Good Morning My Dear Friends,
White Rabbits !!!! Can you believe it's the 1st of March already?!!!
What a gorgeous display of Bright and Cheerfulness we have today, the Café must look beautiful Janet!!
The wind and rain is trying it's hardest to destroy all of the beautiful Spring flowers in the garden, the daffodils are remarkably resilient, they look a bit sad after each bout of heavy rain but seem to shake it off and bounce back to life in no time, the snowdrops are a in a more sheltered spot so thankfully.
We just don't seem to get a break between these flamin' storms, we were watching the One Show on Friday and the weather guy said that there could be another 'storm' on it's way for next weekend, but they are hoping that it might just miss us, fingers and toes crossed!! (Lynda you are excused from crossing anything as I don't want you falling over any more)! 😜😜
Now let's look at these stunning cards...….
Lilian, what an absolutely stunning card, that vase of Tulips stamp is beautiful and your colouring is beyond amazing!
'' Here is my card for this week, you asked for bright, so I complied!
Which water colour pens do you use please Lilian/?
Thank you so very much my lovely, your work is just incredible and so inspirational xxx
Michele what a delightful display of Bright and cheerful cards, they are all so colourful and fun, you couldn't help but smile when you opened one of these!
''My set of 6 challenge cards-definitely bright!! They’re made using free papers from Making Cards magazine. I’m hoping to make some other cards using free papers from a different magazine, maybe tomorrow evening!''
Thank you so much my lovely xxx
Janet, wow three absolutely amazing cards, what I love about your challenge cards is that they are always all completely different styles, so much inspiration!
I love the Remy Mackintosh style stamp that you have used for your first card, the yellow really makes those roses pop!
Poppies, who doesn't love poppies?! Beautifully coloured and love the sentiment too.
Your vintage style cards are always amazing Janet and this one is no exception, the flowers give it a real pop of colour and warm the whole card.
Thank you so very much for always inspiring us with your designs, enjoy the rest of your Birthday weekend my lovely. xxx
Karen, firstly, tomorrow I will be getting my Honey Doo paint splat stamp out, you have really inspired me!! I love how you have added the tubes of paint, you are a creative genius my friend !!
I just that beautiful feminine card that you have created, that border is beautiful and the touch of yellow in the border really does set the whole card off!
I really want those Julie Hickey Stamps, such lovely crisp images, I must point out your amazing blended background.
Card 2: Card 2 is using Honey Doo splodges -Picked Raspberry Squeezed Lemonade Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch
SW Happy Birthday shadowed with black
Tubes of paint Googled and double embossed and glossy accents Card 3: Inspired by Julie Hickey using her Floral Frames I created a DO background using Picked Raspberry Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar I stamped onto 2 pieces + white and then stamped them all again and fussy cut them
Added a typed sentiment edged with a black Sharpie
Thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge, it is such a pleasure be able to include you in the line up my lovely friend. xxx
The beautiful colours that Pat has used to highlight the pretty flowers and foliage on her Groovi Design card really do add Brightness to the card those shades work so beautifully together too. There is so much detail in this design yet everything works, from those little corner pieces to the 'Spellbinders label 1' shape in the centre, if you look closer you can see the extra swirls and flourishes that add those extra special finishing touches.
A stunning design Pat thanks so much for sharing your card with us xxx
Lynda isn't quite able to get to her craft desk yet but I just can't bear not sharing her cards each week, so I looked back through the hundreds of cards in my 'Lynda' file and this one just jumped out at me, Lynda made this one with some 6 x 6 papers from Stampin'Up! The colours are just so bright and vibrant, Lynda added a centre border and embellished the card with some Butterflies, simply beautiful.
Now Lynda I am getting more impatient than you are I think, I am really missing your inspiration, especially as I am starting out with my Gelli/Gel Plate. Please nag Terry into bringing your craft stash out to you, even if it takes over the whole lounge! 😜😉😉🤗🥰
Two pretty designs from Our Brenda for this weeks 'Bright & Cheerful' challenge.
The first card could actually be used for our upcoming challenge with that old Striplet die, I believe the Daffodils are Honey Doo stamps, Brenda has combined the two to create a lovely card that would work perfectly for Easter.
Card 2 is such a lovely Birthday card, using SW Papercuts Happy Birthday die, which Brenda has die cut from beautifully blended DO background, which works so well with that green embossed background, a pretty die cut Ivy sprig adorned with Brenda's stunning hand rolled roses is such pretty 'Bright and Cheerful' colours.
Thank you so much Brenda for 2 fantastic Challenge cards xxx
Two beautiful cards from our Maria, I feel so honoured that you got up and made a card while feeling so unwell Maria, thank you so much.
Maria's first card was made by stamping the design and Maria coloured the image with Starlight Metallic Paint from Imagination Crafts, I really love the two part sentiment.
Maria's second card was made using the 'emboss resist' technique, Maria has embossed her beautiful stamped image and then blended Distress Oxide's over the top, adorned with a pretty bow.
Thank you so much Maria, I do hope that you are feeling better today my lovely xxx
Ladies I can't thank you enough, you have once again blown me away with your incredible designs, your cards are absolutely stunning, so bright and beautiful. What an amazing display, I cannot explain to you how grateful I am to all of you.
I hope that you can all enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Love and hugs on their way to all of you,