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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Going Green at A Gem of a Challenge

Good Morning everyone
I hope you are well and having a good weekend. We have some sun here but it's not so warm today.

Today is the start of a new A Gem of a Challenge.
This week the wonderful Ria has chosen the theme of 
Going Green 

 (Use a lot of the colour green or Recycle something...)


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

I must admit that I do struggle with using green on my cards, I don't know why. So I decided to pick my papers before I chose my image. When I was looking through my pile of papers for some green inspiration I was pleased to find some really old Basic Grey Papers that I had forgotten I had. That led me to my choice of image, the gorgeous Emma in Flower Jeans.  She has such beautiful flowing hair and was a joy to colour.


Items Used:
Digi stamp - Pink Gem Designs - Emma in Flower Jeans
Digi Sentiment -  Pink Gem Designs Vintage Occasion Sentiments 
Papers - Basic Grey Hopscotch
Memory Box Corner Bow available @ MCH
Memory Box Cherry Blossom available @ MCH
Memory Box Pippi butterfly
Memory Box Isabella butterfly
Nellie Snellen Flower Medium flower punch
Pearls from stash

If you take a look on the A Gem of a Challenge you will see the wonderful green creations made by the rest this week's design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Simon Says - anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - Make It Girly (VERY old papers)
Colour Throwdown - Spring colours (as specified on challenge blog)


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comment you may wish to make
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Bye for now
hugs 
Sue

100 comments:

Mary J said...

She's fab, Sue! Love those colours and gorgeous hair colouring too!

Mojca said...

waw what a gorgeous card Sue! lovely papers and image. hugs! Mojca

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sue. The image looks fabulous and I love the colour scheme and all your pretty die cuts. More to add to my wish/need list!! lol
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Laine said...

This is beautiful Sue. Lovely soft colour and stunning design.
Laine
xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Sue and well done on the green theme. I find it hard to use this colour. Your image is gorgeous and I love the dies you have used.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue. Christine x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is just gorgeous Sue. I also struggle with the colours green, not a colour I use a lot of. Love the image. Marlene

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colour combo and colouring :o)
Jackie xx

Desire Fourie said...

Another stunning creation. So love your awesome colouring and the pretty flowers and flourishes.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, I think you should use green more often because this is beautiful! The BG papers are gorgeous and you have matched the flowers, flourishes and embellies so perfectly. She really does have the most beautiful hair too and loving those jeans! Hugs, Anne x

Eileen said...

This is really beautiful Sue. Love the perfectly coloured image and the DP and embellies work so well with her. Gorgeous card
Eileen x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, a fabulous creation as always, huggles Pops x x x

Little K Smith said...

Such a lovely card Sue! A gorgeous image, well done on finding those papers! ;D And I love the pretty dies you've used too!
Kelly.x

Sarah said...

Wonderful card, as usual! You always use your die cuts/punches to best effect and the papers and image are so pretty x

coops said...

love this sue.beautiful delicate colours and your image and diecuts are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love your card Sue great image and I adore your papers great colours and layout
jacqui x

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous layering and detail and fab colouring. xx Flora

Whisper said...

Considering you don't like green, you would never tell, fabby BG papers i must dig mine out, Luv Sam x

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome card, I have this image but not had the chance to use it...love the colour combo and designing of your card.xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Sue,Fabulous card..love the image and pretty papers....Joolsx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Sue..gorgeous colours


Anne

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,loving the fab image and colours.xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue, I like the design the image the papers and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Liza said...

A gorgeous card hun, very pretty.

Liza x

Sandie Edwards said...

Struggle with green ... pffft ... LOL ... you work ALL colours magically, no matter what the shade and you team them with others, perfectly. Such a beautiful card Sue.... enjoy your weekend xxx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the image and pretty papers. You don;t get to see many green cards, people struggle with it, I love it and will be playing along with this one! Hugs, Claire x

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

Stunning image and cards wonderful die-cuts Ginny ♥

marion said...

very very sweet, hugs, Marion

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Sue, such a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured - your papers are so pretty and your embellishments co-ordinate perfectly.
Pauline
x

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card Sue, love those soft shades
Kim x

Alyce said...

she is just so gorgeous! i just love her beautiful flowing hair. i love the muted greens on here...with the yellow is looks so beautiful and spring-y :) a gorgeous card xx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Sue, fabulous image and love the colours.
Hugs Wendy xx

Michaela said...

