Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Winter Blues


A big hello to you and thank you for coming! I think things are gradually getting back to normal.  We have now taken all the decorations and trees down, it took two nights and everything looks very bare and big now! I had a wonderful Christmas my daughter, her partner and Rowan stayed over Christmas for three nights so it was lovely to have them.  Rowan is now crawling everywhere and standing up with the furniture, I can't believe he will be 9 months on Friday!  Then my son and two grandsons came up for New Year and I looked after them for a few nights whilst Dad and Mum went off - great fun!  Everything seems very quiet now although my daughter and Rowan are coming over today.

Over at The Paper Shelter we have our first challenge for 2015 and the theme is Winter Blues.  We want to see shades of blue so here is what I did:



I used the little lady from Give Me A Kiss available here.  She actually comes with a little man but I just used her and I used the pre-coloured one too.  My card was made using Go Kreate XXL Frilly Frames 10 and the papers are First Edition Up Up and Away.  La La Land Banner, Spellbinders Tear Drop Circle (think that's what its called), Dienamics Pierced Circle, Sue Wilson Bows made with felt, Cheery Lynn tag and Clearly Besotted sentiment.



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


Please head over to The Paper Shelter Blog to see the rest of the DT's designs and all the details on the challenge.

Have you made any New Year Resolutions?  I don't make any as I know they would only get broken but I do want to try and get more me crafting in.  I am not on as many DTs now as a few have closed and I have left a few more to give me more crafting time.  I have been quite busy doing some magazine commissions so they have taken a lot of time but I will finish those this week then have more time to craft, well that's the plan! 

Thank you so much for looking and your continued support, it means a lot.






31 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so cute, love the shaped card and all the lovely blues

Jo said...

Love this Susan.....great shape & the blues are fab!
hugs Jo x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Suzie, Happy New Year to you, I didnt reconize this image for awhile and it took me some time to realise you have used one of a pair of images, very clever, and youve done a stunning job of the colouring and the card design. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Angela said...

Happy NewYear Susan!!!
Love the shape of your card!
xxAngela

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Susan love the image and design, wishing you a happy new year.
Have a lovely day with your Daughter and Rowan, wow where does the time go.
Hugs Julie xxx

Elaine said...

Hi Susan gorgeous card, love the shades of blue theme. Sounds like you had a lovely Xmas and new year xx

Veerle said...

Lovely Susan, what a cute little lady she is. And I love the shape of your card.
Hugs, Veerle Xxxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan, I love the image, pretty detailing and beautiful papers too.
I am pleased you had a good Christmas.
hugs Sue xx

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful blues, Susan and what a darling little girl! Love that fab felt bow too, I must try that!
I have made a few ‘probably-won’t-stick-to-them’ resolutions! Less computer time and more crafting time is defiantly the one I will try the hardest to keep! xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Susan, good start to the new year I hope. No winter blues here but summer yellows, hot....
Beautiful creation, all the gorgeous goodies and delightful colours...love this one....{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Mamma Mia said...

Beautiful card Susan - gorgeous image and I love the little felt bow too!
Happy New Year to you!
Helen x

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Susan, love all the blues and the cute image. Carol x

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely shape Susan -fab card! x

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Susan, lovely shape and sweet image.
I saw your projects in this months Creative Cardmaking magazine - congratulations on being published, they are fabulous.
Pauline
x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, Susan,
Love the image, colours and great design.
Thank you for your comment, Robert LOVES crafting I am sure your boys will as well. He always has like to craft, however he said he has found the "best ever thing" ........ my distress inks!!!
Hugs

Patricia x

susiestacey said...

Happy New Year Susan, sounds like you had a busy chrimbo.
Gorgeous card adorable image.
x Susan x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Susan..I love the shape and fabulous blues..such a cute image and felt bow.Hope you had a lovely time with your daughter and Rowan..gosh! these wee babies grow up so fast don't they..

luv CHRISSYxx

Jacee said...

Such a lovely card Susan, I love your design
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

pinky said...

Sounds like you had a lovely family Christmas Susan and its great to get back to normal again lol. I love your card, the little image is so cute and love the shape of the card.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Susan, an adorable image and lovely shades of blue.
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Susan, such a sweet card, I love the image and your embellishments and the shades of blue.
Sounds as if you had a lovely festive time having your family around you, hugs Kate x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Loving the winter blues...Cute design and image. Love that bow...Hugs, joann

coldwaters2 said...

This is beautiful Susan if I were a man I could fall in love with that lady, lol, she looks so loveable and cute, fabulous colours and card shape
hugs
lorraine x

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Susan, great shape and design for this cute image. Happy New Year. hugs, Pat K x

Judith said...

Such a lovely design Susan - the shape and all the embellies look fab hugs Judith x

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Susan, your shape card is gorgeous. Love the cute girl image she is adorable. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Anet x

Gail said...

Fabulous shaped card and the diecuts are wonderful! What a great choice of images for this card...the papers and embellishments are perfect together. Hugs, Gail

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie she is! FABulous colours and design Susan and I LOve your felt bow.
Chrissyxx
Just gettig used to what day it is too lol..It's harder when we don't 'work' anymore lol..
Had to look twice at your signature! She's winking!!

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card. Great image and I especially love the felt bow!

Nikki said...

Very cute, Suzie! Love your card design. It really makes the image pop. Pretty papers and embellishments.

Nikki S

Vannessa said...

This is just gorgeous Susan and I love how bright her hair is again all the soft blues!

Hugs, Vannessa