Friday, 4 February 2011

Something New!!

Hullo, Hullo,
This is a first for me, as the title suggests I have tried something new and have now found another love!!
I frequently visit Dena's Stamping Corner and love all her cards she makes and admire her colouring (don't we all!)
Well, what a lovely surprise it was to see she had posted how she colours on her blog so I watched the tutorials and had a go myself and thoroughly enjoyed it, lots of room for improvement of course but was pleased with my first attempt at distress inks.
I can definitely see why a lot of you lovely ladies use this product and will definitely be adding a few to my collection.
Well, my New Years Resolutions are not going too well, I have bought some crafting goodies since Christmas lol, i was consciously trying to restrain myself and start to use all my unused items but there are so many things to tempt me at the moment, it is very hard!!
I have my birthday to look forward to on Sunday and celebrations have started already firstly by being a "Lady who Lunches" today with friends, I couldn't believe how many "Ladies that Lunch" there were, it was absolutely heaving and a great atmosphere!
I probably stink now though as I did have garlic King prawns - one of my all time faves!
I will be out tomorrow night and then out on Sunday, phew it is gonna be tiring and then I will wonder why I can't get in my size 8 jeans! (yeah right!) on Monday!
I will be entering my card into the following challenges
Sketch Saturday - sketch (i may be too late ! oops but a great sketch)
Just Magnolia - anything goes - ribbon
Magnolia stamp lovers - glitter challenge
Craft us Crazy - anything goes (New blog) thanks Nicki)
Paper Play - Stamp it out
Polkadoodle - hearts
Hope you have an enjoyable weekend too!
big hugs


  1. Love it love it love it. Told you you could do it one day you'll listen to me rofl.

    So I does that mean I can NOW go and get your birthday present?


  2. This is just beautiful. I never would have guessed that was your first attempt with distress inks - it's perfect.
    Happy Birthday for Sunday.
    Caroline xxx

  3. Hi Sue
    You clever old stick you, you have coloured her beautifully. If you hadn't told us this was your first attempt we would have thought you were a professional Love the pretty colour combo you have used, I have this stamp, I used it soooooooo much when I first brought it, it's a wonder there is any rubber left on it rotfl.
    I have visited `Dena's blog and watched her tutorial's, so I am going to give my distress inks a dusting down & yet ANOTHER try (wish me luck).lol
    Hope you have a lovely Birthday on Sunday
    Just put some elastic in those jeans on Monday morning (works a treat).
    Sandra (craftynan)

  4. OMG!!! You did such a fantastic job with the distressed inks. The more you play, the more you will see what works best for YOU!!! Sounds like you may need a new brush haha! I am super pleased with how pretty your image is colored!!! Very sweet card too. Gotta love those pinks and blues!
    AAAAANNNND I knew there was another reason I liked you, birthday is Saturday! Birthday buds! haha! Have a great one. I didn't tell a soul this year about my b-day, I only wanted to be with fam this year!
    Big hugs and happy birthday early!


  5. My favourite Magnolia! You will have to teach me how to use them now. Paula x

  6. Really fab suz, I have not attempted to use inks yet, but must give it a go now your image looks so cool, will go on Dena's blog and see her tutorial. Debbiexx

  7. Fabulous Suzie!
    I wish my first attempt with the DI's had been half as good as yours is.
    I loved Dena's colouring tutorials, and it is not at all how I colour so I'm going to give it a try myself.
    Love the blue and pink colour combo, so very pretty.
    Hugs Elaine xx

  8. OMG this card is soo cute. I love the colors you chose. Thanks for playing with us at Craft us Crazy. Glad you joined in.

  9. Lovely card for Polkadoodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  10. Fruit n Nut, this is GORGEOUS. And you colouring is FANTASTIC. Have a lovely birthday and great weekend. xxx

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, such a pretty soft colour scheme and an adorable Tilda ... coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday. Hugs Jillix

  12. Hi Susie thats stunning youve coloured your image beautifully, and the whole card is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

  13. A beautiful card . your colouring is just fab. Have a lovely birthday
    Kerry x

  14. This is such a adorable card! You sure have picked up how to use those distress inks, its fab!
    Love your sentiment with the ribbon running through.
    Thanks for joining in our very first challenge at Craft Us crazy, hope you can join next time too.
    Happy Birthday for tomorrow!!
    Lynne x

  15. Too cute Suzie and beautifully and blue together are so pretty and you have used a fab layout! Happy Birthday for tomorrow...21 again? Donna x

  16. Beautiful work! I will definitely have to try the distress ink coloring. you done a stunning job with yours!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining again!

  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a wonderful day!
    Paula x

  18. Beautiful card Suzi & you did a great job with the colouring!

    Hope you've had a fantastic birthday & been waited on hand & foot :)


  19. Adorable, gorgeous card Suzi, hope you had a fab birthday.

  20. lovely colour combo's..
    thanks for joining us over at Polkadoodles this week . Good luck
    hugs xx

  21. Hi Suzie,
    Happy Birthday (plus one day)! I meant to pop by yesterday but then suddenly the day was gone and it was today. I hope you had a wonderful day.
    Your card is wonderful and your colouring is awesome!
    Hugs, Clare x

  22. Love the colors and the distressed look on this card, that's one of my favorite images, you've colored her beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the Magnolia Stamp Lover's 'glitter' challenge. C2

  23. Lovely colouring and pretty card, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

  24. Hi Suzie, such a sweet card, love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week,

  25. Love that stamped image! Great card. Thanks for playing along at polkadoodles this week.

  26. Such a lovely card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

  27. Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  28. Super cute! I love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  29. Really lovely card.
    Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles hearts challenge and hope to see you again.


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