Thursday, 3 May 2012

MAWTT Challenge 147 - 'Summer Sunshine'

Wow! I can't believe we are now in May! and it's Thursday again... so time for a new Challenge over at

This week it's the lovely Claire who is hostess for her very first Challenge and she has chosen the fab theme of ....

'Summer Sunshine'

I have to admit that I struggled with this!!! It was like midwinter when I settled down to make this card!! and my mojo had completely disappeared. I think I had forgotten what Summer actually looked like because I started off making a card that had daffodils on it !!! So I had a rethink and remembered this gorgeous image that I bought a couple of months ago from Mo Manning. It's called 'Lacie with Ice Cream' and I think this really does capture 'Summer'!!! 

The Papers are from Design House Digital and are a Set called 'A Fresh Start' by Karen Funk and they are free!!! I really like them - they are fresh and very Summery!! The sentiment was made on computer and I have added Stickles. I thought I'd give Lacie some sunshine....

The Prima flower is from Bunny Zoes. The gorgeous pearls are Melissa Frances Trinkets & Baubles from My Crafty Heart

Colouring: Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Skin: Putty, Sunkissed Pink
Hair & Stool: Champagne, Cappuccino
Dress & Flip Flops: Cool Aqua, Soft Aqua
Ice Cream Cone: Oatmeal, Blush
Sunglasses: Warm Grey 1 & 4
Flower on Sunglasses: Primrose, Ivory

I've also added some Snow Marker and Glossy Accents to the ice cream which you can see a bit better in this photograph. I am getting more confident with my heat gun at last!!! 

Our sponsor this week is the fab Di's Digis

I hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the challenge and to look at the rest of the Team's gorgeous Summery creations!! :-)) 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-
One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 111 - 'Here Comes Summer' ends 5th May 2012
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Spots or Stripes' ends 7th May 2012
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' ends 7th May 2012
Passion For Promarkers - 'Bright and Light' ends 7th May 2012
Simon Says - 'Anything Birthday' ends 8th May 2012
Mo's Digital Challenge - 'Anything Goes w/a Mo Image' ends 9th May 2012
MishelFlo's Challenge - 'Celebration' ends 31st May 2012

Thank you for all your lovely comments! Not long now until the weekend - and let's
hope it's a sunny one!
Take Care
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx


SusanLotus said...

This gives me "summer-feelings"! It´s a really sweet card. :)


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Sue - that ice cream is really making my mouth water!! It looks almost real!
The card reminds me of Laurie - she loves ice cream lol
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Oooh this is adorable Sue! Love your image and papers. Doesn't feel like we are in may here, the weather is so grey and rainy. Your card put my mood up.
I hope you have a lovely week.
Nearly finished my dress :)
Hugs xx

EELS said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card, that icecream looks good enough to slurp! Well done.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. Oh wow, this is so beautiful. What a lovely image and you have embellished it perfectly. Beautiful papers too.
Love Sandra xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Real cute card hun, love the colours you have used & the fluff on the ice cream!
Hugs Shell xx

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! Know what you mean about 'Summer' hard to remember with this cold weather and terrible winds the damage is doing lol.
Fabulous colours Sue and I LOve this image from Mo's. your close up of the ice-cream makes it good enough to lick lol...Fabulous idea.. LOving your Sun too. Yes a Summer card ...hope it's days to come.......

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Sue,love the image and fabulous design.....Fabulous

angelwhispers said...

Perfect Sue and what a yummy looking Ice Cream. Such a lovely Summer card! Chanelle xxx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
She looks very summery indeedy! I love how you have coloured her and her ice cream :) It looks really real too, love it! The added glittery bits are reaaly effective too & those papers are so fab, especially that they're free too! Hope you're well...soon be the weekend! Big Hugs, Teresa x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Sue Hun,this is fantastic oh just love that image,and that ice cream Hun is just amazing,so so effective,just amazing sweetie
You could enter this into our new challenge too Hun,at Mishellos,as its celebration could do with some more entries,love hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

meg said...

Fantastic card again Sue makes you feel that summer is here,love your DP's and colouring on your image take care Meg

Debs said...

WOWZERS Sue this is one stunning card hun.
Uber adorable image brought to life with your amazing colouring.
And the flower is lush - I think I recofnose it lol!!!
Have a fabulous evening.
Take care
Debs xx

Lorraine said...

oh my gosh this is so adorable i love the soft colours and the ice cream looks so real i had to pull away from my screen lol i really love your card,thankyou for joining us at MMC this week and goodluck huni xx

Mau xx said...

This is just adorable Sue, I love Lacie she is just so sweet and I could eat that yummy ice-cream.
Hope you are ok sweetie and warm...its horrid here :(
Hugs Mau XX

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue, I like the sweet image,fab colouring and I like the papers.
Kevin xx

Claire said...

Love your card Sue and you did a great job with my theme - love the adorable image and fab ice cream! Great to see you joining in with our first challenge at Mishelflo Crafting too. Hugs, Claire x

Susan Flynn said...

