Tuesday 22 October 2013

Christmas Bird

Good morning to you and hope you are ok this Tuesday morning.  I have been awake since 4 and up since 5 this morning so bear with me if I nod off!

I have had a few images from Sweet Pea that I have been wanting to colour in and finally got round to doing one yesterday.  This is Sweet Bird by Elaine Cox from Sweet Pea:

Its a very dark morning today so I have had to play around with the photo in my photo editing software and this is the best I can do. I coloured the image with my Copics adding lots of Stardust Stickles.  The image was then cut out with Spellbinders Circles and matted onto Centura Pearl cut with Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles.  I cut out a doily in silver card using Cheery Lynn Priscilla Doily.  The sentiment is Waltzingmouse stamped with Faded Jeans DI and cut out using Labels 4 and distressed with Broken China DI.  Frosty border by Memory Box down the side and the holly leaves are a Marianne Die.  Chunky white Frantage on the card corners and I also used Shabby White and Steel Blue Crushed Glass on the flowers.  The papers are First Edition Silent Night - love this pad!  You can just about see I used my MS Cherish Border Punch.  Here is another view:

Mmmm must remember to take pictures in daylight!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Shabby Chic
Love to Scrap - Play Some Blues
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas/Winter Holidays
Ooh La La - Things with Wings
Flonzcraft - Feminine Beauty
Sweet Pea Stampers - Sparkle and Shine
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in October
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas Birds

I am off to Wythenshaw Hospital this afternoon with my daughter, she has an appointment with the specialist unit there.  Its a really grey and murky day today - really good for crafting! I hope you all have a lovely day and thank you for calling by.  I really appreciate it if you can leave a comment, its always a pleasure to read them.  Take care xx


Doreen said...

Beautiful,gorgeous image and details.xxx

Patricia said...

Oh! Wow! Susan such a pretty image so beautifully coloured and a great design
Have a good day

Patricia xxx


Stunning and beautiful card Susan and just love the gorgeous image coloured beautifully
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning card & image suzie. Hope all is ok at hospitalxx

julie_woolston said...

Stunning Susan what a gorgeous image and beautiful detail.
It's very dark here too, it's awful when you can't sleep.

Hugs Julie xxx

Lin said...

Wow Susan, she is just beautiful!

Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous card with us

Crafty Cardmakers

cotnob said...

This is a stunning card Susan, such a gorgeous image and your colouring is fabulous - your die cut embellishments are perfect.
I hope all goes well with your daughter at the hospital.

rachel said...

aw susan - this is absolutely wonderful - really a beautiful card - love it all xx

Unknown said...

This is stunning Susan gorgeous image and luv all the nesting circles and doily.
Chris x

Carol said...

A beautiful card Susan, love the wistful image and all the details. Carol x

Unknown said...

You know how much I love these stamps and this one I have not used yet, aren't they lovely to colour and the end presentation is just gorgeous...lovely card Susan...tops lol.xxx

chrissy xx said...

She is sooo pretty Susan...FABulous colours and I LOve her hair..
LOving your design too.

Planetsusie said...

Beautiful card Susan - I love all the layers and embellishments! The image is very cute too - lol!!! Hope all goes well at the hospital.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

PS CONGRATULATION on your win over at Stampin' for the Weekend challenges! Well done.

Sue said...

Stunning card Susan. The pretty image is coloured beautifully and I love all your gorgeous detailing.
I hope your daughter gets on okay at the hospital.
hugs Sue xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Susan, you have made a stunning card here using one of Elaine Cox's new images. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “sparkle and shine” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

JJ said...

Hi Suzie, WOW! what a stunner. Love it and the dies you have used so well. Love everything, the boarder, backing papers lol! So pretty.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love how you colored her and the roses and all the glitter :) Thanks for playing with us this time at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!

Sandy said...

Beautiful card Susan - really gorgeous. She must be a snow fairy - I love her.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the image and pretty colours
Lorraine x

Julie Reed said...

Great card, I love all the different dies cuts you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at CCM. Jules DT:)

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Susan..gorgeous serene image, fabulous colouring and love the design...so very pretty.


Unknown said...

Wowzers Susan!! She's one gorgeous Snow Queen my friend! Love love your gorgeous card, your colouring is over the top amazing! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card and love the image x Susan x

Unknown said...

Wow, this is stunning.. I love all the layers, and your coloring is amazing! Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Sparkle and Shine. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again soon! Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Susan, what a very pretty card, lovely image and colours. Love your embellishments, hugs Kate X

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Gorgeous!! :))
Love the image & fab colors!!
Stunning!! :))
I hope your daughter is ok!! Xo

Ali said...

Oh I love how you've coloured this and the gorgeous layered die-cuts. It's stunning! So much gorgeous detail on this card, I could look at it all day!

Thanks so much for joining in with our Sparkle and Shine challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers. :)


Granmargaret said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers

America said...


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Suzie, the image is beautiful and I love how you've coloured her.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Debbie said...

Such a gorgeous card Susan and your colouring is perfect. x

coops said...

wow so stunning susan.really fabulous image and i love your design and colouring ;D

xx coops xx

May said...

Stunning card Susan, Love the image you have coloured her beautifully... Great design...I hope all went well at the hospital with your daughter today....Hugs May x x x

Debs said...

Oh she is gorgeous Susan - love the icy feel to it.
Hope all went well at the hospital.
Debs xx

Hazel said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this for The Sweet Pea Stampers sparkle and shine challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

Lozzy said...

WOW Susan your card is stunning, love everything, beautiful..Hugs Lozzy xx

mags said...

Wow this is stunning Susan. Love it.

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you´ve coloured the image, and all the layer in this card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La for the Wings and Things Challenge. Hugs from Lisbeth

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous image and colouring, what a beautiful card.

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card Susan, Love the yummy colours and image.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Sоnia said...

Very nice card. Thanks for joining Crafty Cardmakers' challenge.

Cathy's Obsessions Still said...

Beautiful card... love the coloring and the image. Thanks for playing along with us at Love To Scrap!!