Friday, 29 June 2012

Summer Time Spent with a Special Friend


Hello my blogging buddies

I hope this finds this well, I don't know about you but I'm glad it's Friday, it's been a hectic week here.
Anyway, at least my card is relaxing! 

I was given some gorgeous Faye Whittaker Decoupage sheets for a present and this is one of them. I spent absolutely ages trying to decide on a layout for this card. It's such a lovely image that I didn't want to go over the top with embellishments. I tried adding so many different things, I was surprised how much old stuff I had lurking about and was pleased to find the metal star fish ( I haven't a clue where it came from) 
So,as you will see I have made a twisted easel but at the moment it is looking quite plain. I tried adding some ribbon and a bow but it just didn't look right to me.


This is one of those cards that looks much better in real life. I added some stickles glitter glue to the waves which you cannot see on my picture. Also the bottom panel has been inked and then embossed with a paper crimper.

Here's a couple of close ups to try and show you what I mean:

So, I may make some changes to this at a later date, not sure yet!

Items used:
Faye Whittaker All Our Yesterdays Decoupage 
Papermania Textured cardstock
Metal charm and starfish from stash
Martha Stewart zig zag border punch
Stickles glitter glue - diamond
Paper crimper

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen summer Daze
Here Come the Boys - metal and/or embossing
Cutie Pie - one for the boys
Crafty Pad - more than one fold
Creative Inspirations -  anything goes
Charisma cardz - anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - furry companion
Fussy and Fancy - fancy folds



That's all from me for now, just off now to check out what you have all been up to.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend
Hugs





113 comments:

cotnob said...

I love this card Sue, I think this is one of my favourite Faye Whittaker images and you have made a beautiful card with it. I love the way you stage your photographs - it looks so professional.
Pauline
x

Caroline said...

Morning Sue gorgeous card the image is beautiful love the layout it doesn't need anything else added it's perfect. Have a great weekend. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Sue I like the way you've finished your card.

jacqui x

Susan Flynn said...

It's just lovely Sue I don't think it needs any embellishments the picture does it all! x

sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card Sue. The image is so sweet. I don't think you need to add anything to it.
Sarah-Jane xx

Cheryl said...

oh Sue this is just so beautiful oh that is a wonderful image Hun,and the layout is just perfect,really brilliant Hun,love it hugs Cherylxxxxxx

chrissy xx said...

JUst Gorgeous! What a Fabulous scene....LOve it.
Chrissyxx
No! it didn't need ribbon lol..

NGCARDS said...

A great card hun! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog this week! xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing at Creative this week and Crafty Catz good luck and hope you will join us again. xx

sassy said...

what a fab card the images are so cute..love it hugs sassyxxxx

NGCARDS said...

A great card hun! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge over at Charisma Cardz & Creative Inspirations! xxx

Wendy L said...

Sue this is lovely. I like Faye Whittaker decoupage. xxxx

Dena said...

Sue! This card is really beautiful!!! I don't think it is plain at all. You have drawn everyone's attention to the gorgeous image and the glitter sets it off perfectly!
Hugs, Dena

Carol said...

Love this Sue, you've showcased the gorgeous image perfectly. I love your staging too. Carol x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the scene and colour's,have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Laine said...

Hi Sue, Your card is just perfect as it is. Lovely image and design details. I love it all.
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Card for our Anything Goes Challenge.
Hugs
Laine
X

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful easel card Sue, I like the image and the punch work.
Kevin xx

Pat said...

Lovely card Sue, great decoupage, very elegant and calming scene. Enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

Eret said...

May I have this card, please? :) It is so awesome! I am a sea fanatic, my favorite color is blue and my favorite card type is easels. I love your card. I've never done this kind of easel card yet but I have one half done :)
Hugs, Eret

rachel said...

I love this image Sue - its just magical - really brilliant card too - beautiful! Hugs Rachel xx

Tracy said...

Sometimes our creations just don't need all the bells and whistles. This is perfect just as it is Sue. That image is so sweet it stands alone beautifully. Hugs!
P.S. Thanks for the birthday wishes! :-)

TC said...

The twisted easel card frames this image beautifully. I love the sand effect from the crimper. x

BlackLissi said...

Wow! Your card is so sweet! Your image is perfect colored and very cute!
It had very nice if you want to join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week. Theme is Furry Companions.

Pat K said...

Oh Sue, I love this card and do agree, the CAS is perfect. The beautiful scene you have created is so calming....love it all! hugs, Pat K.x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours an image. I'm hoping we will be able to gor the coast this year. Marlene

May said...

Love this card.. fabulous design and image.. simply adorable.. Hugs May x x x

Cumbrianlass said...

