Monday, February 17, 2014

Pure Sunshine


Hi everyone.  Another quiet week for me :) ... so that means I'll have some time in my studio to play and I'm also hoping to get more organizing done (I started out with good intentions in January, but life got in the way so still have lots to do).  Had a wonderful weekend ... as I mentioned yesterday, my friend Susan came by on Saturday for some fun crafting time, and yesterday my family all met at my mom's house for a belated birthday celebration - mom turned 85 a week ago!  So wonderful to spend the evening together - lots of fun!

Today's card is for a couple of things.  First of all, I saw this beautiful card made by my good friend Bonnie a while back ... and fell in love with the image.  Here's my first card using this beautiful stamp set.  I just love the watercolored look of the images.  I stamped the stems in Kiwi Kiss ink, then the blooms were stamped twice each, the larger background is Daffodil Delight ink, and the smaller second stamping is done in Crushed Curry.  I used some pretty designer paper for the strip at the side and added a knot and double string of Honeydew twine which matches the Kiwi ink perfectly.  (I have to admit that this is the second time I made the card ... first time I used Pear Pizzazz ink - gorgeous green ... but when I added the twine (an after-thought), the colors didn't match up so I stamped a new card front).  :)

This card is for a couple of challenges.  First, the LoveFest 2014 challenge at SCS - this is for challenge B - Lovey Dovey Spring - hosted by Stamping Bella.  And this is also for last Friday's Free For All Challenge at SCS - #208 - sunshine.

Hope to be back again soon with more cards.







Stamps:  Too Kind (SU!); Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White; Sweater Weather DP (SU!)
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Daffodil Delight; Crushed Curry (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Honeydew twine (The Twinery)



Challenges:
LoveFest2014B
F4A208 - sunshine




23 comments:

  1. This is so delicious, Loll ... it's just like the sentiment says ... pure sunshine! Anita :)

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  2. A card to cheer, Loll during our dreadful weather! Love the stamping effect:)
    Val x

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  3. Perfect match of stamped image and dp - fabulous card! I had the best time Saturday with you - all the wonderful bits and pieces I came home made with your supplies! As soon as the Olympics are over, I'll start turning them into cards.

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  4. wow, so simple yet so elegant!

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  5. Hi Loll, Glad you had a super weekend, and that the family celebration was special.xxx
    Love the card, the image is gorgeous! I love the watercolour look and the sentiment is Fabulous!
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

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  6. This is a gorgeous flower Loll, I love the watercolor look. Glad you had a happy family celebration, what a wonderful milestone, Cathy x

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  7. Happy B'day to your mum Loll! How nice to have a family gathering to celebrate - Love the colors on this pretty card - the stamping on the bloom is wonderful!

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  8. Love the way the twine is wrapped & tied, great designer paper and gorgeous stamped image!

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  9. This card is so lovely and serene. I love it!
    Christine @ timetoplaywithpaper.blogspot.com

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  10. So pretty Loll. We miss you in the Playground :-)

    Hugs

    Di

    xx

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  11. A lovely card Loll and great colours for this dismal time of year :o) Really like the design of your layout - so effective.

    Karen x

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  12. Ooh, I love this two-stage image, Loll! Love the design too.

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  13. Hi Loll, this is stunning! So beautiful, love the simplicity of it and the colours are fab.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Such a pretty sunshine card, Loll! Love how you stamped the flower and the beautiful DP. xx

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  15. This card is pure sunshine, Loll! Love the simplicity of the flowers and your twisted twine! Beautifully done!

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  16. Thanks for the shout out, Loll. I LOVE this in the yellow! Now I'll CASE you, my friend!

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  17. My, My this is a breath of spring. Much needed. Love these colors, dashed off to see your inspiration (Yummy too) and now will be checking to see if I have these stamps. So very beautiful & love that border paper with the sunny flowers. Happy Belated to your Sweet Mom. Hugs to you all, and TFS

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  18. I have just bought some watercolour style flower stamps so I will now definitely be having a go after seeing this beautiful card!

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  19. Lovely card Loll and I like your design...yellow always reminds me of sunshine and makes me happy

    Anne

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  20. Oh my, Loll, another illusion of serenity. I may CASE this one for a sympathy card. So glad you are having your family fun time too.

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  21. This is beautiful :) I am sad in combining pattern papers with stamps :) hope to create something inspired by you, coz u always do wonders :)

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  22. Wow, another great way to use DP in a CAS card! I love the sunny colors.

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  23. Really beautiful watercoloring on this card...I love all the pretty yellow, too!

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