Bring on the happy!

Here is another A5 card (you know those ones that feel as though they are a 12″ layout to fill).  This is a retirement card for one of my husbands work colleagues, so I thought that the sentiment fit perfectly.  I have combined the colours from this week’s Play Date Cafe with the current Lily Pad Cards – Inspirational Challenge.  I was inspired by Vicky’s card, actually…  I’m often inspired by Vicky’s cards!    I was also  very excited when I saw that my card had been the inspiration for Sherri, and her card is just wonderful!!!

bring on the happy


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Supplies;  Paper:  A4 White Cardstock, Xpress It – Blending Card, American Crafts – Charcoal Cardstock.  Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black, Colorbox – Charcoal, Distress Ink – Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Antique Linen.  Stamps:  Hero Arts – Butterflies, Curly Flowers, Live & Laugh, Kaisercraft – Script.  Copics:  R02,05,27,29.  YG03,17.  Accessories:  Fiskars Stamp Press, White Gel Pen (Uniball), Copic Multiliner – 0.3,  Ink Blending Tool, Inkadinkadoo – Stamping Mask Paper, Kaisercraft Pearls – Pewter, DST, Foam Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Liquid Glue.

27 thoughts on “Bring on the happy!

  1. Therese this is gorgeous! Great use of the colours 🙂 Thanks for joining in the fun at the Play Date Cafe!

  2. Beautiful card!!!! WOW!!! Love those colors, the flowers and the background! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at lilypad cards 🙂

  3. LOVE this Terese!!! Perfect design with the Hero Arts stamps! Thanks so much for joining us again at The Play Date Cafe 🙂

  4. Oh this is a lovely card….i love the bright pop of color with the flowers on the beautifully distressed background! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  5. I LOVE what you did with these colors, Therese, and I love your design, too! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  6. Ooh you brought on the happy! What a pretty card, I love the balance between the muted background and the cheerful coloured flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  7. This card is absolutely adorable, Therese! That sentiment is so sweet and the colors are wonderfully blended! And those butterflies are just the cutest accents! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  8. This is gorgeous, Therese! Love that distressed background and the flowers and butterfly popping off of it. Fabulous colours!

  9. Oh, THerese, that is GORGEOUS! I love the soft shading in the background, the script, those fun flowers and butterfly…well done! THanks for playing with us at The PLay Date Cafe.

  10. oh Wow!! Absolutely stunning. Love how you’ve combined the colors on that washed out background. Such a clever way to use them. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

  11. Oh, my gracious, Therese! This is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE all that inking and fantastic dimension on your flowers! Just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  12. Oh my gosh doing the happy dance for you here love…..yaaaay yaaaay yaaaay….enjoy your new HA stamps…..lucky girl….and very well deserved! xL

  13. What a beautiful card! Your blending is gorgeous! Congrats on your PDCC win!

  14. Oh wow…just heard of your win! You are one clever cookie…and so deserved with this little beauty! Congratulations!!

  15. This card is one of the most spectacular cards I have seen in quite a while!! It is absolutely gorgeous.

  16. “Hopped” over from lily Pad to say what a beautiful card!!! Congrats on your win:)

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