Saturday, May 11, 2013

Be Happy

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day.

I recently returned from a wonderful & busy vacation in the Netherlands.   I'm jet lagged and trying to get caught up on work inside & outside.   I had a great time and will tell more about it in another post with a few photos.

I was able to pick up some special stamps while away, more beautiful designs that I can't wait to work with.    I wasn't able to sleep well this morning so I had a chance to make this card.  The background was created during a crafty day with a special group of ladies  :)

The background was created with Dylusions inks & a bit of stencilling.    I used images from the stamp set Marja's designs set No 51 for Kico Stamps.  I stamped the images with black Stazon and coloured with Tombows, water and highlighted with a white Gelly roll pen.   The pretty lady was stamped separately on another piece of the background, coloured and then cut out.    I love this whimsical set and can't wait to use the rest of the images. 

Thanks for your visit & enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Sue said...

Glad you had a fab holiday in the Netherlands Shirley over the water from me!! LOL this is great colours to die for huggles hun Sue xxxxxxx

Wendy said...

ooh, this really is a happy card! Lovely stamps and colours. Glad you had a great holiday! Best wishes, Wendy xxxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Glad you had a great time, and you're back home safe and sound. I love this beautiful card, the image you've used is lovely, I'll have to go and have a look at the link.

Hope you get over the jetlag soon.
Sue x

froebelsternchen said...

so pretty! wonderful card!

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, a real happy and vibrant card! Love what you've added to the background! Hope you feel better soon! Big hug, Mirandaxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

So you were nearby Shirley!!! Sorry I didn't see you!
Hope you had a real nice stay in Holland...and sorry to hear about your jetlag. Hope you feel well soon.

Your card with Marja's stamps is so colourful and lovely.

Kind regards, Alie :-)

Bianca said...

Wow what a beautiful card is this one. So colourful.

I hope that you have a nice holiday in Holland. I love your country Canada. In 2009 I was in your country at the westside. It was so beautiful there.

greetings Bianca

Gerrina said...

A beautiful combination of stamps and colours! I think Marja´s stampsets are great... In wich places have you been in the Netherlands? Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautifull card , dear Shirley, love the colors and the beautiful Marja's stamps you have used!!!


Felicie said...

A very beautifil card Shirley.I love the stamps and the colours.

chrissie said...

Pleased you enjoyed the Netherlands trip Shirley. This is a wonderful piece of artwork with amazing blends of colours and images

Chrissie x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Hi Shirley, what a vibrant and beautiful card you have made. Love your fantastic background and of course the colors. I hope you feel better soon from your jetlag.

Lovely greet and big hug
Marja xxx

Sophie said...

Das sieht toll aus, Shirley.
Ich hoffe dein Jetlag ist bald vorbei. Dann warst du ja nicht weit weg von mir :-)

Liebe Grüße von Sophie

Donna Ellis said...

Welcome home, world traveler! I have missed you, and am glad you are home safe and sound. (you ARE sound, right?) LOL anyway, LOVE that background you made with your crafty group, and the awesome background flowers look amazing with the white highlights. Your "lady" is also beautiful - great idea to fussy cut her out. A beautifully colored creation. I have sooooo missed you, Miss Shirley! hugs, de

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the way those background flowers are all pointing towards her & echo her collar. The white accenting is so successful & I do like the way the background shapes/shadows echo all the flower petals too.
Take care readjusting to the time zones.
Paula (PEP)

Janny Jager said...

Great background Shirley and the stamps are indeed great
Nice to reed tht you had a great time in Holland.
Greetings Janny

Jeannette said...

Wow,wonderful card, stamps and colors,amazing!!!
all your other creations are beautiful, and now iam your new follower.

Greetings Jeannette

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a wonderful combination of vibrant colors and stamps, really awesome.
Wish you a happy new week,
hugs Anja

Julia S-W said...

Simply gorgeous Shirley! Lucky you to visit the Netherlands and get some wonderful stamps - so jealous. I think you are the Queen of dylusions because you put the colours together in such a seamless, sing out from the card way - such talent.
Enjoy your week.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful colors and images! Glad you had a good trip!

Karin said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colors,i hope that your jetlag is gone!
Groetjes Karin x

MaryH said...

My goodness,this is more gorgeousness. Thanks for explaining the different products you've used on the Dylusions background. How you managed to be so crafty with jetlag, I'm in awe. We were just traveling by car, I didn't do any driving, and I'm still exhausted!!! Lovely piece of artwork & TFS. So glad you had a wonderful time in the Netherlands. Hope you will post some pictures.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow this is a really really pretty card! I love this stamp from Marja, beautiful lady! You have made a great card from this, wow! Beautiful colours again and love the flowers! Great words too! I love it! Well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Darnell said...

Glad you are home safe and sound and back making magnificent works of art, Shirley! Your whimsical lady makes me happy and I'm smiling back at her!!