Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Divas by Design - 'Monochrome'

Hello... I hope you are all well this morning! it's time for a new challenge with Team A over at 

and this week we have one of my favourite themes ....


I think the easiest way to define monochrome is.... different shades of one colour... and it is definitely one of my favourite themes! :-))  I decided to make a girly card with a pocket inside for Gift Card.

We are sponsored by the fabulous Dilly Beans

We were kindly given some images to use and I have chosen Girl and Butterfly....

Image: Girl and Butterfly - Dilly Beans
Lilac Mirri Card: embossed with eBosser folder
Border: Tonic Studios Vine Punch
Star Dust Stickles on Butterfly
Sparklet, Pearls and feather from Stash
(Image coloured with Promarkers and Copics)

I saw a corner pocket design on my team buddy Janice's Website a while back. So I thought I'd have a go at making one although I don't think mine looks as good!! ... I could have maybe glammed the inside up a bit more but was in a rush when making it!! I've not added any sentiments so I can use this for any occasion where I want to give a gift card.. for a girl anyway... don't think a bloke would appreciate this !!! LOL

I hope you can pop on over to the main Divas by Design website and check out my Teamies gorgeous creations this week! :-))

I'm sorry that my commenting is still very hit and miss. We are still waiting for a place at the nursing home for my dad. He is stable ... not really improving... but I think he is as comfortable as they can make him. I can't believe how time flies by when you are hospital visiting and trying to remember all the everyday jobs that you need to fit in also.
My daughter and I did make time to watch Downton on Sunday and really enjoyed it... we opened a box of choccies and so that was a nice evening! Looking forward to the next episode and also Strictly on Friday/Saturday! 
I will catch up with you all very soon
Take Care
Love and hugs


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Sue this is amazing, what a stunning creation, I love it. Hope alls well and that Dad can get a place in a home soon, Much Love Hxx

Doreen said...

This is stunning Sue,love the colours.Hope you get your Dad in a home soon....Look after

EELS said...

Hi Sue,
Monochrome is one of my faves the card you've made esp those huge eyes.
Good wishes to your Dad hun.

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sue, such a beautiful image and your colouring is fabulous.
I hope you soon manage to get a place for your Dad, we saw a massive improvement in my Dad when we got him out of hospital and settled into the nursing home.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, i like the fabulous image the embossing and the design,
Kevin xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Sue, I love monochrome cards and you so them so well. The image is wonderful, your colouring looks amazing and I love the detailing.
I hope you manage to find a nursing home place for your dad soon.
Enjoy the TV at the weekend and take care of yourself too
hugs Sue xx

Pia S said...

I love monochromatic cards and purple is definitely one of my favorite colors! Your image is great and love the shine of the background and feather and sparkle decoration!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue wow wow wow love it! So striking with the colour (one of my faves). Love her hair how wonderful, the embossed mirri card looks fab and that feather and sparkler are perfect finishing touches! Hope things get sorted for your Dad soon Susan xx

Claire said...

This is a stunning card, love the colours and gorgeous image. Hugs, Claire x

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Such FABulous colours Sue and a lovely image! LOving the sparkle and this awesome feather. LOving this little pocket too. I hope you get a home for your Dad soon.
I'm ready for Strictly! I did watch Downton but, when I was talking to my SIL she'd taped it and it only took 1 hr 10 mins to watch lol..Those adverts were on for 20 mins! in total.{Will tape it this week!}

Kathleen said...

This is just fabulous, what a great choice of colour, and gorgeous image.
Love it.

Was a tad disappointed with Downton, felt it a bit slow, but I can see trouble brewing.

Kath x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the colour & the image is fab!

Hugs Shell xx

Janice said...

Super card Sue - she suits purple! & thanks also for the mention of the gift card pocket idea. Still thinking about you all and your hospital visits, it won't be easy for any of you. Glad you managed to relax a bit with your daughter tho, it will have done you the power of good I'm sure. Will email you over the weekend, Jx

Debs said...

WOWZERS Sue this is stunning hun - love the image and the colour is gorgeous - your colouring is amazing :o)
I was thinking about you on Sunday when Downton was on. Looking forward to Strictly starting too.
Hope you manage to get things sorted for your Dad soon.
Hope you are looking after yourself.
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hunni...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

sue w. said...

Hi Sue, Love this image and the colour you have chosen, the embossing really pops and sparkles.
Hope you find somewhere suitable for your dad.
Hugs Sue W.

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it! Hope things get sorted with your Dad soon hun.

Donna x

Wendy said...

Stunning card Sue, love the gorgeous image and colours.
Hope things get sorted for your dad soon.
Take care.
Wendy xx

Rebekah said...

Stunning colours Sue and I just adore all your shiny elements! Hugs Rebekah xx

Tammy said...

WOW Sue, this is gorgeous!! I love that image and your beautiful colors, the feather is a perfect touch! I hope you get a place for your dad soon, take care of yourself also!
Big Hugs, Tammy

KraftyKoolKat said...

A very pretty card sweetie. Love the rich colour. Glad Dad is stable and I hope you find a nice place soon.

Downton Abbey was a little happier last week, look forward to this Sunday's.


meg said...

Love the vivid colour Sue it's really dramatic and the feather is the perfect finishing touch. Downton was good on Sunday night I had the house to myself so had peace and quiet to enjoy it.

Glad dad is stable I hope he does improve though take care Hugs Meg

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Sue...this is such a fabulous card!!!! The image is just precious and so beautifully colored!! I love the colors you used and the addition of the feather, too...fantastic design!!!!

coops said...

so stunning sue.fabulous image and your purple colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is GORGEOUS with a capital G, I love the rich, beautiful colors, the feather sure is a great addition!

Carole said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue, your colouring is fab.
Hope you and the family are well.
Have a good weekend
Hugs Carole xXx

Kelly Neis said...

Sue your card is beautiful! I love the purples, so rich and elegant. The feather is divine on it. Sorry to hear about your father, I hope you find him a suitable place soon. It is hard taking care of our parents, both of mine need care also, you just do not think those things would happen. I hope you have a very nice weekend.
Hugs Kelly

Jules said...

Hi Sue

Loving your beautiful card. Such gorgeous colours!

I hope your Dad gets settled into his new home soon. I can remember it seeming to take ages for them to sort everything for my MIL. But looking back it probably wasn't as long a time as it felt!!

Take care of yourself.

Love Jules xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Sue, gorgeous Dilly Beans image and fantastic colours, the embossed mirri looks great. I am glad your Dad is stable and I hope they find him a nursing home place soon. Have a good weekend in this lovely weather.

Pat xx

Betka said...

I love your card Sue, wonderful colours and love the image! Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs (:Betka:)

Anneke said...

this is realy fabulous Sue and great design and colors.
hugs to you.

Debbie said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love the image and the gorgeous colours. x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice colors.

Hugs, Astrid.

Ira Huberts said...

There's just one word for this card: WOW!!!!! Fabulous colours, adorable image and your colouring is amazing!!!!!! Gosh, I'm totally impressed and in awe!! Biggest of hugs, Ira xox
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Shannon White said...

Wowie!!! I popped in to see what you've been up to! 8-) And it looks like Krafty Gorgeousness to me!! ;-) Love your Wonderful purple monochrome card Sue! Just Fabulous!! 8-)


Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, love the feather and the rich ,deep purple colours!