Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

I won a Challenge with Fab 'n' Funky a few weeks ago with my Frieda the Flapper Card.  It was a lovely surprise and my prize was 5 stamps from the lovely Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps. Straight away I chose Katie as I thought she would be lovely for a Mother's Day Card... isn't she a cutie! The gorgeous paper is Lilly Bimble and was freebie with magazine a few weeks ago.

Quite a simple layout... I originally had ribbon across but really didn't like it and so took it off!! and put the heart instead... which is Sizzix Embosslits Lace Heart. I'm still wondering whether to add some crystals to the heart? I don't want to go over the top though as the paper is quite busy...

The gorgeous flower is made with Tim Holtz Mini Tattered Floral Die... Oh I love this die SO much! I think it's because it's a Movers and Shapers Die and I find them so easy to use. I've used some leftover paper and added a pearl to the centre. Sentiment was made on computer...

I'm not zooming in too close for this... as my colouring is rubbish! I dusted off my Copics and I have honestly forgotten how to colour with them!... they are so different to blend... hence her very rosy cheeks and legs!! poor girl looks like she has got chillblains!! Hopefully when I get more time... I will be able to have another go at getting back into my Copics...

I think my mum will like this anyway... she loves bright colours especially pinks... and she also loves flowers!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Allsorts - 'For a Lady'
Oldie but a Goodie - 'Feeling Floral' 
(leftover paper used on Flower Die is my 6 months+ product)
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' 
Creative Craft Challenges - 'Mother's Day' 

Sorry my blogging is so hit and miss at the moment... I'm feeling much better now... Thanks for all your good wishes. This week I am having big sort out in my room...  and it all takes time... sorting through what to keep and what to throw out... what to send to charity shops etc...

It's been a lovely day here today... sunny and fresh... just how Spring should be... although I think rain is coming tomorrow! Boo hiss!! LOL
Hope you are all having a good week
Will catch up with you very soon
Love and hugs


SusanLotus said...

So beautiful! I love the way you coloured her hair. It looks very natural.

Have a very nice week!

Doreen said...

Congrats on your win Sue...You have made a beautiful card,lovely image and details.xxx

Jo said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, that image is just the sweetest and you've coloured her lovely! Good luck with the sort out.....must be the time of year for it cos I'm sorting out too lol! So glad you're feeling much better.
Big Hugs Jo x

Vicky said...

Adorable hun...as always...:o)

Glad you are feeling loads better too sweetie..biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Sue your card is totally adorable. Your new stamp is a real cutie and those papers are fabulous - can't believe they were a freebie! Love the flower you made its just gorgeous and so nicely shaped. Its been nice here in Blackpool too 12 degrees at one point! Hope you continue to improve Sue hugs Susan x

chrissy xx said...

Congratulations on your win Sue.
This is such a sweet image...
LOve your colours..don't be adding anything else lol..It's perfect as it is...Really drooling over your flower the paper is soooo pretty and it looks Gorgeous with the pearl inside.
Glad you're feeling much better..But don't envy you sorting your room out..I end up keeping everything 'just' in case it comes in again lol.
At least we have had two nice days in a row..But Yes! Boo to tomorrowx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is so pretty! I was just thinking how fab your colouring is and then you go and apologise for it!! Love the image and gorgeous papers.

Glad you're feeling better now.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow this is really precious!! Your coloring on that little girl is wonderful! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
*My Blog* - Stamp Smiles

Claire said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love the sweet image, fabulous bright colours and papers and a great layout. Great to see you playing along with OBAG this fortnight. Hope you are keeping well sweetie. Hugs, Claire x

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, this image is adorable and the bright colours and papers look lovely with her.
Glad your feeling better, take care now though don't go rushing things.
Kim xXx
p.s Frieda Flapper must have been lucky as I won with her too.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Glad you are feeling a little better sue.
Your card is beautiful, love that image and the layout and colours you have used are perfect
Hugs Kelly

Carole said...

Super card Sue love the colour combo. Hope you're feeling better
Carole xXx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello my little friend I'm so pleased you are feeling a little better, it's been a beautiful day here too and I'm sure that helps!
Congrats on your win and wow what a cutie image you chose, love your papers, colouring (nothing wrong with that Mrs) and that fab hand made flower - me thinks I mightvhave to check that out!
Good luck with your clear out I'm terrible as I don't like throwing anything away!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Kathleen said...

