Wednesday 26 January 2011

Come and join us for a cook up !

Good morning to you all, I hope you are all well and feeling good and ready for another recipe challenge with Katie.

Yes it is wednesday again already - it seems that the weeks are moving by quicker than ever - although spring and summer still seems like a long way off here in the uk !

Well this week katie is challenging you to;

Choose a sketch from another current challenge
Add some texture
Finish with a Punch!

My card uses the fab sketch over at card patterns. I really love this sketch and will be keeping it to use again - flipped over and on the side too.
My texture element comes from the card base itself which is ribbed and also the velum which I stamped with white ink and paper pricked to add even more texture. Actually in real life the velum looks way more sheer on this card but seems to have photographed whiter for some reason !

The gorgeous image is from our super sponsor this week gingerloft digital stamps and I just love the old style romance it depicts and it made me want to try ANOTHER new style for me so I was going for more of a collaged feel with this card not too sure if I quite did it but I quite like it anyway !

I love the papers which were a freebie kit from Two peas called All u need I am lovin the kits over there at the mo - so many kits so little time ! I really wish I could digital scrapbook but I have no idea where to start and I'm pretty sure that I would end up throwing my laptop in frustration !!

Back to my card and I really wanted to add a red rose but didin't have any so inked up a white one that I had in the cupboard and like the contrast it gives. The last ingredient I needed to add was of course a punch - enter my trusty little MS butterfly punch and more velum.

I do hope you like it and will join in with us at Cooking it up with Katie this week x

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

Card Patterns - Fab sketch
Alphabet Challenge Blog - L is for ladies
Totally Papercrafts - Add a heart
Saturday Challenge - It's a couple thing
Craft Your Days Away - Love
Pile It On - Love is in the air
Lexi's Creations - Valentines

Thanks for looking and thanks for all your lovely comments they really brighten my days x
((hugs)) Suzie xx


Anne said...

Love this Suzie, it's stunning:)
Thanks for joining us on TPC this week too
Anne x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Suzie.Thanks for sharing this with us at

lalkygirl said...

fabulous card suzi,love the image and your gorgeous flower
thanks for joining in at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So sweet!

Thanks for joining our "It's a couple thing" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Carol Hurlock said...

Susie this is just awesome. I love the retro vintage look of your fabulous card. So creative. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

anja curvers said...

Very pretty love the image and that rose great. Glad you joined us at cardpatterns.

Mel X said...

Oooh, So pretty.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

Mel X

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a darling card Suzie!!! You've been on a roll with valentines. :) Your fab stuff is giving me the kick I need to get going on mine!

Lesley said...

Very pretty! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Stella said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the image and that heartshape is fabulous. And your flower? All I can write is wow!

~amy~ said...

What a GREAT card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Lexi said...

such a lovely image :D Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx