Colour Q Challenge # 121 and Freshly Made Sketches # 19

Hi folks, hope you're having a good weekend.  I can hardly believe I'm posting again so soon, but I really wanted to get this card on before it's too late.
Here are another couple of challenge blogs I've been following since just before Christmas, but I haven't had enough supplies to be able to join in. 
The first one is the Colour Q challenge which as you can see, wants us to use the colours shown in the picture, put together beautifully in the skirt.  I don't have any of the Stampin Up! In Colours yet, so this is the first time I've been able to have a go. 

The second challenge blog is Freshly Made Sketches.  I saw this and wondered if I could combine the two challenges.

And so here is my card:
First of all, I rotated the sketch, I just couldn't work it that way up!
I decided to use a kraft card base, and stamped the image (sorry I can't remember the name of it) which I'd inked up in Old Olive, Real Red and More Mustard.
I had a total dither about where to add a sentiment, and then suddenly realised there was a lovely space on the stamped image which would fit a greeting, so I popped it on there.
I embossed the red section with a lovely flowered embossing folder, added  the punched margin in More Mustard and popped some Old Olive ribbon across the bottom.  I outlined the stamped image in Old Olive and then made the buttons by punching a small circle in each of the colours, punching out tiny holes to sew through and embossed them the same as the red strip, which turned out really well. 

I am very pleased with the finished result and would like to say a big thankyou to the organisers of both challenges.  It's been great to take a set of colours and use a sketch to help me decide what to do with them.  I'm looking forward to having another go soon.  It's not too late for you to join in, and there's plenty of inspiration on both blogs.
I've also decided to enter the blog challenge at The Paper Loving Gals which has a picture to inspire you.
Thanks for looking in today, I really appreciate your comments.
Jane xx


  1. Very pretty, love your stamped image with the butterflies!

  2. This is the perfect stamped image for our challenge! Very nice!! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Lovin' Gals this week!!
    Michele F.
    PLG DT

  3. Jane, this card is simply stunning. You should be so proud of it. I love how you have combined the two challenges.
    Michelle x

  4. Oh how lovely!! Yes, I love combining a good color and sketch challenge. So glad you found inspiration in our challenge too. Thanks for joining us at Paper Lovin' Gals.


  5. Hello Jane,

    Lovely of you to join our challenge. I really like what you've achieved with the inspiration we put out there. Such a CAS card with lots of little details that make it special.

    Thanks for playing.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Paper Lovin' Gals DT

  6. Gorgeous card Jane and love the button embellishments


  7. Love this card, Jane. the colours make a really good combo
    Margaret xx

  8. Lovely card, Jane, love your stamped area! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  9. This is lovely! Wonderful use of both challenges! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  10. Great job with both challenges! Such a pretty image!

  11. What a lovely card, love how you set up your coloured card stock, love that stamp and the buttons are the perfect accent.

  12. Hi Jane, yes I have managed to find you at last, thanks for leaving your blog address on my facebook page. Wow that card is stunning, I just love the simplicity of it, its so classy and so pretty.
    Hope youve not got snow up your end of the world, its certainly trying here in Gloucestershire. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  13. What a creative design. And this one has a special elegance about it.

  14. What a lovely image, Jane! I love those tiny butterflies and the sentiment is just the perfect touch.

  15. Such a pretty combination of challenges, Jane! I love the trio of colorful buttons in the bottom corner. Thanks for sharing this with us at the ColourQ!

  16. What a lovely interpretation of the sketch Jane! You're right - the space for the sentiment is perfect! Vicky x

  17. Beautiful card, I love the colours you used.

  18. Absolutely super, and I love the colourscheme. xxx


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