Thursday 31 January 2013

Red and White

Good morning to you all today hope you are well.  Today sees the start of a new challenge at Delightful Challenges and the theme this week is:


Nice and easy with Valentine's Day just around the corner. although it does not have to be a Valentine project just as long as it is red and white!  Here is what I have done:

The image I have used is:

She has been coloured with my Copics and cut and matted with Spellbinders.  I have used white pearl card for the background and embossed it with Tied Together EF from Couture Creations and then put the red hearts (which were out of the mat I used for Lara) and pearls on.  The bottom half has been embossed with a hearts EF.  The sentiment I used is:

I have used a Nellie Snellen die to cut the heart out and Fired Brick DI to colour it in.  I cut two more hearts out from felt. The ribbon, button and twine are from my stash.

Our sponsor this week is:

and here is a look at the prize the lucky winner will receive:

Please go over to Delightful Challenges and see what the rest of the talented DT have made for some further inspiration. Remember, you don't have to use a Digital Delights image to win but we love to see you using them and if you do you can enter your project twice!!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - Buttons and Bows
Freshly Brewed Designs, Caffeine Crazy Challenge - Use Red
Inky Impressions - Bingo (Pink/Red, Sentiment, Die/Punch)
Bearly Mine - Hearts Galore
Artistic Inspirations - Love
Forever Friends - Ribbon or Lace
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon

A quick up date on Louis - unfortunately it is not his thyroid.  The vet has told us that he is severely anaemic I am taking him back this morning for further tests.  Thank you so much all of you for your best wishes for him keep your fingers crossed we can get something done for him!  Thank you for visiting me, take care xx


Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh this is so lovely - I Love the way you have used the cut out hearts with pearls on. You seem to have been busy posting as I have missed your last few cards - they are all stunning! Hope the cats are ok - sending hugs.

Doreen said...

A wonderful card, beautiful colouring and a lovely colour

Pop's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

Unknown said...

Stunning Susan the whole design is perfect for Valentines day.
Chris x

julie_woolston said...

Oh Susan what an adorable image , gorgeous card and colour combo.

Hugs Julie x

nnalorac said...

Such a sweet card,Susan. loving the Red and those cute wee hearts. Carolxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the cute image with that beautiful embossing and wonderful ribbon and button detail.
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Aww, how cute is that image?! Gorgeous card Susan. I love the colours and layout too.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

Fab card Susan, such a cute image and I love all of your hearts.
I hope you get Louis sorted soon, hopefully some iron supplements might help.

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! LOve your colors. LOve your ribbon. LOve all your hearts and the little pearls on the embossing folder...This is one cute image too.

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Susan, super card, love the bug. Fingers crossed for Louis you must be very worried.
Suzie xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the layout & hearts & pearls look fab!

Thinking about you today hope everything goes OK at the vets
hugs shell xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Susan, the image is so cute. Hope Louis is sorted soon. Carol x

The Crafty Blonde said...

Awwww this is so adorable, love the gorgeous little love bug and the embossed background looks fab. Love the little hearts & gems so cute xx

Shea said...

This is such a cute card loaded with lovely texture and dimension, not to mention the cute image that you've colored so beautifully. Love that ribbon and heart button! And thank you so much for the kind words on my blog and reminding me of where I found that tip on converting a straight border to a curved one - that's exactly where I found it and I will post credit to her today! Thanks so much!

~Tammy~ said...

This is so sweet! I love the darling image and that ribbon is divine! Gorgeous make missy!

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Susan!
This is so sweet! I love every detail! That ribbon is really neat..Love it all!

Wendy Hall said...

Sooooooooo pretty Susan :)
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Sonia said...

Fantastic card my dear friend^_^
What a gorgeous embellishments and wonderful image^_^
Big hug,

Unknown said...

Way too cute! Supersweet Valentine's card Susan, love those tiny hearts!! Hugs, Ira xox

Judith said...

Aw this is just so cute Susan - what a great idea using those hearts from the mat!!! - love your layout. Hope you get some good news with poor Louis - it's so hard with animals - if only they could talk, my poor dog has just had a huge operation to repair a cruciate ligament injury and keeping him rested is a big problem - he thinks he's better already! And my 17 year old cat has kidney problems but at 17 he's doing ok and controlling it with diet - it's amazing what these vets can do these days! Hugs Judith x

Patricia said...

This is a super cute card, Susan.
Love that ladybug image, great layout .

Patricia. xx

Debs said...

Oh this is adorable Susan - love how you have placed the hearts on the embossed panel.
Sorry to hear about Louis - hope they can do something for him and he is soon on the road to recovery.
Take care
Debs x

karen said...

Oh adorable Susan, fabulous design and love the image, hugs, Karenxx

pinky said...

Stunning card, love how you made your own paper with the embossing and hearts. So gorgeous. Poor Louis, hope they get him sorted soon.

mags said...

This is gorgeous Susan. The image is so cute and love the way you have added all the little hearts and the embossing.

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Susan.
Hugs Wendy xx


Gorgeous and beautiful card Susan love the layout and fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Craftychris said...

ooh bless him! I hope they find out what's causing it and put him right really soon! This card is so sweet! I love the pearls on the little hearts and the heart button on that yummy bow looks really cool! xx

mags said...

Hi Susan, just popping back in to say thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends and good luck.

May said...

Love this card Susan..such a cute image, Love the colours & the added touch of the pearls on those mini hearts... Just Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

Chrissy said...

Love,love the red and white Susan..and such a little cutie ladybug..gorgeous colouring,love the little pearls on the hearts and the ribbon...fabulous card.
All the best for kitty cat,hope all goes well..


Pat (mspfd) said...

Super adorable card! Love the sweet image, design and wonderful coloring.

coops said...

so stunning susan.i love the image and really gorgeous colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Glenda Atkins said...

What a darling card,love the heart /pearl background and the heart frame, delightful combo! Great love or Valentines card. Keeping my fingers crossed for safe treatment of Louie!

cotnob said...

Hi Susan, I just popped back to say thank you for sharing your fab card with us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Sandra H said...

Awwwwww......Wow this is beautiful your image is a stunner and your colouring is so beautifully done lovely layout too......Thank you for joining our Ribbons/And or lace challenge at Forever Friends good luck with the draw and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Larelyn said...

I am simply in love with this card. This is one of my favority layouts and Lara is just the cutest image. Love the way you used the hearts and then added pearls. A fabulous design.

Clairebears said...

Ahhhh what a gorgeous card! I love the stamp and the scrummy button too :0)
Thanks for sharing it with us at Forever Friends Challenge and good luck.
Love Clairebears x

cheiron said...

What a sweet little bug. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

sparklingblackrose said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)