Sunday 17 June 2012

Circle Frenzy!

Good morning everyone and goodness me don't look now but its not raining!! Hopefully this may last a while although the sky doesn't look very promising at the moment.

For my card today I have made one for the Penny Black Saturday challenge which is 5 Circles - I think I have slightly more than 5!!

Oops doesn't he look astonished!!  He is from the Penny Black "Bubbly" Set, I have coloured him with Prisma Pencils and used chalks for the background.  I have followed a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for the layout and also used the photo inspiration at Simon Says Stamp.  The papers are Boho by First Edition and the map is a paper from Raspberry Road.  I have cut and matted using Spellbinders, a Memory Box die for the felt cloud and the border is a Spellbinder Edgeability die.  The card candy (coloured with Copics), twine and button are from my stash.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - 5 Circles
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration (I have used the colours, balloons and map)
Totally Papercrafts - Its Raining Cats and Dogs
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Loads of Layers
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Circles
Whimsy - Buttons and Bows
Craft Room Challenge - Furry Four Legged Family
Tuesday Throwdown - Critters

My daughter has gone off on a holiday in a wigwam in Cornwall so I am hoping that the weather improves for her otherwise she may need a canoe as well!!

I think we will have an easy day, I still have a lot of discomfort in my mouth and neck so not up to much today just a bit of crafting I think!! Hope you all have a great day and maybe a bit of sunshine too - fingers crossed.  Although I did see some sun shining for the Queen at her Trooping of the Colours but a bit later everyone had their umbrellas out.  Thanks for taking the time to have a look, it would be great if you would leave a comment - take care xx


Simple and Sweet said...

I just love your card and that image is just darling! Love the did a fabulous job! Thanks for playing along!
Erika SSW DT

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super little card suzie ... love that little guy "up up and away " eh ... good luck with the challenge ... hope you daughter has a fun time ... its looking ok down here are the moment a bit blowy but the sun is out ... happy crafting and love sandy xx ... ps your blog background is very pretty ... I was thinking about having a change but have not got brave enough yet lol ... xx

Caroline said...

Morning Susan love the image he is so cute and the layout and colours are fab gorgeous card. Hope your discomfort eases soon and the weather here is dull just dull. Have a good day. Caroline xxx

Chrissy said...

Such a cutie Susan, gorgeous colouring, love his expression.


May said...

Beautiful card Susan, I think the 5 circles is a great that image, design & colour.. perfect!! Hope it stays dry for you today! Hugs May x x x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Love the PB cat! the circles look fab - great layout!
Hope you're feeling better soon.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Hi Susan, your card is gorgeous. I love the image and the colours and papers you have used all go so well together.
I hope the weather stays fine for you and that you are feeling better soon
Hugs Sue

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

H Susan, Love your card today - that a wonderful image and I love those little embellishments too, they look fab:) I hope the rain manages to not show today (fingers crossed!) Hugs, Teresa x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Susan.....a fabulous image and great

Ally said...

wonderfu, Susan, he looks gorg flying away with the balloons tee hee!
Hugs, Alessandra

Sue said...

Fabulous card Susan,he looks so shocked.
Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs Sue xx

chrissy xx said...

A card to make me smile...What a cutie his face is a picture.
Fabulous colours. Fabulous sky...LOve it.

Zoechaos said...

Such a fun image beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Liz Miller said...

Lovely card Susan and yes he does look a bit shocked. Just as well you included a map for him to find his way home again. Clever feature.
Liz xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Oh this is gorgeous Susan & love the colours...very summery!!

hugs and xxx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Susan, love the cute image, beautifully coloured, fab clouds.
Wendy xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Cute card hun, fab layout & papers!
Hope your feeling better real soon x

Hugs Shell xx

cotnob said...

This is a fab card Susan, I love all the little details.
I hope you soon feel better.

Sonia said...

Really lovely card:) I like so much this Funny image!
Have a beautiful day Susan:)

Darlene said...

WOW! Such a cute creation Susan and I love that extra cloud in the sky!! Adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘GOING IN CIRCLES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

mulberry station said...

