Sunday, 2 June 2013

Something New

Hello there and welcome to my blog!  Its been a gorgeous day here in Blackpool.  Dave's son was up from London so we went out for dinner with him and also Dave's daughter and husband and his grandchildren Emma and Max.  It was so nice that when we dropped Peter off at the train station we all came back here and played in the garden!

My something new is actually a centre step card which is new for me as I haven't done one before!  I was having a play the other day following a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers then saw that the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's was for step cards!  Here its is (be gentle with me, its my first):



Mmmmm not sure if I have enough pink on my card lol!!  I have used a Sassy Cheryl image called Not So Small and she has been coloured with Copics and I have also put some Stickles on her wings and dress.  The papers are Pink Petticoat.  I have used the following dies:  Cheery Lynn for the bee and dragonfly, MB for the flowers, clouds and butterfly, Marianne for the tree and Spellbinders for the image and mat.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Actually I think it looks a lot better IRL!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl - Step CArd
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything with a B (Bee, Butterfly, Blooms, Birthday)
Crafts 4 Eternity - The Same Letter (B - Bee, Butterfly and Blooms)
DRS Designs - Trees

Thank you for coming by I love our visits!! Take care xx

52 comments:

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the sweet image and the pink hair looks fab x Susan x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, love the cute image. Sue x

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab colours.xxx

Claire said...

What a lovely card hun, love the image and your fab colouring and a really pretty layout too. Hugs, Claire x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Susan love your image and your PINK xx

rachel said...

beautiful card Susan - gorgeous image and radiant in pink! Its has been a fabby day in Blackpool - we were at the zoo - it was busy but great fun! Hugs rachel x

Lin said...

What a whimsical image, and I like all the embellies you added, too, Suzie! Thanks for sharing this with us at Simon Says Stamp!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Susan. A wonderful design, sweet image and such fabulous detailing. You have just reminded me how much I enjoy making centre step cards, must add it to my list of things to do!
hugs Sue xx

nnalorac said...

It's a real cutie Suzie, loving the image and all the embellishes. Its a lovely pink, so sweet. Carolxx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Susan, loving all the pink.
Hugs Wendy xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Such a lovely colored image.
Beautiful card Susan.
Gr Elly

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Susan...
Oh have we been lucky the last two days, how wonderful to be outside, was on the beach yesterday and had a very rough paddle...those Grandchildren of mine....lol....but your only young once....glad you had a lovely time too.xx

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Susan, I love your adorable image and fabulous die cut details.
Pauline
x

Chris x said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Susan luv the colours and that sweet image, and well done on the stepper haven't tried it yet.
Chris x

Chrissy said...

It is perfect Susan..love the cute image and her pink hair and matchinbg dress, just adorable.I have never made one of these centre step cards and really should give it a go as this look fabulous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, this is fabulous, love the shape and the image is coloured beautifully. Loving the pink and the die cuts.
Aint the sunshine fab, could get used to this!!
Hugs Sue W.

Shelia said...

What a lovely step card!!! Love all the details & shimmer. Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs!

Linda Compton said...

Pink perfection. I would never guess it was a first for you.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful center step card, love those embellishments and the wonderfully coloured image!
wow!
hugs
glenda

jkreucher said...

No one would ever know this is your first step card! Aren't they SO fun to make!
Everything came together perfectly.
Love the monochromatic colors and all the fun dies you have used!
One can never have to much pink:)
Thanks for playing along in our Sassy Cheryl challenge this week!
Judy

scrappymo! said...

I have never made a step card although i want to try one.
Yours is so porgeous!!! Loving all the pink!

Teresa said...

Aww Susan this is gorgeous, perfect colour for it too, really love this one. xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous, hugs Pops x

Craftychris said...

ooh this is such a gorgeous card! I love everything about it! It sounds like you had a lovely day! xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Suzie,
Gorgeous card, sweet image and pretty design :)

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous for a first attempt Susan, lovely images and detail, love the pink.
Thank you for such kind word, incredibly touched by them.
Kate x

Anna Jasiolek said...

