Wednesday, 2 March 2011


This week's  Lili of The Valley - Challenge No. 85 is 'Circles' and so I dug out this paper with circles from my Milton & Co. brown paper stack. I do love this paper as the way it is distressed makes it look like suede.  I also made some spiral circles out of beige leather thong for my last card, but they just didn't look right and so I left them off. So thought, ah circles! will put them on this card! So I have gone with the coffee coloured theme again. It also fits Cupcake Craft's Challenge No. 131 - 'Anything But Square'.

I was distraught when I looked through my LOTV stamps. Apart from this stamp, I have quite a few others, but they are all Christmassy or Autumn/Winter ones!! Ah, well an excuse methinks to buy some of the new gorgeous 'Spring Animals' stamps that are coming out soon!! I do love this LOTV 'Tea Party' stamp though, and it always looks very different depending on the colours that you use. 

'Tea Party' (detail)
Skin: E00 & R20
Hat, Dress and Shoes:  Promarker Tan and E31
Socks: E00 and Coral
Hair and Tea Set: Promarker Coral 
Tablecloth: E00
Flowers on hat/Socks: Vanilla & Coral Promarkers
Table Legs: Vanilla & Tan Promarkers
Sakura Clear Glitter Pen

I made the sentiment on my computer. The flowers are Petaloo mini delphiniums coloured with Vanilla and Tan Promarkers. I added pearls from stash to flowers, spirals and corners of card. I couldn't find any leaves the right size or colour and I really wanted to add some, so in desperation I cut out some cardboard from my Hotel Chocolat box and made my own! My chocolate box now has a hole in it! I will have to finish off the chocolates now!! tee hee - that's my excuse anyhow!

The 'brown' colour combi is also a big, big favourite of mine and I especially love the Promarker shade 'Tan' and so I am entering Top Tip Tuesday's Challenge No. 24 - 'Favourites'. Also I think it is monochrome as I have stuck to brown tones, I think! so am entering Stampin' for the Weekend's Challenge No. 4 - 'Monochrome'. Also I have used a die cut nestabilities frame for the image and decorated it with gems for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge No. 100 - 'You've Been Framed'. 

Challenges entered:-
Lili of The Valley - Challenge No. 85 - 'Circles' (ends Wednesday 2nd March 2011)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - No. 131 - 'Anything But Square' (ends 8pm Sunday 6th March 2011)
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge No. 24 - 'Favourites' (ends 11pm Monday 7th March 2011)
Stampin' For The Weekend - Challenge No. 4 - 'Monochrome' (ends 8pm Thursday 3rd March 2011)
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge No. 100 - 'You've Been Framed' (ends midnight Saturday 5th March 2011)


Anonymous said...

We'll find any excuses to finish some chocolates!
Your card is gorgeous!!
I like your spiral circles and your leaves :)
The paper is fab, i love brown and your colouring is better than mine.
Have a lovely day!
Hugs xx

Nicola said...

This is one adorable card Sue, a perfect take for our theme this week.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.

DesignerDiva said...

Lovely Sue just lovely! Again I'm lovin the browns and I'm fast falling in love with LOTV, you're right their stamps look so different each time you cololur them. Those spiral embellies you've added are FAB! My leaves you asked about are a MS punch - when I finally get round to it I'll make sure some are in your parcel!!
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie x

Sue said...

Thanks Pat!

I think you're colouring is better than mine! I have just sent off for some more pens. I have no Spring greens or lemons - that's my excuse! Off to finish those choccies now LOL!

Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Hi Laurie!

Thanks for your lovely comments. Glad you liked the spirals - they took a while to do! Gluing them bit by bit while watching Neighbours LOL! I just googled MS - off course Martha Stewart - duh! I should have known! I really like those leaves, Thanks!

Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Nicola!

Hugs Sue xx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeou scard Sue. I love your colour combo,Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wow Sue,what a wonderful card, which I like very much. A very nice image and a great design.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card. YOur spiral are perfect! LOve your colours too.
If you have Christmassy/Autumn stamps, you could be using them now!! Gives you a head start lol.
Say 'Hello' to Danny for me x

Sue said...

Aww thanks Chrissy!

Sue xx

Delphine said...

Beautiful card, Sue! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and for your visit to my blog:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Jane said...

Beautiful card! gorgeous colours and details! hugs, jane x

Liza said...

Great work, I love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

sallysbitz said...

This is a smashing card x
Love the colour combo & the way you have added spirals & pearls on that cicle paper x

hugs sally x

majo said...

Love this card very much. The colors are so lovely. Greetings Majo

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a beautiful card!
kim x

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue. Love the image and the colours. Hugs Michele x

Denise Marzec said...

Love the monotone, and what a SWEET image!