Friday, 27 March 2015

Papervine March Color Challenge

If you've read a few of my blog posts, you will have seen me mention the store Papervine  quite a bit. I met the owner Lowri two years ago at a local craft show and fell in love with all of her washi tapes and products. Her's was the first blog I had ever looked at and she encouraged me to give blogging a go. Her online store has grown so much since then and become so popular. 

Lowri decided to run her first Papervine Colour Challenge and of course I had to enter. Was even more excited when I saw the colour palette to choose from!!

I was very lucky a few weeks ago to come across this Reverse Confetti Chevron Die for a very cheap price. It arrived yesterday and I had to use it straight away!!!!

I started by cutting a piece of white CS the same size as the card front. After die-cutting the chevron's in the three different colours, I adhered them to the panel in a mis-matched pattern. When it was finished, I used glue tape to stick the panel to the card front and then trim around the edge. The sentiment (from Paper Smooches) was die-cut from yellow, blue, white and gold CS. I glued these together with each layer showing slightly under the next. This was adhered straight to the card. A few Papervine enamel dots and voila!

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

And will also link to the Uniko Studio Challenge # 19 where their theme is also 'Anything Goes'.

I really should give this card to Lowri because without her, I would never have started this blog, would never have started making cards and never have met (and become friends with) so many of you in blogland. So Lowri, this one's for you!!

Take care


  1. Love the flowers and the vellun of the last post, but this card is so great! Beautiful colours and such a balanced design! Hugs, Gerrina

  2. Wow! This is such a brilliant card!! Love the colors and the cool background! ;)

  3. Yay! Love how you were inspired by the chevron die! AWESOME card, pretty colors!

  4. I think this is fantastic! Love the colours and the diecut chevrons looks super! Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko Studio this month!

  5. What a great die! Your card looks fantastic--love the colors!

  6. Hi Shona
    I love the idea on your card
    clever used the color combo and great use your new chevron DIE
    you also have the same color of enamel dots
    great card
    In Munich the enamel Dots are so expensive also I never buy it again LOL
    and I just read you are from New Zealand..
    do you know Dawn Turley..she is also living there
    I knew her from Hero Arts Flickr and we still sometimes send card..
    the funny thing is
    sending cards to New Zealand is more faster than sending to USA..
    do you want to exchange bday card with me Shona..
    when is yours?My bday is 10 April it will come next month hehe one year older ..
    if you interested in..please reply this and I will get your mail..
    happy Sunday at your Munich still 22.25 Oclock :)
    PS: I write your name on my last post. Thanks for showing this lovely challenge I join there too and my card is near your lovely card on the challenge gallery  If you maybe want to visit me again 

  7. Wow - this looks so cool! Love the chevrons in the fresh colours and the perfect placement of the sentiment. Great design :)

  8. What cool chevrons, Shona ... deliciously graphic ... and such gorgeous colours! That offset stacked sentiment is fabulous! Anita :)

  9. Love the colour combo on your card which is fabulous by the way.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. My RC chevron set is still NBUS, but seeing yours here has definitely given me incentive to bring it out! Colours, design...graphic and gorgeous! The stacked sentiment adds such impact!

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  12. Hi Shona
    Thanks so much for entering the PaperVine March Color Challenge.
    I love this card! We will be announcing winners later today and each participant will receive a $5 store credit too :-)
    Could you please send your email address to us at so we can sent you the details!