Monday 9 July 2012

For a Friend

Good morning everyone and I hope you are all ok and had a nice weekend.  We have had some sunny weather here in Blackpool which has been nice but today it is back to rain! I am sorry I have not been around much but I am still suffering with this virus, it seems to be all in my throat now and I can't stop coughing you know the kind of irritating cough that doesn't sound like anything is wrong!!  I would like to welcome my newest followers and thank you so much for joining me!!

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and the theme is "For a Friend".  For some reason I thought this challenge was sentiment only which is what I did, but luckily the sentiment I chose was for a friend!  I tell you I think I am loosing the plot lately!!

I have use The Gift sentiment which you can purchase from Fairy Dust Crafts and changed the colour in Word to match my card. The cardstock I have used is really pretty its like a satin damask, here is a close up:

Not sure if it shows up better there or not!!  I have used Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs as a mat for the sentiment which was first cut and embossed with a square Nestie.  The flower is another Spellbinders die called Aster Flower Topper.  The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn Die and I have used some fab glitter card that my daughter bought for me when we were in Florida a couple of years ago - its a giant 12x12 pad with all different colours of glitter card - delish!!  On the flower I added some Milled Lavender DI while they were still in the die.  The spacer is from E Bay and the pearl brad from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Our sponsor's this week are Fairy Dust Crafts so pop over there and have a look at what they have, you won't be disappointed!  If you go over to Lexi's Creations you can see what the rest of the talented DT have created.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge - Sentimentally Yours

That's it from me for today, thanks so much for looking and take care xx


sue w. said...

Hi Susan, this is beautiful, so elegant. I love the colour and the glitter is fab.
Hope you're soon rid of your virus hun and feeling much better.
Hugs Sue W.

Caroline said...

Morning Susan. This is a very elegant card love the colours and layout and the sentiment is beautiful. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs. Caroline xxx

Doreen said...

Hi Susan,sorry you are still suffering...Love your card ...beautiful

May said...

Gorgeous card Susan... Love that die.. Great design & colours... beautiful... Hugs May x x x

Sarah said...

Hi Susan

Beautiful card I love the lace doily die and the colours you've used are gorgeous!

Sarah x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Susan. Oh my, this is gorgeous. Stunning design, love the delicate colours. So classy and very elegant as always.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Unknown said...

Susan this is gorgeous I love these dies they are so pretty and this colour is fab well done , your butterfly is amazing Hugs Elaine

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the colour & the sentiment is fab!
Hugs Shell xx

ps you could enter this in MAWTT this week, links on my side bar

Suzie's Card Den said...

This is a stunning card Susan, I love the square doily and sentiment and your butterfly and flower are gorgeous.
Suzie xx

julie_woolston said...

Hello Susan I am sorry your still not feeling well, I hope you soon feel better.

Your card is gorgeous so elegant, love the colours and papers.

Hugs Julie x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Susan, such a lovely design and the colours are beautiful

Hugs Sue

Sue said...

Hello Susan,sorry you are still under the weather,hope you feel better soon.
Beautiful card and colour.Gorgeous flower and butterfly.
Hugs Sue xx

Carol said...

Beautiful elegant card Susan. Hope you feel better soon. Carol x

Sonia said...

Wonderful card Suzie:)Very elegant and brilliant!

Janette said...

Hi Susan, Oh this is stunning, I really love the design, so pretty and that Butterfly is gorgeous.xx

Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card Susan.
It would fit my Get Sentimental challenge at Moving Along With the Times perfectly lol!!!
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Unknown said...

Hi A beasutiful elegant card and stunning colour, hope you get better soon.
Chris x

Unknown said...

A truly stunningly beautiful and elegant card Susan, love all the dies you´ve used on your sweet card here, and the quote is just so true! Big hugs, Ira xox

Unknown said...

p.s. it´s me again, please get well soon, so sorry to hear about your cold, all thanks to this nasty weather! Yikes!

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous and elegant in it's simplicity, beautiful work Susan!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Love the design and that sparkly butterfly looks brilliant.
Lorraine x

Eileen said...

A stunning elegant card Susan. Love the colour and design.
Aww sound as if you really have a bad one hope you're feeling better soon
Eileen x

Jo said...

Very pretty!Love the doily mat and that gorgeous flower and butterfly!
Hope you feel better soon......don't you hate it when illness gets in the way of our crafting lol!
Hugs Jo x

coops said...

so stunning susan,beautiful colours and design :D

xx coops xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Lovely card, such a simple design but so effective. Love the fabulous frame and gorgeous flower & butterfly.
Lyndsey xx

nnalorac said...

Beautiful and elegant Susan. Gorgeous backing paper, love the die cuts and what a super flower. Hope you feel better soon. Carolxx

cotnob said...

This is such an elegant card Susan, I love your fab butterfly.
I hope your cough soon gets better.

chrissy xx said...

What Fabulous colours! LOving the dies especially the Spellbinder one.
LOve it.

Emma and Susan said...

I absolutely love this card, the colour is so gentle. I love sentiment cards they are so elegant. Thank you for all your hard work on the DT at Lexi's Creations.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Craftychris said...

So elegant and pretty - you change your style so easily, a talent in itself! xx

~Tammy~ said...

This is gorgeous! Absolutely a beauty~ Love the softness!

Kathy said...

How pretty. Love the sparkle on the butterfly and the flower. Thanks for playing along at The Corrosive Challenge Blog this time around.