Thursday, 1 March 2012

MAWTT Challenge 138 - 'Hazel's Sketch'

Good Morning! Hope everyone is well and can you believe that we are now into March!!! It seems like only yesterday that it was Christmas! And as it's Thursday we have another wonderful challenge over at 

Moving Along With The Times

and our lovely boss Hazel is hostess this week and she has chosen the theme of

'Hazel's Sketch'

And what a fab sketch she has designed for us! I really enjoyed working with it. I thought I'd make the digi image big and the main focus of the card.

I have chosen another fab Mo Manning image! I can't resist them - and think I have a bit of an addiction!! LOL Anyway, this cute image is called 'Duck Day' and I think it's perfect for Spring Birthdays or Easter! 

The gorgeous paper is First Edition "Up, Up and Away" - I bought it a while back from my local craft shop. The half circles are Nesties and sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. I've added some of my favourite Hero Art Gems from My Crafty Heart

These little chicks take me right back to when I was a child. Mum used to take my brother and I to John Lewis Department Store every Easter. They would have bunnies, lambs and fluffy little chicks!!  All SO cute!! When I was about five or six though I remember being really heartbroken because they weren't there!! There was just a big sign saying - due to the foot and mouth epidemic!!! I asked mum where they were and she said that they were all ill !! which just made me even more upset!!! poor mum, in the end she consoled us by taking us to the restaurant for a Knickerbocker Glory!!

I've coloured with Flexmarkers, Promarkers and Copics for Skin. Some Star Dust Stickles on the puddles and raindrops!

We are sponsored this week by the fab Crafty Emma's Store.

I hope you can pop on over to MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and also to look at my teamies wonderful creations! hope you can visit them all and give them some Love!!

Don't forget that we are also having a DT Call at MAWTT and so if you are interested please click here.

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

One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 102 - 'Digi Spring/Easter' ends 3rd March 2012 
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 152 - 'Anything Goes' ends 6th March 2012 
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 110 - 'Let's Leap Into Action' ends 6th March 2012 
Simon Says  - 'Anything Goes' ends 6th March 2012
Mo's Digital Challenge - Challenge 124 - Anything Goes w/a Mo image ends 7th March 2012

Thanks for all your lovely comments! Not long until the weekend! I'm planning to do a bit of crafting but also watch some programmes on Catch Up - I have a long list!! I just hope they are still on!!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xxx


chrissy xx said...

Awhh!! Sue: Just seeing these little ducklings splashing about made me smile! What a Fabulous card! LOve your colouring! Gorgeous papers too.
Hope you are okay and having a good week.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, just love the image its so sweet, love the colours & papers as well!
Hugs Shell xx

Doreen said...

This is stunning Sue,love the image which is coloured

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the papers and such a sweet image

Cheryl said...

oh Sue Hun,you always make the most amazing cards,and this is one of them,again Hun your detail is just brilliant love that image,and your colouring wow brilliant hugs Cherylxx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Oh, your story was so sad about those chicks and bunnies, I can almost see your little face when you heard the news! :( What a beauty of a card! Absolutely stunning colouring & great piccies too :) Love that image. Have a lovely day and yes, roll on Weekend! Big Hugs, Teresa xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. Fabulous my friend. Gorgeous colour combination, love the papers and your image is just amazing.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah the poor wee chicks, we used to go see the piggys on the farm when i was small, loved it. This card is amazing, I love the colours you have used, Love H xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Sue - the image is stunning and the DP's are lush :o)
I love going to John Lewis and looking at all the fab goodies they have out for all the holiday/festive seasons and Easter with kids is sooooo special - can't wait to see Oliver tucking in to his first Easter Egg lol!!!
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is fabulous, really fabulous I love Mo's images & this is awesome. fab colouring as well hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Pat said...

Hi Sue...what an adorable card! I love the DPs you used...and your coloring is pure perfection!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Susan Flynn said...

Oh your card is so gorgeous Sue. I knew that was First Edition as soon as I saw it. Love your image and how you have coloured her in - stunning! Poor Sue being let down so badly by John Lewis as such a tender young age I could just imagine the look on your little face. Mind you a Knickerbocker glory would soon bring a smile back on!! Hugs Susan x

Anonymous said...

Oohh this is so beautiful Sue! Your papers are yummy! And the image is so adorable, i just love it.
Hugs xx

Violets Corner said...

Aww, this is absolutely gorgeous Sue, you've coloured the image beautifully, love the fab paper.

Warm hugs

Alessandra said...

hahaha, what a funny story of your childhood! I remeber a pharmacy having little chicken in the window and they were dyed in different colours and my heart was broken cause I thought people would buy them and be mean to them and I always cried so hard!

but onto your card: it's another fantastic work, I love it, the ducks are very sweet :)

Hugs, Alessandra

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Was für ein schönes Motiv und so genial coloriert liebe Sue, eine ganz fantastische Umsetzung und eine wundervolle Karte...

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh I love this! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

jo said...

