Sunday, 5 July 2009

Summer Blossom

With all of the glorious weather we've been having lately, it's not surprising that a lot of the challenges are celebrating 'Summer' at the moment, so once again I'm combining quite a few on this card: Cupcake Craft, A Spoon Full of Sugar and Everybody Art with their 'Summer/Summertime' themes; the fab sketch (by my lovely friend Cathy) of the Dutch Dare Challenge; and the 'Favourite Colour Combo' challenge of the Pink Elephant.
I've interpreted the 'Summer' theme by using bright summery colours and flowers. My image is the lovely Annie ('Blossom' by Leanne Ellis for Sugar Nellie), coloured with watercoloured pencils to match the gorgeous K&Co papers ('Amy Butler' and 'Classic K - Margo'). The flowers are a mixture of Poppicrafts and Hobbycraft, the sentiment was cut using the 'Olivia' alphabet, and the ribbon is also from Poppicrafts.

This card is going to my partner for this month's friendship swap on the Docrafts forum, where there was no theme, but I thought that a bright summery card was in order this month!


Avril Ann said...

Fab Card Helen, very Summery, love the colours and the image. Good Luck with the challenges. Hugs Avril xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Helen,
Sorry I have not been by for a while. Love your fabulous selection of cards you have created since my last vist. Especailly that cute triangle one for Buddy's birthday. Congrats on your talent spot in the mag, I had the mag about a week ago nice when you know who the faces are. WELL DONE YOU !!!!
Lyndsey xx

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card helen, wonderful colour combo

me-bear said...

Such a sweet card. A summer card indeed.
Thank you for joining DDCC this week.
xx Monica

Riet said...

Wowww Helen,what a beautiful card,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Helen, what a pretty card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. The colours are perfect for summer. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Carol said...

Pretty card Helen, thank you so much for joining our challenge :)

Carol x

LORi said...

What a beautiful card with a lovely little image!!

Thanks for sharing with TPE this week!!

Littlebear said...

This is beautiful Helen, your Docrafts forum partner is a lucky lady! The papers are gorgeous and I love how Annie is coloured to match so perfectly.
Clare x

cats whiskers said...

Wow hun this is stunning what a great image and so beautifully coloured
Hugs Jacqui x

Karin said...

Fabulous card Helen.
Love the beautifull colours, papers and great coloured image.
Thanks for joining the DDCC this week.

xoxo karin