Sweet Stampin' ~ Bright & Beautiful

Hey crafty friends, I hope your week has gone well. We're kicking off a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' with our Bright & Beautiful theme. I hope that folks will come and play along, as the Northern Hemisphere moves into Spring, there's certainly lots of 'Bright & Beautiful' things in this world to celebrate! I've pulled an older creation out of 'the vault' for this challenge. I've been wanting to share this for a while, but never seem to get a chance outside of my DT posts, so here it is finally! 

Coloured with my Promarkers and added to some fabulous papers from a Simon Says Stamp kit that had all the right elements for my lovely Swedish pal who's a real book worm! Man I love that gal, we are so completely different in so many ways, but our souls meet somewhere familiar, somewhere kindred. There are not many friendships you can say that about in life, but this one I can. So I wanted to tap into her loves when creating this for her, so it had to feature books, it had to feature coffee and a little plant of some sort. So this set from Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit was utterly perfect. If you'd like a closer look at the elements in this fabulous kit, you can check out the following video with the full reveal. 

I just LOVED the elements in this Simon Says Card Kit, but especially the book-wall background because my pal has one of these in her house! Literally a wall floor to ceiling for books. It's her little slice of Heaven. So this paper was the perfect starting point for my design. The addition of the little succulents in the design was also very 'Carina', because she has a wonderful house plant collection too.

I found this sweet image from artist Alicia Bel in my stash, It's perfect for my pal and I was easily able to personalise it to look like her. The shorter hair was bang on and adding a stripe to her t-shirt made it very 'her'. It's very 'Swedish' to wear stripy shirts, you just need to check out Polarn och Pyret to see this! She introduced us to 'Swedish fashion' and our kiddos have both worn gorgeous striped shirts all their childhood from P.O.P and H&M. The final touch was to paper piece the chair, I LOVE how this came out and it took me a while to fussy cut carefully all the elements, but it was SO worth it! I popped the paper base up on some foam for a bit of dimension before adding it to the navy card base which I think just finished the design perfectly. The little puffy sticker and epoxy heart were from the Pink Fresh Studios set that were part of the design. I love the little extra these added to the over all card design. 

Come check out what my talented teamies got up to for this challenge, these gals have such cool ideas! So you're sure to leave inspired. We hope you'll come and join us with a 'Bright & Beautiful' creation of your own. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, in the meantime, have a fabulous week and stay safe! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
The Paper Girls: #198 ~ Girl Time
Crafty Catz: #504 ~ Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #632 ~ Feminine
Crafty Creations: #408 ~ Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge: #9 ~ Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps: #387 ~ Make Your Mark
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge: #18 ~ Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge: #17 ~ Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: #269 ~ Anything Goes


Anna M. said…
Wow! How wonderful how everything worked out for this card! Beautiful!

Thank you and we hope you will join us again in the next ATSM Challenge!.

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Dawn T said…
What a beautiful card Wendy. Perfect for your friend. Love that pretty paper background.
Wends this is such a tailored card, and I love it - so perfectly made for your friend. The wee details are gorgeous - the striped shirt, the succulent and the coffee - all add up to a perfect card
Stay safe
Chris said…
Love this one Wends, it's a bright and beautiful card with a great image and fabulous papers. The inclusion of the things that make your friend happy is so thoughtful and I'm sure this card will be treasured!
Fikreta said…
wonderful card!
Karen Brown said…
Wonderful card! I think your sentiment applies to all of us! We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT
tilly said…
a lovely bright card and ideal for those of us that love to read, thanks for sharing at crafty catz challenge this week
Marlies said…
A beautiful card. Very colourful and a lovely design. A very nice effect with the paperpiecing and the dimension. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Cute card Thursday. Marlies
Creative world said…
Fabulous card ,great colors and design ...Thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx
Adorable! Thank you for play with us in Gem of a craft challenge blog. good luck with your entry.

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