Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Beautiful Bluebells

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you all had a good Easter weekend. My children have all returned to school and college this morning, I am already missing them, the house is just too quiet.

Anyway, recently I was lucky to see a field full of stunning Bluebells, so lovely it almost took my breath away. Inspired by this I wanted to make a card featuring these beautiful flowers but with just one problem, I don't own any Bluebell stamps! Then I remembered that the gorgeous Fresh Flowers stamp set I recent bought from Clearly Besotted Stamps includes a Lily of the Valley image which looks fairly similar - hopefully ?!

As you can see, I have gone for a CAS design this time not wanting to distract from the image, using the fabulous sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday challenge.




Items Used:
Stamp - Clearly Besotted Fresh Flowers coloured with Promarkers and white gel pen
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted It's your Birthday (masked off the 'Happy')
Die-Namics Pierced Rectangle Stax
Doodlebug Sprinkles Lily White


Less Is More -  Makes Me smile - Bluebells are so beautiful, I love the colour, they make me think of Springtime which is my favourite season and I always smile when I see them!  However, I am not sure if there is enough 'white' space on my card so please delete if necessary!
Sketch Saturday  - Fabulous Sketch
Clearly Besotted - Spring!
MAWTT - Include the word Happy!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
bye for now
hugs

79 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love how you used your Lily of the Valley stamp for bluebells it certainly works for me! Hugs Susan xx

Linda said...

This is lovely Sue and I wouldn't have realised it wasn't a bluebell stamp if you hadn't said. Lots of creative thinking outside of the box there.

I used to live close to a wood some years ago and it was lovely seeing the vast swathes of bluebells when they were in bloom. I even had some appear in my garden, which was lovely.

I do love the beautiful blues you've used on your card, it's stunning against the white :) xx

Hannelie said...

Oh my goodness, Sue!
A stunning card! My weak CAS heart !! And the coloring!!!
Hugs
xxx

Wendy L said...

so beautiful Sue, very serene card. xxx

Laine said...

This is stunning Sue. Wonderful colour and detail.
Laine
xx

Redanne said...

Wow Sue, the lily of the valley makes beautiful bluebells! I adore blue flowers and love this card, it is stunning with that beautiful blue background. Hugs, Anne xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Se, What a beautiful card...love the "blues"...Joolsx

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

Stunning flower and card Ginny x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really stunning Sue, these look like bluebells to me. Gorgeous colouring and lovely layout.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Sue and the stamp worked perfectly!! The bluebells are a little late here and only just breaking xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous CAS card Sue...love the bluebells and I'm envisioning the field you mention. Enjoy your day. hugs, Pat K x

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous! What a FABulous card Sue..LOving your flower and this design..
Chrissyxx
My work starts again once they are back! I get the school run. x

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Sue what a stunningly beautiful card love the bluebells and you happy birthday sentiment. Love Alison x x

rachel said...

a stunning card sue. that bluebell image is gorgeous so lifelike. i hope your day hasn't been too quiet without your children. big hugs rachel x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely your bluebell card Sue its so pretty...

Anne

Sue said...

Just a gorgeous card Sue.
Hugs Sue x

Pauline said...

Very pretty Sue, such a lovely shade of blue.

ALI said...

Beautiful card. gorgeous bluebell stamp and colour.

Ira Huberts said...

That is just sooo pretty Sue and your choice of colour is superb! Hope you had a wonderful Easter, hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

NancyD said...

Gorgeous Sue!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

I absolutely love bluebells and your beautiful card is perfect. What an incredible colour!
Rebecca.

Juls said...

So very stylish!!! Hugs Juls

Penny said...

Exquisite, Sue! Love your image, coloring, and fabulous CAS design! WOW! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
A beautifully serene card love the colours
Hugs

Patricia xx

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous CAS card and love the bluebell image!
Kim x

Ella's Design said...

Love this pretty floral card, Sue! Fab use of the Lily of the Valley stamp as bluebells (coloured beautifully as always) and that shade of blue is just lovely! Hugs, Lisa x

heidy said...

Love this card,so beautiful Sue!!
XXX Heidy

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Sue..What a gorgeous blue..

luv CHRISSYxx

cuilliesocks said...

Oooo I love that shade of blue, gorgeous card Sue, the flowers and design are so lovely, it's just all perfect, hugs Kate x

Whisper said...

Oooo gorgeous hun, reminds me of all the bluebells i saw on Friday, when we went to Arlington (near Eastbourne) Bluebell Walk in the woods, it was simply magical, Luv Sam x

Anne said...

Sue that makes a beautiful bluebell!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
Anne
LIM Designer

pam said...

beautiful card Sue, love the beautifully colored image and CAS design.
pam

cheryl Baker said...

Oh love bluebells hun they always remind me of my late nan. This is really beautiful hun classy hugs cheryl xx

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous image and beautiful CAS card -my Bluebells are just starting to flower in the garden and grandaughters don't go back to school till next week been looking after them both today!Holly (5yrs)takes over the computer and had been rationed to an hour at a time! she has learnt something new everytime she comes be teaching me soon
Carol x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sue I love bluebells my youngest brother lives near a bluebell walk I love to go there when we visit..huggles Sue xxx

Tammy said...

