Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Put yer sunglasses on!

It was FREEZING cold and blowing a gale here yesterday, with little flurries of snow  just to add to the fun. I blame that for the bright colours of today's card - which is for Seize the Birthday this week:
The Martha Stewart border punch embosses beautifully along the zigzag, first time I've used it, here's a try at a better piccie:
What'dya mean, you still can't see it? Well, you'll just have to take my word for it :)

Almost all the cards I make are based on white or cream backgrounds, or patterned papers - so it was fun to play with SU 'So Saffron' card (which is darker and richer than shown in the piccies), and also to follow STB's great sketch:
I used:

- SU 'So Saffron' card stock, size 4" x 6" when folded tent style

- Penny Black Stickeroo from the 'Garden Poems' sheet - layered onto SU 'Rose Red' card

- border punched from SU 'Rose Red' card, using Martha Stewart's 'Zigzag' border punch

- sentiment is a discontinued Elzybells stamp, stamped in SU 'Rose Red'

Just hoping those of you in the very South of the UK with snow problems are keeping safe. Come on Spring, hurry up!



mamapez5 said...

Well it's not too bright in your photo. I think the colours are great and go together beautifully. And those stickeroos have improved a lot since I was buying them! A lovely card. Kate x

scrappymo! said...

Great card Di...I don't think it is bright...it is just right...sorry couldn't help myself!
The colours look great together and that is y fave MS border. I really like it as it looks great for masculine and feminine cards. I think it is so versatile.
Great card...bring on Spring!

Cathy said...

Lovely card Di, I like the colours they go really well together.Cathy x

Glennis F said...

It's a lovely card. I would welcome some of your cold weather - we are having the longest and hottest summer with no rain expected for a couple of weeks yet!

shirley-bee said...

Great card, love the colour combo.

Kath said...

Fab card - love the colours you have used.
Kath x

debby4000 said...

Love your vibrant sunny card Di.

Sarn said...

Oh that's so pretty. Lovely to see on this cold and snowy morning.

I got lotsa snow and am still at home but will attempt work journey bit later on! Brrr - sure it's colder today than yesterday!

Get that brazier going. xxx

Irene said...

A beautiful card Di. I especially like the colours they blend so well together, and a brilliant stickaroo - just perfect.

Debs Willis said...

I like the warm colours. Much needed crafty sunshine cos it's freeeeeezing here!

Carol Willis said...

Beautiful card Di. Gorgeous image and colours. It was a bit like walking into Narnia this morning when I opened the door.
Caz x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, unusual and daring colour combination that works beautifully - a smashing card. Watched the weather reports on the news and can see that you the south is suffering greatly from the white stuff - up here, nothing, nil, naught, zilch!!! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely and bright, a real antidote to the cold weather Di. 1C here this morning and getting colder again for a few days. I'd complain about the weather not making up it's mind but this time last year we had 75F and a very damaging EF3 tornado rip through here, so I'll keep my mouth shut!


Viv said...

Had to take the sunglasses off cos it's not as bright as you said - told you a million times not to exaggerate!
Anyways - it's pretty cool Di and I like it!

Hettie said...

Oh My! Do I see inkiness there Miss? Liking it! Though I did think my Scrapbook Tuesday post was a bit bright today!!
Snow was here and gone! Humph! Wanted a snow day!

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

I love this card! I just love the SU papers - they are such good quality.

It seems that the UK is getting all our snow! It was daylight savings time here so lucky me has to get up an hour earlier.... my body clock hasn't quite caught up yet.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Hugs, Sue

jimlynn said...

Love that punched border and beautiful image! Delightful card!
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Twiglet said...

It's lovely Di and so is the little reindeer card below! x Jo

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card,
love the small butterflies
Hugs Tamara

Mrs A. said...

Blogger is nicking my comments again!! Try again. This is a lovely card Miss just what we need to warm our hands up on. I see Sarn is burning her unmentionables in the playground! Hugs Mrs A.

Sandra H said...

Awwwww Di, This is totally stunning l don't think we use our Border punches enough l have this one and when you see it being used somewhere else it always looks better must dig it out as you have done an amazing card using itand what a fab image too xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, the image and the sentiment, pity it is discontinued, of course it is the little butterflies that I like?

Kath x

Unknown said...

Beaufitul image and great choice of colors...love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Di!! There must be something in the air lately as my cards have been bright too!

Bonnie said...

I'm not even going to put on sunscreen. I'm going to bask in the bright warmth of this card! That's a sticker? Wow! I need to look at stickers!