Wednesday 15 January 2014

Winter Blues

Good morning! I can't believe its five days since I last posted and today I have two posts.  I decided I needed to clean up my craft room since as soon as I put anything down it was swallowed up into the dreadful messy abyss of my craft room. I should have done before and after pictures but I think I would have been too ashamed to put the before pictures up.  I have almost finished, another hour or two today and I will hopefully then be able to do a bit of crafting.

Today sees the start of a brand new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme this week is:


here is my card:

Hmph more like winter washed out blues! I really struggled to take a decent picture of this, the first lot which I did and edited were all pink!  Anyway I have used the gorgeous Winter Goddess which is available here. I coloured her with my Copics and added lots of Stickles and Glamour Dust.  I have also got my Frantage out!  The paper is from First Edition Silent Night.  Sentiment from LOTV. I used  my new Dienamics Pierced Rectangles Stax to cut the image out I really love these dies and have just got the circles, waiting for the squares and ovals but can't get them at the mo!  I then gave my sewing machine a treat and sewed around the edges of the card.  The corner embellishment is from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have frantaged that too.  The snowflake border is a Memory Box die called, aptly, Frosty Border.  Ribbon from stash and the Dazzler is Creative Expressions. Here is another view:

As usual there is a fabulous prize to be given to the lucky winner:

So please go over to The Paper Shelter Challenge for some more inspiration from the talented DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Ice Challenge
Cuttin and Stampin - Anything Goes with Winter
Craft Your Passion - Cool Colours
Kaboodle Doodles - Winter Wonderland
Papertake Weekly - New Year New Stash (My Dienamics Pierced Rectangle Stax - love them!)

Thank you so much for looking today, I will be back at 1100 with my second post!! Take care xx


Lizzy said...

Yay! Welcome back Susan I missed you x x.... Well as for this card....AMAZING! Such a lot of work, our photos never do them justice, but nevertheless your card is stunning! Fancy you cleaning your craft room, silly girl!!!! Big hugs x x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Suzie, what beautiful colouring of her hair and tree, the whole card is just gorgeous it really is a stunning result. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Unknown said...

She's gorgeous Susan you made a wonderful card here with this the die as wellxxx

Judith said...

such a lovely card Susan - i love the frosty feel and her blue hair is fab can you come and tidy up for me when youre finished - I'll put the kettle on for you coming lol hugs judith x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and

Sue said...

She is gorgeous Susan,love you colouring and fabulous design.
Hugs Sue xx

Lorraine A said...

Oohh this is gorgeous Susan :-) I love all the icy colours and the snow flurry across the bottom ,,, lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Susan love the delicate colours and the gorgeous image.
I need to do my craft room too, it's in a terrible state.
Hugs Julie xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Suzie, beautiful card lovely colour hair x

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Susan. I love the image.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon x

rachel said...

such a pretty card Susan - that blue hair looks really stunning - beautiful! Hope you're having a good day! Hugs rachel x

Craftychris said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the image and the embellishments which along with the Frantage look fab! I need to sort my craft room out too! xx

Anne said...

Beautiful delicate colouring on this gorgeous card Susan. Love it
Anne x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the image she looks fabulous and gorgeous colours too.
Lorraine x

Lin said...

Very sweet image, Suzie! Thanks for sharing her with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.really beautiful image and colouring and I love your design :D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

This is such a beautiful card Susan. I love the pretty image and wonderful colouring. I love my pieced rectangles too, I just think they give such a fabulous effect!
hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous !! Love the frantage !! I'm soooooo guilty of a messy room lately ... I had to clean before I could function this week!! :))
So happy to see 2 posts from you today... I have 2 today, as well !!
We are on a roll for new year !! Xo

Viv said...

Beautiful colouring of a lovely image Susan. Great card. x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card hun - love the sweet image and your gorgeous colouring, definitely has a Wintry feel. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Susan..lovely winter colours and just love the fabulous image and colouring..gorgeous bow and bling...very pretty.


cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Susan, I love the image and the gorgeous colours, hugs Kate x

Gail said...

Susan, this is beautiful. I look at t his card and feel cool. Your sewing is so nice with the distressed edge of your paper. And that metal's the perfect embellishment for this corner. You made a lovely bow and the dazzler is perfect in the center. Gorgeous diecuts across the bottom give this card the perfect balance. Your image is colored magnificently. her hair is absolutely outstanding. That's the perfect winter tree. And the pretty and softens the whole card! This is beautiful. Hugs, Gail

Anna said...

Beautiful card!!!
Love the coloring, especially the hair is fab :)

Carol said...

It's a gorgeous card Susan, love the beautiful image. Carol x

Lena said...

Oh I love this!! Really frosty feeling..

Well done!!

Hug Lena

Debs said...

Beautiful card Susan - love the colour and fabulous dies and of course the Frantage.
I have been tidying my little crafty haven and have eventually got all my dies stored in binders - a mammoth task!!!
Next job will be to finish sorting out my stamps and finding a home for my new ones!!!
Debs xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Susan, love the image.
Wendy xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, I love your fabulous image and lovely soft colours.
I keep looking at my craft room and thinking I really should have a sort out but I don't think I could face it at the moment!

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your card is beautiful as is your coloring! Love the details you added to this lovely image! (Your grandson is adorable also!)

Glenda Atkins said...

So beautiful Susan, love the image and colouring of her hair! Wonderfully embellished as always!

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck . X

Clarissa Schupp said...

WOW! Great card! Thanks for sharing at EAC.
xoxo Clarissa

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! LOving your image and love her hair!.
I'm struggling to get back to 'normal' lol..So my craft rooms been tidy since Christmas!!

mags said...

A gorgeous card Susan. Love the image and the design.

Sandy said...

Beautiful but she needs a coat on!! It is 12 degrees here this morning - brrrrr.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card looks lovely and frosty which suits the image so well. The delicate border and corner piece, along with that beautiful ribbon further the wintry feel. Love the Frantage details. Thanks for joining our Cool Colours Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

scrappymo! said...

I know what you mean about giving the craft room a good clean. I am in the midst of the same. I have been doing a room at a time all through my house. I like to start the New Year off this way. I have worked my way down to the craft room but could spent two weeks in there sorting and re organizing etc as well as purging old old it is long out of style.
Funny how we hold onto things. I always think I will use it to make cards for charity but never could possible use it all up so off to the thrift shop it can go...makes room for my new Xmas pressies!!!

All the work has my hands flared up at the moment so made a couple of easy cards lately...the quickie kind! lol

Tjis is a lovely soft, gentle looking card. So pretty. That corner piece is gorgeous and I love the frantage!