Friday, 7 April 2017

Global Design Team

 Global Design Team Colour Challenge

Good Morning,

I thought I would have a go a the Stampin' Up! Global Design Team Colour Challenge, #GDP081.

The challenge is to make calls card using 'Night Of Navy', Whisper White and A Free colour choice, mine being 'Pear Pizazz' .

First I stamped a piece of 'Night of Navy' card with one of the small flowers in the 'Cottage Greetings' stamp set, using 'Whisper White' ink and then White Emboss Powder and heat setting it,
Next I embossed white card with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder, I made a border by die cutting the Border Die from 'Flourish Thinlits in Pear Pizzaz card, then mounting it onto a narrow strip of white card.
I used these three pieces to create the background to my card, mounting it onto first 'Night of Navy' card and then onto my card base.
The decorative part of the card I made using the largest 'Swirl' from the 'Swirly Scribbles Thinlits', which I backed with white card and stamped my 'Thank you' sentiment into the centre.
I stamped some 'Petite Petals ' in 'Night of Navy' ink and punched them out with matching 'Petite Petals' punch, these where arranged around my Swirly wreath, the leaves where from the 'Swirly Scribbles Thinlit' set, die cut from 'Pear Pizazz' card and tucked behind the flowers. I added a tiny pearl jewel to the centre of each flower and coloured it with my Blender Pen and 'Pear Pizazz' ink.  I used the same method to colour pearls for opposite corners of my card.
I hope my method is easy enough to follow. I look forward to reading your comments.

I will leave the link below so that you can see other cards that were entered to the same Challenge, you can have a go at the Challenge too, I am thinking of doing  'Colour Challenge' for our Monday Blog Challenge, let me know what you think of that idea too.

Have a lovely day every one,

Love and Hugs



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-beautiful card, I love that colour combination. I think a "use a certain colour " challenge would be a great idea.

    Hurrah-it's Friday. Not many patients on our list for treatments today so my boss & I plan to move more items into our newly refurbished unit/office.

    I'm sure any of you planning on going to Ally Pally this weekend are getting excited-I'd love to go but it would mean me a) booking time off work and b) staying over in a hotel as it's not possible to travel there & back in one day. It is on my "bucket list" so who knows....!!!


  2. Morning Everyone
    SANDRA - a lovely, simple card which can be used for so many occasions and one particularly useful for those pesky males in our lives.

    PAT- I hope you and PETE are OK and managing this week. Have your heard anything from the consultant?

    MARIA- I hope you have rested and are ready to tomorrow.

    Speaking of tomorrow - now I hope you all have a super time at AP and that all goes well meeting up. I won't say that I'm envious of you all but I'm EVERY COLOUR OF GREEN. I'll be here in spirit with each and everyone of you. BRENDA- I think I'll ask you to be 'in charge' when you do meet as I trust you to remember that you're all representatives of THE CAFE!!! hehehe

    I'm sure everyone won't mind you wearing that badge for the

    We had quite a cool day here yesterday with a strong breeze making the coolness. Jim was out finishing off the new back gate by putting on the ironmongery etc and I really got down to making this week's CC. I have just to finish off, photograph it and then send it on it's cyber way to SANDRA.

    As it's Friday it's Market Day in Corbigny of course so we're off there to do our usual walk down the main street, stop at the bottom and have our usual coffee/hot choc and see all the usual residents. After that we're off to our local Lidl as I need some of their yoghurt and orange juice and have a look see if they have any crafty things on offer. After lunch I want J to plant the poppy we brought with us and I'll get my card finished off.


    The CafΓ© looks ready for opening so pop along and have a chat and a cuppa. HUGE HUGS to all of you. xxxx

    1. Hi Janet,
      I promise we will not let the cafe down, we have to behave otherwise Paul might leave us stranded!!

  3. Hi Sandra and all in the CafΓ© today.
    What a lovely card you've made for the Stampin' Up challenge, its something a little bit different for everyone to enjoy. As usual you have created a little beauty. I love how you have dotted the sweet little punched flowers around on the navy card (and it is a true navy colour which can be hard to find) I love it. Using this challenge idea for us would be a good one I think. I hope you are managing to get plenty of rest so you're ready for tomorrow's visit to Ally Pally my lovely. Only one sleep now, it is always so good meeting up with several of you AND being surrounded by lots of lovely craft goodies just begging to be bought too. What a wonderful way to spend the day 😁 we will.miss those of you that aren't able to make it though. One day maybe....x
    I started writing this comment nearly an hour ago but I keep nodding off so I think I will try again later. I hope you all manage to have a good day, especially Michele. You will be glad to get back to normal wont you x
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

  4. Hello Sandra and all, another lovely day.

    Sandra your card is lovely, I love night of navy and pear pizzas, I have those flower stamps and the punch so if I may I might use your card for inspiration.

