Sunday 10 June 2012

Anyone for Ice Cream??

Good morning from a very soggy Blackpool!! Hope you are ok and for those in the UK I hope you haven't been affected by these awful floods that have been occurring.  Dave's daughter and family have been on holiday in Jersey all week and I don't think they will have had nice weather, such a shame when you look forward to your holiday and then the weather is shocking.

With that in mind I have done a nice summery card for today to cheer us all up:

I have used Chester Cool from Pollycraft - it was in my Mega Bundle that I got.  I have coloured him with Copics and added some Glossy Accents to his glasses and the bits on his ice cream.  The papers are by Nitwits from the From the Sea Collection.  I have followed the sketch again from Sketch 'N Stash - have I said how much I love this sketch??!!  The sentiment is computer generated.  I have used Spellbinders to cut and mat the image and for the sentiment.  They have been distressed with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  Dienamics die for the corners and Edgeabilities for the border.  I have coloured some Card Candi with Copics and added some Glossy Accents to them to make them lovely and shiny.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch 'n Stash - Sketch (my stash is my papers, card candi and dies)
Craft Punked - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz - Summer Time
Our Craft Lounge - Photo Inspiration (I used the colours)
Take the Pixie Challenge - 3 or more Patterned Papers
Sassy Studios - Use Something Wet (I used Glossy Accents)
Willow Sketchie - Animal Antics
I Brake for Challenges - Summer Fun

Well its not raining here at the mo but it looks like it won't be long before it does.  The garden is beginning to look like an Amazon rain forest with weeds the size of houses but you just can't get in to do anything with the weather.  Hopefully may be able to get the grass cut and a bit of gardening done or maybe it would be easier to buy a goat and give him some wellies!!

I'd like to say a great big thank you to Alessandra  as I was one of the winners of her candy and I picked it up from the Post Office yesterday:

Such beautiful lace in it in all different colours!  Not to mention the yummy chocolates which are somewhat depleted now lol!  I don't think I will be using the lace as quickly as I  we ate the chocolates, its far too pretty to cut into!  Thank you Alessandra xxxx

Just before I go I found the one and only picture I took the other day on my camera which is from the races:

Well that's it for me for today I have a feeling today will be a day locked in the crafty garret!! Thanks so much for looking, see you tomorrow and take care xx


Hope and Chances said...

Love your bright and sunny card! Those brads look like Smarties:) Rain has finally stopped in Kent but not sure for how long... x

Sonia said...

Wonderful summer card!So happy colours and funny image:)

Caroline said...

Morning Susan your card has certainly brightened my day love the colours and the image is delightful and what a fab layout. Like the idea of the goat in wellies such an image going round my head at the minute it will keep me chuckling all day. Thanks for cheering me up. Big hugs Caroline xxx

chrissy xx said...

How 'Cool' is this? Very lol..
Fabulous Fun card. Brilliant colours. LOve it.
WoW! That's some candy Susan.
Crafting and Chocolate..Can't be bad.

Carol C said...

Fabulous card :) I love the image, he looks so cheeky :) The colours are lovely and bright too :D Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week, Carol xx

carol said...

Super card, so bright and cheerful, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ, X CAROL

Unknown said...

Such a great post this is Susan, love your card with the cheeky monkey and your goodies from Alessandra, awesome! So sorry I've been MIA for a couple of days, but we were out visiting customers. Your male card looks super cool by the way, love that antique car!! Hugs, Ira x

Sue said...

A lovely bright card,just what we need just now,Chester is fab and beautifuly coloured.
Congrats on your win it all looks yummy.
Great photo too.Have a lovely day Susan.
Hugs Sue xx

Eileen said...

Great summer card Susan. He really is a cheeky monkey. Great choice of papers and layout
That lace looks really delicious well done !
Eileen x

Lorraine said...

Lovely summery card Susan, great colours and layout. Love the monkey too!
Lorraine x

Paula said...

I love your card! Fab image, colours, everything, looks fantastic! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula ;))

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness, this is adorable! Love the monkey!!!

Your loot looks amazing! How fun!

coops said...

love this so much susan.chester is one of my all time fav characters and your summer colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

Fab card Susan, you certainly cheered me up. Love that fun image and your bright papers.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah love this card, hope your weather is better now, been dreadful the last couple of days, thanks for playing along on Willow Sketchie Challenge this week, Love Hazelxo

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan an really lovely bright card, love the image.
Congrats on your win, and a lovely picture from the races.

Hugs Julie x

sue w. said...

HI Susan, Love the bright colours on your card and the cute whimsical image. Makes us feel like summer even if the sun aint shining.
Hugs Sue W.

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo suzie what a super little summer card ... yes it certainly cheered me up ... I got a bit of washing dry today but was dodging the showers ... you would never believe it is June would you ... hope you have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is a fab and cheery card Susan!! I love Chester with his ice cream - so cute!! and the ice cream looks good enough to eat!! Love the sunshiney papers!!
Ooh Congratulations on winning Alessandra's Candy - it looks gorgeous!! :-))
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sarah said...

Love this card Sue! Lovely bright cheery colours!

Sarah x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is a Stunning creation :0) hugs Pops x x x

Anonymous said...

Awww,what a sweetie pie he is.Love the bold colours,so in keeping with the seaside feel of your fabulous card.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Susan,
What a fab fun card,cute image and great summery colours :) x

Unknown said...

what a deligtful and uplifting card thank you for joining us over at crafty catz.hugs sassyx

Carol said...

Lovely cheerful summery card Susan even if the weather isn't. What a gorgeous bundle of lace too. Carol x

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous summery fun card, love the image you've used and your colouring is fabulous! Hope the weather improves over there, no fun in the sun if its raining!!

Hazel said...

Hi Susan

Yes please I would love some ice cream particularly with that flake in the top too!

Fab card - love the cute image. Congratulations on your fab candy win too - looks yummy.

Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving me some comments - I really appreciate it.

Have a great week.

Toodle pip

Hazel xx

Janette said...

Hi Susan, Oh it's so nice to be back and catch up with you all....
This is so cute, what a sweet card...well done on the win, Alessandra was so generous wasn't she....
Thanks for sharing this with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx


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

CraftyNess said...

This is a great sunny and bright card should brighten up any dull and wet day :) thanks for joining Craft Punked this week x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Fantastic card & great take on our sketch....

Thanks for joining us at sketch n stash & good luck :o)
hugs and xxx

Sandy said...

Congratulations on the candy - it is always fun to get free stuff for "our stash"! Ah - you are a racing fan - do you bet and win $$$$? Your card is so cute and the ice cream looks delicious!