Sunday, 12 June 2011

Here comes Summer????

Not if you look at our weather today! Summer is a long long way from here - it's wet, windy and miserable.. oh and COLD!!! So that's a good enough excuse to spirit myself away in the craftie space and do some catching up on unfinished projects!

Here's the first one finished - an easel card made using one of Ange's fab Tatty Button stamp designs

I used some paper from an old stack I had by K and Co called Daisy. OK I know Tatty is watering a sunflower but use your imagination a bit!


The green trellis paper was layered onto yellow cardstock, distressed and stitched. I used my usual Promarkers and watercolours to colour and matted Tatty onto green card then layered onto the yellow cardstock punched out with a MS trellis punch. I made some paper flowers and found the teeny green and yellow ladybug in my stash. Finished the front with some pearls and a small sentiment stamp from Papermania
The prop for the easel inside was made using the same MS punch (with the scalloped edge cut off) and I layered yellow trellis paper from the same paper pad  onto green and stitched again. I added a circular scallopped green and yellow layered nestie for a greeting space.

Challenges - 
The Crafty Pad - Just Because You Can
Paper Sundaes - Girly Girl
 Spoonful of Sugar - Here Comes Summer
Totally Gorjuss - Flower Power
Stampin For the Weekend - Lemon and Lime
Stamp Something - Something Punched
Crafty Ho's - Summer

16 comments:

  1. Hello Viv. This is beautiful. Gorgeous colours, petty image and I just love that Trellis border, really effective. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  2. We are about to light our woodburner, the weather is so cold and damp here. Where has summer gone? I know we need rain, but did we have to have icicles too? Maybe, I should start my Christmas cards. Have a lovely day crafting.

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  3. Same here Viv... downright cold and miserable.
    Lovely card... I like the use of the MS lattice punch. Very clever.

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  4. This is beautiful, Viv! I really love that image. So sorry to hear about the bad weather.
    hugs
    Vanja

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  5. Love your card Viv! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week for our Just because you can Challenge this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  6. Hi Viv
    gorgeous card, great image & colouring, been like winter here today,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

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  7. Hope my sunflowers turn out that big this yr...... Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
    Sarah x

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  8. gorgeous card viv.i love the zesty colours and great image and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  9. This is so pretty. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

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  10. So pretty! The lattice border is a great touch for an already gorgeous card!

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  11. A stunning card Viv, just love your trellis border and flowers. What a cute image. Thanks for joining in the fun at Totally Gorjuss.

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  12. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Vi-iv
    Happy Birthday to yooooouuuu!!!

    XXX

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  13. Stunning card Viv - love the colours, layout and image. :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad

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  14. Thank you for taking part in JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN challenge at The Crafty Pad!

    Your creation is lovely!:)

    So happy you've joined us!

    Maggie
    xx

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  15. This is beuatiful Vivvy babe, I love it, hope you had a good birthday darlin, love always June x

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  16. Super card and fab image - I love the trellis x
    Thanks for joining us at stampin for the weekend for our lemon & lime challenge x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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