Friday, 27 January 2012

By The River

I have finally found the time to make a Thank You card for my Uncle. Better late than never as they say. This really was a quick make but I'm quite pleased with how it came out.

The gorgeous image is 'By The River' from Lili of the Valley. I've used my favourite DCWV paper from 'Latte' Stack. I love it because it's so retro and great for masculine cards too. Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. Leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Twine is from stash. The lovely Green Sparklets are from My Crafty Heart and I Love them so much!!!

Colouring isn't brilliant but I was in a rush. And as always for me - I have used a complete mishmash (I know you love that word Chrissy!! LOL) of pens. So there's Copics, Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Spectrums altogether!!! I've added a little bit of Kars 'Rainbow White' glitter to the water hoping it looks like sun sparkling on it !!

I am spending So much time trying to get decent photos of my cards at the moment. It is driving me crazy. Today I got my camera out early afternoon and the sky went green/black - it was hail, thunder and lightning!! The Gods were displeased today!! I gave up and took photo above this evening with a lamp so hope it's ok!!

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

The Crafty Pad - Challenge 154 - 'Something for The Boys' ends 28th January 2012
Lillies Little Fairies - Challenge 4 - 'Oh Boy' ends 1st February 2012
Digi Doodle - Challenge 92 - 'Anything Goes' ends 1st February 2012
Challenge up your life - Challenge 61 - 'Thanks' ends 3rd February 2012

I would like to say a big Thank You for all your lovely comments about my last card! and a warm welcome to my New Followers! :-))

Hope you all have a good Weekend!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xxx


Rose Petal said...

Hi Sue. Such a lovely card and that image is just fabulous. Great papers and design too.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

jo said...

Hi Sue, love your card, gorgeous image and that paper look fab!
Hope you have a fab weekend!
Hugs Jo x

Cheryl said...

oh Sue this is one gorgeous card just love the image and love the papers you have used hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Sue, love your colour combo. Thanks for taking part in this weeks Lili's Little Fairies Challenge. Dont know if it it helps, but I've just used the free months trial for Photoshop elements 10. Will be buying the software this weekend as its made all the difference!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,love the image and

DesignerDiva said...

This card really made me smile Sue I love that image and paper stack so much (yes I have both!) You make me want to get mine out lol
There is nothing wrong with the colouring and I like that you have used every type of pen made to achieve the right shades!
I use Photoshop to tweak the light on my pictures but some days you can't do anything about it!
Hugs Laurie xx

beru said...

this is so a cute card, I love the boystamp from lili of the valley and the color you need... Thanks for playing with Challenge up your life and best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue! Love the glitter on the water and the leaves go great with the backing paper!
Love Pearl x

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card , I love the LOTV image , they have such great boy images and you have coloured it beautifully, the photos look fine. It's raining cats and dogs here today , so we must be having similar weather, good for crafting hehehe. Hope you have a great weekend .
Hugs Cheryl

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Sue, this is so gorgeous. Love the image and ooh! how scrummy is the paper? :o) The leaves and sparklets finish it a treat.

Donna x

chrissy xx said...

What a Fabulous mishmash card Sue!!!
LOve your colours! LOve your image! LOve that sparkle in the stream too.

angelwhispers said...

Such a great Male card and loving the papers just lush! Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xx

angelwhispers said...

Such a great Male card and loving the papers just lush! Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xx

angelwhispers said...

Such a great Male card and loving the papers just lush! Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xx

Claire said...

Fab card Sue, your colouring is just fab and I love the twinkle in the water - just gorgeous. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

lalkygirl said...

gorgeous card sue ,wonderful colouring and a fab design
thanks for joining us at digi doodle shop challenges and good luck
tracey x

Teresa said...

Wow Sue, I love your colouring of this littl lad and it doesn't look like a "mish mash" at all, it looks fab! I love that glittery effect on the water too and love those sparkly bits ;) The papers look great too, your Uncle will love it! Your piccie has come out well, but I sometimes take my piccies in the bathroom in the morning as the light is really good there...I do have a light box (from Amazon) but never use the lights, just the box! & on a bright window ledge! I don't think that's the right thing to do, but it works for me, most of the time:) Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

Well I thought your colouring was brilliant!!!

Love the finished look.

The leaves in the corner are a great touch.

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Love the papers Sue they go so well. Your colouring is great.


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute .. i love the male images from LOTV.. and the papers are just perfect . He will love it .. i do!
Lisa x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card with a lovely stamp. So sweet.

Hugs AStrid.

meg said...

Hi Sue hope you are well, love your card he looks so wistful just dreaming the day away wouldn't that be great. Smashing image for a thank you card.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and those sparkles look fantastic
Lindsay xx

cotnob said...

This is fab Sue, love that retro paper and that is one of my favourite LOTV images.
Hope you are having a good weekend.

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful colours on this card hun and such a beautiful design :) ♥ Pops x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, nothing wrong with your colouring at all. Gorgeous card!

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.


Dawn said...

What a lovely little card! Your Uncle will be pleased I'm sure!
Thank for sharing at The crafty Pad this week in our Let's See Something For The Boys Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

coops said...

so stunning sue.great colours and design and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Shannon White said...

Oh Sue this is Just Darling! I So Love LOTV images! And this one is no exception, so Cute! I think you coloring looks Terrific and I love the touch of shimmer in the little boats wake.. Bet This brought a Big smile to your Uncle's face.. 8-)

Hope you have a Super Weekend my friend!


Alessandra said...

wonderful, Sue, I luv the paper, have it myself and I love it that much I don't use it LOL!
Big hug, Alessandra

Ira said...

Because of your title I keep singing Bruce's song "The River" all the time now ;-) You have made such a darling card Sue! Love how you 'made' that water, it's the right colour blue and those shiny sparkles are very festive! Your uncle will love his card! Have a lovely Sunday my friend, big hugs, Ira xox

Debs said...

OMGosh Sue I love this card and your colouring is just amazing - love that you 'mish mash' your pens lol!!!
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Debs xx

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

this is really lovely!

sallysbitz said...

This is a gorgeous card. Love the papers & colour combo x

hugs sally x

Delphine said...

Such a beautiful card, Sue! I love your colours and papers and your image is adorable! And I LOVE your embellishments! Thank you for all your lovely comments, especially since I am always so behind these days... Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Linda said...

Fab, fun card. Love that DP and image. Thanks for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop this week. **Linda

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh Sue this is fabulous hun! :) Adorable image and it looks amazing against that utterly gorgeous paper! Wow! :)



meg said...

Thanks for the lovely comments Sue if you go to they had a free saturated canary image posted at the weekend hugs Meg

Violets Corner said...

It's a great pic Sue, I like the fabby image and your colouring, especially the glittering water effect. The Sparklets are fantastic!


Manuela said...

Lovely card! I like the lotv-image :)
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Sandy said...

The papers you have used make me feel as if I am swirling along with this cute little boy. What fun!

Ballie (Bennarda) said...

Hi Sue
gorgeous card, lovely your colours.
bye_bye, Bennarda (Ballie)