Thursday 25 April 2013

I Appreciate You

Good morning to you all! Thursday is start of a new challenge at Delightful Challenges and the theme for this week's challenge is:


We would like you to create a project for mothers or anyone that you would like to show your appreciation to.  Here is what I did:

Isn't she adorable? I must say I loved colouring this beauty but then I always find Wendy's images a joy to colour! Here is what I used:

Image: Ellie the Elephant Digital Delights available here 
Papers: Digital Delights Spring Hoops from Spring Fling set available here
Sentiment: Digital Delights 
Markers: Copics
Dies: Spellbinders Circles and Banner and Jewel Flower Flourishes, Marianne Ribbon Border
Embellishments: Stickles, Versa Color Orchid, Heart and Flat back pearl from stash

Our sponsor this week is:

Marker Pop will be giving the lucky winner a $15 store certificate! You don't have to use a Digital Delights image to enter but if you do then you can enter it twice!  Please go over to the Delightful Challenge and see what the rest of the fabulous DT have done - some wonderful projects there!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Movie - Dumbo
The Perfect Sentiment - Mother's Day
Bearly Mine - Digi Days

Stacey, my daughter, has the day off today and is coming over and we are going into Lytham for lunch today.  Have you anything nice planned? I must say I love this retirement lark!!  Thank you so much for looking, take care xx


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Now this is one cute elephant. Love the dies you used....beautiful.

Patricia said...

Aaahhh!! Susan, this is just so darned cute, I love everything you have done on this.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous,cute card.

Sue said...

Such a lovely joyful card Susan. Gorgeous elephant and coloured so beautifully. I love the pretty paper and flower too.
hugs Sue xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Such a pretty card Susan. Have a great day with your daughter
Hugs Kelly

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is STUNNING!! hugs Pops x

cuilliesocks said...

Such a sweet image and beautifully coloured Sue. Enjoy your lunch with your daughter and have a lovely day, Kate x

Viv said...

Great card Susan! Retirement is sheer hell isn't it??? LOL x

Chrissy said...

Ellie is just adorable Susan,fabulous colouring and papers, an I envy you being in retirement, cant wait for my turn and will stay in my pj's for a whole


Lozzy said...

Gorgeous Susan, Love your design and Ellie the elephant is so cute. Have a great day..Hugs Lozzy xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the colours & the border die looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Skye said...

A very cute card. I love your pink elephant, so sweet.

Unknown said...

Ooooh and Ahhhh, just sooo cute and love the colour combo, image and oh just so cute..xx

Lorraine said...

Aww, so cute! Gorgeous card Susan.
Lorraine x

Judith said...

Aw this is just gorgeous Susan - i love that little elephant and so beautifully coloured hugs Judith x

cotnob said...

This is pretty Susan, I love the way your image is sitting in your gorgeous die cut circle.

My'scardcorner said...

This is so cute Susan love your choice of backing papers and the flower adds to the image.

Janie Printz said...

Such a cute fun card & so beautifully colored. LOVE that you figured out how to write curved to use it for sentiments. Now If only I could figure it out. Looks great & would be so handy ...
Enjoy the day with your daughter.
Hugs, Janie

Debs said...

What a cutie!
Adorable image - fabulous soft colouring and I love the flower.
Hope you had a good lunch.
Debs xx

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Susan:)
I absolutely LOVE your Ella...what a sweet card! Love the colors and design! Simply beautiful!

Jackie W said...

Hi Susan! Your card is totally sweet! You did such a great job coloring this cute image! Love the papers and that awesome die cut!
Hope you have fun at lunch today!
Jackie :)

Nikki Craft said...

Beautiful card.... love the image :)
Nikki x

julie_woolston said...

Oh wow Susan what a sweet adorable image, I love her gorgeous papers and those die's are beautiful.

Hugs Julie xx

Vicky said...

Aww Susan so cute!!!!!! Gorgeous image and such pretty paper :)

hugs Vicky xxx

Sue B said...

Aww this is the cutest little ellie that I've ever seen Susan …. she's adorable!! I love the way she's sitting outside the pretty frame… and the papers and embellies are gorgeous!! :-)
Hope you had a lovely lunch!!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sharon said...

Hi Suzie. Thank you so much for following my blog it is lovely to see you there. I am now following you also but have had to follow with bloglovin because blogger says I am following the maximum followers and to delete some in order to follow more. Nobody else seems to have had this trouble. Also my follow with google reader icon has disappeared. Blogger doesn't like me at the moment!!!
Your cards Suzi are lovely and I will look forward to returning.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sharon said...

I am back again Suzi to thank you for sharing this gorgeous elephant with us at Diva's by Design.
So so cute and I love the design and papers. Good luck.
Hugs Sharon. x

Craftychris said...

That is such a cute elephant! A cute card too! I hope you had a lovely lunch with your daughter and sorry I scared you with Christmas stamps! xx

chrissy xx said...

Super cute image Susan.. She's got the prettiest nails any Elephant could have! FABulous papers and I adore these dies you've used..
I really don't know how I ever had the time to work lol.

karen said...

awww he is just fabulous and your card is gorgeous, hugs, Karenxx

Unknown said...

Aawww Susan! Way too cute! He's such an adorable looking elephant and I love his rosy cheeks, such a pretty pretty card! Hugs, Ira xox

Carol said...

This is so cute Susan, love the gorgeous colour scheme. Carol x

nnalorac said...

She is a cutie Susan, love your sweet card. Carolxx

mags said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Such a cute image and love the colour and details.

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the monochromatic colours and the delightful elephant. The background paper is so pretty. Fabulous card!

Lisa Carroll said...

This is adorable! Love the color palette! :) This card is genius! Great job interpreting the sketch! :) Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

Bridie said...

Ah this is so cute!

Thanks for stopping by

Crafty Hugs


sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super little card suzie ... just love that little elephant ... yep I quite agree retirement is bliss xxx hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for visiting my blog ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

pinky said...

Very cute image Susan, makes a lovely card.

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.really sweet image and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Migdalia said...

SWEET card!Darling Image!Love it!
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

Sonia said...

What a fabulous card my dearest friend^_^
Adorable image ^_^
Have a sweet weekend^_^

Eileen said...

Awwwwwwwww this is just too cute. Love the perfectly coloured image and great layout, embellies and DP. Gorgeous card
Eileen x

Margreet said...

Adorable card, perfect for our challenge at Divas by Design...thanks for joining us!
xxx Margreet

Tracey Manderson said...

Wonderful card, super cute. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, Good Luck and hope you will join us again.

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,lovely image and

Margaret said...

This is just too adorable. Love the cute image and your beautiful layout and colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Perfect Sentiment and hope to see you back again. Good luck.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Great card!