Saturday, 13 August 2011

CES Challenge 49...Mix and Match Papers

I regularly find myself sitting staring at an empty blog post wondering how I should start my post...talking about the weather always seems kind of lame and after a depressing week in the news I don't particularly want to start with anything topical what do I talk about and does anyone actually read my ramblings lol! I guess I'll play safe and talk about crafting so what better than to show you my card for this weeks CES Challenges.

We have a brilliant theme this week which has been chosen by Julie and she wants us to MIX 'n' MATCH our DESIGN PAPERS...basically you have to use design papers from 2 different manufacturers...I loved this challenge and had a great time sitting down and rifling through my paper drawer....I thoroughly enjoyed making my card and for once I also enjoyed colouring my chosen image...I love the simplicity of this digi and can see it becoming one of my firm favs! Pop over to CES Challenges for oodles of inspiration from the DT and remember when you play in this weeks challenge you could win a cool £10 gift voucher to spend in Crafty Emma's Store!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges...
Cuddly Buddly Digi Challenges...Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour...Round & Round the Garden
Craft us Crazy...Anything Goes

Digital Image : LilyBoo (Pretty Pots)
Design Papers :
My Minds Eye (Everyday Flair) & Echo Park (Walk in the Park)
Scalloped 6"x6"
White Card Base : Crafty Emma's Store
Card Stock : SU! (Bravo Burgundy)
Colouring Medium :
Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments :
Buttons, Gems, Bakers Twine & Pearls from Crafty Emma's Store, Ribbon and Jute Ribbon from Craft Stash
Tools : Square & Scalloped Square Nestabilities
Sentiment :
Craftwork Cards


karen said...

Hi Donna, I know what you mean re starting post, today though I did go with the weather LOL!!!

Your card is gorgeous,the papers are just perfect for this image which is coloured beautifully, have a great weekend, Karenxx

Saskia said...

Lovely card Donna! :)

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie firstly gosh you should enjoy making all of your cards as they are always gorgeous!!! This is no exception shug gorgeous papers & fabulous image.

Dont blame you about the news hun it was shocking!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Faye said...

These papers are fab together and with that gorgeous, cute image. :)

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Donna :o) Love the papers you've used - I'm rubbish at putting different brands together, yours look perfect. Lovely image too. Hope you have a great weekend hun! Lisa x

Emma said...

Ha, ha I do exactly the same...usually hope you are well and better than the weather!! Lol
Your card is gorgeous, love the colours.
Hugs Emma x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I read your ramblings - lol**
Love this card - AWESOME colouring on those pots and the pretty DPs match perfectly.
Caroline xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the image & those papers are perfect!

Have a fab weekend
Hugs Shell xx

Jacq said...

Hi Donna,
Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! Love the image you've used, the dp's, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments look fabulous. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Catherine said...

I adore your card Donna ! Great papers - love the colours - and your colouring of the image is stunning ! Love the little flat back beads in the center of the flowers... What a great card ! Have a lovely week-end my friend ! Hugs and love from Catherine (BTW you don't ramble and I love reading your posts !)

Sheena said...

Ooh, I love everything about this Donna - those papers go really well together and I love the image! Sheena xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Donna, what a great card! Love your mix of papers.
Hugs Lynsey x

nessy said...

oh donna what a delightful card ~ love your choice of papers and love the pearl centres to your flowers!
vanessa xx

coops said...

fabulous card donna.the image is gorgeous and i love your fab papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the image and the papers are fab.
Nikki x

kaylou said...

super gorgeous Donna love the image and those papers are so pretty.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous as ever Donna! The papers are so pretty! Hugs...xx Jenny xx

sari said...

Awww...This is such a lovely & pretty card Donna! That image is so sweet! Love the tiny pearls in the middle of the flowers and your pretty papers! Hugs & Sunshine

Marion said...

Hi Donna,
Simply stunning card. I love that image and the colouring is wonderful. Great papers and embellishments. Fabulous.

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is stunning i LOVE these colours, hugs pops x xx

Riet said...

So wonderful card Donna,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Emma said...

Beautiful work Donna, I shall be visiting more often! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message,
Em x

Anonymous said...

A wonderful card Donna. Love the papers you used. :)

Wendy said...

Great card Hun and great colouring of the image well done, thank you for joining us this week at our anything goes challenge at cuddlybuddly good luck hugs

Wendy DT CBB

Shelly said...

Hi Donna! This is gorgeous... I just love the papers and the pretty pearls on the flowers! Hope you're well! Shelly ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna, what a beautiful card, the image works perfectly with those papers, love it!
Helen x

Julie said...

Hey Donna - I read your post - know it exactly what you mean though, are you talking to yourself!!! Fabulous card, Donna - your colouring is brill and the mix of papers are great!!! Hugs, Juliexx

Sue said...

Hi hun
this is gorgeous, lovely image & colouring, luv the papers & embelies, very pretty card hun, sue,x

Jemima's Jems said...

Donna, this card is so so pretty, those gorgeous papers are just fabulous against the pretty image coloured beautifully, one of my fave cards of it:)


squiggle7 said...

Gorgeous colour combinations! I love the burgandy cardstock behind the lighter papers, it's really effective.


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

what a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for joining us at Cuddly Buddly.....


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

what a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for joining us at Cuddly Buddly.....