Monday 6 August 2012

Sparkle and Shine

Good morning bloggers and Happy Monday! I am now back in blogland after having a fabulous week with my adorable grandson Harrison and lovely DIL Melissa! I'd like to wish Stephen my DS and Melissa a big Happy First Anniversary for today! I must admit I am totally whacked - now I know why we have menopause - to stop us having babies in our later years because Oh My Gosh they are exhausting!! He just does not walk anywhere always running and getting into mischief!!

Getting back to  the business at hand, today we see a new challenge at Lexi's Creations and the challenge this time is Sparkle and Shine!! Here is what I have done:

I have used the cute little Tessie Turtle which is by Lexi and available here at Fairydust Crafts. She has been coloured with Copics and Prismas.  I then cut and matted her with my Spellbinder's Nesties.  The papers are Nitwits.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I have used Memory Box dies for the clouds and MFT for the grass.  I have put loads of Stickles on the flower and the clouds are made with glitter card - that is my sparkle.  For my shine I have made the grass out of mirri card - not too sure if it stands out well on this picture.  The ribbon is from my stash.  We are sponsored this week by:

Joanna Sheen will be giving the lucky winner a £10 gift voucher to her on line store.  Please pop over to Lexi's Creations and see what the rest of the talented DT have designed to titillate you!!

I'm off now for a mega house clean - groan!! How can one bundle of joy make so much mess??? See you tomorrow, take care xx


April said...

Glad you enjoyed your week. This image is just sooo cute! lovely bright card x

Claire said...

Lovely card! Hugs, Claire x

May said...

Love this cute image x your colouring Susan is brillant.. Beautiful design.. Hugs May x x x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Susan. How beautiful. I just love that image, great design. Fabulous and sparkly.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Susan, such a great image and coloured so beautifully. I love the papers you have used too

Hugs Sue

nnalorac said...

So sweet Suzie, such a happy card, love the image and your design. Carolxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Susan, love the fab image and

Sue said...

Beautiful card Susan,love the cute image.
Glad you had a good time with family.
Must say when my two Grandsons go home of an evening,I need to relax.
Hugs Sue xx

My'scardcorner said...

Brilliant fun card Susan just makes you want to smile.

Lorraine said...

What a cute little turtle, and you've coloured him beautifully!
Gorgeous card and happy cleaning!
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous week - even if you have been running around :o)
Gorgeous card - such a cute image and fab colours.
Don't do too much HW :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Sandy said...

What a cute, cute card. I could not help but laugh - try keeping 4 kids at one time and I am a good bit older than you!!!!!! They are fun and sooo much love.

Anonymous said...

aww susan, i love the turtle and i love how you've brought the grass forward - it makes it really stand out. Lovely summer colours!
xxxxxxxxxxxx mimi

Glenda Atkins said...

Glad you had a wonderful week with the grandson and DIL. Nice to have you back. Love the showcasing of 'Tessie', fabulous card and adore those clouds!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love this image, such an adorable face, fabulous colouring, and menopause may have stopped me having kids, but they keep getting dropped off by the parents everyday, and exhausting..yes...and this lot are older..and some are getting


Unknown said...

Hi Susan , wow Tessie is a fabulous turtle and what a super spotty dotty ribbon too, well done , glad you have such a fab time with your DIL and Harrison. Hugs Elaine

Carol said...

Sounds like you've had a good week Susan. Love your card, the turtle is so cute. Carol x

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.fab papers and design and i love the turtle :D

xx coops xx

pinky said...

This is just the cutest little image Susan, love your card.

♥Gemma♥ said...

Glad to hear your had a great week with your family!!

As for your card hun...its just the cutest & such adorable image too..
hugs and xxx

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan I love your card, gorgeous image and colouring fabulous detail.

So pleased you had a fantastic week,I agree it's so exhausting with little ones.

Hugs Julie x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Susan, love that great image!
Helen x

Sonia said...

Adorable image for a joyful and colorful card Suzie:)
Big hug,

Unknown said...

Oh your turtle is most adorable Susan and you've coloured him so fabulously! Supercute creation! Hugs, Ira x

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Susan! what a wonderful cute Turtle… and you've coloured her to perfection! Love the scrummy papers and clouds and the ribbon is perfect!! :-)
Glad you had a fab time with Harrison… if only we could have some of that energy eh? … LOL
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Emma and Susan said...

This is such a sweet card, and that image is amazing they way you have coloured it. Thank you so much for your hard work on the design team at Lexi's Creations.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Eileen said...

Great card Susan and totally fab colouring and layout. Love it
Eileen x

Dannii said...

So sweet. I don't see many cards with turtles on so this really made me smile. I don't think my turtle would ever bring me a flower, he'd just eat it haha. x