Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Punches and Dies


Good morning, I hope your week is going well wherever you are.  Today sees a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and the theme this week is Punches and Dies.  Here is my card:


I have used the delightful Spring Enchantment which is available here to purchase.  I coloured her with my Copics and when I had finished I noticed I had a blog of the orange ink to the side of the image so that's the reason why I had to stamp all around the edge - to hide the blob! The digital papers are Digital Designs Essentials: A Good Day.  I made my card blank using Go Kreate Die and card stock from the Papermill.  My punch is a Martha Stewart punch which I used for the border.  I used Spellbinders Teardrop Circles and Dienamics stitched circle Stax for the circular mat behind the image.  For the image I cut her out with Dienamics Stitched Rectangle Stax and mounted her on Cheery Lynn mini Pearl Square Doily (I know its a square die but you can make it into a rectangle if you are careful).  The sentiment and pennant are Lil Inker.  So that makes 6 Dies and 1 Punch used!


As usual there is a fabulous prize for the lucky winner:


Please head over to The Paper Shelter Challenge and check out the rest of the DT projects they are such a talented bunch I feel very honoured to be amongst them!

Challenges I would like to enter:

(Pin)sparational - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Things with Wings
Fitztown - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Decorate your Card Inside and Out


My daughter and Rowan are coming over today so lots of cuddles and plays for me.  He is coming on in leaps and bounds weighing over 12 lb now and holding his head up!



41 comments:

My'scardcorner said...

This is so pretty Susan great idea to stamp around actually works well.enjoy your day with your daughter and those cuddles as they grow so quickly.
Myrax

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous and beautifully coloured image Susan. The orange splodge was definitely a happy accident because the stamping around the edges looks lovely.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Chris x said...

I would do the same Susan no way could I throw it in the bin, it is a gorgeous image beautifully coloured, enjoy your day with the grandchildren.
Chris x

Craftyanny said...

Lovely card Susan. Love your papers, they are lush.
Enjoy your cuddles
Anne x

Viv's Visuals said...

Home for 2 days so having a quick catch up - sorry if I've not commented on your previous posts Susan - this is a real pretty card! Great image and the stamping round the image looks great! x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Suzie, this is such a fun image, and your colouring is just so beautiful, and I love the papers and your card design is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

rachel said...

hiya Susan - I love your happy card today - brilliant! Hope you have a wonderful day with your daughter and Rowan xx

Judith said...

This is so pretty Susan - I love the colours and your "accident cover up" - is fab - a happy accident I'd say. Enjoy your cuddles with Rowan today - hugs Judith xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation, loving the image and the colour combo too... Oh wow power in prayer or the power and determination and will of an old man to keep on living....his smile today was priceless and he actually ate a bit of porridge and soup for me today. Yesterday we were told to tell family and have his Last Rights given by the Priest, he was not able to open the Golden Gates... I have decided to come home this evening after spending all night with him and try and relax....and this is how I relax....thanks for your sweet thoughts, I value my friends here...♥aNNie

The Journey is the Start

Carol said...

A gorgeous creation Susan, love the beautiful image and colours. Enjoy your cuddles with Rowan. Carol x

Erin Bentley said...

Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

Ema M said...

Beautifully colored and with such a happy color theme! The dotted orange background is the perfect answer when something like that happens. Been there, done that! :) Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
FCB CT Coordinator

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful day you are going to have...cuddles and all!

Your card is so pretty. What a good save. Will have to remember that idea for when i smear the ink or get a blob too! It is a very effective and pretty save!

Love the image and love the colours and design.

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Susan with a great colour combo. Wonderful recovery too. hugs, Pat K x

Mary J said...

A beautiful card, Suzie - love those papers and your colouring is so gorgeous!

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is just gorgeous, such a pretty image and colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week. Marlene DT

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Susan, love how your little blop of orange ink turned into a marvellous border. Well done my friend, as always!
hugs
glenda

Sue said...

Very clever way to cover stray ink.Gorgeous image and card Susan.
Have a lovely day.
Sue xx

Sue B said...

Ooh what a gorgeous image Susan… and your colouring is really beautiful, so much depth to it. Love the scrummy papers and fab layout!
I'm always finding blobs of colour around my image… I hide it with Viva Pearls but might try stamping like this as this looks SO pretty! :-)
Hope you've had a lovely day with your daughter and Rowan! glad to hear that he's doing so well.
Have a great evening
Hugs Sue xx

chrissy xx said...

GOrgeous! What FABulous papers Susan I LOve your stamping round this image it's Perfect...
Chrissyxx
Happy cuddles xxxxxx

Elaine said...

Fabulous, just seen it over on Facebook. So pretty. Have a lovely day with your daughter & Rowan xx

sandra flynn said...

ooo super little card suzie ... just love that little image and how very clever or you to hide the "blob" lol ... hope you have lots of fun and cuddles with your grandson ... thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments ... so very kind of you ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan, such a pretty image. I love the papers and fabulous detailing.
I hope you have had a lovely day with your daughter and Rowan.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Susan. The image looks fab and beautifully coloured and I love the stamp around the edges.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Susan, I love your pretty papers and colours.
I hope you have enjoyed your day with your daughter and Rowan, it sounds like he is doing really well.
Pauline
x

Veerle said...

Very beautiful card Susan. Lovely image too. And that you had to stamp around the edge to hide the blob, doesn't matter 'cause I like the stamped edge a lot. If I were you I'd say THANK YOU BLOB LOL LOL LOL Very pretty.
Love, Veerle xxx

May said...

Gorgeous card Susan....Love the image & fabulous colours...Enjoy your cuddles from baby Rowan... Hugs May x x

Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer said...

How adorable!!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Eureka Stamps this week.

Debbie said...

A gorgeous card Susan. Lovely colouring and such a pretty image. x

debby4000 said...

Adorable and so gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh wow!!! This is stunning hun, just love it!
Hugs Shell xx

Gail said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. This is my favorite image from TPS and you've done a fantastic job coloring her. Fabulous color and great papers, diecuts and layout. This gets a '10' from me! Hugs, Gail

Gail said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. This is my favorite image from TPS and you've done a fantastic job coloring her. Fabulous color and great papers, diecuts and layout. This gets a '10' from me! Hugs, Gail

Joann Burton said...

How lovely Susan. Your card is so soft and beautiful. I love the pinks. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Nikki said...

What a lovely card Suzie. Gorgeous image and colour combination.

Nikki S

mags said...

A really pretty card Susan. Love the image and colours you have chosen. The stamping around the image looks great.
Mags
x

Julie Odil said...

What a delightful image, and you covered your blob of orange famously. Thanks for joining our Things with Wings challenge at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

This is a lovely card. I sure love that image and the colours are just so lovely too.

Thanks for joining us at Fitztown.
Lynn, Creative Team Member

haththi said...

Adorable design. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart - good luck!

verybellemakes said...

Beautiful card - inside and out!! Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper