Wednesday, 8 May 2013



Hello my blog friends and buds!  I really must apologise for not posting or visiting your blogs for so long but I have been having a few problems of late -which I do not wish to bore you with!!!  In fact I have only made a couple of cards recently as a DT member for Lady Anne's Challenges.  Must admit I am thankful that I am on the DT because, if not, I doubt that I would have made any cards at all!!

Anyway I have tried to keep as positive and as 'oh be joyful' as possible and (the main reason for mentioning it now) I am beginning to feel more myself - well 10% is better than 0%!!!  I am sure I will be back on form - watch out for more wafflings Jenny, Sue and Christine!! - they will be back with a vengeance I am sure.  Ooops I think they are back already!!!! 

Here is a card that I've made for my other DT spot on Lady Anne's 'new' Challenge - .  The challenge runs from 6 May - 2 June 2013 and entails making an easel card.  We were given some gorgeous images to choose from so I chose the fly fishing one - they are by Digi Darla Designs who are offering the winner a prize of 5 digital images of your choice!  They have some really great images.   

The funny thing is that I really enjoyed making this one, even though I haven't felt like crafting for a while!  I am popping a close-up of my flies on here - steady girls I'm not that mad - yet!

I made the flies by printing and cutting out three hooks (digi images from t'web) then glued a little bit of bendy wire to the back of them.  I used a bronze metallic Promarker to colour the hook and then chopped up a few 'gaily' coloured feathers - I glued these on and also wound some metallic thread around them to make them look like 'waffle flies' - (yup I made 'em so I can name 'em) lol!!!


Fly Fisherman Digi image - Digi Darla Designs
Trout image - freebie on the internet
'Life' Sentiment - Ginger's House
Birthday Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - Cherry Blossom - Gingham - Nitwit Collection
Promarkers and Copics
Distress Inks - sorry - had a senior moment and forgot to take note of colours
Feathers and buttons from my stash
Bazzill Basics card
Kraft card for the base
Grand Nestablities Labels 1 die

I hope you like this one - I would have kept it for the hubster's birthday but he doesn't  fish now and never did fly fishing anyway - sooooo no point at all!!! lol.

Thank you for stopping by and I am so grateful to you for taking the time to leave a comment.  Oh and a quick welcome back to my lovely friend Dr Jaya - I have missed you! 

Don't forget to enter the Challenge will you - I just lurve easel cards to bits and my DT friends have made some glorious cards for you to check out.

Hugs to you all


I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges

Addicted stamps Challenge No 55 -
Anything Goes Challenge No 92 -
Cards for Men Challenge No 9 -
Challenges 4 Everybody No 19 -
Digi Sketch Challenge -
Love to Scrap Challenge No 5 -
Make it Monday Challenge No 139 -
Stamps & Fun Challenge No 150 -
Through the Craftroom Door 7-13 May -


  1. Fab card Sue, love how you did those flies how clever! Sorry you have had problems but pleased that you are gradually starting to feel a little better! Susan x

  2. I love this card you have made, the image is great. Chin up. xxxx

  3. What a great card love how you have done the flies .Melanie

  4. This is fabulous Sue. I love the image and the details you have added are wonderful.
    Sorry to hear that things have not been too good with you, I hope you continue to feel better
    Take care
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Absolutely brilliant card Sue
    hugs Teresa xx

  6. Great to have you back my waffly friend! I was beginning to develop waffle withdrawel symptoms....(Whose waffling now eh?) Anyway I love this card.The fisherman is great and I love your clever flies. Great man card. Love and hugs! Christine xx

  7. Fab card love it.

    Hugs Julie xx

  8. Brilliant card Sue. The flies are fabulous.

  9. Beautiful card for a men Sue.
    Gr Elly

  10. This is awesome Sue, love those flies. Really fantastic card for a man. Sorry you have been below par and so pleased to see you back in the fold.


  11. Hey you!!! love the card its amazing and I'm glad your back I've missed your waffling even though I haven't been 'in the real world' myself I still tried to keep up with the blogs as much as I could and wondered where you were. Hope your feeling a lot better me dear pal and glad to have around you always make me smile big hugglesssssssssssssss Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Great card, love the colours and your 'waffle flies' are brilliant. Sending hugs. xx Flora

  13. Fab guy card Sue! Carole Z X

  14. Hello our favourite waffler, great to have you blogging again. Great card and those waffle flies are fabulous you clever thing. Don't like to hear you are under par so hope you are now on the up and will soon be 100%, love & hugs Christine H xx

  15. I love Easel Cards. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing with us at Love To Scrap. Anything Goes Challenge.

  16. Hello! I just saw your card on MIM, and it's great! Especially with ho hoard card for men can be! I'm going to have to have a go at an easel card... Helen x

  17. This is super fab. Love the easel card idea and the image is adorable. Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

  18. This is what I call a great male card! It's such a great fishing themed image, and I love how you embellished the card with the flies. I think the buttons work really well with this design as well. Cool!

  19. This is AWESOME! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM!
    Rene :D

  20. Amazing card! Beautiful coloring and those flies are a great touch. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

  21. Fabulous masculine card!! Popped over from MIM!
    Tammy x

  22. Fabulous blokes card, love the design, unfortunately our current Crafty Boots Challenge calls for an old fashioned stamped image.

    I really hope to see you back here soon.


  23. Wow, eine super schöne Karte! Genial

    Vielen Dank fürs mitmachen bei SFC


  24. fabulous card Sue! Love the flies :-)
    beautiful coloring.
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  25. Fabulous card Sue, love the little flies.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    Mandy xx

  26. Fabulous card, thank you so much for sharing with us at Digi Sketch Challenge.

    Kelly x

  27. Deine Knopfkarte gefällt mir sehr gut!
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei der SFC-Challenge!
    Liebe Grüße,

  28. Wonderful fishing card - with the deepest, most beautiful colors and shading - wow! Susie, love the name of your blog and the description, too - makes me happy just reading what you wrote! Great card! hugs, de

  29. Hi Sue,
    me little warbling mate. I love this card, it is so superb as usual. Love the image and what a fabulous design too. Great idea the flies. The papers are wonderful too. Sorry I didn't comment before as I was away in your neck of the woods over a long weekend break.
    I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sorry to hear you are not feeling A1. Do you need my magic wand to be taken out of hibernation, as it's not a problem to give it a good wave
    and lots of fairy dust that comes off it should help you to soon feel 100%. lol.
    Is my little Pidgy okay does he need my magic wand too ?
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  30. What a great card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves to Scrap!!

  31. Just a reminder!
    Clearly Digi Stamps Blog Hop Today and Freebie images every Sun and Thursday this month. (actually 2 Freebies right now till Monday....they are cute!!)
    See you there!

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT Member

  32. Fabulous card. I have a family of fishermen and fisherwomen so may just have to pop over and check out this image. Love your wonderful take on making the flies! Great card.


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Hugs Sue Pxxx