Saturday 6 February 2016

A little bit of sunshine is just what we need!

How are you? Sorry I haven't been around. Don't even get me started. It's been insane. I keep thinking that the job will ease up as soon as we get through x. But then there is y. And no matter how much we think that will be the last level of craziness then there is z and it's five best friends sneaking up on us around the corner. Sigh.

I did manage to squeeze in a little bit of crafty time the other day, but it's like going back to the gym, the first time is a complete disaster. I did manage to do an intervention to save today's card from joining it's friends in the bin by applying a bit of banner magic. As we haven't seen the sun for ages, I thought a bright yellow card would light up the day a bit. I used the spritzer tool on the background card, and splattered some watercolour as well, although it doesn't show very well on the photo.

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash - Dreaming of something warm
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Ray of Sunshine
Time Out - Love is the flower you've got to let grow
Addicted to CAS - Bloom
Allsorts Challenge - Clean and Simple
Cardz 4 Galz - Fantastic Florals
Hiding In My Craft Room - No red or pink

Card: 300 gsm white card, 190 gsm watercolour card, scrap of Stampin' Up Old Olive card
Ink: Tsukineko Staz-on Jet Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Spized Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade
Stamps: STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies


Chana Malkah said...

Cute! Nice mirroring of your daisy stamp! I agree, a little warm sunshine would be nice! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Donna said...

Love that bright warm yellow flower! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Dreaming of Something Warm" challenge this week!

Barbara said...

Love your idea to stamp mirrored images! Lovely card! thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

This is a perfect take on our challenge! Without you telling about the disaster, I would't think there was something wrong with it. So happy to see you sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS Challenge. -Ksenija, DT

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely fabulous and a super clever layout.
Great work and thanks for sharing at ATCAS

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! that is a gorgeous card & it's made me feel like springtime just by looking at it! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (warm!) STASH with us this week! ♥♥♥

Nonni said...

I love this stamp and what a great layout! Your card is so sunny and happy too. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous and sunny card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shona Chambers said...

I feel the same about life being super busy at the moment as well (hence my commenting so long after you linked your card....), so it is nice when you can finally squeeze in some card making here and there. This is such a happy, sunny card and your colouring of the flowers is amazing. I'm so glad you joined us at TIME OUT and hope things calm down for you soon!

Ceal said...

very pretty, love your design. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Jaydee said...

Love that you created a mirror image and so beautifully colored, too. Great take on the challenge. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week