Tuesday 8 May 2012

Now for something new

Good morning well that's another Bank Holiday been and gone. It turned out a real washout here in Blackpool in the end.  Got some spring cleaning done which is good but now my blooming back is bad lol!!

For today's card I have used something new, can you tell what it is I wonder?

Mmmm still no idea - want a hint?  Here you are then:

I have had these on order for ages and finally got them the other week and finally used them!  Although I have only used a couple of colours in my picture and I have to say the jury is still out!  I stamped the Hero Arts image on to Crafter's Companion Watercolour Paper and then used the Distress Markers and a water brush to colour.  The paper is Prima from the Melody pad.  I have used Spellbinders to cut and mat - Ironworks Accents and also used them for the little tabs.  The sentiment is a Whimsy stamp and die and I used Adirondack Expresso ink to stamp the sentiment. Flower is WOC and ribbon and gold gems from stash. I need to have a serious play with them but time is a bit precious at the moment.  We have some friends coming from Texas this week so I have been trying to make some cards so I will have something to blog which means I really haven't had time to try something new out.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Birthday
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper and Such - May Flowers
Crafty Boots - Yellow
Victorine Stamps - Flowers

Well that's it for me for today, thanks for visiting and any comments you have kindly left, take care xx


Caroline said...


Beautiful card love the colours and I so love the ribbon you have used. I'm still debating whether to get the destress markers maybe I'll wait and see what people think of them. Wash out here in Morecambe yesterday too.

Have a good day xx

Catherine said...

Beautiful card, love the image....

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello and good morning Susan. Oh wow, what a beautiful card. Love the shaped edges, so pretty and very delicate. Love the stamped image and beautifully embellished as always too.
Happy crafting sweetie.
Love Sandra xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Susan,love the beautifully coloured image and backing.xxx


Hi Susan
A beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

cotnob said...

Love it Susan, the paper is elegant and your beautifully coloured image co-ordinates with it perfectly. I am still resisting these pens as I am rubbish at water colouring, so will be interested to see what you have to say when the jury is in.

Unknown said...

Stunning Susan luv the colours and the design is fab, let us know how you get on with these, I darnt get anymore colouring pens the ones I have will probably dry up before I get using all the colours, hope the back mends soon, nothing as bad as a bad back.
Chris x

Unknown said...

Susan this is stunning I love the frame wow. Well done Hugs Elaine

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Love the fresh look of this card Susan. It's a great image and the colour scheme is lovely. I'm still trying to accumulate all the Spectrum Noir Pens so daren't go for anything else just yet!!!!! Weather has been pants all weekend here on the south coast too! Helen x

nnalorac said...

Such a beautiful card Susan. Said I wasn't going to go down that road but there's something chipping away at my brain, go on you really do want them lol! Hope the back gets better soon. Carolxx

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan it is gorgeous love the colours and the image is beautiful, I love the effect the markers give.

The sun is shining a little after a very wet weekend.

Hugs Julie x

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous colours...One Gorgeous card Susan..Let us know how you go on with your new pens.
Cleaning?? Eeekkk! What a horrible word lol...

Unknown said...

Such an elegant card Susan, lovely soft colours! I've got an eye out for those markers, too, but am not sure yet. Have a lovely day! Hugs, Ira x

Eileen said...

A lovely card Susan. Great backing paper and colour matching. Have to admit to not wanting the distress pens. I bought Aquamarkers a year ago and have yet to used them Just sold 110 Spectrum Noirs on ebay as I found the tops on many too hard to get off.
Now quite happy with the full set of Promarkers and all the different Flexmarkers.
Sorry to rabbit on my brain is still in a bug induced stew.
Have a great time with your friends from Texas, lol, I used to live there for a year many years ago.
Y'all come back now :)
Eileen x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Susan,
Gorgeous card lovely image and colours :) x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the colours!
We had sunshine Saturday & Sunday but yesterday & today rain!! Hope the weather starts to behave soon, so fed up of the rain!

Not sure about these pens, was waiting until I heard about them a bit more!
You'll have to let me know when you have had time to play properly what you think of them!
Huge hugs shell xx

Carol said...

Beautiful card Susan, look forward to hearing more about the pens in due course. Carol x

pinky said...

Very elegant design Susan, love this card. Would be useful for a lot of occasions. Lucky girl getting those markers:)

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Love the sunny colours.
Lorraine x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow Suzie...such and elegant card. Love the design and colour. Hope your back gets better soon.
Diane xx

coops said...

beautiful card susan.gorgeous pretty design and i love the sunshine colour :D

xx coops xx

karen said...

Very pretty and stylish Susan, hugs, Karenx

Sandy said...

You have some friends coming from Texas!!!! Oh I am so envious - I love England and when I say love I mean LOVE. Your card is lovely but when you say the jury is still out I think oh no. I spent a fortune on these markers and like you waited forever for them to come!!!!

Berry said...

Gorgeous colouring Susan what a pretty creation hugs Rebekah xx

Glenda Atkins said...
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Glenda Atkins said...

Such a beautiful elegant card Susan, the flower is fabulous, love how it is coloured.

Joy said...

Gorgeous, really love all that yellow and so nice to see the markers in action.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Sue B said...

This is beautiful Susan! Love the image and the gorgeous frame - Love the lush paper and ribbon - it's a really pretty card!
I have one distress marker and still not sure what to do with it LOL
Hope you're having a good week
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Susan, love the colour!
Helen x

Craftychris said...

Beautiful flower card, the colours are lovely. You have a fab set of Distress Markers to play with! xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Beautiful card and I love the image you have used. I was very interested to read your comments on the new distress marker pens.

Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


CraftyMomOf3 said...

Beautiful! Love those markers!

Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!!

Crafty Hugs!