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.


  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.

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

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


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