Sunday 6 April 2014

Flora and Fauna

Good morning and I hope you are enjoying your weekend whatever you are doing. We had a lovely time yesterday with Dave's family, had fun playing on the Wii.  Max is so competitive and wants to win all the time that he won't give you time to read the instructions just goes straight into the game saying oh its easy you'll  know what to do!!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Hobbycutz and the theme this week is Flora and Fauna. Here is my card:

My image is by our Sponsor this week which is Crafty Sentiments and the image is called Delightful Flowers and I have coloured him with my Copics.  The paper is First Edition Spring Drop and I have used my Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One on the edge.  I made my own card blank using Go Kreate XXL Scalloped Square.  I embossed the blue cardstock using a butterfly embossing folder called Wings by Craft Concepts. Dienamics Stitched Squares to cut out the image and their Mini Tabs Foursome for the Pink Petticoat sentiment.  For the lasercut butterfly from Hobbycutz I used Art Institue Glitter on it so its lovely and sparkly IRL. I coloured the little gem flowers with my Copics to match the colours of the card.  Here is another view:

Please have a look at the Hobbycutz challenge to see the gorgeous work from the rest of the DT. Don't forget to have a look in the Hobbycutz Store as there are some fabulous lasercuts to be had.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Open Minded Crafting - Animal Antics
Pumpkin Spice - Ducks or Bunnies
Sunflowerfield - Easter or Spring
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Springtime
Polkadoodles - Animal Magic
Simply Create Too - Easter or Bunnies

I am having a nice and relaxing day today! Next week is going to be so busy - my daughter is going in on Wednesday to have her baby by section. I am going over on Tuesday to be with her and I will be spending the night and going to the hospital with them the next day. I will then be with her all day Thursday and Friday for support as her partner will be at work. We thought it best if he didn't start his paternity leave til the following Monday so he will have more time at home with them to help.  My son and two beautiful grandsons are coming up Friday so it will be all go here!!  So apologies now if I don't get round to see you much during the week.  Thank you so much for looking and take care xxx


Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, the blue colours are is the image.
Sounds like you had a lovely time with family. Kids are so clever nowdays, they seem to think we can do it as well as 10yr old grandson is so patient with I am sure he lets me win...xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card , how exciting for you , hope all goes well next week. Sending hugs & best wishes xxx

rachel said...

a gorgeous card Susan - really wonderful - you sound like you're going to have it all on next week! Big Hugs Rachel xx

JJ said...

Hi Suzie,

This is gorgeous, just love the image of the little bunny and the flower is beautiful. love the embossing too. You have matched it all up so well.

My daughter is very busy, never rest enough really, I think she gets bored if she does so is always finding something to do, but she is doing a great job with all these board socks & bags they are really going well for her.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sue said...

such a beautiful card Susan. I love the cute image and gorgeous papers.
I hope all goes well next week, I'll be thinking of you and your daughter and look forward to seeing some baby photos!
hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

Fabulous Design....thank you for your valued support in entering our challenge, without you we would have no challenge. Good Luck in the draw next Saturday.....and I do hope you will join us again next week...for another fab challenge....
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

Viv said...

A busy but exciting week ahead for you Susan! Love the soft colours of this card and such a cute image!x

cotnob said...

This is an adorable card Susan, such a cute image and lovely pastel blues.
I hope everything goes well next week.

Unknown said...

Can you imagine this little sweetie on your lawn? Aaww, your bunny is supercute Susan, love those pretty tender colours, too! Enjoy your Sunday, hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Whisper said...

Oooo what a sweetie and am loving the blue monochrome and great layout.

OMG what a busy week you have - i hope everything goes ok with your daughter and your new grandchilds birth, Luv Sam x

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card Susan, so happy and I love the blue. Best Wishes to your daughter and safe arrival for the little one. Lots of hugs. Flora

Patricia said...

Beautiful card Susan, love the sweet image, papers, embellishments and design.
Will be thinking about you next week. My friend Elaine's daughter is on the same timetable as yours.
Enjoy being surrounded by the family.

