Monday, 11 April 2011

Spring has sprung

Well, I think all this lovely weather has gone to my head, the only cards I seem to make at the moment are ones that require sunglasses to even look at they're so bright. I wanted to combine several challenges with this card and my jumping off point was the challenge over at Get Funky, which was Zing into Spring, where they wanted to see the colours Green, Yellow and Lilac, and of course I used the beautiful floral backing paper that they had as a freebie - I still have half an A4 sheet of this left, and I'm sure it will be making another appearance very shortly.

I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday for my layout and also wanted to include the Crafty Catz challenge this week, which was to use embossing on your card, I used a lovely cuttlebug folder (couldn't tell you which one as I've thrown away the wrapping & it doesn't have the name printed on it - how silly is that?!) and the yellow card is embossed with a freebie embossing folder I got with one of the recent docrafts magazines.

The image on my card was a freebie on the Bugaboo website (in fact it still is until Friday) - I wonder if there's a blog challenge out there for using freebies, think I might win it this week, until I started writing this I didn't realise how many freebies I'd used - stingy or frugal, you judge!

The image and layer were cut with Nesties, and the border punch is one of the new XCut range. The ribbon and flower gems were from my stash.

Anyway, hope you like the card - try wearing sunglasses to view, sure it will be slightly less painful on the eyes!

I'm entering this for the following challenges:


carol said...

super colourful card, thanks for playing along with Craftycatz, good luck with the DT call

hyper_ni said...

Fab card, love the cheeriness of it! :)
(BTW. I think that embossing folder is spots & dots, HTH)

Anice said...

What a fab bright card..I love the topper image that you have used. I'm also glad that you have enjoyed using the Funky Hand freebie paper on your card. It certainly is Zinging into Spring! Thanks for joining in with this months Get Funky! Challenge.
Anice xx

Aunty Sue said...

lovely card and thanks for playing along with crafty catz this week

Allison said...

what a lovely card
thanks for playing along with Get Funky this month

Loopylou. said...

this is a super card!! very zingy and springy!! thank you for getting funky with us this month hugs Lou xxx

Jules said...

Hi Rachel

What a gorgeous card.

Great use of Anice's free paper and your image goes beautifully alongside it.

Thank you for sharing with Get Funky! this month.

Love Jules xx

Faye said...

Oh this is such a fun, bright card, it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Get Funky. x

Kathy said...

Lovely - perfect for Spring. Thanks for Getting Funky with us this month

Jackie said...

A lovely use of Anice's freebie paper. Thanks for playing with this months Get Funky challenge :)

Jenny said...

What a super duper zingy springy project! Thank you for joining us with our Get Funky! challenge!