Friday, 13 July 2012

Tooty Fruity

Good Morning everyone, hope you are all ok and all ready for another Freaky Friday.  Well we have had three days of sunshine here in Blackpool, although it hasn't been as warm as last week it was still nice to have some lovely blue skies!

I have tried another type of style for my card today.  I don't really like to do the same type of card all the time, variety is the spice of life after all. I really love this type of card and I see it on quite a few different blogs so I have had a go.


Actually now I see it today I think there is too much white space I should have put the image more to the left!  Oh well you live and learn!  The image is by Clear Dollar Stamps and I have coloured it with my Copics with some Glossy Accents to the pips.  The paper is from Echo Park called Splash  (double sided - groan).  The sentiment comes with the image and I have matted it onto a Spellbinders banner.  I have embossed the white card and hand cut the banner shape.  The Card Candi has been coloured with Copics to match the paper and then covered with Glossy Accents. I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Let's Get Fruity
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Summer
Digi Doodles Challenge - Summertime
Paper Crafting Journey - Summer
Willow Sketchie - Sketch or Summer Holidays (I have gone with summer holidays)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Sweet Summer Days
Sassy Cheryl's - Summer Fun

Whenever I see watermelon it always reminds me of my son, he used to love it and I always got it for him in the summer. In fact I still buy it now if he is coming up although last time he never ate any and I ended up throwing the blasted thing away!! It also tends to remind me of Las Vegas because when we go for a buffet brunch I always have watermelon after reading on the plane that it was full of antioxidants or something!

My step grandchildren Max and Emma are coming for a sleepover tonight so we are taking them out to tea and no doubt we will be having fun and games on the Wii later.  Hope you have a good day wherever you are, thanks so much for looking and take care xx

41 comments:

Caroline said...

Morning Susan. Love this card. I love spots. Love the image, you have coloured it perfectly infact my mouth is watering looking at it. I've never seen this style of card before its fab. Have a good day. Hugs Caroline xxx

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card Susan.
luv
Debby

sue - bearhouse said...

Such a fab card Susan, I love the design and the colours are wonderful

Hope you have a lovely day

Hugs Sue

Edwina said...

Hi Susan, I love your card. I like your paper you put with the image. I recognize your CDS image. I think it is one of Lisa Lara's images.I love the coloring of the watermelon. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Cathy said...

What a fun card for the Summer Fun Challenge at Sassy Cheryl's Thanks for playing along with us this week!!!

nnalorac said...

Super card Susan, colourful and bright. Double sided does make you groan, trying to decide which way up. Weather wise up here, Summer, going to be a short one if it ever reaches here! Have a lovely weekend. Carolxx

cotnob said...

This is a lovely fresh card Susan, I love it.
Pauline
x

chrissy xx said...

LOving the colours! LOving your sentiment too...Different? Yes! But, I LIke it lol....It's Gorgeous.
Chrissyxx

Chrissy said...

Mmm...summer water melon...gorgeous colours Susan, so bright and juicy..my G/sons love spitting out the pips, much to my horror, seeing how far they can hurl them..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Star said...

Lovely bright summery card. Different but it works really well.
Eileen x

Craftychris said...

A lovely cheerful card to brighten up this gloomy weather! I love watermelon, haven't had any for ages. Have a good time with Max and Emma xx

Sassy Cheryl said...

Oh, I LOVE the white space. Makes the colors pop. It's just perfect! That watermelon looks super yummy and so is your card. Love it.
Thanks for playing along in the SUMMER FUN challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's

Sonia said...

Just lovely card Suzie!
Hugs,
Sonia

April said...

This card is great! loving the spotty paper, and the card candi looks like smarties :o) Yum! Have fun on the wii this evening! x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Susan :-) I love watermelon and this image and design is fabulous ! I don't think there is too much white at all and I think you have placed the elements perfectly ! :-)

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

~Tammy~ said...

Your card is perfect and so fun and fresh! Love the pretty papers too!

Elaine said...

Great sentiment , a super card sue well done neighbour !!Hugs Elaine

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous fruity card. Love the colours and backing papers.
Enjoy your wii games!
Lorraine x

craftybunny said...

Oh my this is fab!Perfect summer card and I think it's just right as it is.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Olivia said...

You did a fabulous job with this card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps

Ira Huberts said...

Your card is absolutely brilliant Susan, beautifully coloured and such bright colours, oh, how I wish I could take a bite now, lol! Hugs, Ira x
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julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous Susan beautiful papers and love the mouth watering melon.

Hugs Julie x

Sue said...

This is fab Susan! I love the watermelon image and the scrummy paper - it's a gorgeous design!
Hope you had a lovely evening tonight with Max and Emma.. and enjoy the weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Teresa said...

Hiya Susan,
love this card it's simply bright and cheerful. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

coops said...

so stunning susan.fab fun design and i love your bright colours ;D

xx coops xx

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful bright clean card!

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryls challenge!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Susan, so bright and cheery. Love the sentiment that goes with the image..perfect!

So, you've had sunshine eh? Well, stop being greedy and send some our way! It seems like we've had nothing but rain for weeks on end and I'm getting a bit fed up of it now!

Hope you had a lovely fun filled evening.

Hugs Elaine xx

Mau xx said...

What a super image Susan, I love it and you have chosen brilliant colours to showcase it.
Hugs Mau xx
Thank you so much for your advice on my blog, I think its AVG that I downloaded that is causing hic-ups..will be sorting that very quickly :0
I have managed to post some pics of my grandaughter yesterday so hope its going to behave now.
Hugs Mau xx

Laura Love said...

This is so cute! Nothing is yummier on a hot summer day than some ice cold watermelon! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Christy Beans said...

Bright, colorful and summery! Now I'm hungry for watermelon LOL Great papers and I love the glossy seeds. =) Thanks for joining us for the Summer challenge at PCJ!

If you're interested, I have some Christmas-in-July Cash Candy on my blog: I Never Went to Kindergarten Come join the fun! =)

Jacqueline Smith said...

Awesome card, love the attention to detail especially on the watermelon seeds. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Alessandra said...

what a yummie and fresh card, susan! it looks great with the bright colours and it reminds me of summer (which seems to skip this year...).
xoxo, alessandra

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo what a super fun little card suze ... that water melon looks yummy ... love the papers you have used too ... just doing a bit of blog hopping thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such lovely comments ... have a great weekend happy crafting and love sandy xx

Julie said...

What a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges
Hugs,
julie

pinky said...

Its making my mouth water Susan, gorgeous card.

Ruth said...

Super card - I love what you've done with the Glossy Accents. Ruth :)

Margreet said...

Lovely card with that yummy image...thanks for playing with Willow Sketchie!
xxx Margreet

Sandy said...

No you take a bite! Hey, I see you already did!!! Cute summer card!
Sandy

scrappymo! said...

Love this card...paged back and liked what I saw...visiting you via Jo's blog...I am your latest follower.

Dawny P said...

I love your fruity card chick. A fab design and lovely colours too :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Challenge, hugs, Dawny x

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Susan I love love love this card. I am so happy Sarah showed me this. I love how you colored the melon and the seeds. Very clever. I am so honored you used my digi. It has been featured on the Clear Dollar Stamps Facebook page. Congratulations. Also this card fits our Clearly Inspired Challenge on Clear Dollar Stamps if you get it in before 9pm EST:http://clearlyistamp.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/07/clearly-inspired-challenge-55-cic55.html