Sweetest card I've seen today, love especially the pink hair! Thank you for your inspiration!
Anna
Your follower

chrissy xx said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Course I LOve all Cheryl's stamps lol.. FABulous colours and ALL your embellishments are so pretty...I cut corners with my 'step card' never attempted one like this Susan...just like looking at them!
Chrissyxx
Beautiful weather again today! Your plants will be coming on a treat x

Sassy Cheryl said...

Your first? Really? Well, I have a feeling that it won't be your last. It's beautiful!!!! I agree with Linda. .. pink perfection.
Beautifully colored and I adore all of the sweet details! What a fabulous b-day card. Looks to me, like you may have taken some inspiration from the play in the garden!
Thanks for playing along in the step card challenge with the Sassy Cheryl gals this week.

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi suzie ... loving your little card ... isn't that little girlie cute ... just wanted to pop by and say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely message about my mum ... so very kind of you ... I am afraid I don't have time to do a lot of hopping at the moment coz of hospital visiting ... but will catch up with everybody soon ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Susan, Love the design & the pink... Beautiful! Love that sweet image coloured so beautifully...The die-cuts are Fantastic.... Hugs May x x

Karin said...

She is just charming and I love that her hair matches her dress :) Thanks so much for playing at DRS Designs!

Ira Huberts said...

That's so girly girly, a girl can never have enough pink in her life Susan! Love all those pretty diecuts, too and your wonderfully coloured image, so sweet! Hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Stephanie said...

The grass could have been pink! lol Delightful card, I need to try these fancy folds but I'm not very adventurous x

Pat said...

Hi Suzie!! Are you kidding me? This is your FIRST ever?! Ahhhh...you nailed it, girlfriend!! It's absolutely gorgeous!! I love all the pink... especially Sally's pink hair!! Fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Susan. the image is adorable and I love the design and colours.
Lorraine x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Susie and you can't have too much pink!!! I love her hair and step card is fab.
Hugs Sharon x

Molecraft said...

It's totally gorgeous, love the sweet image and fab design!
Helen x

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.your colours are really beautiful and I love the pretty image and fab stepper design :D

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Oh wow! this is gorgeous Susan… what a cute image and what a wonderful scene you've created !! I love the little garden… it works so well over the step design… the papers are very pretty… and all the little details are just stunning… love the subtle sparkles… :-)
Hope you have a good week hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card Susan. The shape and layout are great and the image is so sweet.

Deborah A

mags said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Love the design and such a cute image.
Mags
x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous Susan love the card shape, I haven't done one of these either but I love it, the image is so sweet and lovely elements .

Hugs Julie xxx

Gemma said...

Oh this absolutely gorgeous hunni and love that sweet image too...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Jennifer E. said...

Love all the pink! So cute! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week!

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the image. fab colours x

aussie aNNie said...

Admirable card Susan, love the attempt of your center step card 10/10, fab image, dies and colour is gorgeous. I am about to start my card for this challenge. love Sassy Cheryl images, they are always 'adventurous' in my eyes...
not visiting dad this afternoon, we are down with the flu and not wanting to spread through out the home...xx

have you entered my candy??

scrappymo! said...

Just popped back to say the ATC had never interested me before...but i try to play along a What's On Your Worktop Wednesdays when i can.
I have met so bloggy friends there...it is really amazing. So once a year they all make ATC's and trade them...I made the 11 that I mailed all over the world and will receive some back.
Most people keep them in baseball card sleeves but some just use them to be the foal point of a card I guess.
I will save mine as they will mean a lot to me!

scrappymo! said...

Me again...forgot to say that Texas sounds wonderful! You will have so much fun!

I have never been but we had a trip arranged with DH's work to San Antonio. We would have stayed at the River walk area but it got cancelled! Darn!

Enjoy your holiday and let us see some pictures if you can!

michele said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Mau xx said...

aww! so sweet, pretty papers and love all the embellies.
Hugs Mau xx

Pamela said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Glitter n sparkle x