Friday 21 December 2012

Anything Goes at the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

Hello to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies.

Yippee!!!! Friday at last. In a couple more hours and my children will be home from school and then they are off for 2 weeks, I love that end of term feeling and it's even better at Christmas.

Today is the start of a new Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge and this time we are being very kind as the theme for the next 2 weeks is

Anything Goes

Our sponsors for this challenge are  The pretty little ribbon shop 
and Bugaboo Digi Stamps

It was my wonderful hubby's birthday on Wednesday so I used this challenge to make his card. Whilst searching for images I found 2 that I really liked and knew they would be ideal ( hubby likes to do a bit of DIY and he also loves drawing and painting. )
Then, I couldn't choose which one I liked best so I decided to use both and made a swing fold card. (if you type in 'swing fold card' into Google you will get loads of tutorials). It did take me a little while to get the measurements right but was worth it in the end to get a 'WOW' from hubby when he opened it!

This was a tricky card to photograph so sorry lots of pictures here:

opened card

 card laid flat! 

Items used:
Digi Stamps ~ Teddy Bo DIY Bo #167
Teddy Bo Painting by Numbers ~#216   - both coloured with Promarkers
Papers ~Doodlebug - Snips & Snails - Twinkle Twinkle and Little boy blue
Memory box simple banner die
Spellbinders Stars
Sentiment ~ The works and Lili of the Valley Everyday Grungy Messages

If you pop over to the Stampin for the Weekend blog you will be able to see the wonderful creations by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything but square
Passion for Promakers - Include the word happy in the sentiment
Totally Gorjuss - For someone special
Divas by Design  - Anything goes
Here come the boys - Anything goes
Come and Get it Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - wish upon a star (can be non-Christmas!)
DYSU - Anything Goes

This is my last DT card now until 31st December, although I'll still be around to do some commenting.  I'd like to say a really big thank you to you all for your support and encouragement you have given to me since I started my blog 7 months ago. You have no idea how much it means to me and helped me in so many ways.

BIG hugs to you all and I wish you all a 

Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year



Wendy L said...

Well done Sue, have a wonderul Christmas with your family. xxxx

Unknown said...

So sweet Sue, and I can image hubby would have given it the 'wow' factor...fab teddy Bo image, love their stamps, am getting a little collection myself....lovely bright papers and colouring in is this style of card too...luv n hugs and wishing you and your family a special Christmas...xx

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Sue. I love the colours and what a brilliant shape!
One of my kids is starting the school hols early...home with a dodgy tummy!! ...nice!!

Thanks fro joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Those teddy bo's are adorable, beautifully coloured and your papers are fab too. Great cards as always.
Merry Christmas Sue to you and your family.

Vicky said...

Fabulous card as always sweetie lurve the colours & the fab design.

I really hope you have a wonderful magical christmas with your family sweetie. Thank you for all your support & wonderful comments you have given me it really does mean the world to me.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Laine said...

Stunning card Sue featuring a fabulous Teddy Bo. Merry Christmas Greetings and 'All The Best' for 2013 to you and your family. Thank you for your wonderful support.
Hugs from Laine

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love Teddy Bo which you have coloured beauifully.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and thank you for all the lovely comments you have given me, it means a lot. Marlene

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Sue, I love Teddy Bo and your colours are gorgeous.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Sue no wonder your hubby went Wow!!! I say it is awesome. Great design/lovely colours and colouring. Thank you for following me this year and showing us your awesome creations.

Merry Christmas sweetie and a very Happy New Year. Hope you have a relaxing time with your family.


Sonia said...

Just wonderful card dearest Sue^_^
Cute images and lovely colors and papers^_^
Big hug,

rachel said...

fabulous card Sue - absolutely brilliant! Here's hoping you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year! Hugs rachel xx

brenda said...

Great card Sue and love the colour combo.

Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas.

B x

Patricia said...

Fantastic card Sue, love the colours, nice and fresh.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy and Prosperous New Yer.
Also thank you for all your lovely comments on my Blog

Patricia xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh Sue these images are so adorable and the card design is fabulous. I am sure he did love it. Happy Birthday to your dear hubby.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card Sue I love the colours and shape Ginny x

Mary J said...

That's such a clever and gorgeous card, Sue!

Merry Christmas to you honey!

Pat said...

