Friday 3 February 2012

Spring is on the way (I think)

Well now that we have all this arctic weather I console myself with the thought that spring is just around the corner!  I love spring when all the plants are coming back to life and we are full of hope that the summer will be a scorcher this year (only to be disappointed when it finally doesn't arrive).  So my card was made with that in mind:

This little sweetie is a new stamp from Lili of the Valley, who currently have a sale on!  I have followed a sketch again and I must say I am enjoying following sketches it takes away all the indecision of where to place things!  The papers are from Nitwits and I have coloured with Copics.  I have used a Spellbinder for the image and also for the sentiment which is computer generated.  The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and I have put Stickles on them.  Flowers from Wild Orchid and gems and ribbon from my stash. The old sewing machine was dusted off and I stitched around  both edges. I would like to enter the following challenges:

Shelly's Images - All Tied Up
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Open
Paper Pretties - Use Ribbon or Twine
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics
Creative Craft - Bingo (Ribbon, Pink and Gems)
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Sassy Cheryl's - Use a Punch and Something Shimmery
Incy Wincy Designs - Flower Frenzy
Dream Valley Challenge - Animals
Stamptacular Sunday - Diamonds or Pearls (I prefer Diamonds!!)
Lili's Little Fairies - Spring Colours

Well I am off to London in a few hours time to spend the weekend with my Son, DIL and grandson - yippee!!  Hope you all have a nice weekend wherever you are and whatever you do, take care xx


sue w. said...

What a lovely spring card, just love the colours of the papers. Fab.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sue W.

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,love the image and fab

Unknown said...

Luv the colours on this one and the gorgeous stamp, have a great weekend, hope the weather stays nice.
Chris x

cotnob said...

Such a cute image Susan, I love the sentiment tag and your glittery butterflies.

Janette said...

Hi Susan, what a gorgeous card, it's nice to see the spring colours popping up, so pretty.xx

May said...

STUNNING!!! such a cute image, lovely spring colours, love the butterfly, Beautiful, Hugs May x x x

Mephisto said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us at SimonSaysStamp this week.


Carol said...

Beautiful card Susan, lovely colour palette too. Enjoy your weekend. Carol x

Anonymous said...

Wow Susan, this is beautiful, look at the detail!
xxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Darlene said...

Sure feels like Spring here in N.E. Ohio! This is ADORABLE ... cute image and your colors/coloring are perfect!! Thanks so much for joining our "ALL TIED-UP" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card - and I love sketches too. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous Susan! LOve your papers and this is one cute image.

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

This looks fabulous Susan! I adore that image and it so fresh and Spring like with thos elovely colours - so many beautiful details :) Hugs, Teresa x

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the image and the papers are so pretty.
Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous, adorable image and love the pretty papers and colours...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

coops said...

aw wow this is gorgeous susan.the image is so sweet and i love your pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Awww, well it might be freezing cold here in Manchester, but your card is Spring personified!! Isn't the bunny a cutie! Love the soft colouring and all your gorgeous papers and embellies - all so beautiful!
Hope you have a good weekend! Enjoy your family visit!!
Big Hugs Sue xx

Berry said...

Aww such a sweet bunny this is so care free! Love this Suzie! Thanks also for playing at Divas hunny! Hugs rebekah xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh Suzie, this is just absolutely PRECIOUS. I just love the soft sweet look of this. Thanks for playing along with us at Shelly's Images for our ALL TIED UP Challenge this week. We look forward to having you with us again next week.
Karen - Design Team Member

Stampalicious said...

very cute, love those flowers, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Glenda Atkins said...

Aaaaah spring! your card brings memories and hopes of a time without snow and cold:) Beautiful card!

Eva Marie said...

Lovely colors and image, absolute fab!
Thanks for joining us at DVC

Craftychris said...

What a sweet image and the papers and colours are fab! xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a sweet card, I just love this sweet LOTV image
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

Just lovely! Thanks so much for joining in at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Hugs Julie P

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous spring card thanks for joining us atCreative Craft Challenge & Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

Dawn said...

aww, what a sweet image! darling card!
Thanks for playing in Sassy Cheryl's 100th challenge!!

Sassy Cheryl said...

I agree. . . .I hope that spring is coming. Sure feels like it. Maybe this AMAZING card will give spring an extra push. Love it.
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's 100th challenge celebration this week.

Carly said...

GORGEOUS! I want this image ... I want this card!!!!

Thankyou so much for sharing your project with us over at Creative Craft Challenges.
xoxoxo Carly

Unknown said...

This is certainly a spring card. Love the colours & the way you have put it together. Thanks for playing at Divas this week

Harriet Skelly said...

This is such a lovely spring card - I love these colors together! Thanks for playing with FBW!

Sandy said...

Somebody please come and help me!! I am so far behind in my blog snooping. This card is wonderful - ya gotta love LOTV and I really like the way you did your sentiment.

Liz said...

Gorgeous card!

Bev said...

Love this card, so pretty! Thanks for joining us at LLF's this week x