Thursday 11 October 2012

Sketch at Delightful

Good Morning everyone and a big welcome to my new followers!  Today sees the start of a new challenge at Delightful Challenges and the theme this week is:


Yes that's right we have a sketch for you to use. I just love using sketches I think they make everything so easy as you don't have to plan where to put everything and what to use!  Here is what I have made:

I have used this little cutie from the Fall Kids Set which is available to purchase from Digital Delights here.  The little dog also comes with the set and I have cut him out and added him onto the edge of the mat. You also get a little boy in the set - great value. I have coloured the images with my Copics. The sentiment is from Digital Delights from the Birthday Sentiments Set which is available here to purchase also good value as you get eight sentiments and also a frame to put them in! The papers are from Paper Doodle Deux by Prima and the buttons are October Afternoon.  I have used Grand Nesties Circles and also Nesties Large Rectangles for the image, making a faux Nestie behind it.  The bow was made from my Lil' Inker Die (love this!) and the twine and brad are from my stash.  Here is an image of the sketch:

As you can see I have followed it exactly!  We would love to see your creations and you don't have to use a Digital Delights image to enter but we love it if you do and then your entry can be entered twice!  Please pop over to Delightful Challenges to see what my talented team mates have done for some further inspiration!  Our sponsor this week is:

and they will be giving the lucky winner a $20 store gift card!

I'd like to say a big thank you for all the messages of support I have had over the last few months about my daughter.  The new medication she started several weeks ago has worked a treat and she is now going to return home tomorrow.  It is such a relief for me and our family to see her back to normal and able to continue with her life.  A big thank you to Nishe, her partner, who has been a huge support to her when it must have been very difficult for him.  I am going on holiday a week on Sunday and so everything has worked out well as I had made arrangements for her to be looked after whilst I was away but it was still going to be such a huge worry for me.  I am hoping to be able to return to regular blogging once I finish my holidays - I have two on the trot - two weeks in Florida then back for three days then girly week in Las Vegas!!  Thanks for looking, take care xx


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Susan love the image which is coloured perfectly and the layout is fantastic. I'm so pleased that your daughter is getting better it must be such a relief for you. Big Hugs. Caroline xxx

Eileen said...

This is such a cute card Susan. The little girl is fab but I love that little dog. Great colouring and choice of papers and embellishments.
So glad to hear your daughter is feeling better, that must be a huge weight off your shoulders.
Hope you enjoy your holidays, but have to say I wouldn't fancy 2 transatlantic flights in 3 days, dread to think what your jet lag is going to be :)
Eileen x

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, this is wonderful, the image is so cute and love the colouring. How fab is that bow too!
Sorry I haven't been around commenting as much, a lot going on at home at the mo. Thanks for your visits and lovely comments, they are so much appreciated.
Hugs Sue W.

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Susan
This is so sweet and I love how you did the dog at the bottom. Your bow is yummy, I have a cut file on my laptop somewhere for one of those must give it a go. Brilliant card
Suzie xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the sweet girl with her cute dog. Your colouring is beautiful and those papers are fabulous too.
I'm so pleased to hear that your daughter is feeling better and that the medication is helping her, it must be such a big relief for you all.

Hugs Sue

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is absolutely stunning!! Huggles Pops x x x


Gorgeous card Susan fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Susan,I love all of it.
Glad your Daughter is reponding to treatment now.Have a fabulous couple of holidays.
Hugs Sue x x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Susan - sweet adorable image so beautifully coloured and I love the lush bow.

So pleased to hear your daughter is so much better. Have a fabulous holiday - try not to worry too much :o)

Take care
Debs xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab image and great

nnalorac said...

Really cute card Suzie, love the design and your sweet image. You'll be able to enjoy your holiday knowing your daughter is so much better, really pleased for you.
crafty hugs

cotnob said...

Fab card Susan, lovely image and great colour combination.
I'm so pleased your daughter is on the mend and able to return home, it must be a great relief for you - you will be able to enjoy your well deserved holidays now. I think you might need another break to recover from a girly week in Las Vegas though!

