Friday 18 May 2012

Ooh La La!

Good morning bloggers and Happy Friday  (big happy dance from me). I am off down to London by train today to spend the weekend with my darling grandson - whoop whoop.  I am coming back Sunday that is unless he has chicken pox then I will stay on to look after him whilst DS and DIL go to work.  He had chicken pox in February but Stephen, my son, rang yesterday to say nursery said he had started with some more spots. Hopefully it may be a bit of a heat (????!!) rash ok maybe not heat then but sweat or some insect bites.  I haven't seen him since February and he is now 19 1/2 months so I am super excited.

Here is the card I have made for today:

The image is a Paper Shelter one and I am just in love with these at the mo!  I think she is supposed to be a circus ringleader really but I have these gorgeous papers by Prima called En Francais so I thought she looked quite French maybe from the Moulin Rouge! It really took me ages to make this card most of the day on Wednesday!  I have coloured her with Copics and Prisma Pencils.  The image has been cut out with Spellbinders and then distressed with Weathered Wood and Victorian Velvet DIs.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Wild Rose and has been stamped on part of a page from the pad which I cut out and then added some ribbon and a bow to it.  The flowers are Memory Box and the border punch is a Tonic.  I have embossed the border and the metal butterfly with my Stampendous aged aqua EP which is so lush - I love it.  To the centre of the flowers I have added Stampendous steel blue crushed glass glitter.

I really enjoyed making this card even though it seemed to have taken ages.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter - Birthday Cards
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Flowers
Whimsy - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Distressing
Die Cuttin' Divas - Flowers
Crafty Ribbons - Flowers
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio - Triple Play (I used 3 flowers)
Shelly's Images - Show Us What You Got
Crafty Catz - Here Come the Girls

A big welcome and thank you to my new followers so pleased to have you as followers!  Well I hope you all have a nice weekend - I know I will!! Take care xx


mags said...

Gorgeous card Susan. The image is lovely and the little rolled flowers are beautiful. I am sure you will have a great weekend.

Debs said...

Gorgeous cardSusan. Beautifulky coloured adorable image.
Love the sentiment stamped onto the DP - great idea :o)
I'm sure you will have a fabulous weekend. I too will be seeing my Grandson today - he's just turned 1and will be seeing my Granmd-daughter on Sunday whoo will be 1 next Tuesday - oh how time flies!!!!
Have a great day.
Take care
Debs xx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Susan sooo love that image and she is coloured beautifully and your layout is fab. Have a great weekend with your Grandson Caroline xxx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the colours. Have a lovely weekend with your family....

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card, the flowers are so cute and I love the butterfly. Have a fabulous weekend, I hope your Grandson has not got the chicken pox xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So pretty, a lovely image and gorgeous papers
Lindsay xx

Lorraine said...

OOh la la, she is gorgeous! I love the paper shelter images too! Gorgeous card.
Lorraine x

May said...

Gorgeous card Susan...Gorgeous image and those flowers are devine.. Have a super weekend with your darling Grandson... Hugs May x x x x

Berry said...

Wow this was so worth the time it is fabulous! Have a lovely time in London Hugs Rebekah xx

Unknown said...

I so love this image and the card is gorgeous...have a lovely time with your grandson and safe day I plan to get to the day....♥

julie_woolston said...

This is gorgeous Susan, I love the fab image and the gorgeous detail.

Have a lovely time with your Grandson,poor little mite hope it's not chicken pox.

Hugs Julie x

Unknown said...

Stunning Susan luv all the embellies and the cute image, have a great weekend with ur grandson.
Chris x

Carol said...

Love this Susan, your ribbon treatment is gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend! Carol x

Joey said...

Awwwwwww Susan this is too cute! such a fab image and gorgeous design. Enjoy your weekend with your Grandson, chickenpox is rife in our school at the moment too, must be a London thing lol. Joey xx

Mary J said...

Oh that is lovely, gorgeous colouring too! Thx for joining us at Little Miss Muffet!

Mary x

Pat N. said...

Very cute! Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge--Pat N.

Janette said...

Hi Susan, Oh I hope you have a wonderful time with your Grandson, you must miss seeing him so much, have fun...

A beautiful card, she looks so pretty I think.xx

Liz Miller said...

