Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stamping 411 and Colour Dare

Wow!!  I was amazed to see that I reached 100 readers today! What a wonderful thing, to see that 100 today! I did a happy dance!  Thank you to everyone who comes to visit my blog.  I never knew about the reader program until a gal emailed me and asked if I had it hooked up to my blog!!  So thank you for challenging me to learn new stuff like that and for stopping by in your busy day to visit me!

As you know, one of my most favourite challenges is Stamping 411.  I love their sketches and this week they have a great one!  I changed one element of the sketch! Instead of the Modern Label Punch at the bottom left hand corner of the card, I used the Little Leaves die and made that my accent.  I also used the colours from the current Colour Dare.  I'll admit, it was tough but I am happy with how they turned out!!  Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz and Tangerine Tango.

I used the leaves as the main focal point of my card and added some little flowers with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack!  The sentiment is from Fabulous Phrases once again and I made my own tag!!!  Do you know how I did that?  I got this terrific idea from Brenda over at her blog QBee's Quest.  Click HERE to see her post!!  Such a clever idea!!!  She is calling it her 'Decorative Label Punch Mini Label".

I added some pearls to each little flower I punched out and I used some retired paper from the Sweet Pea DSP pack from last year.  I used the "de"-bossed side of the finial press embossed paper...I like how it looks!  I thought this would be a different kind of Valentine's card!!  We do Christmas cards in non-traditional colours, why not a Valentine Card?

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. I love the pop of colors on the white background, great combo!! Great take on the sketch :)

  2. Love the little leaves and punched flowers....great job!

  3. what a pretty and clean look! I really love what you did with the sketch!

  4. Well I am headed over to see how you made that tag because it is adorable on your card! Always love white space............

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Love how clean and crisp it is and the tag is perfect! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

  6. What a bright, fun and happy card Lesley. And that tag? OMG, genius TFS. Love how you fit the two leaves together and the bitty punch is perfect. Thanks for joining us again at the Color Dare!

  7. Love the bright colors on this CAS card!

  8. What a fun card!!! Love those bright colors!

  9. You have used this week's colours fabulously! Love the leaf with the flowers on it and all that white space. Great card :) Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare this week!

  10. Lesley, congratulations on your 100. That is a wonderful milestone!
    I love what you did with the very tough color challenge and this card is a great interpretation of the sketch. It's also wonderful to see a love card that doesn't include red.
    p.s. love the pic of Rolley!


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Lesley :)