Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Go Fly a Kite!

A crafting friend stamped up this image for me that long ago I can't remember when!
Found it amongst a drawer full of pre-stamped and printed out image snippets and decided it was high time they were coloured.
Have tried to keep the overall look of this card a bit 'in-betweeny' - not too fussy (cos it's for a boy) and not too CAS (as I thought it'd be a good card for a child).

I CONFESS - the papers were printed and not used from the paper mountain.............. {sigh} - naughty step for me.

Papers matted onto blue cardstock. (Thebackgrounds of the papers look a little creamy/pink in the pic here but in real life they are stark white)
Image coloured with Distress Inks
Sentiment (which I think is from a Papermania set) stamped in Stazon Midnight Blue
Red and Blue twine  and the buttons from my stash and the inside decorated to match.

Challenges -
Alphabet Challenge - K for Kites
One Sweet Challenge - Red/White/Blue
Sparkles Forum - Summer Fun
Crafty Bloggers - Red/White/Blue
Paper Girls - Red/White/Blue
Sentimental Sundays - Red/White/Blue
Opus Gluei - Ribbon or Twine
My Craft Spot - Birthday
Incy Wincy -  Summertime Activities

Hope the sun is shining where you are - have a great day whatever you're doing. x 


  1. This is delightful, don't you just love having pre-stamped images you can reach for? Your patterend paper choices could not be better, it has such a light and airy feel to it! Love the pennant. Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!

  2. Love this design Viv and your colouring of that image is super.Liking the twine and buttons too!

  3. Pre stamped images are so handy and love this result.xx
    aNNie ♥

    The Journey is the Start

  4. Just the right image for a windy day like today Viv.Love your card.
    Sue :)

  5. Brilliant male child's card there Viv. I particularly like all the string and knots you embellished with.
    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

  6. This is gorgeous Viv. I love the image, fabulous papers and the way you have added the twine with the buttons looks so effective.
    Sue xx

  7. Lovely card for a make Viv,,, love the the nostalgic image
    I can remember doing this in his short trousers


  8. Oh wow this is a stunning design. Just love the image and how you tied the twine around the flag. Wonderful design papers too.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  9. A super image Viv and I really love your use of the twine and buttons. Xx

  10. Gorgeous card Viv, love how you have used the twine and buttons looks fab.
    Wendy xx

  11. Beautiful card Viv, the image is super, he looks like he is having fun.
    Yvonne x

  12. Fabulous image and I just love those papers.

    Kath x

  13. Beautiful layout and image. Perfect for our red, white and blue challenge. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

  14. Great image and card Viv. You put a really great card around it. Nice colors for a child.

  15. Wonderful card, very suitable for a child. I love your printed papers :o)
    Jackie xx

  16. Such an adorable card, gorgeous too.

  17. I have a mountain like that too! We can sit together LOL!

    You can leave the naughty step now though Viv because you have used them!! I may have to stay there for a couple of years LOL!!!

    Gret finished card and I love the image.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  18. What a wonderful image Viv, has a really nostalgic feel to it. Lovely choice of papers to complement. Susan x

  19. A great boy's card Viv, and definitely has that vintage feel with the red, white and blue colour and the clever way you have used the twine. x

  20. stunning male card viv.i love the vintage image and your colour combo is fab ;D

    xx coops xx

  21. Love how you made your prestamped image into such a lovely card. This could work for any child and is so whimsical, colorful, and bright that they'd love it. It just says summertime fun to me. Beautifully composed and I loved that you got all tied up with us at Opus Gluei! I hope you return for more challenge themes with us!

  22. Adorable card Viv! I love that image and it's colored beautifully, fabulous twine too! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  23. Love it - great design and the colours work really well.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles and the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen N x

  24. Hi Viv, Wow, what a wonderful find in your stash, the image is perfect. Wonderful choice of the colour palette, loving your embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles and for the letter K at Alphabet Challenges. Cazro

  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE this image
    Thanks for linking up with the Paper Girls


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