Patricia xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Susan.The image is so cute,love the colours.
Such an exiting week for you.
Hugs Sue x

AlsA said...

Such a pretty card and bunny is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Sunflowerfield Designs! Have a nice day!

AlsA said...

Such a pretty card! And bunny is so cute! Thanks fo joining us at Sunflowerfield Designs!

scrappymo! said...

Great colours, adorable image, pretty little butterfly...a beautiful spring card!

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Susan, lovely sweet image and the colours are sp pretty.
A busy time yes, but how wonderful a new baby arriving. I will be thinking of you all and your joy when baby arrives, hugs Kate x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Susan. Such a cute image and I love the soft pastel colours.
I hope everything goes well next week
Lorraine x

Sandy said...

Your card is so sweet Susan - love the pearls coming down from the butterfly and that bunny could not be any cuter!
Sandy xx

chrissy xx said...

Such a sweetie of an image...FABulous colour Susan and I LOve your design..
Oh My! What a busy, busy week for you!I'll be thinking of you and your daughter.See you next week!

Chrissy said...

Awww..very cute little bunny Susan and a gorgeous card.Wishing your daughter and all of you.. all the very exciting, a new baby and coming very soon..


Hazel said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the bunny image. Gosh you are going to be busy, but I bet you are getting excited about meeting your new grandchild., and having your other two visiting. Hazel xx

Hazel said...

Sweet, cute image. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 23: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Deborah said...

Beautiful card Susan. The image is cute and I love the paper. Hope everything goes well next week.

Deborah A

May said...

Gorgeous card Susan, Love the sweet bunny...beautiful papers & design...How exciting next week you will have a new Grand baby...enjoy your time with your family.... Hugs May x x x

debby4000 said...

Oh such a gorgeous and cute card.

Kat W said...

A gorgeous pretty card and I love the little sparkly flowers :-)
You are certainly going to be busy this week so I hope it all goes well and enjoy the new addition to the family :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Planetsusie said...

Hi there Susan - first of all may I say that I am sure you will be enjoying your very busy week. How lovely for you all!

On to your card - this is really cute and I love the image as well. Oh I have just realised that I have the First Edition papers, although I am still in the stroking stage with mine! Can't use em just yet!

Anyway lots of hugs to you all this week.

Sue Pxxx

Bev said...

Gorgeous colour option and beautifully coloured image thanks for taking time out to join in with our 'Animal Magic' challenge at Polkadoodles

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Susan, I love the butterfly & pearls (& everything else lol)

Unknown said...

So cute!!! LOVE the butterfly embossing!! Gorgeous design!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Animal Antics at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Glenda Atkins said...

Exciting times for your family, I wish your daughter a speedy recovery and a healthy baby. Grand children are such a blessing!

Your card is beautiful and love the design!

mags said...

A gorgeous card Susan. Such a cute image and colours. Hope all goes well for your daughter, an exciting time.

Peanut said...

What a cute project, Susan. Perfect for our Animal Magic challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with PolkaDoodles.

Marja B. said...

Your card is so pretty, I love the blue tones! Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Create Too!

Hugs, Marja
Simply Create Too DT

Desire Fourie said...

This is just delightful. Loving the soft blue colouring and oh so cute bunny.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

My'scardcorner said...

That is so cute Susan love your choice of colours and layout.exciting time for you then Susan hope all goes well for your daughter.

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.fab pretty paper and embossing and the bunny is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Crafting Vicky said...

wow this is really stunning! Love the great layout and the fabulous details. The image is totally gorgeous!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Aunty Sue said...

suzie this coloured beautifully and love the shade of blue you have used and papers, thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week

Julia said...

Gorgeous animal antics project.
Thanks for joining us at Open- Minded Crafting Fun Challenges.

Unknown said...

What a great project! Very lovely. Perfect for our challenge Animal Antics. Thanks for playing at Open Minded Crafting. Hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

Julie said...

Love the blue tones what a sweet imagine

Lou Sims said...

Adorable card and really fits beautifully with our "Animal magic" theme over at Polka Doodle Challenges ( Lou x