May 31, 2016

Here Comes the Sun - May '16



Yay it's time for this month's edition of the 12 Kits of Occasions

Sharron is our hostess this month and the theme is 'here comes the sun'! She sent us an amazing kit that was so full of sunshine in the form of amazing stamps, die cuts and pretty papers to play along with. Being under the weather this past week I was only able to make three cards for today, but I have lots of kit left and over the next while I plan to post a few more projects. So without further delay let's get on with the hop...

 My first card is also for this week's wildcard sketch at The Challenge #75. I stayed pretty true to the sketch using the glittery yellow butterfly from Concord & 9th!

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My next card is also for this week's MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge #282. I had so much fun colouring the die cuts from Blissful Blooms and Polynesian Paradise. I lined them up in a row at the bottom of the Sizixx Rays embossed panel that I trimmed to be shorter the the card front. Then I completed it with the perfect sentiment! Both the coloured images and the embossed panel and popped up with foam tape.

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For my last card I started by colouring the pineapple from Sunny Studio's Tropical Paradise! Then I paired it with some of the die cut works to build my sentiment and finally tied some of the Spellbinders linen thread to the top.

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I am also submitting these to this week's Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


Thank you Sharron for the awesome kit! Your timing for a package of sunshine was perfect!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!

23 comments :

Marianne said...

Such happy and summery cards, Tracey. I especially love your first card showcasing that beautiful butterfly.

Barb Ghig said...

So sorry to hear that you've been under the weather...hope you're starting to feel better!
As always, you've created 3 beautiful cards with your kit, Tracey! I love your sparkly butterfly on the first one, and how you placed the elements on your 2nd card! Gorgeous coloring on the pineapple and fabulous color combo on the last card! Great job pairing your designs up with a few challenges, too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhh these are all GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Birgit said...

I love all your cards, Tracey! Each card is so perfect for the sketches you chose. What a fun, summer theme this month! I'm still stalking my post man. ;0)

Karen B. said...

Super fun cards!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a fun kit, and I love the summertime fresh cards you made with it! Love that you played along with us at The Challenge too :)

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous trio of summery cards...love them all! Your pineapple looks so yummy, good enough to cut open and eat! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge!

Kay Miller said...

These are all so wonderful Tracey! I love that butterfly on the first one and the little flowers and lizard on the second one are just adorable!

Jeanne J. said...

Oh wow! I love seeing this kit through your eyes Tracey! The glammed up butterfly, and then the row of colorful flowers - I love how you broke up the embossing and the punch of color, and then wow.. that sky blue background with the bright yellow word die cuts - all so clean and crisp!

artful-notions said...

All wonderful, Tracey! That sassy gecko looks adorable, and your coloring is fabulous!

Joyce said...

Love how you used these fun pieces from the kit. So clever and creative. Very sorry that you are not feeling well. Hope you are better before long.

Marybeth said...

Tracey these are all beautiful! I love the sketch butterfly card, wow on that one! Your last card with the blooms is just darling with the line of flowers! Hope you are feeling better by now after 5 days of not feeling well.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such happy projects! Love that butterfly ever so much! Concord & 9th is new to me, but it's definitely caught my attention. And that chameleon... TOO CUTE!

Lisa said...

A trio of fabulousness!! I like the design on your first card and the little gecko surround by the blooms is adorable! Sure hope you're feeling better, migraines are not fun.

Sharron said...

Your cards are all fabulous, Tracey! So sorry that you had a bad spell with a migraine and hope you are feeling much better now. Love your gorgeous butterfly design! And the sweet blooms and gecko are adorable with the embossed sunrays!

Taunya Butler said...

SUPER AWESOME cards - just wonderfully done - I LOVE how they used the kit and they fit into a challenge - YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! Super excited that I came by to see these works of heART that you made!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What fun you had with this sunny kit, Tracey! Of course, that gecko card stole my heart!! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

A trio of delights, Tracey ... these are all so sunny and vibrant ... LOVE that little gecko amid his tropical blooms! Hugs, Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

I so enjoy seeing what you all come up with for the kits. Fabulous set of cards Tracey.

Bobby said...

It's great how you used sketch challenges to inspire your kit cards, Tracey. They are all wonderful.

Lindsey said...

I LOVE these! I'm completely wishing I had the supplies left to CASE your walking on sunshine card. And your layout with the butterfly is incredible. Love it! I almost combine the hello sunshine like you did...now I'm wishing for double of that hello die, so I could. :)

Nance said...

Fabulous cards to herald in summer, Tracey! So bright and cheerful! I love the first one using our sketch this week! Glad you played along with The Challenge again!

The Paper Parade said...

Tracey, your cards this month are really making me smile, they are all so happy! I love the iguana one, how everything is lined up so cutely and has the beautiful sunburst behind! The pineapple on is so bright and cheery, who wouldn't love getting that in the mail? And you definitely stayed true to the sketch on the butterfly card, and it turns out stunningly!