Category Archives: CR84FN Color Challenge

Unscripted Sketches #193, CR84FN70 (Aqua, Tan, Light Yellow)

What a fabulous sketch at Unscripted Sketches this week, that lends itself to something CAS-ish  … and equally fabulous inspiration from the design team!  I’ve worked with the colours from CR84FN which are so deliciously gentle and pastel-y … Aqua, Tan and Light Yellow.

US193, CR84FN70

  SK 162 US 193       

I stuck faithfully to the sketch, using tan polka dot paper as my base.  The daisies were punched out of white card, had the stem and leaves doodled and were mounted onto three different shades of aqua (IRL much more vibrant than they appear). I stamped the sentiment, matted it onto light yellow and coloured the daisy.  Gems for the flower centres finished it off.

As you can see, I’m having a bit of a challenge trying to get aqua to show well in the photo (had the same thing the other day with this card) … even when I do some tweaking on Picasa … if anyone can shed some light on what I can do, I’d be grateful!

That’s it for tonight … it’s been a lovely party day today with lots of cards and photo’s to enjoy at MASKerade … so to Ardyth for setting it up and to everyone else who posted for Darnell and Kevin’s celebration, thank you … what a fun time!  Thanks so much for coming by … Anita 🙂

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Crafter’s Companion,  Paper:  Bo Bunny, Stash,  Stamp: Stampendous,  Ink: Hobbycraft, Promarkers,  Gems: Papermania,  Punch: Woodware 

CASology Week 25 (New) and CR84FN Week 69 (Raspberry, Lavender, Neutral)

A wish for all the DTs at my favorite challenges (do check them out on the sidebar if you haven’t played along already), to all my visitors and frogger followers, and to all the lovely new friends I’ve cyber-met over the last few months …

Joyeuse Année … Health, Happiness and Inspiration in 2013!

This is my first card of the year … it’s for CASology, where the cue card is ‘New’ (and where three new Designers have joined the mega talented DT … Judy, Maureen and Meghan … check out their inspiring creations!) and for CR84FN, where the yummy colour combination is Raspberry, Lavender and Neutral … I just had to make good use of a combination that included lavender after making my little lavender delights during the Christmas/New Year break!

CASology25, CR84FN69              

New baby leapt into my mind when I saw the CASology Cue Card and with the soft colours from CR84FN, it just had to be for a little girl … so I aimed for sugar and spice and all that’s nice!  It’s a very long time since I did a tall narrow card, but this image just cried out for it!  The base is neutral and textured (I know, it looks white and flat in the photo!), with the edge scallop-punched.  The buggy is a die cut done using raspberry and lavender papers, but I had to change the wheels … the originals just didn’t work so I did a bit of mechanics to take them off and replace them with something more blingy!  I added the tiniest little heart shaped gem to the gingham heart and used rub-ons for the sentiment.

I’m off to have a wander around blogland  … thanks so much for coming by, and especially so if you’ve had chance to make a comment below … Anita 🙂

Supplies:  Cardstock: Docrafts,  Papers:  Stash,  Bling: Papermania,  Border Punch: Fiskars, Die-cut: Cricut, Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge

CR84FN Color Challenge #68 (Burgundy, Grey, Cream)


I’ve done a single challenge here for CR84FN, where the luscious colours are burgundy, grey and cream (the next few will definitely be combined ones, there are too many Christmas cards still to make!).  Because I’ve not combined it with any other challenge, I’ve been able to make it a little less CAS than otherwise, although as minimal and ordered is my natural state, it’s CAS-ish.

The inspiration here came from the flowers in the middle panel of the badge above (aren’t they splendid), so I tried something new.  I created the different shades of burgundy flowers from paper circles, hand cut into spirals, loosely wound up with the ends glued in place.  The centres are teeny tiny rolls of paper, that I cut into along the top edges to make the ‘frills’ before they were rolled and stuck down.  I fixed the flowers in place on the matted centre panel using glossy accents, added the centres afterwards, again with glossy accents (so great for fixing chunky stuff) and popped the grey leaves in place before it was all dry.  The dimension isn’t too clear on the photo, but if you have time to click on it, you’ll get the full effect!

I absolutely know I have no chance of finding an envelope to fit this into (it’s around a centimetre deep) … but I don’t mind, it was such fun to make … took me back to the days of paper flowers and papier maché in primary school (but rather more delicate!).  So when the time comes for me to send it, it’ll get it’s own, custom made boxelope!

Just before I go, and following on from my last post, I have some news about Skippy (thanks to Shirley, who met her some years ago) … at the time, she was alive and well (and no doubt still carrying out rescue missions) at her home in Waratah.  I just knew you’d want to know!

