Saturday, March 7, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #5

Hello! I've just spent a lovely couple of hours making 2 cards for Makeesha's colour challenge for this week. The colours are the retiring blue bayou and soft sky along with real red and whisper white. A great combination that immediately made me want to get out Ahoy Matey, which is also retiring, although I will hang on to my set for a while as I've got a few years of little boy birthdays ahead of me. Although, I can't wait to see if SU! will be bringing out some cool new boy stuff on 1st April as part of the new sets,to replace the 'hundreds' that are retiring .....by the way, have I mentioned yet that the new catalogue is on it's way!?!
OK, on with the cards....I made 2 as I was having such a nice time and we have some birthdays coming up, so I thought I'd get prepared early for a change!
This is card #1
Card #2

And here they are together:

I also just had a look on Makeesha's blog at the other cards & there is another Ahoy Matey colour challenge card..so lots of ideas...shame it's retiring & in fact sold out already.

Anyway, I used the colours as mentioned above. I also used sanded background stamp, family phrases, It's your birthday (retiring), bold brights buttons (retiring, so I used a few to make the most of them!).

All the best for the week ahead & another week closer to the new catalogue!

Caroline

17 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Brilliant use of the colors and stamp set! I just love the designs!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Fabulous job on the color challenge! Both cards are terrific, but I'm drawn to the circles - something about that just sucked me in!

Carol Dunstan said...

oh wow, another Matey card...s! Great stuff!

Leah said...

Fantastic cards, so fun.

SharonD said...

Really cool cards

Lee-Anne said...

Hi Caroline
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I just had to come and see what you had done with Mr Matey and all I can say is WOW. Your cards are really fantastic, I love the way you've used the punches and just small portions of the stamps. A very clever idea.
Lee-Anne :)

kareNstampZ said...

they're awesome & inspirationable I won't be parting with my set

Michelle said...

WOW!!! LOVE what you've done with this set - so different from the usual. I'm so sad this set is retiring! Great job.

Jeanne Couch said...

These two cards are gorgeous. Perfect colours for them too. Its nice to see some boy cards - I find them really hard to do.

kirstyscardnscrap said...

I love them both but seem drawn more to the square tag one. Something about "white" space I like. Both excellent Ahoy Matey samples.

Kerryn said...

Oooooo... I love this! Such an awesome lay out!! Go you!

Nikki Stalker said...

I love it, Caroline. Great use of the challenge colours and just overall brilliant card.

Dani Fender said...

Ooooh Love both of these. The colours are perfect. The Layouts rock! Great cards!

Tina said...

Love these cards! What a great use of that set!! BTW- you asked about the sentiment...
http://travelingmama.net/?p=1768#comments
The sentiment is by Stampendous (Hey There Cupcake clear set.) I bought it from Eclectic Paperie. Hope that helps!

laurie said...

Great cards!

Claire said...

These are just AWESOME boy cards Caroline :) I am hoping for soem cool new boy sets in the new catty as well!

Stamp and Smile said...

Fun cards! Love the colors, embellies and your lay-outs are PERFECT all the way around! Smiles... :)