5 Apr 2010

Ooh-La-La April Showers

Hi everyone hope you had a fab Easter Monday, today is the start of the next challenge over at Ooh La La Challenge the theme this fortnight is "April Showers" let hope we don't get to many Showers, today has been lovely and sunny although still very cold.
To make my DT card I used this beautiful spring daffodil image from the Oh-la-la Creations "Shoes in Bloom" CD which is my favourite of all the lovely CD's you can buy from Oh-la-la Creations.
I really do like this shabby chic look which I achieved with my Heidi Swapp distress tool and a sanding block, I also used one of my Sizzix embossing folders on the white core card and sanded over the raised detail to show the core.
The DP I have used is from Magnolia, flowers from Prima, brad and ribbon from Making Memories and the textured card is by DCWV.
I have entered this one in to the following challenges;
Creative card crew challenge Aged
Papertake weekly challenge open
Crafty creations challenge Anything goes
Simon says challenge distressing
Colour create Challenge pastels
Raise the bar Challenge April showers
Totally papercraft Challenge Digital
The Secrete Crafter challenge how does your garden grow
One stitch at a time Challenge Anything goes
Polly craft Challenge Anything goes
Just going to have dinner, rather late as we have been working all day on getting all the shop orders cut and packed for posting tomorrow so if you are one of the many to order from us over this long holiday weekend you can be sure all your orders will be posted first class tomorrow.
I will be back later with the winner of this weeks candy ........so sit tight while I dine !! lol


Tracy said...

This has a look of Shabby Chic to me, it is really gorgeous, great job Susie.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Penni said...

A beautiful card. I love these daffodils.


lindyloo said...

oh I just love the image fabby card huggies lindyloo x

sammie@paperlily cards said...

lovely card susie..x


Hi Susie
A beautiful card and i love the colours,
Hugs Dianne xx

Dora said...

Oh la la rightly so, this is gorgeous!!! Love the colours yellow and blue together. Hugs xxx

Becky said...

What a beautiful card, I love the colours!
Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft!
Love Becky xx

Crafty Chris said...

OMG Susie just love this, Stunning,
oh goody cant wait
Christine x

Paula said...

beautiful card!! thanks for joining us at pollycraft xx

kim said...

I love this one- another beautiful shoe stamp. It does look shabby chic.

Judy said...

Your card looks simple but classy. I like the soft colors and the daffodils.

Anne said...

You are a master of distressing Susie. Another lovely card for us at OLL, thank you for being such an inspiration. Hugs x

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Susie, love these soft yellows and creams, Thanks for joining us at OSAAT good luck in draw
Sarah xx

Diamond Doll said...

What a Lovely card Susie.
Trish (-:

Lori said...

You took the words right outta my mouth "ooh la la" is right, amazing!!!!

Liz said...

Hi Hun What a lovely garden card love it Thanks for joining OSAAT this week hope you come back Susie

Liz xx

Esme said...

Ooh gorgeous card - love the OLL flower shoe!!

Esme xx

Sue said...

absolutely gorgeous....i love it

thank you for joining us at pollycraft


Linda said...

Awesome card....love the soft springy feel of this card!! Great job with the distressing on the edges.

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorjus hun love those daffodils thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxx

Di said...

This is just gorgeous, love your distressing and the flowers and your colour combe! fabulous!
Thanks for joining Colour Create, Hugs Di xxxx

Eiglas said...

Gorgeous card Susie! Love the colours and the 'vintage' feel to it.
Thank you so much for coming over to play at Colour Create this week !
Eiglas (GDT)

Sarah A said...

Love this card, that image it so pretty!

Sarah x

Mrs Weyremaster said...

What a beautiful card, has a lovely vintage, shabby chic feel to it :)

Thank you so much for joining us at Raise the Bar, hope to see you back soon :)


joey said...

Hi Susie

this is gorgeous! love the colour combo thanks for joining us at pollycraft and totally papercrafts this week


Rufus said...

Great shabby, vintage look!

Marisa said...

Lovely card, Susie. Can't achieve the shabby chic look myself but shall keep trying.

garden furniture said...

Which May flowers do you hope these April showers will be bringing?

garden furniture said...

i'd even be excited to see a gas station rose =]

Julye said...

Love this card so sweet, thought at first it was a flattened daffodil by the rain and I so hate it when that happens, I feel sorry for the flower then saw it was a shoe, very clever. Thanks for sharing Julye

Mandi said...

FAB card Suse
Perfect interpretation

Love it

mandi xx

kimmie_35 said...

love this card! Daffodils are one of my favourite flowers... like little rays of sunshine... they always make me smile!

Claire x said...

What a lovely card, love those colours - very shabby chic hun! Hugs, Claire x

Gosia said...

So beautiful card!!"My colours ";)
I love it !!

scrappyjacky said...

Love your shabby chic look.

Rainmac said...

Ooohhh I love this card, beautiful soft colours and fab layout xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I love the shabby chic look Susie - that's exactly what I thought before I read what you'd put ;) Fabulous card, love the muted colours too :)
Anne xx

Linby said...

OMG this is so lovely.

rinat said...

fabby card,i love the colours.

craft_princess said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flowery shoe image and all the details. The paper looks great!

sam said...

Hi hun. Great card and thanks for joining us here at OSAAT. I hope you'll come back and check out our winners and our next challenge on Sunday.
Sam x

Jessie said...

Wow Susie, this really is ooh-la-la!

Francesca said...

wonderful card , love the colours

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

hi susie
great card...!! i do love the shabby chic look on your card.. and the colours remind me of spring...!!!

Lisa and Eddy said...

Pretty! xo Lisa

Sue said...

Hi Susie
oh gorgeous card hun, luv the image, fabby spring colours, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week,sue,x

Yeaaa summers comming crops n t-shirt today!!!

Sandra said...

I love it - very Springy!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Mel X said...

This is super. Lovely image and pretty colour combi.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Dena said...

Beautiful card! I love the distressed look!
Thanks for joining Colour Create this week! We hope you will join us again next time!
Hugs, Dena

CJ said...

Thankyou for joining us here at

craftykitten said...

Hi Susie,
As I have said previously, I love this card. So pretty even with the rain!!
Dawn xx

stitchy said...

Susie, that stamp is too cool and how you colored it, had I not read it, I would have never guessed it was a shoe lmao...awesome...thank you so much for sharing your talent with us again at OSAAT...good luck hun

stitchy xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!