Saturday, 28 July 2012

Fishing Fun! - My Crafty Heart DT Card

Here's a card made with some lovely My Crafty Heart goodies... The image is by Gillian Roberts and is called 'Fishing Fun' - isn't it a gorgeous image... it brought back some happy memories of childhood... we live near some Meadows and so my dad or grandfather would often take my brother and I pond dipping on hazy summer days... we would come back with jam jars of tadpoles etc...

So, I've made this card for my dad as it's his Birthday today! I know he will love the image.. and I've added some lovely leaves and a 'manly' flower LOL - my dad likes flora and fauna... so know he will be ok with these embellies.... the gorgeous papers are Kaisercraft and you even get little borders included like the one that I've added here...

All from My Crafty Heart....

STAMP: Gillian Roberts - 'Fishing Fun
PAPERS: Kaisercraft - 'Hunt and Gather'
DIES: Memory Box - 'Willow Dragonfly
LEAVES: Marianne Design - 'Anja Leaves 2'
FLOWER: Prima Lucerne - 'Fairy Belle'
GEMS: Hero Arts - 'Small Mixed Gemstones'
STICKLES: 'Star Dust'

Pearl on dragonfly from stash
Sentiment... from Lili of the Valley

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and kept it quite soft to give a watercolour effect.... added Star Dust Stickles to the water and jam jar...

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Creative Craft Challenges2 - 'Summertime' ends 30th July 2012
My Time to Craft - Challenge 183 - 'Make it Wet' ends 30th July 2012
Scrap Creations - 'Water' ends 30th July 2012
Divas by Design - Challenge 45 - 'Happy Birthday' ends 31st July 2012
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes' ends 31st July 2012
Delightful Challenges - 'Dog Days in Summer' ends 1st August 2012
Digi Doodle - Challenge 118  - 'Let's Get Stripey' ends 1st August 2012
Crafts & Me - Challenge 94 - 'Anything Goes' ends 3rd August 2012
Dream Valley - Challenge 37 - 'Summer' ends 4th August 2012 

Thank goodness it's a bit cooler here in Manchester today... I've been suffering with the heat Embarrassed smile this week and couldn't or do anything... every time I moved away from my Fan... I was dripping and felt faint...
Wasn't the Olympic Ceremony fab last night! Loved the Industrial Revolution part where they forged the Olympic Rings! and Mr Bean was hilarious! I'm not keen on Hey Jude though ... it's so whiney!! ..would have preferred Yellow Submarine or Ticket to Ride.... everybody knows them to singalong to.... but anyway, it was a good opening ceremony!! it was great to look back on all the good things that are British!!
Just gave my dad his card and he loved it!! Winking smile
Off to get something to eat and then later I'm going to watch a film with my daughter.. maybe Jane Eyre!!
Thank You for all your lovely comments!
Hope you all have a good weekend!
Love and Hugs


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Sue. I am sure your Dad loved it. Give him a birthday hug from me!!! I love your layout and colouring.


sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card sue, I love the image you have coloured it so beautifully and used such gorgeous papers and embellishments.
Yes, I enjoyed the opening ceremony too. It's nice to feel proud to be British.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Pia S said...

What a lovely card! I love the papers and elements you've put together so beautifully, and the image is one I find really sweet. The dragonflies are wonderful details.

Sue said...

Fabulous image and layout Sue.Love the manly colours.Glad your Dad loved it
Congrats on winning Kevins candy.
Hugs Sue xx

meg said...

Great card Sue I can see why your dad loved it. It can be so difficult to make a card for a man. Hope you are well loved Mr. Bean too only started watching him after taking my youngest to see him in the pictures a couple of years ago. Have a great weekend Hugs Meg

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, A big Happy Birthday to your Dad from me :) what a super card for him - your colouring is superb and what fabby papers to put this little chappie with too - no wonder he was pleased with it, as it's your dragonflies too:) Wasn't that ceremony great? Loved that HRH jumped out of the helicopter! She's such a dood sport! ;) and David Beckham looked so smooth on that speedboat...the torch was magnificent wasn't it? It was all so memorable, I think we did ourselves proud! Have a great evening, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Claire said...

Fabulous card Sue, love the image, great selection of colours and love those dragonflies too! Have a lovely evening and hope you are well? Hugs, Claire xx

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful card Sue, I love the very sweet image and you've coloured this sweet lil' pair to perfection. The papers and details are gorgeous, love the dragonflies. Happy Birthday to your Dad too hun, and hope you have a lovely evening with your Daughter.

Donna x

jo said...

A fantastic card, Sue! Fab image, love the paper and embellies you chose. I remember collecting tadpoles in jam jars too, a long time ago when the Summer always was hot and it was safe to play out!Hope you're well and a bit cooler today....I can't stand the heat either so know just how you feel!Enjoy your evening!
Hugs Jo x

June Nelson said...

This is brilliant Sue, love th colours and those dragonflies are perfect, big huggies June xxxx

cotnob said...

I love this card Sue, such a gorgeous image and your colouring is beautiful. Great papers and embellishments.
That heat was a bit much wasn't it, we're just not used to it are we.
I really enjoyed the Opening Ceremony as well, you forget just how much Britain has achieved, I was so pleased that Steve Redgrave carried the torch into the stadium.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Sue Hun,I just love your work its always stunning,and I know your dad will just love this too bits,the image is so cute,and your colouring and your detail is as always fantastic hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Sue, the image is gorgeous I like the papers and the dragonflies.
Kevin xx

Lin said...

