Thursday, 2 May 2013


Hello mes amies - I feel as if I have been away for soooo long!  Well - we (I am using the Royal 'we' here) have decorated the kitchen - as you may guess I was supervising and also 'snagging' the job!  Such a good thing that Graham is used to me - lol!  He always asks me if he's missed any bits - so I am only obeying!  He's made it look really sunny and cheerful.  Lurve it!!!

Anyway this is another card for Lady Anne's Stamp Anything Goes Challenge - it runs from 1 May to 4 June and the prize will be a set or sets of rubber stamps to the value of $15 from Red Rubber Designs.  You can use either a rubber stamp or a digi stamp for your design so please take part.  Oh and don't forget to read the few rules and have fun.

This is my card

 I know it won't be to everyone's taste, I was unsure about the background paper but decided to go ahead and add some green and a smidgen of sparkle to it!  The sentiment was on and off so many times it knew where to go in the end!! lol! 


A5 White Card Blank
Rubber Stamp - Milk Churn with flowers from Red Rubber Designs
Backing Paper and Ribbon  - Create and Craft (no name)
Grand Nestabilities - Labels One
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Square gems from Papermania Mosaic stones
Sentiment - LOTV NEW Sketch Pad General Sentiments Set 8
Flourishes from my 'bit' box
Crystal Stickles
Charm from stash

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you take part in the Challenge, and if you have left a comment you are a star.  Even if you haven't the time to leave a comment I still lurve you! 

Big hugs to you all.

I might be back to add my card to a few challenges - but then again I might forget!


Yay - I've remembered!  I though I would enter my card into the following Challenges!

Bearly Mine Challenge No 84 -
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge No 110 -
Crafts and Me Challenge No 131 -
Critter Sketch Challenge No 162 -
Die Cuttin Divas No 113 - - Grand Nest. Labels One
Fresh Brewed Designs May Challenge -
LEJ Designs Challenge No 51 -
Party Time Tuesday Challenge No 118 -
Sisterhood of Crafters -
Through the Craftroom Door -


  1. Hi Sue great to see you back again and with such a pretty card! It has a real vintage feel to it, and the image is fab! Where would these men be without us to direct them, lol!! Susan x

  2. Such a gorgeous card Sue. I love the image and your colouring is so beautiful.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Beautiful card love the Image .Melanie

  4. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate. I have missed your waffles. lol. Might of known you were up to some sort of decorating or move around.
    Your card is amazingly superb as always. Love the whole concept of it. Especially the backing paper.
    Now how is my Pidgy doing you haven't neglected his bird seed with all this decorating. lol. You should have told me and I would have come and picked him up to have a holiday with aunty
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Wow!!! This is a fantastic creation sweetie. I adore those papers and the image really pops. Glad you are happy with your newly decorated kitchen.


  6. Nice to see you back - at least it gives Graham a break! Lol! Great image Sue. I actually really like the background and the green really lifts it. Love and hugs from Christine xx

    By the way, where were you when I used orange on one of my cards?

  7. OMG ... very pretty! LOVE your design and your coloring on this image is PERFECT! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. Such a pretty card Sue..nice to see you back! Carole Z X

  9. Brilliant card Sue. Love it.

  10. So pretty...fab colouring!!Thanks for playing along with us at DCD! Lee-Ann :)

  11. Awesome card! Thanks for joining at Critter Sketch: Flowers
    PS> I have birthday candy here:
    Come and join

  12. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at DCD for our "Anything Goes" challenge.
    DT DCD

  13. Tomorrow is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY so we going to have some fun and craft all day!! If you get a chance to get in your craft room tomorrow I will be hosting 4 different challenges at Clearly iStamp Blog. I would love if you can come play with me and you might even win some great prizes!

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT Member

  14. Lovely to catch up with you again my dear friend. Adore the backing paper and the green fits perfectly. Love everything about this card Sue to me it has the wow factor! Glad you are pleased with the decorating but then being camp commandant has its advantages lol!! Have a great weekend. Love & hugs Christine H xx

  15. Very elegant card with a vintage feeling. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  16. Beautiful card ... love everything about it .... gorgeous xx

    Thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE
    Hope we see you again x

    Good Luck

    Tina DT

  17. Hey my dear bud! nice to see you again seems we have both been awol LOL!!! this is gorgeous, hope you and hubby are well have a brill weekend huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxxx

  18. Lovely card with lots of colour and detail and fab colouring. Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs for our anything goes challenge!

  19. Lovely Card!!! Love the touch of sparkle!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!!

  20. so gorgeous sue.i love your fab design and rich colours and your floral image is stunning.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  21. Your is simply gorgeous Sue!! I love everything in it...beautiful background and love the sparkling green flourish on it..:)

  22. Another beautiful card, Susie! I was going to ask if this was done on watercolor paper because of the awesome texture, and gorgeously blended colors, but then read that it is white CS and promarkers. Very pretty! Lovin' the halo around the flowers, and the pretty green lightly shaded around the die cut. Did you hand cut the green piece under the stamped panel? It's a nice size for layering - not as large as the labels usually are. If so, it was a marvelous job fussy cutting! The green flourishes with the glitter are beautiful! LOVE those flourishes - and the saying is perfect for the card, and perfectly positioned. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who "moves the furniture around" on the card front. Thank you for your very sweet e-mail this morning. What a delightful message to awaken to. I am now a follower of your dear blog, both in Blog Lovin' and Google Connect. hugs, de


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