Saturday, 7 July 2012

My Crafty Heart DT Card - 'All Gold'

Here's a card made with one of the wonderful Whiff of Joy images available at My Crafty Heart.  She is called 'Willow in the Summer Breeze'. I decided to go with an 'All Gold' theme and picked out some gorgeous golden and spice coloured papers from My Mind's Eye 'Nutmeg' Pad.  Oh I do love these papers...

STAMP: Whiff of Joy - 'Willow in the Summer Breeze'
PAPERS: My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 Pad - 'Nutmeg'
FLOWER: Prima Dollhouse Collection - 'Goddess'
GEMS: Hero Arts Pearls and Gems - 'Sunshine - Mixed Accents'

I have loads of Organza Ribbon in my stash which I never use mainly because it scares the heck out of me and I never know what to do with it ... but... as this was the perfect colour... - I looked over the wonderful tutorial that Jules did on ways of using ribbon. I was quite pleased with how it turned out... :-)) 

The frame is a Nellie Snellen Die Cut. 

I've paper-pieced the lovely Willow using paper from the Nutmeg pad. I know that I do loads of paper-piecing but I love how you can make it tone with the whole card. Skin, Hair and Shoes are coloured with Promarkers. I also masked and dusted around the image with Tim Holtz 'Wild Honey' Distress Ink.

Quite a simple card but hope you like it...

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

Bearly-Mine - Challenge 42 - 'Ribbons and Bows' ends 9th July 2012
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' ends 9th July 2012
Sweet Stampin' - 'Paper Piecing' ends 13th July 2012  
Ribbon Girl - 'Girlie Card' ends 14th July 2012

Thanks for all your lovely comments - I'm feeling a lot better now. I had a few days off from the internet. I find it really hard to do but it's nice to take a break from it every now and again... 

Hope you are all staying safe in this awful weather... 
Off to get something to eat and then watch Jesus Christ Superstar... I'm not sure about the judges though... hope they don't annoy me too much LOL 
Edit: I lasted ten minutes.... then had to switch off tv...ROFL... 

P.S. I was asked for the links to Jules Ribbon Tutorials... I managed to find them again.. it's in three parts and you have to scroll down as they are at the end of each post!!! they are really fab and easy to understand ... lots of lovely photos!
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Love and Hugs


Nicole Hascoet said...

It may be simple but it is gorgeous Sue! Love your papers and the adorable image. Your bow is perfect.
Take care of yourself.
have a great week-end.
Hugs xx

Vicky said...

So beautiful Sue...and loving your ribbon too hun..!

glad to hear you are feeling better sweetie ...big hugs Vicky xx

Ira Huberts said...

A really fancy and elegant card Sue! Love that gold touch and fabulous ribbon and such fantastic paper piecing, too. She's a regular sweetie! Big hugs, Ira xox

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Sue! Love how you've paper pieced her outfit - it looks lovely. I feel just the same about ribbon; I love it but can never get it right. You've done a great job with this, it looks fabulous.

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Sue. The image is gorgeous and I love her paper-pieced dress. The gold colour scheme is wonderful and that ribbon looks fabulous too.
Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better now.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Debs said...

Stunning card Sue - as always :o)
Love the paper piecing - so perfectly done and I really must try that masking and then inking technique - I love it :o)
I too had to switch off Superstar - and I usually love that sort of programme lol!!!
So pleased you are feeling better hun.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sue,love the paper piecing and lush ribbon.
I am not a fan of this type of tv,it annoys me.
Hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous Sue,love the image...fabulous papers,great paper

Kathleen said...

Beautiful, stunning card, love the image and the papers and the bow, well I am so jealous, I try and try and try and they never look right, I have 2 bow makers and a bowdabra and I still can't get them right.

Kath x

chrissy xx said...

JUst Gorgeous! FAbulous colours and Fabulous papers Sue..The Gold is Stunning.. LOving your paper piecing ...I LOve the tone of the ribbon against that Die and the flower is soooo pretty..
I watched it all way through lol..but then again I was colouring and cutting at the same time! Waiting for Mrs Browns Boy now...second time around but still find in funny..

