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


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

  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.

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

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

  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
    Dawn xxx

  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

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

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

    xx coops xx

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

    Kat x

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

  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.

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


  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

  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!


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

  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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