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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Bit of the Orient

Hello my lovely crafty friends l hope you are all well and having some crafty time.  I have had an up and down week, not much happening in the craft room, lots of friends and family popping in as it was my birthday on thursday.  I always find occasions hard to celebrate since losing my son so did not want to make a big thing of it.  So..... thank you to my lovely friends for your quite thoughts and to those that sent me beautiful cards especially Heather,  l commented on one her gorgeous cards she had coloured on kraft and said l would like it for my birthday (cheeky me) as l thought it was amazing and l am now proud to have a Heather Masterpiece linked.
I spent yesterday afternoon in my little craft den playing and catching up and this is what l came up with just because l wanted to lol. I bought the stamp set a while back and only just inked it up

Close up of the gorgeous image

Stamp Lili of the Valley - Geisha companion set
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers - Papermania Oriental Set
Dies - Memory Box cherry blossom, Tonic Daisy Circle, Joy flourish & dragonflies
Cherry blossom ribbon, gold ribbon, lace, gem 
 Liquid pearls. charm
Hobby House products - Pearls, Pearl string, button (from brown embellishment pack), flower

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Lili of the Valley March - Bingo - Full House
The Hobby House - Buttons - products listed above.
Simon Says Stamp - Glitter It (hard to see but ribbon has glitter thread and gold card is glittered)

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x


  1. Beautiful card Susan, and belated birthday wishes.
    Sue x

  2. What a beauty Susan, gorgeous colours and the embellishments are, as ever, fabulous. Glad you had your friends and family close by on were in my thoughts and I'm glad you liked my card xx

  3. Such a beautiful card Susan. I love the image, wonderful colouring and such beautiful detailing too.
    I am pleased that you have such lovely family and friends to support you on your birthday.
    Take care, Sue xx

  4. Happy Belated Birthday. I'm so happy for you that you had loved ones & friends to celebrate with you. Your card is so lovely. This is an adorable image, and I love the colors you chose. Usually the oriental motifs are in blues & pinks...very serene. I love the pop of these brighter colors with this pretty little geisha & her bird. Of course you have all the lovely embellies you are so expert at choosing to complement your image. This is just beautiful. Well done! TFS & hugs

  5. Oooo stunning in the red and gold oooo and lucky you for getting such a beautiful card from Heather too, Luv Sam x

  6. super little oriental card sue love anything oriental as hubby and I met in Singapore so it is all so special ... ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... hope you have a super week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  7. Beautiful oriental card Susan!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  8. A beautiful card Susan. I love the image and pretty details.
    I hope you had a lovely birthday
    Lorraine x

  9. This is a gorgeous card Susan, such a lovely oriental theme and beautiful warm colours.
    Belated birthday wishes to you.

  10. Oh what a gorgeous card, beautiful colours and love that sweet image.
    Sending some extra hugs.

  11. Hi Susan what a pretty card I love the LOTV image not seen it before its gorgeous! Susan x

  12. Gorgeous card Sue and so beautifully embellished too. xxx

  13. Good morning sweetie,this is simply gorgeous, love the colours too, huggles Pops x x x

  14. Wow gorgeous love the warm colors and fabulous oriental feel, oh and one stamp hun
    Hugs Kate xx

  15. Beautiful! Love the image, and the colours and details are so perfect for her :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  16. Gorgeous warm colours, Susan and such a pretty image. I hope you were able to enjoy your birthday a little. xx

  17. Gorgeous card Susan, so sweet & pretty & I love the warm colours
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  18. Love the warm colours, just wish there could be warm weather too! A super card Susan. Jx

  19. so stunning susan.gorgoeus oriental image and i love your rich colours and fab design :D

    xx coops xx

  20. A really beautiful creation Susan, loving your choice of colors, and gorgeous image.

  21. oh Susan this is so beautiful. I love the way you captured the colours in your colouring too.
    Lynn x

  22. Hi Susan - it thrilled me for that lovely commet and link!!!
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the sweet LOVT image and great colouring.......your design, colour scheme and embellishment are beautiful!!!

    Heather xx

  23. Beautiful card and lovely colours
    Rosie x

  24. Hi Susan

    Belated birthday wishes. I can only imagine how difficult special days (and normal days) are without your Son there to share them with you. :-(

    Beautiful oriental card and I love the colours.

    Love the image and those gorgeous flowers.

    Love Jules xx

  25. Hi Susan, sorry I missed your Birthday :o( Many Happy returns though and I hope its a good year for you xxxxx
    Love the sweet card, all the detail is wonderful!
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  26. oops! forgot to say Thanks for asking about Foot! Had second x-Rays as Doc still thinks I have a Fracture!

  27. Gorgeous card, Susan (as usual!) I love the gold and red and the way you've used the butterfly stamps too!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Crafty BINGO' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x