Monday 10 March 2014


Good morning peeps and blogsters, thank you all for stopping by and checking out my blog.  Your comments are most welcome, I love reading them all.  I sometimes find comments from peeps who are not followers, nor are they part of challenge DT's, they have just found me and have left a word or two - that is wonderful and I will visit you in return to see what you are up to.  So once again, thanks to you all.

Anyway - to stop any further waffling and digressing (please don't hold me to that), I would like to show you the card I made for Thomas' 14th birthday.  Thomas and Katie are the children of my next door neighbour and I have always made them cards.  Mind you it's getting more and more difficult to think of something for Thomas now that he is growing up.

This year I came up with this one, I had bought the image from Mo Manning's Digital Pencil last year (thinking ahead for once - yay!!) and I am quite pleased with the result. 

I left the left-hand side free to write a little note/greeting for him.

Catherine has kept all of the cards I have made for the kids over the years, and she told me that he loved this one so I am well pleased!!


Paul Texting Digi - Mo Manning's Digital Pencil
7"x7" White card blank - Anna-Marie Designs
Satin Silver and Black card - Snippets from stash
Patterned paper - free with Magazine
Brown and Green Card - Core'dinations
Bricked (& Woodgrain) Emb. Folder - Sizzix
Chicken Wire Frame - Cheery Lynn Dies
Virtuoso Music - Memory Box Dies
Photo corners - Die-Namics

Well I shall leave you alone now, oooh apart from telling you that Blossom has been exercising (well she needs it and I don't want anyone thinking 'kettle, pot' lol) and it seems to be doing her good.  She is out a lot more now that we are only having intermittent rain (for the mo) and she was standing on the lower branches of the lilac bush.  This means she has either hauled herself up on her tippy toes or jumped - now this in itself would use up 500 calories I am sure!!!!!  I feel certain she was watching the bird table - not for birds you understand, but for bird food!!!   She had neither!!!  Anyway here she is with her 'food' face on -

Sorry to you all for going on about her again but her husband keeps on at her growing waistline so I am doing my best for her. LOL!

Thank you all for checking out my blog, I do hope you pop back again soon.   If you are unwell, please take care of yourselves and if you are fighting fit, stay that way!!!

Big hugs to you all

SUE xxx

I wish to enter my card into the following 12 challenges -

Baffies Creative Challenge  No 28 -


  1. Beautiful card Sue.
    Lovely details too.
    Gr Elly

  2. Morning missus!!! what a fab card love that chicken wire die! Think I'll send Paul for photography classes :P because the ones I take are rubbish LOL Lovely pic of Blossom, I wonder if I jump up into bushes it will help my waistline? not sure what the neighbours might say though:) Well won't be long until the Crafterteers meet!!! gawdddddddddd help the NEC lmaooo I'm so excited still have no clue what I want to get...lots of huggles to you both and see you soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. This is just gorgeous,fab image and

  4. hahaha, very cute - Blossom probably does not care what her husband thinks at this point ahahah! Thomas will LOVE this amazing card, Sue - it's really LOVELY Mo Manning has such a way of capturing expressions and postures so that the images come alive. Your coloring and embellishments make it even more alive! Those textures and colors look fabulous together! LOVE THIS CARD! hugs, de

  5. Such a great card for a teenage boy Sue. I love the image, fabulous colours and wonderful textures too.
    Glad to see that Blossom has been out doing her exercises, thanks for making me smile!
    Hugs Sue xx

  6. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    Your cards are always so superb, and your seem to find the most wonderful dies, and embossing folders. I am very envious of them. lol. Now that's the green eyed monster coming out in me again, or should I say greedy eyed monster. lol.
    Like our dear friend Sue said I too would jump up into the tree branches if I could loose 500 cals to do so. lol.
    Then I might have the men in white coats come and take me away, because the neighbours have seen me. lol.
    I love Blossoms food face, it looks like mine when there is chocolate about. lol.
    Superb photography again Graham.
    Love and Hugs to all in the P household.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. That image is perfect for a teenagers card and you have coloured it beautifully. Love all the layers and texture on your card you did a great job. I'm getting excited about going to the NEC too, won't be long now, Crafty Heaven, lol.

