Sunday, 1 September 2013


Hello there all you blogsters and crafty peeps - I have just made this card for a special friend.  The papers and ribbon were given to me by that lovely lady Maureen (aka Scrappymo) from Canada.  I was really pleased with my prezzy and couldn't wait to play with them.   I tried my hand at blobs - like my buddy Sue J (aka Olliesmam) does, however I am just an apprentice to the maestro!!!  I also did a bit of paper piecing on the cupcake and chose striped paper from the 'Tea Party' paper pack, I think I would have been better using some dotty paper though, but never mind.

The light changed in the garden as Graham was taking these pics and the second view is a more natural likeness of the colours I used.
As mentioned above, Graham decided to take these pictures in the garden so our gorgeous little Blossom (she lives in the garden as she doesn't seem to have an owner) thought she would check things out!  She is mainly white with blobs of ginger although she looks mucky here!
Another pic of Blossom taken just outside the greenhouse underneath the water butt - she actually lives in the greenhouse although, if she is still around come the winter, we will make alterations to the shed for her to live in - in style.  I do believe she has come from a flat not far from us, where a lady is said to have several cats - I have tried knocking on her door but to no avail.  She really was very skinny when she first came into the garden with her friend Donny (Don Juan 'cos of his night-time activities!!) and despite ignoring her for several days, she didn't go away so we fed her - she is an absolute beauty now.

6" x 6" card blank
Papers from Dovecraft "Tea Party"
(given to me by the lovely Maureen on our recent visit to Scarborough)
Ribbon from Dovecraft
(also given to me by Maureen)
Image from colouring pages on th'internet
Peel Off strips from my stash
Pearls - free gift with a magazine yonks ago
A big PS!!!  - Graham has been watering the garden whilst I have been 'tryping' and I have just turned round to nip to (you know where) and guess what .... he left the back door open and I now have Blossom curled up on one of my cushions (where I had popped it onto the floor) fast asleep.  This is the first time she has been allowed in for more than a minute ..... is this a slippery slope?????  I have promised myself no more pussycats ....... oh poop!
I do hope you like my little card, this is winging it's way to one of my special friends - I am sure she will be telling you that she has received it when it arrives on her doormat!!
Big hugs and lots of love to you all
SUE xxx
I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges -


  1. Loving your beautiful Cupcake Card, bright and cheerful. Both pictures great but I do prefer the second one. The inside is also very pretty.
    Great looking cat, seems happy to there.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x


  2. Good morning Sue. Your cup cake card is lovely, I agree the second one looks better, I love the sentiment inside. As for your adopted cat what a beauty, oh yes I think she knows winter is coming and finding a cozy place of her choosing!!! She knows you are a loving cat person.

    Hazel x

  3. Gorgeous card Sue. I love the image and fabulous papers.
    Blossom looks very beautiful, I think it is lovely that you have given her a new home.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Hellooooooo my matey!!! lurveeeeeeee your dots LOL the maestro huh??? I don't think so hahaha love the card I have made a card for a special friend too so it will be winging its way when I post it tomorrow. Fab use of your lovely papers gorgeous card and the cat is cute bless. Hope Graham is well, Paul keeps saying 'we had a lovely day didn't we?' bless he doesn't get out much hahahahaha but he's right we loved it miss you soooooooooooo much lubs ya Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx and sloppies off Ollie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Hi Sue,
    me lovely wonderful blogging mate.
    Thank you so much for the beautiful card. It's sitting on my rogues gallery, pride of place of course with one I received from you before and Sue Js that I received a while ago.
    Thank you for die cuts they are very much appreciated, as I have to do a Anniversary card for my Son and his wife soon. So they will come in very handy.
    When I saw the first photo of the cat. I thought it was a hedgehog looking at my lovely card. I think I need a brain transplant not eye surgery. lol. Now I ask you does a cat have prickly bits on his back. lol. It knows a good home when it sees it that's why it's always at yours.
    Packing my bags straight away as I know a good thing when I see one too. lol.
    Fabulous photography Graham.
    Not had an appointment for the eyes yet.
    Have the most wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. What a gorgeous creation Sue, sounds like Jenny loved it and who can blame her? Oh dear Sue you have gone and done it now, seems like you have another pussy cat. Lol!!!


  7. Thank you for your comment on my blog and for following me, the least I can do is repay the favour.

    Smashing cat pic and card


  8. Really like the papers you chose - and that ribbon is a fortuitous find! I especially like the coloring of the cupcake paper! Thanks for sharing your fun project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
    Aud Sentiments Design Team
    RubberMAD at

  9. Love your card & super papers you've used! Aah bless beautiful Blossom, she looks gorgeous! Hope she continues to do well- sure she will Carole Zxx

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  11. Hi Sue

    Scrummy card - love the image.

    Aww, Blossom is just lovely she is lucky that she has your greenhouse to stay in and its so good of you to feed her too.

    Thank you for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments.

    Have a great week.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel x

  12. Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge #74!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  13. WHat a fun card. Cupcakes sure do make things right in the world! Thanks for linking your card up with us this week at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.

  14. a wonderful and lovely card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  15. Thanks for playing our squares challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  16. Oh Sue...this is so pretty. Glad to hear you liked the pressy...You made a wonderful card with it. The inside of your card is so pretty to!

    Love the I want to have a cupcake! teehee

  17. This is so yummy! I love the cupcake you colored! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday :-)
    Hugs, Macarena DT

  18. Love your cupcake. It looks good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our Food and/or Drink challenge

    Hugs Helen xx

  19. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "Squares" challenge :)

  20. I love your layout, colors, date ills and image. Incredible inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4CC.

  21. What a wonderful sentiment and image, all done up so beautifully! but what an even wonderfuller kitty who takes joy in perusing your creations to make sure they pass judgement! LOL Very pretty card, Sue! hugs, de

  22. She os such a cutie pie! Has she stayed? Beautiful cupcake card, wonderful paper piecing, the blobs get better the more you do them - promise K xx

  23. Pretty card and gorgeous colours!Thank-you for joining us at the Scrappers Delights Challenge Paper Piecing. Denyse X

  24. This is lovely, love the paper pieceing on the cupcake cases.

    Thanks for playing along at Scrappers Delights Challenge blog.

    Kelly x


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Hugs Sue Pxxx