Friday, 30 January 2015


I made it home from work early enough to photograph this card in daylight, yay! Fading daylight to be fair, but daylight still. Days are getting longer (and I left work really early...). It will be spring soon! I'm trying to keep the spirits up, I'm convinced we will get through this miserable winter soon. The weather last weekend was lovely, and we did some gardening. I guess weeding in January is proof of a very mild winter, it seems a bit unnatural. I'm hoping we won't have any cold spells, as a lot of our bulbs have already popped their heads above ground and I would hate to lose them to frost. 

Nothing like a bit of super-bright colours to cheer us all up. Today's card is one of those you will either love or hate. I happen to love it, although I guess I'm a bit biased. The card is inspired by the very colourful inspiration picture over at Cure for the Monday Blues. I used the sketch over at STAMPlorations for the layout. I'm also linking up over at CASology where the theme is Birthday, Make My Monday where the theme is Bright and Cheerful Colours and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where Anything Goes.

This stamp is one of those I just had to have, but it has remained almost unused since it's arrival in my craft room. So I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. I also love the technique of heat embossing in white and then colouring with Sharpies, as you don't have to buy a big bunch of coloured embossing powders. The colouring is also really fun! I stamped the arrow from Petal Parade in white craft ink on vellum and created the sentiment using die cut letters with Ice Stickles.

Card: Black 240 gsm coloured kraft card, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum, Leonardo Stationery 300 gsm white card
Stamp: Hero Arts Sweet Threads Spirals, Stampin' Up Craft Ink Whisper White
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark
Colouring: 80's Glam Sharpies
Other: Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder, Ranger Ice Stickles


maria f. said...

Coolio! Love the somewhat doodled look the marker coloring gives the swirls. Thanks for brightening up the gallery at STAMPlorations.

Amanda said...

Fun card! I love the background. It's just beautiful.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love that bright background, those swirls are just awesome! Thank you *so* much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

Melissa said...

What a vibrant, cheerful card! Weeding in January?! Now that's my kind of winter!!! ;)

Thanks so much for sharing with us over at CASology1

Jingle said...

The colors look fantasstc! Great job! Thanks so much for joining the anything goes challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

Fliss said...

Really beautiful creation and thanks for sharing it with us at MMM last week.
Fliss DT x