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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Yay, Colour Create Challenge Day, A Day off work and exam results!!

Yay - it's Thursday, nearly time for the weekend and I have the day off today.  I'm off up to my daughter's school to get her GCSE results - will I be smiling later?  Sure I will be! 
Anyway it's also Colour Create new challenge day, and the luvverly colour combo has been chosen by our luvverly Kerry!! And here's your inspiration picture:

25 Aug - Challenge 78 - Kerry
The optional extra for this challenge is to make your own backing paper!!  This is the second card this week, that I've not used any of my yummy papers!!  However it did mean that I use this gorgeous snowflake design  stamp from Anna Griffin for my backing design.  Bought it as part of a set aaaaggggeeesss ago and you can line it up and repeat the pattern to get the size you want.   
My image is one of the gorgeous gnomes from Whiff of Joy - they're just made for this colour combo!  This is the first time I've tried this dotty shadowing - quite like it but think I need to a bit lighter with my PMs.  Think I also need to get my eyes checked as my little gnome looks ever so slighty squiffy!!  The little wooden tree was a craft fair purchase.  

Our fabby sponsor for this challenge is High Hopes Rubber Stamps so hope you will play along to be in with a chance to win something gorgeous from their selection.

The lovely ladies that make up the Colour Create Design Team have made some wonderful creations to share with you so do pop on over and enjoy!
Have a great day!

13 comments:

Annie said...

Love the card. Good luck for later. Hope she gets all she deserves.
A x

Kristel said...

Woww this is really gorgeous Julie! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Love the card Julie - special!!!
The stamped paper is GORGEOUS!!! All ready and waiting for Christmas..

Good luck to your daughter!
Shane :))

Laura said...

This card is stunning, i love the background paper you made darling and these gnomes are soooo cute. Hope the results are good, im sure they will be xxx

Julie M said...

Fab card Julie - I love the kraft/black/red/white colour scheme - and your dotty shadowing looks good to me!!

Best of luck to your daughter!

Julie :o)

Clairebears said...

I love thses colours together and I love the dotty shading - I think its another thing to add to my TO DO list! Your gnome looks good to me :0)

Love Clairebears x

coops said...

stunning card julie.i love the image and classy colour combo and your dotty shading is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Sharon said...

A gorgeous card Julie! You've done a wonderful job with your dotted background, your pattern paper looks great too! I really love that cute tree button - perfect embellishment for this card!

Sharon x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable Julie.
luv
Debby

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh Julie!! This card is so precious!! your coloring is amazing hun and I love how real that candy cane looks!! :)

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Julie and such a sweet image, I do love the WOJ gnomes and with your beautiful colouring, so perfect. The background paper you made is brilliant, love the stamp. Hope you're well, that you enjoyed your day at the Craft Barn a few weeks back (sorry I wasn't there that day to see you) and I really hope the results were what was needed, fingers crossed! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

Kerry Steger said...

Julie this is a fabulous card! I love the dotted outline. Also I have just read your most recent post! Congrats on being chosen for the Whiff of Joy DT! I can't wait to see the lovely creations you come up with!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely background stamping and brilliant foreground colourwork! Love your little tree too! Hugs, Lesley