Sunday, 26 January 2014

Bright Hello

Hi guys

I'm finally back with another card, apologies for the lack of posts this last week.

Although I've had no time for crafting I've had a real boost this week from various challenge sites where I've received some shout outs.  I can't quite believe it but its really made my week!  I've updated the details here.

So, back to today and this morning I've enjoyed making this bright and cheerful card to add to my stash, and have managed to combine a few challenges too.

This little dragonfly and sentiment are from a stamp set I recently purchased from eBay.  I chose some bright patterned paper from a retired Stampin' Up set and coloured the dragonfly with co-ordinating ProMarkers.  I wanted to fussy cut the dragonfly and sit him on top of the circular die but his antennas posed a problem!  So I stamped him once and cut him out with a circular die, keeping the antenna and tail within the circle.  I then stamped him a second time, coloured him in and then fussy cut him out, cutting these parts off, before adhering the coloured image over the top, with his wings protruding off the edge :)

I added some definition to the paper by framing it with some coloured cardstock, and rounded the bottom corner of the card to echo the circular die and curved sentiment.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Stampendous - Doodle Wings
  • Ink: Impress - Jet Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: Xcut - Nested Circles
  • Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up - Summer Smooches
  • Cardstock: Papermania Premium Textured Cardstock (colour); white cardstock from stash
  • Tools: Fiskars - Corner Edgers

Challenge entries:
Addicted to CAS - Challenge #30 - New (I have used a new stamp set)
CASology - Week 79 - Contrast (I have used bright contrasting colours which also contrast with the white)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Less is More - Week 156 - Sketch

Thanks so much for visiting today and as always for your lovely comments and support.  Have a lovely Sunday whatever you're up to :)


  1. Beautiful card. Congratulations on your very successful week, we'll deserved recognition for your brilliant cards.

  2. This card just made me smile. It's happy and bright... just what I needed today!

  3. Congrats on all your recent wins, you deserve it, I always love your cards and this one is no exception! Bright and cheerful and beautifully CAS. Thanks for joining is at ATSM and ATCAS

  4. What fun bright colors ~ Congrats on your shout-outs!

  5. This is such a fun card. Love the bright and cheerful colours. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

  6. What fun Neets, I love the vibrant colours!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Hi Neets, what a great card full of fun, contrasting colors! (A great addition to any stash!) Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  8. What a super, cheerful card, love your colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More this week
    Less is More GD

  9. Wow you have been busy - another superb card x

  10. This is fabulous! LOVE that bright fun colors and the darling image. Terrific CAS design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.


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