Sunday, 21 September 2014


Hi there blog friends, it's another challenge over on the One Stitch at a Time blog.  This fortnight the theme is 'Anything Goes with a Flower' although I might have used a couple more!  I love popping flowers on my cards, they are amongst my favourite embellishments .... having said that, I have loads more favourites!

I have used a digi called 'China Doll' from Stitchy Stamps and a background paper from Panda Bear called 'Year of the Dragon' - they are both available from Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet (here).

I love this image and would really like to try on a kimono and be a Japanese Geisha for a day (retired of course)!


7" x 7" white card blank - Anna Marie Designs
China Doll digi image - Stitchy Stamps at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Year of the Dragon paper - Panda Bear at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Majestic Circles die - Spellbinders Dies
Cherry Blossom die (branch) - Spellbinders Dies
Romantic Rectangles die (smallest) - Spellbinders Dies
Butterflies (waste from) Butterfly Circles die - Spellbinders Dies
Chasing Rainbows Doily die - Cheery Lynne Dies
Midi Blooms dies - Tattered Lace Dies
Stamens - L-em Punch
Various card, Ribbon, Chinese coin, Gems - stash
Wink of Stella pen/Copics/Flexmarkers

The Challenge is open for two weeks and if you enter you could win the following prize!

Why not give it a try - you have nothing to lose!

Thank you for stopping by my little blog planet again, and thank you also for the lovely comments you keep leaving me - not only about my cards but also about our barmy furbies - did I tell you that Donny now follows Graham everywhere, even to the bathroom, thankfully he sits outside waiting for 'daddy' to go back downstairs - eeew!

Anyway must be off now as I am sooooo tired - this is a scheduled post!!

Big hugs to you all, take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

ABC Challenge -  (Doily, Sentiment and Flower)


  1. Another gorgeous card, love that background die cut, That's so sweet about Donny and Graham. Hazel xx

  2. Simply stunning Sue, gorgeous colour palette and your flowers are to die for :) :) :) Big hugs Jane xxxx

  3. Awwww what a gorgeous card matey!!! It's really pretty and NO!!! I'm not even counting your dies anymore it's pointless!! and the handcuffs won't work anyway LOL Well at least Donny stays outside the bathroom Ollie charges in case he misses anything and Paul can't concentrate hahahahaha well you take care and lots of huggles to you and Graham and the fur babies xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Really beautiful card Sue. Lovely image and your flowers are so pretty. I even love the colours - even if they are not in the purple range!!! Love yo you and Graham and the feline family. Hugs Christine xx

  5. Oh, Susie, your Japanese garden is lovely! Really really sweet!
    It's so nice that you made your wedding and bridesmaid dresses and still keep yours... Well, I also keep mine, but I bought it. Being able to sew must be great. I can just stitch felt flowers by now...

    Mariangela ^___^

  6. Hi Sue, your card is gorgeous, love anything Japanese, the image of the Geisha is beautiful, lovely colouring and embellishments. Have a great day, hugs Kate x

  7. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging mate.
    Beautiful card today.
    I love your colour scheme, and your really fab design.
    Beautiful flowers too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Absolutely amazing! I love the image and the way you embellished your card. Sublime and gorgeous!

  9. Hi Suelove your Oriental themed card. You have embellished it beautifully! Susan x

  10. Sue this is fabulous. I love the oriental theme.

  11. GORGEOUS card with the most beautiful colours and image used.xxThe Journey is the Start

  12. So beautiful Sue. Your flowers/colouring and the rest of the layout is awesome.

  13. Love the colours of your image, a perfect match for those gorgeous papers.

    Jennie OSAAT DT teamie

  14. Oh MY, Sue! What an incredible masterpiece! I'd love hanging this framed on a wall! Truly beautiful. I especially like your color choices and all the remarkably pretty flowers. Your card feels Asian in every way - really REALLY pretty! hugs, de

  15. Stunning card Sue, I love the way you have coloured this image and your lovely layout. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


  16. I think you must've been a geisha in a former life, Soupy, (retired, of course) because you sure nailed everything Asian with this stunning card! The design, the colors, the patterns, the blossoms ... I'm thoroughly impressed!! Please take good care! Hugs, Darnell

  17. This is gorgeous, beautiful card...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  18. Oh WOW! I don't see enough of the oriental style cards out there. You have done a beautiful job creating this card. Everything is excellent. Impressive. This should be in an art gallery. - Jim

  19. Such a delicate card. Lovely. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  20. Gorgeous card! Especially love the blossom flowers you've added - the perfect touch! Thank you for joining the Crafting At The Weekend challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  21. Oh wow, this is just so beautifully designed and coloured. I just adore the Asian theme. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with a little time to put your feet up and relax.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  22. Stunning card. Love the doily, flowers, beautiful image and coloring and gorgeous papers. Maggie - DT Teamie

  23. Wow, this is so pretty. I love the wink of stella you used and your coloring is beautiful. :D Great flowers too.
    Your OSAAT Teamie :D

  24. Hi Sue, I'm back wearing my DT hat now! Thanks for sharing this stunning card with us at Crafting at The Weekend. Good luck. Christine DT Member


Thank you so much for your comments, you make my day!
Hugs Sue Pxxx