Tuesday 27 November 2012

No Christmas Card

Good Morning Bloggers! Is anyone else having problems with Blogger dashboard? It won't let me view more blogs in my reading list, it keeps saying loading but nothing comes up? I can do it on my I Pad but not my PC. It means I can't comment on posts that have come up before the ones that are actually showing if you know what I mean!!  Anyway, I hope you are all managing to stay dry and not been affected by these horrible floods we are having in the UK.  Roll on summer that's all I can say!!

I haven't got a Christmas card today, thought I would post a Birthday card for a change!

This is a card I made a while ago using a gorgeous image that I won from Teresa at My Crafty Heart - thank you so much Teresa! I cannot recommend her shop highly enough - really prompt service!!  I think the papers are First Edition.  I have used Spellbinders to cut and mat the image, which was coloured with Copics.  I dyed some seam binding with Distress Ink and added a lovely flat backed pearl and spacer which came from the Ribbon Girl (I coloured the pearl with Copics first).  The bird cage is a Spellbinders die and the flowers were a Tonic punch. The leaf was made with a Marianne die.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. Again, I have followed a sketch - this time the one from Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Die Cuts/Punches
Joanna Sheen - Anything Goes Excluding Christmas
Pile it On - Anything But a Christmas Card
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
Sweet Stampin' - Flowers

If you pop over to:

The Ribbon Girl have a fabulous give away:

Bag of ten 13mm rusty jingly bells
1 metre 70mm soft hessian mesh
1 metre of 50mm soft hessian mesh
1 metre of 25mm natural cotton twill tape
1 metre of 10mm red square check rustic ribbon
1 metre of brown tea dyed cotton ribbon
1 ten metre bundle of natural button twine
1 piece of cheesecloth fabric

all you have to do is leave a comment!

That's it for me for today.  I think I will do a bit of on line Christmas shopping and some crafting - nice relaxing day hopefully! Thanks for looking and take care xx


Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely - I love the dark colours. Enjoy your playday!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Susan the image is beautiful as is the layout. I had that problem yesterday, but it's working OK today. Caroline xxx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Susan
What a beautiful birthday card, love your colour choice. Great image too, Teresa's shop is a favourite of mine too, she always pops in a little gift
Suzie xx

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, what an adorable image. Love the colours and the paper is fab.
I had that problem yesterday but it seems fine so far today.
Hugs Sue W.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the cute image and papers.xxx

Chrissy said...

This is just gorgeous Susan, love the image and colouring,papers, and beautiful oval die..I'm so used to blogger doing weird things, I just swtich my modem off, leave it for 2-3 mins, turn it back on, and the net runs well again...usually..good luck.


nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the colour combo and she is so cute. Carolxx

julie_woolston said...

This is gorgeous Susan, the colours are beautiful and I love the sweet image.

I know a few bloggers are having different problems, I think it must be Mr Blogger.

Hugs Julie x

Lorraine said...

Oooh this is gorgeous Susan. I love the image, she's so sweet.The colours and papers look fab.
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

Beautiful Susan, this image is gorgeous and your choice of colours really brings it to life

hugs Vicky xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the sweet image and the colour scheme is beautiful.
I have similar problems with Blogger from time to time, I don't know why though.

Hugs Sue

My'scardcorner said...

This is so lovely Susan love the contrast with the black sets it off beautifully.Fed up of this rain here too couldnt get in to town today as the buses were delayed.
Take care

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Susan, I love the colours. We've been lucky here with the weather and not had too much rain. Carol x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Susan, I love your spellbinders mat and beautiful image.


Wow Susan
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and beautiful colour's you have used
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, fab image & colours!
Hugs Shellxx

May said...

Fabulous card Susan.. Beautiful image.. Love the black & cream together.. your colouring is Fantastic... Hugs May x x x

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous!
FABulous colours and I LOve this cute image. LOve your ribbon too.

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, love the oval die cut frame and the darling image which is wonderfully coloured. Fabulous creation, super love the colour combination!

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Susan… you've coloured her so beautifully… and love the pretty papers and embellishments… the colour combo is stunning!
Hope you have a nice evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Way too cute Susan! Such a fab card this is with the lovely frame and pretty ribbon! About blogger: have you tried Google Chrome and/or Firefox? I've got no problems whatsoever when I use either of them. Good luck! Hugs, Ira xox

coops said...

so stunning susan.i love your gorgeous papers and design and the image is really cute :D

xx coops xx

judit said...

Hi Susan, love your card, very cute and that dyed seam binding is fab! How is it going on with the new baby? Hasn't come yet? judit x

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card my friend:) Sweet beautiful image:)
Big hug,

Craftychris said...

ooh this is so pretty and I love the colours xx

Sandy said...

Oh Susan - your creation is truly beautiful - really gorgeous!!

Carole said...

super card Susan, thanks for joining the challenge over at SS&S this week.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Jenny said...

Such a cute image and I love those flowers. Thanks so much for joining in our Floral challenge at Sweet Stampin'.