02 November 2013

Week 144 Fireworks And September Winner

It's a new month which means a new colour challenge and a new sponsor!  This month we are delighted to be sponsored once again by Pink Petticoat.

We have a slightly different colour challenge for you.  We want to see how our photo inspires you and see cards that have ...
Dark background with a splash of colour(s)

This is the card I made for my lovely friend Mandi (she who created "Less is More" with me) whose birthday is today!
Happy Birthday Mandi! We hope you have a lovely one!
I used a die from Impression Obsession, cutting it in several fireworky colours and mixing them up into the black die cut card. I got in quite a pickle sorting out which hearts would fit where!
For the sentiment, I cut 1cm strips of the coloured card and stuck them to a piece of double sided tape and then die cut the birthday word from it.

This one has only a touch of colour... red for the cardinal and the tiniest bit of yellow for his legs.
The trees were cut with my Portrait machine. The sentiment is from Woodware.
I will be at the Craft Show at the NEC on Friday, if anyone else is going that day, it would be great to say Hi!
Just let me know!

My first card uses the photo not only for colour inspiration but for the design too.  I simply used a black card base and added a heart of colourful buttons from brights collection at stampin up

My second card uses embossing paste and a stencil and then bright blue glitter.  I have simply added some pearls and a sentiment from pink petticoat.

We are also sorry we forgot to post the September winner.....

Gina of Inky Bits!

Congratulations you've won.... if you email us we can sort out your prize



  1. Wow, brilliant challenge, I have been working on something with a black background so will have to get a move on an finish it. Thrilled to be the winner for September. Will be in touch. Gx

  2. Great theme this week, and gorgeous samples those button hearts never get old do they? XOXO Zoe

  3. Wow,
    Hundreds of idea's going through my head, but no black board, will have to come up with an idea.
    Never entered a challenge before, but this sounds like fun.

  4. Great challenge, ladies, and great cards! I missed last week's, darn, so I made sure and hopped right on this one!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Great challenge, loved to use black iso white for a CAS card!

  6. Thanks for the fun challenge--your cards are all amazing! :)

  7. Another thoughtful challenge with clever inspiration! Thank you Chrissie and Jen :D
    Congratulations to Gina, a very well deserving winner for September :D Hugs Gay x

  8. Great challenge! Thank you!
    And as always, awesome cards! So inspiring. :)



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