Friday 30 March 2012

Round and Round

Good morning - brrrr hasn't it got chillier now?  I guess we've seen the end of the tropical weather, hopefully not for the year though!!!

Today I have used one of my new stamps which I got at the NEC it is one of the new releases from Lili of the Valley:

He's certainly a little sweetie that's for sure.  I have gone for a round card for a change using my Grand Nestabilities for the shape.  I have coloured him with Copics and Prisma Pencils and paper pieced the balloons.  I got the ribbon from the NEC from Mei Flowers and the sliders are from my stash.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid and have been doused with some Stickles.  The little butterflies are made with a Woodware punch and glitter card but you can't see the glitter lol! The gems are from my stash.  I have used Milled Lavender Distress Ink to distress the edge of the image.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
DRS Design - Anything But a Square
Moving Along with the Times - Cute 'n' Cuddly
Divas by Design - Use a Stamp
Little Darlings - Outside
My Mum's Craft Shop - Stamp it!
Paper Pretties - Bling it
The Pixie Cottage - Cuddly Creatures
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Bling and Glitter
Stamp and Create - Paper Piecing
Fussy and Fancy - Anything but a Square

Yesterday I played surrogate grandmother to my friend's children.  It was grandparent's day at their school and their real grandma was working and her little boy was so upset that he wouldn't have a grandparent there so I went in place.  I had a lovely time they put on a little show and sang songs and showed their pictures of grandparents and we then went round the classrooms and looked at their work it was all really nice.

Thanks for looking today, please leave a comment if you are able to its always lovely to read them and take care xx


Doreen said...

This is beautiful Susan,an adorable image and

Chrissy said...

Oh! Susan, this is just gorgeous, what a cute fabulous image, fab colouring, love the shape and the flowers...gorgeous.


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Susan. Oh wow, this is stunning. I love the colour and your image is just gorgeous. Love all those gorgeous flowers too.
Have a lovely day.
Love Sandra xxx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Susuan, lovely image and embellishments.
Glad you had a great day yesterday.
Avril xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Susan, the bear sure is a sweetie. Carol x

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan what a gorgeous card love the colour and such a cute image.

Hugs Julie x

Unknown said...

Stunning Susan would luv the Gnesties but boy are they expensive, a beautiful shape and sweet little image, have a great weekend.
Chris x

Karin said...

How sweet! Love the beautiful color and the flower embellishments :) Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs!

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan, This is a gorgeous, card, your colouring is amazing as always, I love these new stamps and the patchwork theme on the balloons! Have a lovely day, Hugs, Teresa x

Shelia said...

What a precious card. I really like the color combo and those paper pieced balloons are so cute! thanks for joining DRS Designs' challenge this week!

Janette said...

Hi Susan, Oh this is so very sweet, a gorgeous card...xx

Unknown said...

Such a cute and sweet card Susan, looks like your bear is really happy holding these fine balloons! Lovely shaped card, just fab! Hugs, Ira x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so sweet, I love the shape, the image is adorable and those flowers are just so gorgeous
Lindsay xx

May said...

O my word Susan, this is adorable love it all.. image, colouring, shape, embellishments... Fabulous x x Glad to hear you had a good time being a surrogate Grandma!! what a lovely idea to have a grandparents day at the school!! Hugs May x x x

Maria said...

This is sooo adorable, and what a cute little bear! A stunning card. Thanks for joining in with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

Jo said...

Just gorgeous!Love the shape, the image and those delish flowers!
Jo x

coops said...

wow this is fantastic susan.gorgeous sweet image and details and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Aww he's SO cute Susan!! I am trying to resist looking at all those new LOTV stamps!! but he's adorable - I might just have to have him!! LOL Your colouring is beautiful and the paper piecing looks fab! I love the card shape and the gorgeous papers and embellishments - it's a stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh this is beautiful Susan, a lovely LOTV image and love the shape and the lilac colours!

Chrissy said...

Me again...and still love your shaped card...

Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy..


Craftychris said...

So cute! xx

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

What a lovely card, Thanks for playing with Lili's Little Fairies this week and good luck.
Hugs Chris x

Jill said...

ohh this is adorable thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How cute! Your image is so sweet and I love the colors and little flowers. Thanks for joining us in the DRS Thursday Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Susan, another gorgeous entry, love it! Thanks for joining us at Divas again!
Helen x

Ally said...

Hiya surrogate Gran! tee hee, I bet it was fun!
Love your cute little card with the cutest image ever!!
Hugs, Alessandra

Margreet said...

Beautiful card with great colouring and pretty the shape...thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Lisa Jane said...

Wonderful card
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this for our Cute and Cuddly challenge
Lisa x

Janiel/ janny said...

Cute card....beautiful colors.

Thank you for joining us in the fun with the OUTSIDE challenge at Little Darlings. Good Luck..

Sandy said...

Cute as punch --