Sunday, 20 July 2014


Good morning fellow blogsters and followers and an especially warm welcome to my new follower - Jackie, I do hope you enjoy my wafflings and warped sense of humour!!!  

Thanks to all of you who left comments on my last card, the one with the teddy dragging his diddy Christmas tree behind him.  This was my choice of theme for the CCC, a little club some of us are in, where we make our Christmas cards every two weeks and (very hopefully) we don't have so much panic at the end of the year.   My theme wasn't everyone's cup of tea but I ended up really liking my card and it's another one ready for Christmas.  Yaaaaay!!

Well 'nuff waffling about that, Catherine, my next door neighbour, asked me if I could make a card for her dad's 70th birthday.   She mentioned that he really likes line-dancing but I didn't have any l-d digis so asked my teamies on the OSAAT DT if they knew of any - there were a couple of sites who did this sort of image and I bought these two line-dancers from Karen's Doodles.   After I had coloured them I had a mojo meltdown and orf she went on her bloomin' hols .......... AGAIN!   I eventually got really fed up with myself and found some papers from Tim Holtz in my cupboard - perfect for what I wanted.  I also found a digi on t'internet from Colouring Pages for Kids (!) showing a pair of fancy boots and a cowboy hat - yeeehaaa!   After all that, this is what I came up with and I am pleased to say that Catherine and her family loved it, as did her dad!  Result!

 This is only just a slightly sideways view but it does show the little 'boot' charm that I put on there.    It's not just the ladeees who can have charms, gentlechaps can have them too!
Just a quick shot of the box I made to go with the card.  


Line Dancer Guy and Gal - Karen's Doodles
Boots with hat digi - Colouring Pages for Kids
8" x 8" Kraft Card blank - Papermania at Docrafts
Ideology Retro Grunge Paper Pad 12 x 12 - Tim Holtz
Red and Beige card - Core'dinations
A2 Fancy Postage Edge die - Spellbinders Dies
Virtuoso Music die - Memory Box Dies
Alphabet die - Tattered Lace Dies
Stitched Circle Stax - Lil'Inkers Dies
Stitched Star Stax - Lil'Inkers Dies
No 3 Star - Nellie Snellen Dies
Flexmarkers and Promarkers
Twine, recycled piece of ribbed cardboard, boot charm - Stash

I do hope you like this one and are able to leave a comment, only if you have time of course, thank you for visiting me anyway!  I shall be off now 'cos we have had a deluge of rain and a lumping great thunderstorm and my head is really banging away like a good 'un!   Thunderstorms often do this to me so I will take to me bed very shortly and hope I will feel better in the morning - I have scheduled this post so me fingers are crossed!

Big hugs to you all and please take care of yourselves.


  1. Good morning Susan,
    Not surprised they loved it, it is brilliant.
    Love the images, your design with all the added embellishments.
    Have a great day

    Patricia XX

  2. Sue your card is fantastic no wonder it was well received. It's brilliant. Hazel xx

  3. This is so gorgeous sweetie. I have used this image in the past but I didn't make it look as good as this. Fantastic creation Hun.


  4. Awww my lovely matey hope your headache has now gone..we got lotssssssss of rain but no lightning and funder! I love your card missus it's really great and I'm not surprised they all liked it. Just a question do you get your lil'inkers in the UK and if not do you have to pay shipping on them??? I've seen a lot of stuff on their site I like but never got anything yet lol Anyways enough waffling hope you and Graham and all the critters are okay lubs you lots hugglesssss Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging mate.
    Fab card and box.
    Great designing as always.
    No wonder they were soooooooooo! pleased with it.
    Love and hugs to all in the P household, especially my mate Pidgy.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. WOW! This is wonderful Sue. Such fabulous images, I love the papers and brilliant detailing you have added. The matching box looks brilliant too.
    Hugs Sue

  7. Awesome card! Your details and papers worked perfectly together. So glad you shared your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

  8. Are you okay, Soupie? I hope the violent storms have passed over and your brain is no longer banging away trying to get out of your head! You must only do gentle things today, no cooking or cleaning! Please advise the family that DrNell said so! Of course, sadly, the day is almost over where you are. Okay, then, no work tomorrow!

    Before all hell broke loose, I must say you pulled your wits together and made an outstanding cowboy card and box for the old dude!! I love all the amazing details right down to the twine rope and the boot charm!! High five yourself!! Hugs, Dar, er, Dr Nell.

  9. HI Sue, this is fabulous and what a fun the images, papers..all the details! Hugs Carole Z X

  10. Fantastic card and box Sue. Love the theme.

  11. So cute and fun!! Howdy How!
    Thanks for joining our Boys challenge at Digistamps4Joy!

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

  13. Sue what a fun and gorgeous card.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  14. Such a fun card with a great mix of patterned papers! The little boot charm is the perfect embellishment. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  15. Great card Sue and a fabulous image. Took me back to my line dancing days!! Read your post as soon as it was published but your comments box was blocked for some reason and then John took over my computer for a few days. Anyway I'm back, and so is the comments box!!! Hugs Christine xx

  16. Absolutely gorgeous Birthdays card you made! I like all little details :-))
    Thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee Challenge!
    Hugs, Andreja

  17. Oh my goodness..thisis so perfect for a line dancer! There is a club up here at the resort...they have line dancing at the adult clubhouse 3 days a week. I think they practice for about 3 hours each of those days. It is fun to walk over and watch them!

    Your card is wonderful and the presentation box is fabulous!

  18. Very fun image and I love the little charm!
    So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

  19. Awesome fun 70th birthday creation, love it. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  20. Oh my stars! The card is so cute and the box is even better! Love the little boot charm! Thanks for playing along with us over at Quick Quotes this month!


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