Friday 22 July 2011

Lemon & Lime Colour Challenge

Good morning all, well that's it I'm on holiday now whoop whoop!! I have got so many things planned I'm not sure I'm going to fit it all in.. Here's hoping for that big Lotto win!!!
So until then lets carry on... 
We have a new challenge for you all over on 
and this week its 
L for Lemon & Lime 
This was a new challenge for me as I don't think I have ever made a card with those colours before. The first thing it made me think of was Summer and those Lemon and Lime slush puppy drinks that you get at the seaside.. yummy!!

I treated myself to a few new goodies from Summer Crafting show in Doncaster the other week and one of the crafty items was one of the XL Go Kreate Dies..
This is such a lush die and can be used as a square or as I have in the diamond shape.   Doesn't it make a fabbie easel card? 

I went a bit OTT on the flowers but I just love these flowers from Wild Orchid just add glue and glitter and well perfect!

This was a great opportunity to use one of my Hanglar and Stanglar stamps that I brought ages ago and was yet to use. This one is from the beach kit.  I coloured her in Lemon & Lime to fit in with the challenge.  The beach huts are from Molly Blooms summer range, just love these background stamps! 

The metal flowers also came from the Summer Crafting show from a stall called Sliver Orchid Beads.  I have used one of them to attach a charm to.. 

This gorgeous fabric flower came from Wild Orchid and comes on a long strip.  With plenty of flowers to use.  I have added some German glass glitter using glossy accents..  You can just see the little seahorse poking his little snout out from the flowers. 

I used some of that Scrim to back the sentiment to with some lemon glitter paper.  

The Smile sentiment is coloured with copics and then crackled with rock candy from Tim Holtz. 

Close up of the magnolia dragon fly that has also been loaded with German glass glitter and back twice with the lemon glitter paper.

Crafty supplies and Links 
Hanglar &Stanglar beach kit 
Molly Blooms beach huts 
Sentiment stamps doodlebug designs 
Design paper - Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen - The Hobby House 
Go Kreate - XXL square frames frilly No 7 
Magnolia Doohickeys  - Dragonfly & Swirl  
Flowers - Wild Orchid & Mulberry crafts UK 
German glass glitter, big brad - The Hobby House 
Strawberry charm - The Ribbon Girl 
Metal flowers - Sliver Orchid Beads 
Copic markers 
Tim Holtz rock candy crackle paint 
Scrim from stash 

Enjoy your day 
Card Challenges I would like to enter 
Bloggers Challenge - Summertime fun 
Crafts for Eternity - Shaped Cards 
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - Sun, Summer, Sunshine
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes 
Paper Cutz - Anything goes 
Stamp Something - Embellishments 
Aud Sentiment Challenge - Something to make you smile
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Sunshine colours
 Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes 
Crafts and Me - Add a flower
Flutter by Wednesday - Must include butterfly, fairy or Angel 
Papercraft Star - Summer Beach
Scrapalicious USA - Summer  
Craft room challenge - Butterflies
Die cut Divas - Shaped die cut card  
Tip Top Tuesday - Shape cards 
My top tip - Use a grey felt pen to line the outside of your cut out image and all those nasty white bits are hidden..
Craft your Passion - Use Text 
Make it Monday - Anything goes 


cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning,your detail hun is as always just brilliant,love hugs cheryl xxx

Irene said...

Not the easiest colours but you sure made a gorgeous card Tamara!!
I can keep on looking and discover something cute every single time!!!
Enjoy the holidays!!


Mary J said...

Wow, just GORGEOUS Tamara! I gotta get me those beach stamps!!

Heidi said...

Wow it's stunning!
Love all the details:)
Beautiful colours and design Tamara.
Have a great day,
Hugs, Heidi:)

Christina said...

Wowww this is a stunning card Tamara! Looks absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs Kristel

Lorraine Mcneil said...