Wow, Sue, that's gorgeous!Fab image and your colouring is awesome.Perfect backing paper and i love the layout - might have to try that one!Ooooo, knickerbocker glory - i remember taking my Mum for one with my first pay packet from my first summer job!Heck, that was a good few years ago lol!
Hope you're well and enjoying the week.
Hugs Jo x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW I don't know where to start!! OK I LOVE the blog over!! its so cheered me up its like spring has arrived (did you know they forecast snow next week!)
And your card is super fab!! I adore those spotty wellies so much I want some lol! Gorgeous gorgeous colouring Sue and I've only just got into Mo images, I've just coloured a couple up but not turned them into masterpieces yet!
Once again I've loved reading your stories
Big Hugs Laurie

Not stopped laughing yet at My Fat Tummy!

cotnob said...

Fab card Sue, I love the papers and the image. Your colouring is beautiful as usual and everything co-ordinates perfectly.

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, wow your card is stunning , what a great image and you have coloured it perfectly. Loved your story about the animals and your Mum. Hope you have a great weekend.
Big Hugs Cheryl

Marjo said...

Beautiful Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Sue, wow! this is so adorable. I love the weet image and your colouiring is amazing. Aww! loved the story about the chicks hun, at least you got a knickerbocker glory. mmmm! :o)

Donna x

Jules said...

Hi Sue

What a fantastic card!!!

Love your image and the great colours you have used. They match that gorgeous backing paper perfectly!!

Nearly the weekend!!! It sounds like you are going to have a great one. Hope your programmes are still available.

Love Jules xx

Pami said...

Sue this is just gorgeous honey! Your colouring is fabulous and love the gorgeous colours and papers! Love it! Pami x

pinky said...

Sue this is absolutely adorable, beautifully coloured. What a sad story about your childhood though probably scared your poor Mum more than you lol.

Sheila said...

Beautiful card - reminds me of my kids jumping in puddles when they are tiny! Thanks so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and good luck, Sheila:)X

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such and adorable image Sue. Layout and colouring is superb. You made me feel sad with you about your little story. You have such a good memory about your childhood.


Rica said...

Hi Sue, your card is gorgeous, the papers are beuatiful, I are love the simplicity of the detail because I think the beautifully adorable image speak's for itself!!! Love it!!!
xx Heather xx
and thanks for you to joined for us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge

Ira Huberts said...

Boy Sue! This is such an amazingly gorgeous creation! Your colouring skills are more than perfect, really love this image, it's supercute! Such a beauty!! Another job tremendously well done!! Big hugs, Ira xox

Claire said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue, love the sweet image and the blue and green colour combo is just fab - love it. Hugs, Claire x

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Sue. I lowe your's cards with Mo Manning images. Your choice of them is really cute. Beautiful background paper and coloring is perfect. I hope that you feeling well. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Lily Anuska

Daniele said...

what a delightful card, just beautiful colouring

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely stunning ♥

angelwhispers said...

What a cute image and just love your design its just so perfect for this sketch superb!!

Love your story I bet your Mum just didn't know what to say but at least you both got a yummy treat!

Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xxx

Elaine L. said...

Very cute card, Sue! I love the colors you've used, and that paper is wonderful with this image! Glad you joined us on Mo's Challenge.

Betka said...

What a wonderful card! I Like the colors! Hugs, Betka :)

paola said...

A stunning little ensemble with great details
thanks for joining us at Mo's

Dorcas said...

Sue, this is so adorable! I have 22 ducks myself so I always have a softspot for cute ducky digis too. You did a great job with this! I'm so glad you could join us at Mo's this week!
ps) If you haven't already joined in, I have a sentiment stamp set I'm giving away on my blog, you can find it at the top of my sidebar.
Have a great weekend!

craftymum said...

Hi Sue

your card is gorgeous and your colouring wonderful.

Hope you are well.

Hugs Sarah xx

p.s. I have a DT call for the blog to my new on line store I hope you will try out for it and spread the word too.

Delphine said...

Your card is so beautiful, Sue! Your image is fantastic and your colours and papers are perfect with it! Hugs Delphine xx

Shannon White said...

Oh Sue this is Sooo ADORABLE!! 8-) Love your Super Sweet image and Fabulous coloring Lady! 8-) Just too darned Cute! Wonderful dp's you paired with this little Sweetie too! Just makes me smile! 8-)

Hope you have a Super weekend!


xxxtglxxx said...

Oh Sue, this is just magnificent! :) What a fabulous image and your colouring is just something else! Brilliant card hun!

Hoping you have a great day,



Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,
Oh what a cute stamp. I don't believe I've seen this one before. :-) The ducklings are just the sweetest things ever. Great choice of colors for the season.

Take Care.

Rach83 said...

Fabulous colouring and choice of colours. Your little story was so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.

Rachel x

Dawn B. said...

We used to do the same thing at Easter. We had a petty zoo in our department store. Great job on your card. Thanks for joining us at MO's this week.

Shari said...

Sue, your card is soooo sweet! I love yor colouring! I also love the stckles on the puddles, really makes them look real! Great job!