Monday 18 July 2011

Wee Suzi

This is quite a small card, just 12cm square, so I had to make Wee Suzi digi image smaller so she would fit in both the Nellie's Choice die cut circular mat and then onto the card. The papers are some of my precious ones from Stampin' Up!, as is the seam binding, and everything is edged with brown Versamagic chalk inks and Platinum Stickles. I've also die cut a Nellie's Choice heart and added the pearls with the Pastel Amber Waco pearl maker pen - I like this shade for a vintage touch. The little circular text greeting is coming soon at Cuddly Buddly, it's one on a sheet of digi sentiments by Bits of Ivory.

My Wee Suzi image is coloured with Copics, my usual skin tones of E000, 00 and 21 plus a little pink on her cheeks. The pinks I used were R81, 83 and 85 with RV000 when I wanted to fade out on her dress. Her hair is E51, 53 and shade E55 then I've used the pale E50 with E81 for the pot and parcel. The greens are G20, 82 and 94 and I've grounded her with warm greys and shadowed with W0 before inking around the image with Versamagic chalk ink Magnolia Budd to take off the stark white. I use chalk inks rather the distress inks as they don't react to the card I print and stamp onto.

Totally Papercrafts are looking for girlie girls this time around so I think this card fits their theme rather well! A new challenge blog to me is Divas by Design, their theme is for pastel colours, as is the Copic Creations blog challenge.

It has been another challenging weekend for us. On Saturday I learnt that my ex-father in law died. Although we had been estranged since my divorce, I feel for my sons who have lost a grandfather, and within a few weeks of my own father's death. My husband's father died a few years ago too, so now he is the oldest man in our immediate family.


  1. So beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. oh this is gorgeous .. love the diecuts and the pretty DP - Thans for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight
    Sorry to hear of your ex FIL's passing .. it is still sad for you and your boys
    Take care
    Lisa x

  3. What a wonderful sweet cards, last Friday and today!! Very "berry" sweet!! Love it!
    Dutch Tulip
    ps; how do you feel these days?!!

  4. beautiful card annie I love the papers, colors and the digi is sweet
    hugs Lia

  5. How you do this Annie, this card is just stunning, one of the loveliest I have seen with Wee Suzi.

    I am sorry to hear of this past few months of sadness you have had in your family.

  6. What a lovely card Annie!
    Hugs Nicolet

  7. Oh dear, Annie, you are going through a terrible time. I feel for you!

    It's a beautiful card though - lovely design, lovely papers, lovely colouring and colours. Lets hope that all of the bad stuff is behind you and things can only get better... Hugs, Lesley

  8. Hi Annie,
    An adorable card and a gorgeous image. She is next on my list to purchase.
    Love the papers and those nellies dies. Great colouring and pretty shade of seam binding.

  9. Delicious colours Annie & I love the softness of this teamed with that deep burgundy seam binding & vintage rose heart. The little ladybird is utterly delightful too. Sorry to hear about your further sad news - your family is not having an easy time at present.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  10. your card is just beautiful Annie, such a sweet image. Sorry to hear more bad news, I am sure it has been tough on your boys, hugs debxx

  11. Sorry to hear of another passing for you Annie.

    Gorgeous creation.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Oh love your gorgeous card Annie.

  13. Gorgeous card Annie - love all those pearls around the heart.

    You do seem to be having a sad time of it lately - hugs being sent to you.

    Hope to catch up with you in August at Wynneths x

  14. Beautiful card - love your colouring and that gorgeous die cut. Your 'pearls' look amazing, I will have to check out those pens.
    Thanks for joining our 'girly' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
    Caroline xxx

  15. Just so beautiful hun....!

    thanks for joining us at Divas & tpc...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  16. Gorgeous and so sweet!!
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too!!


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