Sunday, 22 February 2015

Weekend Challenge

On Friday I set a weekend challenge to my team to create a card or 3D project using three colours - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo. These colours are a little too bright for me and most certainly take me out of my comfort zone when it comes to using them. I also spotted the latest Create with Connie and Mary Challenge and thought I would have a go at creating something that met with both sets of criteria.

This is the CCMC343 sketch challenge on the Create with Connie and Mary blog -


So, here is the card that I made to meet the two challenges.


Anyone living in the USA and reading this post is probably wondering why I have made a mother's day card so early in the year. The short answer is that in the UK it is on 15 March and not 10 May as it is in the US. A whole 2 months earlier!

The Stampin' Up! products used to make this project are:

Stamp set : Crazy About You
Ink: Bermuda Bay (Melon Mambo on the inside, see photo below)
Card Stock : Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper : Flowerpot
Punches : Petite Petals, Itty Bitty Accents Punch and Cupcake Builder Punch

Here's a peek of the card from the side - you can just see the image that I stamped inside it in Melon Mambo.


Now that it's finished I have to admit that I do like the colour combination, it's just not one that I would ordinarily use.

As always, please feel free to leave your thoughts and comments.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the explanation about Mother's Day. Being from the US, I never knew that it is a different day in the UK. That being said, I think your card is so pretty. You mixed the colors well and the punched flowers add so much dimension. I like the combination of flower punches you used! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

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  2. Way to step out of your comfort zone! Any mom would love a bright & cheery flower card! Thanks for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  3. Oh wow! Had no idea that Mother's Day is celebrated at different times in different countries! Love the bright flowers on here...perfect for a Mother's Day card! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  4. Love the bright cheerful colors! Great card for any occasion! Love the layered flowers! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

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  5. What a bright and pretty card! Love the way you layered the flowers and gave them dimension! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  6. What a bright, fun and springy card! Love the double flowers... perfect for the triple element. Thanks for joining the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  7. So bright and happy! Love how you layered your flowers...so springy! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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