Love this card, the image the colours and the layout are wonderful
Janet

Elaine Stark said...

A very sweet image, I love the embossed base. Elaine

Lorna's crafty creations said...

Gorgeous card Sue, i love the image and design,fab little starfish

have a lovely weekend
Lorna xx

June Nelson said...

This card is amazing Sue love it its so gentle and lovely huggies June xx

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Sue - this is a gorgeous card and I don't think it needs anything else! Love the image from a bygone era and the metal charms you've added. Thanks for sharing this delight at The Crafty Pad this week in our "More than One Fold" Challenge.
Helen x (DT)

she3655 said...

Hi Sue, Love your card, love the image xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so sweet .. what a cute image
Lisa

Sue said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sue!! what a wonderful image and it looks so good decoupaged!! I love the layout and design with the lovely blue borders… and the star fish is just perfect… it doesn't need more - the image is so beautiful… I think you've got the balance just right!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Fantastic!! I just adore these images used to cross stitch them many moons ago :O)

Ali x

Elaine said...

This is fantastic ,what a lovely card , super design love the vintage feel, well done Hugs Elaine

Vicky said...

Simply beautiful hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

nnalorac said...

It's lovely Sue, no embellishes needed. Love the image. Carolxx

Pami said...

Love this sweet card Sue, as you say its such a relaxing card! Thanks for your lovely words on my blog! Pami x

MagsB said...

Sue, this is great as it is! The silver starfish is just perfect for the wonderful decoupage!

love Mags B x

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, sorry I've not been by for ages - blog life interrupted by real life I'm afraid! Hopefully will be back to normal soon.

Fabulous cards since I was here last and big congrats on the DTs as well.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Sarah

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.i love the stunning image :D

xx coops xx

justforyoupapercrafts said...

This is just a really gorgeous card sue....gorgeous image and colours xxx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Sue, adorable image.
hugs Wendy xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sue,love the image.xxx

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, Sue, yet another stunning creation xx

Zoe said...

Such a lovely card! Really cute xx

debbi taylor said...

lovely card and am now following! x

Sarah said...

Sue I think your card is beautiful. I like the simplicity of it! The image speaks for itself and you don't need to over-embellish!

Sarah x

Natali said...

Beautiful Beach Scene card. Gorgeous 3D and great idea with charms.
Hugs
Natali

Thank you so much for lovely comments you leave in my blog every time!!

Jackie said...

Hi Sue, it's perfect as it is, such a beautiful card and a delightful image :o)
Jackie xx

downrightcrafty said...

just beautiful
hugs Kate xx

Alyce said...

So beautiful! Love the image :)

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh my goodness what a super little card ... love the beach scene and that little guy with his doggie is just great love the little star in the corner too and love the way you have displayed it with the sea shells in the background ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Sandie Edwards said...

Such a precious card... beautiful.. thanks so much for joining in the Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight.

Caz said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the simple layout, shows the image off to perfection.
Hugs
Caz x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow this is stunning! Love the image and just adore the card fold you have used with it. The colors are amazing too, everything just looks right! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad :)

Jo Davies said...

Such a sweet scene lovely card Sue... have a good weekend big hugs Jo xxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card I love these images Happy crafting Ginny ♥

Dannii said...

Amazing Card. I'm glad you decided not to add too many embellishments as it looks fabulous as it is. Superb! x

sue said...

gorgous card sue,love the star fish sue xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Sue :)

Your summery card is gorgeous and so nostaligic!

I cant follow your blog hun, I cant get past the word verification - I have tried so many times its blocked me :(

I will try again later, but I really struggle to read them :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the image x

Dawn said...

Lovely summer card, and the little star fish finishes your card off just perfectly. x

Sarah said...

Such a lovely card :)

Di said...

Wow great card, love the colours. Thanks for playing at HERE COME THE BOYS.
Hugs Di
xxx

Vee said...

This is really sweet. Lovely image and colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

carrie-lee said...

Fabulous card love the cute image is fab xxx

Hazel said...

Hi sue

You don't need to change it the card is fabulous as it is!

Thanks for dropping by to see me.

Ta ta for now.

Hazel xx

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous, so fresh and clean and great little shape.

marion82 said...

this is just darling!! taken from oldies!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!
hugs
xMx

you can visit
http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
for my free digis!!

Chris said...

Stunning card Sue I love it. Sorry for not being about lately been a bit hectic at home. Chris xx

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card sue lovely scenery fab layout and shape have a good week end tracy x

ChrisAndCat said...

Such a pretty card.

Little K Smith said...

Aawww this is gorgeous hun, what a beautiful image, love it! :)
Kelly.x

Bea und Doreen said...

fantastic little scene Sue. Love it
Big hugs and a wonderful Sunday too
Doreen xx

Sue said...

