Tuesday, 19 June 2012

My Crafty Heart DT Card - 'Sofia'

I couldn't resist using this gorgeous stamp 'Sofia Wishes' by Sarah Kay again... this time I have used one of my favourite colour combo's Purple and Yellow... it's very bright I know!! LOL but I wanted it to be like a beautiful Summer's Day!!! (remember those!!) and I have to say it does remind me of when we used to go walking down the meadows near where we live... lots of pretty flowers and butterflies...

I masked her and ink dusted the background to look like sky and hilly fields.... and I have to say a big Thank You to Jo who very kindly sent me some picket fences.... thanks hun they are just perfect! I am finally getting the hang of the Viva Pearl Pen... after quite a bit of practice... LOL and so I have added some decoration to the fences... I loved using these new Memory Box dies and also the Leaf which is from a set by Marianne Designs (see below for link) - I LOVE these leaves SO much - they are such a nice size!! I've coloured the Hibiscus Flower and Honey Blossom Sprig with Promarkers and added some Ultra Fine Glitter to Sprig.

STAMP: Sarah Kay - 'Sofia Wishes'
PAPERS: Prima - 'Meadow Lark'
DIES: Memory Box - 'Hibiscus' and 'Honey Blossom Sprig' and Marianne Design 'Anja Leaves 2'
BUTTERFLIES: Flutter Bits - 'Meadowlark'
GEMS: Hero Arts - 'Small Mixed Gemstones' (on Butterflies) and MeiFlower - Stick on Gems 'Lilac'
PEARL: MeiFlower - Stick on Pearls - 'Purple'
BOW: MeiFlower - Shimmer Bow 'Lilac'

I've coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

I would like to enter the following Challenges... 

Lots of Summery and Flowery challenges about ... and hope it is ok to have 'twin' butterflies for the Double Trouble Challenge at LCI !!  

Divas by Design - Challenge 39 - 'Summer Theme' ends 19th June 2012
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge 11 - 'Colour it Up' ends 20th June 2012 
Willow Sketchie - 'Sketch and/or Favourite Colour Combo' ends 20th June 2012
(Favourite Colours Purple and Yellow)
Bearly-Mine - Challenge 40 - 'Flowers' ends 25th June June 2012
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Bright Colours' ends 25th June 2012
Papertake Weekly - 'Bingo' ends 25th  June 2012 
[Die Cut, Free (Bow), Glitter]
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Challenge 63 - 'Double Trouble' ends 2nd July 2012 
(Twin Butterflies!!)

Thank you for all your lovely comments - they really do brighten my day!! I feel a bit better in myself as I have actually been getting some sleep!!.. some of you might know about my noisy neighbours!!! well I now have some earplugs that are comfy and work really well... so have been sleeping... and sleeping... etc. etc. LOL - but last night my Virgin Hub woke me up flashing like a Fire Engine so I could have done with eyeshade... all I need now is a cork and I am 'Pinball Wizard' ROFL.....

Hope you are all well... I will catch up with you all soon!
Love and Hugs


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sue ,love the beautifully coloured image.xxx

Kerry said...

Oh Sue your card is fabulicious! The colors are gorgeous...your image is coloured beautifully and I love the liquid pearls (correct me if I'm wrong!) on the fence! Thanks for joining in our Double Trouble challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

Anonymous said...

Love the lilac and yellow together Sue. Beautiful card!
Love Pearl x

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Sue, I love your fab image and gorgeous papers. Your Memory Box die cuts are just perfect along with your picket fence.
I know what you mean about the Virgin Hub, ours looks a bit like a space ship about to land sometimes.

Judith said...

Ha ha -shall I send you the cork Sue, love the colours of this card and the gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp - Sarah Kay was my first favourite - now I've got so many favourites I cant decide lol
Your embellies and die cuts are just gorgeous - have a peaceful night! hugs judith x

sassy said...

this isi one gorgeous card loving that image and coloured fabulously ..such a fabulous card sue ..hugs sassyx

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sue what a gorgeous pretty card! I love lilac almost as much as pink!! The image is adorable and love your die cuts, the hibiscus is so pretty how you have added some colour to it! Its turned out sunny here in Blackpool again, don't you feel better when you get a bit of sunshine! Hugs Susan x

Joan Ervin said...

This is just precious, Sue!!! What an absolutely adorable image and you have colored her to perfection!!!!! I sooo love all the soft, pretty colors, too, and what awesome diecut details!!!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Sue, I like the image, you have coloured her perfectly, I like the colours,the papers and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Sue, I like the image, you have coloured her perfectly, I like the colours,the papers and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh ow this is gorgeous Sue.. love those colours and the hibiscus is fabulous .. i must get one of those!!
Lisa x

craftymum said...

I love your cards Sue. Love the colour very much. Hope you are well

Hugs Sarah x

Ira Huberts said...

How lovely to see this darling girl again Sue and in such bright and wonderful colours, too! She is and remains an adorable girl, doesn't she? Love how you embellished your card, that hibiscus flower looks awesome as does your fences! Big hugs, Ira xox

Anne said...

Adorable, love the fence and cute image. :)

Hugs, Anne.

chrissy xx said...

