Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad


Hello,
Today is a very special day as it's my dad's 80th birthday, an age definitely worth celebrating. Therefore, I decided on a light hearted, fun birthday card, to remind my dad to enjoy himself on this wonderful day.  I feel so fortunate to have both my parents, in laws and a grandmother in law still in my life; it is a real pleasure and honour.
As for the card, this fun and crazy character is from Sassy Cheryl's Oldies but Goodies digital stamp collection. At the very least he is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face, in fact I'm sure this crazy guy would liven up any party.




Hope you all enjoy your day,
Susan

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Uptown Girls Celebrate

Hello,
Today's post is about celebrating our incredible and wonderful selves. Together these two stylish uptown girls spread joy along with a bit of good cheer and sweet treats. Not only does this card represent a celebration of a friends 70th birthday (who looks and feels much younger) but also the celebration of friendship. Cheers to you my friend, hope you have a wonderful birthday. 

Celebrate today, for who knows what tomorrow will bring, 
Susan

Monday, October 14, 2013

All About The Eyes

Hi,

Wow, today I have an interesting challenge from Make It Colourful to share. Not only does Make It Colourful challenge us to colour eyes, they also give two categories for us to enter our projects. The first being a simpler challenge where the eyes are the focal point of the image. The second category makes things more interesting, or difficult depending on your perspective, by adding reflection to the eyes. Some amazing works of art have been produced in this challenge; the girls not only added reflections but also altered and added to the images to make them their own. It is well worth checking out at the Make It Colouful blog.

Anyways, I decided to enter the easy challenge using one of the new images from Make It Crafty, the lovely Melyssa. She's super cute and great fun to colour.

Not only did my first attempt allow me to practice colouring eyes in greater detail, I also got to try using Copics along with Prismacolor pencils. I am quite happy with the results of using the two mediums together, and I will will be practicing this technique some more.


Happy colouring,
Susan


 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tee It Up

Hi,
The selection of images over at Saturated Canary are not only unique and beautiful, but also cover an extensive range of topics allowing you to find that perfect image to make your project come to life. Obviously Tee It Up is one such image, her unquestionable cute looks, coupled with superb golfing fashion, suites my friend to a tee. 
The beautiful weather this past summer, gave my friend ample opportunity to get out on the course and enjoy the fine sport of golf with her husband. Inspite of being fairly new to golfing she found the game immensely satisfying, and in fact discovered she has a talent for the sport.
Unfortunately, as the warm days begin to wane and the cool days of winter take over, golfing must come to an end. Nevertheless her memories will carry her through to next spring.
With a final note on today's post, I wish her a very happy birthday.





Have a happy day,
Susan

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Ava's Birthday Balloon

Hello,
Just as Balloons and birthdays go hand in hand, this little cutie Ava, from Saturated Canary makes for a great birthday card. This image was one I coloured a while back. Unfortunately at times I find that Copic skin colours do not blend as nice as I would like. In fact once in awhile the markers become sticky and no matter how much blending I do they will not smooth out, possibly becoming muddy. As for this little gals face I am not really happy with it, yet the rest of the image turned out just fine. Despite this I went ahead and create a cheerful bright card for a friends birthday. 

 

Sending best wishes to all, 
Susan 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Let's Party

Hi,

Throughout October I have quite a few birthdays cards to prepare for, therefore I chose to use a few of my previously coloured images to help me along. This particular let's party girl, named Sally is from Sassy Cheryl's digital stamps, she knows how to let go while bringing a sense of fun to the day.  

See you soon,
Susan