Saturday, 16 February 2013

Dies and Punches at A Gem of a Challenge

Good Morning everyone and Happy Saturday to you.

Well, here I am again with my final DT card of the week and this time it's for 
and the theme this week is

Use Punches and Dies

The prize for the winner will be.....
2 Individual Digi images of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS (Subject to Availability).....


Like lots of people it seems, I love owls so I was delighted to find this cutie at Pink Dem Designs. Her eyes are fabulous!
I layered up the flowers but it is hard to see them on my picture.


Items Used
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs Owl in Hat coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - First Edition Boho Chic and Blank Canvas
Spellbinders Large circle
Memory Box Lavish Branch
Martha Stewart medium butterfly punch
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap for edges of papers

If you pop over to A Gem of a Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of 'Team Pink' and also see who were the winners of the last challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Charisma Cardz - anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - An eye for detail!
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - It's Birthday Time
Allsorts - Things with wings
Shopping Our Stash - They say it's your Birthday!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog and for all of your wonderful comments on my recent creations. You really do help to boost my confidence and your support means so much to me.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend
Bye for now
Hugs 

o Sue  o




129 comments:

nnalorac said...

Oh my gosh....this is just adorably cute Sue. What an adorable Lady Owl, love it. Gorgeous hat colour. Carolxx

Lou said...

Hi!there Sue,your blog is really lovely-lots of gorgeous creations too :)
This is one very sweet card,yes too i love owls and gorgeous detail/papers.
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
hugs Lou.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Delightful and sweet card. Yes, the eyes are adorable as is the whole image papers and fantastic deco's. Gorgeous Sue, thanks for sharing your beautiful talent..xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sue. The owl is so cute and I love the pretty colours and the gorgeous die cuts.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

gwen70 said...

What a gorgeous owl, it really is super cute, love the colours

brenda said...

And this has brightened my day Sue, owls always make me smile and the fresh colours dare I say make me think of Spring.

B x

brenda said...

Times I do it Sure, totally forgot to say thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful owl Sue love the gorgeous detail.

Hugs Julie x

Sasha said...

Awe Bless! Such an adorable image, Sue. Beautifully coloured and embellished, too x

pam said...

hi Sue, love this adorable image, coloured so beautifully, gorgeous papers and design. pam

Laine said...

This is fabulous Sue. An absolute delight.
xx

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie sitting on her log! FABulous colours Sue and I Love your design. It's GORgeous.
Chrissyxx

Carol said...

This is so cute Sue, love the papers. Carol x

purpleprincess2007 said...

Oh this is so sweet Sue, I love the natural colours you used and that die cut branch is gorgeous! Have a great weekend sweetie!
Hugs xx Cara xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super little card sue ... love that little lady owl ... really super ... thank you for visiting my blog and the lovely comment you left on my sons birthday cards ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Janet said...

Wow this is just fabulous Sue....love it!! x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

That's one cute owl Sue! Love the colourway and design of your card - fabby!! x

rachel said...

this is so beautiful Sue - love it - such a cute image and the diecutes look amazing - brilliant work xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is so gorgeous Sue, such a cute image, love the colours. Marlene

marion said...

So sweet and lovely, hugs, Marion

heidy said...

Ahw what a cutie Sue!!
XXX Heidy

Stamps and Paper said...

Sue what a fabulous card, love the cute owl and your gorgeous papers

Anne

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the owl and gorgeous papers.xxx

Michaela said...

Brilliant birthday card, Sue. Love the woodland feel colour palette and as a lover of owls I adore this one. Love the lavish branch die too.
Michaela xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This really made me smile, I love the colours, die cuts and layout and the little bird is so adorable. Hope you have a lovely weekend
Lindsay xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, I love your sweet owl and fabulous design.
Pauline
x

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, she is a little sweetie, I love her eyes too - so cute. Love how you have backed her onto the lovely 'wood' background and your colouring is wonderful. Hugs, Anne x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely Sue what a great owl
jacqui x

Mojca said...

Oh Sue it is gorgeous. The owl is so cute and I really love the pretty branch die. Hugs! Mojca

Alison Scott said...

What a cute little owl. So sweet.

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute - i just love the colours
Lisa x

NancyD said...

That is a quirky owl Sue. Love the die cuts and the overall card. NancyD

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...and loving the colours too...:o)

hope you are having a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Karen said...

Oh goodness... I just can't say enough about you, my dear friend! This card is so precious. I love that sweet owl and the design you surrounded her with is lovely. The papers work so well with her and I love the elements of nature you added. Gosh, this is just so sweet. Beautifully crafted once again, Sue! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Jackie said...

OMG Sue, what a lot of wonderful cards while I have been out of action, I love every one of them. My apologies for leaving it so long :O)
Jackie xx

karen said...

Ooh Sue this is lovely, what a BRILLIANT design, FAB!! hugs, Karenxx

Patricia said...

Aww! how sweet is this, I love it, your colours and layout are fantastic

Patricia xxx

jo said...

