Friday, 1 May 2015


Good morning to you all again - I am really chuffed to tell you that I am a DT member on a brand new Challenge blog called Crafty Time Challenges!  I've never been a DT member at the beginning of a Challenge blog before so I am particularly excited.  I don't want you to think that my other DT places are any less important because they aren't and I enjoy them all to bits - we have loads of fun and everyone is so friendly - and there is the added bonus that I am learning all about Facebook!!

This is a monthly challenge and we are being sponsored by Sherri Baldy's 'My Besties Digi and Rubber Stamps'. The prizes are as follows

First Place - 3 digi images
Second Place - 2 digi images
Third Place - 1 digi image

Well here is my first card for Crafty Time, my digi is called 'House Blessings' and both my Tattered Lace die and Tonic punch are brand spanking new (this will be a huuuuge surprise for my bestie Sue J - lol).  


7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'House Blessings' from Sherri Baldy 'My Besties'
Tattered Lace Die - Decorative Rectangles (NEW)
Lil'inkers Dies - Stitched Rectangle 
Tonic Punch - Voile Valance Border (NEW)
Sentiment - Hobby Art Clear Stamps
Purple card - QVC
Dotty Paper - 'Promises' paper pad from LOTV
Ribbon - Create and Craft
Flowers - WOC
Small 'Pastille' cabochons - Hobby House
Pearl Flourish - Creative Expressions
Lace - Brenda's Lace and Ribbons on Facebook

I hope you will enter our new monthly Challenge and if would be absolutely wonderful if you became a follower at the same time - there are some fabulous themes and sponsors coming up ..... and some gorgeous prizes!!!

Thanks once again for popping over and checking out my card - I said on my last post that I would bore tell you about my weight loss ... well, since I was diagnosed with diabetes in mid February I have changed my eating habits totally - no extra sugar (I have honey on my porage), no chocolate (boo hoo), no cakes, no cheese, no bread, no biscuits and smaller portions all round and I have lost 22lbs (as at 2 weeks ago).  I don't weigh myself every week 'cos it's more of a surprise then!

Anyway 'nuff of that - I'll catch you all very soon.  Take good care of yourselves and I am sending you a big hug with this post!!!

Hugs to you all


  1. Such a gorgeous card Sue, beautiful colours and such pretty flowers. Well done on your continued loss!! xx

  2. I won't recognise you when we meet up LOL!! gorgeous card my teamie and everytime you put a card on your blog there's a bloomin new die or something on it hahaha..just got my invoice off Brenda..I'm off to lay down in a darkened room lmaoooooooooooo lubs you huggles Sue xxx

  3. Hi Sue, I'm delighted and well impressed to hear of your weight loss, it's fabulou, I too have diabetes, so I know that it can be a struggle to change eating habits and keep your blood sugars under control, but you are doing marvellously, well done.
    Now for your card, it is truly gorgeous, I love the colours and image and the embellishments are wonderful, hugs Kate x

  4. This is beautiful Sue. Well done on the weight loss too. Carol x

  5. A Really beautiful card Sue !!
    Kevin xx

  6. Hi Sue
    Love the colours you have chosen and your usual superb colouring.
    Blimey gal, I won't be able to see you if you stand behind a pole at the NEC at this rate!
    Choc I can do without but no cheese or bread eeeeeeeek!
    Well done you and good luck with the new DT.
    Ang x

  7. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging matey.
    oh what a glorious creation.
    I love your colour choice, and your super design.
    Wonderful colouring of the image too.
    Love and big hugs to all in the J household.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Love the colours and the card,thanks for playing along at Get Creative Challenges.x

  9. Thanks for entering our 2 Cute Ink Challenge!
    Monica - DT

  10. Beautiful, love it, so glad we are on the same DT xx

  11. I do love your project. A gorgeous image beautifully coloured and those papers and embellishments are stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT (I'm glad to meet another Sue P) xx

  12. Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

  13. Such a cute, adorable image that has been colored so well!! She is accented by some beautiful layers and definitely pretty accents and details!! So very gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” - hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler

  14. Hi Sue, such a darling card! Love the colors you have chosen and love your coloring! Beautiful lace die too! Thanks so much for joining us over at the 2 Cute Ink "anything goes" challenge. Good luck in all the challenges you have entered. I hope you will come back and join us again!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  15. Love this card! What an adorable image and great layering. Thanks for sharing at Simply papercraft!

  16. Very sweeet Thank you for joining BSC

  17. I Adore this! Love these colors and the image! They are amazing! Thanks for playing with us at 2 CuteInk and come back soon!
    Carolyn, DT

  18. Congratulations on your new DT post and what a great start with this lovely card. I love your bright colours and use of the die cuts. Well done too on your fabulous weight loss.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  19. You coordinated this beautifully! Love it. Glad we're on the. Crafty Time DT together.

  20. Hi gorgeous friend...SPRING HAS SPRUNG as your beautiful card portrays for our current challenge, thanks for sharing this lovely aNNie...
    {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

  21. So very sweet , love the layout .Thanks for joining Chocolate Coffee and Cards for challenge # 90 Spring has Sprung. DT - Crystal

  22. Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!

    Rossi (DT)


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Hugs Sue Pxxx