Sunday 12 August 2012

Sunshine and Summer Blooms

I was planning to post this yesterday but as it was such a nice day I spent more time than I had planned outside making the most of it.Hasn't the weather been great for most of this week? I've did not have to work as many late finishes as I have done recently, and got to spend some time enjoying the weather and card making...bliss. I even walked home from work twice last week which is unheard off...although there was the temptation of an ice cream shop on route, to quench my thirst ...obviously! For my card I've went pink and girly, thanks to the cute magazine freebie Wee stamps from whimsy stamps, I'm really enjoying using them again as they worked so well for my Christmas cards.The beautiful papers are Butterfly garden from Wild Rose Studio. I used the same paper for the inside and added some punched butterflies to decorate.As I struggle with the layout I have followed an excellent sketch from Gem of a challenge. We plan to go on a picnic later today ...lets hope the weather forecast is correct and the sun stays shining.

I made this card using the following

  • white square scalloped base card
  • pink and darker pink textured card stock for layering 
  • wee stamp coloured with promarkers 
  • Wild Rose Studio papers-magazine freebie
  • butterflies punched from papers 
  • sentiment tag -Papermania
From Stash
  • white organza ribbon
  • pink satin ribbon
  • pink buttons pink gems and pearls
  • tiny flower brad- for sentiment
  • white die cut swirl.

 'Summer blooms'


  1. Beautiful card, love the bright pinks. Thank you for joining us at At A Gem Of A Challenge.

    Pam x

  2. Such a cute card!! Wonderful Summercolors ...
    Thanks for joining us at "Hanna & Friends"!
    XOXO Anja

  3. What a sweet summery card! Love the hot pink! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week,hope to see you again soon! x

  4. So sweet - thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions this week!

  5. Hi Andrea, what a lovely card. Love the stamp you chose, your colouration and all your lovely details.
    Thank you very much for joining us at Cards und More Challenge.
    Hugs Claudia

  6. Such a beautiful card Andrea, I love the sweet image and the colours and detailing are so pretty
    Thank you for taking part in the fab n funky challenge


  7. This is so pretty! I love the buttons and scallops. Great job! Thanks so much for allowing us see this wonderful creation! We look forward to seeing your work in future challenges here at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  8. This is gorgeous Andrea, such a sweet image and lovely colours. Beautiful embellishments and finishing on the inside.

  9. Hi, love your card, the colours are great and love the image, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x

  10. cute card and image thanks for joining us at Divas by Design

  11. wow fabulous card so beautifully made isnt she a cutie too thanks for joining in with us all over at Crafty Catz hugs sassyxxxxx

  12. All the pink and all the layers are such fun! Thanks for sharing this darling card with Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  13. What a pretty card Andrea its o lovely and the inside is too well done , love this cute image too Hugs Elaine

  14. Wow what a gorgeous card. I really love all the wonderful embellishments!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  15. Awe,so sweet and pretty. Thank for joining on the fun at JDE.

  16. What a cute card! Great use of colour! So glad you joined us at Stampavie and More Andrea!
    Hugs from Karin

  17. This is a gorgeous monochrome creation!

    Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

    P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

  18. Such a pretty card! Love the attention to detail! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  19. So gorgeous, adorable image...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky and Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  20. Lovely pinks and what a sweet card it is! Great job integrating all of these techniques for Tuesday Alchemy's BINGO challenge this week!


  21. Gorgeous card - love the pinks and all the embellishments. jenx

  22. Such a sweet and lovely card Andrea :)
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week :)
    Lizy DT x

  23. Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge with this superb creation,

    I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

    Have a lovely day
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  24. Your card ist so adorable!
    Thank you for joining us at Hanna and Friends.


  25. Gorgeous card & love your use of our sketch...

    Thank you for joining us at Gem of a challenge & good luck!
    hugs and xxx


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