Monday, 3 June 2013

A little bit of (late) sunshine

There's always someone late to the party isn't there, and I'm afraid it's me this time... I was given ample time to prepare for a surprise birthday celebration but then dear old Life hit me with some surprises and suddenly I find myself floundering about in catch-up mode! Happy belated birthday Ardyth - I hope you had a wonderful day!

Those of you that hang out with Ardyth in Blogland will know she is a ray of sunshine! I've used her graphic style to make a card that reflects that - and with very few supplies. Come and have a look:


The sentiment (from the 'do-re-mi' song in  The Sound of Music) is computer-generated using the Courier font, and the sunshine tile is made by stacking three 7 x 7cm squares of Pacific Point card stock together and a square of Daffodil Delight cut with a couple of circle punches and my trimmer. That's it!

I shall be linking up with the rest of the merrymakers at Darnell's blog today, where I hear the party is still going strong, and also to the Paper Players where the theme is 'Summer Holiday'!

Here's what you'll need for this card
Stamps: None!
Ink: None!
Card stock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Other: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Stampin' trimmer
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We all love The Sound of Music film in our house and it often makes an appearance on our TV during holiday times. I remember seeing it as a child at Christmas and was most struck by the way Maria made matching outfits for the children out of curtains!


I'm pretty sure my daughter would be delighted with a frock like one of these and my youngest son likes a bit of a loud shirt too, but I am quite certain that my oldest son would rather die than be seen in public in a pair of those dungaree shorts!

See you tomorrow,

16 comments:

  1. Love the suns rays card Vicky-simple,but very effective :)
    That boat picture is the best isn't it ? LOL! yes-i can imagine the response in this house too !
    Have a great day,Nessa xx

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  2. Oh, thank you so much for coming to the party, Vicky! You're not late at all ~ the Playhouse never closes for friends! I love your sunshine card to pieces and agree that it fits the fab-and-ray-of-sunshine Ardyth perfectly!!

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  3. Lovely card full of sunshine just like today...

    Anne

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  4. Love your sunshine card Vicky. Very appropriate for the kind of weather here today North of Aberdeen. And I've got a day off!!!!

    Kat xx

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  5. Lovely card, very effective xxx

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  6. So effective and such a fun card!
    Belated birthday wishes:)
    Val x

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  7. Love this Vicky! The dimension and the bright sunny colour and of course the reference to The Sound of Music - what a clever new sunny sentiment! I'm so glad you came to my lovely surprise birthday party - and the fact that you're a little late just makes it last longer! I do hope that all your Life surprises are now under control and that things settle back to normal!

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  8. How lovely Vicky, and a great idea.

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  9. Such a lovely card, and so simple too. I'm loving the Sound of Music references as well - great film.
    You've been busy today, commenting on my blog. Thanks so much, I always appreciate your comments x x

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  10. Oh, Vicky, you are the queen of simple and amazing! What a great summer image....and the "ray" reference is a fun sentiment! I just love the Sound of Music, too!! I think I will be singing that song all night!

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  11. What a fun card! I love the sentiment, and I love how you've made your sunburst. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

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  12. Glad you still made it to the party Vicky, I saved you a seat :0)
    Love the sunrays they're just as welcoming as the real thing!!! Love the film too and Im pretty sure Ive had clothes made for me from recycled curtains in my younger days!!
    Jenny x

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  13. CAS and great! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Player this week!

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  14. CAS perfection - love the bold, graphic lines!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x