Monday, January 3, 2011

Vive la Verve and Curtain Call Colour Challenge

Today marks the end of my two weeks off and I am back to work! I am looking forward to seeing those bright, smiley faces of the children I teach!!  Keeping true to my goals for this year, I decided to try a "new to me" challenge on the Splitcoast Stampers website.  It is called Viva la Verve and it is a sketch challenge.  I also used the pretty colours from Stacey's Stamping Stage. 

I kept my card fairly simple and played up the colours.  I am trying to use only papers from my scrapbox and subbed in Real Red for the Cajun Craze and Old Olive for the Always Artichoke, I don't have those colours and I hope Stacey doesn't mind!!  I also switched up Chocolate Chip with Early Espresso.  I think I need to order some more paper, I am running low!!!  I must admit, I found the sketch to be intimidating, but I tried to keep my card clean and simple, focussing on the sentiment and the flower.

I embossed each of the Bashful Blue panels with my SU! Embossing folder called "Finial Press", it is one of my favourite folders. The flower is from the new "Fun Flowers" die and I crimped the flower with my crimper.  I used my little leaves die to create the leaves for the flower.  The Crumb Cake panel has the En Francais stamped on it. 

My hubby doesn't know but this is for his birthday on Wednesday!  He is turning 39th!! Crazy!! I first met him when he was 30!! Time flies when you are having fun!!

Well off to tidy my craft room and to get ready for a big day tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Hostess Level 1-After Thoughts, En Francais
Paper: Whsiper White, Early Espresso, Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake
Inks: Real Red and Soft Suede
Tools: Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die (in new mini occasion catalogue), corner rounding punch, dimensionals
Extras: Finial Press Embossing Folder, 1/8" Early Espresso Ribbon, Star Brad


  1. Lovely! Happy birthday to your hubby! Mine is tomorrow.

    I will be playing too, but I have no clue what I'm going to do yet!!! Bella goes back to school today and I'm doing the Happy Snoopy Dance!! I'll have the house to myself and I can stamp, stamp, stamp!!!!

  2. Lovely card Leslie. Good luck on your first day back at school.

  3. Beautiful card! I am sure that your husband will love it!

  4. Simply beautiful Lesley! Perfect take on the CC colors and the Sketch! Thank you for joining us at the Curtain Call!!! Hugs ~S~


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