Sunday, 22 February 2015


Good afternoon everyone - today is the start of a new Challenge from One Stitch at a Time and the theme is 'Anything Goes with Birthdays'.    I do hope you can enter this one, there's a great prize for the winner - just check out the pic further down in my blog.  'Scuse the short post - again - I bent over to dry my hair 'upside down' (as per my hairdressers instructions) and decided to do a flexing exercise whilst I was bent over (stop laughing Sue J) and felt something akin to an electric shock or the pinging of an elastic band go across my back and now I am walking as if I have a problem in the 'apple catcher' department.    Cooo it's painful but 'nuff said - at least I've started 2015 with a bloomin' big bang!

I was quite pleased with how the balloons turned out until I put the glaze on them - could I get those bubbles out ... could I heck!!  Oh well I'm sure the person who is going to receive this will forgive me!!!


7" x 7" Kraft card - Anna Marie Designs
'Dog with Balloons' image - Ken Benner at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Nesting Squares die - Tattered Lace Dies
Washing Line Happy Birthday die - Tattered Lace Dies
Scalloped Squares Layering die - Tonic Dies
Papers - 'The Stack 6' - DCWV
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Buttons/Black card/Glaze - stash

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments made on my last card, they were really appreciated.

I do hope you can find the time to enter this challenge, just pop over to the Challenge site (here) and you can check out the cards made by my teamies!

I'm orf now to find a blue brick and some goose grease to rub on my back - I'm sure it will help as it is a well known cure all!  :o)

Take care and keep warm - it's a tad nippy around these parts at the moment.

Big hugs to you

Sue xxx


  1. Susie, Susie, what are we going to do with you!!!!! Such antics with the hair indeed!. Seriously though I hope you are feeling a bit better soon. As if you haven't got enough problems!

    And now to your card. Love the background papers. Can't see any bubbly balloons even when the pic is blown up so they can't be that bad.

    Big hugs to you! Christine xxx

  2. hahahahaha - oh sorry, I really shouldn't laugh but what a picture I have in my head. On a more serious note treasure hope you back sorts itself out soon, really no fun. Gorgeous creation, so bright and cheerful and perfect for any birthday, love the shine on the balloons too, this really is an all round popping creation :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxx

  3. What a fabulous card Sue, great layout and the look on that dog's face is priceless!! Fab balloons and I'm sure the recipient won't even notice diddy bubbles!! Hope the back soon rights itself xx

  4. I just love all the color and the playfulness of this card. I'm sure whoever gets it will love it. - Jim

  5. Aw Sue, what a shame about your back, I'd sue the hairdersser!!, seriously though I do hope you find ease soon.
    Love your brilliant colourful card, great image and you don't notice the bubbles, I have the same problems when using the glossy accents. Take care of yourself, hugs Kate x

  6. Awww this is absolutely gorgeous! love the colours love the layout its brill Agnes!!! I was hoping your back was a little better it will soon be the NEC and we want you fit and well if not you can count on me to wheel you around!!!! ROLFFF huggles my dear friend xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. Super card Sue. Hope your back improves soon.

  8. Ouch do get into some scrapes lol...hope this one mends soon. Super cute card though , love the combination of papers. Carol x

  9. Oh No .... that's sounds a tad painful... perhaps I will come over and walk barefoot up and down your back to sort you out ??!!! :-D
    Fantastic card - wonderful colours and a super layout. The balloons look awesome :-)

    OSAAT Teamie xxxx

  10. What a strange ritual to dry your hair, Susie. Hope it was worth the trouble! I'm trying hard not to laugh... and failing miserably! Hope you feel better soon, my friend! RP sends a special hug. Cute card... the doggie reminds me of Peanut. LOVE LOVE LOVE the paw print papers.
    Sending hugs (but still laughing!) Asha

  11. A fab and fun card Sue, love that image...hope your back is better, I know how you feel, hugs Carole ZX

  12. Hi Sue
    Well that'll teach you for going for the Farah Fawcett look! Still trying to work out what you can catch apples with and not sure I like the images that's conjuring up lol!
    Anyhoo, fabulous card bubbles or no bubbles.
    Just get yourself sorted for the NEC missy.
    Ang x

  13. This is so sweet! I love the balloons, how'd you get them like that. They look so shiny and like a real balloon. lol Sorry about your back. I hope you are feeling better. I quit drying my hair like that. : )
    Hugs to you ~ your teamie Deborah

  14. Awesome card, ha love the cheeky grin on the dog....sure it's a

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