Wednesday 23 May 2012

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Mmmmm do you think summer has finally arrived?  It certainly has here in sunny Blackpool although whether it stays is another matter.  The forecast looks good for the rest of the week which is good as we are having a BBQ on Saturday and Sunday. Make hay while the sun shines!

For today's card I have used an image from Stampavie by Penny Johnson:

The image has been coloured with Copics, the reason the bird is lilac and green is that I coloured him to match the one on the paper but then I went and covered it with the image! I have added a bit of Viva Decor Pearl Pen to the bottom of the cage but I don't think you can see that too well.  I have followed the sketch over at Sketch n Stash and also followed the photo inspiration at the Ribbon Reel.  I have used Spellbinders to cut and mat the image.  Dies used are: butterflies are Dienamics, flower base is Magnolia Doohickey and Heart banner is Whiff of Joy.  The flower I have made using Woodware punches.  I have embossed some white pearl card with a script embossing folder by Cuttlebug. The ivory ribbon is from my stash as is the pink gem.  Here is a bit of a sideways view:

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch 'n Stash - Sketch
The Ribbon Reel - Photo Inspiration plus embossing
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Something with Wings
Oldie but a Goodie - Things with Wings (Items used older than 6 mths.: Flower Punches (ancient), Ribbon, Gem, Embossing folder, Nesties, Coredinations Card Stock)
Craft Your Days Away -All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Calendar - Things With Wings
Just Some Lines - Birds
ATC's and Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes + Butterflies/Blooms
Crafts 4 Eternity - Wonderful Wings
Fairytale Challenge - Things with Wings

Well I was going to sit in the garden for a while today and study my bridge book but I think today is going to be a bit cooler so looks like it will be some gardening and crafting, dear me its tough being retired!!  Thanks for looking today it would be lovely if you would leave a comment so that I know you have been and can visit you!  See you tomorrow, take care xx


Doreen said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Susan,I love the image and fabulous

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Susan. This is so beautiful and very delicate, I just love the designs of your cards. Great image and such pretty colours.
The sun is shining here too, what a change.
Enjoy your day.
With love, Sandra xxx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Susan love the pastel colours you have used and the design is fab. Sun not shining here but at least it's warm. Have a good day. Caroline xxx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous. LOve your colours and this cute image..
He does look lonely on his own lol...he's watching these other budgies Awhh.. he! he!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is really gorgeous fabulous colours too huggles Pops x x x

Carol said...

This is so pretty Susan, love it. Tis great being retired isn't it! Carol x

julie_woolston said...

This is so pretty Susan, I love all the pastel tones and gorgeous papers.

Hugs Julie x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan,
What a wonderful card, I love that image, which you've coloured beautifully and the papers, butterflies and that banner die look fab! Hugs, Teresa x

April said...

Pretty card! the colours are lovely. Very summery x

Lorraine said...

Hi Susan, I love the pastel colours on this card, it has a really summery feel.
Enjoy the sunshine! I'm at work again stuck in an office!!
Lorraine x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the papers and embossing.Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good luck.
Kevin xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fabulous card, love the image and pretty pastel papers and colours. The embossed panel looks great too. Enjoy your BBQ, we are at one the weekend too lol!!!
Lyndsey xx

Tina said...

beautiful papers and colors, thanks for sharing at just some lines


Unknown said...

Susan this is just way too tweet, err, sorry, I mean too sweet! Love your choice of papers and the embossed bit. Another pretty card! Hugs, Ira x

Unknown said...

wow this is stunning beautiful image and luv the colours, it is gorgeous here too.
Chris x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely card Susan! I love the music on the image! Beautiful colours too. Judy x

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, love the pastel shades, and the embossing and I have got to get that heart banner die it's fab.
We got sunshine here too, can't believe it actually went out to lunch with a friend today and ate outside. May it continue.
Hugs Sue W.

coops said...

gorgeous card suzie.stunning pretty image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Sonia said...

Beautiful pastel card! I love pink/lilac shade:)
Sweet image and great embellishments !

fairy thoughts said...

great card, pretty colours. when are you going to show us your desk then? :)it's great fun

nnalorac said...

Such a pretty card Susan, love you colourful budgie and lovely papers. Such a lovely day here. Carolxx

Sandy said...

So very, very pretty. I love the embossed papers and your beautiful design work. Wonderful design work Miss Susan!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the embossing and the bird cage image is fab
Lindsay xx

Purple mad Alison said...

Great card, love the subtle colours ou've used.
Thanks for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Kim said...

Oh Susan...this card is so beautiful! All the colors are so pretty !

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous card. Love your papers and image. Great details.
Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
Hugs Berit

Craftychris said...

oooh I love this one! I love the stamp, its gorgeous! You should have entered the Artful Times challenge with this one, it would have been perfect! xx

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, lovely papers, and a fab design.
Thanks for joining us at TRR this week!

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Susan! I love the image and your colouring is beautiful !! Gorgeous papers and embellies!
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous card Susan, its really pretty and lovely soft colours
Thanks for playing along with the Ladybugs at LCI this week and good luck with the 'Wings' challenge
Laurie x

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card, love the embossing in the background panel and the soft lilac colours.

michele said...

Fabulous card Susan Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous card sweetie. Really elegant. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


Vicki Romaine said...

I just love that birdcage. This is a lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Just Some Lines.

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty . LOve the pastel shades
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Jill said...

stunning card susie so elegant thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, such a sweet image.
Thanks for joining us at TRR this week!

Julie said...

Susan this is one beautiful card! you've used my favourite embossing folder too! Thanks for joining the Ladybugs this time,Happy crafting,Julie.x

Jen Nelson said...

fabulous card! thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash for my sketch

jen xxx