Thursday, 7 March 2013

MAWTT - The Birds and The Bees....

Hello... good morning! I hope you are all doing ok... it's time for a brand new challenge over at

This week it's the turn of Team A... and the lovely Judith is our hostess.... she has chosen the fab theme of
'The Birds and The Bees...'

So we would like to see creations with a 'Nature' theme such as Birds, Bees, Animals, Insects, Flowers.... or else a 'New Baby' theme....

I have used 'Wild Rose' by A Passion for Stamps and decided to make a 'Thinking of You' Card. I've kept things quite simple because of the type of card.... and concentrated on the colouring of the image... I studied some photos of the actual flower and tried to match the colours to real life... 

The gorgeous paper is Raspberry Road Designs and was a freebie with magazine. I haven't used too many embellies... this paper is SO gorgeous that it doesn't deserve to be covered up!! so I just added some nailheads to the image... sentiment was made on computer... 

I've coloured the image with Promarkers

So that is it... quite a simple card but I'm happy with it.... and it's nice to keep in some of these cards! 

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous A Passion For Stamps

For more details of the challenge and prize... I hope you can hop on over to MAWTT and you can also see my Teamies gorgeous creations!

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Totally Gorjuss -  'Anything Goes with Pink' 
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Pretty in Pink'
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' 

Not long until weekend now... I'm taping all the episodes of Mayday and so hoping to watch a couple of them on Saturday with my daughter. I have caught up with all the episodes of Call the Midwife too... I wasn't sure whether I would like it .... but I'm hooked now!  I don't want Mr Selfridge to finish...  it's just got better and better... I do love period dramas... ;-))

The tidying is on hold... Two days and I was shattered just delegating and deciding what to keep and what to throw out!! LOL 
Hope you are all well
Will catch up with you soon
Love and Hugs


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue what a fabulous image and you have colourd it so delicately! Gorgeous papers too, I do like Raspberry Road - digital papers are so addictive, I have far too many that I will never use but still get new ones! Hope you have a fabulous weekend Sue hugs Susan x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just gorgeous hun, love the papers so pretty & the image coloured to perfection!
Hugs Shell xx

chrissy xx said...

What FABulous coloring Sue...
LOve this image and Yes your paper is too pretty to cover.. LOve the little hearts too on the sentiment.
Yes been watch Mayday ..but, I think it would be nicer to watch it all at once so you will enjoy your weekend Sue....I've LOved Mr Selfridge I don't even notice his teeth anymore lol. x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful sweetie, love those gorgeous papers, just so pretty
Lindsay xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue, Love the soft colours Beautiful backing paper! your colouring of that wonderful image is perfect!! Hugs May x x x

Doreen said...

Beautiful....Love the image and gorgeous

Kellylouj said...

This is beautiful Sue, I love the papers and the image work perfectly together x

SusanLotus said...

Lovely card Sue!
I wish you could tidy up at my place too. ;)
"Call the Midwife" sounds familiar to me. Maybe it´s the same TV-serie that is called "Midwife in East End" ?
I loved that serie.

Hope you are feeling well now.
Warm hugs from a very sunny Smedjebacken now with clear blue sky. :D


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. The layout is perfect to showcase such a beautiful image and your colouring is so fabulous.
hugs Sue

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous sweetie and I agree with you some cards you do not want to overload with embellishments. This is lovely as it is.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Sue, Mayday is fantastic, although I got mixed up and thought last night was the last episode and thought Errr thats a weird ending!!! LOL Then realised its tonight!! DOH!!!
Love your card its so pretty and those papers are super too, Love Hazelxo

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Sue!! I love that image and it's colored beautifully! The paper is a perfect match!! I hope you are doing well!
Big Hugs, Tammy

coops said...

so beautiful sue.stunning pretty flower and paper and your colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Carole said...

This is a very pretty card, coloured to perfection Sue. Perfect for the occasion.
Carole xXx

DesignerDiva said...

Your colouring is perfect Sue and yes it's really lifelike! The papers are absolutely stunning too, so delicate and gorgeous.
I'm so glad you like call the midwife I love it and don't want that to end!!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Pami said...

This is a super card Sue, love the pretty colours and you are right the image and the papers do all the talking, no need for anything else! Pami x

Debbie said...

A beautiful card this gorgeous image.
Hugs Debbie x

Janice said...

Oh Sue, what a beauty. Outstanding colouring, Promarkers or Copics? Not sure what u use! Really love this one though, very elegant and I love the simplicity. Thanks for the emails, still not sure about getting them if I also need the other bit, would work out at pricey little floweries! Jx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the image and the colours are fabulous and I think you did right to keep away from the embellishments as the paper is lovely.

Kath x

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW What a stunner!!! Your colouring is amazing and the DP's are so beautiful. A real classy and elegant card - love it!
Can't wait for 9pm - the last part of Mayday - you'll love it :o)
Debs xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, you did a fab job of the colouring and making it look real life. The papers are very pretty and certainly didn't need much embellishing.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful image (I love Ruth's work but my colouring is rubbish!) and a stunning card! You have coloured the image perfectly.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue, I like the floral image and the lovely paper.
Kevin xx

EELS said...

This is just perfect Sue, I have these papers also and they're so right for a condolence card. Your card is coloured beautifully as usual well done you!

Joan Ervin said...

What a pretty flower image and it goes beautifully with those gorgeous papers....I just love every little detail!!!!! Have a fun weekend catching up on your shows...I haven't seen either of those shows. I'll have to check them out on Netflix!!

Ira Huberts said...

What a lovely flower card this is Sue! Your colouring of this delicate flower is superb and the pretty image goes wonderfully with the fab backing papers, truly lovely! Big hugs, Ira xox

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the gorgeous image.

Donna x

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Sue, I love your clean layout and your colouring is fabulous.
Sounds like you are enjoying your TV at the moment, take care and have a great weekend.

mixamatoasties said...

Pretty card. Your colouring is lovely.

Thank you for joining in at CCC this time.


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is so pretty the image and papers go together perfectly
Lisa x

Judith said...

wow what gorgeous colouring Sue - such pretty lifelike colours and a fab layout to, can you come round and delegate some tidying up at my house - oh and bring someone to delegate to! - I'm going to miss Mr Selfridge too - wonder what will be on to replace it. Just one complaint about your blog Sue - I liked your old eye candy better!!! hugs judith x

Pia S said...

With such a beautiful image and paper I think you were right to keep the design clean. The card has an elegant feel to it! I think flowers are so tricky to color, it's difficult to get the shadings right, but I think you accomplished the task of giving them a natural look!

Marita said...

This is just Lovely Sue♥. I love the clean and elegant layout and the colouring is fab♥. Great colour combo and gorgeius papers♥.

Have a nice day♥.

Hugs, Marita

meg said...

Hi Sue your image and papers match beautifully and your colouring is perfection.What a lovely card to send to someone to let them know you are thinking about them. Hope you are feeling better and have a great weekend hugs Meg

Betka said...

Absolutely stunning Sue. Gorgeous colours, design and image. :o)
Hope you have a good weekend!
Hugs (:Betka:)

Bunny said...

This lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments. And good luck.


Anonymous said...

I love this card! Anything flowery I love. This is lovely and delicate.
Pearl x

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty Pretty Sue!! Love your Fabulous coloring on this Lovely image and the Pretty dp's are just Perfect too! Love this Lady! 8-)