Aww Sue, that's gorgeous! Love the colour combo and oh my, I really need that die lol!
Hugs Jo x

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby image and what great papers too, enjoy the rest of your weekend, Luv Sam x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love the cute owl and fabulous design.
Hugs Wendy xx

Cat's sCrap said...

I like your adorable character ! Perfect coloring. Fine and delicate work ! Bravo ! Everything is fabulous !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Chrissy said...

So adorable Sue, i just love this image..lol..fabulous colouring and papers, love the leaf die and embellishments..such a fun card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Claire said...

This is a fab card Sue, I love owls, so this really appeals to me. Great colours and dies too. Have a lovely evening. Hugs, Claire x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. x

Jane said...

Just lovin' all the dies you use on your fabulous cards Sue. I really shouldn't visit your blog...it's costing me a small fortune...lol. She's a beautiful owl too xx

Daniele said...

awww this is sooooo darn sweet
hus

Gemma said...

Stunning card hun and loving that sweet little owl...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Wishcraft said...

I love this owl and your card is lovely, such a fab design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Stephanie said...

Your cards are always fantastic Sue - I do love that gorgeous owl! x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant fun card Sue ...love the owl...must be the eyes!!!...Julieannex

Penny said...

Sue, I love your card--it is so "tweet"! ;^) Love the image & coloring, your design, papers, layers & die cuts! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
superb card as always. Love everything about it as usual. that branch die is superb.
Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the very cute image, your colouring and details are beautiful as always.

Donna x

Little K Smith said...

Aawww so gorgeous Sue! Just adore the cute owl, fab papers and I love the dies too!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend hun :)
Kelly.x

SUE said...

I love owls Sue and this is so cute ..great card love the layout your cards are always great huggles hun Sue J xx

CraftyGirl said...

The owl is so cute and so is your card. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
Tuesday Throwdown DT

Darnell J Knauss said...

Her eyes ARE fabulous! This is so stinkin' cute and made my day!!

Penny said...

how cute, i love this image and your layout is fabulous. Thanks for playing with CMM

Tracy said...

Oh I love owls and you have added so many wonderful wood grain accents to this card. Super cute Sue! Hugs!

Alyce said...

fab work sue! love all of those dies...the wood grains are fantastic too! a great theme and i especially love this cute little owl :)

Mary J said...

This is so gorgeous, Sue! Lovin' the dies and wood grain - love it!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Oh Sue I haven't see. Anything so cute for a long time! This card is gorgeous. I adore the lime green with the wood colours and that image is adorable. Mix the colours and the image with those die cuts and that wood paper makes such a fantastic card!

Thank you for always leaving such lovely comments on my blog :-)

Hugs Lisa xxxxx

Sarah said...

Awww, such a gorgeous card Sue, love the cute image and beautiful colour scheme. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Things with Wings challenge x

Lexie said...

This is fab Sue! Love the little owl and the colour scheme makes me think of chocolate limes...perfect!
xx

Wendy L said...

So cute love the branch die, thanks for playing at Allsorts. xxxx

Nonni said...

What a great card! I love the earthy colors, all the details and of course the cuuute owl. :) Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue love that owl and your colour scheme, just gorgeous.

Wilma x x

Sarah-Jane said...

Another fab card Sue. I like the cute owl and the pretty die cuts. That wood grain paper is fab, I have the same pads but never noticed it in there!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Sarah-Jane xx

Shea said...

Well how cute is THIS! Love her stylish chapeau, and your choice of papers is perfect, especially the wood grain. Congrats on 400 followers, too!

downrightcrafty said...

love this one the colours on the hat are gorgeous so cheerful and a wonderful card
Hugs Kate xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Another totally gorgeous creation, love that cute owl!

Liz x

Tessa en Anke said...

Lovely card. Great image
hugs Anke

Judith said...

I love this cute owl in a hat Sue - gorgeous colours and layout hugs judith x

Teresa said...

Good evening Sue, Ooh I love this card, the colours remind me of chocolate chip ice cream yum and I love that cute image too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog I very much appreciate it. Teresa xx

Allthingsinky said...

Fabulous Card, Love the Owl and that branch die, Beautiful...

Claire said...

hi Sue, hope you're having a good weekend. this is such a pretty card, I do love that little owl and the delicate colours are beautiful
Claire xx

Pia S said...

This owl is adorable! And I think you've made a really great background for her too, with fab papers and various die cuts and punches, the end result looking really sweet!

*Vicki* said...

Sue,your creation is DARLING!! :) I love that wood background and such a sweet little owl too!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* -
*My Blog - Stamp Smiles

Sandie Edwards said...

How cute, cute, cute!!! I love owls!!!

kay said...

This is adorable Sue, off to see your other uploads x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

so cute , owls are lovely , great colour combination. janex

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is fabulous, I love it huggles Pops x x x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Sue. It is a really cute image. I adore your colouring and layout.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sonia said...

Wonderful card my friend^_^
This cute image is adorable^_^
Have a sweet day^_^
Sonia

Shree's Blog said...

