Thursday, 27 August 2015

Pretty bicycle

Hello lovely people,

It's time for a new challenge at As You Like It and our theme this time is...

...and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite!

Our sponsor this time is Sweet and Sassy Stamps

My favourite layout is cased from a previous card and any design with this pretty shaped base is a winner for me but I especially loved arranging all the details around the central image circle.
It even makes it really easy to add names/ages etc. which I sometimes find a little tricky!

This bicycle image is a really simple one but is so cute and I think it would be good for some masculine designs too...minus all the flowers etc.!

Card recipe;
DP: Vintage baby - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Twine: Natural button twine - The Ribbon Girl (not available at present)
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: Large frilly frame #10 - Go Kreate, Circle stax - MFT Die-namics, Heart flower swirl - Magnolia Doohickeys
Letters/numbers: magazine freebie stamp set

I hope you will pop over to As You Like It and check out the fabulously creative projects from the rest of the team :-)

Whilst making this card it occurred to me that there must be lots of lovely layouts that I have used before and would be worth revisiting so I plan to CASE myself more often!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
Live and Love Crafts (blue)
Papertake Weekly (take your pick - I used blue and vintage)
Simon Says Stamp (anything goes)
A Gem of a Challenge (one for the girls)


Jennifer Bradley said...

Gorgeous card Kat, love the card shape and stitching detail. Great image. Hugs Jennifer xx

Sammy said...

Oh this is such a fab card Kat! Love your design, and may have to try a similar layout some time.
I use bycicle images all the time for the males in my family (loads of cyclists, some race competitively), though I'd probably mask off the basket for them. Or not, if I fancied a gille! lol. x

Sammy said...


The Little Stamper said...

I can see why you like this layout Kat, it is so 'useable'. I might double case it off of you!!

Lovely to see a feminine bicycle image too…as you know, my bikes images are always about the boys!

Sharon x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely shaped card Kat and beautiful design too.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this shaped card too, the kraft and blue are so pretty and love the bicycle. Perfectly embellished too, a gorgeous card x

Carole said...

A really pretty card and the Kraft and Blue together.x

Nancy said...

It's a fabulous card, Kat! I totally understand you casing yourself, as your cards are always so gorgeous!
Thanks so much for your recent comment on my blog! So sorry it took me so long to pop in!
Have a great day! :o)

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous as always Kat.
Great layout, totally agree with you re the adding of names.
Anne x

Annette said...

It's beautiful Kat, I love this shape too. The die is such a lovely shape, and your layout on it is perfect. I love the circle image shape on it, it just suits it so well.

Sue said...

Kat, this is a really pretty card, I love the simple image (and I mean simple in a good way)! and your gorgeous and stylish card design with the lovely stitching, die cuts and flowers looks so elegant...perfection.

Sarah said...

Yep, I may "bowwow" this design's fabulous. Love the girlie bike and the pretty blue with the kraft is spot on!! xx

Christine L said...

Yes.... such a fabulous idea to CASE yourself - I think I may give it a go too! This is a fabulous card... that's a lovely simple image but made special by what you put around it. I agree about the sentiment too.... it's in my 'pinched ideas' part of my mind...... and soon enough you'll see it!

Big hugs
Christine x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Kat - love the shape, fabulous colour combo and pretty detailing.
Debs xx

Elaine Stark said...

This is a lovely shape of card, very feminine and pretty. A great colour choice too. Elaine

Sue said...

This is stunning Kat, I love the image, gorgeous papers and your detailing is so beautifully.
hugs Sue xx

Judith said...

This is so lovely Kat - the really simple stamped image works perfectly with the layout and pretty embellies- love it! hugs Judith x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh I love this shaped card and the colours are stunning
I like how you have tucked the numbers and letters as thou they coming from behind the central image :-)
Pretty embellishes
Hugs Kelly

Little K Smith said...

This is gorgeous Kat! I love the colours, a great shape and love all your stitching too :)

Helen said...

Beautiful - love your card layout.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge

Helen x

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Kat. I love the shape, lay out and the colours very much. Luv, Wilma

Brenda said...

I have admired this base before. You are so right, this is a very versatile layout. Wonderful! Brenda

Chrissy said...

A beautiful card the design and the kraft and light blue are perfect the tiny butterflies..


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That card shape is my favourite Go Create big die and the only one I own, (not for coveting a bunch of others!LOL) so I'm with you on the card shape choice. I LOVE it. Your fabulous design looks great with the lettering around the edge and the lovely magnolia branches. I always love how fabulous your stitching looks too. It really finishes the design so beautifully. I really need to rearrange my craft room so I can set up my sewing machine permanently. Anyway, long way of saying 'I love your gorgeous card'. Hugs, Wends x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kat! I love that colour combo and the shape is lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Lea Brawn said...

Wow fabulous card x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Such a simple image, but such a pretty card. I love it xx

nnalorac said...

Slove this colour combo, very prettying rad Kat, love the shaped card too. Carol xx

nnalorac said...

Take two lol! Love this colour combo, very pretty card, love the shape too. Carol xx