Thursday, February 02, 2012

Bright and summery - even if it's -3 outside

Well it's been absolutely glorious again today, albeit absolutely freezing......

And all this sunshine gave me the inspiration needed for my next card.  I wanted to give a feeling of all things good about summer, the sun, the colours of the flowers, butterflies, pot plants and great birthdays...

I have used a sketch and stash sketch (No 7) as the basis for this card.  They have some fab sketches in their library.  The image is a Wee Stamps image.  I think she's just too cute.  What do you guys think??



The papers used are from Stampin Up, Pampered Pets, Kate Knight Totally Tropical and papermania card stock.  I used a spellbinders die to cut the centre shape and the sentiment is from the Tulip range.  The butterfly charm is from my stash of broken up jewelry. The pink and orange butterfly was cut on the cricut and then glittered using stickles.  The edges of all papers were inked using Marmalade TH Distress inks.  The image was coloured with my fab promarkers.


I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hooked on Craft Challenges :  Something Bright & Summery
I love promarkers: photo inspiration bright buttons
Crafts and Me - Brighten up your day
Divas by Design :  Anything goes
Sketch n Stash:  Free Choice sketch No7


My mums craft shop Challenges:  Fab n Funky

Thanks for popping in and having a look and for any comments you leave.  They are always much appreciated.

Hugs


35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Lisa, she's so sweet and love the bright summery colours.
    Wendy xx

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  2. Such a pretty and colourful card. Lee x

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  3. oh Hun this is just gorgeous,love that image,and adore the papers you have used,by the way Hun welcome to our DT hugs Cherylxx

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  4. Hi Lisa
    Lovin the patchwork effect of this card... and such bright and summery colours - just what we need! Love the image and your colouring is fab!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  5. Beautiful card Lisa, really sweet!

    A big thank you for sharing with us this week over at Divas By Design... Good luck!

    Jo xxx

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  6. Great card love the bright colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

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  7. Great card - really cute. Thanks for getting fab and funky at MMCS
    Tracy x

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  8. Oh Lisa, this card really is cheerful and Summery and so pretty. Love the little girl's lttle toes!! Also, thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave on my blog, it means the world to me. Maddy x

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  9. Lovely sunny warm card Lisa. Great bright and cheerful colours!
    Thanks for the comment today. I am a lucky woman, not many men will bake, cook, iron and hoover without complaint!
    You asked about my new toy - it's a Bowdabra. I'm so clumsy at tying bows that I thought I would try one. It's a doddle and fun too. Joanna Sheen has started to stock them and should have more in next week if you are interested - good price too!

    Edna x :)

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  10. stunning card lisa.i love the sweet image and your bright colours are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  11. Hi, Lisa. Cute blog! You wrote to me on my blog charmedbygorjuss.blogspot.com but I'm not Suzanne and I don't make blogger templates. Sorry. You can write to Suzanne and Mr. G at help@gorjussart.com
    Love, hugs, and prayers,
    Crystal (Charmed by Gorjuss)

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  12. Beautiful card Lisa, really bright & cheerful, love it, thanks for your lovely comments on Kieran's artwork. hugs Teresa xx

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  13. Wonderful card, Lisa! I love your stamped image! The card is cheery and warm! All of the elements work perfectly together! Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!

    Chris

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  14. Hi Lisa, what a bright and cheery card. Love the image so cute.

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, and for the inspirational sayings - I will try and remember them when I'm feeling a bit blue again!

    Best wishes,
    Sarah

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  15. Hi Lisa...

    To be in with a chance of winning our prize sweetie you have to post your sketch along with your card...I'd hate to think you lose your chance of winning with this gorgeous card!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  16. A lovely and adorable card. And the colours are so refreshing in this awful winter weather.
    Heike xx

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  17. Lovely and bright, but those bare feet make me shiver. I,m cold even here in Spain.xxx

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  18. Lovely warm and cheerful colours! Lea xx

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  19. lovely card,gorgous bright colours sue xx

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  20. Gorgeous card, love the bright colours, well done.
    Maureen........x

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  21. Just hopping on by! Keep warm and craft! xx

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  22. Hiya, I love this design and how you've coloured her. I have this image and have really enjoyed colouring her. Thank you for the idea about broken jewelry

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  23. Love the bright colours - Linda

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  24. Beautiful card. Love the bright colours and image xx

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  25. Aww lovely Lisa, its really pretty :-) Just leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

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  26. wow super card ... love the little image and the design is really cool as my granddaughter would say ... just leap blogging happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  27. Such a pretty card, nice patchwork affect with the papers. Hopped over from DC

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  28. Such a cute card :)

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  29. aww this is adorable Lisa I love the cute image and the bright colours, please can you add the sketch to your entry to be eligable for the prize thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

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  30. Beautiful card, love the bright colours and the very sweet image.
    Anne x

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  31. Just so gorgeous hun...!

    thanks for joining us at SnS....and good luck...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  32. Such a gorgeous card, I love the image and those bright papers are fab
    Lindsay xx

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  33. beautiful card thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

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  34. Gorgeous card, Lisa - fab image and colour combo! Thanks for playing laong with us at SNS this fortnight, Juliexx

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Hi thanks for dropping by and having a look at my blog. Your comments are always appreciated. Hugs. Lisa x