Ohhhh Wow Sue, this is wonderful, the image certainly made me smile this morning, just love everything about this one, lol xx

crafty-stamper said...

cute card and image love the owl and that hat is perfect
carol x

Bridie Payne said...

Ah so cute, I love the die cuts.

Sue said...

Sue, Miss Owl is a hoot, love her hat! The wood background looks great too.

Hugs
Sue

Vee Cassidy said...

She is adorable, Sue. I love her hat!. A great card. Vee xx

Crafty Lark said...

Such a fab design with this cutie owl, love it all. Also must say I love your previous cards which are also super. xx Flora

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Such a cute card Sue, love it

Ali x

Pauline said...

What a fun card Sue, I love the swirly die cut, and that owl is too cute!

Desire Fourie said...

This is adorable Sue and I love the colours and the littlr leaf branches.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

its beautiful sue .. hugs tracy

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Debxx

Cheryl said...

This is so cute! I love this sweet owl and the wonderful colors/papers you used.


--Cheryl--

Elise said...

Oh my gosh Sue! This is so DARLING & GORGEOUS!! Wow! I love all your little details, and how fabulous that leaves die with the little flowers on there!!! Oh gosh!! Love it!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Alice Wertz said...

that little owl is sooooo adorable! lovely card, Sue!

Bea und Doreen said...

OMG Sue - this card is simply stunning. Gorgeous idea. It's so cute.
LOVE IT !!!
When it is my birthday I want to have this card *lol*
Big big hugs
and a nice week to you
Doreen xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

This is beautiful. I love it!!!

Great image and lovely colour combo.

Love your layout and papers too!

I hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Donna said...

Too cute Sue, love these colours together and the way you have used your dies...a really pretty design :) Donna ♥ x

Joan Macdonald said...

Oh my that is so cute - i love it.

Joan x

Vicky said...

Beautiful card my sweetie I lurve the lush owl & love how you have used the MB die. Its a gorgeous card shug.
Hope all is ok with you & your family hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Ciska said...

Oh Sue, this is so lovely, great use of those woodgrain papers! Simply stunning :)

Izzwizz said...

Oh wow Sue, how did I miss this?? Love that bird, his expression is priceless. The colouring on his hat is just superb. Love the diecuts you have used and all the colours match so well. Just brilliant. Maddy x

Sue said...

Aww this is SO cute Sue! what a sweet little owl… she's adorable… I just bought some of these owls in the Christmas Set….they are fab! :-))
Love the pretty papers and the embellies are gorgeous… love the lavish branch!
Hope you are having a good week
Love Sue xx

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card Sue. I do love that owl!

Susan x

Janice said...

Love those colours and your super cute image, Jx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute and I love the die cut you used with this, it's perfect.

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue, The little owl is so cute..Love the colours & design... Hugs May x x x

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card Sue..Love the cute owl and how you have coloured him. Will have to have a look at Pink Gems digi's now.
Hugs Lozzy xx

Bridie Payne said...

Fabulous design, I love the green and brown combo

Jenny said...

What a lovely creation - Such fab colours :) Jen xx

Linda said...

Too cute. I love that face with the hat. How do you ever manage to make so many beautiful creations that look quite time consuming, make all the blogging comments you do and have a life? Whew, I am exhausted trying to keep up with you. Hugs. Take time for a cup of tea GF.

pinky said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, there is just something about owls that you can't help love. Recovering well and hope to do some crafting by the weekend.

Bettina L. said...

Oh so cute. Love the design with the butterflies, flower branch and cute owl. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Helene E said...

what a darling creation. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Janet - aka stacky said...

Absolutely lovely Sue the image is adorable and wow what fabulous papers you have matched it with, it all looks so effective.
I hope you had a lovely half term with the children xx

Debbie said...

Hi Sue...I love your fabulous card and the branch die~cut is just lovely.
Hugs Debbie x

alicaz said...

so sweet! The image is really cute and I love the die cuts you used!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Craftdee said...

Great card Sue, such a cute image and nice papers and embellies too! Thanks for leaving me some love re my little furry friend Rocky, I really appreciate it :-) Donna xx

Tammy said...

Adorable! Love the little lady owl! Great color combo too!!

Lisa said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I too look forward to working with you at Pink Gem xxx

Stamping in Pink said...

Love that little crossed eye owl! And such a beautiful card too. Thank you so much for the lovely comments you have left on my blog too Sue - a compliment from you is very special Karen x

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi sue have already commented on your lovely little owly card but just wanted to pop by and say thank you for visiting my blog ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Dawn said...

A fantastic card. Love the neutral colours and the cute owl with his big eyes. Wonderful colouring.

Hugs, Dawn

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Sue this is a little beauty, I love that cute Owl image she is so adorable, I am also liking that wood effect background ACE card.
hugs
lorraine x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

What a cutie, love the colours & the wood effect paper looks great!
Hugs Shell xx

*Vicki* said...

OH my this is such a clever design!! LOVE the wooden background accents!! Just perfect with your owl image!! HUGS :)

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