Sunday, April 26, 2009

SC225 & Lauren's Colour Challenge

Normally I am quite lucky to have a lot of free time. I don't have any kids, or too many commitments that take up a lot of my time. So usually after work, other than dinner and maybe laundry, I have the evenings to myself to do whatever I please. I'll be honest, I sometimes even find myself bored. But this past week was insane. I am teaching Grade 2 French Immersion during the day while a teacher is off recovering from surgery. So this requires extra planning as French isn't my first language. Then I am also working as a Safe School Instructor tutoring after school, and Saturday I had to work a shift at the Bistro (local cafe) to help out (the owners daughter is quite ill in the hospital....pray for her) and then I had the special 60th Anniversary Celebration at Church for the CWL. Today is the first day I have had a chance to breath, catch up and actually do some my time create. So I decided to combine two challenges. Lauren Meader's Colour Challenge and Splitcoasts Card Sketch Challenge 225.

Here is my version of both challenges. I used SU Basic Grey for the card base, and then layered my colours SU Bashful Blue, SU Real Red, and PTI Lemon Tart. The Lemon Tart was embossed using my swirls cuttlebug die.

The stamp is actually from Micheal's dollar bin. I also got two other stamp sets that include a lollipop, ice cream, and donut stamp, along with some sentiments. The stamp was stamped onto SU Whisper White cardstock and coloured using SU Write Markers in Real Red and Summer Sun. I used a blender pen to add grey lines on the cupcake liners, and bashful blue to the cake stand. Cupcakes were then matted onto SU Basic Grey cardstock and attached using pop dots. I used my Marvy pink and purple circle punches.

Stamps: Micheal's dollar bin

Paper: SU Basic Grey, SU Bashful Blue, SU Real Red, PTI Lemon Tart

Ink: SU Basic Grey, SU Bashful Blue, SU Real Red, SU Summer Sun

Accessories: Marvy pink & purple circle punches; blender pens; SU Write Markers; pop dots; cuttlebug swirls die folder; cuttlebug; black marker


  1. Oooo! love how you cut up the embossed piece. I always want to do that and then forget about it when I'm working on a project. Nice job with the color challenge.

  2. What a fun colorblocked background! And your cupcakes look good enough to eat! :>