Tuesday 26 June 2012

Give us a Lick!!

Good morning everyone! Well yesterday wasn't the washout I anticipated, turned out quite nice.  Got such a lot done to - all my housework, loads of washing, shopping, baked a cake for my DH and two cards!! Wow why is that some days you can accomplish loads and other days you just don't seem to get anywhere?  I would also like to know that when I go on a diet my husband is the one that seems to loose most of the weight?? I have managed to loose 12 pounds but would like to loose at least another 1/2 stone and my husband quite proudly announced he is the lightest he has ever been whilst with me it is the opposite!! Hence the baking of a cake, strawberries and cream and poached apricots and cream (all for him he he).

I am going down to London this weekend to look after Harrison whilst Stephen and Melissa go away for the weekend.  It is the first time I have looked after him for a weekend and I am so looking forward to it.  I am sure I will loose a few pounds just running after him because he never stays still!!  It would be nice to have some nice weather so we could get out for walks and playing in the garden but I don't think that is going to happen :0(

Anyway, here is the card that I have made for today:

I have used Mallory by MazyArt which are available on Etsy, she does some fabulous images and when you buy one you get a free one that she does for the month.  I have coloured her with Copics and Prismas and added some Glossy Accents to those big eyes.  The papers are by Wild Rose Studio I have had them in my stash for ages and I'm trying to use some up.  I have made the border with a die which I'm not sure what make it is.  The banner die is Memory Box.  I have coloured some Card Candy with Copics, put Glossy Accents on and added a gem.  Gems and ribbon from my stash.  I have followed the sketch at Willow Sketchie which also has the theme Bold and Bright which I think this is.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Willow Sketchie - Sketch and Bold and Bright
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Summertime Girls
Joanna Sheen - Summer Daze
Pan Pastel - Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Flags and Banners
Charisma Cardz - Summer
Penny's Paper Challenge - Ice Cream
Bearly Mine -  Anything Goes

Well I am hoping to get another two cards done today because after tomorrow I won't have any crafty time this week!  Thanks a lot for looking and any nice comments you may leave, see you tomorrow and take care xx


Hanna said...

Adorable card Suzie! Love the colours you've used, the combination is BEAUTIFUL and the banners are such gorgeous details.


Sue said...

gorgeous summery card Susan, I love the image and the colours are fabulous

Hope you have a good day
Hugs Sue

Caroline said...

Morning Susan gorgeous card love the image and yout layout is fantastic. Love the colours really summery. I ordered some of her images yesterday can't wait for them to arrive. Stuck with Cardoline with the sub heading Caroline's crafty creations, thankyou for input. Have a great day. Caroline xxx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous summer card.

Eileen said...

This is certainly bold and beautiful Susan. Lovely zingy summer colours.
Sounds as if you are in for a good weekend. Congrats on the weight loss
Eileen x

Lorraine said...

Beautiful Summery card Susan. Love the colours and image.
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Susan,love the colours and gorgeous image.xxx

Jenni said...

Lovely summery card - perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenges this week, hope to see you again soon.
Jenni x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous Summery card Susan, love the image. Have a lovely time with your grandson. Carolxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous bright and summery card Susan - fabulous inmage so beautifully coloured.
Sounds like a very productive day yesterday - love days like that :o)
Hope the weather is as good today and your day goes to plan.
Take care
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing aloing at Charismna this week. Good luck xx

Unknown said...

Adorable card...love your creations.♥

Cat's sCrap said...

Lovely card. Beautiful papers and ribbon. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

julie_woolston said...

Fantastic card Susan lovely bright colours and a gorgeous image.

You did have a good day yesterday, I hope you have a lovely weekend with Harrison.

Hugs Julie x

Carol said...

Fabulous summery card Susan, love the bold bright colours. Carol x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, what a great card, Love the pretty pastel colours, thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxo

Anne Temple said...

Adorable card and image. Great coloring of her too. So glad you joined us for the Digi Makeover Challenge from Paper Makeup Stamps this week.

cotnob said...

Fab card Susan, I love the gorgeous colours. It would be nice to have a sunny weekend, but I'm sure you will have fun with Harrison no matter what the weather throws at us.

Sue said...

Fabuous card Susan,love the colours and image.
Sue xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is So sweet Susan! what a cute image and you've coloured her beautifully! Love the gorgeous papers and embellies!
I bet you will lose weight looking after Harrison...they have SO much energy when they are that age... bet you will have loads of fun though!! I really hope the weather improves for the weekend!!!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Kristine said...

Hi Susan! Totally CUTE card...love those flag banners and your fun paper and image!! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges this week!! *Ü*

Unknown said...

Wow what a fab image I love her and your card is great Susan Well done

ref the serif program I use this link will take you there,... http://www.serif.com/craftartist/platinum/
They have a video to show you what the program can do . I bought it from Create and Craft , ideal world shopping channel at 34.99 I have since purchased more digi kits from them, around £3 each, I also look for images I can use without copy write and use those too, along with family photos and my ordinary photos. Its good fun, I started using it when I lost the full use of my right hand and arm ,I could use a mouse ( just) but things have improved over the 4 years since and so I am back hybrid crafting, but still use the serif program . Hugs Elaine

Unknown said...

It's so nice to be able to do so much in a day, isn't it Susan! Your story about your weight loss made me laugh, I think we girls are always way too hard on ourselves! Enjoy life, you've only got the one (unless like me you believe in afterlife, lol!) Argh, that means I have to be careful with what I eat in a next life, too ;-)
On to your card now, your ice cream girl looks so pretty and her ice cream delish, love the banner and festive papers, too! Hugs, Ira x

Unknown said...

having a bit of a blog hop and found your blog and its so lovely wonderful cards have become a follower hugs sassyxx

My'scardcorner said...

This is so pretty Susanlove the image and the layout youve used.Hope you enjoy your week end looking after your grandscon.

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan, Your card is wonderful - what a fab summer image, wonderfully coloured as always - Hugs, Teresa x

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.really fab design and i love the stunning image :D

xx coops xx

Sonia said...

Wonderful card Suzie:) i like very much the happy summer image and beautiful bunners:)

mandy said...

Super summer card Hun love the paper and fab image. My sound was turned up to the max and your music scared the life out of me almost fell off my chair lol :):)

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges

Hugs Mandy xxx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the bright candy colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

kelly ledder said...

Such a wonderful card thank you for sharing with us at willow sketchie challenge.

Kelly x

Anonymous said...

Lovely fresh Summery card.Love the colours and perfect for the image.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

MariLynn said...

This is so cute. I love the color combination. It makes me smile looking at her with those banners behind her. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I hope you are having a blessed week.

Helen said...

Very cute card! That image is adorable and so is your paper! Great coloring, too! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Have a blessed day! ~H

Kathy said...

Beautifully done, so fun and summery. Love the sherbet like color palette. So glad you joined the challenge at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous colours, paper and your colouring is wonderful. That is quite a pair of boots the girl is wearing, love them LOL!

Have fun with your grandson!

Sandie said...

Beautiful colours and card, thanks so much for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight... x

Diane Louise J said...

Sweet card and lovely image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper-crafty 'Ice Cream' challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Diane x

Regan said...

This is fabulous fun! Love these summery colors and the pennant banner is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for Summertime Girls! :)

chrissy xx said...

Hi Susan..
JUst to say
I'm sooooo sorry I haven't been to see you lately...
But I really can't cope very well with the music ...
I try every day, but, as soon as it starts up ..I have to give up.
Please excuse me...
I will keep watching your Fabulous blog.