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Friday 6 April 2012

A card for Sue

Good morning all - and thankyou for all the comments I received yesterday on previous posts - my phone kept going 'ping' and it just felt really good when it was a lovely comment rather than an offer from some random company that had got my details from somewhere! So thankyou for making my day!

Well its good Friday today and I'm taking the children to Blackpool Zoo - we have annual passes so can go whenever we like and today seems like a good kind of zoo day!!!

Before I go I really want to share this card with you that I've made for my friend Sue's birthday - Sue was my boss when I was a teacher but now she's retired and well I'm just mum! We meet every week to run together - and we both love gardening and cats - I really hope she'll like the card.

To make this card I've used a stamp from crafterscompanion which I've coloured using promarkers. I've diecut the image using a spellbinders die but also used my favourite tool (my big shot) to cut out the sentiment backing (memory box die) and the butterfly (marianne Creatable die). The papers were from this months quick cards and the ribbon and pins from my stash - the sentiment I've used is a a LOTV sentiment and I've added gems and flowers too plus some rose bouquets from the bargain bookshop! The card blank I used was a papermania A5 tent fold card.

I hope you like this card as much as I do. I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:
Crafters Companion: 4 legged friends
Simon says stamp: use your favourite tool (big shot)
Divas by design - anything goes
DYSU#66 Friendly Critters
Totally Papercrafts #111 Bingo (flowers, diecut and blue - its around the image!)
I think I'd better get dressed now and take the children to the zoo - have a fun day!
Rachel xx


  1. Such a lovely card Rachel! I love the colours you've used!Makes me think of strawberries & summer!
    Dawn xx
    PS to make your blog candy post a sticky, all you need to do is go to edit your post & change the date in Published On to a future date.(Leave it as Automatic, not scheduled) It will then stay at the top until that date! Hope that's helpful! x

  2. Thanks Dawn - I keep meaning to do this will do it now!!!!

  3. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design Rachel! Just live over the bridge from you by the sea! I love these stamps from Crafter's Companion and this is a lovely card! Hope you had a great day at the zoo! Laura x

  4. These are Fab Rachel I love them both well done .
    I have put your candy at the top of my blog as you make such sweet creations I want others too see them .
    Hugs Elaine

  5. I think your friend will be delighted. It's a gorgeous card.
    Have a lovely Easter weekend.
    Caz x

  6. Wow Rachel, this is so gorgeous! Love all the details, especially the little bouquets of roses at the bottom of the image. Hope others click on the image to make it bigger so they can see all these details too. Love the image (I'm a cat person too) and the colors and dies you used.

  7. Wow this is fab what an array of colour! Thanks so much for joining us at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  8. Hi Rachel

    Such a beautiful card - I love the image and the colours - just wonderful!

    Take care.

    Hazel xx

  9. Hi Rachel, hope you've had a fab day at the zoo!
    Found you blog following...hope that's OK?
    Your card is gorgeous, sweet image, beautiful butterfly, fab layout and those papers look perfect!Off to have look round your blog now!
    Hugs Jo x

  10. Hi Rachel, such a lovely card! Great shape and a very cute image. Love the butterfly die as well.

    Thanks for the kind words on my blog.


  11. You are welcome Rachel , and thank you for your comments. Your lovely cards deserve to be seen Hugs Elaine

  12. Hi, I am now a follower , and would like to wish you well with your candy, but I have not got into challenges yet, so will just be checking your blog whenever I get time x Jean

  13. What a gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for joining us a Totally Paper Crafts Bingo Challenge. I hope your day at the zoo was fabulous and have a very Happy Easter <3

  14. Beautiful card, love the sweet image. I'm sure your friend loved it x
    Wendy x

  15. I love your cute critter card!! Thank you for joining us at DYSU this week :)

  16. Gorgeous card Rachel :-) I am sure your friend will love this, such a cute image and the papers and details are so pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us at the Totally Papercrafts and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x


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