Monday, 18 June 2018

Rainbow Tulips

What a change in the weather!  After a sunny spell, we're back to grey skies and rain.  It seemed a good idea to have a few days in our caravan in Devon, but it's not much fun walking in the countryside in the rain, so out came my crafting things to join in with a few challenges.  Anyone who follows my blog knows I keep a basic craft kit in the caravan and bring down a few crafty bits and pieces just in case of bad weather.  This is what I came up with with the limited supplies I have here.

The die is one I bought earlier this month on our way back from North Yorkshire when called in a couple of craft shops.  Does anyone else find it difficult to come out of a craft shop empty-handed?  So many craft shops are closing and I like to feel I'm doing my bit to help keep them open.  The die is Memory Box 'Paper Cut Tulip Circle'.  I cut it out first in black, then cut two flowers in colours of the rainbow and attached them over the top of the black die cut in the right order.  The sentiment is die cut with a Memory Box 'Stitched Circle' die and raised it up on foam pads.  I used a 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder for the background.  Everything I used, except for the card blank, was snippets, so I'll be sharing my card over in the Playground. 

I am joining in the following challenges:








32 comments:

  1. I'm sorry it had to rain on your trip but what better use of your time! This is so cute and colorful. I tried my best to keep my stamp stores in business but they closed anyway. The upside was a lot of new products. Nope, never left one empty handed either.

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  2. Great card Liz - and such a super die as well. I love the bright and cheerful colours you used - snippets rule!

    Hope the weather bucks up a bit - I almost froze to death at the Village Carnival on Saturday - there was just no escape from the wind. I jolly well hope we haven't had Summer already!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. This is very pretty with the rainbow of colours for the tulips Liz, and the Swiss Dots always make a beautiful background, and love the red base card too. We were away this weekend and the weather was quite cold for an outdoor party on Saturday, and yesterday we were hoping to do some things on the way home but by then it had turned to rain...anyway your bad weather crafting turned out rather well. x

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  4. A lovely bright creation to brighten up your rainy day! Lovely card Liz.

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  5. Beautiful card,Liz.Love the happy colours from the tulips and the embossed background.Here the same,the sky is grey and it's raining.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  6. A lovely card - the rainbow tulips are perfect to brighten a grey day!
    Kath x

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  7. Yep, I try to avoid them like the plague Liz, but then there are on line stores! Very pretty dies on your lovely creation, perfect for our 'Use at least 2 dies' theme at Allsorts this week, my thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  8. Even with limited supplies you managed the rainbow colours, well done. Such a cheery and bright card.

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  9. You just took the sun and put it on your card!

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  10. Hello Liz, I love this card! You might have limited supplies but that hasn't stopped you making a fab card. The tulips are so cheerful and look so striking against the Swiss dot background. Elizabeth x

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  11. A lovely bright and cheerful card Liz, I would buy in craft shops too, but they are sadly lacking here in NZ

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  12. You have a great creativity, how fab card you arranged with a few supplies! Love the idea of the circle with the rainbow tulips! It's a so happy and fun card!
    I wish you that the weather become better during your vacation!

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  13. Such a pretty card and what a fabulous die. Yes I too find it hard walking out of a craft shop without buying! Sorry about the weather, we are getting it too in Scotland. What a fabulous card, especially with limited supplies x

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  14. Hi Liz beautiful work my friend,love the tulips xx

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  15. Beautiful rainbow tulips, Liz! Adorable card!

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  16. Lovely card Liz, great considering you were limited with goods. Love the tulips.x

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  17. What a fantastic way to use up your snippets Liz, they go together and make such a fantastic card.

    Sue xx

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  18. Oooh what a fun and happy card...absolutely cheerful and happy!!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  19. This is just gorgeous,love the fabulous design.xxx

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  20. What a beautiful wheel of tulips in all their glorious colors.

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  21. This is so pretty and so fun, Liz! I adore your rainbow tulip snippets so much!! I'm glad you have crafty supplies, but I hope you do get some lovely weather in time to enjoy the outdoors!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Yep! we have that in Wales too, couldn't see across the road earlier on it was so misty and miserable. BUT your card cheered me up with it's beautiful colours and design, love the die.
    Faith
    x

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  23. A super card Liz, a fabulous die and lots of lovely colours - so pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  24. One of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen, Liz! Great card! I love tulips and their rainbow colours!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

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  25. It's either feast or famine when it comes to the rain, at least here in the US. lol Sorry it is raining for you right now, but at least you have some crafty supplies along with you and can keep busy when the rain comes. Your card is awesome! I love that die and I love how you used it Liz. Yes, no one I know can go in a craft store and not come out with something! lol And it is good to do our part in keeping a small business in business. Hugs, Brenda

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  26. I never leave a craft shop empty-handed. :) We crafters do like to spend money! :) Love this pretty tulip circle die, Liz. It's so bright and fun being done in the colours of the rainbow. Great design! Sorry you're having poor weather on your trip, but at least you are having some fun playing with paper. Safe travels. xx

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  27. Love your pretty coloured card Liz, fabulous die!
    Janice x

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  28. What a sweet card Liz and yes I cannot walk out of any craft shop without buying a lot of things !!

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  29. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  30. Super rainbow creation Liz! Shabneez x

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  31. Lovely card and a great die, thank you for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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  32. Fabulous card love the colours.
    Great idea to have some crafty stash in your caravan for bad weather days - that shouldn't be needed for a while as it looks like we are getting a heatwave (again?) its been very warm and sultry all week here on the Essex coast.
    Gill x

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