Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Girl Power

Good morning to you all!  I am back safe and sound from sunny Texas.  We got back yesterday about lunch time.  Had a fab time it was so nice to have some hot weather, funny how people there complain about the heat but we loved it!  We didn't do too much just relaxed with our friends, had a couple of trips out and went to a casino in Louisiana for a couple of nights.  Just trying to catch up on everything now before we go down to London for four days on Friday!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments and the theme for this challenge is Girl Power.  Here is my card:


I chose to do a 'Magic' card following a tutorial by Marianne here.  This cute little girl is Spring Breeze by Crafty Sentiments and she is available to purchase here. I coloured her with my Copics, added some Viva Decor and Stickles.  The papers are First Edition Isabelle they do have pink in but it is not showing up too much on the photo.  I used Martha Stewart punch Cherish around the edges and then distressed them with some Spun Sugar DI.  Dies used are: SB Grand Ovals for the image and Grand Scalloped Ovals, Cheery Lynn Anastasia border die, MB Pippi and Isabella Butterfly.   The seam binding is Pink tulip from The Ribbon Girl flat backed pearl is from stash although I think that may have come from The Ribbon Girl too!  Here is a picture of the inside:


The verse is downloaded from the internet and done on my computer and I have put a blank oval in for a personal message.  I had such fun doing this card and will definitely be doing one again!  We have a brilliant prize this week for the lucky winner:


Please go over to Crafty Sentiments challenge and see what the rest of the talented DT have done for some more inspiration!

Also, on our Inspiration blog we just need one more follower and then we are awarding some mystery candy so please pop over and become a follower for the chance to win!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's - Wings
Creative Creations - Shaped Cards
Hobbycutz - 'H' (mine is for Hair and Happy Birthday)
One Stitch at a Time - Not Square Cards
Pan Pastel - Lots of Layers
Robyn's Fetish - Pink, Scallops, Borders and a Bow
Sentimental Sundays - For the Girls
Totally Gorjuss - Happy Birthday


Thank you so much for looking today!  See you soon!! Take care xx

44 comments:

Lozzy T said...

Beautiful card Susan and your design is amazing..Hugs Lozzy xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful image and so beautifully coloured. Love the design and all your details.
Sounds like a fabulous holiday so pleased you had such a fabulous time, Kate x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,lovely image and details.xxx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Susan, love the fold and the papers and such a lovely image and fabulous colouring.Glad you had such a great trip..

Luv CHRISSYxx

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful card shape and card. You make the coolest creations! Love the softness.

rachel said...

welcome back Suzie - glad you had a fabby holiday - love your card - she's just gorgeous ! Hugs Rachel x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Susan. I love the design, gorgeous papers and pretty image.
I'm pleased you had a good holiday.
hugs Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous 'magic' card and awesome image coloured beautifully..xx

scrappymo! said...

It sounds like you had an amazing holiday! How nice to spend time with friends...

This card is amazing...I have copied the link and will give this one a try...
Your takew on it is gorgeous...love the pretty image and the "ruffles".

Lyndsey Turner said...

Beautiful card, love the fabulous design and style. Gorgeous image and love the pretty papers xx

Sue B said...

Aww glad you had a fab time in sunny Texas Susan!!! and back to sunny Blackpool…it is sunny here in Manchester too! :-))
Aww your card is gorgeous… I love the fab design with the side borders and the soft colours are very pretty… she's a real cutie!! :-)
Hope you have a lovely week hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Chris x said...

Glad to hear you had a great time away, good to see you back with this beautiful card she is adorable.
Chris x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Suzie, love the image, pretty colours and a fab card design. Been so wet and cold here. Carolxx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Susan, fabulous design and gorgeous image.
I'm so pleased you had a lovely holiday.
Pauline
x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Such a great idea for a card and everything you've put together. Thank you for the link to Marianne's website, some very interesting ideas. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, Jennie x.

Flutterby Trina said...

she is sweet! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'shaped cards' theme - look forward to seeing you again soon :) x

Glenda Atkins said...

Absolutely gorgeous Susan, thanks for the link to the tutorial. I must find the time to give it a go, love your card so much!
hugs
Glenda

Nannieflash said...

Hi Suzie, what a little cutie, love your card and your colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

mags said...

A super card Susan. Love the image and design. Very striking. Glad you had a good holiday.
mags
x

Molecraft said...

A totally fabulous card, love the design and beautifully finished!
Helen x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Susan, sounds like you have had a fantastic holiday x Susan x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Susan - love the colour and the fabulous desig.
Have a wonderful time in London.
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Another beautiful creation hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card, such a clever design and I just love that image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card design and colours Susan, love the cute image
Pleased you enjoyed your holiday, have a good weekend.

Hugs Julie xxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card. Sue x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. The image looks fabulous and I love the shape and pretty papers.
Lorraine x

Amy A said...

Love this Card Suzie. Great layout and design! Really love the colouring of the image....Beautiful!

Liz Miller said...

Lovely card Susan. The card style frames the image perfectly. Good to hear you had a great holiday.
Liz xx

Tracey said...

Very pretty card! I love the decorative edges on it. Glad your trip went well too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, just love the colours & the fold is fab!
Sounds like you had a fab holiday, enjoy your four days in London!
Hugs Shell xx

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! Susan this is an absolutely stunning card.
I love everything about it.

Your right about men and their cars!!!
We have to have a big 4x4 because of where we live
We would be stuck forever in the winter otherwise
Just hate when I have drive the blooming thing!
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.fabulous card design and I love your stunning colours and pretty image :D

xx coops xx

Nikki Payne said...

I just love this card:)...it is gorgeous x
hugs Nikki x

Hazel said...

A beautiful card and wonderful project. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Mary J said...

WOW! Just this Suzie - the details are just gorgeous together!

Desire Fourie said...

This is such a beautiful design. Love the decorative edges and earthy colours.
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Ira Huberts said...

Oh this is is fabulous Susan! It´s a great card model and I love how you made yours with those pretty papers, colours and beautifully coloured image! Hugs, Ira x
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Eileen said...

Fabulous card. Love the magic card layout which works perfectly for this card. Such a cute image and great choice of colours.
Sounds as if you are a really busy bee atm
Eileen x

Craftychris said...

This is gorgeous, I love grey and pink! I am so glad you had such a nice time xx

Sandy said...

This is gorgeous Susan - I love it!!
sandy

Sharon said...

A stunning card and I just love that image. So pleased she comes in rubber. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Good luck, hugs Sharon (DT)

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! I LOve your design and I LOve these colours Susan.
Chrissyxx
Off to look at the Magic lol..