Jules said...

Hi Sue

You have been working on some fabby projects whilst I have been locked away in wedding land!!!

This one is gorgeous. I love the gold ribbon very much.

Fabulous gold tones and great paper piecing too.

I hope all is good with you and that the spiders have decided to move elsewhere now they know you aren't too keen on them!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

EELS said...

Hi Sue, this is so elegant, the gold tonings are beautiful. I couldn't find the ribbon tutorial though on Jules' blog.


gina g said...

Gorgeous card Sue i love the image you've used and beautiful ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week. luv gina xx

PS i have some candy on my blog if your interested. xx

Shannon White said...

So Pretty Pretty Sue! Love all the monochromatic Gold! Wow and her Pretty paper pieced outfit is Fabulous! Just makes me smile! Love this! 8-)


Ani said...

Oh, how cute! I love your image! Thanks for playing along at BMD this week! Good luck!

Susan Flynn said...

I love this card Sue. The gold card is beautiful so very pearly! The ribbon and flower are perfect finishing touches and love the paper! All very lush xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, What a wonderful card - I love the Gold theme:) She looks beautful and her paper pieced dress looks perfection, love the orgnza ribbon too, looks lush! I am glad you're feeling better - but perhaps not when you watched Jesus Christ Superstar...I missed it, but perhaps that was a good thing - I am now wondering who the judges were (so off to have a look!) It's pouring down again :( Really hard! Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

June Nelson said...

Wow this is brilliant, so rich and decident like a chocolate box, just stunning xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

cotnob said...

This is pretty Sue, I love her paper pieced outfit and your gorgeous bow - I'm just going to check out the tutorials.
I'm so glad you are feeling a lot better, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Donna Mosley said...

A stunning card Sue, love the beautiful image and the her paper pieced outfit looks fab. Glad you're feeling better hun.

Donna x

coops said...

so stunning sue.the gold is beautiful and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card tracy x

angelwhispers said...

Hi Sue glad your feeling a little better it does do us good to stay off the internet for a while it takes over our life!!

Can't believe you are scared of ribbon it looks fabulous on your card the colour you have used is just divine and superb image! love Chanelle xx

Debbie said...

A beautiful card and perfect PP for our challenge over at ~Sweet Stampin'~. Debbiexx

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks wonderful Sue! Love your paper-piecing (you always set me off! lol)

Great paper and sweet image hun!



Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the paper piecing & the ribbon looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Sue, so glad to hear you are feeling a little better. There is nothing you can do if you are poorly, there is no point in pushing yourself.

This card is gorgeous. I adore this rich colouring. That ribbon is tied lovely. Mine always looks like a bundle of I don't know what. I will have to take a look at you kind links.


Wedgie said...

Gorgeous card! Love your paper piecing.

Thank you for joining the fun at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Sue if this was getting a medal it would have to be GOLD! How lush is this? it screams luxury and class I love it.
Glad you are feeling a little better I'm sure this awful weather has a lot to answer for - its so humid and damp!
Hugs Laurie xx

Joan Ervin said...

This is gorgeous, Sue...sooo rich and elegant with all that gold!!! Her outfit looks awesome, the paper piecing!!!

Ribbon Girl said...

Elegant and lovely card! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge, Mary G x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this may be simple but oh my oh my its stunning so effective Hun those colour tones,are amazing and love love that gorgeous ribbon,and super,detail sweetie love it,glad you are feeling better hun,just take it easy,xx hugs Cheryl xx

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you've been well. Apologies for not visiting in ages, but as you can imagine, I've been really busy preparing everything for the opening of the store.

Love these rich golden tones and Willow is adorable. Hehe; I'm the same with the organza ribbon...must force myself to use it.

Take care & see ya' soon!

Elaine said...

Wow Sue she is so pretty this is beautiful A fabulous image great colouring and a super card well done Hugs Elaine

SusanLotus said...

This card is stunning! I love the way you made her clothes. And the choice of colours on the entire card.

Hope you don´t drown in the rain! Hugs!

xxxtglxxx said...

Just popping back to say thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week too hun :)