Sunday 24 June 2012

Make lemonade

In August last year I made a card (you can see it here) using the phrase 'When life gives you lemons make lemonade'. A couple of days ago a friend told me that she bought that card from me and sent it to a friend of hers and it was a blessing to her because she was going through a difficult time. So I've been asked to make two more cards with the same phrase.

So this is one of them. I've used the same digital image that I used for the original card - 'making lemonade' by Pixie Dust Studio, but this time I printed it out a couple of times and added snippets to use to paper piece.

Having done this I then realised that I also needed some more 'wood' pieces for the uprights, so I had to print another version to get these. I was prompted to use paper piecing by this week's Less is more challenge 73 and, as I've used snippets for the paper piecing, this is my first visit to the playground for Pixie's crafty snippets 26.

The sentiment is computer generated and printed and both this and the image is backed with gold mirror card (it really is gold, not black!). I added the gold flowers to hide the original drawn ones on the digi.

It's strange that I was asked Friday evening to make these cards and then I saw that Net's challenge for Totally Gorjuss 137 was asking to see 'something yellow', so this is just right!

This is also for:

Dare to be sassy Thursday 130: fun in the sun - monochrome yellow
Paper playtime 77: say it with sentiments - anything goes


  1. I love the sentiment and your use of paper piecing

  2. Fantastic card Hazel.. brillant sentiment! Hugs May x x x

  3. What a FAB lemonade stand.

  4. A splendid card, Hazel. I love the sentiment, too.

  5. Absolutely spot on sentiment! Fab card!

  6. This looks great Hazel, love the wood effect paper
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. I love the sentiment. The image fits that sentiment perfectly.


  8. Cute card, the paper piecing looks fab!

  9. Hola Hazel, fantastic lemonade stand, great paper piecing work, the sentiment is perfect with your stamp.
    Beautiful card.
    A hug from Palma

  10. totally adorable Hazel!!
    Thanks for sharing @ Paper Playtime!

  11. Absolutely great Hazel - great sentiment that I've always loved. Di xx

  12. Very apt sentiment. I love the wood efect paper too. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. What a cute card this is. Thanks for joining our Something Yellow challenge at TG this week. Good luck! hugs Sharon

  14. Cute Hazel! love the image and sentiment great card :)

  15. Great paper peicing and a fabulous
    image, love the wood effect paper.

    KAth x

  16. Fab card Hazel, love the snippet paper piecing too. Hugs, Amanda x

  17. Super cute card............................Thanks for joining us for Dare to be Sassy thursdays!!!!!!

    SSD (DT)

  18. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Sassy Studio Designs!
    xx Star (SSD DT)

  19. Gorgeous bright card, perfect for the sentiment.


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