Thursday, 2 June 2016

Blooming Summer

As it is school holiday here in the UK I had time to sit and craft this morning to bring you my card for the new colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches, a rare luxury these days. I also went to a new catalogue launch for Stampin Up yesterday evening and can't wait to get my hands on some of the new colours and stamp sets, so I've been having a crafty few days, which all started on Tuesday with a trip to my regular craft club. We were using acrylic blocks to produce water colour effects and so I have incorporated that into today's card.

Can you see the colours? Aren't they lovely and summery?

I used an old set, I think it was saleABration, and I think it's called Bloomin' Marvellous to stamp the flower and the bird (can you see his iridescent eye?)The sentiment is, of course, from Happiest Birthday wishes. I have ordered some new sentiment stamps...hurray you say!
Finally, I decorated the inside of the card, unusual for me, with some DP and then cut a white mat to allow a message to be written and finished with another tiny bird stamp.


  1. Great colour blocking and your little bird is so cute! I like the sentiment too ;) Caro x

  2. Love the layout you have used and the wonderful inking and over stamping of the flowers and sentiment. Beautiful CAS use of the colours this week. Hugs Bev x

  3. Great card! Love the background - cool technique!

  4. Perfect use of the colours on your side panel and I love the finishing touch of the little hummingbird.

  5. I like how you've created the floral panel. The dimension you've given the hummingbird makes it seem like it's really flitting over to the flowers.

  6. The background that you've created is really pretty and one can see why the hummingbird has been attracted to it!


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