Thursday, 12 January 2012

Moving Along With The Times (DT Card) - 'Spots and/or Stripes' Challenge

Hi all, Hope you are all well and settling back into a normal routine after the festive break. It's the beginning of a new year and we have lots to look forward to here at

Moving Along With The Times

Some brand new sponsors, fab prizes, wonderful themes and a big Birthday celebration planned in Midsummer!!! So hope you will join us in what promises to be a wonderful 2012 !!

So onto this week's Challenge and the lovely Laurie is our hostess and has chosen the fab theme of ..

'Spots and/or Stripes'

So, we want to see anything with Spots or Stripes, or both!! There are lots of lovely papers around that will fit this theme and remember it doesn't have to be a card - you can make any project as long as it has spots and/or stripes!

Our fab sponsor this week is:-

Sir Stampalot!!

who are very kindly offering the following prize for our lucky winner! 

Ooh, I wish I could enter - what a lovely prize! :-) 

and that's not all....

We have an additional prize up for grabs on this challenge.
A GDT spot to join us at MAWTT for a whole month!
If you want to be in with a chance of this fabulous opportunity please add GDT after your name when you enter the challenge!

I bought some gorgeous Zebra Stripe pattern paper by Anna Griffin just before Christmas and so thought it was perfect for this challenge!!! It's flocked and gorgeous and you just want to stroke it all the time LOL.

The gorgeous rolled rose die was a pressie from my good friend and teamie Laurie and is Marianne Creatables 'English Rose'. Thank you hun!!!  I glittered the edges of the rose with Sakura Glitter Pen. 

The fab image and sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. I had seen these lovely Diva Doodles before when shopping and had managed to resist!! but I wanted an image that was quick to colour and I realised that the images would go with the paper !!!! So perfect excuse for another shopping spree!! LOL

Colouring is with Flexmarkers and Promarkers. The spotty ribbon and pearls are from my stash. I was stressed when I made this and looking at it now, I wish that I'd done a fancy edging on the card strip where ribbon is!! I really hate it as it is !!! Might try this card again and try and do a better version!!!

I really hope you can join us in this week's challenge and do pop over to MAWTT  for more details
and to check out the rest of the teams gorgeous creations!!!

I think that's everything. Although, I nearly forgot to schedule this post!!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

CES - Challenge 67 - 'Anything Goes' ends 13th January 2012 

Cupcake Craft - Challenge 174 - 'Something New' ends 15th January 2012 
(My Something new is the Rolled Rose Die that I 'got for Christmas')
Stamps R Us - 'What Did You Get for Christmas' ends 15th January 2012  
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 67  - 'Anything Goes' ends 16th January 2012 
Crafty Creations - Challenge 152 - 'Something New' ends 17th January 2012
(rolled rose die)
Simon Says  - 'Spots and/or Stripes' ends 17th January 2012  

Thank you for all your lovely comments and a warm welcome to all my new Followers!! I'm sorry if I haven't caught up with all of you yet. And if you haven't already entered my Candy and would like to do so, then please click HERE.

Not long until the weekend! Hope there is something nice on TV to watch! Did you see Edwin Drood! I thought it was very atmospheric and really enjoyed it.
Take Care!
Love Sue xxx


  1. Just Gorgeous! LOve that paper Sue!
    This image is Fabulous...Flowers and bag match??? Perfect.

  2. I love this card and even more now I can see the flock, Yummy!!!

    Oh I watched a wee bit of Edwin Drood but am going to watch the rest on the Iplayer as been so tired the last few nights!!!

    Love Hxx

  3. oh Sue this is really beautiful love the image and that rose is just perfect,love it hugs Cheryl xx

  4. Fab card hun, loving the flocked DP!
    I've got the tiger one & its been sat in my draw forever cus I won't use it, just stroke it! lololol!!
    hugs shell xx

  5. This is fabulous sue,love the image and the gorgeous backing

  6. Love this card Sue - the flocjed paper is lush and I love the straight edged bit for the ribbon - just perfect!
    Hope you and yours are all well.
    Take care.
    Debs xx

  7. Gorgeous Sue. The paper is awesome and I love the flower.


  8. Hi Sue,
    That's such a perfect match; the image and the papers. The roses are beautiful! Really like the simplicity of this card.

    Congrats on your New DT Position!

    Take care,

  9. oh wow Sue ... that paper is gorgeous .. i love it .. and it matches the cute little bag perfectly.A fab card
    Lisa x

  10. this is really beautiful! What a lovely details!

