Saturday 7 April 2012


Good morning bloggers its now 0500 in the morning, I have been up half an hour and awake since 0200 so I thought I might as well do my post for today!!  I had to get up before Dave killed me as I was so fidgety and couldn't get Cliff Richard's song Wired for Sound out of my head - where did that come from lol??!!!  So I  am sat here with a cup of tea (less caffeine than coffee) hoping I will get tired and can then go back to bed for an hour.

Today's card is one my daughter asked me to do for a work colleague that is leaving.  I looked all over for a digi that was suitable but couldn't find one for someone leaving work but I found this one that I guess is for someone going away on holiday or a trip:

Seem to have taken this picture from a funny angle!  The image is a Lilyboo design from Cuddly Buddy and I have coloured her with Copics and Prisma Pencils.  The hair was supposed to be a dirty blonde but looks more like a red head don't know what happened there! The papers are Nitwits "Time for Tea" and the sentiment is computer generated.  I have used Spellbinders for the matting and banner.  Gems and ribbon are from my stash and the resin flower is from Teresa's My Crafty Heart (free p and p this weekend).  Quick peek at the inside:

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Favourite Tool (Big Shot Pro)
One Stop Craft - Photo Inspiration and Die Cuts
Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Spring Colours (Pastels)
Whimsy Stamps - Use Ribbon
Pretty Little Ribbon - To Die For and Use Ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Soft Pastels
The Stamping Boutique - Pastels
Tuesday Throwdown - Pastels

Well that's it for me for today - thanks for looking and take care xx

Added on:

I have just been blog hopping (as you do in the early hours) and seen on Dawny P's blog about the poor children in Africa that have nothing and when they are born they are sent home in newspaper so they are called the fish and chip babies.  Dawny P is asking for people to knit a very simple all done in one piece cardigan and a beanie hat for them.  The pattern is on her blog with the details here, you should be able to knit it in an evening even if you are not that proficient a knitter.


Janie Printz said...

This is so cute .... Love that wonderful Nitwits paper & am going to download it as soon as I get home. Your coloring is wonderful & I really like how you colored her dress such a pale yellow. I have a terrible time getting my colors light enough, especially the yellows. Would you know what Copics you used to get such a beautiful pastel shade. Perfect card for someone leaving & she's going to love it.
Hugs, Janie

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Susan,love the image and

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan, I thought you were up early;)! I love your card and what a perfect image for a leaving card - I really love the colours, you have a real knack of choosing such perfect combinations - your colouring is fab! what a beautiful ribbon too...and delish papers! Have a great Easter weekend, Hugs, Teresa xx

Hazel said...

Hey Suzie

This is just a really lovely card - the image sits so well with the Nitwit papers and I love it!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving me some lovely comments :o)

Take care

Hazel x

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Susan, I love the soft colours and that image is great for a leaving card.
I'm just going to see if I can find my knitting needles.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Susan. Gorgeous card and a lovely image, I think it is perfect. So pretty and very delicate.
As for being up early Susan, I am up every morning between 2.30 and 3.30am. Just dont sleep well. So I know how you feel.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Lizzy said...

Hi Susan, I love this image from Cuddly Buddly, one of my fav sites for digi's, and nitwit papers are so delicous, I have to stop myself getting them all ! Lovely card as usual.. Happy Easter! x

chrissy xx said...

Just gorgeous! Fabulous colours and I LOve your papers ..
I won't come out with the pun lol...
Had you 'butterflies' in your tummy Ouch!!!

Unknown said...

You have certainly found the right image for the occasion Susan, such a sweet and lovely card this is with such pretty colours, too! Really lovely! Happy Easter, big hugs, Ira xox

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous colours and layout, I love the image, It's a beautiful card Susan.

Hope you managed to get some more sleep.

Hugs Julie x

Craftychris said...

I think the image is perfect and the papers are fab! I hope you got back to sleep ok in the end. xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Susan, those Nitwit papers are perfect. Hope you managed to get some sleep. Carol x

May said...

Beautiful card Susan, love the design of this card and the image is so lovely..Love the papers, I do hope you managed a wee sleep minus Cliff..Happy Easter, Hugs May x x x x

Unknown said...

Sue another sweet image and a fab card well done. sorry you got kicked out of bed ...its awful when things wont leave your mind. Are you on a diet is that why you have no choc's... Hugs Elaine
Enjoy your easter even though its choc free.

Debbie said...

Lovely card the beautiful colours.
Debbie x

coops said...

gorgeous card suaan.really pretty colours and the image is fab :D

xx coops xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Just beautiful Susan, those papers are ever so pretty & such a sweet image too...

Happy Easter to you & your family!!
hugs and xxx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Lovely card, I have nights when I don't sleep too. Just droped over to Dawny's blog, sounds like a great idea, not knitted for a while but used to knit a lot so I guess I need to buy some wool now.
Suzie xx

Berry said...

Gorgeous image susan with such fab colouring hugs Rebekah xx

Glenda Atkins said...

I think that's a wonderful image, Susan, and I love how you colored her! Fabulous use of the ribbon and bow and the sentiment die cuts. Love the Nitwits paper!

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Susan! what a sweet image. Your colouring is So beautiful !! Love the pretty papers and embellies!
Hope you sleep better tonight! I know what it's like when you are awake in early hours!!
Have a lovely Easter Sunday!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Debra Miller said...

Beautiful card Suzie.

Thanks joining us at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog this week.

Unknown said...

I love This image so much. It is really cute

We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
Best of Luck Always,

Hugs from DT Member For Whimsy Stamps Tammy Ortiz

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Hey Susan! Hope all is well. I love this sweet card you have made, beautiful work. Thanks so much for playing at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE this time. hugs!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with pretty papers and fab colouring....thanks for playing with FFF!....hope to see you next time again!
xxx Margreet

Sarah said...

This is such a sweet card!

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Sassy Cheryl said...

Oh, she is simply darling and I think her hair is just perfect! Love, love, love it.
Thanks for playing in the Soft Pastels challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Happy Easter and good luck in the drawing for the two FREE images.

Ann English said...

Cute as can be!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

large storage boxes said...

I like this sweet card you have made and this is excellent work. That stamp just brings a smile to my face, such a amazing card.

Sandy said...

Where have I been. Out to lunch it would appear. But honestly I have had grandchildren with me. This is the second week and no matter how hard I try to be a good Nanny, I am going crazy!!! Oh - your card!!! I am sure your daughter will love this for her friend. Really neat creation.