Friday, 7 September 2012

Dangerous Stuff!

Good morning everyone, hope you are all well  and maybe enjoying some sunshine wherever you are.
I was meeting some friends for lunch the other day and I needed some petrol. I pulled up and started to fill up when an old man came out of the shop and started going towards his car, he could hardly walk, just shuffling really not lifting his feet and shaking quite a bit. I was shocked to see him eventually get into the drivers seat of a car that was so old I didn't even recognise the make (albeit it in good condition)
I went way over my usual £20 cos I couldn't take my eyes off him! Don't know what you all think but this really worries me to think that  he is still driving. The roads are so busy nowadays and you sure have to have your wits about you, and certainly need quick reflexes everyday not just somedays. If he had been a parent of mine I wouldn't have wanted him behind the wheel, it's way too late when something has happened.
I finished filling up, went in to pay. put my purse  and receipt away, put on my seatbelt and went to leave. The old man was still trying to put on his seat belt!
Hope I know when it's time to give up and the kids have been instructed.
Had mi moan lols.
Well another week looms at Totally PaperCrafts and it's the turn of the lovely Carol to host and her chosen theme is
Butterflies,Buttons N Bows
This weeks fabulous sponsor is

And here is mine

I had seen this shape of card and quite liked it so decided to make one. I didn't have a template just measured then rounded  the top corners.
Come and join us for a nice easy theme, we all love our buttons, butterflies and bows. Can't wait to see what you all make.
I used LOTV, Best Dress, and coloured with promarkers and copics and cut out using Spellbinders
The papers are Daisy and Dandelion- A Winter's Tale
Heart doily
Butterflies- Magnolia(dragon fly, just chopped his tail off..ouch), Memory box-Kaleidoscope butterfly-and Cheery Lynn-Exotic butterflies, small
Whimsy stamp die and sentiment(new purchase, love it)
Buttons and twine stash
Leaf die- Memory box- Meadow leaf
Lace from stash, added the ribbon

Be good, enjoy your day and I'll visit you all later.
Hugs Sue. X


  1. Hi Sue what a smasher of a card! Love the shape and the red and white and what fabulous embellishments, those butterflies are gorgeous. Have a nice weekend hugs Susan x

  2. stunning card Sue, love all the embellies, and the layout is fab!
    Kim x

  3. WOW!! This is stunning. I love the image and such a fabulous shape. The details you have added are gorgeous too.


  4. What an awesome card Sue. It is a great shape. I adore everything about it sweetie.


  5. Stunning design Sue .
    Love this colour combo and this sweet image on this amazing card .
    Hugs Emma xx

  6. Hi Sue, love the shape and design of your card,have a lovely weekend, x caro

  7. Wow Sue what an amazing card. Sweet image and I LOVE all of the detail. Stunning my dear.

  8. So agree with you Sue, I always give them a wide birth when I see someone really old on the roads. I love your gorgeous card, beautiful colours and what a great shape. Have a good weekend.

  9. Stunning card Sue, fantastic shape, well done you making it with no template, it's gorgeous.
    I have to agree with you about the driving, my poor Dad has recently given up driving due to poor eyesight but he knew it was for the best.
    Have a great weekend. Teresa xx

  10. Hey sweetie, I just totally love this creation, fabulous sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

  11. so beautiful sue.the shape is fantastic and i love the pretty image and details :D

    xx coops xx

  12. Stunning creation Sue, fabulous shape and love the gorgeous image and colours and all the pretty details.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

  13. This is adorable Sue,fab layout.:)Jacqueline S

  14. OMG Sue this is absolutely fantastic, wow, what a beautiful creation, I love the shape, image and colours you have used to make this stupendous creation.
    Lorraine x

  15. just fabulous so pretty and so clever
    Hugs Kate xx

  16. Gorgeous design. Thank you for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  17. Beautiful card, Sue, love the colors you used, your coloring is awesome and the detail so sweet! Thanks for joining us this week at the Papercraft Star for the "something girly" challenge.

  18. Your card is so cute! Thanks for playing with us this week at Through The CraftRoom Door (TTCRD)

  19. Your creation is adorable and your coloring is perfect! How scarey to know that so many of our elderly who can hardly get around still find the need to drive the open highway (which as you said, are dangerous with your wits about you). I hope he made it home okay and someone hides his keys!!
    Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  20. Sue, wow, this is gorgeous! Love the colors you chose and your details are amazing. Awesome card shape as well. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY and INKY IMPRESSIONS this week!!

  21. What a beautiful card Sue thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan

  22. This is absolutely adorable ... many thanks for sharing you talent with us at Papercraft Star

  23. Such a pretty card and beautiful use of lace Nd ribbons. Unusual card I havnt seen that shape before
    Nicely coloured

    Thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy this week


  24. I am so with you there Sue about the driving thing. It is scarey to think that there are so many elderly driving like that. I know some elderly people are still good drivers and like my Dad who is 79 he is really good for his age and still a good driver but he knows that probably within the next couple of years he will hang his keys up. If he was ever a danger on the roads I would be the first to take the keys away!!!. I still think that regular tests are needed for the elderly. This man obviously had a few health issues going on, not just old age to make him walk like this. This is why I get angry at the costs of public transport, it would i'm sure make it a lot easier for the elderly to get around. Ok ive had my high horse and will shut up about it now lol!!!.
    WOW!!! is all I can say about your card. Well maybe not as it is totally gorgeous and all the things I love. Red and white polka dots, LOTV stamp, doilies, lace, ribbon, need I go on!!!!. That is one amazing shape and will definitely want to give this a go. I have never seen one like this. Well done honey and thanks for sharing. Hugs Clare xxx

  25. Oh my goodness I do love the shape of this card and the butterflies are just beautiful! Take care out there on the roads. That is some dangerous stuff indeed! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.


  26. ack! poor old guy, i bet that was quite a scare! btw, very lovely card, :) great shape and design! thanks for playing with us at inky impressions challenge blog, and good luck on the draw!

    inky impressions dt member

  27. Goreous card, love the colours and the card shape is fab x

  28. Fabulous project! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  29. This is amazing Sue what a super creation , Im with you on the old guy thing . An old guy hit me side on , he came out of a side road didn't stop ,he could hardly stand let alone drive and he was so frail. A few weeks later I saw same man at the side of road with others ,was in another accident !.
    Hugs Elaine

  30. Gorgeous shaped card with lovely colours...thanks for joining Inky Impressions!
    xxx Margreet

  31. gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  32. this is fantastic! I so love it! Thanks for playing along with us over at inky impressions...Fabi xxxx

  33. Just soooo gorgeous, loving the red polka dots! Thank you for playing along with us on the JS Challenge & good luck. Jane x