Saturday, 28 April 2012

My Crafty Heart DT - A Little Bit Of Country

Howdie Pardners! Today I'd like to share this card for My Crafty Heart. Teresa has some wonderful new stamps and dies in store over at MCH. Sarah Kay and Whiff of Joy!!! Wow! how wonderful is that - I'm so excited about these new goodies!

This image is 'A Little Bit of Country' by Sarah Kay and I really love it!! Hope you do too.... this little lady has done very well for herself at the country barn dance - as she has copped off with The Sheriff!!!! LOL The wooden fence background is supposed to be broken btw!! you can make up your own story of how it got broken !!!! LOL and not sure if it quite works? but hey ho - it's how I envisaged it when designing the card. I have used 3D foam pads to lift the wooden panel.

I was determined to have a picket fence on this card. But this fence went in and out of the rubbish bin three times!! LOL The fence itself is from a digital Raspberry Road set which I printed and cut out. It took ages to cut out though!!! never again!!  Next month I am buying a picket fence die!! I can't order any more this month I have gone way over budget!! Tut Tut!! Not sure what came over me but I've been buying here, there and everywhere - I felt I needed cheering up!! and yes it did the job!! hee hee!! Smile but I have banned myself from any shopping for 2 weeks!! Sad

IMAGE: Sarah Kay Stamp - 'A Little Bit of Country'
PAPERS: Basic Grey - 'Picadilly' (Floral) and My Minds Eye - 'Howdy Doody' (wood)
FLOWERS: Prima - 'Polka Dots - Bright' and 'Parchment Petals Antique'
GEMS: Hero Arts 'Small Mixed Gemstones'
RIBBON: Gingham 'Magenta & White'

Sentiment was made on computer. Sheriff's Badge from Stash.

I've been colouring with Promarkers for a while so thought I would go back to Copics for this one and also I have loads of brown shades in Copics.

I got into big trouble with the family yesterday (Friday). I thought I'd try out a new shop for some crafting goodies. Well the Courier knocked up the whole family at 7.30am!! Now I got up really quick - in my PJ's - but the stupid man didn't allow one second even to get to the door and was like ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, hammer, hammer, hammer, hammer on the porch (you get the picture) - So the whole house (who are ill ) was like 'what the ? is going on'
I tell you - if I was a bloke, I would have smacked the courier guy right in his noggin!!! LOL

Lovely and peaceful today - dull, rainy and miserable again but perfect for crafting or staying in and watching TV!!

Anyway, hope you like this little card as much as I enjoyed making it !! Smile

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

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 160 - 'Anything Goes' ends 1st May 2012 
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes' ends 1st May 2012 
Crafty Catz - Challenge 130 - 'Anything Goes' ends 3rd May 2012
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 23 - 'Ribbon or Twine' ends 13th May 2012

My daughter is home tonight! Yay! so we are going to relax and watch Midsomer Murders on DVD. Thank you for all your lovely comments - I will catch up with you all very soon!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xxx


chrissy xx said...

WoW! Super cute image Sue..Fabulous colouring...I think the cowboy is Clint Eastwood...the other is me when I was a LOT younger lol..Can't tell you how the fence was broken it would be like telling tales out of school he! he...LOving that flower too and Clint's badge.
Sorry to hear you had to get up sooo early lol...I think these guys enjoy the early morning stint...They never know what they might see!!! My hubby was a postman as you know and he's seen plenty lol....

Vicky said...

So gorgeous the image and fabulous colours hun and I would of been rather peeved with the courier too..!!:o)

hope you are having a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Sue. What a fabulous card. Oh my goodness, how fantastic is this my friend. I am loving that fence. Gorgeous image so beautifully coloured and the detail is fantastic. Anyone been arrested yet by the Sheriff, hehe.
Love Sandra xxx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, what a beauty of a card - I LOVE how you did that broken fence! what a wonderful idea, with the other paper peeping through! wherever did you manage to get a sheriff's badge too?! Such wonderful colouring )love his little blushing cheek!) That courier sounds awful! Have a great weekend Sue and enjoy Midsomer Murders...Big Hugs, Teresa xx

Doreen said...

I hope the craft goodies you bought was worth being knocked up for....Thai is afabulous card,love the image and a great

Mau xx said...

WOW!! This is amazing Sue, What an amazing fence. You clever lady xx
I love this image I have looked at it longingly but like you I have really overspent :( Your colouring is amazing my friend and love the flower and badge. Its all fabulous.
Enjoy your lovely daughters company xxx
Hugs Mau xx

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Olá, Sue!
Seu cartão ficou lindo!
Esta imagem é "apaixonante"!

Abraços, querida!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is soooo gorgeous!! The picket fence was worth the hassle as it looks fab! Love the little sherrif's badge.

I have to make sure I get to the door super quick when the postie brings any stash as he folds everything in half to shove it in the letter box!

DesignerDiva said...

Sue Sue Sue you are like a breath of fresh air! I love reading your tales lol, I'm guessing that the courier was run out of town by this little guy in your card! Its AWESOME and I have to know where your sheriffs badge came from its the cutest little thing! Fab colouring, amazing details, funny stories all thats missing is what was in your new package! I too have done nothing but shop lately, it cheers me up no end! I'm having a stampin up moment lately and am thinking of maybe being an agent!
Hugs Laurie xx

Susan Flynn said...

Sue this is just fabulous! What gorgeous colouring and colours you have used, love the stamp too.and that sheriff's badge is brilliant! Gosh you've gotta be so quick with these couriers I swear they have the card ready to push through the door before they even knock and then they are half way back to the depot by the time you open the door! You and me both Sue I have been on a crafty spend this last week....sigh! Enjoy your DVD I'm watching The Voice it's just started xx

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Sue, this is so adorable hun! Love your gorgeous colouring and the very yummy papers. The broken fence looks amazing, how did they do that? yeehaw! Your picket fence is fab hun, you must have the patience of a saint, well worth it though. sounds like you've had lots of fun craft shopping. :o)

Donna x

Hazel (Didos) said...

OMG I cant believe you cut that fence out, Golly you have the patience of a saint!!! The card is amazing, I love it, What a sweet image, Oh no about the delivery man, how rude arriving so early!!! Tisk tisk!!! Love Hazelxox

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Sue 0 this is just megamazing.. i love everything and your colouring is beautiful.
I agree with Hazel.. you must have more patience than me
Lisa x

jo said...

Gosh, Sue, this is just gorgeous!I love everything about it.....there's so much to see...the beautiful image, the broken wooden fence, the Sheriff's badge...i love it all!And you cut out that picket fence....brilliant!I'm off on a spending ban, too.......eek!....did i just say that out loud lol!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Hugs Jo x

Elaine said...

This is fabulous Sue well done Hugs Elaine

Alessandra said...

hahaha, what a funny post!!! That's me on the image, btw!!! How dare you to take a pic while I'm snogging Mr. Sheriff (I'm not disputing Chrissy's Mr Eastwood...she can have me it's someone else...wait...maybe it's Julian McMahon or also Keanu Reeves ooooor Joe Lando..or a mixture of them all and some more... can't decide :o))...
Aw bless, I MUSTN'T buy so much stuff... just ordered a Teresa Collins Stampmaker...naughty girl!!! ex boyfriend was a mailman and he told me!!! Some women even sent themselves registered letters just to have him ringing the bell and then they opened the door in sheer clothing and invited him in :o)))) LOL... how desperate they must have been!!! I'd rather have asked then make myself a complete fool :o)))
Sleep well!
Hugs, Alessandra

craftymum said...

Hi Sue

in have coloured this image today....not as good as yours though!
Wonderful card. hope your weekend is going well

hugs sarah x

Debbie said...

Very pretty card and cute image beautifully coloured and using one of my favourite paper pads piccadily it has lovely papers

EELS said...

I love this card Sue, colouring perfect. What a great idea using the broken fence, nice to have different sort of stuff on a card.
I had a spend up yesterday too, I've ordered a Grand Calibur machine.
Take care, keep warm

Cheryl said...

oh wow Sue,you never guess what I was colouring this image in last night,how spooky is that,love your stories hun its always great to pop over here,love it when I see you have posted.
This really is one,stunning card Hun,the layout and all the detail is fantastic love that fence,and how you have created,the hole in the paper just brilliant Hun love this too,bits,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

coops said...

wow so stunning sue.really fabulous colours and details and i love the adorable image, so sweet :D

xx coops xx

Ira Huberts said...

Boy Sue, you're taking us back to the days of Little House on the Prairie! I so love this sweet image and your choice of colours and wow, that broken fence is fantastic! And so is the Sheriff's badge! Great embellishment, just a very supercool card!! Big hugs, Ira xox

Claire said...

This is just gorgeous Sue, love the country feel to the card and the image has been coloured beautifully. Love the new look blog too. Have a lovely day! Hugs, Claire x

Rica said...

This is gorgeous Sue, your design and colours and details are fantastic......I love the hew Sarah Kay's and this beautifully coloured one is delightful!!!!

So glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Lily Anuska said...

Sue I hope you have a nice Sunday afternoon. Wonderful. I like the new Sarah Kay stamps. Maybe I'll have to try some. Wonderful papers in the appearance of wood. I like the hole in the paper to reveal the lower paper. With the fence, you have a lot of work. It is wonderful. Hugs. Lily

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Sue you have really done good sweetie with this one. Your colouring/layout and awesome little details is fantastic. Love that broken fence it is the bees knees and really makes the card.


Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hi Sue,I love this image and your card....the design and colours and details are fantastic, a very wonderful card!

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Karina said...

Such a sweet image, and I love what you did with it. Perfect choice of papers and so beautifully embellished. Gorgeous creation, Sue!
Hugs, Karina

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, awwww what a sweet image and a great card.

Love the colours you've chosen and the little sheriffs badge is just too cute!

Hah, a courier knocking at our door at 7.30 - not a problem, been up an hour and half at that point!!!

Hope you enjoyed your DVD.


xxxtglxxx said...

Sue, I honestly think this is BRILLIANT hun! Love, love, love the sweet image, fantastic colouring and your embellies are perfect. The fence works for me! :)

Have a smashing week hun. :)



febe said...

Sweet image and fab colors :)

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Shannon White said...

So Darned Adorable Sue! Love your Darling image and your coloring is just Fabulous my friend! Super layout and love the dp's! So perfect and I Love the badge and picket fence too! 8-)

Big Hugs

Debs said...

Hiya Sue
WOWZERS this is one stunning card - the picket fence is amazing - you must have the patience of a saint :o)
Gorgeous colours - so rich.
Can't imagine how the fence got broken lol!!!
Hope you enjoyed the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Wow I love this card Sue, this is super gorgeous and i love the fence!
Well done.
Hugs xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love the fab image, your lovely papers and the fence was well worth all the effort. Such a beautifully finished card.
I hope you are well.

Vicky said...

Oh this is soooooooooo gorgeous sweetie I fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it on Teresa's shop. I love country things so to me this stamp is just perfect. I absolutely love how you have done the fence it looks awesome & I love the sheriff badge.

Hope the family didnt stay mad with you for long shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous sue, absolutely love it.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic hun, love the hole in the wooden panel looks fab, as does the fence!!
Hope you had fun with your daughter
Hugs Shell xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

This is gorgeous.

Love the image and cannot believe you have the patience to cut that fence out .. .. and even put it in the bin a few times!!!

LOL!!! I haven't heard the phrase "copped off" for ages.

I am still chasing my tail. Just waiting for my printer to finish so taking the chance to have a few blog visits!

Love Jules xx

Judith said...

Just doing some catch up visiting here Sue! Love this card - Sarah Kay is one of my faves I love the 1st kiss one and this is similar. This is just one gorgeous card Sue love the colours and the fence and that cute little sherifs badge. I just had a sort out this afternoon and found a pack of 100 Bazzill cardstock and a kit of HOTP papers and brads (and they're lush!) that I bought in 2009! think I must have hidden them cos I'd already bought too much and even hid them from myself til now!! hugs Judith x

meg said...

Love your card Sue the broken fence is a great idea lets our imaginations run riot. I don't know about your delivery at that early hour though bit early for most folk, but as I live in a rural area where it is sometimes after 3pm before we get our post you can imagine how frustrating it is waiting on a parcel of goodies to arrive .Ithink we are the last stop for most couriers not the first. Hope the family are all well soon take care hugs Meg.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the image and the way you have coloured it and the way that you have done the fence is just brilliant, love it
Lindsay xx

SusanLotus said...

This card is also very cute and the card "Flower garden" is very lovely.
The icecream on the Birthday card is very cool and the flower is gorgeous on the same card.

That´s all for now. :)

Hope you get some sun today!

angelwhispers said...

Oh my Sue I bet its was so funny to see though you trying to get to the door before he rang again!! Hope the goodies where nice though and you had lots of fun with them! I hate that especially when I order with plenty of time and the silly parcel is delivered when hubby is at home!! not like in the week I have time to hide it!! lol

Love the card you really where so patient to cut out the fence and it really does look perfect on the card so glad you added it and love the missing wall I wonder!!!!

Hope you are well and the family are getting better love Chanelle xx

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Just me again :-) Love the LO of this one and that image is tooo cute! I just got myself the new "Happy Couple" Sarah Kay image, so I'll be making a wedding card very soon....

Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning card fab colours and image. Thank you for sharing it with us at osaat this week. Hugs Nikki DT