Sunday, 21 August 2011

Bold and Bright

Warning! You might want to put your sunglasses on before viewing this card! One Stop Craft have a 'Bold and Bright' Challenge! and I think this fits the bill !!! Oh but I did enjoy making this card. I adore this MAMBI paper and this gorgeous 'Fashionista' stamp from Sugar Nellie.

I didn't want to cover up this gorgeous paper, which I think speaks for itself - so not too many bellies on this one. Just some polka dot ribbon, a glittery button from stash and a wee pearl on centre of flower. The Sentiment was made on computer. Gingersnap Creations are having a 'Tribute to Teens' Challenge and I don't know why but this reminds me of being a Teen. You are bold and not afraid to wear whatever you like! As you grow older, I think you lose some of that daring in the way you dress. Although I do confess to owning a grey leopard-print jumper!!! But in my teens it would have been (and was) bright pink leopard-skin!!! LOL

Skin: E00, E02 Copics
Hair: Pastel Blue, Cornflower Blue and Black Promarkers
Eyes: Pastel Blue Promarker
Lips, Leggings and Bows: R42 and R49 Copics
Green: G82 and G85 Copics
Top and Socks: Cool Aqua and Pastel Green Promarkers

Ah well, had a lovely relaxing day! My daughter just got back from a Conference at Oxford, so we just watched Who Do You Think You Are with JK Rowling. Amazing Programme! and it always sets me off again on my Genealogy! I am stuck at so many brick walls now though and need to go pre 1837 and delve into Parish Records. I wish I could get out and about more to go search. Might have to do a WDYTYA and pay for someone to do it for me :-))  

Finally, remember in my last post I said about not knowing what initials like WOC, DCWV and LOTV etc etc stood for when I first started out Stamping and Blogging! Well I have to report that unfortunately I still suffer from this sad affliction!!!! I was admiring the gorgeous snowflakes on a beautiful card that Vicky had made. She listed they were made with an NS Punch. The only name that kept popping into my head was ..... Nobby Stiles !!!!  LOL - How random! Yes it took me about 30 minutes to figure out Nellie Snellen !!! and I use Nellie Snellen Die Cuts all the time !!! Sad!!!

Oh and just in case there is anybody out there as bad as me and still wondering ....  MAMBI stands for Me & My Big Ideas ;-))

Anyway, enough waffle LOL! back to my card and .....

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Colour Create  Challenge 77 -  'Blue, Green, White, Red and Brown' (ends 24th August 2011) 
One Stop Craft  Challenge 145 - 'Bold and Bright' (ends 26th August 2011)  
Ribbon Girl  'Ribbon Challenge' (ends 27th August 2011)  
Sir Stampalot  'Whatever You Fancy' (ends 27th August 2011)
Poodles Parlour  'Anything Goes' (ends 30th August 2011)  
Gingersnap Creations Challenge 115 - 'Tribute to Teens' (ends 18th September 2011)

Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments! and a big welcome to my new Followers!
Take care!
Love n Hugs Sue xxx


Vicky said...

LOL...That is so funny Sue and now when I type NS punch I will think of you hehehe :o)

Another gorgeous creation sweetie...and those dp's are to die for..I so love them..and your beautiful colouring too...

biggest of hugs

Sussie said...

I think I´ve seen that programme even on swedish television and it´s very exciting. I love history and it sound very fun with genealogy. I never practised it though. But I enjoy when you write about when you were a child etc. I always think abt things like that too :)

The card is great and I agree you don´t need more embellishment. She looks very straight forward and brave to me!

Have a nive evening! I´m going to bed... yawnm... Hugs!

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, I think your card is groovy, can we still use that word lol. Have a great day, Hugs Cheryl

Tracy said...

Wow Sue, so bright and beautiful. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Sues card factory has moved up a gear!! Got your mojo on a roll Mrs!!

Love the bright papers and colours Sue and that image looks super coloured to match thats always a favourite of mine. Think you were absolutely spot on with the embellies and the perfect little sentiment.

I thought the NS punch must have been a misprint and it should have been MS (Martha Stewart) but I like the idea of Nobby Stiles having his own line of craft tools more! lol!!

Big hugs my friend
Laurie x

xxxtglxxx said...

What a bobby-dazzler of a card sue! :) lol.

Love the gorgeous DP and the image is coloured perfectly to match.

Now I am lucky to have a family who not only know who their ancestors are, but have kept documents over the ages.

I am descended from Walter 'Wat' Tyler - leader of the peasant revolution who lived from 1341 - 1381 and was beheaded by the Lord Mayor of London....
We also hail from Luddites and funeral directors, so quite a dark side to my ancestry I think :)

Lucky to have had family research this and pass this down too.

Good luck and you should persist! :)



Clare *Littlebear* said...

Super card Sue. A fabulous image and beautiful bright papers. Thank you for joining our challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Anonymous said...

Hahaha Nobby Stiles!! You are funny.
Where is the times when i used to dress like this? Must be long ago cos now all i wear is mostly black.
Your card is stunning and i got the same stamp but i used it only once, should get it out more :)
As for my genealogy, i am stuck at 1789, the french revolution, it seems to stop there.
Have a great day!
Hugs xx

coops said...

stunning card sue.your bright colours and papers are fabulous and i love this sassy :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, me again. How do you make your pitures look so big on your page?
Hugs xx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Really stunning thanks for sharing your design this week with us at OSCC.


JeanFB said...

Beautifully done! I love the coloring, and you've balanced it all so perfectly with that great paper. Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations!

chrissy xx said...

Who's Nobby Stiles? Oh! Sue you do make me laugh! Will think that every time I see NS Punch! I do know what you mean about 'initials' we could all do with a dictionary printed so that we understand what people are talking about! It seems so easy when we do know lol!
Fabulous card! LOve these bright papers and your colouring is Fantastic! LOve the sentiment too.

Sue said...


Norbert "Nobby" Peter Stiles MBE (born 18 May 1942) is a retired English footballer. He played for Manchester United! I only know cos my dad raved about him when I was growing up!

Just thinking of all the hits I'll get with Nobby Stiles!! Oh I am daft sometimes! LOL

And yes, I really like the idea of setting up a Dictionary of Cardmaking and Crafting! I might do that!! :-))

Sue xx

Sally H said...

Oh how fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!
It was a brilliant WDYTYA wasn't it? I was glued.

lalkygirl said...

wow ,fantastic card ,fab coloyurs and great papers ,thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow those papers are gorgeous ... so groovy ..
and thanks for the explanations of the abbreviations .. i struggle lol
Lisa x

pinky said...

Wow Sue this card really pops. Love your papers and gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at sir Stampalot this month.

brenda said...

What a delightful creation Sue.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work and joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

sallysbitz said...

Your card is stunning Sue x
Those papers are gorgeous, no wonder you did not want to cover it up, but the image works perfectly with it x

Your not on your own with abbreviations Lol I don't even ask coz I feel a right numbty Lol

hugs sally

Jacq said...

Hi Sue,
WOW!!! Such a Beautiful card. Love the gorgeous image, the dp's, the colour scheme is beautiful. Love the layout and the embellishments are fabulous. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

Francesca said...

Beautiful Creation

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


Elke said...

What a super card. Thanks for joining us over at The Poodles Parlour. Good luck.

Elke XX

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wow Sue what a beautiful Creation ....the image is so sweet and the papers are gorgeous i like it!

Hugs Andrea

Delphine said...

You are so funny! Thank you for the MAMBI explanation, I did not know that one:-)!
Your card is gorgeous, the colours are fantastic and the layout is just perfect! Enjoy the rest of your evening! Hugs Delphine xx