Sunday, 21 July 2013


Good afternoon all my blogging friends and a huge hello to my new followers, Lorraine and Bunny.  I have nearly reached 100 followers, suprising to me because I have only just been blogging for one year.  I am so pleased that you are popping by to see what I have made or to see what faux pas I have managed to come up with.  You know the ones I mean - butterfly aerials etc.

Anyway enough of my warblings (eh Jenny!!) here is a card (the first card I would add) that I have made for Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground Challenge.  I have the biggest tub of snippets and have been 'threatening' for months to make a card.   Did I hear those gates clang shut Di - and did the goat stop mid-trampolining! 

I had a little piece of card left over from a sheet after I had cut out an 8"x8" card so I used some of this for my card base.  I had a snippet of card left over from one of my DT cards and a snippet of glitter card - well you get my drift by now, they are ALL snippets - lol. 

I did a technique the other day with a sponge I bought from the Pound Shop - the sort that has the big holes in it.  I chopped it into loads of pieces and I used one to 'pounce' some Chalk ink over the masked off centre of the card.  The rest of the card is matted and layered as you can see, so I won't bore you with all of those warblings.

I asked hubster to take a side view pic so you could see how it opened.  I only decorate the inside of my cards if they are for special occasions or commissions, mainly though it is because I am possibly toooooo tight.

This is a very very simple card for me, and took me half an hour to make - which is also a miracle!  In case you were wondering, it measures 6.5" x 5.25".
I hope you like it , this is my favourite paper of all time, and I can't remember where I got it from - mind you I have some more in different colours, so I am still laughing!   Well, I am now off to enter my card into the above mentioned challenge!
Big hugs to you all out there, hope you are having a good weekend and that you are happy with the weather - I am because it is much cooler here!!!
I am entering my card in the following Challenge


  1. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging bud. This is a slightly different card for you, and oh so very lovely card. Love your chalking. Superb colours that you have used. Yes you are right the papers are very wonderful. Fabulous card all round.
    Good luck in your challenge.
    Well you are dong very well with your followers.
    Not long till it's a year for me too. Must try and get some candy sorted for it.
    Have a wonderful crafty Sunday.
    Lots of crafty love to you,Graham, and Pidgy.
    Jenny L.


  2. Sue just love your card, the colours are lovely to.

    Hazel x

  3. Hi me old matey!!! what a luverlyyyyyyyyy card love it!! and I'm still chuckling at the all visuals from your email lmaoooooooo sounds so much like me and its set to be another scorcher this week so god help anyone that passes our bungalow!! lots of huggles and sloppies off Olliebobs Sue xxx

  4. What a lovely card, Sue! Soft, peaceful colors, and a pretty layered strip. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers! It is an exciting moment for sure! hugs, de

  5. Hi there Sue!

    The ducks are stood in a row with beaks open, the donkey is rubbing his eyes and the roundabout screeched to a halt - you finally made it to the Playground! Yippee!

    And of course you didn't just wander in did you - you absolutely stormed in with a fabulous card!It's gorgeous, love the 'pouncing' and the blue and white is beautiful. Brilliant image/sentiment and use of snippets as well - I love it!

    Stand by for some little visitors - I just bet Hettie and Mrs A are amongst the first to call by!

    Hugs, and a huge welcome, Di xx

  6. Hi Sue,

    As Jenny said this is a different card for you but I'm loving it. It's good to have a change. Is your image a digi or a topper? I love that too! I'm such a loving person!! Lol!

    Love and hugs from Christine xx

  7. Your card is gorgeous Sue, such a fabulous design and I LOVE the colours. Sounds like a challenge I need to join in with, why so I find it so difficult to throw anything away?
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Hi sue this is simply beautiful, the design is superb I do love the colours, sentiment and flowers a real quality card.
    lorraine x

  9. Gorgeous card Sue. I love the colours.

  10. Holey Moley this is awesome. Clever chicky babe using the sponge to create a master piece...awesome the flowers under the awesome

  11. Hi Susie . . . welcome to the playground and all the shenanigans we get up to! Beautiful card and gorgeous colour.

    I've made room for you in the paddling pool . . . grab your cossie and come on in . . .


  12. Hi Sweetie. This is so pretty, love your paper glad you have some more. I always shed a tear when I have used up lovely paper, especially if I can't remember where I got it or I can't get it any more. Love this little creation.


  13. Hi Susie, what a super card, love the way you used the sponge Carole Z xx

  14. Thanks for popping by Susie - lovely to see you in the playground - lots of room for new playmates - your card is gorgeous... hugs Mxx

  15. Yippee, a fab snippets card, Sue, and welcome to the playground! Would you like to pet my parrot?) I love how you pounced such a beautiful card! Anyone would feel "over the weather" upon receiving this card!! (Every time I read your profile, I get such a kick out of the fact that I've met another lady who made her wedding dress and the bridesmaid's dresses!!)

  16. Hi Sue...welcome to the playmates....hope you love it here as much as we do!

    This is such a great place to challenge you to use your snippets (or scraps as we say over here in Canada) but also to get such fab inspiration from all the other brilliant ideas people employ in their cards.

    Yours has inspired that chalked looks wonderful!

  17. Beautiful card Sue, the chalking looks fantastic, very pretty colours :) Cathy x

  18. Great colour Sue, love your creation from your bits. Haven't used chalks for ages and had forgotten, you have shown to great effect. xx Flora

  19. Lovely card, flowers and design.

    Regards diane

  20. Gorgeous, love the colours you've used and I love your sponging too! Will have to try that. Have a good weekend hugs Karen

  21. Hi Sue, this is wonderful, super techniques used and fab colours.
    Congrats on your followers hun, I still get a good feeling when I get a new follower.
    Hugs Sue W.


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