Friday, 19 February 2010

Check This Out!

Long time no see, Oh how I have missed you all!!
It is not because I haven't wanted to post just been really busy and not had any time to play unfortunately.
Not to mention that I also turned 40 recently so had a few celebrations (felt quite upset actually on having to leave my 30's) but hey ho I am over it now!!! and as everybody keeps telling me "It is only a number and your as old as you feel", luckily I still feel like I did when I was at school and certainly haven't grown up at all so I suppose that's a bonus!
I got some wonderful handmade cards from friends, I really must show them at some point , isn't it just lovely to receive a handmade card especially as we all know how much effort would have gone into making them and I really appreciate that.
Anyway enough of my waffle I did get round to making a card and luckily for me it also coincides with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge which is called Check This Out and you need to use checks or ginghams on your card - what a result I had used gingham on the Valentines card for my loved one!
I used Tilda with ladybug (she so cute!) and for the 1st time ever attempted black hair and have to say I rather pleased with it, I have also used my new punch around the page Martha Stewart punch, oh how I love these punches I also received eyelet lace punch around the page for my birthday so will need to get my mitts on it and create!
I also received a lovely award from Emma (Thank you!)
Hope you like my creation today and that you not forgotten me - I'm still here!
Toodle pop!


  1. Beautiful card Suzie. Belated birthday wishes!

  2. Happy belated birthday Susie, I love your gorgeous card, the colour combo is fab and your new puch is beautiful, great colouring with the hair on tilda thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  3. Happy Birthday Suzie! Lovely card - red and black seems really popular at the moment. I quite agree with the MS punches they are gorgeous and I like the way you've used them here. Lovely jubbly x

  4. Happy belated birthday Suzie - Know what you mean about leaving your thirties - a couple more weeks and I will be joining you!
    Gorgeous card, love the colours - this is one of my fav Tildas.
    As to the fabrics on my fishy make today - the cream one is calico and the blue one - I'm not 100% sure as it was an old cushion, I reckon it is a soft canvas of some sort. LOL!
    Have a lovely weekend.

  5. You kept your birthday very quiet mrs tut tut!!! so happy belated birthday!!!! been wondering where u got to but good to see you back crafting, and i love your card and you ahve worked your magic on the black hair on tilda. Have a good weekend xx

  6. Love your card Suzie, the punchwork looks fab, I like the extra corner punch on the inner layer - nice touch.

    Happy crafty weekend!

    Hugs, Nicki, xx

  7. Hope you had a great birthday hun, I will be 40 next year but suppose it will be a good excuse for a party, lol.
    Love your card and super dooper punching - so pretty

  8. HAPPY 40th! Love the card fantastic colours. Enjoy your day

  9. Fabulous cute card, adorable Tilda.

  10. This is beautiful! Your new punches are fab.
    HAPPY 40TH! It's not as bad as you think, I quite like my forties.
    Tilda's hair looks great black.
    Clare x

  11. Fab card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge x

  12. Yay, hello Suzie, was wondering where you were and now I know you were off celebrating the naughty forties lol! Hope you had a fab birthday and that you had a few drinks to celebrate! The red gingham on your card is stunning and so is the punched border...a truly gorgeous card :) Donna x


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