Tuesday, May 31, 2016

12 Kits of Occasions: 'Here Comes the Sun'

Hello, 12 Kits fans! 
Our theme this month is 'Here Comes the Sun'.
Our Kit was supplied by Sharron Gregory, from, On Papillon Wings.
Memorial Day signals the start of summer in the states,
and Sharron blessed us with warm and wonderful images and accessories!
Here's a peek at our supplies

So many wonderful images, die cuts, sequins and designer papers!

I made 7 cards, but honestly, could have made more! Just ran out of time!

This paper reminded me of a tiki hut, so I went with the Hawaiian theme, 
complete with the hula girl!
The cute waves are PTI's Frosted Borders, cut in sea colors.

Seriously craving a lime aid drink with a twist right now. 
(It's 5:00 somewhere, right?)

The wonderful iridescent sequins from Spellbinders Celebrations were wonderful to work with, and perfect for a shaker!

If you've ever been to Hawaii, geckos are everywhere. Including hotel rooms! Perfectly harmless, and quick as all get out, 
I think I set the hi-jump record the first time I met one!

Used a couple of paper extras for my Pina Colada card!

Sharron also included some gardening images and matching sentiments.
What's summer without a garden to enjoy?

2 separate sentiments, but I thought they went so well together!

Thanks for visiting, and don't forget to see what the other designers did
with all their wonderful goodies!

Big Hugs and kisses to Sharron for a summery, joy filled kit!


  1. Nancy, let's talk about your coloring skills, shall we? Each image is so bright, and clearly you've got the touch! That little Gecko couldn't be cuter, with that bit of purple ... love each and every card ... xx

  2. Oh NANCY! Love love love that hula girl - all that PURPLE - I love how you broke up the paper - looks like surf and sand and even a purple skirt! I love your layouts and the layers of elements. I see lots of sketches I want to case here! Beautiful!

  3. LOVE how you've used all of the lovely patterned papers from the kit and your colors/coloring are A-MAZING! I am now inspired to do a bit more with my markers/watercolors/pencils!

  4. Loving every one of these cards Nancy! So bright and fun and can definitely tell you enjoyed every bit of this kit!! :0)

  5. Holy cow. Every card a stunner, Nancy. Love how you colored everything--such a fun and happy color palette. I cannot pick a stand out--they are all stand outs.

  6. Wow, Nancy!!! I have to say I agree with everyone and Joyce... every card is stunning! I love your hula card and scene you created! Love how you made those sequins shine ,( standout) and that shaker card is one of my favorites ! We are blessed to you be part of the group.......you are so talented!

  7. Love the colors. So bright and happy. Can't wait for summer.

  8. I am so very impressed, Nancy!! You have made gloriously awesome and super sunshine-y cards with this fun kit!! I am so impressed with the way you combined dies, backgrounds, images and sentiments to make such clever creations!! I love them all - you are so amazing and the cards are all fabulous!!

  9. Oh my goodness! I am in love with your tropical colors!!! Fabulously done!

  10. Nancy, your coloring is absolutely amazing!! You need to give lessons! I'm so in awe of your use of color and the papers. It was really a joy to scroll down and see all the bright, summery creations. I couldn't pick a favorite as they are all great but being a bird lover, that card caught my eye. And I had to smile at the bear with the purple snout--so cute!

  11. WOWZA Nancy, these are all little works of art!! Your shaker is beautiful, love the 5th card and the parrot perched on the lime is too much fun!

  12. Whoa, the array of inspiration in this post is fantastic, Nancy! Thank you!! You made the most of Sharron's fun kit and I am really impressed with your excellent watercoloring skills!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. So many incredible cards! I love them all...your coloring is simply amazing and so beautiful. It is really hard to choose a favorite, so they are all my favorite, you totally rocked Sharron's amazing kit.

  14. Nancy, how do you do it?! You Ana e me every time with all of your cards. The brilliance of the way you combined the papers for your hula girl and the grass around her feet...the whole card just wows me. And then the toucan of the drink with the blended sunny background, the flowers around the shaker, and on and on...You are incredible!

  15. Nancy, WOW! You made so many cards! I love how you set the parrot on top of the lime in that drink, that is just too cute :) The iguana card is awesome, I love how he's holding on to the pineapple and how you set them off with the circle frame. The other drink card is an awesome layout, I love those three strips of paper showing off the drinks. And the shaker card looks gorgeous set off by those beautiful flowers.

  16. Nancy your cards couldn't be any more perfect! Your use of all the elements is so out of the box--your sweetly coloured hula girls, the parrot on the lime with the inverted circle and then to use the positive as a shaker--love! All just fabulous!