Friday, 22 April 2011


Have finally managed to get 5 minutes to myself! Work has been so busy have ended up working 15 hour days!! Got four days off now though but am torn between card making and pottering in the garden. Actually started this post an hour ago and got side tracked weeding round the strawberries :)

Anyway I made this card a few days ago but have only just managed to post it. The challenge at Less is More is to use acetate, well this sent me into a mild panic, had no clue what to do, I have no inks that work on acetate. I was going down a slightly different route with this card and had an image of Calla Lillys coloured in, which would have worked just as well but decided it was a bit sympathy card ish so used this fab ladybug instead from Digi Doodle's
The image is coloured with promarkers and cut out. I cut a circle in the centre of the card with my nesti and then embossed it and put some embossing around the edges of the card. Ran the acetate through my cuttlebug with the dots embossing folder and placed it behind the cut out circle. Found a random stamp, no clue where that came from hehe, and stamped directly onto the card (that was a scary moment hehe) and added a couple of black gems and then stepped away from the card before I started adding anything else :)

Sorry this is so late, but look forward to reading any comments, apologies for not making round any cards this week but work has been hell. Fingers crossed for a quiter week next week :)


Chrissie said...

Super card Suzilou.
I personally wouldn't have added the gems, but well done on your direct to paper stamping.... scary or what! You'll become a lot braver in time, I certainly did.
I love your cheeky ladybug image!
Glad you managed to make time for us this week!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Suzilou. This is really stunning. Love the embossing and the image is adorable and beautifully coloured. Donna

sasa said...

fabulous colouring and very sweet...
Thanks for sharing!
Sarah at 164

Kathyk said...

Such a super and fun card

Happy Easter


TAM said...

A really cute card - like you I keep doing a bit in the garden and then coming back to craft or look whose posted - really should focus on one thing at a time but if I do that its always crafting that loses out

Suze Bain said...

What a super card, the image and you colouring are fab. Great design. x

Mandi said...

Super card Suzilou, what a cute image
Thanks for entering, great to see you
Less is more

Lynne said...

Brilliant card.
Lynne xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is great suzilou :) I love everything about it, the colours are fabulous and the details are just right. Great sentiment for this image too.

You certainly put a lot of effort and care into this - less doesnt necessarily mean 'less' does it! :D lol.

I Love promarkers is Anything Goes this week btw. ;)

Oh, and as for your dilemma - I would just say 'make hay while the sun shines'. The nice weather doesnt last forever ;)

Have a really great easter buddy, good to have you back again, and dont work so hard next week!



Craftyrose said...

How cute is that? Soooooo pretty! Love it! xx