  8. This is fantastic Sue. A really great boy creation. Love all the different textures sweetie.


  9. Fantastic card Sue. Just so perfect for a teenager.

  10. What a fabulous card for a teenager - who are notoriously difficult to make for! Love that chicken wire die. Love and hugs Christine xx

  11. Great card Susan and I think just about the most difficult age grouptomakeone for! Cute picture of your cat, Susan xx

  12. Fab card Sue, I leave this one too - very useful for teen cards! Super photo of Blossom ! Xx

  13. fantastic card for a teenager ,colours our great combo .Melanie

  14. fab teen card and super cute cat :) thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge x

  15. Super Cool and what an awesome sentiment! Thanks for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Hope you'll play along with us again real soon. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  16. I'm sure that Thomas loves that card! It's a super image, beautifully coloured and I do like the die cut music and chicken wire accents. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

  17. Hi Sue. I don't think you could have a better designed card with a subject matter so perfect for a 14 yr old boy. That image reflects that age to a "T". Loved all the textural elements you have on it too. Thomas will be totally thrilled with this one I'm sure. You're a special person to make this for him too. That's a tough age. Loved Blossom's pictures too. Good luck with her diet. Glad you had a little of the sunshine, hope it hangs around until ya'll can dry out. Lovely to see ya at the Playground. TFS & Hugs

  18. Brilliant card Sue! Just perfect for a teenage boy! Gosh I do love the chicken wire, don't tempt me!

    The photo of Blossom is lovely, and I ain't a cat person (atchoo). One of our neighbours' cats is on a diet and she ferrets around in our garden looking for any birdseed that might have fallen from feeders or the bird table. She hasn't yet sussed out the 'cut in half' apples we leave for the blackbirds - or maybe fruit and her five a day don't figure in her plans! :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  19. Perfect card for any teenage boy - love the image and all the fabulous texture.
    Thanks for playing with The Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  20. perfect card for this age love this image and the dtail on your card, thanks for sharing with us at Divas by design

  21. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Love the expression on your cats face!
    Sarah-Jane x

  22. Great card! Love the detail and great design! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart, I hope you will join us again soon!
    Tina - DT

  23. This is fabulous! Love the image and the great design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  24. GREAT male card, love this stamp ( I have it too ) and all pretty dies and vintage look, thanks for joining the Loves Rubberstamp challenge,
    Hugs Blankina

  25. Oh Sue I love this image and this is really modern like your man now they are all using the earphone and ther gadget or I phone to chat hihi SMILE..this is really modern and lovely card the color combo too....Great manly(Boys) card...

    I see your card on the Anyone from Anya challenge and would love to look closer and I love your card...would be glad if you like to see my card one is #27...big hugs from me in Germany, Monika

  26. That is one TERRIFIC teenage boy card Sue. Love everything about it.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  27. Awesome use of the colors! This is a fabulous masculine card - Thanks for joining in with The Male Room.

  28. Brilliant card perfect for teenage Thomas who will LOVE it


  29. Fantastic masculine card Sue, perfect for a teenager. I love all of the elements on the card, the chicken wire is amazing! Cathy x

  30. What a wonderful birthday card, perfect for a boy! I always have a hard time with those. Thank you for sharing at AFA :)

  31. Superb card for a teenage boy!! Great details on your card, you did fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
    Tina dt

  32. It's no wonder Thomas loved his card's pretty fabtastic! I love the colours and that chicken wire...I've just bought it and it's been sitting on my desk for a few days unloved but not any more...I'm off to play!!! Thanks so much for joining in our One For The Boys challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  33. Congratulations on your prezzie from the Snippets Playground! WtGo!

  34. C'est une très belle carte !
    Merci pour ta participation au CFTH challenge

  35. Great male card using the colours from our challenge,love the personalisation. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room

    Louise xx
    PS I have to say that Blossom looks non too pleased at having her photo taken stuck up the tree!


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