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)


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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. A lovely shaped card Kat and beautiful design too.

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

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

  7. 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)

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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

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

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

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

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

  17. 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

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

  19. Beautiful - love your card layout.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge

    Helen x

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

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

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

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  23. 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

  24. 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

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

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

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


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