    I'm going to Truro shopping on my own this morning, first time on my own since accident, talking of which all of my blood results came back normal, have to see GP next Tuesday to discuss what he recommends next, do hope they find out what happened as I get quite nervous on my own in case it happens again.

    All of those going to AP rest up today and have a lovely time tomorrow, I'm the same green colour as Janet. I'll watch the shows on tv to see if I see any of you, you all should have cafe badges.

    Have a good day all, hugs Lilian.

    PS think set colours great idea for challenge.

  5. Hello Sandra and everyone,

    I love your card Sandra, the design is gorgeous and the colour combination works so well. OH and I love the Pear Pizzaz colour. I have looked at the cards entered so far, yours stands out beautifully, GOOD LUCK

    Haven't achieved very much so far today, quite a lazy start, then spent an hour or so in the garden, a friend phoned and have spent well over an hour just talking to her, think we managed to put the world to right!!!! Now I had better organise some lunch. Don't think John has realised the time he is in his man cave (shed)

    LILLIAN thinking of you I hope your trip goes well, and good luck when you see the doctor next week. xx

    JANET I promise everyone will be on there best behaviour tomorrow. Ha Ha. One year we surrounded a poor man who was sitting at this long table waiting for his wife, who was off shopping. We wanted a table to sit and eat our lunch, he didn't offer to move along so was surrounded !!
    We will be thinking of you and everyone else who will not be there. LOL xx

    Right The kitchen is my next port of call, hopefully will look in later.
    Love and hugs for everyone, Brenda XXX

  6. Hi Sandra & all in cafe,
    Sandra your card is lovely, the colour combination works so well, great idea for CC also. Only 1 sleep left see you in morning
    Michele hope you manage to move some more things today, what a thankless task. You will have earned your
    Lilian hope your shopping trip goes ok, good luck with Dr's next
    I hope Lynda & Terry, Maria, Karen have a safe journey to Ally Pally see you
    Sending hugs to all who need them love

  7. Just got in, I love your design for the challenge and YES a colour challenge would be a great idea. I hope you were able to get some of your office sorted MICHELE and you enjoyed your trip to Truro LILLIAN You sound very busy JANET Take it easy.
    I am so looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. The friend that introduced me to card making is coming too. I'm not sure what I'm going to shop for. I know I'll be buying glues and pearls I begrudge paying p&p for these kund of items But no doubt I'll be on the look out for the dies that are on my Wish List. I wonder if there'll be any Of Sue W's newest collection that I have spied on Joanna Sheens site...

  8. Hi Sandra and all, it's taken me all day to try and comment as they keep dissappear ing into cyberspace. Hope fully it ok now.

    Just love your card Sandra. They colours look beautiful.

    Hope everyone off to Ally Pally tomorrow has a great time and a good catch up. Have a safe journey all of you. Like Janet I'm green with envy, Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing photos.

    Must dash as I'm off to the vets with Gracie. Just for an annual injection.

    Sorry no cc Sandra. Really can't get my head into card making at the moment sorry.

    Bye for now. Valxxx

  9. Hi Sandra & everyone
    Val I think my comments are floating round cyber space πŸ‘€ looking for yours as this is my fourth attempt. Just doing dinner as didn't get to Tesco untill 2.30pm as Terry was out this morning helping his mate put up a pagoda.
    I Did my ironing & tidying up then waiting for him to get home.
    Well better dish up dinner . So looking forward to seeing seeing you all at Ally Pally YAY 😊 only one more sleep.πŸ’€ plenty of HUG'S too collect & give out
    .πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— xxxx Lynda xx

  10. Hi Sandra and everyone.
    Gorgeous card, like the brick wall (another for my list) good luck.
    Hope you all had a nice day. My step-son is visiting and he had not yet seen our kitchen so that had a good clean this morning and I took a lot of my crafting stuff away, it will be back as soon he gone home.
    Sending hugs to you who can not join us tomorrow ! you other ladies have to wait until tomorrow when you will get a real one or two hihi
    Have a good night everyone, not sure it will be much sleeping here but you never know. love and hugs, Maria xxx