Tuesday 13 March 2012

Oh so Blue

Good morning all - what's happened to all the lovely sunshine??  The sun has certainly got his hat on and his boots and overcoat 'cause I haven't seen him in a day or two!! I went to the Garden Centre yesterday and they had bedding plants out I thought that was a bit dicey as I'm sure we've not seen the last of Jack Frost this year. I only went for cardstock anyway (there's a craft shop in the garden centre in case you are wondering).

Today's card is rather blue hence the title of my post today:

I wanted to do a card for the challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies and I started one at the weekend which is still lying half finished on my worktop but I wasn't pleased with it at all.  So yesterday I decided  roughly what I wanted to do and went to the haberdashery to get some of this lace which I love to bits - I have some already in beige.  It's quite expensive but I only get 1/2 a metre and that will do for three cards.  It's so fine and delicate really pretty and looks like antique lace IRL.  The ribbon behind the image is gathered already so I knew what I wanted to do which is to make it look like an embroidery hoop.  I have coloured with Prisma Pencils and the glitter is Art Institute which looks so good IRL really sparkly!!  The papers are by Nitwits and I have paper distressed the pattern one behind the image.  I have cut and matted the image with Spellbinders.  The base for the flower and the butterfly are my new Doohickey dies and the flower is by Wild Orchid.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - Ribbon and Lace
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Use Ribbon
A Gem of a Challenge - Perfect Pastels
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon
Flutterby Wednesday - Spring
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Think Spring
Glitter Geeks - Spring is in the Air

That's it for me today, hope you all have a good day and take care xx


Vicky said...

Oooooh I'd keep those bedding plants covered unti at least the middle of may!!!! The card is gorgeous, I love the pretty ribbon around the image, and the blue lace, a very pretty effect

hugs Vicky x x x

Denise said...

Up early and doing a bit of surfing and WOW what have i come across your wonderful blog.....LOVE all your cards will be back again x

Sue said...

Beautiful card Susan,looove that lace.
Sue x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Susan I love the blue lace .Hugs Elaine

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Susan,love the colour.xxx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Susan, so fresh and delicate.

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve your blues and this is one cute image.
Leave them bedding plants there lol....You will only have to go and get more.

April said...

Such a pretty card! love all the sparkle, and that lace is beautiful x

coops said...

wow this is beautiful suzie.gorgeous blue colours and sparkle and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so gorgeous, I love the gingham trim around the image and the lace ribbon and the flower look fantastic
Lindsay xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah do really love that lace too, Susan, have some like it in white and only bought a teeny bit too dont we love our lace thanks for sharing your stunning card, Shaz in oz.x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous Susan I love the pale blue and the lace is beautiful.

Hugs Julie x

The Crafty Blonde said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image and the ribbon and lace look so pretty. Gorgeous colour combo and pretty flower & butterfly.
Lyndsey xx

Unknown said...

Very sweet and tender card Susan, such gentle colours, too. Lovely image, I'm just so fond of bunnies!

Carol said...

Love this Susan, the ribbon and lace are gorgeous. Carol x

May said...

Beautiful card Susan, love how you have framed the beautiful image with ribbon and I love blue Fabulous, Hugs May x x x

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, I love this sweet image from LOTV and love how you have framed it with the ribbon and the lace looks gorgeous.
Hugs Sue W.

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh Susan this is beautiful. The image is so cute and love the ribbon effect around the nestie. The blue looks so fresh.
Diane xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is really cute Susan! the bunny is so sweet and you've coloured him beautifully! Gorgeous papers and embellishments!! I love the lace and ruffled ribbon.
Mr Sunshine has been hiding out here in Manchester today LOL !!!
Hope he comes back your way soon!!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Such an adorable card, I love the blue and your ruffle ribbon and sweet image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Suzie's Card Den said...

What a pretty blue card, beautifully coloured and layout is lovely.
Suzie xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, love the blue and the darling image!

Louise Welsh said...

Wow a fabulous card I love the delicate colour and your layout. Thanks for joining in at the glitter geeks blog challenge Louise cx

Anonymous said...

Aww this is so sweet!!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week :)

Doreen said...

I love the swing bunny from LOTV - so cute.
And I love your card - the blue colors are fantastic, Susan
Many thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week.

Paula said...

Ohhh this is just beautiful! My favourite colours and an adorable image and design, i love it!! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula ;))

Stacey Adams, SweetStamps.com said...

Adorable card! I love the ribbon, glitter and lace accents! Sweet image too! Thanks for joining the SweetStamps.com Think Spring challenge and good luck!

Unknown said...

Wow gorgeous soft pastel coloring!!!! You did a fabulous job on this card!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps!!!!

Sandy said...

This is so very sweet. Your ribbon trim is wonderful as well as your little bunny tail. Your cards make me smile and I am green with envy you are so talented!

febe said...

Beautiful in blue. Lovely laces and details. :)

training in health

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful card - thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
Lisa x