Sunday, 13 July 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hello.... hope you are all having a nice weekend!  I  thought I'd pop by with this card that I made a couple of months ago for Hazel's Birthday and somehow never got around to showing you....

 I loved making this card...everything just seemed to fall into place...
I used a Saturated Canary image but decided to crop it as I wanted to fit quite a few dies onto the card.  

Image: Saturated Canary - 'Canary Love'
Papers: Wild Rose Studio - 'Always and Forever'
Die: Memory Box - 'Large Parker Number Set'
Die: Memory Box - 'Precious Hearts'
Die: Memory Box - 'Party Lanterns'
Gems from Stash

I coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers... added some liquid pearls and tiny gems for her earrings... 

I'm having a 'holiday at home' for few weeks, to see if I can recharge my batteries... still feeling very tired... but some days are better than others. Just bought some herbal teas..... Restoring Echinacea & Raspberry and Warming Camomile & Spiced Apple... mmmm... they not only taste delish but smell gorgeous!

Have you seen the new Downton Abbey Teaser Trailer for this Autumn? ...  it doesn't give much away... a leaf falling, some cutlery being strategically placed, a servants bell ringing…. and Carson saying that things are changing!! ah well, better than giving everything away I suppose!! can't wait for new series!

Thanks for all your lovely comments and a big welcome to my new followers!
I will catch up with you all in next few days.
Take Care
Love and hugs


Jacee said...

Gorgeous card Sue, your coloring is fabulous, that hair is superb, lovely work!
Hugs Jacee
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Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A beautiful card Sue I lve how you cropped the image, fabulous! I've not seen the Downton teaser has to be one of my favourite shows, can't wait!!! xx

sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is Gorgeous Sue. Love the layout and colour combo.

hugs sally x

Carole said...

What a beautiful card Sue, great idea to crop the image. Bet Hazel loved it.
Hope you are keeping well apart from feeling tired
Carole xXx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Sue. I love the way you have cropped the image showing just her beautiful face. The design and papers are lovely.
Hope you have had a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card the sweet image and fabulous colouring..hope you have a lovely holiday at home.Have you had your thyroid checked..that can make you very tired if it is low..a simple procedure.


Doreen said...

This is beautiful Sue,lovely image and colours... I love Downton Abbey too can't wait for it to start.I hope your holiday at home does you some good.xxxx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love your beautifully coloured image and fabulous design.
I hope you manage to recharge your batteries, your herbal teas sound lovely - I always drink fruit infusions, they taste lovely and are only 2 calories.

chrissy xx said...

Stunning! The cutest of images and I LOve your colours..The 40 looks FABulous Sue what a lovely idea putting stones on ...So pretty.
I LOve what you've done with the MB heart and these pearls on your image and the little bunting is GOrgeous.
Hope your hols do you a world of good..
Oh you have me excited! I didn't know there had been a little teaser on about Downton Abbey? Will have to watch for it.

Sue said...

This is stunning Sue. I love the way you have cropped the image, your colouring is wonderful and the detailing looks so beautiful.
Take care of yourself, I hope you feel 'recharged' soon!
hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous image and card Sue.Love the image and your design.
Have you seen your Dr Sue,just to see if they can put pep into your batteries. The tea sounds good :)
Hugs Sue xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the sweet image (looks fab cropped) and colours.
Wendy xx

Anneke said...

gorgeous card Sue and what a lovely image!
your coloring is realy perfect and the hair is super!
take care my friend and hugs to you.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I like the image the embellishments and the colours.I hope you are keeping well.
Kevin xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh I did love it and all the other handmade cards so much I didnt take them down for 4 weeks!!!! Thank You for thinking of me.

I hope you can recharge soon, I too feel tired a lot just now, Im blaming the weird weather!!

Big Hugs


Ira Huberts said...

Aawww, this is so adorable Sue! Love your girly card in pink, such a pretty shade it is! Your colouring is fabulous, love the pearls and touch of bling, absolutely darling! Off to check out the Downton trailer now, it's a definite must see ;-) Hugs, Ira xox
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Pia S said...

The cropped image works so well with the rest of this layout, and I love your coloring - her hair looks fantastic! I've only cropped images a couple of times, it's a great way to give it a different look.

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Sue!! I love that image and your coloring is stunning! Gorgeous papers too! I hope you've been enjoying your yummy teas!
Big hugs, Tammy

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love the adorable image and the backing papers.
No I have not seen the trailer, but I don't really watch much TV but I did see somewhere that the Writer (forgotten his name) said that he would not rule out another death by the end of the series?
I'm off from the 16th to 30th so no internet so no comments from me I'm afraid. Hope you enjoy and feel better from your holiday.
Take care.

Kath x

Betka said...

This is gorgeous Sue ......... what wonderful designs! I love the colours and the embellishments! Thanks for all your lovely comments! Hope you have a lovely day! Big hugs (:Betka:)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a delight and I am sure Hazel loved it as much as I do. Hope you are feeling a bit better sweetie.
I haven't seen the trailers for Downton Abbey but I do tend to record what I want to watch and then zoom through the adverts. Lol!!! Can't wait for it to start the new series.

Pat said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love what you have done with the image (I have this one) it looks great cropped what a good idea.

Pat xx

meg said...

Beautifully coloured card Sue I don't do pink often find it quite difficult to use. Love the die cuts they make a real statement. Hope you feel a lot better soon the teas sound wonderful their names are so descriptive I can almost smell and taste them.Autumn television looks promising lots to look forward to. Take care Hugs Meg

craftinka said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card love the coloring and dies are fab! Keep in touch. Hugs, Justyna xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning card hun, love the image & it looks fab chopped down!

Have a great weekend
Hugs Shell xx

Jayne A said...

Stunning card Sue. I like the way you have cut down the image. jayne

Desire Fourie said...

Sue this is just so pretty and girly and your colouring gorgeous. Love the different sizes of bling you used on the numbers.
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cheryl Baker said...

oh hun,this is just gorgeous,your coloring is so so beautiful,hun love it to bits,oh you may wish to pop over to my blog hun,something for you sweetie xxxxxxxxx

cheryl said...

Hi sweetie my email addy is hugs cheryl xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hey Sue, another gorgeous creation. Love all those dies. Hope you are keeping OK,

Liz x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Adorable card Sue, the colouring is so beautiful, nice cropping of the image and wonderful embellies.

Have a great recharge sweetie! Oh, a Downton teaser, I hope we get the series this autumn too.

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, what a darling image....she looks sooo sweet with her big eyes and beautiful coloring!!!! Love all the details you added, too...fabulous work, Sue!!!!

Janice said...

Sorry my love, I could have sworn I left a comment on this gorgeous card, but I can't see one, think I sometimes flick thru iPad screens too quick before things load, anyway this is super, great image and delightful colouring. Hope you're coping with the heat, Jx