Monday, 24 May 2010

Thanks a bunch....

Hi again, this is Susan. I have enjoyed making this card, I love working from sketches and this one is no exception.
All the edges of the backing papers and the image surround were distressed.
I have entered this card in a few challenges this week, I have listed them below.
All my favourite things were used here, butterflies and flowers, ribbon and lace. The colours I chose simply because they always remind me of spring when everything is coming alive.

The butterfly was taken from an Artylicious CD - Butterfly Bliss, and printed onto pearlescent paper, then cut out and decorated up. The label I made myself on the computer, the edges again were distressed before putting on the card.

This image is so cute, it is of course a Lili of the Valley Stamp, and being a cat fan is one of my favourite stamps to colour in. I used Pro-Markers to get my desired effect.
The lace and ribbons I get from my local market. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and with a few of my own blossoms thrown in.

The challenges I am entering this card with are:-
  1. Lili of the Valley Sketch
  2. Crafty Dragons - Aud Sentiments No. 2
  3. Papertake Weekly - Say it with flowers
  4. Sir Stamp Alot - May, Butterflies and Blossoms

Thank you for taking the time to look at my creation.

Love Susan



  1. This is so gorgeous Susan, beautiful colours and lots of pretty pearls and lace, love it.Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

  2. Hello Lovely Ladies ! Your card is gorgeous ! Being a cat person I just adore the image... Your embellishments and flowers are coordinated to perfection and I love the way you have placed the sentiment, giving it more dimension... Just fantastic - as usual ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

  3. Susan I love the lace and the beautiful flowers....I just love the whole thing. :) A really beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  4. Very pretty! I love seeing yellow in's my favorite color. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  5. What an adorable card! I love all the flowers and that butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  6. This lace is fab! And that image again!

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this week


  7. Just realised that you have done two separate entries, this is also fantstic it reallly is.
    thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot challenge.
    hugs chris xx

  8. This is gorgeous i love the cutie image and the papers are great too, thank you for joining us this time at LOTV chalenge, big hugs pops x x x

  9. Hi Susan

    Thanks for plugging my blog and what a fantastic card - I love it. Love the papers, distressing and of course the gorgeous image (But the link should be to the challenge blog!!) Thank you for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  10. This is beautiful. I love everything about it! Your attention to detail is amazing.
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  11. Fab Entry, I love it, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Wow Mam this card is so summery and bright and beautiful. I really love the colours, to me they look so different to what you usually use, I love how zesty and mouth-watering this card looks!! You've used the beautiful kitty image that Emma has used, yet both images look so different because of how you've both coloured them, I love them. The flowers and the butterfly look so real and the lace is gorgeous. Fantastic job Mam xxx

  13. what a wonderful card , Thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month And good luck !


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