Well it's hardly Sweet Summer at the moment! So here are a couple of bright and cheerful cards to make up for the gloomy weather..
This first one was totally inspired by a set of cards by GOLDCATS2003 on the fantastic In Love With Stamping forum. The greeting is from 'So Happy For You', another very lovely Sale-a-Bration set that's only available until the end of February. I coloured the flowers using Stampin' Write Markers in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.
The next one was inspired by a lovely card by pegcraftalot on ILWS, although I did change it by adding the ribbon and the butterfly. The colours are Pear Pizazz, Regal Rose and Rich Razzleberry (with a bit of Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango for the butterfly!).
Do you like the background these cards are sitting on? I just received the 'Brights' Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack with my last order - you get 40 sheets of 12x12" paper in the stack - 2 each of 2 double-sided designs in all ten colours in the Brights Collection - for £15.50... that works out at an excellent 39p per sheet. I can't stop flicking through and gazing at the beautiful colours and patterns... they are SO yummy! :o)
We'll be using these gorgeous papers and coordinating cardstock in Scrapbook Club in two weeks' time.. that is, if I can bear to part with them! We're going to make a mini tag book on our 'Goals for 2011'.. if you'd like to join in, there's still time! Check out all the details on the Scrapbook Club page and then get in touch. I'd love you to join us!