Thursday, 9 April 2015

MAWTT - Inspiration Photo

Hello... I hope you are all well today.... huge hugs to those who are unwell or not feeling good...  it's the turn of Team B once again at

our lovely Red is hosting this week and she has given us this fab

 'Inspiration Photo'
use for your inspiration! 
The theme? The colours? Whatever speaks to you!

I love doing inspiration photos as it makes me try new things... and this lovely photo certainly inspired me... lots of things leaped out at me... Layers, Butterflies, Hot Summer Colours, Raindrops sparkling in the sunshine (I have a very vivid imagination !! )

I've made the flower out of a new die from Die-Cutting Essentials 2 Magazine, and wanted to make it look delicate like a water lily. I only had green vellum though... so green it had to be!! Lol. I heat embossed the edges with copper to match the butterflies. 

The butterflies were made with a stamp set that was freebie with Quick Cards Made Easy a few weeks ago. I stamped and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder onto green vellum.

I've embossed or debossed? the orange card with a honeycomb pattern. Decided my pale green paper on right looked a bit bland and so I stamped a background pattern onto it. The stripey orange/white border is a strip of quilling paper. Finally, I added some Dew Drops.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's sparkly creations this week!!

Did you all have a lovely Easter? mine got off to a bumpy start as my mum came down with flu and she needed lots of TLC as she was very sick. She is a lot better now though which is a relief. I went to have a tooth out last week and the dentist couldn't get all of it out... so I'm left with the root in... waiting for an appointment at dental hospital to have it cut out! will be glad when I get rid of it as my gum keeps swelling up and is very sore. I did manage to eat my Easter Bunny and Easter Egg though! I scoffed them all in one go this year!!

Just heard that Poldark has been renewed for a second season... that's good news isn't it!!! I gasped with horror when I read a comment on the Daily Mail yesterday though... a lady said that Ross Poldark needed a shave, a good bath and to lose some weight!! Noooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ROFL

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Will catch up with you all soon!
Love and hugs


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so pretty Sue. Such gorgeous colours and layout.
Hope all in the family feel better soon. You have had a bad few months.

meg said...

Beautiful butterfly card Sue, love the vibrant colours and your new flower die. Hope you all feel better soon, this has been a rotten year for you so far. Hugs Meg xx

Sue said...

Such a stunning interpretation of the photo Sue. I love the colours, gorgeous flower and beautiful butterflies.
Sorry to hear your mum has been unwell and that you have had so much trouble with your tooth, it sounds painful. I hope you don't have to wait too long for your appointment.
Take care, hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,such pretty

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh My Goodness Ross Poldark does not need any of those things!! Well maybe a bath but thats only cause he could have it with me!!!!!
Love the card it looks super. Great colours all nice and summery.

Hope your appt comes through soon, Its jumped from me to you this toothache malarky, Love to you all, H xxx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sue, I love the colours that you chose and your velum flower and butterflies are gorgeous.
I'm sorry to hear that your Mum was poorly and that you are still suffering with your tooth, I hope you get it sorted soon.
Take care.

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Sue - love the copper embossing - and the flower is stunning.
I have recorded the Poldark series and am looking forward to watching it - maybe on my own with a scrummy box of choccies :o)
Hope your Mum is on the mend.
Debs xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Sue and I love the vellum flower..just gorgeous.The green under the butterflies wings looks so pretty too..The first season of Poldark is about to start over here so I will judge for myself about the


chrissy xx said...

FABulous! I LOve your design..This vellum flower is so effective with the copper round and these butterfly are so pretty..I LOve your debossed card and I had to look at your other paper again! when you said it had been stamped..What a Wonderful patter Sue...LOve that one.
Sorry your still under the weather, a build up to going to the Dentist is bad enough never mind waiting now for an appointment for the dental hospital.
I only had one egg! but, I did eat it all in one go because I've always believed that they can go off if not eaten rolf..Quite full after but, boy was it good.
Perhaps the lady should go to Spec Savers! He looks just fine to me.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous choice of colours and love the flower at first I thought you had used the MS punch for the butterfly it is so much like it.

Great card.

Kath x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Sue. The green and orange colour combo is fabulous and love the design.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I like the colours the flower, the butterflies and the design
Kevin xx

Claire Grantham said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card. Very clever heat embossing onto the vellum, stunning results. I haven't seen the Poldark remake yet..I have been worried that it might not be as good as the original which I love! Cx

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous take on the inspiration photo, Sue!!!! I absolutely love the green layered flower and what pretty butterflies!!! I'm glad your mum is feeling better and I hope you get some relief after you finally get the root must be in a lot of discomfort!!!

Craft buddy said...

I love that embossed hexagon corner with the dew drops, so modern. I love your colors Sue! x Jessie

Pat said...

Great card Sue, love the butterflies and the beautiful flower.

Pat xx

Janice said...

Gosh I love all the elements you took from the piccy, they were all really good. I would have gone butterflies and stopped there. This is probably why your cards are far more creative than mine! This is super Sue, love the flower and obviously the butterflies! Your tooth sounds a bit of a disaster area, u got a hospital date yet? Also how's ur mum? Hopefully fully recovered now and feeling brighter in this lovely sunshine? Enjoy the weekend, Jx

Carole said...

Fab interpretation Sue, love the flower.
Carole x

Unknown said...

When I first saw the inspirational photo I thought, gosh, this is pretty hard to do. But then I scrolled down and saw your lovely card and I was like, yes! Our Sue has nailed this challenge as always! Love the vellum behind your butterflies and your flower is absolutely stunning!! Hugs, Ira xox
♥Ira’s Crea Corner♥

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awesome creation hun, love your flower its perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

Pia S said...

Color challenges and photo inspirations are to me the hardest ones. But this image is just amazing, so many possibilities! I love orange and I love how it makes your card look so vibrant and springlike.