Monday, July 4

Here Comes the Summer!!!

Good Afternoon my Dears,  Well as my title says "here comes Summer"  we've had 3 days of glorious sunshine, no rain, wind or dark skies.  My goodness what a difference it makes to feel the suns warmth.  I do hope I'm not jinxing it by my announcement. lol.

Anyway on to my card, this is a first for me, two new Magnolia stamps and my first time ever at masking an image and creating a sky, woohooo!! the girl did it. lol

I've used sweet Tilda with butterfly and the barrow of flowers, I've coloured them with a mixture of pro markers and derwent water colour pencils. For the sky I used TH broken china distress ink.

I followed the lovely sketch created by Mindy Baxter from Magnolia - Licious Highlites Challenge


I've also incorporated lots of lovely bits and bobs from other challenges which are listed below this post as well as my recipe for the card.

I'm off now back into the garden to enjoy this lovely weather before it disappears on me.  I'll catch you all a little later with hopefully another finished project.  In the meantime I hope you all have a wonderful day where ever you are.

I would like to participate in the following Challenges:

Magnolia-Licious Highlites Challenge:  I followed the lovely sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge: Would like to see Summer Flowers this time
Totally Tilda Challenge: Would like to see some distressing this fortnight. I've distress with TH antique linen around the image and  tattered rose around the sentiments.
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Would like to see two of the same thing, image, flower, ribbon etc. I've used two roses and two swirl accents
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge:  Would like something NEW(my two new magnolia stamps) and something OLD, my basic grey paper. bitter sweet is at least 16months old.
Crafts and Me Challenge: Have a Birthday theme this week
2 Sisters Challenge:  Also have a Birthday theme this week and are celebrating their own Blogaversary
Dream Valley Challenge: Would like to see some Ribbon this week
Allsorts Challenge: Have a Free and Easy week this time
Crafty Catz Challenge:  Would like to see the Colours of Summer
Stamping for the Weekend Challenge: The them this week is My Favourite Things, mine are Magnolia stamps and lots of embellishments.
Moving Along with the Times Challenge: Have the theme of Here Comes the Sun. Girls it's finally arrived here in Scotland. lol
Secret Crafter Challenge:  Here comes Summer this week
Charisma Challenge:  Would like to see some ICE CREAM COLOURS (I've chosen Chocolate and strawberry. Yummy!!
Little Claire's Design Challenge: I took my colour scheme from the challenge with this week is PINK and BROWN
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Have an Anything Goes theme this week.
Magnolia Monday's (Both sides of the Paper)  I keep forgetting about this sweet Monday Blog. Katie would love too see all your Tilda creations you are posting on a Monday. (sorry hon)


DP:  Basic Grey (bitter sweet) Trimcrafts First Edition Sweet Owl
Images: Magnolia's Hello little butterfly and Tulip Wheelbarrow.
Medium: Pro markers and derwent water colour pencils
Other Mediums Used: Tim Holtz distress inks, broken china, antique linen and tattered rose
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves: spellbinders foliage die
Swirls: Spellbinders  doodle parts
xcut: scallop border punch
xcut 2" circle punch
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley


  1. Beautiful card your colouring ánd the sky is the limit....hahaha.....lovely details...good luck with all challenges!
    xxx Margreet

  2. This is a really lovely card Suzi.
    Thanks for sharing this card.


  3. What a fabulous card Suzi - the colours are glorious, and I love the Tilda image and the lush embellishments.

    Thank you so much for joining us at MAWTT this week - hope to see you next time. Hugs, Sylvia xx

  4. Hi Suzi,
    You did it again, this card is so pretty, love the design/sketch. Take care Mascha

  5. Fabulous card darling!!! Love the coloring and all the challenges!
    I'd love it if you linked up at
    Magnolia Monday's!

  6. Gorgeous once again, I love her hair highlights and gotta try that sketch, lovely!

  7. So beautiful card Suzi,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. such a pretty card
    thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan

  9. Just gorgeous, love the LO & the colours are fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. Ah thanks so much for coming back and linking and for giving me a shout out atMagnolia Monday's!

  11. Such a gorgeous card! I love all the Tilda images, they are so cute.
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week.
    Good Luck!
    Hugs xx

  12. This is just adorable, Suzi! That is one of my favorite Tilda stamps. I love the colors and the swirl on the left. You have such a great eye for design!

    Chris Christensen

  13. Hello Suzi
    this is a very pretty card thank you for joining us at the crafty catz this week hope to see you next time linda x

  14. gorgeous super summer card, thanks for sharing with Craftycatz, x carol

  15. Hi Suzi!
    such a sweet image. Your coloring looks lovely and super job on the masking. Lovely layout with the pretty flowers.
    Hugs maz

  16. Sweet coloring and beautiful layout design on this card Suzi. Thanks for sharing :o)

  17. Gorgeous card! love these two images together
    Hugs Julie P

  18. Your card is gorgeous, great job on the masking

  19. Stunning card Suzi - fantastic colouring of the adorable Tilda.
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts and for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  20. Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  21. Hi hun, gorgeous creation and lovely warm summer feel to the creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.
    Hugs Kate xx

  22. A really pretty card beautifully embellished

    Thank you for joining us at MMCS


  23. Wonderful stamp combination and your coloring is fabulous!! Gorgeous job!!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  24. Beautiful! You did a great job! : )

  25. You did a wonderful job masking your scene together. I love your card!

  26. hi Suzi,
    your card is simply amazing, i love those stamps and wonderful colouring
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    céline SSC DT

  27. a beautiful card Suzi! Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

  28. Wow, what a lovely card! Thanks for sharing it with us at MMCS. Good Luck. x

  29. Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image,

    thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Colours Of Summer and wee hope you stop by next week and join in,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

    Crafty Catz DT

  30. Absolutely beautiful card Suzi I love those papers, also the embellishments and of course Tilda looks stunning.
    Lorraine x

  31. Whoops forgot to graciously thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda!

  32. Oh Suzi, this is so cute! She's such an adorable image and love everything about your card!
    Hugs, Cami

  33. Suzi, fabulous card. Oh, what a superb job at masking. 2 adorable images--I jut love that butterfly collection. Beautiful colouring job. Love that colour combo--one of my faves. Love the puffy-cloudy sky. Gorgeous flowers. Love the card.

  34. What a gorgeous creation Suzi! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts and SFTW challenges with this and good luck!

  35. Hi Suzie this is fab colouring is perfect and great layout. great card and thanks for joining us at CC this week with our theme colours of summer

  36. Brilliant card Suzi, love your images, thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda.
    Teresa xx

  37. Really lovely card -beautifilly coloured!

  38. Suzi again gorgeous card and I love this little Tilda!!!!! Fabulous work yet again!!!!

  39. Such a pretty card!!

    Thanks for joining in our Free and easy theme this week at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  40. What a great card!!
    Thank you so much for joining us for "Anything Goes" week at Craft Your Passion Challenges.


  41. Such a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's x

  42. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  43. Beautiful card, Suzi! I love the double roses and swirls!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  44. Awesome card, Suzi! Love the layering of images to create this great scene! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining in the Magnolia-licious challenge!

  45. Gorgeous card Suzi, so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda for our distressing challenge
    hugs Mandy xx


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