Hey, Queen of cardmaking. Hows things. This is absolutely stunning, as always. Truly amazing.
Hugs. Lorraine xxx (in Oz)

Sonia said...

Wow! love that shape and look fabulous on Easel Card... Great Design.
I like the girl stamp but I don't have those stamps... I really needed!! ;-)

Claire said...

WOW Tamara - gorgeous easel card, love the colours and the flowers are lovely and just the right amount. Hugs, Claire x

CraftinGranny said...

OMG Tamara, this is beyond beautiful with such gorgeous embellies and design. What a great way to use the die. I've got to try that and will sure give you credit for the shaped easel idea. I'm awe my friend! "Hugs" Carol

Anonymous said...

your card is stunning; the image is beautifully colored and gorgeous design.
The cards like it very much.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Karla

Zoechaos said...

How lovely to have new stash to play with, that die is fabby and yes makes a great easel card. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

Danni said...

How delightful!! So pretty! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Elaine Stark said...

Very colourful and pretty. a great shaped card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Merry said...

Saw you on Make it Monday and came to see up close your wonderful card. Love the shape.

Ida said...

Wow this is really nice. Cute images and gorgeous embellishments. Thanks for joining the BC Summertime challenge this week.

Kim B said...

Super cute and sweet card! Love all the flowers too. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

Yulis Kartika said...

I saw you on Make it Monday and came to see up close your wonderful such a absolutely beauty card, dear ..


Maria said...

Wow, gorgeous card! and so much detail! Beautifully coloured and lovely butterflies. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Tracy said...

Wow, you really packed the embellishments on this card! Great die and a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful easel card - wonderful attention to detail. Fab coloring and embellies! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful work Tamara, great shaped easel, and beautifully embellished...never OTT with flowers.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Dragonlady said...

Oh wow Tamara, stunning creation, love everything about it. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Esther said...

Love the shape of your easel card -and very pretty colours and images...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge...Esther xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Ohhhh, your card is sensational! I absolutely LOVE the shape and all the fantastic details that you've embellished with. Gorgeous creation.
Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "shapes card" challenge.
Happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card Tamara, I love all the flowers you use! xx

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous card. I love teh flowers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Caroljenks said...

What a stunning creation! You could never be OTT with those flowers - amazing! Love the fabric one and those little metal ones are fab, not seen them before! Great colouring of your image too.

I see now where your tip in TTT comments section has come from ;) Add a line or 2 in this post with your tip and you'll be in the draw :)

Thanks so much for joining in this week with Top Tip Tuesday's 'Shaped Card' Challenge :)

Carol x

pinky said...

Tamara that is absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at c4E this week.

crafty amy said...

Wow this is gorgeous and I don't think you have gone OTT with the flowers I think there is just enough :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


Amy xx

Cre8tiveVet said...

Completely stunning! The shape, embellishments, and image are simply fabulous! Thanks for joining us at DCD. -Yvette

Georgiana said...

Wow! So many details on this beautiful card. The colors are wonderful, the flowers and charm are a great addition, and the shape is fabulous. Thank you for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Carson's Creations

Bianca said...

Wow, I have not seen a this much perfect card befor! I´m over the moon! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge and for enter our guest designer call! We will publish our new quest designers with our next challenge xx Bianca

Gabbi said...

Super cute summer card. I just love this. Thanks for joining us at fussy and fancy.

Debi said...

Pretty- love the shape of this card- and pretty colours, thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge- Debi x

Guylaine Seyer said...

this is absolutely lovely. A lot of great coloring wow!
thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday

PokSa said...

Awesome! I'm stunning. I love your work. So fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
The diamond shape is great!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
xx Nela

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Tamara, what a gorgeous shaped card. I love the sweet image and beautiful sunshine colours. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Steph said...

Gorgeous shaped card and I just love that little stamp with her cute playsuit! Sweet colours x

michele said...

Beautiful card! Thank-you for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

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