Sunday, 13 April 2014


Good afternoon everyone out there - this week I had a paper pack to work with for my DT Challenge - these papers are really bright, cheerful and very yummy!  I loved the one with the Fairy Cakes on it (I am not a 'Cupcake' person, when I was a little girl they were Fairy Cakes and that's what they are now!!!!).   Can you tell I'm in a bit of a strop today, won't last I promise you - in fact I am now almost back to normal .... well normal for me anyway!

This is the card I made - you will have seen the little fairy image before on one of my cards, but the papers are new to my blog.  You can get this pack, called Birthday Surprise from Panda Bear at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet.  This particular paper is called 'So Sweet' - but they are all gorgeous.

 The maestro did a close up of the Fairy Cakes because I printed the whole page and then printed the corner three more times.  I wanted to decoupage the cakes to make them stand out from the page.  The little hearts were then glossed once in position.
The theme for the Challenge this week is 'use a digi' and you can win the 7 images that the DT members used in Challenge 206.  Check out the One Stitch at a Time blog there are some gorgeous cards made by my teamies.    You may also notice that we have been joined by my blog pal Christine Harrop (Christine's Cards and Crafts).  This is her first DT so check out her creation - gorgeous methinks!!!


Birthday Surprise Paper Pack - Panda Bear at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Babybug digi - BB Kakes at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Digi Sentiment - Unknown
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs 
Blue Card - AC Textured Cardstock
Eyelet Circles die - Spellbinders
Scalloped Heart die - X Cut from Docrafts
Flowers - WOC
Glossy Accents
Gems from Stash

Just thought, whilst you are here, that I would let you know that Blossom escaped last night!   She was left downstairs and managed to open the door, I was reading in bed and Graham had just nodded off when there was a loud rumble followed by some very quick thudding noises then as the noise reached the doorway ... silence for a nano-second followed by a thump onto the bed as one very pleased, puffed up Blossom landed on the duvet sounding like a car engine.  The rumble was her running up the stairs, the quick thudding was her running along the landing and the silence for a nano-second was her launching herself from the doorway onto the bed.   The engine noise .... well that was her purring with her success!!!   Now imagine one of those Flamenco dancers in a pose, head up, proud............. well now imagine Blossom in that very same pose - she was as pleased as punch .... until the maestro (who had woken up thinking we had thunder overhead) took her back downstairs!   My, can that cat sulk or what!!!  We are still in bad books!  

Oh well - que sera sera - and here is the pic of her sitting in the flower pot just before she lay down and overflowed - remember me overflowing on the bike seat in an earlier post - probably not a good thought!

 Apologies for the reflection of the maestro in the kitchen window, he could have gone outside but she would have moved off there like the proverbial off a shovel.  She did come in later and had a bite to eat then went back out and curled up in there.  Anyway enough of the little minx, she's getting too much blog time - lol!!!

Thank you for stopping by, I do hope you like the card I made for the OSAAT Challenge, try and enter - you are all so talented.  Please leave me a comment if you can, even if it is to do with Modom!  If you have any advice on how to deal with her 'escapertise' - as long as they aren't cruel of course - I would probably be grateful lol!

Big hugs to you all out there, please take care of yourselves.

SUE xxx

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


  1. You always make me smile with Blossom's antics!! ROFL!! Lovely card. Scrummy fairy cakes and well deecouparged! Super card Sue! Hugs Christine xx

  2. I love your fairy cake card, those cakes look great decoupaged in the corner. I love that cat, she looks so fed up. Hazel x

  3. ROFLMAOOOOOOO!!!! You can see by the photo she is still NOT amused hahahaha too funny oh my Mrs P you certainly brighten up a dull day. I read your blog out to Paul and he just laughed and said sounds like Ollie when he fools us LOL Your card is fab I won't ask how long it took you to make it :P but I can say this missus your cards are always outstanding! Take care and love to you all..including Blossom if she's still sulking LOL xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. No advice for the escapee...other than lots of eldest daughter has a cat and it can open I well know the problem with escapees! lol
    Love this photo of her...she looks so content and your garden looks lovely, so full with spring bulbs blooming!

    Your card is wonderful as always...those little cupcakes with the hearts on them look yummy!

  5. Love your fairy cake card, like you I still think of them as fairy cakes, the thing is we were always happy to have these little cakes, children these days seem to want these great big muffins. Blossom does look like she is sulking. Hazel xx

  6. Such a super cute & super sweet card! That image is adorable, as is your pussy cat!
    Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving some love!
    Dawn xx

  7. Your card is gorgeous Sue. I love the sweet image and such pretty papers. The way you have layered up the fairy cakes looks wonderful.
    I do enjoy reading about Blossom and although she may be a bit cheeky she is very beautiful - even when she is sulking!
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Brilliant card, love everything you have done on it.
    Yep!! Fairy Cakes in this house unless the boys are baking them.
    Now that cat is definitely in the "huff"
    Enjoy what's left of your weekend

    Patricia x

  9. Hi Sue
    Your card looks good enough to eat. . . . . Are there less calories in card than cake?
    I thought the difference between fairy and cupcakes was just a size thing, fairy cakes being smaller? I always go with the, if you're going to have one, have a big one custom.
    As for Blossom (back on the pot I see) pawcuffs? or a new door latch? Either way, she don't look happy lol!
    Bon nuit.
    Ang x

  10. Wonderful card Sue. cute image colored perfectly. Sorry the cup cakes look good but not a cake fan.
    Love the cat story. made me chuckle.

