Friday, 10 February 2012

Bring out the old......again

Well I had a good time at the Trafford Centre yesterday - loads of goodies!! Although it rained all the way back and the temperature was 0 - 1 degree it didn't seem to freeze but there was a lot of spray!!

In keeping with my 'thing' I have about using old stamps and not forgetting them I have used an old Hero Arts wooden stamp for my card today:


Whilst I absolutely love all these 'cute' images like Tilda, Bildmalarna and Digital Delights I do think its nice to do something that isn't as cute now and again.  The sentiment is also Hero Arts and a wooden stamp.  I love wooden stamps but the storage is a problem and acrylic are so easier to position.  The sentiment is actually one long phrase so I had to use a post it to mask it so I could do it to fit on the cutout.  I have coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils.  Added Glossy Accents to the vase to make it look like glass.  The papers are Nitwits, I actually printed out two others to put on the card but felt I didn't really have enough room without making it look a bit cramped so I didn't bother.  The doily is from my stash as is the ribbon and gems.  I have used Spellbinders Labels Thirteen for the image and sentiment and the flourish is a Marianne die.  The little flower is made by Prima I think its what you would call epoxy??  I would like to enter the following challenges:

ATCs and Cards with Attitude - Flowers
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Flower Power
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenge - Photo Challenge :
Crafty Creations - Swirly Whirly
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Let's See Spring Colours

Well, its a quick whizz round with the housework for me and then I am locking myself away in my garret (craft room in the attic) to play with my new toys lol.  Thanks for looking and take care xx

37 comments:

mags said...

Super little card. Love the colour used and the layout.
Mags
x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is stunning love your colour choices big happy hugs Pops x x x

May said...

Morning Susan, Love this card, your colour choice is perfect,on a brrrrrrrrrrrrrr morning here in Eastbourne it's made me feel that spring is not to far away, Hugs May x x x x

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful Susan,Love your colour choice.
Hugs Julie x

Teresa said...

Hi Susan, I thought I was already following you...so have done it properly this time! ;) Love the spring feel to your card today and so love a bit of gingham! This is a beauty and I love that extra bling too! Hugs, Teresa x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Susan,love the image and your colours.xxx

Crafty Chris said...

Very refreshing Susan lovely colours and LO.
Have a great weekend.
Chris x

Craftychris said...

Lovely card, the colours you have chosen are really nice - its a card to cheer you up on a dull cold day!! Enjoy playing with your new toys xx

Claire said...

This is a really cheery card, love the sunny colours and lovely image. Hugs, Claire x

cotnob said...

This is lovely Susan, I love those vibrant colours, that labels die is gorgeous and frames the image perfectly.
Have a great weekend.
Pauline
x

jo said...

Lovely card, love the gingham and the bright spring colours
Jo x

Rebekah said...

Lovely sunny card Suzie so sunshiney! Hugs Rebekah xx

coops said...

stunning card susan.i love the spring colours and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Carol said...

Lovely card Susan, love the spring colours. Carol x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty, I love the yellow shades and the sentiment is fantastic, love the bow too, really beautiful design
Lindsay xx

Sue said...

Aww this is So pretty Susan! I love the image and you've coloured it beautifully! Gorgeous paper and I love the doily and gorgeous bow. It's a really sweet card!
Glad you got lots of nice goodies at the Trafford Centre!! can't wait to see what you make with them!! No I didn't see any of that magical freezing rain either ROFL - I think the weather people made it up!!
Hope you have a great weekend! :-)
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

mueppi said...

Hi Susan
I love your card and you`ve coloured it wonderful!!
The papers are great!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs Gisela

Janette said...

Oh this is such a happy card Susan, makes me think of whats ahead of us.xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

So cheerful this is and the sentiment is so sweet! I love the brightness to this and your DP is so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing and playing along in the Spring Colors challenge at The Crafty Pad this week. We also have a DT call on the moment if you are interested in applying :)

Victoria said...

This is so bright and cheerful, and absolutely perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Inspirational this week.

Jill said...

absolutely gorgeous love the colours so bright thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Crafty Daffy said...

Oh I love your card. So vibrant and joyful! It goes beautifully with our photo inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Just Inspirational Challenges. xx Denise

Caro said...

a lovely card thank you for entering it into ATCs and CARDS WITH ATTITUDE, hugs caro xx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love your bright and cheery card with all the wonderful details. Thanks for entering ATCs & Cards With Attitude.

Scrapaddict said...

So very pretty, love the happy color and that added doilly is perfect! Thanks for playing Just Inspirational Challenge and good luck!

happyglitzygirl said...

Gorgeous details, great bow, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

Joanne said...

This is a really professional looking card. the colour is lovely and cheery. thanks for joining us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

lalkygirl said...

what a gorgeous cheerful and happy card ,,,,i love it
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Choccy said...

What a cheerful, make you want to smile card !
Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Inspirational challenges. Hope to see you back soon.
Choccy x

Sylvia x said...

Great card Susan loving the flowers

Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour

Sylvia xx

Sandy said...

OMG!!! this is gorgeous and I love your sentiment!
Sandy

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely colours and embellishments thanks for sharing your card with us at Poodles Parlour cheers sue n x

Kathleen said...

Pretty card, gorgeous image, colours and design. Thanks for joining us at crafty creations for our swirly whirly challenge. Hope to see you again.
Hugs Kat x

Abbie721 said...

Such a beautiful card, lovely bright colors. Thank you for joining us over at ATCs and cards with attitude this fortnight xx

fatmonica said...

It's a beautiful card.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

Wendy said...

Such fun and bright colors! Love the bouquet!

Thank you for joining us in our Flower Power Challenge over at The Crafty Purple Frog challenge blog!

Hugs,
Wendy

Mona Eidhammer said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Purple frog. Good luck in the drawing! Hugs...Mona