Monday, 18 January 2016

Dreams of Summer

Hello.  Welcome.  It's grey and snowing but luckily the -12°C we had yesterday has gone away.  So I decided I would think summer.  Tropical and exotic.  And since the guy with the hat was still on my desk.............



Technicolour brights!!  Had a little challenge trying to get the royal purple, navy blue and in your face orange balanced so please squint and imagine........  So I cut my brand new Die-Versions Beach House die from navy card.  Then I wasn't sure what to do with it so I tossed it on my desk and it landed on this purple card.  I may have to use that technique more often!!!!  I had an image of a glorious sunrise so I raided the scraps box for some orange, cut long thin triangle type shapes and arranged them behind my island diecut.  Then I coloured Unity's There Was a Boy in tropical shades and added him to the scene.  I want to be there too.........

Oh, and since Kay mentioned it.........  Trust me, sometimes there is just more cake than you can eat.


A typical selection of deserts at a family gathering.  I think we were 15 people.  That's half a cake each!! plus candy and chips and did I mention the pizza???

Thanks for visiting.  Still a couple of days to enter my giveaway.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Hats
Die-cut Divas - New Technique/Die/Stamp/Colors
Rediscover How To Play 2016 Jan Week 2  
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 131 - Årtider somer
Stamping Sensations January Challenge - Anything Goes With a Die 
VSC Challenge 40 - Anything Goes With Your New Stash new die

16 comments:

  1. What a super design Gail, I love this cute little chap. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Julie x

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  2. What a bright wonderful card! Don't you just love Unity stamps? Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's New Challenge!

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  3. The toss has helped me out many time too- fun card you made! Thanks for sharing with Let's Play!

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  4. What a fun card!

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  5. What a card!!!! Fabulous! I'll have to try that throwing technique of yours;) - I wonder if my results will be as spectacular as yours? Next time you have too much cake - call me :)

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  6. We have had snow twice this week and are due for 6-10" more on Saturday. Not as bad as last year, but I have had my fill of it already and am ready to join you and the dude in those hot green pants on the island!! Bring some cake! Ha! What a photo!

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  7. You can never have too much cake Gail, believe me it's the same when we have a family gathering here as well.

    Your bright and fun card is perfect for these dull winter days.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  8. Dahhhhhhh, I am pretty sure I didn't swap hats and thanked you for joining PB&M, I did of course mean FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges Gail.

    B x

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  9. Wow, definitely bright and summery colours! Love your design with the die cut placed at the centre of the sun rays, quite possibly a perfect Golden ration composition!
    Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

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  10. Ooh fabulous cakes ! Oh yes and a fabulous card too, love the vibrant colours and the cute guy

    Thanks for joining us at Stamoing Sensations this month

    Joan

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  11. Love that funky boy and the bright colours on this card. There is a serious spread of cakes in that photo too .... looks yummy.

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  12. Save me a slice of carrot cake please:) Great colourful card and love the hat!

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  13. Great colours used! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge.
    Jane x

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  14. So cool card, love the image :-)
    Thank you for joining us at Nordsalten Hobbyklubb :-)

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  15. How fun card with lovely bright colors. This image makes me smile. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

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  16. Fun card! Thanks for joining us at Nordsalten Hobbyklubb! Anne Lill - DT NSHK

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