Sunday 12 April 2020

Lucky day

I am feeling a bit guilty because despite us all being in lockdown and some terrible things happening with the virus, I am feeling lucky, just for a change. The simple reason is that I have won a couple of random draws recently and received the Pure Florals, Gerbera Stamp set by Uniko (thanks Bev) in the post the other day. I have also recently had a birthday so it means I have some new kit to play with.

This stamp set is just gorgeous so I wasted no time in using it.

I stamped and heat embossed the flower on vellum and coloured on the back with polychromos. the spotty washi tape was laid on some copy paper and cut with Waffle Flower nesting postage dies (also new). The centre of the frame was cut from multi media paper and smooched with pink and yellow DI. The sentiment is from the same set and heat embossed. The flower stem was tucked into the frame but the petals are not stuck down which gives a bit of dimension.  The panel was mounted on matt-tastic adorable scorable card.

I am sharing this card at:
1. Uniko #58 - spots and stripes
2. Inkspirational #210 - spring
3. Addicted to Stamps & More #384 - clean and simple

Of course I had a lovely stripy and spotty panel left so I made this:

The message inside this card says 'a very Happy Birthday'

I am sharing this one at:
1. AAA Birthday #12 - Dots and/or stripes
2. Seize The Birthday #187 - Spring Fling
3.Case This Sketch #367

Finally I shall share them both at:
NBUS #13
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Phew, I don't think I have ever linked to so many challenges with one post before.

I am hoping I am sending a little bit of luck your way.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it.


Cat Craig said...

Happy Easter Hilary. I love that Daisy, its one of my favorites. Nicely done with the washi tapes.

Inkyfingers said...

Congratulations on your win, Hilary and I love that you got a twofer from your panel. The beautiful flower looks so delicate on the vellum - such a great idea!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on winning the beautiful stamp set-both great CAS cards and love what you did with the washi tape-brilliant
Carol x

GerJanne said...

Lovely cards Hillary! I like your work with the tape. You can join us at
Come and see ;-)

Christine Alexander said...

Congrats on you win, it's always fun to receive happy mail.
Love your washi tape frames, so clever and pretty and perfect for your Gerberas :)

nancy littrell said...

Two Beautiful Spring Gerber daisy cards, Hilary. I LOVE your polka dot colorful washi tape designs. TFS your happy cards. Stay safe and creative, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

papierelle said...

This is amazing how you to use the washi tape. Both cards are so beautiful and they show the spring!! Congratulations to this beautiful win. Gudni

Darnell said...

Congratulations on your spate of good luck, Hilary! That gerbera set from Bev is spectacular and I just love the designs you made with it! Beautiful coloring and such a clever way to use Washi tape; now if I can just remember, lol! Thank you so much for sharing at NBUS! Take care and stay safe! Hugs, Darnell

Mac Mable said...

What happy cards and the vibrancy of them has brought a smile to my face x. Well done you with the win, which is so well deserved Hilary x.
I jammed my finger in the velux window, whilst closing it ....Yes very painful and have only been able to use my keyboard with one finger etc.... So I am sorry to be late in commenting x. Thinking of you and stay well x.
Hope you had a lovely Birthday too x.

Jane said...

What a fantastic use of washi with the stunning Uniko gerbera! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday and Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

Pia S said...

What a fun colorful frame, it stands in beautiful contrast to the soft vellum flower image. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

Nandini said...

So beautiful and elegant! I really love the washi tape frame you have created. Great to see you in our gallery and hope you will join us again soon at the ATSM Challenges!! Please do visit my blog Paint Paper Scissors for more inspiration.
Nandini – Design Team member, ATSM Challenges

Tina said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday challenge. Hope to see you join us again. Tina, DT.

Glenda J said...

Both of these cards are so fun and cheerful! Love that you coloured on the back of the vellum - haven't done that for so long (thanks for the reminder). Great spring cards - thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

cm said...

A gorgeous take on the Uniko Dots and Stripes Challenge! Love the showcase of the flower in the rainbow frame!! Wonderful to see you in the gallery!

Skye said...

Congratulations on your win. A gorgeous card. The flower is so pretty and delicats. The colourful rainbow border really make the flower stand out.