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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Jem's Blog Hop!

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Good morning everyone!!!

It is Jem's Blog Hop day today, the theme of this month's one is 'You are my Sunshine'.
You may have arrived here from Julie's blog or if you went backwards through the hops then hello from Amanda's blog!

Today I have chosen to use the Moon Baby stamp set, the Labeler Alphabet stamps and the Sunshine Wishes thinlits.

To begin with this was a really difficult theme for me to come up with a card, I knew I wanted to use the Sunshine thinlet but had no idea what to do with it, I am not a really gushy person so the notion of designing a card for my husband using them words made me feel sick, ha ha maybe not that bad but I was like no.

So I comtemplated some more and realised that everytime I said sunshine I thought of the song lyrics 'You are my Sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are grey' (I remember hearing this song years ago when I was a child on a muppets video called Gonzo's weird stuff, it WAS weird so maybe that is why it is stuck in my mind!). From that I came up with the below card:

I first of all stamped the baby with the umbrella using daffodil delight ink onto whisper white card, masked it off using a post it note then sponged on Basic Grey at the top along with Smokey Slate afterwards working my way down the card, at the bottom I sponged on Soft Sky just to give it a subtle colour. Also sponged a bit of Whisper White over top of the grey to give the effect of clouds, I then coloured in the baby image with watercolour pencils. 

I sponged some Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango onto cardstock and then cut it out with the Sunshine thinlit, but you could just cut it out of Tangerine Tango or Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I used the Labeler Aphabet stamp set with Basic Grey to do the sentiment, and Finally, just mounted the card onto Daffodil Delight cardstock!

Hope you like the card, and for more ideas on Sunshine theme just go to the next blog!

To go to Amanda Bates' blog:
Amanda's blog 

Or if you have missed one or are going backwards through the hop then go to Julie Kettlewell's blog:
Julie's blog

Thank you for taking the time to read my post!

Sarah xx

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  1. A lovely sentiment and great idea. I like the baby holding the brolly, very cute x

  2. Simply FABULOUS card Sarah... I think this Blog Hop has finally made me HAVE TO HAVE Moon Baby... And yes I couldn't get the song out of my head either... I even looked up the words...and I had never realised how "gushy" they indeed are!

  3. LOVE this card - beautiful background and yep been singing this song all week! xx

  4. Another Moon Baby, great minds think alike lol ! Love the sponging x

  5. Lovely make, the sky looks real! Great sponging xx

  6. Clever take on the theme Sarah. Love it.



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