Thursday, 11 October 2012

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Evening bloggers,

Hope you're all wearing your shades, cause this week's calendar challenge over at The Craft Barn is to use "Bright Colours".  

My first idea was to do some colourful summer flowers, but I felt they weren't really bright enough, so I cut the card down and turned it into a twinchie for the Show us your Twinchies Challenge, which this time is "Anything Goes".


Stamps are Kaisercraft, stamped in various Brilliance inks.

Back to my calendar, I don't use bright colours much but for my second attempt, I decided just to "go for it" and I've used one of my new stamps - a quirky house by Suzi Blu ....


Image stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Promarkers.  I also coloured some card to make a 'landscape' which I embossed with a sunburst EF.  I then punched out some little flowers.

Okay that's me for tonight, latest update on my crumpled car is that it'll be in the garage for at least two weeks and also my strip quilt has been sewn, I've just to put the binding on. 

Thanks for dropping in, see you soon

Take care

Suze xx


24 comments:

lynne said...

Hi Suze
A sensational background, it really brings a sense of exotic and warmth.
Love that bird.
Wishes
Lynne

Zoe said...

Another beautiful twinchie Suze, thank you for joining in, good luck Hun Zoe DT xxx

Jenni's Jems said...

Great twinchie, but love the bright colours of the calendar just bursting with cheerfulness,a real feel good calendar page ! x

craftattack said...

Wow, two lovely pieces today, love the colours you have used for both of them That house stamp is great! Valerie

Sylv said...

Love the bright shades on the calendar, will have to bring out the Promarkers and try bright on my next project. The twinchie is lovely what a great idea.

Barbara said...

Fab twinchie...I love Kaisercraft stamps...had the pleasure of visiting their warehouse/store in Oz last Autumn, oh my, I was like a kid in a sweet shop! Good luck with our challenge.
Barbara DT xx

Meggymay said...

Two fabulous projects, love the bright colours on the calender page.
Yvonne x

chrissies said...

Two great ideas. Just love the bright colours on the calendar page

Best Wishes Chrissie xx

Scrapmate said...

Fabulous primary colours on this. It is a fun & quirky page.

Aileen said...

Your twinchie is gorgeous. Love the black bird against the bright blooms. And wow where's my sunglasses for your calendar! Love how you've made the landscape with the sunburst. x

Julia S-W said...

Firstly the twinchie is stunning - I love the colours and images you've used.
The calendar works perfectly for the bright colours theme and I love the fact that it has some white space to allow the bright colours to sing. Love it Suze.
Juliaxx

Linda said...

Fabulous twinchie, love the bright colours. The little bird gives a nice contrast in the black. xx

Von said...

Your twinchie and calendar really brightens the day Suze :)
Von ♥

Maggie said...

Lovely calendar page fresh and bright
MaggieH

LindaS said...

I love that house and especially how you colored it. Lovely bright page.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely work Suze ansd sorry about your car that is not nice, trust is back sooner than later (two weeks seems to slow) Shaz in Oz.x

Craftyfield said...

Love the texture added by the embossing folder, great page.

Anne said...

Wonderful calendar page! Just love it! Yup! That's bright colours alright!!!!!! Beautiful 'twinchie' too...what is a twinchie btw? beautiful work you clever gal!

woodandfabric said...

Oh my! I love the way you used the white with your bright colors. Gorgeous calendar page!
Michelle

Vicky Hayes said...

Gorgeous bright colours Suze - certainly perked me up! Vicky x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love my little hummer, Hitler, so your beautiful twinchie is a standout to me, Suze!

I'm off to get my sunglasses ... just kidding! Your bold and bright calendar is perfect!!

Glad to hear your van is on the mend!

coco said...

I love your embossed landscape and your little house, so cute in these lovely colors ! And as they are very brilliant, I think it's perfect for this challenge ;)
Thanks a lot also your your kind comment on my calendar too ! Have a nice week Suze. Coco x

The Craft Barn said...

Great calendar, love the embossing at the bottom and the bright colours too of course.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn,
Izzy

Paula Whittaker said...

nice pieces...they really stand out, bright and quite graphic in style.