Friday, 15 February 2013


Hello my blog friends I hope you are all really well and crafting!  This is the card that I made for hubby - with a slight twist - 'cos I don't do serious very often.    He always says I never make him any cards so he has now had a birthday card, Christmas card and Valentine card.  Well I did have a birthday card!  

He has decided on his next project and that is to put up another shelf above my desk and lower the one that is already there.   My 18 x A5 folders will then be  easier for me to reach - they hold allllllll my dies.   He says I will have more room on my desk (for me to clutter up of course) if I move my printer, free view and Sky box onto the new shelf!  He is such a lovely hubby!

You might see that I have now mastered the pearl blobs - I bought myself a Pearl Wand from Pinflair and I can really manage this - yay!!!!   Anyway this was the outside - the ladybird has glaze on it and looks much better in real life!!

However, I couldn't stick to sugar and had to have a little spice inside the card -

This really made him chuckle - the truth is out there! - I found the poem on the internet, again by Jon Brattan. 


7 x 7" card base
Free digi stamp - Sliekjestamps No 102
Charm from Ebay
Ribbon, papers, from stash
Hearts from my diecut box (part of Anja square design)
Poem - Jon Brattan
Stickles Stardust

I hope you like this as much as hubby did - thank you for stopping by and for having a peek at my blog.  I enjoyed making this card for the simple reason it made my hubby laugh - job done!!!

I am so glad I have such lovely followers - you make my little blog really pleasurable for me.  And ....... I am even making cards quicker than I used to!!!  I will never be able to do one in less than three days mind - lol!

Lots of big hugs to you all


I am entering my card in the following challenges - 

Challenges4Everybody No 13 -
Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge -
Cards for Men -
Heck of a Challenge -
Inky Chicks Challenge No 3 -
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge No 158 -
Lacy Sunshine Challenge No 1 -
Ladybug Challenge -
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge No 37 -
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge No 50 -


  1. My goodness, I thought you were being pretty serious there Sue - then I read the verse - yeah, that's more like you! Great card, no wonder Graham liked it. Have a good weekend! Love and hugs from Christine xx

  2. Coolness lol, love the inside sentiment...gotta love our men...x

  3. Love the smug looking cuties ! I'm a follower.
    Love. Lena

  4. Sue this is fabulous and what a lovely image and the embellishments finish it of nicely. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  5. This is gorgeous Sue! Beautiful image, colours and layout...and the sentiment inside gave me a laugh too!

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

  6. Hi Sue,
    what a fantastic creation for such a superb carpenter. I love everything about it. That poem is fab and very true.
    What's this I read on Sue's blog you haven't filled that cupboard up yet. All that labouring for the carpenter and it's still on Mr Bedroom carpet. lol.
    That Sue loves to tempt us with her chocolate cake. I'm fairly dribbling thinking about it. Just the thought of it and I have put 6ib in wieght on. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. The outside of this card is adorable and fantastic, great colouring skills sweetie. The inside really made me smile and of my husband is quite true. Lol!!! Have a great weekend.


  8. Hi Sue, made me laugh too. Gorgeous image and just love that poem so apt for men of a certain age lol.

    Wilma x x x

  9. Hellooooooooooo LOL this card is fantastic I love it and the poem wellllllll I cracked another shelf?? well Graham wouldnt be putting it up until she moves the stuff off the bedroom floor!!! you'll have no toes left if you keep stubbing them hahahah oh you make me giggle and brighten my day huggles you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. Lololol fab! Your verse really made me giggle... Love the image too! Carole Z X

  11. Oh this is adorable! Beautiful coloring and love the sentiment! So glad you joined us for our All My Love challenge at Cards for Men!

  12. Hi Sue. I don't know how I managed to miss this fabulous card yesterday, sorry about that.
    I love the cute image and the verse is FAB, make me chuckle!!

    Hugs Sue

  13. what a cute little couple and gorgeous colours
    thanks for joining us at Cards for men this fortnight
    Lisa x

  14. A fabulous card, love the image and the colours are super
    Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle ~Doodles Challenge

  15. Your card is adorable, the coloring fabulous! The image is verrrry cute - very well done! I just love it
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

  16. My new crafty pal, I'm so happy your hubby loves this card! How could he not?! It's marvelous! The birdies are precious and then the inside has the unexpected humor tucked within it! Wonderful creation, Sue! I hope you're having a beautiful weekend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  17. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

    Caz CS DT

  18. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

  19. oops i also forgot to say -Thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge this month
    Lisa x

  20. Fab Valentines card Susie and love that poem inside - my husband would appreciate that lol!

  21. Great card ,Love the verse .Melanie

  22. This is gorgeous Sue! What a lovely hubby you have, to be thinking of sorting your crafting space for you :) Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox

  23. Perfectly balanced card its just gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Heck Of A Challenge this month and good luck
    Laurie xx


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