Sunday 9 February 2014

Some bright colours to cheer us up..

Hi Girls

Well as the UK is being subjected to all this rain and wind... I thought I'd do a card to make us think of summer!  

I used a Bugaboo image - Flower Pot 1 - and did a bit of paper piecing...  and I must admit, I was happy with the result.  Totally different than my norm as you know... but a nice change...

The paper is all Echo Park - they are digi's from Jessica Sprague  (all from One Buck Wednesday)..  And they do come in handy.  I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the texture, then 3D'd the pot and flowers to give some depth.  The sentiment is by Paper Smooches - it's from a set called Sentiment Sampler..  I find this set so useful!  It's available from Samuel Taylors here.

I do hope I've brightened your day a bit... (those that needed it).... and I send big hugs to those that have suffered any flooding.. no matter how small.

Happy Crafting..


  1. Gorgeous. Love the dimension on the flowers. It smacks of spring.
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  2. Awww perfect Spring B/day card lovely paper piecing & DP

    smiles Christine the other one xx

  3. Certainly brightened mine, hello from your latest follower. I have some candy and would love you to hop over x

  4. HI Christine, a lovely bright happy card,love the paper piecing.
    Hope you're not getting too much bad weather.
    Avril xx

  5. This is so pretty, love the colours and floral papers. Hugs, Claire x

  6. So pretty Christine! Love the sweet little pink flowers!

  7. It certainly brightened my day Christine - this makes me just want the Spring to hurry up and get here!!

  8. Rain and wind is putting it mildly!! I refused to venture outside today it was so horrible!!
    Your card is delightful, and yes it certainly does cheer you up, maybe I could order one for each window of my house!!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  9. Perfectly bright and cheerful card Christine - sweet image and pretty papers.
    Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
    Debs xx

  10. Gorgeous flowers, love the gingham ones, and the lovely embossing.

  11. Love the paper pieced image and fab colours too, a lovely cheerful card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  12. Really lovely bright and beautiful card, does us good to go for something different, fab image.

    Kath x

  13. Such a lovely card, so cheerful!

  14. Very pretty card, lovely colours :o)
    Jackie xx

  15. Love this bright and beautiful cheery card Christine! Just the ticket to brighten these dull and dreary days! xxx

  16. I love this card Christine - so bright and cheerful just like to meant it to be.
    Suzie xx

  17. Oh so cute!! Bright & cheery !! Just the way I like 'em!!
    Love the way you've paper pieced the petals !! :))
    Have a great week!! :))

  18. Now it's not *completely* different from normal as I can still see some pink on there! I'm loving the bright colours though and the paper pieced flowers - definitely a taste of summer!
    It's a lot more wintery where I am - we have soooo much snow and the skiing is amazing :-D
    Yeah, the apres-ski is pretty good too - had a lovely glass of mulled wine this evening!
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  19. Lovely card Christine, just what we need to cheer us up in this awful weather.. lovely embossing and papers:)..
    Marjorie x

  20. Hello! You asked about the papers on my card today - Simple Stories called Summer Fresh. Quite old so not sure if you can still buy it!

  21. so gorgeous christine.stunning spring colours and i love the floral image ;D

    xx coops xx

  22. Hello Christine,
    ha ha I'm trying my best to post more often, 17 month is a tad too long between posts :)
    This card is lovely, definately cheery, just what we need on a day like this...thank you for leaving a comment and see you soon x

  23. Such a pretty card Christine; the colours are gorgeous. I've missed so many of your beautiful cards while I've been awol!!

    Thanks, as always, for your lovely, supportive comment.


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