Thursday, 11 April 2013

Vintage Sunshine

Awww... the sunshine has disappeared!! now it's back to cold, dull and rain!! :-( 
I can't believe that it's April and most of the trees are still bare... but there is hope! as some of the trees are finally starting to get a few tiny leaves at long last!!

It was sunny at weekend though and I was on a bit of a roll with my crafting and so made a few cards... my lovely friend Ira gave me some gorgeous crafting goodies for my Birthday... Thank you hun! ... and when I saw this beautiful paper... I just had to create a vintage themed card with it.... 

The lovely vintage image is from Pion Design. Originally it was Sepia but I decided to try adding a touch of colour with my Prisma Pencils... so hopefully it matches the colours in the paper...

Flowers: Prima from stash
Butterfly - Prima - Zephyr
Bow - MeiFlower
Pearls: from stash
Sentiment: made on computer

My darling daughter bought me some of the lovely Prima Butterflies for my Birthday... they are SO gorgeous!!

I've added some Stardust Stickles to the paper edges - and there is also some glitter on the butterfly and the flowers... so it is a lovely sparkly card... I was thinking of a lovely Spring or Summer's Day when I made this.... so I hope that shows through in the card... :-)

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Crafty Catz - 'Anything Goes'
Allsorts - 'Spring has Sprung' 
Totally Gorjuss - 'Anything Goes with Sparkle' 
Ooh La La Creations - 'Orange and Green' 
Creative Inspirations - 'Anything Goes +Option of Hearts'
Simon Says - 'April Showers and/or Spring Flowers' 
Dream Valley - 'Happy Birthday' 
Live and Love Crafts - 'Let's Play… BINGO! '
(Metal, Flowers, Pearls)

My printer has been playing up this week... in fact all of my technology has been driving me totally nuts lately!! a couple of weeks ago I had 200 emails in 3 days from Facebook... all from the same website!!! I have changed my settings now and it seems to be ok... touch wood... 

My laptop is getting far too clever for it's own good!! it thinks it knows me so well.. always finishing my Search terms in Google... and now it keep asking what I'm looking for... I was searching for some Embossing Ink the other day and a pop up came on the screen and said..."are you searching for a buried voodoo doll??" LOL - how random! like we are all looking for one of those!!

and the new Hotmail is SO ugly but wouldn't be so bad if it actually worked... but it keeps freezing and saying it is unavailable... Grrr...

Ah well, I suppose we love technology really... where would we be without it... it just drives you a bit mad from time to time... Confused smile

I hope you are all keeping well... Thank you for all your lovely comments!... I really do appreciate them... I will catch up with you all very soon... :-))
Love and hugs


Claire said...

WOW Sue a stunning card, love the vintage feel, great image and that orange butterfly is just gorgeous. Hope you are well and enjoy the rest of the day. It's a miserable day here too ..... let's hope with get some sunshine for the weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello sue,

I'm terrible with technology too. It drives me crazy when things don't work properly. Hope it behaves itself for you soon lol
You card is stunning. All the elements look great together.
Hugs Kelly

Doreen said...

Beautiful card...gorgeous omage and

DesignerDiva said...

This is a beauty Sue, those papers are pretty stunning and how you coloured the image is genius! I don't know how you can part with your lovely treasure (butterflies and such) I keep mine and stroke it!!
Your post really made me smile about technology (and trust me it takes a lot to make me smile at the minute)!
big hugs Laurie xx

cotnob said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue, such a beautiful vintage image and I love your papers and pretty embellishments.
I hope you are keeping well, I know what you mean about technology - we just get used to things and then they decide to change everything.

Sue said...

Stunning card Sue. The vintage image is gorgeous and I really like how you have added the delicate touches of colour to it. That butterfly is so beautiful too.
I am totally with you regarding computers, drive you mad but can't live without them.
Take care, hope your weather improves soon
Big hugs Sue xx

NickScrapShack said...

A very pretty vintage card. Love the little bow, so cute...

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Sue this is stunning, what a brilliant card, I love everything about it. Those Prima Butterflies look lush!!

Oh I was just looking for a buried voodoo doll the other day and it brought up embossing inks for me!LOL Technology is wonderful when it works!!!

Hope that you are over all the bugs that have been doing the rounds,

Love Hazelxo

Unknown said...

