Thursday, 26 September 2013


Good morning favourite peeps and blogsters, I have just had to re-do the beginning of my original post 'cos I have made a huuuuge boo-boo.  You know those senior moments that we get from time to time or in my case all the time - lol - well I have just had another one.  This is my card for the DT of OSAAT (One Stitch at a Time) Challenge no 182.  I had posted it on their Admin site and had scheduled it to arrive on my blog last Sunday, I was commenting on the challenge entries and suddenly had one of those light-bulb moments!!  Why was my card not on my blog???  After several minutes of head scratching and pondering ... it came to me - duh!  - I had scheduled it to arrive NEXT month.  Boy oh boy this new fur baby has such a lot to answer for - well, I have to blame someone!!  Now back to my original post!

This is my next card for the OSAAT DT.  I received the digi to play with and came up with this card really quickly.  I knew that it only needed a sentiment in the middle because the corner is really detailed.  I faffed about moved the image in Paint Shop Pro - you know what I mean, did the mirror image thing, turned it upside down etc - just so that each corner was just so.  I could have just printed four off but my OCD took over and I couldn't do it!  OCD is a strange thing but fortunately mine is quite minimal compared to some - I am fortunate!  Sorry I am orf on one - back to the card.  I coloured all the corners with Copics/Promarkers and then 'deecouparged' the poinsettia flowers to give some depth to the finished card.  The construction was just a matter of matting and layering really,  I printed the sentiment from my laptop after I found this lovely font.  It wasn't really lost, I just hadn't noticed it before!!! lol.

7" x 7"  Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
That Special Touch Mask - Fretwork
Spellbinders - Gold Circles One
White Coconut card
Burgundy Card from stash (oooold scrap)
Stardust Stickles
Glossy Accents
Gems from my stash
I 'fussy' cut the corners out and I think these took most of the time to be honest!  Blimey talk about nooks and crannies, I found every one!  I am quite pleased with the overall result though and that is something for me!
Please enter the challenge if you can, the theme is 'Anything Goes', as usual, and the prize (if you use a Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet image) is all of the digis that the DT used in Challenge No 180!!!  It is definitely worth a try 'cos there is a prize even if you don't use an SBO digi - ta da!!
I would love you to leave a comment if you have the time, but I am also chuffed if you only have time to have a squiz at my blog.
Big hugs to you all out there and please try and keep well.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges 


  1. Well worth all the faffing around Sue love the corner images! The font looks good and its a fab card!! Susan x

  2. This is gorgeous,love the design...fab

  3. This is gorgeous Sue. I love the way you have used the images to decorate each corner and the sentiment looks fabulous.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. It's beautiful. I did call on Sunday and notice that this card wasn't showing but then I had a senior moment and thought it was me that was wrong!! lol Hazel x

  5. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    Super card, I spy lots of work on those fab corners. they look fabulous. Great photography again Graham.
    You did make me chuckle so when I read todays waffles. We all seem to have our moments don't we. Well that's my excuse any way. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. This is awesome sweetie, very stylish and well worth the trouble. I have made mistakes setting times before. One of my challenges it was my turn to host the challenge and it was meant to be a weekly challenge and I had set it for six weeks as I got the month wrong. Had to go back into Mr Linky and have a fiddle.

  7. Well I think you have faffed truumendusly on this here card!!!! it's scrumptious!! your blog does make me chuckle brightens my day. Hope you and Graham are well and dear Blossom of course:) Lots of hugglessssssss Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  8. hahaha - love your OCD, Sue. Beautiful card! I am so attracted to the pretty colorful corners in contrast to the elegant white background - all all that fussy cutting AND layering in the flowers - wow! So pretty! Are oranges still precious in the UK during the winter? I remember when we used to receive oranges and nuts in our stockings with little toys, too. That was when we lived in Southern California where produce was abundant all year long. Later we moved east to Connecticut. It snowed, and back then, out-of-season produce was not readily available. A friend had fruit shipped east from California! It was so treasured, and not taken for granted then. :-) (the good old days, right?) LOL

  9. Absolutely stunning card, love the corners and the embossing . Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

  10. Gorgeous card Susie, great colours and embossing.
    hugs Teresa x

  11. This is such a great Christmas card! I love that font and your design with it!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  12. Wow, fabulous card, love the font of the sentiment and all the fabulous embellishments.

    Kath x

  13. Fabulous Christmas card. I like that the sentiment is the focal point.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  14. Worth all the faffing Sue it's gorgeous. Carol x

  15. Hello there-Beautiful card,Love your embossing and a lovely layout too ;)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  16. Sue your card is beautiful. The flowers just pop. Thank you for participating with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Good Luck!
    Make sure you are displaying the PTT Badge on your blog to be eligible to win.

  17. Gorgeous card Sue, I love the embossing & flowers, beautiful ! Carole X xx

  18. Morning Sue . .. what a lovely festive card. You had a lot of patience for all that "fussy cutting". Great result and pretty layout.

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

    Sarn xxx

  19. Evening Sue, oh where has the week gone!! It's Friday again and I am still not caught up on everything at work, doesn't help when the cleaner stripped and remade the guest bed that I had done two days ago. Ah more washing and ironing texted her to say what I did and she replied ok . Must have not sunk in.

    Your card is fabulous love the festive feel it gives, and all that cutting you have patience.

    Have a good weekend Hazel xx

  20. Beautiful Christmas card. Love the embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  21. well worth all the faffing err work involved lol love all the fussy cut corners and embossing,great layering and love the font and die-cut centre-thanks for joining us at Lej designs
    Carol DT x

  22. Wow! What a lot of work you put into fussy cutting those corners...and ut sure paid off cuz this is a beautiful card. The coners are beautiful and the sentiment is perfect with them.

  23. WOW factor Sue, just love the work you put into the corners...simply gorgeous.xx

  24. Hi Sue, you must have lots of patience lol, the corners look stunning. Fab layout and sentiment. Gorgeous card.
    I've given up on the schedule thingy, mine don't ever post!!
    Hugs Sue W.


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