Monday, 11 July 2016

When life gives you lemons.....

There's a saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade", that often appears on handmade cards. In fact I have a stamp of it myself. But I find it a little bit twee for the kind of person I might be sending a card to, so I was delighted to get a sheet of sentiment stamps from Rubber Dance that put a rather different angle on the phrase. I knew the time for its first inking had come when I saw that over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers this week, Edna wants us to use the theme B is for Booze - a theme that really speaks to me!

I have combined with a background of lemons stamped with the Hero Arts "Stamp Your Own Salad" set.


I am sharing this with

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - B is for Booze
Sweet Stampin' - Sentiment as Focus
House of Cards - Fruit, Drink and/or Colours

15 comments:

Claire Toplis said...

And gin and tonic

Donna said...

Perfect card for the B is for Booze challenge!
Thanks for coming back to play along with the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Utterly inspired! Love this fabulous creation to bits! I agree about this sentiment, I always thought 'grab the gin, or reach for the tequila, where much better ideas! Love what you've done with this fab sentiment and those background Lemon stamps are the perfect finish! Fab entry for our 'Sentiment As Focus' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us this week. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Ha! Love your card! I'll bring the salt!

Helen said...

What a fabulous choice of sentiment, perfect for B is for Booze.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the background - and the sentiment!
Thank you for sharing with House of Cards!
Susan
DT for HOC
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Cara said...

This is a fab card, love the sentiment! Cara x

MHK Designs said...

LOVE that fun lemony background! I adore the layering you did for the sentiment, too! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Love your lemon stamping - looks brilliant! Great sentiment too. Thanks so much for playing with the Sistahs for B is for Booze, Jo x

Lindsey said...

One of my favourite Rubber Dance sentiments, too! And the lemon background is awesome. Of course, lemonade works as long as there's gin to go with it... ;) Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Brilliant card! I love the colours and lemon stamp, and that sentiment really made me giggle. Thank you for sharing your card in our 'Sentiment As Focus' challenge this week at Sweet Stampin’, and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

What a great card and an even better sentiment! You know, I actually have that particular stamp and I have forgotten about it... Thanks for the reminder! And Thanks for joining us over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our B is for Booze Challenge - your stuff is AWESOME!

Majo said...

Love your Rubber Dance Stamps sentiment and our card! Thanks so much for playing with the Sistahs for *B* is for Booze.

Majo - DT ♥

Chris Dring said...

What Lynne said - I have that set also, and now I need to use that sentiment! LOL! Your card is all kinds of awesome! Love the lemon background you created! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

I think I might have that sentiment. Thanks for drinking with the sisters this challenge.