Oh! These colours are soooo pretty together Sue...Fabulous image and Love all your embellishments...the Hibiscus flower is Gorgeous..and Yes those leaves are Gorgeous too....LOve the pearls on the butterflies and LOve those 'pearls' on the little fence are delicious .
We've had sunshine all day...

sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Sue, your card is stunning. I love that sweet image, the colours are soooo pretty and I love the summer scene you have created.
Thanks so much for you very kind comment on my card today

Sue said...

A beautiful card Sue,she is very pretty.Love all the embellies.
Hugs Sue xx

June Nelson said...

Hi me darlin love this, the colour combo is goregous and I love the way you have positioned tha tlittel fence, just brilliant xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Vicky said...

Wow this is so stunning Sue...and such a pretty layout too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Betka said...

Gorgeous Sue! I love it all. :o))
Hugs, (:Betka:)

Nicole Hascoet said...

I was pretty sure I left a comment for this card, oh well it must have gone somewhere sunnier :)
Gorgeous as always Sue. Love your colours, they go so well together.
How kind of Jo to give you the fences.
Take care of yourself.
Hugs xxx

Laney said...

absolutely gorgeous Sue thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you again soon

DesignerDiva said...

Sue what pretty colours to put together! I love the backing paper this whole card is really really pretty and gorgeous! Great colouring and the fence is the perfect finishing touch!
Being totally lazy so I don't have to come back lol......
Thanks for joining us at Diva's and LCI for my Double Trouble this week and good luck with both challenges!
Big Hugs Laurie xx
I got a sun tan at work today!!! YEAH!!!

Kellylouj said...

Beautiful card such a fab colour combo xx
Thanks for joining in at Wsc xxx

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning card , love the Sarah Kay image , so sweet.
Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Hugs Cheryl

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.i love the pretty image and really stunning colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Jo Davies said...

Such a sweet card Sue, lovely bright colours....

And thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, big hugs Jo xxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is simply stunning gosh,your detail sweetie is just amazing,love those colours,and the gates,look,so effective,the whole scene you have created is just fantastic Hun,love love it hugs Cherylxxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Sue this is stunning, what a wonderful card. I love the colours they are so soft. Thanks for playing along with us on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxox

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Sue, this is so wonderful hun. Perfectly coloured and embellished and a scrummy colour combo too. Hope you get some sleep tonight hun.

Donna x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the image and beautiful colours too. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week. luv gina xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
Ooh, I missed this when you first posted it, I am so sorry hun!, It's so gorgeosu and I think I love the purple and yellow combo too, it suits her so well - your dies look gorgeous, love that hibiscus, with he, very tropical:)Everythign looks wonderful and your pearls are great! Glad to hear you are getting on with those earl plugs (wish I could!) - our clock radio time shines like a beacon on hubby's side of the bed and he puts a pair of socks over the time evry night! (as you do) Big Hugs! Teresa xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

LOL!! Pinball Wizard! :)

Love your pretty card hun, gorgeous dies and colours. They take a bit of practise those pens, and I think I have just about got the knack myself! :) They are good tho!

Noisy neighbours, I cant imagine how awful that is. We are lucky living in the highlands, as there are just cows and sheep near us, but I suspect that we would be neighbours from hell from time to time! LOL ;)



Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Sue, beautifully coloured image and gorgeous die cuts, it gives a wonderful summer feeling!

Glad to hear that you're sleeping better, I'm also sleeping with earplugs due to noisy neighbours.

Warm hugs

Bunny said...

This is lovely, Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.


Tracey Manderson said...

OH my so soft and so pretty. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck, and hope you will join us again.

angelwhispers said...

Glad to hear you are getting some sleep Sue!! Love the card the two colours are divine together and the detail and colouring just wonderful such a pretty creation love it! Chanelle xx

Shannon White said...

OMgoodness How Precious Sue! What a Darling image! And I love the soft pretty color palate you chose. Such a Dream scene you've created for this little Sweetie too! Love the picket fence and all the Lovely flowers! 8-)


Alessandra said...

so wonderful I love the flower dies and the image is so cute and well, I say the whole card is a stunner!
So glad your earplugs are blocking the noise out, silly neighbour!! Hope you throw a party when I come over and then we show her what a real party is!!! I have already booked Elvis (she will not recognize that he's fake) and we will behave mad!!
Wishing you a wonderful and sunny weekend, but not too sunny...we don't want to get sunburned, won't we?!
xoxo, Alessandra

Ani said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our Flowers challenge at BMD this week! Ani

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

what a gorgeous card you have made here. Love the colours. It fits perfectly for the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog. Thank you for taking part in this challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

Andrea said...

Your card is lovely, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week. Andrea x

Whimsey said...

Beautiful - love the colors and your coloring is delightful - those picket fences are the perfect touch!!

Thanks for joining the Ladybug's challenge!!


Catherine said...

This is gorgeous and I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight....

Julie said...

Such beautiful colours, stunning card! Thank you so much for joining the Ladybug Challenge this time, be sure to join us again tomorrow for a New Release Blog Hop, Hope to ee you there,Julie.x