Sunday, 8 February 2015


Good afternoon friends and bloggers out there I hope you are all well - or at least getting better if you have been poorly.  I'm glad January is over 'cos I hadn't been to the GP in three years and during January I was in and out of her surgery like a fiddler's elbow!  Had good news and bad news, Saturday morning I had to go to a special Breast Screening appointment but was given the news that I'm fine and that was one heck of a relief.  The bad news is that I am diabetic and didn't even know!  Mind you this was a kick up the bum that I needed to change my eating habits - vastly - so onwards and upwards with that one.  Oh and the maestro hasn't escaped unscathed either, he has had problems with his knees and shoulders and has to go for x-rays the week after next.   So we both seem to be crumbling gently for our ages!  :)   Please don't think I'm grumbling 'cos I'm not - just telling it how it is -  things could be loooaaads worse.

Anyway, enough waffling and wittering, this fortnight the theme for the OSAAT challenge is Anything Goes with the lurve - ooops - love.  So I chose a gorgeous digi from My Heart Pieces here at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet, I thought it would be lovely for a Valentine card.  Might even send it to the maestro - even if he has taken this pic!   Bless.

I hope you like this one - there's lots of hearts on there and I found the 'hearty' paper in my stash - which was lucky!  This is a corker of an embossing folder and I loved using it.  Being so close to Valentine's Day I'm sure you will be making one - or two! - cards so why not enter them into our Challenge!

There's a wonderful prize package to be won - not only digi images but paper too!

7" x 7" white card base - Anna Marie Designs
'Bird House' digi image - My Heart Pieces at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
'Just for You' die (fancy circle) - Tonic Dies
'Delicate Drape' embossing folder and die set - Tonic Dies
'Heart Layers' die (small heart) - Tattered Lace
'Trailing Ivy' - Finishing Touches dies by Sue Wilson, Creative Expressions
'Heart Paper' - 12" x 12" from stash
Ribbon and Roses - stash
Sentiment typed and printed by moi

Big hugs to you all out there and thank you for the comments on my last card - which was very purple - yum!  I do so love reading them especially when they make me giggle.

Take care - I know some of you are suffering because of the snow - just make sure you keep warm and cosy - and if you are like Sue J and have to take your furbaby out for a walk, don't forget his or her coat! Mmmmmm!

Sue xxx


  1. Hi Sue. I absolutely love this fabulous image and the red and white is so appropriate for Valentines Day. All your little hearts are gorgeous. Your card is definitely full of lurve!! As I have already told you - you are just getting your moneys' worth from the NHS!!! ... lol! Big hugs Christine xx

  2. LOVE this cute image Sue, what a fab card for V

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  3. A very classy and beautiful created love card Sue, you do really make gorgeous cards and all are a total joy to see :) :) :) Big hugs re the good and bad news sweetheart, no good saying 'stay positive' because I can see you are already doing that - so proud of you treasure :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxxx

  4. what a fabulous card Sue...loving that image and your colours are so vibrant!.....glad at least it was part good news and that you at least know about the diabetes now and can deal with it.....being good is hard but when you have to it gets easier!......take care both of you xxxxxx

  5. What a fabulous card just love the design. Sorry the two of you have not been 100%. Good news with the screening!!! Hazel x

  6. This is gorgeous Sue, I love the image and all your detailing is wonderful.
    It sounds like January was a difficult month for you, I hope February is better.
    Sending you big hugs, Sue xx

  7. This is so delightful Sue. Love every detail of this awesome creation.

  8. Gorgeous - love the clean white with red accents, the design, and sweet image!

  9. This is a wonderful card Sue, a great image and I love the banners. Wishing you better times this month xx

  10. What a gorgusss card Agnes love those dies are they new?? ahemmm...I think you forgot to tell me about your being diabetic on the phone last night..I think if I don't start losing some weight I'll be headed that way soon!!! Well soon be the NEC I'm sooooooooo excited lol lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. This is gorgeous Sue, love the sweet image and wonderful design. Carol x

  12. Super cute love the die and the embossing!!! Like Sarah I am wishing you better time coming soon. Keep plugging along . :)


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  13. Hi Sue
    Think not better give it to the Maestro or he'll be wondering who you have made it for lol! Its beautiful.
    Bummer about the diabetes but hopefully you can control it with your diet.
    Take care both.
    Ang x

  14. Really pretty, Sue. Mr P is convinced the little house is for him and Blossom. :)
    Sorry to hear about your ills. We were having Pasteis de Belém this morning and I thought of sending you a box! That would have been a disastrous move! Sadly, Portuguese egg tarts are not a diabetes friendly treats. (Do you remember these tarts?) Take care, my friend.
    hugs, Asha

  15. Its a gorgeous card Sue and I am sure he will be thrilled to receive it. Sorry you have had a health scare but I bet you were so relieved everything was ok. Hopefully you can kick the Diabetes into touch with some life style changes not much fun but you can do it girl!!! Susan xx

  16. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging mate.
    ooooooooooooahhhhhhhhhhhhhh I hate those Breast Screening machines.
    I'm sure you know what I mean as we are both part of the Double DDs brigade.
    So glad you had the all clear like me though.
    Not so good about the Diabetic news though, poor you, and poor hubby too.
    We all look forward to retirement, and then when we get there health throws a spanner in the works.
    Not that I'm moaning either.
    Just nice to get these things off your chest.
    Love your super card, and as you say that embossing folder is really great as I use it quite a lot too.
    Love and biggest hugs to all in the P household.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. Very sweet and pretty card Sue. Always a relief to get an all clear after one of those appts. Glad all is well. Zx

  18. A very pretty card Sue, love those birdies! Hugs Carole Z X

  19. Sue this is just gorgeous. Loving the flag panels in the background.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  20. This sure is pretty. Fabulous layout, super cute card!


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