Saturday, 16 July 2016

Pootles' Colour Challenge 003!

Hi there,

thanks for stopping by to visit my fledgling little blog.

  Well I'm back again  to take part in Pootles' Colour Challenge 003. Click HERE to go to the challenge and see what it's all about.

While you're there have a go, you never know you may even win........ speaking of which I won last week's challenge 002! Talk about excited and shocked beyond belief, I still can't believe it. Click HERE to see my winning card.

Anyway onto Challenge 003. The colours for this challege are, Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry and Cucumber Crush, all really BRIGHT colours! You can use all the colours or just some of the colours, it's your choice.

Game on people this is what I came up with.

 The first thing that came to mind when I saw these lovely bright  colours was tropical flowers.I was a bit concerned that the Melon Mambo and Watermelon Wonder would clash a bit, but I think not....they don't look half bad if you ask me.

Details for the card are:
1. Thick whisper white card  A5 base.
2. Watermelon Wonder mat.
3.Whisper White mat.
4. Four large flowers cranked out with the big shot using the Botanical Builder Framelits. Two in Melon Mambo, the other  two in Watermelon Wonder. I stacked the two flowers together in each colour to make them look a bit fuller. They each have a Crushed Curry centre, as well as a rhinestone
5. One small flower again cranked out with the big shot using the Botanical Builder Framelits, in Crushed Curry.
6. Two fronds/greenery in Cucumber Crush.
7. Watermelon Wonder ribbon tied in a knot around the card.
8. Happy birthday from Butterfly Basics stamp set, stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink.

One last photo so you can see the entire sentiment as the knot tail sort of obscured part of it in the last photo lol!

That's it people card done. It's your turn now to have a go. Pop over to Pootles and jump into the challenge!

 Do leave a comment and let me know what you think. 

Thanks for stopping by.
  Cheers Donna :)

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Baby Bear Again.......!

Hi there,
welcome back to another post featuring the ever popular Baby Bear from SU.

 I cannot claim this idea as mine. I found this idea on pinterest. Click HERE to go to the blog Willow Piggy that shows you how to make these beauties. The lovely Jerim even has a short youtube video showing you how she made them. I just had to copy them as they were too cute not to. Thanks Jerim for sharing!

All the bears were stamped with soft suede and crumb cake. The final colour used on each one was different, this bear has soft sky.

This bear's final colour layer was pink pirouette.

This bear's final colour layer was crumb cake.

The sentiments and banner are from the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set from Stampin 'Up. The banner was of course punched out with the new Duet Banner punch as well. All 3 banners were stamped in black and the sentiments were stamped in the colour to match the bear, if that makes sense.

So what do you think, cute right? They are small enough to attach as a gift card to a gift you are giving or as a small note card for someone special. My dear daughter loved hers!

Have a lovely day.

Cheers Donna :)

Sunday, 10 July 2016

A Baby Bear Colour Challenge

Hi there,

 are you tired of Baby Bear yet? " Most definitely" not I here you all shout! "Oh please show us another Baby Bear card Donna, go on please show us one".......

"OK if you insist"    ; )

 Here is another card featuring Baby Bear and I am combining it with Pootles' Colour Challenge 002 over at POOTLES. Click HERE to go to the  challenge and possibly take part yourself.....go on have a go, you never know!

The colours to use are Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Wisteria Wonder and Emerald Envy. What a challenge it was. Here is what I came up with......... The colours particularly the Smokey Slate and Wisteria Wonder didn't photograph that well. In fact in the photos they both look grey to me. You will have to trust me that I did use Wisteria Wonder, because I did. It looks better IRL

I think in the photo above you can just distinguish between the Wisteria Wonder dsp next to the word hello stamped in Smokey Slate.

What do you think? Do you think I met the brief? I didn't add any extra colours this week and I used all the colours in the challenge, wahoo!

OK here are the details.

1. Whisper White 9x9 card base.
2. Wisteria Wonder DSP layer.
3.Whisper White backing piece.
4. Baby Bear stamped, cut out & mounted on dimensionals. Baby Bear is stamped as follows-stamp 3 is stamped using Wisteria wonder ink, stamp 2 is stamped in Smoky Slate, stamp 1 is stamped in stamped off once Wisteria Wonder.
5. Emerald Envy bow with a wash of clear Wink of Stella over the top, which does not photograph at all, insert sad face here!
6. The word hello is stamped with smoky slate and punched out with the small banner punch and popped up with a dimensional.

Do pop over to POOTLES and see what everyone has come up with and maybe take part yourself.

Do leave a comment to let me know what you think I'd love to hear from you.

Cheers Donna :)