... I find it hard to believe that it's almost the end of January - where has the month gone to!! And it's time for our new colour challenge at CR84FN - we have some really pretty colours for you to play with - pink, red and light blue!
Heather found this lovely combination of colours; the pictures are courtesy of Magnolia Rouge. I've spent a very happy half hour looking at their gorgeous blog!!
I used our colours to make a birthday card for Ben's grandmother, Marilyn, who celebrated her 75th birthday last Friday. I didn't want to include any specific numbers, but I did want to make a special card for her.
I stamped the flower in each colour three times, and heat embossed them all with clear powder. I fussy cut the inner flower three times, and then used a circular punch for the centres. I like the shape of Labels Fourteen and cut three labels; on the largest I sponged red ink, on the next I stamped the polka dot frame from WMS and on the smallest label I stamp the fancy flourish frame (which you can just about see) in clear and then sponged on light pink ink and finished off by stamping the sentiment in red. I added a pale blue ribbon to the card base, arranged the flowers and labels and then finished off with some jewelled flourishes.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Triple Treat Flower; Waltzingmouse - Frame-It, Holiday Labels No Fourteen
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Spellbinders: Labels Fourteen (S4-290) # 3, 4 and 5
Accessories: Jewelled flourish; Clear embossing powder, ribbon and card from stash
I took a couple of close up photos of the flowers - it's really pretty and so easy to cut out. You can see the lovely gloss from the heat embossing and if you look really closely you can see the fancy flourish on the pink label!
We are pleased to welcome Monika as our Guest Designer for CR84FN47 and 48. Monika makes the most wonderful embroidery projects and she has a quite unique take on our challenges. Check out the CR84FN blog to see the inspiration projects from the team, or click on the links: Mona, Sue, Heather, Andrea, Stephanie, Suzanne, Lisa and Monika our Guest Designer.
That's all for today - Kathryn and I are off to hunt for the very elusive Monster High dolls - they seem to be selling out quite quickly around here!! And later today I hope to get to play in my craft room. See you soon.