Sunday, 8 July 2012

#121 Rainbow Vista

I want to apologise for being missing over the past week. We've changed internet service provider and had a few hiccups at first. Hopefully these are all resolved now. However, my husband is very poorly and so crafting time has been sidelined to some extent.

The theme for the challenge over at One Stitch at a Time is 'Sun' and I think my card is sunny! Maybe too sunny? The image I used is 'Rainbow Vista' by Claire of Hope Jacare over at Stitchybear Digital Stamps Shop. I loved colouring this quirky image, I love Claire's designs full stop.

I used a card blank by Craft UK and the cream backing paper is by Papermill. The shiny yellow card is by Payper Box and all the other papers and card are by Papermill. I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut with the Spellbinders grand circle nestie before edging with Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade. I used various sizes in Spellbinders circle nesties for the background circles. Two of them are coloured with a flower pattern from a Creative Expressions Mask. To finish it off it only needed the 'You make me smile' sentiment from Lili of the Valley. I think we will all smile in the UK if we ever see the sun again this year. This digi image is perfect for this year's summer in the UK - rain, sun, rain, sun, rainbow and more rain! 

The sponsor this week is Creative Craft - do check on the OSAAT challenge blog for the prize structure.

I'm entering my card in to the following challenges:
My Grafico - Summer Bright Colours
Squigglefly - Summer Colours
Crafty Sentiments - Summertime
Oldie but a Goodie - Summertime - The Creative Expressions Mask 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craftroom - Lots of Layers
Delicious Doodles - Summertime
Totally Papercrafts - Here Comes Summer
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Going Round in Circles

Thanks for visiting and thank you for all your kind comments. Have a happy day. 


  1. What a lovely sunny card Hazel. Really lovely! Judy x

  2. Beautiful sunny card Hazel... I hope your hubby is on the mend.. Hugs may x x x

  3. What a lovely bright and sunny card Hazel, just what we need with the gloomy weather here in the UK at the moment.
    Hugs Julie

  4. Never too sunny! A lovely happy card Hazel. I am sorry that Eric is still not well and send warm wishes for his recovery. Michelle x

  5. Oh Hazel what a make you smile card !! The bright colours are really summery.. Thanks for bringing us abit of sunshine :O)
    Glad your internet is better

    Choccy xxx

  6. Nope, it's not too sunny at all. . . .it's perfect! Actually, it's GORGEOUS and I love the sweet sentiment and the fabulous details.
    Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  7. hazel this is a lovely warm and sunny card that just brightens everything on such a grey day, I love the image and your colouring is beautiful too. Jennie x
    PS hope your OH is better very soon.

  8. Fabulous sunny card Hazel, love the image. Hope Eric feels better soon. Carol x

  9. Lovely bright cheery card Hazel just perfect for a theme of sunshine!

    Best wishes to Eric for a speedy return to health and strength. x

    Edna x

  10. Fantastic bright and cheerful card Hazel - just what we all need after this dreadful weather. Hope Eric is feeling better soon.

  11. Hello Hazel,

    Hope your husband is feeling better soon..

    Your card is so bright and happy. Gorgeous design and layout..

    Thank you for the lovely comments you have left on y blog.

    big hugs Kelly

  12. Such a great card Hazel and such lovely bright colours. I hope Eric is feeling better soon and you take it easy
    x catherine

  13. Looks super summery, love it and the lay out is so lovely!! Thanks for joining us over at Squigglefly, love having you................:))
    lotsa luv

  14. What a fun design??? I love it Hazel!
    Hugs Nat

  15. A beautiful, fun card Hazel - there's no such thing as too sunny! Hope your husband is on the mend soon.

  16. Hi there Hazel, what a lovely bright & cheery card. Love the image & your sunshine colour choice. Sorry to hear your husband hasn't been keeping too well. Hope he's on the mend now. Thanks so much for joining us at an OBAG, Jx

  17. I hope everything settles down and starts going right for you and Eric now Hazel! You've had more than your share of things going wrong!
    Beautiful bright and cheery card, while I'm here..... thanks for playing along at Oldie But A Goodie for this challenge and good luck
    Laurie xx

  18. Hi Hazel gorgeous card love the colours and the image is gorgeous certainly brightened my day. Caroline xxx

  19. What a fabulous card, Hazel! Love the image, and how bright and cheerful the card is!

  20. Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
    Lisa x

  21. Gorgeous card Hazel, Thanks you for joining in the fun at Joanna Sheen Going around in circles challenge.
    Teresa xx

  22. Hi Hazel, found you while blog hopping and am following you.....hope that's ok! Love your yellow card, it's so bright & cheerful, and a gorgeous image, too!Hope your hubby feels better soon!
    Hugs Jo x

  23. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  24. Fabulous card, perfect for our summer theme. Thank you for joining in this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge.
    Cathy xx

  25. Your card is certainly lovely and summery! Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days for our Summertime Challenge hugs Susan x

  26. Hi hun, This is such a lovely card, really bright and summery, just what we need with all this rain about lol!!
    I hope your hubby is feeling a little better:)

  27. Oh this is so sweet and summery! Thank you for sharing this darling creation this month at The Cupcake Craftroom's layers challenge!

  28. What a fab image Hazel, really does sum up our changeable weather, be prepared for anything.

    Love Mandy xxx

  29. Great card!! Thanks for joining in with Joanna Sheen's Challenge this week.
    Sandra x

  30. A lovely summery card. Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles

  31. What a lovely card. So nice. I like the softness of colors and that image is so creative. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic cards, which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Perfect combo of different shades of yellow that captivates viewers a lot....Can you share your design for Plastic cards in this shade with us......