31 January 2012

How is your week going……

Well its Tuesday evening and my little girl has settled back into school, so I am off to work again tomorrow after a few days break.


I have been busy doing some tidy up in between school drop off and pick up – you know time flies from the time you drop children off and until you pick them up again!


But I have been playing with a few challenges and I have used Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Whisper White to create some cards.


These are the colours that I matched to The Play Date Cafe colour challenge and the colours are all In-Colors.


I have also used the sketch from Create With Connie and Mary for the card layout.


2012 Create Challenges-004


I used the lovely verse from the Just Believe stamp set and I also got to use the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Lucky Limeade cardstock.  I have been wanting to use this embossing folder for sometime now but not had the right inspiration.






Stamp set: Just Believe

Card: Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 3/16” Corner Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, 3/8” (1  cm) Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


Unfortunately the picture has not captured the embossing very well and my ‘bling’ or Rhinestones look like silver brads!


I finished the above card and then made another card with the same layout, same colours (except the Island Indigo) and used the lovely but forgotten Creative Elements stamp set.





Stamp set: Just Believe, Creative Elements

Card: Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  3/16” Corner Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


I used the Rock n’ Roll Technique with (Pear Pizzazz & Concord Crush ink) on the flower image  and stamped the swirl image with Pear Pizzazz.  Don’t ask me why I used the Pear Pizzazz instead of the Lucky Limeade ink pad as I couldn’t tell you but it still looks ok and I think it has come out darker than the Lucky Limeade would have.


Again I have used a little ‘bling’ – one of my favourites Rhinestones but again they look like brads! 


I have also linked this post to the challenges found at:


Moving Along With The Times Challenge – # 133 Blooming Marvellous

Truly Scrumptious Challenge – #72 Something Forgotten

Everybody-Art-Challenge - #177 Swirls

My Time To Craft Challenge - #171 Your Favourite Embellishment

Lollipop Crafts - #65 Anything Goes


Wow, two cards at the one time I am impressed with myself :)


Hopefully when I catch up with some friends on Friday night I will be able to do this again but I will not hold my breathe on that one, as we normally do more talking then stamping!


Thanks for visiting once more, see you next time….. Meg


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is stunning what great cards. Thanks for playing with us on MAWTT on our Blooming Marvelous challenge this week, Good Luck, Hazelxoxo

Deb said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love the colors you used! And I love how you gave the flower dimension by cutting it! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful cards - i love those colours
Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT this week for my Blooming Marvellous challenge
Lisa x

Mary Brown said...

what great cards! I really like your choice of colors and featuring the sentiment. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Wonderful clean and elegant cards. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Stacy said...

Wonderful take on both challenges. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Nance Leedy said...

Wonderful cards...both of them! The colors are beautiful together and I especially like the way you've used the flourish on the second one. Great job! Thank you for playing along with us at CCMC!

Debbie Henderson said...

Well done with the sketch challenge. I have a hard time capturing that "Stripes" embossing in my photo's also. Love both cards!

Lisa Martz said...

Both cards fit the sketch wonderfully. Your color combos are great. Both designs are clean and simple. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

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