  11. This is so gorgeous Sue. Very yummy. So sorry it's short, I am not well.


  12. Oh, such a delightful card and gorgeous colours. The little cup cakes are divinely coloured and super 3D :-) I really like those background papers - I may have to go look for those in the Shop :-D
    The cat made me laugh... look at that look on Blossom's face !!! "We are NOT amused". LoL

    IKE xx

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  13. Delish card, Sue! I could do with a cupcake right now! Little Miss Blossom is quite the poser... she's adorable AND begging for more blog time! (ok, I'm begging on her behalf! LOL). Have a great week, Sue!
    hugs, Asha

  14. Little Miss Blossom could not be more content, could she? What an amazing garden for her to sun in. I envy your daffodils - one of my favorite flowers, which do not grow here at all. Beautiful! And your card is darling! Love the fairy presenting those yummy cupcakes. Even more, you papers look fabulous with that design going thru them - sort of like a zipper - fabulous combination! Hope your week is a good one, Sue! I love visiting your "planet" xo

  15. Adorable card and great cat story. They certainly do have PURR sonalities, don't they? Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  16. Super sweet card, love the colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog

    Moira DT. xx

  17. What a fun card! Love the papers and fun images! Thanks for joining us for the Ditzie Digi Design challenge!

  18. Sweet card. Great colors for spring!
    Greetings to the Maestro.
    Thank you for joining us at Aurora Wings.

  19. Love this card, such a happy card! Your Blossom story made me chuckle and thanks for sharing the pic, it's always lovely to see her, hugs Carole Z X

  20. This is an adorable Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog

  21. Love your card Sue ! That little fairy is just lovely and I do so love how you popped the cupcakes up !! Super great papers too. Oh my I do love it.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT Teamie

  22. Such a pretty and SWEET card and yes cupcakes do tend to lift the spirits lol. Love your kitty.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  23. Such a bright, happy cheerful card! I love it... and cupcakes! lol xx

  24. Sweet cupcakes! Love that sentiment paired with the cupcakes. Thank you for sharing your project and joining us at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.

  25. Such a pretty card, Sue. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 24: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  26. Good morning, Soup! Fabulous post and card! I was so amazed by it, I uncurled my legs and leaned over the desk to lick the monitor ~ those cupcakes look good enough to eat!! The papers are magnificent. As for puss, I've no advice, but she does make a good character for story time, even posing so nicely for the illustrations!! Happy Easter/Happy Spring! Hugs, Darnell

  27. Love the card and your pink and blue color combo, Sue! Wonderful. Even more tickled by your fur baby. :-D There are two fur babies who rule the roost at my house and they think they don't get enough blog time even though their photos are prominently displayed on my sidebar. But I love them dearly. OK, back to the task at hand -- Thanks so much for playing along in our "Anything goes" challenge at Scribble & Scrap this fortnight and I hope we're going to see you again for the next challenge, too. Good luck in the draw.
    NanConnie DT

  28. I LOVE this card!! The extra details on the cupcakes really stand out. So glad your kitty is ok! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Moments! We hope to see you again soon!

    Lisa - Creative Moments DT

  29. Super card Sue, lovely yummy scrummy cakes too...your cat looks like a cute tho.xx

  30. Lol, love your little kitty. :D She is just beautiful. I like when people share their beloved pets or stories. Makes us seem more personable. (ty) I also love your bright and cheery cupcakes. They look so YUMMY!! with the wonderful papers you used. Your little fairy is cute as well. Great card design! MMmmmmm.
    Your DT Sis Deborah, OSAAT

  31. Gorjuss card hun, thanks for joining us at Ditzie Digi Design this week.
    Shell xx

  32. Sweet kitty! Such a cute image and design. Fabulous coloring. Maggie - OSAAT DT Teamie

  33. Such a pretty design and cute image, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

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  35. lovely card and your little minx is so adorable! :D thanks for leaving me bloggy love!

  36. Gorgeous card. I love the cakes. Thanks for joining in our "Things With Wings" challenge this month & congrats on joining the DT team over at at Crafty Calendar (ps.Blossom is gorgeous).
    Bev x

  37. Hello Susie, Love the bright and yummy looking cupcakes. That cat is breathtakingly beautiful.
    Hugs, Lena

  38. thanks for joining us at crafty calendar - our new challenge starts this Saturday! Hope to see you back - Kimberly DT


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