Thursday, 26 April 2012

MAWTT Challenge 146 - 'Garden/Flowers'

Good Morning! it's Thursday again, and so it's time for a new challenge over at

This week our lovely Mau is hostess for her very first Challenge and she has chosen the fab theme of ....


I know you are going to love this challenge and am really looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. Remember it doesn't have to be a card - it can be an altered item, tag, gift box etc. as long as it follows the theme and has something to do with the garden or flowers.

We are sponsored this week by the fab Stitchy Bear Stamps

and the Winner of this week's challenge will get a very generous prize of a $10.00 Voucher to spend in the store. Lots to choose from in this fab store!! 

Stitchy Bear Stamps very kindly gave us some digis to play with and I chose this beautiful image called 'Lily Circle'. I decided to make a Sympathy Card as I need to widen my range of themes. I have also used another image from Stitchy called 'Celtic Frame 1' which I've coloured digitally with a green maple leaf texture.

The paper was also from Stitchy. I have quite a few paper packs that I have never used!!! This pack was part of a prize Collaboration I won about a year ago - I was just looking through and thought this would look good with the Lily! So this paper is my item over 6 months old for Oldie But A Goodie Challenge!! (hope paper counts) The Tag is from Digital Scrapbook Place but I have digitally changed the colour to green and added a sentiment.

The pearls are from stash and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The image is coloured with Prisma Pencils. I've not blended with Sansodor or Baby Oil as I'm trying to get the hang of just shading using different pressures.

I used some 'Tiara' Glitz Stickles on the stamens as it is very sparkly and has a gorgeous mink tinge to it. On the leaves I've used 'Waterfall' Stickles as I've found this looks good on top of blue or green!! :-))

 I've also decorated inside with the same paper and added a sentiment.

Hope you can hop on over to MAWTT and see my Teamies wonderful creations this week! and don't forget to check if you were a winner in last week's challenge!

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

Fairy Fun Friday - Challenge 77 - 'Anything with Flowers' ends 2nd May 2012
One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 110 - 'Anything Goes' ends 28th April 2012
Sentimental Sunday - Challenge 99 - 'Celebrating Earth Day' ends 28th April 2012
My Time to Craft - Challenge 178 - 'Gardening Gems' ends 30th April 2012
Oldie but a Goodie - 'On The Farm/In The Garden' ends 30th April 2012
(using paper over + 6 months)
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes' ends 1st May 2012

I finally feel like I'm getting over my cold but now the rest of the household has got it !!! It's a really horrid virus that affects your chest. I had to get up in the night as my mum and dad were really bad and both coughing and wheezing like mad - so I'm really tired today... 
I'm going to schedule this for the morning and I really hope Blogger works this time!! The new interface is really odd - it seems to want you to re-set your location for every post that you schedule?? It would be great if you were Phileas Fogg!!! LOL
Thank You for all your lovely comments - they really do brighten up my day! Will catch up with you all soon..
Love Sue xx


Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sue this is lovely and I really must do some of these. Love the image and how you have done it, beautifully finished off! Glad you are feeling better and hope your parents recover soon!

I find it quite amusing to see where I am supposedly based at the moment it is Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire but I have been all over the UK lol!! xx

Brenda Brown said...

Such a restful card Sue, you have coloured the flower beautifully and the frame is perfect with it.
hugs {brenda} xox

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! Fabulous green Sue...I do LOve the image and the Celtic Frame they are sooooo pretty...
Sorry to hear that 'bug' is still about..This weather doesn't help.warm one day and freezing the next.
Still not changed over lol....Waiting till the end....

Doreen said...

Love your card Sue,such a gorgeous image and papers.So glad you are feeling

craftymum said...

This is gorgeous Sue. Thanks for your visits. I really appreciate them

Hugs Sarah x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh This is super what a great card, I love the greens you have used.
Oh no hope everyone in the family gets better soon.

Love Hazel xox

angelwhispers said...

I love it Sue what a beautiful card and the Iris and the Celtic circle are just so perfect together. Glad you are feeling much better and I hope Mum & Dad are feeling much better soon or you are going to be one tired little lady! Love & Hugs Chanelle xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Sue. Love everything about it. Sorry to hear your parents are now poorly, I hope they are better soon.

Looks like blogger has been good today.


Cheryl said...

oh wow Sue,this is stunning love those colours,and that flower is just amazing,love the super layout Hun really shows the flower off to perfection,hope your parents feel better soon sweetie take care Hugs Cheryl xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning creation hun, love the Celtic frame around, looks great!
Hope your feeling ok

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft!
Hugs Shell xx

meg said...

Sue your card is fabulous I really really love it the lily looks so delicate and is beautifully coloured Hope you are feeling a lot better and no-one else catches the bug Take care love Meg

Debs said...

Oh Sue this is just so beautiful - the image and frame are just perfect together and so beautifully coloured.
Love the decorated inside too.
Hope your Mum & Dad feel better soon and that you don't over do things.
Take care
Debs xx

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge this fortnight and good luck!


Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. Your card is so pretty and very striking in those colours. Love the image and the wonderful frame around it too.
Hope you are keeping well.
Love Sandra xxx

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful card! I will go and check that challenge up later and maybe make a tag or something. :)

Good to hear that you feel better but sad to hear that the rest of you are not feeling well. Sounds like you have the same cold that we had. Hopefully it will be gone soon and you all feel fine again.

