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Saturday 21 April 2012

Bring on the colour

Morning Folks
Wow, an early morning post from me.  I wanted to get this posted as we are off out later to a baby naming ceremony.  Not sure at the moment what time we will be back.  Weather doesn't look too bright at the moment though which is a shame.  As we are going down to our local pub after the ceremony it would have been nice to see the sun and have a drink in the beer garden.  Can't win em all I suppose.
Anyway onto my card.  I have continued my own personal challenge of trying to use different colour combinations in my projects.  The current challenge at The Ribbon Girl is to use Orange, Pink and Aqua.  Not colours I would automatically have put together so I gave it a go.

The image is a stamp from Hero Arts that I won in some candy from the Simon Says Stamp blog.  The stamp lent itself to being layered due to the fact that it looked like a two layer flower.  I therefore stamped the image twice onto pink and orange spotty paper.  I cut the images out and then layered the orange onto the pink using foam dots.  Instant dimension.  The flower was then layered onto a kraft circle which I die cut.  I stuck some lace around the edge of the circle and added some pearls to create a focal point.  I used the same pink and orange spotty papers to create the panels at the back.  Kraft card was used on all the layers and I die cut my butterflies from kraft card too.  I also added some stardust stickles to the flower and butterflies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Ribbon Girl - Orange, pink and aqua
Fussy and Fancy - Punches and dies
Crafty Catz - Stripes or checks
Creative Card Crew - Kraft
Top Tip Tuesday - Spotty Dotty
Sentimental Sundays - Frame it
Pile It On - Pop it up
Papertake - A stitch in time (faux stitching round all the panels)
Whimsy Stamps - Punches and/or die cuts
Fab N Funky - Lace and pearls

Thanks for popping by and hope you all have a good weekend.
Take care


catherine said...

Fab card Mags and a great job with the colours.Have a nice time out today
x catherine

Desire Fourie said...

The colours work so well together. Great design too.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,a fabulous image and colours.xxx

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Mags, love the colours you used ... yes so good to try something different... hope you enjoy your day out .. I never heard of a baby naming ceremony :D xxx

angeleef said...

Nice card and I love your color combo, a bit unusual but you've succeeded! Love what you did with the flower in the middle!
Thanks for joining us at Whimsy this week

Shirley said...

Great card! Love the colour combo and the ribbon around your circle!
Thanks for joining us at FAb'N'Funky this week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mags, Lovely card love the spotty papers and the lace popping the circle up too! Thanks for Joining us on the Pile It On challenge this time, see you soon!

and Great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday too!

hugs Samantha :0)


Hi Mags
A beautiful card,fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Lovely card Mags I think the colours look lovely together. Hope you had a lovely time at your naming ceremony! x

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! this is gorgeous Mags, Love the flower & Scrummy colors. Hope you had a lovely time at the naming ceremony.

Donna x

Daniele said...

just simply gorgeous, love the papers and colours

Hazel said...

Great card Mags - love the colours.

Have a great weekend.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip.

Hazel x

Elizabeth Hart said...

This flower is gorgeous and it indeed was perfect for layering. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Pile it On!

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Mags,the colours look great...Hope you have had a lovely day.
Wendy xx

Wendy said...

Sorry mags it's me again to say...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week with your gorgeous card.
Wendy xx

paper fun said...

Lovely card. Love the pink, orange, and aqua together. Kraft is the perfect nuetral to go with them.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Creative Card Crew.


Carol Willis said...

Lovely card Mags, love the design and the DPs are gorgeous.
Caz x

downrightcrafty said...

oh totally gorgeous and love the colour choice so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous card Mags.
Thankyou for joining us this week at CRAFTY CATZ.
Trish (-:

Angie said...

Pretty card love the flower and the fab papers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly
Angie x

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Mags this is fab love your colours and thanks for joining us at crafty catz

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card and the colours work so well together....Love the flower and the lace around the edge....
Mandy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous, love that flower. Haven't tried this colour challenge yet, but looks fab here

Shelby said...

You've done a beautiful job with this color combo and the use of different shapes is awesome!


Sheryl said...

Love this gorgeous card! It's cheerful and elegant all at the same time!
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our Punches and Dies challenge!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl