Thursday, 21 April 2016


Good morning everyone out there - although we are having 'April showers' (lots of the bloomin' things!) we do seem to be getting the sunshine through too.  Went shopping yesterday to McArthurGlen 'Designer' Outlet 'cos the maestro wanted a new jacket for his hols!   Needless to say there is also a Cadbury Factory Shop so I had a little peep and a sniff in the doorway - of course I didn't have any!   Okay okay only some Buttons - it would have been rude not to!!!  In the end - no jacket - however we now have two new purple suitcases, one pair of shoes for the maestro and one superbly gorgeous handbag for moi - and  ... the maestro told me to buy it!!!  How positive is that???

Well - I'm here to post my next card for the Through the Purple Haze challenge DT.  Our theme is to use a number - I wanted to be able to use my card for any birthday so with a little thinking outside me box (coo that hurt!) I used a '2' instead of a 'to' in my sentiment.  I can see a number so it's not cheating!!!

Our sponsor this time is 

The image I used is called Shaylee - isn't she a cutie?  I wanted to use pink for my base card but didn't have the 'right' shade so I took a piece of Crafters Companion Centura Pearl card in Fresh Pink and folded it at the 7" mark and the bit left was exactly - yup exactly - the right size for the front of my design.   Naturally I had to cut a strip off the top to make it a 7" square blank.   I haven't used any punches for quite a while now so I found a Martha Stewart border punch for the edge and some Nellie Snellen punches for the flowers and foliage.  Only two actual dies used - am getting withdrawal symptoms already methinks!!


7" x 7" pink base card - 'fashioned' from a sheet of A4 Centura Pearl card
Digi image - 'Shaylee' from Art by Miran
Pierced Rectangle Stax die - Die-Namics Dies
Pierced Circle Stax die - Die-Namics Dies
Edge punch - Martha Stewart Punches
Flowers and Foliage punches - Nellie Snellen Punches
Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics
Lace, net, pearls and twine - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Supplies on FB
Holographic foil for sentiment - Heidi Swapp

In case you wondered - I managed to use my Minc machine again - it's a corker!!

I know the whole team (me included) would love to see your creations entered into our challenge, so why not play along??

Take good care of yourselves and enjoy the weather (providing it's sunny) wherever you are.

Big hugs to you all

Sue xxx

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

Crafty Boots Challenge - Add a Sentiment


  1. Such a beautiful card Sue, lovely image and gorgeous design, The flowers are stunning too...very clever use of the number in the sentiment...good thinking!

  2. Fabulous card Sue, Love the design and the borders look wonderful. Gorgeous image and colouring and you flower arrangement is superb. Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley. Good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  3. I love how you have folded your card. It's a very neat idea. The colours are super. I love pink. Flowers are fabby too. Ha. Great idea for using the 2 in the sentiment.! Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Fabulous card, lovely floral arrangement and very pretty image, your colouring looks great. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! And your colouring is fantastic! Great colour combo and that image is super cute! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge. Neva

  6. Such a beautiful card and image thanks for sharing!!!

  7. Such a beautiful card and image thanks for sharing!!!

  8. This is beautiful! That flower cluster is stunning and the half front shows it off perfectly. And what a fabulous way to add the number without limiting yourself to a specific age. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  9. Wow great how you solved the numberpart of the card. I love the border you used.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Good luck in the draw, Michelle (DT)

  10. Lovely card. I love your coloring and the fold of your card. Thanks for sharing with us over Craft Your Passion. Good luck!!! Patricia

  11. ooooooo! Sue, this is a beautiful card done with the monochromatic colors and pretty flowers. I especially like your coloring and shading and the pretty sentiment. Beautiful card creation! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I'd love for you stop by my personal blog to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  12. Gorgeous card, and love all those flowers added. Thanks for joining us over at Lemon Shortbread.
    Denise DT

  13. Beautiful card the image and the flower display look amazing, thank you for joining our challenge at LPOCF
    lorraine x

  14. No clue how I missed this Agnes! best get off to specsavers!!! beautiful card it's really pretty. Bet your both getting excited for your hols at least your going somewhere warm hahaha hope the weather picks up for week beginning 14th May or me and Paul and two pooches will be sat in a cottage in Eskdale with the fire on!!! Take care and love to your both hugglesssssssssssss Winnie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  15. Absolutely stunning creation, fab colouring and the flowers are gorgeous xx

  16. Absolutely stunning creation, fab colouring and the flowers are gorgeous xx

  17. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "things with wings” challenge over at Come and Get it.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very hectic the past couple of weeks…


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