Friday, 19 April 2013

Viva La Verve catch up...

Hello there!

Is everyone ready for the weekend?!  I hope you all have some exciting plans.  I think mine will involve doing some washing and cleaning as my other half is working :(  Ah well, at least everything will be clean!

I'm here today with a card that combines the colour scheme at the Play Date Cafe this week and a sketch from Viva La Verve.  Originally, I made this card based on the sketch for week 4 by Andrea.  It was a bit fussy for me so I decided to simplify it.  When I'd finished my card, I realised that it was almost exactly what was required for the first weeks' sketch by Amber which has had me stumped!!  How bizarre!  So, I'm using this card as my week 1 entry instead and I'll have another go at Andrea's sketch over the weekend maybe - I might even attempt to keep all the layers - maybe!  ;)

I am also entering this for the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays - it's been such a long time since I participated in this challenge, which is crazy since it was the reason I started my blog in the first place!!  I just had to join in :)  The challenge this week is BIRTHDAY!!!  I can see there being a plethora of entries for this challenge!  It's open for a little longer than usual and it's all in aid of Michele's birthday!  Happy Birthday Michele!!

Here's Amber's sketch...

...the awesome Play Date Cafe colours...

...the CAS-ual Fridays theme...

...and my card...
Now, the pink and yellow are MUCH brighter than that in real life...can I get the colours to come through on my photo's...NO!  Doh!  They are much more like the mood board colours, so you'll just have to imagine for now!  :)

This card came together pretty quickly, especially for usually takes me an inordinate amount of time!  I love these colours but I don't think I would've been brave enough to have put them together myself - I love challenges :)

Thanks for stopping by and a big hello and welcome to my new followers and commenters - you make my day! ;)

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - Black, White, Raspberry Pink, Daffodil, Sky Grey
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Small Open Flower; Stamping All Day - Art Deco Happy Birthday
Ink:        Ranger - Perfect Medium
Other:    Spellbinders - Labels 18, Fancy Tags Three; WOW! - Ebony e/p; rhinestones


  1. Very sweet card. Love the color combo. Thank you so much for leaving some love on my creation. :)

  2. Love the bright splash of colour. x

  3. brilliant! i love these colors...they look like a perfect match to the inspiration pics to me! that fab floral banner is the perfect contrast to the detailed die cut and i love how you layered everything. awesome!

  4. Great colors, Sian, and wonderful design in the sketch! It has been fun visiting your blog this morning, and I have become your newest follower! I'm looking forward to seeing more designs in the future! hugs, de
    {Creative Smiles}

  5. I really like how you used the colors--not overwhelming yet showcases them so well.

  6. Beautiful card! Love the bold colours you used! :)
    Thanks for joining the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!
    Sylvia xx

  7. such a happy card! the colors look so great! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  8. Catching up on cards, here. Great combination of color and shapes. Very fun card! Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, Sian!


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