Your card is perfect for your Dad - really sweet image! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

EELS said...

Super fun card Sue, just right for a Dad. Love the image and that cute little dragonfly.
Have a great weekend.

Susan Flynn said...

This is fab Sue. Love the Kaisercraft papers their pads are always fabulous! Love the sweet image too it takes me back to my childhood - were'nt summers better then too?? You should feel better this week Sue I think summer has now officially finished we are back to rain and cooler weather!! xx

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Sue...just love those papers.
Hugs Debbie x

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sue just popped back to say thanks for entering our challenge at Delightful with your wonderful card!! Hugs Susan x

Nicole Hascoet said...

I am not surprised your dad loved it, this is totally gorgeous! Love all the details and embellies.
Can you re-visit my blog and tell me what you think of Sarah's drawings?
I like the opening ceremony, Mr Bean was funny. I thought the beginning was a bit boring but then it started to get interesting as it went along.
Take care of yourself.
Hugs xx

Mary J said...

What a brilliant card, Sue - the papers and elements all came together beautifully!

The ceremony was fab and I agree with you - Hey Jude needs to leave the building for good!!

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.i rrally love your backing papers and details and stunning image and colouring :D

xx coops xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue... I found your blog today dont know how I have not found it before.. so I'm your newest follower.. your blog is full of fab the backing papers you used on this lovely card & great image... I too loved the opening ceremony.. they done us all proud...FANTASTIC... But I do think Sir Paul has to retire... Have a happy Sunday.. Hugs May x x x

Ira Huberts said...

Awesome card Sue! Great colours, fab elements and wow, do I admire and love your colouring skills! Those backing papers are more than perfect for your image, love the waterplants, they're a perfect addition!! Big hugs, Ira xox

Alessandra said...

wowzer Sue, this is soooo cool, I luuuuuuv the papers!!! Your dad will love it too, what a suitable image! Hope he feels better.

Aw the heat, I hate it... it's a rainy day here today (thank God!!!), perfect for a walk in the woods and some jogging down the hill :o)

Big hugs, Alessandra

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hi Sue,

This card is brilliant. Great image and colouring, those papers and embellishes are wonderful too.

Hugs Kelly

Vicky said...

Hiya sweetie how are you shug? I love this card its awesome & I so love the sweet image & your fabulous colouring.

Thank you so so much hun for your lovely comments they really have meant so much, I have really missed your blog hunni. Hope you enjoy your film with your daughter sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, Hope you are feeling ok, Sorry been a little lapse this past week :( will pick up the Gauntlet again.
Love the card, the papers and image are super. I am sure your Dad is going to love this card.
Hugs Mau xx

June Nelson said...

Aw its beautiful me darlin, and isnt it lovely when cards bring backmemories, the colour combo is stunning sweets, have alovely start to your week, big huggies from me xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Shannon White said...

This is So ADORABLE Sue! 8-) Such a Sweet image and Love the fun dp's you paired with these little Cuties too! So Perfect Lady! I Know your Dad will just Love this! 8-)

Hope you have a Super week my friend! 8-)

Big Hugs

Elaine said...

This is fab Sue I love that fishy paper and those dragon flies are fab .
Your new look blog is super too Hugs Elaine

Denise and Louise said...

Fantastic card. Such a great image and I love the perfect backing paper and embellishments.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

Cumbrianlass said...

A very beautiful card with a really cute image and I love the soft colours

cheiron said...

Perfect guy card. I love every detail. Thank you for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Anonymous said...

Totally gorgeous and just perfect Sue! Love everything about this carefully thought out card.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so adorable, love the cute image and the papers are fab, beautiful dragonflies too
Lindsay xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Sue - remember me!! God it feels like so long ago since I did any half major blogging! Work is crazy we have been doing 18 hour days but today was a bit shorter - just not good for business as the weather changed again! I had to go buying to O'Neill today and was driving in thundering rain!
This card is so beautiful, no wonder your Dad loved it! I hope he is ok now, I'm sure this cheered him up a bit too! Fab paper, image, love the leaves and sentiment - just all round gorgeousness!!
Catch you soon, don't think I've forgotten you!
Hugs Laurie xx

Mona Eidhammer said...

Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge over at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs...Mona

PaperDaisies said...

Love your card. It is very effective with the layout you have used and all the embellishments. It is perfect in every way

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card missus, love the soft colours & those papers are perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Smashing card Sue! :) Love the papers and cute image, it really looks wonderfully put together :)

Ditto about the opening ceremony. I kind of agree about the Hey Jude thing too, but I had read that macca wanted the world to join in, and everyone knows how to sing 'na na na nana nana' whatever the language! :D lol!!

Shame St Jude was the patron saint of lost causes tho! ;)

Hope you are keeping well hun,



Violets Corner said...

Oh, this is a fantastic card Sue, I'm not surprised that your dad loved it. Beautifully coloured image, love the fab papers and the details.

I liked the Olympic Ceremony too, it was great!

Hope you're feeling well sweetie!

Warm hugs

angelwhispers said...

What a perfect "Dad" card Sue the papers are fabulous I love them and the image and detail all look wonderful my Dad would love this too!!!! Love Chanelle xx

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, what a precious image, Sue, and your coloring is fabulous!!!! Love the papers, colors, and sketch, too!!!!