Sunday, 16 February 2014


Good morning peeps and fellow blogsters out there - I do hope you are having a good weekend.   Today (Friday) I am scheduling my card for the OSAAT DT - the Challenge runs for a week and the theme is for you to use a digi.   My teamie chose Ankhi by Priyanka from Stitchy Bear Outlet.   Ankhi means 'eyes' apparently, so that's another new thing I've learned on a Friday which (as I have mumbled before) means I get another wrinkle by Saturday!  I am now resembling a Chinese Shar Pei - mind you I do think they are rather cute and lovable!
I decided that she would look nice in sort of Turquoise(y) blues so her ankhis are very blue!  (I use tissues meself ;o)).   I used my Flexmarkers to colour her in but I'm still practising with the highlights on hair and haven't quite mastered it yet - will keep on trying!
There are some little birdies flying around her and they made me smile 'cos they look as if they are wearing syrups*!  I was going to colour them in a different shade (ginger??) but I didn't give in to my naughtiness, so I gave them a deeper blue tummy instead!    I even made a little pin with turquoise and blue coloured pearls to go with the flower embellishment at the side!

I would love it if you took part in our challenge this week, check out the site to see what gorgeous creations my Teamies have made - some of them have also made cards using this digi and they are brilliant.


7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Ankhi' by Priyanka from Stitchy Bear Outlet
Turq. Blue card and patterned paper from Create and Craft
Snippets of green for the sprigs
Grand Ovals die - Spellbinders
 Grand Large Scalloped Oval die - Spellbinders 
Small sprig - Memory Box
Sentiment - Anna Marie Designs
 Flowers - WOC -
Ribbon, charms, gems - stash

I hope you like this one, I shall look forward to reading any comments I may receive.  It really is kind of you to stop by and check out my cards.  Please take care during this weather and I wish you happy crafting.

Must just tell you that Colin died last week, he had survived several weeks on his daily replenished vegetation and had grown but I just think it was the wrong time of year for him.  

Big hugs to you all

SUE xxx

* For my international friends out there a syrup is a wig (comes from Cockney rhyming slang Syrup of Figs - wigs).

I wish to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

Crafty Girls Challenge No 11 -
Creative Moments Challenge No 36


  1. This is gorgeous Sue, what a great image and love the whole design of your card. Susan x

  2. Sue, I am glad you explained what you meant by " syrup" with those birds seeing how up here in Scotland syrup comes in a tin and is golden in colour and very sticky. But now I know thank you. Love your card and that colour is gorgeous. Hazel x

  3. See what you mean with the little birdies wigs!! Love the monotone look of your card and the image is so pretty. LOve and hugs Christine xx

  4. I love what I see here! Gorgeous card Sue! Love the image..I too thought of the birds with wigs..thank you for telling us what syrup is! Aren't they soooo cute? Lovely card and love the hatpin so much!

  5. Gorgeous card Sue, such a pretty image, beautiful colouring and I love your detailing. Your really made me laugh when you said about the birds wearing wigs, now looking at them I can see what you mean.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. This is so gorgeous sweetie. Your colouring is awesome, especially on her hair. Doesn't look like you need practice to me. You made me smile about the birdies. Love your pin that you have made, it is gorgeous.

  7. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    What a really fab creation. Love that super digi image , and what you have created with it. great colur choice too.
    Those are super cute birdies.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Hello me lovely matey!! so sorry to hear about poor Colin:( and the reason you couldn't get on through the CCC link is because I hadn't linked it yet LOL but your still like me a total barm pot!!! Ok this card is gorgeous!!! and I still get my pins out you made me and look at them because they will never be used toooooooo good for that!!!! your colouring is fab and I had a right chuckle at the syrups hahaha see you soonnnnnnnnnnnnnnn lots of huggles Sue xxxx

  9. Beautiful colours and it's nice to hear someone else referring to wigs as syrups. Lovely layout. Hazel x

  10. Gorgeous card Sue, fab image & I love the colours you've used...sorry to hear about Colin xx

  11. This is so pretty! Lovely flowers and hat pin embellishments!

  12. Beautiful card! I like the soft colors :)

  13. Just gorgeous Sue, beautiful colour choice hun. Hugs Jane xxxxx

  14. Hi Sue, your card is just gorgeous. Hugs, Sujin

  15. Oh Sue, this is just lovely. I do love the blues/grey colours you used. The flowers and hat pin are a great addition too. You've done a great job on colouring as well. What a wonderful card to give or receive.

    Lynn, your OSAAT DT Teamie

  16. Oh wow this is so beautifully designed and coloured. Love rose background.
    {I would love you to take part in my 800 Follower Give-away where everyone is a winner who enters. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  17. Wow, your card is so beautiful! ♥ Thanks for joining us at Baffies Kreativladen.
    Hugs, Uta

  18. This is so lovely! Your colouring looks great to me, although I know we're often our own toughest critics. And that paper in the background is gorgeous - so delicate but without being 'wishy-washy' if you know what I mean!

  19. Delightful design on this pretty image. Your hair shading looks fine to me. Hair is hard to do, I think (for me anyway!). Love the turquoises & blues on this one, along with the pretty embellies you selected (the colored pin is gorgeous) and the lovely bkgrnd papers. Thanks for the explanation on syrup. Love reading about the slang & what it means. TFS & Hugs

  20. Pretty. Like how you colored the image, the shades of blue, flower embellishing & the charm added. TY for visiting my blog & making a comment.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  21. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  22. Beautiful card, Sue. Gorgeous colour choice, great details and beautiful colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

  23. Hi Sue, this is fabulous. Those papers are gorgeous, love the colour. Had to smile at the birds lol!
    Hugs Sue W.

  24. Oh WOW, Sue, this is truly stunning, wonderful creation hun, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles, this week, best of luck xxxx

  25. Beautiful card I love the colours you have used so pretty

  26. Gorgeous card, have this image and it's a beauty...xx

  27. Beautiful card! Love the papers! Thanks for sharing with us at Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo

  28. I'm late but I made it by for a visit! Stunning card Sue.....such a beautiful work of art!! ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska
    OSAAT Sis

  29. Beautiful card, Sue with the lovely turquoise, and aqua theme going - she is especially pretty in your fabulous rose garden, and all those pretty embellishments! hugs, de

  30. wow stunning card, just love the image and gorgeous colors, thanks for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

  31. Wow, this one I love. The colors are so great and the image is really stunning.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  32. Another beauty! I am in awe of you girls who create for the design teams. You are so creative and meet your dealines...I take forever to finish a card...I get stuck on the details! lol

    Thsi is lovely and they are so lucky to have your talent on their team.

    For some reason your posts are not dropping into my reader. So I have missed some posts. I have made a note to go in and actually check your blog my friend! Just playing a little catch up on what I've missed!


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