Monday, 25 January 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons...

...Make Lemonade!


One of my friends has been feeling a bit down lately...so I've made her this card to let her know I'm there for her. I couldn't resist colouring this gorgeous image ('Make Lemonade' by Penny Black)...it's been in my box of stamped images for so long, that I can't who sent it to me...but it was just perfect for the 'Something Sweet' theme of this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
I followed last week's Friday Sketchers sketch...didn't realise it was last week's 'til I started writing this post and went to get the photo to add! lol
I've managed to find some other challenges to enter it into...so it's not a lost cause!
Charisma Cardz wants us to use 'Fruity Colours'...my papers remind me of strawberries and lemons...the BasicGrey Challenge is to use 'Animals' on our cards...Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential (where I was last week's lucky winner - have received some fab digi stamps as my prize - thank you!) wants us to 'Let the Sunshine in!'...and Pile it On is asking for 'Warm Wishes'...I hope my 'summery' colours count!

The papers are by BasicGrey (from the 'Lemonade' and 'Two Scoops' pads)...and I used my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' folder to emboss the yellow one, the flowers are by Prima, and I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen, after distressing all of the edges.

26 comments:

Samantha said...

This is Brilliant I have seen that Stamp many times and love it but was not sure how I would make it into a card but this is gorgeous!! love the Ziggy fruity summery colours too! just perfect! :0) and your friend is gonna love it lucky thing!
Hugs Samantha :)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card
Helen
hugs Dianne xx

Squirrel x said...

Just gorgeous Helen and it's the perfect image for bright colours. Your friend is going to love it. Think I need to dig out my stamp now! Hugs, Squirrel xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card, adorable image. I've got this stamp and it remains uninked now seeing you're fab card I think I will hunt it out.
luv
Debby

Rose Petal said...

Hello Helen. What a lovely card. I love the colours and that gorgeous image is sooo cute.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Vee said...

Fab image and lovely fruity colours.Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Tasha said...

Wow what a cute card - i think that image is super adorable and i love the papers!
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
love tasha xx

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fab Helen adorable image and loving the colour combo nice and cheery. Have a fab day.

Sally said...

Brilliant card. Love the image and colors. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Rica said...

This is just adorable Helen, great choice with the Lemonade papers and fabulous details.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at BG.
hugs Heather & the DT team xx

Donna said...

Super cute card Helen, love the little meece and the distressing...brilliant :) Donna x

Pauline C said...

This is fabulous Helen -agree wtih Samantha I had seen this stamp and thought it was cute ... but how to use?? You have really shown the way with this one - it's gorgeous and I'm feeling both thirsty and smiley just looking at it!!
Pauline x

PS thanks for joining in this week's PBSC :-)

Audrey said...

How adorable! That image is super cute and what a beautiful flower.
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

Kath said...

beautiful card helen...love your sweet image...and your friend is so lucky to have you as a friend..thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh I just love this image, your coloring and the dp you paired it up with!! Stunning! Your friend will love it! Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight this week.

Andrea M said...

What a stunning card Helen! The image is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing :) Love the stitching around the margins too. What a sweet creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at pile it on!

Fabiola said...

j'adore la carte le tampon et l'expression bravo

Allison said...

fab card, love the image
Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma
AllisonX

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is lovely - gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling just looking at it. I love the shabby feel of it and beautiful coloring job. So happy you were able to have some fun with us this week at PIO.

Dawn B. said...

Your friend is going to love this.I have this stamp too and I just love it..Great take on that Saturday Spotlight challenge..Thanks for joining us this week.

sam said...

beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Pile it on!

BethieJ said...

This is soooo CUTE! I LOVE Penny Black! :) Great job!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!

Samantha said...

YAY!!!! thank you Helen this card is everything and more!! its stunning on here but its even better!! in realy life thank you sooooooo much it really cheered me up!
thank you for being a great friend!! :0)

Ruth M said...

What a lovely card, so fun and cheery! Fab colouring!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

So cute!! I LOVE these little critters and your color palette is awesome!

Whisper said...

Oh my goodness, this is just so adorable, love it love it, Sam x