Saturday, 29 January 2011

Chase those winter blues away

Is it dull and gloomy where you are right now? Well, over at CES Challenges we have a solution to brighten your day and chase those winter blues away. This week the challenge is 

Bold and Bright

So dig out all your bright papers and embellies and get creating.

I went for a patchwork theme with this card, and chose some bright dps from My Mind'e Eye, Magnolia Pad. I even managed to get my sewing machine to co-operate with a zig-zag stitch.
I added some blooms and  cute buttons.  Check out the fab range of cute buttons and flatbacks available at Crafty Emma's Store
The 'It's your birthday stamp' is Catslife Press - also available at Crafty Emma's
Magnolia Tilda with Heart Present, is coloured with Copics, her dress is paper-pieced and she has stickles glitter on her wings.

Challenges - 
Just Magnolia - Going Dotty
Stampin' for the Weekend - Getting Warmed Up


Sally said...

Hi Caroline,
Its been a while since I visited and oohhh I have missed so much over the last couple of weeks. You have some amazing creations, they are fab. Love this card, great bright colours to cheer up the dull days.
Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card, luv the paper piecing, lovely n bright, sue,x

Sue said...

Hi Hun
gorgeous card, luv the paper n stitching, great paper piecing, thank you for being a fab guest designer, sue,x

kaylou said...

Hi Caroline
your card is amazing, I love your patchwork and your colour... just gorgeous. Thanks for guest designing with us.
Hugs Kaylou xxx

chrissy xx said...

It's Gorgeous. LOve your Tilda. LOve your colours.

Craftyanny said...

oh wow Caroline, love the patchwork. Stunnig card hun:)
Have a great weekend
Anne x

Rach said...

gorgeous card, i love the patchwork effect that you have created.xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, love the colours you have picked, really sweet hugs pops x x x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Loooooooooooove this colourful and arty card!!! fabulous!! :) xx

Vixx handmade cards said...

This is just gorgeous Caroline! Love your dp's and such pretty stitching too, I just love it!

have a lovely evening :o)

Hugs Vicky xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card! Love the papers you've used, fab paper piecing and stitching too. Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card Caroline, love the patchwork and the stitching, not forgetting the sweet Tilda too.

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Loving the patchwork effect! Hugs Juls

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Caroline. love your patchwork background and your paper piecing!! So lovely too to have you as our GDT at Crafty Emmas. Juliexx

Emma said...

Such a beautiful card Caroline, I just love it!!
Hugs Emma x

Tracey said...

This is stunning Caroline, I love the patchwork look & the stitching :)


Faye said...

LOVING the patchwork effect and the fabby papers. Briliant, homely card. xxx

Dena said...

I lOVE THIS!!!! So cute with the quilted look! Great idea!!!
Thanks for joining the Just Magnolia "Going Dotty" challenge!
Hugs, Dena

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