Sunday, 25 May 2014


Good afternoon peeps, I hope you are all well and enjoying this Spring Bank Holiday even if it is wet!  

Not sure whether I have mentioned this before, but we are going to Scarborough next week to meet up with Sue J and her husband Paul (Olliesmam - and dad of course).  I'm just hoping that she's on her best behaviour and doesn't cause any more mayhem, they've only just cleared up after our last visit!!!  I will probably get a thick ear for that one - ooops!  ROFL

Anyway, this is my card for Challenge No 214 over on the One Stitch at a Time blog.  This week it's Anything Goes, so you can enter any of your creations.  

I love this image and chose it for my teamie Jennie and myself after I had seen a card made by Christine Harrop, Christine's Cards and Crafts.  It's such a great image and can be made to look so different each time you use it.  I tried to make mine look as if it was framed by a porthole - ooh do any of you remember a song they used to play on the 'radio' on Sundays. something like 'With a song in my heart, heaven opened it's portals to me' well, I was a very very little girl (erm..) and I used to think it was 'heaven opened it's portholes to me'.  

Sorry about that little waffle but it still makes me giggle even though I'm a few years older!

7" x 7" Kraft card blank - Anna Marie Designs
'In the Harbour' image - Delicious Doodles at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Coastal Border Background card - Kanban
'May your SUN etc' sentiment - TLC Creations blog
Scalloped Circle die - Tonic Layering Die set
Plain Circle die - Tonic Layering Die set
Stitched Circle die - Lil'inker Stitched Stax
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Gold Mirri card - stash
Gold cord - stash from a box of choccies!

I hope you enter the challenge, the prize, if you use a Stitchy Bear image, is the 7 digi stamps we used in Challenge 212.  Well worth it.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog - apologies once again for the waffle.  I loved the comments on my last card - made me giggle because the first 'creation' really was a joke and I am sure some of the challenges took it as the card I was entering into their challenge!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and think of us in Scarborough next week - watch out for us on the news!

Lots of hugs to you all

Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges


  1. "Two Way Family Favourites" Sue! It was on Sunday lunchtimes and this song always brings back memories of mum cooking Sunday lunch of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Ah, those were the days. Now I'll be singing it all day I hope you realise!! I absolutely love how you have put it behind the port window, looks fabulous! And I love the backing paper!

    I'm so upset about not being able to go with you but Darren and co will be arriving Wednesday evening. We'll love having them but ........... Scarborough beware!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. love and hugs Christine xx

  2. A gorgeous card,fab image and great

  3. Good afternoon,
    A terrific card using a fantastic image and stunning design
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

  4. What a fantastic card, love how you have made it look like you are looking through a porthole. Enjoy Scarborough it's good to meet up with fellow crafters and yes we do create mayhem but it's all good fun. Hazel xx

  5. Gorgeous card Sue! Love the card awesome background! Looks fantastic!

  6. Simply stunning Sue, such beautiful colouring and the perfect layout :) :) :) Big hugs Jane xxxxx

  7. Hi Sue
    Did you listen on the wireless followed by the Pathe News? Hahaha! Haven't got a clue about your tune but if it evokes happy memories, great stuff.
    Great card for the fellas or any salty sea dog.
    Have Scarborough Council been warned?
    Ang x

  8. This is gorgeous Sue. Your colouring of that beautiful image and perfect. I love the papers and fabulous sentiment too.
    I hope you have a great time in Scarborough next week.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. What a stunning card Mrs P!!!! I will be on my bestest behaviour as always in Scarborough ..I have no clewwwwwws who you is talking about LOL has anyone informed the coastguard??? lmaooo see you soon lubs you both to piecessssssss huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. thank you for the comment on my card using this image I love it too,love the B.paper and knot and great idea to use a porthole
    Carol x

  11. A gorgeous card Sue, love the background that frames the image - have a fab time in Scarborough! Hugs Carole Z x

  12. Stunning card and lovely layout! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  13. Fabulous Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Male Challenge,your support is greatly appreciated... we would love you to come again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  14. I saw this over at Krafty Hands Challenge and popped in for a close-up. Love the porthole you made and your "choccies" rope mAde me laugh. Have a fab day and thank you for putting a smile on my face so early Monday morning.

  15. Fab Design perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge one for the guy's little or big, thank you for sharing with us...
    we would love to see you back again next week for another great challenge.....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  16. A gorgeous card and image Sue. Love your colouring and layout. I have used this image for one of my DT cards in the distant future. I do tend to work far in advance when I can.

    Hope you have a super time in Scarborough and they have got over the last time you visited. Lol!!

  17. Beautiful card, great elements and techniques. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  18. I adore your card! It TOTALLY looks like a portal, Soup!! Did I say this before (coz I'm really suffering from CRS) that I should be typing the P as it sounds, too, which actually makes you Soupie, when you think about it. Did I already say that? Well, I think that's what I will do, I know either way, you're a good chap about it. I wish I could be with you and Ollie's Mam and fam, but I don't have my ankle bracelet off yet. Maybe next year, eh?! Big hugs, Darnell

  19. Excellent card, really like the layout. Thank you for joining us at the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge. Jeanette xx

  20. Beautiful male card...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  21. A fabulous card Sue, I have this image and love it! Susan x

  22. Oh my there is going to be lots of trouble next week! You two getting together there will be lots of laughing and maybe some crafting! Gorgeous card Sue - it really does look like you can see the scene through the port hole. It's a gorgeous digi. Have fun in Scarborough Karen x

  23. This is a fabulous card. Great coloring your "porthole" came out perfectly. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge for our 200th challenge. Good luck and please join us again soon.

  24. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

  25. Beautiful card! Everything about it is beautiful, so don't really know where to start :-) The image is beautiful and so serene it makes me wish I was there. I love your showcased behing the "porthole". The BG paper is stunning! The embellies you used and the sentiment are just the perfect touch. Like I said, a beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Hiding in my Craft Room. Hope to see you again soon!

  26. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 30: for the guys - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  27. Super card, brilliantly coloured and love all the added goodies....
    have new candy....xx

  28. What a great image, I like this, so perfect for a masculine card. You did a fab job on this I really like this card. Your OSAAT Teamie

  29. HI Sue, this is absolutely beautiful, what a great image and beautifully coloured, hugs Carole Z X


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Hugs Sue Pxxx