Friday, September 9, 2011

A Freshly Made, ColourQed, Paper Player birthday!

There is a new challenge out there that I think I am going to love!  It's called Freshly Made Sketches - they ask that players make clean, but not necessarily simple, cards and that is exactly how I would describe my style!

This week is their first sketch and to play along I wanted to pull in some other favorite challenges.

ColourQ has an amazing variety of color challenges and include a fun inspirational piece with each one.  This week's colors absolutely reminded me of a girlfriend with upcoming birthday - aren't they just fresh and fun??


And then I had to play along with The Paper Players.  They have a variety of challenges - sketches, colors, themes - and this week was to make a birthday card.  I had really wanted to pull out a true birthday stamp - but my card, as it is, came together perfectly for my friend.



Isn't it amazing how when you already have the colors, the sketch and the theme (and throw in a special friend) - cards come together easily???


  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Garden Silhouettes, Great Friend (sentiment)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Cottage Wall dsp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Markers in Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence and Lucky Limeade
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Butterfly Embosslit and border punch, Stickles (Thistle), Cuttlebug and Quickutz embossing folders, ribbons from Hobby Lobby, gems colored with copics

18 comments:

Rita said...

Why didn't I think to use that paper for the colourQ challenge?! I only have a whole unopened pack! :) This is lovely, Kim! I love the textures, the cute embellishment, and of course the designer paper! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Karen Veneracion Flores said...

I love your flower, and the itty bitty butterfly adds a wonderful touch. Just beautiful.

Sue said...

Love your card!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow you combined these challenges perfectly! Love how the white sets off the bright colors - pretty card!

Julie Marshall said...

You have so many fabulous details on this card...but, it still looks so clean and light. Love your layers of color! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Christina said...

Fabulous paper choices for your card, Kim! It's funny that I feel just the opposite about combining several challenges--it stresses me out! But you have definitely done a beautiful job with all of them. Thanks for joining us again this week at the ColourQ!

Jen said...

What a great job with all those challenges! I love all that white space. It really highlights the colors and the embossing gives it just the right amount of texture. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Kim! Love how you matched the retired dsp with the current stamps. Beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Ginny said...

LOVE your card - just pinned it, as a matter of fact. Fabulous design and use of the colors!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous card, Kim! I love that you combined these challenges. Everything just came together perfectly with that fabulous sketch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Tui Nathan said...

Such a beautiful card Kim ...love all the texture and your focal flower is lovely ...but what stands out for me is the tiny subtle pops of blue (pool party), it just adds that little bit of unexpectedness ... brilliant!!!
Thank you for joining us in our debut challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Lesley Croghan said...

How pretty is this Kim! Love the embossed background and all the white space. So happy you could join us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Smiles,
Lesley

Lesley Croghan said...

And thank you for joining us at the Paper Players.
Smiles,
Lesley

Arlene said...

Such a beautiful card, Kim. Love the embossed background...brilliant!

kasia c. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the embossing and all of those fabulous layers. Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ. :)

Renée said...

Love the fun layout and the way you've used these colours! Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ :)

Aileen said...

Lovely fresh card, I like the embossed white background, it makes the colours pop even more. I love these papers and the lovely rich colours. x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Sigh .... how do you do it??? I don't think you know how to make a bad card!!! Hugs xxaxx