Saturday, 6 August 2016


Hi there my crafty fellow blogsters!  This is the start of a new challenge over at the Crafty Calendar blog and our theme this month is 'Summer Fun'!  I know that summer this year hasn't been that great but imagination is a wonderful thing eh?  


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi Image - 'Ladybug Sunbonnet' at Bugaboo Stamps
CREA-lies Dies - Square Double Stitch Crea-Nest-Lies XXL
CREA-lies Dies - Oval Double Stitch Crea-Nest-Lies XXL
Tonic Dies - Elegant Columns Strip Die Set
Pearls and papers from ancient stash
Sentiment from internet and then Minc'd

We have been sponsored this month by the amazing Bugaboo Stamps and the winner is going to receive 7 digi stamps as their prize - Jodie really is a star!!

So come on and join in our challenge - remember though, in order to win our prizes you must be a follower of the blog, once we have reached 1000 followers there's a bloomin' wonderful prize waiting to be won!!  

Well that's enough from me for now although I might just post a picture below of Terry - he's the Titan Trigger fish that we became friendly with on holiday and it was only when we Googled him that we found out that in the breeding season they would often (err most likely) attack anyone going near their little 'nests' so to speak!  Now this fish was bigger than a dinner plate and had the teeth of a two year old child - well they do nibble on coral so I guess they need 'em!

Oh and I was standing just over to the side of him when the maestro took this picture underwater.  As you can see from the second pic he is near the surface, I just wish there was something else in there that could have shown you how big he was ..... my hand for instance!!!

I can't help but chuckle when I see this one of Terry - he had a couple of pals with him but they were just a little bit smaller and not quite so brazenly posing.

Big hugs to you all and I hope those of you who are feeling under the weather start to feel a bit brighter soon - you know who you are!!!

Love Sue xxx

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge No 161 - For a Child plus a Sentiment
Broken Fairy Challenge No 8 - Anything Goes - Use your Stash
QKR Stampede Challenge No 203 - Things with Wings


  1. Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card the image is beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. beautiful card, Sue! Love the bug embellies and the minced sentiment. No way could I have been in the sea whilst Terry was around, but he does look kinda cute posing for his picture. x

  3. hahaha...minc'd sentiment, not minced... xx

  4. What a sweet card, I love the little ladybirds.
    Katrina x

  5. This is a really lovely card, sweet image, great layout and lovely colours. Donna

  6. Beautiful card Sue, cute image :) and a lovely design. Love the added ladybirds!
    Gotta say I don't much like the look of that matter how much he smiles at the camera!

  7. Gorgeous card Sue, I like the sweet image and the details
    Kevin xx

  8. Terry the Titan is humongous! Beautifully colored, too. Your summertime card is wonderful with bright primary colors and a happy gardening scene! I'm sorry you have not had typical summer weather. Let's hope you have a mild winter to make up for it. Hugs, de

  9. Awwww! What a sweet card, Sue. Love that image. How about that Terry! He looks strangely cute and at the same time mildly scary too ... weird!
    hugs Asha

  10. Beautiful card, Soupie!! And amazing photos of dinner-plate-sized Terry with the teeth of a two-year-old! I'm SO glad your hand wasn't in there for size!!! It must have been amazing to see him IRL! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Gorgeous card Sue. Beautifully coloured. Fantastic photo of Terry but I am afraid I would have viewed him from a great distance - you were very brave to be so close.

  12. Love all the winged creatures, Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at QKR Stampede.

  13. Such a sweet card Sue, love the image. Beautiful photos too. Carol x

  14. Addorable image & love the butterflies & lady bugs as embellishments! Great card! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  15. Darling card and of course I love the Bugaboo image. Your coloring is lovely and great card layout. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

    Billie A
    Aud Sentiments
    Creative with Stamps
    Catch the bug
    Inspiration Destination

  16. Lovely layout and papers! Adore that sweet image and that butterfly die will be added to my NEED list! :)
    Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

  17. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  18. Beautiful card, and I love how you added the ladybugs to the die cut. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  19. Lovely card and great layout. Thank you so much for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Crafty Sentiments DT

  20. Cute card. Love the butterfly and ladybug border
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  21. Such a precious image and a fabulous card
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Imagine That Digi Stamp

    Luv CHRISSYxx


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Hugs Sue Pxxx