Friday, May 11, 2012

Grab Your Sun Shades

This week our challenge at Card Crafter's Circle was to use BRIGHT colors. Are these bright enough? I like bright, happy colors. I have a number of outfits in my summer wardrobe that are "hot" pink, bright aqua, and yellow. However, I evidently don't like bright colors in my paper crafting because I had a hard time finding very much of it in my stash. Fortunately, another little freebie pad (got to love those free items) came to my rescue with just the "right" paper to match the adorable little image from our sponsor this week.

So, before I tell you about my card, let me tell you about this week's challenge. We are always excited to have a repeat sponsor, and this week it is the uber-fabulous... Bugaboo Stamps! Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive their choice of 7 Bugaboo images... now that is a prize worth putting on your shades and bringing out the brights, eh? Just create a little something using bright colours and enter it at Card Crafter's Circle (

My little image is called Ava with flowers. Isn't she darling? She does remind me a wee bit of my Granddaughter, Claire. Claire enjoys and appreciates flowers, too. Ever since she was a tot, she's insisted we cut flowers, when it bloom, from my garden and fill up vases of them for inside the house. Oops, sorry, got side tracked down Memory Lane instead of focusing on the task at hand. I printed Ava onto X-Press brand card and coloured her using Copic markers. I then cut the image using the Wonky Squares dies by Spellbinder.

For the card base, I used green by Bazill, cut into 5.5x5.5". The patterned paper is from Totally Tropical papers by Kate Knight.The orange strip (which I border punched on both sides) is a piece I (miraculously) found in my scrap bag, as was the pink strip on top of it. (The pink strip is an exact match for the pink in the patterned paper, but distorted when I took the photo. I tried editing it, but then the other colors became distored and washed out, so I just left the photo alone, and you'll have to take my word that it matches - grin!)

For the embellishments, I simply used the blue ribbon and one little flower which I made by layering two paper flowers together and adding some stamin. I added the circular sentiment "Sweet sunny thoughts of you" which I matted on another circle, and voilé my cheerful little card.

Now, get off the computer and go make your own card. Can't wait to see what you create!

Entering the following challenges: - use a flower - flowers - anything goes


  1. I love, love, love this card, Jenee! Such a very cute image, and those scalloped borders are lovely. You tie the neatest bows, too...haaa!

  2. This is just stunning Jenee! I love all the mixture of colour and your image is so adorable! Nothing like a little girl picking flowers to bring a smile to your face! eh?

  3. Hi Jenee,
    I was so impressed when I saw this card and all these wonderful colours you put together,my kind of wonderful!!!!!I've never seen these Spellbinder wonky frames before,but love them.That ribbon bow is tied perfectly!!!You should do a tutorial on that!!Ava is coloured beautifully with light and shade and such a perfect sentiment to match her!Have a nice weekend
    Hugs Trish xx

  4. This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this

  5. Love the colors Jenne, great image too. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. x Deb

  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  7. Such a darling image! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  8. This is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  9. this card is too cute, I love the main image and the lovely papers you have used.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :):)