Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sitting Pretty - DT My Crafty Heart

Hello! hope you are all enjoying the weekend! Well we definitely had a glimpse of Spring in past few days! Smile It's been lovely to see the sunshine and hear the blackbird singing it's little heart out!! But it's changed now - back to dull and rainy! Sad smile

I've made this card with the lovely Gorjuss girl called 'Sitting Pretty' - she is just one of the new stamps at My Crafty Heart. I love the Gorjuss girls - and they all stamp like a dream!! Click on the links to see them!

I'm not altogether happy with this card - I think I've made a mess of the ribbon and fence!!! it seemed to look ok last night but now it looks SO crooked!!! but then I suppose some fences are !!! LOL It doesn't look quite so bad in real life!! Honest!

Anyway, the gorgeous paper at the top is 'Howdy Doody' by My Minds Eye. This pad is SO lush - I love it!! The bottom paper is Prima - 'Pixie Glen' and they are just two of the many delish pads over at My Crafty Heart - if you want to see more click here!

And I love this new 'Modern Landscape Border' by Memory Box SO much!! it's perfect for Spring and Easter cards. Lots more ideas for using this..... !! The fab 'Wrought Iron Fence' and  beautiful 'Scalloped Posie' are also by Memory Box. All these dies are available from My Crafty Heart - click on links for details!

I've used some little resin flowers called 'Dolly Mixture Dreams' and my favourite 'Kaisercraft Sparklets - Saffron' - again all available from My Crafty Heart. Just click on links and take a peek!

 Colouring: Copics and Promarkers.

The polka dot ribbon is from my stash. The fab leaves were sent to me by the lovely Laurie! ;-)

I hope you like my little Spring Sunshine card - I really enjoyed making it!!

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

Divas by Design - Challenge 24 - 'Spots and/or Stripes' ends 6th March 2012
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 206 - 'Signs of Spring' ends 7th March 2012
Delightful Challenges - 'Spring Colors' ends 7th March 2012
CES - Challenge 75 - 'Flower Frenzy' ends 9th March 2012
Our Creative Corner - 'Making Melody' ends 9th March 2012
Inspiration Song: Sitting in The Park - Billy Stewart
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge 4 - 'Anything Goes' ends 14th March 2012
Hotshot Craft Challenge - Challenge 5 - 'Ribbon'

I have just caught up with two episodes of new series of Upstairs Downstairs - and have to say I'm impressed!! It seems much better than the first series and I love the humour in it!! Now I'm going to watch some of my Little House on The Prairie Box Set. I'm now onto Season 5 - and one thing I've noticed - didn't Charles Ingalls take his shirt off a lot !!!! Surprised smile LOL Ah well, never mind - he was quite buff !!!  Winking smile

Thanks for all your lovely comments! Don't forget to enter my Candy!!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx


Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

Sue said...

What a wonderful card Sue(great name)
And she is sitting so pretty too.
I think your colour work is excellent and you know, that fence and ribbon looks just fine to me and no fence is ever straight, it adds to your card anyway. Love your take on our theme this week.
Thank so much for joining us at OCC, we are so pleased to see your work.

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, WOW your card is stunning!!! I love the Gorguss girl and those dies are beautiful, ( more things on my HUGE wish list ) lol. My Sister loves Little house on the Prairie and she has the DVD set too, and I am sure it's for that very reason! Charles with his shirt off lol. Enjoy your shows, take care,
Hugs Cheryl

SusanLotus said...

This is a lovely card Sue! I love how you made the background and everything else on the card. She is so pretty!
Have a nice sunday. Hugs!

Debs said...

Oh I do love this Spring card very much Sue :o)
Love the 'gorjuss' image and so beautifully coloured- great colours too!
The MB dies are stunning and just perfect for this wee scene.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Rose Petal said...

Hi Sue. What a beauty of a card. Really sweet image, love the colours, and the fence is just right and goes perfectly with the ribbon. Have a lovely day, we have the rain here right now.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Doreen said...

Your card is stunning Sue,love the image and the fabulous scene you have

coops said...

so stunning sue.i love the scene you`ve created and gorgeous gg girl and colours :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Wow this is so gorgeous Sue!
The fence is perfect, even if nothing is perfect in life ;-)
I love the scene, so beautiful!
Have a great sunday.
Hugs xx

Ira Huberts said...

It really shows that you had big time fun creating this marvellous card Sue! Love how you positioned your Gorjuss girl, you've really created a little landscape here! And that awesome green dress, such a beautiful colour this is! Big hugs, Ira xox

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card with nice details.

Hugs Astrid.

Susan Flynn said...

Sue your card is gorgeous!! Don't be so hard on yourself, its so gorgeous I have just been over to MCH and ordered the resin flowers (a lot of them lol). So now I am cross with you for making me spend more money on crafty stash (like I need encouragement!!). Enjoy your Little House on the Prairie xx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Wowee! or should I say "Howdy doody" (I love that pad so much!) You have created a masterpiece here, it's like a scenic painting! I love how you positioned that die behind the fence and she looks like she's having a lovely day out. Soooo beuatifully coloured, LOVE it! Brilliant! I was just thinking back to Little House on the Prairie and it made me smile about taking off his shirt :) probably never noticed it much at the time as a young girl, but he was rather nice I remember, he had a lovely smile too:)Lovely dimples! Have a lovely Sunday, Biggest of Hugs, Teresa xx

Elaine said...

