Sunday, 27 May 2012

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries!

Good morning everyone and I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! Our BBQ was good although I think I had a bit too much Pimms, Rum Punch and wine because I fell asleep in Eurovision and missed all the scores!  I feel sorry for poor Englebert - second to last oh dear!!

I've just had a peek at the weather forecast and it looks set to stay like this until about Thursday!  It would be so nice if our summer was just like this all the time I think everyone is happier when the sun shines!  I don't really sit out in it but its just nice to wander down the garden and feel the sun on you instead of being covered up with cardigans!!  I still haven't got my summer clothes out yet, I was going to this weekend but the forecast says it will be back down to 14 by later in the week.  Dave says its like living with a weather girl because I'm always babbling on about the weather forecast and I always know the latest one!!  Anyway enough of my waffle here is my card for today:


This cute image is from Pollycraft and I got her in a bundle with 100 for £9.50!  Talk about being spoiled for choice now!! I have followed the sketch at Crafty Sentiments again for the layout.  She has been coloured with Copics and a touch of Prismas.  Glossy Accents to her eyes.  The sentiment is Pollycraft as well and comes in the bundle.  I have distressed around the image with Shabby Shutters DI and then cut and matted with my Spellbinders Nesties. The papers are Raspberry Road and I know its really an apple she is holding but I have decided in my wisdom that it is a giant cherry!!! So I made some cherries with the Card Candy:


I coloured the candy with my Copics and added some fallout from a Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles to look like leaves and twisted a stem from a Wild Orchid flower to look like the cherry stem. Here is a picture of the inside:



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiment - Sketch
Wags 'n Whiskers - Summer Fun
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
Charisma Cardz - No Flowers (got plenty of cherries lol)

Well that's it from me just off to get another coffee and then pay you all a visit!  Another BBQ today with Max and Emma coming over so I shall imagine there will be lots of squealing from the garden - and not just me!!  Thanks for looking see you tomorrow and take care xx

30 comments:

kath said...

gorgeous card susan...crikey 2 BBQ's in a row..you definitely are a party girl and yes isn't this weather just great..long may it continue...hugs kath xxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Susan.
Love how you have made the cherries from card candy - fab idea!
Thanks for popping by my blog - the butterflies are a stamp - from Kanban
http://kanbancrafts.com/uk/proddetail.php?prod=STAMP03
I bought mine from Create and Craft but not sure they are still in stock. I have seen a few on Ebay as well though :o)
Have a fab day.
Take care.
Debs xx

My'scardcorner said...

Pretty card Susan love her eyes and how yourve decoupaged the cherries very effective. Enjoy your BBQ and long may this weather continue although it is alot cooler here today so far.
Myrax

May said...

Beautiful card Susan.. Love what you have done with the card candy.. Fabulous image and papers.. enjoy the sunshine long may it last!! Hugs May x x

karen said...

oh delicious card Susan LOl! Gorgeous papers and image, hugs, Karenxx

Claire said...

Really sweet card, fabulous papers and love the inside too! Hugs, Claire x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan, wow! what choice you have with all those digis! She looks great with those papers and I LOVE those cherries! what a great idea :) Hope you have a great Barbecue :) Hugs, Teresa x

Caz said...

Gorgeous card Susan lovely image and the cherry idea is fab love the layout,the paper's and the colours well I love everything about it. Enjoy your BBQ. Caroline xxx

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, love all the fruity papers...

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Susan !

What a fabulous card ! Magnificent papers. The inside was worked as well as the outside. Good idea to take back your front caracter in smaller inside. Fantastic work ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Crafty Chris said...

Gorgeous Susan luv the way you put the smaller image inside a beautiful card, enjoy the bbq, I have been wearing dresses all week great to get out of jeans.
Chris x

chrissy xx said...

Super cute! Brilliant colours and I LOve this image.
Chrissyxx
I LOve to hear about the weather lol...YEs it would be nice if all our summers are like it is now..

cotnob said...

Lovely card Susan, gorgeous bright papers and beautifully coloured image.
Was it the Pimms, or the quality of the music that sent you to sleep, I wonder.
Pauline
x

~Tammy~ said...

I just love your papers! So sweet! I just love visiting here because it makes me smile and feel better! Your card is absolutely precious!

Yes, I follow the weather closely too! :-)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love, love, love what you have done with the card candi!
Hugs Shell xx

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous Susan...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh my goodness what a cutie little card ... love that little girlie ... and love how you have used the papers ... thank you for popping over to my blog this weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Lorraine said...

Love your fruity card!! Great image and colours.
Enjoy your BBQ.
Lorraine x

coops said...

so stunning suzie.gorgeous image and the papers are just perfect :D

xx coops xx

Sonia said...

Gorgeous creation Suzie:) fantastic papers and very lovely image :)

Sonia said...

Thanks for your sweet comments:)
Big big hug,
Sonia

Debbie said...

Lovely card Suzie...such fabulous papers.
Debbie x

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - i love those bright colours and the way you have made cherries from card candy.

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie...


This is gorgeous I an loving the colours...

Perfect, huggles Pops x x x

Ira Huberts said...

A yummie card with lovely papers and gorgeous image Susan, very colourful! Hugs, Ira x

Craftychris said...

Such a bright and cheerful card, the papers are fab! I'm loving the card candy cherries! You are a real party girl it seems! xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Adorable, and loving all of those designer papers. Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma and hope to see you next time too!

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Susan! the image is really sweet and those papers are SO scrummy - it's a stunning card! I love how you've turned the candi into cherries - that is pure genius!!
Ah you did have a good BBQ!!! yes it was shame about Eurovision!! LOL
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our No Flowers allowed challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

Pami said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I love the Pollycraft images and love your papers! Thanks for sharing with us at WnW this fortnight, good luck! Pami x