Have a nice evening!

Floppy Latte Designs said...

Wow Sue, this card is stunning! Very peaceful! Love how you colored my lily image! Great job w/o using the babyoil! Wonderful Job!
Floppy Latte of Floppy Latte's Designs at StitchyBear Digital Stamps!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh my word Sue, those gorgeous greens! You've coloured your lily flower so beautifully, superbly done!! So sorry to hear you're not feeling well, lots of people are having the same complaints... Take care of yourself, hope you'll be on the mend real soon!! Big hugs, Ira xox

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Sue, this is so beautiful . I love your stunning colouring hun, I have'nt tried prisma's without Sansador. The green is so gorgeous. Hope you're feeling better very soon.

Donna x

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card, inside and out!! Thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs


Claire said...

Sue your card is just gorgeous, I love the colours you have used on your flower and papers. Thanks for playing along with An Oldie But A Goodie this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, Glad you are feeling better at least, but sorry about Mum & Dad xx
Love your card, the images are Superb and as always your colouring is Superb. Thanks for creating such a beautiful card for my challenge.
Hugs Mau xx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Sue...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Phileas, absolutely gorgeous card I love green its my favourite colour and NEVER used enough in card making!
Beautiful colouring and fabby details as usual Sue.
Glad you are feeling better at last, you're right it is a really nasty virus. I've been asleep for most of the day and I feel better now - no doubt I'll be awake all night!
Hugs Laurie xx

Alessandra said...

I go and check what location I am at... hope it's the Maldives LOL...warm beach, hot air, nice school of fish to see while snorkeling in the warm sea... aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh wonderful...ooops, sorry I got carried away...onto your card: it's fantastic once again, lovin' the green, it's my absolute fave colour... green is hope!! And I really hope I can spend a few hours at a beacht over at the Maldives...ooops I didi it again..

Wishing your parents all the best, hope they get better soon!
Maybe a few days on a wonderful Maldivian Island would help.........aaaaaaaargh now stopppp Alessandra!!!!!!!!

Hugs, A.

coops said...

so beautiful sue.gorgeous flower and my fav colours.pleased you are now feeling better.

xx coops xx

Judith said...

This is gorgeous Sue - love that frame you have used its just perfect for that lovely lily and as its green well its a winner for me everytime - have a great weekend - hope you can get out a bit in that boat of yours! - my husband came in and said he's decided what to do this week end - he's going to build an ark to rescue us all - made me laugh cos it all seemed a bit like the film Evan almighty - just waiting for him to grow a beard lol hugs judith xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh Sue :) I am loving the green on this!! gorgeous papers and that celtic frame is stunning!

My kind of card! :)



Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue! Tres elegant. Your colouring is perfect!
Hugs xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, I was reading Alessandra's comment, she does make me chuckle! I think you have made a perfect sympathy card. Your colouring of the lillies is wonderful with those prismas! gorgeous! I love that wreath around the edge too, looks really elegant. I am glad to hear you're over your cold, but sorry to hear your Mum and Dad have it :( Hope they feel better soon...Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sue, fabulous colouring and beautiful matching flower embellishments.
I'm glad you are feeling better, I hope your Mum and Dad are soon feeling better as well.

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, ooh such a lovely card. Great image and wonderful colours (green is in my top 5 colours and I don't think it's used nearly enough).
The Celtic circle is a fab touch as well.

Glad to hear you are feeling better, but so sorry to hear your parents aren't so good. Hope they are feeling better soon.


Choccy said...

A beautiful creation with such a gorgeous image.
Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time for our,'Anything Goes' challenge. Hope to see you back next week ;O)
Choccy x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card happy crafting Ginny X

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful image in beautiful frame. I love background papers and inside of the card. Wonderful. Have a nice weekend. Lily

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! You have colored the flower beautifully and I love the the papers and colors!!! The inside is lovely, too!!!!

Anne said...

Such a great card, love the green. Lovely details. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Tracy said...

Hi Sue,
I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pami said...

Wonderful card Sue, I really love the colour and love how you have framed the image.

Glad you are feeling a bit better, but sorry your parents are now suffering. Hope they both feel better soon. Pami x

Mary J said...

Gorgeous green mono card Sue! Love the insides too!

Hope you 100% better soon!

Violets Corner said...

Hope you're all better soon!

The card is fantastic, love your beautiful colouring and the fabulous frame.

Warm hugs

Delphine said...

Beautiful, Sue! Very elegant and I love all the shades of green! Have a great weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,
What a perfect Symapthy card. CAS and sophisticated, just like they should be. I have also in the past done a Symapthy card whith a lily in green.

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Lisa Jane said...

THis is so pretty Sue.. i love the celtic frame around the image ..
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this week
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue - so elegant.

Glad you're better but sorry everyone else has got it. Hope they all feel better soon.

Purple Crazy said...

A gorgeous card, love the lily, one of may fav flowers, thanks for sharing at MTTC, Wendy x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. Please join us again soon.

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Karen C said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C (OSAAT DT)

Shannon White said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Sue! Love your Wonderful Orchid and Fabulous coloring! Your celtic frame is Fabulous and I Love the dp's you chose too! Just Love the whole thing!

Big Hugs

Joy said...

Beautiful, so elegant with all that green.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog