Wednesday, 23 May 2012

My Crafty Heart - DT Card - Willow with Flower Basket

This gorgeous little lady is 'Willow with Flower Basket' by the wonderful Elisabeth Bell, and is part of a new range of Whiff of Joy Stamps now available at My Crafty Heart. Isn't she adorable...

The background 'Park Bench for Two' is from Make it Crafty. I've coloured Willow and Background with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. Then cut Willow out and paper-pieced her with matching paper.

I'm not totally happy with this card - it's a little too busy !!!! I tried putting Willow against a plain background but ... my daughter and mum both said that they liked the little garden I had done for her !! :-) so I went with the garden.... LOL

I was feeling tired and so thought I'd have a look in my stash box of sentiments that have been lying there unused for years. I found this LOTV one and it was mounted on the same card!! and edged with gold - perfect!! don't you just love it when that happens... 

STAMP: Whiff of Joy - 'Willow with Flower Basket'
PAPERS: My Mind's Eye - 'Saffron' (Ooh these papers are gorgeous!!!)
FLOWER: Prima Cloissone - 'Jewel Box' ( I do love these flowers!!)
GEMS: Hero Arts - 'Sunshine Mixed Accents' & 'Small Mixed Gemstones' (butterflies)
BUTTERFLIES: Prima Flutter Bits - 'Fairy Belle'

All the above are available from My Crafty Heart.... and some new stock has just come in... some gorgeous MeiFlower embellishments...hearts, gems and bows...

Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Background image: Make it Crafty

All the colouring is Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

I'm sorry about the spacing and gaps. Blogger is playing at silly b*****s again!! keeps changing my font size and leaving gaps... Arggh!!! doesn't it just drive you nuts...

I've decorated inside using digital paper. My mind has gone completely blank and can't remember where it is from at the moment ... :-( and I only did it yesterday!!!! Edit: Paper is from Design House Digital and is part of a Set called 'The Sweet Life' by Karen Funk. I didn't know until Teresa said but you can also get this paper with My Mind's Eye pad called 'On the Bright Side 2'. Thanks hun for jogging my memory!!

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

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 217 - 'A Touch of Sparkle' ends 23rd May 2012
Crafty Catz - Challenge 133 - 'Let's Hear it for The Girls' ends 24th May 2012
One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 114 - 'Anything Goes' ends 26th May 2012
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 164 - 'In The Garden' ends 26th May 2012
Bearly-Mine - Challenge 36 - 'Anything Goes' ends 28th May 2012
Crafts & Me - Challenge 85 - 'Fabulous Flowers' ends 29th May 2012
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Challenge 61 - 'Something with Wings' ends 4th June 2012
Oldie but a Goodie - 'Things With Wings' ends 28th May 2012
(Dug Out Stash: LOTV Sentiment)
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 77 - 'Dig Out the Old' ends 4th June 2012
(Dug Out Stash: LOTV Sentiment)
Passion For Promarkers - Week 150 - 'Birthdays' ends 28th May 2012
(Birthday Sentiment shown inside)
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 11 - 'Dimension' ends 4th June 2012
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 24 - 'Anything Goes' ends 10th June 2012

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post!! my daughter really loved the card that I made for her. And thanks for all your birthday wishes for her... she had a lovely day and lots of nice surprises. Good news is that British Gas came on Monday and managed to fix the boiler. It was a part that needed replacing. What a relief. After five days of having to boil kettle to wash pots, clothes etc. it got really tiring...

Ok now I'm really gonna have to switch the laptop off - I've got raging migraine and blurred vision. So sorry if any of the photos that I've chosen are blurred or for any glaring mistakes - just corrected quite a few!! LOL. I need a darkened room.... will catch up with you all very soon...
Love and Hugs
Sue xxx


chrissy xx said...

It's Gorgeous Sue..I LOve the little garden and I LOve your stamp....Brilliant paper piecing. LOve your flower. LOve your butterflies. LOve everything lol..
Glad you got the boiler fix at least it was only a part that needed replacing..It will feel nice not having to boil the kettle for water.
Sorry to hear you are not well..yes you need a dark room and a little more cool if possible..Hoping your okay soon....
I still don't like the new Mr Blogger..Just found out that of the ones I follow some have a little sign at the bottom says 'more' that takes me to the card shown...Other have nothing and when I hit the discription it takes you to the last card done...Now found out I'm missing some.....Come back Old Mr Blogger all is forgiven!!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Sue, I can't help it but I fully agree with your mom and Chrissie, since I, too, LOVE your little garden scene, it's not too busy (but then I don't like CAS that much, I always love to see things on a card, lol!). And there's so much to see! Awesome colouring, love how you coloured that wooden bench! Big hugs, Ira xox

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. What a beautiful card sweetie, so much wonderful detail, you make the most wonderful creations.
I am sorry I havnt emailed you, you will probably know why. Will be in touch soon, hopefully.
Sending you a big hug.
With love, Sandra xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is such a beautiful card Sue, and I'm with your Mum and Daughter, the garden background looks superb! I love your beautiful colours and that flower is really something!!
Hope your migraine doesn't hang around, I shouldn't tempt fate but I haven't had one for years!!
Big Hugs
Laurie xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Oh Sue! This card is utterly adorable and I love Willow's little garden scene too! they were so right to make you leave it in! I love her paper pieced dress and those papers look gorgeous especially with that flower too and it has all photographed beuatifully:) Love it! This New Blogger does take some getting used to (like Chrissy above, who commented, I miss people's cards using Blogger now)...mind you I do find it quicker composing a post, if it is behaving! especially linking and downloading piccies...I do hope your migraine goes quickly Sue, they're horrible and I know how you feel :( take it easy....oh yes, that paper inside is exactly the same as "On the Bright side 2" by MME, I am using it on a card later in the week....Big Hugs and take care, Teresa xxx

June Nelson said...

