01 May 2016

Theme challenge at The Paper Players : Bicycle

Hi there!

There is something about a card with a bicycle on it that steels my heart. Time after time! Don't know why, but it's just a fun element to use !

I remember my high school days, riding my bicycle to school on COLD Winter's mornings and windy and HOT Summer afternoons. That wasn't so much fun though... but I still have the calves to show after all these years ;)

Needless to say , I had so much fun designing and making this card to inspire you to join the challenge at the paper players this week!

                                                        


Here it is:


As always I saved my sentiment for those who may want to use it.



Life is a beautiful ride free card sentiment



You can find more sentiments under the free sentiment labels in my sidebar, or on my Pinterest board "my card sentiments".

The girl on her bicycle is a free clipart image I found here. I traced it in the Silhouette studio to convert it to a cutting file.
I added my own sentiment and used patterned paper from Mel Stamps (link in sidebar).

I am playing along a couple of other challenges:

Freshly made sketches  ~ Sketch flipped to portrait orientation.

Color throwdown  ~ Yellow, navy and white

Inkspirational challenges  ~ Vehicle


     


Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you play along!

Hannelie

26 comments:

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, Hannelie, this is another super fabulous card! Such dreamy and girly! And choice of patterned paper is lovely!

Joanne James said...

So pretty Hannelie - I love those blues and yellow and you're right - there is something so special about a bicycle on a card!

Jen Timko said...

That silhouette image on your beautiful print makes this so striking! Love that sentiment. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Margot said...

Prachtig!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh I love the fabulous silhouette! And that sentiment is one of my favorites! Beautiful card!

Amy O said...

What a beautiful image, and I love it paired with that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Geri said...

Totally agree...there really is something heart warming about a card with a bicycle! Perhaps it's the happy 'days gone by' memories that it conjures up ???

Your card did just that! Warmed my heart and made me smile! Thanks for another AWESOME sentiment!

Edwina said...

Hi Hannelie, Love your card! It is beautiful. Love the sentiment too. I hope I remember to use it with my digi for June. Thank you so much. Edwina Brown

sandie said...

I love the pretty papers you have used here and the the perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining Ink

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet card...love that bike.

donna sherman said...

Beautiful springy card with nice bright yellow and blue!!! Love it and thank you soooooo much for the lovely sentiment!!!

I Card Everyone said...

Hannelie it is so wonderful to see a bicycle with an actual rider!!! Life is a joy! Thanks for the sentiment!
=]

LeAnne said...

Your lady looks quite elegant riding her bike...love the silhouette image and the colors you chose!

Guldara Kirwan said...

What a beautiful card! I like the colors, papers, the sentiment - everything! Thank you Hannelie!

Lynn said...

I love this sweet silhouette image Hannalie!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a sweet card and so perfect for a bike lover! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

laurie said...

That silhouette is awesome! I love the font on your sentiment,too.

Cheryl W. said...

Love this one! There is something special about a happy silhouette, like this. It allows us to put an image of ourselves onto your card (in our imaginations, of course!).

Claire Broadwater said...

I just love this silhouette image and the gorgeous colors you used on your card! PERFECT! XX

Gerrina said...

Ik weet niet beter als op de fiets boodschappen doen en alles wat binnen de 10 km van ons huis ligt en waar ik niet te veel zwaars of groots voor mee hoef te nemen doe ik op de fiets, maar die dagen op de middelbare school en zo veel kilometers die ik maakte met en van en naar vrienden zijn ook bij mij hele mooie herinneringen... En daardoor is het fietsen nu nog steeds zo makkelijk :)
Ik vind de dame en de kleuren van je kaart weer heel mooi!
Groetjes, Gerrina

Petra Swart said...

O, vrou, ek het ook fiets gery skooltoe en die wind in die Kaap was die ergste en ja, die koue wintersoggende ook!!! Vandag ry min kinders nog met fietse hier skool toe - my twee is ook ewe gemaklik daarmee dat ek hulle by die skool gaan op- en aflaai - ons het al baie gese dis hoog tyd dat julle begin fietsry, maar dit bly ook net by praatjies!!!! En jou kaartjie is tog so fraai met die pragtige meisiekind wat so mooi regop op haar fiets sit en rustig ry!!!! (ek dink haar fiets kom ook nog uit die dae van fietse sonder 100e ratte, ne!!!) Die fyn dotjies en die kleine blommetjies is so pragtig vroulik!!! Wat 'n pragtige kaartjie, vrou - dis baie oulik!!!!
Groete

Lori said...

Fabulous! Love the bold silhouette image against the yellow background. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card, Hannelie. I always love silhouettes and one of a bike is just perfect. Love the whimsical feeling from the image and the polka dots just add to the fun. LOVE it!

Zelda C said...

Love this Hannelie. I agree, there's something about a bicycle.... maybe a reminder of youth (in my case anyway)... :)

Shauna said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful display of the silhouette against that yellow pattern! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Bellule said...

Such a great card Hannelie, i love it !!

Bises ♥