Sunday, 28 June 2015


Good afternoon bloggers out there - first of all I am so pleased to be able to have posted this card for the OSAAT challenge this fortnight because we are having awful trouble with our system at the moment.  Last week I logged in to read my emails and there wasn't a single new one - now that is sooooo odd because SPAM can be relied on (duh!!!) to fill up their particular folder with total rubbish!  The maestro telephoned 'The Company' to try and sort it out but even they were flummoxed .... so I am sorry if you have tried to email me and I haven't replied, it's the bloomin' system and ..... I can't even log in to my emails at all now!

Anyway at least, for the moment, this is working so I am posting my card for the OSAAT 'Anything Goes with Red, White and Blue' challenge this fortnight.  I loved this one because I didn't have to sit for hours on end deciding what colours to choose - lol!  

 Just a slightly different view - to prove that I have actually sorted the inside too!!!
Note the 'balloons' - well I couldn't find remember whether I had a balloon stamp or die but I noticed this stamp (in the background here) on a set of 'Stamps for Special Occasions'.  In fact it's an Easter egg but I turned it upside down, stamped it in red and blue then did a twiddle on the lower end attached to a long 'string' behind my little clown.    I used a Tattered Lace die called 'Puff Ball' to make the embellishments 'cos it looks just like a firework exploding!  Or is that just me???


7" x 7" white card base - Anna Marie Designs
Image - 'Clown Doll' by Floppy Latte at Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet
Patterned Paper - Docrafts Vintage 
Spotted Washi Tape - Docrafts Capsule Collection 
Dotted Crosshatch Embossing Folder - Tattered Lace Emb Folders
Stitched Rectangle die - Lil'inkers Dies
Puff Balls die - Tattered Lace Dies
Balloon Stamp - Actually an Easter Egg clear stamp free with magazine
Graph'it markers
Buttons, string (from top of Cat Lit bag!!!), blue/red card - all from stash
Sentiment generated on my laptop

I hope you enter our challenge this fortnight, the prize is this lovely digi pack ... and my teamies have made some really pretty cards so why not check them out here.

I'm just off to see if I can get into my emails yet ..... I doubt it!!!

Take care out there and enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I'm sending you all a huge cuddle or a hug if you prefer!!!


Sue xxx


  1. Hi sue me wonderful blogging mate.
    oh this is o gorgeous I love everything you have done to create this gem of creation.
    That die sure looks like fireworks to me.
    So apt with the 4th of July coming up next week.
    Is it me or does that image remind you of Andy Pandy.
    Oh those were the days of my childhood.
    I take it you didn't get my email as you are having probs.
    The drop box thingy wouldn't open, and then the blooming email disappeared.
    So if you could resend it I would be very much obliged, that's if your blooming internet prob gets sorted.
    We had probs with our router a while back, and they said there was nothing wrong with it, so hubster bought a router, and of course they don't like to change from their routers, and it wouldn't work even after they gave us the code.
    Luckily since complaining all is working fine, till the next time, as they kept saying nothing was wrong with it, and it is the 2ns blooming one we have had.
    I think they use sub standard ones, and I can tell you we won't be staying with them after our contract is finished.
    Well sorry about the moan, and the war and peace comment.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. P.S anymore door stops. lol.

  2. fabulous Sue...the colours are so vibrant and the image is such fun.....a real beauty xxxxxx

  3. I am totally in love with this stunning card Sue, so bright and clean, full of interest and texture, yep, you really pushed the boat out with this one :) :) big hugs, Jane xxxxxx

  4. Stunning card Winnie! hope you get your emails sorted soon but I definitely think something has gone afoot with that bloomin thing we received from you know who!!! huggles Sue xx

  5. Hi Sue, fabulous colours in this card, love the cute image and your balloons are brilliant, great layout, hugs Kate x

  6. This is so cute Sue...a gorgeous card. Carol x

  7. Just wonderful! Love your coloring and the fireworks!


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  8. This is gorgeous Sue, I like the image and the design
    Kevin xx

  9. Such a cutie and a really lovely clever layout.

  10. Your card is magnificent, Soupie! It just explodes with vibrant colors and FUN!! I hope you get your technical difficulties sorted soon and they STAY sorted!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Hi Sue
    Fandabidozi! A very cute clown rather than sinister and scary.
    I did get an email, supposedly from you, referring me to some photo website that you need to sign up for. I didn't as I thought it may be dodgy (and I don't like signing up to certain things)
    If it was snaps of you being suggestive with your foot pedi, I'm not interested hahaha!)
    Ang x

  12. So sorry about your e-mail troubles Sue. Computer, we love to hate them! Hope you've gotten it all sorted out by now. Love your card. It's so bright and cheerful and such a cute image. Today I'm wearing my Creative Knockout hat to say - Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck. Hope to see you back again. Maggie, DT and also Great Job from your OSAAT DT Sister!

  13. This is so CUTE!! How creative to use an Easter egg to create your balloons! Awesome!! Thanks so much for joining our Red, White, and Blue challenge at Art Impressions!

  14. Beautiful card! Super creative, I love the 'puff balls' and I would never have known the Balloons were really Easter Eggs . Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for our Patriotic Cards Challenge. Karal DT

  15. Love it. So cute. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

  16. It's not just you. They look like fireworks to me, too. This is such a fun, cheerful card. It makes me smile with that adorable image, fun paper, and the puffballs. Thanks for joining us for our Dies and/or Punches theme at One Sweet Challenge. I hope we see you again soon.


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