Thursday, July 5, 2018

You Bring The Sunshine...

Hi folks, I'm sharing a card made with the Simon Says Stamp Cool Summer July Card Kit  and you can check out all the products included in the kit HERE. A card celebrating the gorgeous sunshine weather we've been having in my neck of the woods for what seems like forever and believe me, that's not a regular occurrence in the North East of Scotland so I'm hanging in there and enjoying it while I can.
I coloured a panel of Distress Watercolor card with Broken China, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide inks, using a mini round blending tool and spritzed with water using the Distress Sprayer. I die cut the card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Deckle Thinlits, trimmed the frame, attached to an A2 top folding card blank, fixed the panel back in place and rounded the corners. I added the Umbrella Sticker from the American Crafts Amy Tangerine "Sunshine and Good Times" sticker book included in the kit.
I stamped the sun image from the "One Cool Pineapple" stamp set with SSS Intense Black ink on to the background, stamped again with Fossillized Amber Distress Oxide and SSS Intense Black on to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card and die cut using a Hero Arts Nesting Circle die.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder, stamped the sunglasses with Intense Black, the hearts with Abandoned Coral on to Distress Watercolor card, fussy cut leaving a border and added SSS Summer Gold sequins.
But all these sunshine days are playing havoc with the crafting production line, because there's been lots of this...

and in the afternoons, we've retreated to the sofa and been glued to the TV now that the 
Wimbledon fortnight of tennis has begun.

and fingers crossed that my hero will be Wimbledon Men's Singles Champion for the ninth time
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. We were just sitting here this morning pondering on how long this gorgeous weather will last, it is so lovely to wake up to clear blue skies - your card represents another beautiful day so well Kath. We are enjoying every minute too. Love your beautiful, cheerful and sunny card! Hugs, Anne xxx

  2. It's such a great feeling when you wake up to sunshine, glorious day again and I love it...
    Love your card Kath its reflective of the day...enjoy the tennis and hugs to Buddy..xx

  3. Another beautiful card and just love the colours and layout. I have had a lazy day too and enjoyed sitting in the garden this afternoon.
    Linda xxx

  4. Hi Kath and Buddy,so glad you are having this wonderful sunshine.Loving that happy sun card.I am a Huge Tennis Fan,usually watch as much as I possibly can,and grumble when I have to tear myself away to cook etc lol.Huge Sunny Huggles and Cuddles for Buddy.xxxx


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