Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Having some quiet time

There's not tons you can do when you have pneumonia... Even walking upstairs to use the bathroom is exhausting! So, I decided to plant myself in my craft room and go nuts. If I can't move, at least I'm some place happy! Next stop is the couch with some tea and Legally Blonde (that's right, Legally Blonde!)

I  made two cards today - One for one of my favourite challenges and another for a challenge that is no doubt going to be one of my favourites... ith the always-awesome RetroSketches thrown in for some flavour!

The Play Date Cafe had some fabulous colours this week - I made a baby card (which I always seem to do with this set). This is for a friend who will be having a fall baby. Don't know if it's a girl or a boy yet, so I've got plans to make another one with blue if a boy pops out.


Here are the colours for this week (I interpreted them as Melon Mambo, More Mustard and Early Espresso):


And this one is for Fab Friday - a new challenge with a stellar design team that brings endless amounts of inspiration. Also for RetroSketches - one that I seem not to get to play along with as much as I want to!


It's hard to tell with this card, but the second stamp on the Stippled Blossom is actually Illuminate ink. I was playing around with this set the other day and thought it would be cool to use a colour and illuminate rather than two colours.

Here are the colours for this week. As many of you know, Sahara Sand is my all-time favourite neutral. What a great colour combo this is!:

And here's the sketch from RetroSketches:



Wow... that was a lot for one post. I'm pooped!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

7 comments:

  1. Great CAS design! Love the waving banner too! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

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  2. Beautiful Tara! Hope you are feeling well again soon xoxo

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  3. Ooooo...I love both cards. The baby card is such a clever use of the challenge colors. I love the folk-art feel of the circle! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  4. I love the CAS design that you paired with the color combination. Stamping over your main image with Illuminate ink is a great idea and I intend to try it. I love the stitching on the banner. Thanks for playing at Fab Friday.

    PS- I love the baby card too. Those colors work wonderfully with that stamp set and design. :)

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  5. Both of your cards are so very pretty!!! Hope you feel better soon!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe

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  6. Gorgeous! I'd love to see the shimmer in real life, bet it's fabulous! I love how the yellow pops here! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

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  7. What a pretty card. So beautiful design. Perfect card for the pleasure occasion. I appreciate this.

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