Sunday, 16 March 2014

OSAAT DT CARD - CHALLENGE NO 204 - USE A DIGI

Good morning friends and bloggers out there - and a HUUUUGE apology for not saying hello to my new follower, Samara, yesterday.  Thank you so much for following my blog, you are most welcome to join the merry throng.

Well today I am posting a card for the OSAAT DT.  The challenge over there for this week is USE A DIGI - can it get much easier!  I do hope that you can join in with us. To win the main prize of 7 digis you must use an image from the Stitchy Bear Outlet.  Please pop over to the blog here to check out the rest of the information!!!

I chose the image from Ike's Art because I loved the look of the cuckoo clock.  I think this card can be used for a man or a woman even though there are some flowers - well they are browny green in colour!!!  Let me know what you think won't you.


 I am getting much better with decorating the insides of my cards at the same time, last year I kept leaving them blank then rushing around like a bluebottle (is anybody thinking of the Goon Show now - no?  well I am a tad old) to finish them off before they had to be posted!  

Ingredients

7" x 7" white card - Anna Marie Designs
Cuckoo Clock digi - Ike's Art from Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Foiled Paper - Kanban
Brown Card/Paper - Create and Craft
Gold card - bits and bobs (sorry Snippets) box
Corner punch - Carla Craft
Pierced Circle Stax die - Die-Namics 
Fishtail Flags Layer Stax dies - Die-Namics
Little Leaf die set - Spellbinders Shapeabilities
Flowers - Forever Flowers
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Glossy Accents - Ranger

I shall pop this card into my 'basket' for use at some time in the future (lots of ex colleagues retiring this year).  I had my first request this week from one of my usual ex-colleagues for ...... yup Christmas cards, apparently he is going to make a list for loads of them plus birthday cards!  Well that's me havin' a panic already!

Oh well must be off now - I hope you have time to leave a comment again - two days' running!    Thank you for stopping by and having a quick look.  Take care of yourselves and I wish you some happy crafting - especially if hubby is watching sport on the TV!!!  Don't forget to join in over at the OSAAT challenge this week.

By the way, I am still singing the 'Ying Tong' song in my head - oh bother!!!!

Big hugs to you all  

Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges - 


Through the Craftroom Door Challenge 11-17 March - http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/march-11th-anything-goes-challenge.html

36 comments:

  1. What a great card Sue. I absolutely love this image. Must have a look for it. I think it makes a great card for either sex. Because the flowers are actually rather autumnal I think it would make a great autumn birthday - "time to celebrate". Now there's me going off on one, as somebody I know would say! Can you hear me singing the Ying Tong song too? Love and hugs Christine xx

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  2. This is so stylish Sue and I adore the colours and the image. It would be great for a Male or Female in my book. A organised man ordering Christmas cards and the Birthday cards he needs. Well I never.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  3. Stunning card, love, love, love, that image must have a look for that
    Great flowers and wonderful design
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

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  4. Great card, love the design and sentiment., xxxx

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  5. Absolutely stunning Sue, this is a creation anybody would love to find coming through the post. Oh so agree with your sentiment "Time is the greatest luxury' - there seems so little time in this busy world of ours for taking time out to do the things that make us truly happy :) :) Hugs Jane xxxx

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  6. Yes, I agree with all of the lovely comments above - beautiful card and perfect sentiment for it. Hazel x

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  7. Oh Sue...I love your card. Perfect for retirement. That image is so cute and I can see a lot of versatility to it. Love the rich colours you used too. Wonderful card.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT Sister

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  8. How wonderful, Sue! I agree - masculine or feminine, it's lovely and such marvelous components and textures - love that gold shininess! Delightful inside and out - thanks for sharing that part, too. The little owl(?) in the cuckoo clock is so sweet! What an unexpected little tidbit there! Hope you are enjoying a lovely week-end, Sue. hugs, de

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  9. How gawjussssssssss is this! love the colours and those flowers I really like them! I need some card making classes off you because mine are deteriorating slowly:( might get some inspiration at the NEC!!!! see you soooooooooooooon huggles Sue xxx

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  10. stunning card just love the Image .Melanie

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  11. Definitely this pretty card could be used for either gender. Love the theme of the clock with the cute little squirrel perched. Love these colors too. But I absolutely adore that sentiment. Laughed when I read your bit about decorating the insides, because that is exactly what I do: scurry to make the inside at the last moment as I need to send a card. I keep meaning to follow all these good examples of decorating the interior when I do the card, have the papers to hand for trimming..then I get in a hurry to finish up the next one! Yours is lovely. TFS & Hugs

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  12. Beautiful card. Love it. Hugs, Sujin

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  13. Another beautiful card Sue and a definitely a gender optional image and, I think, the card too. Really love those flowers - I think I have a few of those left still, had them for ages! xx

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  14. Fab Design….thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, I hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge…
    Hugs
    Suzy B~Owner~ Fan-Tastic Tuesday
    XX

    GOOD LUCK xx

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  15. What a fun card with those sweet flowers, perfect for our Flower theme at Milk n Coffee this week. Thank you for joining us and I hope you'll come back again. Hugs, Rita DT

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  16. Hi Sue its a gorgeous card and I think it would work well for either man or woman, love the foiled leaves. Susan xx

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  17. Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card...love the image and all the details...beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you around again soon!!!

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  19. Very pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

    http://angiescraftblog.blogspot.com/
    http://angiesdigistamps.blogspot.com/

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  20. Gorgeous! Just perfect for a retirement. Love how you've colored the image, and the balance with those lovely flowers & gold leaves. Best, CG

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  21. Beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  22. Oh My !!! That is just one stunning creation. The colouring on the clock is glorious and I just LUV those golden leaves on the side there. AND it's beautiful inside too !!!! Thank you very much for using one of my digis on this wonderful creation :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xxxxxxxx

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  23. Gorgeous card love the image and fabulous colouring great embellishments-a great retirement card
    carol x

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  24. Stunning card Sue, wonderful Ike's Art image and that foil paper is beautiful!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT Teamie ~

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  25. Such a lovely card! The flowers are amazing!

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  26. Gorgeous card Sue, love the rich colour. A great retirement card for anyone. Enjoy filling your order. xx Flora

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  27. Hiya Sue - love your card - so beautiful and full of gorgeous colours - thanks so much for popping over to my blog - looking forward to the Christmas card club makes too. Hugs xx

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  28. Hi Sue
    So lovely to meet you and Graham today. Mr Duck loves you for providing chocolate hahaha, so thank you very kindly and so beautifully wrapped too.
    Have flicked back a few posts and wanted to say how fab your cards are and I love your puddy tats. Your Donny is the spit of my dearly departed and much missed Sam.
    Look forward to seeing more now I'm following.
    Take care both.
    Ang x

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  29. Lovely card I love the clock, reminds me of one we had growing up. Great colors and all the details to the card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our anything goes challenge.

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  30. Thank you for your kind comment on our loss. Gradually coming to terms with there being no cat in the house. He was always so vocal.
    Love your time card. I'm trying to make sure the insides of my cards are done too. hugs Mrs A.

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  31. p.s. humming that wretched tune now for the rest of the evening I expect!! hugs Mrs a.

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  32. Gorgeous card. Love your colors and embellishments you used. Maggie - DT Teamie

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  33. Beautiful colours and such great texture. Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

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  34. Beautiful card, stunning papers and that little owl!! Too cute :) x Thanks for joining us over at MilkCoffee Challenge. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K xx

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  35. Gorgeous. Love the image, love thos beautitful flowers and your design!

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Hugs Sue Pxxx