Thursday, 17 March 2016

CC&S Challenge 165 Colours: I Am Sailing

Imagine my complete surprise when my husband suggested buying me a Brother Scan'N'Cut for my birthday! He knew that one day I would like a digital die-cutting machine with wi-fi connection so that I could create my own designs on my computer and cut them out electronically ... and so much more. But I never expected to get one just yet, I thought I would have to wait for several years! Anyway it has arrived and I have started to have a play with it for this week's card for CAS Colours and Sketches.

As soon as I saw Jane's colour choices with two blues I knew that I would make some kind of nautical scene though it took me a while to settle on this design. The frame and the boat have been cut on the BS&C. It will take ages to learn how to use all the different functions but I'll get there! The waves have been cut with a die using my Sizzix. The frame has been popped up on foam tape to give some dimension.

The greeting is a peel-off, coloured black to fit in with our rules at CC&S. It's such a shame that each week we have to eliminate some entries from our voting as they just don't comply with our few simple rules!

Supplies Used:
Cutting Machines: Big Shot (Sizzix), Scan'N'Cut (Brother)
Die: Breezy Waves (Memory Box)
Snippets: White linen & coloured cardstock, peel-off greeting

Thanks for visiting and please remember just to use the three challenge colours plus stated neutrals if you want to be considered as a weekly winner when entering our challenge.

Stef x


  1. love the little scene that you have created using this weeks colours. xx

  2. You rocked this week's colours. Fabulous scene you've created and I love the perfectly simple appearance of it. Got to be framed to go on a wall Stef.

  3. Oh man I love this card - such a clever use of the colors. Very eye-catching and graphic.

  4. This is stunning, Stef! A deceptively simply design that works brilliantly. Just WOW. Caro x

  5. Wowser! This blew me away, such a fantastic design Stef.
    Louise xx

  6. Three cheers for your husband! What an awesome card. It's absolutely wonderful. Liz x

  7. I love your cheery little sailboat floating on the waves! It's a fantastic use of the challenge colors! Super job, Stef!