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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Windswept and Interesting.....

Morning all.

Not sure what the weather was like with you yesterday but here... it was back to winter. The wind and the rain howled and it was horrible! And yesterday was the first day back after the hols at athletics and the boys were supposed to be training outside... thankfully their trainer decided to leave it indoors for this week only. Although the law of sod prevailed and by 4pm the sun was shining (although it was still blowing a gale!). Never mind, there's always next week.

I decided to have a wee play yesterday (and it really was a wee play, I gave myself 45 minutes!).  The other day the lovely Fi posted a card she'd made using this fabby sketch from Sketch Saturday and I thought I might use it too. And then I got to thinking that I'd use Isabella and the papers that I'd use for her too and here we are. This must be the first time - ever - that I've thought about a card and it's actually ended up looking how I anticipated it would look! I am very pleased with this one :) Well, I say that but I was going to do her on a white card blank and doodle round the edges but when I was looking for card I discovered a very unloved stash of Stampin Up's Sahara Sand so I used that instead and then decided against the doodling.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Oldie but A Goodie - Make it Girly (that MME paper has been in stash for ages, using up the last of the 6x6 pad and wishing I had bought more)
Simply Create Too - Use Your Stash
Sketch Saturday
Visible Image - Get Stamping in April

Stamps 
Isabella - Visible Image

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
Sahara Sand - Stampin Up

Paper 

 Embellishments 

 Tools 
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Susan 
x

19 comments:

Sandra said...

Very nice and yesterday was most definatly a craft day! xxx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,gorgeous image and papers.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Such a sweet image and I love those papers.
Sue x

Janice said...

Beautiful colouring and a lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

Steph said...

Great take on our sketch and I love those papers, such pretty colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, hope to see you again soon x

Alyce said...

ooooh stunning!!! the colours on her are so pretty and i love the layers of paper :)

Marilyn said...

Great card Susan and I like this image a lot. Lovely colouring and that is a nice Nestie... I may have to go shopping!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. The image looks fab and I love the colours and layout.
Lorraine x

Chris said...

Lovely card, Susan. It's a great design, love the papers and image!
Chris
X
PS I hope you get some better (Warmer:)) weather soon!!!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

This is beautiful, love it

Ali x

Esperite said...

I love the colours youve used and Isabellas hair is fab! Shes such a lovely stamp to work with, your card is gorgeous xxx

Anne-Marie said...

Gorgeous little card.....love that very girlie image and she's coloured beautifully....thanks for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle....good luck! ps My brother lives in Coatbridge and spent an hour on the phone, last night, moaning about the weather...hahaa!

catherine said...

This looks great Susan and such a great take on the sketch too. Wind is howling away up here in north Yorks today!!
x catherine

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh I am soooo fed up of the storms here too! :(

Fed up of the leaking windows as well!

Lovely card hun - gorgeous image and layout :)

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Susan: Beautiful creation! Glad You joined in our Challenge #35 - "Use Your Stash" at Simply Create Too

Diane
http://SimplyCreateToo.blogspot.com
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Elena said...

It's so cute!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Susan and made in 45 minutes is showing your true talent. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Susan - adorable image and love the DP's
Debs xx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.

Hugs,

Julia