Don't know what we have done wrong but we had fog till about 2 p.m. then the sun came out.
Congrats on your win with Freda and glad to hear you are feeling better.
Now on to the card, really sweet image, fab papers and gorgeous flower and the colouring looks great to me.

Kath x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful hun, I love the image, your colouring is fab and the colours and layout look gorgeous. Congrats on your win, very well deserved
Lindsay xx

Judith said...

This is gorgeous Sue - I love how you coloured her hair its fab - nothing wrong with your colouring for me! I lve hand made flowers so much more than bought ones and this one if fab - I've got that die somewhere it hasn't seen light for ages - think I'll have to hunt for it..... glad your feeling a bit better hugs judith x

Sue said...

This is such a beautiful card Sue. I love the pretty image. I think your colouring is fabulous and the papers and details are gorgeous too.
I am glad you are starting to feel better now and have enjoyed the good weather today.
hugs Sue

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I like the sweet image the papers the flower and the embossed heart, glad your feeling a bit better.
Kevin xx

coops said...

so stunning sue.gorgeous bright colours and papers and i love the sweet pretty image, so pleased you are feeling better.

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

A fabulous Mother's Day card. I love those backing papers very much.

Great layout and sweet image too.

Pleased you are feeling a little better today.

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the bright colours I'm sure your mom will love her!
Nothing wrong with your colouring, stop being so hard on ya self!!
Hugs Shell xx

Mary J said...

How beautiful, Sue! Your hair colouring is especially lovely!

KraftyKoolKat said...

She is gorgeous and I think your colouring is awesome, especially her hair. Your Mum is going to adore her. Glad you are feeling a wee bit better at the moment.


Wendy L said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. Your card is gorgeous. xxx

Unknown said...

How totally wonderful Sue! Congratulations on your win and you have picked a fab stamp to make your card with! I, too, love how you did her hair, it looks so nice and shiny - or is that her shampoo, lol! A supersweet card! Big hugs, Ira xox

Janice said...

Well done on your win Sue, Katie is a lovely stamp and you've coloured her hair so perfectly - she'd give Cheryl Cole a run for her money! Glad ur feeling better and getting ur room sorted. I'm just about there with the loft but got bored and stopped! Love the flower u made too, how big is it cause I love it but sometimes think some of the flowers we make with dies end up being as big as the image! Thanks also for my lovely card and birthday wishes, very kind my dear, Jx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so sweet ,,, i love the papers too and the gorgeous spring colours
Lisa x

cotnob said...

What a lovely bright and cheerful card Sue, I love your adorable image and your pink and green papers are gorgeous.
I'm glad you are feeling much better now, don't overdo things sorting out your room - I always get half way through sorting out and wonder why I ever started!
Take care.

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the very pretty design and gorgeous image.

Donna x

brenda said...

A pretty and perfect card for our theme Sue.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

I have a celebration with lots of prizes and it would be wonderful if you have time to create something to join in, you can check out what to do here

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Sue this is amazing, your colouring is fantastic, Love Hazelxo

Tammy said...

OMGosh I LOVE this Sue!! That image is adorable! Gorgeous color combo and beautiful papers!!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, isn't she adorable....your coloring is gorgeous and what beautiful background papers!!!!

mixamatoasties said...

Pretty card. Your colouring is lovely.

Thank you for joining in at CCC this time.


Pia S said...

This is so sweet, Sue! I get why this image was your first choice, and I think you've done a great job with the coloring! I love the DPs you've used, the floral pattern is really beautiful and I love spots!

Melanie said...

A gorgeous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "mother’s day" challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

(DT Creative Craft Challenges)

DesignerDiva said...

Hello again!! I'm on catch up for my DT comments and you can see I'm a bit late!!
Still love your card Sue, its every bit as gorgeous as when I first saw it!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Oldie But A Goodie and I hope you will join us again soon
HUgs Laurie xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining in with my 'Feeling Floral' challenge over at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

Shannon White said...

Sooo Sweet and Pretty all at the Same time Sue!! I Love how this turned out too! the embossed heart and Lovely layered blossom are such Perfect touches!! No ribbon needed! 8-)