Saturday, 25 April 2015

I Can Sing A Rainbow at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and those not I wish well soon.

Have you any nice plans for the weekend?
We are taking Jack to open his first proper bank account.

My DH took Jack at the beginning of half term and spent 2 hours traipsing round trying to find a branch that had a 'trained colleague' available - but not one branch of any of the High Street banks had any trained staff!!!

 Then it t took just over 3 weeks to be able to get an appointment - what's that all about!!!! 

Back in the day when I worked in banking peeps just walked in off the street and there was always someone available to open an account for them - if they had the right documentation with them.

Anyway rant over the real reason I'm here is to share the first of my DT makes for today and this one is for the new challenge over at 

and the theme this week is 


So here's what I did:

Card Ingredients:
Sizzix Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies - 657773
Colouring Medium: Copics
Inkylicious Worn Paint Background Stamp - stamped with various Memento Inks
Inkylicious 'May the Road' Verse
Mini Butterfly Punch
Diamond Stickles

Our fabulous sponsor this week is

Wild Orchid Crafts
offering 1 lucky winner £10 to spend in their online store

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the stunninhg inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Stemplegarten - Butterflies and/or Dragonflies
Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment
Crafty Catz - Things with Wings
Aud Sentiments - Things with Wings
Southern Girls - Get Wordy
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - CAS
House of Cards - Add a Butterfly

I'll be back in the blink of an eye with my second DT post for today.

Thanks for popping by.


Janice said...

Gorgeous card Debs, really colourful and pretty. Hope you get your banking sorted, you'll just get it set up then he'll probably have to change all his accounts to different terms when he turns 18! Just been thru that with Colin. Santander was the best student account we found! Jx

Sue said...

This is stunning Debs, I love the butterflies and such a beautiful sentiment.
We had terrible trouble opening a bank account for our daughter before she started Uni, she didn't have a passport so we had to get her one just to open an account!
Thank you for the get well wishes
I hope you have a good weekend.
Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW DEbs this is stunning, what a beautiful card, Love the bright butterflies. They are amazing. Know what you mean about banks now. Its madness. Have a great weekend, Love Hazel xx

Tracey T said...

Such a beautiful card, Debs - love the butterfly stamp and the bold colours work brilliantly alongside the text. xx

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous card

Christine L said...

A beautiful card Debs - love that perfect sentiment too..

Re the bank account - I remember those days too! But then of course, now, they will suspect Jack of money laundering!! hehe!

Christine x

Whisper said...

Simply devine and good luck with your appointment at the bank, Luv Sam x

Pami said...

Hi Debs! I hate banks! I do all mine online so I don't need to ever go in one!!

I completely love this card! So beautiful! Have a great weekend.
Pam x

cotnob said...

You're a busy girl today Debs, your card is beautiful, such a lovely verse and pretty butterflies.
We had that problem when we wanted to open an account for our eldest, must have struck lucky with the youngest - just walked through the door and saw someone straight away!

Sarah said...

Love this card Debs and the saying was one of my Nan's favourites, she had a cross stitch sampler with it on. Such pretty butterflies and the sparkle looks lovely. I was a Personal Banker at Barclays for years and opening an account was done there and then!! Ooh them were the days...I'm not THAT old...honest!! xx

Chrissy said...

So very pretty the text and the gorgeous butterflies.
Beautiful card.


Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Debs… such beautiful words! and the butterflies look awesome… love the pretty colours and sparkles! :-))
hope you get Jack's bank account sorted out... they don't seem to have any respect for young people starting out any more. They really messed up my daughter's bank account when she turned 18. We found out she had next to nothing as at some point they'd transferred it to pay off part of my Mum's loan!!!!! As my Mum was guarantor they just took it without asking... what a cheek!! we were so angry. Hope you find a good bank with good terms.
Have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Debs
My hubby had a similar problem trying to sort out his ISA. Empty interview rooms, staff standing around chatting but no one available to see him.
Anyhoo, your card is absolutely stunning. You should enter this at House of Cards. You have about 5 days to get it entered into this months butterfly challenge.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Carol S. said...

Lovely card Debs. Love the beautifully coloured butterflies and the sentiment is brilliant. Hugs, Carol S. xx

mixamatoasties said...

Just beautiful Debs. Lovely sentiment and as I said before reminds me of my Dad.


sandie said...

Wonderful verse and fabulous design, love the sparkle. Thanks for joining ATSM and this would be perfect for our rainbow challlenge at TIme Out, here is the link

Kat W said...

Things just get more and more complicated don't they?! It really shouldn't be that hard to open a bank account :-(

Now, that card is just beautiful... the rainbow butterflies look awesome teamed with the lovely verse.

Big hugs, Kat xx

~ginny said...

What a great pairing of the multi-colored butterflies and that Irish blessing! Love the use of the glitter on the wings and the colored background on the sentiment side! Delighted you are sharing this project & your creativity at Aud Sentiments!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#130 – Things with Wings]
Owner: RubberMAD (

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such a stunning, clever card design Debs. I love the graduation of colour on the sentiment and the butterflies seriously are gorgeous with all their sparkle. Beautiful creation. Big hugs, Wends x

Unknown said...

Such a great card Debs, love it!
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
Lorry :o) xx


This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge.
Naz xxx


This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge.
Naz xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful butterfly images, gorgeous colours and a wonderful sentiment.
A superb card for the ATSM gallery and you might also like to join in at Uniko Studio where it's 'Things with Wings'
thanks so much for playing at ATSM. Sarah

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Love the pretty butterflies and wonderful verse!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Paddington fan said...

This is so pretty Debs, love the butterflies and the sentiment. Have a great week, love Jacky x

Mynn xx said...

This is SO pretty! I LOVE the great use of color, that large sentiment, and the beautiful texture! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Deborah Frings said...

Stunning!!! I love the pretty rainbow butterflies and the subtle sparkle too. Such a lovely verse too. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week.

Alex H. said...

What a wonderful card, I really like the colours of your butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge.
;-) Alex H.

funny said...

Gorgeous Card, love the butterflies!Thanks for joining us at SG-Challenge and good luck


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Sheer gorgeousness, Debs! Love how the butterflies match your background! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww Debs, so sweet that you should fall on my comment rota for Southern Girls. I've already told you how gorgeous I think this card is, but it never hurts to hear it twice! Those sparkly butterflies really are beautiful and your sweet sentiment is perfect for our 'Get Wordy' challenge at Southern Girls. So glad you joined us for the fun. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

Unknown said...

So, so pretty! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.

Helen said...

Great creation - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x

Rosmarie said...

I love the shine on the wings of these beautiful butterflies! I also love how you created the background for the writing. The text is superbly enhanced! A gorgeous card!!
Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards.
Rosi x

Barbara Rankin said...

Gorgeous card, Debs. Love your colors on the background, and butterflies are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Hugs, Barbara

Tim to bei creativ said...

Your card is very nice.
Hugs, Anja

Rein said...

Beautiful card, i love the butterflies!

Karen Oliver said...

Its very beautiful such pretty colours, love how you standee the background of the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

3 posts on one card! Must be some kind of record Debs! Popping in for the third time, to say, congrats on being named in the Southern Girls Top 5 hun. Hugs, Wends x