Sunday, 12 May 2013

OSAAT #163 - Summer Sun

The theme this week at One Stitch at a Time is Summer Sun. I hope my card covers this topic by using hot colours such as red and yellow. It's a birthday card for my great nephew and William's birthday, hopefully, will have some Summer Sun.

The image I've used is called Birthday Boy 1 by BeeBeeKakes over at the Stitchybear Digi Outlet. You can get a Birthday Girl too so hop over there and buy these cute little images.

I used a small card blank by Joanna Sheen. The blue striped paper is from a Papermania pad by Docraft. I matted it on to red Papermill card. I coloured the image with Promarkers, cut it with a Spellbinders grand nestie and used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink on the inside edge. After trying it against the striped paper I decided to mat the image on to red card too to make it stand out more. I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the number 1 in Papermill yellow card which I added to a 'die cut and embossing stencil' shape. I have no idea who makes these but I ordered them from Joanna Sheen website. They are only £4.99 per set of four or five sizes, depending on which set you buy.

The sponsor this week is Creative Craft World but do check out the challenge blog for full details of prizes.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - Oh, Baby!
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Die - hard to say - ALL Spellbinders and the cute little one (maker unknown). My style is 'not too fussy'.
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
CMC Copic Challenge - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting and for all your comments. Good, bad or indifferent.  Just a quick note for those who have asked -  still no viewers for my house but I'm having fun in the car.


  1. Great card Hazel, cute image...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  2. Every time I see this image I have to admit a smile appears, it is a cutie . Love how you have put your card together Hazel and, as always great colouring. Hugs Jane xx

  3. Love this image! How cute! Great choice of colours too - love the '1' too :)

  4. Fabulous, Hazel. The red mats really bring everything together perfectly!

  5. Cute Card. Great work. Thanks for joining us at Love To Scrap. "Anything Goes " Challenge.

  6. Love how you have coloured this fun image Hazel. Great card. xx Flora

  7. This is such a fun card Hazel, perfect for a one year old. Hope you're well and good to hear you're enjoying your new car. Carol x

  8. Great card hazel and such a fun image. hope everything is ok for you and I am sure the viewers will start to come now the warmer weather is here. So glad your enjoying your new car and it will be good for you to be able to get out and about. take care
    x catherine

  9. This is such a fun image!!! Great coloring. And just brings a smile to my face ;)

  10. A cute card, Hazel!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  11. Well that baby looks like it's having a great time Hazel lol. I love the or not and the shape you've used for the number. Thanks so much for joining in our Oh Baby! challenge at LCI this fortnight. If you leave a comment on one of our DT's blogs during our Oh Baby month you could win a digi :-D xx

  12. Fab card and cute digi! Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our anything goes challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey Design Team

  13. Lovely card and love your choice of the digi. Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

  14. Fab card and love the C&S approach too! love those dies you have used too! Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  15. This is a fab card Hazel, the bright colours are perfect for a little boy and goodness me 1 already !

    What a bummer about the house viewings, hope the situation improves soon and glad to hear you are loving your new car :)

    Love Mandy xxx

  16. Cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves to Scrap!!

  17. What a fun image, and bright bold card! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  18. This is such a cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  19. Cute card. Thanks so much for participating in CMC "Anything Goes" challenge. DT Shannon