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Monday, 4 May 2020

Bright and happy birthday

Hello crafting friends!

Have you still got your sunglasses on from yesterday's bright card? Oh good, because I stayed with the intense colours today :) Come and see:


I hope you're smiling right now because smiling is supposed to be contagious isn't it, and Mr Sunshine has got the biggest, fattest smile on his face! I used Paper Smooches' Sunny Side Up to make him, stamping the circle, adding rays all round it and then that big toothy grin inside. I coloured him with alcohol markers and fussy cut him.


I made masks out of sticky notes for the clouds so I was able to mask them off and stamp a cluster of them. They were given barely-there shadows with an alcohol marker and blender pen before being fussy cut. The final element was the pair of sunglasses - stamped, coloured, fussy cut and given a lovely shiny coat of Crystal Effects.


All these pieces were arranged on a turquoise textured card base with rounded bottom corners. The clouds were popped up on dimensionals and I added a block birthday greeting from Uniko.

CHALLENGES
Lots of my favourite challenges are doing their best to keep us cheerful, with The Paper Players looking for cards to Make You Smile, and Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge also going for a Smile theme. I'm also loitering around the drinks area at Watercooler Wednesday for an Anything Goes challenge :)


AND IN OTHER NEWS
We had a lovely games afternoon with the family yesterday afternoon. My grown up children are very good at finding fun online games and we use Zoom so that we can feel as if we've all gathered in the same room. We played Scribbl.io, which is a sort of online Pictionery, and a game which involved making up words and giving them dictionary definitions, which was a riot. I came last as usual. Everything was right in my world for a couple of hours :)

Did you find something fun to do at the weekend?

Hugs,

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    1. Mr Sunshine is certainly having fun!! xx

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  2. Vicky, I love your smiling sun - and awesome job masking the clouds and fussy cutting! I really love the pop of white and yellow against that bright blue, too. Fabulous CAS card. Your games time with the kids sounds like such fun. It's great that technology is available for us to connect at times like this.
    hugs
    jaydee

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    1. Thanks Jaydee! Yes, I'm so grateful that we can sort of get together even if we can't actually.

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  3. This would bring a smile to anyones face, well it did mine anyway. Love it.

    Kath x

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    1. That's good enough for me! Thanks Kath x

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  4. What a super sunny card . . . Love the stamping and that wonderful turquoise card base. Bought a smile to my fave, for sure.

    Hug xxx

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    1. Hopefully to your face! Thanks my friend xxx

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  5. I LOVE that big, cheesy grin and the fabulous shine on those shades, Vicky! The textured blue sky is gorgeous too.
    Those games sound like fun and the last one sounds a bit like Balderdash which was always one of my favourites - always a ton of laughs with that one!
    I confess I was pretty lazy yesterday. I did some laundry and cleaned the bathroom but then Chica and I spent a few hours camped out on the sofa where I was "reading" (others may call it snoozing) and Chica kept my feet warm. (In my defense though I went for a 3 hour walk with a friend on Saturday and then an hour walk with another friend and her dog later so I was a bit knackered!)

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    1. I'm a fan of Balderdash too! Sounds like Chica was sitting on your feet so you couldn't get up and take her for another walk!!! A pup needs a bit of a lie down sometimes you know!

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  6. What a fun "smile" card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath-DT

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    1. I was definitely smiling while I was making it! :D

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    2. I was definitely smiling while I was making it!

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  7. That is the cutest sun and love the card design.

    Hugs Diane

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  8. Snap Vicky, that's exactly what we did on Sunday evening, we've done a couple of Zoom get togethers now with quizzes, it fun and so nice to see everyone 'together'.

    You colourful card below is lovely and the one in this post most appropriate for the weather the last couple of days, but the rain was needed not least for the hay crop. Ben is doing OK, on light grazing but seems happy.

    B x

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    1. It's the new normal Brenda!
      So glad to hear Ben is doing well x

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    1. Mr Sunshine seems to know how to enjoy himself doesn't he?!

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  10. Such a fun and happy birthday card!We are so pleased that you joined us at Watercooler Wednesday! Karen - DT

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  11. A lovely, cheery card - just what we all need right now, Vicky, Jo x

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    1. You're right Jo - a bit of happy is what we need :)

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  12. What a fun and fabulous card, Vicky! That sun with his big, cheesy grin would bring a smile to anyone's face! Great job with all the fussy cutting too. So glad you were able to connect with your family through Zoom and have a fun time together! It makes the rest of the time bearable, right? Love seeing your card in the Paper's gallery each week!

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    1. Thank you Stef. It's good fun zooming but not quite the same... still, onwards and upwards!

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  13. This is such fun, Vicky! Love that big bright sun - getting ready to peek around the clouds!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at The Paper Players! :)

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  14. Oh, Vicky! Who couldn't help smile at Mr. Sun...with those sunglasses and big smile on his face! A perfect card! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

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  15. Love that big cheeky grin on your sun and the blue background just makes him ping off the page.
    Thanks for sharing at HLS CAS. :)

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  16. It's probably the most beautifully smiling card I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing it on HLS CAS.
    BozenA DT HLS

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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