Monday 6 October 2014

Colour Me...! Challenge # 40

I'm afraid I did it again last night....didn't get to bed till 3am this morning even though I had told myself I would go to bed early. I was looking at some challenges that are due soon and suddenly ideas starting popping out of my head, so took the opportunity to create before I forgot!!!

I never used to like the colour coral but it seems to be growing on me of late (especially combined with gold...), so when I saw this photo for the Colour Me! challenge this week, I decided to go for gold and immerse myself in the colour.


I tried something new last night. About 12 months ago I won a paper collection from Carta Bella 'Hello Again'. I've hardly used it at all and it has masses of coral patterns. So, my own challenge was to use papers only from this pack and do no stamping. That's right, a challenge within a challenge!

I cut out this journal card size rectangle as I loved the watercolour wash. I then chose two other patterns, cut them into strips and adhered straight to the card base. The rectangle was popped up on foam tape and scattered with sequins. I couldn't help popping in a little bit of gold too.....

It was actually a lovely card to make. No worry about getting my stamped sentiment smudged or on an angle. This was a lot of fun, so might have to try this challenge for myself again!

The clear sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and coral sequins from Teresa Collins 'You are my Happy'. The gold heart was cut with a heart metal die from CAS-ual Fridays'.

As I've mixed a few patterns here, I'm going to link this to the Winnie and Walter - WCMD Pattern Play with Shay Challenge which came about on World Card Making Day.

And since this is a pretty simple card, I'll also link to Virginia's View Challenge # 8 where the theme is 'clean and simple'. This is my 3rd(?) entry...I think....

I have one more card to post and then I'm going to bed....promise! I even rented a horror movie for the night to make sure I go to bed and watch it. And, I just remembered I have a sneaky bag of Peanut M&M's tucked in my bedside drawer, so early to bed is looking better and better.......

Take care


  1. What a lovely card Shona! A great mix of papers but the water-colour washed journaling card stole the show for me, a lovely focal point! Thanks for joining us for the monochromatic challenge over at Colour Me...! this week. Good luck with getting to bed earlier tonight!

  2. This is gorgeous! I LOVE it...

  3. Absolutely fantastic, Shona! Love how you combined patterned paper. It's the one thing that never works for me, so I'm always delighted to see others excel at it. Super pretty!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    CMCC Design Team

  4. Fabulous design :) love those bold stripes

  5. How could you be anything but happy after looking at this sweet card?!?! Thank you very much for taking the time to create and share with us at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you back again next week :)

  6. Shona, I love the BIG HAPPY sentiment! The water-colored wash is gorgeous and the sequins/gold heart are the perfect embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me..! this week! XX

  7. Great is of papers and the added heart is perfect element. I am not a coral love either and don't think I have any ink but perhaps some paper. I could never create so late, need to be fast asleep by that time!!

  8. Great way to use your paper so beautifully! The heart finishes is of perfectly!

  9. This is such a pretty collection! I love how you used that journaling card!

  10. Such a smile inducing card, Shona ... great use of those wonderful DPs and just the perfect scattering of bling! Anita :)

  11. Yay! Congratulations Shona on your HM at Colour Me Challenge for this gorgeous card! So lovely!

  12. Mmmmmmm, coral, one of my faves, I love it with a dark warm grey too, and white, and pale teal..... you probably get the picture.