Friday, 21 January 2011

Want to feel great?

It's time for another challenge at Simply Betty, and we have a fab sketch for you by the talented Cheri
But, before I show you my card, I'm hijacking this post to tell you about Betty's daughter Rio. It's her 13th birthday next month and she's asked her Mom if she can donate her birthday money to St Judes Hospital instead of having a party or going to Disneyland. This brings me to tears every time I think about it, what a truly wonderful young lady. Now, Betty has created a FANTABULOUS "Rio-turns-13" digi stamp which you can buy at the Simply Betty store for the standard price of $3, but it will only be available for a limited time, and ALL THE MONEY WILL BE DONATED TO ST JUDE'S! So, you get this exclusive and fabulous digi, you get to make one 13 year old's day, AND you get to help countless other children with cancer, by contributing to the St Judes donation fund. Just how many ways can you get to feel good for only $3?

For full details (and Betty's mailing address so you can send a birthday card to this very special young lady), see this post.

Ok, hijacking over, I don't normally like direct selling but I just couldn't NOT tell you about this. Back to the regularly scheduled challenge post. Here's the sketch:

and here's what I did with it, using a Simply Betty Steampunk image and papers by Crafty Chaos Designs.

Here are the other challenges I'd like to enter. Normally, I'm quite strict with myself about making sure I've followed all the rules about how many times you can enter, how many challenges you can combine and whether or not I've followed the theme. With this card, I haven't, because frankly I want as many of you as possible to read about Rio and her special birthday wish. Yeah, I'm evil like that :P So, with that said, here are the challenges:
The Crafty Purple Frog - distressing
Crafty sentiments - vintage
Delightful Sketches - let's celebrate
Cute Card Thursday - 123 recipe (1 image, 2 torn pieces of paper, 3 keys)
Dare to be Sassy - cool frosty colours
Crafts and Me - Monochrome
The Sisterhood of Crafters - birthday
Penny's Challenges - anything goes
Anything Goes - eyelets and/or brads
Top Tip Tuesday - use a sentiment
Tuesday Morning Sketches - metal
Creative Card Crew - for men
Pear Tree Designs - free for all
Wild Orchid Crafts - use a sentiment
One Stitch At a Time - something new (keys)
Totally Stampalicious - for a man
Digis by Phooka - anything goes
Gingerloft Challenges - celebrate
I Did It Creations - blue
The Crafty Pad - something new (my keys)
Pile It On - anything goes
Cards for Men - time to party
My Partner in Crafting Crime - something new (keys)
Paper Cutz Challenge - your choice
The Stamp Man - distressed
Prairie Fairy Fridays - birthday
Crafty Ann's Challenge - old (the matting shapes) and new (keys)
Shannon's Sentiments - blue
Catch the Bug - birthday
Creative Inspirations - birthday
One Stop Crafts - card for a male
Craft Your Days away - anything goes
Mami Doodles - use mostly blues
Stamping Vacation - no tags


Andrea C said...

Extremely cool card, but then again when isn't it hmm! xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Ooh - I love this Susan. the colours are just lush and rich and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Rainmac said...

Hi Susan, what a fabulous card, I love the colours and the gorgeous image. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away and Cards for Men, good luck with the challenges xxx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh WOW ... this is FANTASTIC!!!
Thanks so much for joining our Birthday Challenge at The Sisterhood! We hope you'll join us again next challenge.

Purple Crazy said...

a gorgeous card, such a lovely deep rich colour, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this time xx

Dora said...

Wow this is fantastic, that paper is beautiful, so bold, love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Hugs xxx

Flutterby Trina said...

Love it! Thanks for joining us at PTD this week, Good luck




sue said...

great card & great image thanks for joining us anything goes x sue x

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Plus, how awesome of you to get the word out about Rio through all of those challenges.
You ROCK!!!

Padster said...

Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week
Debbie x

pinky said...

Excellent take on our vintage challenge, love your card. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Dawn said...

Another fab card Susan, love the colours. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

Kathy said...

Great birthday card, love the frosty color scheme, thanks for playing along with us at SSS this week.

Debbie said...

Brilliant card, great colours and layout. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Merry said...

Beautiful colours. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Stamping Vacation

Cec said...

Fun card. Love the colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Sara said...

Very cool! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

paperfun said...

Your card is great and your "hijacked" message is even better. Thanks for sharing this terrific message.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, just love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT & Gingerloft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Leanne said...


Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Leanne xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time
Claire xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

cool card!
thanks for joinin us at TCPF!

Regan said...

Fantastic card! Love the blue paper & the key embellishments! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

Dawn said...

Wonderful card and love the shout out for the St Jude's.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Hope to see you real soon.

Gemma said...

this is fab Susan! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

Jen Leeflang said...

Your creation is lovely with that elegant image. Thanks for joining us on the Digi's by Phooka Challenge.
Jen Leeflang
Digi's by Phooka DT

~Lady B~ said...

Awesome papers and color scheme!

Melissa Craig said...

I really like this card - reminds me of Johnny Depp. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Caroljenks said...

What a great card - but what an even greater star is Rio - what a little angel! And a gorgeous digi too :)

Thanks for joining us this week for our 'All Sentimental' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Lori said...

Wow, great card, thanks for joining us at Fairy fun fridays, we're happy to have you!

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Love the keys and your corner scrolls. thanks for sharing with us at TMS!

Anonymous said...

Your card is wonderful.
Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Digi's by Phooka.

Hugs, Myriam

Janet said...

Wonderful colours and such a striking image! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's and hope you will join us again soon.

Janet xx

Teresa said...

what a great card for a man, thank you for joining crafts and me this week.
Teresa x

Debbie said...

Your card is beuatiful - I love the colours you have chosen

Trisha said...

Love the Tim Burton feel of this card,colors rock too! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays Birthday Challenge! xox Trisha

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very unique, great sketch. Thanks for playing in the Totally Stampalicious Masculine Monday challenge.

Courtney said...

Great card Susan! Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!


TannyP said...

Oooooh! That is such a great combo of papers and images =) I expect you to manage your hours of work. I am ok with taking tome in lieu. Thank u for sorting it out

bosenberries said...

What a nice 13 year old!! Great card! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Suzi said...

Wow! what a fabulous creation. Thank you for joining in our Celebrations at Creative Inspirations this week.
Suzi x

Patricia St Martin said...

Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men with our Let's Party challenge. We always love to see everyones cards. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

Mami Doodles said...

Great colours in a beautiful card.Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Mandy said...

Lovely card,great image and the paper and colours are beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men...
Mandy x

cindy said...

Beautifully done. Love the happy birthday two tags in the right corner. Thanks for joining us at Shannon's Sentiments.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us a Penny's Paoer Crafty this time, hope to see you again.
Sharon x

Teri said...

Aesome work hun!
Thank you for playing The Crafty Purple Frog this time - hope you can join us on Thursday for a new challenge.
Teri xx

Vixykins said...

Another fab creation with this stamp Susan, you really bring it alive! Thank You for entering The Stampman Challenge, hope to see you again x