Super Gorgeous card, Sue. Love the soft colour palette and the choice of the digi too.
Michaela xx

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous gorgeousness Sue! Beautiful papers and colour scheme and a gorgeous digi which you've coloured wonderfully Karen x

Ira Huberts said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love those soft green tones, your image is coloured to perfection and the die cut butterfly is so delicate! Big hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue, love your card. The shade of green is very delicate and pretty! Lovely embellishments and the paper is really pretty too! Have a great weekend Susan x

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Sue and I just love seeing green cards, so refreshing. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Teresa xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
I love this image and the papers you have used. Very cleverly coloured in too. Superb as all your creations are.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Karen said...

My dear friend, it's hard to imagine you struggling with anything. :o) The greens you used are gorgeous! I particularly love the dot paper.. it pairs so well with the cutie pie's outfit! She's colored so beautifully and I love how you designed around her. The pearly-centered flowers are little bursts of sunshine. Gorgeous work as always, Sue. I hope your day is filled with love and sparkle. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

NancyD said...

Old or not, those papers are great. Love the image too and your wonderful coloring of course. NancyD

*Vicki* said...

Wow Sue, such a beautiful creation with your soft green color and those gorgeous flowers!! I love it! :)

Dora said...

sue, this is so pretty, I love this cute image and gorgeous soft colours.. the paper piecing is just the perfect touch, love it :) xx

karen said...

Love the green shades Sue and fab image, gorgeous card as always, Karenx

Pat K said...

Oh she is fabulous Sue...love her hair. Great colouring and design. hugs, pat K x

kay said...

Super card,x

Bea und Doreen said...

this is stunning Sue. Fab colours, fab image, fab design - love it
hugs
doreen xx
have a wonderful weekend

Cara Caswell said...

Hi sweetie, your card is stunning, I really struggle with green but you make it look so scrummy! Fab colouring and gorgeous flowers too!
Loadsa hugs xx Cara xx

Penny said...

Beautiful card, Sue! Love the soft colors, pretty papers, darling image, great coloring, and wonderful die cuts & bling! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Ellen said...

She is super sweet! Your coloring is fabulous and I love the colors and that corner die. I think I need that now~LOL
have a fab weekend!
hugs,
Ellen

Allthingsinky said...

Beautiful Card, Love the image and your colour scheme is fab...

Pia S said...

I too struggle with green cards. I find it really hard to color with green colors, but paper piecing or a die cut or two can fix that issue. I think it was a good idea to find the papers before you picked your image - it's something I've started to do as well when I'm working with colors or themes I'm not so comfortable with. Otherwise I often have the image ready and pick my papers afterwards. Anyways, I think your card turned out great! I like the retro/70s feel of the floral paper and I love the girl's hair!

sue said...

fab card sue,love the image & colours, sue xx

Carol said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the pretty papers. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the papers, and images. Butterfly and other dies are lovely, kate x

Violets Corner said...

Stunning card Sue, beautiful colouring and super design, love it.

Warm hugs
Maarit

pam said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, love this image and your beautiful soft colours
pam

Anne-Marie said...

Love everything about this little gem, Sue....superb!x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue. x

rachel said...

great card Sue - fabulous colouring - love that hair!!! Love the papers too - beautiful! Hope you've had a good Saturday and thanks for your kind words today and every day - I do appreciate them xx

Donna Ellis said...

Pretty soft greens and yellows, Sue - very pastel and sweet - with just the right touch of coral/pink? so pretty. Love the delicate touches of the butterflies, swirl, and flowers with the pearl accents. Very pretty!

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! wow, Sue, this is so gorgeous hun. Love the very pretty design & details. Wonderful colouring as always. Hope you have a fab weekend.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

So pretty Sue, love the colours and image, and all your lovely details :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Janet - aka stacky said...

Your 'green' card is perfect Sue I love the image and as always your colouring looks fabulous.
I hope your having a lovely weekend xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the Green! Beautiful image & flowers.. Hugs May x x x

Tammy said...

Too, too cute! Fabulous layout and wonderful colors and coloring as always!

Darnell J Knauss said...

She is certainly a joy to look at, Sue. Your coloring is sublime and I'm inspired that you chose your paper first. I don't know that I've ever done that and I'm intrigued ... Thanks!!

Craftdee said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I struggle with using green on cards too, I don't know why when there are gorgeous shades like this; Nice image and embellies too. BTW thanks for visiting me and "the twins", I always appreciate the visit :-) Donna xx

Tracy said...

Lovely fresh colors and the layered butterfly is so pretty. Beautiful card Sue! Hugs!

Debbie said...

A beautiful card Sue...I love all the fabulous details.
Hugs Debbie x

Daniele said...

what a fabbie card, very retro looking
hugs

gobeagirl said...

Hi Sue, I am trying to catch up with all the sweet bloggers that keep coming over to my blog even though I haven't been around a lot. You always make my day when I see a comment from you and I just wanted you to know how much it truly means to me. You are very very sweet. I also have to tell you that I love the 'green' paper that you have chosen for your card. I think it looks awesome and I am right there with you when it comes to using green. I don't know why, it just isn't one of my favorite colors. Although I do like the Cricut green. lol... Anyway, I was able to find the dies that I asked you about and I have to place an order come Monday, so you can bet that they are both going to be on my order list. lol... I bring this up as I noticed you used one of them for this card and I am telling I just love how you are able to use it as such a simple but very elegant part of your cards. Hope your weekend it going well. Have a good one. Hugs, Lisa G

Debs said...

Super sweet card Sue - adorable soft colours and fabulous design.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along at OBAG this week - good luck xx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous colours and papers Sue, love the image and fab detail.

Hugs Julie xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the colours & that image is so sweet!
Hugs Shell xx

Stephanie said...

I love that image and your colouring is incredible! x

ALI said...

Great card Sue, love the greens you have used.

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Sue, lovely image and fab papers and embellies! Gorgeous card!

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous card Sue the image is beautifully coloured with a fabulous LO.

Joan x

Alison Scott said...

Wonderful card. The greens are great. Lovely sweet image too.

sharon said...

Isn't she adorable. Love the green and cream combo and your pretty papers, Sue.

Hugs
Sue

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Sue! what a fab image and you've coloured her beautifully… I love her hair!! the papers and embellies are very pretty… I love those soft shades of yellow and green! :-)
Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Claire said...

hi Sue, what beautiful delicate colours, that image is a real beauty too. Hope you're enjoying the weekend
Claire xx

Izzwizz said...

Oh my goodness, that's a fabulous card Sue. Love the image and the way all the colours match so beautifully! Hope you are having a great weekend. Love Maddy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I'm not much into green either though I like it teamed with pink. Your card is a lovely Spring card and I do love that cute image

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card.
hugs Anke

Elise said...

HI Sue! Looking at your card, I would never be able to tell that you struggle with green on your cards .. because this is just so GORGEOUS!!! You picked the PERFECT combo .. green/yellow with a hint of peachy pink!! Yummmmy! I simply LOVE it!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous as always! Thanks for joining at Oldie but a Goodie: Make It Girly
Hugs
Dewi

PaperDaisies said...

What a lovely card. You have showcased that sweet image perfectly. Soooo pretty. Hugs Nina

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card and pretty colours too.
luv
Debby

Bridie Payne said...

Fabulous card, really well chosen color scheme

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the image and how you've coloured her. Beautiful papers and details x

Julie Kitchener said...

Another of your gorgeous cards Sue!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so sweet and pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs
Mandy xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh she is so cute, I am loving this paper and the great design.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous papers on this one Sue, I love the colours, and gorgeous image and colouring too, love the butterfly, so pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card and image and love the pretty papers and colour scheme
carol x

Dawn said...

I would never know you struggle with green; this card is beautiful. Emma looks gorgeous and I love all the pretty details.

Hugs, Dawn

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful fresh colors and oh so springy! darling card Sue!

Angela said...

Saw your card at the A Gem of a Challenge blog...had to stop by to tell you how pretty it is!

mixamatoasties said...

She's fab Sue. I love this.

Susan x

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