Sunday, July 27, 2014

Colour Me ..... # 30

My goodness .... it's been a while!

It has been silly season dancing-wise and school holidays (which was very much needed).  My daughter has found the step up to Grade 6 work and expectations, a bit daunting.  Add to that friendship complications and you have a turbulent first semester.

Her holidays started with a charity dance concert, then straight into extra practice for ballet exams.  Just before the break she was given the nod to progress to pointe shoes - very exciting.  Parents had to attend the first lesson to get instruction on sewing on ribbons and breaking in the shoes.  Now they have had their second lesson, I think they are wondering what all the fuss was about.  All the girls have pretty sore feet and ankles.

I haven't been idle on the crafting front, just completely lacking in motivation and imagination.  The need for a birthday card for a party my daughter is attending today helped to shrug off the inertia.  My inspiration was the latest Colour Me .... challenge.  

I really wanted to use the negative die space of the flowers, to add a bit of interest, and I have seen this popping up all over the place.

What you need
Cardstock - BB black, white
Patterned paper - SU Brights DSP
Stamps - Casual Fridays Bold Wishes
Ink - Versamark
Embossing Powder - Gold Glitter
Dies - PTI Beautiful Blooms 3
Gems - Kaisercraft
Flowers - SEI?

This is one of the many cards I have been making, but one of the few that isn't a copy (told you there was no imagination).  I love the SEI paper but not sure why I got it.  It was part of a 12 x 12 pad, so tonnes to use up.  I decided to use it up on some sympathy cards and some envelopes to go with them, which I never have when I need them.

Really enjoying the Commonwealth Games.  After the debacle we suffered at the Olympics in the swimming, it is really nice to see them taking a disciplined approach.  We are currently watching the mens and womens marathon -  looks gloomy with the drizzle and looks like the Africans have got it.


  1. Perfect card for a girl, Cassandra! LOVE the negative space flowers and the yellow embellies!

  2. It's always fun to see you pop up in my reader, and I always find inspiration here. Colour Me is an unfamiliar challenge site. I may have to check it out.

  3. Oh, I love how you used the negative space of the die cuts. I love that technique, it always adds a little extra to the card. Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    CMCC Design Team


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