Monday 26 June 2017

Candy Stripes Summer Birthday card (Crafts & Me/Hannah Lynn image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I've been MIA for more than a week which is very unlike me, I do love my blogging. I have been creating, some cards for magazines so I can't post them but here's a few I've created just for fun, hope you like them.

This first one is a very summery card using scraps of yellow, pink and blue cardstock. I used double sided tape all over a square of white cardstock then added strips of the colour cardstocks to it and then turned it over to trim off all the overhang. I used to think crafters worked out the sizes etc that they needed for strips like this but it's so much easier to use a really long strip, tape/glue it down and then cut the extra bits off. I also created a rectangle and did the same.  The strip at the bottom was left overs - I just mounted it onto yellow cardstock too for another element. I inked around everything in pink ink. This card looks so much lovelier in real life. You can find the image at Crafts and Me (artist Hannah Lynn).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - summer colours
Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional twist: baby 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: dies/punches
Creative Moments -  anything goes with optional twist: flag day
Cute Card Thursday - seaside/beach (mermaid)
Digi Choosday - anything goes wk24
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes  
Let's Craft & Create - girls, girls, girls
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - any image 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - Lets take a vacay (mermaid, sunshine, summer colours)
Star Stampz - bright sunshine
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes 

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy


  1. Great card, love the image and fun colours...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

  2. This is adorable, beautifully coloured and the colours you've used on the background are gorgeous, so bright and summery! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  3. What a beautiful card Lucy. Love the bright papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  4. Lovely, Lucy. As always your hair coloring is spot on.

  5. Fantastic project,from the colors,elements and the whole design,awesome job...
    thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge this,hope to see you again
    Ċ½eljka DT xx

  6. Really pretty card and gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 126, Hazel, DT x

  8. Super gorgeous take on the Summer Colours chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us @ AGOAC this time.

    smiles Christine xx

  9. Wonderful summer card! Thanks for joining our previous challenge here at WORD ART WEDNESDAY. We hope you will join us again in our current challenge soon. Leaving you with the inspiration found in Philippians 4:13 which says: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

    JO ANN

  10. A lovely summer birthday card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional die cuts and/or punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…


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