Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Cold and grey day with some heavy sleet and hailstone showers thrown in just to keep me firmly in the craft room.... not that any excuse is needed.
After my relapse in printing out paper last time for the vintage boat card I went back to the 'use up the paper stash' promise and  got some blue papers - still wanting to make more boy/man cards but as I cut up paper pieces I remembered this badly neglected stamp and just had a 'sudden urge' to produce something with it!

Trouble with 'sudden urges' is that they then tend to throw you completely off track and things don't come together as you think they should!!!
Never mind - am sure there must be someone out there who likes the idea of a small child wearing a bucket on it's head!

 I have been struggling a bit with layouts over the last couple of days so this time I used a sketch from the challenge over at Freshly Brewed this month.

Image stamped onto linen textured card and coloured with promarkers. Distress Inks Stormy Sky and Mustard Seed sponged round the edges before matting onto dark blue card.

A bit of string and a couple of card candies along with a free digi sentiment from TLC to finish.

AND - because I am being very good I used up ALL the offcuts of the paper on the inside! 3 more sheets  gone - but it is a pity that 3 sheets doesn't amount to very much when you must have about 3 million!!! LOL
Other Challenges-
Cutie Pie - Cute and Blue
Digi Makeover - Blue
My Craft Spot - Polka Dots
Clear it Out - Blues
Craft Your Passion - Spots and Stripes

Hope you're warm and dry! Have a great day. x


brenda said...

I can identify with the bucket Viv, seem to recall a photo in the albums much the same. Like colour colour palette.

B x

Netty said...

Smashing card Viv, hugs Annette x

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous papers! Good girl! Lol xx

Di said...

Oh Viv - this is great! Super card anyhow, and great sentiment - but it was your comment about there must be someone wanting a card with a boy wearing a bucket on his head that cracked me up totally here!! Soooo funny :)

Hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

Love your image and card Viv x

Carol Willis said...

I love this card Viv, brilliant image and great sentiment.
Caz x

Irish Cherokee said...

Right on VIV! Brought back memories. What boy hadn't dumped a bucket of sand over his head at the beach? I did and was scolded for it. Good memories and beautiful card.The way you used the ribbon reminds me of a signal flag.

SARN said...

Great card and layout Viv. Off to look at the Freshly Brewed site in a min.

Throwing it down with hail at the mo! Yuk!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Absolutely fab Viv. Love that image he is so cute and very nostalgic looking. Good on you using up some stash when you get rid of yours you can come over here and start on mine!!! Susan x

Doreen said...

This is fabulous,loving the image.xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I love the image. The colours and papers are beautiful together.
Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

Smashing card Viv. I'm liking those blues. We could do with that there bucket in the playhouse though cos someone (not me)jabeed their pogo stick through the roof and the rain is coming in something terrible.
Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

I love how different this vintage image is Viv, and very appealing. The papers go with it beautifully, and your piece of string is an inspired touch. x

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Such a pretty card! The sentiment made me laugh. I love the way you added the string too! It looks fabulous!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaaw, super cute card! I love the mix of wonderful papers and the image is adorable! Cute, cute sentiment!
Thank so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K

Jackie said...

Fabulous card, love that sentiment :o)
Jackie xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Your post really made me smile.

I must admit I have had some strange requests on the card front .. .. but as yet not one for a child parading a bucket on its head LOL!!! If I get one then I know where to pass the commission to!

Great layout and love your papers.

Love Jules xx

Gem x said...

Very nice great layout thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

coops said...

lol so stunning viv.brilliant sentiment and i love your image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Hermien said...

What a great sentiment did you used on your card, i love it.
Thanks for playing with us at papermakeupstamps


Helen said...

Love it! A really cute image and a great sentiment!!

Thanks for sharing it with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

MommyScraps said...

Such a beautiful, soft card and HILARIOUS sentiment! :) Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion!


alethea said...

Cute card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at CYP! Hugsxx

Emily Thubbron said...

Oh my goodness. I love this sentiment. I really love your card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Clear It Out.

Emily, DT

Dots Dabbles said...

The saying on this just cracked me up Viv!!!! So me!
Dot x