Sunday 22 July 2012

At last the sun!!

Hello blogworld,

At last, something seems to have worked and we now have had a day's worth of sun!!  Maybe, finally, all the summery challenges have worked their magic and speaking of summery challenges - that's the reason I'm here.  It's a new challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges and the theme this fortnight is 'Summer'.

Our sponsor this time is the fab Squiggle Stamps, so why not pop on over to the blog take a look-see at my teamies wonderful work, a peek at the prize and pop an entry in while you are there.

And to get you thinking, this is what I came up with - the final 'Thank you' card from Emily.  This one went to one of her Teaching Assistants.  I thought it was appropriate for the challenge as it's the start of summer kind of occasion, she's holding a Sunflower and there are butterflies in the paper!  Hope you agree!!

Font shot:

Detail of image:

I used:

C.C. Designs - Swiss Pixie Birgitta
coloured with my Promarkers
Lili of the Valley - Grunge corners (but they don't appear to be on the web-site)
Sentiment - a combination of a very old 'Thank you' stamp and part of a Lili of the Valley sentiment set

circular Nestie
Memory Box - Picket Fence
Die-namics - Decorative Doily

My Mind's Eye - miss caroline

Anything else?
Only Stickles on her wings
Craftwork Cards - Card blank and Kraft paper

Hope everyone is having a good weekend and see you soon!


Oh, and we now have kittens with open eyes!!!  As soon as I have pictures I will share.

A challenge or two:

Totally Gorjuss: Leaf it in! - Ok, it's only the leaf on the Sunflower but I hope it counts?

I love Promarkers: #126 - Sparkle, sparkles are on her wings

Let's Ink It Up: All Girl

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Challenge #173 - To DIE for


Laura Bradley said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love those CC images and still haven't got one yet. I love the fun colours too! Laura x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, love the image and summery colours.
At last we have some sunshine here too today.

Hugs Sue

Tracey T said...

Another fabby card - love your colouring, Sarah. Glad you're getting some decent weather - it's like November here! Hugs, Tracey xx

Vicky said...

Hi Sarah, gorgeous card, I love how you have coloured that image and the butterflies are great

hugs Vicky xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Sarah - we're in shock - the sun is out and it's warm lol! lovely card, adore the colour scheme especially! wonderfully coloured - bet it was loved by the teacher Karen x

Vicky said...

Wow just so cute Sarah....and loving the sunshine too..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Arabella said...

This is so sweet Sarah! I love the fence in the background and fab colour combo!


Karen said...

Lovely card and what fab colouring too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

mixamatoasties said...

What a fab image Sarah! Beautifully coloured too.

Love it.


catherine said...

Super card Sarah and I'm sure the teacher will have loved it too. We have had a bit of sun today as well. Makes a nice change-hope iit lasts for the rest of the holidays though.
x catherine

Wendy Fraser said...

Gorgeous card, so sweet xx

scrappymo! said...

Our rain finally stopped as is so good to feel the warmth of the sun again!!!

Your teachers and teachers assistants have sure got some fab cards.

Unknown said...

Adorable creation, love your colouring. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

coops said...

so stunning sarah.gorgeous design and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a great card! I love the image and how she is colored and, oh my, you do have such great "dies" here... Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays. We are so excited to add a new feature to our challenges- each week there will be "Top 3 Winners" in addition to the random prize drawing! We hope you join us again next week for another great challenge, prizes and a chance to be on our Top 3 list! Good Luck! xxx Ann Marie

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x