Saturday, 5 November 2011

Pretty Little Flowers

Just a few flowery cards I made today to finish up all the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges. I must get my box made up this week and sent off to the MD Andersen Center in Texas, which is where all these Hope cards are going to help raise money towards cancer research and care.

This first card is for a ton of challenges! Hope You Can Cling To #17 to use paint, A Passion for Papertrey's colour challenge to use peach, green and brown, Make It Monday's Challenge #39 to build a background using multiple stamps and colours, for Cupcake Craft Challenge #166 to use leaves and for SC357 for the sketch! Phew! I just got my new Spring Moss ink last week and it is such a gorgeous colour. I didn't have this one in the old inks, so can't compare it, but it's luscious. Can't wait for all the other PTI inks to come out now! (I got Aqua Mist too, but not tried that one yet!).


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My next card is for Hope You Can Cling To Challenge #31 to use a style that is not your own - well CAS cards are definitely NOT me, so I thought I'd go with one of those and this one still took me forever to do! I used the gorgeous colour palette from Play Date Cafe's Challenge #106 to use pink, yellow and grey. This is colour swatch from their challenge.


And this is my card for it.


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My final card for this post is for Hope You Can Cling To Challenge #30 to use frilly paper ribbon - I even impressed myself on this one! I pleated some DSP and then stitched the pleats down with my sewing machine! First time ever! Might develop a thing for sewing on cards now I've got the hang of my machine! This one is also for Colour Create's Challenge #83 to use Turquoise, Hot Pink and Ivory (although there's not much ivory!), Friday Mash Up's Challenge #31 to use heat embossing (my sentiment circle is heat embossed) and/or make a thank you card and for Viva La Verve's Sketch #1 for November.


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And that's all for this post. Thanks for stopping by

19 comments:

  1. Three beautiful cards! Love the color combination on your first one~peach, green and brown~my new fave :o!

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  2. Wow! You fulfilled lots of challenges! Great job on all of them! I am a big fan of the CAS cards; they are (usually) fast to make and they still make people happy. Well done!

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  3. Pretty cards as always! Lovin' the background panel you've stamped on your first card!
    Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  4. What a stunning trio of cards! I must say, I like the third one best--so very vibrant! LOVE IT!!!

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  5. Love your turquoise paper rosette! Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!

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  6. Wow, what a busy little bee you've been! All stunning cards Vanessa - so many pretty details.
    Love your colour challenge card - have ordered the new inks myself but not got them just yet - the old one is really "smushy" very hard to get a crisp impression so very excited about SM and AM in particular.
    Thanks for playing along at APassion For Papertrey.
    Hugs,
    Caryn x

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  7. I like all three! Great job on each challenge. :)

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  8. A stunning set of cards, beautiful colours and fab layouts.

    Many thanks for sharing the first card with Cupcake Craft.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  9. Three beautiful cards. I'm impressed with how many challenges you were able to fit in.

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  10. Love the colours you've used and that paper flower is really cute.

    Thanks for joining our challenge.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  11. Love the pleating and the flower! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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  12. All of the cards are gorgeous! Love the bright colors of your embossed Thank You card and the paper rose just sets it off beautifully! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

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  13. Beautiful card, I love how you used the leaf theme...sorry for the late comment and thank you so much for joining is with us at Cupcake Craft last week :) Donna ♥ x

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  14. Your card for the Play Date Cafe is so nice. I love how you tied the bow at the top... unexpected and lovely. Thanks for joining us this week!

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  15. A lovely collection of cards! I especially love your one for the Play Date Cafe. I've just got those dies myself so it's great to see how pretty they can look. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  16. Wow, girl! You've been busy! Your take on our color story is so sweet! LOVE the CAS design and your cute, little, gingham ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  17. Great bright fun colors on your card. I really like how your embossed circle came out. And what a fun layout! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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  18. Fantastic cards! I love the last one - it's so fresh and funky.
    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge,
    Sharon xx

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  19. Fabulous cards - such gorgeous designs!! Thanks for playing along with us at Colour Create this week, Juliexx

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