Wednesday 25 July 2012


Good morning everyone from a damp and overcast Blackpool! Half way through the week already I don't know where the time goes! It certainly goes faster the older you get.

Here is the card I have made for today:

I have used one of my favourite Bildmalarna images I have had quite a while and coloured her with Copics and Prismas.  She has been cut and matted with Spellbinders Nesties.  The papers are by Prima from the Madeline stack.  The butterfly and corner are made with   Dienamics Dies and I have added some Stickles to the butterfly wings.  I have used Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily behind the image and also Cheery Lynn Build a Flower.  The pearl brad, spacer and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.  For the ribbon slider I have added gems to it they are both from my stash and so is the pearl rope. I have followed the sketch over at Sketch N Stash and also made my card for the challenge at Bildmalarna which is Summertime (and I would like to know where it is lol!).

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Bildmalarna - Summertime
Sketch N Stash - Sketch my stash is stamp, ribbon slider, pearl rope
Papertake Weekly - Make Your Own
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Dies or Punches
The Colour Throwdown - Colours

Well that is it for me for another day. Its damp and miserable here in Blackpool - we always seem to have the opposite weather to the rest of the country!! Hope you all have a lovely day, thanks so much for taking the time to look and take care xx


debby4000 said...

Oh what a cute card, absolutely love it.
Hope you get some sunshine soon.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Susan the image is adorable and the coloured so beautifully and the layout is beautiful. Love the paper's. Miserable here too. Caroline xxxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love teh image and the colours. Fab flower too!
Lorraine x

May said...

Beautiful card Susan, such a cute image coloured beautifully.. love the colour choice my favs!! we have a lot of sun here in Eastbourne.. so I hope it will get to you soon.. enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

Sue said...

A beautiful card Susan,love the image and colours.It's dull and damp here just now too.
Hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

For a change are day is looking good, stunning card luv the image and those prima papers are gorgeous.
Chris x

Sue said...

such a gorgeous card Susan. I love the sweet image and you have coloured her so beautifully. The paper and embellishments are all so pretty.

Hugs Sue

Chrissy said...

So lovely Susan gorgeous image and colouring, and I love those papers, so pretty.Love how you have done the ribbon too.


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Susan,love the perfectly coloured image and

julie_woolston said...

This is gorgeous Susan I love the image and those papers fabulous,beautiful colour combination.

We have a gorgeous day today don't know how long it will last though.

Hugs Julie x

coops said...

so gorgeous suzie.stunning sweet image and i love your papers and colours ;D
very grey and overcast in staffs today, it looks like we will have rain at some point.

xx coops xx

Sonia said...

Hi Suzie,
your new card is really lovely and the image is very beautiful:)

nnalorac said...

So sweet Suzie, love the image too. Sun has finally decided to show face here. Carolxx

Craftychris said...

Another fab card and that image is so cute - I love that she is sitting outside the circle. Sorry you have bad weather - I feel guilty coz its hot and sunny here in Bournemouth but I am staying indoors as I don't like it when its too hot! Shame I can't sent the heat up to you! xx

Unknown said...

Isnt she pretty , and I love your flower Susan and that beautiful ribbon brooche what a super pretty card Hugs Elaine

cotnob said...

Fab card Susan, I love your sweet image and fab flower and butterfly embellishments.
I don't know how to tell you this but I think summer has well and truly arrived down here in Hampshire - I hate to say it but it's just so hot and not a cloud in the sky, I hope it gets to you soon.

Glenda Atkins said...

Susan your card is gorgeous from the so sweet image to all the fab details on the card layout (especially love the big flower)!

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo super little card suze ... love that little image and love the colours ... sorry you are not having the sunshine we are ... it is hot hot hot here in waterlooville ... thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment on my designer sunglasses lol ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan,
Your card is scrummy !what a little beauty she is - love how she is sitting in your little circle and the flower die and papers look fab...I will keep my fingers crossed that the sun finds it's way to Blackpool for tomorrow :) Hugs, Teresa xx

Unknown said...

She's a real sweetie Susan! And with such pretty and rich colours, too! She sure looks pleased to be sitting on your beautiful card ;-) Hugs, Ira x

Eileen said...

The weather was bound to change as I am now on my week off :(... I work a week (with the weekend off in the middle of it) and then have a week off.... the joys of early semi retirement :)41 years in the NHS and 3 more to go :)
Lovely card Susan what fantastic papers and layout, and beautifully coloured image
Eileen x

pinky said...

We finally got a day of sunshine Susan and I was basking in it lol. I love the colours in this card so so gorgeous. Yes I did have an ERCP way back in January, was supposed to have a follow up in March but didn't. Finally got through to hospital today and have an appointment to see the surgeon on 7th August, thank goodness:0 We all eat low fat at home here anyway but at the minute I am only consuming about 800 calories a day.

Berry said...

This is gorgeous Susan what sweet colours you have used hugs Rebekah xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Susan. I love this fabulous image.
Hugs Debbie x

karen said...

Ooh this is just beautiful Susan, gorgeous papers, will send the sun up for you! hugs, Karenx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Susan, adorable image and love the colours.
Hope you get some sunshine soon.
Wendy xx

Heather said...

A fabulous card, such a great design and colours, your Bildmalarna image is adorable and your details are stunning!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Tonya said...

Beautiful card. I love the paper and wonderful embellishments. Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions challenge this week. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon. :o)

Tonya Inky DT

Kerry said...

Your card is Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Dawny P said...

Love your sweet card - the colours are gorgeous and that image is so sweet :) Thank you for joining us this week over at the PTW & Simon Says Stamp Challenges, hugs, Dawny xxx

jonim52 said...

very sweet, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Susan.. what a cute image and you've coloured her so beautifully - I love how she sits outside the frame! The papers and embellies are gorgeous!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sandy said...

Beautifully done Suzie. Such lush colors. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is gorgeous Susan, love the colours and such a sweet image!
Helen x

Annette said...

Hello Susan,
Here I'm again to see what à beautiful things you've made while I was away. It goes a lot better but it's a long way to go. You're cards are very beautiful. Very very nice.
Xoxo Annette

Wanda Cullen said...

What a great use of the throwdown colors and love your fabulous coloring on this adorable image! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Unknown said...

What a lovely card I really love the lush colours - Thanks so much for playing at Inky impressions xxx