Wednesday 30 January 2013

Sunglasses please!

Good morning everyone mid week already! Thought I would share a bright card today to cheer us up now we are approaching the end of January:

I have used a Bildmalarna stamp I think she is going to cheer someone up with that big bouquet of flowers! She has been coloured with Copics and a bit of Stickles added to the trim on her dress and leggings.  The papers are First Edition from the Hideaway Collection.  I followed the sketch over on Papertake Weekly - a brilliant sketch thank you!  The border die is a new Cheery Lynn one on its first outing, I don't think it will be its last either.  The sentiments are from Lili of the Valley and I have tied them on with some crochet cotton.  I used Spellbinders to cut and mat the image and distressed the Decorative Labels 8 die with some Shabby Shutters DI. The doily is French Pastry Doily die by Cheery Lynn - my favourite doily.  The ribbon came from Kath I was lucky enough to win some of her recent candy - thank you.  The heart button is from my stash I have tied some more crochet cotton onto it.  The butterfly is two new Memory Box dies.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Bildmalarna Challenge - Anything Goes
The Emerald Fairies - Celebration
Crafty Sentiments - Buttons and Bows
Creative Card Crew - Girly
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Have a Heart
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - Buttons and Bows
Inky Impressions - Bingo (Die/Punch,Buttons, Twine)

I know I have mentioned it before but we have three cats - Cleo (17), Harry (10) and Louis (about 8). We have had problems with Harry for the last few months his teeth were bothering him and he was over grooming (pulling his hair out).  Well we finally seem to have got him back on track his coat is now lovely and thick again and he is managing to eat without having to have his teeth removed!  Cleo then became unwell and she was at the Vets last week and she has renal failure and the vet told us that she only had about two weeks.  She is still going strong and really enjoying her new food the vet started her on.  Now Louis has become ill!!  We noticed he was a quieter than normal a few weeks ago and then last week he went off his food.  He is a gorgeous cat, he was a rescue cat and a giant of a cat but the most gentle and softest cat you could ever meet.  He was at the vet yesterday and had some blood tests done.  His heart rate is very rapid and she thinks it may be thyroid problems.  I am hoping it is so that it can easily be sorted with some medication as I hate seeing him so quiet - fingers crossed, we will find out today.

Thanks for visiting me today I really appreciate it! See you tomorrow, take care xx


karen said...

Susan I really hope you get some good news today at the vets I am so sorry about Cleo!

Your card is gorgeous, fabulous colours and love the image, hugs,Karenxx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful, bright, happy card Susan...gorgeous wee girl and fabulous colouring..loving the green, very pretty...oh! and poor pussy cats, hope they all get sorted out, our fur babies put us under stress don't they...


Unknown said...

Hi Suzie, am doing my crafty rounds of comments...thanks for yours. Hey this is just a gorgeous image and though I don't do green much I must say I am beginning to love it...your card sure is inviting..oooh , hope your cat is ok and not too ill..poor darlin.
Have you put your name down for my candy<ends tomorrow...luv aNNIe

scrappymo! said...

Oh no! I was worried that I had got it can't win for trying sometimes. Luckily I saved the red piece complete with snowflake elements. Stapling is such a good idea! Just had to pry one snowflake up to pop it out!
I'ss see what the others say and maybe remake the red piece in is currently in UFO bits and bobs jail!

You card is gorgeous. I just love the doily die and the border die. They are spectacular! The shade of green is so eyecatching too!
Great card!

Patricia said...

Good morning Susan, keeping my fingers crossed for your poorly cat.
Love your bright cheery card, brings thoughts of spring. Love the layout
Have a great day

Patricia. xx

Sue said...

your card is gorgeous Susan. I love the sweet image image with such beautiful detailing and wonderful Spring time colours.
So sorry to hear about your cats, they become such a big part of the family don't they and it's horrible when they are ill. I hope that you get good news from the vet today.
hugs Sue

Glenda Atkins said...

So sorry about Cleo and all the best to Harry and Leo. Talk about things happening in threes, such a worry for you all!

I love green cards and this one is gorgeous, just everything about it is wonderful and the new border die is absolutely beautiful!

Mary J said...

That is so adorable, Suzie! Love how you used the papers and your dies are all amazing together!

Doreen said...

your card Susan is wonderful, love the layout and the colours and the image is coloured

Viv said...

Gorjussssss card!! Love the colour you chose - just bootiful! Big hugs for the kitty cats - hope all goes well. x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Susan love the cheerful colours, just what we need on these dark days the image Is adorable.

Sorry to hear about your cats, I hate it when their poorly they can't tell you what's wrong, keeping my fingers crossed for you and sending hugs.

Hugs K
Julie xxx

chrissy xx said...

