Thursday, 21 February 2013

MAWTT - Shell's Sketch

Hello! I hope you are all well today... well... it was lovely here at the beginning of the week... I really thought that Spring had arrived... we have some crocus and mini daffs coming out in the front garden...but then it went really chilly again yesterday!!  don't put your thermals away just yet!!!

it's time for another challenge over at

It's the turn of Team A and this week our lovely Shell is hostess and she has designed a fab...

Shell's Sketch - MAWTT - 21/02/13

I love working with sketches and trying out new layouts ... and this is a wonderful sketch....

I won some gorgeous candy from our lovely Claire recently and I noticed some scrummy orange heart papers!! I have used one 8 x 8 sheet here... the pattern is graduated and so it has worked quite well when layering... I just love these fiery tones...

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Meljen's Designs...

and we were kindly given some fab images to work with.... and I have chosen 'Romance Diva' - isn't she fab!! 

Not too many embellies... the scrummy flower is from My Crafty Heart -  Prima Cloissone - Bronze...although it hasn't photographed very well here.. it looks SO much nicer in real life!

I've added a little enamel 'bee' charm from stash... Some hearts from JosyRose... and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat... Tiny Sweetheart Sentiments.

 I've coloured the lovely 'Romance Diva' with Promarkers:-
Skin: Putty, Sunkissed Pink
Oranges: Burnt Orange, Honeycomb, Apricot
Browns: Caramel, Cocoa
Star Dust Stickles on Rose and Hearts...

Don't forget to pop on over to MAWTT for more details of this week's Challenge and to see my Teamies gorgeous creations!

You can enter up to 3 times but please no backlinking... and the challenge ends at 8pm Wednesday 27th  Fabruary 2013.

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations... hope you like my card..

I would Like to enter the following challenges:-

Raise the Bar - 'Anything Goes' ends 21st February 2013
QKR Stampede - 'Anything Goes' ends 21st February 2013
Crafts & Me - 'Charmed I'm Sure' ends 26th February 2013
Ooh La La Creations - 'Sparkle and Shine' ends 3rd March 2013
Heck of a Challenge - 'Love and Flowers' ends 28th February 2013

my internet has been really playing up all this week... but seems to be ok now (Wed everning) so I hope it stays ok!!! ... my spine pain is bad tonight... so going to get into bed now and get warm and cosy!!

I think I will make some Easter Cards at weekend... it is going to come around so soon!!! and hope we get some warmer weather by then... think we all need cheering up!  :-)

Will catch up with you all soon...
Ooh don't forget to enter my Candy if you haven't already... not long to go now until the draw!! and want you all to be in with a chance! ;-)
Love and hugs


Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Sue,fab image and

KraftyKoolKat said...

She is a little darling Sue. Gorgeous colouring and layout. You had better tell her to put more clothes on though as it is certainly got colder.

Hope your back pain gets easier sweetie.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, just love the colours!
Hope your back is better today
huge hugs shell xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hope your back pain has eased today sue
Gorgeous card, beautiful colours,
Hugs Kelly

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! What a cutie she is Sue..
LOve her shape x
And what FABulous colours too...LOving No! {Drooling over your papers} lol...LOve the vibrant colours of them...LOve that little bee too.
It's a really really cold wind this morning! Only been to the Supermarket.
Keep warm.

Claire said...

Sue - this is just brilliant - those paper and colours work perfectly with that fabulous image and I am lovin' Shell's sketch! Hope your back pain has settled down a little now and you are keeping well. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Kellylouj said...

Fab card Sue, I love this image and the sentiment is so cute with it.

Hugs, Kelly x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Sue. I love that fun image, wonderful colouring and gorgeous papers too. The embellishments all works so well together too.

Take care, let's hope the weather gets warmer soon but I think we are due to get some snow here!

Hugs Sue

SusanLotus said...

Oh, what a lovely stamp! So cute.
Your card has a beautiful and warm colourscheme and the flower is gorgeous.

Have a wonderful day Sue!


Deonna Bemish said...


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing Sue, I love everything about it, the colours are so zingy and cheerful, just what you need on a cold and dark day. I need my thermals too, its so cold again,

Love Hazelxox

Pia S said...

Love your choice of colors and papers - they're perfectly coordinated. I think this is a really sweet love themed image too - I like her full curves and how she's holding the flower in her mouth!

Debs said...

What a stunner Sue - love the 'fiery' colours and amazing colouring.
The flower is gorgeous :o)
So sorry to hear about your back pain hun - I sooooo know how that feels and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy - so I hope your pain eases really soon.
Take care.
Debs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I like the fun image, the colours the flower and the bee.

Mary J said...

Just gorgeous Sue! Love your dress colouring and that fabby flower!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Sue, you certainly picked a fabby image! Love how you coloured her, no wonder she looks so cheerful! So sorry to hear about your spine pain... must be that darn cold, too! Take care, big hugs, Ira xox

Lisa Jane said...

wow i love the colours in your card and that flower is so pretty
Lisa x

cotnob said...

