Thursday, 1 May 2014

Here Comes Summer!

Happy Beltane!  It's the 1st of May and big celebrations down in Padstow today, although the actual astronomical quarter day isn't until Monday .. .. so a good excuse for a long weekend of celebrations and the traditional raising of a glass of Mead!

So, before I get too carried away, I'd best share my card with you.  The theme this week at Cute Card Thursday is 'here comes summer', our sponsor is Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts - stop by the blog to read about the prize and see the rest of the DT's creations for Summer.

I'd already started this card for the Marianne Design colour challenge to create in yellow and green, and then saw that the Don and Daisy challenge #15 is for 'outdoors' - so I'm entering this card.  I had fun stamping and masking Daisy on her bicycle to add the little fence from the Don & Daisy Summer stamp set, a bit fiddly but worth the effort of cutting out the inside of the bike wheel, although I only did the front wheel .. .. so it's a break in the road, perhaps leading off someplace else .. .. ah the imagination just from a stamped picture!

And here is my card, a small C6 size as I have green envies to use up.  I have a gap in my stash - no pretty papers in green and yellow!  All I could find was a scrap of green gingham, so my card is relatively CAS with just a few die cuts for embellishment.  My image is coloured with Copics and the faux embossed stitches added around the edge, and I found an old 'summer' stamp in my stash to add too. The pearls are coloured with Copics to match the colour theme.

Here's the list of Marianne Design products I used on this card:

Daisy bicycle - DDS3322
Don & Daisy Summer set - DDS3333
the teeny tiny butterflies are from another Daisy stamp - DDS3320
yellow border trim - LR0270
yellow flowers - COL1323
green & yellow stamens from mini poinsettia set LR0142
swirls from set LR0112

Have a nice day, and here's to Summer!


  1. Fabulous card,love your sweet image and colouring.
    Enjoy your weekend,Sue x

  2. This is lovely Annie. Love the green and yellow, it looks really fresh. Don't drink too much mead!! xx

  3. Great card... very cheery and spring-like. Such a cutie patootie image too.

  4. Beautiful card I love the image and colours you have used.
    Gemma xx

  5. What a beautiful card en the coloring of the Daisy stamp is amazing!
    Thanks for taking part.
    MD Challenge Blog

  6. A lovely card - the image is so sweet and love the colouring and colour combo. Hugs, Claire x

  7. very nice, cheerful card.
    Thanks for joining us.

    Mieke, MD Challenge blog

  8. Very nice card! Thanks for joining us at MDchallenge!

  9. Very nice card.
    Thanks for taking part.
    Greets Ellie

  10. Just a great card you made for our challenge Annie.
    Thank you for joining us again.

    Kind Regards

  11. Very nice card!
    Thanks for joining the challenge!
    DT MDchallenge blog
    DT DOn en Daisy blog

  12. wauw een mooi zonnig kaartje
    super gedaan
    bedankt voor het meedoen
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    DT challenge team MD

  13. Thank for joining our Challenge Annie.
    It's a beauty
    DT Challengeblog MD

  14. What a cute card! Nice that you join us with this challenge! Thanks!
    Best regards, Jen (MD challenge blog).


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