Tuesday, 1 May 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #270

I can't believe it's the first day of May and it's also the first Tuesday of the month. This month Cathy designed the challenges for us. This is her first one, which is a colour one.

Sadly, Soft Sky is one of the colours that will be retiring at the end of the month. I'll be sorry to see it go but I know that there are lots of lovely new colours heading our way.

I made this card of Sunday and to be honest I was in a bit of a funk. It's was raining and we had put the heating back on!! Because of the weather my first thoughts turned to the Weather Together stamp set (also retiring at the end of the month). For some reason the Soft Sky and Berry Burst made me think of a striped umbrella.

Weather Together, Retiring List, Oakfield Crafts, Stampin' Up! UK, Challenges

I used Berry Burst cardstock for the card base and then added a layer of Soft Sky and Whisper White.

The main part of the umbrella was stamped in Berry Burst and I masked off the image to stamp the handle in Sahara Sand. I used both Soft Sky and Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Markers to colour the images.

The sentiment made up of two stamps was stamped in Berry Burst and lastly I added some Soft Sky raindrops.

There are lots of other images in the stamp set so I made a couple of other more cheerful cards using the same challenge colours.

I think that all of these cards fit the challenge brief, but stuck with the umbrella one for the challenge blog because it was the first one I made.

I hope you like the cards so please feel free to leave a comment before you pop off to see what the other member's of the Design Team have made on the CC&S Blog.  If I've inspired you to take part, you will find the rules and link to add your card over on the challenge blog. You will have until 11.00 pm next Monday (7 May) to add your link.

Happy stamping.

Fiona xx

Ways to shop & save this month

Share What You Love Bundles - only available 1 to 31 May.

Use the Oak Leaf Club Code - RTDJNKK4 when checking out of my Online store and receive a free gift from me in June along with my Thank You card.

Save 10% on Bundles from the Spring/Summer and 2017-18 Annual Catalogues -  bundles will only be available until 31 May.

Retiring Products - available while stocks last but must end 31 May.

Clearance Rack - get ahead with this year's Christmas cards. Recently updated with lots of suitable products available with up to 60% off.

Join my Team - Choose your own starter kit. You choose £130 worth of product for £99. During May this can include Pre-Order items from the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue or any of the Share What You Love Bundles.

If you live in the UK and would like to purchase any of the products used in my project you can do so by clicking on any of the relevant pictures below.


  1. Perfect choice of stamps for this colour challenge! Wonderfully CAS too. Hugs Bev x

  2. I love the way your umbrella card features the Berry Burst color and the other two colors are secondary! Just perfect with the stamp you used. Glad the colors inspired other cards, too, Fiona!

  3. Clever use of the colors on both cards.

  4. You have a nice trio of cards here, Fiona! I especially like the "thanks" card.

  5. Great trio of cards (I love seeing different cards with 1 set!). Wonderful use of the colors!


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