Monday, 13 February 2012

Soft Hues

Happy Monday to everyone!  Are you all set for the Lurve day tomorrow?? Got your cards at the ready girls??  I remember when I was young in Canada it was the custom to give all your friends cards so you used to get a lot of cards and I remember one little boy saying "Aw I gave all my cards to dames"!!  That's well over half a century ago but I can still remember him saying it and his name - Philip Hodgkiss and he had loads of freckles on his cute little face.  Gosh I am waffling on. Anyway the card today is one I have done in softer colours:


I thought I would go for a more feminine one after the last few days.  The image is Bildmalarna called I picked some flowers which has been coloured with Copics and a touch of Prisma Pencils.  I have used Nesties to cut the image out and matted her on a new Nestie called Teardrop Circles.  The doily is from a Cheery Lynn die called French Pastry and I must say it cut out very well.  The butterflies are Martha Stewart punch and have Stickles on them.  The papers are First Edition from the Spring Feast pad.  Ribbon and charm from my stash.  The border dies inside and out are both new from the fair last week and are Tonic and are so easy to punch I didn't have to resort to using my foot like I normally do!!  Here is the inside:


I have used the punched out butterflies up the side to add a bit of interest. I would like to enter the following challenges:

Bildmalarna Challenge - Use a charm
Card Patterns - Sketch
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Celebrations
Cheery Lynn Designs - Pretty in Pink
Robyn's Fetish - Square Cards
Scrappy Frogs - Die Cuts
The Hybrid Chick - Use Ribbon
Phindy's Friday - Round and Round

Well I'm off to do some more crafting now hope you are all enjoying your Mondays!  Thanks so much for looking and take care xx


41 comments:

Doreen said...

This is such a pretty card Susan,love the image.xxx

julie_woolston said...

This is a stunning card Susan.

Hugs Julie x

Claire said...

Such a pretty card. Hugs, Claire x

Teresa said...

Hi Susan, what a beautiful card, I love how you have coloured her and that little charm hanging from the ribbon is so pretty. Hugs, Teresa x

Vicky said...

So beautiful Susan...love the delicate colours hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Crafty Chris said...

Gorgeous Susan luv the light colours a little beauty, you should join us on the xmas club.
Chris x

sue w. said...

Oh Susan, this image is just so so cute, (is she a stamp) I just love the soft pastels and the bow is super.
Hugs Sue W.

Amelia (Mimi) said...

I love this Susan!
Just wanted to say that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award even though you have nominated me!

http://bandbbymimi.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-blog-award.html

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Amelia (Mimi) said...

I love this Susan!
Just wanted to say that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award even though you have nominated me!

http://bandbbymimi.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-blog-award.html

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Amelia (Mimi) said...

I love this Susan! Just wanted to say that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award even though you have nominated me!

http://bandbbymimi.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-blog-award.html

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Chrissy said...

So pretty Susan, love the soft colouring and gorgeous image, beautiful card...love it.

Luv CHRISSYxx

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve these soft colours. One cute image too.
Chrissyxx

Janette said...

Hi Susan, This is such a sweet and lovely card, very girlie...have a good day tomorrow.xx

jo said...

So pretty, lovely soft colours, fab embellies
Jo x

Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie this is simply gorgeously stunning :0)))

Angel-23 said...

Such a pretty card love the pastel colours and image.
Hugs Rachael xx

Molecraft said...

This is just beautiful Susan, so pretty, love it!
Helen x

Molecraft said...

This is just beautiful Susan, so pretty, love it!
Helen x

Debbie said...

Such a very pretty card Susan. I love the beautiful soft colours.
Debbie x

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful image and card, love the soft pastel look of it and all the little details like that marvellous charm. Wonderful!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Susan this is lovely, Ilove thme inside too. Happy Valentines Day! Judy x

coops said...

so beautifl susan.gorgeous soft pretty colours and the image is adorable ;D

xx coops xx

kyms kards said...

WOW stunning

Thanks for sharing it with us at the Robyns Fetish challenge
Hope to see you again soon!
kym DT

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! The image is very sweet and beautifully coloured. Perfect ribbon bow! Thank you for playing along at Card Patterns!

Bonnie Brown said...

Such a pretty card with delicate shades of color! Good luck and thank you joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card and perfect embellishments. Thanks for joining and sharing your card with us at Robyns Fetish square challenge. Cheers Sue N x

Craftychris said...

Such a delicate and gorgeous card xx

Rebekah said...

Stunning Susan what lovely soft colours you have used on a wonderful image hugs Rebekah xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is stunning Susan!! isn't she adorable!! and you've coloured her so beautifully in those pastels. I love all your gorgeous papers and embellishments - it's a really scrumptious card!
I wonder what Philip Hodgkiss is doing today!! and wonder if he still has freckles!!! LOL
Hope you have a great evening!
Love Sue xx

~Tammy~ said...

This is just gorgeous! So Soft and oh so beautiful!

Janet said...

This is sooo sweet! xx

Sandie Edwards said...

Very pretty - thank you for joining the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

cindy said...

How beautiful. This card has perfect coloring and the butterflies are supper cute. Great job and thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish.

Celeste Glover (The Paper Princess) said...

Such soft colours for a pretty card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty, I love those papers and the image is so cute
Lindsay xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

No worries Susan, I will have been called worse than that! lol Do you prefer Sue, Suzi or Susan by the way? Judy x

cotnob said...

This is really pretty Susan such lovely soft colours and I love that doily die.
Pauline
x

uksharon said...

Just darling! Beautiful inside and out. Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

whoistracy said...

This is just so soft & pretty! I really love that little charm. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

Dorcas said...

Such a soft pretty card! I'm so glad you could join us at Bunny Zoes this month!
Hugs,
Dorcas

Kianel said...

Really cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.