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Just Add Ink Challenge # 25

Too Cute to Handle

There's a colour challenge on this week at Just Add Ink . I found the colour combo a little tricky and then re-read my notebook to discover that it was one of my suggestions! Ooops! No-one to blame but myself!

This week's Colour Combo

The card evolved from me wanting to use the cute Rose Red coloured Designer Hardware from the 'Hooray' collection (Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue) as a starting point! The sentiment then led me to use the little tea cup stamp called, 'Share a Cup'. It's one of my favourite stamps and so versatile! ... and so the design 'blossomed' from there. The little flowers coming from the cup are attached to small lengths of florist wire.

Project Recipe:

Stamp Sets: One of a Kind, Share a Cup
Ink: Rose Red, Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: RR, SS, EE and Very Vanilla
Accessories: 1/2" SS Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Sizzlits Little Leaves Die, 5-Petal Flower and Boho Blossoms Punches, Flower Fusion, Hooray Designer Hardware, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals, Stamping Sponge, Scallop Circle Die, Perfect Polka Dots SU Embossing Folder, Florist Wire

I hope you get a chance to play along this week! I'll be back for Just Add Ink in a fortnight and in the meantime I'll be busy making cards for Lisi's Miss Vintage Shop! ... and maybe the odd challenge or two if time permits!

PS: This one made it into the Late Night Stampers' Blog Finds of the Day - July 10! Thanks heaps, Kelly. Your blog is a great resource!


Danielle Daws said…
LOL... isn't it frustrating when a challenge you set is a little tricky??

LOVE your card!
Jodi said…
Wonderful design and great card! Love it!
Claire Harrison said…
Oh so gorgeous - love it!
Patrice said…
This is a lovely bright 'feel good' card Bronwyn, I really like it :o)
Tania Gould said…
So you're too blame for this colour challenge - hmmmmm!!! THANKS!
Anonymous said…
Gorgeous card. I love the designer hardware, and you used it so well.
Nicki S said…
This is such a pretty card! Those bold colors against the vanilla is very striking! Fabulous job!
Very cute!! Love your card, enjoying your blog and now following along too! Hope you'll stop by my blog and check it out too!
jaydee said…
Bronwyn, this is absolutely adorable. There are so many elements that I love... all the polka dots... the flowers in the cup... your use of the leaves .... all round just gorgeous.
thanks for inspiring us
Christine Blain said…
This is such a happy card, Bron; it brings a smile to my face every time I look at it. LOVE the little flowers coming out of the cup, and the way you've used the hardware, bling and flowers is gorgeous. LOVE it. (I, for one, thought this colour combo was great, LOL.)
Chris said…
Saw this over at StampinConnection, but I was in a hurry and didn't get to say how GORGEOUS this is!

If it wasn't so late at night I would be CASEing this right now...

-Chris McL
sunbear said…
this looks like an awful lot of work! but it's fabulous. love the dotted background.
Lynn Powell said…
Love this card! So elegant. Do you mind if I CASE???
Judy May said…
Love all the details and the Rose Red and Soft Suede are great together.
Nance Leedy said…
I loved this color challenge and i LOVE your card. I wish we had Share a Cup in the US--it's so cute. Love how you've used it here with the flowers and hardware-FABulous!

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