Tuesday 17 July 2012

Put on Your Shades

Good morning bloggers. Well as you can see George didn't whisk me off to Italy lol!! We didn't see either him or Tom but we were watching Tiger Woods practice for quite a while.  He was the only one we knew as neither of us are golf fans.

I need to offer my apologies before you look at my card because it is very bright!! So you might need to put on some sunglasses first:

Well I did warn you!  For some reason all the pictures I took make the cardstock and Copics look green but they are more blue green, like a teal, than show on this picture but they all turned out like this.  The image is Pollycraft's Life's a Beach and she has been coloured with Copics and Prismas.  I have cut and matted her with Nesties. The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn die and the banner is Memory Box.  The flowers are made using a Tonic punch and the border is made with an EK puch. The papers are from Basic Grey called Hello Luscious and the ribbon and gems are from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Basic Grey Challenge - Fun in the Sun
Fab 'n Funky - Summer Holiday

Well I am off to work today - yes work!!!  I have been retired for almost 13 months so this is a novelty.  My sister is running some consultations with the public and has asked me to help with a few so I am doing two this week and one next week with her.  It certainly feels strange thinking about work again.

Thanks so much for looking I appreciate it, please leave a comment so I know you have been - take carexx


Caroline said...

Morning.... I love this card makes me smile. Love the image and the layout reminds me of summer. Have a good day at work. Caroline xxx

Debs said...

Fab fun card Susan - the colours are bright but they look so good together.
Sweet image - full of summer sunshine.
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful Susan, I love the bright yellows and that image is gorgeous. I love the layout too and that butterfly...oh I could just go on!!!!!

big hugs Vicky xxx

ps your card fits with the Fab'n'Funky theme summer holiday this week, but be quick it closes tonight!!

Doreen said...

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

chrissy xx said...

JUst Gorgeous! FABulous colours and this is one FABulous bow...LOve it.
I'm going for a coffee lol.

Chrissy said...

Bright, sunny card Susan..cute image, really adorable and love the butterfly...


nnalorac said...

I'm dazzled Susan lol. Lovely image, the colour combo is gorgeous and love your big bow. Carolxx

Lorraine said...

Wow! What a lovely bright happy card! Love it! That butterfly die is just gorgeous!! Added it to my NEED list! lol.
Hope you enjoy your day at work
Lorraine x

Eileen said...

Wow this really is a bright one Susan. Shouting Summer at me. Great colouring and design.
Don't work too hard
Eileen x

julie_woolston said...

Lovely card Susan it is bright and summery love the image.

Hope work goes ok, it must feel strange as you've not had to think of work for a while.

Hugs Julie x

Sue said...

Such a beautiful summery card Susan. I love the image and the colours. The ribbon and butterfly detail looks so pretty too

Hugs Sue

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image and the yellow and green colour combo and colouring in is fantastic
Lindsay xx

cotnob said...

It might be bright, but I love it. We need something to brighten us up at the moment - it's not raining today but it's not exactly wall to wall sunshine either. Shame you missed George and Tom - better luck next time.
I love your image and papers and your bunting a flowers are pretty.

Sonia said...

Oh oh oh fantastic Bright card Suzie!!!
Some sun on tour card...so special:)


Gorgeous card Susan just love these colour's together
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue said...

Fabulous cards Susan,love the image.
Hope your day is going well.
Hugs Sue xx

My'scardcorner said...

Lovely card Susan that butterfly is a lovely touch. Hope you enjoy your work days this week.

Unknown said...

Finally we see some sun!! Love your bright card Susan, such a sweet image and I, too, adore your butterfly ribbon, gorgeous embellishment! Hugs,Ira x

Heather said...

This is stunning Susan, your design is fabulous and I love that sweet image, your details are beautiful.

Hugs Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Basic Grey challenges.

Sandy said...

I think everyone loves the color yellow. Even though we do not see much sun here in Western North Carolina this summer. Your card is bright and sunny and happy too!

pinky said...

I love your bright and cheerful card Susan, just what we need. Its flippin miserable over here in Ireland. Completely fed up with it! Enjoy your work!!

debby4000 said...

Lovely bright sunny card Susan.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, Gorgeously stunning, fabulous creation huggles Pops x x x

judit said...

Wow Suzie, this is stunning! Love it! hugs, judit x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Susan. What a cute image and what a fab colour combo!! I love the scrummy papers and embellies!
Sorry you didn't get to see Tom and George… maybe another time! ;-))
Hope you're having a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

coops said...

wow i love this susan.fantastic bright colours and gorgeous image and design ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, sunglasses on, LOL! Love it Susan, the colours are gorgeous!
Helen x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Susan, love the colours and pretty butterfly.
Wendy xx

Berry said...

Gorgeous bright card Susan love it! hugs Rebekah xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh I thought I'd already commented on this! Bad Mr Blogger!!

Just stunning hun love, love, love the colours & the flutterbut looks fab!
Shame about George lol
hugs shell xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh too much fun going on here, wozers what a bright and happy card, love it Susan! Wonderful butterfly by Cheery Lyn and a wonderful card!

Annie said...

This is gorgeous, very bright and cheery! Gorgeous image too. Hugs Ann xxx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fabulous card, just love it. Adorable image and gorgeous papers and colours. love the flowers and butterfly too.
Lyndsey xx

Unknown said...

BEE-UTIFUL fun card Susan I love it and those flowers are fab Hugs Elaine

Craftychris said...

Never mind about George! You would probably have got bored with him anyway!! I love the brightness of the card - its gorgeous and I neeeeed that butterfly - I must seek it out! xx

Jacqui P said...

Wow lovely bright summery card! but brighter than the weather!! Lol! gorgeous!
thankyou for joining the fun this time over at Basic grey challenge!
Jacqui P x