now that I can waffle for England - wish it was an Olympic Sport!  I hope you have left a comment for me to read, I really am grateful for your continued support.
Big hugs to you all


  1. Wow! First of all, Congratulations on becoming part of a DT! Good for you. And second - this card is brilliant. Suzie must have loved it! Have a good day. Christine xx

  2. Great new about your DT post Sue - congratulations. Love your card for Suzie I'm sure she loved it xx

  3. This card is absolutely gorgeous Sue. Congratulations on your DT post.

  4. Hi Sue. Big congrats on your DT place, I'm thrilled for you.
    Your card for Suzie is stunning. I love the image, gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing too.
    Hugs Sue

  5. Hi Sue, congrats on becoming a DT member, looking at your beautiful cards no wonder you were chosen. Your card today is gorgeous and I bet your friend loved it.

    Wilma x x x

  6. Hellooooooooooooo you!!! lol congrats on your DT !! loved the pic and I didnt pass out when I saw you, your so cute I want to cuddle you in a friendly way I might add hahahaha, this card is totally gorgeous, have you sorted your stash out yet or is Graham on the look out for another cupboard cos goodness knows where all the stash on the floor is going!!! love you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue J xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. Your card is gorgeous....I too was e-mailed and asked to join the DT as well.Nice to be working with you.I am now following

  8. Congrats Sue....fabulous! Today's cards is beautiful, I love every bit of it! Carole Z X

  9. Hi Sue,
    Superb card so superbly made and designed. I love it everything about it. Such a pretty image
    and wonderfully coloured in may I add. Sue must have been soooooooooooo pleased with it.
    Congratulations on your D T post you deserve it as you make such wonderful creations.
    Is Mr bedroom carpet still groaning under the strain of all you craft
    Or have you managed to put them all in that lovely cupboard Graham so kindly refurbished for you.
    Have a wonderful crafty day tomorrow.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hi Sue, I love this card, such a fab shape and colour.
    Congrats on your new DT post mi lovely, well deserved.
    Hugs Sue W.

  11. Wooohoooo - congrats Sue - you deserve it. What a surprise to drop by and see the card - LOL - I more than liked the card I LOVED it and my Christmas card too, so much so I keep meaning to ask what the die was as I want to make some myself next Christmas. Looking forward to seeing your first DT card.
    Suzie xx

  12. This is adorable and I am sure it has been loved by Suzie. Big congrats on your DT position sweetie it is very well deserved.


  13. Hi Sue - thank you for the lovely comments on my blog. The roses are soooo easy. I use a little Marianne Die. There are two sizes of rose and two leaves in the pack. They were very cheap and so easy to roll. I got them from ebay - here is the link and they are called English Roses. This is a great shop to buy from - the delivery is very fast.

  14. Hi Stranger, sorry not been around for a while to comment...busy days with my dad.
    this is a gorgeous card and Suzie is one lucky lady.. Nice to have someone like her to give to. Beautiful easel card design and love the sentiment and the image is sweet. Flowers are just gorgeous...luv aNNie

  15. Good morning sweetie, this is so gorgeous, a wonderful creation, huggles Pops x x x

  16. So many beautiful creations since the last time I visited your blog, Sue! And Congratulations on becoming a DT member! Great news! Hugs

  17. So pretty Sue and really well done on the DT.

    Hugs, Di xx

  18. your card is adorable Sue!
    hugs, Valerie

  19. whoop whoop you are on the DT, whoop whoop! Huge congrats, have a ball!!
    No wonder Suzie loved the card, it's a tunner, I LOVE it too!
    Hugs, Alessandra

  20. What a stunner of a card love the colours >Melanie

  21. Awesome card Susie, I love that little girlie so cute! Fabulous design and I really look forward to working with you at Lady Annes!



  22. Hi Sue, this is fabulous hun, I love the shape and the image is sooo cute. Just love the colours. Who wouldn't love it.
    Hugs Sue W.

  23. Me again, congrats on your DT post , you will be awesome.
    Hugs Sue W


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