Sunday, 12 July 2015


Afternoon fellow blogsters out there - I do hope you are all well but, for those who aren't, I'm sending loads of wishes to get well soon, or at least feel better.  Thanks to those of you who have been over to my blog and have left a comment or two recently, I want you to know that I always read them and am so chuffed that you have popped by!

It's my birthday today so I've scheduled this post 'cos I might be out stuffing my face and forgetting the diet for one day ....... as if!!!  (edit)  Thank you so much for the birthday cards I have received, they are lovely and I am so touched that you remembered.  I have finally reached middle-age!!!  No laughing out there please!

Anyway I'm posting my latest card for the OSAAT challenge.  This fortnight we are looking for cards with a theme of 'Chillaxing'.   The maestro is often found pottering in the garden or relaxing as I call it (although he says it's hard work)!

I wasn't making this card for an adult as such so I thought I would use a little bit of the 'chicken' paper from an LOTV pad that I've just bought.  You'll also see that the top diamond is a little bit larger than the others but I didn't want to decrease the size of the image and when I pieced everything together I quite liked the shape that had formed!  I've taken quite a fancy to those paper-pieced green spotty wellies as well.


7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'In the Garden' by Kaz Krafts at Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet
Paper Pad - 'Sunny Side Up' from LOTV
Dies - 'Pierced Square Stax' from Die-Namics Dies
Satin Mirri Card - stash
Wellies were paper-pieced with paper from the Tattered Lace Magazine
Rainbow Drops - Crafty Notions

I hope you like my version of chillaxing, we'd love to see your creations on our challenge blog - you can win the following prize ....

A paper pack and 6 images, definitely not to be sneezed at!  

If you have time to leave a comment when you are on my blog, I'd love to hear from you.  Please take care of yourselves and enjoy this weather while we have it,  I'm also thinking about anyone out there looking after poorly other halves, hope they feel better soon.

Big hugs to you.

Love Sue xxx
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges - 


  1. Helo Sue and wishing you a very Happy Birthday, and I hope you are having a fab day and being madly spoiled.
    Lovely card with all the gardening images, super bright and cheery colours too. Forget the diet for your special day and you go ahead and stuff your face, there is aways tomorrow, hugs Kate x

  2. Love the bright airy feel of this card and the sense of fun that goes with it. So many folks love to relax in a beautiful garden, me included, but alas I dislike gardening as much as cooking and housework hahahaha :) :) big hugs Birthday Girl, lots of love, Jane xxxx

  3. Happy Birthday Sue. I hope you have had a lovely day.
    Your card is gorgeous. I love the images, beautiful colouring and wonderful design.
    hugs Sue xx

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  5. Hi Sue
    Happy Birthday me dear,. You kept that quiet.
    So, you're the middle of what age exactly, hahaha!
    Love your card. Great for a gardener but after my recent poxation, I'll give the chickens a swerve lol!
    Hope you've had a great day and enjoyed your nosh.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  6. Happy birthday Sue, I hope you gave had a lovely day what ever you did. Love your card, my daughter would love that chicken paper, her ladies (hens) are all spoilt and are like her babies. Hazel x

  7. Happy Birthday, Sue!!! Hope you had a wonderful time. Your card is lovely. I especially like the way you arranged the diamond shapes... very clever!
    hugs, Asha

  8. Yippie Happy Birthday to you, Soupie, Yippie Happy Birthday to you!! I hope you enjoyed your special day and stuffed your face to the max!! Your card is so bright and cheery and fun!! Big Hugs, Darnell

  9. Such a delightful card and I just adore your chikkin backing paper :-D

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I hope you have a lovely day :-D

    IKE xx

    OSAAT DT Buddy

  10. Fabuuuuuuulous card Agnes dear! love the chuck paper LOL sorry about the phone call on your birthday with two very noisy 'boys' in the background LOL lots of huggles Winnie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Fab design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, and HB. xxxxxxx

  12. Great card, love the layout. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  13. Lovely design. Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's challenge this month. Hugs Sheryl xx

  14. Great card Sue,lovely and bright.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends Challenge blog,hope to see you again for our next challenge.

    Tracey DTxx

  15. Happy belated birthday and love the fabulous card love all the great images especially the paper pieced wellies and LOVE the chicken B.paper Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  16. This is a fabulous card, such a brilliant design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  17. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations Louise x

  18. thanks for taking part in craft for the craic challenge :) your card really cheers up, weather is absolutely crap today in Ireland!!!

  19. This is fab, thanks for joining us at CPPC xx Jan DT

  20. Lovely garden card, love your chicken paper! Thank you for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic.


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