Monday, 11 June 2012

Really happy with this one.

Hi everyone,
 and a special hello to my new followers.  Childlike I know, but I get really excited when I see the number change when someone else joins!

I'm sorry I haven't been around much this week I've had some family issues that have knocked me off balance somewhat and so my mind has been somewhere else, but like many of us we are sent these trials and have to carry on. It makes me really sad though when someone you have cared about and been kind to shows that it hasn't meant anything and It's really left a sour taste in my mouth.

Well , my youngest daughter flew to Zante on Thursday morning for a week. and as she is Diabetic and has Coeliac Disease I'm chewing my nails to the core.  It's the first time she;s been away without the rest of the family and it was a bit tearful I can tell you. She put her arms around me so tight for a hug I nearly lost concsiousness, me saying, come on you'll be fine, go have a nice time, waving her off then closing the door and bawling my eyes out!  God how soft am I. But she has been in touch, Hotel is fab, weather is fab, suntan coming on a treat but still missing mum awww, promised her a big hug when she gets home.

So that's enough waffle I have a couple of cards to post, first one I love though It' s the lovely image that should take the credit, and the second I'm not so keen on it just didn;t turn out the way I'd hoped.
See what you guys think.

First Card


Main image is Summer Flower Magnolia, coloured with copics and polychromos
Papers are from Papercellar Ltd Vivtorian Classic and First Edition love letters.
Whimsy fence die
Whiff of joy Heart Banner
Butterfly punch, Martha Stewart
Stick pins, pearls, glitter from stash
Flowers WOC and others
Corner die, Cheery Lynn, lace corner, deco C, won from the lovely Teresa @ My crafty heart(thank you so much)


Truly Scrumptious-Flower Power
Let's Ink It Up-Use your favourit embellishments(flowers, die cuts)
TOMIC-Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias-Anything Goes
Crafty Anns-It;s a girl thing


  1. oh sorry to hear you have had a week of it! Hope next week is much better .
    I think your card is wonderful.. really pretty
    Lisa x

  2. Hi Glad your daughters having a great time and she will be back before you know it !! Oh I love these colours and loving your little fence die it's so cute !1 Stunning flowers and you have coloured her so perfectly ;0) I think this will be a winner love it ;0)

  3. I'm sorry to hear you've not had a good week:(
    But I'm glad your daughter is enjoying herself.
    I think this card is absolutely stunning and gorgeous, love this colour combo, your fab detail and this beautiful Tilda.
    Hugs Emma xx

  4. I love this one too Sue, fabulous colours!
    Hugs Laurie x

  5. Gorgeous creation inside and out, love all your beautiful details. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

  6. What a beautiful card! This stamp is so sweet! the colours are fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at TOMIC!
    Good luck;)

  7. so beautiful sue.gorgeous sweet tilda and really pretty details and design :D
    i hope this week is better for you.

    xx coops xx

  8. Hi Sue it sounds like you have had a rough week but tell you what, you have brought me so much joy with this beautiful creation, I love that image of Tilda I bought this one several weeks ago but have not opened it yet, I really love the colours and wonderful design, superb card.
    Lorraine x

  9. Wow, wat lovely details and what a gorgeous card, love everything on it, lovely colour combo also. Thanks for sharing it at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

  10. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  11. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  12. Well I like them both Sue and think they have wonderful details and designs. Welcome to CCAYR Design Team. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations. Will be back in August. "Hugs" Carol

  13. Hi Sue! Please could you email me at! Thanks, Laura x

  14. ooooooooooooo totally gorgeous, so pretty and so much to look at love it all
    Hugs Kate xx

  15. Fabulous creation, simply gorgeous.
    Congratulations on being selected to be part of the Totally Papercrafts Challenge - could you email us at please so we can let you know what to do next.

    Cathy xx

  16. Sue that is so so gorgeous. Love how its all perfectly matched right through to the insert. Hey you are more than welcome to come over for a cuppa any day:)

  17. Hi sweetie wow this is stunning, just perfect huggles Pops x x x

  18. Hi Sue, Wow! this is a gorgeous card, I love your colouring and your embellies look gorgeous, a great layout and love that heart die too, on the card, it looks fab:) Hugs, Teresa x

  19. Hi Sue, this is absolutely stunning, this tilda is at the top of my wish list at the moment she is so pretty. The papers and layout on your card are so beautiful and the flowers look gorgeous. Such a wonderful design
    Lindsay xx

  20. Hi Sue thank you so much for your lovely comments whilst I was away .
    Looks like you have been having a difficult time with your family issues, try not to think about it too much , because you are the kind one, the one who has cared for this person, and if they have shown that your kindness hasn't meant anything, then without a doubt ... they will soon realise what they had from you, when you are no longer around to care for them.
    But on a lighter note Fab that your daughter is having a lovely time,but I bet you wont stop worrying until she comes home, how great it is that she is blossoming .
    What fabulous creations you have been making, since my last visit .
    They are all fab and I like both of these cards , there are times when we all make something we are not happy with so don't down yourself , your cards are fabulous, with beautiful colouring on your images too.
    Well done Sue Hugs Elaine

  21. Love your card, fab design and dies,

    hugs Liz xx

  22. oh Hunny I can so so sympathise,with you Hun as I had this done to me,and that is why to be honest I turned to blogging,I was hurt so badly and did not think I would get over it,but thanks to all the wonderful,people in blog land,including you I have made the most wonderful and incredible friends,so chin up sweetie.
    As for your card Hun its just gorgeous,the image is super and just love the layout,and detail,love big hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

  23. Hi WOW love this card love the image and the design is fantastic. Caroline xxx

  24. Smashing card Sue and so you should be happy it's beautiful, love the colours you've chosen and fab Tilda. Hugs Teresa xx

  25. Your number just changed again Sue! hope your daughter is home safe and sound now, my daughter went away last month for the first time without us and it's very hard. Both these cards are lovely but this one is my favourite, you make the insides look so beautiful too x

  26. Beautiful card and colouring. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs and prayers, Velma

  27. WOW Sue, this is wonderful, really stunning love all the different elements it really is lovely Crafty Hugs Lou x