  11. This is a fab card Sue, I love your rolled roses they are the perfect finishing touch.

  12. Hi Sue. This is one of my favorit color combinations. Beautiful card. Hugs. Lily Anuska

  13. Hello Sue. I just love this card. It hits you straightaway, so very striking, fabulous colours, love the image, so wonderfully created. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  14. Hi Sue, your card is superbly girly girly! What girl doesn't like a good handbag, lol! (Actually I bought myself a supercute one this afternoon while visiting customers). Your rolled flowers are perfect! Mine somehow always 'wobble' ;-) I didn't get to see Edwin Drood last night either, I taped the two episodes, love to watch this evening (if nothing comes in between that is!). Have a lovely evening, hugs, Ira x

  15. Love your card - the papers are just fab. Hugs, Claire x

  16. This card is so sexy Sue love the animal prints! I have some flocked leopard tiger print but can't bring myself to use it lol! I love the card how you have done it and wouldn't change a thing. Edwin Drood I haven't heard of that one might check it out hugs Susan xx

  17. Hi Sue,
    Wow, I love this card - looks great with those flowers, you've made them so perfectly and love how you glittered teh edges - very clever (must try that :)) Love that animal print paper with the pink, looks lovely and girly...I sadly missed Edwin Drood, I hope they put it on again...Evern Huger hugs! Teresa xx

  18. Hi Sue,
    Wow, I love this card - looks great with those flowers, you've made them so perfectly and love how you glittered teh edges - very clever (must try that :)) Love that animal print paper with the pink, looks lovely and girly...I sadly missed Edwin Drood, I hope they put it on again...Evern Huger hugs! Teresa xx

  19. Fabulous Sue! Love the rolled roses too.

  20. so stunning the fab paper and striking colours and the image is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  21. Hi Sue,
    Absolutely gorgeous creation , you have teamed up everything so perfectly. Love it Lots.
    I am mid way through working on something with stripes so I'm going to check out the challenge and see if I can enter, have a great weekend.
    Hugs Cheryl

  22. Fabulous darling!! Love your card, the paper is just gorgeous and matches so well with the image!! Fab colours too love the pink against the black and white. Pami x

  23. OMGoodness Sue! this is Just Fabulous! I love the zebra dp's! Such a Great color combo! I love Pink black and white together, always looks so Fun and Sassy! And the little touch of green is just Perfect! And I think your Card is Wonderful just the way it is! 8-)


  24. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  25. lovely card, and the stripes are fab! Love your work.
    Hugs, Alessandra

  26. This is gorgeous Sue, I like the striking colours and the beautiful roses.

    Hope you'll have a great weekend sweetie!


  27. What a terrific design, really love all the elements on this, very trendy too! thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

  28. Hello Sue I'm back from my little jollies and need to get stuck back into commenting and crafting!
    Do not EVER say you hate this card Mrs - I ABSOLUTELY love it! with a passion lol.
    Sue its just fabulous - perfect. The papers are devine(I have that zebra paper) the image is adorable (I want no make that NEED it) the colour is fabulous, what a fab fab fabby pink and your rolled roses are fantastic with it!
    Honestly Sue - this card ROCKS!
    HUgs Laurie xx

  29. Such a lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week and good luck - Jane x

  30. Hi Sue :)

    Finally getting round to catching up and so much trouble commenting on blogs its unbelievable! :( Luckily yours is working fine :)

    Lovely, elegant and stylish card, the zebra print and matching image look brilliant!

    Hope you are well hun, I did chuckle at your wheelie bins on the run! :D lol



  31. Love your zebra print paper and matching bag great overall effect. Hope you are well hugs Meg

  32. Gorgeous card sweetie I am really loving the colours. Fabulous shug!!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  33. Wow, your card is stunning!! I LOVE the bold stripes and colors and the roses are gorgeous!! Great use of our challenge!!
    Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  34. Gorgeous card, Sue! Fantastic colours and layout! I love your image and matching flowers! Thanks for joining us at cupcake and good luck:-)! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

  35. Fab card LOVE the image and your roses are so pretty too, Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

    Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly and you can enter 3 times each Challenge too! :0)

  36. Oh this is gorgeous! Love how the flowers match up with the image. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes. Keeley

  37. Great card, love the rolled roses! Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  38. Gorgeous little creation Sue. Loving the Zebra background and the black and pink co-ordinates perfectly.

  39. fabulous card Sue :-) I love this very funky image and style ,,, gorgeous :-)

    Congratulations !! You have won the $50 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! :-)

    Lols x x x

  40. Sue I just see (check link leads to you)that you win at Simon Says challenge. Congrat. Lily Anuska

  41. Great card! Lovely flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenge! I am sorry my commenting is soo late.


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