This is gorgeous and the image is brilliant with the paper piercing too, ove that big flower oooh its scrumy love it xxxxxxxxxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,love the beautifully coloured image and fab garden you have created, I don't think it is busy.The paper piecing is

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Sue this is stunning what a wonderful card, it looks amazing, Oh I hope your headache leaves soon, Sending big hugs, Hxxx

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Sue, I love the little scene you have created and your beautiful flower.
I'm glad you managed to get your boiler fixed and hope you feel better soon.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the scene you have created, the papers are lovely I like the butterflies and the flower, hope you feel better soon.
Kevin xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Sue, this is just so amazing. I love the image and gorgeous scene. Both are so perfectly coloured and the whole thing is wondefully embellished. Love it! Hope the migraine clears off soon hun.

Donna x

Gro said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous image, and I love your colors.
Thanks for joining us at PfP this week. Hugs :o)

Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Sue, Love the garden you created know Mums are always right :))
love all the detail and the flower is Fab.
hope you are soon better sweetie..not had one for over 2yrs everything crossed, as they were every couple of weeks for decades.yuk
huge hugs Mau xx

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sue your card is just divine and I love the scene you have made it is just perfect for the sweet little girl!

What a relief that you got your boiler fixed its great when things like that happen although they don't that often. Hope your migraine clears up I can fully sympathise with you they are no joke!! Sending big get well hugs Susan xx

Alessandra said...

your card is so perfect!! It's not busy at all, I love it just the way it is!
Sorry to hear you have nasty migraine... go away you nasty m-thing!!! Leave us all alone! We can gladly live without that stupid thing!
Take care and take it easy. I don't have the time to blog dayly and I certainly don't want to blog dayly either. We will still be here, when you feel better!
Huggles, Alessandra

sallysbitz said...

Your card is stunning. Loving the papers, image, well everything x

hugs sally x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the little garden scene you've made too. The colours and papers are so pretty.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

jo said...

Hi Sue, love your card, the garden scene is just perfect and the bench looks fab! Love your colour combo, too!Good news about your boiler....hope i get good news about my decided to boil the washing today!!Hope your migraine doesn't linger too long, they're horrible aren't they.
Sending you big hugs
Jo x

EELS said...

Stunning card Sue, I love all the detail and the paper piecing is awesome, I must give that a try soon.

Sorry to hear about the migraine, something I don't suffer from but I DO have lots of other ailments lol.

Look forward to seeing more stuff from you.

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card love the image and your beautiful background.
Thank goodness I have the internet again , missed checking out your gorgeous creations so much !!!
So sorry to hear you are not feeling very well, hope you get better very soon.
Big Hugs Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue, it's gorgeous!
The garden scene is beautiful, not too busy and the image is lovely, like your paper piecing.
I am glad to hear that your boiler has been fixed, not funny to have to boil water every time.
I hope you feel better soon, take care of yourself.
Warm hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Forgot to say, I love that flower! Gorgeous! xx

sassy said...

what a gorgeous the background love the image and of course the colouring is perfection too ...hugs sasyx

Heleen said...

What a great card! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday.

coops said...

so stunning sue.i really love the fab scene you have created and gorgeous images and colours :D
i hope you feel better soon.

xx coops xx

Ani said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! The image is very beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at BMD this week! Ani
P.S. I have a candy on my blog if you're interested

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fantastic and I love the garden scene you created for her. She is coloured really lovely. You have used awesome embellies and I just love it all. So sorry you are suffering with your headaches at the moment. Glad your boiler is mended.


Shannon White said...

Wow Sue! I just Love Everything about this Beautiful card! Love the Sweet image and the fab earthy colors And your coloring is So Fabulous! 8-)

Big Hugs

P.S> Hope your migraines have gone away and so glad to hear your boiler is all fixed! 8-)

angelwhispers said...

Hi Sue I'm hoping this time my message gets left it keeps showing me make a new blog!! lol

Hope you are feeling much better there is nothing worse than Migraine!

The card is just superb just beautiful papers and image and how perfect the ready made sentiment!

Have a lovely weekend Love Chanelle xx

xxxtglxxx said...

'That'... doesnt happen for me that often, I have a box of die-cuts and nothing ever matches! lol.

Beautiful card, loving the garden scene and paper piecing. Cute image and beatiful embellies too.



Rina said...

VERY LOVELY card!!! I love the monochrome touch to this card!
Thank you for joing us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. I hope you will join us again very soon and good luck!!

Rina Fashionista
DT Member

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous little garden scene - love the paper piecing
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie and LCI this fortnight
Lisa x

Betka said...

Beautiful card Sue! - love the gorgeous image and great colours. Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs, (:Betka:)

Joan Ervin said...

This is absolutely adorable!!!! You have created such a darling scene here with the park bench and super sweet paper pieced image....sooo cute!!!!

Stephanie said...

beautiful card...i love how you give her some dimension. I agree with your daughter and's perfect for this week's challenge!

Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with great colouring. I love that flower, it's luscious :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Lily Anuska said...

Sorry Sue. A little late in commenting. I love scene with a small garden and cute image, and of course wonderful painting.
I hope you spent a nice weekend. Hugs. Lily

SusanLotus said...

This card is very beautiful! I love the flower in the corner. Wonderful creation.


Bettina L. said...

This is really gorgeous. Love the earthy colours and embellies like those butterflies and flowers. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the details also. Thanks for joining us this month at Bunny Zoe Crafts. Hugs Michele x