Super card Sue, both images are gorgeous, love the design.

Pat xx

Viv said...

What a fabulous card again Sue, I just love that bear, he looks so cute. Wishing you & your family a very Happy Christmas too & thanks for all the lovely comments throughout the year :) hugs Viv xx

gobeagirl said...

Merry Christmas Sue to you and your family. I think this card is adorable and I can see why your husband gave you a 'WOW' when he got it. I have tried one of these style of cards, and you will notice it never made it on my blog. It isn't as easy to make as one might think, so I have to say "Bravo" as you have done a fantastic jobs with yours. You sound like me, my kiddos are off as of this morning and I am so happy because of it. I love having them home. I will be too and I can not wait. :O) Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Hugs, Lisa G

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Sue, great colours and design.

Liza x

Pink Dandelion said...

Wow indeed!! What a super card. Debs xx

Janice said...

A brilliant card, great image & colours too. Merry Christmas Sue, can't believe you've only been blogging 7 months. Love visiting your blog, & thanks for all the comments you leave me too! Merry Christmas, Jx

NancyD said...

What a great shape Sue! Love the yellow and blue together and that cute image too. NancyD

Misty's said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card! Love the colour palette!!!! Really cheerful! Love the shape of it too. Great image coloured in brilliantly.

I would like to wish you and all your loved ones Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Have a fantastic time!

Warm wishes and hugs
Michaela xx

heidy said...

Oh wow Sue,love your card!!
Merry Christmas to you too!!
XXX Heidy

Sasha said...

Gorgeous kinetic card, Sue. Love the images and colours.
Wishing you and your family a fabulous Christmas!

Anonymous said...

A totally brilliant creation Sue, love it!
Helen x

Allthingsinky said...

This is stunning,Love the yellows and blues, fabulous card.. Have a great Christmas And A Happy New Year...

Debs said...

I can see why you got a WOW Sue - what a stunning card - gorgeous images, amazing colouring and fabulous colour combo.
I too love the end of term and it is so much more special when it's the Christmas one :o)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Debs xx

Kat said...

Great card Sue, you've made a very special birthday card for your hubby and I'm sure he'll love it. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Have a lovely Christmas.

Kat x

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card Sue and great colours, your hubby will love it

Happy Christmas to,you and your family


Donna said...

Gorgoeus card Sue, love the soft pastels and your fab design especially the bunting :) Donna ♥ x

Redanne said...

Love, love, love your gorgeous card for Hubby, what a talented family you are too! Those swing cards are just so effective and love that you used both images as they seem equally appropriate. The bunting is fab too. Hugs, Anne x

Kim said...

fantastic teddy bo card Sue. hope you have a wonderful christmas - and look forward to seeing more of your inspirational work in 2013!
Kim x

Chrissy said...

What a terrific fold the colours and of course gorgeous Teddy Bo..fabulous.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year..2013


Unknown said...

Hi Sue, well yes I think I would've said WOW on opening up this one too - that's as it's a WOW card! Fab images and a great colour scheme.

I'm sorry to have missed so many of your gorgeous cards, blogging time has just been so limited the last few weeks and I'm waaaay behind on everyone's blogs.

I'm pretty much signing off now for Christmas as well and I just wanted to pop by and wish you a very Happy Christmas I hope you get to spend the time exactly as you would wish and have a wonderful New Year as well,

It's been so nice reading your lovely comments on my old bloggeroonie and am so glad that we are bloggy friends.

Happy Christmas

pam said...

hi Sue this is a brilliant card, must have a go one day, no wonder your husband loved it, fab images & lve the colours you have used.
Happy christmas & a wonderful new year...pam

Wishcraft said...

Just fabulous Sue! Great design, love the images and lovely fresh colours :o) Hope you have a very happy Christmas hun! Hugs, Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Sue another awesome card So love the vibrant colours too! hugs me xx

Tracy said...

It's fabulous! I can totally understand him saying wow when he opened it up. Great job Sue! Happy birthday to your hubby! Hugs!

Penny said...

Sue, I am not surprised that your hubby loved his card! It is so fabulous! Love those fun images, your wonderful coloring, that fantastic design, great papers & embellies. Love the colors, too! You should be so proud! :^)
Hugs, Penny
And a Merry Christmas to you & yours! :^)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Back with my DT hat on wonderful card terrific fold gorgeous colours thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny X

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous interpretation of our theme, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs and Christmas Wishes
Kate xx

kay said...

Fabulous card Sue, not surprised your hubby loved it,have a super Christmas. X

Mojca said...

What a pretty card Sue. I whis you and your family a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year. Hugs! MOjca

Sandie said...

So perfect, adore the colours you used Sue. Really do make the most beautiful cards. Xx

marion said...

This is so fabulous and gorgeous, lovely card. Merry Christmas to you and your family, hugs, Marion

Vee said...

Fabulous card Sue I love the bright zingy colours. Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas and a happy and healthy 2013.
xx Vee

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant card, love it

Jane said...

You've gone out with a BANG!
Bet Mr Bearhouse was dead chuffed with this's perfect. Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Crafty New Years xxx

Crafty Lark said...

Super card and belated happy birthday to your hubby. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a great 2013. xx Flora

Craftdee said...

What a fabulous card! Love the image(s) and your paper and embellishment choices too. Hope your hubby had a nice birthday :-) I'd also like to tell you how much I appreciate your visits to my blog and your lovely comments, hope you have a great Christmas, Donna ☺

sue said...

fab card sue,love the colours & image,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you & your family.
sue xx

Faye said...

I'm so sorry I've been absent lately, I've missed your gorgeous creations. I really like the colours on this super make. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. X

coops said...

so stunning sue.fantastic card shape and i love the teddy bo and colours.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas :D

xx coops xx

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card no wonder your hubby said WOW never tried one of these folds great images and paper -I would like to thank you for all your comments on my blog and wish you and your family A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
carol X

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card no wonder your hubby said WOW never tried one of these folds great images and paper -I would like to thank you for all your comments on my blog and wish you and your family A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
carol X

Janet - aka stacky said...

Well I am not surprised you got a wow from your hubby, your card is fantastic xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

What a great shape and gorgeous colour combo. Loving the image.

I hope you and your family have a really happy Christmas.

Love Jules xx

Cheryl said...

Sue, This is such a fabulous card! I love the papers and your design is awesome!


Stop by my blog to check out my Winter Blog Candy!

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Sue! what a fab design! I love the bright and cheery papers and what a great way to use the two images!! it's wonderful !!
Hope you and your family have a Very Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year!
Big hugs
Sue xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Smashing card Sue! :) Love the colours and cute image!

Have a wonderful christmas hun



Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! this is so lovely Sue, the design is fab and the papers and images are gorgeous. Amazing colouring as always hun.

Donna x

Alyx said...

This is fab! Love the images (they're so cute!) and the colours used...and the layout.

nnalorac said...

So sweet, love the colour combo and sweet image. Have a lovely Christmas. Carolxx

The Craft Bucket said...

Just gorgeous, love Teddy Bo and the fabulous colours too! Thank you for playing along with us on the PFP Challenge & good luck. Wishing you a very crafty Christmas, love Jane x

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue! Love this sweet image, and the fun stars and papers!
Merry Christmas to you and yours xx

Dortesjs said...

I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.thanks for your kind friend ship and creative blog

karen said...

Wow Sue what a great card, brilliant! He is a lovely image to colour up isn't he? Thanks for visiting me little blog this year and leaving me some much appreciated comments, hope you have a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2013, lots of love, Karenxxxx

Pami said...

Fabulous card as usual Sue!

Have a very lovely Christmas and happy new year! Thank you for always leaving such lovely comments on my blog!

Pami x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sue I love this beautiful creation your choice of colours and papers are perfect so is the image and card fold it really looks ACE. I did notice it on the challenge site as I always check out the DT work. Sue I want to thank you so very much for your continued encouragement and support I would like to wish you and your family the happiest of Christmas's and New Year.
lorraine x

May said...

Gorgeous card as always Sue... Have a Wonderful Christmas & A Happy New Year.... Hugs May x x x

Jo said...

Fab card Sue! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.....have fun!
Hugs Jo x

Unknown said...

Wonderful card Sue, no wonder you got a wow! Your colouring is fantastic by the way. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Love Maddy x

Craftyhugs said...

