Saturday, 23 June 2012

Smiley face, Sad face.

Hi to everyone, hope you are all well.
Felt a bit sad today when I logged in, yesterday I had 90 followers and had a smiley face, today I have 89 and a sad face, hope I haven't upset anyone! Come on people let's try to get to 100 and we can do the candy thing to celebrate.

Well the weather here is shocking. It was torrential rain on Thursday evening that flooded my garden and I live on the top of the hill, gawd knows what it was like lower down. And it has rained since, then the wind came and low and behold blew down my Laburnum tree in the front garden. Hubby had to go out with a rope and try to anchor it to the lamp post by our gate so it wouldn't blow into next doors garden poor soul, he nearly blew away himself. He looked like a drowned rat when he came in. Good job he's no hair it would have spoiled it ( ha ha )  Thought this was supposed to be SUMMER

I have used a Bildmarnia stamp for the  card I am sharing with you today. I quite like these stamps and have just bought some on ebay from a fellow crafter so you will be seeing some more.
Happy crafting all.


Bildmarnia stamp coloured with copics, pro-markers and polychromos. I distressed around the edges.
The papers are Prima Pixie Glen collection bought from My crafty Heart, fab shop ladies, check it out.
Magnolia doohickey tag and added gingham ribbon
The jewel strip I bought at Country baskets
Flowers WOC and others
and of course glitter, who can make a card without glitter?


oldie but a goodie-banners or bunting
papertake weekly-bingo (ribbon, free, blooms)
divas by design-to die for
crafts and me-anything goes
paperplay challenge-use a die
phindys place-gingham or plaid
fairytale challenge-soft colour tones
crafty catz-pastel colours
sweet stampin-ribbons and bows
allsorts challenge-any die will do
shellys images-anything goes
craft your days away-teddy bears


  1. Re your followers .. don't you worry's their loss .I love popping by to see your creations and they will miss out!
    Fab pretty card .. love that little hidden tag the star border is gorgeous
    Lisa x

  2. hi Hun I do not think you have lost a follower as its sometimes happens to me and the next day I come back,they are back again,
    If you have its there loss Hunny,as I love your blog,your work is simply stunning,and this is no exception the detail is just amazing love that tag,hugs Cherylxxx

  3. What a gorgeous card Sue. I love these stamps (have this one too) and your card is just so beautiful! So much detail and love those delish papers! I wouldn't worry about the follower Sue, this happens a bit and then they reappear! Sometimes you do get the odd one not following but I wouldn't worry as your blog is fab and your cards are brilliant!! Hugs Susan x

  4. This is gorgeous Sue!! Really, your cards are beautiful so they obviously don't know what they are missing! I love this image and the way you have embellished it! Particularly that doohickey star tag .. Laura x

  5. Hi Sue, I don't think you should worry about the follower, they sometimes just return, I think it's a glitch. If not it's their loss!!
    Great card lovely, I love this cute image and your lovely design.
    Sorry about your tree :(
    Love,melly. xxx

  6. Hi Sue...Welcome to TPC, so pleased you have join us, your creations are all so gorgeous.
    Love this one, such a adorable image and pretty colours and details...enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

  7. Don't worry Sue it's their loss!!!. This happened to me the other day so there may be a glitch on Blogger as the next day I either had a new follower or it had rectified. Putcha smiley face back on girl!!!. Don't lose sleep over it as you are an amazing crafter. Look at all of your beautiful work and all these lovely comments are testament to that. Big hugs Clare xxx

  8. P.S The lovely Wendy has just put you up to 90 again!!!

  9. Fabulous. Fabulous colours and I LOve all your embellishments.
    Don't worry lol....It happens to us all...It's just the shock at first..

  10. I hope you have a smily face now, it's 91 lol. I love how you've taken the layers outside the original base shape, makes for a very unusual card. Beautifully decorated on the inside too x

  11. This is so sweet and gorgeous Sue!! Wow I do really love it. I double checked that I was a follower so can't help you out but see you are up to 91:)

  12. Gorgeous Sue as always the pretty image and banners...and my followers goes up n down too..:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  13. Fabulous card Sue.
    i love these cute images too. As for the followers mine go up and down too. I think most of the time its a blogger glitch.


