Sunday, 1 April 2012

On Your Bike.

 Hi everyone, how's your weekend been? did you get caught with any April Fools? It's been a lovely bright day today, but a bit on the chilly side.

I've had a lucky couple of weeks for a change, what with my candy win I told you about and a couple of challenge wins. I was in the top 3 at "Card Crafter's Circle" and I chose this gorgeous Antique Bicycle Digi Milk Coffee Stamps isn't it cute, makes me want to eat chocolate flake lol!

I thought I'd make a vintage, country style looking card, I am really pleased with how it came out. I went a bit mad with my inky stitching and was a bit like a wild woman zig zagging without much care but I ended up with exactly the look I was after and even decorated the inside straight away in a similar style. Sadly I have now used most of my lovely This&That papers by Echo Park I was able to place my square nestability between previous cuts to form my patchwork squares. inking the edges with T.H. distress inks to add to the vintage feel. A length of my candy win lace and a recycled blouse button and my cards complete,except for the sentiment and stamped butterfly.

I'm using my card for the following challenges:-
Stampalot April, Birthday,
Speedy Fox 101, Square,
SCH5, Vintage,shabby chic Birthday,
Cardmadfairys 30, Die cuts,
Truly Scrumptious 77,Use lace.
Thanks for stopping by, have a good week,


Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, this is gorrrrrrrrgeous! Sxx

Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! So nice to see the inside decorated too. I love the bright spring colours, the pretty embellishments, and the vintage look. Thanks for sharing it with us for our birthday challenge at Stampalot, and good luck.

Lynne x

Sally said...

Great patchwork Julie. Love that bike reminds me of summer days.
Hugs Sally xxx

Elaine said...

Julie lovely image and great papers what a lovely card I love it , the colours are beautiful.
Hugs Elaine

Pat Garvin said...

Love the design so bright and summery. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

MilkCoffee said...

Lovely card! Love the patchwork and the bright colors :)And the lace and butterfly just make it more adorable! Thank you for make our digis looks so adorable ^^

Linda R said...

Hello my friend. Your bike looks so cute. But I have to say I am in LOVE with your paper choices. They are so bright and happy. I just love the colors..

brenda said...

A lovely card Julie, beautiful bright zingy colours and like the design with the squares.

Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday celebrations and good luck with all the prizes on offer.

B x

coops said...

so stunning julie.i love your bright colours and gorgeous image ;D

xx coops xx

Sally H said...

A fabulous card! Love the patchwork and the colours. Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Sir stampalot and Good Luck!

Francesca said...

Absolutely brilliant card
Thanks for joining us for our birthday celebrations over at
Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck !


pinky said...

Love the colour and pattern in this gorgeous card. Thanks for celebrating with us at Stampalot this month.

Barbara Colbert said...

Lovely! Lovely!! thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love the colours and the image is lovely
love how you have descorated the inside too
thanks for joining us at dif=gi days and good luck
tracey x

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Julie. I love the image you've used and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Ruth said...

Really pretty card -so bright and beautiful! Thanks for joining the blog hop at Sir Stampalot, Ruth

Holly Young said...

Love all the bright colors and patchwork look of this!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Holly SCH DT