Monday, 26 March 2012

My Crafty Heart - DT Card - 'Rainy Days'

Aww how I loved working with this gorgeous Mabel Lucie Attwell image called 'Rainy Days'. It takes me right back to my childhood. Some of you might also have had Story Books with her wonderful illustrations! They are part of a new range of Stamps available from My Crafty Heart! Hope you can pop on over to take a look.

As soon as I saw the image I thought of this paper. It is quite tweedy and reminds me of the 60s!! I'm sure my grandfather used to have a car with seats in a similar design to this? Am I imagining this or does anyone else remember? Anyway, this gorgeous paper is from the pad Little Black Dress by Basic Grey also available from MCH. I've used a strip of similar paper from the pad to create a border around the image and to make a border across the middle.

Colouring: Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Skin: Putty, Sunkissed Pink
Hair: Buttercup, Mustard, Champagne, Cappuccino
Clothes: Apricot, Honeycomb, Cocoa, Caramel
Ducks: Champagne, Antique White
Brolly: Warm Greys

The sentiments were made on computer. I made up the little quote - I know it's a bit twee but it seemed to fit the image!! LOL This is going to be an Anniversary Card for my parents in July and so that was the inspiration. The Mabel Lucie Attwell Stamps do come with some Sentiments and other little elements that are wonderful. With this image you get.... "You Can Share My Umbrella" and "Every Path has it's Puddles" and "You Brighten My Day" and "Thanks for Being There" - also you get an extra little ducky image and an extra puddle and some rain. So you get plenty of value for your money with these stamps!!! They do stamp beautifully and are wonderful to colour too!

I've added a Prima Rose Trim in 'Neutral' and a little Vintage Clock Charm and some Hero Arts Sunshine Mixed Accents Gems and Pearls - all also available from MCH!

They have some beautiful new things in store including Flowersoft some of which is Frosting and is gorgeous!!!! you can see it on Teresa's card here! Also there are some New Prima Pads in store and more on the way - so do look out for those. Also coming soon are Viva Pearl Pens!!! I can't wait to try them!!

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

Simon Says - 'Let's Play Bingo' ends 27th March 2012 
(Flowers, Pearls, Charms)
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 209 - 'Anything Goes ends' 28th March 2012
Sweet Stampin - 'Anything Goes' ends 30th March 2012
Stampin' For the W-end - Challenge 6 - 'Anything Goes' ends 5th April 2012
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 22 - 'Shabby Chic/Vintage' ends 8th April 2012

Ooh this is SO rushed - I hope I have done everything correctly!! I can't seem to catch up since my Birthday!! Oh and I haven't forgotten - will post some photos very soon!!!
Hope you are all well and enjoying some sunshine!! :-)
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx


Teresa said...

Hi Sue, oooh, I don't think you forgot a thing hun! I was just finishing my post and then I saw yours!:) wowee Sue, I do love this image and what a fabby Anniversary card it will make for yout Mum & Dad - I love your colouring (amazing cheeks!) and I remember that check covering on car seats too! the paper and flower looks great with this little twosome and their friends! Have a lovely evening Sue, Big Hugs, Teresa xx

Elaine said...

What a beautiful card I love it ,
Hugs Elaine

Mau xx said...

What a Fab card Sue :) I so love LA images as I had all her books many moons ago, my children were brought up on them as well.
Shhh!!!!! yes I remember the car seats very well...too well in fact!
where did those years go!
Huge Hugs Mau xxxxxx

chrissy xx said...

Awhh!! What a sweetie this image is. Fabulous colours and I LOve the flower Sue. that little clock is sooo pretty too...I'm sure your Mum & Dad will love it ..Such a Gorgeous card.
It's your age lol...The card is Fabulous.....Glad you haven't forgotten about the photos...We will be watching he! he!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. Oh how beautiful. Absolutely wonderfully co-ordinated, and yes, you are right about that material, it was on car seats. Happy memories eh!!
Stunning creation as always. Take care.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

jo said...