She sure is pretty Sue, Love your work like your style.Hugs Elaine

chrissy xx said...

Yes! Just Gorgeous!! That's one Fabulous scene Sue! LOve all your new dies! LOve the colours! LOve the flowers! Such a pretty image! LOve everything.
Will have to check My Crafty Heart out he! he!

Pia S said...

I love how you have made the background. The grass, trees and fence are such nice details. It almost feels like a painting you could hang up on the wall. //Pia

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Sue. Love the scene you have created. Don't worry about approaching 50 start worrying when it is 60. Lol!!!


Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wow,wow liebe Sue was für eine schöne Karte einfach klasse, da paßt aber auch alles super zusammen und was für schöne Details du eingebaut hast einfach genial, gefällt mir sehr gut deine Karte.

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Sue this is super what a great card, I love her shes such a sweet Gorjuss Girl (I am an addict to them!!!)
Off to join your birthday candy,

Love Hxx

Sharon said...

what a great take on our challenge over @ OCC. I love the picket fence. It really adds depth to the hill of trees. And that left over polka dot ribbon is perfect!
great job on the coloring, too. very clean and professional. Your floral trio really adds to the whole look of the card.
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty hun, love the image and the scene you have created and those papers are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

cotnob said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the little scene you have created and if you think your fence looks crooked you should see the one I'm looking at out of my window! Gorgeous papers, I just love the colours.
Hope you have had a good weekend, we had snow here today, hopefully the sun will be back tomorrow.

Vicky said...

Fabulous creation sweetie...and have a lovely evening too..

big hugs Vicky xx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is just brilliant just love love this too bits,your detail is always amazing,brilliant Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Sue. Your blog is different. Nice. It is precisely in line with this card. I love image and this beautiful green color you chose. The ribbon is nice and fit well. And Memory Box dies are amazing. I have problems with my computer too. Now is ok.(I read your next post first). Wishing you a wonderful day. Lily Anuska

angelwhispers said...

Sue I love it the colours and dies are just lovely and what a beautifully colours image just superb! Chanelle xxx

Hope you enjoyed the Little House on the Prairie I used to love watching this every Sunday!

Chris (catt871) said...

This is beautiful!!! I LOVE That fence! Colours are gorgeous too!!!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a lovely comment!

Chriss America Real said...

This card is just lovely! Thank you so much for playing along with the Design Team at Delightful Challenges this week! If you are interested stop by my blog and see if you would like to enter my Big March Giveaway!



craftymum said...

A fantastic card Sue.Love the border die. Thank you for joining us at HSC craft for our Ribbon challenge

Hugs Sarah x
Have a lovely evening

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Sue, wow! this is so amazing. I love the adorable GG and perfectly coloured as always. The scene you have created is so beautiful and the embellies are so scrummy. A gorgeous card hun.

Donna x

Jules said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card!!!

Love those shades of green and the little fence and tree scene makes a perfect background.

So many gorgeous elements. I just love it!!!

I can see a few little hearts too!! LOL!!!

I hope you are managing to sort your internet out. Sadly we take these things for granted .. .. .. until they go wrong!!!

Love Jules xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is perfect in every way hugs pops x

Anne said...

Such a lovely card! Great colors and a beautiful design. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Sue! This is Just Fabulous! Love your Darling Gorjuss Girl and Wonderful coloring! What wonderful die cuts, I must go and check those out! Such a Pretty Spring scene you've created! I'd like to be there.. lol 8-) It's dark and gloomy here today too!

Hope you internet gets back to normal soon!

Big Hugs

Delphine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sue! I love those GG too, and the little scene you have made is so pretty! Beautiful colours too! Have a lovely day! Hugs Delphine xx

meg said...

Your card reminds me of spring beautiful clours and fantastic image.

Mau xx said...

LOL I thought you had made it to look life like, its brilliant and so slight that it looks just as a fence would...Love it! and love the colours and those sweet flowers xxxxx
Hugs Mau xx
You have a lovely Blog Sue, beautiful work xx

Dortesjs said...

what a sweet it

DesignerDiva said...

Don't know how I missed this one!
Gorjuss girl and gorgeous card Sue! Green is my favourite colour and its never used enough in card making (by me either!) Fab papers and even fabbier die cuts! I think the ribbon and fence look fine Hunny
Big HUgs Laurie xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh Sue, what a smashing scene! :) Gorgeous colours (I love green!) and really great use of dies!.

Such a sweet image, coloured beautifully and that single flowers is just lovely.

Hope you are ok and have fixed your internet problems hun :)



Alessandra said...

Woman, where do you have your glasses?? there is nothing wrong with that ribbon and fence, it's as perfect as it should be. Basta! :o)
Wonderful creation and I love the Gorjuss Girls too, they are ... hm... well... GORGEOUS :o) tee hee!!
Hugs, Alessandra

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes!

Love, Laura