Sunday, 10 June 2012

Summer greens

This weekend I managed to finish this card and do the colouring for my next, which I hope to finish later today, so I  might post twice today... see how I  go. As I struggle with what to do, I did follow a sketch challenge and now I cant remember what it was... Although I have still used it anyway.  Following last weeks easel card, which was a challenge for me, this one was much more simple and was quicker to do, and has a lot less layers! I decided on a bright  green colour scheme with just a hint of yellow which I think is bright and summery. I am definitely more of a bright than a subtle muted card maker I have tried to colour in subtle tones but I cant seem to manage it. The tiny flower brads I  had forgotten that I had, I have not used brads for ages, but thought they went nice with my summer theme. The white heart brad is from a set which I actually thought I would never use as they are quite big, but it was perfect for the sketch challenge of using a heart as the focal embellishment.

  'I love summer'

I used the following materials:
  • White base card
  • Green card, textured green card - for layering
  • Checked paper (freebie from internet)
  • Floral paper - Sally Moret - best of British collection- magazine freebie
  • Tiny green and yellow floral brads and large heart brad - stash 
  • Tilda coloured with promarkers of course!
  • Punched butterflies, heart and flowers - stash (bought on eBay )
  • White gel pen for faux stitching
  • Glitter used on Tilda wings, butterflies and  flowers
  • Green satin ribbon

I would like to enter the following challenges this week-

All stitched up- sweet stampin challenge 
Challenge #67-its a girl thing- crafty Ann's challenge 
Fabulous Friday challenge - stitching- frosteddesigns 
Challenge#3 -2 papers + embellies - Oozak .com


  1. Fabulous card Andrea. Love the bright summery colours and the embellies are gorgeous.
    Caz x

  2. Thanks for coming across and see us all at Cutie Pie, thanks for your lovely comment on the blog. Cheers Sue N x
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  3. Gorgeous card, love the pretty greens. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time
    Claire xx

  4. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' with your gorgeous card. Debbiexx

  5. aww what a sweet card - love the color combo, it works well with your image!
    Thanks for inspiring us over at Oozak!

  6. Lovely card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  7. What a sweet card (and image) and I love the green and yellow! The faux stitching adds the perfect touch!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!

  8. Oh what a fresh and fun card. The color really energize. And the ribbon-treatment are so sweet.

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Love Mickaela

  9. Hi Andrea, Love your pretty card, love the greens and yellows, feels real summery. Laughed at following a sketch and then forgetting who's challenge it was, been there done that too. Thank you for following, following you too. Popped over from MIM. Carolxx

  10. This is so beautifully fresh and zingy, Andrea. I love green in all shades.
    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog and becoming a follower. I am now following you too :)


  11. Gorgeous card Andrea, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

  12. Really cute card, love the fresh zingy colours! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  13. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  14. Beautiful card and love how your colors look so cool and refreshing. Thank you for joining us at Oozak challenges.

  15. You have made a lovely Tilda card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx


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