Tuesday, 4 August 2015

From Me to You

Last week I decided to make some more little gift cards to enclose with Playground prizes:
I used:

- 4" x 3" side opening white card blanks, which are cut straight BTW, it's the photographer at fault!

- SU's 'Pedal Presents' stamp set, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured with Whispers markers

- added 'Glossy Accents' to the balloons - which promptly made the Whispers ink bleed a bit, sigh :(

- the sentiment is from the Personal Impressions set by Lindsay Mason called 'Everyday Words Happy Birthday'

Two of the bicycles have red frames and the other two have turquoise - but all the other colouring (and the bleeding of the Whispers inks on the balloons!) is the same on each card.

Eve is doing a fabulous job in the Playground right now - thank you so, so much Eve and also thank you Playmates for your kind words and the lovely welcome to Eve.

Me? I've started to make myself a macramé hammock so I can just loll about in the shade, idly watching from the sidelines scoffing Ferrero Rocher choklits - as if!! :)



  1. Very cute card! And welcome to Eve! She is just fabulous!

  2. Sweet card Di, have fun with the macramé. Eve is wonderful so you 2 fit well together ;-)
    Hugs Veerle x

  3. Cute card Di and I love the idea of a dicky bird riding a bike!! Macrame, now there's a word I haven't heard since 1986 when I macramed all manner of contraptions to suspend spiderplants and other unsuspecting greenery...now where's that book!!? xx

  4. Hope you are having a lovely break! Such a sweet card, I love that bicycle stamp. I have a friend whose great ambition is to own a bike with a basket on the front, so all the cards I make for her have images of them on. Really enjoying Eve's comments, even though I'm missing yours

  5. Fab card Di and enjoy your rest - you deserve it!
    Kath x

  6. Sweet card. Balloons, birdies and basket full of flowers. LOVELY!

    Happy lazy days in the macrame hammock eating chocklit. While you're away I've got a chocklit smuggling ring going on behind the bike shed, trouble is, a SNITCH told Eve who has been prowling around ever since. My operation is being seriously hampered!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. A cute card Di. I love that sentiment set and use mine a lot. Eve's being very kind to us so you enjoy your rest. Barbxx

  8. A cute card Di. I love that sentiment set and use mine a lot. Eve's being very kind to us so you enjoy your rest. Barbxx

  9. I love this sweet bicycle Di and the colouring is beautiful. Hope you are relaxing just a little this week as Eve is keeping an eye on us, but in a nice way. x

  10. Your card is gorgeous Di - bleeding or not!! Glossy accents made my red Promarkers turn orange!!
    Thank you to everyone who is being so kind to me with lovely comments - mwah!!
    It's a good job that I had a tip off about Sarn - you would never believe the shenanigans that were going on behind the bike sheds!! But it is nothing that I can't handle so please enjoy your rest and fear not!!
    Big hugs
    Eve xx

  11. This is gorgeous Miss! Fancy you leaving someone in charge of the Playground...you know that havoc always ensues when that happens!!

  12. Sweet card with this bicycle and the cute chick! The balloons look great with the gloss!

  13. Love the bicycle, Di, and the dinky wee bird on the seat - super card. Good to hear you are taking it easy - enjoy the rest :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  14. How sweet you are to make a cute card to include with the nifty prizes you are so generous with. Hope you are enjoying having a little break, and either resting or doing something fun. Big hugs from me to You. Thanks for being such a wonderful person who also happens to be such a skilled cardmaker!

  15. I am glad you are having a little rest, (of sorts!). It is a big tie to have deadlines to met all the time. How nice of Eve to offer to help out. I love your little bicycle cards. I have had the same problem with bleeding ink! Don´t eat too many chocies! Hugs Kate x

  16. Lol, lol, yea I can just see you in a hammock, please tell me how you get in one, G&T in one hand and Len doing waiter service with the choc's and other goodies.

    Love this card, pity is wasn't hearts flying from the back of the bike as everyone knows about 'bleeding hearts'

    So looks like I need to go to Specsavers as I can't see any bleeding at all.But on my sample card ( ruined first attempt) I put glossy accents on the stamped flowers but they looked just too gaudy, I love glossy accents but like all things they have their place.

    Kath xx

  17. I was ever so happy to be the recipient of one of them! They are truly adorable. Please thank Parsnip, also.

  18. This is an adorable little card Di! I love the bicycle with the birdie, balloons and basket of flowers. So sweet! So happy to hear that Eve is doing a wonderful job for you. I know that has to be a big help for you. Nope can't imagine you lolling about on a hammock while eating chocolates. lol I know you don't have that much free time since Eve came on scene to help you! lol Hugs, Brenda

  19. Love that stamp and you've coloured the whole thing wonderfully! Can you teach us how to do that crame stuff Miss? I fancy a hammock and being fed whilst dozing in the warmth Karen xx

  20. What a cute image. Beautiful card, Di!


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