Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunny

Nice bright sunny day here - but very cold - so not sure that Spring is here after all even though the cherry blossom is flowering.

If you have been visiting me for a while you will know that yellow is not one of my favourite colours to work with.
Scrabbling through the 12x12 paper I found this striped paper. In fact found several sheets of it - most in real vivid colours (really 'in your face' colours that make you need to shield your eyes!). Don't remember buying them either!

The yellow one though was actually quite a nice shade and with a few bits of white card laying about on the desk, I made this simple and quick.
Die was coloured with Inktense Watercolour Pencils.
Only little bits of stamping - the sentiment obviously - but the butterflies looked flat once I had coloured them so just inked up a teeny flourish stamp with Certainly Celery ink and gave their tiny bodies a few curly bits!

Joining in the following challenges -
LIM - Stripe
HLS Dies - A/Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Butterflies
Allsorts - I spy (:Letter 'B')
Petal Lu - Yellow Flowers

Am now busy preparing for the next trip and still have a few things to do -  but thinking about wrapping up and going for a long walk as it seems a shame to waste the sunshine even if it is cold!
Have a great day whatever you're doing and thanks for stopping by! x

27 comments:

  1. Very pretty Spring card Viv...

    Anne

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  2. Gorgeously sunny card Viv.

    Happy St George's Day!

    Hugs from Darn Sarnie xxx

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  3. Love this fresh card Viv.....hope you have made several in all different colours to use your paper! great idea to stamp on the butterflies wings...note to self for future. Have a good rest of weekend...sunny here too but chilly. Take care on your next trip.Hugs xx

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  4. What a wonderful card. The look is clean and delicate just like spring. Love the diagonal yellow stripes and beautiful dies! So glad you joined the butterfly challenge at Four Crafty Chicks this week.
    Christine
    Guest DT
    http://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com

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  5. This is so pretty Viv, I am not a fan of yellow either but you may have changed my mind now as this is gorgeous. Glad you had a good trip away, enjoy your next one now too ;)hugs Viv xx

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  6. What a beautiful card Viv and such pretty Spring colours. I love the die cut flowers and butterflies and the colouring looks great with the stripey background. x

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  7. Absolutely love the bright and vibrant fresh colours Viv and a really nice design, perfect for this weeks Allsorts theme, many thanks for joining in. Not saying a word about our performance! B x

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  8. So fresh and spring-like Viv, love it!

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  9. This is a really great card, lovely die and I love the yellow stripe Border (another B)
    Thank you for joining our 'I spy' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  10. Its a really pretty spring card Viv. I hope you had your walk and are enjoying your time at home, before the next away trip.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Beautiful card Viv, love the yellow. So Spring its perfect.

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  12. Ha ha! I laughed out loud when I read about you discovering those papers Viv (bet we all have some somewhere in our craft rooms). You used it so beautifully on this card. I'm a lover of having a bit of pattern or colour peeking from the base card so this one was bound to be a favourite for me. The luscious lemons look beautiful on the delicate wildflower and butterflies....and what a gorgeous swirly font on that sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

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  13. So pretty, Viv! Love the bright and cheerful colours of this card. xx

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  14. A very pretty and clean looking card Viv. It's just perfect for Spring. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  15. Love that stripey yellow border. What a zing it gives the rest of the card. You have reminded me I have some digital papers just perfect for making a card for the second weeks inspiration. Best get a move on and make it then!! Thank you for fluttering by the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. Beautiful card, so delicate. Cara x

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  17. Such a happy, Springy card. Just love the yellow flowers and stripes :)

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  18. stunning card Viv, love love love.
    Thanks for taking time to comment while I was away on my scheduled posts. Greatly appreciated.
    [aNNie]

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  19. A very pretty card, so full of sunshine. I like the lovely delicate flower die.

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  20. Great job, nicely done and Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks!
    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

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  21. A pretty card in spring colours. The sunshine has been good today but at for that freezing cold wind - nuff said!!

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  22. How gorgeous Viv! Such a pretty, fresh card with those delicate flowers and butterflies. I love this <3 Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  23. Lovely and delicate card!
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

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  24. So pretty!!!Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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  25. I don't know how I missed this but now you've been ShowCASed it brought this fab card to my attention. Congrats. L x

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  26. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Petal Lu, Nicola X

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