Saturday, 21 November 2015

Life's a Journey

Happy Saturday Everybody.

I'm trying to get a head start on my charity cards for next year and so have been using up some of the backgrounds that have been hanging around for a while.

This was made with Brushos and some distress inks.

The sentiment is by Visible images and the bicycle is a Hero Arts stamp and matching Sizzix die.

I put a couple of yellow brads on the wheels.  I needed something for a little balance at the top so used the little clear star stamp that I keep on a small block permanently on my worktop. It's one of those funny little stamps that come in useful for so many things.

I've not straightened and cropped the photo too well I'm afraid.  In a bit of a hurry to post as I want to get in a bit of crafting before the football starts at lunch time.

I hope you enjoy your day and thank you for your visit.

16 comments:

Lisa Andersson said...

Love the background, super great colours and design.
Hugs Lisa

meg said...

Lovely sentiment to pair with the stamp great background too

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous background there Barb! Love that bicycle die-cut too! A great make! Hope you're having a great weekend! Hazel xx

Carole said...

Brilliant card Barb...love your design and clever use of your elements.

Liz said...

Super card, Barb, I love the background. I'm not sure why I still find Brushos so scary - they don't come out very often!! xx

rachel said...

never was a truer phrase stamped...brilliant make and i love the bike too xx

Carol said...

Super card Barb and that star stamp works perfectly to balance out the card. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Hi Barb, Thank you so much much for your lovely comment on my Allsorts post.
I love the background on this card and the lovely image and it is true, Life is a Journey but just a shame that a lot of people these days want an easy ride.
Have a good week.

Kath x

MaryH said...

ALWAYS love a card with any brusho on it! This is a super background for this cheery bike. And I love the little yellow brad 'wheel trims'. The tiny stars added a spot of interest in the corner, and I love the sentiment...goes great with the bike theme. TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

A wonderful background and I love the brads on the wheels!

Greta said...

Beautiful background & love the use of the brads, Barb!

Cathy said...

Fantastic card Barb, love that background, Cathy x

SARN said...

Great Brusho background and fab image for the VI sentiment. Great idea about the brads in the wheels too.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Erika said...

A great background Barb and I love the bike. The sentiment matches perfectly too.
A super card.

Hugs Erika. x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this! Great image to go on your background and I love the idea of a useful stamp permanently to hand! Chrisx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful image, that! and beautifully made Barb!

Thanks so much for popping over. Just catching up!
Shaz in Oz.x

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