Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Summertime and the living is easy....

Hi, it's Susan here.

I have worked this card from a great sketch from 'Delightful Sketches' it is such a nice one and lends itself perfectly to a garden theme. There is always such a lot of challenges to follow at this time of the year with a summer theme, and when the sun is shining it is nice to be able to design with the gorgeous colours that are ideal for garden themed cards.

The backing papers are from a CD rom by Crafter Companion called Cute Companions - Summer Stories, beautiful backing papers on this CD rom. All the edges were distressed.

Can you spot the little wooden 'ladybirds', these little insects are my favourite summer bugs! They brings lots of memories of when Emma and my other daughter Jeni used to go on ladybird hunts in the garden in the summer!

The digi image is from Daisy Doodles store, it is such a cute little image and is perfect for a beautiful summery card. The image is called 'Wheelbarrow'.

The images are really good and print off perfect, any size you wish to make them. They are well worth a visit.

I coloured it in with Pro-Markers, and then distressed the edges to match the main papers.

The large yellow flower is my own handmade flower, made from a flower punch and coloured with inks, shaped and finished with stamens, the other flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, which I coloured with inks.

The tag I made myself on the computer, I ink aged the background before distressing the edges.

I used raffia from Papermania this time instead of ribbon, simply because I thought raffia blended in more with a garden theme.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan



  1. A delightful card, Susan! Love the image and your colouring is fab!
    {hugs} Sylvia

  2. Oh look at those scrummy delicious papers, another masterpiece!

  3. What a beautiful card Susan ! I love the different papers you have used and as always your embellihsments are so pretty... Love the rafia... Hugs and smiles from Catherine

  4. So pretty. Gorgeous flowers and beautifully colored! So happy you could join us at Stamp Something this week! Happy Summer!

  5. Beautiful card-your embellishments are wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches!

  6. Great card!
    Thanks for playing at Delightful Challenges :)

  7. Hi Susan, I love this card! How beautiful and the DP goes perfect! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at Delightful Sketches. Good luck and I hope to see your creativity again!

  8. such a beautiful card thanks for joining us over at crafty calander this month xxx

  9. When I saw this lovely card at weekend it made me want to go in the garden and do something! I love love love it. Yes Mam, the ladybirds reminded me of our ladybird hunts too. We would play with them all day and then when they eventually flew away I'd get so upset!!
    I love everything about this card, as I usually do! Your flower is outstanding, I love it.


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