Thursday, 30 July 2015

CC&S #135: A Double Challenge!

A fifth Thursday in the month means a double challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches with both a colour palette AND a sketch to work with together. Some hate it and some love the usually tougher challenge but Jane has made it easy for us by giving us both a super colour trio and a delightful sketch to work with.

I needed to make a card for Martin's Mum whose birthday is next week so decided to kill two birds with one stone as time is precious at the moment! I have interpreted the sketch using flowers, with leaves in place of the dots. I used a Marianne Designs die to cut the spirals for my paper roses in a scrap of navy paper. The centres of the flowers are white Candi that has been coloured with an appropriate Promarker and fixed with foam pads. The leaves have been cut using the same die set in a scrap piece of green card carefully matching the colour palette. The banners have been cut with a CB tag die again using scraps of cardstock. Lastly the sentiment from Paper Smooches has been stamped using a Memento ink pad.

Supplies Used:
Spiral & Leaf Dies: LR0162 Roses (Marianne Design)
Candi: Icing Sugar (Craftwork Cards)
Promarker: Buttercup (Letraset)
Banner Dies: Tag Along (Clearly Besotted)
Sentiment Stamp: Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink Pad: Nautical Navy (Memento)
Snippets: Navy, Green and Textured Yellow cardstock

As all the cardstock I have used is from my snippets box I would also like to enter my card into this week's recipe challenge #234 at Less Is More and at the same time wish Chrissie a very happy birthday. I have followed her blog and her challenge for some time now.  All her cards are fabulous and she is a great source of inspiration to me and, I know, many other crafters! Edit: I forgot to link up my card to the LIM challenge - silly me!

I think I had roses on my mind because I have been making some paper roses for the wedding from a pattern found on the internet by Lia Griffith. Katie is making her bouquet from paper roses using pages from an old copy of her favourite book 'The Time Traveller's Wife'. So I am making some extras to partially decorate the cake and maybe for the tables, etc. I'm very pleased with the way they are turning out and more importantly Katie likes them too so I thought I would share photos of them with you.

That's it for now. Hope you enjoy the double challenge. 
See you next week!
Stef x


  1. Great 3D effect of the roses on your card. Love those book page roses too - they're going to look fabulous on the cake and table decorations. I imagine you must be at full steam with the wedding now, such a wonderfully exciting time!

  2. I love the sweet little flowers teamed up with the scalloped edges of your card, Stef! Awesome job!
    The book page roses are fantastic, too. What a clever way to turn "something old" into "something new", and allow Katie's bouquet to be a keepsake from her special day. I'm impressed!

  3. Such a pretty card, I'm sure it will be appreciated. I know what you mean about being short on time! And it's always great when a card for a challenge has an immediate recipient. Love the roses, by the way, what an interesting idea, I'd like to seethe finished bouquet
    Louise xx