Thursday, 17 February 2011

Molly Blooms

I hope you all enjoyed Valentine's Day and received lots of nice surprises, and of course - love! I didn't have a secret admirer, but my daughter surprised me with some yummy embellishments for my cardmaking. She's a sweetie! Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate you taking the time out to visit my website!

I have been itching to ink up this gorgeous Molly Blooms stamp by Clare that came free with Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine and I have to say - I love this stamp! You will have to forgive me if it keeps popping up on my cards!! The image is mounted on Nellie Snellen Die Cut Frame.

I am entering The Sweet Stop Challenge and so using this week's sketch which I love!!! I will definitely be using this one again.

The backing paper is Sally Moret paper that came free with Crafts Beautiful magazine and was called Spring Paper Collection. The gingham paper is from Papermania Red Hot Paper Pack. I have only used two design papers and no more than 4 flowers, so it's great that I can enter it into the Creative Inspirations (Wednesday) Challenge 'Plain & Simple'.  The flowers are Petaloo Colour Me Crazy mini delphiniums, coloured with Pastel Blue Promarker. Wavy Scissors were used for edging. The sentiment was made on computer and then mounted on nestability. Pink card was from Papermania Sizzling Red Hot Pack. Bow, pearls and gems are from stash.

Colouring for image:
(Promarkers unless otherwise indicated)
Skin: Vanilla and R20 Copic
Hair: Tan
Scarf: Pastel Blue and G85 Copic
Top and socks: Cocktail Pink
Jeans and Shoes: Pastel Blue & Blender
Gift: Pastel blue and G85 Copic

I would also like to enter this into the Truly Scrumptious Challenge - Swirls and Pearls although I'm not sure if it qualifies for the theme. There are certainly plenty of pearls and I'm hoping that the blue wavy ribbons below count as swirls. I drove myself mad looking up the definition of a swirl. It said moving in a spiralling or twisting pattern. Oh I still don't know if it qualifies or not!! Lol - if not, just delete!

Swirls? and Pearls

I am entering into the following challenges:-

The Sweet Stop - Challenge 'SSS95' (ends 18 Feb)
Creative Inspirations (Wednesday) - Challenge 99 - 'Plain & Simple' (ends 22 Feb 9pm)
Creative Cottage - Challenge 33 - 'Fabulous Florals' (ends 1 March)
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 51 - 'Swirls & Pearls' (ends 1 March 5pm)


Denise Marzec said...

Total cuteness!

Anonymous said...

Very cute image and lovely layout. Your papers are gorgeous. I think this is a fab card!
Hugs xx

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card Sue. Love the image you've used and the details also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Sue said...

Thanks Denise!

Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Pat!

Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Michele!

Hugs Sue xx

Nicola said...

She sure is a sweetie Sue and you have coloured her so beautifully. Love your colour combo and pretty floral detail.
Nicola -x-

Sue said...

Aww thanks Nicola

Sue xx

Jacilynn said...

Super cute! Love this Sue

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week with our Plain & Simple theme over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog! xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Sue You are getting better and better every time - this is stunning you must be really really pleased with yourself - you should be!! the colours are awesome, everything about this is awesome and I JUST LOVE the new blog well done x x
Hugs x Laurie x

PS I haven't forgot your surprise package I've just been tied up all week and not had time to sort it, when you finally get it, it will be a surprise as you'll have forgotten!! LOL

maxine said...

Hi Sue a lovely card so cute hugs maxine x

Sue said...

Hi Laurie!

Thanks for your kind comments. I hope I am getting better! some days I think I'm complete rubbish! LOL

Glad you like the blog makeover!

Sue xx

CraftyC said...

This is so sweet Sue,a very pretty card and a lolly daughter by the sounds of it!

Rebekah said...

What a sweet image Sue! Thanks for joining our floral challenge at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

shell said...

This is so sweet, I love that image Hun. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week.
Shell xx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

What a wonderful card.....a sweet image and great coloring. The design ist so fantastic. I love your card.

Thank you for your comments on my blog,I am very pleased.

Nice greetings from Andrea Germany

Sorry for my bad english

laney said...

WOW!!! Sue I am lovin this is super gorgeous!!!
I have an award for you on my blog