Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The sun IS shining ... somewhere!

Good morning friends and thanks for visiting Casa Mia this morning!

I hope those of you who have snow are staying warm and safe. We have rain and wind at the mo, although the sun is trying to peek through as I write. By the time I photograph this project, it might have made an appearance!

I'm at home crafting this morning instead of being on the treadmill with a yoga studio class chaser! Things aren't going well at school for the eldest Bambino, so I want to be local and attached to a phone. Hopefully things will get sorted out one way or the other as school are on the case, but it's pretty soul destroying sending your child into school when they don't want to go and you know they're going to face several loads of grief through the day. Still, what doesn't break us makes us stronger .... at this rate I should be competing in the World Strongest Woman Championships pretty soon :o)

Anyway, back to my project. I was really taken with a sketch challenge that was posted last week, but didn't get a chance to make this over the weekend, so here is my offering:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card Base - is a pre-made 15cm square in white cardstock (although I found out last time I used one of these that they're not 15cm and they're not square either!)
  • Sentiment - is by Paulette at Create with TLC and I think this was a freebie that Paulette generously offered in November 2013. I die cut my sentiment using the second largest Sizzix Fancy Labels die before cutting off the top edge of the label ... else we wouldn't have seen the papers, tee hee! I then used this tutorial by my blogging buddy Annette to make grey chalk clouds on my sentiment label using Craf-T Chalks.
  • Design Papers - are from several sources and once I knew the sentiment I was using, I wanted the papers to tell a story ... even when it's raining, the sun can still shine and a rainbow is the result!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for dropping in today and hope you have a great and crafty week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. What a gorgeous sentiment ... we are certainly looking for the sunshine but I guess it's hiding here right now. thanks for playing along at ATSM
    Sarah x

  2. Love that your card tells a story and I hope the sun is now shining for your eldest - know that parental stomach lurching feeling only too well! Thanks for playing along at CAS Colous & Sketches.

  3. Great design Helen, and what a lovely sentiment!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  4. hiya Helen - hope things went okay for eldest bambino - hard times indeed. Love your card - and that sentiment is perfect. Big Hugs Rachel x

  5. A gorgeous card Helen love how you put the sentiment on the cloud paper. So sorry to hear about your problems it must be so worrying and I hope a solution is found quickly. Susan x

  6. Great CAS card. I like the different banner.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  7. Simple and elegant. Perfect!

  8. Fab combo of papers and the perfect sentiment for this time of year. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  9. What a great sentiment, so full of hope for better things to come! Thanks so much for joining in our sketch challenge CC&S - please come back again soon for another challenge! :)

  10. Pretty banners, paired with a perfect sentiment! Thanks for linking up with us at ATSM!

  11. What a great card! I love your bright colours x

  12. Great Colors and Sweet Card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Melonheadz Challenge this week. Good Luck! We hope to see you join us in future challenges too.

  13. Such an adorable card. TFS at Craft Your Passion. Good Luck.

  14. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  15. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week Helen. What an apt sentiment to keep you strong at the moment. Stef x

  16. Sorry I am a wee bit late, my computer crashed this week. I wanted to pop by and thank you for joining our challenge at Melonheadz :) Looking forward to seeing what you create this round!

  17. Super combination of challenges! I do like the rainbow paper and sweet sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  18. Hi Helen, I hope things worked out okay at school!
    I love your great CAS card!
    Great use of the papers!
    Dawn xx

  19. Very pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ AND FRIENDS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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