3 Sept 2011

A Gem of a Challenge #29 ... photo inspiration

Good morning

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  Finally summer arrived in Norfolk yesterday and we had a beautiful sunny day ... fingers crossed for an Indian Summer :-)

I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since my last blog post!  Even though my blog has been quiet I have been busy behind the scenes with DT work for Crafter's Companion ... all will be revealed on Monday :-)

A new challenge has been set at A Gem of a Challenge and Mandy has given us this gorgeous photo for colour inspiration. Use the picture for inspiration plus you can add black or brown if you want to.

* Card Recipe *

Image ~ Christmas Eve Chloe
Papers ~ Papermania 'Mistletoe Kisses'
Sentiment ~ Let it Snow A7 sentiment set
Flowers ~ Marianne Design Poinsettia die cuts
Embellies ~ Stash

* Challenges *

MAWTT ~ Handmade Flowers
Charisma Cardz ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons ~ Festive Cheer in September
MMCS ~ 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellies ... ribbon, flowers, pearls)
Crafty Sentiments ~ Ribbons & Bows

I am going to be busy with DT work this morning but hoping the weather is nice so we can go to the coast later this afternoon for a walk along the beach and perhaps fish & chips for tea :-)  Not that I should really have any because I am doing Slimming World but I have lost 5½ lbs in the last 3 weeks so think I deserve a little treat :-)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!


Mandy said...

Hi Lisa,
Hope you had a great holiday,your card is gorgeous I love your layout...Please don't say your going to Horsey beach or I'll cry I so want to come back and then fish and chips as well,can't get any better....I'll e-mail you later...Have a lovely day...
Mandy x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card, love the colours thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the LO & the papers are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

carol said...

super card, love the colours, thanks for joining in with our First challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Scrappy Scatty said...

thanks also for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

pinky said...

This is sooooo sweet, gorgeous soft colours and perfect little image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

coops said...

beautiful card lisa.i love the pretty colours and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Hi Lisa, What lovely colours! The design is beautiful and like the pearl in the middle of the ribbon.
Have a lovely weekend!
Diane xx

Berry said...

This is fab Lisa the sentiment goes so perfectly with the sweet image! Hugs Rebekah xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute .. i love the colours .. so pretty

Thanks for joining us for our handmade flower challenge at MAWTT THIS WEEK
Lisa X

Georgia said...

Ooh wow, this is such a beautiful card Lisa! The inspirational photo is lovely and I love the pretty pastel colours you've used!
Congrats on your weight loss too! I'll be back at school tomorrow, so good luck to Chloe and Jamie if it's their first day back too! :) Love, Georgia xx

Pami said...

Hi Lisa honey, did you have a great time in Kent?! This is such a lovely card, I just love that colour combination and your ribbon and flowers are very sweet!

Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the colours of this card its super. Thanks for playing along with us on MAWTT and Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxoxo

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, this is so gorgeous, I love the cute image and your beautiful colouring.

Donna x

Rosietoes said...

Very pretty card Lisa. Love the punched edge and the yummy ribbon.

Edna x

Cazza said...

Awwwww Lisa, this is super cute and fab colour combo too!

Jill said...

gorgeous card Lisa the image is so cute and I love the flowers thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Debs said...

Hi Lisa
Gorgeous card - so pretty and girlie.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT and Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

coldwaters2 said...

Lisa this is gorgeous what a super image and love the colours, papers and design a fab card.
Lorraine x

LeslieRahye said...

SUPER sweet card! I love the non-trad colors and the image is AWESOME!

Thank you for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge on it's VERY FIRST challenge!!

Janet said...

Love this fabulous card Lisa!!x