Saturday 3 March 2012


Good morning happy bloggers and a big happy weekend to you all!! Well my fridge has gone to fridge heaven or will be when I can get rid of it.  Its only 5 years old I really don't think they make things to last anymore.  Its not like it had heavy use there is only two of us after all.  Now my Kenwood Chef is 41 years old and still going  strong (hope that's not the kiss of death for it lol) so why can't they make things like that anymore??  Enough of my moaning here is today's card:

I made this card using new goodies that I bought at the Trafford Centre Craft Event.  The stamps are by Card-io  Majestix called Emily's Garden. The corner thingys are Spellbinders Lace Doilly Accents and the butterfly punch is Tonic.  The large butterfly punch is one I have had a while from Marianne its so pretty, I have used vellum for it.  The card candy and stamps I won from Kath - thank you so much, its great because you can stamp any message out on them!! I have kept it reasonably CAS although not sure if it would actually qualify for a CAS in a challenge.  Here is another view:

I decorated the envelope as well with the stamps I really like these and think they could have loads of uses and I think I will be getting another set at NEC this month if the stand is there.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Spread Your Wings
Guylous Inimitability - Things with Wings
Crafter's Companion - Spring
Sparkles - Things with Wings
Do You Stack Up - Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Monochrome

Thanks so much for looking, hope you all enjoy your weekend, take care xx


Doreen said...

This is beautiful Susan,love the stamps and

coops said...

wow this is beautiful susan.really soft and pretty :D
i am really bad with my appliances, they don`t last long now a days at all.i`m on my 5th fridge, my 3rd cooker and washing machine and goodness knows about the kettle and iron i`ve had that

xx coops xx

May said...

Beautiful card Susan, Big Congrats on winning penny black challenge, Hugs May x x x x

Sue said...

A very pretty card Susan,love the butterfly.Hope you get sorted with a fridge soon.
Sue xx

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely stunning ♥

Carol said...

What a beautiful card Susan, so soft and pretty. Carol x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Susan
Gorgeous card hun, sorry about the fridge.
I have these stamps too, bought 4 sets at the Hobbycraft show last month at Trafford Centre, the lady who sells them is based in Wigan, not far from us and she does workshops. I am sure she will be at NEC, I keep thinking should I go or not, but cannot decide.
Suzie xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan,
What a gorgeous card - love all the butterflies, pink and white :) fridges and washing machines..yes, I think they are throwaway items nowadays and very sad it is too :( Have a lovely weekend, Hugs, Teresa x

Vicky said...

A beautifyul card, so soft and delicate, I love your choice of pretty colours

hugs Vicky x x x

Sue B said...

This is so beautiful Susan! It's quite a simple design but so pretty and delicate! I love the butterfly border and those fab corners! it's a really sweet card! :-)
oh you are so right about the quality of products! We had some Fairy Lights that my parents got in the 50's and they lasted 30 years!! and we very rarely replaced the bulbs in all that time. Not like that nowadays!! LOL
Sorry about your fridge though! 5 years is nothing!! A sign of the times!
Hope you have a good weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Mrs.B said...

Lovely card Susan, those stamps do look good.
Avril xx

Unknown said...

Susan this is lovely I like the butterfly die , wow it makes a fantastic statement and the butterly punch is great.
Sorry about your fridge, but well done on your Kenwood, I had mums old one and it gave up the ghost last year so Tim bought us a new one.
Hugs Elaine

Unknown said...

What a fabulous combination of stamps Susan, love the soft tones and that gorgeous butterfly edge! And you're right about new equipment, everything usually seems to last about 5-6 years max! Good luck and have a great weekend, Ira

Unknown said...

Beautiful Susan sorry I havent been about much this week havent been feeling great, have a great weekend.
Chris x

Chrissy said...

So pretty Susan, love the butterfly and love the punched border butterflies.Gorgeous card.


Vicky said...

So beautiful Susan....:o)

have a lovely evening sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

julie_woolston said...

So pretty Susan,the butterfly is lovely.

Hugs Julie x

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! I love butterflies. Have a fab weekend xx

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Susan!
Helen x

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, I love the butterfly background, so pretty and the edge punch is fab too.
Hugs Sue W.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Sue, love how you showcased the butterfly - wow!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Susan. I love the beautiful butterfly and the border punch is fabulous. Love it.
Debbie x

shaz earl said...

Beautiful card!

Thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC with our
"Things with Wings" challenge

Hope you will join us again soon & good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

brenda said...

Totally stunning Susan, perfect colours as well. I think the stamps might be Rubber Stamp Tapestry ?

Thanks so much for joining in my Things with Wings theme at Allsorts this week,, good luck and hope to see you again.

I think you card would also fit our Springtime theme at our sister challenge Penny Black and More

B x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Susan this is gorgeous! I love the butterfly! Judy x

WencheP said...

This is so sweet. Lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Chana Malkah said...

Oh, so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Guylou's Inimitabillity!


Fleur said...

A beautiful card, Very elegant
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
I have candy if your interested
Hugz Fleur xXx

Joy said...

Beautiful vellum butterfly... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Kim Kelley said...

Very pretty card! Love the softness of it! Thank you for joining us at Guylou's this week! HUGS


Naomi said...

This is gorgeous! Love the pretty colours and all of the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Jo said...

Gorgeous card, Susan, so pretty, fab colours, too!!Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time & good luck!
Jo x