Hi Sue!This is gorgeous!You've coloured it amazing, the papers fab, the layout's great and your sentiment is perfect!
hugs Jo x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh its beautiful Sue - i just love their chubby cheeks.
The paper is perfect too - as is that gorgeous flower
Lisa x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sue - love how you have framed the image and the papers are just perfect too.
So pleased to hear you had a wonderful birthday.
Take care
Debs xx

Susan Flynn said...

This card is gorgeous Sue looks a bit Burberry lol!! Gosh I remember those car seats. The papers are gorgeous and go so well with the image which you have coloured brilliantly. Love these images they remind me of my childhood!! xx

Cheryl said...

oh Sue this is just stunning the detail Hun is just amazing love those papers,they are so beautiful and your colouring is just brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

craftymum said...

Wow. Super card Sue. I think I bought this stamp at NEC!

hugs sarah x

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful creation Sue, love the very sweet image and your colouring is amazing. Love the papers and scrummy flower.

Donna x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,I do love your flowers,fabulous image,and stunning

Judith said...

This is such a sweet card Sue the papers are just perfect with that image. I've looked at the Mabel Lucy Atwell stamps a few times but have resited so far (not like me !!) -my absolute favourite book when I was little was Peter Pan illustrated by Mabel Lucy Atwell - every time I see these images it makes me smile hugs Judith x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous the image and so beautifully coloured too..

big hugs Vicky xx

DesignerDiva said...

HI Sue I have been such a bad blogger this week as work has taken over my life again!
I love your card, the first thing I swooned over was the paper you used, then when I read your post I realised I must have that as I have that pad - now i feel really bad as I obviously haven't looked at it!
Super adorable image and beautifully coloured.
I hope you had a fab birthday with lots of cake!!
HUgs Laurie xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, wow what a stunning card, love that tweed look, it is very 60's . You have coloured that sweet image beautifully. Hope you have a great week.
Hugs Cheryl

Vicky said...

This is soooooooo gorgeous sweetie & I love the adorable sweet image. Those papers are so lush as well & it all goes perfect together.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

Sue, this is sooooo wonderful! Love everything from the image to the sentiment - just perfect! wendy xx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Was für ein süßes und niedliches Motiv und so schön coloriert, ich bin begeistert, so eine wundervolle Karte hast du gewerkelt....wirklich super gelungen.

a big hug from Andrea

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, how adorable is that image! And love your colouring, you've really matched perfectly with the paper.

Wonderful flower and little clock charm was well.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


cotnob said...

Just love this one Sue, gorgeous papers, image, colours and embellishments - just fab.
I'm so glad you had a great birthday.

Shannon White said...

Oh Sue this is So Darling!! 8-) I so Remember those images in my story books growing up! So Sweet! I will have to go and check them out! 8-) Love the Wonderful dp's you paired with this Adorable image, and your sentiment is Wonderful! You Mum and Dad are going to Love this Lady!8-)

Hope you are having a super week!


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just gorgeous hun, love the colours & the image is fab. As for you sentiment perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

coops said...

aw so gorgeous sue.your colours are really beautiful and i love the adorable image :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, you really have made such a gorgeous card with these two cuties! Really love those papers and the great vintage feel; all the embellies are perfect and I'm positive that your parents are going to be thrilled! Love it to bits!! Big hugs, Ira xox
Seems my blog is gone missing, aarggh!!

Lily Anuska said...

Wow Sue this is stuning card. Love this papers, looks like fabric. Beautiful clock charm. And image is realy great. I love sentiments you made. Hugs. Lily Anuska

sallysbitz said...

This is such a brilliant card, I love the sentiment, perfect x
Cute image too, shall have to pop on over & have a look x

hugs sally x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a super adorable card! I love that sweet image! So cute!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty hun, love the colours and that flower is gorgeous
Lindsay xx

SusanLotus said...

Sweet card! I like the stamp and colours alot.

Janneke said...

What a cute card ;o)
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Janneke XO

xxxtglxxx said...

I love these images Sue - they just make me grin! I know my mum used to love the books too :)

Gorgeous card, great colours and your sentiment is perfect.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Maria Therese said...

Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's crafts.