Monday, 10 July 2017

Hello Sunshine

Hi everyone. Well there has certainly be no shortage of sunshine lately and it was so hot in London for the U2 concert. I had a fabulous time though and it was well worth going.

Today's card is inspired by the lovely weather we've been having and by the need to play with my Distress Oxides. Hello Sunshine is also the name of one of my favourite songs (by Super Furry Animals) so that is good too.

I deliberately set out to use some different colours to usual so I created my background by blending Cracked Pistachio, Dried Marigold and Fossilized Amber. I spritzed with a little water and lifted off a little colour.

The stamp set I used was Aloha from Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps. I stamped the large flower using Dried Marigold, Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides, with Broken China and Dried Marigold for the small flowers. I fixed this to an orange Mattastic mat and onto a 6x6 card blank.

I die cut a circle of card and stamped the sentiment and open petal flowers, again with Distress Oxides. I added some small yellow gems to the flowers. I fixed this to the centre of my card.

Definitely something a little different for me today but I hope you like it. Thank you for visiting today xxx


  1. Love this summery card and sentiment Cathy, have the first set of Oxides on my desk unopened - must give them a try!

    Sylv xx

  2. Beautiful summery card Cathy. I love the colours and the Oxides. x

  3. Hi Cathy this is a stunning summery card. It looks like we have all been playing with Distress Oxides. I want to get some more. I'm glad you enjoyed the concert. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Love the summery colours you've used Cathy. Those inks are still on my wish list......sigh. Shabneez x

  5. So bright and cheering Cathy.

  6. LOve your colour choices - go so well together to create a fabulous Summer background. Great card! xx

  7. beautiful bright colors, love the yellow

  8. Gorgeous, beautiful colours, so summery. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  9. Stunning card and love the bright colours

  10. A fabulous card Cathy. Super summer colours and a wonderful retro feel xx

  11. fun and happy card.