Friday, 21 January 2011

A Challenge

First the challenge, I’ve taken part in the A Passion for Papertrey’s challenge to work out of our comfort zones. I decided to try and work with blue – its a colour I’m definitely not comfortable with but as I needed to make a birthday card, and I knew the recipient's favourite colour is blue it had to be done. I took inspiration from this month’s PTI release, especially Maille’s designs.
Stamps: Circle Tags (Paula Pascual), Sentiment from Round and Round.
DSP: Beautiful Blooms, Men of Life,
Cardstock: White card blank from stash, hawaiian shores, old olive
Mediums: Real Red, hawaiian shores, basic black
Tools: Mat Stack 3 die, Basic rhinestones coloured with black copic, leaf from 2-step Bird punch, word window punch, scallop circle punch, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Basic back 1/8” taffeta ribbon, dimensionals and glue dots.

I did love rolling those flowers, in fact I think I am now addicted, I’m sticking them to EVERYTHING! They are so easy to make and look soooo adorable!
Anyway I know the card has been safely received so its safe to post on here {wink}

I'm planning to put together a small package of PTI goodies for my blog readers, it won’t be masses and masses, just a small selection of cardstock, designer papers, ribbon and buttons. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before Friday 28th January 13.30 GMT. I will draw a winner from those comments sometime Friday afternoon, I will open this to all European crafters.
Good luck


Emma said...

*wink wink* I can't begin to think who this wonderful PTI fairy could be! What an amazing bunch of gals crafters are (including yourself). Gorgeous card too Dawn, I LOVE your rolled flower especially :D

scrappyjacky said...

Love this card,Dawn....and the colours look great together.
Will email you soon about the Pay It Forward.

Kay D said...

First, let me say I love your card, especially the rolled flower (they are TONS of fun, aren't they- I just made my first one the other day for Ted's challenge), and you definitely have an angel! I {heart} Plum Pudding!
Have a great day!

Stephanie said...

First of all, your card is just gorgeous!!! Love all those colors but especially the blue (my favorite color, too). Secondly, how nice of a fellow crafter to send you such a sweet, sweet gift! That is just awesome. And finally, how awesome of you to just pay it forward! All kinds of good things in your post today! I love it!

Unknown said...

Love your cards...when you posted that you were a purple kinda girl. I thought what colour do I like, and at this moment I cannot decide...Keep up the wonderful ideas and you are very lucky to have an angel like that!x

Caroline said...

Wow, I always love your cards and I love rolling those flowers myself in all different sizes LOL! I've always found purple difficult, but recently I did make a card in Perfect Plum and Old Olive, and surprised myself at how nice it looked! Thanks for the inspiration as always. Love Caroline x
What did you leave under your pillow for the PTI fairy?

Kara said...

what a sweetheart! that was so nice of *her*'re card is gorgeous too!!

Dana said...

Lovely job using blue! Your rolled flower is fabby, and so is the negative layer of the mat stack! Love it.

Oh and the purple rak card is pretty awesome too!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Blue is a great color :) I love your blog, your creations are very inspirational. And I too love love love PTI!!! They have the best stuff and I just love how all the products go with one another! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work! :)
Hugs, Rhoonda

Caryn said...

Gorgeous card Dawn, the paper is the perfect choice. What a sweety your friend is too - I recognise the card so I know who it is, (wink) - she is a darling.

Thanks for joining in at A Passion for Papertrey.

Caryn xxx

Aimes said...

Hmmmmmm....I think we both may know the same angel, Dawn! ;D
I love the boldness of this card - so super fun and way to use the negative of a die for your focal point! Such a creative use of that die!
Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!

Anonymous said...

Your card is lovely - I'm going to give that negative die thing a go !!
Hmmmm... I'm sure I've seen that GORGEOUS card before - isn't it lovely to have kind friends (bit like yourself and this giveaway !!- thanks for the opportunity !)

Margaret C

Ali M said...

Hi..Ive just found your wonderful blog via ILWS..WOW is all I can say..!!Beautiful creations..!!
I have never seen PTI goodies 'in the flesh' and would love to recieve your generous RAK..tho i may find myself addiceted and need to buy lots!!
Ali M

Tina Faghy said...

Hi Dawn
I love the colour combo on the birthday card.
I'm so becoming a PTI addict thanks to yours (and my upline, Vals), inspiring creations. Thankyou.

Huguenot Girl said...

Love the colour combo and the rolled flowers on your birthday card. Also what a lovely RAK - I'm sure I've seen that gorgeous purple card somewhere in blog land (wink) - I wonder where?! Nicole

bonnie said...

Wow how wonderful and how generous of your sweet friend too.....Hugs to you, Bonnie x

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