Thursday 5 August 2010

Carousel Birthday...

Hi, Susan here...

Emma and I are very proud to announce that we have been chosen to be Guest Designers for Digi Doodle Shops Best for the month of August.

A new challenge started today at Digi Doodle Shops Best and the theme is 'Use Your Favourite Stamp', the challenge runs until Wednesday 11th August. Full details of the challenge can be found HERE! If you are in need of some inspiration for this challenge why not take a look at all the fabulous Design Team creations, they're absolutely great!

Come on now and have a try, what could be easier than using your favourite stamp!!

Now back to my card...

I used another sketch for this one, its a previous challenge from Inspirational Card Sketches. It was the shape of the sketch that gave me the idea for my easel card!

I have used backing papers from my stash, all have been distressed and glittered with stickles.

The ribbon and tuille have all come from our local market.

This is one of the gorgeous images available to buy from the Digi Doodles Store, it is called 'Carousel', I love it. I feel very lucky to have been able to use this beautiful digi image for my card. The edges of my topper were distressed and glittered then layered onto a scalloped matt with glittered ruffled tuille behind. I used Pro-Markers to colour in my image and gently inked the background.

My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I glittered all the edges with stickles.

On the base of the easel I placed my sentiment. I made this on my computer, the edge has been distressed and glittered and layerd onto a scalloped matt.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

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

Love Susan



  1. Hi Susan

    what a fantastic creation, love the colours and details.

    Hugs Ali x

  2. That's a fabulous card - the oval shape with the easel style is a lovely combination, and the image is gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  3. Hi Emma and Susan,
    Your card is very marvellous!
    Great image and I like these details so cute.
    Big Hugs, Murielle

  4. Congratulations ! I am not surprised that so many challenge blogs want to have you in their DT, your cards are always GORGEOUS ! An this one is no exception ! It's beautiful Susan ! I love the shape and the tulle looks so pretty... Gorgeous embellishments as usual ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

  5. Beautiful card

    Thanks for joining OSAAT this week

    Liz xx

  6. Hi Susan, this is so gorgeous, the flowers, the image itself and the colour combo and of course the layout, just fab! Congrats on the GDT job, you two lovelies well deserve it!!!


  7. Gorgeous card and beautiful pink flowers. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT.
    Carol Ann xx

  8. Your card is just stunning.
    Every detail is so beautiful.

  9. Susan this is totally adorable, lovely glitter on the Images...oh wooow card...

  10. Susan I love how you have two different designer papers on the circle. Great coloring as always!!

  11. Wow Susan....this is so pretty! I love the shape of this easel card, with the ribbon down the side! Such a pretty image too! Beautiful work Susan!

  12. OMG, I really amazed by this card! LOVE everything about it, especially that it is round!!!

  13. Hi Susan,

    Welecome to our team. It's so exciting to have you, and Emma as our guest designers this month. Your card is fantastic! Just totally beautiful.


  14. I love the shape of this card and it has been coloured beautifully.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  15. This is gorgeous Susan I just love that image and you have made it suit the card so beautifully well done thanks for joinung us at OSAAT this wk hugs Rebekah xx

  16. really pretty card! Thanks for joining in with the challenge this week over at One Stitch at a Time Challenge blog and hope to see you again soon! Gemma :)

  17. Fantastic card Susan! I'm not at all surprised that DDSB has snatched you up as a GD! Good for you both! :)

    So glad you could join us at OSAAT! Hope you'll be back for next weeks challenge as well! :)

  18. Great Card Susan. Love the vintage look on all of your cards. They are all so very pretty. I'm jalous...

    Katja (DT-DDSB)

  19. Susan, your card for our challenge is as beautiful as the one Emma did! That image is adorable and the lace border adds such a beautiful touch!

    Thanks for playing with Cupcake Craft this week!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  20. Mam when you showed me this card last week I loved it and now I think I love it even more! It's my favourite of yours so far I think it's wonderfully inventive and so beautiful to look at. I have spent ages looking at all the details on the computer! I love the papers and how the tulle looks different over each of the papers, great effect. The image looks as though it was designed for this card, it's beautiful. I love how you always experiment with different card shapes and designs, it always pays off in your designs. I would have this card on permanent display in my house if I was the lucky recipient!
    A real beauty of a card Mam, well done! xxx

  21. TOP card !! You two makes just so wonderful cards, it's so nice to have you as a guests in the DT :o)
    Hugs, Jóna

  22. I love easel cards and this one is amazing. Thanks for playing at Cupcake. xx


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