Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine Rose Garden

Hi all,
Hope you are all having a good weekend... huge hugs to those who are unwell or going through difficult times.

I've finally managed to do a bit of colouring and crafting... and made these two Valentine's Cards... one for my daughter and one for my mum. 

I have huge stack of papers that came free with magazines... so I'm trying to use some of them up. I searched through for some that matched my colouring and found some very pretty Damask Rose papers by Jennifer Ellory. I was gonna make both cards with the green paper but the flip side of this paper was purple/cream and it also matched really nicely.. so thought I'd use it on my mum's card as she loves purple.

The stamp set is called Clear Impressions Rose Garden and was part of the fab candy that I won off the lovely Jo last year. 

In the set you get loads of images that you can merge together to make a scene. 

Coloured with Copics. I've added some stickles to the water in the fountain. 

Two very simple cards but boy did I enjoy making them, especially the colouring as I've not done any for a long while :-))

I still haven't got very much time for crafting/blogging with one thing and another. Thanks for your good wishes from my last post... I've finally recovered from my chest infection... but now my mum isn't too well. So I'm giving her lots of TLC and spending some time with her. 

At least we have had a bit of sunshine here in Manchester over last few days... nice to have it lighter in the mornings and evenings! the dry and sunny weather make me feel so much better... so roll on Spring!!
Take Care
Love and hugs


Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what wonderful cards.
I love them both, and those stamps are fab.
Great colouring of the images also.
I bet they were sooooooooo! pleased with those.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wendy L said...

Lovely card Sue, sure she loved it, Keep well and look after Mum, xxx

meg said...

Lovely idea Sue I think it's important to tell those close to us how much they mean. Wonderful colouring on the images, the background papers are lovely with the image, so glad that you are feeling a little better, hope mum improves soon. About 3-4 inches of snow here this morning so yes roll on Spring. Take care Hugs Meg xx Thanks for all your support

Babs said...

Your cards are beautiful sue great stamping and colouring, I am sure the recipients will love them

Keep warm hugs Babs x

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, the images are gorgeous as is the colouring. Hope your Mum is soon feeling much better. Another lovely sunny day here too a little bit cold but so much better than all that rain, and when the sun shines it is light until gone 5pm which is great. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Pat xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful images and colouring Sue and your made up cards are gorgeous..hope your Mum gets better soon..I'm sure she will with your TLC...take care.


chrissy xx said...

What a lovely set of stamps Sue! Each and everyone could be used on its own. You've made a lovely scene with them..GOrgeous colours too. Such a lovely idea to make one for each of the ladies in your life.. Glad to hear you are well. Sorry to hear Mum isn't TLC is what is ordered and if I could would send warm sunny weather! Although it's sunny today...such a cold wind..better to stop in and keep warm. see you still have the same eye candy? hope he pops up somewhere else soon for you x

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, your papers are beautiful and you have created a fabulous scene with your lovely stamps.
I'm glad you are feeling better, I hope your Mum is soon feeling better as well.

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful cards!

You are so kind taking care of your Mum and I fully understand your wait for dry and sunny weather. This rainy and cold weather is not good for the joints or any rheumatic issues. Good that you feel better from the chest problem.

I wish you a happy week!

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous card and a great scene you have made with the images, both look equally as nice which ever way round the paper is.
Happy Valentine's Day to you too and glad that you are feeling better, hope Mum does very soon as well.

Dead shocked to read about Mr Bates, wouldn't have thought he was an alcoholic, bet Tom isn't.
Have a good week.

Kath x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two really pretty cards Sue, I bet your Mum and Daughter both loved them too. Sorry I am not about a lot but I am still up and down to the hospital with hubby and caring for him. Our daughter is coming over from France next Wednesday for a few days because she is so worried about him. I seem to have less and less time to my self at the moment.
Hope your Mum feels better soon.

Doreen said...

Two beautiful cards Sue,love the stamp set you have used..Hope your Mum is better

Tammy said...

These are beautiful Sue! I love that image and your coloring is gorgeous, fab papers too! I hope your mom starts to feel better.
Big hugs, Tammy

Janice said...

Both lovely cards Sue and delightful colouring. Glad your chest has cleared up but not so good that your Mums now poorly. Hopefully the sunshine will help. Take care and keep cosy, Jx

Pia S said...

I recognize those papers,I think I've got some left of the purple only. Isn't it amazing what a difference they make, here we have two very similar designs, but the colors make the cards look so different. The power of colors never ceases to amaze me...

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both are just gorgeous hun, I'm sure your Mom & daughter both loved them
Hope you are feeling better & are soon back with us in blogland. I know I missed it when I was away poorly

Huge hugs Missus
Shell xx

Kathleen said...

Hi Sue, thanks for your lovely comment.
I watched the new Julian Fellows thing on Sunday night Dr, Thorne and quite enjoyed it, obviously not a patch on Downtown, but I will see it through.
Hope your Home improvements are nearly finished and that you and your Mum are vastly improved health wise.

Kath x