Monday, 1 August 2016


Hi there peeps - well today is my first card for the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge DT - I am so chuffed to have been offered a place on the team and couldn't believe that they had chosen me.  Anyway this month the theme is to use a digi or a stamp and we've been sponsored by My Besties Digi and Rubber Stamps - just click to be directed to her online shop.

Sooo here's my card

Before I go I just thought I'd show you my lovely Copic blob!  I was just finishing off her shoes before I coloured her hair and there it was - a bloomin' great blue blob from me Copic marker!  If I wasn't a lady I would have cursed - yeah!!!  A careful bit of scissor work and I cut the bottom part of another image off, coloured it in (you'll notice I steered clear of the blue!!) and glued it over the blobby bit - just have to find out where the blue Copic is now, 'cos it left my hand rather quickly in the direction of the open window!!


'Say a Little Prayer Girl' - Besties from Sherri Baldy
7" x 7" Pink card blank - Anna Marie Designs
'Blissful Pink' 7" x 7" paper pad - Anna Marie Designs
Round Stitch Hole die - Crafts-Too Presscut Dies
Doodles sentiment die - Penny Black Creative Dies
Whirligig Circle die - Memory Box Dies
Kaleidoscope Butterfly die - Memory Box Dies
Script Embossing folder - Not sure who by as this was a scrap from my bit box
Lace with pearls - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Supplies on FB
Pearls - stash

As I mentioned earlier we've been sponsored by Besties Digi and Rubber Stamps which you can also find in her Etsy Store here - just look at the three digi images you can win

You have a whole month to get your entries posted and I'm really hoping that you can find the time to make a card for us to check out.  Pop over to the CGE blog to have a look at what the team has made.

Well that's all from me for now - we had a brilliant holiday and I had some gorgeous cards for my birthday and, when I got back, I had a totally brilliant present from my blog friend Asha in Portugal - she even sent a little something for the furbs to enjoy - yum yum yum!

I'll post a couple of holiday pics for you to have a giggle at later.

Hugs to you all and take care.

Love Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges - 

Besties International Challenge (Aug) - Anything Goes with Besties
Come and Get It Challenge - Lovely in Pink
My Besties UK Challenge (Aug) - Anything Goes or Sparkle/Bling


  1. Congratulations and welcome to the team Sue! This is a gorgeous card. The image and paper are wonderful xx

  2. Hi Sue you have created a stunning card with this beautiful image. Welcome to the design team. I have just become a follower. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Congrats on your new DT Sue and pleased you had a brilliant holiday!
    Your card is beautiful, sweet image, lovely design and the papers are gorgeous!

  4. This is a really lovely card, cute image and I like your layout and papers. Congrats on your new DT. Donna

  5. Of course we chose you, your work is fabulicious as can be seen here! Gorgeous card and perfect layout and colours. Love, Denyse x

  6. Fantastic coloring (despite the Copic blob), Sue, and I adore the delicate, die cut butterfly! I'm really going to enjoy working with this DT. :-D

  7. Hi, Sue! Your card is pure delight! Lovely colors and shading, and such a fantastic card design! Beautiful! I'm so glad we are CGE teamies! hugs,
    P.S. I'd love to have you stop by my personal blog some time to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  8. Super card Sue. Great colouring.

  9. Such a beautiful card, Sue! Lovely colouring (and a clever little cover-up!) and gorgeous papers, dies and lace. x

  10. Gorgeous card Sue, love the purple & blue. Welcome to the CGDT xx

  11. What a pretty card, Sue ... is it any wonder Crafts Galore Encore want you on their team?! Congrats, friend!
    And I'm glad you like the knick-knacks we sent you... all precisely paw-picked by Mr Parker ... o gato preto mais bonito no mundo! (a personal message for Miss B!)
    bjs Asha

  12. Hi, Sue! Since google will not allow me to follow you via Google Follow at this time, I am following you via Bloglovin'! xoxox

  13. OMG, I have so done this too, Sue. You're not sure if you want to throw it across the room, cry or just stare at it.
    Nice job of covering it up. Love the butterfly you added and the trim. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  14. Hi Sue! Great save on your coloring. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over at My Besties International.
    Vicki, DT

  15. Very pretty card Sue. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  16. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at My Besties UK Challenge.

  17. Lovely card, hate the blobs, but you did well, thanks for sharing at Come and Get It this week too.

  18. Hello Sue, I'm so glad to be joining the CGE DT with you.
    I love the background paper you used. Great colouring too.. good save from the 'blob', I hate it when that happens. Are the dies cut from Centura Pearl? It has such a pretty, delicate sheen to it.
    {hugs} Nicola

  19. congrats on your new DT and love the fabulous card,beautifully coloured image,gorgeous embellishments and love the fabulous B.paper
    Carol x

  20. Just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x

  21. Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the

    Big hugs, Ilonka DT

  22. Great card and very pink :) Thanks for joining our challenge at Come And Get It challenges!
    Hugs, Iwona

  23. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at My Besties UK Challenge.

  24. I love what you have done with her. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Besties International.

  25. Absolutely gorgeously coloured and designed. Love the mixed media feel. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {My Besties UK Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  26. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise DT x

  27. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Digital Delights challenge Sue DT xx


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