Friday, 19 April 2013

Bright and Breezy

I think that 'bright and breezy' is a good description of the weather and my mood right now. It's Friday afternoon, the sun is shining but still a bit chilly, and work is over for another week, with the weekend to look forward to.

Continuing on with the general 'brightness', here's a card that I made using unusually bright colours for me (I am much more of a pastel gal as you have probably realised if you are a regular visitor to my blog!)

However, on this occasion, I needed to make a card for a 1 year old boy........hmmm...little boys / bright colours......the perfect excuse I think!

So I decided to stamp up one of my lovely Humphrey stamps, which was particularly gratifying, as I don't know that I will get too many opportunities to use this little fella.

I coloured everything nice and brightly with my Spectrum Noirs and, as luck would have it found a paper which really matched nicely amongst my Forever Friends 6x6 pads, which very rarely get to see the light of day.
I had a lovely time colouring this image and found that the bright colours weren't so scary as I thought. as you can see, I also stamped out a few parcels and decoupaged them on to the card, as well as, quite unusually for me, including a sentiment.

Once all that was done I didn't think it really needed anything else, so I have kept the rest of the card very clean and simple with the main image simply mounted on to one backing paper.

So...on to the lovely challenges for today:

Sister Act - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Kids Birthday Cards
Cupcake Craft - Cute and Cuddly
Cutie Pie - Clean and Simple
Papertake - One Papertaker
Penny's Challenge - Use a Sentiment
Delightful Challenges - Colour My world
Make it Monday

Well that's me done for today. Time to get ready for a lovely Thai meal for a family celebration later on.
Have a lovely, restful Friday evening everyone.

Sharon x


  1. This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and

  2. Great image and great card for a child. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week.

  3. Perfect card , cute image and lovely bright colours, Mary x

  4. Gorgeous card Sharon. Humphrey looks fab and I love the bold bright colours and CAS layout.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

  5. oh this is absolutely adorable, super sweet image and great cas design

    thank you for joining in with the cutie pies

  6. Sooo cute! Love this card! The image is adorable and your coloring is great! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges!
    Jackie DT
    I have blog candy, if you're interested! :)

  7. Such a gorgeous card, love the super sweet image and bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  8. Gorgeous card Sharon :-) the image is adorable and I love the bright colours and details,, the doodling looks FAB too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  9. Perfect card for a little boy. Love it. Saw your card on Make It Monday. TFS

  10. I spotted this card on MIM and I was attracted to it by the bold colors. It's a really sweet card for someone's first birthday, and I do like the detail of the doodled frame.

  11. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love all those bright colours!!!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use a sentiment" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  12. So so cute! Adorable image and I love the CAS layout! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  13. So very lovely. Really stunning! Thanks for playing with us over at utie pies kaz.xx

  14. Such a fabulous and adorable birthday card! I totally love your cute design!

    Cheers and hugs xxx
    Cute Birthday Messages


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