Saturday, 19 March 2011

Hooray for blue skies and sunshine !!!!!!

Well although the kids woke me up super early this morning it wasn't quite as difficult to get up as usual as the sun was streaming in my bedroom window.
Oh what a difference it makes ! It should be clear and sunny all day so we're off out into the garden to make the most of it today as I'm pretty sure that it'll be grey again tomorrow !

With the sun streaming through patio doors I couldn't resist photographing this card in full glow so sorry about the shadows and the glare but I am celebrating the sunshine no matter what.

I made this card last night for my lovely Mum (who will be banned from my blog until after mothers day now !) I found this and another stamp from Hels Cuppleditch and stampavie still in the packaging - I got them in a sale last year and totally forgot about them - how bad is that ?!
This made me realise that I really need to spring clean my craft stash. Not having a craft room means that I have bits and peices stored all over the house and it's hard to keep on top of all that stash with it spread around !
I hate getting rid of stuff because you can guarentee that the weekend after I give it away I'll find the perfect use for it !

Anyway back to my card I used a lovely sketch from fuzzy wuzzy challenges who also require your project to feature and animal - I'm guessing my bear counts ?!

Isn't it a lovely sketch ?

I coloured my stamped image using Aidan's crayola pens and my water brush ! I haven't used this technique of "water colouring" for ages and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it. There is something about it that is so therapeutic for me - it was one of my first loves in crafting and stamping so it was nice to rediscover it.

My Dp's are from the basic grey sugar rush paper pad. I stamped the vertical panel with a little crafters companion clear stamp (xoxo) with a really light orange ink then went over one of the xoxo's with a darker orange to make it "pop".
For the next layer up I embossed a peice of velum with swiss dots and lightly inked it for a barely there look.
The pink layer is embossed with a sizzix folder and inked up with the same orange ink pads and wrapped around with a piece of velvet scalloped ribbon.

I loved making this card it's got all my fav things - embossing, glitter, ribbon, butterflies, flowers and even a cute little tag.

I hope you like it too x

I would like to add this card to the following challenges;

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges - Sketch - great sketch girls x
Annabelle Stamps Blog - Say it with a tag
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Mothers Day
Raise The Bar - Photo inspiration (the colours and flowers inspired my creation)
Stampin' For The Weekend - For Mum/Mothers day

Thanks for popping in today, I hope it's sunny wherever you are and that you enjoy your weekend whatever you're doing x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


Andrea said...

This is beautiful! Such detail and gorgeous colours!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card thanks for joining crafty catz

Little K Smith said...

A beautiful card, love the colours and the sweetest little bear! A great take on the sketch!
Thanks for joining us at Fuzzy Wuzzy :)

Hempsukka said...

Absolutely fantastic card!

Sue said...

What a beautiful mix of papers and those flowers are lovely too. The bear image is so darn cute and colored to perfection. Thanks for joining the fun at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


carol said...

aaah adorable, thanks for playing at CRAFTYCATZ x carol

Sue said...

Beautiful card for Mother's day, I love the flowers and the amazing array of papers!
Thanks for playing along at AnnaBelle Stamps Say it with a tag challenge! :)

Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous Mothers Day card Suzie, love the pretty colours, the gorgeous image and the sweet flowers. Thanks very much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps.

scrapperjulia said...

Cute bear and fabulous card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your springtime bear in the midst of all the flowers! Too cute!

Kylie said...

What a gorgeous card you have created!
LOVE your cute image and your yummy flowers. Loving your colour scheme and what an awesome sketch to work with!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take care,
Kylie X

A Consuming Passion said...

Well your card and tag are full of sunshine!!! Really fabulous.....thanks for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps looking forward to seeing more of your work soon.

Heidi-Mari said...

Stunning card! I just love the image and all the flowers and beautiful paper!
Thank you for joining us over at Stampin for the Weekend Challenge!
Have a blessed day