Friday 26 June 2015

AEIHeartU Challenge # 25

I don't have many Avery Elle products (unfortunately) but I did receive a few a while ago but still hadn't tried them out. When I saw the latest AEIHeartU  challenge I thought it was about time I created something with them.

Who doesn't love a good rainbow! As soon as I saw this I knew instantly what I wanted to do. As to whether I could pull it off, that was another story....:

I have these Avery Elle 'Chevron Bits Dies' that come in different sizes. So I spent ages just randomly putting them in columns, trying to alternate the sizes, on a piece of white CS. I then rummaged through my tin of paint chips and decided to choose colours for a pastel rainbow. I cut tiny pieces of the chips and glued them behind the chevron openings. I decided to put this panel up on foam tape over my card base, as I thought you would see the slightly raised areas of the paint chips if it was glued flat to the card.

I also have the Avery Elle 'Bottle it up' dies and stamps, so I die cut the label and stamped the sentiment in black. This was popped up on foam tape too.

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

Max and Phoebe are both home sick today, and I'm coming down with their cold too. We had to get up at 6am this morning and drive Dave to the airport as he's flying to Auckland for the weekend for his sisters birthday. So we will just be cruising along with our boxes of tissues and counting down till he comes back, as he is bringing boxes of Dunkin' Donuts for us. Yippee!!!!

Take care


  1. The pastel colors peeking through the chevrons looks awesome :)

  2. Gorgeous card Shona...I have those very dies and have not yet put them to good use. Thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration! Wishing your family well, no fun being sick at all! And safe travels to Dave.
    So fun that you love Doris Day, I do too and love it when her movies are on the weekends, a great way to spend the time hanging out in my craft room. I love Doris Day and Rock Hudson movies and what a fabulous pair we would be!!! Can you just imagine.

  3. hello Shona! super cute card, I adore the design and mix of colors! I am having a giveaway on my blog, stop by and comment for your chance at winning.....

    I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  4. So darling, Shona... you chipster, you! Count me among you on the sick list - ugh.
    =] m

  5. Awesome design... Fabulous card!! What a cool interpretation of the challenge word.

  6. This is fabulous - you work magic with dies! Hope you and the kids feel better soon....donuts should cure all illnesses :)

  7. Your debut of your AE dies and stamps is fantastic - and how clever to use paint chips for your backgrounds! Again: brilliant! Hope your husband has safe travels and that his sister has an excellent birthday. Dunkin' Donuts...seems like a pretty good remedy to help you and the kids feel better! I'm sending 'get well' wishes and a whole lot of hugs your way, too!

  8. What a cool graphic design this is, Shona! I love your pastel rainbow in columns and all the care that went into making this! I'm sorry that Mr. Cold has moved in and spread his hairy arms around to you, too. I hope you are all well by the time Daddy comes home bearing sugary goodness so you can fully appreciate the yumminess!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Nice card!!! I LOVE the way you use paint chips! Very creative. :)

  10. Very creative use the paintchip clean and simple...lovely made...hope to see you again in my blogpost..I miss your encouragement...hugs..Monika

  11. What a fabulous combination, Shona ... soft rainbow colours, cool graphic chevrons and all that yummy white space ... gorgeous! Hope that Cold Monster's been well and truly evicted ... have you had those doughnuts yet?! Anita :)

  12. These chevrons look so good this way! A beautiful design! Must have took you so long to put this one together... Hugs, Gerrina