Saturday, 4 July 2015


Hi there - well it's another scorcher here and I am flagging!  I should have posted yesterday but we went out to Taylor's Garden Centre (near Southwell, Notts) and I had a little pre-birthday treat - three scoops of ice cream with chocolate sauce drizzled over the top and a cool glass of ginger beer!  It really was bliss but I felt sooo slightly guilty and full for the rest of the afternoon - probably more to do with the Ginger Beer than anything!  Fortunately the guilt seems to have 'waned' overnight and I'm not thinking about it anymore!  lol.    
Here's my card for our challenge this month - naturally this was another lovely one for me because I had to use punches or dies and I have the odd one or two.  Oh before my blog pal makes a comment (Sue J!), the butterfly is the only one I've used before!  

I'll be perfectly honest now - I'm not at all happy with my colouring - I'd completed everything except the hair and the background and then it went soooo wrong.  I started off with blonde (ish) hair but couldn't get it right so it ended up dark!  I thought I would pop some dotty things around the image and then carried on with the dots all over the circle!  Just like when I was 3 or 4 and at ballet, I couldn't manage this little dance step but suddenly the penny dropped and once I'd got it I couldn't stop!!!  I must have felt somewhat daft 'cos I told me mum that it made me legs ache and I didn't want to do it any more!  Never even had a tutu or ballet shoes - just me plimsolls and me vest and knickers!!!!!!!!!  Back to the image (no not of me in me vest and knickers), I think I will colour this again (sometime) and replace the one on the card.

 This month we have been sponsored by Sherri Baldy and you can find her shop here.    

The prize for our challenge is
Winner to receive
1st Place - 3 images
2nd Place 2 images
3rd Place - 1 image

It's well worth entering 'cos there are three chances of winning which is lurvely!! 

7" x 7" white card base - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Messy Bessy' IMG813 - Sherri Baldy
Blue Card and Silver Card - stash 
Lil'inkers Dies - Stitched Circle die
Tonic Dies - Decorative Envelope Dies Set 2
Memory Box Dies - Fabulous Phlox die
Memory Box Dies - Pippi Butterfly die
Memory Box Dies - Floral Vine
Flat Back Pearls on String - Brenda's Ribbons and Lace here

I know lots of you out there have lovely dies so please have a go and enter our challenge, it goes on until the end of July!

Must be off now 'cos it's almost dinnertime and we have a curry - yum yum.  Oh and an update, as of last week I have lost 33.5 lbs (so that was another 2.5lbs).  Not sure what it will be after that ice cream though lol!!!!  4lbs to go and I'll be in the next stone down!  Woo hoo!  

Have a great rest of the weekend and take care in this heat.  Did you catch the thunderstorms yesterday - wow it woke me at around 3.30 am so I was watching the lightning - although most of it was above the clouds but the thunder was rumbling on and on and on!  I felt sorry for all the little furry and not so furry animals out in it, I just hope they had some shelter.

Big hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx


  1. Hi Sue me wonderful bogging mate.
    another fab creation, and isn't she cute.
    I can see nothing wrong with your colouring of that image, it's lovely.
    Wonderful design too.
    oooooooooo! that ice cream sounds wonderful in this blooming hot weather.
    No we didn't have any thunderstorms as predicted, and I didn't water my baskets just in case.
    So had to do them this morning, and my butt is out of water now so wee need the rain here.
    So glad you had a little treat for your looming Birthday.
    Well you have done so well too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. She, you are being hard on yourself, your colouring is fine, brilliant card, love it. Well done for losing another 2.5 lbs, and I think a little treat doesn't do any harm now and again. Jenny is saying they need rain, I tell you she is welcome to some of ours, We too have had the thunder and lightening. Hazel x

  3. Fabuuuuuuulous card Agnes! congrats on more weight loss and so glad you had a little treat too! I'm trying to get everything done while I have some peace and quiet but at least Paul came home today :)))) so that was a relief talk to you soon lubsssssss Winnie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Hi Sue firstly well done on another fab weight loss, and I don't think that the little treat will do much harm, and it's good to reward yourself.
    Lovely card and your colouring is terrific, that's a lot of hair to colour, hugs Kate x

  5. Hi Sue
    .....................Sorry, still trying to get the image of you in vest and knickers out of my head. After you turned up in that at the NEC last year, I had 2 months of therapy!
    Your colouring looks just grand to me missus (as it always does) and its all put together beautifully.
    Well done on your continuing weight loss. Nothing wrong with a bit of what you fancy now and again gal!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  6. Great Card !!!
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #01, best of luck with your wonderful card and hope you keep joining in our monthly challenges.
    Don't forget, all winners will go into the March Challenge by special invitation for the Champion of Champions for all categories.
    So keep joining in the fun.
    Annette DT Leader

  7. Thank you for joining us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Your card is fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  8. Oh this is just so adorable!

    Thank you for joining in with the Crafty Friends challenge xx

  9. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing with us at My Besties 3D and More Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki DT

  10. Just gorgeous ink you for joining us at the world wide open DT challenge
    Michelle DT

  11. Love your flowers and your Bestie is fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at the World Wide Open DT Challenge.
    Heather DT

  12. Fabulous card! Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open DT Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry!
    Vicki DT

  13. This is so gorgeous Sue, I like the image and the colours, Thank you for joining in with us at The World Wide Open DT Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  14. Beautiful Sue! Your coloring is perfect...we are our worst critics.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  15. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , great card
    Good luck x

  16. Sue this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our FIRST challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  17. What a lovely card, the image stands out against the white background, glad you could join our anything goes challenge at Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you soon again, hugs Blankina

  18. Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for entering our challenge at My Besties 3D And More! Good Luck and join us again! Hugs Julie xox

  19. Beautiful die cuts! Lovely My Besties Image!
    Thanks for playing along at Scrapper’s Delights last month – be sure to join us this month with another Anything Goes Challenge!
    –Scrapper’s Delights DT
    Designs by Sammy


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Hugs Sue Pxxx