Saturday, 24 September 2011

Autumn Shopping!

Hi all, thanks for all your lovely comments! and hope you are all having a good weekend! I love the Fall colours and so thought I'd make an Autumny card with this gorgeous Teddy Bea Stamp called 'Shopping Daze' from Teddy Bo Co.  Isn't she cute? My daughter isn't big on bear images but loves this one!

The gorgeous papers are from Nancy Watt Collection and were freebie with 'Making Cards' Magazine a couple of months back. I have paper-pieced on image with the dotted paper and used the Gingham paper to make border. I made this card up as I went along, so was fun to make. Sentiment was made on computer. I have added a bit of bling but it doesn't show up too well! but around the image and around the border I have used Sakura Glitter Pen in Lime Green and it does give it some nice sparkle. Buttons are from my mum's Sewing Basket! Thanks Mum! Flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Green: Copics G82, G85
Bear: Tan Promarker and Prismacolor Pencils
Reds: R49 and Spectrum Noir Red 1

Inside is decorated with some paper that was amongst my free digitals downloaded from Papercraft and Cardmaking magazine - it's called 'Walk in The Woods' Crisp Leaves.

Had a lovely Saturday. Watched some Miami Vice episodes from 80's with my daughter. And just generally chilled out and ate too many cakes!  And tomorrow is Downton Abbey - Woo Hoo !!! can't wait !! and doesn't Matthew look hot in his uniform!!! (swoon, swoon!!!) (hot flush - turn on the fan!) - they SO better not let him die.  If they kill off my Eye Candy I will be writing to Julian Fellowes Tout Suite! ROFL

And .... started reading this book ... Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. It's MASSIVE !!!! but I read Pillars of the Earth and World Without End and really loved them. I am slow reader so it will probably take me a while !!!! ;-)) 

I am so glad they have fixed that photo slideshow thing in Blogger. I didn't like it at all. When commenting you couldn't zoom in and I kept clicking the back button by mistake and going off the web page - it drove me nuts!! It should at least be optional !!! 

Enough waffling and back to my card. 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Bearly-Mine - Challenge 19 - 'Button it Up' (ends 26th September 2011) 
Creative Craft Challenge - 'Buttons and Bling' (ends 26th September 2011) 
Papertake Weekly - Challenge 66 - 'Creature Comforts' (ends 26th September 2011)
Scrap Creations - 'Anything Goes' (ends 26th September 2011) 
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 67 - 'Fall' (ends 26th September 2011) 
Hanna & Friends - Challenge 112 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 28th September 2011)
PaperPlay - Challenge 38 - 'Autumn Leaves' (ends 28th September 2011)
Digi Doodle - Challenge 76 - 'Autumn Colours' (ends 28th September 2011)
Craft Us Crazy  - Challenge 17 - 'Goodbye To Summer and/or School' (ends 29th September 2011) 
Delightful Challenges - 'Happy Fall Y'All' (ends 29th September 2011)
Ready-Teddy-Go - Challenge 2 - 'Autumn Colours' (ends 30th September 2011)
Dream Valley - Challenge 16 - 'Buttons' (ends 1st October 2011)

Take care and hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

AWWW this is cute and i love her paper pieced dress.
Looking forward to Downton too.. i love period dramas..
Lisa x

Alessandra said...

Hi Sue, funny post, thanks for giving me a good laugh ;o)
Love your card, it's so pretty with the cute Bea having her paws full of bags...
Hugs, Alessandra

Angela said...

Wow Sue,
your card looks gorgeous and the inside ist really fantastic.
Many greetings

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card - love how you have paper pieced Teddy Bea's dress and the inside of the card is lovely too.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx

Vicky said...

This is so beautiful Sue...your colouring is amazing and love your embellies too hun....

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! LOve your colours and the paper pieceing is Gorgeous! This is one cute Teddy Bea Sue!
Looks to be one heavy book lol.

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh another cutie! :) Love the paper piecing on her dress, fabulous colouring and just gorgeous papers.

I like using my sakura pens, but they just dont show up in photos eh? I have tried everything.

I love those leaves Sue (my weakness), so where did you get them hun? :)

Downton abbey fan too! ;)


Kristen said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing in this weeks anything goes with going grey with scrap-creations!

