Sunday 22 February 2015


Good afternoon everyone - today is the start of a new Challenge from One Stitch at a Time and the theme is 'Anything Goes with Birthdays'.    I do hope you can enter this one, there's a great prize for the winner - just check out the pic further down in my blog.  'Scuse the short post - again - I bent over to dry my hair 'upside down' (as per my hairdressers instructions) and decided to do a flexing exercise whilst I was bent over (stop laughing Sue J) and felt something akin to an electric shock or the pinging of an elastic band go across my back and now I am walking as if I have a problem in the 'apple catcher' department.    Cooo it's painful but 'nuff said - at least I've started 2015 with a bloomin' big bang!

I was quite pleased with how the balloons turned out until I put the glaze on them - could I get those bubbles out ... could I heck!!  Oh well I'm sure the person who is going to receive this will forgive me!!!


7" x 7" Kraft card - Anna Marie Designs
'Dog with Balloons' image - Ken Benner at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Nesting Squares die - Tattered Lace Dies
Washing Line Happy Birthday die - Tattered Lace Dies
Scalloped Squares Layering die - Tonic Dies
Papers - 'The Stack 6' - DCWV
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Buttons/Black card/Glaze - stash

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments made on my last card, they were really appreciated.

I do hope you can find the time to enter this challenge, just pop over to the Challenge site (here) and you can check out the cards made by my teamies!

I'm orf now to find a blue brick and some goose grease to rub on my back - I'm sure it will help as it is a well known cure all!  :o)

Take care and keep warm - it's a tad nippy around these parts at the moment.

Big hugs to you

Sue xxx

Sunday 8 February 2015


Good afternoon friends and bloggers out there I hope you are all well - or at least getting better if you have been poorly.  I'm glad January is over 'cos I hadn't been to the GP in three years and during January I was in and out of her surgery like a fiddler's elbow!  Had good news and bad news, Saturday morning I had to go to a special Breast Screening appointment but was given the news that I'm fine and that was one heck of a relief.  The bad news is that I am diabetic and didn't even know!  Mind you this was a kick up the bum that I needed to change my eating habits - vastly - so onwards and upwards with that one.  Oh and the maestro hasn't escaped unscathed either, he has had problems with his knees and shoulders and has to go for x-rays the week after next.   So we both seem to be crumbling gently for our ages!  :)   Please don't think I'm grumbling 'cos I'm not - just telling it how it is -  things could be loooaaads worse.

Anyway, enough waffling and wittering, this fortnight the theme for the OSAAT challenge is Anything Goes with the lurve - ooops - love.  So I chose a gorgeous digi from My Heart Pieces here at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet, I thought it would be lovely for a Valentine card.  Might even send it to the maestro - even if he has taken this pic!   Bless.

I hope you like this one - there's lots of hearts on there and I found the 'hearty' paper in my stash - which was lucky!  This is a corker of an embossing folder and I loved using it.  Being so close to Valentine's Day I'm sure you will be making one - or two! - cards so why not enter them into our Challenge!

There's a wonderful prize package to be won - not only digi images but paper too!

7" x 7" white card base - Anna Marie Designs
'Bird House' digi image - My Heart Pieces at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
'Just for You' die (fancy circle) - Tonic Dies
'Delicate Drape' embossing folder and die set - Tonic Dies
'Heart Layers' die (small heart) - Tattered Lace
'Trailing Ivy' - Finishing Touches dies by Sue Wilson, Creative Expressions
'Heart Paper' - 12" x 12" from stash
Ribbon and Roses - stash
Sentiment typed and printed by moi

Big hugs to you all out there and thank you for the comments on my last card - which was very purple - yum!  I do so love reading them especially when they make me giggle.

Take care - I know some of you are suffering because of the snow - just make sure you keep warm and cosy - and if you are like Sue J and have to take your furbaby out for a walk, don't forget his or her coat! Mmmmmm!

Sue xxx