Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Belated challenge

Just catching up on posts I missed when I was 'off radar' - Carole's Colour Combo challenge last week on In Love With Stamping was a fun, bright one - she took colours from Stampin Up's Rainbow Sherbet papers - Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, Green Galore and Apricot appeal. I don't think I'd ever have put them together but that's what great about challenges! Anyway, anything with turquoise is A-OK by me!


The flowers are stamped using the Polka Dot Punches Sale-A-Bration set (offer still on til Feb 28th - a free set from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue with every £45 you spend from the main catalogue - contact me if you're interested!) I punched them out with the 5-Petal Flower Punch which it's designed to fit. Turquoise brads added to the flower centres then mounted onto squares punched out with the Scallop Square Punch.

The sentiment is a single 'friend to friend' stamp from the Pocket Silhouettes set, stamped repeatedly with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the placement right.

Such a wet, gloomy day here but I spied the first snowdrops of the year poking up through the earth, lovely to see the first signs of spring!

Recipe:
(All supplies Stampin Up unless stated )

Stamps - Polka Dot Punches/Pocket Silhouettes
Ink - Greet Galore/Tempting Turquoise/Basic Black
Cardstock - Whisper White/Gable Green/Green Galore/Tempting Turquoise
Other - cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder/turquoise brads/dimensionals

15 comments:

Dawn said...

Hi KAte
Glad to see you back at last - Oh I pray nothing happens to my laptop - 1 day on the repair shop was bad enough!!! LOL
Your cards are gorgeous - glad you got a lot done too!
Dawn
x

My Little Space said...

Kate, this is absolutely stunning! Great colour combination.

Mandy

Need More Time to Craft said...

Kate, Just love this card, you have used the colours so well together. Thanks for taking part in the challenge.
Carole x

Helen said...

Lovely card! I wouldn't have put those colours together either - but I love how it turned out.

Steph said...

You're right - these colours are amazing together - great card once again Kate! xxx

Janette said...

Hi Kate,

I love this card.....I wondered if you had stamped ribbon friend to friend but then realised it was a stamp that was continually stamped...what a brill idea.TFS
www.cardsandchat.blogspot.com
Dont you just love SU
Janette x

Sara said...

So glad that you're up and running again now. I've just nominated you for a Butterfly award so please stop by my blog for details. Sara xx

Tonya said...

Kate,

I tried to "email" you but the link did not work. It did not work on the "contact me" part either. Anyway, I wanted to ask you about your Golden Retrievers. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about this bred. So if you could email me - I'd appreciate it. tonya.vanwinkle@yahoo. com Thanks so much! Very nice card - where do you purchase your cuttlebug folders in the UK?

Kjerstin said...

AWSOME!! Really liked your card! Greetings from Norway ;)

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday!
Hope You Are having a great day!
And I L O V E the card!
the colours work so well together!
If you dont mind I think I try and work ath this colour combo, Love it! Love it!

Ikki said...

Hi Kate, great to see you back on line - missing you! Thanks for your lovely comments, and I would say in return that you haven't wasted your time being PC-less because your new cards are fab. Great colours and layouts. Have left something for you on my blog. Have Fun and Happy Birthday - Hope you have a great day! x ikki.

Sue McGettigan said...

Dear Kate, I'm so delighted to see you back online, and lots of cards to share too - how wonderful! I love this one, fab colors!!

Janet Bagnall said...

Kate - this is a beautiful card. I just love these colors. I found your site by visiting Stampin 'n Stuff and am very glad I did - you are very creative and I will visit often. Have a great Saturday !!

JessicaLynn said...

What an adorable card. Thank you so much for sharing it. :)

Jessica Lynn

Jo said...

Another faberoonie! And a Belated Happy Birthday Kate!!

l&h's
Jo :)