Sunday, 6 April 2014


Good morning blog friends and a particularly warm welcome to my new follower Kristie Goulet who popped over after spotting me commenting on Darnell Knauss' blog.  It's so nice when you find out how someone came to be following you isn't it?  Anyway this is a card I made for a lovely blog friend on a special birthday, one that I thought I'd already posted - but I can't find it on my blog anywhere!!  I know she likes butterflies and bling so I put both on this card for her.

 This is the inside of the card and I had typed a few words on here which I wanted to keep personal so the maestro did his bit and blobbed them out for me, a proper pixi - whatever it is - job!
The image is a Whimsy Stamp called Sweet Blossom which I bought some time ago but hadn't used.  It's a great image and one I loved colouring, even though I didn't get her hair right, why is this so hit and miss with me???


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Sweet Blossom stamp - Whimsy Stamps
Premium Dyed Textured Cardstock - First Edition
Timeless Victorian pad - LOTV
Patterns of the Rainbow paper - Aspire
Pierced Circle Stax Dies - Die-namics
Doily (6003/1003) Die - Joy (Noor)
Flexmarkers and Sakura Clear Star 
Ribbon - Create & Craft (old but not quite Alan and Barry era)
Butterflies - Stash (were white but I coloured them with Flexmarkers)
Flower gems - Stash

I actually followed a sketch for this one and then promptly forgot to write down where I got it from and, since I made the card back in January, there's Buckley's that I'll remember now lol!!!

I'm just off to find an image with some sort of Christmas light on it for the next CCC challenge.  This can be tree lights, candles, lamps or lanterns so that is the first decision I have to make - just hope I can do this on time - you know what I'm like making decisions on which paper etc. Duh!!!

Oh well, that's all from me for now peeps, thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog.  The hubster is at work four days next week so I will try to be a better blogger and get around all your blogs.

Take care all of you and thank you for any comments you may have left.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Big hugs to you all

SUE xxx

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  1. Hi Sue a gorgeous card I am sure your pal really appreciated it, nothing like a hand made card. Your colouring is fab! Susan xx

  2. This is delightful Sue. Beautiful colours and gorgeous layout.

  3. Gorgeous,love the fab image and

  4. Gorgeous card Sue and such fantastic colouring.

  5. Sue this is gorgeous love your layout. Hazel x

  6. Brilliant card, pretty image, fantastic colouring, beautiful papers and great design.

    Patricia xx

  7. I need to get my telescope out and locate Planet Suzie. It has to be a wondrous sight. Fab inside and out. This card certainly is.

  8. Fabulous Card Sue and soo adorable! love all the bling<3.. and awesome colouring.

  9. Oh this is gorgeous! I love every single thing about it!!!
    You have so many yummy design papers and such pretty blingy diamonds. Even your ribbon strip is foiled and gorgeous!
    Love how the inside of your card follows the palcement of the design papers to mimic the front. It looks fabulous like that.

    Gorgeous card!!!

  10. Hey my fab mateyyyyy!! What a fab card this is:) love everything you have done here your such a clever girlie. Hope you and Graham and the critters are fine..taking Paul back to the doctors tomorrow no sign of him getting better really..have lost so much sleep it reminded me of night feeds when the kids were little LOL huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Susie this is sweet and very beautiful.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  12. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  13. Fantastic card ,great design and colouring ,Melanie

  14. A very pretty card. Lovely colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  15. I'm with you, Sue! Hair is the most difficult part to color! Your card creation is darling - love all the happy purples and lavenders. hope your week is a stress-free enjoyable week! hugs, de

  16. Wotcha Sue
    Great, smashing, super! Loving the ribbon (but who are Alan and Barry?) Can't see what's wrong with the hair myself but I'm not a colourist. All looks good to me.
    Enjoy your crafty week. Hope Blossom hasn't resorted to flogging her collar to feed her habit lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  17. Just beautiful, Sue. Gorgeous image and fabulous colours. I love the layout you've used!
    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  18. This is an absolutely gorgeous card Sue! The image, layout, colours and papers are all fabulous!! Hugs Christine xx

  19. Love, love, love this image and the layout of your design. The details and papers highlight this image so perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible coloring talents with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  20. Hi Sue, this is gorgeous! I love your design and what a really lovely image too! Hugs Carole Z X

  21. Pretty card Sue, such a sweet image. Thanks so much for going us for our Anything Goes Challenge at 2 Cute Ink! Hope we see you again. ~Deb

  22. I think she is perfection, Soup! You've done a brilliant job with the butterflies and bling for your friend! She will treasure it always!! Hugs, Darnell

  23. Hi Sue, awww this is just adorable! Love your colour choices and the image looks wonderfully coloured to me!
    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


  24. Very cute image and card. Those butterflies are so special. And decorated inside and out. A great card!

  25. Beautiful Card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie


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