Sunday, 8 June 2014


Hello there fellow blogsters and friends - today I am posting my DT card for OSAAT Challenge no 216 and the theme is Use a Digi - couldn't be simpler really!  If you enter the challenge using a Stitchy Bear Outlet digi you could win the digis that the DT used in Challenge no 214 - even if you use a digi from elsewhere you could still win a $3 prize.  Soooooooo easy - why don't you have a go it's really nice seeing your cards on the OSAAT blog.

The digi Jenny (my Teamie) chose for us this week is from Hope Jacare at the Sitchy Bear Digi Outlet and it is called 'Vase of Lovely Flowers' somewhat self-explanatory methinks!!  This is the second card I had made using this digi, the first one I just wasn't happy with so I made this one instead.  However, I will re-do (if that is a word!!!) the first one and will post it later on.  It could turn into a 'happy accident' eh!!!

 My card has been Wink of Stella'd to within an inch of it's life - I promise you!!!  It's my favourite new pen.

I had some dark pink card which I wanted to use so I used everything to go with this colour!  As you know, I am partial to a little bit of purple  so I chose that as my secondary colour.   Coo, I sound as if I know what I'm doing but I don't really!   BTW those little butterflies were the waste from a Spellbinder die - I keep everything! - they were white but I dabbed a little of the Victorian Velvet DI on them and when they were dry, I added the Clear Wink of Stella.  Sorry that it doesn't show up as much on the pics - the maestro did his absolute best!!

Digi - Vase of Lovely Flowers by Hope Jacare at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Pink Card - Basal Card from C & C
Pierced Oval die - Die-Namics Dies
Stitched Scallops Border die - La La Land Dies (used to cut up the sentiment)
Garden Lattice embossing folder - Spellbinders M-Bossabilities
Flowers - WOC
Hearts on wire, Ribbon and Flower Charm all from stash
Butterflies are waste from a Spellbinders Circle Butterfly die

I love purple and this pink together - really yummy!  I also managed to use some items that I had had for ages in my stash, ie ribbon, butterflies and the charm.

I mentioned yesterday that I would update you on Blossom's diet - we have always fed our cats the same ie same amount, same time of day etc but somehow Blossom just put on weight after her 'hysterectomy'!!  We have halved her food and made sure she exercises (guffaws) every day but... we have found out that she pushes Donny (who is fed in his little shed) out of the way to lick up whatever he has left and then she takes a nap in 'said shed'!  Basically she is her mother's furry daughter so we are having to make sure Donny leaves nothing in his dish for her to 'snack' on!  We have to do something though, 'cos she is so round she is not 'washing' her bits and pieces - she can't reach them.   I've told her that, as a teenager, she is far to old for her human mother to be doing this for her and it is sooooooooo unsavoury!  Well, back to the drawing board, the next step is to give her even less food - well give it a try anyway.  I'll let you know how she goes - Mrs Duck, do you think she is too laid back to bother about her middle???  Just a thought.

Hugs to you all and thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I've enjoyed the comments I've read on yesterday's card, thank you so much for them all.  Take lots of care and enjoy the weather if it is sunny where you are.


  1. Super image and super card Sue. Poor old Blossom! Dieting is so so hard, especially when you enjoy your food which she obviously does. Will watch this space to see how things progress!! Love and hugs Christine xx

  2. This is just absolutely delightful and I love how you did the sentiment.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Fabulous image,gorgeous

  4. Fabuuuuuuuuuuulous card Mrs P! I only have one wink of stella pen and thats pink LOL but I know what you mean they are lush so next craft fair I will be purchasing a few more..poor Blossom I feel for her was holding onto my middle aged spread coming out in sympathy with her and running my fingers through my hair oops I mean my spikes lmaooooooooo take care both of you lubs you lots and lots huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. I am with you on the beauties of the Wink of Stella pens! They are so glisteny (is that a word?) lol

    Love them to fancy up a card or an image.

    Your card is so pretty and the image coloured lovely.

    Poor city is ahead for her methinks!

  6. WOW! This card is STUNNING! Love all of the flowers. Beautiful!

  7. Hi Sue, this is such a pretty card...loving how you added the sentiment too...beautiful! Hugs Carole Z X

  8. Such a beautiful pretty and colourful creation sweetie. Poor Blossom I know how she feels. Lol!!!

  9. Gorgeous flowers and I love the embossing in the background. Thanks for joining us at CuM this time. :)

  10. Great Design, just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge this week, thank you so much for joining in with us, it is much appreciated, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and good luck in the draw for this challenge which will be held next Sunday....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's

  11. Gorgeous card Sue love the embossed background also the wonderful image and card design, super, super work.
    lorraine x

  12. This is a gorgeous card Sue, such a pretty image and lovely embossed background - I love the way you have arranged the sentiment.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.

  13. Hi Sue
    Wow, those flowers and the way you have arranged them are/is fantabulous! Beautiful card chuck.
    Never had a Wink of anyone's but did wonder what Stella's were like. Must investigate further.
    As for dear Blossom, she's got her man, she's content so she doesn't feel she needs to make the effort. . . . . . . .hey, we've all been there (some of us still are hahaha!) and then, she's gone to pot, literally!
    Its either getting another girlie cat to vie for Donny's affections or a Zumba DVD I'm afraid.
    Best of luck.
    Ang x

  14. So pretty - love the colors, embossing, and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy for our "Girly" challenge.

  15. Thanks for playing in our "BIRTHDAYS!" Challenge #93!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  16. Hi Sue what a fab card! Love how you did the sentiment. Susan x

  17. This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘GIRLY/FEMININE’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  18. Lovely card. Great image, gorgeous flowers and great layout. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.


  19. Wow Sue this is fabulous such gorgeous flowers hun - thank you also for your lovely comment on my blog - appreciated hugs Judith x

  20. Gorgeous card , and love the image. I have had to close Memories to Keep and open a new blog due to hackers...please pop over and join up and join in my candy...cheers, aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  21. Sue, Your card turned out beautifully. I too, am in love with the wink of stella pens. And you did a great job coloring and designing your card. Love the colors you used and that ribbon is stunning.
    Your teamie at OSAAT

  22. Thanks for sharing another super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 32 anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  23. Wow! Sue, what a fabby card! I love the pop of purple (a fave of mine too) and such gorgeous flowers. I love my Wink of Stella as well.

  24. gorgeous. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt.xx


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