Thursday, 25 July 2019


We are currently experiencing some very hot weather for the UK!
As is usual here in this country we are completely unequipped to cope with extremes of temperature or weird weather!
If it snows, everything grinds to a stop, if it rains heavy  we can't seem to cope with floods and if it's very hot we can't deal with that either!
Dire warnings about what you should and shouldn't do in the heat this last few days - sometimes I think that people are incapable of thinking for themselves and having basic common sense!

My friend here on the front of this bike is also not very sensible - no hands!!!
And high heels??? 🙈

But how wonderful to be so full of life and simply enjoy - being! 
A bright dress, a big hat, your fave shoes - and being happy with your 'bezzie' and your doggy and doing something daft like freewheeling on a bike - we all need a bit of happy abandon now and then (however old we are!) 

The stamp is from Penny Black and I coloured with my waterbrush pens.
I saw a similar card where only part of a stamp was coloured and thought I would give this a go.
I stamped the rest of the image on the inside so it looked like they were travelling along  (but forgot to take a pic!)

Sharing over at
Back2Basics - Off the Edge
Sweet Stamping - Friendship
PB+M- Summer Colours
CTD #553 - Orange/Pink/Yellow

Thanks for visiting, I am sorry I have been absent for a little while - real life caught up with me this week - I could have done with a bit of freewheeling! x


Bunny said...

Beautifully colored. She does look so happy and carefree. What fun! [Bunny]

Sherri Thacker said...

This is just wonderful. I love this image by Penny Black, not sure I have ever seen it but it sure looks like they're having a grand ole time! Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond.

aussie aNNie said...

Loving this brilliant design Viv...x

Aquarius said...

A super exuberant card - love the effect of the partially coloured image which focuses on the main character.

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. I love the part coloured aspect of this, it makes it stand out even more. I wish I had the energy to do something silly, I can vaguely remember when I did though. The most sensible thing I've done lately is to put housework on hold until it cools down abit.. Hopefully that'll happen soon because it's getting rather dusty in here lol, Lynne X

HilaryJane said...

This is just gorgeous. I love the part colouring and the bold colours you have chosen. What a good idea to stamp again inside the card, I shall have to remember that one xx

Kathleen said...

Oh, what a brilliant card, love the contrast of the colourful "driver' and the black and white 'backseat driver'.
Never seen this stamp before but love it. CAS at it's best.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic image on your happy card.
I think we just have to cope with what the weather sends for us these days.
Have a good weekend VIv.
Yvonne xx

Sammy said...

Fabulous! What a great card, and I LOVE that image! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

brenda said...

I'm with you on some happy abandon Viv, it's such fun, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More July challenge.

B x

Sarn said...

Fabulous free and easy, some might say RECKLESS image . .. which has made a terrific card.

Has it been hot? I didn't notice!!!!

I don't like the sound of "real life" catching up with you. Sending love and hugs your way my friend.

Love Sarnie xxxx

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful! Colouring just one of the ladies makes her a real focal point. Thank you for sharing at Back to Basics.

Carole said...

Oh I so agree with what you are saying Viv!! I love your card and the idea of just coloring one bit..most effective. Stay cool xx

Broni said...

This is just wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Susie Moore said...

So SO sweet. I just love it!

Tammy said...

This is so cute Viv! I love that fabulous image and how you only colored part of it, awesome design! Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond.
Tammy x

Mac Mable said...

Such a happy card and full of fun and love how you've coloured her in. Great stamped image and such a wonderful card. Yes be Happy x Back to rain today up our way x

Mrs.B said...

A great card Viv, love the image and it works so well with the partial colouring.
We're back to rain and grey skies here in the N.E - why can't the weather just behave!
Have a good week, Avril xx

Linby said...

This is just gorgeous, I love how you coloured the image and that you only did part of it too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More
Lynn x

Claire said...

Congrats on the shout out at Colour Throwdown Viv - this is just wonderful! So bright and breezy!

Pat said...

Your ladies are such fun Viv and a great idea to colour just the one lady and leave the rest of the image black and white. x

Rachelle Oltean said...

This card is wonderful! You combined challenges perfectly in this design and it's fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the BBB Challenge Blog!
Rachelle - DT : )

Cazro said...

Hi Viv, I love your freewheeling card. Colouring the first girl in such bright happy colours is fabulous, I love the contrast of the two girls. Many thanks for sharing with us at Back to Basics and Beyond. Caz DT.