06 April 2013

Week 114 Colour Challenge

It seems lots of people loved scallops and what lovely submissions there were last week!
It's now a new month and once more we have a colour challenge.
For this month our colour choice is 
We are delighted to have a new sponsor, 
Clearly Besotted Stamps
Do check out her range of beautiful images.


My first card uses the leafy accents stamps from Clearly Besotted stamped in black onto Lucky Limeade card stock. I've added a sentiment from PI and punched flowers from Martha Stewart.  It's simply finished with a few black pearls.

For my second card I have used one of this weeks new releases from Clearly Besotted Build a Bug, added a couple of googly eyes and some lucky limeade twine and a button from Stampin Up

I have used a stamp from Stephanie's Leafy Accents set, I love the movement in this one. I have paired it with one of her border stamps,it is in fact the opening of Beethoven's 5th Symphony!
I have used some flowers from a Fiskars border punch, to which I added tiny pearls. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Here is another image from the Leafy Accents set, simply stamped and double mounted over a strip of die cut trellis. At the NEC recently, I bought a glue wand which has an applicator like those used for lip gloss and is supposed to be great for adhering fine die-cuts like this, it works reasonably well  but I still prefer my method of sticking some double sided tape or sheet to the back of card before cutting the die with my Cuttlebug. The sentiment and its corresponding die are from Stampin' Up.

I will be going to the craft show at Alexandra Palace next Saturday. Hopefully there will be a few LIMettes there and it would be lovely to meet up with any of you who may also be attending!


  1. Over the moon to be sponsoring your fantastic challenge blog - just had a go at the colour scheme myself! Fabulous samples as always ladies :) xxx

  2. Oooh,i haven't come across Clearly Besotted before-what lovely stamps and dies,i have just been and bought a set of the fabby banner dies :)
    Just off to have a play with Lime and Black for this weeks challenge.
    Best wishes ladies,Nessa :)

    1. Fabby service from the Clearly Besotted ladies-i ordered Sat lunchtime and it was here Monday morning :)

  3. Unusual colours today - quite a challenge but you have both made some beautiful samples for inspiration. I'd never heard of Clearly Besotted but they have a fab range of dies


  4. This is going to be a fun challenge. Co-incidentally I received my Clearly Besotted parcel today; contained the leaf set & the background builder, which have been used in some of the DT examples!

  5. I started following Stephanie's blog before Clearly Besotted came to be....I love her clean style, and the stamps are marvelous!

  6. FUN! FUN! FUN! Love these colors together~

  7. Thank you, I think the colour scheme has kick started our spring, nothing says spring like Lime green, the colour of all those new shoots ;)
    thanks for pointing out the coincidence of the stamps and previous post to mine Chrissie, spooky or what lol!.x

  8. Thanks for the wonderful colour challenge and amazing inspiration. I really enjoyed playing along!

  9. I've joined in for the first time - and I discovered a colour combo which I really love - plus an opportunity to use some of my stash that had me stumped! I hope people like my efforts. Can I play again, please?!
    Mind you, I joined in with my other blogging persona. Not Fat Dormouse, but Dormouse. (dormouse.wibsite.com)

  10. Sorry to double post...I'm not sure I totally stuck to the rules as some of my cards have more than 1 layer. Can I be forgiven this time round?!

  11. Great challenge - love this colour mix

  12. What a great challenge, and lovely colour combo, the DT cards are fab, and also the entries.
    Suzy B :)

  13. Lovely challenge which I couldn't resist. The DT cards are stunning. I've been trying to make more CAS cards recently, and as it is ages since I participated, I thought I'd give this a go. Elizabeth xx

  14. Lovely challange and such nice cards to inspire us, thanks!

    groetjes Coby

  15. i love this challenge what a great collors
    and what a lovely cards lady's,sorry but i don't have the time to visit them all

  16. Thanks for the zesty colour combo challenge, and lovely DT inspirations

    Bev x

  17. at JustKraft: Lovely challenge and great inspiration, thanks

  18. Stunning makes from the Design Team xx

  19. Right under the wire--glad I made it! Thanks for the FABULOUS colors to work with! Your cards are brilliant, gals! :)

  20. First time here!! this style suits me as I don't possess any stamping stuff or inks, loved working with these colors!!



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