Sunday 24 May 2009

Colour Create Challenge # 17

Good morning !

So sorry I am late posting my card this morning. I have been trying to sort this mess out on my PC as it drove me MAD yesterday and I can't get on with Firefox. Anyway, I have solved the problem ! I have uninstalled Internet Explorer 8 and now everything is honky dory again. My hubster was able to view all blogs from his laptop and he refused to put IE8 on his laptop so this morning he has been taking it off mine. What a darlin !

This week on the Colour Create Challenge Blog.........

Firstly we have some news for you........

It is with enormous sadness that Kim has decided to leave us *sob, sob*. Kim has lots of other work commitments and also that gorgeous new granddaughter to help cuddle and so you can't blame her, can you ? I for one shall miss Kim as she has been a huge inspiration to me and is such a lovely, kind and gentle lady and extremely talented. Thank goodness I can still visit her blog to see that amazing work of hers. I wish you well Kim and good luck in your new post with Magnolia.

The second bit of news is that this is the last week we will be having the challenge on a Sunday. As from 4th June Colour Create's challenges will run from Thursday to Thursday so for this challenge, you will have a few more days to make your amazing creations ! To mark the change, we will be offering some candy so be sure to be there on Thursday 4th June !

This week's colour combo was chosen by our lovely DT member Katy and is .......

Pink, lemon sorbet and chocolate and the optional extra is shabby chic.

The patterned papers are BasicGrey Porcelain and Melissa Frances "Rhonda" which is distressed with a distressing tool and then edged with old paper distress ink.

I ran a piece of brown core'dinations through my Cuttlebug with the stylised flowers embossing folder and then rubbed it over with sandpaper.

The Tilda image was a pressie from my lovely, lovely friend Tara. She has been coloured with ProMarkers and I left on the oval nestie and chalked the background with some yellow chalk.

The flowers are a mixture of Prima and Hero Arts and the spacers and brads are from my stash.

The butterfly is also from my stash.

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances transfer.

You must hop over and see the DT's creations this week, they are amazing and such an inspiration.

Thank you for visiting me and don't forget, we will be back on 4th June with CANDY !!

Have a great and sunny Sunday !


  1. Sensational card Jo. The distressing is superb and I love the embossing too. You sure nailed the shabby chic look.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Sharon xx

  2. This is wonderful. I love the pretty background paper and the image is fab. Love how you have distressed the nestie. Just gorgeous..all of it!
    Judy xx

  3. Hi again Jo, I think your card is so beautiful, that's such a sweet tilda and I love how you coloured her. The shabby chic effect is perfect! Great info on the browser probs, thanks for that. I swapped to Google Chrome when I first started having the problems a few weeks ago, then that stopped working. I'd always been using Firefox and that packed up too. I'm back on Chrome again now and at the moment touch wood it seems to be ok. Might uninstall IE if it happens again. Hope you're enjoying the BH weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

  4. What a gorgeous card Jo! These colours and the shabby look are fabulous!!!

  5. Soooo super cute, Jo! Love your that a Melissa France Rub-on I spy, smile!!! Everything is soooo fabulous, hun! Just adore it to bits!
    Hope you are well!!!

  6. What a beautiful card Jo,l love the image and colours,so gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. ooo this is beautiful jo, loving the colours i may just have a go myself :), so sorry to hear of your computer problems, they can be a real nightmare when they are not working right, so i am glad it is getting sorted for you darlin



  8. This card is gorgeous, I love that distressed look.
    Those background papers are scrummy too

  9. Fab card Jo. Love the embossing and distressing - especially the distressing on the embossing. Gorgeous Tilda and love those flowers.
    hugs Heather xx

  10. Just love your card hun, the papers are gorge and I love the image too!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  11. Oooops! Thought I'd visited you on this one already! I love it - so pretty and the perfect choice of image and papers!
    Promise to catch up as soon as I can (mad weekend and working today)!
    Huggles, T xxx

  12. wow Jo such a gorgeous card, I love your take on the colours and the shabby chic theme...beautiful xxx


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