The Journey:

Good morning all!  I hope you have been enjoying the last weeks of Summer.  We were just talking at work about how quickly Christmas will be upon us again - only four months away (wowzers!).

 Note to self:  get back into making MORE Christmas cards :S

This week's inspiration photo challenge at Papercraft Star is:

Suggested inspiration:

My inspiration: bicycle, country/farm-look, black-eyed Susans, colours

I love, love, love gingham paper (almost as much a polka dots!!):
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: The Graphic Fairy vintage bicycle
Papers/Cardstock: Farm House Fair Skies, Creative Imaginations Song Birds;  Recollections cardstock
Bits/Bobs:  Farm House Fair Skies sticker sentiment, Wild Orchard flower, American Crafts jute, Recollections gems, random wood button.
Tools: sewing machine, Oval Spellbinders

I created this card for the following challenges:  Ooh La La - a step back in time, Path of Positivity - optimism, Unscripted Sketches - sketch:

Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
  and Sue!

Have a great Wednesday!!



Sue Lelli said…
LOVE that sentiment, Deanne and your vintage bicycle! The gingham BG is so Pretty and your flower and red twine are FABULOUS! LOVE your card!
Ros Crawford said…
This is terrific Deanne! It's just a perfect take on the photo ... brilliant!
Unknown said…
Deanne, this is fabulous hun, I do love gingham, my very favourite pattern, love the bike image and sentiment xxx

ps with you on Xmas card front, LOL xxx
Sleepy Stamper said…
Love the gingham paper Deanne. The red twine against the yellow sunflower really catches my eye. Beautiful card!

Desire Fourie said…
Wonderful design and sentiment. This is so perfect for our OPTIMISM theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Optimistic Hugs
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
Patrice said…
Love that flower - thanks for linking up at Unscripted Sketches this week!
Unknown said…
Beautiful card and such a gorgeous image. Thank you for joining in with our A Step Back In Time challenge at OLL.
Dawn xx
Ciska said…
Lovely image and great DPs, I share your love for gingham and polka dots ;) Thank you for playing along with the Step Back in Time Challenge @ Ooh La La :)
Donna Ellis said…
Hi, Deanne, what a great Summer Celebration your pretty stitched card is! hugs, de
Mona Pendleton said…
Such a pretty card! Love the bicycle image and beautiful blossom! Thanks for the inspiration!
Purple Crazy said…
Fab card, love the sunflower, thanks for sharing at OLLCB x
SAMARA said…
Your creative spark is wonderful Deanne! I love what you have made for our Path of Positivity challenge OPTIMISM! The sentiment is perfect; I've not seen this before - original and unique and a blessing for others to see (and our DT Team!) I really love how you have added the twine and the curly wirlies on it! You have captured the essence of Optimism beautifully - I am so glad you entered this month and hope you will join us again! HeArtfully Yours, Samara (DT)
Hello Deanne,

I am so glad that you are continuing to enjoy your visits to the Path of Positivity. We certainly always enjoy seeing your creations. This one is just beautiful in every aspect. I really like your choice of papers and embellishments and of course that sentiment is wonderful. The stitching is also the perfect accent.

I am sorry that it took me so long to come and visit. I've been battling a virus that has been chewing into the time I have available for commenting but I did want you know how pleased we were that you could join us again this month. Don't forget to come and check to see if you are part of our top seven for challenge #5 as we will be posting this info on Monday evening.

I hope that you continue to enjoy life's journey!

Lisa D.,

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