Saturday, 27 June 2009

Sunshine On A Rainy Day

It's positively chucking it down here today ... grey, wet an horrid ... and this nasty weather is to continue for the whole weekend, (unlike the majority of the UK south of Newcastle for whom the sun will be splitting the sky ... sob ... sob ...).
Soooooooo to cheer up the grey mood I sneaked into my crafty space and played about with some paper. A bit naughty really when the laundry basket is screaming for help and buckling under the weight of washing ... but I feel rebellious today!

The base card is created from an A4 sheet of lovely heavyweight red card from my stash and provides a really stable base to work on. The pretty butterfly paper is from the Papermania Flowery pad and is double matted onto lilac card and gold mirri card, just showing a narrow border of each.
Offcuts of the same card was used on the folded front panel before adding a strip of fabulous shimmery ribbon ... isn't it pretty?
A simple greeting courtesy of a small Anita's stamp is added to the bottom right corner and the circle stickers down the ribbon panel are from a DCWV pad.

I wanted to join in with the latest Kaboodle Doodle Colour Challenge but as I don't own a single scrap of Stamping Up paper or ink, I had to attempt a colour match with what I had in my stash so hope they're close enough to count.

This card will soon be winging it's way to the parents of the little boy I made yesterday's Post Pals card for, in the hope that it will brighten their day a little bit.
NOW ... I'd better get off my lazy rear and tackle the washing.
Golly gee ... what a fun life I lead!!


Angie said...

Hi Max,

This card is lovely,
You dont have to have SU products,
they are just a example of colour,
THis will fit in lovely with our colour challenge,
Good Luck,
DT on Kaboodledoodles.

Ann said...

This is just wonderful Max - you are kind making something for the parents too.

Ann xxx

raindropecho said...

Max this is stunning! It's very beautiful - love how you've used the colors for the challenge, love the embellishments, love the layout :) Thanks for sharing this a Kaboodle Doodle blog this week!

dragonflyjoy said...

What a bright cheerful card Max. It is so pretty and I'm sure the parents of the little boy to whom you are sending it will be over the moon.

Joyce xx

mudmaven said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The colors were merely suggestions and you have done a marvelous job! Thanks for playing! ~chris

Queenie said...

A card full of sunshine Max,gorgeous..roll on the sunshine here in fife....

Angie said...

Congrats Max,
Pop over to the Kaboodles blog,

Crafty Dawn said...

well no matter how dreary a day it is this will brighten it up loving the butterflies so colourful & bright

I like the option of having the post under a post how do you do this? would love this option on my blog

Love Dawn xx