Saturday, 24 August 2013

Journeys, Travel or Destinations

Good morning - I am finally back in the land of the living! What a fabulous week I had with my gorgeous boys.  We went on picnics to the beach and the Trough of Bowland, went to the park, barbequed and Harrison and I went to the cinema to see Monsters University.  I had a wonderful time and its so sad to see them go!  Luckily it won't be long before I see them again as Dave and I are going down in a couple of weeks to look after them whilst Mummy and Daddy go to Rome for a few days!

Today sees the start of a brand new challenge at Sweet Stampin' Challenge where I am the Guest Designer for August.  The theme for this challenge is Journeys, Travel or Destinations here is the card I made:


The image is a digi from Make It Crafty which I have coloured lightly with my Copics.  The papers are Prima En Francais.  The post card is a digi from Stamping Dragon which I distressed with Antique Linen DI and wrote a sentiment on with the pc.  The Paris stamp is a Hero Arts rubber stamp I have had ages.  Behind the image is Cheery Lynn Sophia's Heart Doily - not sure if you can see it.  The image has been cut and matted using Spellbinders.  The Eiffel Tower is a Dienamics die and has had the Frantage treatment.  Seam binding and charm are from my stash.  I must admit I really enjoyed making this, isn't it funny how some cards you enjoy making?? Here is another view:



The sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Ribbons and The Ribbon Girl is the monthly sponsor!  There is also a 1000 follower candy up for grabs, have a look at the challenge for all the details!

I am slowly catching up with what I have missed this week so if I have not been round to see you yet I will be soon! I still have some DT cards to do for the next few weeks as I am going on holiday to Las Vegas with my friends on Thursday!!!! Soooooo excited!  Thanks for looking and take care xxx

39 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Such a beautiful creation Susan.
Lovely details.
Gr Elly

PS I have a blogcandy

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Susan. I love the image, colours and wonderful detailing.
I'm pleased that you had a good week, I can imagine how sad you must feel when they go so thank goodness you don't have to wait too long to see them again.
hugs Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fantastic card. I knew immediately this was a MIC image as I have it...aren't they awesome from a fantastic artist.

Wonderful to hear the time you had with your family was lovely....nice to have them around.xx

julie_woolston said...

Stunning card Susan, love all the images gorgeous.
So pleased you had. A lovely time with your grandchildren, it will seem very quiet at home for a while.

Hugs Julie xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous travel card Susan. The image and colours look fab and I love all the pretty details.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

rachel said...

This is a beauty Susan and so glad you had a good time with your boys - I bet you were sad to see them go. Big hugs x

Elaine said...

Omg ! This is fantastic . Totally brill x

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card suzie so much to look at love the colours and the design well done ... sorry you had to say goodbye to your lovely grandsons ... but you will have fun with them when mummy and daddy go to rome ... wonder who will have the most fun lol ... have a great bank holiday weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Liz Miller said...

What a super creation Susan. You've used so many different techniques and resources to put this one together and it all combines so well. I can see why you enjoyed making this one. Have a good weekend.
Liz xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Susan, Congrats on the GDT spot and such a great card.
Avril xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Susan, stunning design and I love all the embellishments you've used.
its really good that you'll be seeing your lovely boys soon, Kate X

Amelia (mimi) said...

i love how you've done this card Suzie! Very vintage looking! So glad you had a nice week with your grandsons and have an amazing time at Las Vegas! I BET your excited! haha
xxxxxxxxx
Mimi

Doreen said...

Beautiful card...Lovely image and layout.xxx

Pat K said...

Stunning Parisian card Susan. Beautifully coloured and designed. Enjoy your weekend. hugs, xx

coops said...

oh wow so gorgeous susan.really beautiful vintage colours and image and i love all your details :D

xx coops xx

Janette said...

Hi Susan, What a gorgeous card, I adore it, really I do, just stunning....

Sounds like you had a lovely time with the family, I know how lucky I am to have mine so close, well at least you will have them all to yourselves very soon...enjoy.xx

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous as always hun...:o)

Hope you are having a lovely weekend too...

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

karen said...

Beautifully done as always Susan, glad you enjoyed your week, hugs, Karenxx

chrissy xx said...

It's GORgeous Susan...FABulous colours and a FABulous scene..Yes! Sometimes you can pick an image up and you know it's going to work.
Chrissyxx
You won't have time to come down lol...of again on Thursday and then down to London...Enjoy x

chrissy xx said...

It's GORgeous Susan...FABulous colours and a FABulous scene..Yes! Sometimes you can pick an image up and you know it's going to work.
Chrissyxx
You won't have time to come down lol...of again on Thursday and then down to London...Enjoy x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Susan, beautiful vintage colours and love the scene..the Eiffel looks fabulous, love the frantage...I had 2 of my G/children [yesterday [Sunday[ and we had a blast painting the trellis and gardening, they were are great help..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Debbie said...

This is a stunning card Susan. Love all the fabulous details. xx

My'scardcorner said...

This is beautiful Susan so different and eye catching. So glad youve enjoyed your grandsons visit and Im sure will enjoy looking after then later on.
Myrax

pinky said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all Susan! Looking forward to my first grandchild in October! Nice to know you have psychic powers lol, that was freaky lol. Loving this gorgeous card, I have missed your creations!!

mags said...

A lovely card Susan. Lovely image and all the elements work so well together.
Mags
x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Susan, so many fabulous elements that go so perfectly together.
Pauline
x

Carol said...

This is fabulous Susan, love all the elements. Carol x

Glenda Atkins said...

This is the most wonderful card! I love the design and how everything comes together so well! Glad you had a great time with your family and that you will be seeing them again soon.
hugs
glenda

nnalorac said...

Love your card Susan, lovely design. Precious moments aren't they spend with our wee darlings! Had mine yesterday. Mine tired me out so don't know why I'm up at silly o'clock drinking coffee and checking out some blogs! Mine spent some time pulling my new craft room to bits. Have a great holiday when it comes. Carolxx

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, this is gorgeous. Love the colours and fab detail and design, I can see why you enjoyed this one so much.
Sounds like you had a fab time with the boys too.
How exciting, Las Vegas, don't want to put me in your suitcase hun? I could do with a break.
Have a super time, pics when you get back please.
Hugs Sue W.

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful, Susan. I love all the detail on your card.

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie as always, gorgeous colours too hugs Pops x x x

Ira Huberts said...

Your stunningly beautiful card makes me long for Paris even more Susan! Gosh, your colouring is exquisite, love this!! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

May said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I can see why you enjoyed making this one so many wonderful elements to look at...Beautiful design... Have a fabulous time in Vegas... Hugs May x x x

Patricia said...

Good evening Susan,
Have had a look back at all the cards I have missed commenting on. They are brilliant but I am loving this Paris themed one. Fantastic layout, great colours, I really like it
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Sandy said...

Oh boy do I ever love this one- gorgeous card - I love it !!!!! I can't be anymore explicit than that.
Sandy

Gail said...

This is gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. --Gail

Craftychris said...

ooh this is a stunning card and your Frantaged Eiffel Tower is wonderful! I am glad you had such a lovely week xx

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Susan, I love the delicate colours and the embellies are beautiful.
Sounds like fun just had and fun to come too.
Have a great time xxxxx
Hugs Mau xx