Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I had one more card to design for my upcoming Autumn-Winter Mini classes, and had got as far as deciding on the stamp set (Pedal Presents) and paper (Attic Boutique) I wanted to use.  My original colour choices just weren't working .... and then I saw this week's challenge at ColourQ.  These colours sure were a challenge, but I like the fresh, simple card I ended up with.

Please forgive the photography of my card - I had to take the pic inside, on a dull day.  I have used a Crumb Cake card base, as Whisper White card doesn't cut it for this purpose.  The bike is stamped in Always Artichoke, and I love that it looks less stark than if it'd been stamped in Basic Black.  The little basket is paper-pieced (with spotty Pear Pizzazz paper).

Stamps: Pedal Presents, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Starburst jumbo stampin' around wheel
Card: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
DSP: Pear Pizzazz Patterns Designer Series Paper, Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper
Ink: Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake stampin' pads, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight markers
Other: Word Window and Modern Label punches, Beautiful Wings embosslits, stamp-a-ma-jig, Basic rhinestones, sponge daubers, Always Artichoke seam binding, paper snips, mini glue dots



  1. I love your butterflies and rhinestones as embellishments. What a great touch using the DSP Pear pizzazz for the basket.

  2. Beautiful card, Christine, love the bicycle with it's paper pieced basket of flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

  3. Cute, fun & cheery Christine! Will definitely make the recipient feel better! Love the rhinestone embellies. Hugs :)

  4. This is cute, love the colours...
    Now see if Iam going to spend Iam going to have to spend a lot and get this set too!!! (Bad Girl)
    Thanks for the Email.
    Tam x

  5. Very cute Christine! the bike looks great stamped in AA & your fussy cutting and happy flower colours make a great card. xxx

  6. Such a cute stamp to use with these colors. Very sweet card:) Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ this week. :)

  7. Christine your bicycle image is so cute, love the patterned papers.

  8. so adorable! love the bike image and the cute little basket!!

  9. This is so sweet and cheery, Christine. Love the starburst wheel and the rhinestones on the wheels is a cute touch.