What a fabulous Swing fold card. So adorable and very well put together! A very talented crafter indeed.!
I am also doing my rounds and came to wish you a very merry christmas! I wont be active much over the next week due to christmas and will be having a well deserved rest lol. Hope all your wishes come true and you have a lovely Time! Take care now and be safe. Many crafty Hugs . Sharon xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Sue this is a gorgeous and I love the fresh and funky colours. Great card design. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and all the best that 2013 has to offer.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Chris said...

It's a fabulous card Sue, I'm sure your hubby loved it! Your colouring is so beautiful and I love your colour scheme and design. I know this shape of card is difficult to photo but I think you've done a great job on that.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
Chris xxx

Donna said...

Hi sue, I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, hope you have a good one and here's to a fab crafty 2013

♥ oxo ♥

Anonymous said...

Fabulous creations as always Sue

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas

Ali Watson xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, love your card, great for a 'do it yourself' guy hehe! I wish you a wonderfull Christmas, hope you'll enjoy every moment. Hugs Frea

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
Ooooh, what a wonderful card you made for hubby, bet he loved it:) your colouring is perfect and I love how it opens up too :) Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Sue and all the very best for 2013 - Big Hugs, Teresa xx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Hi Sue, such a festive and fun card!!!! Have a Happy and Merry Christmas!!
Tammy at Créations LaDiva :) xx

I have some candy on my blog, you are more than welcome to join and thank you if you already have ☺

Crafteezee said...

Fabulous card Sue. I would like to wish you a Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year.
Big Hugs to you.

mixamatoasties said...

He is fab Sue!

Thank you so much for your support and friendship in 2012. Here's to 2013.

Merry Christmas.

Susan x

Caroline said...

Hi Sue your card is gorgeous as always and thank you for all your wonderful comments. I wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2013. Caroline xxx

Karina said...

Such a sweet and bright card, Sue! Love it! Thank you so much for your visits on my blog now and then and your lovely comments. They always make my day! Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hugs, Karina

Anne-Elise said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue! I also wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Hugs

Ally said...

it's a brilliant card, love it! Love the warm and sunny colours and super sweet image!
Have a wonderful Christmas, Sue! It's good to be on the same DT!
Hugs, Alessandra

Planetsusie said...

Love this image Sue - I am just doing a little blogging today to say Happy New Year to some of my blog friends. You are so encouraging and for that I want to thank you so much. I hope you are enjoying yourself today.

Big crafty hugs to you and your family.

Sue Pxxx

Sarah said...

Wow, this is such a gorgeous card Sue. I hope you are having a truly special Christmas. Sorry I have been rubbish at commenting of late, life completely got in the way :-( Wishing you all the best for a fabulous 2013 xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Sue, what a darling fun flip-flop design!! The image is sweet and the colors are so fun and happy too! :) Thanks for sharing!! Merry Christmas! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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Elise said...

OOoOH Sue, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I can see why your hubby said, "Wow" when he opened it .. it's so lovely!! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Merry Christmas and Big Hugs,

Daniele said...

awww that a brill card Sue, perfect for all those male cards, love the fact that you have the two images back to back....very clever.
Thank you for your support this year and all the kind comments that you leave
Wishing you the happiest of Christmas
hugs and best wishes from Daniele

Anke said...

Beautiful card.
Happy Christmas
hugs Anke

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic card hun, love the colours & the images are so sweet!

Wishing you all the very best for 2013!
Hugs Shell xx

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

Karen said...

Happy belated Birthday to your sweet hubby, Sue! Oh my, you blessed him with such a stunning creation... his response is certainly warranted! So much love was put into this, from the execution to the images so perfectly tailored to him. Your family is so blessed to have you, my friend! :o) I love every element of this, including the marvelous patterns and colors. I will forever be in awe of your coloring. Always spectacular, always inspiring. (Just like your designs!) :o) Marvelous work on this swing-fold card, Sue! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

oheidia said...

Hi Sue. Really a great card and i love both the image used and your coloring! Thanks for joining our mega christmas challenge at Passion for ProMarkers and i also wish you a happy new year.

Good luck in the drawing for one of the prices:)

Hugs from design team member Heidi :)

WeirdCat said...

Fantastic card, love the colours, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers over Christmas and New Year,
Ruth x

Karen Dunbrook said...

Just amazing....

Eileen said...

Great card Sue, love those images and bright cheerful papers.
Thanks for joining in with the PFP 'Happy' Mega Challenge, and good luck
Eileen x


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