DesignerDiva said...

Your getting very professional with these Teddy Bo/Bea images Sue -this one is a stunner and again I'm lovin the inside! Beautiful colours and colouring and the paper piecing looks fab on her dress.

Congrats on your win at CSAYL well deserved I loved that LOTV card you made.

I haven't had a chance to make anything BUT...wait for wedding invites were finished tonight!!!

Hugs Laurie xx

SusanLotus said...

Very pretty card!
Great books I think. Maybe I should read them too..? :)
Have a great sunday! I´m off to the gym for some slow training.

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card your colouring is excellent! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. I'm a Downton fan too and can't help but think he's gonna get it (not the girl) :-[ I'm with you on the Blogger photos xx

Gemma said...

This is such a fab card and I love the inside. Thank you for joining us at Ready Teddy Go Challenge. Hope to see you again. Gemma x

A Passion For Paper said...

Fab card, Sue, love that paper piecing it really pulls everything together doesn't it? You're obviously very good at making it up as you go and yes this is a fun way of making cards.

Thank you for joining us at Ready-Teddy-Go challenge this month.

Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

coops said...

fabulous card sue.the image is gorgeous and i really love your stunning rich colours :D

xx coops xx

Benzi said...

Oh, I love dots and this is adorable. I love your paper piecing. So glad you joined Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Teresa said...

Wowee Sue, I love your card today and that paper piecing technique is perfect on her dress and bag, so effective and you put me to shame as I have had her for weeks and not coloured her yet! You have decorated the inside so wonderfully too. Love those papers!
Hope you don't mind, but I have left you a little something on my blog...nothing scarey, just a bit of fun, Have a great day! Hugs, Teresa x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute Sue. Love him to bits. You are brave girl taking on that massive book. Glad you have had some good time with your daughter watching dvd's.


Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Sue,
Your card is gorgeous! Such a great image and I love the paper piecing.
Thank you for joining our challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go.
Enjoy "Fall of Giants" I thought it was great book.
Clare x

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely adorable card Sue! Beautiful image and colours you've used. Love the papers too - what a fab freebie! xx
Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! x

gina g said...

gorgeous card Sue i love the image and the papers are fab. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our Button It Challenge. luv gina xx

Yolanda said...

Such a sweet card. Great paper piecing. Love her outfit! Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Throwdown this week.

tiggertastic said...

really love the detail of the paper on the skirt on this make

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

cotnob said...

Super card Sue, I just love your papers and your paper-pieced dress and bags look great.

Kimba-Slydog said...

This so wonderful!!! Wow!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Hanna and Friends.


Kimba-Slydog said...

This so wonderful!!! Wow!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Hanna and Friends.


Jackie said...

totally fabby card, love the image. Thank you for sharing with us at bearly mine this week x

Brenda Brown said...

These bear images are really cute and I love how you have used it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi there,
Two lovely cards since I last visited! Love how you colored the car on the "Pride & Joy" card and this paper piecing is fab. The Teddy Bo images are all so cute...very tempting, but they are all digital, or? I'm not very good with digital tends to always smear a bit for me. Sorry to hear about your tooth/sinus...hope it gets sorted soon. The post about the vodka did make me laugh though...

Happy Reading & Crafting of course!

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Sue! Your image looks fantastic with the paper piecing and the colours are wonderful! Hugs Delphine xx

Vicky said...

Oops I forgot to say sweetie....

thanks for joining us at RTG...and good luck...!

hugs Vicky xx

Donna said...

gorgeous card both inside and out, love your colour scheme. Thank you for joining in the DDS Challenge. hugs Donna x

Daniele said...

awwww super cute autumn card love the leaves, so glad you joined us at Ready-teddy-Go

Carrie's Corner said...

Super cute image and love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges!


Shannon White said...

Sue, this is so Cute Cute Cute!8-) Love your Adorable Teddy Bo Image and her sweet paper pieced dress! So Sweet! 8-)

Hope you have a spectacular weekend!


P. S. I LOVED Pillars of the Earth! 8-)

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations on winning the Ready-Teddy-Go September challenge.
Hugs, Clare x

Betka said...

Oh! It's a bear card very cute!!!!!!!
I love Teddy Bo Image. :)
Hugs: Betka