Color Throwdown Challenge 405

Hi Guys, welcome to the Color Throwdown Challenge 405!

I was a very lucky girl last week because I was chosen to be this weeks Guest Star Stamper :). You can see my design along with the designs the regular CTD team came up with here.

To give me time to create, I was given the color hues last week. swatch405Interestingly, I had already made a card that I absolutely loved already and no one had seen it. Straightaway, I just felt the design would look adorable with the colors given to me by the CTD team. So I made another one!

The stamps used for my Guest Star Stamper creation were Snuggle Bunnies and Rainbow Greetings. To make the rainbow, I die cut the three colors with MFTS’s Stitched Rainbow die. You may notice the sunshine in the background. To achieve that, I used the MFT Sun Ray Stencil.

Sunshine & Rainbows CTD405 MFT 2My Favorite Things come out with some amazing products and their customer service is superb also,  I think the stitched rainbow die is half price on MFT’s website today. I sometimes buy direct from MFT or from the fabulous Simon Says Stamp. Between both online stores, I am able to get hold of most products when they are released (if I move quickly)….

I hope you enjoy my entry and I hope it inspires you to enter the Color Throwdown Challenge too as it’s kinda of fun being given the colors to work around. Keep and eye out in social media for my other Rainbow Bunny later this week.

Wishing you a great hump Wednesday!

Cheers, Cheryl 🙂




Color Throwdown Challenge 404

Hi guys, Im back again to show you my entry for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge 404.

Before I go any further, I wanted to share how thrilled I was to be chosen as the Featured Stamper for my entry last week….miracles do happen 😉 ………You can see my entry here. For being chosen,  I received a badge for my blog and I have also been invited as a Guest Star Stamper for the Color Throwdown Challenge on August 10th. Needless to say, I am tickled pink! 🙂Aqua Roses 2 MFT

Anyway, back to this week’s challenge. The colors that were given are kraft, aqua and white. Oh I just love aqua and kraft, can’t you tell by my website???

Aqua Roses 3 MFTOne of my tasks for this week was to make a card for a colleague who has been unwell. I decided to kill two birds with one stone, and complete the challenge and as well as make the card.

The stamp set used is the wonderful Scribble Roses Stamp Set by My Favorite Things as well as the matching die set.This set has been used so many times because I love the dimension of the dies over colors. The sentiment is from another well used stamp set by MFT called On The Line. Sorry, but I couldn’t see it at Simon Says Stamp so it must be an older set. It was helpful to use my MISTI for the rose colors. It help me accurately stamp the rose images three times to achieve a more solid color. I love it when the colors just pop! I finished the roses off with a wee diamante for a bit of glam, as I was in that kinda mood 🙂Aqua Roses 4 MFT

The card did take me a while to make, but I like how it turned out, simple and elegant. I hope you like it and don’t hesitate to leave a comment to let me know.

Keep an eye out for next week’s challenge at the Color Throwdown Challenge Blogspot, as another card that I have created will be up.

Bye for now

Hugs, Cheryl 🙂



Color Throwdown Challenge 403

Hi guys, here’s a look at my entry for the Color Throwdown Challenge 403.

This week’s colours for the color throwdown were peach, yellow, light pink and white. I thought these were an interesting combination which immediately spoke softly to me. I know it may sound weird, but when I visioned those colors together, I thought of soft fluffy clouds and an uplifting sentiment.CTD 403 2

With that in mind, I pulled a stamp set out from my stash called Look for the Miracles by Simon Says Stamp.  I love the font in this set, and also it fitted with my thoughts around soft fluffy clouds etc. Also from Simon Says Stamp, I used their Stitched Circles and Stitched Rectangles dies. Linkcrafty tip: if you only want to purchase one set of nesting dies that has the stitched effect on both the negative and positive spaces, these are your dies. You should never need to purchase any other stitched dies!

CTD 403 3You may notice that the background pulls in all the colours noted. I did this by sponging the colours over the stencil by My Favourite Things called Cascading Scallop. I find stencils to be so useful for this kind of thing and,  a lot cheaper than those large full pages dies. Stencils rock in my opinion!

Of course I tapped into my paper stash by Lawn Fawn to compliment the colors. I could not resist adding a butterfly. Im not sure if its because its summer, but my focus over the last week as been butterflies. CTD 403 4

Anyway, I am looking forward to a long weekend away as we are going on a road trip to BC from tomorrow until Monday. The weather looks like it will be amazing! We decided to also take our two pooches Molly & Sasha, as we will be near Little Shuswap Lake and thought they would love it too!

I hope you have some relaxing time planned too this weekend, and I will see you again very soon. Don’t forget to leave your comments below, as I find them a joy to read.

Bye for now, Cheryl 🙂

Color Throwdown Challenge 402

Hi guys and welcome to my very first entry for the  Color Throwdown Challenge 402. This weeks challenge is #402 and the color values are green, orange, purple and aqua…very bright and cheery I thought :).

I have been looking at different card challenges around the web and periodically I have entered a few, but this challenge really appeals as I love color!

Going forward, I would like to try and complete this challenge every week and feature it on my blog. I find the color challenges in particular really inspirational, generally because I use colour all the time in card making. Check out the challenge for yourself and see what the amazing designers come up with….. Color Throwdown Challenge Blogspot.

The stamp set I used for my card is called Birthday Wishes by Mama Elephant. The technique  used is called ink blending. I didn’t use distress inks this time which is what I usually use for this technique. I decided to use general dye ink pads from my stash.  As the colours were quite different from each other, I was curious to see how they would blend together.

I finished the card off by splattering some white ink before adding a white embossed sentiment, also from the stamp set.

I really like how my card turned out. So colourful and pretty and this is one example of why I find the color challenges so inspirational. I may not have even thought to put these colours together on my own!

Hope you like it and it inspires you to check out the challenge for yourself.

Bye for now, Cheryl 🙂