Saturday, 30 June 2012

Keep Cool

Good morning everyone and hopefully you will be seeing this Saturday as I am scheduling it Thursday.  One of my friends has a birthday soon and when I saw this image I just thought of her right away!!  She is always on holiday and has a villa in Spain too so she always has a tan and she does enjoy a glass or two of something nice to sip on (don't we all??).  I thought I would do it in red white and blue to be topical:


The image is Gloria from Mo's Digital Pencil and I think she's a stunner.  Coloured with Copics and Prismas.  I have added some Liquid Pearls to the dots on her costume and also some Stickles to the costume frill and stars on the inflatable.  I tried to make the drink look like a Cosmopolitan because that's what Maggie loves to drink.  I tried to do the hair like hers but it has turned out too brassy.  The papers are from Nitwits Tour of London Collection.  The image has been cut and matted using Spellbinders Nesties.  The flowers have been made with my MFT Dienamics die with gems from my stash used.  I decorated the inside and made a box too - here is a picture of the card in the box:


I used an Go Create XXL die to cut the aperture. I then  added some acetate which I have had for years (since I used to do presentations on OHPs lol)  for the window.  The corners are from MFT Dienamics set.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch 'n Stash - Sketch 21 Stash used - gems and acetate

Inky Impressions - Beach Fun
The Paper Shelter - Punches/Dies
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stars
Crafty Sentiments - Red White and Blue
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Two Sisters Challenge - Red White and Blue Optional Bling
Allsorts - Use Flowers
Catch the Bug - Summer or 4th of July

Well that's it for me for today.  I will be back home on Monday so from me have a fab weekend, thank you for looking and take care xx

51 comments:

Claire said...

This is brilliant Susan, love the colours and fab image and the box is just great. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

sue - bearhouse said...

wow!! this is fabulous Susan. I love the image and those flowers are gorgeous. The matching box looks wonderful
hope you have a great weekend
Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab papers.Have a great weekend.xxx

Caroline said...

Hi Susan gorgeous card love the image too the layout is stunning and the flowers are beautiful. Love the matching box. Hope you have a great weekend with your Grandson and he hasn't worn you out. Hugs Caroline xxx

Liz Miller said...

What a brilliant card Susan and the box is the perfect finishing touch. I'm sure your friend will be delighted with this. Have a good weekend.
Liz xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super fun card ... love the colours and yes your scheduling worked ... hope you had a great weekend away ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Love, love this card and that is one fabulous image!
hugs
glenda

Sue said...

Fabulous card Susan,a great fun image beutifuly coloured.Love the box.
Hope your weekend is going great.
Hugs Sue xx

Carol said...

Brilliant card Susan, bet your friend loves it. Carol x

Sonia said...

Funny image and fabulous bright colours:)Gorgeous work Susan:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Star said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Love your use of colour here. Great layout and love that box
Eileen x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the image and colours.
Lorraine x

Janette said...

Oh this is stunning , I really love it Susan.xxx

julie_woolston said...

Brilliant card Susan, great image your friend will love it.

Hugs Julie x

Sue said...

Oh this is fab Susan!! what a wonderful image and you've coloured her so beautifully tomatch the scrummy papers!! Love those gorgeous flowers!!
Hope your having a wonderful weekend with Harrison!!!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Macpurp said...

this is fantastic, and so personal!

love teen xx

Hazel said...

Hi Susan

This is just brilliant - love the image and the colours you have used - fabulous.

Thanks for dropping by to see me. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Hazel xx

pinky said...

Oh wow what a great image Susan. Love your colours and those flowers are gorgeous.

Molecraft said...

Wow, a brilliant card, love it!
Helen x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! This is awesome Susan! Your coloring is fantastic ... FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Cat's sCrap said...

Original and interesting project. Simple and clean style as I like. It's very successful ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

coops said...

so stunning susan.really fantastic colours and image and your design is fab :D

xx coops xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

This is a super card with some great ideas behind it, hope you had a super weekend.
Hugs
Suzie xx

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, Love the layout of your card and the colours. Super image too.
Love the music too.
Have a super Sunday.
Hugs Sue W.

Lizzy said...

Wonderful card ...fab design and a great take on the sketch

Thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash ...good luck!

xx Hugs Lizzy xx :)

Tonya said...

This is great. I love that new Mo image. Thank you for joining us for the Inky Impressions challenge this week. Good luck! ~ Tonya DT

Heather said...

So gorgeous, loving the design and what a beautifully coloured image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Daniele said...

what a fabbie card, love the papers and colouring so glad you joined us at SnS this week
hugs

Debbie said...

Love this fabulous design Susan..Great card and beautiful colouring.
Hugs Debbie x

Ira Huberts said...

What a stunning creation Susan! Your friend is going to love this, love the great summer feel and the beautiful colours. Very festive!! Hugs, Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

Hi Susan isn't she FAB what a great card and I love those flowers you have made they are sensational well done Hugs Elaine

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is fab hun, love the aperture!
Hugs Shell xx

My'scardcorner said...

I love it Sue and bet your friend does too sounds perfect fort her brilliant colour choices too.Myrax

Rebekah said...

This is stunning Susan what a fab image hugs Rebekah xx

Gemma said...

Fantastic card hun & great image too...

hugs and xxx
Gemma

Elaine said...

Fabulous and fun card Susan...how could it not be fun with Gloria!
Love the red/white and blue colours and your pretty flowers. Love the box too.

Hugs Elaine xx

Sandy said...

What a delightful card Susan. I love your papers as well as your design..I need to learn how to make boxes - that makes such a nice gift presentation. It will be a while before I can get a card made again. I had a nasty fall last Monday night and broke my left hip. Had surgery last Tuesday morning and came home from the hospital Friday right after lunch. The doctor says it will take 3 months to get back to normal. So you keep making those gorgeous cards and I will keep following you. You sure do help me stay motivated!
Sandy

Micki said...

oh man, keeping cool is so hard to do right now. We're in a 100 degree heatwave. You're card is PERFECT. love the image - wonderful coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters for our "Seeing Stars" challenge.

Pia S said...

What a great take on the sketch! Love the papers you've used for this card. Very patriotic and summery indeed :)

Mephisto said...

Really funny image and a fab card.
Thanks for joining us at InkyImpressions!

Domi

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous card! I love the image and it really suits the colours. The card looks amazing in the box too - your friend will love it xx

TannyP said...

Such great flowers you made and the coloring is great! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Seeing Stars Challenge!

Pop's Cards said...

Fabulous card sweetie ♥Pops♥

Bente said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
Hugs, Bente

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card! I love the cut out frame! Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

Jackie, Inky Impressions DT

Carissa said...

What a fun summer image. I love the design of your card. Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz this week.
Carissa :)

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fabulous card love the colour combo so striking!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts and joining in our 'In Bloom' theme this week...

Emma xxx

Tammy Miller said...

I love this project! Thanks so much for playing along with our Theme challenge over at Catch the Bug! We are so happy to have you and hope that you will join us again very soon for our next challenge!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic card, thanks for playing along at Catch the Bug.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining the inky Impressions challenge, Hugs Debbie x

chrissy xx said...

What a Fabulous image lol..
Great colours too. Keep looking at the XXL dies....The machine is on my wish list lol..
Chrissyxx