Thursday, 24 March 2011

Three in one ....

.... at last I've made a challenge card!!!  Well, as I said in the title - it's really a three challenges in one card - card!!  The colours are from Colour Q - totally my colours, the layout is from Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and the theme is from Simplicity for this week's OLW card - to feature an egg(s).


 



















I love this week's layout from Waltzingmouse - but I've been having a hard time coming up with an idea for my card.   Well, that was until I saw Susan's challenge at Simplicity - a one layer card featuring an egg or eggs.  Then when I saw the wonderful colours at Colour Q - it was easy - a basket of eggs for Easter!




I love the Colour Q challenge and I've got my new ink spots in all the current Stampin' Up! colours - but sadly the challenge is using a lot of the old SU colours!!  Never mind, I've matched the colours I don't have as best I can.  I stamped the basket full of eggs and the pennant images first, masked them and then over stamped with the quilt image.  Then I coloured the pennant and eggs with my inks and aqua pen.  I added a very clean and simple greeting and to finish I sprayed a light covering of Cosmic Shimmer mist in pearl.  In real-life the card has a lovely shimmer.

Stamps:  Waltzmingmouse - Spring Baskets; Molly Blooms stamp free with Simply Homemade
Inks:  Distress - Antique Linen, Crushed Olive (Kiwi Kiss), Dusty Concord (Concord Grape), Broken China (Bermuda Bay); Stampin' Up! - Bashful Blue; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Pearl; card from stash

It's feels so good to have completed some card challenges!  After the last few weeks - which have been rather stressful, it feels good to start getting back to normal - or what passes for "normal" in my house!!  I've even done all my ironing!!  And it feels like Spring has really arrived - it's been absolutely beautiful here today - the sky was bright blue, white fluffy clouds and unseasonably warm!!  It's been fab!  Do drop by again tomorrow - I will have another card to share with you - I've still got a few Easter cards to make!!

Before I go - I'm delighted to report that Ben did his fun run last weekend in just over 11 minutes - much faster than he was expecting - so pleased for him.  And I'd also like to welcome another new follower - Ciara.  See you tomorrow.

22 comments:

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Deborah, Very pretty card love th banner and colors!!TFS
Hugs

Chrysalis said...

Evening, Deborah - really love this card - especially the bunting blowing in the wind. I must look out for that stamp. A really great Easter card. Well done to Ben, BTW x

Meredith said...

Such a beautiful spring card, Deb! I like your banner, the way you can see it 'blowing'! Glad to hear you felt a bit more normal today, and what a beautiful day you had too! The past couple here have been similar - I am anxious for the warmer, sunnier weather!

Craftilicious said...

Brilliant combo of challenges and lovely card. I'm having trouble with the waltzing mouse sketch this time too - knew I should have bought their bitty banners!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this card - the banner is just gorgeous and I like the checked area between it and the basket of eggs.

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Deborah, great card, lovely colours and clever old you 3 challenges in one card:0) Thank you for your opinion on my blog post:0) xxx

Susie said...

Such a lovely card. Your placement of the images is just perfect! Love it :) Those colors are so pretty together, aren't they? I was hoping to play along in the ColourQ challenge too, but I don't know if I'll have the time. Challenges are so much fun. Thank you so much for the kind comments you left on my blog!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

The banner flying over the Easter basket is lovely and your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at WMSC this week, Deb!

jimlynn said...

Deborah, this is just fabulous! Love it.
Lynn

Jackie said...

Beautiful CAS card :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

Lovely card Deborah, love the pennant stamp.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deborah! Love the bright colored eggs and sweet banner! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Jenny said...

Fab card and I love how you've positioned the chequed background too x

Pauline said...

Lovely card Deborah. I liked how you used the background stamp in the middle. Very nice

Colleen said...

Wonderful card, Deborah! I love the scene you created with the background and banner along with the basket.

Susan said...

Deborah...this is awesome! I love that "quilt" background...what a fabulous stamp! That pennant stamp is pretty cool too! Awesome card!

Savitri said...

Very pretty card!!! The basket is very cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely. The colors are so pretty. :o)

Noelle said...

LOVE the one layer card! So pretty and you added so much interest with the implied texture. Thanks for joining us at CQC! :)

Sylvia said...

Lovely Easter card, Deborah! The the pretty elements of this card! Thanks for playing with us again at the colourQ

Sandra Farrell said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week.

Susan Raihala said...

Waht a fabulous layout! Love the colors and design so much!

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