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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A bit of colour

Hi all,

I hope you are having a good day. Martha is still not quite herself and is a bit clingy - that's what starting at childcare does as she has picked up every bug going. Hopefully it will end soon, but we still had to do things as Daisy had her ballet class today. When we got home Martha had her nap and Daisy decided she wanted to make a city out of boxes, so out came the paints and we have box buildings drying on the dining table. We also made traffic lights and some people. We have more to do but we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and Daisy then had fun playing with what we had made.

At StampFairy this week there is a colour challenge. They want to see red, white and turquoise on your project. So, I delved into my paper boxes to see what I could find. It's funny how I go for certain colours as I have no red papers but managed to find some card. The image is Herb Summer and the card is a gatefold one. I don't often make these, so quite enjoyed it for a change. I kept the embellishments simple as I thought it could be used as a male card.


pinky said...

Its just gorgeous Nikki, love your little embellishments. Hope we see a picture of that great city your daughter has created:) Thanks for playing along at StampFairy this week. Hugs

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, such a sweet image and I love the red, white & blue colour scheme :) Donna x

Tracey said...

How sweet is this, gorgeous card Nikki :o)

Thanks for joining us at StampFairy this week & we hope to see you again.

Gerda said...

Hi Hon

love your card. Your papers are very cute! Thanks for joining us at Stampfairy Challenge.

Hugs. Gerda

Anonymous said...

Great card, love the little fishy too! Thanks for joining us on the Stamp Fairy Challenge this time, hugs Samantha Stamp Fairy DT :0)

Lindsey said...

What a cute card! I love the image and the graduated blue papers are perfect for it.
Well done for getting planning permission for a new city! Sounds like fun! My eldest isn't remotely arty but hopefully my youngest (we call him Banksy as he can't help himself when it comes to writing on walls!) will enjoy doing something like this.
Linds x

Susan.... said...

Hi Nikki,
Sorry to read that Martha is still not feeling well..l am sure she will be fine soon..What a lovely afternoon you had with Daisy ! sounds like a lot of fun ...
l have a little something for you on my blog !
susan x

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Niki your card is so cute!! love this image of Fishing Herb with your little fish on the side!! Great job with the color throw down. Thanks so much for joining us this week with our color challenge.

Mandy said...

Hi Nikki,
Beautiful the colour combo and image...I remember the pre-school days we were all permanently ill,hope thing improve quickly..
Mandy x

Jo Davies said...

What a beautiful card, just fab..... Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamp Fairy. Jo xxx

Pinkllilac said...

How fabulous is this card Nikki, I love it. The design and colours are just perfect for your image.Sounds you had a good time creating traffic lights:-)so good when you can craft and enjoy your time with your daughter too.
Hugs Linda

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous mans card Nikki, Great theme!

Jules said...

Great card Nikki

Love the fish that got away!!!

Sounds like you and Daisy had a good time.

Love Jules xx

Mary J said...

Daisy obviously has your creative bug Nikki! Poor Martha - she needs a big {{HUG}}!

Adorable card - that fish is tooo cute!

Carissa said...

Great card. I love your little fishy embellie. Thanks for joining us at the StampFairy Challenge this week. Good Luck. Carissa :)

carol said...

super card, and fab image, love the layout too, x carol

Sharon Basel said...

This is a wonderful guy card. I love how you've used our buddy Herb - isn't he the cutest here. Your fish embellishments is super touch here and the paper looks like the water behind him. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at StampFairy this week. I hope you return again soon.

ThePurplePlace said...

You sweet card makes me think of Summer and geogeous sunny day! Looking out my window and seeing snow, makes me want Summer to come more than even.

The colors worked out so well with this image and I think you did such a wonderful job on your card. I love that you chose to make a Gate fold and always forget to try them!!

You've inspired me to start making more cards in new shapes and styles!!

Thanks and Good Luck,