Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Hello there blog friends - and a warm welcome to my two new followers!  Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my wafflings.  I have been sooooo busy making cards - all four of them (stop laughing) - that I haven't posted anything on my blog for days!!!  I have popped over to many of your blogs though and left a few comments, here and there lol!   However, Thomas (my next door neighbour's young son) is 13 on 1 March and I have made him the following birthday card.  I looked all over for digi stamps but didn't find anything I liked as much as the one Jenny used for one of her cards.  I popped over to Mo Manning's Digital Pencil Shop and bought the very same one called 'Video Boy'.  I've not copied Jenny L, I have been inspired by her instead - lol!

I found a lovely poem on the internet which I thought was quite appropriate (as long as he doesn't take it seriously!!!).
I wanted this to look as if it had been ripped out of a notebook and had been pinned to the 'fence' with drawing pins.

I can tell you that this is the earliest I have made him a card as I am usually still thinking about it the week before his birthday.  I knew keeping a blog was a good idea - the inspiration and information (re where to get things from) is amazing - lol!


8 x 8" Papermania Kraft Card
Kanban Card - Wood effect
MME Card - On the Bright Side
Papermania - Plain Textured Card
Spellbinders - Grand Circles
Spellbinders - Small Circles
Nellie Snellen - Star 3
Die-namics - Photo corners
Die-namics - Notebook Edge
Promarkers, Copics and White Pen
Craftwork Cards - Card Candi
Twine, Buttons from stash

I have another little pic for you - however, if anyone knows where these little darlings (grrrr) were during my birdy count last month - please don't let me know!  Mind you these Long Tailed Tits are soooo bloomin' gorgeous they can visit us whenever they like!

I hope you like both the card and my birdies.  Thank you for stopping by and looking at my blog wafflings.  I always appreciate it if you have time to leave me a comment or three, I love reading them and often giggle over our banter.

Please take care and I will pop by sometime soon.  Hope you manage to do some crafting today!

Big crafty hugs to you all


Ooooh just remembered that I have actually used my Cricut machine to cut out the lettering - very basic I know but at least I have used it - lol!!!!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :-

Brown Sugar No 28 Challenge -
Cards Galore February Challenge -
Fab n Funky No 158 Challenge -
Lacy Sunshine No 1 Challenge -
Make it Monday No 127 Challenge -
Pin and Tack - Spark Your Creativity No 6 Challenge -
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop No 19 Challenge -
The Crazy No 138 Challenge -
Through the Craftroom Door -
Tuesday Throwdown No 134 Challenge -   unable to link to challenge so have linked to blog


  1. Hi Susie, sorry I have been slack with comments of late..this card is amazingly cool. any 13 year old especially with the 'rules' inside would be wrapped in it. Cool colours too...fab inspiration for a guy card. Loove your birdies too...cute..luv annie

  2. Fab teen card Sue! That sentiment is a gem too. The birds looks so cute, we have our starlings back and they fly by each late afternoon thousands of them - stupendous. I keep trying to take a picture but they must know and wait til I forget or put it down!!! x

  3. Fabulous Sue!!! I love it. That't the great thing about blogging, it gives us new ideas all the time and crafters are always so happy to share! I know what you mean about the bird count. We can have up to ten long tailed tits at the same time, plus so many other species that youcan hardly see the feeding station - but on that day and at that time we had very few!! Little tinkers. Have a good day. Christine xx

  4. I love that image Sue - ideal for a teenage boy and the papers and details are wonderful too. Such a fabulous poem, just perfect!
    Your photo is so gorgeous, thank you for sharing.
    Hugs Sue

  5. Stunning card love that image the poem is great .Melanie

  6. Hi Sue,
    what a superb card. I love the way you have designed yours. Fabulous stars so bright and cheery, the poem is a wonderful idea. Never thought of something like that.
    I love your little birdies they look soooooooooooo cute. Did you by any chance burn the porridge looking at them. lol. Because one of my door stops has bit the dust. lol.
    I bet Pidgy is getting quite jealous at you counting birds. I thought it was count your blessings not birds. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty day you little bird twitcher.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Fantastic card Sue and just so perfect.

  8. Great teenager card, love your papers and design. xx Flora

  9. Good morning Sue, what a great card, I love what you have done with the stars, and the verse is great. Those tits are beautiful, I had very few birds when i did my bird count but loads more in the following days, Sod's Law!

  10. Helloooooooo my bloggy bud!!! this card is fab totally love it...have you seen my mojo?? cos its packed its bags and went on holiday and I think it could be headed your way??!!! is all your crafty stash off the floor and put all away?? or is Graham still in fear of the ceiling caving in?? Big craft fair at Harrogate is coming up in March so more things I want noo NEED and as I sit typing this snow is fluttering down sheesh!! huggles hun xxxxxxxxxxxx and keep on waffling I love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. HI Sue, fab I have often turned to this image for a teenage boy!Super birdie photo too, Carole Z X

  12. What a great teenager/boy card. Saw you at MIM. PS-I have blog candy.

  13. Fabulous card Jenn....I love everything about it. The red stars, denim paper and beautifully coloured image. Thanks for sharing the wonderful bird photo as well....we're all bird lovers in our family. Our lovely DIL is a top breeder of gouldian finches.....babbling on glad I stopped by from MIL. Pat K x

  14. Great lads card Sue and love the photo of your garden birdies, they've had a tough winter this year.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge.

    B x

  15. Great card for a a teen lad, Sue. Fab colour choice and layout too. And loved the photo of your birdies!

    Thanks for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  16. The card is brilliant love the poem, never a truer word spoken but you wouldnt be without them lol. The birds are real cute too, lucky you having them come to vistit.

    Thanks for playing along with my challenge on fab n funky.

    Beccy x

  17. What a great teen card that any boy would love to recieve. Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD.

  18. Gorgeous teen card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge.

  19. Fantastic card Sue, I love the colours and the image and fabulous colouring, the stars look wonderful with the ties and love the papers....great ode to the teenager..

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  20. Great teenager card and I love the saying inside. I also love your little birds, they are so pretty. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

  21. Great card Sue!
    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon challenge.

  22. This is a fantastic card sweetie. I hope Thomas doesn't take the poem seriously. Lol!!! it might be up to these tricks already!!! I adore the image and your fantastic colouring and layout. You have made me add even more dies to my never ending list. Lol!!

    This is a fantastic photo of your birdies, as you say where were they when you needed them.


  23. Great boys card! Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine!
    Mandy x (Lacy Sunshine Creative Team)

  24. Hi Sue, my fellow purple lover, I'm so happy we've crossed paths through MIM this week! :o) This card is perfect for a teen boy! I love the image and you've colored it up wonderfully. The bright patterns and stars in the card design are so celebratory. Beautifully crafted and I look forward to seeing more of your work. :o) (Gorgeous birdies, too! A stunning photo.)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  25. Your card is perfect for a teenage boy, I must say I love all the elements in it -the DP and stars are my favorite! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

  26. That is one FANTASTIC teenage boy card Sue. You've come up trumps this time! It'll be the best card he gets for sure.

    And, OH! What a lovely bird picture. Long tailed tits are so rare in my garden, but I was enjoying watching their antics at a friend's house the other weekend. A definite fave bird xxx

  27. Super card, lovely image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good luck.

    Pat xx

  28. A beautiful project. Thank you for evtering the Cards Galore Challenge x


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