Fabulous card Sue, I just love your gorgeous image and those papers are so lovely and rich. Just the right amount of embellishments and that flower is fab.
I hope you've managed to keep warm, it's freezing down here and supposed to get colder at the weekend!

May said...

Fabulous card Sue... Love that super image wonderful papers & design... WOW, What a beautiful flower... Hugs May x x x

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is sooo cute Sue!! I LOVE that fun image and your coloring is perfect! Beautiful orange tones and gorgeous papers! Rest up and stay warm!
Big Hugs, Tammy

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.stunning hot and spicy colours and i love the fab image and design :D

xx coops xx

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, love the colours and the flower is beautiful.

Kath x

Alex H. said...

A gorgeous card! Sweet image and really nice coulouring! Thanks for joining us at HOA challenge!
;-) Alex H.

Janice said...

I really love this one Sue, firey tones indeed, and lovely with it. Great colouring of that fab image and I so love that flower, gorgeous! It's been a lovely week here too weather wise - my washing machine has been oh so busy! Hope your back is a bit better today? Have a super weekend, Jx

DesignerDiva said...

Sue your colours are amazing, they are so vibrant they jump at the screen! Hot doesnt even begin to describe it, the sketch is fab and your take on it awesome, love the colouring and fab choice of image too - (I would have chose this one)
Sorry to hear about your back, I too am a slave to back pain and as Debs said, you wouldn't wish it on your worst enemy, hope it's eased already
Hugs Laurie xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is really gorgeous sweetie, I love the image and the bold colours look fab. It was lovely and sunny here for a couple of days too but now we have snow again eeekk! Hope you have a lovely weekend
Lindsay xx

Debbie said...

A fab card Sue. Love the colour and your fabulous bee charm.
Hugs Debbie x

Carole said...

This is a fab creation Sue, good choice of image and it's coloured so beautifully
Have a great weekend
Carole xXx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. So funny stamp and beautiful colouring.

Nice weekend.

Hugs, Astrid.

Wishcraft said...

Great image and layout, love the bright colours and that fabulous flower :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, isn't she cute...your coloring is fabulous, Sue, and I love the pretty papers!! The sentiment with the heart is adorable, too!!!!

Judith said...

OOO! - love how you coloured this Sue - the shades are just fab - hope you have a great weekend hugs judith x

Pami said...

This is gorgeous Sue! Your colouring is fab and I love the warm colours and gorgeous flower! Hope your weekend is going well. We keep getting snow flurries here, it's so cold! P x

Kim. said...

Aw Sue this is gorgeous and I love these colours. Your flower and bee are so pretty and you have coloured your diva beautifully.
I hope your pain subsides soon, we both seem to be suffering with the same thing at the moment.
Kim xXx

meg said...

What a fantastic fun image Sue I love the colours you have chosen warm and spicy she's quite the diva. We had snow this morning and it's bitterly cold now. Hope you have a great weekend take care hugs Meg.

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the fabulous image and all the pretty details.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Sue!! What a brilliant image (I have thighs like hers, lol!) and I love the rich colours.

Hope your back pain has eased off a bit now. Does the cold weather aggravate it?

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, hope your back has eased a bit and you are enjoying the weekend. We had a little snow here today, hope spring comes soon, I'm getting a bit fed up with all this cold business!

Your card is fab,

liz x

Rose said...

Sue, I love the way you've added your color to Romance Diva so she appears to be wearing a skimpy and very risque dress! She looks fabulous on this sweetly layered and loving card. The addition of your pretty bee charm adds an especially nice touch. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Charmed, I'm Sure (add a charm)" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Cheryl said...

oh hun,this is just brilliant, gorgeous love that image and I so love the colours hun and just adore that flower hun its amazing hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

PaperDaisies said...

Love the rich colours. The addition of the gold embellishments really works especially that bee. Hugs Nina

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a sweet image and love the colour and layout.
Diane xx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is really fab and fun Sue! :) Love the image and your papers, colours and flower look marvelous! :)



Mau xx said...

This is beautiful Sue, I love the colour. The paper is super and what a great image too.
I hope you are ok, we have all our brave bulbs showing there wares too, it does lift the spirits and make you feel Spring is around the corner XX
Huge Hugs coming your way xxx
Mau xx

Evie said...

Gorgeous card. I love the way you colored the image. So beautiful.


Sonia said...

Wonderful card and sweet gorgeous image! Thank you for joining us at Heck of a Challenge and Good Luck in the draw^_^
Sonia DT member

Marita said...

Lovely card Sue♥. Love the colour combo and your colouring is fab♥.

Hugs, Marita

Jules said...

Hi Sue

A great card!

Love the rich colours and that flower is just amazing! Love it!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous card Sue, I love the orange and the image is fabulous..great colouring, and love the beautiful flower.So glad I found your blog.


Shannon White said...

Aww, What a Sweetie she is Sue!! Love how your fab coloring has brought her to life and the rich vibrant colors and patterned papers you paired with her! Super take on the sketch too!


Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La. Hugs from Lisbeth