Sunday, August 28

Such a Sad Day!!!

Good Morning my dears,  It's a very sad Sunday morning here over at Creative Inspirations .........................  after 4 very successful years sadly the challenge blog is closing!!!!  Sweet Jude as some of you already know has had some major health issues over the last year or so and being the trooper that she is battled on to keep the challenge going, sadly this is now just too much for her and she can no longer continue.  Cheryl, an amazing lady has been running the challenge now for a little while but along with all her many DT responsibilities and family issues this is no longer possible.

 We are all very sad that this is our last challenge but I'm so glad I've been a part of such a wonderful blog for the last 20 months. 

Anyhoo!!!  it is our final bi-weekly challenge and for all our amazing followers I do hope you will pop over and join in for the very last time.  Our theme this week is your choice of the following 3 recipe options.

Option 1:  Distress/button/bows
Option 2: Vintage/Ribbon/Flowers
Option 3: Shabby Chic/Lace/Pearls

I've gone for option 3  using a sweet Sarah Kay image which has been coloured with promarkers and Derwent artist pencils using sansador oils. My flowers are all hand made from the Spellbinders Rose collection die cuts. I curled the centre of each petal using my tweezers and added little pearl flat back hearts. The full recipe for my card is below this post.

Our Sponsor this week is

Sponsoring us every month.

Joanna is offering our winner a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in store and this includes postage.

Do please pop over and say a fond farewell to our wonderful DT who have put together a feast of amazing work for you this week.

All that's left is to say a fond farewell to Jude, Cheryl, Lorraine, Laney, Tina, Lisa, Debbie, Maggie, Emma, Debs, Anne and Christine.  It's been an absolute pleasure working with you all.

Hugs xox

Challenges Entered:

Crafts and Me Challenge:  Would love to see Lace this week
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Would love to see Dies this week
Speedy The Cats Friends Challenge: Would like some Lace this week
Fashionable Stamping Challenge:  Would like to see Ribbon or Lace, you could use both if you wish.
The Paper Shelter Challenge:  Would like to see Die Cuts and Punches this week. 

Papers: K&Co Bassil for mounts
Image: Sarah Kay  A kiss for Chloe
Medium: Promarkers - Derwent Artist pencils with sansador oil
Nestie's: labels
2" xcut scallop punch for sentiment.
Flowers: Spellbinders Rose die, leaves from spellbinders foliage die
Metal Corner: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: Lotv
Lace & heart pearls: Stash.


Shirl said...

Wow Suzi what an amazing card you have created for your last challenge it truly is a masterpiece which you can be proud of.

I definitely know how sad you must be feeling All us DT girls felt the same when Let's Ink It Up closed the doors for the very last time.

Thanks for sharing this adorable piece with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Suzi it truly is a sad day like you I have really loved working as a DT with so many wonderful and talented crafters. This is one very beautiful card the colours, flowers and image are wonderful.
Lorraine x

Laney said...

WOW!! Suzi
this is an amazing final creation for Creative inspirations, I think we are all feeling a little sad today
It has really been an amazing time working alongside you all

Carol Hurlock said...

Suzi this is so sweet and beautiful. That piece of lace is awesome. I love that adorable image and your beautiful flowers. A real masterpiece. Thanks so much for playing with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge. It was a pleasure to come to visit and I really enjoyed what I saw!

Bear Hugs,

Margreet said...

this is a really adorable card Suzi...what a gorgeous lace!...congrats on winning at The Ribbon Girl!
xxx Margreet

Winnie and Patty said...

This is such a sweet card! And your coloring is awesome! Great job on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Suzi! Such a shame about the challenge blog - it's one I've taken part in many times. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Papertake Weekly this week. xx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

cheryl said...

hi hun I just wanted to firstly say bless your heart for all your support on the team hun you have been one amazing friend and really appreciated your support,bless your heart hun for everything,as for your card hun as always its just stunning,beautiful detail take care sweetie hugs cherylxxxxxx

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous artwork! Beautifully created.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Suzi, that's a wonderful and romantic piece, great use of the lace.
Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Mina said...

wow stunning card Suzi, I love how you coloured this amazing image...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx

Designing with Debbie said...

Sorry to hear the sad news that can be tough. I love your pretty card. Great job coloring it. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you next week.

Janeen said...

How adorable. love the corner piece. Sad with you, it's like losing a good friend, eh? Thanks for entering this in the challenge to use lace on your card at Speedy the Cat's Friends.

Shari said...

Beautiful card, love all of the wonderful embellishments, and your coloring is great!! Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Tracey said...

It is a shame about the Creative Inspirations challenge blog closing.
Your card is absolutely beautiful Suzi :)
Thanks for joining us at TPS this week!

jude said...

Hiya hunni ,
Yes such sad day your time on the Design team has been absolutely fantastic .Your an amazing creator and as a senior dt member always there to help and deliver the goods on time.
I shall sadly miss the blog but hey ho times a change things happen and we just have to adjust accordingly.Still keep in contact you know that.
Lastly i just have to say Big THANKYOU from the bottom of my heart been wonderful working with you.
love n hugs judex

Ellie Knol said...

Thanks for sharing this adorable piece with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Ellie (DT)