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Sunday, 20 June 2010

Pistachio Sugar & Spice

front of card

close-up of image

inside of card

There are two challenges listed below with summer or sunshine themes. I looked at the criteria quite carefully &, since the stipulations were to make a card inspired by something done in the summer/sunshine or colours associated with summer/sunshine, I decided that my card does qualify for these. The colours I used are the ice cream colours of pistachio & vanilla with the dark green being either candied angelica, green glace cherries or mint liqueur sauce. This combination immediately makes me think of sitting eating an ice cream sundae at one of those little ice cream parlours that seem to appear when you go on holiday. I have followed the sketch provided by this week's  Allsorts Challenge.  

Stamp Belles 'n Whistles Beary Big Hugs.
Inks etc.... Memento Tuxedo Black (image). Color Box Pheasant Gold for inking all cardstock & paper edges excepting the punched leaves.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.
Cardstock Pale gold cream Moondust & dark green from "stash".
Paper Nancy Watt Collection - Fancy Framed Quotes & Florals.
Punches Woodware (scalloped square, circle & scalloped circle), Nellie Snellen (leaves).
The green bows are from a Hot Off The Press Bright Brad Pack ( I cut the legs off), the buttons are Woodware & the flower gems are from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Belles 'n Whisles - Buttons & Bows
Allsorts Wk 57 - Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar #108 - Sunshine Inspired Card (see above)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #1 - Nice & Girly
Charisma Cardz #24 - All About Bling (gems, buttons & glossy metal bows)
Creative Inspirations Challenge #36 - Monochrome
Paperplay Wk 24 - Something Old (the dark green cardstock must have been amongst my initial cardstock purchases as it seems to have been amongst my "stash" for rather a long time.
Papertake Weekly - Ice Cream Flavours (see above)
Stamp Something - Something Summer! (see above)
Totally Gorjuss #35 - Sugar & Spice! (girly image)


Elaine said...

Beautiful card Paula. Great image and your colouring is fab.
I love how you always finish off the insides too, I must try to do that more often.
Love Elaine xx

Linda said...

Lovely card Paula and the colours are so fresh & yummy!!

Lorraine said...

this is absolutely stunning Paula goodluck for the challenges huni xx

Lilian said...

Beautiful card Paula! Thanks for joining the Belles N Whistles challenge!

Annie said...

now you've done it! I will be craving ice cream all day! fabulous card Paula and such a cute image.
enjoy the sunshine, and if it gets too hot, break out the ice cream!
hugs, annie x

xxxtglxxx said...

Paula this is adorable!.. makes you want a hug! :) Great colouring and colour scheme, nice and simple, but very classy. I really like the bows, and the DP and the inside looks great! Good luck! xx

I know what you mean about old card stash - It seems to have come from nowhere!! :D lol

Yvonne said...

How truly lovely is this.. love the greens on this card, they are just beautiful.
Such a beautiful image you have used too..
sorry I have not been a good blogger of late xx

Jill said...

aww Paula your card is so gorgeous thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Suzi said...

A beautiful card Paula, love the images and the colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week, good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Super sweet image and the clour combo is so fresh!!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Vee said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Mummylade said...

such a lovely card! So glad you joined the Allsorts challenge this week! Good luck

Jenni said...

Lovely card. Thanks so much for joining in the Creative Inspirations challenge and good luck in the draw. Jenni x