Saturday, 8 October 2011

Elegant eggplant & melon mambo - a new fave

Hi there....& a huge thanks for hanging in there after my lack of posts.
Today, I have a couple of cards I to show you using a new favourite colour combo - elegant eggplant & melon mambo.

Casing Christine
I was introduced to these great colours back in August when I saw this fab card by the always amazing Christine Blain. I'd never thought of using the Extreme Elements set for girls cards, but I loved how Christine used it & showed the pic to Cara to see what she thought. Her verdict - "That's so awesome Mum - could you make that?" So,of course I really HAD to get it! I then pretty much immediately cased it to make a pocket card for Cara's friend's 11th birthday. This was the result.
And here's the inside.
It was such a fun card to make & I think I might be getting over my aversion to tearing too. Thanks again Christine for this great idea.

Jolly Ice-Skating
Fast-forwarding to September, I needed a card for another friend's 10th birthday. The birthday girl was having an ice skating party, so I thought the ice skate stamp from the new 'Jolly Bingo Bits' Christmas set would be perfect. I used my eggplant & melon combo again - this time with some regal rose.
I carried the theme to the inside too, which also needed to hold a gift card. By the way, the inside & front greetings are from the new hostess set - Happiest Birthday Wishes, which I'm sure is going to get a work-out in the coming year.
If you haven't tried these colours, give them a whirl. I'm sure you'll love them too. Leave a comment if you have any questions or just want to say you haven't forgotten me. Back sooner than later I hope.
Inky wishes, Di

Casing Christine
Stamps: Extreme Elements, On Your Birthday
Card: elegant eggplant, melon mambo, whisper white
Ink: elegant eggplant, melon mambo, regal rose, wisteria wonder
Tools: spritzer

Jolly Ice Skating
Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess only)
Card: elegant eggplant, melon mambo, regal rose, whisper white, Patterns DSP (regal rose)
Ink: elegant eggplant, melon mambo
Accessories: melon mambo scallop dots ribbon
Tools: 1 inch circle punch


Christine Blain said...

Well, I was just thinking about you today, and wondering if you'd gone on an extended holiday! What a delight to find that you'd made an Extreme Elements card, inspired by mine, my dear. LOVE the strip you put inside the card, and I had a laugh at your comment on tearing! Both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous, Di, and perfect for the ages of the recipients. I love the themed ice skating card; very clever!

Andrea said...

Ooh, you're right about the colour combo. Me likes!!!
Love the little iceskates. Such a cute idea.

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Glad to see you back! ;)
You have finally fallen in love with Melon Mambo? ;) I haven't tried that combo myself, must get onto that.
The ice skate worked very well. Great idea. Hope you had a lovely break. Must catch up soon. S xx

H2 :) said...

Fabulous cards Di. Gorgeous colour scheme. Love your skating themed card (must go look at that Bingo set again) & the EE card is fantastic. Christine surely is inspirational! :)