Sweet Stampin' ~ Spots & Dots

Woops!! I was meant to have this post live yesterday evening and life kinda took over a little. Too much time on the archery field!! It's Auckland Anniversary Weekend (which means Monday is a holiday for Aucklanders) so I've just got back from a lovely BBQ get together at one of my sisters. A lovely family gathering. It's always nice to get all the siblings, partners and kiddos together. There are seven of us siblings, so it's quite an undertaking! We were minus 2 today, but still a big crowd of us. The sun was shining, there was lots of good food, great beers and easy happy conversation. Fun for all. So it's nice to have this happy little card to share with you today. I recently sent this to my mummy who is staying with my baby sister in San Diego for a while.

Our new challenge went live yesterday at Sweet Stampin' and our theme this week is 'Spots & Dots'. I used a gorgeous image from A Day For Daisies for my card and layered the image up on some lovely spotty yellow paper. I used the same paper to diecut the swirly foliage. I used a wonky double stitched die from Lil' Inkers Designs called Silly Stitched Die Set to cut the image out. The corner diecut is from my Quickutz Photo Corner die. The flower was assembled from different layers of paper blooms that I coloured with my Promarkers to fit the colour scheme and fixed with a glittery brad.

I added a sentiment to the card after taking my initial photos outside. It was too late to take the shots outside again, so the above shots are indoors in darker lighting. For true colours, the shot below has the more natural tones, but sadly is missing the sentiment! I stamped it straight onto the image panel from a lovely Magnolia Sentiment Stamp from the 'Bon Voyage' release.

I hope you'll come on over and join in the fun with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Spots & Dots' challenge. We'd love to see what you're inspired to do. Just remember to include some stamping. I'll be back again soon with my next crafty adventure. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Mod Squad Challenge: Show Your Love
I Love Promarkers: #327 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Galz Corner: #107 ~ Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges: 3 or More Layers
Passion For Promarkers: #379 ~ Feminine Fancy
Moving Along With The Times: Swirls and/or Curls
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week Four ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #355 ~ Anything Goes + Twist ~ Ladies Card
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Flower ~ I just love daisies. The sweet simplicity of this cheerful flower so appeals to me and I try to have some planted every Summer in pots. I like to use 'daisy like' clusters of petal layers to create my own flowers for cards too, as these are flatter than the WOC flowers I love to use, so post more easily.

Update: I made Top 5 in the Passion For Promarkers challenge. Thank you so much ladies!


Unknown said…
Aww this is lovely! So bright and cheerful! Fab design!
Lucy x
Wishcraft said…
Such pretty papers and the image is very sweet... lovely card Wends :o) Hugs, Lisa x
coldwaters2 said…
Gorgeous card Wends I love the image so much also the lovely zingy coloured papers and embellishments makes me feel that Spring is just around the corner, thank goodness, lol.
lorraine x
Ali said…
Aww that image is soo cute - they do the sweetest images. Lovely card - thank you for playing at passion for promarkers x
Macimbalo said…
Beautiful card, the layout is perfect with perfect coloring. The wonky border on the rectangle is just PERFECT for this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host
Jenny L said…
Hi Wendy,
what a very lovely card and your image is os sweet.
Great papers used and they are wonderful colours too.
Fab design also.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT
Wendy L said…
It is a lovely card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT xxxx
Chris said…
Sweetest of images, beautiful colouring and design make such a lovely card to send to your Mum Wends, bet she was really touched! Sounds as if you had a fun time at the family BBQ, always great to get together, it's one of the things I love best about being part of a large family!
Elaine Stark said…
A delightful card. A lovely image. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine
Tracey T said…
Can't believe I'm just getting round to wishing you a Happy New Year and it's already nearly February :( Sounds like you had a great family day together. Counting the years to retirement so that I can get out to Wellington to see my sister. I'm lovin' your card - so clever to use neutrals on the image as a contrast to the gorgeous DP. Sending the huggiest of hugs xxx
Karen said…
My sweet friend, I am delighted to hear you've had such a wonderful time with loved ones. Your card couldn't be sweeter, Wends! The image is just darling and I love the sentiment choice for her. The papers are so bright and cheery and I just adore the beautiful flower you added... and of course my favorite heart swirls! :) Everything you create is pure happiness. Have a sparkly day, my treasured friend. :)

Hugs and blessings,
Dawn T said…
It's been a wonderful weekend Wendy...gorgeous card
Christine L said…
This is so fabulous Wendy... love that ADFD image (think I may NEED that one!)... and you've coloured it so beautifully too. Your paper choice is also spot on for this lovely card!

Christine x
Dana Johnson said…
Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge. ~DT Dana
NickScrapShack said…
This looks wonderful Wendy. Love the colours and patterns you used. Great touch with the stitches and greatly coloured image. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck! Nick DT
coops said…
Another fabulous card Wendy.I really love your papers and distressing and your image and colours are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in my `Feminine fancy` challenge this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx
The Crafty Den said…
Wow you are on a roll! Another beautiful card Wendy. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
What a gorgeous card Wends - love that whimsical image and the overall cheerful look to the card belies the sentiment. I am sure your Mum will love it. We have had quite a few family gatherings this year with DH unwell - making memories while we can! It's wonderful to have them all together.
tilly said…
bet your mum loved this cute card, hope to see you again at crafty catz challenge
N-Eva said…
What a lovely card .
Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva
Larissa said…
Gorgeous card with a very lovely image! Thank you for joining us at As you like it!

Lizzies said…
Fabulous card, thank you for joining us over on the ILP challenge this fortnight
Annette said…
Beautiful card Wends. And I love how the papers match the image. Thanks for your lovely comments recently. Maybe you need to come back to the UK and come to the next craft show! Is that a good enough reason!??!!! :0)
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
In The Pink Challenge
Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Crafting Belle said…
Such a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Colour Crazy Challenge. Hugs Lisa xxx

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