  14. so stunning sue.really gorgeous image and colours and i love your details ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. Gorgeous card Sue, fab image and lovely layout and details.
    Caz x

  16. Gorgeous, beautiful card Sue and I love the cards you've made while I was away.

  17. This is a really pretty creation hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

  18. Your card is really so very cute! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  19. Wonderful card. Love your image and coloring. Great inside as well. Lovely tag.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
    Hugs Berit

  20. Beautiful card lovely colours....thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design big hugs Jo xxx

  21. super card, so pretty, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  22. Eine ganz bezaubernde Karte ist das geworden.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.

  23. gorgeous creation so cute thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  24. gorgeous creation so cute thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  25. Stunning card Sue what a super creation and beautifully made well done .
    The follower thing happens to me as well
    ...up 2, down 1, up 3, dowm 4 ...annoying but life happens.
    Dont worry
    Hugs Elaine

  26. fantastic card - just love that image, your colouring and layout! thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week!
    Kim x

  27. This is adorable. Really stunning Sue. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Days Away this fortnight and good luck.


  28. Gorgeous creation hun, love the image & the layout is fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  29. What a lovely card - so much detail & such a lovely design. Love the image too. Thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

  30. What a pretty card, I love the pale blue tones. Don't worry about your "lost" follower - I think it might be a Blogger problem as you're not the first person to have mentioned this today. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  31. This is lovely Sue, so pretty! Love the image and gorgeous papers. The follower thing happens all the time - always makes me a bit sad too though! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  32. Beautiful card, absolutely love the design and all your embellies, thanks for joining our challenge at Craft your days away, hope to see you again, Gaynor x x

  33. This is a Gorgeous card. I just adore your layout & all the detail x

    Glad your numbers have picked up again!! I think it's Mr blogger, I have had that happen to me too, then the next day it corrects itself Lol
    I know how you feel though, your heart sinks a little x

    Still, anyone who decides not to follow you are totally missing out. You are an inspirational lady x

    hugs sally x

  34. OMG Sue this is so very beautiful I totally love that image and what a truly stupendous design, awesome work.
    Lorraine x

  35. Beautiful card Sue, the image is adorable and I love the papers you've used.
    Don't worry chick the numbers go up and down for us all
    hugs Mandy xx

  36. This is a stunning card the image. The follower thing happens to me day up another day down. I've added my name to your follower numbers...I thought I was already following you hun...Sorry about that.
    Hugs Debbie xx

  37. Oh, that's lovely!.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  38. Wow, what a pretty card!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  39. WOWZA! What a fabulous creation! Awesome design and your coloring is fantastic! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  40. I love your blog, first time here. You have similar taste to what I love so I will be visiting often. I have the same problem, I just can't get to 100 and the followers are very slowly getting there. I do enjoy blogging and making friends. I will follow you so you can get that one back. LOL

  41. Such a lovely and beautiful card! Love all of the details in it and again your coloring rocks. Don't worry about the numbers changing in's probably not that anyone's blogger itself that messes with the numbers. Kind of like sometimes blogs don't show up in your reader one day and then the next day they're back. Strange


  42. so beautiful. Love the colour combo and the image is so sweet
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

  43. What a wonderful work. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

  44. Hi Sue, I was so thrilled to see you have stopped by my Blog and thanks for the lovely comment. Welcome as my new follower too. What a lovely card this is and in fact what a lovely Blog you have. It seems we have a lot in common, how good is that! And you managed to get those lovely stamps too! Who would have thought that a little message on Ebay could lead to this! I am thrilled to bits Judy x

  45. Stunning card Sue.
    I don't know why but you are not coming up on my reading list ,so sorry I am late with my comments Hugs Elaine

  46. lovely card!! love the light blue colors!!Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!