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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #86

Hi Ladies!

I wish there was a 'Like' button on Blogger so I could 'Like' your fabulous comments!  I so appreciate them and they make my day!  You are all so sweet!!

I hope you are enjoying your week.  We have endured so much rain lately so I am enjoying the glorious sunshine we have outside today!  It was fun to have some summery colors to match the weather today.

Two yellows made this challenge a bit hard, but here's what I came up with this week.  First the colors:

 Then, here is my card:

I used the So Saffron as the background piece.  These papers are from Imaginisce and I just thought they were perfect for this color palette!  I think this card just screams party!  I hand cut the red and brown scalloped border.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazill and other; Patterned Papers: Imaginisce; Embossing: Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Punches: Stampin Up! and Fiskars; Ric Rac: Bazzill.

As always, leave your comments below!  I love to read what you have to say!!!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Colour Q Courtier Again!

I am super excited that my card from last week was chosen as a courtier.  I knew I wouldn't win when I saw Marlene's card  It is gorgeous and the moment I saw it, I knew it would win.  Nice work Marlene!  But I am thrilled to be among the court in a week where competition was fierce!

Thanks ColourQ team for voting for my card!  I can't wait to see what I can come up with this week. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Coulour Q Challenge #85

Hello again!  I hope you are all having a great week! :)

Here are the colors for this weeks ColourQ challenge #85

When I sat down and looked at these colors, I honestly thought I would give up this week and not make a card.  I honestly didn't know how I could make a card with so many neutrals!  I didn't have Peach Parfait and no paper I had even remotely matched. 

I then dug deep into my stash to see what else I had that could match.  And I was pleasantly surprised at what I was able to find!  And it was amazing how it just all came together.  So, I am excited to present my card for this week's challenge:

 Here is the inside:

Being the end of the school year, I like to give my kids teachers a little gift and a nice card to thank them for all their hard work during the year.  So, this is the card they will be receiving.  One of my boys has 3 teachers, so I have to end up making a lot of cards. 

I am really excited how this card turned out!  I was finally able to incorporate patterned paper into a Colour Q challenge!  I also sewed with my sewing machine for this challenge. 

Supplies: Cardstock & Patterned Paper: DCWV; Ink: Stampin Up!, Stamps: Stampin Up!, Studio G; Wavy Paper Strip: Crate Paper; Chipboard: DCWV; Clip: Making Memories; Rick Rack: American Crafts; Flowers: Prima and American Crafts; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other: thread, buttons

Thanks for looking at my card!  I look forward to your comments!  Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Colour Q Court

I am very excited that my rock star card rocked its way into the Colour Q Court this week!  Hooray!!  Thanks for the wonderful comments!  They truly make my day!  See you later this week when I get the next challenge card done.  Have a fabulous day!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Colour Q Challenge #84

Blogger is working again. I wanted to post my card yesterday and couldn't. I have NOT been patiently waiting for Blogger to work again. But it is up now and I am very happy! :)  I am excited to show you my card!

Once again, here I am with my ColourQ card for Challenge #84

Here is the color palette:

These colors screamed ‘Rock Star’ to me, so that is what I ran with this week. 

I LOVE stars and I was excited that I could implement them in my card this week.

I have to thank my dear friend Andrea for letting me borrow a stamp pad.  This card wouldn’t have worked without it!  Thanks again so much!!
I had my card all made and then decided that it needed the ‘grunge factor’.  So I distressed it, inked the edges of the card and then cut some ‘holes’ in the background paper to mimic those found in distressed jeans.  I also wadded up the star strip to give that the weathered look. 

I really did use the Daffodil Delight!  Just have to look closely to see it.  (Matting the Old Olive embossed star paper).
I think this is a fun card.  Let me know what you think!  Your comments make my day!!
I also wanted to mention that I never look at the samples or others uploaded work for that
challenge until my card is done.  That way, I know my creation is my own.  But then I LOVE seeing what everyone else makes!  Everyone is so creative!
Cardstock: Stampin Up!, DCWV, other; Stamps: Inkadinkadoo, Kelly Panacci for SandyLion, Autumn Leaves; Punches: Stampin Up!, Fiskars, EK Success; Ink: Stampin Up!; Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders: Provo Craft, Embossing Powder: American Crafts; Paper Distresser: Making Memories; Adhesives: Glue Dots and Pop Dots.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Colour Q Challenge #83

It has been an interesting week.  I was feeling very uninspired, to say the least.  We had a loved one die this week and it has thrown us all for a loop.  But, I really needed a thank you card for my Mother-in-Law for helping me last week when my neck was having spasms.  So I had to fight through the inspiration thing and move along.  Here are the colors for this weeks ColourQ Challenge :

These are fun, happy colors.  I knew I needed a card to match.  And here is the card I made:

From the photo it's a bit hard to tell, but I embossed the white paper with large dots.

I think that I truly may have reached insanity!  For this card, I painstakingly glued on the centers to those tiny flowers.  I kept questioning my saneness as I glued each one on.  But it looks cute!

I used cardstock from DCWV and unknown, Cricut with Walk in My Garden and Accent Essentials cartridges, Cuttlebug and folder, font Nauvoo and Photoshop to create the sentiment and inside.  I also used an EK Success circle punch, Stampin Up! 1 3/8" punch and a Fiskars punch.

I decorated the inside a little too this week:

I hope you like it!  Have a wonderful day!