Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pink Explosion!

It's Colour Create Time! Woo hoo! For this challenge, the sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. Please go check them out if you get a chance - they have so many new products this month!

The colours for this challenge were chosen by Di, and they are hot pink, dusky pink and ice chocolate:

Wow - look at that inspiration photo! Yum! The extra options for this challenge are pearls and swirls.

Well I just love these colours! They are fabulous! So I have lots and lots to post for you - I just couldn't stop!

First up - I made a cupcake card to go with the cupcake inspiration picture!

That fancy frame is one of my favorites! It is from Cricut Storybook cartridge. I also stamped some swirls on the background chocolate cardstock, and I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It almost looked like melted chocolate when it was done!

I added some pearl gems to the cupcake and also to the corners of the frame. The cupcake still seemed to be lacking something, so I added a little ribbon.

I thought that sentiment was just too cute! I printed it on my computer, and then added some bits of ribbon on the edges.

Finally a bow on the corner! I know it is large - I was having fun adding layers to it and kind of got carried away! Ha ha!

Ok, after I made the cupcake card, there were lots of scraps, so I whipped up a little holiday card:
I know these colors aren't traditional holiday colors, but I made a similar card a couple of weeks ago, and I really liked the clean simple layout.

The stamps are from the Papertrey Ink Sign Language set! Love that set! I added some tiny little pearls as accents on the stamps. I embossed a box around the stamps just to set them off a little.

The last detail is another bow that is too big - I know I know! I actually tried to remove it, but when I put a card together, it is meant to last, and I just couldn't get it apart without ruining it.

Finally, I decided to try my hand at a little card box:

I mimicked a box I saw on Lauren Meader's blog. But I used my Cricut - mostly shapes from the George cartridge, but those swirly edges are from the Storybook cartridge. The actual cut file still needs ALOT of work - some of the edges aren't fitting together as cleanly as I would like. The flower on the front is from the Walk in My Garden cartridge, and the embossed swirls are from the Cuttlebug Swirls folder.

These are the little cards for the box. I don't know how practical they are, but they sure did turn out cute! These were a set of DCWV 3"x3" cards (10 cards in the pack, but I could only fit 8 in the little box). I decorated each of the fronts differently and also stamped a coordinating envelope. I gave this little card box to a dear friend of mine and she loved it!

Have fun with the challenge! I will be around to check as many of your submissions as I can!

Don't forget to check out the other design team members stunning creations! These ladies are super talented and will give you lots of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


Toucan Scraps said...

awesome box.
Thanks for the step by step instructions for your gorgeous card

Dena said...

Deanne, these are ALL beautiful! I love the papers you chose for this challenge. They work so well together!!! Hugs, Dena

6 wacky women said...

OMW, Deanne, your creations are gorgeous. Beautiful papers, awesome details and embellies. I love all the little cards for the note box, the box design is fabulous!!

Have a great day...
Karen x

Biscuitlid said...

wow this is all amazing - how inspiring? Bet you had fun putting this little lot together


jude said...

Stunning box and the cardsa so cute,i may try my hand at making them after youve given me the inspiration ,as im fund raising at the moment for Alzhiemers these are something that may be great to sell .
Thanks for the inspiration
hugs judex

SMK said...

WOW! i looove your projects for this challenge! i love how many of your cards are quite simple but look so elegant! thanks for the inspiration ;) :D

Sharon said...

Just incredible!!! I'm still speachless at your amazing mojo Deanne! Every single item is a joy to behold and each is stunning in it's own way. You rock!
Sharon xx

Rica said...

WOWOWEEE - I'm blown away Deanne - what fabulous creations each and everyone of them. Love your cupcake card, your embellies are fabulous especially that stunning ribbon. Your little card box and cards are just beautiful, not suprised your friend liked them.Last but certainly not least what a sensational Christmas card - so elegant and classy.
hugs Heather xx

Lorraine A said...

Oh what fabulous creations :-) The card is lovely ,,, the pearls even look good enough to eat ! I love the card bag/box too and all the notelets ,,, fantastic idea. I have a cricut and am going to copy this idea if you don't mind. Beautiful gift idea ,, :-)

Lols x x x

Di said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday but somehow blogger wouldnt let me. So i came back today, i had to tell you these are all fabulous i could not choose but i think i like the cupcake best!

Many hugs Di xxx

Lisa said...

This is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Wow! It looks like a lot of work, but boy it was worth it.

Love it!


Mina said...

wow wow wow and another wow everything and the clean perfect designs are gorgeous
Mina xxx

craftaddict said...

I just adore everything about this one.

Tova said...

wow, great production with this combo !!