Saturday 3 May 2014

Take Three Colours ...

Washing, shopping, gardening, cooking and crafting - what else should you do on your Wedding Anniversary!!  That's all that I've been up to today 28 years after saying 'I do'.  I'm ashamed to say that I bought my husband a card even though I spend all my spare time crafting. I left it too late to create a special card maybe I should make one now ready for next year!

I've just signed up for the 'Watercolour for cardmakers' course at so have spent sometime today doing pre-course homework!!  I even dragged out a set of water colour paints that I was given as a gift years and years ago but never got around to using.  So I'm all set for the off on Monday.  I'm really looking forward to learning some new techniques.

I have managed to create one card this afternoon to enter into a number of challenges.  I've used three colours to fit this weeks challenge at "Less is More" along with the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch.  The Simonsaysstamp Wednesday Challenge where 'Anything Goes'.

The sentiment is die cut and inlaid into the card

I really have to do something about my photographs - the dots are beautiful turquoise and not as dull in real life as they appear in this photograph.

I used the following:
Simon Says Stamp - Lots of Dots stamp set
Stampin Up Inks - Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana
Stampin Up Card - Bermuda Bay
Navy card from my stash
Clearly Besotted Hello Word Die

I need to finish my post with a big thank you.  Firstly to my new followers - welcome to my blog and thank you for joining me.  Secondly I need to thank the bloggers at Sketch Saturday for honouring me with a top three place for this card.

And finally a big thank you to TIME OUT challenge where "I got Honours at taking Time Out" for this card.



  1. Well done on the challenges Elaine and I think you are on to another winner with this one. Beautiful colours and style. X

  2. Fab card, Elaine! Love your take on the sketch and the ombré colours! Congrats for your challenge shout outs....well deserved :)

  3. This is so cool! Love it! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Love how you have treated the 3 shades of one colour - turquoise is a really good choice! Have fun with your watercolour online class - I would love to give it a try one day mmm! Ann

  5. Ooh this is gorgeous! This sketch scares me but I really want to have a go - you've done an amazing job! :-)

    Beth xx

  6. Love this! It really jumped out at me - turquoise is my favourite colour.


  7. Lovely cards Elaine, love that first one!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Love your dots!! So fun!

  9. Lovely card, Elaine! And congrats on the honours at the challenges. Your 'Time-out' card was totally a show-stealer :)

  10. Super card Elaine! Enjoy your watercolour course
    Thank you for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    LIM Designer

  11. Love your fun dots Elaine - a simple and effective CAS card.

  12. Oh, this is fabulous! I love your super fun take on the sketch!

  13. Fabulous card! Very pretty! Great design!

    Happy belated Anniversary!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  14. Another fabulous card Elaine :) Viv xx

  15. Fun take on the sketch! Love the ombré colors!
    Thanks for joining CAS(E) this Sketch!


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