LOve your colours Susan..and Yes it is a GORgeous sketch...LOve your MB dies too.
Fingers crossed for you today x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. The image is so sweet and I love the colours and all the pretty details.
I hope the vets have good news.
Lorraine x

Dee said...

Hi Susan, picked you up whilst picking up comments and a bit of blog hopping. A really pretty card and colours. Dee x

Unknown said...

I hope everything goes well at the vets, stunning card Susan luv the colours not too bright at all and isnt she beautiful.
Chris x

xxxtglxxx said...

Suzie, I LOVE your springlike card. Beautiful zesty colours and adorable image! :) Fab dies!

I use 300gsm Centura Pearl card (available in ivory or ice-white) and I get it from Crafters Companion. There is usually an offer on for multi-purchases, so I get 3 packs at a time. Its lovely crisp card (one-sided pearl though) and embosses fabulously! :)




Desire Fourie said...

Susan this is precious. So love the green monochromatic colours.
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cotnob said...

Gorgeous card Susan, such an adorable image and I love your spring colours.
I hope you get good news from the vet, it's so sad when our pets are not well.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness, this is soooo sweet!

Sue B said...

Ooh this is beautiful Susan! what a cutie she is... I love how you've kept to the lime tones with your colouring... it looks so pretty and the embellies are all gorgeous! :-)
My friend's cat had a thyroid problem.. he was really ill with it and wouldn't eat, lost a load of weight... but once they got the tablets on right dosage he settled down and was fine.... I really hope this is the case with your Louis...fingers crossed that he went on okay today..
Love and hugs
Sue xx

Sonia said...

What a fabulous card my dear ^_^
Gorgeous details and lovely image^_^
Have a sweet afternoon^_^

May said...

Beautiful card Susan, Love those colours..Gorgeous design & detail...
I hope for good news from the vet's today it's such a worry when our furry friends are unwell... Hugs May x x x

Unknown said...

How utterly wonderful she looks in her pretty dress and bloomers Susan, lovely colours and how gorgeous that new border die is! Hugs, Ira xox

Pat K said...

Beautiful green card Susan. Love the sweet image. Hope you have good news from the hard when our pets get sick. hugs,x

pinky said...

Gorgeous bright card Susan, roll on spring. Think we are all ready for these colours. Dear me your poor cats have been through the mill. Hope Louis is mended easily.

nnalorac said...

Your card is just so pretty
Susan, love the colours, sweet image and love all the layers. Gosh you;ve been having a time of it with your dear pussycats, hope they all soon perk up and it's good news for you and Louis when you get the results . Carolxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is so gorgeous, love it, huggles Pops x x x

Sandy said...

Beautifully designed and beautifully colored -- so cute!

rachel said...

Bright and beautiful - what a wonderful card - love that image too! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Susan, a gorgeous card from you today and I love the bright colour.
Hope everything is OK with the cats, it is awful when they are ill. Fingers crossed
Suzie xx

coops said...

so stunning susan.i really love the gorgeous green colours and fab sweet image, i hope you had good news from the vets.

xx coops xx

Pat N. said...

Such an adorable and dainty card! Thanks for sharing it at the Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes challenge.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A beautiful card lovely coloring, great design an layout. A bright and fun card sorry to hear about the cats, hope they are all better soon. Thanks for joining our button and bows challenge at Crafting For All Seasons.

Craftychris said...

ooh this is soooooo pretty! The colours are so fresh. Sorry Louis is poorly - will look at your next post for an update (I am catching up!) xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

What a perfect button for your adorable card, love the image and the great design and colors. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Love how you layered your die cuts.
Great embellishments.

Claire said...

This is really sweet, love the image and fresh colours. Hugs, Claire x

Marcy said...

This is so adorable! The image is so sweet and your color combo and details are all so pretty. I love the doily! :) Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Laura Love said...

I hope everything goes well for your cats and that their health problems get all straightened out. Pets become like your family so it is tough seeing them sick! I love your bright, cheery card and the colors are beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the butterfly! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Lovely creation Susan, fabulous color choices and great coloring and layout:) Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week!!

Vicky said...

Hi hunnie, thank you joining our Bingo challenge at Inky Impressions with your beautiful card, I love the image and your gorgeous colouring

hugs Vicky xxx

ps. I have candy on my Paw Prince blog

Anne said...

Cute as a button
Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck
Anne x

Manderly said...

Susan, this is so, so very cute! I love your image and your coloring of it. Also love the green (my fav color) and how you have managed to use greens that stay in the family. Very well done, my sweet!
Thank you so very much for entering our Crafty Sentiments buttons and bows challenge this week. Hope to be seeing you again soon!

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Susan love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope you'll join our next challenge which begins tomorrow. Carol DT x

cheiron said...

Gorgeous greens, fab card. Thank you for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Bianca said...

What a super cute and lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca