Sunday 22 July 2012


Good Morning everyone and a Happy Sunday to you all! To celebrate the start of summer in the UK I am having a BBQ today.  I have just looked at the weather forecast for the rest of the week and rain is forecast everyday after today so it might be the last chance before winter lol!

I have made a card today using another of the lovely Pollycraft  Digi images I got in the mega bundle, this is Celeste Amberglow and Heartstrings:

I have followed the sketch by Dawny P from Simon Says Stamp.  She has been coloured with Copics and Prismas.  I have distressed the edges with Distress Inks and cut her out with Spellbinders Nesties.  Because she was holding some hearts I used my Whiff of Joy Heart Banner.  The flowers are made with Tonic Punch and gems from my stash added.  The sentiment is an old rubber stamp and I have used my 'antique' Sizzix label die to cut it out.  Pearls and ribbon are from my stash.  The papers are another ancient paper stack I have had a long time there are some really nice papers in it that are glittered (picture doesn't show the glitter) and I don't know why I haven't used them before they are DCWV called Garden Party.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Sketch
Poodles Parlour - Use a Digi
Aud Sentiments - Tag It
Paper Crafting Journey - Pearls and Swirls
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Make Your Own Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Girly

Well that's it from me for today.  Thank you so much for dropping by, please come again and take care xx


Hanna said...

Oh what a beautiful card Susan! Your colouring is fabulous, and I love the inking you did around your image, absolutely stunning! Fantastic design and gorgeous details too.


scrappymo! said...

Lovely card...great papers and colours.

I have some of those glittered page stacks too. I think i need to take them apart and file them into my other papers...I tend to forget the stacks!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Enjoy bbq. Caroline xxx

Chrissy said...

So pretty Susan, love the colour combo and such a sweet image, fabulous colouring, too, so cute.


Sue said...

wow!! this is gorgeous Susan. I love the image and the colour scheme is really fabulous.

I hope you have a good day
Hugs Sue

Unknown said...

stunning Susan luv the image and the colours are perfect together.
Chris x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Susan
Love the colour combo.
We have sunshine forecast for the week - so hope your weather man has got it wrong and you get some too :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Shirley said...

This card is amazing!

x Shirley

Ally said...

this is so wonderful, I love the papers that u've used and the image is super sweet. The whole card is an eyecatcher!
Hugs, Alessandra

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fabulous

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Susan I love the image and papers, the colour combo is gorgeous.

Enjoy your BBQ

Hugs Julie x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is gorgeously stunning, a truly gorgeous creation I so love the image too, huggles Pops x x x

Janette said...

Hi Susan, Oh I hadn't heard that about the weather....I suppose I shall just have to make the most of today, how depressing.....
Gorgeous card, love those papers, so pretty...
Enjoy your day and lets hope the forecast is

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Susan,fab image and papers.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs Sue x

nnalorac said...

Love your card Susan, gorgeous colours, papers, design and Cute image. Pretty dull here today, keeping my fingers crossed, don't want rain. Carolxx

Crea-Sandra said...

Love your card! You colored her amazing! Great colors used!
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
HUgs xx Sandra

Unknown said...

Susan what a gorgeous image and card I have missed the last three of your creations and each one is delightful I like Jenni building the snowman what a fab card well done Hugs Elaine

Emma H said...

Sweet card - I love the brown and blue. (my fav colour combo!) Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

Sandy said...

Love the colors and your design Susan. Very nice!

Pat K said...

Hi Susan...what a gorgeous card with such a sweet image, beautifully coloured. Thanks so much for playing in the Fab N Funky challenge this week. pat k.x

coops said...

so stunning susan.gorgeous image and i love your fab colour combo :D

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Susan! the image is gorgeous and you've coloured her beautifully! Love the scrummy papers and embellies! it's a fab colour combo!!
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine...have a great time at the BBQ! got to make the most of it while it lasts!!!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Macpurp said...

hope it stayed dry for you!

This card is beautiful! I adore the colour combo, and great job on colouring the image.

love Teen xx

Lorraine said...

Love the image and colours. She's so cute. Gorgeous card.
Lorraine x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely stunning & gorgeous colour combo...
hugs and xxx

Laney said...

Fabulous card hun love the whole design!!thanks for joining us at Diva's this time

Lizzy said...

Hi Susan, firstly I just need to show off! We are sitting in fabulous sunshine in Thetford forest, fantastic.. I hope you didn't get too much rain. Secondly.. I LOVE your creation, the colours work so well together. Really beautiful! xx

Eileen said...

Great colour combo Susan. Fab image, beautifully colours and love the layout
Hope you had a great BBQ
Eileen x

Hazel said...

Hi Susan

Hope your BBQ went well.

Beautiful card - love the colours and the image - Dawny P just does thhe best sketches doesn't she!

Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

Ta ta for now.

Hazel x

cotnob said...

This is lovely Susan, such a gorgeous colour combination and I just love your image.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, cute card Susan, fab papers.

April said...

Hope you enjoyed your BBQ. Great card, love the colour combo. x

Craftychris said...

This is fabulous! The colours are really unusual and very cool and that heart banner is gorgeous. Your distressing and colouring is brilliant xx

cheiron said...

One of my favorite color combos! The coloring is wonderful. Thank you for playing along with Dawny's sketch over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Susan, adore the
heart banner, pretty much love everything about this card!

pinky said...

This is just adorable, l love your colours Susan. If you DH has any coping tips for gallstones I will gratefully accept them. I have been waiting a year and a half now to be sorted:(

Lisa xx said...

gorgeous card, and what a sweet tag! thank you for joining us at aud sentiments

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Susan,
Gorgeous card, I love the image and it is colour beautifully.
Suzie xx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Beautiful card Susan, I live the colours you've chosen.. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at Aud Sentiments,Pauline x