Monday, 1 July 2013

Heck of a Challenge - GDT - The Sea - July

Yay! I was super, duper delighted when Lisa asked me to be Guest Designer for July over at

and the fab theme this month is....

"The Sea"

I had lots of fun making this card as I had just bought these gorgeous Tropicana Papers and also the Brass Compass Charm.... and then I found this scrummy Hannah Lynn image... so I had lots of inspiration....

Papers: Kaisercraft - 'Tropicana'
Brass Compass Charm: Bunny Zoes
Viva Pearl Pen for pearls in chest....

 I fussy cut the image and added a border and some flowers from the Tropicana pad... and then finally the brass compass charm to finish off...

I coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers... used a Viva Pearl Pen for the little pearls...

Hope you can pop over to Heck of a Challenge and see the gorgeous creations made by the rest of the fab Team!!! 

I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes' 
QKR Stampede - 'Anything Goes' 
Crafts & Me - 'Anything Goes'

Ooh I'm SO mad at Blogger!!!!!!  I've just come on late Sunday evening to Schedule this post and it was all done in draft and ready to go... I just went to change a couple of words and the whole ***** post vanished!!!.... really don't understand how it happened and why I couldn't get it back with undo or not saving and then logging back in again...Grrrr!!! and I'm SO tired.... :-( 

I had to start the post again right from scratch... "eye roll"
I did it very quickly and so hope it looks ok !!

it's been very strange weather today... it's felt warm but there is also a chill in the air that gets right into your bones... and so the vest is back on..!!!  LOL
Hope you all have a good week!

Edit: Monday morning!! Ooh I was having a right old moan last night wasn't I !!!! LOL - just wanted to say that I've added the Bloglovin' link at the top of my Blog.... I don't actually use Google Reader but I know a lot of you do use it and are going over to Bloglovin' - so I thought I would join it.... and looking at it... found I actually quite like the look of it... so I might actually use it myself !!! ;-)
Looking forward to watching Andy Murray now.... Yay! :-))
Take Care
Love and Hugs


Janice said...

What a beauty Sue, I do so love the Hannah Lynn images & you have coloured this one a treat! What a great design, love the flower border and that beautiful brass charm - a treasure of a card for sure! Lovely weather these past few days - vests have been washed dried and put away for the year!!! Have a lovely day - I'm at hospital with Colin today, Jx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Sue. I love the pretty image, amazing colouring and the papers are so beautiful. Such a wonderful design, the compass charm is the perfect finishing touch.
I hope you have a good week.
hugs Sue xx

EELS said...

Hi Sue,
Love the soft peachy colour on this and your colouring is fabulous......well done with the pearls too.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue , I like the fabulous image and what you have done with it, the background and the compass.Thank you for being a Guest Designer with us this month.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Sue,love the image and fab

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gob-smacking gorgeous sweetie. I adore every thing about it. Your colouring and the whole of your layout is fabulous. It is so annoying when blogger swallows up your post and doesn't spit it out again.


Sandra said...

Gorgeous card the scene you've created with the papers...and fab image coloured to perfection..

Take care
San x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning colouring Sue, it's a fantastic little scene with the cut out border and the flowers, I admire your patience with the fiddly cutting out of the image.

Hope Mr Blogger behaves, it's so annoying when he doesn't.

Warm hugs

Kim. said...

Sue this is such a beautiful card, love the image and your design of the layout looks so pretty.
Kim xXx

Claire said...

WOW Mrs, firstly congrats on the GDT spot and what a card! Absolutely love the image and gorgeous colours and layout - great job. Hugs, Claire x

Debs said...

Oh Sue what a stunner hun - amazing colouring and awesome LO - so many gorgeous details.
Huge congrats on your GDT spot - so well deserved.
Hope you enjoyed the tennis :o)
Debs xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh such a gorgeous design and love the colours too, a very pretty card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Chris x said...

This is stunning Sue so beautifully coloured, didn't Andy do well pity Laura went out would have been great all GB final.
Chris x

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! I'm loving your colours Sue..Such a pretty image..I love the little sea horse on her shoulder and all your pearls spilling out of the box!That darling little crab is so cute too! It makes you wonder were they go when the 'just disappear'. Especially hard when your tired.
I'm hating having to move lol..just got used to Google and now have to start again! I don't do change Sue!

Carole said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning Sue, hope you're well
Carole xXx

Carole said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning Sue, hope you're well
Carole xXx

Carole said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning Sue, hope you're well
Carole xXx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the stunningly coloured image and very beautiful design.

Donna x

Kathleen said...

The post is fab and so is the card, beautiful image and great papers, fantastic background and the colouring is stunning.
Congrats on the GDT.

Kath x

Pia S said...

Sorry I haven't been around lately, but I've been on holiday without any internet access... What an amazing mermaid scene you've created! The papers are perfect for this image, and I like how you made the beach and popped the fussy cut image for dimension.

Tammy said...

WOW Sue, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that beautiful image and your coloring is perfect! Fabulous papers and design! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Big hugs, Tammy

Wendy said...

Stunning creation Sue, love it!...Congrats on your GDT spot.
Hugs Wendy xx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, such a gorgeous image and I love your border and papers.

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow, you colour wonderfully, love what you did to her hair. Fabulous tropical scene you created, love this card!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue your card is fabulous! Love that image and your colouring is spot on! Fabulous charm just perfect for this card too!

I don't really know what Google Reader is I haven't noticed any change on my Dashboard so hopefully all is well! Susan xx

Pat said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, love those papers (Kaisercraft are one of my faves) gorgeous image too and all put together in a great design. I have been looking after one of my granddaughters for the last two days as she has Chicken Pox and I am shattered could do with going to bed now though it's only 8pm. Have a good week.

Pat xx

Lisa Jane said...

Thank you for joining us at HOSAC this month with this gorgeous card .. its a stunner and coloured beautifully
Lisa x

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! This is a real beauty, Sue...your coloring is fabulous and the flowers are sooo pretty along the side!!! Congrats on your GDT...they are so lucky to have you design for them this month!!!!!

PaperDaisies said...

Wowzers Sue, this is stunning, stunning, stunning. I just love it. Hugs Nina

Nicole Hascoet said...

Your card is fabulous Sue! There is a tropical feel to it and the image is so sweet, love it.
Hope you are well.
Hugs xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so pretty and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
Mandy xx

coops said...

so stunning sue.your sea scene is so beautiful and I love this gorgeous Hannah lynn image :D

xx coops xx

Ira Huberts said...

Wow, wow, wow! Now here's a real treasure for you! Gosh what a beauty of a card Sue, love your fussy cutting and all of the other fine details, and your colouring is amazing! Fab LO, too, love everything about your card!! Big hugs, Ira xox

Mau xx said...

What a fab card Sue, the image is beautifully coloured and cut out so well. I am not very good at fussy cutting at all.
what a pain blogger can be! I can feel your frustration from here :(
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Bettina L. said...

Stunning card. Love the design with the scenery and cut out elements. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is a totally stunning creation Sue, though I can't imagine wearing a vest with my hot flushes!!
Big Hugs Laurie xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, you always amazed me with the little details on your creation, it is a big WOW on this one!

meg said...

Love the card Sue the image and bp's are great together and the layering and charm the perfect finishing touches. The weather here has improved but you can never tell in the morning what sort of day we will have.Last day of school for my youngest he is going back for 6th year and has been working hard. Hope you are well Big hugs Meg