I love the colours you've used for this one Susan and your colouring in a superb. Enjoy your weekend and hope you find your grandson well. Chicken pox must be doing the rounds as it's up here in the NE of Scotland too.

Claire said...

A delightful card Susan, love the sweet image and gorgeous colours. Hope you have a lovely weekend away. Hugs, Claire x

April said...

Lovely card! that butterfly is gorgeous, and your colouring is great as always! Hope your Grandson isn't poorly, although I'm sure you wouldn't mind staying a little longer :o) Have a lovely weekend with your family x

Sue B said...

Oh this is a fab card Susan! I love the image and your colouring is perfection!! I love those gorgeous papers and embellies. The sentiment and rolled roses are SO beautiful. I love everything - it was well worth the time it took you to make!! :-)
Hope you have a wonderful time with your family this weekend - enjoy your scrumptious grandson!!!!
Love n Hugs
Sue xx

NancyD said...

Cute image on an even cuter card. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenge. NancyD

chrissy xx said...

Super cute image! Fabulous colours. LOve it.
Enjoy your weekend...I'm sure you will.

Debra Miller said...

Oh So cute! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Anything Goes Challenge - Deb

Lorraine A said...

absolutely gorgeous cards Susan :-) she does look 'Moulin Rouge' and all the details on this are perfect ! so very pretty :-)

I am sure you will have a lovely weekend with your grandson, and hope the spots are nothing ,, not likey to be chicken pox if he had them already ,, tho it has been known ,, my daughter had them twice !

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sonia said...

Very beautiful card! I love the precious butterfly and elegant image:)
Big hug,have a nice evening,

Unknown said...

She's a real doll Susan, love your pretty card! Such a wonderful and supercute image with very attractive colours. Superbly done! Have fun with your grandson, you will be surprised at how much he's grown! Hugs, Ira x

My'scardcorner said...

This is so pretty Susan I love the effect of the border and the bow is fab too.Oh enjoy your week end loads of cuddles Im sure and hopefully he hasnt got chicken pox as that can be so itchy.

judit said...

Hi Suzie, a wonderful card. Beautiful colouring and I love the flowers, too! Hope you have a great weekend with your grandson! I don't think you can get chickenpox twice. judit x

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

How cute is this card Susan? I love the image, and I'm not surprised you've gone all Parisienne as she does lend herself to it! Hope you have a great weekend with your family. Helen x

Darlene said...

ADORABLE! Love your choice of embellishments! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Susan, very Oh la la.

coops said...

fabulous card uzie.stunning sweeyt image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

~Tammy~ said...

On a train to London, now that sounds divine! Oh no with the chicken pox. Surely not.

I can see why you are in love with this image! Your card is darling!

Gerda said...

A very cute card, nice job!
Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back next week!

Sandy said...

Such a gorgeous and fun card. I tell you Susan, you have been blessed with talent, intelligence and good looks!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that your grandson does not have chickenpox - he should not get it twice but what do I know!! There are so many things that can cause a rash. Let us know!


Hi Susan
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and colour's are fabulous thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Debbie said...

Beautiful card this image and gorgeous colouring. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Debbie x

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous colouring on the image, love the layout and all your fabulous embellishments!

Have an awesome week-end with your family and little grandson Susan! Hope the little guy is not too sick and can enjoy your visit.

Sarah said...

This is such a beautiful card, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for our Anything Goes challenge, good luck x

Paper Deckerations said...

WOW that turned out gorgeous! Love how elegant it is! The colors are beautiful! I hope he does not still have chicken pox! Thanks for sharing with us at DCD this week!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Susan & I love that image :)
Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter & good Luck!

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan, Wow! what a gorgeous card - your colouring, as always is superb and I love your embellies and beautiful details - hope your grandson is well enough for you to see him, Hugs, Teresa x

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges this week.

Susan x

Shari said...

Oh my gosh! What an adorable image! Your have colored her beautifully!

Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to be Sassy Triple Play Challenge


Cards By MI said...

It's a stunning card you have made, but you have not entered it to the TPS challenges. You have placed it under the DT call. Let us know if you are interested in the DT call or not.
Anyway, the card is fantastic!
Love n hugs