Wow so beautiful Sue! and the way you have coloured the picture is amazing. Beautiful butterfly too.
Same here,useless with technology!
Hope you have a nice evening.
Hugs xx

Mummylade said...

Wonderful creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts with it and good luck!

Alli Devine said...

Sue, this is gorgeous and everything works so very well together. You certainly captured the spring sunshine in this card, which is a wonderful antidote to the dull drizzle and chill wind blowing outside the window right now. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

Alli x

Mary J said...

My goodness, this is so beautiful, Sue! The embellies and shimmer are just beautiful!

Chrissy said...

So very beautiful Sue, love the vintage image and touch of colour to her..gorgeous,The flower and butterfly are fabulous and the papers are so pretty..


Tammy said...

OMGosh Sue, this is absolutely stunning!! I love that beautiful image and how you've added touches of color!! Gorgeous sparkle and design!

LOL!! I think I will leave buried voodoo doll of my wish list, how funny!
I hope you have a wonderful evening!
Big hugs, Tammy

Lisa Jane said...

This is beautiful.. love the colours and that pretty butterfly.. its raining here now today
Lisa x

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely beautiful vintage card Sue, I like the image the papers the pocket watch and that gorgeous butterfly.
Kevin xx

chrissy xx said...

Super, super cute image! What FABulous colours and paper Sue and I LOve your embellishments especially this little clock..
We have rain, but,it feels a little warmer today...
That little guy can call at mine anytime lol..I do not love my new e-mails!

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW this is so beautiful Sue - love the soft feel to it and fabulous colours.
Debs xx

Unknown said...

Oh Sue I am so glad you liked the papers I sent you and how you've used them! Wow, the combination with the image, butterfly and flower is soooo pretty! Love love this! But I think you should have your laptop checked, maybe you should reset it to the UK instead of Jamaica or Ghana, lol! Gosh, imagine you looking for a voodoo doll, hilarious!! Big hugs, Ira xox

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, wow!! This is so beautiful Sue - just love it!

Lol, voodoo doll!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful colours on this card, the flowers and the butterfly are gorgeous, sweet image.

Kath x

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image ,beautiful details, and the design too, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wishcraft said...

Wow Sue! What a beautiful card! Such lovely colours and details, fab image too... perfect :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sarah J Moerman said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the vintage look and peach accents! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
It's lovely seeing you entering the LLC challenge (I think it's your 1st time, or if you entered in the last 3 months, I might have missed it as I've been so busy). Wonderful seeing you using a vintage image, and how I wish I owned some Prismas now so I could copy your approach, I don't think it'll turn out well if I try it with my Copics, LOL. Beautiful card. Have a a great weekend! Hugz, Sandra

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Sue, love the gorgeous vintage image and the details are beautiful too hun. I agree about the technology, the worse is when you ring somewhere and it takes forever to go through all the choices. :o(

Donna x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! Sue this is so gorgeous, your colouring of the image is awesome and it matches everything so well. The embellies are all so gorgeous.

Sorry your having trouble with all your tech stuff, I hope it sorts itself out soon.

Have a good weekend, hubby and I are off tomorrow on a steam train trip to York for his big birthday.


KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! Sue this is so gorgeous, your colouring of the image is awesome and it matches everything so well. The embellies are all so gorgeous.

Sorry your having trouble with all your tech stuff, I hope it sorts itself out soon.

Have a good weekend, hubby and I are off tomorrow on a steam train trip to York for his big birthday.


Rebecca said...

WOW! That card is stunning! its just so beautiful and very vintage!

Love from Rebecca xx

coops said...

so stunning sue.really gorgeous details and colours and i love the beautiful vintage image :D

xx coops xx

Pia S said...

This is one beautiful card, Sue! I so like the refreshing colors on this card, they work really well with this vintage design. Well done!

Jo Channon said...

This is a really sophisticated card and is perfect for Springtime. Thankyou for joining us at Allsorts this week Jo x

cotnob said...

Hi Sue, I just popped back to say thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Ooh La La Creations.

Kim. said...

Oh wow Sue this is gorgeous, love the image and the little bit of colour really makes the difference. The flower and butterfly are stunning too.
Kim xXx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, I love the beautiful colours and the vintage image and papers are so pretty
Lindsay xx