Hello Sue
Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my Blog(scrumplescrunch)and I am so pleased that you found me while surfing around.
I tried to use your link button(contact me) but it is broken, otherwise I would have sent an e-mail. You do exquisite work Sue, I am not a CAS designer as you have probably realised, I like getting all inky too much, Ha. Anyway this beautiful image you have mounted onto your easel card is delightful and it realtes a feeling of peacefulness, even though there are waves it is a relaxing scene, adding the silver element gives an extra interest, and in my opinion it is enough; the card does not need any tinkering.
Thanks for following me I hope you enjoy your visits to me.
Smiles:)
Sue

Shelby said...

This is a wonderful eye candy! Love the angled easel card and the scenery is just scrumptious and your photography set up is amazing!

Shelby

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
Oh this is lovely. I adore these images, I have them in a book for Cross stitch and they are wonderful.
Beautifully done, Sue. I wouldn't alter it at all, it's perfect.
Hugs Linda x

Alice Wertz said...

this is so beautiful and sweet! darling card!

Sazzle said...

What a fab card Sue and love how you've added your personal touches to it with those seaside elements and that crinkle card too :-)

If you're looking for another challenge to enter we have a "fancy folds" challenge running over at Fussy and Fancy if you wanted to enter (hope you don't mind me mentioning!)

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Sazzle
(lincscraftygirl)

Dora said...

This is beautiful Sue, I love this sweet image and style of your card xxx

Trace said...

I love this craft cd, the artwork is stunning

sparklingblackrose said...

This is gorgeous, love it :-) Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Its just perfect as it is hun!
Hugs Shell xx

Margrit said...

what a beautiful cards - the charms are so special -really stands out

Faye said...

Hi Sue, thanks for your lovely comment and for following at mine. Your Milton, looks like my Boo, who was a stray and adopted us in January. This is a gorgeous card. I do like an easel card, this is a very stylish number. Have a great Sunday. xx

Angela said...

Lovely card and I don't think you should change it. The charm finishes it off just right x

Rosietoes said...

Lovely card Sue. I just love that scene. :)

Edna x

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card Sue. And don't add anything else - looks great as it is!
and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week too!
Kim x

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Beautiful Sue, the image is one of my fav from Joanna sheen p x

catherine said...

This is a fab card Sue and i love these images. Great colours. thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog and I will be back to see more of your work
x catherine

Céline said...

oh my!!!! so gorgeous
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
hugs
céline

Allthingsinky said...

Beautiful Card....

Pia S said...

There's nothing plain about your card, the classic design, with few added details, is just prefect for this sweet image! Great choice of papers and colors!

Vicky said...

Such a sweet card Sue, I love that image and the creative way you have used it

hugs Vicky x x x

Heike said...

A beautiful card with such a nice summery feel.
Heike xx

crafty-stamper said...

A beautiful card that really needs nothing else and love the little metal starfish
carol x

Karen said...

What a gorgeous, peaceful, stunning card. It needs nothing else. :o) I am so pleased to have crossed paths with you and am happy to be your newest follower. :o) Your work is beautiful!

Hugs and blessings!

Lorraine said...

This is just lovely Sue. Such nostalgia..can't beat it and the starfish is a smashing finishing touch.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So gorgeous, a beautiful image and lovely colours
Lindsay xx

~ Marie ~ said...

Thank you for being a regular visitor to my blog. This is fantastic. I adore seaside scenes. I can't do decoupage any more sadly - too fiddly. Please don't make any changes to this, the clean and crisp look is so fresh xxx

Gemma said...

Gorgeous card hun & love the summery feel about it...

hugs and xxx
Gemma

craftynanny said...

Beautiful card! Makes me wistful for 'summer' days!! Lea xx

kay said...

hi sue,what a perfect summer image,shame the weather doesnt match,i agree less is more on this card,x

Viv said...

It's a great card Sue, don't change a thing on it :) Viv xx

Laine said...

Absolutely stunning card. The image is adorable and sooo sweet. Makes me smile!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.

Hugs,

Laine

Danielle said...

I love your project!! Great theme!!
Thanks for joining Fussy & Fancy!
Danielle

Eileen Ng said...

A man's best friend moment captured on your card--great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

Eileen

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week with absolutely gorgeous creation,

I do hope that you will try to join us again next week,

Good Luck with the challenge
Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget :0)

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Fab image and such a neat job!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, me again! This time I'm here to say thanks for joining in with us at The Cutie Pies this time.

Sarah

Becky said...

Beautiful card Sue, I am so glad you didnt put too many embellishments on it as I think it looks perfect as it is..that image is just too lovely to cover up.
Thank you for playing along at HCTB.
Becky xx

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