Friday 16 September 2011

Bring me sunshine!

Hello everyone, Dave and I went out yesterday cause it was such a nice day and guess where we went?:

That's right we left sunny Blackpool and went to sunny Morecambe!! Look at those creases in my trousers - gosh!!  We had a nice stroll round and then went to Silverdale and Arnside and had another stroll.  Wasn't the weather fab?  Shame about today though.

I've made another fall call following the sketch on Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge:

I must say I enjoyed making this card because I love Magnolia stamps, they are so cute.  This little Tilda is actually blowing hearts on the stamp but I masked that out and then used a little leaf stamp I had to make it a bit more autumnal and coloured her with Copics.  The papers are Nitwits and I have used Nestabilities die to cut Tilda out and also for the lacey edging.  The flower is a Marianne die and I have embossed the spacer on the top as it was silver coloured and I wanted it to be more autumnal, I also sponged the seam binding with some Spiced Marmalade Distress ink to change the colour to match more.  I then punched out loads of little leaves to make it look like Tilda was standing in them.  I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar - Sketch and Fall is in the Air
Always Something Creative - Autumn
Marianne's Design Divas - Use Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings - Autumn Theme
4 Crafty Chicks - Embossing
Craft us Crazy - Goodbye to Summer and/or School Theme
Crafty Purple Frog - Fall into Fall
Digi Doodle Shop - Autumn Colours
Little Miss Muffet - Things with Wings
Paper Play Challenge - Punches and Dies
Cooking it up with Katie - Girl, Green and a Group of Things (I used leaves)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - The Colours of Fall
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Things with Wings
Lexi's Creations - Autumn
Critter Sketch (Enjoy the Journey) - Photo Inspiration
Come and Get It Challenge - Colour Challenge
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Fall Colours
Catch the Bug Challenge - Use Punch or Die Cuts
Colour Me Creative Copics Challenge - Fall/Halloween Inspired
Mark's Finest Papers - Use a Punch
Thanks for looking, take care xx


Carol said...

Love this Susan, all the little leaves look fabulous. Do love it over at Arnside and Silverdale too. Carol x

Jacque said...

Susan, this is so adorable!! The idea with the leaves is so creative! You have done a delightful job with my sketch and I want to thank you so much for joining us at Just Magnolia this week!! Hugs for you...Jacque

Denise said...

Lovely card. Great image and the little leaves finish it off perfectly.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx

ChickieChirps said...

Lovely card Susan! That pile of leaves is fab!

Thanks for joining us for the Things with Wings challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


NanaConnie said...

LOL Fun card and I love your leaf "group" !! Wonderful coloring and paper choices. Thanks for playing along in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Hope you'll play along next week, too.
NanaConnie DT

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Embossing Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Beautiful card!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous loving your colours here, fabulously gorgeous creation hugs pops x

Carol Hurlock said...

How sweet and adorable this cute card is. The image is just lovely and I love those little punched leaves. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends punch challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see what you created for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you next week.

Bear Hugs,

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love your card and I've been wanting the marianne die every time I see it. I don't know what NHS is or where Blackpool is but both sounds interesting. I just retired from 33 years at GHS....high school teacher. Anyways...congratulations on 29 years of working and now enjoying retiring and making beautiful little cards like this one. Thank you for sharing it with us at Catch the Bug this week.

Brook said...

So cute. I love how it looks like she's blowing the leaves on your DP too. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Designing with Debbie said...

Adorable card. I love the background paper and the leaves you added. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Lori Turner said...

Such an adorable autumn card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

mommyof5kidz said...

Super sweet card!! Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Fia said...

Love the way you made Tilda blow leaves. Beautiful colouring.

Julie Temple said...

This is precious! Love the Tilda, of course, and how you have put all the leaves together! Thank you for joining us this week at Come and Get It!


Janeen said...

cute image with her blowing the leaves like that, sweet little card, Thank you for entering your creation into the challenge with Speedy the Cat's friends. We appreciate you.

Basslady said...

a very charming and cute autumn-card!

thanx a lot for playing along with us at ASC this time!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

coops said...

stunning card susan.i love the gorgeous autumnal colours and the tilda is so sweet ;D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love all the leaves you've added. Thanks for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

Deirdre said...

Those tiny little leaves are just adorable around her feet. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Really sweet card, wonderful coloring and I love how she is standing in the leaves! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

Tamie said...

What a beautiful autumn card. I really like the colors you used, very warm and your image is wonderful Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty chicks.

Donna said...

Adorable little card and love your photo, so funny. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge. hugs Donna x

Jill said...

gorgeous card love the image and the colours/papers thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Jen Leeflang said...

I love the colours you used - Your card is simply beautiful. Thanks for joining us on the Digistamps 4 Joy "Colours of fall" challenge.
luv n huggz

~Vittory~ said...

Lovely card! Your picture is so funny!

Thanks for joining us for the Things with Wings challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps! Hope to see you again!
With best wishes,

Nicole Mullen said...

Beautiful card, I love all those leaves! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

A gorgeous card. . I adore the marianne products youhave used. Lovely colours. Thank you for entering the marianne designdivas challenge. Xiaoping

Debra James said...

A really lovely card and lovely colour choice, Little Miss Muffet Challenge

Jeanne Streiff said...

She is so cute! Thanks for playing the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!

mgoll88 said...

What an fantastic idea you had... take the love tilda and took leaves in the image..gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at ourAutumn at Allways something Creative


gift ideas said...

The colours and the stars are fantastic. A gorgeous card. I adore the marianne products which is marvelous. Thank you for entering the marianne designdivas challenge.