This is just adorable Sue love the image and your gorgeous papers. It has been lovely and sunny and warm in Blackpool but I don't think the forecast is good forthe weekend xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Yummy that Ice Cream looks so real. Love the card its brilliant, Thanks too for playing on Papertake Weekly this week, Hazelxoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, this is gorgeous!! I love that image - she's so cute and cuddly! Fabulous colouring and you really captured the summer theme.

Michelle said...

You certainly have captured Summer Sue, not easy with it still being WINTER!!!

I love your card, love the colours you have used and that Ice Cream looks good enough to eat, I know what you mean about embossing poweders, a bit scary!:)

Thanks for entering your card in to MMC Blog, Good Luck:)
michelle x

Pami said...

Another ice cream!! This is a gorgeous card Sue, an adorable image and the ice cream is good enough to eat! Gorgeous paper too. Hope all is well with you. P x

Alessandra said...

oooooooooooow I want to lick on that ice cream, yuuuuuummmie stuff!!
Wonderful summer card, but I wouldn't mind if there were daffodils on it :o) Tee hee...
big hugs and sunny smiles, Alessandra

coops said...

so stunning sue.gorgeous summer colours and i love the sweet image and her icecream looks fabulous.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Judith said...

This is so cute Sue - love this little girl and the stripey paper reminds me of a deckchair! - so very summery all we need is the summer to go with it = hope you have a great weekend hugs Judith x

sassy said...

what a delightful card she is such a cutie and the ice cream mmmmmmm looks so real fab colouring tooo hunnie hugs sassyx

Pat said...

This is so totally adorable! I love the sentiment...and that ice cream cone looks delicious!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Rica said...

Hi Sue B, your card is adorable, ya fabulous design and your papers are stunning. Mo's image is delightful and gorgeous details - your ice cream is delicious and almost looks like it is about to melt - brilliant!!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Sue this is gorgeous. I love all the stickles. The ice cream looks good enough to eat. Roll on summer!!!

Have a good week end.


Lily Anuska said...

Wow. Wonderful image and coloring. Ice cream looks so real. I love soft papers colours. Sentiment in sun is lovely idea. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Hugs. Lily

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, ooh love this one! Gorgeous image and wonderful bright colours, very cheery. A tonic for the very dull, dreich day we've had here today.


Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is sooooooo gorgeous I love the image, I love all of Mo's images, the ice-cream looks so real its awesome hun. The weather is cack at the minute isnt it hard to think summer when its so wet all the time.

Hope you have a lovely weekend hun, fingers crossed we get a dry one..........maybe even a wee bit of sunshine lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you for playing at One Stitch At A Time this week. Good luck.
Hugs Nataliya.

annie said...

Cutie of a card Sue....great colouring in...♥

Donna Mosley said...

Wowee! Sue, this is absolutely adorable. A very sweet image and perfectly coloured as always. The ice-cream looks so real and I love the sunshine sentiment. Gorgeous!

Donna x

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you've been well. Lovely summery card indeed. We could really use some of that. Can't believe how much it rained during April and now we're in May and it's still cold and gloomy... :-(

Very sweet card; love the glossy accent on the ice cream!

Have a good Bank Holiday weekend.


Ira Huberts said...

Oh Sue, I feel like hugging little Miss Lacie! (and it's NOT because she's holding that totally delicious looking ice cream in her cute little hands, LOL!) This is indeed a card with a great summer feel to it, such fab colours, wish it were summer though!! Big hugs, Ira xox

cotnob said...

What a lovely bright, fun, summery card Sue. I love the image and your colouring is perfect.

Karen C said...

This made me smile! How happy a card this is! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C (OSAAT DT)

xxxtglxxx said...

So cute! :)

Love this wee image, and how gorgeous in these cool colours! :) I love how the ice cream looks like a Mr Softy! :)



Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So pretty, I love the adorable image and the colours and the flowers are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

A lovely summer feel to this card .. .. and I love your fantastic colouring and shading.

Beautiful papers too!

Hope you are having a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Love Jules xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is just delightful. Loving the super cute image and colours.

sallysbitz said...

This is just Gorgeous Sue, love the colours & layout x

hugs sally x

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Sue, I'm back!
lol its taking me ages to try and catch up - I'll never do it all!
Fabulous card Hunny, that image is fantastic, I'm fast becoming a mo addict! Love the fabby colours and you certainly haven't mislaid your mojo!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous! I love it! So happy you joined us this week at Papertake Weekly with your wonderful project!
hugs, Sharon

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Sue this is just Precious! Love your Sweet image and your Wonderful soft coloring! Love her yummy ice cream cone too! Looks good enough to eat! Such a fun Happy Card! Juut makes me smile! 8-)


Vixykins said...

Thank You for entering my Brights & Lights challenge at Passion for Promarkers with your beautiful card, good luck x

Christine said...

Oh my goodness, what an adorable card!! I love what you did with the ice cream. Gives it that extra WOW factor! Super cute image too!!
Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine