Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Bring me Sunshine?

There's still a complete lack of the yellow ball in the sky here so instead tried to transfer my (very) distant memory of it onto this card!
To be fair, it HAS stopped raining but the grey skies just refuse to budge... a bit like my cold - we're now on day 6 and I am really FED UP!!!! Sore throat has gone (almost) so I think I'm now on the 'up' side..... found enough energy this morning to make this....

If you are a follower of my blog, you may have realised by now that I really like these Wild Rose Studio set of stamps!
This one is called 'Kitty Picnic'. Coloured with promarkers and watercolour pastels, then put onto a frame.

I distressed and stitched the backing papers - one has a diamond pattern and the layered one is polka dots - then used some of this stunningly gorgeous lace which was a present (along with some scrummy mini Toblerones) from Alessandra. Popped the framed image on top with 3d foam pads.

I hand stitched the large organza ribbon rose onto two scraps of the lace, and added a couple of goldie tipped pearl pins and a small die cut flourish.
The sentiment was a freebie from TLC and to finish off I added a Cheery Lynn die cut corner and a couple more flat backed gold pearls.
Same papers are used inside.
I hope if you day is as grey as mine is here, this card has brought you some sunshine and thoughts of picnics on warm summer days!
Challenges -
Daring Cardmakers - Lace and pearls
Truly Madly Crafty - Animals
OLLCB - Whiskers
Crafty Boots - Bingo - (Yellow - Dots -Lace )
Lets Ink It Up - All Girls
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Lexi's - For a Friend


Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. Oh my goodness, what can I say but SIMPLY STUNNING.
I love it.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx
PS. It's raining here. Wow, happy summer.

Jan Ltc said...

This is gorgeous Viv just what we need some sunshine xx Jan

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card VIv reminds of of Summer...what ever that is! Sweet image too


Val said...

Fabulous card Viv.

Doreen said...

This is stunning Viv,love all your details.xxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Viv and so adorable.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the sunshine colours.
Yvonne x

Mrs A. said...

A really sweet creation and the colours suit the image perfectly.
Hugs Mrs A.

Fleur said...

So pretty, and great colour choice.
I have candy if you're interested
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv, such a beautiful image and love the colours.
Wendy xx

Rina said...

Ohhhh Viv... I am not a yellow fan, but this is just beautiful!!!

Rina Fashionista
P.S. BUIG news at Fashionista next Monday!

Queenie said...

Ooooh just what i needed to see...we have had the same weather here in Fife and if i tell you quietly...psst the sun came out for a wee ahile today...but then it rained,lol!!
This is gorrgeous!!
Thanks for joining in over at TMC this month.

Dee's Craft Room said...


I love this very pretty card. Gorgeous colours and fab embellishments, especially the beautiful rose and lace.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Shelby said...

Well this is one way to bring yourself some beautiful sunshine! I love love love all of this bright cheery yellow and the flower and lace looks amazing and awesome coloring. Hope you kick your cold soon!


Jackie said...

What a lovely sunny card, love the design and layout. Hopefully the sun will be back next week :o)
Jackie xx

Gez said...

Stunning card. I love the refreshing colours. Thank you for joining the latest dare at the Daring Cardmakers. Gez.

coops said...

so stunning viv.beautiful lemon colours and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Caz said...

Beautiful, sunny card Viv. Love the papers, gorgeous details and beautifully coloured image.
Caz x

TRACEY MO said...

This is stunning!! love the image colours. Brilliant

Thanks for joining us at Lexi Creations

Tracey DT

annesyme said...

Gorgeous card, just what I needed to brighten up a very rainy day.
Anne x

June Nelson said...

Now this is lush and what a rich butter yellow theme going on her vivvy babe!!! proper summery, you always hv=ave stamps that I have never seen!!!!!!! love it hunnie huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Zippy said...

Beautiful card, really stunning. Love the colours xxx

Kathy said...

Lovely! Got to love that sunny yellow! Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "Lace and Pearls" challenge this week

Purple Crazy said...

Stunning creation, love the vibrant yellows, thanks for sharing with us at Ooh-La-La x

SuzanneK said...

Oh wow, so pretty, love the sunny yellow and your beautiful flowers. Thanks for playing along with LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hope to see you at the new challenge blog for our next challenge. Hugz Suzanne

Teresa said...

Good morning Viv, Well this is just a gorgeous picture of Summer (I'm getting warmer just looking at it) love all the little details, especially that yellow lace, it's gorgeous. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

Alessandra said...

aaaw I love Kitty Picnic :o) that's me and Bailey having fun outside :o) what a lovely and sunny creation, Viv!
Hope you feel better soon...
Hugs, Alessandra

Monica said...

Such a sunny card... love the way you use yellow with such ease.

Monica xxx

craftyeyes said...

soo pretty great little image and colours tracy x

Elaine said...

This is beautiful, I was just looking at these fab stamps today, she is gorgeous and I love this lemon , your rose is gorgeous too Hugs Elaine