Saturday, 9 August 2014

Photo inspiration at Sweet Stampin'

Happy Saturday! It's time to check out the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' - a fun one this week with a beautiful photo for inspiration (photo courtesy of lovely Judy). Below is my card - ok I know the photo is elegant and stylish and my card looks nothing like it but it does have a mauve bike, purple flowers and some paving!:)
the image is from Prairie Fairy, coloured with copics and then fussy cut, I printed it again onto the paving paper and then pieced the coloured image over the top, kind of a reverse paper -piecing, because I wanted the paving to appear through the spokes.  The birds are stamped onto the background paper, the clouds, trees and flowers arte all die cuts.
Our sponsor this week is The Hobby House with a generous £10 voucher.
Well, I'm sure that you're itching to get started making a card using this lovely photo as inspiration, but before you do why not hop over to Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the team have made!
Enjoy the weekend!
cut it up inspired by a song -Bicycle (Queen)
milkcoffeechallenge Two or more die cuts
modsquadchallenge paper piecing
Fantastic Tuesday Anything goes
throughthepurplehaze  sweet summer
cutedaisymay B things - bicycle, buttons


  1. Chris, this a brilliant card, a super fun image, super papers and detail also, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck xxx

  2. what a stunning card I love it thank you for joining ttph challenge

    Jacqui DT

  3. Chris this is just a stunning creation and adorable image coloured to perfection...your added beauties are just perfect xx
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  4. This is brilliant, I love it x
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (TTPH) Good luck x

  5. I LOVE that song by Queen! (especially when they ring the bicycle bells!!)

    What a fun card. Thank you for joining us in our Inspired by a Song challenge at Cut it Up!


  6. What a brilliant take on the photo Chris. Love your card. Hope your weekend is going well. Judy x

  7. Fantastic what great take on the byke.

    Fiona DT

  8. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy’s “B” items Challenge! This is so fun! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Karen C

  9. Oh! Chris I LOve Pairie Fairy digi's and this one is 'right up my street'!
    It really made me laugh!
    She's such a cutie..FABulous, Fabulous design and I Love your colours.
    Your dies are Brilliant too!

  10. Oh wow Chris what a fabulous image, brilliant card and a fabulous layout.

    Kath x

  11. This is a gorgeous image Chris and love the design. She looks so happy to be riding her bike.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs Sharon x

  12. Wow, love this, Chris! Such a unique paper-piecing job! Love the image, your fab coloring, the scene you created with the cool die cuts, and your over-all design! Great card! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  13. Love this card that image is so cute love the way you paper pieced it. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi daisy this week and Good luck

  14. Fab card Chris - looks a lot more like the inspiration pic than mine does ;)

  15. That is one of the cutest cards I've seen in a while. I love the scene, I love the cutouts, your fussy cutting... I love everything! Great job!!! :) Thank you for joining us at TTPH Sweet Summer week.

    Katya Bess

  16. What a cute card! Thanks for playing in the Mod Squad challenge this week!

  17. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Milk Coffee!!