Friday, 14 June 2013

Smile! It's a Happy Day!

Since all the local cats seem to be using my back garden as the venue for their nightly raves at the moment, I'm feeling a tad sleep-deprived. I had some cheer-up therapy though in the form of this week's CASology cue word - Yellow - and some new stash YAY! Come and have a look:


It's impossible to feel tired and low when working with bright yellow - especially when you get to use this fabulous new gingham washi tape!  I laid strips of it onto a piece of card stock and cut out a frame using two of my Ovals framelits. I also cut an oval aperture into a panel of Daffodil Delight card stock and mounted the frame on top.


The wonderful, bold sentiment is from a new set called Happy Day (which will be available in to order in just 11 days time!) It was stamped directly onto the card base using a stamp-a-majig to make sure it was centred properly. The card was finished with a flower from Secret Garden centred with one of the retiring designer buttons and some delicious new Crushed Curry bakers twine.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Happy Day (available 2nd June), Secret Garden
Ink: Daffodil Delight classic ink, black stazon
Card stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Other: Ovals framelits, Gingham Garden washi tape and Crushed Curry bakers twine (available 2nd June), Brights designer button (retiring), paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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• To make way for new items some of our favourites are retiring. Click the links to see STAMPS and ACCESSORIES available, while stocks last, until 30th June.

My youngest son has begun to organise his social life but seems to keep forgetting that communication is key! Having had several upsets on the matter, he has resolved to improve. Yesterday, at dinner, he announced that he'd been invited to a friend's birthday party. "That's great!" I said. "When is it?" He looked up from his plate. "Oh I don't know yet," he said. "I just thought I'd give you a pre-warning!" Hmm, not entirely the most useful information then. And what IS a pre-warning? A warning about a warning?! Don't worry though, I will find out when the party is... about five minutes before my son is due there!

Have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon,

30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Vicky, love the bold sentiment and the yellow is such a happy colour :) Cathy x

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  2. Oh, Vicky, Vicky, Vicky, this is my new favorite card of yours ~ a pinner winner! Every little detail is mwah!! No one will leave this post without a HUGE smile all over their faces!

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  3. So pretty Vicky, and that little flower is lovely.

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  4. This card is so pretty & cheery! Hugs Bev x

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  5. Love it! I wasn't sure which yellow it was at first, it looks a bit like Summer Starfruit.

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  6. Ha Ha Darnell, a "pinner winner", brilliant (and true!). I just love those oval framelits, have been using them with my scrapbooking too, and the washi too. Have fun with your new stash xx

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  7. Ooooh gorgeous Vicky! Great use of the Washi....can't wait to get mine! :)
    Lizy xx

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  8. I love your card Vicky!!! Yellow is such a warm colour just when I am feeling cold over here. And yes, your son will tell you when the party is just before he has to go and then in the next breath ask for a card to take! LOL! Vx

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  9. Love love love the yellow. So sunshiny bright and warm! Vx

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  10. I love your card Vicky!!! Yellow is such a warm colour just when I am feeling cold over here. And yes, your son will tell you when the party is just before he has to go and then in the next breath ask for a card to take! LOL! Vx

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  11. Lovely CAS card VIcky...sorry meant to have said I love the new header on your blog...

    Anne

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  12. Hello Vicky

    I love your card, the bright yellow looks stunning and I just love the bold sentiment.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  13. Such a pretty card! I love the oval border and your flower is the perfect touch!

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  14. Love yellow, love this card and the gingham is perfect, love the flower too

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  15. Gorgeous card Vicky. Love that Washi tape and one of my favourite flowers. Lovely and cheerful in that shade of yellow.

    Aren't kids wonderful!

    Kat xx

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  16. Great use of washi tape Vicky, and I'm really like your idea of a regular washi tape challenge! Nice zingy colour to cheer us up.
    Don't worry about your son and his lack of communication - it only gets worse!!
    Have a great weekend x x

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  17. Vicky...wow! Lovely, lovely! I love the idea of covering card stock with washi tape and then die cutting the frame...so clever! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  18. Vicky your card makes me smile! Love the cheery yellows. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  19. Oh, I love yellow gingham! This card is perfect for the YELLOW challenge! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  20. Hi Vicky, Oh my what a super card, I love getting new stash too :D. I love your brilliant yellow creation!! x

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  21. Beautifully CAS and a wonderful reminder that white space doesn't have to be white!

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  22. Love this one. Who could look at this and not smile ~ it has to be a winner!

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  23. Simply beautiful, Vicky! What a wonderfully clean and simple design!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week! :)

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  24. HEY ! How did I miss this one? It's a stunner for sure! Congrast on being featured in the US mag. Well deserved - it's such a gorgeous card.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  25. Terrific card! I LOVE the design. Congrats on your win at CASology!

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  26. Congratulations on your winning card Vicky, told you it was fabulous!!! :D Gay x

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  27. Yey ! Congratulations Vicky on your CASOLOGY win-very well deserved with this beautiful entry :)
    Nessa xxx

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  28. Wow! There is nothing else to do when you look at this card, but SMILE!! It's gorgeous Vicky

    Bev x

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  29. I just wanted to stop back here with my Congrats on your well-deserved win at CASology!!! LOVE your pretty card!

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  30. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! Congratulations, Vicky, on the big WIN at CASology!!

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