Sunday, November 9, 2008

Makeesha's challenge ...and other bits & bobs!

I have 3 cards for this post. The first one is for Makeesha's challenge here which, this week, is to use the colours of regal rose, certainly celery, chocolate chip and very vanilla. I like this combination! Here's my card: Stamps: Live Your Dream (in the Summer mini catalogue from 1 December!), It's Your Birthday & Polka Dot background. Other: Versamark ink, chocolate chip 5/8" grosgrain, corner rounder punch (soon to be using the scallop edge punch available 1 December too!! Woohoo!) paper piercer

This next card is almost an exact CASE of a card I saw in the Dec 2007 US demonstrators Stampin' Success publication. I really loved the original, particularly the use of alternative Christmas colours & I have a thing for squares at the moment (well it takes all sorts!). I made another very different card using the same very versatile layout for one of Kristina Werner's Colour Inspirations in a previous post here.

Stamps: Season of Joy, Short and Sweet, Polka Dots and Paisley, Snow Flurries. Ink: Versamark, Bashful Blue, Old Olive. Card: Bashful Blue (looks good with Soft Sky too), Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive. Other: White taffeta ribbon, white embossing powder, small star punch, bashful blue button.

And finally another Christmas card I made today, inspired by a Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge SC74 that I've had tucked away for ages. It's a double fold card, that may or may not be the correct name!...but you can always check on Splitcoast. My card differs from the sketch in that I have used circles for the front panel design where the original had a square. Just quietly(!)...I have used nestabilities for the circles, but other circle templates would work well and you can use the Stampin' Up! corner rounder punch to create a great scalloped edge as I have in this post here and here. The part of this card that is CASED is Marelle's Christmas collage design here. I have only used in colours for this as I want to make the most of them before they are gone forever at the end of March next year! Here's the card:

Stamps: Season of Joy. Ink: River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate. Card: As for ink plus Whisper White. Other: Holiday harmony DSP, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals.

Whew finally!... if my computer & blogger were quicker I would have finished this post over half an hour ago & would have had another close up pic, but it just wasn't happening!

Have a good week!



Zarna said...

Love your cards! They are absolutely gorgeous

cdaly said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning Caroline. I love your take on keesh's colour challenge and OMG, that 4 square card is amazing!

Debi said...

Caroline...Where've you been? Miss your cards.

Cheryl said...

HI Caroline,

I may just have workied out how to do you know when I have been on to you site!!!!

and I concur...we all miss seeing you fabulous creative talent. looking forward to your next post.