Beautiful and an absolutely amazing shade of blue! Lovely card!

aussie aNNie said...

Wow another awesome card, just love those bluebells...fab..xxx

Inky Angel said...

Gorgeous CAS card featuring this beautiful bluebell. I love this color a lot, it is really beautiful with other spring flowers too. You have captured the simplicity and essence of this beauty.
Hugs, Katie

Tracy said...

Vivid color and a perfect CAS design Sue. Love it!

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful card, and the stamp works well as bluebells :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Jane Savage said...

I don’t think I have ever seen a blue bell IRL, how sad is that! A simply stunning card, Sue! Gorgeous colouring! xx

julie_woolston said...

Oh wow Sue absolutely stunning, so effective and perfect.
Love it hugs Julie xxx

Marianne said...

beautiful card Sue

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is really pretty hun, love the CAS feel & the 'happy' die cut is fab!
Hugs Shell xx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, such a stunning image and colour.
Pauline
x

Stephanie said...

I adore how you've turned the stamp into Bluebells! Fabulous colouring Sue, thank you so much for entering the Clearly Besotted Challenge :) x

Chrissie said...

What a terrific card... I love the colouring!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Debs said...

So beautiful Sue - stunning colouring of that gorgeous image.
Hope you had a lovely Easter.
Debs xx

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue and they do look like bluebells. Love the colours you have used - absolutely perfect Karen x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the gorgeous image and fab design.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Well I know very little about flowers, but this looks beautiful to me! Fab colouring and a lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Karen said...

My dear friend, this card is positively gorgeous! How I adore flowers of all kinds, and the sweetness of bluebells is a think of beauty. This stamp perfectly works. :o) I love how you've colored them and how you combined word dies and stamped sentiments for your greeting. Stunning work as always, Sue! The recipient will be so blessed. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Elise said...

Oh my goodness Sue! This is soooo BEAUTIFUL! Love the elegance of this! And I agree .. bluebells are soooo pretty! I haven't ever seen them in person .. but in photo's .. sigh .. I love them!!!

ps .. I know what you mean about the house being "too quiet" without the children around. :( I miss my little one too. Hope you all had a beautiful Easter!

Big Hugs,
Elise

downrightcrafty said...

very classy Sue love the sentiment an the bluebell image
hugs Kate xx

Pauline said...

So pretty Sue, a lovely shade of blue!

Pat said...

Definitely beautiful Bluebells, gorgeous image.

Pat xx

Izzwizz said...

Hi Sue, this is so gorgeous. I am hopeless at these CAS cards - always manage to get an ink splodge somewhere lol! Hope you had a lovely Easter and are enjoying the company. Love Maddy x

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely, Sue! Very peaceful - I especially like the die cut word placed over both white panels like that! Very dainty! hugs, de

Dora said...

Wow this is amazing Sue!!! Love the striking blue color and clean style of your card... so cool and creative xxx

Cat's sCrap said...

Simple and elegant creation. I like the sentiments. Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Sue B said...

Ooh I love this Sue!! what a fab design… yes, it definitely looks like a Bluebell… our garden is full of them at the moment… it's like a magical Fairyland… I love the Sentiment too! it's a perfect CAS Card! :-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Such a beautiful card, I love Bluebells and these do look like Bluebells rather than another favourite Lily of the Valley. I used to visit a great place with a large woods as their garden which was full of Bluebells in Stratham Strawless in Norfolk, beautiful place.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie,this is simply stunning, gorgeous creation in gorgeous colours, huggles Pops x x x

Kat W said...

Bluebells are just so pretty whether en masse in a woodland or just a single one on a beautiful CAS card! Your colouring is superb and I love the combo of die cut and stamp for the sentiment - very neat idea!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Pia S said...

Oh, what a fantastic blue color and classy, clean design!

Vee said...

Wow! Sue this is really stunning. The colour is really beautiful and I love how you have used the Happy die cut.
Vee x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Just beautiful. Nuff said x

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi sue ... just love your little card and yes that stamp is certainly useful as a blue bell flower ... well done for "thinking out of the box" as they say lol hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Viv said...

What a beautiful card Sue, just love your pretty bluebell. Great colour choice too :) hugs Viv xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card Sue, as ever!
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog & leave a little love!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, totally gorgeous as always. Have a great weekend,

Liz x

Vannessa said...

Such a lovely card and I must go and have a look at Clearly Besotted for that fabulous happy die! Thank you for joining in the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Vannessa
Sketch Saturday DT

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Sue, this is spectacular! I love the wonderful periwinkle color and your execution is flawless!! You must have really missed those kids this week! Hugs, Darnell

Pauline said...

This beautiful Sue, lovely shade of blue.

XxJULESxX said...

Sue i love this! so gorgeous, my fav things flowers and the colour blue!! perfect!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, love the placement of the sentiment!
hugs
Glenda

Donna said...

Wow, this is stunning Sue and such an elegant design...I'm always so inspired by your designs and your colouring is fantastic...I always struggle matching blues together with my PM's but you've matched yours perfectly :) Donna ♥ x

Sarah said...

Stunning card Sue, love how you've coloured the beautiful bluebell image x

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