Tuesday, 4 April 2017


Hi there peeps, here I am with my next DT card for Crafty Calendar.  This month our theme is April Showers or Spring.  My mind did a bit of a left turn when I was going to do a right turn and I ended up with a pair of love(ly) owls on a branch with an umbrella - I was definitely up on Planet Susie when I thought of this methinks!  Do love the image though, it's from one of our sponsors this month, Sheepski Designs.

It's a great image (see below) and I was going to colour it but decided to do something different and did some paper-piecing instead just to make the owls into little fun characters.  I do think they look sweet with their googly eyes.  I've popped my watermark over the top of this image by Andrea to protect it.


Image - 'Oliver and Olivia' from Sheepski Designs
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Papers - Sizzix Little Sizzles 'Earth Tones' paper pad
Crafters' Companion - Wood Grain 8" x 8" Embossing Folder
Memory Box Dies - Pinpoint Scalloped Circles die
Die-namics Dies - Stitched Fishtail Flag die
Umbrella die - Unbranded die from Ebay
Flower and Leaf dies - AliExpress Unbranded die
Doily - Dovecrafts 'Glad Tidings' set
Copics (for edging the card and for tufty ears and beaks on the owls)
Googly eyes - stash

We have two sponsors this month and they are offering the following prizes

Miss Daisy Stamps

 Jennifer Nilsson Art  ♥︎  Mari Digis  ♥︎  Miss Daisy’s Collection 

Join us at Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group to meet the artists, 
share fun & inspiration, receive freebies and special deals. See you there!

Prize is 3 images of your choice one from each of the above artists.

Sheepski Designs - Artist/owner Andrea Morris

Prize is 3 images of your choice.

I hope you can enter our challenge - it runs for the whole of April so there's plenty of time - and that's from a crafter who has a Degree in Procrastination (allegedly)!  😁

Sorry this is such a short post (scheduled from yesterday) but I am just off to do some much needed ironing - and we all know how much I adore that job.  Would have started it earlier but the electricity had to be turned off (for flippin' ages) while we had some work carried out.  Oh well it's done now thank goodness.

Catch you all again very soon, thanks for stopping by and checking out my card, can't wait to see you over at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Take care and lots of big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

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

Crafts and Me Challenge (April) - Things with Wings
Love to Craft Challenge No 9 - Anything Goes (3)


  1. Hi Sue, this is so cute, just love those sweet owls.
    Hugs Sue W.

  2. Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card those owls are so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging buddy.
    what very gorgeous owls, and clever idea to paper piece.
    This makes this card quite different and very lovely.
    I love the wonderful umbrella as well that is very pretty.
    Great designing as always.
    Pekkies for pidgy, and I do hope Biscuit is feeling much better.
    Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

  4. This is an adorable card. Those pieced owl are wonderful and made adorable with that sweet umbrlla overhead.

    Great card, Sue!

  5. Oh I just love this Sue, what a fabulous image and the paper piecing is brilliant. Gorgeous umbrella, in fact the whole design is wonderful, Kate x

  6. Mmm, we all love it when you bring us a special delivery from Planet Susie, Soupie!! I think you have a coupla WISE owls there, smart enough to know how to work an umbrella!! Happy Easter, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Gorgeous card Sue xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

  8. Oh wow, this looks fantastic. I love it. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  9. Utterly gorgeous, Sue. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our April challenge 9 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT x

  10. I love those darling owls, Sue, and I think they're perfect for a spring theme. :-D Great paper piecing! Thanks ever so much for joining in and supporting our 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge. Hope you'll play often and become a regular each month. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  11. Beautiful paper piecing - great card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Jen DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...


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Hugs Sue Pxxx