What a cute image. He is off for a great adventure. I love the added cloud in the forground. It adds a nice dimension to your card. Your papers are wonderful with your darling creation. I wish you could send some of that rain our way. We haven't seen any in months. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Monika Reeck said...

What a very cute Images and love your button with the same color with the baloons :) cute card

I am also joining Simon Say stamp challenge, my card is nr. 142 would you mind to see my Blog :) Many thanks for your kindness :) Love, Monika

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous card suzie...yes you have lots of circles but hey who's counting......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

sues craft magic said...

Stunning card , and thanks for joining us over at FFchallenge blog , good luck ...Hugs Sue xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Awww...such a sweet image and love the layout and colours.
Hope your having a lovely Sunday!
Diane xx

karen said...

Fabulous Susan, lovin the image and great layout, hugs, Karenx

Jeannie said...

This is really cute and the map paper goes with this image so perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Mervi said...

Hi Susan,
lovely creation and cute image!
The rain came here, hope the sun is shining there;-))m

Carol said...

Fabulous card Susan, love the layout and colours you've used. I think it's finally stopped raining here! Carol x

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.i love the fab cat and great design :D
i hope you feel better soon.

xx coops xx

Davi said...

Very pretty with the sweetie image and lovely dps and embellies ;) Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

Sue B said...

Oh he's adorable Susan!! I love his cute little expression… the sky background looks fab… I really hope he landed safely !!! LOL
Love those gorgeous papers and the sweet candi !!
I hope you feel better very soon hun... your mouth infection sounds really painful... hope those tablets start working very soon...
Take Care
Love Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous creation Susan, lovely colours!
Helen x

Kathie said...

Hi Susan this is such a sweet image and so much fun. Love your pretty colours and design papers. Great embellishments the perfect finishing touch to your card especially your cloud. Great card and thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Sassy Raggedy said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Whimsy's. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Glenda Atkins said...

A fabulous and fun card.Love the kitty and his balloons.Beautiful details too.

Unknown said...

He's adorable Susan, he's so hanging on to his beautiful balloons, wouldn't want to end up somewhere in a strange forest, lol! Hugs, Ira x

Linda Anderson said...

Oh how sweet!!!! I love your darling image floating away on his balloons. Certainly made me smile. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Heide said...

Gosh I wonder where this cutie is going to end up at, LOL Great clouds and love the felt cloud. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Arlana 11426 said...

Such a sweet card . Love that image and your sweet papers have a sweet day .Arlana @ssw!!!

Debra Miller said...

The cloud background is wonderful. Fun card! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet. Deb

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Susan :-) I love the image ,, sooo cute and the layout and felt cloud are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Diane Louise J said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Diane x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the whimsy cat card. Thanks for entering the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge "Animal Critter" theme.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Guest Designer Tuesday Throwdown

Mary J said...

Oh, such a fab layout, I lvoe this one too Susan! Your clouds are brilliant!

Oak Pond SC said...

Susan this is adorable. I just love this Penny Black image and you've done it up so nicely. I hope you're feeling better and I will try to send more sunshine your way from across the pond. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts Challenge this week and good luck. <3 -Kim

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Love the card Susan and that kitty looks like he's been taken completely by surprise! Like the layout and you've used great colours too! Helen x

Patti P. said...

Susan, this is such a fantastic card. I love the map paper with this image and the pops of color. I am a push over for kitties and this one is so cute. A fabulous card!!!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Patti SSW/DT

Joey said...

Fantastic card Susan, love this layout and the map paper is a neat touch, thanks for joining us at LMMS. Joey x

Kim said...

such a sweet card! thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week
Kim x

Sandy said...

Up, Up and away in my beautiful balloon. Do you hear me singing? So cute and I love the fact that you used a map as well. Very creative oh talented one!!

TannyP said...

What a fun image and such a perfect layout. I love that little cloud! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters' Going in Circles Challenge!

Unknown said...

Oh, so cute! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Little Miss Muffet!