Saturday, 13 August 2011

Back to the safety of patterned paper!

Having recently made quite a few 'clean & simple' no patterned paper cards, I've gone back to the safety net of patterned papers for this one - I've used Kate Knight's appropriately named Totally tropical summer papers - the colours really are vibrant.

The stamped images are some from a favourite Hero arts printed flowers set, masking the two smaller ones to stamp the larger. These were coloured with copics and the scalloped circle cut with a nestie and distressed with spiced marmalade DI before taking the nestie off to reveal the white edge.

The colours are for ColourQ 97:

and also for Cupcake inspirations 122:

using Erin's sketch for Sunday sketch and stamp 67:

With the addition of the three half pearls for the sketch, the card is also for Stamp dreams 94: recipe - flowers, half pearls and text (on the flowers).

This is also for:

Dream valley 13: distressing
Ribbon carousel 15: get edgy with Jessica Diedrich
Charisma cardz 32: distressing
Simply create 50: time to distress
Catch the bug: distressed or shabby chic
The stamp man 29: anything goes with summer colours
My craft spot 20: it's hot out there - hot, bright colours
The craft garden August: bold, bright and loud
Created by hand: multi-colours
Crafty Ann 47: scallops and/or fancy borders
Cutie stampers 108: recipe - 3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 ribbon
Stamp n doodle: recipe - come see the ingredients - ribbon, a punch/die cut and pearls
365 cards day 162: at odds - 3 patterned papers, 3 stamped flowers
Cutie Sunday 146: flower power
Pixie cottage 81: say it with flowers


  1. Pretty card!! I love all of bright colors and beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  2. Great card Hazel, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  3. very colorful
    thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

  4. Very pretty Hazel. I love the papers. Great job combining all of those challenges. Thanks for making Catch the Bug one of them. Good luck in the prize drawing and please join us again.

  5. So pretty!! I love the scallops. Thanks for linking up this week at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy

  6. Wow your card looks fantastic.Thank you for your participation at Stempelträume.
    Many greetings

  7. Another fabulous card, thank you for joining us at RRC this time, hope you will join us again xx

  8. Hi Hazel . Ticked really like . Love those papers and the image and sponging on die frame . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .
    hugs Shirley-anne

  9. Fab card! Love the bright colours :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  10. Love all the bright colors and the touch of black !Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  11. very nice. Interesting - I find DP very restricting... Rarely use sketches, they too feel restricting. I like going where my muse takes me... Thanks for playing along with Created By Hand this week. Have a great day

  12. Really pretty card,fab mix of summer colours ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

  13. Lovely card Hazel, thanks for sharing at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

  14. Lovely bright card! Thanks for taking part in RRC xx

  15. Great bright and cheery card! Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create

    xoxo Marjo

  16. A really gorgeous and vibrant creation :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week,



  17. What a fun and fabulous bright happy card. It's simply superb. Thank you so much for playing in Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit you to see what you created. Hope you can play with us again next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  18. What a lovely bright card! The flowers look wonderful!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  19. what a lovely card hun, im very sorry but we can't include you for this week's prize at charisma as our limit
    is 10 linkings to challenge blogs including charisma, so sorry, hope to see you next week
    hugs carlyann xxx

  20. wow very nice.

    Thanks for joy with Cutie Stampers.

    hugs Jane

  21. This is a great card! Love all the bring colors! You did a great job with the challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  22. Love how the flowers are right in the center. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

  23. Thanks for playing along with The Craft Garden challenge this month.

  24. Wait, let me get my lei and grass skirt! ;) LOL This is SO tropical, Hazel, and a perfect way to end summer. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  25. Fun card! Thanks for playing along at The Ribbon Carousel!!

  26. Fab colours! Thanks for joining in with our Distressing challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  27. Oh wow, this is so awesome. Thanks for playing at Catch the Bug.

  28. This card is so adorable. Wonderful embellish and I love how you colored the image. Thank you so much for entering this in our Shabby/chic Challenge at CTB Blog! Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Tammy

  29. Wow this one really zings! Thanks so much (again) for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Jenni x


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