I’ll be back over the next few days with some more creations, but in the meantime, have a great week.  Thanks so much for your visit, and especially so if you’ve had chance to make a comment.  Anita 🙂

CAS(E) this Sketch Week 6 & CR84FN Color Challenge Week 67


As it’s Thanksgiving in the USA this coming Thursday, I thought I’d take the opportunity to adopt a little bit of it … and tell you how thankful I am for, among other things, the wonderful welcome I’ve had here in blogland.  I appreciate so much your warmth, your inspiring talent, your delight in sharing, and of course, your visits and comments.  Actually I think Albert Schweitzer put it rather better:

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

Thank you 🙂

Today I’ve had a bit of a challenge fest, and have done some combining … this card is for CASE this Sketch and CR84FN Color Challenge (where plum, gold and tan are the order of the day).   The patterned paper in the border band provides the tan (with plum too), and the flower is a die cut … I cut it in white and coloured it, as I didn’t have the right shade of cardstock … aubergine, purple, lilac, amethyst … but not plum!  I fixed it in place so it goes off the edge of the base panel, which I popped up with foam dots.  The gold is the bling in the centre of the blooms (if you look carefully … it’s very understated!).

Here’s the supplies list:  Cardstock: Docrafts, Hunkydory, Crafter’s Companion,  Colours: Promarkers, Stamp: Stampendous,  Ink: Marvy le Plume Watercolour Pen,  Glitter: Stash.

I’ve got another couple of cards to upload so I’m going to do them before I go blog browsing around all the wonderful entries everywhere this week!  Thanks so much for coming by and especially so if you’ve had time to make a comment, I love to read them!  Anita 🙂

CR84FN Color Challenge Week 66


I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CR84FN again this week, where the colours this time are grey, tan and cream … there are some wonderful examples done by the design team on the blog, and I particularly like Deborah’s card, which has such dramatic impact.  Yes, I know, I did say the other day that after using monochromes/neutrals for the last few cards, I needed some colour, but I did enjoy doing something rather gentle and girly with these shades.  It’s unashamedly similar in style/colour to my LIM card in the last post, but hey, the next two are in progress, and they’ve definitely got colour!

So, using my gentle, girly theme, I used a very simple flower stamp, coloured using the three neutrals … ok, they’re not traditional flower colours at all and I did wonder about it beforehand, but I was being creative!  The rest of the design arrived on it’s own really … I added a bit of glitz with stickles on the stamens … that led me to some glitter embossed vellum I’ve had for a while that I used over the cream base … and then that took me on to the organza ribbon with a glisteny sheen to it, that I layered over the image so I could add the rub on greeting as the final touch.  Voila!

Supplies:  Cardstock: Docrafts, Crafter’s Companion,  Vellum: Papermania,  Stamp: Penny Black, Ink: Memento,  Colours:  Promarkers,  Ribbon:  Stash,  Rub On: Pebbles Inc.

I’m off to play with some colours now … many thanks for coming by, and especially so if you’ve left a comment … it’s a joy to read them, thank you!  Anita

CR84FN Color Challenge 65


I don’t get to do a great deal of playing during the week, but I came across this lovely colour challenge whilst blog browsing over the weekend, and was so taken with it and with yet more creative and talented people in the design team, I thought I’d have a go!  Guess what … after a few weeks of getting into CAS cards, I found it a challenge to come up with something a little less minimalist!  I’m obviously not spending enough of my time at this (yet) to be able to switch quickly between different styles 🙂

So, here’s my card for the CR84FN65 Color Challenge (the link is on my sidebar), using light pink, tan and cream,  I used a Craftwork Cards die cut for the main image, coloured with promarkers and double matted.  I mixed in a sprinkling of extra interest with the scalloped edging top and bottom and added dimension with the embossing, pleated paper ribbon and foam dots to pop the image up.  In the photo the colours look a bit light, but the card stock really is cream and the matting is tan!

Here’s what I used:  Image/Greeting:  Craftwork Cards, Cardstock/Papers:  Docrafts, Stash, Colours:  Promarkers, Ink:  Memento, Tools:  Fiskars Border Punch, Cuttlebug, Daisy Embossing Folder, Adhesive:  Stick It, Scotch ATG.

I’ve just had one of the ‘oh’ moments … I noticed that the pj’s I’m in (it’s late and I’m cardmaking rather than sleeping!!) are in the same colours as this challenge … is that what’s called kismet??   Just time to do my link before I get to bed so …

Good night to you all … bonne nuit a tous … thanks for popping in … Anita