Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Divas by Design - Make it Pretty

Hello.... I hope you are all well.... it's Team A's turn over at 

and we have a wonderful theme for you this week of....

'Make it Pretty'

I can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations for this one!

I coloured this very cute Saturated Canary image called 'Christmas Nutcracker' months ago and so thought it was about time I made a card for her to go on. I've used some pretty paper with roses on... it 's not 'Christmas' paper but it seemed to go well with the image. I've used part of a Memory Box Snowflake Sprig Die in top right corner.  It's a good job that I buy huge rolls of ribbons though... I waste so much trying to get a decent bow. I usually end up taking all the ribbon off and binning it! Shhh... don't tell anyone.... ;-)

We are sponsored by the wonderful Iva Nova Chest

I hope you can pop on over to our main blog at Divas by Design and see the rest of the teams very pretty creations!!! :-))

Image: Saturated Canary - 'Christmas Nutcracker'
Paper: Marianne D - 'Victorian Vintage'
Die: Memory Box - 'Snowflake Sprig'
Ribbon: MeiFlower
Gem: Stash
Sentiment: made on computer
Star Dust Stickles

I've coloured 'Christmas Nutcracker' with Copics.

I've been catching up with some Christmas shopping this last week... and I even made a few Christmas Cards!! I think it's finally dawned on me that it's only a month away!
it was a lovely day here today... clear blue skies but very cold... I'm having to wrap up extra warm to keep the old joints and bones warm!!
Looking forward to Strictly again on Saturday... wasn't it fab from Blackpool... absolutely loved Susanna and Kevin!
Thanks for all your lovely comments!
Take Care
Love and hugs


Doreen said...

Love the image and fab colours Sue,just

Pearl said...

A very pretty card indeed Sue! Your colouring is amazing! I wish I could colour like you.
Pearl x

Anneke said...

Dear Sue
such an adorable card and image.
your coloring is realy perfect and such a pretty bow.
and i love to visit your blog, but with my eye problems it is not always possible to sit long behind my computer.
anyway, i wish you a wonderful week and hugs to you.

Debbie said...

Such a beautiful card Sue and your colouring is gorgeous. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I like the sweet image, the papers and the ribbon, I hope you are doing ok.
Kevin xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Sue. I love the pretty image and your have coloured her so beautifully. The papers, ribbon and flowers are gorgeous too.
Take care,
hugs Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is beautiful. Love your gorgeous colouring and layout.

I had a lovely weekend away thank you. The only thing was I had toothache, but thankfully it wasn't all the time.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful card Sue you have coloured the SC gorgeously! Your bow looks perfect to me (how many tries did it take lol!). Hope you are keeping warm and well, very cold in Blackpool today! Susan x

Carole said...

And pretty it surely is Sue, love it!
Hope you're well.
Carole xXx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Beautiful card Sue, the colouring is stunning and the ribbon works so well with the image.

Warm hugs

Pat said...

Oh Sue this is gorgeous and your colouring is amazing, love the design too. Hope you are keeping well.

Pat xx

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful image and I love how you have coloured it. Gorgeous paper also.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sue - amazing colouring and beautiful papers - love the rose border :o)
I'm really enjoying Strictly and now I'm a Celebrity has started - there's just not enough hours in a day lol!!!
Hope you are keeping well and looking after yourself.
Debs xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, I love you beautifully coloured image and your papers are gorgeous.
I hope you are keeping well.

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, this is gorgeous - your colouring is spot on.

Hasn't Strictly been good this year, loved the kiddies dancing at Blackpool too.

It's freezing here - we had some snow just the other day. Time for an extra jumper!

Liz x

Vicky said...

Beautiful as always hun..:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

chrissy xx said...

Awhh! What a cutie she is! FABulous colours Sue and I Love these papers...Perfect for any time of year.
Strictly was Brilliant..LOved it all.

Jo said...

Hi Sue.....this is so gorgeous, your colouring is just beautiful & the paper is lovely! I know what you mean about the ribbon....I'm just the same lol! Hope you're well & keeping warm.....we had snow yesterday!!!
hugs Jo x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so cute!

Kathleen said...

Sue your colouring is fabulous, pretty image and great papers, like the touch of the snowflake twig and a lovely bow.
I am just like you with bows the amount of ribbon I have wasted but I don't really care as I have far too much and could do with getting rid of some as I forget to use it half the time lol.

Kath x

Tammy said...

WOW Sue, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love that sweet image and it's colored beautifully, fabulous paper too!! I hope you are doing well!
Big hugs, Tammy

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the sweet image coloured so beautifully.
Wendy xx

Pia S said...

You've made such a lovely card with a vintage feel using this sweet image! You've colored her so beautifully, and I think the blue of the image and the yellow of the paper make a great contrast. The layout is fab too!

Janice said...

Super card Sue, coloured to perfection - such a lovely image. Know what you mean about bow tying, very hit or miss with me too, but I would say, some ribbons are a lot harder than others. Hope you are staying cosy, just ordered another onsie as I was frozen yesterday! Jx

Vikram Avasthi said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning hun, love the colours & the bow looks amazing!
Hugs Shell xx

DesignerDiva said...

Sue that paper is sooooooooo pretty what a perfect choice for this challenge!! Love the image and you have made an amazing job of colouring her in, the shading is perfection!!! Nothing wrong with that bow either Mrs so you need another excuse for shopping for ribbon lol!!
I thought strictly was brilliant last week, everyone was so good and yes Susannah and Kevin (from Grimsby) were fantastic!!!
Big hugs Laurie xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the background paper and your colouring of the image.

coops said...

so stunning sue.gorgeous papers and image and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely card Sue and I love SC images but I dont colour too good. xxxx

Rebecca said...

Hi Sue i love your card! The image is gorgeous and the papers are really pretty! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and its not to cold!

Love From Rebecca xx

Betka said...

Aw this is beautiful Sue! I love the sweet image and the papers and little roses are so pretty too :)
I hope you have a good weekend.
Hugs (:Betka:)

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Sue. I apologize. I spend very little time at home so ... no creativity, no blogging. A beautiful greeting card beautiful background papers and image. Elegant, simple. Have a nice Sunday. Hug. Lily Anuska

Joan Ervin said...

I am sooo in awe of your coloring skills, Sue...this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

meg said...

Hi Sue love the card the shades of blue all blend so beautifully wonderful colouring. I love the background paper it looks so delicate. Hope you are all well Hugs Meg

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you've been well. Sorry I haven't been around in ages; bloghopping has after LLC become a distant memory of the past... :-( Beautiful X-mas card; I love this image and I love blue! Take care.

Wishing you Happy Holidays!
Hugz, Sandra
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome colouring Sue and wonderful design. Beautiful card!