Wednesday 21 May 2014


Hello and a happy Wednesday.  A big welcome to my latest follower Villi so pleased you joined me here!  First of I must apologise for not being round but things have been so hectic. Rowan was taken into hospital on Monday.  He had a temperature and when they did bloods on him it was showing an infection.  He had also developed a rash on his chest so I guess you know what's coming next.  They did a spinal tap on the poor little thing to rule out meningitis which fortunately came back negative.  He has been receiving IV antibiotics and responding well to them just not feeding too well but I can't say I blame him with all this going on.  The latest bloods show the infection to be clearing so we are hoping he will be discharged today. He has certainly been through a lot in his first 6 weeks, he is 6 weeks old today.

Now to the reason why I am here - today sees a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme this week is Charming so we want to see at least one charm on your creation.  Here is my card:

I used the gorgeous My Fantasy Pet from The Paper Shelter and it is available here.  I coloured her with my Copics and cut her out.  I followed a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for a Centre Step Card. The papers are Wild Rose Studio called In Love With Japan.  The ivy is a Marianne die and the butterflies are Impression Obsession.  I got the dragon charms from E Bay, ribbon and acylic flowers from my stash.  Here is another view:

As usual there is a very generous prize on offer to one lucky winner:

Please head over to The Paper Shelter to see what the rest of the DT have done and for some more inspiration.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Papertake Weekly - Oh So Cute
Aurora Wings - Butterflies
Bunny Zoes - Flowers and Charms
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything goes with a bow

Well I promise I will be catching up with you all to see what I have missed. Thank you so much for bearing with me and coming to see me today, take care xx


Nannieflash said...

Hi Suzie, hope the grandson is doing well. I love your card and those papers are just gorgeous, its a stunning and beautifully coloured image. hugs Shirleyxxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh dear sorry to hear about little rowan, glad he is getting better now...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous image and colours
Hugs Kelly

Unknown said...

Stunning card, love those charms...your colouring is brilliant too.xx

rachel said...

stunning image Susan and that colouring is beautiful. Hope all is okay with you! Hugs rachel x

Unknown said...

Beautiful colours Susan and lovely image, hoping the wee man gets better soon
Chris x

Sue said...

I really hope your Grandson is feeling better soon.
Gorgeous card,love the colours and fabulous image.
Hugs Sue xx

Pat K said...

Awww..poor little Rowan. I do hope he is feeling better soon..sending hugs to you all.
Fabulous your colouring and the center step turned out beautifully. hugs, Pat K x

Craftychris said...

I am so sorry poor little Rowan has been in hospital, I hope he is recovering well now, bless him! You card is gorgeous. The style is fab, I could never make one like that, far to technical! The colours are so pretty and the charms are really cool! xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab

Claire said...

Gorgeous stepper card hun, beautiful colours. Hope your Grandson gets better soon. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Sorry to hear about baby Rowan, poor thing has been through so much. I hope he is better soon.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the pretty image, wonderful colouring and beautiful papers too.
hugs Sue xx

DonnaMundinger said...

What a sweet image and lovely color scheme, Suzie. Love the little butterflies on the side. Thanks so much for joining our Butterflies Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD Hope little Rowan gets better soon.

JJ said...

Hi Suzie,

Stunning card, love it all and those dragon charms are beautiful.

So, so sorry to hear your news, I do hope he is getting better now, its so frightening when they are so small and young.

How is your daughter, she must be extremely upset to say the least?

Thinking of you all

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful image and colouring the papers and colours,so adorable...And poor little Rowan..he has been through a lot in is first six weeks but so glad to hear the infection is clearing..the poor little man.


Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hun....:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Susan, I love your beautiful image and fabulous papers.
I'm so sorry to hear about Rowan, I hope he is well on the mend and soon able to return home.

May said...

Hi Susan, I do hope little Rowan is making a full recovery..Bless him he has been through so much.. Your card is adorable...The image is so beautiful... Love the wonderful design & colours... Hugs May x x

Anna said...

Stunning card!! Love the coloring!!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Susan. the image looks fab and so beautifully coloured. I love the stepper design too.
Sorry to hear little Rowan has been so poorly, you must have all been worried sick. I hope he is on the mend now.
Lorraine x

Patricia said...

Good evening Susan,
Oh! My! Word! that wee lad has been through a lot in six weeks. I hope he is now on the mend and will flourish.
Elaine's Granddaughter is still struggling to feed and has just this week managed to pass her birth weight.
I love everything about your beautiful card.
Sending you some (((((hugs)))))

Patricia xx

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear about Rowan hope he feels better soon.
Gorgeous card, fabulous image and design
Wendy xx

nnalorac said...

She is so pretty and so is your card
Suzie, love it. Hope your grandson will soon be better. Carolxx

Vicki said...

Fabulous card with lots of details. Love the die-cuts. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge.

scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely! I think your image is coloured beautifully. Don't you worry about visiting me...Spend your time with Rowan and family...they are so important!

Gail said...

I will say a prayer for Rowan each morning that he will continue to improve and be home soon.

Your card is beautiful. I think the paper you used on this beautiful step card is fabulous with the image. You've done something that I must attempt..making the image large and the center of attention on the card. With all the pretty embellishments, this image is still the number one on the card and I really like that. This is beautifully colored and I'm not sure how you learned to do hair, but I need that lesson. Her black hair shine is wonderful. This is so pretty and is a great card! Hugs, Gail

julie_woolston said...

Oh Susan sorry poor little Rowan has been poorly, I missed your post not been around myself, I hope he soon improves poor little man.
Hugs Julie xxx

julie_woolston said...

Forgot to say your card is really beautiful.
Hugs Julie xxx

Janette said...

Oh Susan do hope he is home soon, it is such a worry, poor little mite....

A beautiful card as always.x

Anet's Crafting said...

Susan, I am so sorry to hear about Rowan. It is terrible that that small little body had to go through so much. I hope he will get better soon. Your card is gorgeous Susan, I love your fabulous colouring and the pretty image.

Sandy said...

Oh my gracious Susan - your newest grand baby has been through a lot. the good news is that he is improving steadily. Six weeks old is so very little.
Your card is delightful - at first I thought she was holding a snake and ten I realized the little critter is too sweet to be a s----!
Sandy xx

Anonymous said...

Poor rowan, hope he will be well soon a lot for a little one. Hope you & your daughter are looking after yourselves , gorgeous card x

chrissy xx said...

Oh! I could just give this little dragon a good home lol...LOving your image..FABulous colours and such a lovely design.
I've read today's card first Susan. So glad Rowan is home..Such a lot to go through in just 6 weeks x

mags said...

A gorgeous stepper card Susan. Love the image and the little charms. Sorry to hear about Rowan but glad he is improving.

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh that poor little boy, hope he continues to be on the mend. Your card is wonderful, love the center step fold and the colouring on the hair is fabulous!

NGCARDS said...

This is a wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx