I Want To Ride... My Bicycle!

You may recall me saying in a previous post that I have a thing about bicycles.  Well it's true, and sadly I can prove it!  Check this out:

I saw this card on Pinterest a while ago and immediately recognised the papers, as I have these.  They are Thrift Shop by October Afternoon.  I couldn't resist the opportunity to use some of them up, as I'm on a mission to use up as much dsp as possible this year. 
The original card has stitching on the sections, but I felt this didn't really need it as I wanted to keep the focus on the stamped image.  I did like the touch of paper piecing the bike basket though, I've never done that before.
I've stamped the bike in Basic Gray ink, just to make it slightly softer and coloured it with a grey Promarker.  I haven't used those for ages, I'd forgotten what fun they are. The cardstock is Very Vanilla, but I've gone over it with my Tim Holtz old paper distress ink.
I've popped some black checked ribbon which is just a basic from my stash, and a couple of red buttons.  The stamped image and the sentiment are from Little Claire's Designs, by the way.  I realised I should have stamped one of the items in the bicycle basket.  There's a dog, a bottle of wine or a bunch of flowers, but it would have made the stamped image too big, so I'm glad I left it off.
So there you have it, a very sweet card that was a lot of fun to make, plus I've used up some patterened paper.
And I've completed my challenge to post every day this week, which has cheered me up no end. 
I'm off to make a birthday card for a colleague.
Back soon, happy stamping!
Jane xx


  1. Sweet card Jane, I love th colours of the papers. Well done managing to post everyday - I'm no good at that at all! I'll have to give it a try when I'm on holiday over Easter x x

  2. Lovely card, Jane. I've got those papers too but didn't know which brand they were. Now I know, thanks!

    Margaret xx

  3. Beautiful card Jane, love the gorgeous image and design.

    Donna x


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