Friday, 10 April 2015

Spread Sunshine

Hello blogging friends.
I hope you all had a nice Easter Break and managed to do something nice. We had visitors for a couple of the days...and as soon as they went home on Easter Sunday the weather was glorious!....typical, but despite the murky , misty day we had on Good friday we managed a trip to Salts Mill in Saltaire...David Hockney Gallery...for a bit of culture..... and much enjoyed by all. His I-Pad work is amazing!

So here we are another week has gone and it has been a really good week here in West Yorkshire for sunshine. Quite warm too and that has seen off the little daffodils and the tulips are blooming now.Spring is definitely with us now..............and oh what relief to be able to hang out the washing!....I know ...little things and all that. The birds are very happy chirping away too.

With sunshine in mind, here is my sunshine colours.

 I am spreading that sunshine....literally it has disappeared here! I hope it has reached you!..........and here is a close up of the flower to show the wink of Stella I used on can just see it!

 (blogger has decided to turn my photo on its side...sigh...why? don't know but I can't right it..sorry)

I used Spellbinders Chevron Border, cutting it in two colours of Bazzill Bling card.The contrasting pieces were then used in the centre bits. The flower is Beautiful Blooms 1 for Uniko Studio....this is my all time favourite flower, with matching die. I stamped this in Memento to laugh there haven't you...Beautiful Bloom and dandelion! The sentiment is NBUS from stash stamped in Memento Tangelo.

I have enough pieces to make the same card in the reverse colour way so that is next on my list after showing you...............oh and making dinner of course (got to feed hubby). I also never seem to have an empty ironing basket!

I have visited your blogs this fact there is so much loveliness (not sure if that is a word but it does for me) to feast my eyes on out there I seem to forget to go and get on with my creations! You are truly a bunch of such talented people who are truly nice to know. Thank you for all the lovely comments that you leave me.............I have way to go to match some of your talents! but I do love to hear from spreads that sunshine!

Take care friends and I hope you have a really nice weekend wherever you are, whatever you do and whoever you share it with!
See you next week hopefully...............creativity permitting.

Carole xx

Challenges entered :-
Snippets and yellow card are snippets
Fan-tastic Tuesday...............Use a Die (chevron and flower)
Papertake Weekly................Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and more #139.......CAS
Virginias View Challenge.#14.......layers & Dimension (flower is raised on silicone)
Crafts Galore Encore #16..............Make a card.


  1. Hello Carole! Happy to hear that you all had a lovely Easter! :) As for your card .. it's STUNNING! I love how you did the chevron pattern and left some pieces in to give it 2 colors! And your beautiful card definitely makes me feel the warmth of the sunshine! :)

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  2. Hi Carole, what a wonderful card this is, I love your design, it looks so professional, I love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. Oh Carole - this is FAB! I love that die too! Great card. x

  4. A perfect Spring sunshine card. Love the design, with that brilliant die and the gorgeous flowers. Have a lovely weekend. I am off to Ally Pally on Sunday, for a bit of crafting retail therapy!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. Wow Carole, such a perfectly designed and made card. LOVE the flowers and the chevron is is brilliant, you used it beautifully.


    Di xx

  6. What a lovely post i always love reading what you've been up to My ironing basket always seems to have ironing lurking in the bottom I hate ironing but always blame hubby for wearing too many clothes !! Your card is stunning just love that flower its fab Have a great weekend love and hugs Caorole x

  7. Happy've used one of my favourite Uniko stamps/dies and have showcased it beautifully! I must have been channeling you, because I've just finished a card with it as well (stay tuned for Monday!). The spring pretty! Sounds like another busy week under your belt! As for the ever-full ironing basket: me, too! I'll get to it...some day!

  8. This is gorgeous and love the chevron die you used. It looks so crisp and modern against the white CS. And I agree with the flower stamp, its a stunner, especially in that amazing yellow. So very glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

  9. Stunning card Carole!!.. love the colours so bright and Spring looking!.. We are back to some cooler weather this week-end.. even had a little hailstone yesterday!!
    Enjoy the rest of the week-end hun:)
    Love and hugs,
    Sis xx

  10. Wonderfully card full of sunshine . . . congrats on being showcased at the Snippets Playground xxx

  11. Gorgeous bloom and it looks really beautiful with your chevron panel! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  12. Your card is warm and sunny! Perfect colors for the sentiment,too. Have a great week!

  13. what a gorgeous bloom! The chevrons look amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  14. What a stunning card that is so full of love and brightness! Your design is so stylish and I love the beautiful bloom. Glad you had a good time at Salts Mill - I love it there!

  15. Hi Carole
    Fabulous card... Love the colours you have used....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  16. wow love this what great design and colours and I made the creation before the clean so yes I am proud to say my room is still tidy, might not be at the weekend as I have two orders to complete lol
    hugs Kate xx

  17. A wonderfully cheerful card. I love the gorgeous colours and the pretty flower.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge "Make a Card" and good luck x

  18. Beautiful Carole, full of sunshine.