Friday, 28 June 2013

Cute as a Button

Good morning to you and Friday again!  I have scheduled this as I am now on my way to London for four days.  We are going to meet some friends from Arizona to show them around the capital.  I feel like I have been MIA for the month of June!  I will catch up with your blogs on my return, I do take my I Pad with me but don't usually have time to catch up with everyone.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers and the theme for this challenge is Cute as a Button!  Here is my card:


Don't you just love that adorable image?!! It is Ellie and Squeak available here from Wags 'n Whiskers. I have coloured it with my Copics and added some Glossy Accents to the nails lol!  The paper is Bo Bunny Alora and it has been cut using my SB Edgeabilities Classec Postage Stamp.  The sentiment is Pink Petticoat and has been cut with Dienamics Mini Tab Foursome and the edges distressed with Fired Brick DI.  The postage stamp has been cut and embossed using a Cuttlebug die and matching embossing folder, I have had these years and never been used until my DT card the other day and now this one.  A button and some twine from The Ribbon Girl to finish off.

Please go over to the challenge here to see the rest of the DT work!

Thought I would share a picture of me in Texas doing what I love - sipping a cocktail!


here is one of my husband and me - oh dear another drink in my hand!!


Now here is one of a Mexican meal I had - fried avocado stuffed with beef (I could only manage less than half) and yes I do believe there is a drink there lol:


here is a raccoon we spied when we stopped at a Tourist Information Centre you can just about see him:


 I did have a couple of others but my husband has them on his pc and it doesn't want to play games!  After all that food and drink I am now on a diet before I go to Vegas for my annual girlie trip in August!

Thanks so much for popping by, see you soon and take care! xx



32 comments:

Henriëtte said...

Love your card. Such a sweet image.
Henriette

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Susan, oh my this is one cute card and equally if not more gorgeous photo's of you, beautiful lady, and your darling hubby. You both sure make a handsome couple.
In regards to the silhouette cameo..yes I love it and would not trade it for anything. I also have two cricut machines and they are no where as good as the cameo. Also you get your images/cuts from the silhouette shop for under a dollar.So yes, I know you with your crafting abilities would love this machine...it's the best thing I have ever purchased in regards to carting. I also got the ebosser but hardly use that at all as it bends my dies...let me know how you go...and if you need any help or advice...yoller...luv annie xxx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Very sweet card and boy am I getting hungry!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Susan loving your image - you look like you both had a great time
jacqui x

Patricia said...

Aww!! Susan such a sweet card, love everything about it.
Wow! stunning pictures they are all great, thank you for sharing your happy times with us much appreciated.
Thanks for naming my Die have written it on for future reference.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous a fabulous creation, hugs Pops x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Susan, great to catch up with you on Pinterest. Life has got in the way of my crafting as you could see from my blog (nothing since February). Your holiday looks amazing - that Mexican meal look like two days calories in one go... LOL. I have a CraftRobo and once you get the hang of the software easy to design with or you can buy ready made files on online. I believe that the Cameo is much better.
Hope to keep seeing you on Pinterest.
Sue xxx

julie_woolston said...

What an adorable card Susan, just love it.

What fab pictures of your holiday, you both look well , love the Racoon too.

Have a lovely weekend with your friends.

Hugs Julie xxx

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Susan. The image is so sweet.
You look gorgeous. Fab photo's, it looks like you had a lovely time.
Lorraine x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I love the image and fabulous colours.
Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great pics Susan! And love love love this cute card! Have a great time away - hope the weather improves...

Carol said...

Your card is so cute Susan. Great photos too...enjoy your trip to London. Carol x

Pat K said...

Sweet card and great pics. TFS and have a great time in London. hugs, Pat K x

rachel said...

fab card Suzie and thanks for sharing the piccies - you look fabulous! Can't believe you've got another trip planned too! You go girl xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Susan and lovely Pics too - the glass sizes look very generous just perfect :) looks like you had a wonderful time x Susan x

cotnob said...

This is lovely Susan, such a cute image and fab CAS design.
Pauline
x

Debs said...

Adorable card Susan - cute image and fabulous LO.
Have a wonderful break in London - hope the weather improves.
Gorgeous photos - you look stunning :o)
Debs xx

Ira Huberts said...

ok something went wrong I suppose, but here I am again! As I was telling, I really love your photos, great looking couple you are!! Love your adorable, very cute card with the beautiful couple, supersweetly made! Hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Susan, what wonderful photos, and the cocktails look fab and does the Mexican meal, what a whopper of a plateful. Thanks for sharing your happy photos.

Your card is lovely, it's such a cute image, enjoy London, Kate x

Sue B said...

Aww this is very sweet Susan… what a cute ellie!! I love the colours and layout and fab embellies! :-))
and ooh... love your fab photos! you look very relaxed and that cocktail looks SO good!! :-))
hope the weather brightens up a bit for you and your visitors.. horrid weather here!! :-(
Have a lovely weekend hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Craftychris said...

ooh the card is so gorgeous! I love the image and the layout - the white space really looks nice on this one. Your photo's are really cool! It looks like you had a fab time! xx

nnalorac said...

Oh this is so darn cute Suzie, love it. Looking good so is the cocktail lol! Carolxx

chrissy xx said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! LOve your image and FABulous design Susan..LOve your photo's lol..Thanks for sharing..
Chrissyxx
I can't drink with this cat here! Otherwise I'd forget to feed him He! he!

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful crisp lines and great colour on this oh so lovely card. love the pictures of your time in Texas, you look great and ever so relaxed. Glad you had a fun time!
hugs
Glenda

mags said...

A lovely card Susan and the image is so cute. Looks like you had a fab time away. Hope you enjoy your trip to London.
Mags
x

Sonia said...

Cute card my dear^_^
Love colors and adorable image as always^_^
Happy weekend,
Sonia

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is so sweet hun, love the CAS layout!
Enjoy London hun...love your photos looks like you had a fab time
Hugs Shell xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi suzie ... just love your little ellie and squeak card that image is sooo cute ... love your photos too ... it is great to see you in person so to speak ... hope you have a wonderful time in London and hope the weather is good for you and your guests ... thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments and your kind remarks about my poor Mum ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.really fab image and I love your design :D
stunning pics too :D

xx coops xx

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card Susan and your holiday photos are great.

Deborah A

Chrissy said...

Adorable card Susan and loved the photos and the drinks..lol..that meal looks just my size,[I can eat!!]...hope you have a lovely time in London and lucky you off jet setting in August...what am I doing wrong..??

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sandy said...

Cute as a button is right!! Only an elephant is bigger than a button!
What are you doing in Texas!?! Your pictures are wonderful and I always knew you were pretty!!!!
Sandy