Berry said...

Love your colours on this Susan! So glad to hear your daughter is on the mend too hugs Rebekah xx

Wendy said...

This is so gorgeous Susan, adorable image and love the colours & fab layout.
So pleased to hear your daughter is on the mend...enjoy your holidays.
Wendy xx

Unknown said...

Stunning card Susan doesnt matter what age they are we never stop worrying about them, have a fantastic holiday sounds brilliant.
Chris x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card Susan. Great images and details. So glad your daughter is back hom and on the mend. Enjoy your holidays.

Hugs Sarahxx

Patricia said...

Good Afternoon Susan, I love this and that "Bow" is just stunning. I am going back to study it when I have finished this.
Have saved the sketch image, might just have a go at using it.
Glad things have worked out for you daughter. Have a fantastic holiday you deserve it.

Patricia x

Lorraine said...

I'm so glad to hear your daughter's on the mend and coming home! How fantastic!
Enjoy your holidays too.
Oh, almost forgot.... gorgeous card! I love the image and fab autumnal colours,
Lorraine x

Sonia said...

Just wonderful card^_^
I like the lovely image,so cute^_^
Big hug,

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Susan!
I absolutely LOVE your card! Beautiful colors and gorgeous use of the sketch:)
Lisa F.

Glenda Atkins said...

Love, love the sketch and your adorable take on it, totally delightful!
Have a well deserved vacation and I am so glad your daughter is getting better!!

coops said...

so stunning suzie.gorgeous rich colours and the images are so sweet.really pleased to hear your daughter is able to return home and i hope she continues to improve.

xx coops xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! I am so glad your daughter is improving and is able to go home - it is fabulous news. It means you can really enjoy your holidays - your deserve it! xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Susan,love the image and colours...Pleased to hear your daughter is getting better,hope she continues to improve...Enjoy your holidays sounds wonderful...
Mandy x

Jo said...

Fabby card Susan, love the sketch you followed. Fantastic news about your Daughter!
Hugs Jo x

karen said...

This is just gorgeous Susan, hugs, Karenx

Carol said...

I love this Susan the colours are gorgeous. Pleased to hear the goods news about your daughter, it must be such a relief. Enjoy your holidays now and relax, you deserve it. Carol x

Teresa said...

Good evening Susan,
Absolutely gorgeous card, thanks for the birthday wishes :o)
Hugs Teresa xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful designer papers you used on your card. I love the sketch and how you have designed your card with it. Great job. joann sassy raggedy

Sunshine Girl said...

So glad to hear your daughter is better - have two fantastic holidays both places are lovely (Vagas has to be seen to be believed!) and I am sure you will have a fabulous time. Love the card too.

Judith said...

Gorgeous card Susan - I loved it when I first saw it on the DT blog - the colour combo is just perfect - hugs Judith x

Unknown said...

How wonderful that your daughter is on the mend so that you can go on holiday without having to worry too much Susan, so happy for you! Your card is absolutely lovely, it has such pretty colours and I love your take on the sketch! Hugs, Ira x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Susan! the girl and dog are so cute and you've coloured them beautifully! Love the layout and the scrummy buttons and bow!! :-))
Oh I'm SO glad that your daughter is doing so much better now... it must have been so stressful for everyone... I hope you can look forward to a much deserved holiday now!!
Take care hun
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sandy said...

Such a cute image and you have done a wonderful job with this sketch. I love buttons on a card and I can tell you do too! Oh my gosh Susie - I am so pleased about your daughter!!! You are going to be so far away but yet so very close. Please let us know all about your trip to Florida! And I need to know about your girly week in Las Vegas!! How lucky are you and again, I am tickled pink your daughter is doing so well.

pinky said...

Just gorgeous Susan, love that little bow and matching buttons. Glad to hear things are looking up again.

Larelyn said...

You card is just so sweet, Susan. I love the way you've colored the little fall girl and your bow is precious.

Chrissy said...

Too cute Susan, those little eyes are so the wee dog too, fantastic colouring and love the buttons..