Monday 9 June 2014

For A Friend

Good morning, did you have a nice weekend?  We had a fabulous one. My son bought up my two beautiful grandsons for the weekend. On Saturday we had a BBQ and my daughter, partner and Rowan came as well as Dave's daughter, husband and Emma and Max came and it was lovely - quite chaotic but lovely! I wanted to get a picture of all three grandsons together but didn't get round to it.  Yesterday we went to the beach before they set off back to London, I have a couple of pictures at the end.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Lexi's Creations and the theme this fortnight is For A Friend.  Now my card is for my best friend whose birthday is next month (she doesn't look at my blog lol) because the image reminded me of her.  When I made the card I thought the theme was for someone special, hence the sentiment.

Isn't this the cutest image! Its Crafter's Companion Scruffy Little Cat Range called Chelsea.  I coloured her with Copics and some Stickles.  I bought the stamp at Bolton Arena the other week and saw the embossed acetate on a sample there and really liked it.  The embossing folder is also from the same range and I have gone round the edge of the bubbles with Stickles.  Papers are Nitwits Hey Cupcake.  I used my Sizzix die for the Rosette, Martha Stewart border punch, Just Rite Labels 2 for the sentiment and Spellbinders for the image and mat.

Here are some more views:

We are sponsored by Fairydust Crafts so please pop over to Lexis and see the rest of the DT work.

Here is a picture of Harrison at the beach:

he got totally soaked but just loves playing in water, needless to say I got soaked too!

Couldn't get a good one of Rafe at the beach so here he is having his lunch afterwards:

Now I must dash I am going over to my daughter's today. Promise I will catch up with you all later! Thank you sooooo much for looking, take care xx


Unknown said...

Great card for a friend Susan, lucky her... love the embossed acetate, looks super. Oh and your grand children are just gorgeous.xx

Viv said...

Fab card and lovely pics Susan! x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and design Susan.Glad you had a lovely family weekend.
Sue xx

Whisper said...

Aaah how adorable, Luv Sam x

~Tammy~ said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT weekend! Love the pictures!

Your card is oh so sexy! Love the papers and the coloring is perfect!

JJ said...

Gorgeous card Suzie, love the image.

Great pictures of your Grandsons, fancy missing getting one of all three together lol!
Have a great day.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Susan… what a wonderful image and I love the pretty paper and rosette. The bubbles on the acetate are genius… they look fab!!
Glad you had a lovely weekend with the family… and thanks for sharing your wonderful photos! :-)
Hope you have a good week!
Hugs Sue xx

Desire Fourie said...

Ooh la la live the funky colours and rosette. Great rosette too.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Susan, I love your embossed acetate panel and fabulous image and papers.
It looks like the boys had fun at the beach.

Planetsusie said...

Hi Susan - I have just bought these stamps but not yet used them - your card looks absolutely great, so you have set me off!! Great idea to use the acetate but I particularly like the rosette ribbon. Wonderful.

As for Harrison and Rafe they both look so happy!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous image and colouring Susan and I love the accetate and bubbles..gorgeous photos of the boys and look at all those blond curls..sounds like a wonderful weekend.


Debs said...

Gorgeous card Susan - fabulous image and I love the embossed acetate - great effect.
Beautiful photos of your so handsome Grandsons.
Hope you've had a fab day.
Debs xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Susan. Lovely image and colours. Two great photo's too. Glad you had a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Susan. I love the image and pretty colours. The embossed and glittered acetate looks so effective.
It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend. Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing.
hugs Sue xx said...

Oh this is lush hun beautiful detail love the pics of your grandsons hun looks like you had a great time hugs cheryl xx

rachel said...

great card Susan - the embossed acetate looks amazing - gorgeous photos too - so glad you had a fun weekend xx

Anet's Crafting said...

Hallo Susan, your card is beautiful. I love the image and your colouring is fabulous. Beautiful embossing.

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card for your girlfriend! She is going to love this beauty!

Your grandchildren look great and must have been so lovely to have everyone home!

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Susan just love the image fabulous papers and the rosette,wish I was her size Lol.
What beautiful pictures of your Grandsons, I finally got a picture of our four Grandchildren together this weekend.#Hugs Julie xxx

Craftychris said...

Such a sassy girl! Fab image and cool colours and card design. Lovely photos! Sounds like you had an awesome time ! xx

Anonymous said...

Your friend will love it , gorgeous !
And great photos glad you had fun xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Marvellous card in a fun and happy way, a great friend card! Love your colouring of that delightful image! Glad you had a great time with your family and the grandkids are wonderful!

Sandy said...

That's the way I look when I drink only not as good!
Those grandsons sure are doll babies!
sandy xx

coops said...

so stunning susan.really clever design and I love the sassy image :D

xx coops xx